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Aprenda inglés con unos presos muy mañosos

Hacer punto no es una actividad habitual en los presidios, pero en esta cárcel de Brasil, los presos reducen su condena mientras tejen. Vea el video y aprenda nuevo vocabulario.

Transcripción en inglés

An unusual sight in a tough environment.

Inmates in a Brazilian prison have been learning how to knit.

The scheme, which sees prisoners working on intricate woollen designs, is a collaboration between prison authorities and a fashion designer.

Prisoners are paid 75 percent of the local minimum wage and also earn days off their sentence

Vocabulario

tough strong and difficult

inmates people in prison

to knit to make woollen clothes by creating knots with needles

intricate complex

minimum wage the least amount of money to be legally paid for work done

Watch the video online: A delicate job for hard men bbc.in/10ibdxh

Ejercicios

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

tough / inmates / to knit / intricate / minimum wage

1. Each doll takes at least a month to make because of the __________detail and design, and thousands of brush strokes are used to create and layer the colour of each doll to make them as life-like as possible.

2. The 136-year-old jail was one of seven prisons shut by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to cut costs. The last __________were transferred to other prisons at the end of February.

3. Bangladesh's __________ for garment workers is currently $38 (£25) a month, the lowest in the world.

4. The parrot had plucked out most of its feathers was said to resemble an oven-ready chicken. A vet said it should be put down but Rebecca Blagg, the charity's coordinator, __________ jumpers to keep it warm.

5. The cave environment is a __________ place in which to make a living, limited in food and essential nutrients, forcing microorganisms to fight over limited resources.

Respuestas

1. Each doll takes at least a month to make because of the intricate detail and design, and thousands of brush strokes are used to create and layer the colour of each doll to make them as life-like as possible.

Source: The dolls which look almost real http://bbc.in/Z9RKjM

2. The 136-year-old jail was one of seven prisons shut by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to cut costs. The last inmates were transferred to other prisons at the end of February.

Source: Shrewsbury Prison closure 'was poorly planned'

http://bbc.in/12IACjc

3. Bangladesh's minimum wage for garment workers is currently $38 (£25) a month, the lowest in the world.

Source: Walmart outlines own Bangladesh safety plans

http://bbc.in/11U5MYg

4. The parrot had plucked out most of its feathers was said to resemble an oven-ready chicken. A vet said it should be put down but Rebecca Blagg, the charity's coordinator, knitted jumpers to keep it warm.

Source: Nottinghamshire woman saves parrot by knitting it woolly jumpershttp://bbc.in/14rYhVL

5. The cave environment is a tough place in which to make a living, limited in food and essential nutrients, forcing microorganisms to fight over limited resources.

Source: Cave bacteria could help develop future antibiotics

http://bbc.in/12IJ2aq