Jack Cottle lái xe vào đường đua xe hơi trong khi đang diễn ra một cuộc đua
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Ngồi tù vì lái vào đường xe đua đang chạy

Từ vựng

prank - trò đùa, trò chơi khăm ai đó

egged on - khuyến khích, cổ vũ

pulling over - đỗ lại bên đường, đậu dẹp vào bên đường

no laughing matter - chuyện nghiêm trọng, không phải chuyện đùa cợt

to deter - ngăn ngừa, giải thích để ngăn ai không làm việc gì có thể có kết quả không hay

Bài khóa

It seems like an ordinary motorsport event at Britain's former Grand Prix track, Brands Hatch.

But all is not as it should be…

(Commentary: "Why is there a Volkswagen Golf on the track?”)

As a prank, 22-year-old Jack Cottle drove his girlfriend's car onto the circuit while a race was in progress.

Egged on by a friend, Cottle did one lap before pulling over.

Over two million people have watched it on YouTube.

But it's no laughing matter: the judge sentenced Jack to eight months in prison to deter others.

Bản dịch

Nó dường như là một sự kiện xe đua thể thao thông thường tại đường đua từng dành cho giải đua xe Công thức 1 của Anh, Brands Hatch.

Nhưng nó lại không diễn ra như đáng lẽ phải diễn ra...

(Bình luận viên: "Tại sao lại có một chiếc Volkswagen Golf trên đường đua thế nhỉ?")

Là trò đùa, anh chàng 22 tuổi Jack Cottle đã lái xe của bạn gái vào đường đua trong khi đang diễn ra một cuộc đua xe.

Được một người bạn cổ vũ, Cottle đã lái hẳn một vòng trước khi đỗ lại bên lề.

Hơn hai triệu người đã xem cảnh này trên YouTube.

Tuy nhiên đây không phải là chuyện đùa cợt: thẩm phán đã kết án Jack tám tháng tù để ngăn chặn những người khác.

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.

prank / egged on / pulling over / no laughing matter / to deter

1. A spokeswoman for bus operator PW Jones Coaches said children claimed a lorry involved in the accident did not stop.

"The coach had __________ to stop on a grass verge and it gave way," she said.

2. Not that Candy Crush Saga was perfect from the first iteration. "We had an early theme based around the French Art Deco style," Knutsson explains. That included an over-the-top French voice __________ players when they made good moves.

3. Det Sgt Steve Hall said it was a miracle she was not seriously injured.

He said the stone-throwing "might have seemed like a good laugh at the time but this is __________".

4. In Victoria, tourism and local governments have protected a population of penguins by introducing a pair of Maremma guardian dogs, a breed whose natural territorial behaviour __________ local foxes that had previously devastated the colony.

5. A Gwynedd man who edited a webpage and named himself the founder of Everton Football Club as a childhood __________ has come clean nine years on.

Giải đáp

1. A spokeswoman for bus operator PW Jones Coaches said children claimed a lorry involved in the accident did not stop. "The coach had pulled over to stop on the grass verge and it gave way,” she said

Source: Children hurt in Hereford school bus crash

2. Not that Candy Crush Saga was perfect from the first iteration. "We had an early theme based around the French Art Deco Style, Knutsson explains. That included an over-the-top French voice egging on players when they made good moves.

Source: What is the appeal of Candy Crush Saga?

3. Det Sgt Steve Hall said it was a miracle she was not seriously injured. He said the stone-throwing "might have seemed like a good laugh at the time but this is no laughing matter".

Source: Pregnant woman hurt by stone-smashed windscreen on M67 motorway

4. In Victoria, tourism and local governments have protected a population of penguins by introducing a pair of Maremma guardian dogs, a breed whose natural territorial behaviour deters local foxes that had previously devastated the colony.

Source: Finding kinder ways to live with Australia's wildlife

5. A Gwynedd man who edited a webpage and named himself the founder of Everton Football Club as a childhood prank has come clean nine years on.

Source: Guto Sion Jones admits prank claiming he was Everton FC founder