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  • Hello, this is The English We Speak.

  • I'm Feifei

  • and hello, it's me, Rob.

  • Hey, Rob.

  • How are your plans going to get fit?

  • Oh, Feifei, they are a disaster!

  • Oh no!

  • What's gone wrong?

  • Well, I went for a five-mile run last night,

  • but I gave up after just one mile – I was exhausted.

  • And then I went for a ten-mile bike ride,

  • but only got to the end of the street.

  • I give upgetting fit is not fun!

  • Don't give up, Rob! You need to take things one step at a time.

  • You mean walkdon't run?

  • Not exactlyjust improve your fitness gradually, in stages.

  • When you do things 'one step at a time',

  • you improve them gradually in stagesstep by step.

  • So, Rob, improve your fitness 'step by step',

  • which means the same as 'one step at a time'.

  • Here are some examples

  • I know the instructions look confusing, but

  • take them one step at a time and they should make sense.

  • If you want your cake making to be a success,

  • you need to follow the instructions one step at a time.

  • Don't panic! I've written a step-by-step guide on how

  • to turn the heating on, so you should be fine.

  • This is The English We Speak from BBC Learning English,

  • and we're talking about the expression 'one step at a time' –

  • it means to improve something gradually, in stagesstep by step.

  • So, Rob, to get fit, you need a planimprove your fitness in stages.

  • OK, so where do I begin?

  • Well, don't run before you can walk

  • so do lots of walking and then a little bit of running.

  • OK, and after that?

  • The next stage is to run a bit further and then walk a little.

  • Set yourself a goal, like from your couch to running a 5K.

  • Oh, did you say 'couch'? Great, I'm off.

  • Where are you going?

  • Well, I'm going to run to my couchput my feet up and eat lots of biscuits.

  • Bye.

  • Bye Rob!

Hello, this is The English We Speak.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/23
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