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O filhote de canguru que saiu da bolsa da mãe pela 1ª vez e viralizou

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Leading scientists, including Professor Stephen Hawking, are giving their support to an ambitious project to send a spacecraft to another solar system. The ship would need to travel trillions of miles – much further than any before – and the plan is to develop a craft about the size of a microchip that could travel at exceptional speed.

Russia's been celebrating 55 years since Yuri Gagarin became the world's first spaceman. It was an historic moment and a triumph for the Soviet space programme at the height of the Cold War. Today astronauts are constantly in orbit on the International Space Station. Some of them did a live link-up with earth to mark the anniversary.

Take a look at how a baby wallaby is winning hearts across the internet. Here he is, popping his head out of his mother's pouch for the first time. The joey, from just south of Sydney, was born the size of a jellybean and spent six months inside his mother, Lily's, pouch. He has another three months until he emerges fully and becomes more independent.

Transcrição em português

Cientistas conceituados, entre eles o professor Stephen Hawking, estão dando apoio a um ambicioso projeto para enviar uma espaçonave a um outro sistema solar. A nave precisaria viajar por trilhões de milhas - bem mais longe do que qualquer distância coberta até agora. O plano é desenvolver uma nave do tamanho de um microchip capaz de viajar a uma velocidade excepcional.

A Rússia está celebrando 55 anos desde que Yuri Gagarin se tornou o primeiro homem no espaço. Foi um momento histórico e um triunfo para o programa espacial soviético em pleno auge da Guerra Fria. Hoje em dia, astronautas estão constantemente em órbita na Estação Espacial Internacional. Alguns deles fizeram um link ao vivo com a Terra para marcar o aniversário.

Veja como um bebê wallaby (espécie de canguru pequeno) está conquistando corações internet afora. Aqui está ele, colocando a cabeça para fora da bolsa de sua mãe pela primeira vez. O filhote, nascido, ao sul de Sydney, do tamanho de uma bala de goma, passou seis meses dentro da bolsa de sua mãe, Lily. Ele terá mais três meses até emergir completo e se tornar mais independente.

Words, phrases and definitions

ambitious

exceptional extreme; greater than normal

triumph great achievement

the height of a time when a situation is most active

winning hearts getting the affection of people

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.

triggered / remarkable / outrage

1. My new washing machine broke down and the shop where I bought it doesn't want to give me my money back. It's an __________.

2. The heavy rains of the last few days __________ a landslide. The emergency services worked quickly to help local residents.

3. Mario is a __________ student. He doesn't seem to study much but he gets top marks in exams.

Answers

1. My new washing machine broke down and the shop where I bought it doesn't want to give me my money back. It's an outrage.

2. The heavy rains of the last few days triggered a landslide. The emergency services worked quickly to help local residents.

3. Mario is a remarkable student. He doesn't seem to study much but he gets top marks in exams.