Aprenda inglés con David Beckham

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Aprenda inglés con el futbolista David Beckham

En esta serie en video de Aprenda Inglés dedicada a los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012, le presentamos al mundialmente famoso futbolista inglés David Beckham. Vea el video y su guión, y póngase a prueba con algunos ejercicios.

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Presenter

Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Today we’re hearing from a famous footballer and we are learning the words ‘transformation’ and ‘incredible’.

The London Olympics are nearly here and London is getting ready for the biggest sporting event.

One person looking forward to the Olympics is footballer, David Beckham.

As well as being a world-class sportsman David Beckham is also from London.

So how does he feel about the Olympics being in his hometown?

Let’s hear from him.

Listen for the words ‘transformation’ and ‘incredible’.

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To see the transformation in the East End of London, somewhere where I was brought up as a kid, is really incredible. But as a fan of the Olympics, as a dad as well, to be able to say that I’m going to be able to take my sons and my daughter to an Olympic games in a place where I grew up, I’m proud of that.

Presenter

Listen again for the words ‘transformation’ and ‘incredible’.

Clip

To see the transformation in the East End of London, somewhere where I was brought up as a kid, is really incredible. But as a fan of the Olympics, as a dad as well, to be able to say that I’m going to be able to take my sons and my daughter to an Olympic games in a place where I grew up, I’m proud of that.

Presenter

David said the word ‘transformation’.

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transformation

transformación

Presenter

David described this transformation as incredible.

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incredible

increíble

Presenter

To see the transformation in the East End of London, somewhere I was brought up as a kid, is really incredible

Well we have heard that David thinks the transformation in the East End of London is incredible.

Now let's hear from some people in London. What do they think is incredible?

Vox pops

I think the London Olympics will be an incredible event because of all the talented athletes that will be competing.

The beaches in the south of France are incredible. They are so beautiful.

I think the opening ceremony at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was incredible because of the amazing fireworks.

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I think the London Olympics will be an incredible event because of all the talented athletes that will be competing.

The beaches in the south of France are incredible. They are so beautiful.

I think the opening ceremony at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was incredible because of the amazing fireworks.

Presenter

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

See you next time.

Ejercicios

Modismos del fútbol

In the video we heard from footballer David Beckham.

A continuación, algunos modismos del fútbol:

kick off: the start of an event/el comienzo de un evento

move the goalposts: when someone keeps changing the rules

when you are trying to do something/cuando alguien cambia las reglas una y otra vez

be on the ball: be able to react and understand things quickly/reaccionar rápido

play ball: cooperate/cooperar

drop the ball: make a mistake/cometer un error

Ahora complete las oraciones con la frase correcta:

1. It is important that we all _________________ and work together.

2. I have a very important meeting in the morning and I really need to _________________.

3. We were going to sign the contract, but they kept _________________ and we decided not to.

4. We really need to make sure we don’t _________________ on this project. Everything needs to be done right with no mistakes.

5. The 2012 London Olympics _________________ on the 27th July.

Verbos con la partícula 'up'

In the video we heard the phrasal verb ‘grew up’:

“… to be able to take my sons and my daughter to an Olympic games in a place where I grew up, I’m proud of that.”

A continuación, algunos verbos con'up':

own up: to admit to doing something wrong/declararse culpable

meet up: to meet another person/tener una cita con alguien

pay up: to pay back money you owe/cancelar sus deudas

give up: to admit defeat and not make the effort anymore/darse por vencido

Ahora complete las oraciones con el verbo correcto:

1. We have arranged to _________ at the restaurant near work on Friday night.

2. We had to remind them to _________. They completely forgot to pay their bill.

3. John _________ to his mistakes and admitted he was wrong.

4. By 4pm that day I had _________ trying to solve the computer problem.

Respuestas

Modismos del fútbol

1. It is important that we all play ball and work together.

2. I have a very important meeting in the morning and I really need to be on the ball.

3. We were going to sign the contract, but they kept moving the goalposts and we decided not to.

4. We really need to make sure we don’t drop the ball on this project. Everything needs to be done right with no mistakes.

5. The 2012 London Olympics kick off on the 27th July.

Verbos con la partícula 'up'

1. We have arranged to meet up at the restaurant near work on Friday night.

2. We had to remind them to pay up. They completely forgot to pay their bill.

3. John owned up to his mistakes and admitted he was wrong.

4. By 4pm that day I had given up trying to solve the computer problem.

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