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Terbaru  12 September 2012 - 16:02 WIB

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It may look like a tram, but, in fact, it’s a theatre.

In Mexico City, vehicles normally used for public transport have been getting a makeover.

Mexicans hardly ever scrap their buses. These, donated by Japan over 20 years ago, have been reborn as community centres and shops.

This lorry carries knowledge. It’s a mobile library, offering space for children’s activities and seminars.

Vocabulary

tram: transportasi umum di lintasan seperti rel kereta api yang untuk dalam kota

makeover: renovasi atau membuat tampak lebih baik

scrap: rongsokan dari sesuatu yang tidak berguna

reborn: diubah menjadi sesuatu yang berbeda, sering disebut dengan lahir kembali

lorry: truk panjang yang mampu membawa beban berat

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.

tram/ makeover/ scrap/ reborn/ lorry

1. The government says it will _____ or change more than 3,000 regulations. It says its drive to cut bureaucracy will save companies millions of pounds.

2. _____ services went far beyond the city boundary extending to Milngavie, Paisley, Renfrew, Clydebank, Uddingston and Airdrie - all at rock-bottom fares and at high frequencies that are unheard of today.

3. A stretch of motorway between junctions 22 and 21A was closed after a _____ crossed the central reservation on Thursday morning.

4. Ten years ago on Friday, an old flour mill on the banks of the River Tyne was _____ as a temple to modern art when Gateshead's Baltic gallery opened its doors.

5. Electricity pylons, little changed since the 1920s, may get a _____ with a new international design competition. Are transmission towers icons or eyesores?

Answers

1. The government says it will scrap or change more than 3,000 regulations. It says its drive to cut bureaucracy will save companies millions of pounds.
Source: Klik Health and safety inspections cut in regulation curb

2. Tram services went far beyond the city boundary extending to Milngavie, Paisley, Renfrew, Clydebank, Uddingston and Airdrie - all at rock-bottom fares and at high frequencies that are unheard of today.
Source: Klik Glasgow 'a city that loved trams'

3. A stretch of motorway between junctions 22 and 21A was closed after a lorry crossed the central reservation on Thursday morning.
Source: M1 lorry crash causes Leicestershire delays
http://bbc.in/Otv44X

4. Ten years ago on Friday, an old flour mill on the banks of the River Tyne was reborn as a temple to modern art when Gateshead's Baltic gallery opened its doors.
Source: Klik Has art gallery boom paid off?

5. Electricity pylons, little changed since the 1920s, may get a makeover with a new international design competition. Are transmission towers icons or eyesores?
Source: Klik Could pylons ever be pretty?

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