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Aprenda inglés con una torta

11 diciembre 2013 Última actualización: 14:44 GMT

La ciudad alemana de Dresden celebra 20 años del Festival de la torta navideña "stollen". Vea el video y aprenda nuevo vocabulario.

Transcripción en inglés

A slice of life in Dresden.

For 20 years, the German city has been holding a festival dedicated to its traditional Christmas fruit cake, the 'stollen'.

Cutting it was no piece of cake. Several bakers needed sharp knives and determination to make sure everybody got their share of the 4,246 kg treat.

In the end, only crumbs were left. But people with a sweet tooth need not worry. There's always next year.

Vocabulario

slice a flat, thin piece

dedicated intended for a particular purpose

piece of cake easy

determination resolve

sweet tooth a liking for sweet food

Watch the video online: The icing on the cake http://bbc.in/1e2DVuw

Ejercicios

slice / dedicated / piece of cake / determination / sweet tooth

1. "Our universities want to give places to students with the qualifications, potential and __________ to succeed, irrespective of their background. That's why we are pumping millions more into outreach programmes."

2. "Everyone was so motivated," said Dr Dusko Ehrlich. "To have such an exciting project to run - it's a __________. The work went much faster than we expected."

3. The US SpaceX company has announced its intention to take a big __________ of the market for launching the world's TV and telecoms satellites.

4. The monks also had a very __________ and even ate sweet porridge served with meat. Deserts were often soaked in honey and included fritters and nutmeg cookies.

5. "It's essential that all staff receive support and training in the administration of IV fluids and hospitals should ensure time is __________ to this," she added."

Respuestas

1. "Our universities want to give places to students with the qualifications, potential and determination to succeed, irrespective of their background. That's why we are pumping millions more into outreach programmes."

Source: Universities accused of being 'as exclusive as ever'

http://bbc.in/1aR2djo

2."Everyone was so motivated," said Dr Dusko Ehrlich. "To have such an exciting project to run - it's a piece of cake. The work went much faster than we expected."

Source: Human gut microbes hold 'second genome'

http://bbc.in/Jab75A

3. The US SpaceX company has announced its intention to take a big slice of the market for launching the world's TV and telecoms satellites.

Source: SpaceX launches SES commercial TV satellite for Asia

http://bbc.in/1bu8Onk

4. The monks also had a very sweet tooth and even ate sweet porridge served with meat. Deserts were often soaked in honey and included fritters and nutmeg cookies.

Source: Medieval recipe book reveals wealth of Evesham's monks

http://bbc.in/1cmpsms

5. "It's essential that all staff receive support and training in the administration of IV fluids and hospitals should ensure time is dedicated to this, "she added."

Source: One fifth of patients' drips 'are dangerous'

http://bbc.in/1d6gVpb