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En esta parte, analizamos extractos de guiones de series de televisión para entender el uso del inglés cotidiano auténtico. Lee los fragmentos e intenta comprenderlos. Luego, lee la explicación del vocabulario. Finalmente, vuelve a leer el texto.

Recomendaciones para aprender inglés con series de TV

Observa una escena, retrocede y vuelve a mirarla. Para eso, marca el comienzo de la escena pulsando el botón "A-B" de tu reproductor de DVD. Cuando termine la escena, pulsa el mismo botón y se volverá a repetir la escena automáticamente.

Si es posible, desactiva los subtítulos en español. Si no logras entender el diálogo, activa la opción "CC" (Closed Caption) en tu televisor para ver los subtítulos en inglés.

Intenta mirar capítulos de series que hayas visto. Dado que ya sabes lo que sucede en la trama, podrás concentrarte más en el vocabulario y las expresiones usadas en las conversaciones.

Repite las frases que escuchas y si no entiendes algo, utiliza un diccionario.

Presta atención a la pronunciación y la entonación. De esta forma, entrenarás el oído para identificar las palabras y los diversos acentos, lo cual ciertamente te ayudará a mejorar tu comprensión del inglés.

From the episode '2:00 AM - 3:00 AM (Day 1)'

Learn English with 24 JACK BAUER: Bauer.
TERI BAUER: Jack, I talked to her.
JACK BAUER: Thank God! What did she say?
TERI BAUER: She and Janet where at some party.
JACK BAUER: So, are you going to pick them up?
TERI BAUER: No, I don't know where she is, she wouldn't tell me.
JACK BAUER: What?
TERI BAUER: She sounded different. She told me that she loved me. That's not like Kim.
JACK BAUER: She knows she's going to get grounded, she's just trying to reduce the sentence.
TERI BAUER: Yes, you're right. How are you?
JACK BAUER: I'm fine. Look, is that guy York still with you?
TERI BAUER: Yes, he's going to take me home now.
JACK BAUER: Don't you think you should wait by Janet's car? I mean, who knows the kind of shape the girls will be in when they get dropped off.
to talk to somebody hablar con alguien. Notar el uso de la preposición to. Para aprender distintas formas de hablar, ver Ways of speaking.
Thank God! ¡Gracias a Dios!
to pick somebody up recoger, pasar a buscar
to get grounded Expresión informal que significa "ser castigado"
to take somebody home llevar a alguien a su casa
shape forma. To be in good/bad shape significa estar en buena/mala forma. To keep in shape es mantenerse en forma.
to drop somebody off dejar a alguien en un lugar

 

SHERRY PALMER: We've been getting death threats since David announced his running for office. What is so different about this one?
AGENT PIERCE: I don't have that kind of information but I can tell you that my unit is called in when the threat becomes more serious.
SHERRY PALMER: Then, why did you let him walk out on his own?
AGENT PIERCE: We will find him, Mrs. Palmer.
SHERRY PALMER: I'm sorry. We're grateful to have you here.
death threat amenaza de muerte
to run for office ser candidato. To take office significa asumir, tomar posesión del cargo. To be in office significa estar en el poder.
to call somebody in llamar a alguien, requerir la presencia de alguien
to walk out salir a caminar
on his own solo, sin compañía
grateful agradecido

We need to protect you as well.

KEITH PALMER: He's not down at the lobby. I looked everywhere.
SHERRY PALMER: Keith, you shouldn't be leaving the suite. Let these men do their job.
KEITH PALMER: There's an all-night coffee shop down the block. I bet he just wanted to be alone. I'll go get him.
SHERRY PALMER: Keith, you're not going anywhere.
KEITH PALMER: Mom, I'll be right back.
AGENT PIERCE: I'm sorry, son. We need you to stay here.
KEITH PALMER: Why?
AGENT PIERCE: We treat a threat on a candidate's life as a threat on the entire family. We need to protect you as well.
SHERRY PALMER: Keith, your father is going to be fine.
lobby vestíbulo
suite suite (de un hotel)
to bet apostar
Mom Forma corta para referirse a la madre. Equivale al español "Ma". Dad es para referirse al padre.
to be right back volver enseguida
as well también. Equivale a too.

 

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Granny Smith Granny Smith is a variety of green apples. The name was taken from the Australian gardener Maria Ann Smith, also known as Granny Smith. She was the one who first grew the apple in Sydney in the 1860s.

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