Nova espécie descoberta na costa da Escócia
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Nova espécie descoberta na costa da Escócia

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Day four of the Rio Olympics left many wondering why Michael Phelps had ever retired. The most successful Olympian of all time has now won 21 golds in four separate games. His latest came in the 200 metres butterfly and freestyle relay.

Now, they’re the UK’s highest mountains but they are under water. Scientists have returned from an expedition exploring the peaks off the west coast of Scotland. The mission: to log the marine life around them. And I think they’ve discovered many new species.

If you were asked to dedicate a statue to the late actress and comedian Lucille Ball you'd want to capture her beauty, her strong looks and her stylish presence. Unfortunately one sculptor was judged to have failed that test when he unveiled this bronze statue. So a new artist, Carolyn Palmer, was commissioned and this is what she produced for residents in Lucille Ball's hometown in western New York State. The original artist, Dave Poulin, offered to remake it but was turned down.

Transcrição para o Português

O dia quatro da Olimpíada do Rio deixou muitos se perguntando por que Michael Phelps chegou a se aposentar. O atleta olímpico de maior sucesso na história agora tem 21 medalhas de ouro conquistadas em quatro Jogos. As últimas vieram no 200 m nado borboleta e revezamento de nado livre.

Agora, essas são as montanhas mais altas da Grã-Bretanha, mas estão debaixo d’água. Cientistas retornaram de uma expedição em que exploraram os picos submersos na costa oeste da Escócia. A missão: registrar a vida marinha ao redor deles. E eu acho que eles descobriram uma nova espécie.

Se te pedissem uma estátua dedicada à falecida atriz e comediante Lucille Ball, você tentaria capturar sua beleza, presença visual e estilo. Infelizmente um escultor fracassou nesse teste ao revelar sua estátua de bronze. Assim, uma nova artista, Carolyn Palmer, recebeu a tarefa e isso foi o que ela produziu para os moradores da cidade de Lucille Ball no oeste do Estado de Nova York. O artista original, Dave Poulin, se ofereceu para rafazer a estátua, mas teve a proposta recusada.

Words and definitions

wondering

asking oneself

to log

to make an official record

stylish

elegant and fashionable

unveiled

made public in a ceremony

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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.

wondering / to log / stylish / unveiled

1. I bought a new watch in France. It's very _________.

2. Mary is bad at sums so I was _________ how on earth she managed to get high marks in the maths test.

3. Any changes made to the schedule will be _________ on the computer.

4. After two months of hard work, the artist was proud to see his masterpiece _________ to the public.

Answers

1. I bought a new watch in France. It's very stylish.

2. Mary is bad at sums so I was wondering how on earth she managed to get high marks in the maths test.

3. Any changes made to the schedule will be logged on the computer.

4. After two months of hard work, the artist was proud to see his masterpiece