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Lahore: Sửa sang để hút khách du lịch

25 tháng 9 2013 Cập nhật lúc 17:21 ICT

Từ vựng - Vocabulary

maze (an area in which you can get easily lost because there are so many similar streets or passages): mê cung, mê lộ

tenements (large buildings divided into apartments, usually in the poor area of the city): các khu nhà tập thể

a makeover (a set of changes intended to make a person or place more attractive): (việc) sửa sang, làm đẹp

sewage pipes (tubes through which waste water and human waste is carried away from houses and buildings): đường ống cống

terracotta (hard, baked clay; often red/brown in colour): đất nung, sành

Bài khóa - Transcript

The historic Walled City in Lahore, Pakistan, is a maze of narrow streets, busy bazaars and unplanned tenements.

But now the area is receiving a makeover.

Underground, sewage pipes and electricity cables are being laid; while at street level, wooden doors and terracotta tiles are making a comeback.

The authorities hope all this will make the area more attractive to tourists.

Bản dịch - Translation

Thành phố tường thành Lahore lịch sử tại Pakistan là một mê cung với những con phố hẹp, các khu chợ đông đúc và những khu nhà tập thể được xây không có kế hoạch.

Nhưng nay khu vực này đang được sửa sang lại.

Dưới lòng đất, các đường ống cống và đường dây điện được đặt; trong khi trên mặt đất cửa gỗ và mái ngói đang xuất hiện trở lại.

Giới chức trách hy vọng rằng tất cả những việc này sẽ làm cho nơi đây trở nên hấp dẫn hơn với du khách.

Bài tập - Exercise

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

maze / tenements / makeover / sewage pipes / terracotta

1. The cholera epidemic began in Haiti in 2010 near a camp for UN soldiers, where there were leaking ________. Some human waste was also dumped near a river outside the camp.

2. The entrance to Hillfield Gardens in London Road has had a ________ as part of a Gloucester City Council scheme to renovate structures in local parks.

3. Dhakki is a ________ of narrow streets and alleyways, winding up and around a hill that flanks Peshawar's oldest and most famous street, Qissa Khwani - the street of the storytellers.

4. It is difficult to visualise, but until the nineteenth century much of the site now occupied by Parliament Square was a labyrinth of medieval alleys and lanes crammed with shops, slums, taverns and _________ that harboured Westminster's notorious thieves and vagabonds.

5. Thomas Hardy even referred to Reading as "Aldbrickham", the old brick town, in his novel Jude the Obscure.

Most of the town's Georgian and Victorian buildings are built of locally-produced brick, tile and ________.

Giải đáp - Answers

1. The cholera epidemic began in Haiti in 2010 near a camp for UN soldiers, where there were leaking sewage pipes. Some human waste was also dumped near a river outside the camp.

Source: Haiti cholera victims threaten to sue the UN 2. The entrance to Hillfield Gardens in London Road has had a makeover as part of a Gloucester City Council scheme to renovate structures in local parks.

Source: Hillfield Gardens gates in Gloucester restored 3. Dhakki is a maze of narrow streets and alleyways, winding up and around a hill that flanks Peshawar's oldest and most famous street, Qissa Khwani - the street of the storytellers.

Source: Bollywood's Shah Rukh Khan, Dilip Kumar and the Peshawar club

4. It is difficult to visualise, but until the nineteenth century much of the site now occupied by Parliament Square was a labyrinth of medieval alleys and lanes crammed with shops, slums, taverns and tenements that harboured Westminster's notorious thieves and vagabonds.

Source: The hidden history of Westminster 5. Thomas Hardy even referred to Reading as "Aldbrickham", the old brick town, in his novel Jude the Obscure.

Most of the town's Georgian and Victorian buildings are built of locally-produced brick, tile and terracotta.

Source: Reading's chalk mines leave legacy for home owners

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