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Lên đỉnh núi Everest

29 tháng 5 2013 Cập nhật lúc 21:04 ICT

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

mountaineer (someone who climbs mountains): người leo núi

summit (the highest point of a mountain): đỉnh (núi)

octogenarian (someone who is between 80 and 89 years old): người ở tuổi 80, trong khoảng từ 80 đến 89 tuổi

short-lived (lasting a short time): ngắn ngủi

ascent (the act of climbing or moving upwards): lên, leo lên

Bài khóa - Transcript

A journey to the roof of the world.

An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer, Yuichiro Miura, has become the oldest man to reach the summit of Everest.

The octogenarian has climbed the mountain twice before.

But Mr Miura's record could be short-lived; an 81-year-old Nepalese climber is preparing to make his ascent this week.

Bản dịch - Translation

Hành trình lên đỉnh thế giới.

Một nhà leo núi 80 tuổi người Nhật, Yuichiro Miura, vừa trở thành người đàn ông cao tuổi nhất lên đỉnh Everest.

Người đàn ông 80 tuổi này đã từng lên đỉnh núi này hai lần trước đây.

Nhưng kỷ lục của ông Muira có thể sẽ chỉ là ngắn ngủi, một người leo núi Nepal, 81 tuổi, đang chuẩn bị lên đỉnh Everest tuần này.

Bài tập - Exercise

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

mountaineer / summit / octogenarian / ascent / short-lived

1. As Wall Street's record breaking run continues, some analysts wonder if it will be __________.

2. The route, starting and ending at Brockhole Visitor Centre on the shores of Windermere, includes six mountain passes, with 14,000 ft (4,267m) of ________ and descent, and passes five lakes.

3. When the French climber Maurice Herzog conquered the Himalayan mountain, Annapurna, in 1950 he and fellow _________ Louis Lachenal became the first men to reach a mountain peak more than 8,000m (26,247 ft) high.

4. An _________ monarch - who has had time off sick but who aides insist is fit and well - with her eldest son and heir who she will have to rely on more and more as she gets older.

5. Me, Colton and our friend Ian, decided we wanted to reach the ______ of the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States - Mount Whitney.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. As Wall Street's record breaking run continues, some analysts wonder if it will be short-lived. Source: What's behind Wall Street's optimism?

2. The route, starting and ending at Brockhole Visitor Centre on the shores of Windermere, includes six mountain passes, with 14,000 ft (4,267m) of ascent and descent, and passes five lakes. Source: Ulitmate Lakeland Trail organisers create extra places

3. When the French climber Maurice Herzog conquered the Himalayan mountain, Annapurna, in 1950 he and fellow mountaineer Louis Lachenal became the first men to reach a mountain peak more than 8,000m (26,247 ft) high. Source: Been and Gone: War veteran actor and other losses

4. An octogenarian monarch - who has had time off sick but who aides insist is fit and well - with her eldest son and heir who she will have to rely on more and more as she gets older. Source: State opening: How significant was Prince Charles's presence?

5. Me, Colton and our friend Ian, decided we wanted to reach the summit of the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States - Mount Whitney. Source: Lightning strike survivor: 'We thought we were on fire'