Make It Count! – The Most Powerful Sports Motivational Speech Ever!

  • step out / to leave your home or office for a short time SYN pop out
  • She’s just stepped out for a few minutes.
  • field /fiːld/ an area of ground where sports are played
  • the local soccer field
  • equal /ˈiːkwəl/ the same in size, number, amount, value etc as something else
  • Both candidates received an equal number of votes.
  • talent /ˈtælənt/ a natural ability to do something well
  • He has a lot of talent, and his work is fresh and interesting.
  • heart /hɑːt $ hɑːrt/ confidence and courage
  • This inspiring service gave us new heart.
  • focus /ˈfəʊkəs $ ˈfoʊ-/ to give special attention to one particular person or thing, or to make people do this SYN concentrate
  • He needs to focus more on his career.
  • defeat /dɪˈfiːt/ failure to win or succeed
  • The socialist party suffered a crushing defeat in the elections.
  • challenge /ˈtʃæləndʒ/ something that tests strength, skill, or ability, especially in a way that is interesting
  • The company is ready to meet the challenges of the next few years.
  • make something count / to make something have as useful and positive effect as possible
  • You only get one chance, so you have to make it count.
  • soul  /səʊl $ soʊl/ the part of a person that is not physical, and that contains their character, thoughts, and feelings. Many people believe that a person’s soul continues to exist after they have died. → spirit
  • It was as if those grey eyes could see into the very depths of her soul.
  • pain /peɪnthe feeling you have when part of your body hurts
  • The pain is getting worse.
  • opponent /əˈpəʊnənt $e əˈpoʊ-/ someone who you try to defeat in a competition, game, fight, or argument
  • Graf’s opponent in today’s final will be Sukova.
  • tough /tʌf/ difficult to do or deal with
  • The company admitted that it had been a tough year.
  • warrior /ˈwɒriə $ ˈwɔːriər, ˈwɑː-/ a soldier or fighter who is brave and experienced – used about people in the past
  • a noble warrior
  • beast /biːst/ an animal, especially a large or dangerous one
  • For this whole business of killing, whether killing beasts or killing men, is supposed to be fraught with danger.

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