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Từ vựng

not for the faint-hearted (not for people who are not brave or do not like to take risks): không phải cho người nhát gan, không dám liều

venomous (contains poison): độc, có chứa chất độc

get up close and personal (be intimate with something): thân mật, gần gũi, gần cận

conservation (here: the act of protecting wildlife): bảo tồn, bảo vệ thiên nhiên, động vật hoang dã

reputation (opinion people have of someone or something): danh tiếng, tiếng tăm, đánh giá của mọi người về một người hay một điều gì đó

Bài khóa

A relaxing place for a coffee… Or is it?

This cafe, which has just opened in Tokyo, is not for the faint-hearted.

Here you sip your drink in the company of 35 snakes.

None of them are venomous, meaning customers can get up close and personal with the reptiles.

The cafe's owner says he's interested in conservation, and hopes customers will realise the animals are worth saving, even though they often have a bad reputation.

Bài dịch

Một nơi chốn thư giãn để uống cà phê... Có phải vậy không nhỉ?

Quán cà phê, mới được mở tại Tokyo, không phải để dành cho những người nhát gan.

Tại đây bạn ngồi uống với xung quanh là 35 con rắn.

Không có con nào là rắn độc, và điều đó có nghĩa là khách hàng có thể tiếp cận với những động vật bò sát này.

Chủ quán cho biết ông quan tâm đến bảo tồn và hy vọng khách hàng sẽ nhận thấy những động vật này đáng được bảo vệ, mặc dù chúng thường mang tiếng xấu.

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.

not for the faint-hearted / venomous / get up close and personal / conservation / reputation

1. Drilling for oil in the Arctic may harm Shell's __________ and cost it dear, the former BP boss Lord Browne has said.

Shell has just started preliminary drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea after several setbacks.

2. A __________ centipede which climbed into a woman's suitcase during her Caribbean holiday has been given a new home at Bristol Zoo.

3. This would put at least 15 carnivores, 8 primates and 21 bat species at risk of extinction by 2080, almost doubling the proportion of threatened mammals on the island, according to the research.

But there is hope that better forestry management for __________ outside existing reserves could curb this loss, said lead researcher Dr Matthew Struebig.

4. There are pearls of all shapes, sizes and colours here, including the world's largest, a 276-carat whopper fashioned into a ring. Most of these pieces are not for sale but the price tags for those collector pieces that are available are __________. I offer quiet thanks my wife is not with me to see these amazingly opulent jewels.

5. As footballing history is made at Hampden, Scots fans are being offered the chance to __________with the oldest football in the world.

Made from cow leather and a pigs bladder, it was found behind panelling of the Queen's chamber in Stirling Castle, which was decorated in the 1540s.

Giải đáp

1. Drilling for oil in the Arctic may harm Shell's reputation and cost it dear, the former BP boss Lord Browne has said.

Shell has just started preliminary drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea after several setbacks.

Source: Shell Arctic drilling ‘risky’ – ex-BP boss Lord Browne

2. A venomous centipede which climbed into a woman's suitcase during her Caribbean holiday has been given a new home at Bristol Zoo.

Source: Venomous centipede found in holidaymaker’s suitcase

3. This would put at least 15 carnivores, 8 primates and 21 bat species at risk of extinction by 2080, almost doubling the proportion of threatened mammals on the island, according to the research.

But there is hope that better forestry management for conservation outside existing reserves could curb this loss, said lead researcher Dr Matthew Struebig.

Source: Poor outlook for Borneo’s mammals

4. There are pearls of all shapes, sizes and colours here, including the world's largest, a 276-carat whopper fashioned into a ring. Most of these pieces are not for sale but the price tags for those collector pieces that are available are not for the faint-hearted. I offer quiet thanks my wife is not with me to see these amazingly opulent jewels.

Source: Welcome to the falcon hospital of Qatar

5. As footballing history is made at Hampden, Scots fans are being offered the chance to get up close and personal with the oldest football in the world.

Made from cow leather and a pigs bladder, it was found behind panelling of the Queen's chamber in Stirling Castle, which was decorated in the 1540s.

Source: Get up close and personal with the world’s oldest football