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Aprenda inglés con dos fondistas de Kenia

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Aprenda inglés con dos fondistas de Kenia

En esta serie de Aprenda Inglés dedicada a los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012, le presentamos a los hermanos Lilet y Moses Masai, dos fondistas de Kenia, para que ponga a prueba sus conocimientos del idioma.

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Presenter

Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Kenya is known for having excellent long distance runners, two of which are Linet and Moses Masai.

Today we go to their school in Kenya to find out why the place they grew up in has helped them win competitions.

Listen for the words 'altitude' and 'resilient'.

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Linet and Moses went to school here - Bishop Okiring Secondary. It’s a sporty school high up in the foothills of Mount Elgon. The high altitude means there’s less oxygen in the air, which makes it harder to breathe and harder to run. But because these kids are used to training in these conditions they become extra resilient, giving them an added advantage when they race against others at lower altitude.

Presenter

Listen again for the words 'altitude' and 'resilient'.

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Linet and Moses went to school here - Bishop Okiring Secondary. It’s a sporty school high up in the foothills of Mount Elgon. The high altitude means there’s less oxygen in the air, which makes it harder to breathe and harder to run. But because these kids are used to training in these conditions they become extra resilient, giving them an added advantage when they race against others at lower altitude.

Presenter

Did you hear the word 'altitude'?

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altitude

altitud

Presenter

"The high altitude means there’s less oxygen in the air …"

We heard the word 'resilient'.

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resilient

fuerte

Presenter

… in these conditions they become extra resilient, giving them that added advantage

Well we have heard that due to the high altitude of where the school is, the children become extra resilient meaning they can run faster at lower altitudes.

Now, let's hear from some people in London.

Listen to them using the word 'resilient'.

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You need to be resilient when looking for a job because you may get many rejections.

I think I am a very resilient person.

I think taking vitamins in winter can help make your body resilient to colds.

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You need to be resilient when looking for a job because you may get many rejections.

I think I am a very resilient person.

I think taking vitamins in winter can help make your body resilient to colds.

Presenter

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

See you next time.

Ejercicios

Frases con 'make'

In the video we heard the word 'make':

"The high altitude means there's less oxygen in the air, which makes it harder to breathe…"

'Make' tiene muchos significados:

'Make' puede significar producir algo.

Por ejemplo: I want to make a sandwich for my lunch today.

'Make' puede significar causar algo.

Por ejemplo: My husband always makes such a mess in the house.

'Make' puede significar llevar a cabo algo.

Por ejemplo: Remind me to make that phone call to the dentist.

'Make' puede significar obligar a alguien hacer algo.

Por ejemplo: You shouldn't make him play football if he doesn't want to.

'Make' puede significar sumar.

Por ejemplo: If you add 5 and 6 together it makes 11.

Frases con 'advantage' / 'disadvantage'

In the video we heard the word 'advantage'.

"… giving them the added advantage when they race against others at lower altitude."

'Advantage' significa algo o una situación que le puede dar mejor oportunidad a un resultado favorable o deseable.

Por ejemplo: His speed on the pitch gives him a big advantage over other footballers.

'Disadvantage' significa lo opuesto, algo o una situación que le puede dar menor oportunidad a un resultado favorable o deseable.

Por ejemplo: One disadvantage of living in the countryside is that it takes me a long time to get to work in the city.

Ahora complete las siguientes frases con 'advantage' o 'disadvantage'

1. One ________________ of living in the countryside is that it can be quieter than living in the city, which I prefer.

2. He is very tall and I think it gives him an ________________ when he is playing basketball as he can score points easier.

3. The ________________ of booking flights earlier is that you can usually get them at a better price.

4. The ________________ of living in London is that it is very expensive.

Repuestas

Advantage / disadvantage

1. One advantage of living in the countryside is that it can be quieter than living in the city, which I prefer.

2. He is very tall and I think it gives him an advantage when he is playing basketball as he can score points easier.

3. The advantage of booking flights earlier is that you can usually get them at a better price.

4. The disadvantage of living in London is that it is very expensive.

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