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Problemas en el aeropuerto: la importancia de hablar inglés para viajar

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Imagina que tienes un viaje con 2 escalas para llegar a tu destino. En la primera escala, tu vuelo se cancela cuando estás a punto de despegar. No puedes retrasarte mucho porque tienes otra escala esperándote, pero no tienes opción, debes bajarte del avión y buscar una solución pronta para evitar perder tu otro vuelo y tu dinero, pero no sabes inglés… ¿sabes que implica esto?

El inglés no es solo el idioma más hablado en el mundo, sino que facilita tu comunicación durante tus viajes, independientemente del país destino al que te dirijas. Además, no solo te permite hacer cosas cotidianas como preguntar cuanto cuesta un producto o cuanto tiempo se demora el transporte.

El inglés te da independencia para comunicarte de manera eficaz y hablar con más confianza en cualquier situación que te encuentres, incluso en una situación como la que describí en el párrafo anterior. Conoce 5 razones por las cuales debes aprender ingles para viajar.

English in Action: problemas en el aeropuerto

En este episodio de English in Action, Jhon y Jess charlan sobre problemas que han tenido en aeropuertos. Jess comparte cómo vivió su regreso a Colombia después de unas vacaciones visitando a su familia en Seattle y como Jhon perdió un vuelo por tener su nombre mal deletreado.

Escucha el episodio: airport troubles y responde las siguientes preguntas:

¿De dónde viajaba Jess y hacia donde se dirigía?

¿Qué le sucedió en New York city?

¿Qué solución encontró para regresar al destino que se dirigía?

¿Qué solución encontró Jhon para poder viajar?

Speak English: full vs. fool, entrena tu pronunciación.

Si quieres que tu mensaje sea claro y tu comunicación sea efectiva, es fundamental que mejores tu pronunciación en el idioma. En este episodo de Speak English, un podcast de English Academy, Elena DiGiovanna nos enseña la diferencia entre dos sonidos similares en el inglés que son confundidos frecuentemente, y que pueden cambiar la definición de ciertas palabras. El primer sonido es /U/, un fonema que encontramos en las palabras: food y school. El segundo sonido es /ʊ/, un fonema que encontramos en palabras como: good, should y look.

¿Cual es la diferencia?

Para el sonido /U/, tus labios deben estar tensos y redondeados, como si estuvieras inflando un globo. Tu lengua debe estar un poco tensa y elevada. Conoce más sobre la posición de tus labios y lengua para este sonido.

Escucha el episodio y practica las siguientes palabras. Algunos patrones que encontrarás en este sonido son:

“oo” as in too, food, school and tool.

“ue” as in true, blue, avenue.

“o” as in do, who, lose, prove.

“ew” as in new, blew, drew.

“u” as in super, rule, duty and student.

Para el sonido /ʊ/, tus labios deben estar ligeramente redondeados, pero no tanto como /U/. Tu lengua debe estar relajada y la parte trasera de la lengua elevada. Conoce más sobre la posición n de tus labios y lengua para este sonido.

Escucha el episodio y practica las siguientes palabras. Algunos patrones que encontrarás en este sonido son:

The common spelling patterns for this sound are:

“oo” as in good, look, childhood and understood.

“u” as in push, full, pull and sugar.

“ould” as in would, could and should.

¡Genial! Ahora practiquemos algunos contrastes entre estos sonidos:

  • Full, fool
  • Look, Luke
  • Pull, pool
  • Stood, stewed
  • Good food
  • Full room
  • Cook stew
  • Blue book
  • Two cookies
  • Too full
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No solo se trata de saber inglés, sino de mostrar confianza al hablarlo. Aprende con nuestros cursos de pronunciación en Platzi. Es momento de llevar tu inglés al siguiente nivel y prepararte para cualquier situación, especialmente cuando estés viajando.

¿Escuchaste nuestro podcast y realizaste el ejercicio? Cuéntanos qué te pareció en la caja de comentarios.

It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop”.

Si quieres conocer más sobre estos podcasts en Inglés, te invitamos al blog: Practica tu inglés con los podcasts de Platzi English Academy.

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Here are my answers for the Airport troubles podcast. ✈

¿De dónde viajaba Jess y hacia donde se dirigía?
Jess was heading from Seattle to Bogota.

¿Qué le sucedió en New York city?
He and his wife lost their flight not because of their fault but the airline company (the pilots passed their duty hours), errors with the information kiosk (an automated machine), long wating lines.

¿Qué solución encontró para regresar al destino que se dirigía?
After spending hours trying to find a solution, they decided to go to the gate early in the morning when the 7a.m. flight was going to fly and ask for help because they had a flight connection that they could lose, Fortunately, a kind airline lady employee could help them, so they could take that flight.

¿Qué solución encontró Jhon para poder viajar?
He had to pay for a new airplane ticket that costed three times the ticked he couldn’t use because of his misspelled name.

