Aprenda inglés con un remero iraquí

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Aprenda inglés con un remero iraquí

En esta serie en video de Aprenda Inglés dedicada a los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012, le presentamos a Haider Rashid, un remero de Irak. Vea el video y su guión, y póngase a prueba con algunos ejercicios.

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Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Today we’re hearing about a rower from Iraq and learning the phrasal verbs 'pay off' and 'carry on'.

Some of the athletes we have heard about in this Talking Sport series will make it to the London Olympic Games and sadly some won't.

Sometimes the years of training don't always pay off.

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Presenter

Today we find out whether or not Iraqi rower Haider Rashid has qualified for this year's Olympics.

Matthew Pinsent has been to Haider's Olympic qualifying event in South Korea.

Listen for the phrasal verb 'carry on'.

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Having won his heat he now needs to finish in the top three in this race to qualify. Come on! Come on! He's going to finish 4th. That was fourth by what - that far! I finished in fourth place. It was 7.11, I was 7.12. Do you want to carry on with the sport and carry on with rowing? Yeah yeah sure, I will stay with the sport. It's not the end of the world if I don’t go to the Olympic Games.

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Listen again for the phrasal verb 'carry on'.

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Having won his heat he now needs to finish in the top three in this race to qualify. Come on! Come on! He's going to finish 4th. That was fourth by what - that far! I finished in fourth place. It was 7.11, I was 7.12. Do you want to carry on with the sport and carry on with rowing? Yeah yeah sure, I will stay with the sport. It's not the end of the world if I don’t go to the Olympic Games.

Presenter

So sadly Haider Rashid won't be competing at this year's Olympic Games in London.

But Haider did say he will stay with the sport and carry on rowing.

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carry on with rowing

Well we have heard Haider has not qualified for the London Games and we have learnt the phrasal verbs 'pay off' and 'carry on'. Now, let's hear from some people in London using these phrasal verbs.

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I believe that hard work will always pay off.

I intend to carry on studying design for the next two years.

My friend hopes all his studying will pay off when he gets his exam results.

I am from France but I want to carry on living in London for the next few years before I go back.

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I believe that hard work will always pay off.

I intend to carry on studying design for the next two years.

My friend hopes all his studying will pay off when he gets his exam results.

I am from France but I want to carry on living in London for the next few years before I go back.

Presenter

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

See you next time.

Ejercicios

Expresiones con 'carry'

In the video we heard the phrasal verb 'carry on' meaning continue with something:

"Do you want to carry on with the sport and carry on with rowing?"

A continuación encontrarás algunas expresiones con 'carry':

carry something out: to complete a task

get carried away: to lose your self control

carry something off: to achieve something difficult

Ahora complete las oraciones con la expresión correcta (la forma verbal podría cambiar):

1. We will be _________________ a survey about how often people use public transport.

2. Don't _________________! You need to remain calm and think the situation through properly.

3. It was a very difficult task but he _________________ with great skill.

Expresiones con 'pay'

In the video we heard the phrasal verb 'pay off' which in this context meant to give good results or be successful:

"Sometimes the years of training don't always pay off."

A continuación, algunas frases con 'pay':

pay your dues: to work hard and often do unpleasant tasks over a long period of time to achieve your final goal

pay the price: to accept an unpleasant outcome due to your actions

pay your way: to pay for everything you need or use without accepting help from others

pay over the odds: to pay more for an item than it is worth

Ahora complete las oraciones con la expresión correcta (la forma verbal podría cambiar):

1. That car was not worth the money Claire paid for it. She definitely _________________.

2. Can I come on holiday with you? I promise to _________________.

3. I have worked at the company for five years and I have really _________________. It is time that I got a promotion!

4. I have _________________ for not studying for my exams. Now I will have to repeat the school year.

Respuestas

Expresiones con 'carry'

1. We will be carrying out a survey about how often people use public transport.

2. Don't get carried away! You need to remain calm and think the situation through properly.

3. It was a very difficult task but he carried it off with great skill.

Expresiones con 'pay'

1. That car was not worth the money Claire paid for it. She definitely paid over the odds.

2. Can I come on holiday with you? I promise to pay my way.

3. I have worked at the company for five years and I have really paid my dues. It is time that I got a promotion!

4. I have paid the price for not studying for my exams. Now I will have to repeat the school year.

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