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Guitarra gigante é estrela de mostra nos EUA

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Now here's something worth making a song and dance about

At 13 metres long, this is the world's biggest playable guitar.

It's taking centre stage in an exhibition in the US about the instrument.

Who can resist strumming it?

This model's got eight necks. You’d have to be an octopus to make full use of it, though the exhibition’s curator makes a good effort.

And like all true rockers, the exhibition is on the road – travelling the world for all guitar fans to see.

Transcrição em português:

Isso é algo que vale uma música...

Com mais de 13 metros de comprimento, essa é a maior guitarra 'tocável' do mundo.

Ela está no centro de uma exposição nos Estados Unidos sobre o instrumento.

Quem pode resistir a dar uma dedilhada nela?

Esse modelo tem oito braços. Você teria que ser um polvo para fazer pleno uso do instrumento, apesar de o curador da exposição fazer uma boa tentativa.

E, a exemplo do que fazem os roqueiros de verdade, a mostra está com o pé na estrada - viajando pelo mundo para ser conferida por todos os fãs do instrumento.

Vocabulary:

making a song and dance (about something) - making something sound very important

taking centre stage - being the centre of attention

strumming - playing by running fingers along strings

curator - person who takes care of an exhibition

on the road - travelling to perform in different locations over a period of time

Exercise:

making a song and dance / taking centre stage / strumming / curator / on the road

1. A new exhibition at the British Library in London looks at the changing taste for the Gothic in British writing. Exhibits range from a wooden box containing vampire-killing equipment (possibly not 100% authentic) to an animated Were-Rabbit. The show's __________ says amid the gore and the chills, Gothic writing has always had a streak of irony and humour.

2. Even __________, the band has been writing new material — “While we were up in Sudbury, we took a little mini-vacation where we rented a cottage for two days,” says Armes — while Party For Your Life still has life at radio, following the singles One in a Million, Chills and the title track.

3. Trade deals don't usually __________ at summits among world leaders. But the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is at the forefront of US President Barack Obama's first state visit to Japan.

4. When he's not in the lab, Dr Stables can often be found __________ a guitar or twiddling knobs on a mixing desk. "I was always interested in making music - I've done it all my life and it was something I had this qualitative knowledge about… but I wanted to make it objective and usable to other people without going through the same kind of training."

5. I believe your business and your life will be better aligned if you have a greater purpose. I love meeting people who have achieved this in their lives. They have an aura around them. They know they are contributing and making a difference. Do whatever you are comfortable with. Don't feel you have to compete with anybody else or __________ about being a philanthropist.

Answers:

Source: Delving deep in to the Gothic http://bbc.in/1uwmJ6L

2. Even on the road, the band has been writing new material — “While we were up in Sudbury, we took a little mini-vacation where we rented a cottage for two days,” says Armes — while Party For Your Life still has life at radio, following the singles One in a Million, Chills and the title track.

Source: Down With Webster a restless band on the run (The Chronicle Herald, Canada) http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/1237411-down-with-webster-a-restless-band-on-the-run (The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites)

3. Trade deals don't usually take centre stage at summits among world leaders. But the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is at the forefront of US President Barack Obama's first state visit to Japan.

Source: Obama, Abe and a high-stakes trade deal http://bbc.in/1s83p03

4. When he's not in the lab, Dr Stables can often be found strumming a guitar or twiddling knobs on a mixing desk. "I was always interested in making music - I've done it all my life and it was something I had this qualitative knowledge about… but I wanted to make it objective and usable to other people without going through the same kind of training."

Source: Training computers to understand the language of music http://bbc.in/1uJrXfa

5. I believe your business and your life will be better aligned if you have a greater purpose. I love meeting people who have achieved this in their lives. They have an aura around them. They know they are contributing and making a difference. Do whatever you are comfortable with. Don't feel you have to compete with anybody else or make a song and dance about being a philanthropist.

Source: Make personal values essential to business (from The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia) http://www.smh.com.au/business/make-personal-values-essential-to-business-20140916-10gdvj.html#ixzz3FTEj9R2p (The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites)