Presidente da Comissão Europeia alerta para falta de cooperação na UE
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Presidente da Comissão Europeia alerta para falta de cooperação na UE

Transcript

The president of the European Commission says the EU is in crisis but not at risk as a result of Brexit. In his first 'state of the union' address since Britain voted to leave the EU, Jean-Claude Juncker warns there are too many areas where cooperation between nations is lacking.

Confidential medical files of US Olympic athletes, including the gymnast Simone Biles and tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams, have been leaked by Russian hackers. A Russian news agency published details of banned drugs being taken under doping rules.

Scientists think they may have cracked how Lucy, our human ancestor who lived more than 3 million years ago, actually died. Lucy was discovered in Ethiopia in 1974. New research shows she may well have fallen out of a tree.

Transcrição para o português

O president da Comissão Europeia disse que a União Europeia (UE) está em crise mas não por causa do Brexit. Em seu primeiro pronunciamento oficial sobre o ‘estado da união’ desde que a Grã-Bretanha aprovou em votação a saída do bloco, Jean-Claude Juncker alertou que há áreas demais em que há falta de cooperação entre nações.

Fichas médicas confidenciais de atletas americanos, entre eles a ginasta Simone Biles e as estrelas do tênis Serena e Venus Williams, foram vazados por hackers russos. Uma agência de notícias russa publicou detalhes sobre o consumo de drogas proibidas segundo as regras de doping.

Cientistas acreditam que podem ter desvendado como Lucy, nosso ancestral humano que viveu há mais de 3 milhões de anos, morreu de fato. Lucy foi descoberta na Etiópia em 1974. Novas pesquisas mostram que ela pode muito provavelmente ter caído de uma árvore.

Words and definitions

address formal speech

leaked made secret information public

cracked (here) understood something previously unexplained

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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.

address / leaked / cracked

1. The president was planning a cabinet reshuffle after Christmas but the news was __________ and he had to do it sooner.

2. Professor Banks gave a moving speech at his retirement party. He began his __________ by apologising for having been so demanding.

3. I love Sherlock Holmes. He uses his brilliant intellect to __________ the mystery of who killed the victims.

Answers

1. The president was planning a cabinet reshuffle after Christmas but the news was leaked and he had to do it sooner.

2. Professor Banks gave a moving speech at his retirement party. He began his address by apologising for having been so demanding.

3. I love Sherlock Holmes. He uses his brilliant intellect to crack the mystery of who killed the victims.