Flyboard vira mania na Austrália

Atualizado em  4 de outubro, 2012 - 11:14 (Brasília) 14:14 GMT

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Surfing down under as you’ve never seen it before.

Flyboard, invented by a Frenchman last year, is catching on in Australia.

The board is attached to a jet ski by a hose. The water pressure allows the pilot to hover up to 10 metres in the air.

The dive would make a dolphin jealous.

With his feet, the rider controls direction and with his hands, he keeps the board stable.


Transcrição em português

Surfando na terra lá embaixo como você nunca viu antes.

O flyboard, inventado por um francês no ano passado, está se popularizando na Austrália.

A prancha é conectada a um jet ski por uma mangueira. A pressão da água permite que o piloto flutue até 10 metros acima da água.

O mergulho é de causar inveja aos golfinhos.

Com seus pés, o surfista controla a direção, e com suas mãos ele mantém a prancha estável.


Vocabulary

down under - reference to Australia or New Zealand

catching on - becoming popular

attached - connected to

to hover - to float in the air

jealous - envious, wanting something or to be like someone


Exercise


down under/ catching on/ attached/ to hover/ jealous

1. Raiders in a stolen Land Rover smashed the wall of Buckfastleigh post office on 3 July and ______ a wire rope round the cash machine before towing it on to the road.

2. Robbie Williams says he's ______ of the career One Direction are currently enjoying.

3. As well as feeding themselves, all the families working on the allotment hand over a chunk of their produce to others in need. The fruits and vegetables are passed on to what Greeks have dubbed a "social supermarket". It is an idea ______ all over Greece.

4. When Apollo 11 reached the point of ______ over the lunar surface Neil Armstrong had 20 seconds to decide whether to continue or abort.

5. Thousands of Britons emigrate to Australia every year in search of a better life, but now more and more are deciding ______ is not for them and returning home.


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2. Robbie Williams says he's jealous of the career One Direction are currently enjoying.
Source: Robbie Williams: I'm jealous of One Direction
http://bbc.in/R23gXz

3. As well as feeding themselves, all the families working on the allotment hand over a chunk of their produce to others in need. The fruits and vegetables are passed on to what Greeks have dubbed a "social supermarket". It is an idea catching on all over Greece.
Source: Ingenuity and allotments provide relief in Greece
http://bbc.in/JPYZ2l

4. When Apollo 11 reached the point of hovering over the lunar surface Neil Armstrong had 20 seconds to decide whether to continue or abort.
Source: Neil Armstrong 'had 20 seconds to make Moon landing decision'
http://bbc.in/PjBEKk

5. Thousands of Britons emigrate to Australia every year in search of a better life, but now more and more are deciding down under is not for them and returning home.
Source: Why are so many Britons leaving Australia?
http://bbc.in/rJ8Pbj

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