The Aussies (Australians) always have a great sense of humour, and even Japanese
truck makers have to adapt their advertising campaigns to the local market or
get laughed out of the bush!
Watch the video and answer the questions...
Q1) The bulls destroy a lot of things. Put the
words in the order they are destroyed.
a water tower /
two fences /
a truck /
a water trough
Q2) Which of the following sentences do you hear?
a) "Whoa, smell that?" - "Cows. Next door."??? b) "After you - ready? Hoof it!"???
c) "Out of the way, you silly sheep!"???
d) "Be a bit rude to turn up without anything."???
e) "What's wrong?" - "Cattle stop."???
c) "Afternoon, ladies." - "Afternoon, gentlemen - nice
True or False?
a) The bulls don't stop for anything.
b) The cows are not impressed by the bulls' vehicle.
c) The truck seems to be indestructible.
??? d) The bulls achieve their objective.
Listen to and read this news story from the internetand
answer the questions.
Greek tragedy could leave us all
the most popular tourist attraction in Athens. But yesterday the gates to the
ancient Parthenon temple were locked
as strikes swept Greece.
The financial turmoil
engulfing the country is threatening to leave Europe's dream for a single
currency in ruins.
EU ministers will meet in Brussels today to decide how to tackle a modern-day
Germany and France may be
forced to bail out
the Greek economy as it drowns under a sea of debt.
The alternative is
unthinkable for EU
ministers - the possibility of Greece failing to pay its debts and quitting the
there are fears the panic will spread from Greece to Portugal, Ireland and Spain
- the bleak group of four now dubbed "the PIGS".
Ruth Lea, former governor at the London School of Economics, said: "A bailout of
Greece, or some kind of debt guarantee, will be announced today. People are
expecting it. There will be Armageddon on world markets if it doesn't happen.
"Economically it would make sense for Greece to leave the euro. But it's the
great political project
- and that's the biggest driver of all."
Greek unions have promised more strikes and the unrest could end the holiday
plans of thousands of Brits. Hordes of tourists were stranded at Athens airport
yesterday as air traffic
controllers walked out.
a) a state of economic chaos
??? b) more and more people stopped working
c) very important or symbolic national strategy
d) urgent need to help financially
e) people who organise planes in the skies
f) there are no other serious possibilities
(according to the article)
a) Most tourists to Athens don't visit the Pantheon.
All over Greece people are stopping work to protest.
c) Greece's biggest problem is that many countries owe Greece
d) Many holidaymakers were stuck in the Greek capital because
airport workers went on strike.
What does the rather insulting acronym 'PIGS' stand for?