Cuộc thi ở Đức
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Cuộc đua dài 23km ở Nurburgring, Đức

Từ vựng

marathon (a running race of just over 42km): cuộc chạy đua maratông/marathon

requirements (conditions which are necessary): những đòi hỏi, điều kiện cần thiết

scramble (move quickly with difficulty): chen chúc

slide (move easily over a surface): trượt

fancy dress (party clothes usually representing a particular thing or character): quần áo diêm dúa, trang phục đặc biệt

Bài khóa

It looks like a marathon…

But strong legs are just one of the requirements to succeed in the Strongman Run. About 11,000 competitors scramble over mud and slide on water. Fancy dress is optional.

The athletes even give each other a helping hand around the 23km Nurburgring racetrack in Germany.

This year’s winner did it in just over an hour and a half.

Bài dịch

Trông nó giống như một cuộc chạy đua marathon.

Nhưng đôi chân khỏe mới chỉ là một trong những đòi hỏi để có thể thành công trong cuộc đua Lực sĩ. Khoảng 11 ngàn người tham gia cuộc thi chen chúc nhau và trượt trong bùn và nước. Quần áo đặc biệt là không bắt buộc.

Các vận động viên thậm chí còn giúp nhau trên đường đua Nurburgring dài 23km này ở Đức.

Người thắng năm nay đã hoàn tất cuộc đua trong hơn một tiếng rưỡi đồng hồ.

Bài tập

Hãy dùng các từ và cụm từ dưới đây ở dạng thích hợp để hoàn thành những câu sau. Xin lưu ý là bạn có thể phải thay đổi dạng thức của từ để hoàn thành đúng câu trả lời.

marathon / requirements / scramble / slide / fancy dress

1. "However, it is important to remember that our universities have high-entry __________ and they will only offer places to students who will flourish and succeed on their courses. Admission to university is and should be based on merit, and any decisions about admissions must also maintain high academic standards."

2. For most runners, a __________ is not just 26.2 miles of physical endurance - it means months and months of arduous, painstaking preparation.

3. A pick-up truck has been captured __________ down an icy road in Alabama, before hitting other parked cars.

4. We've seen some pretty weird and wild __________ costumes but this could be the most realistic cat costume we've ever seen.

5. Mount Everest is a dangerous place, and the Khumbu Icefall is one of the most dangerous parts of the climb. At 06:00 local time on Saturday, we were __________through its living, moving blocks of ice.

Giải đáp

1. "However, it is important to remember that our universities have high-entry requirements and they will only offer places to students who will flourish and succeed on their courses. Admission to university is and should be based on merit, and any decisions about admissions must also maintain high academic standards."

Source: Languages may be passport to Oxbridge, data suggests

2. For most runners, a marathon is not just 26.2 miles of physical endurance - it means months and months of arduous, painstaking preparation.

Source: Could you run a marathon without training?

3. A pick-up truck has been captured sliding down an icy road in Alabama, before hitting other parked cars.

Source: US snow: Multiple crash as truck skids in Alabama

4. We've seen some pretty weird and wild fancy dress costumes but this could be the most realistic cat costume we've ever seen.

Source: Felt cat head could be best animal fancy dress ever

5. Mount Everest is a dangerous place, and the Khumbu Icefall is one of the most dangerous parts of the climb. At 06:00 local time on Saturday, we were scrambling through its living, moving blocks of ice.

Source: Nepal quake on Everest: BBC man’s lucky escape