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Episode 5: Jacob's Ladder
Episode 5: Jacob's Ladder
As Christina climbs Jacob's ladder, find out what pass out and so far mean.

Transcript
Today's story is about Christina taking on a challenge in Perth.
One thing that I'd like to do in Perth is to climb Jacob's Ladder. Jacob's Ladder is this famous Perth landmark. It is basically a ladder that consists of 242 steps. People normally go there to exercise and jog because they have so many steps.

I am raising sponsorship for me climbing Jacob's Ladder. It is going to be tiring and it's going to be a challenge that I put for myself so I thought why not do this for a good cause and I have chosen a charity foundation called Riverview Children's Foundation.
She is raising sponsorship -people will give her money to climb the stairs. She's doing it for a 'good cause' - a worthy charity. Getting money for a good cause is called 'raising' money. Now listen for the word used for giving money to a good cause.
Mummy, Pappy, thank you for donating for Jacob's Ladder.

Okay, it's all right. How much did you get?

So far, I have $390. Someone just donated $20 today, $390. Yeah.
You donate money to a charity.
Wish us luck. Wish that we don't pass out before we reach the top.

I should beat you though.

No, I will beat you.

I will beat you.

Yeah.
To 'pass out' is to faint and to beat someone in an activity or competition is not to hit them, but to do better than them.
It's actually not that bad. But we just have to try the Ladder going up. Going down is always easier so, shall we try again?

Yes.

Okay.

I really don't know who is the fittest between me and my sister but I know that we are going to have a lot of fun and a lot of giggle and just muck around.

You're cheating.

Let's stop for a bit of a rest.
To have fun and be a bit silly is to muck around or mess around.
You ready to go again?

Okay.

Okay, let's go.

How many steps do you think we've done so far?

I thought you were doing the counting.

What? I thought you were doing the counting.

I thought you were.
How many steps do you think we've done 'so far' - so far means up to now. Listen again:
How many steps do you think we've done so far?

I thought you were doing the counting.

What? I thought you were doing the counting.

I thought you were.
Notice that they say 'you were' even though the 'you' they are referring to is one person. We'll finish with the words 'raised', 'donate' and 'so far':
We did it.

Congratulations to The team. You did it.

Thank you.

So, so far, with this $40, I have raised a total of $550. All of them will go to Riverview Children's Foundation. And I'm hoping to donate the money for the projects that they do for Bali, Indonesia, my own country. And yeah, it it's a lot of work, tiring, but it's definitely worth it.

Well done!

Thank you.
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