Aprenda inglés con una nadadora olímpica

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Aprenda inglés con un una nadadora olímpica

En esta serie en video de Aprenda Inglés dedicada a las Olimpiadas de Londres 2012, la nadadora británica Achieng Ajulu-Bushell nos trae ejercicios para mejorar nuestros conocimientos del idioma.

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Guión y ejercicios

Presenter

Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Today we are hearing about British swimmer Achieng Ajulu-Bushell and learning the words drive and discipline.

Achieng Ajulu-Bushell is hoping to swim forGreat Britainin the London Olympics.

Achieng lives and trains in theUKbut the rest of her family live inKenya.

Let's hear from reporter, Daniela Ralph who has been with Achieng on a trip to visit her family inKenya.

Listen for the words drive and discipline.

Clip

Back home with her family and a reminder of why she loves it here.

For Achieng,Kenyais now an escape from the rigours ofLondon- it's where her mum, her step-dad and her sisters live. Here she's free from the pressure of chasing her Olympic dream.

Achieng's life both here inKenyaand back inLondonis now a complicated juggling act. Her Olympic ambition requires drive, determination and discipline.

Presenter

Listen again for the words drive and discipline.

Clip

Back home with her family and a reminder of why she loves it here.

For Achieng,Kenyais now an escape from the rigours ofLondon- it's where her mum, her step-dad and her sisters live. Here she's free from the pressure of chasing her Olympic dream.

Achieng's life both here in Kenyaand back in Londonis now a complicated juggling act. Her Olympic ambition requires drive, determination and discipline.

Presenter

In the clip we heard the word drive.

On screen

drive

motivación

Presenter

We also heard the word discipline.

On screen

discipline

disciplina

Presenter

Her Olympic ambition requires drive, determination and discipline.

Well we have learnt the words drive and discipline, now let's listen to some people in London using these words.

Vox pops

My friend Michael has the drive to succeed in business.

To be a successful business woman you need to have a lot of discipline.

I have a lot of drive to make a lot of money.

To be a successful athlete you have to have a lot of discipline.

On screen

My friend Michael has the drive to succeed in business.

To be a successful business woman you need to have a lot of discipline.

I have a lot of drive to make a lot of money.

To be a successful athlete you have to have a lot of discipline.

Presenter

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

See you next time.

Reminder, remind, remember

In the video we heard the word 'reminder':

"Back home with her family and a reminder of why she loves it here."

'Reminder' (sustantivo) es un recordatorio escrito o hablado que le ayuda a acordarse a hacer algo.

E.g. I was sent a reminder about paying my water bill.

'Remind' (verbo) recordarle a alguien hacer algo (que se le puede olvidar=.

E.g. Can you remind me to buy some milk?

'Remember' (verbo) acordarse de algo del pasado.

E.g. I remember when I went on holiday for the first time. It was

very exciting.

Ahora complete las frases con 'reminder', 'remind' or 'remember'.

1. I can't ______________ where I put my car keys.

2. A: Will you ______________ me to call my boss about getting time off?

B: Yes, sure.

3. A: Do you ______________ when we went to the beach last summer?

B: Yes! It was such a lovely hot day.

4. I received another ______________ about paying my rent.

Frases con 'act'

In the video we heard the phrase 'juggling act' which means a difficult task or situation which involves doing many things at the same time.

"Achieng's life both here in Kenya and back in London is now a complicated juggling act."

He aquí más frases con la palabra 'act':

put on an act: to behave in a way that is seen as false

sharpen up your act: to improve your behaviour

be a hard act to follow: to be so good at something that anyone who performs after you will not seem as good as you.

get in on the act: to get involved in something that is already successful

Ahora complete las siguientes frases:

1. Have you seen the new business Paul has set up? It has been very successful. We need to

________________.

2. If he is going to get a job in that company, he really needs to improve and

________________.

3. Johnny always ________________ when the boss comes in. I don't know why he can't be

himself.

4. Mr Brown was a great leader of the company. He will ________________.

Respuestas

Reminder, remind, remember

1. I can't remember where I put my car keys.

2. A: Will you remind me to call my boss about getting time off?

B: Yes, sure.

3. A: Do you remember when we went to the beach last summer?

B: Yes! It was such a lovely hot day.

4. I received another reminder about paying my rent.

Frases con 'act'

1. Have you seen the new business Paul has set up? It has been very successful. We need to

get in on the act.

2. If he is going to get a job in that company, he really needs to improve and sharpen up his

act.

3. Johnny always puts on an act when the boss comes in. I don't know why he can't be

himself.

4. Mr Brown was a great leader of the company. He will be a hard act to follow.















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