(Level: upper-intermediate to advanced / B2 to C1 / ***)
|The Forth Bridge|
Photo credit: whc.unesco.org
The Forth Bridge is the UK's 29th site to have been awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Site status (*).
It is an impressive structure that has carried passengers and freight for 125 years.
(*) If you are interested, here is the World Heritage list (on the UNESCO website): click HERE
The following words and notes could be useful:
to overcome (an obstacle): to gain control of maîtriser ; vaincre
outstanding: extremely good exceptionnel; marquant; excellent; incomparable
The Tay (Rail) Bridge Disaster: The Forth Bridge was built after a first original bridge (the Tay Rail Bridge) collapsed during a violent storm in December 1879 while a train carrying over seventy passengers was crossing it. For more details: click HERE
For more details (facts, figures and photos) about the Forth Bridge: click HERE
Watch the following report which you can also find on the BBC website (by clicking HERE)
No questions this time, but enjoy the nice Scottish accent!