Lukas Irmler đi trên dây qua thác Victoria, Zimbabwe
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Đi trên dây vượt thác Victoria hùng vĩ

Từ vựng

daredevils - những người thích tham gia các hoạt động mạo hiểm

gorge - thung lũng, thường có suối chảy qua

daring - liều lĩnh, mạo hiểm, dám

hobby - một thú vui, một hoạt động làm vào thời gian rảnh rỗi

take it in their stride - bình tĩnh giải quyết vấn đề hay khó khăn nào đó, thực hiện một việc gì đó một cách nhẹ nhàng, dễ dàng

Bài khóa

The wonderful sight of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls.

Two daredevils trained for two years to make the 100-metre-long crossing on a slack line. German student Lukas Irmler and Austrian journalist Reinhard Kleindl are the first people ever to cross the gorge walking upright.

It might be a daring walk for many, but it’s just a hobby for these two and they managed to take it in their stride.

Bản dịch

Cảnh Thác Victoria hùng vĩ của Zimbabwe.

Hai người thích mạo hiểm tập dượt hai năm để vượt qua chặng đường 100 mét vắt ngang qua thác nước trên một sợi dây lỏng lẻo.

Sinh viên Đức Lukas Irmler và phóng viên Áo Reinhard Kleindl là những người đầu tiên đứng thẳng người vượt qua thung lũng này.

Đối với nhiều người đây có thể là một cuộc đi bộ mạo hiểm nhưng với hai người này thì đây chỉ là thú vui khi rảnh rỗi của họ và họ đã thực hiện nó thật nhẹ nhàng.

Bài tập

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports. Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

daredevils / gorge / daring / hobby / take it in their stride

1. Lifeguards who were involved in a __________ rescue of two surfers stranded on rocks at sea have been honoured for their heroism.

2. One at a time, the extreme sports enthusiasts jumped off the 330m-high Kuala Lumpur tower and parachuted towards a nearby skyscraper rooftop.

The __________ landed in the pool where they were met by cheers from fellow extreme sports enthusiasts.

3. The work, which will involve drilling and grouting old mine workings and strengthening slopes and the river banks, will take four years, the council said.

A spokesman said land instability in the __________ "is nothing new" with reports of ground movement being recorded over the past 235 years.

4. A new record of trainspotting has been discovered from 1861, 80 years earlier than the __________ was first thought to have begun.

5. Young said: ‘Though it is a big occasion we will be treating it as just another game.’

‘It isn’t very often that you get the opportunity to play live on the television but I am sure the lads will go out there and __________.’

Giải đáp

1. Lifeguards who were involved in a daring rescue of two surfers stranded on rocks at sea have been honoured for their heroism.

Source: RNLI honour for Newgale lifeguards’ daring rescue

2. One at a time, the extreme sports enthusiasts jumped off the 330m-high Kuala Lumpur tower and parachuted towards a nearby skyscraper rooftop.

The daredevils landed in the pool where they were met by cheers from fellow extreme sports enthusiasts.

Source: Kuala Lumpur base jumpers ‘gatecrash’ skyscraper pool party

3. The work, which will involve drilling and grouting old mine workings and strengthening slopes and the river banks, will take four years, the council said.

A spokesman said land instability in the gorge “is nothing new” with reports of ground movement being recorded over the past 235 years.

Source: Ironbridge Gorge gets £12m government grant

4. A new record of trainspotting has been discovered from 1861, 80 years earlier than the hobby was first thought to have begun.

Source: Trainspotting hobby 80 years older than thought

5. Young said: ‘Though it is a big occasion we will be treating it as just another game.

‘It isn’t very often that you get the opportunity to play live on the television but I am sure the lads will go out there and take it in their stride.’

Source: Young: Hawks have nothing to lose (from The News in Portsmouth, UK)

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