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Thả chim cánh cụt lạc đường về biển

15 tháng 3 2013 Cập nhật lúc 19:33 ICT

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

migration (the movement of certain animals from one place to another – often when the seasons change): di cư

rehabilitation (the looking after and caring for someone or something while it returns to good health): phục hồi

tagged (fitted with a device which can be tracked electronically): gắn thiết bị điện tử

a current (the movement of water in a particular direction): dòng, luồng, làn (sóng, gió, điện)

choppy (with a lot of little waves caused by the wind): động (biển)

Bài khóa - Transcript

A special day for 62 penguins and one sea lion rescued late last year off the Brazilian coast after getting lost during migration.

They’ve been looked after in a rehabilitation centre and now, after having been tagged, are being released into the ocean to catch a current to take them home.

The sea is choppy but, with a little help, one by one they slip back into the sea.

Bản dịch - Translation

Một ngày đặc biệt đối với 62 con chim cánh cụt và một con sư tử biển, vốn được cứu hồi năm ngoái ngoài khơi Brazil sau khi bị lạc trên đường di cư.

Chúng được chăm sóc tại một trung tâm phục hồi và nay sau khi đã được gắn thiết bị điện tử, được thả ra biển để theo dòng biển đưa chúng hồi hương.

Biển động nhưng được giúp đỡ đôi chút, từng con một đã trở về với biển cả.

Bài tập - Exercise

Hãy dùng các từ và cụm từ dưới đây ở dạng thích hợp để hoàn thành những câu sau:

migration / rehabilitation / tagged / a current / choppy

1. Hen harriers have been __________ by the conservation organisation since 2002 in an effort to learn more about their movements across the country.

2. According to the official version, Frank Morris, and the brothers John and Clarence Anglin were presumed drowned in the cold and __________ waters of San Francisco Bay.

3. The Portuguese man-of-war normally lives in warm seas off Florida Keys, the Gulf of Mexico, Indian Ocean, Caribbean and Pacific, but winds and __________ can bring it to UK water.

4. Toads are very conservative about where they breed and a decline in numbers is accelerated when roads are built across their __________ routes.

5. Academics and designers have come up with a device to help people recover from the physical effects of a stroke. Envisage uses motion sensor technology to show patients whether or not they are doing their __________ exercises correctly.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. Hen harriers have been tagged by the conservation organisation since 2002 in an effort to learn more about their movements across the country.

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Source: Alcatraz escape still surprises, 50 years on 3. The Portuguese man-of-war normally lives in warm seas off Florida Keys, the Gulf of Mexico, Indian Ocean, Caribbean and Pacific, but winds and currents can bring it to UK water.

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5. Academics and designers have come up with a device to help people recover from the physical effects of a stroke. Envisage uses motion sensor technology to show patients whether or not they are doing their rehabilitation exercises correctly.

Source: Exercise device helps 'envisage' recovery from strokes