One of the most stunning shock results in American political history has seen Donald Trump storm to victory in the race for the White House. The 70-year-old billionaire businessman with no political background will be the 45th president of the United States, shattering the dreams of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, who had been narrowly ahead in the polls.
There are an estimated 100,000 homeless people living in the Indian capital of Delhi. A few makeshift cinemas are providing some much-needed entertainment and relaxation in the hardship of their lives. They have become a place to socialise and relax. Regular visitors who settle down for a good film include migrant labourers and rickshaw pullers.
Chris Jelley left boxes across Exmoor (in the UK) asking the public to leave poems inside. Inspired by the landscape, 6,000 people wrote verses. Chris says most people would be frightened if they were told to write a poem but he told me that here in the open, with no pressure, they felt more confident and creative.
Transcrição para o português:
Em um dos mais surpreendentes resultados da história política americana, Donald Trump arrancou para a vitória na corrida pela Casa Branca. O bilionário de 70 anos sem passado político será o 45º presidente dos Estados Unidos, destruindo os sonhos de sua rival democrata, Hillary Clinton, que esteve à frente nas pesquisas.
Estima-se que 100 mil pessoas sem teto vivam na capital da Índia, Nova Déli. Alguns cinemas improvisados oferecem um pouco dos tão necessitados distração e lazer em suas vidas. Eles se tornaram em um lugar para socializar e relaxar. Entre os visitantes ocasionais para assistir a um bom filme estão trabalhadores migrantes e puxadores de riquixás.
Chris Jelley espalhou caixas pela região de Exmoor na Grã-Bretanha pedindo que o público deixasse poemas dentro delas. Inspirados na paisagem, 6 mil pessoas escreveram versos. Chris disse que a maioria das pessoas teriam medo caso fossem solicitadas a escrever um poema mas ele me disse que aqui, no espaço aberto, sem pressão, elas se sentem mais confiantes e criativas.
Words and definitions:
storm move with force
shattering the dreams ending the hopes
makeshift temporary; usually of poor quality
inspired influenced positively
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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.
storm to victory / shattering the dreams / makeshift / inspired
1. People in West Java are staying in _________ tents, too afraid to return to their damaged homes following the earthquake.
2. Engineers have built a robotic tentacle, _________ by the limbs of an octopus and aimed at improving surgical operations.
3. Despite injuries and bad weather, South Africa _________ in their one-day international match against Bangladesh.
4. The team lost in the semi-final _________ of the fans and players who were hoping for their first World Cup win.
1. People in West Java are staying in makeshift tents, too afraid to return to their damaged homes following the earthquake.
2. Engineers have built a robotic tentacle, inspired by the limbs of an octopus and aimed at improving surgical operations.
3. Despite injuries and bad weather, South Africa stormed to victory in their one-day international match against Bangladesh.
4. The team lost in the semi-final shattering the dreams of the fans and players who were hoping for their first World Cup win.