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Standing tall

Terbaru  4 April 2012 - 23:35 WIB

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A bird's eye view of London.

The final piece of steel in a building nicknamed the Shard has been put in place. When completed, it will be the European Union's tallest skyscraper.

But the work isn't for the faint-hearted. The structure reaches 310 metres.

With 87 storeys, the building will house residences, offices, a hotel and viewing gallery.

Vocabulary

a bird's eye view : pandangan dari atas dengan jangkauan luas

nicknamed : nama julukan

faint-hearted : tidak sepenuh hati

storeys : lantai

(to) house (verb) : menampung (terdiri dari)

Exercise

a bird's eye view / nicknamed / faint-hearted / storeys / (to) house (verb)

1. Tickling a gorilla is not for the _________. But keeper Phil Ridges is not worried at getting into the enclosure with Emmie at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent.

2. Spain's relatively new army museum is _______ in the spectacular Alcazar in Toledo. Once a fortress, it was largely destroyed in a famous siege during the Spanish Civil War, before being rebuilt by Franco.

3. A ewe thought to have been a contender for the title of world's oldest sheep has died after falling off a cliff. An ear tag on the blackface ewe, _________ Methuselina, showed that it was 25 years and 11 months old.

4. Visitors will be guided through nine exhibitions, spread over four ________, charting the history of the Titanic from its construction in the nearby Harland & Wolff shipyard to its final resting place at the bottom of the Atlantic.

5. A large platform has been carved out of the side of the hill above the mine that will offer _________ of the rescue operations.

Answer



1. Tickling a gorilla is not for the faint-hearted. But keeper Phil Ridges is not worried at getting into the enclosure with Emmie at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent.

Source: Klik Scientists tickle animals to find laughter clues

2. Spain's relatively new army museum is housed in the spectacular Alcazar in Toledo. Once a fortress, it was largely destroyed in a famous siege during the Spanish Civil War, before being rebuilt by Franco.

Source: Klik The Spanish link in cracking the Enigma code

3. A ewe thought to have been a contender for the title of world's oldest sheep has died after falling off a cliff. An ear tag on the blackface ewe, nicknamed Methuselina, showed that it was 25 years and 11 months old.

Source: Klik 'Oldest sheep' in the world dies on Lewis in Western Isles

4. Visitors will be guided through nine exhibitions, spread over four storeys, charting the history of the Titanic from its construction in the nearby Harland & Wolff shipyard to its final resting place at the bottom of the Atlantic.

Source: Klik New Titanic Belfast complex opens

5. A large platform has been carved out of the side of the hill above the mine that will offer a bird's eye view of the rescue operations.

Source: Klik World media gear up for Chilean mine rescue



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