Give it 100%!—Culips English Podcast


100 percent In this episode, we talk about ways to say that someone is trying very hard and putting in their best effort. Harp and Maura put their heart and soul into explaining some useful everyday phrases and introducing some new vocabulary related to making an effort. Listen now to find out what Harp’s dad used to say to encourage her to do her homework in high school, as well as Harp’s stubborn teenager response!

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Harp: For this one, with the heart or the heart and soul, it’s really your passion, ’cause your passion is in your heart and your soul, so it’s something you feel really passionate about.
Maura: Right. Whenever we’re talking about heart, we’re usually referring to emotions and feelings, so whatever this project is, if you put your heart into it, it means that you really put part of who you are into the project.
Harp: Yeah. You’re putting a lot of emotions into the project.
Maura: Right. So that’s why when I hear this example, I think about creativity and different projects where you might have to use your own personality to do a good job.
Harp: Yeah. I definitely think of the artistic side.

Expressions included from this episode in Learning Materials:

To give 100% To give 110%
A tie game/a tie You know
DIY To put everything you’ve got into something
To give it everything you’ve got To put your heart into something
To put your heart and soul into something Artistic flair
Whatever It’s a shame
A rerun The Oprah Winfrey Show

Podcast/ Lipservice: Culips ESL Podcast, Photo: Jeremy Brooks

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