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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.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQZHbQL-xPc

 

Notes

BBC guide to the Games: http://www.bbc.co.uk/2012/

Opening ceremony 27 July, finish 12 August.

 

London 2012

London Olympics

Olympics

Olympic Games

 

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.

 

Olympic Sports

Rowing

Swimming

Cycling

Sailing

Martial arts (e.g. judo; karate; taekwondo)

Water polo

Fencing

Weightlifting

Athletics

100-meter sprint

Pentathlon (five sports) “pen” means “five”

Heptathlon (seven sports) “hep” means “seven”

Decathlon (ten sports) “dec” means “ten”

 

Famous Olympians

Usain Bolt: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18999825

Roger Federer

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

 

Medals

Bronze

Silver

Gold

 

 

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

Medals table: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/medals/countries

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  1. Camila
    06/08/2012 at 10:32 PM

    Nice video Chris!

    I’m not sure about where I should ask this, but here we go:
    Could you tell us exactly how to pronounce TH(E) + S?
    in words such as: clothes, months, mouths, etc
    thanks!

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