A new Olympic record
Eric Moussambani of Equatorial Guinea became one of the most loved athletes of the 2000 games. His race was the 100-metre freestyle swim. He jumped into the pool and started _____________. After the first 50 metres he _________ very tired. He went more and more slowly and almost ___________ in the middle of the pool. The officials worried that he was drowning. But Moussambani continued and finally _____________ the race with a time of 1 minute and 52 seconds, the _______________ in the history of the Olympics. Still, Moussambani was very happy.
Global: learn English, learn through English, learn about English; Pre-intermediate. CLANDFIELD, L. Macmillan Education, 2010. Adaptado.
Na frase: “The officialsworried that he was drowning.”, o termo sublinhado está sendo empregado como substantivo, é um falso cognato. Assim, o significado de ‘officials’, nesse contexto, corresponde a