Coreia do Sul quer ecoturismo em fronteira com Norte

Atualizado em  10 de maio, 2012 - 09:11 (Brasília) 12:11 GMT

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The demilitarized zone between North and South Korea is the most heavily fortified border on earth.

But the south is planning to open a new eco-tourism site along its frontier with North Korea.

The buffer zone has been tightly restricted for more than 50 years creating an untouched nature reserve.

They hope to rebrand the area as a place of peace, not war.

Transcrição em português


A zona desmilitarizada entre as Coreias do Sul e do Norte é a faixa de fronteira mais protegida da terra.

Mas o Sul tem planos de criar uma área dedicada ao ecoturismo na região.

A faixa ficou fechada a acesso humano por mais de 50 anos, o que permitiu a criação de uma bela e intocada reserva natural.

Eles esperam poder 'vender' a área como um lugar de paz, e não de guerra.



Vocabulary

demilitarized zone (zona desmilitarizada) - a place where no military activity is permitted

fortified (fortificada, protegida) - strengthened

eco-tourism (ecoturismo)- holiday industry in which care for the environment is promoted

buffer zone (faixa neutra) - an area intended to separate two fighting armies

rebrand (relançar com nova identidade) - launch with a new identity


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.

1. The presidential palace is a heavily ____________ compound where the most senior government officials, including the president, have their offices.

2. President Assad is facing growing pressure from Turkey for some kind of action, perhaps involving a protected ____________ or corridor, inside Syria.

3. July 1953: the two sides negotiate a ceasefire and thousands of prisoners from each side cross the newly drawn ____________ on the border.

4. In trying to ____________ himself as a formidable national leader and trying to get an image makeover, Mr Modi, many analysts believe, is walking a tightrope.

5. In Penghu, Taiwan, residents are developing ____________ - taking advantage of the area's scenic beauty. Because of this, more young people are moving back to open small businesses such as bed and breakfast hotels, or to work as tour guides.


Respostas

Answers: [Make the text after each source: a link using the url below]

1. The presidential palace is a heavily fortified compound where the most senior government officials, including the president, have their offices.

Source: Somalia: Suicide bomber targets presidential palace

http://bbc.in/zZkqn9

2. President Assad is facing growing pressure from Turkey for some kind of action, perhaps involving a protected buffer zone or corridor, inside Syria.

Source: Turkey protests as Syrians open fire at border

http://bbc.in/IfNP7t

3. July 1953: the two sides negotiate a ceasefire and thousands of prisoners from each side cross the newly drawn demilitarized zone on the border.

Source: The American POW who chose China

http://bbc.in/v6TGlZ

4. In trying to rebrand himself as a formidable national leader and trying to get an image makeover, Mr Modi, many analysts believe, is walking a tightrope.

Source: An image makeover for Narendra Modi?

http://bbc.in/q77nJZ

5. In Penghu, Taiwan, residents are developing eco-tourism - taking advantage of the area's scenic beauty. Because of this, more young people are moving back to open small businesses such as bed and breakfast hotels, or to work as tour guides.

Source: Taiwan works to restore architectural treasures

http://bbc.in/xOMkmY

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