martes, 24 de agosto de 2010

PHRASAL VERBS - CLOTHES

PHRASAL VERBS








Continuamos revisando phrasal verbs (o verbos frasales) desde un punto de vista temático lo cual lo hace más entretenido. Reiteramos la importancia de que practiques estos verbos, muy utilizados tanto en el inglés. escrito como en el conversacional. 
Al pie del texto un glosario bilingüe te ayudará a interpretarlo mejor.
CLOTHES
When you have put on weight (engordar, aumentar de peso), you suddenly discover that your clothes burst out (estallar, explotar) at the seams, so you have to let them out (aflojar, agrandar). Yet if you lose weight, your clothes look as if they were hand-me-downs from your plump sister; then you have to take them in (achicar), at the waist, for instance. If your jeans are too long, you can always turn them up (doblar el ruedo hacia arriba) without cutting them.
A mother really knows how to protect her children. She buckles up (abrochar una hebilla) her daughter's shoes or she buttons up (abotonar) his son's cardigan before he leaves. And if it is very cold outside, she also zips their jackets up (subir el cierre de una prenda).
Some kids are very neat. Every night they hung up (colgar la ropa) their clothes and after taking off (quitarse) their shoes they put them under the bed. But that's not always so; many children kick off their shoes (quitarse los zapatos con los pies) and fly them away (tirar una prenda por el aire) as soon as he got home.
It's amazing how fast children grow!! You buy them new clothes, and before they have had time to wear them out (gastar la ropa), they grow out of them (la ropa queda pequeña). They always find the time to wear out (desgastar el calzado) their shoes, though.
Women like to be elegant, so they enjoy dressing up (vestirse elegante) to go to a theatre. And most men like to put on (ponerse ropa) a new suit for a special event. And, of course, if they buy new shoes, they always try them on (probarse ropa) before buying.
Many years ago, miniskirts came into fashion (ponerse de moda). The women who could not afford to buy new fashionable skirts quickly took up (subir el ruedo de una prenda) the hems of their skirts and dresses; naturally, when miniskirts went out (no estar de moda)., they let them down (alargar, soltar el ruedo).again!! Fashions trends are hard to follow, aren't they?
GLOSSARY:
seams: costuras; hand-me-downs: ropa usada; plump: gordita, regordeta; neat: prolijos; how fast: con qué rapidez; though: asimismo, de todos modos; event: acontecimiento;  miniskirts: minifaldas; afford: afrontar un gasto; hems: ruedos; fashion trends: las tendencias de la moda; hard to: difíciles de.
Y ahora comprueba tu comprensión seleccionando de cada menú la alternatva correcta para completar estas oraciones. Verifica al final cómo te ha ido:
1.  As I'm very slim now, the tailor will my suits at the waist.2.  It is snowing outside, so   a scarf and your jacket.3.  Kids their clothes quickly. They even   their shoes.4.  Miniskirts are no longer fashionable. your skirts. 5.  I never . I usually wear a T-shirt and I my jeans.6.   these orange shoes. They will soon fashion.7.  I'm so fat!! My clothes . I'll have to all my dresses.
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ANSWERS:
1.
 As I'm very slim now, the tailor will my suits at the waist.2.  It is snowing outside, so   a scarf and your jacket.3.  Kids their clothes quickly. They even   their shoes.4.  Miniskirts are no longer fashionable. your skirts. 5.  I never . I usually wear a T-shirt and I my jeans.6.   these orange shoes. They will soon fashion.7.  I'm so fat!! My clothes . I'll have to all my dresses.

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