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كلمات في الاخبار: اقلاع اللوح الطائر

النص بالعربية

طريقة جديدة للتزلج في نهاية العالم... هناك في الاسفل...في استراليا.

اللوح الطائر الذي اخترعه رجل فرنسي العام الماضي، اصبح مشهوراً في استراليا.

اويرتبط للوح بدراجة مائية (جيت سكي) عبر خرطوم فيساعد ضغط الماء الراكب على التحويم في الهواء وعلى علو 10 امتار.

اما الدلافين فقد تشعر بالغيرة اذا رأت كيف راكب اللوح يغوص في الماء.

ويتحكم الراكب باللوح عبر قدميه ويديه ليحافظ على توازنه.

English script

Surfing down under as you’ve never seen it before.

Flyboard, invented by a Frenchman last year, is catching on in Australia.

The board is attached to a jet ski by a hose. The water pressure allows the pilot to hover up to 10 meters in the air.

The dive would make a dolphin jealous.

With his feet, the rider controls direction and with his hands, he keeps the board stable.

Vocabulary

down under - reference to Australia or New Zealand

catching on - becoming popular

attached - connected to

to hover - to float in the air

jealous - envious, wanting something or to be like someone

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from BBC news reports. Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

down under/ catching on/ attached/ to hover/ jealous

1. Raiders in a stolen Land Rover smashed the wall of Buckfastleigh post office on 3 July and ______ a wire rope round the cash machine before towing it on to the road.

2. Robbie Williams says he's ______ of the career One Direction are currently enjoying.

3. As well as feeding themselves, all the families working on the allotment hand over a chunk of their produce to others in need. The fruits and vegetables are passed on to what Greeks have dubbed a "social supermarket". It is an idea ______ all over Greece.

4. When Apollo 11 reached the point of ______ over the lunar surface Neil Armstrong had 20 seconds to decide whether to continue or abort.

5. Thousands of Britons emigrate to Australia every year in search of a better life, but now more and more are deciding ______ is not for them and returning home.

Answers

1. Raiders in a stolen Land Rover smashed the wall of Buckfastleigh post office on 3 July and attached a wire rope round the cash machine before towing it on to the road. Source: Buckfastleigh ram-raid office due to reopen

2. Robbie Williams says he's jealous of the career One Direction are currently enjoying. Source: Robbie Williams: I'm jealous of One Direction

3. As well as feeding themselves, all the families working on the allotment hand over a chunk of their produce to others in need. The fruits and vegetables are passed on to what Greeks have dubbed a "social supermarket". It is an idea catching on all over Greece. Source: Ingenuity and allotments provide relief in Greece

4. When Apollo 11 reached the point of hovering over the lunar surface Neil Armstrong had 20 seconds to decide whether to continue or abort. Source: Neil Armstrong 'had 20 seconds to make Moon landing decision'

5. Thousands of Britons emigrate to Australia every year in search of a better life, but now more and more are deciding down under is not for them and returning home. Source: Why are so many Britons leaving Australia?