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Session 29

Age is just a number
In today’s episode we will be discussing how we can achieve our dreams at any age.

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Age is just a number

Age is just a number
In today’s episode we will be discussing how we can achieve our dreams at any age.
वय म्हणजे फक्त एक आकडा. आपली स्वप्नं आपण कुठल्याही वयात पूर्ण करू शकतो.

Listen to the audio and take the quiz.

ነቲ ቅዳሕ ጽሑፍ ኣርእይዎ ነቲ ቅዳሕ ጽሑፍ ሕብእዎ

Tejali
Hello all! Welcome to English Together. असा शो जिथे आपण चर्चा करतो निरनिराळे विषय आणि त्यासंबंधित शब्दांची चर्चा करतो. मी तेजाली, आणि माझ्यासोबत आहे...

Phil
Hi, I’m Phil. Welcome to the programme.

Sam
And I’m Sam. Hello everyone!

Phil
Guys, I really need to share this story with you! Did you hear about the 99-year-old swimmer who broke the world record in Australia?

Tejali
Wait, wait! Before we listen to the story, as you brought up the topic of an athletics competition, Phil, let me ask you a quick question about the world’s oldest and biggest athletics competition – the Olympic Games. उपलब्ध असलेल्या लेखी पुराव्यांप्रमाणे ऑलिंपिक स्पर्धा इ.स.पूर्व ७७६पासून सुरु झाल्या. त्या काळात त्यात एकच खेळ खेळला जात असे. कुठला माहीत आहे? चला तीन पर्याय देते.

a)    Swimming म्हणजे पोहणे

b)    Wrestling म्हणजे कुस्ती 

c)    track and field यात धावणे, उंच उडी इ. खेळांचा समावेश होतो.

Sam
Mmh, that’s a good question!

Phil
Let’s talk about it later! I really want you to hear this story!

Tejali
Phil, you’re very excited about this, aren’t you? Ok, एका ९९ वर्षांच्या व्यक्तीने पोहोण्याचा जागतिक विक्रम मोडला. बीबीसी वर्ल्ड सर्व्हिसची याबद्दलची एक स्टोरी ऐकू.

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While most around him were sweating over claiming a place in the Commonwealth Games, George Corones used the Australian trials as a way to put his name in the record books. The only entry in the 100-104 age group, he swam alone covering 50 metres in 56.12 seconds. Corones says he only started taking swimming seriously at the age of 80 and while this won’t win him a place in the games, he does have his sights set on another record. Tomorrow night, he returns to swim in the 100 metre freestyle.

Phil
Isn’t that amazing?

Sam
But was he competing in the games? I didn’t quite understand.

Tejali
No, he was just using the trials, as a way to put his name in the record books. Trials म्हणजे प्रयत्न, Australian trials या ऑस्ट्रेलियामध्ये होणाऱ्या स्पर्धा आहेत. Record book म्हणजे विक्रम नोंदवलं जाणारं पुस्तक.   

Phil
Yeah, they said that while he didn’t win a place in the games, he did win a place in the record books.

Sam
I hear a story like that, and I just feel a little inadequate, to be honest.

Tejali
‘To feel inadequate’म्हणजे अपुरं, अर्धवट. It’s the opposite of adequate म्हणजे पुरेसं. And  that’s not good, Sam!

Phil
Oh, no, Sam, a story like this shouldn’t make you feel inadequate. It just proves that age shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your dreams. It should be motivating!

Tejali
‘To be motivating’ म्हणजे प्रेरणादायी. I agree, age shouldn’t be a barrier म्हणजे अडथळा.

Sam
I guess what’s motivating for some people, is demoralising for others.

Tejali
‘To be demoralising’ म्हणजे खच्चीकरण करणे. Do you really find this story demoralising, Sam?

Phil
Trust you to hear a story as positive as this one and think it’s demoralising, Sam!

Sam
Don’t get me wrong, I also think it’s very impressive.

Tejali
Oh, good! ‘To be impressive’ म्हणजे प्रभावी, छाप पडणारं, and you can say ‘to be impressed by something or someone’ म्हणजे कुठल्यातरी गोष्टीमुळे किंवा व्यक्तीमुळे प्रभावित होणे. I’m impressed by this man, definitely!

Phil
Yeah, me too! I’m so impressed by his thirst for life.

Tejali
‘Thirst for life’ जगण्याची आस.

Sam
Yeah, absolutely. I’m just saying that his impressive thirst for life can also be demoralising!

Tejali
Ok, Sam, let’s see if you find this motivating! Do you remember the question I asked you earlier? पहिल्या ऑलिंपिक मध्ये कुठला खेळ खेळला गेला?  ऑप्शन होते  

a)    swimming

b)    wrestling

c)    track and field

What do you think the answer is, Sam?

Sam
I think it was c.

Tejali
And you’re correct. याचं उत्तर आहे C. track and field.म्हणजे यात धावणे, उंच उडी अशा खेळांचा समावेश होतो.

Phil
That was very impressive, Sam!

Sam
Yeah, yeah. I know what you two are trying to do, and it won’t work.

Tejali
Ha ha! Not sure Sam is very impressed by us, Phil!

आजचा भाग संपवण्याआधी आजचे शब्द बघू. हे सगळे शब्द यश मिळवण्याबद्दल होते. ‘To feel inadequate’ म्हणजे अपुरं, अर्धवट वाटणे, ‘to be motivating’म्हणजे उत्तेजन देणे, ‘to be demoralising’ म्हणजे खच्चीकरण करणे, आणि ‘to be impressive’प्रभाव, छाप पाडणारं. पुन्हा भेटू English Togetherच्या पुढच्या भागात. Bye.

 

Check what you’ve learned by selecting the correct answer for the question.
यातलं बरोबर उत्तर निवडा. बघू या तुम्हाला काय काय समजलंय.

 

Age is just a number

4 Questions

Choose the correct answer.
योग्य पर्याय निवडा.

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Join us for our next episode of English Together when we will learn more useful language and practise your listening skills.
English Together चे पुढचा भाग नक्की बघा. तुम्ही आणखी उपयुक्त शब्द शिकाल आणि तुमच्या श्रवण कौशल्याचा सरावही होईल अशा विषयावर बोलणार आहोत.

Session Vocabulary

  • to feel/ be inadequate
    अपुर वाटणे

    to be motivating
    प्रेरणादायी असणे

    to be demoralising
    खच्चीकरण करणे

    to be impressive
    प्रभावित करणार

    to be a barrier or obstacle to something
    अडथळा ठरणं

    to be impressed by something or someone
    कशामुळे किंवा कोणामुळे प्रभावित होणं

    to have a thirst for life
    जीवनाची आस

    the trials
    प्रयत्न