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What does "frustration" mean?
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Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.
Today we're hearing about a Namibian sprinter and learning the word 'frustration'.
The road to the Olympics isn't always easy.
Some athletes train for years and still don't make it to the Games.
Today Matthew Pinsent has been catching up with Merlin Diamond.
Merlin is a sprinter from Namibia.
So how has her training been going?
Listen for the word 'frustration'.
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Merlin Diamond's road to London has not been easy. The 20-year-old runner spent much of 2011 at a training camp in Mauritius organised by the IOC. But injured with a pulled hamstring and homesick, Merlin found her preparations for London ground to a halt in the Indian Ocean. Back home in Namibia Merlin is feeling the frustration only stalled athletes seem to know. She's not running as fast as she used to or needs to, to qualify.
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Listen again for the word 'frustration'.
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Merlin Diamond's road to London has not been easy. The 20-year-old runner spent much of 2011 at a training camp in Mauritius organised by the IOC. But injured with a pulled hamstring and homesick, Merlin found her preparations for London ground to a halt in the Indian Ocean. Back home in Namibia Merlin is feeling the frustration only stalled athletes seem to know. She's not running as fast as she used to or needs to, to qualify.
Presenter
So we heard Merlin's training programme was affected by her injury and she hasn't run as fast since.
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Did you hear the word 'frustration'?
frustration is a noun that refers to the annoyed and upset feelings you have when you can't achieve your goal.
back home in Namibia Merlin is feeling the frustration
Well we have heard that Merlin has had difficulties training for this year's Olympics and we have learnt the noun frustration. Now let's hear from some people in London using the adjective form of this word 'frustrated'.
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I get frustrated when I can't afford expensive clothes.
I get frustrated when I don't get a seat on the train.
I get frustrated with traffic jams on the road.
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I get frustrated when I can't afford expensive clothes.
I get frustrated when I don't get a seat on the train.
I get frustrated with traffic jams on the road.
Presenter
I'm Natalie and that's all from Talking Sport.
See you next time.
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