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Intuition
Intuition

Learn English in this intuition ESL lesson

Date: Aug 19 2015

Themes: Friend, Health

Grammar: Prepositions

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Do you ever get a feeling or emotion deep in your gut and you can’t explain it? It’s hard to say why we get gut feelings, but many people think that it is a good rule of thumb to follow them.

However, sometimes following these feelings can be dangerous. You should always look at the risk before making a rash decision. After thinking about it, if you feel passionate enough, go for it!

Kellie wants to know how Brian feels about intuition. Find out what he says in today’s lesson about instincts.

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Kellie

Kellie

Brian

Brian

Kellie:  Hey, Brian? Do you ever have a feeling in your gut tell you to do something?

Brian:  Oh, all the time.

Kellie:  Oh, really?

Brian:  Like, intuition?

Kellie:  Yeah!

Brian:  Oh, yeah.

Kellie:  I don’t get that very often, so I just was curious what you think about that.

Brian:  I read a book about gut feelings and trusting your instincts. And it was based off of a lot of studies….

Kellie:  Oh!

Brian:  …and ever since I read that, it seemed like it was saying you should trust your gut, and I’ve done that from here on out. In Las Vegas I wanted to play one game, a gambling game, and I played one when I felt really good about it, And I won a thousand dollars off of a gut feeling!

Kellie:  Wow, that’s crazy.

Brian:  Yeah.

Kellie:  Recently I had this gut feeling about something, and I just wonder if I should follow that. I don’t want to make a rash decision.

Brian:  Well, you have to let your heart and your head be your guide. And if you feel really passionate about this gut decision, I would say go for it. If the risk is worth the reward, that’s my rule of thumb.

Kellie:  Well, I think I’m going to go for it.

Brian:  Sounds good.

 

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Brian says he follows his intuition most of the time. He read a book about how it’s good to trust one’s instincts. He even won a bunch of money in Las Vegas because he thought the risk of gambling was worth the reward.

Kellie does not feel like she has very good intuition. She had a gut feeling about something recently, but didn’t know whether or not she should follow it. She was scared of making a rash decision, but Brian convinced her to go for it.

Do you have good intuition? When was the last time you had a gut feeling?

 

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Ya Nina

Kazakhstan

I believe in intuition and I’m sure that person who have developed intuition is lucky man. I suppose that it’s rather silly to deny something if you never see it. I’m sure that due to intuition people can win, save their lives, accept right decisions, etc. Other words, I believe that strong intuition help us to make our lives more successful, safe and interesting.


However, unfortunately, intuition don’t work always and for everybody. There are people, that try not to notice signs of their destiny and in that cases their intuition begin to sleep. Sometimes, it is very sound sleep and in that case people affirm that they haven’t intuition. In fact, they need to begin to develop their gut feeling and after some trainings they feel inexplicable feeling, that can become reliable assistant in their lives.

02:37 AM Aug 21 2015 |

zahra202

zahra202

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

no , not at all :)))))

12:04 AM Aug 21 2015 |

lips

lips

Malaysia

Girls have stronger intuition than guys.

05:33 PM Aug 19 2015 |

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AllinRaider

Slovakia

You should not follow your gut feelings until you’ll get a clear mind. Lots of people think they’ll win in lottery or something solve their troubles, but that’s never gonna happen. There is a big difference between what you think is real and what is truly real. In order to have a good intuition, you need deeply recognize yourself. 

02:55 PM Aug 19 2015 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I guess i have a good intuition like when i am saying  i will be successful at something i will be and when i don’t have that gut feeling  i can’t.

01:50 PM Aug 19 2015 |

Djana

Djana

Algeria

I think,i had that many times,sometimes i feel afraid to follow my instincts,cause it might be a risky step,and a rash decision,just rarely i do follow that gut feeling,not always.

NavidArash

NavidArash

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Once I made up my mind to become a FOREX trader and make a bundle out of it and turn into a big shot. There were a lot of trading systems throughout the net (systems guide on how and when to buy and sell currency pairs) and I picked up a dependable one and with a hopeful heart I started to trade with my hard-earned money but alas I lost all the bucks in no time because I traded exactly according to my trading system like a robot and simply it didn’t work.


Later on I found out that Pro traders don’t trade like computers but they always take their intuitions into account but I was never good enough to tell my intuitions from my emotions (such as fear, hope …) and It was a real flop and finally I decided to throw in the towel.

12:47 AM Aug 19 2015 |

njoshmat

njoshmat

Saudi Arabia

Something wonderul! :)

12:18 AM Aug 19 2015 |

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