Knife massage / Массаж ножами

   It's not food she wants to chop – it's you.
   This is a massage parlour in Taiwan. Trained specialists use blunt knives as well as meditation to help their customers relax.
   Knife massages date back more than 2,000 years to China, where they were given by monks or nuns.
   Now Taiwan is one of the few places where this type of therapy is still practised.

Ключевые слова (определение на английском языке)

to chop – to cut into pieces
massage parlour – a place where professional massages are given
blunt – with a dull edge; not sharp
meditation – concentrating on a single thing in order to become calm
therapy – treatment


Вставьте слова в нужном месте (в правильной форме):

a) to chop
b) massage parlour
c) blunt
d) meditation
e) therapy

   1. Lord Hutton released his findings in January 2004, reporting that the scientist had committed suicide by slashing his wrist with a ___ gardening knife.
   2. The roasted guinea pig – called cuy in South America - was brought to our table whole before being ___ into five pieces – four leg portions and the head.
   3. A disease which robs children of the ability to walk and talk has been cured by pioneering gene ___ to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors.
   4. Adam says that ___ is a crucial part of free-diving. "If you don't stay relaxed, you can't hold your breath," he tells BBC News.
   5. Two men have been arrested and weapons have been seized after an armed robbery at a Brighton ___.


1) c
2) a (chopped)
3) e
4) d
5) b