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Prédio mais alto da Europa recebe últimos acabamentos de construção

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Transcrição em português

Uma vista aérea de Londres.

A última viga de aço do edifício apelidado de Shard (estilhaço) foi colocada em seu lugar. Quando estiver terminado, será o mais alto arranha-céu da União Europeia.

Mas o trabalho não é para os mais fracos. A estrutura tem 310 metros de altura.

Com 87 andares, o prédio vai abrigar residências, escritórios, um hotel e uma galeria de observação.

Vocabulário

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

nicknamed - a name used informally instead of a real name

faint-hearted - timid, not confident

storeys - floors

(to) house (verb) - to accommodate

Exercício

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from BBC news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

a bird's eye view / nicknamed / faint-hearted / storeys / (to) house (verb)

1. Tickling a gorilla is not for the _________. But keeper Phil Ridges is not worried at getting into the enclosure with Emmie at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent.

2. Spain's relatively new army museum is _______ in the spectacular Alcazar in Toledo. 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 the Atlantic.

5. A large platform has been carved out of the side of the hill above the mine that will offer _________ of the rescue operations.

Respostas

1. Tickling a gorilla is not for the faint-hearted. But keeper Phil Ridges is not worried at getting into the enclosure with Emmie at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent.

Source: Scientists tickle animals to find laughter clues

http://bbc.in/rruuSW

2. Spain's relatively new army museum is housed in the spectacular Alcazar in Toledo. 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

http://bbc.in/GLynRV

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

http://bbc.in/wkEo6f

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 the Atlantic.

Source: New Titanic Belfast complex opens

http://bbc.in/HBOkKt

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

http://bbc.in/cNKCxE