FCE Lección 38




Lección 38 FCE First Certificate Course

Diálogo lección 38

Dialogue 38: Interview with reality talent show contestant

Last week, the world witnessed possibly the biggest blunder live television has ever seen.  During the final of Britain’s next top model, presenter Sarah Murdoch announced the winner of the show, before revealing that there had been a mistake and Kelsey Jones was in fact the runner-up, making room for Amanda Davies to be crowned the actual winner. Murdoch has said that she still feels physically sick about the mistake, explaining that the results of the public vote weren’t fed to her correctly. Audiences across the country were bewildered as they saw the colour drain from Murdoch’s face who listened intently to her earpiece and began shaking her head, interrupting Kelsey’s acceptance speech to deliver the devastating blow. It was undoubtedly one of the most cringeworthy pieces of television from the past few years and has led Murdoch to joke that she will be sticking to pre recorded shows now and avoiding live television like the plague. A few hours after the craziness, our showbiz reporter Jason Harper caught up with Kelsey to see if she was coping ok.

JASON:  Wow, Kelsey. My sincerest apologies, seriously. I don’t even know what to say.

KELSEY: Honestly, don’t worry about it. I’m not going to lie, it was kind of rough but I’ll get over it. Obviously I’m devastated, I would have been devastated about coming second in a more normal way anyway, but the manner in which it happened; wow.

JASON: Of course, can you put a finger on the emotions you felt over the course of those few minutes.

KELSEY: “Well, first of all I saw Sarah’s face go literally grey and I just knew. At first, it was like a dagger to the heart. Next, I felt kind of embarrassed because I was halfway through my winner’s speech saying how much it meant to me and the prize didn’t turn out to be mine, then I could see how terrible Sarah felt and I felt sorry for her because it really wasn’t her fault and this is probably going to haunt her for a lot longer than it will haunt me! But, in the end, I looked across at Amanda and I could tell that she was just bursting to show her excitement , exactly as she should be, so I gave her a hug and told her to ‘go for it’. I knew she was waiting for my permission, in some sense, before she celebrated. When I was watching her, my sadness started to go away because she looked so thrilled and she’s such a beautiful and talented girl so she is a worthy winner. I could be bitter about it, but life’s too short. Amanda is one of the best friends I have ever had, if nothing else, this show has given me a terrific experience with incredible people and has given me an everlasting friendship with her.”

JASON: You must be the most gracious runner-up of any talent contest in the world, especially under the circumstances. Thanks Kelsey, good luck with everything.

KELSEY: Thanks very much, take care.

Diálogo 38: Entrevista con un participante de un reality show

La semana pasada, el mundo fue testigo posiblemente del mayor error televisivo en directo jamás visto. Durante la final de la próxima top model de Gran Bretaña, la presentadora Sarah Murdoch anunció la ganadora del espectáculo, antes de revelar que había habido un error y Kelsey Jones quedó de hecho en segundo lugar, dejando espacio para que Amanda Davies fuera coronada como la ganadora real. Murdoch ha dicho que todavía se siente muy mal por el error, explicando que los resultados del voto público no fueron transmitidos correctamente. Las audiencias de todo el país quedaron desconcertadas al ver que el color desaparecía de la cara de Murdoch, que escuchaba atentamente su pinganillo y comenzaba a negar con la cabeza, interrumpiendo el discurso de aceptación de Kelsey para dar el golpe devastador. Sin duda, fue una de las piezas de televisión más increibles de los últimos años y ha llevado a Murdoch a bromear diciendo que ahora se mantendrá fiel a los programas pre grabados y evitará la televisión en directo como la peste. Unas horas después de la locura, nuestro reportero del mundo del espectáculo, Jason Harper, conversó con Kelsey para ver como estaba haciendo frente a la situación.

JASON: Wow, Kelsey. Mis más sinceras disculpas, en serio. Ni siquiera sé qué decir.

KELSEY: Honestamente, no te preocupes por eso. No voy a mentir, fue un poco duro, pero lo superaré. Obviamente estoy devastada, me hubiera sentido devastada por tener el segundo lugar de una manera más normal de todos modos, pero la forma en que sucedió; Guau.

JASON: Por supuesto, ¿qué sentiste durante todos esos minutos?

KELSEY: “Bueno, en primer lugar, vi que la cara de Sarah se tornaba literalmente gris y me di cuenta. Al principio, era como una daga en el corazón. Luego, me sentí un poco avergonzada porque estaba en la mitad del discurso de ganadora, diciendo cuánto significaba para mí y el premio resultó no ser mío, entonces pude ver lo terrible que se sentía Sarah y me sentí mal por ella porque ¡Realmente no fue su culpa y esto probablemente la perseguirá por mucho más tiempo de lo que me perseguirá! Pero, al final, miré a Amanda y me di cuenta de que estaba ansiosa por mostrar su emoción, exactamente como debería ser, así que le di un abrazo y le dije que ‘a por ello’. Sabía que ella estaba esperando mi permiso, en cierto sentido, antes de celebrar. Cuando la estaba mirando, mi tristeza comenzó a desaparecer porque parecía tan emocionada y es una chica tan bella y talentosa que es una ganadora digna. Podría estar amargada por eso, pero la vida es demasiado corta. Amanda es una de las mejores amigas que he tenido, si nada más, este programa me ha dado una experiencia increíble con personas increíbles y me ha dado una amistad eterna con ella “.

