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Sport Scene 1

Ashlie and Stephen go to the gym to prepare for a half-marathon for charity. Who’s going to be better prepared?

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'Unless' means 'If ... not'. For example:

  • You're not going to finish the race unless you start training hard.

This means:

  • You're not going to finish the race if you don't start training hard.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


How do you like to keep fit?
First, eating healthy food, second do excercise in a gym and finally, walk back to my house from my office at least once a week.

Have you ever participated in a race to raise money for charity?
No really. I would like to do it someday.

I'm doing sports to keep fit and no, I haven't but I would like to :)

I am doing exercies to keep fit
No, I haven't but I would

Thomas Dortmund
I have listened it twice.But I hardly understand it
What can I do to understand it?
Help me

Hello Thomas,

You can use the transcript (available on the page - just click on the word 'Transcript') to help you to follow the text. As you improve you can use this less, or not at all, but it is a useful tool to help you improve.

For tips and advice on learning English effectively take a look at our Help section. The FAQ page has suggestions regarding listening as well as other aspects of learning.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

ı am doing sports to keep fit

I watched most of the videos. One thing, that when I finish watching 4-5 of them, after that (may be in hours or another day) ı trying to remember the key points, Unfortunately I could not remember each of them. Although I know what day talking about in video.
So, is there any effective way to solve this issue (by watching and listening for learning), because we are giving our time for this. and when if we could not catch any thing it will be problematic.
do you prefer some tricks to solve this problem? THANK YOU SO MUCH

Hello sharifullah,

I'd recommend you read through our Getting started and Frequently asked questions pages and follow the advice there. I'd especially recommend you keep a vocabulary notebook and that you use the transcripts. Have a go and then let us know if you have any other questions.

Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I am doing sport to keep fit.
And no I have never participated in a race to raise money for charity.

Good job