Véletlenül figyeltem fel erre a hölgyeményre a YouTube-on, akit az internet már úgynevezett "truthbomb Mom"-ként tart számon, és túlzás nélkül állíthatom, ez a nő nagyon nagy arc! Az esze a helyén van, szerintem, a szíve meg persze a száján! :) Tetszik, ahogy a rohanó világunkban Ő mer szemben úszni az árral és nyíltan vállalja, hogy számára nem mások elvárásai állítják fel a prioritásokat. Az egyik számomra legélvezetesebb eszmefuttatásából készítettem számotokra egy LISTENING FELADATot, amelyben azt fejtegeti, mi vitte rá arra a régen halogatott, felháborító , roppant nehéz dilemmát és lelkiismeretfurdalást okozó, egyben hatalmas sikerélménnyel járó tettre, hogy végre NEM-et merjen mondani.
A hiányos szöveget (12 gaps=12 words) egészítsétek ki a poszt alján található videó meghallgatásának segítségével ! Have fun!
You guys, I said "NO" today - to an adult! A nice adult, who was asking me to __________(1) to yet another 'thing'. See, over the years, I've gotten sucked into committing to so many 'things' that I didn't have time or energy for, but while I planned on saying no, when my opened my mouth, my vocal cords __________(2) me, and I came "Yees, of course! I'd love to..!" But not today! Today, I said "NO"!
The nice adult asked "Hey, Kristina, can you help us with this event by doing such and such and such and such and such?", and I said "No, thank you so much for thinking of me and asking me, but NO."
Now, this is where I pretend that you are __________(3) me. You have leaped out of you seats giving me a standing ovation, you are cheering, you are screaming my name, you are throwing flowers on stage at me, you are possibly even throwing your undergarments at me, because you are __________(4) of how hard it is to ignore the guilt and the pressure and just say "NO". Especially, when the people asking are really nice people with really good __________(5)...but I did it! I said "NO".
Saying that "NO" was kind of like the first time I tried sushi. I was nervous about it, it was __________(6) but then once I took a bite of that spicy tuna roll, I was like "WOW! That is amazing in my mouth!" That's how that "NO" tasted in my mouth: AMAZING. And I will be trying it again, and again.
Now, in my opinion, "NO" is a full __________(7). It does not require comma or a 'because', it is just beautiful on its own. But regardless, I will tell you why I finally said "NO":
NO, because I am at my limit.
NO, because my __________(8) is full. Full, like this full. Not full like this full. If I'd wanted my plate to be this full, I would have had like 38 more children. But I'm good with this.
NO, because I refuse to live in constant busyness AND I refuse to __________(9) to the glorification of constant busyness. You know what you should put on a pedestal instead of busyness? REST! Rest __________(10) to be put on a pedestal!
NO, because yes, without even more stress to my already stressed-out life, and then I may __________(11) take that stress out on my children, or my husband. Because, let's be honest: the easiest targets are the people closest to us. Not good.
NO, because it finally clicked for me that saying "NO" doesn't make me a bad person, or a selfish person, or a BITCH. And if you think it does, still "NO".
NO, because me being emotionally and mentally healthy is way more important than me being liked by everyone.
And NO, because having at least ten minutes a day to sit with my feet up, eating carbs and doing seemingly absolutely nothing important is actually very important. And way __________(12) in our culture.
So, thank you so much for asking.. but "NO".
No, no, "NO"!
/Better Dental Care by J.F. Taintor/
COOKING & TASTING VOCABULARY
1. ACTION azaz CSELEKVŐ IGÉnek kell lennie (azaz NON-ACTION* típusú igék kizárva)
2. A MÚLTBAN KEZDŐDÖTT a szóban forgó cselekvés/történés
3. EGY IDEJE FENNÁLLÓ, végbemenő vagy ISMÉTLŐDŐ cselekvést/történést írsz le
4. A cselekvés/történés a: VÁRHATÓAN FOLYTATÓDNI FOG vagy b: NEMRÉGIBEN BEFEJEZŐDÖTT
5. A cselekvés/történés HATÁSA A JELENBEN ÉRZÉKELHETŐ / látható / tapasztalható
|ALANY||SEGÉDIGE||BEEN||IGE SZÓTÁRI ALAKJA||-ING|
all day= egész nap (még most is)
all night= egész éjjel (még most is)
all afternoon= egész délután (még most is)
for hours= órák óta
for ages= évek óta, "ezer éve"
since she woke up= mióta felkelt
recently= nemrégiben, az utóbbi időben
how long?= mióta?
1. Régóta vársz?
Have you been waiting (for a) long (time)?
2. 2010 óta járunk együtt.
We've been going out together since 2010.
3. Mióta tanulsz angolt?
How long have you been studying/learning English?
