Seis estudantes de diferentes partes do mundo se encontram. O que eles têm em comum? São todos intercambistas estudando em uma universidade americana durante um semestre. Ao longo do semestre, eles aprendem mais inglês, conhecem sobre a cultura americana e ficam sabendo mais sobre suas áreas de estudo. Esta série Conversações Diárias* é sobre seis estudantes e suas experiências durante um semestre em uma universidade nos EUA. Essas conversas são para alunos de inglês de nível intermediário ou superior.
A série Conversações Diárias é uma ótima maneira de melhorar seu inglês. Os leitores de nível mais avançado podem aprender ainda mais rápido revendo este post original na íntegra em inglês
In this conversation, a student studying journalism (Ajay) interviews another student (Lucía) about her role in the women’s soccer team’s winning season.
Ajay: Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed, Lucía.
Lucía: No problem! I’m honored that you chose me.
Ajay: Well, you were the MVP of the last soccer game. Your team is on quite a winning streak. How does that feel?
Lucía: It feels amazing! Now that we are contenders for the championship title, more fans are coming out to support us. I’m glad that a women’s sports team is getting recognized.
Ajay: Do you think the women’s sports teams don’t get as much support from the fans as the men’s teams?
Lucía: It seems like there are more fans at men’s games. Even at the professional level, women’s sports take a back seat to men’s sports.
Ajay: You and the entire soccer team definitely should be front and center. You’re nearly undefeated. Your next matchup is against the Number 1 team in the league. How are you going to prepare?
Lucía: My teammates and I work hard at every practice until then. I’m also going to recruit as many people to come to the game to support our team and show us that women’s sports teams are just as important as men’s teams!
Agora vamos rever o vocabulário.
MVP [sigla de “jogador mais valioso”] means most valuable player; the person who was the most outstanding player in a sport during a specific game or season.
A winning streak [série de vitórias; ganhar várias vezes em consecutivo] is the number of games won in a row, or the length of time a team wins without interruption.
Championship title [título do campenonato] is the status of being the winner in a series of matches or games in a sport.
Fans [torcedores] are the people who like and support someone or something, such as a sports team, in a very enthusiastic way.
To get recognized [obter reconhecimento] means to receive special attention and notice, often in a public way.
Take a back seat [ocupar uma posição ou papel secundário, menos importante]means to be given a less important position or role.
Front and center [centro das discussões] is to be in the most important position.
When a sports team is undefeated [invicto], it has not lost a game or match so far during the sports season.
In sports, a matchup [confronto] is a competition between two teams or people.
A league [liga] is a group of sports teams that play against one another.
To recruit[recrutar] means to find new people to join something.
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