Aprenda inglés con una velocista de Namibia

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Aprenda inglés con una velocista de Namibia

En esta serie en video de Aprenda Inglés dedicada a los deportes, les presentamos a Merlin Diamond, una de las esperanzas namibias para los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012.

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Presenter

Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Today we will hear from Namibian sprinter Merlin Diamond and we will be learning the phrase 'so badly'.

Merlin Diamond is a 100 and 200 m sprinter from Namibia and hopes to compete for her country in the London 2012 Olympics.

So how much does Merlin want to be at the Olympics?

Let's hear from her.

Listen for how many times a day Merlin plans on training.

And listen to how she uses the phrase 'so badly'.

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I would do anything to be there, because for now I'll be training at least 3 times per day, you know just to qualify for the Olympics again. I want to get Namibia a medal so badly, you know, put Namibia on the top.

Presenter

Listen for how many times a day Merlin plans on training.

And listen to how Merlin uses the phrase 'so badly'.

Clip

I would do anything to be there, because for now I'll be training at least 3 times per day, you know, just to qualify for the Olympics again. I want to get Namibia a medal so badly, you know, put Namibia on the top.

Presenter

Merlin said she plans on training at least three times per day.

I'll be training at least 3 times per day.

Merlin said she wants to get Namibia a medal so badly.

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so badly

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Presenter

I want to get Namibia a medal so badly.

Well we know that Merlin really wants to win a medal for her country but what do some people in London want so badly.

Let's hear from them.

Vox pops

I want to get a new job so badly.

I want to travel so badly.

I want to graduate from university so badly.

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I want to get a new job so badly.

I want to travel so badly.

I want to graduate from university so badly.

Presenter

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

See you next time.

Frases con 'Would'

In the video Merlin said she would do anything to be at the Olympics.

"I would do anything to be there."

Se usa la palabra 'would' al imaginarse una actuación o una situación.

e.g. I would love to live in the countryside.

Se usa 'would' al imaginarse cosas del presente.

e.g. I would call Claire but my phone is broken.

Se usa 'would have' al imaginarse cosas del pasado.

e.g. I would have called Claire but my phone was broken.

'Would' se usa a menudo en frases con 'if'.

e.g. I would visit Thomas if I knew where he lived.

Ahora complete las frases con 'would' or 'would have'

1. I ___________ love to go to Australia on holiday, but I don't have enough money.

2. I ___________ bought that car, but it was too expensive.

3. We ___________ go to the park today, but the weather is too wet.

4. I ___________ gone to the cinema, if that new action film was showing.

Modismos con 'Bad'

A continuación unos modismos con la palabra 'bad':

a bad egg: a person who behaves in a bad way

go from bad to worse: when a situation gets worse than it already is

take the bad with the good: accept the bad things and the

good things without complaining

show someone in a bad light: describe or show someone in a bad way

Ahora complete las frases con el modismo correcto.

1. Nothing is working today. The project has ______________.

2. In life good things happen and bad things happen. You really need to learn to ______________.

3. Don't go into business with her. She really is ______________ and you will regret it.

4. David told me about Sam. He told me a lot of horrible things about him. He really ______________.

Respuestas

Would

1. I would love to go to Australia on holiday, but I don't have enough money.

2. I would have bought that car, but it was too expensive.

3. We would go to the park today, but the weather is too wet.

4. I would have gone to the cinema, if that new action film was showing.

Bad

1. Nothing is working today. The project has gone from bad to worse.

2. In life good things happen and bad things happen. You really need to learn to take the bad

with the good.

3. Don't go into business with her. She really is a bad egg and you will regret it.

4. David told me about Sam. He told me a lot of horrible things about him. He really showed

him in a bad light.

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