In September 1666 the City of London was devastated by The Great Fire. To commemorate the event and celebrate the rebuilding of the City The Monument was built.
Before you listen to the programme, look at these comprehension questions. You'll hear the answers during the programme. Test your understanding by trying the questions in the 'Extras' section below. You can also download the programme and the transcript.
According to the information in the programme:
1: When did construction of the Monument begin?
2: How tall is The Monument?
3: How many steps are there to reach the top?
4: What is the significance of the Monument's height?
Vocabulary from the programme
A statue or building that is put up to commemorate or remember an event or a person
a tall, vertical post, often made of stone and with a cylindrical shape
a viewing platform
a place where people can stand to look at something of interest or beauty
a rest, a short time to get your breath back in the middle of some kind of exercise
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Programme script (pdf - 21k)
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