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'Vào hang hùm vuốt ve mãnh hổ'

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

the lion's den: hang hùm (chỉ nơi nguy hiểm hoặc tình thế hiểm nghèo)

pet: vuốt ve (đối với thú vật hoặc với trẻ em)

domesticate: thuần hóa, thuần dưỡng

passive: thụ động

sedated: mê mệt, thiêm thiếp

Bài khóa - Transcript

Into the lion's den.

Visitors to this private zoo in Buenos Aires can pet and feed dangerous animals.

The owner claims to be able to domesticate tigers, lions and bears by raising them alongside dogs.

He says he keeps animals passive by never letting them go hungry.

But critics say they’re calm because they’re sedated, and that this kind of interaction is risky for both humans and animals alike.

Bản dịch - Translation

Vào hang hùm

Khách tham quan tới vườn thú tư nhân này tại Buenos Aires có thể vuốt ve và cho các con thú dữ ăn.

Chủ sở thú nói ta có thể thuần hóa cọp, sư tử và gấu bằng cách nuôi chúng lớn lên bên cạnh những chú chó.

Ông nói ông giữ các con thú luôn thụ động bằng cách không để chúng đói.

Nhưng những người chỉ trích nói chúng hiền lành là bởi chúng đã bị trong trạng thái mê mệt, thiêm thiếp, và cách phản xạ như vậy là nguy hiểm cho cả con người lẫn các con thú.

Bài tập - Exercise

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

the lion's den / pet / domesticate / passive / sedated

1. Humans are a selfish species - we breed and _________ millions of animals for our own purposes of companionship and control, and then we complain if "too much" money is spent on their medical treatment.

2. The gorillas are being _________ for the journey, which involves two scheduled flights and another journey by a helicopter loaned by the president of the West African country.

3. "I'm not going to get any easy fights at this level, he is the WBC champion of the world. I am entering _________, I'm fighting in his home town - but I am looking forward to it."

4. The Kis-Kis Cafe - the name means Here, Kitty Kitty - charges a couple of pennies a minute to _________ a cat, and is the first of its kind in this vast region of eastern Russia, Rossiya 1 TV reports.

5. "A lot of people view the television as a very _________ thing now. It's in the corner, it's always just rolling 24/7.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. Humans are a selfish species - we breed and domesticate millions of animals for our own purposes of companionship and control, and then we complain if "too much" money is spent on their medical treatment.

Source: Should pets have a £15m hospital?

2. The gorillas are being sedated for the journey, which involves two scheduled flights and another journey by a helicopter loaned by the president of the West African country.

Source: Port Lympne's gorillas Djala returned to Gabon with family

3. "I'm not going to get any easy fights at this level, he is the WBC champion of the world. I am entering the lions den, I'm fighting in his home town - but I am looking forward to it."

Source: Old Spice back in fashion

4. The Kis-Kis Cafe - the name means Here, Kitty Kitty - charges a couple of pennies a minute to pet a cat, and is the first of its kind in this vast region of eastern Russia, Rossiya 1 TV reports.

Source: Russia: paying by the minute to cuddle cats

5. "A lot of people view the television as a very passive thing now. It's in the corner, it's always just rolling 24/7.

Source: Minecraft gamer's YouTube hit 'more popular than Bieber'