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Cristo Redentor completa 80 anos

Atualizado em  13 de outubro, 2011 - 05:57 (Brasília) 08:57 GMT

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Maior ícone do Rio de Janeiro, estátua colocado no cume do morro do Corcovado continua a atrair milhares de turistas. Assista ao vídeo em inglês.

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The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. One of the world's most iconic monuments.The famous Brazilian landmark, which is perched on top of the 700 metre Corcovado mountain, is celebrating its 80th birthday.It took five years to build and was inaugurated in October 1931. Now up to ten thousand visitors flock to the 38 metre tall figure every day.

Transcrição em português

A estátua do Cristo Redentor no Rio de Janeiro. Um dos mais icônicos momumentos que existem no mundo.

O famoso marco brasileiro, que se encontra colocado no topo do morro do Corcovado, de 700 metros de altura, está comemorando 80 anos.

A estátua levou levou cinco anos para ser construída e foi inaugurada em outubro de 1931. Atualmente, o local recebe até dez mil visitantes por dia que seguem rumo ao morro para ver a estátua de 38 metros de altura.

Vocabulário

iconic:famous or well known. Also, something that represents a place.

landmark: place which is easily identifiable.

perched:sitting in a position that is close to the edge.

inaugurated:opened officially

flock to: gather together in large numbers and go somewhere

Exercício

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from a BBC news report.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.iconic/landmarks/perched/inaugurated/flock to1. One of Glasgow's most notorious ___________ is to be given a new lease of life as part of a scheme to boost cycling and pedestrian travel. The so-called "bridge to nowhere", a pedestrian link over the M8 motorway, has never been used and has no access ramps.2. [The Maspero] was ________________ in Cairo in 1960 - the first dedicated television building ever built in the Middle East.3. Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Coca-Cola bottle and Christ are history's top ____________ images, according to an Oxford professor.4. The eastern Canadian fishing town calls itself the iceberg capital of the world, and tourists ___________ visit in the summer when the season for the frozen goliaths is booming.5. Hong Kong's Ocean Park, which features a vast aquarium and rollercoaster rides all _____________ atop one of Hong Kong's lush craggy peaks,saw attendance figures rise by 6% last year despite the threat from the big-name cross-town rival Disney.

Respostas

1. One of Glasgow's most notorious landmarks is to be given a new lease of life as part of a scheme to boost cycling and pedestrian travel. The so-called "bridge to nowhere", a pedestrian link over the M8 motorway, has never been used and has no access ramps.

http://bbc.in/q6WV3o2. [The Maspero] was inaugurated in Cairo in 1960 - the first dedicated television building ever built in the Middle East.http://bbc.in/r3I7Zv3. Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Coca-Cola bottle and Christ are history's top iconic images, according to an Oxford professor.http://bbc.in/oXLNJo4. The eastern Canadian fishing town calls itself the iceberg capital of the world, and tourists flock to visit in the summer when the season for the frozen goliaths is booming.http://bbc.in/rq9SN45. Hong Kong's Ocean Park, which features a vast aquarium and rollercoaster rides all perched atop one of Hong Kong's lush craggy peaks, saw attendance figures rise by 6% last year despite the threat from the big-name cross-town rival Disney.http://bbc.in/ooHDq7

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