David Hockney apresenta nova série de retratos em Londres
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David Hockney apresenta nova série de retratos em Londres

Transcript

At least 36 people have been killed, almost another 150 injured, in a gun and bomb attack at the main international airport in Istanbul. Three gunmen are reported to have opened fire before blowing themselves up. Turkish officials say early indications suggest the Islamic State group was to blame. Turkey's President Erdogan says the attack was designed to create propaganda against his country using the blood and pain of innocent people. He's called on the international community to take a firm stand against terrorism.

European leaders have been meeting in Brussels, where they've urged Britain to set out its plans for leaving the European Union as soon as possible. The British Prime Minister David Cameron says he hopes his country will have the closest possible relationship with the union once it is outside the organisation. He has returned home, the other 27 leaders are continuing their meetings, discussing how to move forward.

One of Britain's most distinguished artists – David Hockney – presents a new series of portraits at the Royal Academy of Arts here in London this weekend. In it he captures friends, family and acquaintances.

Transcrição para o português

Pelo menos 36 pessoas foram mortas, outras 150 feridas, em um ataque a bombas e tiros no aeroporto internacional de Istambul. Três homens armados teriam abrido fogo antes de se explodir. Oficiais turcos dizem que os primeiros indícios sugerem que o grupo Estado Islâmico estaria por trás do ataque. O presidente da Turquia, Erdorgan, disse que o ataque foi planejado como propaganda contra seu país usando o sangue e o sofrimento de pessoas inocentes. Ele apelou para que a comunidade internacional tome uma posição firme contra o terrorismo.

Líderes europerus estiveram reunidos em Bruxelas, onde pediram que a Grã-Bretanha apresentasse seus planos para deixar a União Europeia o mais rápido possível. O primeiro-ministro David Cameron disse esperar que seu país tenha a relação mais próxima possível com o bloco depois que estiver fora dele. Ele voltou para casa, enquanto os outros 27 líderes continuaram seus encontros, discutindo colmo seguir adiante.

Um dos artistas mais distintos da Grã-Bretanha, David Hockney, apresentou uma nova série de retratos na Royal Academy od Arts em Londres no fim de semana. Nela, ela capturou amigos, parentes e conhecidos.

Words and phrases and definitions

propaganda

information, often false, designed to promote a particular point of view

urged

strongly advised

distinguished

respected, admired and successful

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Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases from Lingohack to complete each of these sentences. Note that you may have to change the form of a word or phrase to complete the sentence correctly.

propaganda / urged / distinguished

1. Elderly people have been __________ to have the flu vaccine to protect themselves against the disease.

2. My university professor is a very __________writer. He's had three books published and won several awards.

3. In wartime, many governments use __________ to persuade people to support the war.

Answers

1. Elderly people have been urged to have the flu vaccine to protect themselves against the disease.

2. My university professor is a very distinguished writer. He's had three books published and won several awards.

3. In wartime, many governments use propaganda to persuade people to support the war.