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Ấm trà khổng lồ ở Trung Quốc

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

cup of tea: thứ mà bạn ưa thích

storey: tầng

clay: đất sét

quirky: kỳ quặc

symbol: biểu tượng

Bài khóa - Transcript

It might not be everyone's cup of tea.

This giant, teapot-shaped construction is actually a 10-storey office building.

Ordinary red clay teapots are big sellers here in the Chinese city of Wuxi.

Locals hope the quirky building will become a symbol of the city.

Bản dịch - Translation

Đó có thể không phải là thứ mà ai cũng ưa thích. Khối kiến trúc có hình ấm pha trà khổng lồ này thực ra chính là một tòa nhà văn phòng 10 tầng.

Các bình trà bằng đất sét đỏ được bán rất nhiều tại đây, thành phố Vô Tích của Trung Quốc.

Người địa phương hy vọng là tòa nhà có hình dáng kỳ quặc này sẽ trở thành một biểu tượng của thành phố.

Bài tập - Exercise

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

cup of tea / storey / clay / quirky / symbol

1. The plans will see one _________ added to the top of Television Centre and two under it, with the facade of the building being retained and restored.

2. "We have these laws in place to protect and conserve species such as the red squirrel, which are very dear to people's hearts and a _________ of Scotland."

3. It might not be everyone's _________ but hopefully people will respect it. I'd like to think that whatever song wins is because of the song.

4. Ensure the email address you send your application from isn't _________ as it is not likely to be taken seriously.

5. The basic aim of dredging is to remove silt - a sedimentary material made of fine sand, _________ and small-sized particles of rock - from the river's bed, therefore increasing its capacity to carry water downstream.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. The plans will see one storey added to the top of Television Centre and two under it, with the facade of the building being retained and restored.

Source: BBC Television Centre homes and hotel plan approved

2. "We have these laws in place to protect and conserve species such as the red squirrel, which are very dear to people's hearts and a symbol of Scotland."

Source: Warning to keep grey squirrel traps shut to help save reds

3. It might not be everyone's cup of tea but hopefully people will respect it. I'd like to think that whatever song wins is because of the song.

Source: Molly Smitten-Downes: Eurovision will be a challenge

4. Ensure the email address you send your application from isn't quirky as it is not likely to be taken seriously.

Source: CV blunders hit jobseekers' chances of securing employment

5. The basic aim of dredging is to remove silt - a sedimentary material made of fine sand, clay and small-sized particles of rock - from the river's bed, therefore increasing its capacity to carry water downstream.

Source: How do you stop flooding?