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  London Life 2005 / 6  
London Life
 

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- Friendliness on the tube

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- Slow London

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- British breakfasts

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- Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is located in Kensington, West London
The Royal Albert Hall

Frank Sinatra, Pavarotti and The Beatles all performed at the Royal Albert Hall - and even Winston Churchill spoke there.

But when and why was it built and who does the Hall hope will fill its 7,000 seats?

Before you listen to the programme, have a look at these comprehension questions. You'll hear the answers during the programme.

1: Who is the Royal Albert Hall named after?
2: The area where the Royal Albert Hall was built has a special name; what is it?
3: The suffix 'polis' is used to form a combined noun. What does it mean?
4: The Chief Executive Officer says the Hall is not 'elitist'. What does he mean by that?

Listen

Vocabulary from the programme

commissioned
requested and paid for
e.g. He commissioned a special building for the country to use.

steward
a person whose job it is to look after a building, especially during events
e.g. The steward made sure everyone had left after the meeting before he locked up the building.

creepy
if you find something 'creepy', it makes you feel nervous and a little bit frightened
e.g. I don't like being by myself in the office after dark; it's creepy.

haunted
visited regularly or lived in by ghosts which are the spirits or souls of dead people





Extras
Try the comprehension questions
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