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Destination: Afghanistan

متن خبر

The turquoise waters of Afghanistan’s very first national park.

The authorities here are trying to attract tourists to Bamian, the same place where the Taliban blew up a giant Buddha ten years ago.

It’s hoped once security concerns are addressed tourism can form the backbone of the Afghan economy.

Last year even saw ski slopes open for business and the country’s first international skiing competition.

متن خبر به فارسی

آب های فیروزه ای نخستین پارک ملی افغانستان

مسئولان در اینجا تلاش می کنند که توریست ها را به بامیان جذب کنند، به همان جایی که طالبان ده سال قبل یک مجسمه بودای بزرگ را در آنجا منفجر کردند.

امید می رود که وقتی اقدامات لازم درباره نگرانی های امنیتی انجام شود، توریسم بتواند ستون اقتصاد افغانستان را شکل بدهد.

کلمه های تازه

the authorities: the group of people with official power in an area, like the government

مقامات، مسئولان

blow up: destroyed with a bomb or explosives

منفجر کردن

security concerns: worries about safety and the threat of terrorism

نگرانی های امنیتی

the backbone of: the most important part of something which holds the rest together

ستون

slopes: areas on the sides of mountains, hills and artificial hills used for the sport of skiing

پیست اسکی

تمرین

با کلمه مناسب از فهرست زیر، جمله ها را کامل کنید.

توجه: برای کامل کردن جمله ها ممکن است لازم باشد شکل کلمه ها را تغییر دهید.

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.

the authorities / blew up / security concerns / the backbone of / slopes

1. And, in another mysterious and high-profile case in 2003, US pizza delivery man Brian Wells was killed when a collar bomb he was wearing __________ after he robbed a bank in Pennsylvania.

2. Saif al-Islam, one of the Libyan leader's sons, sought to rally regime forces earlier on Tuesday by making a defiant appearance and claiming the regime had broken ___________ the rebel advance.

3. His beating-up by security forces shows that he has hit home and that __________ tolerance for dissent is touching zero.

4. Glasgow Caledonian University's Moffat Centre, which monitors visitor attractions, said Scotland's __________ benefited most from heavy snowfalls..

5. Brazil had been scheduled to play African champions Egypt on Tuesday 6 September, but the game was cancelled due to __________ in Cairo.

پاسخ ها

1. And, in another mysterious and high-profile case in 2003, US pizza delivery man Brian Wells was killed when a collar bomb he was wearing blew up after he robbed a bank in Pennsylvania.

Source: Unlacing the 'necklace bomb'

http://bbc.in/nGubsg

2. Saif al-Islam, one of the Libyan leader's sons, sought to rally regime forces earlier on Tuesday by making a defiant appearance and claiming the regime had broken the backbone of the rebel advance.

Source: Libya conflict: Gaddafi regime 'in death throes'

http://bbc.in/q2wGi2

3. His beating-up by security forces shows that he has hit home and that the authorities' tolerance for dissent is touching zero.

Source: Syria unrest: Famed cartoonist Ali Farzat 'beaten'

http://bbc.in/oV1Uhc

4. Glasgow Caledonian University's Moffat Centre, which monitors visitor attractions, said Scotland's ski slopes benefited most from heavy snowfalls.

Source: Scots tourist attractions 'weather economic downturn'

http://bbc.in/ePNJGz

5. Brazil had been scheduled to play African champions Egypt on Tuesday 6 September, but the game was cancelled due to security concerns in Cairo.

Source: Ghana line up prestigious friendly against Brazil

http://bbc.in/pKlN7N