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5962066 - Inglês Instrumental para o BCI
Docente responsável: Cynthia Manso
Nome: Mateus de Simone Sant’Ana
Nº USP: 11880751
FINAL ASSIGNMENT
Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55357512
Atlantic City to auction off demolition of
former Trump casino
A casino formerly owned by Donald Trump is set to be demolished, and you
can push the button for the right price.
The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City went bankrupt and shut in
2014. Now, the city is auctioning off the chance to dynamite it for charity. The
property was one of three Trump-branded casinos that once formed the centrepiece
of the world-famous resort city nicknamed "America's playground".
But as revenues plummeted, Mr Trump cut his losses and his ties with the city. City
officials have called several times for the idle building to be torn down after chunks of
the crumbling landmark repeatedly broke off and fell onto surrounding streets.
A bidding process that began on Thursday will determine who gets the right to
count down and hit the button that will raze the 39-floor casino. Proceeds from the
auction will fund the local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club of America, a youth
development organisation.
"I want to raise at least a million dollars and I think we can accomplish that," said
Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr, in a press conference. The mayor said his office
has already been "bombarded" with phone calls about the auction, from Arkansas to
Canada.
A noted hotspot of the "Roaring Twenties'', Atlantic City resurfaced in the
1980s as the de facto casino capital of the US east coast.
Touting it as a counterweight to Las Vegas, Donald Trump opened Trump Plaza at
the centre of its famed boardwalk in 1984, then two more casinos, including the
Trump Taj Mahal (which marketed itself as "the eighth wonder of the world").
However, as gambling laws eased in neighbouring states, out-of-state
gamblers stayed away and casino revenues dried up. Meanwhile, Mr Trump took on
mountains of debt and endured negative press. He distanced himself from the failing
casinos and each one was sold off as his company filed for bankruptcy.
Atlantic City's Mayor Small has been critical of Mr Trump's past, saying: "He
said he took advantage of the bankruptcy laws, took advantage of a lot of people,
made a lot of money and then got out, so it's extremely important that we do
something worthwhile with this [demolition]".
However, Mr Trump has held up his Atlantic City exploits as a success, once
tweeting: "Does anyone notice that Atlantic City lost its magic after I left years ago?"
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55357512
The demolition - originally set for January but postponed by inclement weather - will
take place sometime in February.
TASKS:
1. Read the text you have chosen and summarize it in PORTUGUESE or
in ENGLISH in no more than 50% of the number of words in the text
Atlantic City irá leiloar a demolição do antigo cassino de Trump, este cassino
que pertencia a Donald Trump será demolido e o comprador poderá apertar o botão
O “Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino” foi a falência e fechou em 2014, com isso, agora
a cidade vai leiloar a chance de demolição para a caridade.
Ele era um dos três cassinos de Trump que formavam mundialmente a
famosa cidade “Resort Playground America”. Mas com as quedas de receitas,
Trump cortou perdas e saiu da cidade.
Oficiais da cidade chamaram a atenção para que o prédio fosse demolido,
pois estava quebrando, caindo e fazendo barulhos na rua. Um processo contra o
prédio que teve início na quinta-feira, determinará quem terá o direito de colocá-lo
abaixo que acabará com o cassino de 39 andares.
Os rendimentos serão doados a uma organização de desenvolvimento juvenil
e o prefeito da cidade espera arrecadar 1 milhão de dólares. Ele ainda comentou
que seu escritório foi bombardeado de ligações sobre a ação.
Como contrapeso a Las Vegas, Trump abriu o Hotel em 1984 e depois mais 2
cassinos, porém com a liberação das leis de jogos, os estados vizinhos ficaram
longe e sua renda secou. Trump acumulou montanhas de dívidas e aguentou a
negatividade da imprensa. Se distanciou dos cassinos, vendendo cada um quando
sua empresa faliu.
2. Find three cognate words in the text. shown in blue
i. organisation (line 11) - organização
ii. million (line 12) - milhão
ii. negative (line 23) - negativo
3. Find two false cognate words in the text: shown in orange
i. Touting (line 18) - Promovendo
ii. proceeds (line 9) - receitas
4. Define a word, expression or abbreviation with the help of the text: shown in
green
i. Roaring twenties (line 16) crazy 20s
5. Write three words you had to look up in the dictionary and explain their
meaning in the text:
i. auctioning ( line 2) leilão, que ocorrerá para saber quem podera demolir o prédio
com o intuito de arrecadar fundos para uma organização de desenvolvimento
juvenil.
ii. hotspot ( line 16) um lugar que é popular para entretenimento ou uma atividade
particular
iii. out-of-state gamblers (line 21 and 22) jogadores fora do estado.
6. Find three words that have a prefix and/or suffix and say what they mean in
the text: shown in purple
i. called ( line 6) chamado
ii.demolition ( line 29) demolição
iii. crumbling ( line 7) desmoronando
7. What do these words refer to in the text? shown in yellow
i. The property (line 3) - refers to Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino
ii. He (line 23) - refers to Mr. Trump
iii. That (line 12) - refers to million dollars
iv. i left years ago (line 30) - Mr Trump
v. Will take ( line 31 and 32) demolition
8. Find three connectors in the text and say what their function is: shown in
red
i. But (line 5) to show contrast
ii. so it's ( line 27) to show agreement
iii. Now (line 2 ) continue for news (dar continuidade a notícia)