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Australiano bate recorde de luzes natalinas

28 novembro 2013 Atualizado pela última vez 10:09 BRST 12:09 GMT

Transcript

Meet David Richards - the leading light when it comes to Christmas decorations.

The Australian has set a new world record for the most Christmas lights attached to a family home.

Friends and neighbours in suburban Canberra have been coming to see the half million bulbs which light up the property.

His electricity bill will be higher than usual, but a local power company is playing Father Christmas and supporting his project.

Transcrição em português

Esse é David Richards – uma força reluzente quando se trata de decoração de Natal.

O australiano bateu um novo recorde mundial do maior número de luzes natalinas ligadas e uma casa.

Amigos e vizinhos nos subúrbios de Canberra vieram ver o meio milhão de lâmpadas que iluminam da propriedade.

A conta de luz será mais pesada, mas uma companhia local de energia está dando uma de Papai Noel e apoiando a iniciativa.

Vocabulary

leading light - an important and respected person or group in a particular field

world record - the best achievement in the world in a particular field

bulbs - sealed glass device which produces light

light up - illuminate

electricity bill - payment made to a power company for the energy used

Exercise

leading light / world record / bulbs / light up / electricity bill

1. An eruption from Mount Etna __________ the night sky over much of eastern Sicily late on Saturday night and into the early hours of Sunday.

2. Mr Sietas did hold another free-diving __________ for the longest underwater swim on one breath until that was broken by Goran Colak from Croatia who swam 273m during a 2011 competition in Italy.

3. In one school, just 10km (six miles) from Rangoon, I saw a couple of fluorescent light __________. But I was told they only worked if attached to a car battery city.

4. South Africans have been paying tribute to one of the __________ of the anti-apartheid movement, Albertina Sisulu, who has died aged 92.

5. Petrol prices went up by 44% while diesel prices rose by 22%, leading to higher transportation costs and __________.

Answers

Source: Mount Etna eruption lights up Sicily skies http://bbc.in/1ayVm0X

2. Mr Sietas did hold another free-diving world record for the longest underwater swim on one breath until that was broken by Goran Colak from Croatia who swam 273m during a 2011 competition in Italy.

Source: Man v seal: How we compare with our marine cousins http://bbc.in/1bLvDQY

3. In one school, just 10km (six miles) from Rangoon, I saw a couple of fluorescent light bulbs. But I was told they only worked if attached to a car battery.

Source: Burma's power supply problems hurt growth http://bbc.in/16z4F0o

4. South Africans have been paying tribute to one of the leading lights of the anti-apartheid movement, Albertina Sisulu, who has died aged 92.

Source: In quotes: Albertina Sisulu remembered http://bbc.in/jIWo5b

5. Petrol prices went up by 44% while diesel prices rose by 22%, leading to higher transportation costs and electricity bills.

Source: Indonesian economy sees weakest growth in four years http://bbc.in/17EmXjx

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