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Aprenda inglés en una mina siberiana

Última actualización: Miércoles, 3 de abril de 2013

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Música en una mina de níquel anima a los mineros de Siberia. Aprenda nuevo vocabulario en el siguiente video.

Transcripción en inglés


nickel minetreat
swapped
boost productivitypositive attitude

Vocabulario

nickel mine
a hole in the ground from which nickel, a silver-white metal, is removed

treat
something special and enjoyable you do or buy for yourself or someone else

swapped
gave something in exchange for something else

boost productivity
increase the rate at which goods are produced

positive attitude
good feeling or opinion about something


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.


nickel mine / treat / swapped / boost productivity / positive attitude

1. He ________ his military fatigues for elegant business suits, but - in contrast to his jovial and temperamental father - remains a reserved figure.

2. After being plant foreman of the Bindura ________ for 10 years, he climbed the unionist ladder until in 1988, he was elected secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions.

3. The usual American fast food outlets are spread around Cambridge but there are also takeaways or 'chippies', selling fish and chips, a national ________.

4. "Under this funding round 121 projects from all corners of coastal Scotland have received £5.8m, to support modernisation, expansion and _________."

5. According to a new survey by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers almost half of Georgians have a __________ towards Stalin.



Respuestas

1. He swapped his military fatigues for elegant business suits, but - in contrast to his jovial and temperamental father - remains a reserved figure.

Source: Democratic Republic of Congo profile

http://bbc.in/ucIDj9


2. After being plant foreman of the Bindura Nickel Mine for 10 years, he climbed the unionist ladder until in 1988, he was elected secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions.

Source: Profile: Morgan Tsvangirai

http://bbc.in/RddQcb

3. The usual American fast food outlets are spread around Cambridge but there are also takeaways or 'chippies', selling fish and chips, a national treat.

Source: British culture guide issued to Americans moving to Cambridge

http://bbc.in/10H9G1n

4. "Under this funding round 121 projects from all corners of coastal Scotland have received £5.8m, to support modernisation, expansion and boost productivity."

Source: Scottish fishing industry gets European grants of £5.8m

http://bbc.in/Ziugsh

5. According to a new survey by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers almost half of Georgians have a positive attitude towards Stalin.

Source: Georgia divided over Stalin 'local hero' status in Gori

http://bbc.in/14mm0EC



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