JASON: Debes ser la finalista más amable de cualquier concurso de talentos del mundo, especialmente bajo estas circunstancias. Gracias Kelsey, buena suerte con todo.

KELSEY: Muchas gracias, cuídate.

Vocabulario lección 38

ENGLISH

SYNONYM or DEFINITION

SPANISH

a blunder

a mistake

un resbalón, una metedura de pata

the runner-up

second- or third-placed competitor

el subcampeón

bewildered

confused

desconcertado

cringeworthy

embarrassing

vergonzoso

to avoid like the plague

to avoid at any cost

sacarle la vuelta, evitar

a dagger

a weapon

una daga, un puñal

everlasting

never ending

eterno, perpetuo

Consejo para el examen #38

EXAM TIP FOR FCE LESSON 38

Pronunciation of cardinal and ordinal numbers as well as the alphabet.

Go over the alphabet so as to be able to identify and write down acronyms: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Cardinal Numbers from 1 through 1,000,000

1 one [wʌn]
2 two [tuː]
3 three [θriː]
4 four [fɔː]
5 five [faɪv]
6 six [sɪks]
7 seven [ˈsɛvn]
8 eight [eɪt]
9 nine [naɪn]
10 ten [tɛn]
11 eleven [ɪˈlɛvn]
12 twelve [twɛlv]
13 thirteen [ˈθɜːˈtiːn]
14 fourteen [ˈfɔːˈtiːn]
15 fifteen [ˈfɪfˈtiːn]
16 sixteen [ˈsɪksˈtiːn]
17 seventeen [ˈsɛvnˈtiːn]
18 eighteen [ˌeɪˈtiːn]
19 nineteen [ˈnaɪnˈtiːn]
20 twenty [ˈtwɛnti]
21 twenty-one [ˈtwɛnti]-[wʌn]
22 twenty-two [ˈtwɛnti]-[tuː]
23 twenty-three [ˈtwɛnti]-[θriː]
24 twenty-four [ˈtwɛnti]-[fɔː]
25 twenty-five [ˈtwɛnti]-[faɪv]
26 twenty-six [ˈtwɛnti]-[sɪks]
27 twenty-seven [ˈtwɛnti]-[ˈsɛvn]
28 twenty-eight [ˈtwɛnti]-[eɪt]
29 twenty-nine [ˈtwɛnti]-[naɪn]
30 thirty [ˈθɜːti]
40 forty [ˈfɔːti]
50 fifty [ˈfɪfti]
60 sixty [ˈsɪksti]
70 seventy [ˈsɛvnti]
80 eighty [ˈeɪti]
90 ninety [ˈnaɪnti]
100 a/one hundred [eɪ]/[wʌn] [ˈhʌndrəd]
1,000 a/one thousand [eɪ]/[wʌn] [ˈθaʊzənd]
1,000,000 a/one million [eɪ]/[wʌn] [ˈmɪljən]

Ordinal Numbers from 1 through 1,000,000

1st first [fɜːst]
2nd second [ˈsɛkənd]
3rd third [θɜːd]
4th forth [fɔːθ]
5th fifth [fɪfθ]
6th sixth [sɪksθ]
7th seventh [ˈsɛvnθ]
8th eighth [eɪtθ]
9th ninth [naɪnθ]
10th tenth [tɛnθ]
11th eleventh [ɪˈlɛvnθ]
12th twelfth [twɛlfθ]
13th thirteenth [ˈθɜːˈtiːnθ]
14th fourteenth [ˈfɔːˈtiːnθ]
15th fifteenth [ˈfˈɪftiːnθ]
16th sixteenth [ˈsɪksˈtiːnθ]
17th seventeenth [ˈsɛvnˈtiːnθ]
18th eighteenth [ˌeɪˈtiːnθ]
19th nineteenth [ˈnaɪnˈtiːŋθ]
20th twentieth [ˈtwɛntɪəθ]
21st twenty-first [ˈtwɛnti]-[fɜːst]
22nd twenty-second [ˈtwɛnti]-[ˈsɛkənd]
23rd twenty-third [ˈtwɛnti]-[θɜːd]
24th twenty-fourth [ˈtwɛnti]-[fɔːθ]
25th twenty-fifth [ˈtwɛnti]-[fɪfθ]
26th twenty-sixth [ˈtwɛnti]-[sɪksθ]
27th twenty-seventh [ˈtwɛnti]-[ˈsɛvnθ]
28th twenty-eighth [ˈtwɛnti]-[eɪtθ]
29th twenty-ninth [ˈtwɛnti]-[naɪnθ]
30th thirtieth [ˈθɜːtɪəθ]
40th fortieth [ˈfɔːtɪəθ]
50th fiftieth [ˈfɪftɪəθ]
60th sixtieth [ˈsɪkstɪəθ]
70th seventieth [ˈsɛvntɪəθ]
80th eightieth [ˈeɪtɪəθ]
90th ninetieth [ˈnaɪntɪəθ]
100th one hundredth [wʌn] [ˈhʌndrədθ]
1,000th one thousandth [wʌn] [ˈθaʊzəntθ]
1,000,000th one millionth [wʌn] [ˈmɪljənθ]

CONSEJO EXAMEN PATA EL FCE LECCIÓN 38

Pronunciación de números cardinales y ordinales, así como del alfabeto.

