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Aprenda inglés con unos pequeños en bicicleta

26 dic 2012 11:29 GMT
Niños en el circuito de bicis

No saben pedalear todavía pero ya compiten en carreras de bicicleta en circuito. Algunos no tienen ni dos años pero ya son capaces de mntener el equilibrio en dos ruedas con ayuda de sus piernitas.

Transcripción en inglés

They might not have a wardrobe of Lycra but these racers want to win just as much as their professional counterparts.

A legacy of Britain’s summer sporting success is that clubs like these are growing in popularity.

Children as young as two are learning to ride and compete.

It’s a far cry from the pressure of the velodrome but even at this age learning to lose is a harsh lesson.

Vocabulario

a wardrobe

counterpartspeople who have the same role or job but in a different organisation or context

a legacya situation that has developed as a result of something in the past

a far cry fromvery different from

a harsh lessonsomething that must be learnt but which seems cruel or unkind

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.

wardrobe / counterparts / legacy / a far cry from / a harsh lesson

1. No sooner had losing US candidate Mitt Romney uttered the words "I have just called President Obama" than Mexico's president-elect Enrique Pena Nieto took to Twitter congratulate his soon-to-be __________________.

2. Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou had pleaded with Angela Merkel for easier terms for the first bailout loan.

She had replied: "We want to make sure nobody else will want this." The bailout terms were intended as __________________ to others.

3. The increasing Westernisation of India has made it much easier and more comfortable for people to move here. It is __________________ the India this group of thirty-somethings visited on family holidays in the 1980s.

4. Even the clothes he wears the day we meet are not new, and were part of his __________________ before the show.

5. The __________________ of General Franco weighs heavily on Spanish politics.

Respuestas

1. No sooner had losing US candidate Mitt Romney uttered the words "I have just called President Obama" than Mexico's president-elect Enrique Pena Nieto took to Twitter congratulate his soon-to-be counterpart.

Source: Latin America looks for more action from Barack Obama

http://bbc.in/UniUQZ

2. Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou had pleaded with Angela Merkel for easier terms for the first bailout loan.

She had replied: "We want to make sure nobody else will want this." The bailout terms were intended as a harsh lesson to others.

Source: Euro crisis: Can Merkel and Hollande find compromise?

http://bbc.in/Jfpk9L

3. The increasing Westernisation of India has made it much easier and more comfortable for people to move here. It is a far cry from the India this group of thirty-somethings visited on family holidays in the 1980s.

Source: Why would you leave the West for India?

http://bbc.in/T9zOA1

4. Even the clothes he wears the day we meet are not new, and were part of his wardrobe before the show.

Source: Sushil Kumar: What the real Slumdog Millionaire did next

http://bbc.in/Sy1huC

5. The legacy of General Franco weighs heavily on Spanish politics.

Source: Voices: Independence for Catalonia from Spain

http://bbc.in/W6sUJS

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