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Listening Comprehension - Comprensión Auditiva

Cómo realizar este ejercicio de comprensión auditiva

- Siempre encontrarás una pequeña introducción, que puede ayudarte a comprender el tema tratado.

- En los textos presentados se han ocultado algunas palabras, que deberás escribir en los casilleros correspondientes. A medida que lees el texto, escucha el audio con atención para descubrir dichas palabras.

- Quizás puedes deducir las palabras sin necesidad de escuchar el audio. Pero, pon atención al audio para confirmar si realmente se trata de la respuesta correcta.

- Puedes escuchar el audio cuantas veces sea necesario. Pero es recomendable hacerlo solamente dos veces (o tres veces como máximo) ya que esa es la forma en que normalmente se realizan estos ejercicios en exámenes y pruebas internacionales.

- Comprueba tus aciertos pulsando el botón "Corregir". Si no has podido completar todas las palabras, pulsa el botón "Solución" para ver cuáles eran las que te faltaban.

US Ends 62-Year Drought in 4-Man Bobsled
Topic: The United States has finally ended more than half a century of frustration in the Olympic four-man bobsled, capturing the gold medal Saturday at the Vancouver Winter Games. Transcript of radio broadcast. Source: VOA

Listen to the audio clip and fill in the blanks.

It seems to believe that it had been 62 years since the Americans had won Olympic gold in the four-man bobsled.

But this was the year many thought that would come to an end.

Driver Steve Holcomb, the reigning world champion, surged to the lead after the first two runs Friday, setting a Whistler Sliding Track record in the process. He gained several more of a second in the third run Saturday, so with a total lead of almost half a second, Holcomb just needed to a solid run on his fourth and final trip down the icy course.

Holcomb: "I just got in the sled. I was . I knew the lines I had to drive. I drove as best I could and came out victorious."

The 29-year-old Holcomb said it was a to end the long U.S. drought in the four-man bobsled.

Holcomb: "This is an amazing feeling. You kind of dream about it for years and it's happening. It's sort of hard to put into words. I don't know. It's just kind of ."

The modest Holcomb, a stocky man who sports a , said he is not the one who deserves all the credit in his black USA-1 sled dubbed "Night Train." And it is not just teammates Justin Olsen, Steve Mesler and Curtis Tomasevicz.

Holcomb: "It's a whole team thing. The engineers have put so much into this. The pushers have as well. And my coaches have done everything they can to get me here and I just had to perform and the way that I do, and we did. And we showed that right now we are the best team in the world."

One of those coaches is Brian Shimer, himself a former U.S. four-man bobsled driver.

Shimer: "I'm just , and I can't tell you how proud I am of Holcomb and the gang, and for Steve to pull it together and hold it together in just his second Olympic Games. You know, he kind of followed in my but has passed me way up. It took me five Olympics just to get a bronze, and here he is in his second with a gold."

Taking the silver medal, 0.38 seconds back, was two-time defending champion Andre Lange of Germany. On the final run, he the Canadian sled driven by Lyndon Rush by a mere 0.01 of a second.

USA Winner Steve Holcomb said he is not about to from bobsledding after winning the Olympic gold medal.

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