Revisa el alfabeto para poder identificar y escribir acrónimos: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z.

Números cardinales de 1 a 1,000,000

1 one [wʌn]
2 two [tuː]
3 three [θriː]
4 four [fɔː]
5 five [faɪv]
6 six [sɪks]
7 seven [ˈsɛvn]
8 eight [eɪt]
9 nine [naɪn]
10 ten [tɛn]
11 eleven [ɪˈlɛvn]
12 twelve [twɛlv]
13 thirteen [ˈθɜːˈtiːn]
14 fourteen [ˈfɔːˈtiːn]
15 fifteen [ˈfɪfˈtiːn]
16 sixteen [ˈsɪksˈtiːn]
17 seventeen [ˈsɛvnˈtiːn]
18 eighteen [ˌeɪˈtiːn]
19 nineteen [ˈnaɪnˈtiːn]
20 twenty [ˈtwɛnti]
21 twenty-one [ˈtwɛnti]-[wʌn]
22 twenty-two [ˈtwɛnti]-[tuː]
23 twenty-three [ˈtwɛnti]-[θriː]
24 twenty-four [ˈtwɛnti]-[fɔː]
25 twenty-five [ˈtwɛnti]-[faɪv]
26 twenty-six [ˈtwɛnti]-[sɪks]
27 twenty-seven [ˈtwɛnti]-[ˈsɛvn]
28 twenty-eight [ˈtwɛnti]-[eɪt]
29 twenty-nine [ˈtwɛnti]-[naɪn]
30 thirty [ˈθɜːti]
40 forty [ˈfɔːti]
50 fifty [ˈfɪfti]
60 sixty [ˈsɪksti]
70 seventy [ˈsɛvnti]
80 eighty [ˈeɪti]
90 ninety [ˈnaɪnti]
100 a/one hundred [eɪ]/[wʌn] [ˈhʌndrəd]
1,000 a/one thousand [eɪ]/[wʌn] [ˈθaʊzənd]
1,000,000 a/one million [eɪ]/[wʌn] [ˈmɪljən]

Números ordinales de 1 a 1.000.000

1st primero [fɜːst]
2nd segundo [ˈsɛkənd]
3rd tercero [θɜːd]
4th cuarto [fɔːθ]
5th quinto [fɪfθ]
6th sexto [sɪksθ]
7th séptimo [ˈsɛvnθ]
8th octavo [eɪtθ]
9th noveno [naɪnθ]
10th décimo [tɛnθ]
11th undécimo [ɪˈlɛvnθ]
12th duodécimo [twɛlfθ]
13th decimotercero [ˈθɜːˈtiːnθ]
14th decimocuarto [ˈfɔːˈtiːnθ]
15th decimoquinto [ˈfˈɪftiːnθ]
16th decimosexto [ˈsɪksˈtiːnθ]
17th decimoséptimo [ˈsɛvnˈtiːnθ]
18th decimoctavo [ˌeɪˈtiːnθ]
19th decimonoveno [ˈnaɪnˈtiːŋθ]
20th vigésimo [ˈtwɛntɪəθ]
21st vigésimo primero [ˈtwɛnti]-[fɜːst]
22nd vigésimo segundo [ˈtwɛnti]-[ˈsɛkənd]
23rd vigésimo tercero [ˈtwɛnti]-[θɜːd]
24th vigésimo cuarto [ˈtwɛnti]-[fɔːθ]
25th vigésimo quinto [ˈtwɛnti]-[fɪfθ]
26th vigésimo sexto [ˈtwɛnti]-[sɪksθ]
27th vigésimo séptimo [ˈtwɛnti]-[ˈsɛvnθ]
28th vigésimo octavo [ˈtwɛnti]-[eɪtθ]
29th vigésimo noveno [ˈtwɛnti]-[naɪnθ]
30th trigésimo [ˈθɜːtɪəθ]
40th cuadragésimo [ˈfɔːtɪəθ]
50th quincuagésimo [ˈfɪftɪəθ]
60th sexagésimo [ˈsɪkstɪəθ]
70th septuagésimo [ˈsɛvntɪəθ]
80th octogésimo [ˈeɪtɪəθ]
90th nonagésimo [ˈnaɪntɪəθ]
100th centésimo [wʌn] [ˈhʌndrədθ]
1,000th milésimo [wʌn] [ˈθaʊzəntθ]
1,000,000th una millonésima [wʌn] [ˈmɪljənθ]

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