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Thánh địa Mecca được so sánh giống Manhattan

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

Bài khóa - Transcript

It's Islam's holiest site. Millions make the pilgrimage to the Grand Mosque every year.

The pace of high-rise development in the city has led some to compare modern-day Mecca to Manhattan.

But archaeologists are angry that ancient monuments are being destroyed so rich visitors can be accommodated in luxury hotels.

The Saudi authorities say the demolition is necessary to cope with the ever-growing number of visitors.

Bản dịch - Translation

Tốc độ xây dựng nhà cao tầng trong thành phố đã khiến một số người so sánh Mecca ngày nay giống như Manhattan.

Nhưng các nhà khảo cổ học thì tức giận vì các tượng đài cổ kính đang bị phá bỏ để các du khách giàu có được ở trong những khách sạn sang trọng.

Giới chức trách Ả Rạp Saudi cho biết việc phá hủy này là cần thiết để đương đầu với số lượng du khách ngày càng gia tăng.

Bài tập - Exercise

Hãy dùng các từ dưới đây ở dạng thích hợp để hoàn thành những câu sau:

holiest/pilgrimage/high-rise/archaeologists/demolition

1. The Unesco inspectors will be looking at plans submitted by Peel Holdings for a development of __________ buildings including offices, shops and restaurants in the £5.5bn Liverpool Waters scheme, they will also examine how the city is managing the heritage site.

2. The two people are believed to have been on their way to Mecca for the annual Hajj __________ when the fire broke out near Jeddah airport.

3. The first Sikhs came to London a century ago and a new exhibition in the capital celebrates the Golden Temple, their __________ site.

4. In Khan al-Ahmar, many homes are under __________ order, as is the primary school, set up with the help of an Italian charity two years ago.

5. Bullets dating back to the English Civil War have been found in a field in Berkshire by __________.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. The Unesco inspectors will be looking at plans submitted by Peel Holdings for a development of high-rise buildings including offices, shops and restaurants in the £5.5bn Liverpool Waters scheme, they will also examine how the city is managing the heritage site.

Source: Liverpool World Heritage Status: Unesco inspectors visit

2. The two people are believed to have been on their way to Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage when the fire broke out near Jeddah airport.

Source: Two Britons killed in Saudi bus fire 'on way to Hajj'

3. The first Sikhs came to London a century ago and a new exhibition in the capital celebrates the Golden Temple, their holiest site.

Source: Celebrating a century of London Sikh culture

4. In Khan al-Ahmar, many homes are under demolition order, as is the primary school, set up with the help of an Italian charity two years ago.

Source: Bedouin oppose Israeli plans to relocate communities

5. Bullets dating back to the English Civil War have been found in a field in Berkshire by archaeologists.

Source: Bullets from English Civil War found in Newbury.