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'Branco demais': Spike Lee anuncia boicote a cerimônia do Oscar

Transcript

The European Commission is considering new plans to distribute migrants more evenly across the EU, including changing the rule that refugees have to register for asylum in the first European country they arrive in.

Women with an irregular heartbeat are more likely to suffer from fatal heart disease than men who have the same condition. It's a conclusion that comes from new research which covered more than four million people around the world.

Film director Spike Lee says he'll boycott this year's Oscars because of the exclusively white list of nominees in the acting categories. The head of the body which awards the Oscars said she is 'heartbroken' by the lack of diversity there.

Transcrição em português

A Comissão Europeia está considerando novos planos para distribuir imigrantes de forma mais equitativa pela União Europeia, incluindo mudando a regra de que refugiados têm de fazer o pedido de asilo no primeiro país em que chegam.

Mulheres com batimento cardíaco irregular têm mais chances de sofrer infarto fatal do que homens com a mesma condição. Essa é a conclusão de um estudo que acompanhou mais de 4 milhões de pessoas mundo afora.

O cineasta Spike Lee disse que boicotará a cerimônia do Oscar deste ano por causa da lista exclusivamente branca dos indicados nas categorias de atores e atrizes. A presidente da academia que entrega os prêmios disse estar 'de coração partido' pela falta de diversidade na lista.

Words, phrases and definitions

evenly in equal amounts

condition illness or disease

boycott refuse to take part as a protest

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Exercise

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

evenly / condition / boycott

1. In clinical trials, a particular drug is given to people who have a medical __________to see if it does indeed help them.

2. Police unions want to __________ Director Quentin Tarantino's films after he spoke at a rally against police brutality.

3. Some restaurants distribute tips collected from customers__________ through the staff, giving most of it to the waiters, and some to kitchen staff.

Answers

1. In clinical trials, a particular drug is given to people who have a medical condition to see if it does indeed help them.

2. Police unions want to boycott Director Quentin Tarantino's films after he spoke at a rally against police brutality.

3. Some restaurants distribute tips collected from customers evenly through the staff, giving most of it to the waiters, and some to kitchen staff.