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Boxe feminino faz estreia em Olimpiada; conheça atleta da Índia

Atualizado em  9 de maio, 2012 - 07:54 (Brasília) 10:54 GMT

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BBC confere treino de Mary Kom, em Manipur. Acompanhe a reportagem em inglês.

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Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.

Today we’re hearing about a female boxer from India and learning the words 'intense' and 'feature'.

At this year's Olympics women's boxing will be included as a sport for the first time.

One of the female boxers hoping to compete is MC Mary Kom.

BBC reporter, Sanjoy Majumder has been to Mary's hometown, Manipur.

Listen for the words 'intense' and 'feature'.

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This is where Mary Kom began her boxing career ten years ago when she first began to dream of becoming a world-beater. Back in the ring the practice is intense ahead of London 2012. Women's boxing is going to feature for the first time at an Olympics – so the pressure is on.

Presenter

Listen again for the words 'intense' and 'feature'.

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This is where Mary Kom began her boxing career ten years ago when she first began to dream of becoming a world-beater. Back in the ring the practice is intense ahead of London 2012. Women's boxing is going to feature for the first time at an Olympics – so the pressure is on.

Presenter

In the clip we heard the word 'intense'.

On screen

intense

intensa

Presenter

Back in the ring the practice is intense ahead of London 2012.

We also heard the word 'feature'.

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feature

fazer parte

Presenter

Women's boxing is going to feature for the first time at an Olympics.

Well we have learnt the words 'intense' and 'feature', now let's hear from some people in London. Listen to them using the word 'feature'.

Vox pops

A lot of my friends want to feature in the West End.

Rugby will feature for the first time at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

I would love to feature in a film one day.

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A lot of my friends want to feature in the West End.

Rugby will feature for the first time at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

I would love to feature in a film one day.

Presenter

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

See you next time.



Boxing idioms

In the video we heard about Indian boxer, MC Mary Kom.

Below are some idioms connected with boxing.

saved by the bell: to escape from an unpleasant situation at the last possible minute

blow-by-blow: used to refer to a description of an event that gives every detail

punch above your weight: to perform better than people expect you to

the gloves are off: used to suggest that you will compete without any rules or limits

Now complete the sentences with the correct phrase from above. The form of the phrase may need to be changed.

1. __________________ in their divorce battle. It's getting very nasty and personal.

2. He gave a __________________ account of what happened at the football match.

3. I was just about to tell my boss that I hadn't finished the report when he was called to a

meeting. I was __________________.

4. I think his girlfriend is much better looking than he is. He's really is __________________.


Phrases with 'dream'

In the video we heard that Mary began to dream of becoming a world-beater ten years ago:

"… Mary Kom began her boxing career ten years ago when she first began to dream of becoming a world-beater."

Below are some phrases with 'dream':

beyond my wildest dreams: something that is bigger and better than you ever expected

in your dreams: used ironically to suggest something will never happen

go like a dream: to work very well without problems

dream something up: imagine something

Now complete the sentences with the correct phrase. The form of the phrase may need to be changed.

1. A: How is your new car?

B: It is running brilliantly and I haven't had any problems. It ________________.

2. A: I plan on being a multi-millionaire by the time I am 25.

B: ________________!

3. The characters in the book were ________________ by the author.

4. I cannot believe I got this amazing job. It really is ________________.


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Boxing idioms

1. The gloves are off in their divorce battle. It's getting very nasty and personal.

2. He gave a blow-by-blow account of what happened at the football match.

3. I was just about to tell my boss that I hadn't finished the report when he was called to a

meeting. I was saved by the bell.

4. I think his girlfriend is much better looking than he is. He's really is punching above his

weight.

Phrases with 'dream'

1. A: How is your new car?

B: It is running brilliantly and I haven't had any problems. It goes like a dream.

2. A: I plan on being a multi-millionaire by the time I am 25.

B: In your dreams!

3. The characters in the book were dreamt up by the author.

4. I cannot believe I got this amazing job. It really is beyond my wildest dreams.

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