laziness and motivation

Laziness and Motivation



boots absolute boot camp
unfair believe time to get up
tidy exactly can’t be bothered
mess get out as soon as
guys tidy up dishwasher
stack at least such as mess
plate disgrace well done
get up wonder motivation
lack press up star jump
bother order (2) get down to business
scared certainly come back
fair (3) tornado help around






Hi guys, it’s Emily. And this week’s theme on Seven Super Girls is Boot Camp. So I hope you guys enjoy this week’s video. So let’s get started.

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Mother: Emily, it’s twelve o’clock! Time to get up.

Mother: Emily, get out of bed!

Emily: You’re so unfair!

Emily: Now, what to wear?

Mother: Emily, look at this mess! You’d better tidy this up!
Emily: Yeah, well.

Emily: This will have to do; I’ll just wear this.

Emily: Wow, look at all this mess! I think I’m going to tidy this later. I’m going to get something to eat.

Mother: Emily you’re going to tidy up that mess.
Emily: I’ll do that later.

Mother: Right Emily, as soon as you finish those, you can go tidy up the kitchen and stack the dishwasher.
Emily: Okay.

Emily: Wow, the kitchen is such a mess. I can’t be bothered to put all this in the dishwasher. My mom will never know.
Mother: Emily!
Emily: I was just about to tidy the dishwasher; I was just scared I was going to drop a plate or something.
Mother: Okay, the least you can do is take Lola out for a walk.
Emily: Okay, I’ll do that.

Emily: There’s no way I’m going out here: it’s raining! Come on, Lola.

Mother: Right, Emily. That’s it! You need to be taught a lesson!

Mother: Oh, hi. Is that Teenage Boot Camp? I just wonder, do you do home visits? You do? Oh, that’s Great!

Alright, what I need you to do is . . .

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Mother: Emily. Emily. Can you get the door?

Sergeant: Hi. Did somebody order boot camp?
Emily: No, I think you’ve got the wrong person.
Sergeant: No, you’re Mum’s called, and I’m here to teach you few lessons.
Let me in please.
Emily: Okay, come in.

Emily: Mom, there’s a man here from Boot Camp. Did you ask him to come?
Mother: . . . Yes. And you need to do exactly what he says.

Sergeant: Okay, Emily. You’re Mum’s told me you’re lacking motivation. Before we get started, get down and give me five press ups.
Emily: But I can’t do press ups.
Sergeant: Yes, you can. Get down and give me five: one … two … three … four … five … well done, Emily, well done. That was a good start Emily.

Before we get started with business, I want you to give me five star jumps: one … two … three … four … five.

Well done, Emily, let’s get down to business.

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Sergeant: Emily, this bedroom is an absolute disgrace. It looks like a tornado has hit it. Has a tornado hit your bedroom?
Emily: No.
Sergeant: No! I want you to tidy this up; I’m going to give you five minutes. Okay?
Emily: Okay.
Sergeant: Okay, get on with it!

Emily: Mr. Boot Camp Man, I’m done.
Sergeant: Wow, this is certainly better . . . but wait a minute: What’s this? That is not done. Get down and give me five press ups: one … two … three … four … five. Well done, Emily. Now finish this job properly.

Sergeant: Well done, Emily, that is much better — your Mum will be very happy.

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Sergeant: Emily, is this your mess?
Emily: Yep.
Sergeant: You should tidy this mess up: this is not acceptable.

Emily: There. Is this better?
Sergeant: Yeah. Very good, Emily. Your Mum will be happy. One final job in the kitchen: stack the dishwasher, please.

Sergeant: Yeah, well done, Emily. That’s a good job.

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Sergeant: Okay, the last job: this little lady needs a good walk. And from what I’ve seen today, you need some exercise too.
Emily: Come on Lola.

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Sergeant: Okay, Emily, that was a good job. You’ve done well: you’ve helped your Mum today. But if I have to come back again, I’m going to take you with me on my Army Boot Camp — and believe me, you don’t want to go there.
Emily: I definitely don’t want to go to Army Boot Camp, so I’m definitely going to help around the house more.

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1. Emily normally gets up early in the morning. True or false?

2. She tidied up her room. She cleaned up her room. Is this right or wrong? What did she do? What did she say to her mother?

3. Did she mess up the kitchen counter? What did she do? Did she clean up the kitchen and put dishes in the dishwasher?

4. Emily took Lola out for a walk. Is this correct or incorrect? Why didn’t she take Lola for walk?

5. Someone knocked on their front door. Is this right or wrong? Who knocked on the door? Why did the man come to Emily’s house?

6. Was the sergeant nice and friendly? How did the Sergeant punish and motivate Emily?

7. What did he tell Emily to do? Did Emily tidy her room properly at first? What did she do?

8. What would happen if Emily became messy and lazy again? If Emily became messy and lazy again,


A. Are you generally neat and tidy or messy? What about your friends?

B. I have been in the army. Yes or no? What was it like there? How were the sergeants?

C. Would you or your friends like to join the army, navy, air force or marines?

D. Who is the most motivated, energetic and enthusiastic person you know? What does he or she do?

E. How can people become more motivated and enthusiastic about doing things?

F. What might happen in the future?


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