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Peaceful La Paz

Terbaru  5 September 2012 - 16:29 WIB

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Its name may mean 'peace', but the Bolivian city, La Paz, is not normally noted for its calm.

That is, apart from on the annual day of the pedestrian.

Vehicles are banned for 24 hours and the usually traffic-choked streets are taken over by cyclists, street performers and people playing sport.

The idea is to raise the environmental awareness of Bolivians.

Vocabulary

calm: tenang

pedestrian

traffic-choked: penuh dengan kendaraan

taken over: diambil alih

awareness: kesadaran

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.

calm / pedestrian / traffic-choked / taken over / awareness

1. Tahrir Square - the sprawling, usually __________ plaza at the heart of Cairo - became the hub of the revolution which unseated President Hosni Mubarak on 11 February.

2. Four water cannon were deployed by police. The area returned to __________ at about 03:00 BST.

3. She established many of the smuggling routes __________ by the Medellin cartel after she was sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking.

4. Back in 2003, a group of young men started a movement to clean up the streets of Darayya and raise __________ among people to fight corruption.

5.

In 2009, wealthy 20-year-old Hu Bin killed a __________ on the streets of Hangzhou.

Answers

1. Tahrir Square - the sprawling, usually traffic-choked plaza at the heart of Cairo - became the hub of the revolution which unseated President Hosni Mubarak on 11 February.

Source: Klik Tahrir Square's place in Egypt's history

2. Four water cannon were deployed by police. The area returned to calm at about 03:00 BST.

Source: Police chief urges action as violence flares in Belfast

3. She established many of the smuggling routes taken over by the Medellin cartel after she was sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking.

Source: Klik Colombia's 'queen of cocaine' Griselda Blanco killed

4. Back in 2003, a group of young men started a movement to clean up the streets of Darayya and raise awareness among people to fight corruption.

Source: Klik Darayya deaths shocks Syrians

5. In 2009, wealthy 20-year-old Hu Bin killed a pedestrian on the streets of Hangzhou.

Source: Klik Gu Kailai and the body double debate

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