Rio acende maior árvore de Natal flutuante do mundo

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Cerca de cem mil pessoas foram acompanhar a tradicional inauguração da árvore de Natal na lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas; assista ao vídeo em inglês.

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The festive season has got underway in Rio de Janeiro in spectacular style.

The world's largest floating Christmas tree has been lit up in the heart of the city.

Over 100,000 people flocked to the lagoon to watch a six-minute fireworks show. It’s become one of Rio's main tourist attractions.

This year, the decorations on the 85 metre-high structure have been based on the four seasons.


Transcrição em português

As festas de fim de ano

A maior árvore de Natal flutuante do mundo foi acesa bem no coração da cidade.

Mais de 100,000 pessoas foram até a lagoa para assistir à queima de fogos de artifício que durou seis minutos. O evento já se tornou uma das maiores atrações turísticas do Rio.

Este ano, a decoração da estrutura de 85 metros de altura é baseada nas quatro estações do ano.


Vocabulary

the festive season - the Christmas and New Year period

lit up - illuminated

flocked to - travelled in great numbers

fireworks show - display of colourful explosives used for entertainment

decorations - things used to make something look more attractive

Exercise

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.

the festive season/lit up/flocked to/fireworks show/decorations

1. The latest to be __________ , and some of the most famous, are on Regent Street in central London..

2. The Lamma IV had been carrying employees of Hong Kong Electric and their family members to watch the __________ held to celebrate China's National Day.

3. The campaign's online animation delivers a message about how easy it can be to lose count of the amount you drink over __________.

4. Constructed largely from waste, it contains video tapes, toothbrushes and even Christmas __________.

5. Arab foreign ministers __________ Gaza to demonstrate solidarity, while Egypt mediated a ceasefire that included provisions to ease Israel's blockade of Gaza.


Answers

Confira as respostas abaixo:



2. The Lamma IV had been carrying employees of Hong Kong Electric and their family members to watch the fireworks show held to celebrate China's National Day.
Source: Hong Kong ferry crash: British child among dead
http://bbc.in/RbtJzU

3. The campaign's online animation delivers a message about how easy it can be to lose count of the amount you drink over the festive season.
Source: Alcohol campaign targets parents on 12 'Drinking' Days of Christmas
http://bbc.in/U9thnh

4. Constructed largely from waste, it contains video tapes, toothbrushes and even Christmas decorations.

Source: Brighton university recreates designer's rubbish house
http://bbc.in/TpOXy0

5. Arab foreign ministers flocked to Gaza to demonstrate solidarity, while Egypt mediated a ceasefire that included provisions to ease Israel's blockade of Gaza.
Source: Palestinian UN status vote more than symbolic?
http://bbc.in/V5mqdn

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