Beckham relata emoção com transformação de área carente para Olimpíadas

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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

transformação

Presenter

David described this transformation as incredible.

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incredible

incrível

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?

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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.

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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.


Football idioms

In the video we heard from footballer David Beckham.

Below are some football idioms:

kick off: the start of an event

move the goalposts: when someone keeps changing the rules

when you are trying to do something

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

play ball: cooperate

drop the ball: make a mistake

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

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.


Idioms with 'pay'

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.”

Below are some phrasal verbs with ‘up’:

own up: to admit to doing something wrong

meet up: to meet another person

pay up: to pay back money you owe

give up: to admit defeat and not make the effort anymore

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

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.


Answers

Football idioms

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.

'Up’ phrasal verbs

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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