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كلمات في الأخبار: امتطاء القمة

النص بالعربية

نظرة شاملة للندن. قطعة الحديد الأخيرة في المبنى الذي لقب بـ "شرد" وضعت في مكانها. وعند اكتماله ستكون أطول ناطحة سحاب في الاتحاد الأوروبي. ولكن العمل هنا ليس لضعيفي النفس، فالارتفاع يصل إلى 310 أمتار. ثمانية وسبعون طابقاً سيسكن فيها سكان، ومكاتب، وفندق، وإطلالة من فوق المبنى.

النص بالانكليزية

A bird's eye view ofLondon.

The final piece of steel in a building nicknamed the Shard has been put in place. When completed, it will be the European Union's tallest skyscraper.

But the work isn't for the faint-hearted. The structure reaches 310 metres.

With 87 storeys, the building will house residences, offices, a hotel and viewing gallery.

Vocabulary

a bird's eye view - a view from a high place from which you can see a vast area

نظرة شاملة

nicknamed - a name used informally instead of a real name

لقب

faint-hearted - timid, not confident

ضعيفو النفس

storeys - floors

طوابق

(to) house (verb) - to accommodate

يسكن

Exercise:

  1. Tickling a gorilla is not for the _________. But keeperPhilRidgesis not worried at getting into the enclosure with Emmie atPortLympneWildAnimalParkinKent.
  2. Spain's relatively new army museum is _______ in the spectacular Alcazar inToledo. Once a fortress, it was largely destroyed in a famous siege during the Spanish Civil War, before being rebuilt by Franco.
  3. A ewe thought to have been a contender for the title of world's oldest sheep has died after falling off a cliff. An ear tag on the blackface ewe, _________ Methuselina, showed that it was 25 years and 11 months old.
  4. Visitors will be guided through nine exhibitions, spread over four ________, charting the history of the Titanic from its construction in the nearby Harland & Wolff shipyard to its final resting place at the bottom of theAtlantic.
  5. A large platform has been carved out of the side of the hill above the mine that will offer _________ of the rescue operations

Answers

1. Tickling a gorilla is not for the faint-hearted. But keeperPhilRidgesis not worried at getting into the enclosure with Emmie atPortLympneWildAnimalParkinKent.

Source: Scientists tickle animals to find laughter clues

2.Spain's relatively new army museum is housed in the spectacular Alcazar inToledo. Once a fortress, it was largely destroyed in a famous siege during the Spanish Civil War, before being rebuilt by Franco.

Source: The Spanish link in cracking the Enigma code

3. A ewe thought to have been a contender for the title of world's oldest sheep has died after falling off a cliff. An ear tag on the blackface ewe, nicknamed Methuselina, showed that it was 25 years and 11 months old.

Source: 'Oldest sheep' in the world dies on Lewis in Western Isles

4. Visitors will be guided through nine exhibitions, spread over four storeys, charting the history of the Titanic from its construction in the nearby Harland & Wolff shipyard to its final resting place at the bottom of theAtlantic.

Source: New Titanic Belfast complex opens

5. A large platform has been carved out of the side of the hill above the mine that will offer a bird's eye view of the rescue operations.

Source: World media gear up for Chilean mine rescue