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Palestina quebra tabu e é primeira a dirigir ônibus

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Checking a bus engine is an unusual start to the day for a woman in the West Bank.

But there's nothing Najlaa Asia would rather do. She's the first woman licensed to drive public buses in the Palestinian city of Tulkarm.

Being a pioneer isn't easy. She had to pass 12 driving tests. But Najlaa encourages other Palestinian women to break with taboo, and compete on an equal footing with men in all professions.

Transcrição em português

Checar o motor de um ônibus é um jeito pouco comum de uma mulher iniciar o seu dia na Cisjordânia.

Mas não há outra coisa que Najlaa Asia preferiria estar fazendo. Ela é a primeira mulher a tirar carteira de habilitação para dirigir ônibus na cidade palestina de Tulkarm.

Não é fácil ser uma pioneira. Ela teve que passar por 12 exames de direção. Mas Najlaa encoraja outras mulheres palestinas a quebrarem tabus e a competirem de igual para igual com homens em todas as profissões.

Vocabulary

engine

licensed - officially authorised

pioneer - person who does something others are not yet doing

taboo - something that is avoided for religious or social reasons on an equal footing - having the same rights and conditions as others

Exercise

engine / licensed / pioneer / taboo / on an equal footing

1. "I didn't know anyone else who was building a little house at the time, anywhere," Williams recalls. A warm, energetic woman, Williams is a __________ in the tiny-house movement and was the keynote speaker at the Tiny House Conference.

2. "Summer schools will ensure pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds can start secondary school ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬__________ with their peers, setting them up to succeed."

3. Whereas once it was greatly frowned upon for a Jew of any stream to marry a non-Jew, today, among unaffiliated (no synagogue), non-denominational (those who don't identify with any movement), conservative or reform Jews, it is not the __________ it once was. The intermarriage rates of non-denominational Jews approach 80%, he says.

4. A New Forest taxi driver says too many cabs trying to use the rank at Brockenhurst railway station is making it dangerous for pedestrians.

South West Trains says 17 taxis are _________ to use it but it has not had any complaints about safety.

5. The fact that car manufacturers are achieving these targets suggests the internal combustion __________ is far from dead yet, despite the push towards electric vehicles.

Answers

Source: Americans construct tiny houses – and new lives http://bbc.in/1rO98Vs

2. "Summer schools will ensure pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds can start secondary school on an equal footing with their peers, setting them up to succeed."

Source: Summer schools 'to help poor pupils catch up' http://bbc.in/1rcdQ2h

3. Whereas once it was greatly frowned upon for a Jew of any stream to marry a non-Jew, today, among unaffiliated (no synagogue), non-denominational (those who don't identify with any movement), conservative or reform Jews, it is not the taboo it once was. The intermarriage rates of non-denominational Jews approach 80%, he says.

Source: The Jewish fear of intermarriage http://bbc.in/MwxhjH

4. A New Forest taxi driver says too many cabs trying to use the rank at Brockenhurst railway station is making it dangerous for pedestrians.

South West Trains says 17 taxis are licensed to use it but it has not had any complaints about safety.

Source: Crowded Brockenhurst station taxi rank 'danger to pedestrians' http://bbc.in/1ti8TAE

5. The fact that car manufacturers are achieving these targets suggests the internal combustion engine is far from dead yet, despite the push towards electric vehicles.

Source: Car technology driving more sustainable transport system http://bbc.in/1iJshk9