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"run like the wind" = to run very fast

"Jacob ran like the wind when school ended."

"run out of gas" = to lose energy

"Ashley did very well during the first part of the race, but she then ran out of gas during the last mile of the event."

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Trail Running
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

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difficultrunning and exercisestoryman03:51

(From Left to Right): Michael, Shirley, and Randall.

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
What are the psychological and physical benefits of exercise and running? In the picture above, why do you think Michael and Shirley are holding up ribbons, and Randall only has his sock and a rock?

HELPFUL TIP: Don't worry if you can't run a lot or can't run at all. Walking is a great way to get the exercise you need.

2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation and check your answers.

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1. This race took place __________.
A. on city streets
B. by the lake
C. on mountain trails

2. What did Randall and Shirley do during the race?
A. They listened to music.
B. They enjoyed talking together.
C. They took pictures of the scenery.

3. Randall fell during the race when he ____________.
A. tripped on a rock
B. tried to pass another runner
C. dropped his water bottle

4. Which statement is true about the story?
A. Randall lost his watch, and he could never find it.
B. Randall won second place in his age group.
C. Randall finished after his wife and son.

5. According to Randall, what is the lesson we can from this type of experience?
A. Challenges in life can make us stronger.
B. You should always carry an extra watch with you.
C. Running in races can improve your physical strength.

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3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
What are two things you like to do to stay active and fit? What do you like most about these activities? Share your ideas.

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
Read and watch of video of my race reports. What are your impressions about such events? Why do you think that people participate in such races? Would you ever give it a try? Why or why not?

Runner crossing a large meadow at 7 km in the race

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