Aprenda inglés con una de las mejores esgrimistas del mundo

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Aprenda inglés con una esgrimista olímpica

En esta serie en video de Aprenda Inglés dedicada a las Olimpiadas de Londres 2012, hablamos con la deportista ucraniana Olga Kharlan para mejorar nuestros conocimientos del idioma.

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Guión y ejercicios

Presenter

Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Today we are hearing about a fencer from Ukraine and learning the word 'glory'.

Olga Kharlan from Ukraine is one of the world's best fencers.

She won a team gold medal in the last Olympics in Beijing.

This week BBC reporter Nicola Pearson has been to meet Olga, who has been able to build her own house from her winnings.

Listen for the word 'glory' and see if you can hear what Olga is leaving behind.

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Olga Kharlan, already a national hero and now Ukraine's brightest hope for Olympic glory in London. Inside her parent's one bed apartment, where Olga still lives some of the time, she showed me the souvenirs and trophies of her success. Olga's silverware isn’t just for show. Her success also means she can leave her family's small flat behind, using her winnings to build this. It's big! Yeah. And all because of fencing? Yeah.

Presenter

Listen again for the word 'glory' and see if you can hear what Olga is leaving behind

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Olga Kharlan, already a national hero and now Ukraine's brightest hope for Olympic glory in London. Inside her parent's one bed apartment, where Olga still lives some of the time, she showed me the souvenirs and trophies of her success. Olga's silverware isn’t just for show. Her success also means she can leave her family's small flat behind. Using her winnings to build this. It's big! Yeah. And all because of fencing? Yeah.

Presenter

We heard the word glory.

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glory

gloria

Presenter

Olga is "Ukraine's brightest hope for Olympic glory".

Did you hear what Olga is leaving behind?

Yes, her family's small flat as with her winnings she has been able to build her family a big house.

Well we have heard about Olga and learnt the word glory, now let's listen to some people in London using this word.

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My favourite footballer led his team to glory on Saturday, winning the league.

I felt a moment of glory when I got the high exam results this year.

I think Britain's cycling team have a good chance of Olympic glory this year.

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My favourite footballer led his team to glory on Saturday, winning the league.

I felt a moment of glory when I got the high exam results this year.

I think Britain's cycling team have a good chance of Olympic glory this year.

Presenter

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

I'll see you next time.


Frases con 'show'

In the video we heard the phrase 'just for show':

"Olga's silverware isn’t just for show. Her success also means she can leave her family's small flat behind."

'Just for show' significa que algo sirve como adorno or como aparentar.

A continuación, más frases con la palabra 'show':

steal the show: to get all the praise and attention at an event

show someone the ropes: to explain how to do something, usually a job

put something on show: to display something publically

Ahora complete las oraciones con la frase correcta:

1. A: Is John starting with the department today?

B: Yes, can you ___________________?

2. A: Did you hear that some of Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings are being ___________________ at a gallery in London?

B: Yes! I am going to try and get tickets.

3. The first band ___________________ at the festival over the weekend. Everyone was talking about their brilliant performance.

Frases con 'success'

In the video we heard about Olga's success:

"Olga's silverware isn’t just for show. Her success also means she can leave her family's small flat behind."

A continuación, más frases con la palabra 'success':

a recipe for success: something which is likely to be successful

a success story: something or someone that has achieved great success

be a victim of your own success: to have problems due to your success

Ahora complete las oraciones con la frase correcta:

1. A: I really want to lose weight.

B: Well the _______________________ is to exercise regularly and eat healthily.

2: Sometime famous people become ____________________.

They can lose their privacy and right to a normal life.

3. The author of the Harry Potter books J.K. Rowling is a real _______________________.

Respuestas

Frases con 'show'

1. A: Is John starting with the department today?

B: Yes, can you show him the ropes?

2. A: Did you hear that some of Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings are being put on showat a

gallery in London?

B: Yes! I am going to try and get tickets.

3. The first band stole the show at the festival over the weekend. Everyone was talking about

their brilliant performance.

Frases con 'success'

1. A: I really want to lose weight.

B: Well the recipe for success is to exercise regularly and eat healthily.

2: Sometimes famous people become victims of their own success. They can lose their privacy

and right to a normal life.

3. The author of the Harry Potter books J.K. Rowling is a real success story.

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