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Judoca é estrela de escola técnica em Kosovo

Atualizado em  1 de maio, 2012 - 07:22 (Brasília) 10:22 GMT

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Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Today we’re hearing about a judoka from Kosovo and learning the words 'appreciate' and 'modesty'.

Majlinda Kelmendi is a judoka from Kosovo.

In 2009 she won the World Junior Championships.

BBC reporter Mark Lowen has been to Majlinda's school to meet her and her classmates.

Listen for the words 'appreciate' and 'modesty'.

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We want to find out more about Majlinda's life so we’ve come here to her school in Peja, which is the local technical college. We're told she’s an excellent student as well as a world-class champion – so let's go in and take a look.

1600 students are at the Ali Hadri school – most ethnic Albanians from Kosovo. Majlinda is of course the star, but there is no special treatment and her classmates appreciate her modesty.

Presenter

Listen again for the words 'appreciate' and 'modesty'.

Clip

We want to find out more about Majlinda's life so we’ve come here to her school in Peja, which is the local technical college. We're told she’s an excellent student as well as a world class champion – so let's go in and take a look.

1600 students are at the Ali Hadri school – most ethnic Albanians from Kosovo. Majlinda is of course the star, but there is no special treatment and her classmates appreciate her modesty.

Presenter

Did you hear the word 'appreciate'?

On screen

appreciate

apreciam

Presenter

Did you hear the word 'modesty'?

On screen

modesty

modéstia

Presenter

… but there is no special treatment and her classmates appreciate her modesty.

Well we have heard about Majlinda and learnt the words 'appreciate' and 'modesty'.

Now, let's hear from some people in London. What do they appreciate?

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I appreciate it when someone helps me carry heavy bags.

I think it's important to appreciate your family.

I appreciate all the help my lecturers have given me.

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I appreciate it when someone helps me carry heavy bags.

I think it's important to appreciate your family.

I appreciate all the help my lecturers have given me.

Presenter

I'm Natalie and that’s all from Talking Sport.

See you next time.



Phrases with world

In the video we heard that Majlinda is a 'world-class champion':

"We're told that she is an excellent student as well as a world-class champion".

World-class means that Majlinda is one of the best in the world in what she does.

Below are some more phrases with the word 'world':

world-famous: known by many people around the world

world-beater: something or someone that is better than any other of its type

old-world: something from a period of time in the past

Now complete the sentences with the correct phrase.

1. David Beckham is a ____________ footballer.

2. I think my sister is a brilliant runner and with more training I think she could be a

____________.

3. My town still has its ____________ charm. Many of the buildings are very historic and

traditional.


Phrases with star

In the video we heard that Majlinda is a 'star' in her school:

"Majlinda is of course the star, but there is no special treatment."

In this context 'star' means very successful and famous.

Below are some more phrases with 'star':

co-star: a famous actor appearing with other famous actor/s

movie star: a very famous movie actor

starlet: a young female up-and-coming actress

all-star: used to describe a team or group of famous players or actors who appear together

Now complete the sentences with the correct phrase.

1. Can we see the new action film? My two favourite actors ___________ in it.

2. The ___________ basketball team will be playing in my hometown.

3. The young ___________ gives an amazing performance in her first movie.

4. Julia Roberts is my favourite ___________.


Answers

Phrases with world

1. David Beckham is a world-class footballer.

2. I think my sister is a brilliant runner and with more training I think she could be a

world-beater.

3. My town still has its old-world charm. Many of the buildings are very historic and traditional.

Phrases with star

1. Can we see the new action film? My two favourite actors co-star in it.

2. The all-star basketball team will be playing in my hometown.

3. The young starlet gives an amazing performance in her first movie.

4. Julia Roberts is my favourite movie star.

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