Hallowe'en

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Today is Hallowe'en, and we have a special spooky episode of Word on the Street!

 

Ashlie and Stephen are holding a fancy dress party for their friends, so first they have to choose their costumes. But will Stephen's magic tricks really be treats?

Big City Small World

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عادت حلقات Big City Small World!

إنها  حلقاتنا السماعية الدرامية التي تدور حول شباب من حول العالم يعيشون في لندن.

جوني وأصدقائه يحتاجون أن يتخذوا قرار عن حفلة كبيرة... و ماذا قال كارلوس لسارة؟

عادت حلقات Big City Small World!

إنها  حلقاتنا السماعية الدرامية التي تدور حول شباب من حول العالم يعيشون في لندن.

جوني وأصدقائه يحتاجون أن يتخذوا قرار عن حفلة كبيرة... و ماذا قال كارلوس لسارة؟

Elementary Podcasts - Series 3

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وصلنا للنهاية! ولكن ليس إلى الأبد...هذه هي الحلقة الأخيرة من الجزء الثالث. يتحدث آدم عن ضجيج الحيوانات، ونسمع آخر أخبار كارولينا وإميلي. استمع هنا

وصلنا للنهاية! ولكن ليس إلى الأبد...هذه هي الحلقة الأخيرة من الجزء الثالث. يتحدث آدم عن ضجيج الحيوانات، ونسمع آخر أخبار كارولينا وإميلي. استمع هنا

大城市小世界

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“大城市小世界”又回来啦!

这是一套音频广播剧,讲述了一群来自世界各地的年轻人在伦敦生活的故事。

Johnny和他的朋友们需要为一个大party做出个决定……而Carlos又对Sarah说了什么?

“大城市小世界”又回来啦!

这是一套音频广播剧,讲述了一群来自世界各地的年轻人在伦敦生活的故事。

Johnny和他的朋友们需要为一个大party做出个决定……而Carlos又对Sarah说了什么?

初阶播客--系列3

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最终会结束,但不是永远——这是系列3的最后一集。在这一集里,Adam讨论动物发出的声音,我们还能了解到Carolina和Emily的最新情况。 点击收听!

最终回!但不是永远的结束--这是系列3的最后一集。在这一集里,Adam讨论动物发出的声音,我们还能了解到Carolina和Emily的最新情况。 点击收听!

Susannah Rodgers - swimmer

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Lots of British Council employees are special but Susie Rodgers is unique. Susie will be representing Team GB as a Paralympic swimmer in the 2012 Games! And is she any good? Well, she won 6 medals in the last European championships. Read our interview with Susie.

So tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from?

My name is Susie Rodgers. I’m from the UK, I live in London, work for the British Council, and I’m also a swimmer and I’ve just been selected to represent this country as a Paralympic swimmer in the 2012 Games.

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At the stadium

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Tony: Excuse me, we have tickets for the athletics this afternoon – where do we need to go?

Steward: Can I see your tickets? Oh yes, that’s the North Stand – you want Block 205.

Tony: OK. Thanks. How do we get to that?

Steward: Just follow that path for about 200 metres. You should see the sign for Block 205. Please then use the lift to travel to Level 2.

Tony: Thanks.

Ticket attendant: ... Tickets, please.

Tony: Here you are.

Ticket attendant: Seats C32 and 33. Follow the signs to the lift and get off at Level 2.

Tony: Where can we get something to drink?

Ticket attendant: There’s a stall over there with soft drinks and snacks.

Tony: Thank you.

Max: …Hi there – a sparkling mineral water, please. What can I get you, Tony?

Tony: Orange juice for me. Do you need some money?

Max: No, it’s my treat. And one orange juice, please.

Vendor: Three pounds, please.

Tony: Right, here’s the lift. Here we are. Level 2. Seats 32 and 33. What a great view!

Max: Fantastic! I’m really looking forward to this!

London has a number of important venues for both sport and other entertainment such as music, including Wembley Stadium with a capacity of 90,000 and the North Greenwich Arena with up to 20,000.

力量举重(Powerlifting)

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力量举重是残奥会的项目,相当于奥运会上的举重,但只有一种分项赛——卧推(bench press),即运动员躺在地面上推举重物。这是残奥会中一种不同身体残疾的运动员共同参与比赛的竞技项目之一。你是否尝试过卧推?你能推举起多重?2008年残奥会上,一名运动员举起了265公斤的重量!

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Spotting

If you looked up ‘spotting’ in the dictionary, you would usually see explanations connected with ‘seeing’ and ‘raining’. However, ‘spotting’ in weightlifting is different and it means supporting another person during a weightlifting exercise. It is particularly common, and recommended, when doing the bench press, which is the type of weightlifting done in Powerlifting. This is because of the risks of lifting a heavy weight while lying on your back.

Spotting takes place during both training and competition. In training, the emphasis is on helping the athlete lift more than he could normally do. Correct spotting involves knowing when to help with a lift, and encouraging your training partner.

In competition, the role of the spotter is very important. The athlete may request the help of the spotters when removing the bar from the racks. Of course there is the obvious role of catching the bar in the event of an accident to prevent injury.

But the spotter cannot help the athlete in any way to lift the weight. From the moment the referee gives the signal ‘start’, to the moment he gives the signal ‘rack’, the competitor will be disqualified if the spotter touches the bar.

In both training and competition, good spotting involves knowing exactly when you should or should not intervene.

为了能更好地理解这项运动,请先看插图并阅读运动规则和体系解说,然后做词汇练习。第二篇阅读是关于运动的重要性的。

教师们:课程计划很快会公开。在此同时,何不来我们的教师网站上的奥运英语板块看看其他项目的课程计划呢?

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