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Triển lãm sứa tại Trung Quốc

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

graceful (smooth and elegant): duyên dáng, uyển chuyển

captured people’s imaginations (intrigued people): cuốn hút trí tưởng tượng

get up close and personal (experience intimately): tới rất gần, gần gụi, thân mật

sting (skin wound caused by piercing): vết châm đau buốt

roamed (wandered, moved apparently aimlessly): lang thang, di chuyển vô định

Bài khóa - Transcript

With their graceful movements, jellyfish have long captured people’s imaginations.

Visitors to this new aquarium in Fushun, northeast China, can get up close and personal with the colourful creatures from a safe distance.

Their sting can be very painful.

More than 3,000 are on show in 11 tanks.

Jellyfish have roamed the seas for at least 500 million years.

Bản dịch - Translation

Với vẻ uyển chuyển khi bơi, sứa từ lâu đã thu hút trí tưởng tượng của con người.

Khách thăm quan tới nhà triển lãm động vật biển tại Phủ Thuận ở đông bắc Trung Quốc có thể gần gụi những động vật đầy màu sắc này ở một cự ly an toàn.

Vết sứa châm có thể rất đau.

Hơn 3.000 con sứa đang được trưng bày trong 11 bể chứa.

Sứa đã lang thang trên biển ít nhất từ 500 triệu năm nay.

Bài tập - Exercise

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

graceful/ captured people’s imaginations/ get up close and personal/ sting/ roamed

1. On Saturday 16 March, there will be a "waste workshop" to create a giant shamrock out of waste and recycled materials. Belfast City Council said visitors would also have the opportunity "to ____________ with a snake and find out more about these fascinating creatures which are a central part of St Patrick's story".

2. Dinosaur fossils unearthed in Madagascar are of a new species that ____________the Earth about 90 million years ago, say US researchers.

3. While the African elephant - the largest living land animal - defies its size by running at speeds of up to 25mph, its legs are so heavy they cannot change direction fast, which means the animal is not so good at more _________ or intricate moves.

4. Honey-bees are known for their ____________, but scientists have now discovered they can also bite. Bees resort to biting when faced with pests, such as parasitic mites.

5. The concept is called "future casting" - and aims to drive future technology uses, rather than simply responding to market forces.

"If we can give people a vision of the future - and do it through science fiction - we can ______________," said Mr Johnson.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. On Saturday 16 March, there will be a "waste workshop" to create a giant shamrock out of waste and recycled materials. Belfast City Council said visitors would also have the opportunity "to get up close and personal with a snake and find out more about these fascinating creatures which are a central part of St Patrick's story".

Source: Belfast to host four days of St Patrick celebrations

2. Dinosaur fossils unearthed in Madagascar are of a new species that roamed the Earth about 90 million years ago, say US researchers.

Source: Dinosaur 'fills fossil record gap'

3. While the African elephant - the largest living land animal - defies its size by running at speeds of up to 25mph, its legs are so heavy they cannot change direction fast, which means the animal is not so good at more graceful or intricate moves.

Source: Why can't elephants dance?

4. Honey-bees are known for their sting, but scientists have now discovered they can also bite. Bees resort to biting when faced with pests, such as parasitic mites.

Source: Honey-bees found to have bite that stuns

5. The concept is called "future casting" - and aims to drive future technology uses, rather than simply responding to market forces.

"If we can give people a vision of the future - and do it through science fiction - we can capture people's imaginations," said Mr Johnson.

Source: Intel recruits sci-fi writers to dream up future tech