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Do the exercises to learn words for different kinds of clothes.

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Hello admins,
I often hear "running/ jogging/ walking shoes" and "sneakers" instead of "trainers". Are they different??

Hello Rafaela1,

'sneakers' and 'trainers' mean the same thing, but the first is American English and the second is British English.

As far as I know (I'm not a runner), 'running shoes' and 'jogging shoes' are the same kind of shoe; for most people, 'jogging' and 'running' are the same thing, though for some 'jogging' refers to a kind of slower-paced running, whereas running is a more general term that can include jogging plus faster running.

'walking shoes' in theory could be a bit different from running or jogging shoes, though I expect they are quite similar in many ways.

Hope that helps you make sense of it!

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you for your kind explanation!
Gotcha!
By the way, I have another question. I hear very slow-paced jogging promotes fat-burning. But if the jogging is slower than walking, is it still called jogging or faster-walking??

Hi Rafaela1,

I'm a runner (though not the fastest!) and I think I can help. The difference between running and walking is one of technique rather than speed. Running is any way of moving which means you have both feet off the ground at the same time, while a walking movement always has one foot in contact with the ground. That's the definition which is used in the Olympics, which is why some athletes get disqualified for 'lifting' during the walking events - it means they have both feet off the ground at the same time and are, therefore, running and not walking.

The most important thing is to make sure that you enjoy your exercise, whether you go fast or slow. If you enjoy it, you'll keep doing it, and you'll have a smile too.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Rafaela1

You're very welcome :-) As for your new question, to be honest, I'm not really sure. I did a quick internet search and see that people talk about both 'slow jogs' and 'slow runs', so I'd probably recommend using one of those two. But someone who knows more about the topic might have more insight into this than me!

Best wishes

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank youk for your helpful explanation!Got it.
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I like to wear shirt and shoes

Personally, I appreciate shirts but I become lazy to iron them, that is why I prefer T-shirt and sweatshirt that did not need ironing.

Fur is the most comfortable for me.
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