Moda de chocolate para aprender inglés

Última actualización: Martes, 20 de noviembre de 2012

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El chocolate no sólo es algo para ser degustado con el paladar. También puede ser un regalo para la vista como prueban estas creaciones de alta costura hechas de chocolate.

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El chocolate no sólo es algo para ser degustado con el paladar. También puede ser un regalo para la vista como prueban estas creaciones de alta costura hechas de chocolate.

Transcripción en inglés

Fashion good enough to eat.

Models at this Paris show took to the catwalk wearing outfits made almost entirely out of chocolate.

The dresses were inspired by styles from around the world, and included chocolate fudge skirts and intricate golden bodices.

Creating the dresses was a tricky process for the designers, as the combination of human bodies and stage lighting meant that the outfits were likely to melt.


Vocabulario

catwalk

narrow walkway which is used to model clothes

inspired

influenced

intricate

complex

tricky

difficult

to melt

to soften or become liquid

Watch the video online: Edible outfits http://bbc.in/UgAd6k


Ejercicios

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

catwalk / inspired / intricate / tricky / to melt

1. I might start small and offer my services to friends and acquaintances but even that is ______ because you're expected to offer these services as a favour to people you know.

2. The networks of paddies stretch far down the valleys. They are ________ and beautiful, but nobody makes much money here.

3. Seventeen flood warnings have been issued as the snow begins ____________ away, with one bridge in danger of collapse.

4. Members of the clergy from across the North West of England have taken to the __________ to show off the latest in church fashion at an event in Greater Manchester.

5. A new design of sticky tape __________ by observing how beetles and other insects stick to surfaces has been developed.

Respuestas

1. I might start small and offer my services to friends and acquaintances but even that is tricky because you're expected to offer these services as a favour to people you know.

Source: Young workers: Youth unemployment in the Arab world

http://bbc.in/RTKBv9

2. The networks of paddies stretch far down the valleys. They are intricate and beautiful, but nobody makes much money here.

Source: Week in China: Three Gorges dam

http://bbc.in/XHZmpB

3. Seventeen flood warnings have been issued as the snow begins to melt away, with one bridge in danger of collapse.

Source: Flood warnings after snowfall in west of England

http://bbc.in/TCWOHT

4. Members of the clergy from across the North West of England have taken to the catwalk to show off the latest in church fashion at an event in Greater Manchester.

Source: Clergy show off catwalk fashions in Trafford

http://bbc.in/SSWuWZ

5. A new design of sticky tape inspired by observing how beetles and other insects stick to surfaces has been developed.

Source: Sticky tape inspired by beetles

http://bbc.in/SRDO90

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