As duas 'cidades perdidas' egípcias encontradas no fundo do mar
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As duas 'cidades perdidas' egípcias encontradas no fundo do mar

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Rescuers in Sri Lanka are searching for more than 200 families still missing after massive landslides following days of rain. The Red Cross says many people are feared buried in the mudslides that hit three villages in the central Kegalle district.

The story of how two lost cities of ancient Egypt were rediscovered is being told in a major new exhibition at the British Museum in London. Submerged under the sea for more than 1,000 years, their discovery is transforming historians' understanding of the deep ties between the ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece.

And the new English football champions Leicester City are in the Thai capital, Bangkok, for a tour.… the team owned by a Thai billionaire. Players and staff (are) given a rapturous welcome by their new fan base there.

Transcrição em português

Equipes de resgate em Sri Lanka estão à procura de mais de 200 famílias desaparecidas após deslizamentos de terra ocorridos depois de dias de chuva. A Cruz Vermelha diz temer que várias pessoas estejam soterradas pela lama que atingiu três vilarejos no distrito de Kegalla.

A história de como duas cidades perdidas do antigo Egito foram redescobertas está sendo contada por uma megaexposição no Bristh Museum em Londres. Submersos no mar por mais de 1 mil anos, sua descoberta está mudando a forma como historiadores entendem os laços entre as antigas civilizações do Egito e da Grécia.

E o novo campeão do futebol inglês, a equipe do Leicester City, se encontra na capital da Tailândia, Bangcoc, para uma turnê. O time pertence a um milionário tailandês. Jogadores e funcionários do clube foram recebidos com grande entusiasmo por novos torcedores da região.

Words, phrases and definitions

missing - unaccounted for

submerged - completely below the surface of the water

rapturous - joyful, enthusiastic

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Exercise

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

missing / submerged / rapturous

1. A __________island that could be the source of the Atlantis myth was hit by a large earthquake and tsunami 12,000 years ago.

2. The marathon runner crossed the finishing line to __________ applause by the crowds.

3. The family of a man feared __________ on holiday in Peru, say they are growing increasingly concerned.

Answers

1. A submerged island that could be the source of the Atlantis myth was hit by a large earthquake and tsunami 12,000 years ago.

2. The marathon runner crossed the finishing line to rapturous applause by the crowds.

3. The family of a man feared missing on holiday in Peru, say they are growing increasingly concerned.