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Singing grannies

Terbaru  21 Maret 2012 - 20:36 WIB

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Belajar kosakata bahasa Inggris yang digunakan dalam berita video tentang kelompok penyanyi yang terdiri dari nenek-nenek di Rusia.

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Ah, a Russian village - a haven of tranquillity!

Or is it?! This is their unexpected entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.

There are no spring chickens in this band: most of the singers in the Buranovo Grannies are in their 70s, but they still have plenty of stamina.

They've been rehearsing their song, Party for Everybody, in the village hall but their household chores don't leave much time for it.




Vocabulary:

haven: tempat yang aman

unexpected: tidak terduga

no spring chicken: tidak ada anak muda

Stamina: stamina

Household chores: pekerjaan rumah tangga




Exercise:

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from BBC news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

haven / unexpected / no spring chicken / stamina / household chores

1. Prof Pasquino says that as the leader of his own party, Silvio Berlusconi still has some influence, but is simply too old to run for office in 2013, when at 76, "he is unlikely to have the _________ to ride a long electoral campaign".

2. Robots are about to invade our lives. From performing __________, to entertaining and educating our children, to looking after the elderly, roboticists say we will soon be welcoming their creations into our homes and workplaces.

3. During a recent visit to London, its director and cast members offered their own theories on the film's ________ success."It shows that everyone wants a story," says Tate Taylor, an actor turned director who, prior to The Help, had only one feature film to his credit.

4. He said: "We will not give up on this mission because Afghanistan must never again be a safe _________ for al-Qaeda to launch attacks against us."

5. In the main event Hopkins, himself ____________ at 46, lost his title after injuring his shoulder in the second round.

Answers:

1. Prof Pasquino says that as the leader of his own party, Silvio Berlusconi still has some influence, but is simply too old to run for office in 2013, when at 76, "he is unlikely to have the stamina to ride a long electoral campaign".

Source: Klik Italy wrestles with Berlusconi legacy



2. Robots are about to invade our lives. From performing household chores, to entertaining and educating our children, to looking after the elderly, roboticists say we will soon be welcoming their creations into our homes and workplaces.

Source: Klik Ready for the robot revolution?



3. During a recent visit to London, its director and cast members offered their own theories on the film's unexpected success. "It shows that everyone wants a story," says Tate Taylor, an actor turned director who, prior to The Help, had only one feature film to his credit.

Source: Klik Why did The Help clean up at the US box office?

4. He said: "We will not give up on this mission because Afghanistan must never again be a safe haven for al-Qaeda to launch attacks against us."

Source: Klik Afghan mission into final phases, says David Cameron



5. In the main event Hopkins, himself no spring chicken at 46, lost his title after injuring his shoulder in the second round.

Source: Klik Man wrongly convicted of murder makes boxing debut



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