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London skyline

The London skyline

What will the London skyline look like in 10 years?

Do you like skyscrapers? Do you live in a city with lots of tall buildings? After a long time without many skyscrapers, now more and more are appearing on the London skyline.

While some love them and their fun nicknames, like the Gherkin, the Walkie Talkie and the Cheese Grater, many Londoners are worried by the new trend of building in the capital.

Join Rob and Neil to find out more and learn some language related to towns and buildings.

This week's question:

When was St Paul's Cathedral completed? In:

a) 1508

b) 1608

c) 1708

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.


London skyline

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unusual and odd, but in a good way


quite small or insignificant compared with other things of the same type


made to seem small compared to something else

sprung up

suddenly appeared


without showing proper respect


stop, block, or make something difficult to do


very; used for emphasising the adjective that follows it


(here) increasing amounts of something

thrown up

built or made quickly and without much care

(to have) a head for heights

a feeling of being comfortable in high places