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Cavalos reconhecem expressões faciais humanas, dizem cientistas

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The second vote of the US presidential election season, New Hampshire primaries – they've given victories to the outsider candidates the Republican Party battle won by Donald Trump, the Democrat's contest by Bernie Sanders.

South Africa's Constitutional Court's considering whether the president Jacob Zuma should pay back some of the $23m of taxpayers' money spent on refurbishing his private home. His lawyers say he will repay all improvements to his ranch that were not security related.

One particular animal species holds the title of man's best friend but horses… they've been living alongside humans for 6,000 years. A new study shows that adapting to our world has changed the way they think because British scientists have discovered that domestic horses can recognise our facial expressions. The animals were measurably more stressed by angry faces.

Transcrição em português

A segunda votação prévia da corrida presidencial americana, as primárias de new Hampshire - elas deram vitórias a candidatos que correm por fora, Donald Trump no Partido Republicano, e Bernie Sanders no caso dos democratas.

As Cortes Constitucionais da África do Sul estão decidindo se o presidente Jacob Zuma deveria devolver parte dos US$ 23 milhões de dinheiro de contribuintes gasto na reforma de sua casa. Seus advogados dizem que ele restituirá todos os gastos com melhorias no seu rancho que não forem ligadas a segurança.

Uma espécie animal em particular mantém o título de melhor amigo do homem, mas os cavalos...eles vivem junto a humanos há 6 mil anos. Um novo estudo mostra que a adaptação a nosso mundo mudou a forma de eles pensarem; cientistas britânicos descobriram que cavalos domésticos reconhecem expressões faciais. Os animais ficavam marcadamente mais estressados por caras zangadas.

Words, phrases and definitions

outsider

refurbishing making changes to a building to improve it

adapting changing behaviour to suit a new situation

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Exercise

1. It's an old house but it will look really nice after you __________ it.

2. Mr Roberts was an__________ candidate for the job of CEO. He's been in the company for just a year.

3. Warm winters and big hurricanes. Should we try to __________ to extreme weather brought about by climate change?

Answers

1. It's an old house but it will look really nice after you refurbish it.

2. Mr Roberts was an outsider candidate for the job of CEO. He's been in the company for just a year.

3. Warm winters and big hurricanes. Should we try to adapt to extreme weather brought about by climate change?