Aprenda inglés con los arqueros surcoreanos

Última actualización: Miércoles, 18 de enero de 2012

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Aprenda inglés con los arqueros de Corea del Sur

En esta serie en video de Aprenda Inglés dedicada a las Olimpiadas de Londres 2012, ponga a prueba sus conocimientos del idioma con el equipo de tiro con arco de Corea del Sur.

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Guión y ejercicios

Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Today we are hearing about the South Korean archery team and learning the word demanding.

In the bow and arrow sport, archery,South Koreais the country to beat in next year's Olympic games.

South Koreacame top of the medal table in archery in the last Olympics, in Beijing.

This week BBC reporter John Sudworth has been to the South Korean archery training centre.

Listen for how many hours a day the archers train for and listen for the word demanding.

Clip

I don’t know if you have ever tried to use a bow and arrow but believe me the amount of tension you need just to tension the bow like that, requires really quite a large amount of physical strength and these guys are here 6 days a week, 6 hours a day, 300 arrows a day. That’s enormously physically demanding.

Presenter

Listen again for how many hours a day the archers train for and listen for the word demanding.

Clip

I don’t know if you have ever tried to use a bow and arrow but believe me the amount of tension you need just to tension the bow like that, requires really quite a large amount of physical strength and these guys are here 6 days a week, 6 hours a day, 300 arrows a day. That’s enormously physically demanding.

Presenter

John said the South Korean archers train for 6 hours a day.

these guys are here 6 days a week, 6 hours a day

John said this training is physically demanding.

On screen

demanding

agotador

Presenter

The training is very physically demanding.

Well we have learnt about the adjective demanding.

Now let's listen to some people in London using this word.

Vox pops

I think my new job will be very demanding.

I find my football training very physically demanding.

My work is very demanding.

On screen

I think my new job will be very demanding.

I find my football training very physically demanding.

My work is very demanding.

Presenter

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

See you next time.


Frases con 'believe'

In the video John said the phrase 'believe me', meaning that he is telling the truth:

"… believe me the amount of tension you need just to tension the bow"

A continuación, algunas frases con la palabra 'believe':

make believe: imaginary

I'll believe it when I see it: used to say you don't think something will happen

believe it or not: used before telling surprising or unusual information

couldn't believe your eyes: to be very surprised by something

Ahora complete las frases con la expresión correcta. La forma verbal podría cambiar.

1. The kids didn't understand that the monsters in the film were _______________.

2. He _______________ when he saw Sarah on TV.

3. He said he will book a holiday for us, but _______________.

4. _______________, the tallest building in the world is 828m!

'Quite'

In the video John used the word 'quite':

"… requires really quite a large amount of physical strength"

'Quite' significa menos que mucho pero más que un poco.

e.g. It is quite hot outside today.

'Quite' va delante de a/an:

e.g. I own quite a large house.

'Quite' también significa completamente.

e.g. A: Does Tim live on this street?

B: Yes, I am quite sure.

'Quite' puede usarse con no – not quite – cuando algo no está completo.

e.g. A: Have you finished your homework?

B: No, I haven't quite finished it yet. I'm nearly done.

Respuestas

Frases con 'believe'

1. The kids didn't understand that the monsters in the film were make believe.

2. He couldn't believe his eyes when he saw Sarah on TV.

3. He said he will book a holiday for us, but I will believe it when I see it.

4. Believe it or not, the tallest building in the world is 828m!

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