No more VW campervans
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It carried hippies through the Sixties before becoming a workhorse across the developing world.
But the long journey of the VW camper van is finally coming to an end.
Brazil is the last place in the world still producing the vehicle known by aficionados as the ‘bus’, but Volkswagen has said production will end there on December 31.
More than 10million of them have been made since the model was introduced in Germany 63 years ago. In Brazil, 1.5 million have been produced since 1957.
the end of the road for stg = the point where it is not possible to continue with an activity - el fin del camino por algo??
*safety - seguridad
to b_____ - frenar
w________ (adj,adv) - mundial, en todo el mundo
a journey - un viaje
to come to an end - llegar a su fin, finalizar
(expression) All good things must come to an end.
a f______ - un fracaso
to reinforce - reforzar, reafirmar
c____ (n) - encanto
the e_____ - el motor
ownership (n) - propiedad
d__-____ (adj) - supporting stg in a very determined way and refusing to change ??
to g_____ - reunirse, juntarse
a bay-window - una ventana panorámica
a w_________ - parabrisas
split - separado
to date from - datar de
s_______ - zapatillas, pantuflas
to loosely translate as ... - traducir de manera aproximada
a must-have = an object that many people want to have un imprescindible??
c________ - actualmente
affordable - asequible, razonable, posible
to afford - permitirse
a pain - un pesado
to t__ - remolcar
a trailer - un remolque
to b____ ____ - averiarse
to haul = to pull stg heavy with difficulty - transportar, arrastrar
a corpse - un cadáver
to s__ __ (un negocio) - establecer, montar
a c____ - una multitud
to come into force = when rules start being used - entrar en vigor
to unveil = to show for the first time - desvelar
to l___ - carecer, faltar
to roll along = to move on wheels - rodar??
Complete the missing words above. They are all taken from the text and are in order.
*Confusing words: safety v security
This is a tricky one to explain.
Security suggests protection of a person, building or country against dangers such as crime or attack.
- Airport security is much stricter now than it was say ten years ago.
- He works as a security guard in a shopping mall.
- The thief was caught thanks to the security cameras.
- The President said the new measures were for reasons of national security.
- I'd choose job security rather than a pay rise.
- Most people don't have the financial security that they had even five years ago.
Safety means that you are free from harm or injury.
- For your safety, we recommend that you keep your belts fastened during the flight.
- The government has launched another road safety campaign to try to reduce the number of accidents.
- Police are concerned for the safety of the missing teenager.
- The authorities closed the restaurant for health and safety reasons.
Secure(ly) v Safe(ly)
- Every night he checks that all the doors and windows are secure.
- Many people think that buying things on the internet is not secure.
- She doesn't feel secure in her relationship.
- Make sure your seatbelt is fastened securely.
- I don't feel safe walking through that neighbourhood, especially on a dark night.
- Have a safe journey. Call me when you get there.
- Don't take chances. You should also have safe sex.
- Drive safely! There is no hurry to get there.
Safe and sound - sano y salvo
- The missing mountain climber turned up safe and sound.
- Take your mobile with you. You might need it. Better safe than sorry.
- He got vaccinated before travelling to Africa. He thought he'd be better safe than sorry.
Sure is seguro but in the sense of certain.
- I'm not sure where I'll go for my next holiday.
Do you feel nostalgic for anything?