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Correio na Finlândia responde cartas a Papai Noel

20 dezembro 2013 Atualizado pela última vez 10:21 BRST 12:21 GMT

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Spare a thought for this man from Rovaniemi in Finland.

While many are on their Christmas holidays, Santa Claus and his team will be working overtime.

In the main post office, the year's most hectic period is underway. They receive around half a million letters from children all over the world.

They have to be answered and the team wants to avoid a backlog.

And if you've been good this year, he might just be heading your way.

Transcrição em português

Tenha dó desse homem de Rovaniemi, na Finlândia.

Enquanto vários aproveitam suas férias de Natal, Papai Noel e sua equipe estarão fazendo hora extra.

Na agência central de correios da cidade, o período mais caótico do ano está a todo vapor. Eles recebem meio milhão de cartas de crianças do mundo inteiro.

Elas têm que ser respondidas e a equipe quer evitar uma acumulação de trabalho.

E se você se comportou bem neste ano, ele pode estar indo para os seus lados.

Vocabulary

spare a thought - remember someone sympathetically

overtime - longer than an ordinary shift

hectic - busy, chaotic

backlog - work accumulated

heading your way - going where you are

Exercise

spare a thought / overtime / hectic / backlog / heading your way

1. There have been numerous studies indicating that people are becoming increasingly forgetful as a result of modern __________ lifestyles. Researchers have labelled the condition "busy lifestyle syndrome", with stress being the possible culprit behind day-to-day memory lapses.

2. As Africa's economic fortunes rise and the continent continues to be charmed by superpowers, __________ for the millions of Africans in faraway lands.

3. Hundreds of thousands of workers may be sitting idly by during the ongoing government shutdown, but comedians are working __________ to find the humour amidst the partisan political turmoil.

4. "We have no safety concerns, however, advice to members of the public is that if smoke is __________, closing your windows would be a good common sense measure."

5. Tom McPhail, the firm's head of pensions research, said it was "extremely sorry for the delays", but was making "significant progress in clearing the __________" and hoped to have all systems running normally again soon.

Answers

Source: How easy is it to forget your children? http://bbc.in/1c8V4Bh

2. As Africa's economic fortunes rise and the continent continues to be charmed by superpowers, spare a thought for the millions of Africans in faraway lands.

Source: Letter from Africa: 'Not welcome in Europe' http://bbc.in/IRB0qr

3. Hundreds of thousands of workers may be sitting idly by during the ongoing government shutdown, but comedians are working overtime to find the humour amidst the partisan political turmoil.

Source: Shutdown and debt limit offer comic fodder http://bbc.in/1dIXYcZ

4. "We have no safety concerns, however, advice to members of the public is that if smoke is heading your way, closing your windows would be a good common sense measure."

Source: Fire crews tackle metal recycling blaze in Lincoln http://bbc.in/JveX9a

5. Tom McPhail, the firm's head of pensions research, said it was "extremely sorry for the delays", but was making "significant progress in clearing the backlog" and hoped to have all systems running normally again soon.

Source: Royal Mail shares jump sharply on market debut http://bbc.in/19uR8Iw