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Suy ngẫm về cuộc sống

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

philosophy (rational investigation of reality and existence): triết học, triết lý

ponder (reflect): suy ngẫm, suy ngẫm lại

utters (says): nói, đưa ra

in demand (much sought after): có nhu cầu cao

catch on (become popular or fashionable): lan sang, được ưa chuộng

Bài khóa - Transcript

Where to turn to in an economic crisis?

Philosophy. This Italian town set up a trail to encourage people to ponder life.

It includes a chair that utters words of wisdom.

This bar owner in Corigliano d’Otranto serves up drinks and cards with questions like: ‘Why have I been born?’

The local philosopher’s helping hand is very much in demand.

Corigliano’s seminars attracted some 1,000 people. The idea might catch on in other towns.

Bản dịch - Translation

Dựa vào đâu khi khủng hoảng kinh tế?

Triết học. Thị trấn Ý này đã lập ra một tuyến đường để khuyến khích người ta suy ngẫm về cuộc sống.

Nó bao gồm cả một chiếc ghế nói ra những lời lẽ khôn ngoan.

Đang có nhu cầu rất cao cần tới sự giúp đỡ của triết gia địa phương.

Những buổi hội thảo tại Corigliano đã thu hút khoảng 1000 người. Ý tưởng này có thể sẽ lan sang các thị trấn khác.

Bài tập - Exercise

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

philosophy/ ponder/ utters/ in demand/ catch on

1. Scooters were so much________ that there were waiting lists to buy one and many sold at high premiums.

2. Dolphins should be treated as non-human "persons", with their rights to life and liberty respected, scientists meeting in Canada have been told. Experts in _______, conservation and animal behaviour want support for a Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans.

3. As well as feeding themselves, all the families working on the allotment hand over a chunk of their produce to others in need. The fruits and vegetables are passed on to what Greeks have dubbed a "social supermarket". It is an idea_______ all over Greece.

4. When I fell into my Glasgow taxi at six in the morning on Monday to catch my flight to Dublin, I was wet, tired, cold and really just wanted to be left alone. The taxi driver sensed my grump and never _______a word.

5. What would John Maynard Keynes, one of the most influential economists of the 20th Century, have made of the current economic situation, _______philosopher John Gray.

Giải đáp - Answers

Italy's Vespa scooter returns to Indian roads

2. Dolphins should be treated as non-human "persons", with their rights to life and liberty respected, scientists meeting in Canada have been told. Experts in philosophy, conservation and animal behaviour want support for a Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans. Source: Dolphins deserve same rights as humans, say scientists

3. As well as feeding themselves, all the families working on the allotment hand over a chunk of their produce to others in need. The fruits and vegetables are passed on to what Greeks have dubbed a "social supermarket". It is an idea catching on all over Greece. Source: Ingenuity and allotments provide relief in Greece

4. When I fell into my Glasgow taxi at six in the morning on Monday to catch my flight to Dublin, I was wet, tired, cold and really just wanted to be left alone. The taxi driver sensed my grump and never uttered a word. Source: Taxi for the home nations?

5. What would John Maynard Keynes, one of the most influential economists of the 20th Century, have made of the current economic situation, ponders philosopher John Gray. Source: A Point of View: What would Keynes do?