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Canos rosas escoam água de pântano subterrâneo de Berlim

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Snaking through Berlin: over 60km of pink pipes.

The city is built on a swamp, and these carry water away from construction sites.

The manufacturer says pink and purple are popular with children and older people who are young at heart.

And with lots more building in the pipeline, these brightly-coloured tubes are likely to be around for some time.

Transcrição em português

Serpenteando por Berlim: mais de 60 km de canos rosas.

A cidade foi construída sobre um pântano e os canos levam a água para fora dos canteiros de obras.

O fabricante diz que rosa e roxo são cores populares entre crianças e pessoas mais velhas de 'espírito jovem'.

E com várias novas construções em fase de preparação, esses tubos coloridos devem continuar a ser vistos na cidade por um bom tempo.

Vocabulary

snaking - moving over a long distance with a lot of twists and turns

swamp - an area of wet, soft land

construction sites - areas where buildings are made

young at heart - having a lively and positive attitude to life that is more typical of a younger person

in the pipeline - being planned

Exercise

snaking / swamp / construction sites / young at heart / in the pipeline

1. The open-air bar down at the bottom of the hotel gardens lies abandoned. And the Sheherazade Night Club looks even more forlorn, its sound system ripped out, bare wires __________ across the soiled carpet.

2. He spends an hour or so in his office, in the exclusive Raffles Hotel complex, but the majority of his day is spent visiting __________ and talking to architects.

3. Bush elephants are more widespread, mostly south of the Sahara in a range of habitats including savannah, __________ and deserts.

4. They have dozens of projects __________ - including with shea butter producers in Uganda, tea growers in Kenya, and Madagascan cocoa farmers.

5. His daughter Angie, describes her father as "__________." She said: "I am very proud of him for taking on the challenge. He trains in the day and I train after work.

Answers

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2. He spends an hour or so in his office, in the exclusive Raffles Hotel complex, but the majority of his day is spent visiting construction sites and talking to architects.

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3. Bush elephants are more widespread, mostly south of the Sahara in a range of habitats including savannah, swamps and deserts.

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4. They have dozens of projects in the pipeline - including with shea butter producers in Uganda, tea growers in Kenya, and Madagascan cocoa farmers.

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5. His daughter Angie, describes her father as "young at heart." She said: "I am very proud of him for taking on the challenge. He trains in the day and I train after work.

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