2012 in a nutshell

Címkék: 2012 2012 in a nutshell

2013.01.13. 22:34

Több újság és weblap is foglalkozott a tavalyi év főbb eseményeivel, én a BBC, a The Guardian és a The Economist válogatásaiból szemezgettem.

Minden esetben hiányzik egy szó vagy kifejezés, amelyet magyarul zárójelben megadtam, illetve könnyítés képpen az angol megfelelő első betűjét is.  Így már nem lesz nehéz kiegészíteni a mondatokat.

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The Costa Concordia, a cruise ship carrying more than 4,000 people, r…………    a………… (zátonyra futott) off the coast of Italy, resulting in the deaths of 32 people.

Whitney Houston, aged 48, was found accidentally d…………… (megfulladva) in the bathtub of her LA hotel room following a long struggle with drug addiction.

whitney.jpgMalev, the Hungarian state-owned airline, founded in 1946, ceased flying after the government w……………. (visszavonta, megvonta) financing as part of its austerity measures.

In Britain the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was celebrated t………… (át, keresztül) the year. One of the highpoint was the Thames River Pageant.

Edvard Munch painting, The Scream was bought at the record price of $80million to become the most expensive w…… of ………. (műalkotás) ever to sold.

scream.jpgNorwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was found guilty, and s………….. (elítélték, elitélve lett)to preventive detention, a special form of prison sentence.

Hungarian president accused of plagiarism after the majority of his thesis was proved to be a w………- … -………… (szó szerinti) translation of a text written in the ‘80s by a Bulgarian sports diplomat.

Voters chose London 2012 the b………   e…….. (minden idők legjobb) Olympic Games.

According to scientists within a decade the Arctic might be ice-free since huge amount of ice has m……… (elolvadt) this year.

arctic.jpgPSY "Gangnam Style" became the first video in the history of the Internet to be v…………… (megtekintettek) more than a billion times, and it is the most watched video on YouTube.

Scientists believe they discovered Higgs Boson aka “God Particle”. The discovery could help explain the e…………………… (létezését) of the universe and life itself.

Armenians held anti-Hungary rally after Hungary allowed an Azeri soldier who murdered an Armenian to return to Azerbaijan to s………… (letölteni) the remainder of his sentence. On his arrival, Baku pardoned him and set him free.

First Chinese woman in the space. A Chinese s…………… (űrhajó) carried three Chinese astronauts, including the first-ever female one.

First person cured of HIV after receiving a blood s……. -  c……. (őssejt) transplant in 2007 to treat his leukaemia.

NASA's Curiosity rover touched down safely in Gale Crater on Mars and sent plenty of i………….. (képek) back to NASA.

Storm Sandy brought hurricane-strength wind, flooding and b…………. (áramkimaradás) to the US Atlantic coast and accounted for more than 90 death.

US President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term, d…………….. (legyőzve) Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

obama-michelle.jpgThe Russian Pussy Riot’s music video "Punk Prayer - Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!„ was a p………… (tiltakozás) directed at the Orthodox Church leader's support for Putin during his election campaign.

Austrian sky-diver breaks s….. b…….. (hanghatár) after his freefall from the stratosphere.

baumgartner.jpg Royal baby: the couple a…………. (bejelentette) Kate’s pregnancy after she had been taken to hospital.

The tragic death of the nurse who worked in the private hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was treated for acute morning sickness .
She c…………… (elkövetett) suicide two days after the hoax call received from DJs.

Key: ran aground; drowned; withdrew; throughout; work of art; sentenced; word-for-word; best_ever; melt; viewed; existence; serve; spacecraft; stem cell; images; blackout; defeating; protes; sound barrier; announced; committed

Source: BBC; The Guardian; The Economist

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