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توري په خبر کې: Stagecoach

Transcript:

It may look like a tram, but, in fact, it’s a theatre.

In Mexico City, vehicles normally used for public transport have been getting a makeover.

Mexicans hardly ever scrap their buses. These, donated by Japan over 20 years ago, have been reborn as community centres and shops.

This lorry carries knowledge. It’s a mobile library, offering space for children’s activities and seminars.

Vocabulary:

tram - an electric public vehicle that runs along a track and is used in cities

makeover - renovation of something to make it look better

scrap - get rid of something which is now useless

reborn - converted into something different

lorry - British word for a large vehicle to transport a heavy load; Americans use the word ‘truck’

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.

tram/ makeover/ scrap/ reborn/ lorry

1. The government says it will _____ or change more than 3,000 regulations. It says its drive to cut bureaucracy will save companies millions of pounds.

2. _____ services went far beyond the city boundary extending to Milngavie, Paisley, Renfrew, Clydebank, Uddingston and Airdrie - all at rock-bottom fares and at high frequencies that are unheard of today.

3. A stretch of motorway between junctions 22 and 21A was closed after a _____ crossed the central reservation on Thursday morning.

4. Ten years ago on Friday, an old flour mill on the banks of the River Tyne was _____ as a temple to modern art when Gateshead's Baltic gallery opened its doors.

5. Electricity pylons, little changed since the 1920s, may get a _____ with a new international design competition. Are transmission towers icons or eyesores?

Answers:

1. The government says it will scrap or change more than 3,000 regulations. It says its drive to cut bureaucracy will save companies millions of pounds. Source: Health and safety inspections cut in regulation curb http://bbc.in/OzfJ1Z

2. Tram services went far beyond the city boundary extending to Milngavie, Paisley, Renfrew, Clydebank, Uddingston and Airdrie - all at rock-bottom fares and at high frequencies that are unheard of today. Source: Glasgow 'a city that loved trams' http://bbc.in/Q0dyU8

3. A stretch of motorway between junctions 22 and 21A was closed after a lorry crossed the central reservation on Thursday morning. Source: M1 lorry crash causes Leicestershire delays http://bbc.in/Otv44X

4. Ten years ago on Friday, an old flour mill on the banks of the River Tyne was reborn as a temple to modern art when Gateshead's Baltic gallery opened its doors. Source: Has art gallery boom paid off? http://bbc.in/M5Tp1o

5. Electricity pylons, little changed since the 1920s, may get a makeover with a new international design competition. Are transmission towers icons or eyesores? Source: Could pylons ever be pretty? http://bbc.in/mk30TM