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Flyboard takes off in Australia

Terbaru  3 Oktober 2012 - 16:33 WIB

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Transcript:

Surfing down under as you’ve never seen it before.

Flyboard, invented by a Frenchman last year, is catching on in Australia.

The board is attached to a jet ski by a hose. The water pressure allows the pilot to hover up to 10 metres in the air.

The dive would make a dolphin jealous.

With his feet, the rider controls direction and with his hands, he keeps the board stable.

Vocabulary:

down under: Australia atau Selandia Baru

catching on: makin populer

attached: diikatkan

to hover: melayang

jealous: iri

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.

down under / catching on / attached / to hover / jealous

1. Raiders in a stolen Land Rover smashed the wall of Buckfastleigh post office on 3 July and ______ a wire rope round the cash machine before towing it on to the road.

2. Robbie Williams says he's ______ of the career One Direction are currently enjoying.

3. As well as feeding themselves, all the families working on the allotment hand over a chunk of their produce to others in need. The fruits and vegetables are passed on to what Greeks have dubbed a "social supermarket". It is an idea ______ all over Greece.

4. When Apollo 11 reached the point of ______ over the lunar surface Neil Armstrong had 20 seconds to decide whether to continue or abort.

5. Thousands of Britons emigrate to Australia every year in search of a better life, but now more and more are deciding ______ is not for them and returning home.

Answers:

1. Raiders in a stolen Land Rover smashed the wall of Buckfastleigh post office on 3 July and attached a wire rope round the cash machine before towing it on to the road.

Source: Klik Buckfastleigh ram-raid office due to reopen

2. Robbie Williams says he's jealous of the career One Direction are currently enjoying.

Source: Klik Robbie Williams: I'm jealous of One Direction

3. As well as feeding themselves, all the families working on the allotment hand over a chunk of their produce to others in need. The fruits and vegetables are passed on to what Greeks have dubbed a "social supermarket". It is an idea catching on all over Greece.

Source: Klik Ingenuity and allotments provide relief in Greece

4. When Apollo 11 reached the point of hovering over the lunar surface Neil Armstrong had 20 seconds to decide whether to continue or abort.

Source: Klik Neil Armstrong 'had 20 seconds to make Moon landing decision'

5. Thousands of Britons emigrate to Australia every year in search of a better life, but now more and more are deciding down under is not for them and returning home.

Source: Klik Why are so many Britons leaving Australia?


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