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Conheça o celular orgânico e reciclável feito de grama

Transcript

Do you want your mobile phone to stand out from the crowd?

Well, here's a device that looks cool and is truly green - that's because some of it is made out of grass.

Its case and internal components are made entirely from recycled, organic materials.

It's hoped in the future this sustainable phone can be mass-produced – helping to reduce the number of mobiles that don't get recycled.

Transcrição em português

Você quer que o seu celular se destaque na multidão?

Aqui está um aparelho de visual maneiro e que é realmente 'verde' - isso porque ele é feito de grama.

Seu corpo exterior e componentes internos são feitos de materiais orgânicos e recicláveis.

Espera-se que, no futuro, esse telefone sustentável possa ser produzido em massa - ajudando a reduzir o número de celulares que não são reciclados.

Vocabulary

to stand out from the crowd

device piece of equipment used for a certain purpose

internal components parts inside a piece of equipment that make it work

organic coming from living things, not from chemicals

sustainable not harming the environment, therefore able to continue for a long time

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports. Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

to stand out from the crowd / device / internal components / organic / sustainable

1. The piano is now back to professional recording standard, with all of its __________ - including soundboard, keys, hammers, pins and strings - restored.

2. Dubai now has just over five years to build what it calls "a monument to the green economy, a landmark in __________ development", when it hosts Expo 2020.

3. Visiting a big technology show such as Berlin's IFA is an exhausting experience. Actually, despite the mayhem, it is worth coming because there are always a few products which __________ and give a hint of where technology is heading.

4. The culinary difference between bushmeat and farmed animals in Sierra Leone is like the difference in Europe between expensive, __________ sirloin steak and tasteless frozen battery chicken.

5. Children are also now multi-screening - using more than one __________ at the same time, for example, watching TV while surfing the internet on a tablet or mobile so some of the screen time will be concurrent.

Answers

Source: Motown piano returns to Detroit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22006546

2. Dubai now has just over five years to build what it calls "a monument to the green economy, a landmark in sustainable development", when it hosts Expo 2020.

Source: Is Dubai’s construction boom sustainable? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32041150

3. Visiting a big technology show such as Berlin's IFA is an exhausting experience. Actually, despite the mayhem, it is worth coming because there are always a few products which stand out from the crowd and give a hint of where technology is heading.

Source: Standing out from the IFA crowd http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23984739

4. The culinary difference between bushmeat and farmed animals in Sierra Leone is like the difference in Europe between expensive, organic sirloin steak and tasteless frozen battery chicken.

Source: The hunters breaking an Ebola ban on bushmeat http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31985826

5. Children are also now multi-screening - using more than one device at the same time, for example, watching TV while surfing the internet on a tablet or mobile so some of the screen time will be concurrent.

Source: Children spend six hours or more a day on screens http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32067158