martes, 24 de agosto de 2010

FELICITACIONES


Congratulations

FELICITACIONES. Durante la fiesta de cumpleaños de Alison, su tío Jim le pregunta acerca de sus logros (accomplishments). En la transcripción se han resaltado las palabras y expresiones que se detallan al final en un glosario bilingüe.  
Pulsa para escuchar. Para descargar con botón derecho selecciona la opción "Guardar Archivo Como". No dejes de hacer la actividad multiple choice al final de la conversación. 


CONGRATULATIONS
Uncle Jim:
Happy birthday, Alison. So how does it feel to be 21?
Alison:
Kind of strange. I suddenly feel a little anxious, like I'm not moving ahead fast enough.
Uncle Jim:
But don't you think you've accomplished quite a bit in the last few years?
Alison:
Oh, I've managed to get good grades in all my courses, but I still haven't been able to decide on a career.
Uncle Jim:
Well, what do you hope you'll have achieved by the time you're 30?
Alison:
For one thing, I hope I'll have seen more of the world. But more important than that, I'd like to have made a good start on my career by then.
GLOSSARY: how does it feel to be 21?: ¿cómo te sientes cumpliendo 21 años?; kind of strange: un poco extraña; moving ahead: progresando; accomplished: alcanzado (metas, objetivos); I haven't been able to: no he podido; achieved: logrado (con esfuerzo); for one thing: por una parte; by then: para entonces.
ACTIVITY: Comprueba tu nivel de comprensión respondiendo estas dos preguntas sobre la conversación anterior. Las respuestas se encuentran al final.
1. On her birthday, Alison feels she
2. Although Alison has got good grades, she
has accomplished a lot.
is a little anxious.
is moving ahead fast enough.
 couldn't decide on a career. 
 wants to visit some foreign countries.
 made a good start on her career.



ANSWERS:

1. On her birthday, Alison feels she
2. Although Alison has got good grades, she
has accomplished a lot.
is a little anxious.
is moving ahead fast enough.
 couldn't decide on a career.
 wants to visit some foreign countries. made a good start on her career.

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