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Bắc Hàn nới lỏng hạn chế về văn hóa

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

springs to mind (is your immediate thought): nghĩ ngay tới

unorthodox (unusual): không truyền thống

might (power or strength): sức mạnh

eased (relaxed a rule or law): giảm bớt, nới lỏng

pay their respects (honour someone or something - eg the dead): bày tỏ sự kính trọng

Bài khóa - Transcript

Is this what springs to mind when you think of North Korea?

It's an unorthodox cultural celebration for a country better known for parading its missile might.

These images from North Korean TV suggest Kim Jong Un may want to carve out a different image to his predecessors.

They've eased restrictions on some Western brands and these Disney characters.

It comes as officials pay their respects to the country's former leaders.

Bản dịch - Translation

Liệu đây có phải là điều ngay lập tức hiện ra trong tâm trí bạn khi nghĩ về Bắc Hàn?

Đây là buổi lễ kỷ niệm văn hóa không theo truyền thống ở một đất nước vốn nổi tiếng chuyên diễu hành sức mạnh hỏa tiễn của mình.

Những hình ảnh này từ truyền hình Bắc Hàn cho thấy ông Kim jong Un có thể muốn tạo ra một hình ảnh khác với những người tiền nhiệm của ông.

Họ mới nới lỏng các giới hạn đối với một số nhãn hàng châu Âu và các nhân vật Disney này.

Việc này được thực hiện vào khi các viên chức bày tỏ lòng kính trọng đối với cựu lãnh tụ của đất nước này.

Bài tập - Exercise

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

springs to mind / unorthodox / might / eased / pay their respects

1. China's securities regulator has sought ______ entry rules for foreign investors, the latest step in its bid to open up the financial market.

2. Mr Orban has alarmed Hungary's foreign partners with his ______economic policies, particularly a public battle with his own central bank.

3. The dark red berets of the Ethiopian army are back in Baidoa. At the airstrip, there was plenty of military _______ on display: hulking tanks, heavy artillery and dozens of alert troops.

4. Writing on the council's website, the mayor of Lisburn, William Leathem, said: "For those of us who have worked or served in our own professions for many years, we understand the enormity of time that 60 year's service brings and we wish to express our thanks and ___________ to Her Majesty.

5. Mention Canada, and images of mounties, maple syrup or possibly Montreal are most likely to __________. But the country is sitting on the second-largest oil reserves in the world.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. China's securities regulator has sought to ease entry rules for foreign investors, the latest step in its bid to open up the financial market.

Source: China seeks to relax entry rules for foreign investors

2. Mr Orban has alarmed Hungary's foreign partners with his unorthodox economic policies, particularly a public battle with his own central bank.

Source: Profile: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

3. The dark red berets of the Ethiopian army are back in Baidoa. At the airstrip, there was plenty of military might on display: hulking tanks, heavy artillery and dozens of alert troops.

Source: Somalia conflict: Visiting al-Shabab fallen stronghold

4. Writing on the council's website, the mayor of Lisburn, William Leathem, said: "For those of us who have worked or served in our own professions for many years, we understand the enormity of time that 60 year's service brings and we wish to express our thanks and pay our respects to Her Majesty.

Source: D iamond Jubilee: 21-gun salute at Hillsborough

5. Mention Canada, and images of mounties, maple syrup or possibly Montreal are most likely to spring to mind. But the country is sitting on the second-largest oil reserves in the world.

Source: Oil politics: Canada's role in the energy world