Prisioneiros ganham trocado fazendo tricô

23 maio 2013 Atualizado pela última vez 12:55 (Brasília) 15:55 GMT

Transcript

An unusual sight in a tough environment.

Inmates in a Brazilian prison have been learning how to knit.

The scheme, which sees prisoners working on intricate woollen designs, is a collaboration between prison authorities and a fashion designer.

Prisoners are paid 75 percent of the local minimum wage and also earn days off their sentence.

Transcrição em português

Uma cena pouco comum em um ambiente barra pesada.

Detentos em uma prisão brasileira andaram aprendendo a fazer tricô.

O esquema, em que prisioneiros fazem intrincados desenhos com lã, vem de uma colaboração entre as autoridades penitenciárias e estilistas.

Os detentos recebem 75 por cento do salário mínimo e têm sua pena reduzida.

Vocabulary

tough - strong and difficult

inmates - people in prison

to knit - to make woollen clothes by creating knots with needles

intricate - complex

minimum wage - the least amount of money to be legally paid for work done

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.

tough / inmates / to knit / intricate / minimum wage

1. Each doll takes at least a month to make because of the __________detail and design, and thousands of brush strokes are used to create and layer the colour of each doll to make them as life-like as possible.

2. The 136-year-old jail was one of seven prisons shut by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to cut costs. The last __________were transferred to other prisons at the end of February.

3. Bangladesh's __________ for garment workers is currently $38 (£25) a month, the lowest in the world.

4. The parrot had plucked out most of its feathers was said to resemble an oven-ready chicken. A vet said it should be put down but Rebecca Blagg, the charity's coordinator, __________ jumpers to keep it warm.

5. The cave environment is a __________ place in which to make a living, limited in food and essential nutrients, forcing microorganisms to fight over limited resources.

Answers

Source: The dolls which look almost real http://bbc.in/Z9RKjM

2. The 136-year-old jail was one of seven prisons shut by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to cut costs. The last inmates were transferred to other prisons at the end of February.

Source: Shrewsbury Prison closure 'was poorly planned' http://bbc.in/12IACjc

3. Bangladesh's minimum wage for garment workers is currently $38 (£25) a month, the lowest in the world.

Source: Walmart outlines own Bangladesh safety plans http://bbc.in/11U5MYg

4. The parrot had plucked out most of its feathers was said to resemble an oven-ready chicken. A vet said it should be put down but Rebecca Blagg, the charity's coordinator, knitted jumpers to keep it warm.

Source: Nottinghamshire woman saves parrot by knitting it woolly jumpers http://bbc.in/14rYhVL

5. The cave environment is a tough place in which to make a living, limited in food and essential nutrients, forcing microorganisms to fight over limited resources.

Source: Cave bacteria could help develop future antibiotics http://bbc.in/12IJ2aq