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Vận động cứu cá mập dù từng bị tấn công

13 tháng 3 2013 Cập nhật lúc 23:46 ICT

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

frightening (feared): hãi hùng, kinh hãi

jaws (bones in the mouth which contain the teeth): hàm (răng), mồm, miệng

to tell the tale (to say to people what happened): kể câu chuyện

scars (a mark on the skin from an injury): sẹo, vết sẹo

ordeal (experience which causes suffering): thử thách

Bài khóa - Transcript

A frightening sight for any swimmer…

Jonathan Kathrein was attacked while surfing in 1998. He battled to free his leg from a shark’s jaws.

The Californian survived to tell the tale and he still has the scars to prove it.

He turned his ordeal into a campaign to save the animals, though.

And this month, his state added the great white shark to its list of protected animals.

Bản dịch - Translation

Một cảnh hãi hùng đối với bất cứ người bơi lội nào…

Jonathan Kathrein bị tấn công khi lướt ván năm 1998. Ông đã phải vật lộn cố rút chân mình ra khỏi hàm một con cá mập.

Người đàn ông California đã sống sót để kể lại câu chuyện xảy ra với mình và ông vẫn còn những vết sẹo để chứng minh chuyện đó.

Thế nhưng ông đã biến thử thách đó của mình thành một chiến dịch nhằm cứu loài động vật này.

Và tháng này, tiểu bang của ông đã đưa thêm cá mập trắng vào danh sách các loài động vật được bảo vệ.

Bài tập - Exercise

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

frightening/ jaws/ to tell the tale/ scars/ ordeal

1. In both incidents the suspect was described as white, about 25 years old, of average height and slim build. He had ________ on his face and two small tattoos on his neck, possibly squares or Chinese symbols.

2. Two football players needed surgery for broken ________ after a fight broke out on the pitch during a reserve game.

3. Only two men survived ________ of Operation Frankton, but its significance reportedly led Winston Churchill to say he believed the raid could have shortened the war by six months.

4. Local media reported that several other people in the same group, including a Mexican woman, had been tied up and gagged while the attack took place. After the ________ the women went to the nearest police station accompanied by local tourism officials.

5. A number of planned flights were delayed by the storm, which also caused power outages in several suburbs. Fallen trees and debris blocked some roads. "This must have been an extremely ________ situation for many people in the local community," Prime Minister John Key said in a statement.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. In both incidents the suspect was described as white, about 25 years old, of average height and slim build. He had scars on his face and two small tattoos on his neck, possibly squares or Chinese symbols.

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2. Two football players needed surgery for broken jaws after a fight broke out on the pitch during a reserve game.

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3. Only two men survived to tell the tale of Operation Frankton, but its significance reportedly led Winston Churchill to say he believed the raid could have shortened the war by six months.

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4. Local media reported that several other people in the same group, including a Mexican woman, had been tied up and gagged while the attack took place. After the ordeal the women went to the nearest police station accompanied by local tourism officials.

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5. A number of planned flights were delayed by the storm, which also caused power outages in several suburbs. Fallen trees and debris blocked some roads. "This must have been an extremely frightening situation for many people in the local community," Prime Minister John Key said in a statement.

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