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Aprenda inglés contemplando un árbol de Navidad flotante

Última actualización: Miércoles, 12 de diciembre de 2012

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El mayor árbol de Navidad flotante del mundo se ha convertido en la gran atracción de Río de Janeiro durante el periodo navideño.

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El mayor árbol de Navidad flotante del mundo se ha convertido en la gran atracción de Río de Janeiro durante el periodo navideño. Aprenda nuevo vocabulario realacionado con las Navidades en el siguiente video.

Transcripción en inglés

The festive season has got underway in Rio de Janeiro in spectacular style.

The world's largest floating Christmas tree has been lit up in the heart of the city.

Over 100,000 people flocked to the lagoon to watch a six-minute fireworks show. It’s become one of Rio's main tourist attractions.

This year, the decorations on the 85 metre-high structure have been based on the four seasons.


Vocabulario

the festive season

the Christmas and New Year period

lit up

illuminated

flocked to

travelled in great numbers

fireworks show

display of colourful explosives used for entertainment

decorations

things used to make something look more attractive

Watch the video online: Floating Christmas trees URL HERE


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.

the festive season/lit up/flocked to/fireworks show/decorations

1. The latest to be __________ , and some of the most famous, are on Regent Street in central London..

2. The Lamma IV had been carrying employees of Hong Kong Electric and their family members to watch the __________ held to celebrate China's National Day.

3. The campaign's online animation delivers a message about how easy it can be to lose count of the amount you drink over __________.

4. Constructed largely from waste, it contains video tapes, toothbrushes and even Christmas __________.

5. Arab foreign ministers __________ Gaza to demonstrate solidarity, while Egypt mediated a ceasefire that included provisions to ease Israel's blockade of Gaza.

Respuestas

1. The latest to be lit up, and some of the most famous, are on Regent Street in central London.

Source: Christmas lights: Designing Regent Street's display

http://bbc.in/THR9hK

2. The Lamma IV had been carrying employees of Hong Kong Electric and their family members to watch the fireworks show held to celebrate China's National Day.

Source: Hong Kong ferry crash: British child among dead

http://bbc.in/RbtJzU

3. The campaign's online animation delivers a message about how easy it can be to lose count of the amount you drink over the festive season.

Source: Alcohol campaign targets parents on 12 'Drinking' Days of Christmas

http://bbc.in/U9thnh

4. Constructed largely from waste, it contains video tapes, toothbrushes and even Christmas decorations.

Source: Brighton university recreates designer's rubbish house

http://bbc.in/TpOXy0

5. Arab foreign ministers flocked to Gaza to demonstrate solidarity, while Egypt mediated a ceasefire that included provisions to ease Israel's blockade of Gaza.

Source: Palestinian UN status vote more than symbolic?

http://bbc.in/V5mqdn

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