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Từ vựng - Vocabulary

sanctuary (safe place): nơi trú ẩn, khu bảo tồn động vật

in spite of (without regard to someone or something): bất chấp

bid (proposal): đề xuất, đề nghị

recurring (something that shows up repeatedly): lặp đi lặp lại

subsistence (essential for survival): mức vừa đủ sống

Bài khóa - Transcript

No new sanctuary for these whales.

In spite of pressure from conservation groups, there won't be further protection in the South Atlantic.

The bid for its creation has been defeated at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Panama.

It's been a recurring issue at the annual gathering along with Japan's request for a commercial hunting quota.

Indigenous communities in the Arctic also want more subsistence hunting permits.

Bản dịch - Translation

Không có một khu bảo tồn mới cho những con cá voi này.

Sẽ không có thêm những bảo vệ mới tại vùng biển Nam Đại Tây Dương cho loài cá voi bất chấp áp lực từ các nhóm bảo vệ môi trường.

Đề xuất tạo ra khu bảo tồn này đã bị thất bại tại cuộc họp Ủy ban Bảo vệ Cá voi Quốc tế ở Panama.

Đây là đề tài lặp đi lặp lại tại cuộc họp thường niên cùng với yêu cầu của Nhật về một chỉ tiêu săn bắt thương mại.

Cộng đồng người bản xứ tại vùng Bắc Cực cũng muốn có thêm giấy phép cho phép săn bắt ở mức vừa đủ sống.

Bài tập - Exercise

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

sanctuary / in spite of / bid / recurring / subsistence

1. The Palestinian delegation welcomed the approval of its _______ to get protected status for the church, built on a site some believe was Jesus's birthplace.

2. The BBC's Tomi Oladipo in Lagos say the two groups have a history of land disputes, in an area where most of the people depend on _______ farming for a living.

3. ________ his conviction, Mr Gilani emerged from his trial with his reputation enhanced, having succeeded in portraying himself as a man defending democracy in the face of a politically motivated campaign against him and his government.

4. Sicily Park residents said the flooding was a ________ problem, with the street flooding nine times since 2008.

5. A Sumatran rhinoceros - one of the world's most endangered species - has given birth at a ________ in Indonesia.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. The Palestinian delegation welcomed the approval of its bid to get protected status for the church, built on a site some believe was Jesus's birthplace.

Source: Bethlehem sites given Unesco World Heritage status

2. The BBC's Tomi Oladipo in Lagos say the two groups have a history of land disputes, in an area where most of the people depend on subsistence farming for a living.

Source: Nigeria's Ebonyi state ethnic clashes: 50 killed

3. In spite of his conviction, Mr Gilani emerged from his trial with his reputation enhanced, having succeeded in portraying himself as a man defending democracy in the face of a politically motivated campaign against him and his government.

Source: Profile: Yousuf Raza Gilani

4. Sicily Park residents said the flooding was a recurring problem, with the street flooding nine times since 2008.

Source: Flash flooding hits Sicily Park in south Belfast

5. A Sumatran rhinoceros - one of the world's most endangered species - has given birth at a sanctuary in Indonesia.

Source: Endangered Sumatran rhinoceros born in captivity