martes, 24 de agosto de 2010

CATALOGO DE CURSOS


Catalog



EL CATALOGO DE CURSOS. El ritmo de conversación (en particular, Sarah) es muy veloz. En la transcripción se han resaltado los usos de WOULD RATHER y WOULD PREFER y al final tienes un glosario bilingüe
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THE COURSE CATALOG
Sarah:
Do you want to take a class with me at the community college?
Kevin:
Maybe. What are they offering?
Sarah:
Well, here's the course catalog. Take a look.
Kevin:
Hmm. They've got a lot of language classes – Chinese, German, Japanese. Would you rather learn an Asian language or a European one?
Sarah:
Um, actually, I think I'd rather take an art class. They have one on landscape photography and another on making videos.
Kevin:
That sounds OK. But I think I'd prefer studying video to learning about photography.
Sarah:
Oh, wait. It says here that you need to provide your own video equipment.
Kevin:
Oh, I'd rather not spend a lot of money. Let's see what else they're offering.
Sarah:
Hmm. Hey, this sounds kind of interesting: the art of bonsai.
Kevin:
What's bonsai?
Sarah:
You know, those miniature trees they grow in little tubs. It says here that they have a course on how to grow them, and on how to develop a business selling bonsais. Apparently, you can sell them for up to $500 apiece.
Kevin:
Really? Wow! That does sound good. We could learn how to grow them and then maybe set up a little business.
Sarah:
Yeah. We could do it out at my dad's place. He has lots of room to grow things in his garden.
Kevin:
Is the course expensive? Do you have to buy any special equipment?
Sarah:
It says no special equipment is required except plant containers and some young trees.
Kevin:
Let's check it out, then.
GLOSSARY: community college: (USA) colegio comunitario donde puedes aprender un oficio o prepararte para la universidad; actually: en realidad; I'd rather take = I'd prefer to take/taking: prefiero tomar; landscape: paisajística; provide: proporcionar; what else: qué más, qué otra cosa; kind of interesting: en cierto modo interesante; tubs: potes, macetas poco profundas; apiece: por pieza, cada unidad; grow/grew/grown/growing: cultivar; set up: fundar, establecer, armar, crear; check it out: averiguar o consultar sobre el curso.

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