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Xây nhà vườn trên nóc nhà cao tầng

1 tháng 9 2013 Cập nhật lúc 13:29 ICT

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

retreat (a private, safe place): nơi ẩn dật, nơi ở kín đáo

block of flats (tall building divided into separate homes): khu tập thể, tòa nhà nhiều căn hộ

villa (large house with garden in the countryside or by the sea): biệt thự

dismantled (taken apart piece by piece): tháo gỡ, tháo bỏ

demolition (destruction - of a building): phá, phá hủy (một tòa nhà)

Bài khóa - Transcript

When there's no space for a garden, the only way is up.

One Chinese doctor has built a rocky retreat on top of this Beijing block of flats.

But his villa is now being dismantled after neighbours complained it was noisy and dangerous.

Authorities say it was built illegally and have ordered its demolition.

Bản dịch - Translation

Khi không có không gian cho một mảnh vườn, cách duy nhất là lên cao hơn.

Một bác sĩ người Trung Quốc đã xây một nơi ở ẩn như trong núi đá ngay trên nóc một khu tập thể ở Bắc Kinh.

Nhưng biệt thự của ông nay đang bị phá dỡ đi sau khi hàng xóm phàn nàn là nó ồn ào và nguy hiểm.

Giới chức trách nói nó được xây bất hợp pháp và đã hạ lệnh phải phá bỏ.

Bài tập - Exercise

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

retreat / block of flats / villa / dismantled / demolition

1. Two multi-storey ______ in Hull dating back to the 1960s have been demolished as part of planned improvements to a city estate.

2. I noted that London had suffered a similar disregard for many of its architectural landmarks after the war. Covent Garden Market and the gothic magnificence of St Pancras Station were earmarked for _____ and only saved by a small band of passionate protestors.

3. His appearance on Monday followed a two-month period of convalescence.

He will now join the Queen at their summer ______ of Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire.

4. But while he is gloomy about the future he is also a dreamer, and the centrepiece of his dream is a small _____ in the seaside suburb of La Goulette.

5. The temporary Neolithic huts were completed and open to the public during the two May bank holidays.

But last week the volunteers who built them began to _____ the reconstructed buildings.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. Two multi-storey blocks of flats in Hull dating back to the 1960s have been demolished as part of planned improvements to a city estate.

Source: Hull Orchard Park tower blocks demolished 2. I noted that London had suffered a similar disregard for many of its architectural landmarks after the war. Covent Garden Market and the gothic magnificence of St Pancras Station were earmarked for demolition and only saved by a small band of passionate protestors.

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3. His appearance on Monday followed a two-month period of convalescence. He will now join the Queen at their summer retreat of Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire.

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4. But while he is gloomy about the future he is also a dreamer, and the centrepiece of his dream is a small villa in the seaside suburb of La Goulette.

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But last week the volunteers who built them began to dismantle the reconstructed buildings.

Source: Archaeologists demolish Neolithic houses built at Old Sarum