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Aprenda inglés en una tienda donde todo es falso

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Una tienda diferente en la que todos los productos a la venta están hechos de fieltro. Vea el video y aprenda vocabulario.

Transcripción en inglés

An old-fashioned corner shop in London… Look closely at the stock, though, and you'll realise things are not quite what they seem.

Everything is made of felt – even this packet of frozen chips.

But the owner, Lucy Sparrow, isn't trying to stitch you up. She's an artist.

It took her seven months to create the 4,000 items on display.

Everything's for sale but one thing the shopkeeper's not cutting is the prices.


Vocabulario

stock
all the things for sale in a shop

felt
type of soft fabric, usually made from wool

frozen
stored at a temperature below zero degrees Celsius

to stitch you up
to deceive or trick you

shopkeeper
owner of a shop

Watch the video online: Corner shop or art gallery? http://bbc.in/1pTSDDY

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.

stock / felt / frozen / to stitch you up / shopkeeper

1. "Frustrated, furious and helpless": this is how Ghulam Sakhi, a __________ in the western province of Herat, sums up his feelings.

"The market is empty," he says, standing amid bales of multi-coloured fabric in his shop.

2. A toy shop staffed by the same family for six generations is to close for the last time after more than 100 years. Simpsons Toy Shop in Stowmarket, Suffolk, was due to shut on Christmas Eve but has continued to trade to clear its remaining __________.

3. "I've worked in a very aggressive environment where people will __________ to further their own careers," he said.

4. "It's true scientifically that you do start to lose [some] nutrients as soon as the product is picked, but I don't think it's such a massive loss that you're not still getting those nutrients. It's still an incredibly healthy product to eat regardless of whether it's fresh or __________," says Barker.

5. Textile artist Martine Farrant was approached by trail co-ordinator Rosie Sandler to create the installation. The inspiration came from Top Gear presenter James May's plasticine garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

"The idea was that the entire garden would be made out of textiles, so fabric, __________, knitting, crochet, whatever," said Martine.




Respuestas

1. "Frustrated, furious and helpless": this is how Ghulam Sakhi, a shopkeeper in the western province of Herat, sums up his feelings.

"The market is empty," he says, standing amid bales of multi-coloured fabric in his shop.

Source: Afghanistan election: An anxious wait

http://bbc.in/1spTiSu

2. A toy shop staffed by the same family for six generations is to close for the last time after more than 100 years. Simpsons Toy Shop in Stowmarket, Suffolk, was due to shut on Christmas Eve but has continued to trade to clear its remaining stock.

Source: Simpsons Toy Shop in Stowmarket closes after 100 years

http://bbc.in/UQdUGo

3. "I've worked in a very aggressive environment where people will stitch you up to further their own careers," he said.

Source: Big Brother throws out 'Nasty Nick'

http://bbc.in/1y0Fb5O

4. "It's true scientifically that you do start to lose [some] nutrients as soon as the product is picked, but I don't think it's such a massive loss that you're not still getting those nutrients. It's still an incredibly healthy product to eat regardless of whether it's fresh or frozen," says Barker.

Source: Are people snobbish about frozen food?

http://bbc.in/1tRnYhu

5. Textile artist Martine Farrant was approached by trail co-ordinator Rosie Sandler to create the installation. The inspiration came from Top Gear presenter James May's plasticine garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

"The idea was that the entire garden would be made out of textiles, so fabric, felt, knitting, crochet, whatever," said Martine.

Source: Chelsea inspired textile garden at Maldon Art Trail

http://bbc.in/1kibwnu




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