Casa de repouso dá abrigo a elefantes em Mianmar

Atualizado em  23 de agosto, 2012 - 08:04 (Brasília) 11:04 GMT

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They’re not the healthiest specimens of the ten thousand that live in Burma.

But thanks to the opening of this elephant retirement home, these animals do at least have a safe refuge.

The owners have brought in these healthy elephants to boost funding for food and medicine through tourism.

They say visitors should see them in their natural habitat and not as creatures of entertainment.


Transcrição em português

Eles não são as espécies mais saudáveis que vivem em Mianmar.

Mas graças à abertura desta casa de repouso para elefantes, estes animais ao menos têm um abrigo seguro.

Os donos trouxeram estes elefantes saudáveis para aumentar a arrecadação de fundos para alimentos e remédios por meio do turismo.

Eles dizem que os visitantes deveriam vê-los em seu habitat natural e não como criaturas para entretenimento.




Vocabulary

specimens - typical examples

retirement home - place where old people go to live

refuge - a sheltered or safe place

to boost - to improve or increase

natural habitat - place where an animal lives in the wild


Exercise


specimens / retirement home / refuge/ to boost/ natural habitat

1. A charity that runs __________ for victims of domestic violence has warned it will have to close every one of its centres, and that women will die, because of planned changes to benefit rules.

2. The main aim is __________ lending to non-financial businesses in what the Bank has called "the real economy".

3. The __________ are of a face and two jawbones with teeth.

4. "We're very hopeful that in around 12 months we'll be able to release Noah back into his __________."

5. A blue plaque is to be unveiled at the __________ in Deganwy, Conwy, of Titanic hero Commander Harold Lowe.


Answers

1. A charity that runs refuges for victims of domestic violence has warned it will have to close every one of its centres, and that women will die, because of planned changes to benefit rules.

Source: Refuges 'under threat' from shake-up of benefit rules

http://bbc.in/QJGUtl

2. The main aim is to boost lending to non-financial businesses in what the Bank has called "the real economy".

Source: Mortgage lending rebounded in July, lenders say

http://bbc.in/NezbiD

3. The specimens are of a face and two jawbones with teeth.

Source: New human species identified from Kenya fossils

http://bbc.in/OZTDHQ

4. "We're very hopeful that in around 12 months we'll be able to release Noah back into his natural habitat."

Source: Kirtle Water orphaned otter recovering well

http://bbc.in/OhLJt3

5. A blue plaque is to be unveiled at the retirement home in Deganwy, Conwy, of Titanic hero Commander Harold Lowe.

Source: Titanic hero Harold Lowe: Grandson tells of pride as plaque unveiled

http://bbc.in/NdPpi2

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