Thanks for reading. 😎

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THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH FOR TRAVELING
The entire process of entering the National Parks in India is in English
Like so many thousands of children in our country, I began to study English when I was about 10 years old (I was in the 5th year of EGB), then in high school and so on until I was in the second year of biological sciences (I was about 20 years old). Thanks to this, I was always able to function more or less well during my travels. Talking about food, asking how to get to a place or how much the excursion costs, it was always easy for me. But it is true that I was never able to establish deep conversations with local people, which after all was always one of my priorities in my travels, in fact I always tried to book a B&B (bed and breakfast) precisely for that, to talk with their owners and learn about their customs and ways of life.
Today I would like to tell you about my experience speaking English when I travel. Speaking English makes things much easier when you travel abroad, both to find information before leaving and to get around there by communicating with local people or with other travelers you meet along the way. For example; Without knowing English I would never have gotten quality information about the National Parks of India (everything was in English) and neither my fellow travelers nor I would have ever been able to select Kanha and Bandhavgarh as the first options to try our luck searching for tigers in the wild. Without knowing English, I would not have been able to converse and learn from the local people, and therefore the trip to India would never have been so extraordinary.
I traveled to countries like Ireland and I found that everything I had learned during 20 years had served something, but not for everything I wanted. It was impossible to understand anything beyond “how are you?”. The same thing happened to me in Germany or Austria, countries in which, even though not everyone spoke English, I felt embarrassed for the same reason. And not to mention our neighbors in Portugal, who practically all of the younger population speak English. All this leads me to think that something is wrong in the official educational system for language teaching, at least in English, or at least in Andalusia (I do not know in the rest of Spain). How is it possible that, having studied English for so many years, I have not mastered it?
Having already spent a good time studying at the EOI, I have been able to see how I am forgetting English grammar and many of the words I have learned in recent years. Perhaps it is due to the fact that I do not practice the language very much, and in fact I am considering the possibility of enrolling in a course or exchanging a coffee with Erasmus students. The ideal would be to take an English course in London or anywhere else in England like Cambrigde, Oxford, Brighton or Bournemouth, or even take one in the city where I live, in Huelva. Going to London to perfect your English would be the ideal because surely you will learn much more quickly, you will acquire the best accent and a wide vocabulary and you will get a good grammatical level and conversational skills. Too bad my personal circumstances do not allow it at this time in my life.
I feel the need to continue studying English, to improve this language, both to enjoy more while traveling and for my present and future professional in conservation biology. There are more and more technical and scientific studies that I have to immerse myself in to improve my training in the science that studies life and I feel a growing need to function effectively speaking English while traveling. Take a course wherever you are or have a coffee with young scholarship recipients that will surely be the best way to improve my English. It will undoubtedly be a good financial and emotional investment because it will bring me more happiness and personal satisfaction.

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I feel the need to continue studying English, to improve this language, both to enjoy more while traveling and for my present and future professional in conservation biology. There are more and more technical and scientific studies that I have to immerse myself in to improve my training in the science that studies life and I feel a growing need to function effectively speaking English while traveling. Take a course wherever you are or have a coffee with young scholarship recipients that will surely be the best way to improve my English. It will undoubtedly be a good financial and emotional investment because it will bring me more happiness and personal satisfaction.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH FOR TRAVELING
I traveled to countries like Ireland and I found that everything I had learned during 20 years had served something, but not for everything I wanted. It was impossible to understand anything beyond “how are you?”. The same thing happened to me in Germany or Austria, countries in which, even though not everyone spoke English, I felt embarrassed for the same reason. And not to mention our neighbors in Portugal, who practically all of the younger population speak English. All this leads me to think that something is wrong in the official educational system for language teaching, at least in English, or at least in Andalusia (I do not know in the rest of Spain). How is it possible that, having studied English for so many years, I have not mastered it?
Having already spent a good time studying at the EOI, I have been able to see how I am forgetting English grammar and many of the words I have learned in recent years. Perhaps it is due to the fact that I do not practice the language very much, and in fact I am considering the possibility of enrolling in a course or exchanging a coffee with Erasmus students. The ideal would be to take an English course in London or anywhere else in England like Cambrigde, Oxford, Brighton or Bournemouth, or even take one in the city where I live, in Huelva. Going to London to perfect your English would be the ideal because surely you will learn much more quickly, you will acquire the best accent and a wide vocabulary and you will get a good grammatical level and conversational skills. Too bad my personal circumstances do not allow it at this time in my life.
I feel the need to continue studying English, to improve this language, both to enjoy more while traveling and for my present and future professional in conservation biology.

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Muy bueno este artículo, útil y necesario.

Aquí les dejo otros ejemplos para que sigan practicando:

/uː/

  • With “oo”: boot - choose - cool - fool - loose - moon - pool - root - school - soon - stool - too - tool
  • With “u” and magic e: absolute - include - June - rule
  • With “u”: brutal - conclusion - flu - truth
  • With “ew”: blew - brew - chew - crew - drew - screw - threw
  • With “ou”: group - soup - through - you - youth
  • With “o”: lose - move - tomb - who

/ʊ/

  • With “oo”: book - cook - foot - good - hook - look - shook - stood - took - wood - wool
  • With “u”: bull - bullet - bush - cushion - full - pudding - pull - push - put - sugar
  • With “o”: bosom - wolf - woman