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Disney in North Korea?

Terbaru  12 Juli 2012 - 15:24 WIB

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Belajar bahasa Inggris melalui video tentang perayaan budaya yang dinilai tidak biasa dilakukan di Korea Utara.

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Transcript:

Is this what springs to mind when you think of North Korea?

It's an unorthodox cultural celebration for a country better known for parading its missile might.

These images from North Korean TV suggest Kim Jong Un may want to carve out a different image to his predecessors.

They've eased restrictions on some Western brands and these Disney characters.

It comes as officials pay their respects to the country's former leaders.

Vocabulary:

springs to mind: muncul di benak

unorthodox: luar biasa

might: kekuatan

eased: melonggarkan

pay their respects: menghormati

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.

springs to mind / unorthodox / might / eased / pay their respects

1. China's securities regulator has sought ______ entry rules for foreign investors, the latest step in its bid to open up the financial market.

2. Mr Orban has alarmed Hungary's foreign partners with his ______economic policies, particularly a public battle with his own central bank.

3. The dark red berets of the Ethiopian army are back in Baidoa. At the airstrip, there was plenty of military _______ on display: hulking tanks, heavy artillery and dozens of alert troops.

4. Writing on the council's website, the mayor of Lisburn, William Leathem, said: "For those of us who have worked or served in our own professions for many years, we understand the enormity of time that 60 year's service brings and we wish to express our thanks and ___________ to Her Majesty.

5. Mention Canada, and images of mounties, maple syrup or possibly Montreal are most likely to __________. But the country is sitting on the second-largest oil reserves in the world.

Answers:

1. China's securities regulator has sought to ease entry rules for foreign investors, the latest step in its bid to open up the financial market.

Source: Klik China seeks to relax entry rules for foreign investors

2. Mr Orban has alarmed Hungary's foreign partners with his unorthodox economic policies, particularly a public battle with his own central bank.

Source: Klik Profile: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

3. The dark red berets of the Ethiopian army are back in Baidoa. At the airstrip, there was plenty of military might on display: hulking tanks, heavy artillery and dozens of alert troops.

Source: Klik Somalia conflict: Visiting al-Shabab fallen stronghold

4. Writing on the council's website, the mayor of Lisburn, William Leathem, said: "For those of us who have worked or served in our own professions for many years, we understand the enormity of time that 60 year's service brings and we wish to express our thanks and pay our respects to Her Majesty.

Source: Klik Diamond Jubilee: 21-gun salute at Hillsborough

5. Mention Canada, and images of mounties, maple syrup or possibly Montreal are most likely to spring to mind. But the country is sitting on the second-largest oil reserves in the world.

Source: Klik Oil politics: Canada's role in the energy world

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