SATURDAY MORNING LESSON #90

 We did this lesson exactly a year ago, and I think it still is very timely, at least for me. How to do less? You’ll find the answer in our final clip. Enjoy 🙂

 

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Our word #1 is to drain

 

verb

 

If something drains you, it makes you very tired:

 

The long journey completely drained me.

 

Reference: Definition of drain 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 to energize

 

verb

 

If something energizes you, it makes you feel energetic:

 

I felt very energized after my holiday.

 

Reference: Definition of energize 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 phrase #3 is to light up

 

phrasal verb

 

When you light up, you become very happy and excited:

 

We could tell from the way Sally lit up that she recognized the man in the picture.

 

Reference: McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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: ‘Do Less’ — Kate Northrup’s Unorthodox Advice for Ambitious Women. Marie Forleo. YouTube, Jun 17, 2019, https://youtu.be/fS_RtjvukAc

That’s all for today, I hope you liked the lesson. And now your turn:

In 2022, I’d like to …………. less.

In 2022, I’d like to …………. more.

Please post your answer in the comments below. 

 

Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

Ela Augustyniak

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