Lễ hội bánh Giáng sinh tại Đức
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Lễ hội bánh Giáng sinh Đức truyền thống

  • 11 tháng 12 2013

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

slice - a flat, thin piece: một góc nhỏ, một miếng nhỏ

dedicated - intended for a particular purpose: dành riêng cho

piece of cake - easy: dễ dàng, dễ như bỡn

determination - resolve: quyết tâm

sweet tooth - a liking for sweet food: thích ăn đồ ngọt

Bài khóa - Transcript

A slice of life in Dresden.

For 20 years, the German city has been holding a festival dedicated to its traditional Christmas fruit cake, the 'stollen'.

Cutting it was no piece of cake. Several bakers needed sharp knives and determination to make sure everybody got their share of the 4,246 kg treat.

In the end, only crumbs were left. But people with a sweet tooth need not worry. There's always next year.

Bản dịch - Translation

Một góc cuộc sống tại Dresden.

Suốt 20 năm, thành phố Đức này đã tổ chức một lễ hội dành riêng cho bánh Giáng sinh nhân hoa quả truyền thống, mang tên "the stollen".

Cắt bánh không phải là chuyện dễ. Vài người thợ làm bánh cần tới dao sắc và cả quyết tâm để đảm bảo tất cả mọi người đều được nhận một phần của chiếc bánh nặng 4.246 kg.

Cuối cùng thì chỉ còn lại vụn bánh. Nhưng những người thích ăn đồ ngọt khỏi phải lo. Sẽ lại có bánh khác vào sang năm.

Bài tập - Exercise

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

slice / dedicated / piece of cake / determination / sweet tooth

1. "Our universities want to give places to students with the qualifications, potential and __________ to succeed, irrespective of their background. That's why we are pumping millions more into outreach programmes."

2. "Everyone was so motivated," said Dr Dusko Ehrlich. "To have such an exciting project to run - it's a __________. The work went much faster than we expected."

3. The US SpaceX company has announced its intention to take a big __________ of the market for launching the world's TV and telecoms satellites.

4. The monks also had a very __________ and even ate sweet porridge served with meat. Deserts were often soaked in honey and included fritters and nutmeg cookies.

5. "It's essential that all staff receive support and training in the administration of IV fluids and hospitals should ensure time is __________ to this," she added."

Giải đáp - Answers

1. "Our universities want to give places to students with the qualifications, potential and determination to succeed, irrespective of their background. That's why we are pumping millions more into outreach programmes."

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2. "Everyone was so motivated," said Dr Dusko Ehrlich. "To have such an exciting project to run - it's a piece of cake. The work went much faster than we expected."

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3. The US SpaceX company has announced its intention to take a big slice of the market for launching the world's TV and telecoms satellites.

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4. The monks also had a very sweet tooth and even ate sweet porridge served with meat. Deserts were often soaked in honey and included fritters and nutmeg cookies.

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5. "It's essential that all staff receive support and training in the administration of IV fluids and hospitals should ensure time is dedicated to this," she added."

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