Kevin O'Leary: My Morning Routine

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朝の習慣はありますか。忙しいスケジュールの中で、どうやって健康を維持しますか。 Kevin O’Leary、別名 “Mr. ワンダフル” は有名なカナダのビジネスマンです。今日のビデオレッスンで、彼の朝の習慣を見てみましょう。一緒に便利なビジネス英語の表現とネイティブスピーカーのように話せるコツを学びましょう!

Kevin O’Leary, aka “Mr. Wonderful”, is a famous Canadian businessman. In today’s video lesson, we will look at what his morning routine looks like! We will also learn a useful business English expression, as well as get an interesting tip on how to speak English like a native speaker!

Useful Words and Expressions

  1. Routine (noun)
    A sequence of actions regularly done.
    My bedtime routine is very simple: I brush my hair, brush my teeth and wash my face. Then, I read a book in bed and check my alarms. Finally, I fall asleep.
  2. Elliptical bike (noun)
    A type of workout machine that looks like a bicycle
    I bought an elliptical bike to get fit, but now I just use it to hang laundry…
  3. To set the trend (expression)
    To start doing something that others may copy.
    Toyota really set the trend for efficient production systems.
  4. To save yourself for (something) (expression)
    To avoid something so that you don’t spend, waste or lose something. In Kevin O’Leary’s case, he doesn’t want to waste his appetite.
    Gareth: We’re going out for lunch at a nearby ramen restaurant, would you like to come?
    Carina: No, but thanks for the invite. I’m actually saving myself for yakiniku dinner with friends tonight.
  5. Sluggish (adjective)
    Lacking energy or alertness.
    I feel so sluggish during the hot and humid summers in Aichi.
  6. Crisp (adjective)
    (in the case of wines) slightly acidic, without sugar and paired with strong fruit flavors.
    Examples of crisp wines are Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.
  7. To find (verb) - “You’re gonna find routines really help…”
    (In this case) To understand, to realize.
    My father had strong opinions against technology, but he has recently found that smartphones can be very useful to him.
  8. To overeat (verb)
    To eat too much.
    Every time I go out, I overeat.

“I try and burn 500 calories"

“Try and” = “try to”

This is an informal way to say “try to”. We don’t recommend using this in writing and in formal situations. However, “try and” is very common in spoken English. If you use it properly, you will sound more natural!

Here’s some tips on how to use it properly:

  • It’s a set expression, so don’t break it with adverbs.
  • Don’t use it in a negative sentence.
  • Don’t use it if “try” has to change to “tried” or “tries”

This is how it should be used:

  • I will try and buy that car.
  • We try and imagine a world at peace.
  • You should try and get some sleep.
  • They try and stop her, but she does whatever she wants.

Watch the video again. Can you catch all the times Kevin O’Leary says “try and”? Hint: he says it four times in total.

  • I try and burn 500 calories.
  • I try and walk 10,000 steps a day.
  • I try and only eat 1700 calories a day.
  • I try and drink no more than three glasses a night because that’s a lot of calories.

Fill in the blanks

elliptical bike / international business news / reports
set the trend / investors
routine / walk to work
saves himself for dinner / overeat / sluggish
weakness / wine business
three glasses / successful