Tập luyện 'chạy tự do' - Parkour
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Chạy tự do, Parkour, trở nên thịnh hành

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

agility

obstacles - (here) objects that the free runners have to move around or over: các chướng ngại vật

going mainstream - becoming well-known and accepted: trở nên phổ biến và được nhiều người chấp nhận

specialised - concentrating on a particular area: chuyên, chuyên môn hóa

encourage - (here) provide good conditions for people to do a particular activity, so that more people will do it: khuyến khích, động viên, tạo điều kiện

Bài khóa - Transcript

It's not a sport yet. But it requires a lot of agility.

This is 'freerunning', also called Parkour, and it's here to stay.

The practice of jumping through urban obstacles started in the streets in France and now is going mainstream in Britain.

The country's first specialised academies have opened their doors, to encourage people to learn how to do it in a safe environment.

It's estimated that 35,000 people practise 'freerunning' regularly.

Bản dịch - Translation

Nó chưa trở thành một môn thể thao. Nhưng nó đòi hỏi phải rất nhanh nhẹn.

Đây là môn "chạy tự do", còn được gọi là Parkour, và nó sẽ tồn tại.

Việc tập luyện nhảy qua các chướng ngại vật trong thành phố bắt đầu trên các đường phố ở Pháp và này đang trở nên phổ biển tại Anh Quốc.

Các trường chuyên đầu tiên của Anh đã mở cửa khuyến khích mọi người học cách chạy trong một môi trường an toàn.

Người ta ước tính là 35.000 người đang thường xuyên 'chạy tự do'.

Bài tập - Exercise

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.)

agility / obstacles / going mainstream / specialised / encourage

1. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said: "It is well-documented that the beginning of the Afghan campaign presented military __________ but we can be proud of what we have achieved in Afghanistan".

2. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy called on employers to __________ staff to be more physically active during the working day to reduce their risk of developing health problems.

3. Ben David's cutlery will never be mass-produced, but there's a long history of __________ cutlery. Steak knives are perhaps the most common. An advert in the Times in 1914 for Mappin and Webb, offered a gift set of "trustworthy cutlery" that included six egg spoons, a pickle fork and a chutney spoon.

4. Experts say many children do not get a proper workout which helps them develop coordination, strength and __________.

5. Tattoos are no longer the trophies of rockers, sailors, bikers, bohemians and criminals, they have __________.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said: "It is well-documented that the beginning of the Afghan campaign presented military obstacles but we can be proud of what we have achieved in Afghanistan".

Source: UK military 'made wrong calculations' on Afghanistan

2. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy called on employers to encourage staff to be more physically active during the working day to reduce their risk of developing health problems.

Source: Employers urged to encourage lunch breaks for staff

3. Ben David's cutlery will never be mass-produced, but there's a long history of specialised cutlery. Steak knives are perhaps the most common. An advert in the Times in 1914 for Mappin and Webb, offered a gift set of "trustworthy cutlery" that included six egg spoons, a pickle fork and a chutney spoon.

Source: The strange world of super-specialist cutlery

4. Experts say many children do not get a proper workout which helps them develop coordination, strength and agility.

Source: Doctors say most PE lessons neglect all-round fitness

5. Tattoos are no longer the trophies of rockers, sailors, bikers, bohemians and criminals, they have gone mainstream.

Source: Tatoos: Should people test-drive them first?