Esercizio di lettura in inglese: Toronto’s CN Tower

Oggi parliamo della torre più alta del mondo fino al 2008: Canada’s National Tower. Costruita nel 1976, è alta 553.3 m e rimane ancora oggi un simbolo della città e di tutto il Paese. Scopri di più con il nostro esercizio di lingua inglese!

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The CN Tower

The most distinguishable part of Toronto’s skyline, Canada’s National Tower is a remarkable and iconic landmark, one of the world’s top tourist destinations and Canada’s most celebrated and visited attractions. An engineering marvel and internationally acclaimed entertainment and dining destination – it is a symbol of achievement and culture that can be found throughout Canada.

The CN Tower is visited by over 1.5 million people each year who enjoy breathtaking views and all the CN Tower has to offer: fly to the top with the world’s No. 1 Elevator Ride. The Tower elevators take only 58 seconds to get to the top. Spectacular views of up to 160km away from four observation areas which include the LookOut, world famous (and world’s first) Glass Floor, the outdoor SkyTerrace, and the SkyPod, at 447m the highest of them all. Open seasonally from April-November, EdgeWalk at the CN Tower is the most exciting extreme attraction in the Tower’s history and the world’s highest outdoor walk on a building. The three restaurants up top will leave you fulfilled, and the rest of the attractions include a cutting-edge theatre, the KidZone play area and 10,000 square feet of unique Canadian artisan souvenir shopping in the Gift Shop. Toronto’s ultimate event venue, the CN Tower hosts over 500 events each year from receptions and dinners to product launches and events for 2 to 2000 people. The spectacular architectural illumination of the CN Tower begins at dusk each night with top of the hour light show.

 

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4 frasi per descrivere i programmi del weekend

Che fai nel weekend? What are you up to this weekend?

Ci sono tantissime cose che si può fare per staccare la spina dopo una difficile settimana lavorativa, soprattutto a Milano. La nostra città offre una vasta gamma di attività, anche in lingua inglese, e il post di oggi è dedicato alle diverse frasi per descrivere cosa fai nel weekend. Enjoy!

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  2. Catch up with friends

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  3. Hang out with someone

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Esercizio di Lettura: The Bean Chicago

Oggi parliamo della scultura più famosa della città di Chicago: The Bean. Nato nel 2004, è subito diventato uno dei posti più famosi in tutti gli Stati Uniti, soprattutto per farsi una bella selfie! Leggi il seguente testo e prova a rispondere alle nostre domande!

Chicago’s The Bean

To many, this stainless steel piece is a work of art – but to tourists, it’s the best opportunity for a selfie. The Cloud Gate sculpture, or ‘the Bean,’ is one of the top sights to see in Chicago. The bean is a large public sculpture that was unveiled at the opening of Millennium Park in 2004. It now serves as a famous symbol of Chicago and is one of the city’s most photographed attractions.

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The Bean is one of the best ways to take a photo of Chicago’s beautiful skyline while simultaneously posing in the photo. Designed by artist Anish Kapoor, the work was selected out of two proposals submitted in 1999 for Millennium Park. At first, many Chicagoans were skeptical of this piece of metal – especially since the structure was under construction during the inauguration of the park in 2004. Anish Kapoor did not completely finish the sculpture until May 2006 when it was finally displayed.

Even before it’s official title, Chicagoans were quick to dub the reflective steel sculpture ‘the Bean’ after its peculiar shape. However, it’s official title is ‘Cloud Gate’ since 80% of its surface reflects the sky and bends the reflection, like the shape of a gate.

Today, The Bean is extremely popular and visitors have the urge to touch the sculpture’s silver surface. Cleaners come twice a day, once in the early morning, and once at night, to polish and clean the piece. Meanwhile, there are cleaners who come to get rid of fingerprints up to seven times a day! The Cloud Gate is an icon of Chicago, and one of the best attractions the city has to offer.

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