Today we think is a good day to do a listening class. It’s very important to listen to English a lot if you want to improve your pronunciation and understand other people speaking.
The text below is the content for the video; use it to read and understand before listening to the video. You will also find a vocabulary section at the end of the page.
Are you ready to start? Perfect! Turn up the volume and practice your English with ABA! We chose this video because it is very inspiring and encourages everyone to make their dreams come true.
“Men and women, old and young. Even a dog. Some of the 552 people in Taipei who were determined to turn the notion of impossible on its head, through mass handstands and headstands.
Organized by Hong Ming Chung, an acrobatic performer and art director of his own theater, the event was intended to convince Taiwanese that where there is a will, there is a way.
– When I travelled around Taiwan I discovered three things: first, most Taiwanese people are not doing what they are really interested in doing. Second, Taiwanese people did not know how to actualize their dreams. And third, our land needs to be protected. The handstands are to express the first two concerns, and I want to gather all the people to do handstands together and encourage more people to develop their talents and pursue their dreams. Nothing is impossible if you have a will.
Hung recently completed a photo and film project featuring him doing handstands at 100o around Taiwan.
He believes the wrong way up might be the right direction for problem solving.”
Notion (noun) – An idea or opinion.
Where there is a will, there is a way (saying) – If we have the determination to do something, we can always find the path or method to do it.
Actualize (verb) – To realize in action or make real.