Los Juegos Olimpicos y su efecto sobre las empresas locales en Londres

Lee nuestro nuevo post en inglés sobre el efecto de los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012 en las empresas locales. Al final del artículo te dejamos nuevo vocabulario para que aprendas cada día un poco más. Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online

In this week’s magazine, we take a look back on the London 2012 Olympics and the impact that it had on other businesses throughout the summer. Do you think it was a positive or negative impact?

Read this short extract from the Love Speaking magazine now and see if you can decide:

“The London Olympics are officially over. Although the games faced a lot of criticism, London put on a great show. In fact, the games went off without a hitch. There were no terrorist attacks, travel chaos or security mishaps.  There were, on the other hand, empty hotel rooms, quiet streets and a drop in retail sales.

When London won the bid in 2005, a massive boost to the economy was predicted-over 2 billion pounds in fact.  The recession-hit country would surely welcome the millions of dollars that would flood in from tourists. Not to mention, degenerated areas of London’s east end were being revitalized with new buildings, shopping centres and train stations, amongst other things. The stage was set to welcome thousands of people to London, but strangely, businesses reported anything but a boost.”

Nuevo vocabulario

Criticism  =   to pass judgement  =  crítica

To go off without a hitch  =   to go smoothly  =  funcionar sin problemas

Mishap  =   accident, mistake  =  error

Recession-hit  =  to be experiencing a slow economy  =  afectdada por una desaceleración de la economía

Degenerated  =   run-down, to be in bad condition  = en mal estado

Flood in  =   to arrive in great amounts  =  afluir

Revitalize  =   to renew  =  revitalizar

The stage was set  =   to be prepared and ready for  =  estar preparado

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