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Phục hồi trò búng tay đá bóng

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

gave it the red card (a football term used here to mean to reject or to stop using): chê, không dùng

die-hard (determined, dedicated): rất trung thành, say mê

low-tech (simple or unsophisticated): kỹ thuật thấp, thô sơ

devotees (people who are very enthusiastic about a subject or activity): những người trung thành, toàn tâm toàn ‎‎‎ý

rules supreme (is the best and most important): thượng đẳng, tối thượng

Bài khóa - Transcript

Fingers at the ready! This was the football game of a generation.

But fans of Subbuteo gave it the red card when computer games arrived on the scene.

Despite this, die-hard fans in Asia have continued to compete and are trying to revive this low-tech game.

At a recent tournament in Japan, fierce battles were played out on pitches made of soft cloth, between devotees who think this game still rules supreme.

Bản dịch - Translation

Những ngón tay trong tư thế sẵn sàng! Đây là trò chơi bóng đá của cả một thế hệ.

Nhưng những người hâm mộ trò chơi Subbuteo đã chê khi các trò chơi điện tử này được cho ra mắt.

Tuy nhiên những người hâm mộ trò chơi này tại châu Á vẫn tiếp tục thi đấu và đang tìm cách phục hồi trò chơi thô sơ này.

Tại một giải đấu mới đây ở Nhật, những cuộc đấu ác liệt đã diễn ra trên những sân bóng làm bằng vải giữa những người toàn tâm toàn ý với trò chơi này, những người coi đây vẫn là trò chơi thượng đẳng.

Bài tập - Exercise

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

red card/die-hard/low-tech/devotees/rules supreme

1. Ultras, the __________ fans of al-Ahly, Egypt's most successful club, took to the streets of the capital to show satisfaction after 21 people were sentenced to death for their role in last February's football violence.

2. Angst about government currencies has traditionally sent people flocking to gold, and for many _________ of the shiny stuff, gold remains the one and forever answer.

3. Then there is Bologna's world famous ragu, the pasta sauce known in the UK as bolognese. This is a city where meat _____________.

4. Depending on your point of view, Wonga is either an innovative player in the world of personal finance - or should be shown a ________ for wooing people who have little chance of meeting repayments into loans with cripplingly high interest rates.

5. Agriculture contributes a mere 3% to the island's gross domestic product (GDP), with the rest coming primarily from exports - which explains why farming remains relatively ____________ and many Taiwanese rice farmers still wander barefoot through paddy rice fields.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. Ultras, the die-hard fans of al-Ahly, Egypt's most successful club, took to the streets of the capital to show satisfaction after 21 people were sentenced to death for their role in last February's football violence.

Source: Egypt unrest: Death sentences over football riots spark violence

2. Angst about government currencies has traditionally sent people flocking to gold, and for many devotees of the shiny stuff, gold remains the one and forever answer.

Source: Killing off cash: Could new tech mean the end of money?

3. Then there is Bologna's world famous ragu, the pasta sauce known in the UK as bolognese. This is a city where meat rules supreme.

Source: Where vegetarianism is an exotic illness

4. Depending on your point of view, Wonga is either an innovative player in the world of personal finance - or should be shown a red card for wooing people who have little chance of meeting repayments into loans with cripplingly high interest rates.

Source: Wonga: Premier personal finance player?

5. Agriculture contributes a mere 3% to the island's gross domestic product (GDP), with the rest coming primarily from exports - which explains why farming remains relatively low-tech and many Taiwanese rice farmers still wander barefoot through paddy rice fields.

Source: Black eggs and ripe guava lead Taiwan's tech revolution