Read along to practice your English and to learn the English phrases I'M GAME and GAME PLAN

In this English lesson I wanted to help you learn the English phrase, I'm game. This is a phrase that we use when we are willing to do something, when we agree to do something. It could be a game, but it could be almost anything else. If my brother says to me, "Hey, do you want to go to the shopping mall this afternoon?" I could say I'm game. That sounds like fun. If a friend of mine said, "Hey, do you wanna go on a hike later today?" I could say you know what, I'm game. That sounds like something I would really enjoy doing. So when you say I'm game, it simply means that you're willing to do it. Now, of course, it can be used for a sport. If someone said, "Hey, do you want to play badminton this afternoon?" I could say I'm game. And it would simply mean that I do want to do it, that I'm excited to do it and that it would be something I think would be fun.


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The second phrase I wanted to teach you today is the phrase game plan. A game plan is a plan you have for any situation. It can be a plan that you have for a game. Maybe you are playing a sport and you have a plan to try and win the game, but it can be used for anything. When I go into my classroom every day, I have a game plan, I have a lesson plan, I could also call it a game plan though. When I run my clubs after school, I'm involved in a couple of different clubs, I usually have a game plan. Maybe when you go on vacation, you talk to your spouse or you talk to the friends you're going on vacation with and you come up with a game plan for the trip, you come up with a plan. I don't know why we put the word game in front of it, the more I think about it I think you could just say plan and it would mean the same thing, wouldn't it? But it's quite common, sorry there's mosquitoes out here I'm just swatting one. It's quite common in my work when we start something together as a team of teachers, for someone to say, "Okay, what's the game plan?"

So to review, when you say I'm game, it simply means that you are agreeing to do something, you're willing to do something. "Hey Bob, can you make three videos a week on this channel?" And I could say I'm game if somebody asked me that question. And if you have a game plan, it means that you have a plan before you do something. I have a game plan for this channel, my game plan is to make three videos a week.

But hey , let's look at a comment from a previous video as I get eaten by mosquitoes out here. Snazzy says sometimes your farm seems like a jungle, lots and lots of trees and grass, really nice and calm, thanks for the lesson. My reply said it is a bit like a jungle . Some of the trees I showed you have thorns on them so it's really hard to walk there. And I'm going to actually take you to have a look at some of those trees. We're gonna go, I guess you could call it, bushwhacking is the old fashioned word for it. We're gonna walk out here and I'm going to show you that there are trees, hopefully I can find some, there are a lot of trees in here that have thorns on them. This area, interestingly enough, it used to be a lot easier to walk here because the cows, when my parents were on this farm, I'm not sure if this will focus, but you can see there's a really sharp thorn right there. Let me get it in camera.

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