Big Ben Stops – level 1

25-08-2017 15:00

Big Ben is a famous clock. It is in London. It stands over the Houses of Parliament.

People must maintain it. They maintain it between 1983 and 1985. They also maintain it in 2007. Now, they must maintain it again.

The whole tower must be reconstructed. This will take four years. It will cost £29 million.

Difficult words: maintain (keep something working), whole (complete), reconstruct (make something look like new).

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