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An toàn giao thông: Đoán suy nghĩ lái xe

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

Bài khóa - Transcript

Stopped in the nick of time!

This road safety system uses lasers to detect potential hazards. If the driver doesn’t brake, the car does.

Now a new Swiss project is looking to take things further by reading drivers’ minds.

Researchers are testing its viability by monitoring brainwaves to see if they can predict the driver’s next move.

The hope is technology could intervene to prevent accidents.

Bản dịch - Translation

Dừng vừa đúng lúc.

Hệ thống an toàn giao thông này sử dụng tia laser để phát hiện những mối nguy hiểm tiềm tàng. Nếu người tài xế không phanh lại thì xe sẽ phanh.

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Bài tập - Exercise

Hãy dùng các từ dưới đây ở dạng thích hợp để hoàn thành những câu sau:

in the nick of time / road safety / hazzards / viability / intervene

1. An iceberg of the size expected will need to be monitored carefully, and not just because it could eventually become a __________ to shipping. The biggest icebergs can have a major impact on their surroundings.

2. During the debate Mr Cameron said a no-fly zone had "effectively been put in place over Libya". He added: "It is also clear that coalition forces have helped to avert what could have been a bloody massacre in Benghazi. In my view they did so just _______________."

3. Twenty soldiers also died in fighting in the central city of Homs. Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, has warned western powers not to _________ - saying that could cause what he called an "earthquake" that would burn the whole of the Middle East.

4. Plans have been announced to improve ___________ in a Staffordshire town. The scheme includes installing a pedestrian crossing and improving a footpath close to where a person was knocked down and killed, in 2009.

5. Even the __________________ of the euro has always been in question, with its creation having been seen by many to have been driven by political rather than economic reasoning. The crisis has just brought all of these issues firmly into focus, but quite what will happen in the long run is of course speculation.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. An iceberg of the size expected will need to be monitored carefully, and not just because it could eventually become a hazard to shipping. The biggest icebergs can have a major impact on their surroundings.

Huge iceberg forms in Antarctica

2. During the debate Mr Cameron said a no-fly zone had "effectively been put in place over Libya". He added: "It is also clear that coalition forces have helped to avert what could have been a bloody massacre in Benghazi. In my view they did so just in the nick of time."

MPs back United Nations action against Col Gaddafi

3. Twenty soldiers also died in fighting in the central city of Homs. Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, has warned western powers not to intervene - saying that could cause what he called an "earthquake" that would burn the whole of the Middle East.

Syria's Assad warns of 'earthquake' if West intervenes

4. Plans have been announced to improve road safety in a Staffordshire town. The scheme includes installing a pedestrian crossing and improving a footpath close to where a person was knocked down and killed, in 2009.

Tamworth roadworks scheduled to improve safety

5. Even the viability of the euro has always been in question, with its creation having been seen by many to have been driven by political rather than economic reasoning. The crisis has just brought all of these issues firmly into focus, but quite what will happen in the long run is of course speculation.

Is the world facing fundamental changes?