A complicada tarefa de drenar um lago a 5 mil metros de altura
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O perigoso lago no Everest que teve de ser drenado

Transcript:

Nepal's army has finished draining a dangerous lake near Mount Everest. Officials say it's the highest drainage project of its kind in the world. The equipment was airlifted up to 5,000 metres for the work. It's vital to protect communities downstream and prevent flooding. Scientists say global warming makes glaciers melt fast and lakes get filled up.

A hormone injection has been shown to be a safe and effective method of contraception for men. Scientists in the US say the jab was almost 96 per cent effective in tests. However, more research is needed as a relatively high number developed side effects, including acne and mood disorders.

Thousands of baby Taricaya turtles have been released into the Peruvian Amazon. The move is part of an effort to save them from extinction after extensive logging and development in the rainforest.

Transcrição para o português

O Exército do Nepal concluiu a drenagem de um perigoso lago perto do Monte Everest. Autoridades dizem que se trata do maior projeto de drenagem do tipo no mundo. O equipamento foi levado por ar a uma altitude de 5 mil metros para o trabalho. A drenagem foi vital para proteger comunidades correnteza abaixo e prevenir inundações. Cientistas dizem que o aquecimento global tem acelerado o derretimento de geleiras provocando enchentes em lagos.

Uma injeção de hormônios foi comprovada como método seguro e eficiente de contracepção masculina. Cientistas americanos disseram que a injeção apresentou uma eficiência de 96% em testes. Entretanto, mais pesquisas são necessárias por causa da proporção alta de efeitos colaterais registrados, como acre e variações de humor.

Milhares de tartarugas bebês da espécie tracajá foram soltas na Amazônia peruana. A iniciativa faz parte de um esforço para salvá-la da extinção após intensificação na atividade madeireira e na extensão de assentamentos humanos na floresta tropical.

Words and definitions:

airlifted

transported by aircraft

side effects

additional unpleasant results of taking a drug

released

set free

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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.

airlifted / side effects / released

1. The suspect was __________ by the police after further investigation of the robbery.

2. Canadian officials are __________ some 8,000 people who fled north of Fort McMurray - the city which has been devastated by a massive wildfire.

3. I have to stop taking these tablets; common __________ include dizziness, headaches and feeling sick.

Answers:

1. The suspect was released by the police after further investigation of the robbery.

2. Canadian officials are airlifting some 8,000 people who fled north of Fort McMurray - the city which has been devastated by a massive wildfire.

3. I have to stop taking these tablets; common side effects include dizziness, headaches and feeling sick.