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Londres sedia concurso de Miss Mundo 'alternativa'

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This is Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, but what would the Bard make of this?

Both genders were competing for the title of Alternative Miss World. And they pushed the boat out with their costumes. How about a peacock for evening wear? Would an octopus do for swimwear?

This unusual contest was created about 40 years ago. Maybe the only real thing this event has in common with a beauty pageant is the emotional coronation.

Transcrição em português:

Esse é o Globe Theatre dedicado a Shakespeare em Londres, mas o que é que o bardo acharia disso?

Pessoas de ambos os sexos estavam competindo para Miss Mundo Alternativa. E eles capricharam com suas fantasias. Que tal um pavão como traje de jantar? E um polvo como roupa de banho?

Essa competição incomum foi criada há 40 anos. Talvez a única coisa que esse evento tenha em comum com um concurso de beleza seja a coroação emotiva.

Vocabulary:

the Bard - nickname given to the English poet, playwright and actor William Shakespeare

genders - the male and female sexes

pushed the boat out - idiom: spent a lot of money

unusual - out of the ordinary

beauty pageant - a competition traditionally focused on the physical beauty of its contestants, which are usually women

Exercise:

the Bard / genders / pushed the boat out / unusual / beauty pageant

1. Getting people from different types of jobs into school "will help to show children what they could achieve and that no occupation should be closed to them because of their _________. It is exciting to see schools taking the initiative in this way," said the education secretary.

2. Now, the Royal Shakespeare Company has launched a "manifesto" to bring _________ alive in classrooms. It advocates acting out the plays, seeing live performances and starting Shakespeare as early as possible.

3. Superior ‘inn rooms’ come with four-poster beds and, if you really want to _________, there’s an even more luxurious private suite.

4. In Venezuela, there is almost no criticism of the _________ phenomenon. When, in 1972, a feminist group from the country's Central University interrupted the Miss Venezuela broadcast, it was the first and only demonstration of its kind.

5. A stuffed otter was one of the more _________ items of lost property handed in to Scottish police, it has emerged. False teeth and a fully-dressed male mannequin were also among the items handed in to police stations.

Answers:

Source: Primary pupils to learn about work http://tinyurl.com/menr3ej

2. Now, the Royal Shakespeare Company has launched a "manifesto" to bring the Bard alive in classrooms. It advocates acting out the plays, seeing live performances and starting Shakespeare as early as possible.

Source: Bored by the Bard? http://tinyurl.com/lhh4d2g

3. Superior ‘inn rooms’ come with four-poster beds and, if you really want to push the boat out, there’s an even more luxurious private suite.

Source: Travel review: Enjoying the luxury of the Chatsworth Estate in the Peak District http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/travel-review-enjoying-luxury-chatsworth-7964491 (The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites)

4. In Venezuela, there is almost no criticism of the beauty pageant phenomenon. When, in 1972, a feminist group from the country's Central University interrupted the Miss Venezuela broadcast, it was the first and only demonstration of its kind.

Source: Inside a Venezuelan school for child beauty queens http://tinyurl.com/8ume447

5. A stuffed otter was one of the more unusual items of lost property handed in to Scottish police, it has emerged. False teeth and a fully-dressed male mannequin were also among the items handed in to police stations. childhood.

Source: Scottish police list 'unusual' items of lost property http://tinyurl.com/nv38a2d