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La reparación de neumáticos es todo un negocio en la capital de Indonesia. Vea el video y aprenda nuevo vocabulario.

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La reparación de neumáticos es todo un negocio en la capital de Indonesia. Pero, ¿por qué hay tantos pinchazos? Vea el video y aprenda nuevo vocabulario.

Transcripción en inglés

Mending punctures is big business in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

But competition is intense. And police believe some tyre repairmen are paying criminal gangs to throw nails onto the roads, to drum up more business.

Now, a community group is trying to clear the roads using home-made magnets.

They've collected more than two tonnes of nails in the last three years.

Police say they will work with these volunteers to tackle the problem.


Vocabulario

punctures
small holes made by sharp objects

tyre
a thick rubber ring around a wheel

drum up
to create interest, support or business

magnets
metal objects that can attract certain metals

tackle
to deal with


Ejercicios

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

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

punctures / tyre / drum up / magnets / tackle

1. Even through the thickness of my hand I can feel the _________ tugging at the disk of metal.

2. A blog was launched on Monday to try and _________ interest, and a cycling campaigner said urgent action needed to be taken.

3. Mercedes' Nico Rosberg won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, but several drivers including his teammate Lewis Hamilton suffered __________.

4. Vehicle examiners found fifteen cars with inadequate __________ during a routine check last week on Douglas promenade.

5. A new scheme is being launched this morning to try to _________ long term unemployment in eight of Wales' worst affected areas.


Respuestas

1. Even through the thickness of my hand I can feel the magnet tugging at the disk of metal.

Source: Rare earths: Neither rare, nor earths

http://bbc.in/ON6aSy

2. A blog was launched on Monday to try and drum up interest, and a cycling campaigner said urgent action needed to be taken.

Source: Giro d'Italia Belfast route to pass site of Dunlop tyre revolution

http://bbc.in/1m3SfTt

3. Mercedes' Nico Rosberg won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, but several drivers including his teammate Lewis Hamilton suffered punctures.

Source: Your view: Rosberg wins British GP amid tyre chaos

http://bbc.in/1msAtfK

4. Vehicle examiners found fifteen cars with inadequate tyres during a routine check last week on Douglas promenade.

Source: Worn tyres prompt Isle of Man prosecution warning

http://bbc.in/1m3RKIV


5. A new scheme is being launched this morning to try to tackle long term unemployment in eight of Wales' worst affected areas.

Source: Long-term jobless scheme offers 5,000 training places

http://bbc.in/1hW3RoN




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