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Farewell Bush House

Bush House

Bush House

Rob and Rosie say farewell to Bush House. The building has been home to the BBC World Service since 1941. It's been described as the United Nations of broadcasting. In fact, it was originally built to be a world trade centre, not a bespoke broadcasting centre.

This week's question: Do you know when the construction of the first part of Bush House (Centre Block) was completed?

a) 1913

b) 1923

c) 1933

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.

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Farewell Bush House

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Vocabulary

upheaval

big change that can cause a lot of confusion and effort

reflect

look back

staff

people who work for the organisation or company

declared

stated publicly

charm

a quality that is pleasing or attractive

bespoke

made specially for the needs of the customer

modification

a change that has been done to improve something

criticised

to find fault with something or someone

undignified

lacking in dignity, causing people to lose respect for something

state-of-the-art

of the latest technology

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