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Rơi cùng thiên thạch

14 tháng 4 2014 Cập nhật lúc 19:53 ICT

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

skydiving: nhảy dù tự do (môn thể thao mà người chơi nhảy từ máy bay xuống, rơi tự do một thời gian trước khi kéo dù bung ra)

whizzes: lướt nhanh qua

meteorite: thiên thạch

geologist: nhà địa chất

fruitless: chưa thành công

Bài khóa - Transcript

Skydiving can be dangerous...

Especially when a big, black rock whizzes past as you fall.

Anders Helstrup filmed what some think is a meteorite during his jump in Norway.

One geologist is convinced that the object is indeed from space.

But searches of the ground have been fruitless so far.

Bản dịch - Translation

Nhảy dù tự do có thể là rất nguy hiểm...

Nhất là khi có một cục đá đen, to lướt nhanh qua khi bạn đang rơi xuống.

Anders Helstrup đã ghi hình được thứ mà nhiều người cho là một khối thiên thạch trong khi thực hiện một cú nhảy ở Na Uy.

Một nhà địa chất tin rằng vật thể đó đúng là từ vũ trụ rơi xuống.

Nhưng các cuộc tìm kiếm trên mặt đất cho đến nay vẫn chưa thành công.

Bài tập - Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

skydiving/ whizzes / meteorite / geologist / fruitless

1. Rare, prehistoric rock art which could be more than 4,000 years old has been discovered in the Brecon Beacons. The Bronze Age discovery was made late last year by national park _________ Alan Bowring.

2. Employees at the online storage firm _________ through corridors on skates and office scooters, some take time off to play pool and video games, and a plush music room is ready for a karaoke contest.

3. A _________ team from Garvagh, County Londonderry, have celebrated their 30th anniversary by jumping from a hot air balloon.

4. Spanish astronomers spotted a _________ with a mass of about half a tonne crashing into the lunar surface last September.

5. However Mr Burns has admitted that Fuel Entertainment's search may prove _________. "We don't know exactly what we'll find, but it's bound to be interesting," he said.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. Rare, prehistoric rock art which could be more than 4,000 years old has been discovered in the Brecon Beacons. The Bronze Age discovery was made late last year by national park geologist Alan Bowring.

Source: Bronze Age rock art uncovered in Brecon Beacons

2. Employees at the online storage firm whizz through corridors on skates and office scooters, some take time off to play pool and video games, and a plush music room is ready for a karaoke contest.

Source: Digital Indians: How Ruchi Sanghvi engineered her rise

3. A skydiving team from Garvagh, County Londonderry, have celebrated their 30th anniversary by jumping from a hot air balloon.

Source: Skydive team celebrates anniversary

4. Spanish astronomers spotted a meteorite with a mass of about half a tonne crashing into the lunar surface last September.

Source: 'Biggest observed meteorite impact' hits Moon

5. However Mr Burns has admitted that Fuel Entertainment's search may prove fruitless. "We don't know exactly what we'll find, but it's bound to be interesting," he said.

Source: ET game excavation confirmed by studio