Para atleta britânica, Olimpíada em casa aumenta pressão por bom desempenho

Atualizado em  20 de setembro, 2011 - 08:03 (Brasília) 11:03 GMT

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Aprenda inglês com os jogos olímpicos. A pentatleta Jessica Ennis diz que tenta aproveitar a pressão de atuar em Londres para melhorar desempenho.

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Apresentadora

Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Next year the Olympics will be held in London and athletes from all over the world will be travelling to the UK to compete.

But how do athletes from Great Britain feel about competing in their own country?

Let's hear from one of Team GB's track and field athletes, Jessica Ennis.

Listen out for the word pressure and see if you can hear what Jessica is hoping this pressure will do?

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I think all the British athletes are going to feel some amount of pressure next year because it's at home, the Olympics. But yeah I do feel pressure, but it's a nice kind of pressure and I'm hoping that, that pressure can help bring out a better performance in me.

Apresentadora

Watch the clip again.

Clip

I think all the British athletes are going to feel some amount of pressure next year because it's at home, the Olympics. But yeah I do feel pressure, but it's a nice kind of pressure and I'm hoping that, that pressure can help bring out a better performance in me.

Apresentadora

pressure

Legenda na tela

pressure

pressão

Apresentadora

I feel the pressure…

Apresentadora

Jessica said that she is hoping this expectation and hope will bring out a better performance in her.

Legenda na tela

bring out a better performance

a melhorar o desempenho

Apresentadora

I'm hoping that, that pressure can help bring out a better performance in me.

Apresentadora

Well Jessica is already feeling the pressure to perform well at the London 2012 Olympics, but what do people in London feel pressure from?

Let's hear from them.

Entrevistas

I need pressure to work hard in order to perform better.

I play football. I feel pressure to win matches, but I think it makes us perform better as a team.

I don’t usually feel any pressure from friends and family.

Legenda na tela

I need pressure to…

I feel pressure to…

I don't usually feel any pressure from…

Apresentadora

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

I'll see you next time.

Expressões com "bring"

In the video Jessica used the phrasal verb 'bring out' meaning to produce or make something more noticeable

"I'm hoping that, that pressure can help bring out a better performance in me."

Below are some more phrasal verbs with the word 'bring'.

bring about: cause something to happen

bring back: cause something to return

bring up: start talking about something

bring in: introduce or start doing something new

Now complete the sentences with the correct phrasal verb. Choose from one option inside the bracket.

1. The new boss is ___________ new rules about taking time off work. (bringing in / bring back)

2. I do not like the internet! We should ___________ the days before computers! (bring in / bring back)

3. The new opening times will ___________ a change in shopping times. (bring about / bringing up)

4. She kept trying to ___________ the subject of holidays. But I didn't want talk about it as I can't afford to go on one. (bring up / bringing about)

Quantificadores

In the video Jessica used the quantifier 'some amount of':

"… feel some amount of pressure"

Here are some more quantifiers. They refer to increased amounts as you read down the page.

none of

a bit of

lots of

a massive amount of

Now complete the sentences with the correct quantifier. Choose from one option inside the bracket.

1. Next week I have _______________ time off work. I am really looking forward to it. (none of / a bit of)

2. There are _______________ flowers in the garden. It is very colourful. (lots of / none of)

3. Sarah has _______________ experience in the area. She knows exactly what to do. She is perfect for the job. (a massive amount of / a bit of)

4. I couldn’t get any milk. _______________ the supermarkets were open. (none of / a massive amount of)

Respostas

Expressões com "bring"

1. The new boss is bringing in new rules about taking time off work.

2. I do not like the internet! We should bring back the days before computers!

3. The new opening times will bring about a change in shopping times.

4. She kept trying to bring up the subject of holidays. But I didn't want talk about it as I can't afford to go on one.

Quantificadores

1. Next week I have a bit of time off work. I am really looking forward to it.

2. There are lots of flowers in the garden. It is very colourful.

3. Sarah has a massive amount of experience in the area. She knows exactly what to do. She is perfect for the job.

4. I couldn’t get any milk. None of the supermarkets were open.

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