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In this video, what does the phrase " works for me" mean?
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Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.
The triathlon involves three sports, swimming, cycling and running.
In the last Olympics in Beijing, Germany won the men's triathlon
event.
But next year Alistair Brownlee from Team GB is hoping to win gold
in London.
So let's hear from Alistair.
Listen out for what he is doing to prepare for the games.
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I'm just focusing on doing everything I can to get better really,
enjoying the sport and, you know, really finding out what works for
me.
Presenter
Watch the clip again.
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I'm just focusing on doing everything I can to get better really,
enjoying the sport and, you know, really finding out what
works for me.
Presenter
Alistair is doing three things to prepare for the London 2012
Olympics:
focusing on doing everything he can to get better
enjoying the sport
and finding out what works for him
Let's look at some of these phrases in more detail.
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This means paying special attention to something.
I'm focusing on doing everything I can to get better.
Alistair said the phrase works for me meaning he is discovering
what is effective or what will be successful for him
…I am really finding out what works for me
Let's hear from some people in London. Let's hear what works for
them.
Vox pops
In the morning drinking a lot of coffee works for me.
I find that drinking lots of water every day works for me.
Getting up early works for me.
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…drinking a lot of coffee works for me.
…drinking lots of water every day works for me.
Getting up early works for me.
Presenter

I'm Natalie and that's all from Talking Sport.
See you next time.
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