get exercise/get regular physical exercise
back and neck trouble
a decline in fitness
keep you away from diseases
boost your fitness
a perfect way to let off steam
a marvelous stress reducer/killer
a great way to meet new people and make friends
a great way to expand your circle of friends
Health is your biggest wealth.
Get a slim figure
Shed a few pounds
build up your body/get muscular
sport center where we can play badminton and ping pong.
tennis/badminton racket/ping pong bat
exercise structures around the community/neighborhood
gentle exercise like swimming and jogging
strenuous and competitive sports like basketball and football
adventurous/extreme/risky sports like rock climbing, bungee jumping scuba-diving, sky-diving, parkour, rafting, skateboarding, roller-skating, aggressive roller-skating
get lots of kicks from such sports.
It’s really thrilling.
Girls don’t like to sweat a lot.
team sports/individual sports
Team sports help us to develop a team spirit.
Individual sports help us to discover our own value and potential.
Individual sports is also a great way to boost our self-confidence.
Swimming l aquatic sport
go for a swim
go for a dip
bathing in the sea
swim a few laps
float on water
slide through water
a 5-meter diving platform
swimmers and divers
It’s marvelous exercise and also great fun.
In summer, it’s the best way to beat the heat.
Swimming is perfect way to help you cool down and wind down.
Swimming is a great stress killer.
It’s really refreshing.
water play activities
do the freestyle
could save your life
have a fear for water
drown to death
ride the bike
cycle to work/school and back home
Cycling is a great way to get around, especially for short trips.
economical, eco-friendly and great exercise
bike-friendly, with excellent road conditions and bike lanes
Cycling could be dangerous in some parts of the city, where the traffic is heavy and often messy.
So, cyclists have to watch out and stay alert all the time.
In China, bikes are mainly used as a means of transport. Not many people ride the bike as a sport.
Sometimes, riding a bike is considered to be a symbol of having no money.
I think the government should encourage people to bike more instead of driving anywhere, for the sake of their health and also the environment.
Driving l get a driver’s/driving license
I’ve been driving since I was 18.
the make of your car
drive to work/school
I love to get around by car.
Having a car does make you life much easier.
You get to have your own timetable.
You are free to make your own decisions about when to go and where to go, and how to go there.
It’s fast, comfortable and private.
go for a drive in the countryside
go travelling in your own car
I hate driving in Beijing. The traffic jams could drive me mad/crazy.
under-age driving/drive under-age/teenage driving
Teenagers like to drive fast for kicks.
They lack experience and patience.
So, they’re more likely to get into a car crash.
drink and drive/drunk driving
drive while drowsy/drowsy driving
fine sb heavily
pay a fine of 200 RMB and lose p2 points
car wash/wash the car
TV l TV shows/programs/channels
cable TV/satellite TV
the 2nd season
It’s got millions of loyal viewers.
the most important form of home entertainment
I just watch TV once in a while now. I spend more time on the computer and Internet.
From Monday to Friday, I watch very little TV, but on the weekend or during holidays, I’m a bit of a couch potato.
Well, actually, I’ve got no particular preference for TV shows. I just flick through the channels and watch anything that attracts me.
What I like most is entertainment shows, cos they’re really entertaining. You know, after a hard day at work/school, a good laugh is exactly what I need to relax.
One of my favorites is an entertainment show called Happy Camp, which is one of the best-liked shows among young people. Most of my friends are loyal viewer of the show.
One big attraction of the show is the hosts and hostesses. They’re young, smart, cool, stylish, and amusing.
Every time, they invite a celebrity in the showbiz to share their success stories with the audience and also give a live performance.
There’s applause and laughter all through the show. I just love the atmosphere.
Some TV shows are educational and entertaining, no doubt about it, but on the other hand, watching too much TV makes one lazy both physically and mentally, cos TV is passive pleasure.
Watching TV is fun, but on the other hand, it can be totally time-consuming.
Advertisements l advertise
place/put an advert/ad
do adverts for big companies
pay big stars to endorse their products
commercials tend to exaggerate and mislead the consumers
Commercials are important cos this is a commercial society.
Commercials serve as a bridge connecting consumers and manufacturers.
But on the other hand, they could be really annoying cos they always show up at the time you least want them to.
Some adverts are just an insult to my intelligence.
be conned into buying fake products
I don’t trust what they say in adverts.
I just believe my own eyes and judgment.
And I trust name brands.
Name brands cannot afford to sell fake products.
TV adverts are just like mini-films, so they are more attractive and impressive.
Some advertisements are classic and great works of art.
I love advertisements that don’t exaggerate but really give you a strong
visual impact and pleasure, and have very catchy advertising words.