Aprenda inglés en una viña de Sudáfrica

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En el patio de la famosa cárcel de la Isla Robben, Sudáfrica, un grupo de voluntarios se ocupa de unas vides, cuidadas en el pasado por Nelson Mandela.

Transcripción en inglés

The poignant fruits of a prison courtyard.

On South Africa's Robben Island, famous for its jail, volunteers are harvesting vines planted in a garden once tended by its most famous inmate, Nelson Mandela.

Over the years many people have been accused of trying to cash in on the Mandela brand but the participants in this scheme see it as a way of cherishing his memory.

Vocabulario

poignant
causing a strong emotional feeling

tended by
looked after by

inmate
prisoner

to cash in on
to take advantage of a connection or association with a person or event, often for financial gain

cherishing
affectionately protecting

Watch the video online The fruits of hard labour: http://bbc.in/X0pqOg


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.

poignant / tended by / inmate / to cash in on / cherishing

1. Alexander Solzhenitsyn described a day in the life of a prison camp _______________ , Ivan Denisovich Shukhov.

2. The exercise courtyard of Saint-Martin-de-Re prison in western France is home to a [vegetable] patch which prisoners are allowed _______________.

3. The spiralling cost of education in many parts of the world, coupled with the ease of finding out about foreign courses on the internet, mean that more and more students are deciding to study abroad.

And English-speaking nations like the Philippines are primed _______________ this trend.

4. We rightly _______________ our back yards and green spaces, and we'll defend them passionately when projects are announced.

5. The bell towers - like that of Mirandola's Duomo, ravaged by gaping cracks - are in some ways the most _______________ architectural victims of all.


Respuestas

1. Alexander Solzhenitsyn described a day in the life of a prison camp inmate, Ivan Denisovich Shukhov.

Source: Solzhenitsyn's One Day: The book that shook the USSR

http://bbc.in/QqzChk

2. The exercise courtyard of Saint-Martin-de-Re prison in western France is home to a patch which prisoners are allowed to tend.

Source: French prisoners 'cultivated cannabis' at Saint-Martin-de-Re

http://bbc.in/NIuxel

3. The spiralling cost of education in many parts of the world, coupled with the ease of finding out about foreign courses on the internet, mean that more and more students are deciding to study abroad.

And English-speaking nations like the Philippines are primed to cash in on this trend.

http://bbc.in/Tryd7a

4. We rightly cherish our back yards and green spaces, and we'll defend them passionately when projects are announced.

Source:Is Britain experiencing a golden age of engineering?

http://bbc.in/VxTOi0

5. The bell towers - like that of Mirandola's Duomo, ravaged by gaping cracks - are in some ways the most poignant architectural victims of all.

Source:The race to save Italy's Renaissance treasures

http://bbc.in/10DFdmf



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