Learn 4 Different Ways To Say – I want to walk – in English



Shall we go for a walk? Hey amigos, today you will learn how to say WALK in 4 different ways. The phrases you learn today will make you sound more fluent. Enjoy :)

Episodes mentioned

Episode 120 – Learning English Through Outdoor Activities
Episode 118 – Exercise and Fitness – English Vocabulary At The Gym


Hi amigos y amigas, you are listening to the Short and Sweet episode of the English Made Simple show, this is episode number 1-2-1, number one hundred and twenty one, numero ciento veintiuno.

I almost ran out of breath saying that, saying all that!

And here we are amigos y amigas, welcome to the English Made Simple show, my name is Milena from www.englishmadesimple.net, englishmadesimple punto net. I am the host of the English Made Simple show and your favourite English coach. Welcome!

Today we are going to learn a couple of expressions, well more than a couple of expressions, maybe 3 maybe 4, we shall see, you know I am really bad with numbers. So as I was saying, we are going to learn a few expressions related to walking. This is what I like to do in my spare time, or my free time.

What’s another word for free time or spare time? It’s that fancy shmancy word and we learnt it in the last episode – I mentioned in the last episode, episode 120 – Free time or Spare Time can be summed up with one word which is Leisure.

In Spanish or tiempo libre o ocio.

And how do we spell this word? This is an interesting question, it’s spelled with 7 letters and we only pronounce 4. /lezh’a/ – L-E-I-S-U-R-E.

Excellent amigos, now we know how to spell this word, cool bananas! Moving on!

So going for walks is something that I enjoy the most, it’s good to go out and stretch my legs after spending hours sitting on the couch and watching Netflix haha I try to go for a stroll every morning and when I do go out I like to listen to podcasts. I like to listen to other podcasts that help me feel inspired and motivated to start my day on a high, for example one of them is English Made Simple show, I know!

So amigos, today we will learn a few phrases that you can start using immediately instead of one word: WALK. I will teach you how to say: ‘I like to walk’ in 4 different ways. It will make you sound really fluent! So listen carefully…

Your first phrase is:

Go for a walk – We use walk as a noun here. To go for a walk – means to go for a short walk.

For example, I like to take a break from my work every 2-3 hours and go for a walk.

In the last episode we learnt about activities using Go + verb indicating activity + ing.

We can also say, I like to go walking as an activity.

I like to go for walks and I like to go walking. There is a slight difference in meaning.

Consider the following 2 examples: I like to go walking in the mountains. AND another example.
I like going for walks. I want to go for a walk.

‘To go walking’ as an activity describes long walks. If someone says to me they are going walking I would assume they would be taking a long walk somewhere outside of the city, maybe they will be going out for longer walks, the whole afternoon!

We rarely hear this version actually, because there is a proper name that would describe this activity and it’s called hiking! Duh! Hiking!

I also mentioned other names for hiking which were, tramping, trekking or bush walking. I mentioned this in episode number #120 (that was the last episode, I lost my count!).
Alrighty! These would indicate longer walks and specifically for low impact type of exercise, if you are not fit or (are) out of shape, then walking is the best form of exercise for you! And if you are out of shape you can find out what that means, as we learnt in episode number #118.

Hop into your time machine and check out episode number 118!

Ok, I hope that makes sense.

Other ways we can say To WALK is…you can use a phrase called:

Brisk walking – walking at a faster pace, at a faster tempo.

The word brisk itself means, energetic and quick. So you can imagine what it means when I say brisk walking.

Brisk walking is not strolling or even walking at a moderate pace. And amigos I will explain what the word ‘strolling’ means soon. Brisk walking is walking fast but not as fast as a full run – ok we are not running. There are many benefits to brisk walking, it increases your heart rate and it is good for fat loss, anyway – let me continue!

So I mentioned something earlier, as I was describing the phrase ‘Brisk walking’. I said: “Brisk walking is not strolling … – a- ha. A stroll – what’s a stroll?

This word is really good to know, and it will make you sound super dooper fluent. According to weon inteligente or the online dictionary, to stroll – as a verb – means to walk in a leisurely way.

There’s that word again, leisure!

For example, it was a beautiful morning today so I decided to go for a stroll in the park. It’s a leisurely walk, expressed with one word. Stroll. Cool, cool bananas!

Another example using the word stroll could be: to take a stroll, go for a stroll, have a stroll.

In Spanish this would be: ir de paseo. Stroll. One word in English.

The most common expression I hear used by native speakers is ‘To take a walk or go for a walk’ Salir a caminar o ir a caminar.

And there we go amigos! You’ve just learnt how to say – WALK – in 4 different ways.
I hope that was 4 different ways, I wasn’t counting really!
Remember, L is silent here. It’s not, woLk. It’s walk – a long OOooo sound. I don’t want to hear L in there, swallow it.

So we can go for a stroll, go for a walk, go for a brisk walk or we can go outside to stretch our legs. To stretch legs – estirar las piernas in Spanish.

Woohooo! That’s it for today!

I recommend you pick one of these options and practise them often. You can say, if it’s a nice weather tomorrow I will go for a walk. This one is easy to remember and it will make you sound like a native speaker.

Alrighty amigos, in the next episode we will answer your favourite IELTS and TOEFL questions related to leisure activities or even hobbies. Ok? This will be useful to know for everyone not just for people taking English exams. So stick around everybody!

It’s been a pleasure amigos y amigas, you’ve been an amazing audience as always, and I shall see you next time. If you’d like to improve your English don’t forget you can go to my website and see how you can learn English with moi, with me. Until next time, hasta la proxima!

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