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Treo mình hiểm nguy trong gang tấc

18 tháng 9 2013 Cập nhật lúc 16:52 ICT

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

for dear life

dùng hết sức, nỗ lực hết sức nhằm tránh hiểm nguy trong gang tấc

taking a nap

chợp mắt

passers by

người đi ngang qua

precarious

hiểm nghèo

none the worse

không hề hấn gì

Bài khóa - Transcript

Clinging on for dear life

Ninety-two-year-old Colombian Roberto Blanco was taking a nap by a flooded river when he was washed into the torrent.

He grabbed a cable hanging under a bridge and held tight as passers by and police carried out a precarious rescue operation.

Back on dry land, Roberto took time to speak to reporters, looking none the worse for his ordeal.

Bản dịch - Translation

Treo mình hiểm nguy trong gang tấc

Cụ ông 92 tuổi người Colombia, Roberto Blanco đang chợp mắt bên dòng sông nước dâng ngập tràn thì bị dòng nước xiết cuốn trôi.

Ông vớ được một sợi dây lơ lửng dưới một cây cầu và đã tóm chặt lấy nó cho tới khi những người đi ngang qua và cảnh sát tiến hành một cuộc giải cứu trong tình thế hiểm nghèo.

Khi lên bờ, Roberto dành thời gian trả lời các phóng viên, trông ông không hề hấn gì sau cơn hiểm nguy vừa trải qua.

Bài tập - Exercise

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

for dear life / taking a nap / passers by / precarious / none the worse

1. Firefighters said once the pony was out of the pool it was quickly dried off and led back to his paddock, cold and wet but _________ for his escapade.

2. "I wasn't keen on getting on the back of a motorbike, whizzing down the road, hanging on _________. No, there's nothing like a scooter."

3. On the subsequent flight, his co-pilot asked if he could _________, which the pilot approved. But then the pilot fell asleep too - for about 10 minutes.

4. "They had to be winched off the rocks by the helicopter. It was a _________ and dangerous rescue."

5. A group of residents from the Isle of Wight have begun a campaign for a permanent memorial to a well known cat.

Smudge spent much of his life at the bus stop outside his home in Shanklin and became a favourite with commuters, schoolchildren and _________.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. Firefighters said once the pony was out of the pool it was quickly dried off and led back to his paddock, cold and wet but none the worse for his escapade.

Source: Jersey firefighters rescure pony from swimming pool

2. "I wasn't keen on getting on the back of a motorbike, whizzing down the road, hanging on for dear life. No, there's nothing like a scooter."

Source: Maureen Lear: Essex grandmother fuels scooter passion

3. On the subsequent flight, his co-pilot asked if he could take a nap, which the pilot approved. But then the pilot fell asleep too - for about 10 minutes.

Source: One in five pilots 'suffers cockpit fatigue'

4. "They had to be winched off the rocks by the helicopter. It was a precarious and dangerous rescue."

Source: Seven rescued as boat hits rocks

5. A group of residents from the Isle of Wight have begun a campaign for a permanent memorial to a well known cat.

Smudge spent much of his life at the bus stop outside his home in Shanklin and became a favourite with commuters, schoolchildren and passers by.

Source: Memorial plan for Shanklin 'bus stop cat'