Notre Dame may open this year – level 2

25-03-2024 15:00

After a devastating fire in 2019, workers began to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The work started five years ago and there were many problems like pandemic delays. But the works are continuing and it seems that they could finish by the end of 2024.

When workers removed the scaffolding, they found a new spire with a golden rooster and a cross. Workers rebuilt the organ and restored stained glass windows. Although there are many problems, once workers finish, it will mark an important moment in the cathedral’s history.

Difficult words: devastating (causing great damage), scaffolding (a structure on the outside of the building which workers use while building), spire (a tall narrow structure which rises to a point, usually on a church).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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