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Britain's historic landmarks to be protected 英格蘭新增一批“受保護歷史建筑”

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位于英格蘭的二十處獨特建筑物今年被英格蘭歷史建筑暨遺跡委員會(簡稱“英格蘭遺產委員會”)列入了“受保護歷史建筑”的名單中。英格蘭遺產委員會說2017年共有1041個歷史遺址被加入此名單中。這項特殊的保護意味著這些建筑或遺址不得被擴建或拆毀。請聽報道。

From Whipsnade Tree Cathedral in Dunstable to a working men's club in Eastbourne. From the old milestone markers on the B4073 in Gloucestershire to the gravestone of Blackie the warhorse on Merseyside, it is an eclectic list of the listed: Historic England's selection of the most intriguing sites registered in 2017.

Possibly the most striking structure on the list is a Victorian gas tower off the Old Kent Road in London. When it was built in 1881 it was the biggest in the world. Its wrought iron frame has been dominating the skyline ever since. And like all the sites listed in 2017, it won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

詞匯表

working men's club 工人俱樂部
milestone markers 里程碑式的標識,重大事件留下的印跡
gravestone 墓碑
warhorse 戰馬
eclectic 各種各類的,不拘一格的
intriguing 有趣的,神秘的
striking 異乎尋常的,引人注目的
gas tower 儲氣柜(儲存煤氣或天然氣的大型鋼制容器)
wrought iron 鍛鐵,熟鐵
skyline 建筑物的天際線、空中輪廓線

測驗

請聽報道并回答下列問題。

1. What do you think the 'B4073' is?

2. Whose grave is in Merseyside and has been given special listed status?

3. True or false: The Victorian gas tower mentioned in the report, it to be moved another site.

4. Why was the Victorian gas tower so famous when it was built in 1881?

答案

1. What do you think the 'B4073' is?
This is the number of a road in Gloucestershire, UK, where there are some old milestone markers.

2. Whose grave is in Merseyside and has been given special listed status?
Blackie the warhorse.

3. True or false: The Victorian gas tower mentioned in the report, it to be moved another site.
False. The reporter said "it won't be going anywhere anytime soon."

4. Why was the Victorian gas tower so famous when it was built in 1881?
At the time, it was the biggest in the world.

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