'Corrida maluca' exige destreza e criatividade

Atualizado em  18 de outubro, 2012 - 12:23 (Brasília) 15:23 GMT

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Some might say they are off their trolley.

But to succeed in this race, you need to be in control of your senses as well as your vehicle.

Creativity and showmanship count as much as mechanical expertise in the Red Bull Soapbox Race.

This year's event in Hong Kong featured vehicles decorated as everyday items. The hotpot got applause but it was this skull-shaped entry that won over the judges.


Transcrição em português

Alguns podem dizer que eles estão loucos.

Mas, para ser bem-sucedido nesta corrida, você precisa ter controle sobre sua mente bem como sobre seu veículo.

Criatividade e uma capacidade de entreter o público contam tanto quanto um conhecimento de mecânica na Red Bull Soapbox Race.

O evento deste ano em Hong Kong trouxe veículos decorados com itens do dia a dia. O cozido ganhou aplausos, mas foi o competidor com forma de crânio que conquistou os juízes.

Vocabulary

off the trolley - louco

in control of your senses - são

showmanship - capacidade de entreter o público

decorated - decorados

hotpot - cozido

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

off (their) trolley / in control of (your) senses / showmanship/ decorated / hotpot

1. The jug was taken from the Stockwood Discovery Centre in Luton on 12 May, but has turned up in Surrey. The bronze creation is _______ with coats-of-arms and inscribed with the words "My Lord Wenlok."

2. A Lancashire _______ big enough to feed 800 people has been cooked up as part of an attempt to make the largest dish of its kind in the world.

3. However, Bolt not only delivered on all fronts in athletics terms but also lit up the Games with the sort of ______ and playfulness he has become renowned for.

4. As many in her party were turning against her, Brian Walden asked Mrs Thatcher: 'You come over as being someone who one of your backbenchers said is slightly _______ , authoritarian, domineering, refusing to listen to anybody else. Why?' She replied: 'If anyone's coming over as domineering in this interview, it's you. It's you.'

5. Mr Robson, a global training adviser, was sitting just yards from the co-pilot as he was being restrained by crew and passengers, including an off-duty member of the Canadian military, outside the galley, just behind the cockpit. Mr Robson said of the co-pilot: 'He was clearly someone not _______.'


Answers

Confira as respostas abaixo:

1. The jug was taken from the Stockwood Discovery Centre in Luton on 12 May, but has turned up in Surrey. The bronze creation is decorated with coats-of-arms and inscribed with the words "My Lord Wenlok."

2. A Lancashire hotpot big enough to feed 800 people has been cooked up as part of an attempt to make the largest dish of its kind in the world.

3. However, Bolt not only delivered on all fronts in athletics terms but also lit up the Games with the sort of showmanship and playfulness he has become renowned for.

4. As many in her party were turning against her, Brian Walden asked Mrs Thatcher: 'You come over as being someone who one of your backbenchers said is slightly off her troley, authoritarian, domineering, refusing to listen to anybody else. Why?' She replied: 'If anyone's coming over as domineering in this interview, it's you. It's you.'

5. Mr Robson, a global training adviser, was sitting just yards from the co-pilot as he was being restrained by crew and passengers, including an off-duty member of the Canadian military, outside the galley, just behind the cockpit. Mr Robson said of the co-pilot: 'He was clearly someone not in control of his senses.'

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