One World Trade Center – level 1

07-11-2014 15:00

There were two buildings in New York. They looked the same. They were the Twin Towers. They are not in New York now. They were destroyed in 2001.

Now there is a new building. It is the One Trade Center. It has 104 storeys. It cost 3.9 billion dollars to make.

One company moves into the building. It has floors 20 to 44. More people will move in the building in 2015.

Difficult words: were (past of “be”), storey (floor), company (a business).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

How do you like the new building?


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