SATURDAY MORNING LESSON #89

It’s a really good idea to learn English by listening to famous people. Such words and phrases stay with us longer. We are likely to use them more often. And there is a good chance that we’ll remember them forever if we practice long enough. And that’s exactly what we’re going to do today 🙂  Enjoy!

 

PS Want to practice even more? Join my live group lessons on Zoom. New groups are opening up in January! 

Our word #1 is daring

 

adjective

US  /ˈder.ɪŋ/

 

: brave and taking risks:

 

It’s a daring, experimental performance.

 

Reference: Definition of daring from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press

Please take a look at this example and repeat it out loud:

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Our word #2 is species

 

noun [ C ]

US  /ˈspiːʃiːz/, /ˈspiːsiːz/

plural species

 

: a set of animals or plants in which the members have similar characteristics to each other and can breed with each other:

 

Mountain gorillas are an endangered species.

Over a hundred species of insect are found in this area.

 

Reference: Definition of species from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press

Please take a look at this example and repeat it out loud:

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Our word #3 is ultimately

 

adverb

US  /ˈʌl.tə.mət.li/

 

 : finally, after a series of things:

 

Ultimately, if the product is poor, the business will fail.

 

Reference: Definition of ultimately from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press

Please take a look at this example and repeat it out loud:

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Please fill in the blanks out loud with our word #1, 2, or 3:

Now it’s time for our final clip.  Watch the clip first, and then fill in the blanks out loud.

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Reference: “Leonardo DiCaprio Explains Don’t Look Up | Netflix.” Netflix Film Club. YouTube, Dec 27, 2021, https://youtu.be/YEMaLsPTWlo

And now a quote from Don’t Look Up. Which of our three words would you put in the blank?

Kate Dibiasky:  Are we really about to tell the president of the United States that we have just over six months until humankind, basically every …………., is completely extinct?

 

Dr. Randall Mindy:  Yeah. That’s exactly what we’re about to do.

 

You can check your answer on Netflix 🙂   (11th minute of the film)

That’s all for today, I hope you liked the lesson. Have you already seen Don’t Look Up? How did you like it? Please leave a comment below. 

Have a great weekend 🙂

 

Ela Augustyniak

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