EU không bị nguy cơ sau Brexit và hé lộ bí ẩn người xưa

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Image caption Ủy ban của ông Juncker sẽ là nơi thực hiện các cuộc thảo luận chi tiết cho Brexit

Tin chính trong tuần (Phát trên BBC World Service ngày 14/09/2016):

EU not at risk after Brexit, says Juncker

US athletes' medical files hacked

Human ancestor mystery solved

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Transcription/Bài khóa

The president of the European Commission says the EU is in crisis but not at risk as a result of Brexit. In his first 'state of the union' address since Britain voted to leave the EU, Jean-Claude Juncker warns there are too many areas where cooperation between nations is lacking.

Confidential medical files of US Olympic athletes, including the gymnast Simone Biles and tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams, have been leaked by Russian hackers. A Russian news agency published details of banned drugs being taken under doping rules.

Scientists think they may have cracked how Lucy, our human ancestor who lived more than 3 million years ago, actually died. Lucy was discovered in Ethiopia in 1974. New research shows she may well have fallen out of a tree.

Words and Phrases/Từ vựng

address(formal speech): bài phát biểu chính thức

leaked(made secret information public):

cracked(here: understood something previously unexplained): trong trường hợp này là hiểu một điều trước đây không biết, phá vỡ một bí mật

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address / leaked / cracked

1. The president was planning a cabinet reshuffle after Christmas but the news was __________ and he had to do it sooner.

2. Professor Banks gave a moving speech at his retirement party. He began his __________ by apologising for having been so demanding.

3. I love Sherlock Holmes. He uses his brilliant intellect to __________ the mystery of who killed the victims.

Answers/Câu trả lời:

1. The president was planning a cabinet reshuffle after Christmas but the news was leaked and he had to do it sooner.

2. Professor Banks gave a moving speech at his retirement party. He began his address by apologising for having been so demanding.

3. I love Sherlock Holmes. He uses his brilliant intellect to crack the mystery of who killed the victims.