Peixe vidente prevê resultados de partida da Eurocopa

Atualizado em  15 de junho, 2012 - 11:37 (Brasília) 14:37 GMT

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First there was Paul the Octopus predicting World Cup results two years ago…

Now a psychic fish in Singapore is being used to forecast the scores of matches at Euro 2012.

The dragonfish, known as Big Huat, was spot on with one-all for the football tournament’s opener between Poland and Greece.

Its younger nephew, though, was wide of the mark suggesting the Poles would win.

Transcrição em português

Primeiro foi Paul, o polvo, prevendo resultados da Copa do Mundo há dois anos...

Agora um peixe vidente em Cingapura está sendo usado para predizer os resultados das partidas na Euro 2012.

O aruanã, chamado Big Huat, acertou em cheio o resultado da partida de abertura entre Polônia e Grécia.

Seu sobrinho mais novo, Little Huat, entretanto, errou ao prever a vitória dos poloneses.


Vocabulary

predicting - saying something will happen in the future

psychic - having the ability to predict the future

forecast - statement of what will happen in the future

spot on - exactly right

wide of the mark - wrong


Exercise



Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from BBC news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

predicting / psychic / forecast / spot on / wide of the mark

1. Former President Franklin D Roosevelt may have been __________ when he declared: "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." But markets driven by fear are never pretty.

2. The Met Office has __________ heavy rain for the East, South West and South East of England including London.

3. Emma is an intelligence officer who works at MI5's headquarters with people like Shami who are out on the ground. Like Shami, her preconception of MI5 was __________.

4. A prominent scientist thinks that pets have a __________ ability that gives them a telepathic relationship with their owners.

5. Some are __________ that the outcome will affect the outcome of November's presidential election.

_________________________________________________________________________


Answers


1. Former President Franklin D Roosevelt may have been spot on when he declared: "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." But markets driven by fear are never pretty.

Source: Eurozone crisis: White House holds its breath

http://bbc.in/Lrb8v7

2. The Met Office has forecast heavy rain for the East, South West and South East of England including London.

Source: Flood and heavy rain warnings for England

http://bbc.in/LPtbLk

3. Emma is an intelligence officer who works at MI5's headquarters with people like Shami who are out on the ground. Like Shami, her preconception of MI5 was wide of the mark.

Source: What are spies really like?

http://bbc.in/HeFy13

4. A prominent scientist thinks that pets have a psychic ability that gives them a telepathic relationship with their owners.

Source: Can some dogs read their owners' minds?

http://bbc.in/xzPLU1

5. Some are predicting that the outcome will affect the outcome of November's presidential election.

Source: Wisconsin recall: US media views

http://bbc.in/L6thRP

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