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Aprenda inglés con los deportistas más veloces

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Aprenda inglés con los atletas más veloces del mundo

En esta serie en video de Aprenda Inglés dedicada a los deportes, entrénese con dos deportistas rivales en la disciplina de velocidad, Usain Bolt y Tyson Gay.

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Presenter

Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Today we are hearing about the two fastest men in the world and learning the words, rivalry, phenomenal and dedicate.

Usain Bolt from Jamaica and Tyson Gay from the USA are the two fastest men in the world.

So is there any rivalry between them?

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rivalry

rivalidad

Presenter

Let's hear a bit more about the sprinters.

Here is BBC reporter Leon Mann.

Listen for the words phenomenal and dedicates.

Clip

These are the two fastest men to ever step foot on the planet. Jamaica's Usain Bolt holds the world record over the 100m with a phenomenal time of 9.58 seconds, while Tyson Gay is the fastest American of all time, having completed the same distance in 9.69 seconds.

Here in Clermont, Florida, Gay shows me around the track he dedicates long hours to each day to give himself the best possible chance of dethroning Bolt as the world's fastest human.

Presenter

Listen again for the words phenomenal and dedicates.

Clip

These are the two fastest men to ever step foot on the planet. Jamaica's Usain Bolt holds the world record over the 100m with a phenomenal time of 9.58 seconds, while Tyson Gay is the fastest American of all time, having completed the same distance in 9.69 seconds.

Here in Clermont, Florida, Gay shows me around the track he dedicates long hours to each day to give himself the best possible chance of dethroning Bolt as the world's fastest human.

Presenter

Leon said the word phenomenal.

On screen

phenomenal

fenomenal

Presenter

Usain Bolt holds the world record with a phenomenal time of 9.58 seconds.

Leon said Tyson dedicates long hours to running.

On screen

dedicate

dedica

Presenter

He dedicates long hours each day.

Well we have learnt the words, rivalry, phenomenal and dedicate.

Let's listen to some people in London using the verb dedicate and the noun form of this word dedication.

Vox pops

I dedicate three hours to studying every day.

You need a lot of dedication to be successful.

I dedicate quite a lot of my time to raising money for charity.

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I dedicate three hours to studying every day.

You need a lot of dedication to be successful.

I dedicate quite a lot of my time to raising money for charity.

Presenter

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

See you next time.


Prefijos

In the video the reporter used the word 'dethrone' meaning to remove someone from their position of power.

"… to give him the best possible chance of dethroning Bolt"

He used the prefix de- to change the meaning of the word throne.

Los prefijos son partículas que se agregan al principio de una palabra para cambiar el significado.

He aquí unos ejemplos que, al añadir el prefijo, la palabra tiene el significado opuesto:

- un

lock unlock

happy unhappy

- dis

appear disappear

agree disagree

- im

patient impatient

possible impossible

Frases con 'time'

In the video the phrase 'of all time' was used.

"Tyson Gay is the fastest American of all time"

In this context 'of all time' means Tyson is the fastest American athlete in recorded history.

Más frases con la palabra 'time':

for all time: always

in next to no time: very quickly

waste time: to not make good use of your time

no time to lose: you need to do something quickly or in a hurry

Ahora complete los siguientes ejemplos con la frase correcta.

1. My parcel arrived _______________. I received it this morning and I only ordered it yesterday afternoon.

2. He said he would love her _______________. It was very romantic.

3. I really have _______________. I have to deliver my report in one hour.

4. Stop _______________ chatting to your friends and listen when you are in class.

Respuestas

Frases con 'time'

1. My parcel arrived in next to no time. I received it this morning and I only ordered it

yesterday afternoon.

2. He said he would love her for all time. It was very romantic.

3. I really have no time to lose. I have to deliver my report in one hour.

4. Stop wasting time chatting to your friends and listen when you are in class.


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