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Aprenda inglés con dos estrellas del clavado de China

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Aprenda inglés con dos clavadistas de China

En esta serie de Aprenda Inglés dedicada a los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012, le presentamos a He Zi y Wu Minxia, dos clavadistas chinas, para que practique sus conocimientos del idioma.

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Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Today we are hearing about two divers from China and learning the phrase 'no room for error'.

He Zi and Wu Minxia are two divers from China.

They will dive together at this year's Olympic games in London.

Let's hear from BBC reporter Michael Bristow who has been to meet the divers.

Listen for how many Olympic medals Wu Minxia has already won and listen for the phrase 'no room for error'.

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Diving is years of training. He Zi has been practising the art since she was six. Barring injuries, she’ll perform at the London Olympics. This is who she'll be diving with - Wu Minxia. She's already won two Olympic gold medals. The two athletes must be in complete symmetry. In London, there’ll be no room for error.

Presenter

Listen again for how many Olympic medals Wu Minxia has already won and listen for the phrase 'no room for error'.

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Diving is years of training. He Zi has been practising the art since she was six. Barring injuries, she’ll perform at the London Olympics. This is who she'll be diving with - Wu Minxia. She's already won two Olympic gold medals. The two athletes must be in complete symmetry. In London, there’ll be no room for error.

Presenter

Did you hear how many Olympic medals Wu Minxia has already won?

Yes, Wu Minxia has already won two Olympic medals.

We heard the phrase 'no room for error'.

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no room for error

sin lugar para el error

Presenter

In London there will be no room for error.

Well we have heard about He Zi and Wu Minxia and learnt the phrase 'no room for error'.

Now, let's listen to some people in London using this phrase.

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When a pilot is landing a plane there is no room for error.

There is no room for error when competing in the Olympics.

There is no room for error in a medical operation.

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When a pilot is landing a plane there is no room for error.

There is no room for error when competing in the Olympics.

There is no room for error in a medical operation.

Presenter

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

See you next time.

Ejercicios

Frases con "Must", "mustn't" & "needn't"

In the video we heard the word 'must':

"The two athletes must be in complete symmetry."

'Must' se usa cuando es importante hacer algo.

E.g. I must pass my exams to get into university.

'Mustn't' se usa cuando es importante no hacer algo.

E.g. You mustn't run beside the swimming pool as you may slip and hurt yourself.

'Needn't' se usa cuando no es necesario hacer algo.

E.g. You needn't worry about getting a job. There are plenty of companies looking for people.

Ahora complete las frases con "must", "mustn't" or "needn't":

1. I __________ buy some milk. I don't have any in the house.

2. We __________ book the holiday now. We have plenty of time to get a trip organised.

3. You __________ lose this key. It is the only key we have to get into the house.

4. I __________ remember to send Debbie a birthday card.

'Since' and 'for'

In the video we heard the word 'since':

"He Zi has been practising the art since she was six."

Las palabras 'since' y 'for' se usan para referirse a la duración de un algocan both be used to refer to how long something has been happening.

'Since' se usa al referirse a un punto específico en el tiempo:

E.g. I have been playing football since I was five years old.

'For' se usa al referirse a un período de tiempo.

E.g. I have been living in London for two years.

Ahora complete las frases con "since" o "for":

1. I have been working in this company _________ January.

2. We have been in a relationship _________ three years.

3. It has been sunny _________ a few days.

4. John has been in the office _________ 7 o'clock.

Respuestas

"Must", "mustn't" & "needn't"

1. I must buy some milk. I don't have any in the house.

2. We needn't book the holiday now. We have plenty of time to get a trip organised.

3. You mustn't lose this key. It is the only key we have to get into the house.

4. I must remember to send Debbie a birthday card.

"Since" and "for"

1. I have been working in this company since January.

2. We have been in a relationship for three years.

3. It has been sunny for a few days.

4. John has been in the office since 7 o'clock.

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