Maasai Olympics
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Olympic Maasai giúp bảo vệ loài hổ báo

Từ vựng

warming up - tập khởi động

brought about - được thực hiện

the brink of extinction - gần/sắp tuyệt chủng

showcase - biểu diễn, trình diễn, giới thiệu

big cats - động vật lớn thuộc họ mèo như hổ, báo, sư tử, v.v.

Bài khóa

In the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro, warriors are warming up.

They’re competing in the Maasai Olympics.

The event was brought about to discourage the traditional practice of hunting, which has taken the local lion population to the brink of extinction.

The games will allow young men to showcase their skills and also preserve the big cats.

Bản dịch

Ở chân núi Kilimanjaro, các chiến binh đang khởi động.

Họ sẽ tranh tài ở Thế vận hội Maasai.

Sự kiện được tiến hành để thuyết phục bỏ thói quen săn bắn theo kiểu truyền thống, điều đang khiến số sư tử ở địa phương gần tuyệt chủng.

Các môn thi sẽ cho phép thanh niên trổ tài và đồng thời bảo vệ loài hổ báo.

Bài tập

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports. Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

warming up / brought about / the brink of extinction / showcase / big cats

1. From blurry photos of the Beast of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, to reports of a lion on the loose in Essex in 2012, the UK has a long tradition of spotting __________.

2. So far, more than 2,400 people have died in West Africa, in an outbreak which began in Guinea in February.

It has __________ an outpouring of international offers of support, including military personnel from the United States who will be deployed to Liberia.

3. US Metal detecting enthusiasts hunting buried treasure are to be encouraged to __________ their discoveries.

Enthusiasts in Wales will be encouraged to share their finds and stories with museums and local communities.

4. Strengthening your forearm muscles that grip the racquet and stiffen the wrist during backhand shots should help to prevent the injury from happening again.

Stretch the forearm muscles and tendons when __________.

5. Species on __________ are sure to grab headlines. But equally disturbing is the decline of birds that are still considered common, such as the eastern meadowlark and nighthawk. The State of the Birds identifies more than two dozen such species that are in "steep decline".

Giải đáp

1. From blurry photos of the Beast of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, to reports of a lion on the loose in Essex in 2012, the UK has a long tradition of spotting big cats.

Source: 'Big cat' Canadian lynx was on the loose in UK in 1903

2. So far, more than 2,400 people have died in West Africa, in an outbreak which began in Guinea in February.

It has brought about an outpouring of international offers of support, including military personnel from the United States who will be deployed to Liberia.

Source: Ebola outbreak: A great challenge to modern medicine

3. US Metal detecting enthusiasts hunting buried treasure are to be encouraged to showcase their discoveries.

Enthusiasts in Wales will be encouraged to share their finds and stories with museums and local communities.

Source: Metal detecting set for National Museum Wales boost

4. Strengthening your forearm muscles that grip the racquet and stiffen the wrist during backhand shots should help to prevent the injury from happening again.

Stretch the forearm muscles and tendons when warming up.

Source: What is tennis elbow?

5. Species on the brink of extinction are sure to grab headlines. But equally disturbing is the decline of birds that are still considered common, such as the eastern meadowlark and nighthawk. The State of the Birds identifies more than two dozen such species that are in "steep decline".

Source: Growing threat to American birds, says report