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Mineiros na Sibéria ganham 'show surpresa' a 1.000 m embaixo da terra

5 abril 2013 Atualizado pela última vez 11:42 (Brasília) 14:42 GMT

Transcript

This is Siberia – over 1,000 metres below ground.

And miners at Russia's largest nickel mine were given the surprise treat of some cheerful music.

Musicians swapped their stage costumes for hard hats and overalls for the day.

The company says it's all part of a plan to boost productivity and hope to hold more underground cultural activities to keep the positive attitude going.

Transcrição em português

Isso é na Sibéria, a 1.000 metros embaixo da terra.

Mineiros da maior mina de níquel da Rússia foram surpreendidos com um agrado musical.

Os músicos trocaram suas vestimentas de palco por capacetes e macacões para o dia.

A empresa diz que a iniciativa faz parte de um plano para estimular produtividade e que espera realizar mais eventos culturais subterrâneos para manter o alto astral.

Vocabulary

nickel mine

treat: something special and enjoyable you do or buy for yourself or someone else

swapped: gave something in exchange for something else

boost productivity: increase the rate at which goods are produced

positive attitude: good feeling or opinion about something

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.

nickel mine / treat / swapped / boost productivity / positive attitude

1. He ________ his military fatigues for elegant business suits, but - in contrast to his jovial and temperamental father - remains a reserved figure.

2. After being plant foreman of the Bindura ________ for 10 years, he climbed the unionist ladder until in 1988, he was elected secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions.

3. The usual American fast food outlets are spread around Cambridge but there are also takeaways or 'chippies', selling fish and chips, a national ________.

4. "Under this funding round 121 projects from all corners of coastal Scotland have received £5.8m, to support modernisation, expansion and _________."

5. According to a new survey by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers almost half of Georgians have a __________ towards Stalin.

Answers

Source: Democratic Republic of Congo profile http://bbc.in/ucIDj9

2. After being plant foreman of the Bindura Nickel Mine for 10 years, he climbed the unionist ladder until in 1988, he was elected secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions.

Source: Profile: Morgan Tsvangirai http://bbc.in/RddQcb

3. The usual American fast food outlets are spread around Cambridge but there are also takeaways or 'chippies', selling fish and chips, a national treat.

Source: British culture guide issued to Americans moving to Cambridge http://bbc.in/10H9G1n

4. "Under this funding round 121 projects from all corners of coastal Scotland have received £5.8m, to support modernisation, expansion and boost productivity."

Source: Scottish fishing industry gets European grants of £5.8m http://bbc.in/Ziugsh

5. According to a new survey by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers almost half of Georgians have a positive attitude towards Stalin.

Source: Georgia divided over Stalin 'local hero' status in Gori http://bbc.in/14mm0EC