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Nadador percorre toda costa oeste da Grã-Bretanha

15 novembro 2013 Atualizado pela última vez 07:35 BRST 09:35 GMT

Transcript

A gruelling journey of 1,500 km.

After 135 days, Sean Conway has become the first person to swim the length of Britain.

Jellyfish stings, dangerous tides and autumn storms meant the adventure was full of peril.

And his face was so cold he couldn't chew, and had to have his meals pureed.

Back on land, he had to wait just a little longer to dry out.

Transcrição em português

Uma viagem exaustiva de 1.500 quilômetros.

Após 135 dias, Sean Conway se tornou o primeiro britânico a subir a nado toda a costa oeste da Grã-Bretanha.

Queimaduras de águas-vivas, correntes perigosas e tempestades de outono fizeram com que a aventura fosse repleta de riscos.

E sua face sentiu tanto frio que ele não conseguia mastigar e teve que ter suas refeições transformadas em puré.

De volta à terra firme, ele teve que esperar só um pouco a mais para se secar.

Vocabulary

gruelling - extremely tiring and difficult, needing great effort and determination

jellyfish - sea creatures with soft, round bodies that you can see through

tides - rising and falling in the sea that happens twice a day

peril - danger

pureed - mashed into a smooth sauce by crushing

Exercise

gruelling / jellyfish / tides / peril / pureed

1. Barriers designed to protect the Italian city of Venice from flooding during high __________ have been successfully tested for the first time.

2. The commandos, who are part of the Royal Navy, are famous the world over for the gruelling training they face and their bravery on the battlefield.

3. Spoon-feeding babies __________ food is unnatural and unnecessary, a childcare expert has warned.

4. Holidaymakers on Spain's Costa del Sol have been warned of large numbers of stinging __________ in seas around the Malaga coastline.

5. President Assad will not go, presumably, unless he feels seriously in __________ - that is one reason, it is argued, to arm the rebels.

Answers

Source: Venice flood barriers pass first test http://bbc.in/19HXEga

2. The commandos, who are part of the Royal Navy, are famous the world over for the gruelling training they face and their bravery on the battlefield.

Source: Has Afghan murder case damaged reputation of Royal Marines? http://bbc.in/1hrrsln

3. Spoon-feeding babies pureed food is unnatural and unnecessary, a childcare expert has warned.

Source: Pureed baby food is 'unnatural' http://bbc.in/1hCpij8

4. Holidaymakers on Spain's Costa del Sol have been warned of large numbers of stinging jellyfish in seas around the Malaga coastline.

Source: Jellyfish invade Spain's Costa del Sol http://bbc.in/NqDt5y

5. President Assad will not go, presumably, unless he feels seriously in peril - that is one reason, it is argued, to arm the rebels.

Source: Syrian rebel fighters' civil war within a civil war http://bbc.in/1dqG4u5