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Mũ bảo hiểm giấy cho người đi xe đạp

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

cyclist (person who rides a bicycle): người đi xe đạp

lucky escape (fortunate avoidance of a dangerous situation): may mắn thoát nạn, thoát hiểm

polystyrene (a type of light plastic): nhựa polystyrene (loại nhựa nhẹ)

come up with (invented): sáng chế, nghĩ ra

cushioning (protecting by absorbing shock): đệm, giảm sóc

Bài khóa - Transcript

On the streets of London a helmet can save a cyclist's life.

Anirudha Surabhi knows this only too well. He was in a bike crash in 2009.

He had a lucky escape but his polystyrene helmet was destroyed.

Now he's come up with what he says is a safer model, which was inspired by the woodpecker.

His paper helmet is designed in a similar way to the bird's head and beak and offers protection by cushioning the cyclist's head.

Bản dịch - Translation

Một chiếc mũ bảo hiểm có thể cứu mạng sống của một người đi xe đạp trên đường phố London.

Anirudha Surabhi quá biết điều này. Ông đã bị đâm xe đạp hồi năm 2009.

Ông đã may mắn thoát nạn nhưng chiếc mũ bằng nhựa polystyrene của ông đã bị vỡ tan.

Nay ông sáng chế ra cái ông gọi là một mẫu mũ an toàn hơn, lấy cảm hứng từ chim gõ kiến.

Chiếc mũ bảo hiểm bằng giấy của ông được thiết kế theo tương tự như đầu và mỏ của loài chim này và nó bảo vệ nhờ đệm quanh đầu người đi xe đạp.

Bài tập - Exercise

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

cyclist / lucky escape / polystyrene / come up with / cushioning

1. The phenomenon of large, distributed groups __________ better answers than individuals working on the same problem was explored in James Surowiecki's 2004 book The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few.

2. A Canadian reportedly had a __________ as a polar bear mauling him was apparently scared off by the light from the man's mobile phone.

3. Often__________seek out quieter back roads for their journey, avoiding the heavy traffic and its dangers but adding "long-cuts". This, however feels like a direct A to B.

4. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand cut the key interest rate 0.5 points to 2.5%. The central bank's move is aimed at __________an economy that was just starting to emerge from recession.

5. Everyone has their favourite over-packaging bugbear be it the infamous shrink-wrapped coconut or bananas packaged singly on _________trays.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. The phenomenon of large, distributed groups coming up with better answers than individuals working on the same problem was explored in James Surowiecki's 2004 book The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few.

Source: Tapping into the IT cloud crowd

2. A Canadian reportedly had a lucky escape as a polar bear mauling him was apparently scared off by the light from the man's mobile phone.

Source: Canadian's phone 'scares off' polar bear attacker

3. Often cyclists seek out quieter back roads for their journey, avoiding the heavy traffic and its dangers but adding "long-cuts". This, however feels like a direct A to B.

Source: How super? What cyclists make of superhighways

4. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand cut the key interest rate 0.5 points to 2.5%. The central bank's move is aimed at cushioning an economy that was just starting to emerge from recession.

Source: New Zealand slashes interest rate to aid quake recovery

5. Everyone has their favourite over-packaging bugbear be it the infamous shrink-wrapped coconut or bananas packaged singly on polystyrene trays.

Source: A month without plastic