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5 Ways to Start the New Year Right!

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VIDEO: Hershey’s Chocolate

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In our video, you can see exactly how chocolate is made from the first step until the final step when the chocolate bars are being packaged. However, in recent news it has been suggested that cocoa is under threat as temperatures become too hot in Africa to grow them properly as a result of climate change. Would you miss chocolate if it could no longer be produced?

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Nuevo vocabulario

thrive (v.) = plants growing heathilymedrar

ferment (v.) = process of conversion with heat = fermentar

roaster (n.) = heater = tostador

cocoa beans (n.) = seed of the cacao tree = granos de cacao

evaporation (n.) = liquid turning to vapour = evaporación

VIDEO: Growing Up in the White House

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Can you imagine what it would be like to live your childhood in one of the most important houses of the United States, the White House? With another 4 years of their Dad as president, Malia Ann and Sasha Obama will continue to grow up in front of the public and on camera. Take a look with the video below:

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scrapbook (n.) = album used for cuttings and photos = álbum de recortes

to hoist (v.) = to lift someone up = elevar

marvel (v.) = to be impressed with something = maravillarse

shoulder-to-shoulder (adv.) = to be the same height = a la misma altura

glimpse (n.) = a brief sighting = vistazo

VIDEO: Hurricane Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy was a tropical cyclone which caused a lot of destruction across the Carribean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. In the United States, Hurricane Sandy affected at least 24 states, with particularly severe damage in New Jersey and New York.

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Nuevo vocabulario

* threaten (v.) = to warn or pressure = amenazar

to scramble (v.) = to change = cambiar

gust (n.) = burst of wind = ráfaga

apocalyptic (adj.) = resembling the end of the world = apocalíptico

ferocity (n.) = intensity, force = ferocidad

* Word family

threat (noun)

threatening (adjective)

threaten (verb)

threateningly (adverb) 

VIDEO: Capuchin monkeys hunt for food

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Capuchin monkeys are a type of monkey found in central and south America. In terms of their physical characteristics, depending on the species you find, capuchin monkeys are black, brown or white but all species have a tail the same length as their bodies. They are mostly considered to be one of the most intelligent monkeys which you can witness from our video below:

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resourceful (adj.) = making the most of what is available = ingenioso

shortage (n.) = a lack of = escasez

sharp eye (n.) = keen power of observation = ojo de águila

dexterous (adj.) = skilled use of hands = diestro

delicacy (n.) = highly desirable food from a certain place = delicadeza

brawn (n.) = physical force = fuerza física

nutritious (adj.) = provides nourishment = nutritivo

VIDEO: David Blaine’s latest stunt

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This week’s video blog focuses on another stuntman who has been in the news recently: David Blaine. David Blaine is an American illusionist and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance and has starred in his own TV shows where he performs magic and illusions to members of the public. Throughout his career, he has set and broken many world records. Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online

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Nuevo vocabulario

illusionist (n.)  = performer, magician  =  ilusionista

feat (n.)  =  act of achievement  =  una hazaña

world record (n.)  =  récord del mundo

volt (n.)  =  unit of electronic force  =  un voltio

chainmail (n.)  =  type of armour  =  la cota de malla

to be astounded (v.)  =  to be amazed, overwhelmed  =  estar estupefacto

skeptical (adj.)  =  showing doubt  =  escéptico

UV radiation (n.)  =  radiación ultravioleta 

 

VIDEO: Felix Baumgartner attempts to break record

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Felix Baumgartner is an Austrian skydiver. He is well-known for the  dangerous nature of the stunts he has performed during his career.

Felix spent time in the Austrian military where he practiced parachute jumping, including training to land on small target zones.

His current project is Red Bull Stratos which you can find out about by watching the video below! Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online

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Nuevo vocabulario

Daredevil (n.)  =  a recklessly daring person  =  un/una atrevido/a

Freefall (n.)  =  descending freely in the air  =  una caída libre

Fearless (adj.)  = without fear for anything  =  sin miedo

Supersonic (adj.)  =  greater than the speed of sound  =  supersónico

Helium (n.)  = a gaseous element  =  el helio

Stratosphere (n.)  =  the upper section of the atmosphere  =  la estratosfera

Smash a record (v.)   =  break a previous record  =  batir un récord

VIDEO: Team Europe’s reactions from the Ryder Cup

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The Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup is a golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. It happens every two years in a country alternating between Europe and the United States. This year the Ryder Cup was held in Illinois, United States and despite having a home advantage, Team Europe still managed to win. Watch the video below to listen to the reactions of some of the team. Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online

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Nuevo vocabulario

alternating  = going back and forth  =  alternando

was held in  =  took place in  =  llevó a cabo en

to pull something off  =  lograr

do down in the history books  =  to go in the records  =  pasar a la historia

make a comeback  =  reaparecer

American soil  =  suelo americano

inspirational   =  inspirador

history in the making  =  historia en marcha

VIDEO: The Hobbit Movie Trailer

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El Hobbit es una película muy esperada, aunque todavía esta en producción aquí puedes ver el trailer. Mira el video y aprende nuevas palabras con nuestro blog.

Read the summary of the movie and then watch the trailer and make sure you note down any vocabulary which you didn’t know before from the ‘Nuevo vocabulario‘ box.

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Synopsis

“The Hobbit” follows the main character ‘Bilbo Baggins’, who is swept into an quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by a dragon. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining the company of thirteen dwarves led by a legendary warrior.

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Nuevo vocabulario

Trailer  = A preview  = un avance

Quest  = An adventure  =  una aventura

Conquered  = Overpowered/Defeated  =  conquistado

Out of the blue  = Out of nowhere/Unexpectedly  =  inesperadamente

Into the blue  = Into the unknown  =  hacia lo desconocido

Cavern  =a  large underground cave  =  una caverna

Blazed with light  = On fire  =  en llamas

Fate  = a predetermined event  =  destino

Tale  = a story  =  un cuento

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VIDEO: El nuevo iPhone 5 de Apple

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iphone 5Hoy abrimos nuestro blog con un video sobre el nuevo iPhone 5 y las novedades que ofrece.  Regístrate en Love Speaking para practicar lo que has aprendido con nuestras actividades interactivas. 

Tweet us @LoveSpeaking telling us your thoughts about the new iPhone 5. Are you going to buy it?

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Video: Apple’s iPhone 5 New Features


 

Nuevo vocabulario

To unveil  =  To reveal  =  Revelar

Frenzy  =  Madness/over-excitement  =  Histeria

Fanfare  =  Spectacle  =  Espectáculo

Leaked information  =   Information made public  =  Información filtrada

Streamlined  =  Up-to-date  =  Actualizado

GDP  =  Gross Domestic Product  =  Producto Interior Bruto

Hype  = Excessive promotion =  Publicidad exagerada 

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