Aprenda inglés con una yudoca brasileña

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Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Today we’re hearing about a judoka from Brazil and learning the phrases 'on track' and 'taking up'.

Sarah Menezes is a judoka from Brazil.

She is currently third in the world in judo and is hoping to win an Olympic medal in London this year.

BBC reporter Julia Carneiro has been to meet Sarah.

Listen for the phrases 'on track' and 'taking up'.

Far from the beaches of Rio, on the edge of the rainforest, is the state of Piaui and this is the local hero. Meet Sarah Menezes, Brazil's judo superstar. She's third in the world and on track to compete in her second Olympic games this summer. Brazil is far better known for football than judo, but thanks to Sarah's determination and success this club says it's seen a huge rise in the number of young people, especially girls, taking up the sport.

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Listen again for the phrases 'on track' and 'taking up'.

Far from the beaches of Rio, on the edge of the rainforest, is the state of Piaui and this is the local hero. Meet Sarah Menezes, Brazil's judo superstar. She's third in the world and on track to compete in her second Olympic games this summer. Brazil is far better known for football than judo, but thanks to Sarah's determination and success this club says it's seen a huge rise in the number of young people, especially girls, taking up the sport.

Julia said the phrase 'on track'.

on track

en camino

"She's third in the world and on track to compete in her second Olympic games."

Did you hear the phrase 'taking up'?

taking up

retomando

There has been a rise in the number of young people taking up the sport.

Well we have heard that more young people are taking up judo in Brazil. Now, let's hear from some people in London. What activities or sports do they want to take up?

This year I want to take up boxing.

My nephew wants to take up football.

This year I want to take up netball.

This year I want to take up boxing.

My nephew wants to take up football.

This year I want to take up netball.

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

See you next time.

Ejercicios

Expresiones con 'take'

In the video we heard the phrasal verb 'taking up'

"… it's seen a huge rise in the number of young people, especially girls taking up the sport."

A continuación, más expresiones con 'take':

takes after: to look and/or act similar to someone older in your family

take on: to have responsibility for something

take back: to return something

take over from: to replace usually people

Completa las frases con la expresión correcta. (La forma verbal podría cambiar)

1. Mr Smith is ____________ Mrs Brown as head of the company.

2. Remind me to ____________ those books to the library.

3. Over the last year I have ____________ a lot more responsibilities at work.

4. Gemma really ____________ her mother. They have the same eyes and hair colour.

´Track´

In the video we heard the phrase 'on track':

"She's third in the world and on track to compete in her second Olympic games this summer."

A continuación, más expresiones con la palabra 'track':

lose track: to not concentrate on what is happening

off the beaten track: a place that not many people know about or go to

have the inside track: to have knowledge in a situation that nobody else has

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

1. She has a holiday home _______________ in Ireland. It is a beautiful house in the middle

of the countryside. It is very relaxing and peaceful.

2. Entertainment reporters always need to _______________ on what celebrities are doing.

3. The lecture was very confusing. I _______________ after ten minutes!

Respuestas

Expresiones con 'take'

1. Mr Smith is taking over from Mrs Brown as head of the company.

2. Remind me to take back those books to the library.

3. Over the last year I have taken on a lot more responsibilities at work.

4. Gemma really takes after her mother. They have the same eyes and hair colour.

Expresiones con 'track'

1. She has a holiday home off the beaten track in Ireland. It is a beautiful house in the middle

of the countryside. It is very relaxing and peaceful.

2. Entertainment reporters always need to have the inside track on what celebrities are doing.

3. The lecture was very confusing. I lost track after ten minutes!

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