Ex-presidente de Israel Shimon Peres morre aos 93
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Ex-presidente de Israel Shimon Peres morre aos 93

Transcript:

Shimon Peres, the former president of Israel, has died at the age of 93. He was one of the defining figures of the Israeli state and played an essential role in forging a political deal with the Palestinians in the 1990s.

Doctors are warning about the dangers of those small round batteries that you find in watches, toys, greeting cards, and so many other things. The doctors have seen a rise in the number of children who’re suffering severe injuries after swallowing them accidentally.

A farmer in northern England has come up with a novel way to stop thieves stealing his sheep. Pip Simpson has decided to spray paint his entire flock bright orange. It's after 300 of his sheep were stolen over the past four years.

Tradução para o português:

O ex-presidente de Israel Shimon Peres morreu aos 93 anos de idade. Ele foi uma das figuras mais determinantes do Estado de Israel e desempenhou um papel essencial em forjar um acordo politico com os palestinos na década de 1990.

Médicos estão alertando para o perigos daquelas baterias redondinhas encontradas em relógios, brinquedos, cartões sonoros e vários outros objetos. Os médicos têm registrado um aumento no número de crianças sofrendo ferimentos graves após ingeri-las por acidente.

Um fazendeiro no norte da Inglaterra adotou uma novidade para impedir que os ladrões roubem suas ovelhas. Pip Simpson decidiu pintar todo o rebanho de spray laranja fosforescente. Isto foi depois ter 300 ovelhas roubadas nos últimos quatro anos.

Words and definitions:

forging

creating (something) that lasts

injuries

occurrences of physical damage to a person

novel

(here as an adjective) original; not seen before

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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.

forging / injuries / novel

1. Samantha was involved in a car accident. Fortunately, her ________ were not serious.

2. My son-in-law is always finding __________ ways to make money but his inventions never work!

3. The police are looking for ways to __________ good relations with the community. It makes their work easier.

Answers:

1. Samantha was involved in a car accident. Fortunately, her injuries were not serious.

2. My son-in-law is always finding novel ways to make money but his inventions never work!

3. The police are looking for ways to forge good relations with the community. It makes their work easier.