Monday, 16 December 2013

Fitness & Health Jennifer Aniston Style

Jennifer Aniston Fitness & Health
Jennifer Aniston


Interview

Interviewer:  You look fabulous!  What do you do to keep in shape?

Jennifer Aniston:  I work out 5-7 days a week, doing at least 40 minutes of cardio on the treadmill, elliptical, or spin machine. I compliment my cardio heavy routine with one day of Pilates and three days of Yoga. Every night before bed I stretch and do sit-ups. As for my diet I usually eat fish, green vegetables, and quinoa.


Creating Conversation & New Friendships
Talking about fitness & health is quite common in casual conversation.  If you are a fitness and health-oriented person, this is a great topic.  It is also a great way to strike up a conversation to meet new people. 

Like the interviewer, start with a compliment and then ask the fitness question.  Most people will respond positively and tell you about their health and fitness efforts.  If you have similar interests, ask to work out with them.  I personally find working out with people a great way to get to know someone.  You often have lots of talking time during, before, and/or after the fitness activity. Moreover, the heath benefits are great! 

 Try it out!
This is what a fitness & health conversation might sound like:

Example Speaking Style
(A) You look __________!  What do you do to keep in shape?
(B) I work out _____ days a week, doing at least _____ minutes of cardio on the __________. I compliment my cardio routine with__________. As for my diet I usually eat __________.
(A) Wow, that’s great! Do you mind if I join you for __________?
(B) Not at all. I will call you next week to set up a time.
(A) Ok, I will talk to you then.
(B)See you.

Answer Ideas 

Idea One
(A) You look sensational!  What do you do to keep in shape?
(B) I work out 4 days a week, doing at least 30minutes of cardio on the treadmill. I compliment my cardio routine with Yoga. As for my diet I usually eat lots of fruits and vegetables and avoid meat.
(A) Wow, that’s great! Do you mind if I join you for some cardio on the treadmill?
(B) Not at all. I will call you next week to set up a time.
(A) Ok, I will talk to you then.
(B) See you.

Idea Two
(A) You look amazing!  What do you do to keep in shape?
(B) I work out 6 days a week, doing at least 50minutes of cardio on the stair master and stationary bike. I compliment my cardio routine with weightlifting. As for my diet I usually eat a high protein diet.
(A) Wow, that’s great! Do you mind if I join you for some weightlifting?
(B) Not at all. I will call you next week to set up a time.
(A) Ok, I will talk to you then.
(B) See you.

Enjoy creating new conversations with new fitness friends and staying in shape! 

Stay Healthy and See you Next Week!
  Celebrity Language and Culture!
 ALEX

Sunday, 15 December 2013

How to Beat the Heat Celebrity Style!

Angelina Jolie Water Skiing!
Angelina Jolie

Summer is officially here to stay and people are trying to ‘beat the summer heat’!  Let’s check out some of the ways the stars are keeping cool.

Activities to Beat the Summer Heat Celebrity Style!


Have a Popsicle or some ice cream!
Justin Bieber eating a Sponge Bob popsicle
Justin Bieber
   
David Beckham & family
   












Show some leg!
Tom Selleck in Shorts
Tom Selleck
 
Get a short hair cut for the summer!
Dianna Agron
Dianna Agron

Hit (hit = go to) the beach!
Kati Holmes and Suri
Kati Holmes & Suri

Grab a cool drink from Starbucks.
Matt Bellamy
Matt Bellamy


Rock a hat!
Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger


Go to the pool.
Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani


Now, how are you going to beat the heat? 
What is your favorite way to cool off on a hot summer day?
Kids Cooling Off!
  Feel free to post your ideas below!







 Bonus!
With this feature, I added some extra conversational vocabulary that can be used this summer! 

Language for Conversation: Talking about Hot Weather!

(1)Describing Temperature Numbers
Note -  F (F=Fahrenheit) is the temperature scale in the United States
Long Speaking Style: It is 110 degrees Fahrenheit.   
Short Speaking Style: It is 110.          
The temperature has hit 105, today. (hit = reached)
The temperature is in the triple digits (100 degrees + or a number with 3 number places).

(2)Expression to Talk About Hot Weather
It is scorching hot out there. (to scorch: to burn a surface of so as to change its color and texture.)
It’s a scorcher today.
It’s boiling hot out there today. (boiling: to an extreme degree; very, extremely.)

(3)Expressing How You Feel in Hot Weather
This heat is unbearable. (unbearable: too bad, harsh, or extreme to be accepted or endured : not bearable.)
I am boiling.
I am dying from the heat.
This heat is killing me!
I am going to die if I don’t get out of this heat!
I feel like I am baking in this heat!



Enjoy your summer!

Celebrity Language and Culture!

 ALEX

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Celebrity Tattoos Picture

Hot and Sexy Celebrity Tattoos Picture.
Hot and Sexy Celebrity Tattoos Picture

Hot and Sexy Celebrity Tattoos Picture
Hot and Sexy Celebrity Tattoos Picture
Hot and Sexy Celebrity Tattoos Picture
Hot and Sexy Celebrity Tattoos Picture