Aprenda inglés con Haider Rashid, promesa iraquí del remo

Última actualización: Jueves, 15 de diciembre de 2011

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Aprenda inglés con un remero iraquí

En esta serie en video de Aprenda Inglés dedicada a los deportes, les presentamos a Haider Rashid, una de las grandes esperanzas de Irak para los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012.

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Guión y ejercicios

Presenter

Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Today we are hearing about a rower from Iraq and learning the words, determined and merit.

Rower Haider Rashid is from Iraq and is aiming to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics.

At the last Olympics in Beijing, Haider was a given a wild card entry.

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wild card

una invitación

Presenter

But this time Haider wants to make it to the Olympics on his own abilities.

Let's hear a bit more about Haider.

Listen for the words determined and merit.

Clip

This is Haider Rashid, the single Iraqi rowing athlete in his home city of Baghdad, one of the most violent in the world. Haider was given a wild card entry to the Olympics in Beijing but he's determined to make it to London on his own merit. If we work right and do it the right way, I think it is possible to qualify, so I will do my best to qualify because I need to.

Presenter

Listen again for the words determined and merit

Clip

This is Haider Rashid, the single Iraqi rowing athlete in his home city of Baghdad, one of the most violent in the world. Haider was given a wild card entry to the Olympics in Beijing but he's determined to make it to London on his own merit. If we work right and do it the right way, I think it is possible to qualify, so I will do my best to qualify because I need to.

Presenter

determined

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determined

decidido

Presenter

Haider is determined to go to the Olympics.

merit

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merit

mérito

Presenter

He's determined to make it to London on his own merit.

Well we have learnt the words determined and merit.

Let's listen to some people in London using the adjective determined and the noun determination.

Vox pops

I need a lot of determination to succeed in my job.

I am determined to do well in my work.

I am determined to have a career in music.

It takes a lot of determination to do well at university.

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I need a lot of determination to succeed in my job.

I am determined to do well in my work.

I am determined to have a career in music.

It takes a lot of determination to do well at university.

Presenter

I'm Natalie and that’s all from Talking Sport.

See you next time.


Frases con 'best'

In the video Haider used the phrase 'do my best' meaning to perform the best he can.

"I will do my best to qualify."

A continuación más frases con la palabra 'best':

make the best of: make a bad situation as

enjoyable as possible

the best part of: most of

hope for the best: to hope that something will happen the way you want it, even if it doesn't seem probable

best of luck: used to wish someone luck/success before attempting something difficult

Ahora complete los siguientes ejemplos con la frase correcta.

1. _____________ for your exam! I hope you will do well.

2. I don't know if I will get this new job, but I am going to _____________.

3. The weather was awful on Saturday, but I _____________ it and cleaned and tidied the

house. I have been planning on doing that for a long time.

4. I spent _____________the day painting that room. It took ages!

Wild

In the video we heard that Haider was given a wild card in the last Olympics. This means he was given special permission to compete even though he didn't qualify.

"Haider was given a wild card entry to the Olympics in Beijing"

La palabra 'wild' tiene muchos significados.

Al usar 'wild' como adjetivo, el significado cambia según con qué sustantivo vaya. Por ejemplo:

a wild animal/plant: an animal/plant that lives in its natural environment

wild weather: rough and stormy weather

a wild guess: a guess that is not based on facts or knowledge

a wild party: a party that is not controlled and is extreme

'Wild' también se puede usar como sustantivo:

in the wild: an area that is natural and undisturbed by human activity

Ahora complete los ejemplos con una de las siguientes frases: wild animals, a wild guess, in the wild, a wild party

1. Foxes, lions and bears are _____________.

2. It is just _____________, but I think that the restaurant is around the corner.

3. There are not many tigers left _____________.

4. Paul organised _____________ on Friday night!

Respuestas

Frases con 'best'

1. Best of luck for your exam! I hope you will do well.

2. I don't know if I will get this new job, but I am going to hope for the best.

3. The weather was awful on Saturday, but I made the best of it and cleaned and tidied the

house. I have been planning on doing that for a long time.

4. I spent the best part of the day painting that room. It took ages!

Wild

1. Foxes, lions and bears are wild animals.

2. It is just a wild guess, but I think that the restaurant is around the corner.

3. There are not many tigers left in the wild.

4. Paul organised a wild party on Friday night!

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