Last updated at 17:13 BST, Thursday, 13 September 2012

Lost love on the Tiber

A man attaching padlocks to a bridge

Lovers in the Italian capital make a romantic gesture on a certain bridge in the city. But the local government is stopping the practice because they say it's damaging the structure.

In this week's 6 Minute English, Neil and Rosie discuss romance in Rome.

This week's question:

What is the name of the river which runs through Rome? Is it:

a) The Tiber

b) The Danube

c) The Rhine

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

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Lost love on the Tiber

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Vocabulary

everlasting

lasting forever

caught on

became popular

bolt cutters

device like strong scissors for cutting through metal

council

local government

sentimental

emotional

rust

the orange substance which appears on metal when exposed to water and air

corroding

slowly becoming damaged

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