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Acrobatas desafiam perigo em corda bama sobre desfiladeiro

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The wonderful sight of Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls.

Two daredevils trained for two years to make the 100-metre-long crossing on a slack line.

German student Lukas Irmler and Austrian journalist Reinhard Kleindl are the first people ever to cross the gorge walking upright.

It might be a daring walk for many, but it's just a hobby for these two and they managed to take it in their stride.

Transcrição em português:

A vista maravilhosa da Victoria Falls, no Zimbábue.

Dois audaciosos acrobatas treinaram por dois anos para completar a distância de cem metros em uma corda bamba.

O estudante alemão Lukas Irmler e o jornalista austríaco Reinhard Kleindl foram os primeiros a cruzar o desfiladeiro caminhando sobre uma corda.

O que para muitos é um audacioso desafio é apenas um passatempo para esses dois, que fizeram o percurso como se fosse um passeio no parque.

Vocabulary:

daredevils - (plural) quem gosta de enfrentar desafios perigosos

gorge - desfiladeiro, um acidente geográfico que criou uma passagem estreita ladeada por altas paredes de rocha, que normalmente serve de leito para um córrego

daring - audacioso

hobby - um passatempo

take (it) in their stride - lidar com problemas e dificuldades com tranquilidade

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.

daredevils / gorge / daring / hobby / take it in their stride

1. Lifeguards who were involved in a __________ rescue of two surfers stranded on rocks at sea have been honoured for their heroism.

2. One at a time, the extreme sports enthusiasts jumped off the 330m-high Kuala Lumpur tower and parachuted towards a nearby skyscraper rooftop.

The __________ landed in the pool where they were met by cheers from fellow extreme sports enthusiasts.

3. The work, which will involve drilling and grouting old mine workings and strengthening slopes and the river banks, will take four years, the council said.

A spokesman said land instability in the __________ "is nothing new" with reports of ground movement being recorded over the past 235 years.

4. A new record of trainspotting has been discovered from 1861, 80 years earlier than the __________ was first thought to have begun.

5. Young said: 'Though it is a big occasion we will be treating it as just another game.'

'It isn't very often that you get the opportunity to play live on the television but I am sure the lads will go out there and __________.'

Answers:

1. Lifeguards who were involved in a daring rescue of two surfers stranded on rocks at sea have been honoured for their heroism.

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2. One at a time, the extreme sports enthusiasts jumped off the 330m-high Kuala Lumpur tower and parachuted towards a nearby skyscraper rooftop.

The daredevils landed in the pool where they were met by cheers from fellow extreme sports enthusiasts.

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3. The work, which will involve drilling and grouting old mine workings and strengthening slopes and the river banks, will take four years, the council said.

A spokesman said land instability in the gorge “is nothing new” with reports of ground movement being recorded over the past 235 years.

See story

4. A new record of trainspotting has been discovered from 1861, 80 years earlier than the hobby was first thought to have begun.

See story

5. Young said: 'Though it is a big occasion we will be treating it as just another game.

'It isn't very often that you get the opportunity to play live on the television but I am sure the lads will go out there and take it in their stride.'

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