Aprenda inglés haciendo exámenes

23 julio 2014 Última actualización: 11:46 GMT

Una carta que intenta suavizar el temor de recibir los resultados de pruebas se ha vuelto viral en internet. Vea el video y aprenda nuevo vocabulario.

Transcripción en inglés

We all dread exam results.

But one English school has decided to soften the blow with a letter.

Tests don't assess all the things which make people "special and unique", it says. A love for music or sports, or just being "kind and thoughtful" is also important, according to the note.

The letter has gone viral on the internet.

But the head teacher of Barrowford Primary School has now been accused of plagiarism, after a similar message was discovered on an American blog.

Vocabulario

dread

temer

soften the blow

suavizar

thoughtful

considerado

gone viral

(la carta) se volvió viral

plagiarism

plagio

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.

dread / soften the blow / thoughtful / gone viral / plagiarism

1. He was a great MP & a kind, _________ and decent man.

2. The images have now _________ and been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

3. I _________ going out to eat now, even though we are really sociable people and we love doing it, it just doesn't seem worth it anymore.

4. The chancellor is expected try to _________ of cuts by announcing the go-ahead for major capital schemes which could help create jobs and stimulate the economy.

5. _________ has become a major issue for universities, with many using software to detect material taken from websites.

Respuestas

1. He was a great MP & a kind, thoughtful and decent man.

Source: Wokington Labour MP Sir Tony Cunningham MP to step down in 2015

http://bbc.in/1tuVoPU

2. The images have now gone viral and been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

Source: Artist transforms herself into World Cup trophy

http://bbc.in/1oARczI

3. I dread going out to eat now, even though we are really sociable people and we love doing it, it just doesn't seem worth it anymore.

Source: Serious food allergies 'have changed our lives'

http://bbc.in/1bFOeOs

4. The chancellor is expected try to soften the blow of cuts by announcing the go-ahead for major capital schemes which could help create jobs and stimulate the economy.

Source: Welsh government braced for Chancellor George Osborne's cuts

http://bbc.in/1p6aNSD

5. Plagiarism has become a major issue for universities, with many using software to detect material taken from websites.

Source: Harvard to adopt student honesty pledge

http://bbc.in/1sKzMS3