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Indian wrestlers

  • 8 مهٔ 2014 - 18 اردیبهشت 1393

Transcript:

This village on the outskirts of Delhi is famous for its wrestlers.

They follow a strict regime of healthy food and exercise.

Vijay Pahelwan also works as a bouncer in the upmarket bars and nightclubs of the Indian capital.

He says he's helped over 100 village boys find work there, but his dream is to see his protégés compete in the Olympics one day.

Vocabulary:

on the outskirts in areas around the edge of the town or city

strict regime careful and exact system with rules that must be obeyed

bouncer someone who works in a bar or club and stops trouble or violence from happening

upmarket describes goods and products designed for people who have a lot of money

protégés (also spelled: proteges) young people who are trained by older (and often famous) people

Exercise:

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.

on the outskirts / strict regime / bouncer / upmarket / protégés

1. The former president left behind an estate that includes an _________ house in Johannesburg, a modest dwelling in his rural Eastern Cape home province and royalties from book sales, including his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.

2. Oberst played American football for years as a left tackle in the offensive line before working as a _________ at a bar.

3. Located _________ of Shanghai, the circuit shares similarities with the Chinese city's futuristic style.

4. Appou, who celebrated his 44th birthday on 24 April, attributes his longevity to "following a _________" as well as eating plenty of fruit and vegetables.

5. Early expressionist painter Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was a _________ of Gustav Klimt, who studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and caused controversy with his nude portraits.

Answers:

1. The former president left behind an estate that includes an upmarket house in Johannesburg, a modest dwelling in his rural Eastern Cape home province and royalties from book sales, including his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.

Source: Nelson Mandela left $4m estate

2. Oberst played American football for years as a left tackle in the offensive line before working as a bouncer at a bar.

Source: What is life like as a 'strongman'?

3. Located on the outskirts of Shanghai, the circuit shares similarities with the Chinese city's futuristic style.

Source: Chinese GP: Lewis Hamilton pursues hat-trick in Shanghai

4. Appou, who celebrated his 44th birthday on 24 April, attributes his longevity to "following a strict regime" as well as eating plenty of fruit and vegetables.

Source: Kersley Appou wants to continue playing

5. Early expressionist painter Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was a protege of Gustav Klimt, who studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and caused controversy with his nude portraits.

Source: Dancing over the edge: Vienna in 1914