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Talking Sport, Week 47

Transcript

Presenter

Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Today we’re hearing about Britain's best triathlete and learning the words 'pursue' and 'attempt'.

A triathlon involves three sports – swimming, cycling and running.

Alistair Brownlee is one of Britain's best hopes for Olympic success.

He is the current World Triathlon Champion and also won the title in 2009.

So what training does a triathlete need to do before a competition?

BBC reporter Kieron Fox has been to meet Alistair and the other British triathletes to see what training is involved.

Listen for the words 'pursue' and 'attempt'.

Clip

Training starts early with a two-hour swim session where the British triathletes plough the lanes of the local swimming pool. After breakfast it's out to the lakes and the forest tracks for a one-hour run. That’s followed by a 100km bike ride, more than double the distance they would expect to do in competition.

Alistair Brownlee is Britain's best triathlete. Alistair gave up Cambridge University to pursue triathlon, becoming world champion at the first attempt.

Presenter

Listen again for the words 'pursue' and 'attempt'.

Clip

Training starts early with a two-hour swim session where the British triathletes plough the lanes of the local swimming pool. After breakfast it's out to the lakes and the forest tracks for a one-hour run. That’s followed by a 100km bike ride, more than double the distance they would expect to do in competition.

Alistair Brownlee is Britain's best triathlete. Alistair gave up Cambridge University to pursue triathlon, becoming world champion at the first attempt.

Presenter

In the clip we heard the word 'pursue'.

On screen

pursue

دنبال کردن

Presenter

"Alistair gave up Cambridge University to pursue triathlon"

We also heard the word 'attempt'.

On screen

attempt

سعی

Presenter

"… becoming world champion at the first attempt."

Well we have learnt the word 'pursue' and the noun form of the word 'attempt'. Now let's hear from some people in London using the verb form of the word attempt.

Vox pops

I want to attempt to run the London Marathon.

I want to attempt to learn the local language when I go on holiday this month.

I want to attempt to pass my driving test this year.

On screen

I want to attempt to run the London Marathon.

I want to attempt to learn the local language when I go on holiday this month.

I want to attempt to pass my driving test this year.

Presenter

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

See you next time.

Phrasal verbs with 'give'

In the video we heard that Alistair Brownlee 'gave up' Cambridge University for his sport.

"Alistair gave up Cambridge University to pursue triathlon, becoming world champion at the first attempt."

'Gave up' means to stop or end something.

Below are some phrasal verbs with 'give'

give something back: return something

give something out: to distribute something

give in: to agree with something after disagreeing at first

Now complete the sentences with the correct phrase from above. The form of the phrase may need to be changed.

1. I need to ______these books ___________ to the library.

2. She kept asking me to buy her a mobile phone. I eventually

_________________ and bought her one.

3. A: Will you be _________________ any notes on this lecture?

B: Yes. I will hand them out at the end of the class.

Multiple sporting events

In the video we heard about Alistair Brownlee and his sport, triathlon.

A triathlon features three events – swimming, running and cycling.

Below are some more sports. Complete how many events you think each event has.

e.g. triathlon: __3__

pentathlon: _____

heptathlon: _____

biathlon: _____

decathlon: _____

Answers

Phrasal verbs with 'give'

1. I need to give these books back to the library.

2. She kept asking me to buy her a mobile phone. I eventually gave in and bought her one.

3. A: Will you be giving out any notes on this lecture?

B: Yes. I will hand them out at the end of the class.

Multiple sporting events

pentathlon: __5__

heptathlon: __7__

biathlon: __2__

decathlon: __10__