4. Egész nap csak takarítok!
I have been cleaning all day!
5. Azóta veszekednek, mióta hazajött a pali.
They have been arguing since the bloke got home.
6. Nem érzem jól magam mostanában.
I haven't been feeling well recently.
7. Nem sírtam, csak hagymát vágtam.
I haven't been crying, I've only been cutting onions.
8. Két éve tanul vezetni, de még nem sikerült a jogsi vizsgája.
She has been learning to drive for two years but she hasn't passed her driving test yet.
9. Hát te merre jártál? Vásárolgattál?
Where have you been? Have you been shopping?
10. Legalább másfél órája szerkesztem ezt a blogbejegyzést, de még nem fejeztem be.
I've been editing this post for at least an hour and a half but I haven't finished it yet.
MENTÁLIS MŰKÖDÉST KIFEJEZŐ IGÉK
STATIKUS ÁLLAPOTOKAT ÉS BIRTOKLÁST KIFEJEZŐ IGÉK
5 ÉRZÉKET KIFEJEZŐ IGÉK
ERŐS ÉRZELMEKET, GUSZTUST KIFEJEZŐ IGÉK
"PREFERENCIA MUTATÓ vélemény IGÉK"
With GP __________(1) busier than ever, many people are choosing to search the internet for answers to a health worry, or to try to self-diagnose. Evern Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has suggested parents search online to determine the severity of their children's rash. But, as Dr Ellie Cannon explains, googling __________(2) has its dangers.
When we make a __________(3), it is about a lot more than your list of symptoms. You'll notice a GP often asks about your job, your relationships or even what you have been eating. You need that whole story to make a proper __________(4) assessment, and Google just can't see that big picture. This often leads to a wrong answer which can be dangerous if a serious diagnosis is missed.
Google gives you all the weird and sinister possible diagnoses, as well as the most likely common ones that I see every day in my __________(6). It is human nature to look at those strange possibilities and start to worry you have some very rare, serious illness. Symtom checkers tend to provide vast unrealistic lists of __________(7), most often including the word 'cancer' which, of course, gives people huge amounts of unneccesary worry.
As well as worry, googling medical complaints can lead to disappointment. Many websites suggest __________(8) that is not appropriate: US-based sites may recommend pricey experimental treatments that are not available or recommended in the UK. Alternative medicine sites can offer __________(9) that are unproven and come with a heavy price tag. Even genuine medical sites may offer out-of-date advice.
It's good to see someone. Whether it's a __________(10) or a GP, there is no substitute for interaction with a real-life healthcare professional. You can't diagnose a __________(11) by trying to match a picture on Google - when doctors __________(12) you they're looking for your general well-being and appearance, and how distressed you are. A quick online check cannot match that universal view.
The online world, as we know, can be different to reality, and this is very true for health information, which can be fake or inaccurate. Many sites appear to be written or endorsed by a __________(13) when they aren't - anyone can put a picture of a __________(14) on their blog and fool people into believing it is a genuine medical site. This can be misleading and unsafe.
But it's not all bad. There are some fabulous __________(15) resources online if you look at the right sites. NHS Choices and NetDoctor offer up-to-date medical information written by UK doctors whose advice you know you can trust. They are good places to read about your diagnosis once you have been to your __________(16) to give you a broader view of your __________(17) and treatment.
If you suffer with a __________(18) or something slightly unusual, an online community can be really valuable. Charities such as the National Eczema Society provide online support and fantastic information, with tips from other sufferers - a great __________(19) of advice and comfort. For rarer __________(20), online communities offer support and information that would not otherwise be readily available.
Adapted from the British Press
CHRONIC ILLNESS= krónikus betegség
CLINIC= klinika, szakrendelő
CONDITIONS= állapotok, betegségek, nyavalyák
’CURES’= gyógymódok, kúrák
DIAGNOSIS= kórmegállapítás, diagnózis
DISEASES= betegségek, kórok
GP= general practitioner= háziorvos, körzeti orvos
PHARMACIST= patikus, gyógyszerész
SOURCE= forrás (állításé)
STETHOSCOPE= hallgatócső, sztetoszkóp
SYMPTOMS= tünetek, szimptómák
As with William and Kate's wedding, this pregnancy will be played out both on a private and a very public stage. It was the great unsaid. As one historian put it, the first "duty and ambition" of someone in the duchess' position was to produce an heir. Marriages and births are crucial to the very survival of the ancient institution. When the baby is born, Prince Harry's importance reduces and he relinquishes the position of third-in-line to the throne. Even if it's a girl, the government is insistent she will be head of state of Britain and, as things stand, 15 other countries where the Queen still reigns. The law will be changed, they say, to ensure she would not be overtaken by any younger brother. The hope in royal circles will be that the future of the monarchy has now been secured for another generation.
/Adapted from BBC News/