It's estimated 35,000 people have been displaced by an upsurge in fighting around the Syrian city of Aleppo. It's one of five areas where government forces have launched offensives since Russia began supporting their operations with airstrikes at the end of September.
In a speech at Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth has described the emerging relationship between China and the UK as a global partnership. She said the state visit of China's president Xi Jinping, is a defining moment.
A year ago the beard of Tutankhamun in a museum in Cairo was accidently knocked off. It was then very hastily reattached amid much controversy. Well it's now confirmed that a team of experts is to remove the beard and reattach it more carefully. It could all take up to two months.
Transcrição em português
Estima-se que 35 mil pessoas foram desalojadas pela intensificação dos combates nos arredores da cidade de Aleppo, na Síria. Essa é uma das cinco regiões em que forças do governo lançaram ofensivas desde que a Rússia começou a apoiar suas operações com ataques aéreos, no final de setembro.
Em um pronunciamento no Palácio de Buckingham, a rainha Elizabeth 2ª descreveu a emergente relação entre China e Reino Unido como uma parceria global. Ela disse que a visita de Estado do presidente Xi Jinping é um momento definidor.
Faz um ano que a barba de Tutancâmon em um museu no Cairo foi quebrada por acidente. Ela tinha sido colada de volta grosseiramente em meio a muita polêmica. Agora foi confirmado que um time de especialistas removerá a barba e a reconectará com mais cuidado. Pode levar de dois a três meses.
Words, phrases and definitions
displaced forced out of someone's or something's original position
launched offensives started military attacks
defining moment a point in time that decides what happens in the future
disagreement or argument about something because people feel strongly about it
Use one of the words or phrases from Lingohack to complete each of these sentences. Note that you may have to change the form of a word or phrase to complete the sentence correctly.
displaced / launched offensives / defining moment / controversy
The invention of the motor car was a _______ for the future of people's mobility.People in the village were _______ after weeks of rain caused a terrible flood.It was a dangerous situation for everyone as the enemy army _______ on the city.
There was much ______ about plans to build a wind farm in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
1. The invention of the motor car was a defining moment for the future of people's mobility.
2. People in the village were displaced after weeks of rain caused a terrible flood.
3. It was a dangerous situation for everyone as the enemy army launched offensives on the city.
4. There was much controversy about plans to build a wind farm in an area of outstanding natural beauty.