British English accent training lesson 11: London Olympics
In this topical video I provide information about the London Olympics and give some examples of pronunciation.
BBC guide to the Games: http://www.bbc.co.uk/2012/
Opening ceremony 27 July, finish 12 August.
The British team is called Team GB.
Controversy over mix for GB football team: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/16640170
Opening ceremony by director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”): http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19020830
China won the first gold and a 16-year-old swimmer broke a world record.
Events held in London, Cardiff, Manchester, Weymouth (sailing) and other cities.
Martial arts (e.g. judo; karate; taekwondo)
Pentathlon (five sports) “pen” means “five”
Heptathlon (seven sports) “hep” means “seven”
Decathlon (ten sports) “dec” means “ten”
Usain Bolt: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18999825
Michael Phelps: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19073265
Team GB: Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy, Jessica Ennis, Rebecca Adlington, Andy Murray, Ben Ainslie, Tom Daley
G4S staffing problems: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18984972
Mistake with North Korean flag: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-19004496
Empty seats: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19048918