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ancient Romescrollsdisintegratebreakthroughinside

Transcrição em português:

Roma antigapergaminhosdesintegrarãoavançointensosdo lado de dentro

Vocabulary:

ancient Rome - a society thousands of years ago in the area of Rome, now the capital of Italy

scrolls

disintegrate - to break apart into many small pieces

breakthrough - an important discovery after a long period of work

intense - very strong or powerful

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.

intense / scrolls / disintegrate / breakthrough / ancient Rome 1. "Every so often in the history of human endeavour, there comes a __________ that takes mankind across the frontier and into a new era."

2. Pope Francis has ordered souvenir shops to end a profitable trade in Vatican __________, completing a process said to have been started by his predecessor.

The ornate parchments, bearing the seal of the Vatican, have been sold as gifts or to mark major church events such as weddings, baptisms and ordinations.

3. "In both __________ and London the streetlife is terribly important," says Professor Beard. "Streets are the key. "You have people flogging things in markets, all the hustle and bustle.

4. Mr Hennessy, a CSIRO principal research scientist, says Australia's weather and environment will be noticeably affected by climate change over the next 15 to 30 years. The report predicts that… the hot, dry weather that contributes to bushfires will become more frequent and more __________.

5. From shopping centres and schools, to our greatest buildings, it is claimed many of Britain's best murals are being allowed to __________.

Answers:

The ornate parchments, bearing the seal of the Vatican, have been sold as gifts or to mark major church events such as weddings, baptisms and ordinations. Source: Pope Francis plans to rein in trade in Vatican scrolls http://tinyurl.com/n7j7ysl

3. "In both ancient Rome and London the streetlife is terribly important," says Professor Beard. "Streets are the key. "You have people flogging things in markets, all the hustle and bustle. Source: How similar are London and ancient Rome? http://tinyurl.com/9pn2tlw

4. Mr Hennessy, a CSIRO principal research scientist, says Australia's weather and environment will be noticeably affected by climate change over the next 15 to 30 years. The report predicts that… the hot, dry weather that contributes to bushfires will become more frequent and more intense. Source: Climate report: Hot days may double in Australia by 2090 http://tinyurl.com/mnczzqf

5. From shopping centres and schools, to our greatest buildings, it is claimed many of Britain's best murals are being allowed to disintegrate. Source: Are we allowing great works of art to disintegrate? http://tinyurl.com/cw9rube