Acrobata suíço usa cabo de teleférico como corda-bamba

Atualizado em  25 de agosto, 2011 - 12:42 (Brasília) 15:42 GMT

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Freddy Nock subiu ao topo do ponto culminante da Alemanha andando numa corda-bamba sem proteção. Assista ao vídeo em inglês.

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A Swiss daredevil’s climbed the highest mountain in Germany in an unusual way…

He scaled the 3000-metre peak using a cable car wire as a tightrope.

Freddy Nock gained nearly 350 metres in altitude as he walked the kilometre-long route without a balancing pole or a safety harness.

The stuntman’s trying to break seven world records in a week, raising money for charity in the process.

Transcrição em português

Um acrobata suíço escalou a montanha mais alta da Alemanha de um modo pouco usual ...

Ele chegou ao topo do monte de 3 mil metros usando o cabo de um teleférico como corda-bamba.

Freddy Nock escalou quase 350 metros em altitude andando pela corda de um quilômetro de extensão sem usar uma vara de equilíbrio ou uma rede de segurança.

O dublê estava tentando quebrar sete recordes mundiais em uma semana, e ao mesmo tempo angariando fundos para caridade.

Vocabulário

daredevil: a person who does dangerous things and enjoys taking risks

tightrope: a wire or rope stretched above the ground which performers try to walk across

altitude: the height above sea level

safety harness: piece of equipment which prevents someone from falling when they are doing a dangerous job above the ground

stuntman:a person whose job is to perform dangerous tricks in films and TV in place of an actor

Exercício

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from a BBC news report. Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

daredevil/ tightrope/ altitude / safety harness/ stuntman


1. A Chinese inventor claims he reached an __________ of 4,000m on his home made flying machine.


2. Strapped to a __________ tethered more than 100 floors up, he began his climb up the silvery, glass-covered tower just after 1800 (1400 GMT) on Monday.


3. A "human cannonball" __________ plunged to his death in an accident seen by hundreds of people at a daredevil show.


4. The New York state assembly has made an exception to a century-old ban on stunts at Niagara Falls, to allow a renowned __________ walker to cross from one side to the other.


5. Sam has a touch of the __________ .He flies helicopters, boxes, rides motorbikes and carries the air of a dashing gentleman untroubled by life's frailties.

Respostas

1. A Chinese inventor claims he reached an altitude of 4,000m on his home made flying machine.

Source: A Chinese home-made flying machine and other tech news

http://bbc.in/nH28hf


2. Strapped to a safety harness tethered more than 100 floors up, he began his climb up the silvery, glass-covered tower just after 1800 (1400 GMT) on Monday.

Source: 'Spiderman' Alain Robert scales Burj Khalifa in Dubai

http://bbc.in/exhRMp


3. A "human cannonball" stuntman plunged to his death in an accident seen by hundreds of people at a daredevil show.

Source: 'Human cannonball' killed in Kent stunt show

http://bbc.in/hRcZUZ


4. The New York state assembly has made an exception to a century-old ban on stunts at Niagara Falls, to allow a renowned tightrope walker to cross from one side to the other.

Source: Profile: Can Niagara tightrope walk offer safety net for sagging tourism?

http://bbc.in/jCZdoC


5. Sam has a touch of the daredevil. He flies helicopters, boxes, rides motorbikes and carries the air of a dashing gentleman untroubled by life's frailties.

Source: Kauto Star upstaged by Long Run at King George VI

http://bbc.in/h6h83F

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