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Foliões encaram o carnaval de Londres com capa e guarda-chuva

Transcript

One of the world's largest street music festivals has taken place in London.

Around sixty bands in colourful costumes took part in the Notting Hill Carnival. Thirty-eight sound systems entertained the crowds.

Revellers at the annual event donned raincoats and held umbrellas as west London was hit by downpours.

More than a million people are believed to have attended the event across its two days.

Transcrição em português

Um dos maiores festivais de rua do mundo foi realizado em Londres.

Cerca de sessenta bandas com fantasias coloridas participaram do Carnaval de Notting Hill. Trinta e oito sistemas de som entretiveram as multidões.

Foliões no evento anual vestiram capas de chuva e seguraram guarda-chuvas quando o oeste de Londres foi atingido por fortes chuvas.

Acredita-se que mais de um milhão de pessoas acompanharam o evento durante seus dois dias.

Vocabulary

costumes

clothes worn for a certain type of activity

sound systems electrical equipment used to play music, recordings and announcements

revellers people at a party or celebration

donned put on (clothes)

downpours heavy rain showers

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.

costumes / sound systems / revellers / donned / downpours

1. It was the impressive _________ and cutting edge DJs such as Larry Levan that kept the clubbers coming back night after night.

2. Hundreds of tents and piles of rubbish were left behind by _________ after the two day music festival.

3. Motorists across the South East were warned to keep their speeds down amid further _________ and expected flooding.

4. Halloween is weeks away but some _________ are already causing controversy online.

5. But of course I have watched the West Ham men's team on television and it was like a dream come true when I _________ their jersey with the same logo.

Answers

It was the impressive sound system and cutting edge DJs such as Larry Levan that kept the clubbers coming back night after night.

Source: Ministry of Sound keeps on dancing after 20 years

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12730316

Hundreds of tents and piles of rubbish were left behind by revellers after the two day music festival.

Source: Clean-up after V Festival mudbath in Staffordshire

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34042710

Motorists across the South East were warned to keep their speeds down amid further downpours and expected flooding.

Source: Flooding in Kent and Sussex after torrential downpours http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-33907476

Halloween is weeks away but some costumes are already causing controversy online.

Source: Is it OK to dress up as Caitlyn Jenner? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-34065370

But of course I have watched the West Ham men's team on television and it was like a dream come true when I donned their jersey with the same logo.

Source: West Ham's Aditi Chauhan becomes India's first woman to play in England http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-33970763