Friday, 8 November 2013

Speakout Advanced p 39.Kevin Mccloud's Grand Tour: Rome. Extra Listening




Min 33
Fill in the gaps with a word or phrase.

  1. Rome is designed to impress from the minute you _________________.
  2. From the square you can see ___________________ the heart of Rome.
  3. Pope Sixtus V turned Rome from a deserted village ________________ of the modern world.
  4. The layout of the streets of Rome reminds us of the ________________ of New York and the boulevards of Paris.
  5. In the Great Fire of London 13.000 buildings ______________________.
  6. Christopher Wren’s singular vision of London was prevented from being realised by a ____________ parliament and London’s complicated property Laws.
  7. After the Great Fire, London’s streets ________________ and its wooden houses re-erected in stone.
  8. In the Renaissance people thought that The Pantheon was not built by human beings, but by _________________.
  9. Nine metres is the height of a ____________________ building.
  10. Wren fought hard to have a dome and not a medieval ____________ on the roof of St. Paul’s.



KEY:

1. set eyes on it 




2. right down into



3. into the envy



4. grid pattern



5. caught fire



6. stubborn



7. were widened



8. demons



9. three-storey



10. spire
 


Vocabulary:



Rummage: to move things around carelessly while searching for sth:
She was rummaging around in her bag for her keys.
 I rummaged through the contents of the box until I found the book I wanted.
“Hurgar, rebuscar”.

Potentate: a ruler who has a lot of power, especially when this is not restricted by a parliament, etc.
“Soberano absoluto”

draw breath (BrE) (US draw a breath): 1. to stop doing sth and rest: e.g. She talks all the time and hardly stops to draw breath.
2. (literary) to live; to be alive: e.g. He was as kind a man as ever drew breath.
 

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