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Từ vựng

volunteers - tình nguyện viên

clear - (trong trường hợp này) dọn sạch, làm sạch, giải tỏa (đường)

bracing themselves - chuẩn bị tinh thần (trước một điều gì không hay sẽ xảy ra)

disruption - (trong trường hợp này) làm gián đoạn, gây cản trở, rối ren

slid - trượt đi, tượt

Bài khóa

It might look like a scene from a Christmas card, but not for long. In the north-east of the US, hundreds of volunteers have joined the effort to clear the snow.

Many areas are bracing themselves for floods as temperatures begin to rise.

Several days of heavy snowfall have caused serious disruption in New York state.

In Michigan, this plane slid off the icy runway at Detroit Airport, shortly after landing.

Bản dịch

Nó trông giống như một cảnh từ bưu thiếp Noel vậy nhưng sẽ không tồn tại lâu. Ở miền Đông Bắc nước Mỹ, hàng trăm người tình nguyện đã cùng nhau nỗ lực dọn sạch tuyết.

Nhiều khu vực đang lo sẽ bị lụt lội vì nhiệt độ bắt đầu gia tăng.

Vài ngày tuyết rơi dày đã gây ra tình trạng gián đoạn giao thông nghiên trọng tại bang New York.

Tại Michigan, chiếc máy bay này đã bị trượt trên đường băng băng giá ở sân bay Detroit ngay sau khi hạ cánh.

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.

volunteers / clear / bracing themselves / disruption / slid

1. Winds of more than 90mph have hit the Devon coast causing the closure of a railway station and train __________.

2. There have been huge landslides and parts of the road are still blocked. Rescue workers are struggling to __________ the blockages.

3. People on Australia's north-west coast are __________ for the arrival of a tropical cyclone, with forecasters predicting winds of more than 170 km (106 miles) an hour.

4. A Delta Airlines jet has __________ off the end of the runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the US state of Georgia.

The plane was testing its brakes by accelerating on the runway and then attempting to stop.

5. In total 40 __________ are taking part in the Mali study - all of them are health workers who could be called upon to deal with Ebola should more cases appear in the country.

Giải đáp

1. Winds of more than 90mph have hit the Devon coast causing the closure of a railway station and train disruption.

Source: Disruption as hurricane-force winds hit Devon coast

2. There have been huge landslides and parts of the road are still blocked. Rescue workers are struggling to clear the blockages.

Source: Workers at Sikkim power unit killed by quake landslides

3. People on Australia's north-west coast are bracing themselves for the arrival of a tropical cyclone, with forecasters predicting winds of more than 170 km (106 miles) an hour.

Source: Australia: North-west coast braced for Cyclone Rusty

4. A Delta Airlines jet has slid off the end of the runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the US state of Georgia.

The plane was testing its brakes by accelerating on the runway and then attempting to stop

Source: A Delta Airlines plane has slid off a runway in Georgia

5. In total 40 volunteers are taking part in the Mali study - all of them are health workers who could be called upon to deal with Ebola should more cases appear in the country.

Source: Volunteering to test Ebola vaccine in Mali