Fun English Lesson 12 – Yoga

Fun English Lesson 12 – Yoga


Welcome
I’m your Yoga master While I am doing some exercises
Your English teacher will lead you through today’s lesson In this lesson, we will talk about fitness
using the words can and could. Can you play basketball very well? Could you play basketball well in the past? Before we watch a short movie, I’ll teach
you some words about sports. exercise
Do you exercise every week? Exercise is an activity with your body. fitness Good fitness means you can do exercise very
well. Do you know what yoga is? Yoga is a kind of exercise from India. In yoga, we practice stretching. This makes
your body long and flexible. In yoga, good breathing is important. You breathe in… and you breath out … … all the way.
Now let’s watch a movie. She wants to do more sports.
He is a sports teacher. Listen to for the words can and could.
Excuse me! Hi. Are you interested in signing up for one
of my yoga classes? Well, I certainly need to improve my fitness.
A few years ago I could run fast. Now I get out of breath very quickly.
That’s a common problem. Yoga can help improve heart rate and stamina.
What exactly is yoga? Yoga is a system of stretching and breathing
exercises. It’s very good for strengthening and exercising different parts of the body.
I could bend and stretch easily when I was young. Now, I can’t move so easily. How can
I improve my fitness? Exercise two or three times a week at first.
It’s important not to do too much too soon. Well, why can’t I exercise every day?
Because too much exercise can be dangerous. A few hours a week should be enough to begin
with. I could do gymnastics and play hockey when
I was in school. I’d like to be fit again. Well, why don’t you try one of my classes?
Now, let’s talk about the grammar. We use can to talk about present ability. I swim everyday. I can swim very well. We use could to talk about ability in the
past. When I was a child, I could run very fast. I could run fast is a past ability. I can run fast is a present ability. Now, we are going to look at part of the video. I will show you sentences. Some of the words are missing.
Read this sentence. Is it present — can? Is it past — could? Guess now. Ok, let’s watch again.
A few years ago I could run fast. Now I get out of breath very quickly.
Good job! The answer is could. A few years ago I could run fast. Let’s try again.
Read this sentence. Choose the right word. [pause] Ok. Let’s watch.
Too much exercise can be dangerous. A few hours a week should be enough to begin with.
Nice work! The answer is can. Too much exercise can be dangerous. Read this sentence, and choose the right word. [pause] Ready? Let’s watch!
I could do gymnastics and play hockey when I was in school. I’d like to be fit again
Excellent! The answer is could. I could do gymnastics and play hockey when
I was in school. Alex could do sports very well before.
She wants to be fit again. Well done! That is the end of our lesson on
talking about fitness. We’ve learned how to use can and could. I can do yoga very well. My friend could do yoga when she was a child. I hope you have enjoyed the lesson. See you
again soon, bye!