The United States and Cuba have signed a deal restoring commercial flights between the countries for the first time in more than 50 years. The agreement in Havana means there could be more than 100 flights a day within months. But it is still at the moment technically illegal for American citizens to visit Cuba as tourists.
Police in Australia say they’ve made one of the biggest drug busts in the country’s history. Officers seized around $1bn worth of methamphetamine hidden inside push-up bras in a shipping container from Hong Kong.
A record number of people had cosmetic surgery in the UK last year – more than 50,000 people went under the knife. This, according to data released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. It also shows that for the first time the number of men opting for procedures went up by a greater percentage than the number of women.
Transcrição em português
Os Estados Unidos e Cuba assinaram um acordo restabelecendo os voos comerciais entre os país pela primeira vez em mais de 50 anos. O acordo em Havana significa que, em questão de meses, poderão haver mais de 100 voos diários. Mas no momento ainda é tecnicamente ilegal que cidadãos americanos visitem Cuba como turistas.
A polícia na Austrália diz ter feito uma das maiores apreensões de drogas de sua história. Autoridades confiscaram cerca de US$ 1 bilhão em metanfetamina escondida em enchimentos de sutiã em um contêiner de frete de Hong Kong.
Um número recorde de pessoas se submeteu a cirurgia plástica na Grã-Bretanha no ano passado - mais de 50 mil pessoas foram operadas. Isso de acordo com dados divulgados pela Associação Britânica de Cirurgiões Plásticos. Pela primeira vez, o número de homens optando por procedimentos do tipo subiu em uma proporção maior do que em mulheres.
Words, phrases and definitionsrestoring
seized took away forcibly (usually describes police action)
went under the knife had surgery, was operated on by a doctor
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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.
restoring / seized / went under the knife
1. Customs officers at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris have __________ 115 live scorpions which were hidden in two separate shipments.
2. Engineers worked speedily to __________ electricity supplies to the local hospital which has been without power since the storm.
3. Mandy couldn't tolerate any sign of aging. She didn't hesitate __________ to get rid of her wrinkles.
1. Customs officers at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris have seized 115 live scorpions which were hidden in two separate shipments.
2. Engineers worked speedily to restore electricity supplies to the local hospital which has been without power since the storm.
3. Mandy couldn't tolerate any sign of aging. She didn't hesitate going under the knife to get rid of her wrinkles.