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كلمات في الاخبار: الزرافة جيلاني

النص بالعربية

السفر لمسافات بعيدة قد يكون امراً مزعجاً.

لكن يبدو ان ذلك لم يكن بالمشكلة للزرافة جيلاني عندما سافر عبر البحر في صندوق شحن إرتفاعه اربع امتار وعشرون سنتيمتراً صنع خصيصاً له

واستغرقت عملية النقل خمسة ايام لأخذه من حديقة حيوانات أوكلاند في نيوزيلاندة الى حديقة حيوانات ميلبورن في استراليا

ويعد ايام قلائل في الحجر الصحي، سيدخل جيلاني برنامجاً للتزاوج

Transcript

Travelling long distances can be a pain in the neck…

But Jelani the giraffe didn’t seem to mind as he took to the

seas inside a custom-made, 4.2 metre-high shipping crate.

It took five days to transport him from Auckland Zoo in New

Zealand to Melbourne, Australia.

After a few days in quarantine, Jelani will take part in a

breeding programme.

Vocabulary

a pain in the neck: idiom meaning 'very annoying'

الم في الرقبة ، وهي عبارة تعني حدوث امر مزعج

took to the seas: started travelling across the ocean

اخذ الى البحر ، وهي عبارة تعني خرج الى البحر / سافر عبر المحيط

custom-made: designed according to special needs

صنعت خصيصاً ، وتعني انه تم تصميم الشيء بناءً على احتياجات خاصة

shipping crate: large box designed especially for delivering

items

صندوق شحن ، وهو صندوق كبير مصمم لنقل الاغراض

in quarantine: isolation period for an animal which might be

carrying a disease

في الحجر الصحي ، وهي فترة من الوقت يقضيها الحيوان وحيداً في حال حمله لامراض او اوبئة

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of

these sentences from a BBC news report.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to

complete the sentence correctly.

a pain in the neck / took to the seas / custom-made /

shipping crate / in quarantine

1. A __________ electric guitar stolen in Edinburgh from a

Californian rock band appearing at a music festival has been

recovered by police.

2. The importation of tortoises is restricted under the

Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species

(CITES) and they can only be brought into the UK if the

correct permits have been applied for and issued. The

tortoises are ___________ while plans are made for them to be

rehomed.

3. In an article for Scotland on Sunday in February 2000 the

judge wrote that the impact of the Convention on Scots Law

was already "devastating" and suggested that the legislation

was providing "a field day for crackpots, ____________ for

judges and legislators, and a goldmine for lawyers".

4. It has landed here on the island nation of Singapore

aboard the MV Copenhagen Express. This is a routine stop over

- hundreds of ______________ are unloaded while new ones are

hoisted in to replace them.

5. The company behind the fin whale trade, Hvalur hf, has not

hunted any this year because of poor market conditions in

Japan following the March earthquake and tsunami. But it does

intend to _________ again if and when the market improves.

Answers

1. A custom-made electric guitar stolen in Edinburgh from a

Californian rock band appearing at a music festival has been

recovered by police.

Source: Le Blonde Dames' stolen guitar found

2. The importation of tortoises is restricted under the

Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species

(CITES) and they can only be brought into the UK if the

correct permits have been applied for and issued. The

tortoises are in quarantine while plans are made for them to

be rehomed.

Source: Endangered spur-thighed tortoises found at Stansted

3. In an article for Scotland on Sunday in February 2000 the

judge wrote that the impact of the Convention on Scots Law

was already "devastating" and suggested that the legislation

was providing "a field day for crackpots, a pain in the neck

for judges and legislators, and a goldmine for lawyers".

Source: Supreme Court 'not supreme' despite judgement

4. It has landed here on the island nation of Singapore

aboard the MV Copenhagen Express. This is a routine stop over

- hundreds of shipping crates are unloaded while new ones are

hoisted in to replace them.

Source: The Box arrives in Singapore

5. The company behind the fin whale trade, Hvalur hf, has not

hunted any this year because of poor market conditions in

Japan following the March earthquake and tsunami. But it does

intend to take to the seas again if and when the market

improves.

Source: US targets Iceland on whalemeat exports