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Enjoy the Olympics with busuu.com!

At busuu.com, we are very excited about the Olympic Games in London. To celebrate this event, we offer you a free special Learning Unit with sporting words and phrases!

The Olympic Games are the biggest sport event in the world, bringing together thousands of athletes and fans from over 200 different countries. This is the perfect time to brush up on your sports vocabulary and “talk sports” with other users of our community in the busuutalk.

Olympic Games Unit

Our Olympic Games Unit includes all the usual exercises:

And if you’re a Premium MemberPremium Member, you can also do a voice recording exercise and download the vocabulary in PDF and MP3 format. Upgrade to Premium nowPremium Member !

Olympic Games Unit

To get you into the mood for our Special Unit, here are some fun facts and interesting information about the Olympic Games:

  1. The official languages of the Games are English and French and, if different, the language of the host country.
  2. The Olympic rings stand for the unity of America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
  3. The Olympic mottoCitius, Altius, Fortius” is Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger“.
  4. Despite the motto, the Olympic Games are not about winning but about participating and celebrating this big international sport event together.
  5. Mind you that spelling competition is not yet considered as an Olympic sport ;)

Olympic Games UnitNow it’s time for you to get active and learn some new vocabulary about sports and about the ceremony itself. Go to the Special Unit by clicking on the ‘recommended unit’ link on the left-hand side of your Home area. Or just try it out now!

Have lots of fun with our Olympic Games Unit!

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Don’t be lost for words!

All language learners know how difficult it can be to strike up a conversation with someone in another language. For this reason the busuu.com team has decided to make life that little bit easier for our users.

From now on, when you start a busuu-talk while doing a learning unit, you will find an item for discussion in the chat browser, which is directly related to the topic of the learning unit.

The busuu-talk questions range from easier questions such as “What is your favorite city and why?” to more sophisticated discussions like “Discuss the political situation in your country”.

Now there will be no more uncomfortable silences and you really get to practice what you have learned in a fun way!