Paris saves energy – level 2

20-09-2022 07:00

The capital of France, Paris, is trying to save energy. Officials announced that they would switch off the Eiffel Tower’s lights earlier than usual.

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular monuments in the world, and millions of tourists visit it every year. The last visitors leave the tower at 11:45 PM, but the lights on the tower shine until 1 AM. At midnight, 20,000 bulbs twinkle on the tower for five minutes.

Officials want to switch of the lights when people leave, so the tower will not twinkle anymore. The night lights take 4% of the energy which the tower uses in one year. In the current energy crisis, less lightning of monuments is important.

The city also plans to lower the temperature in pools and public buildings.

Difficult words: bulb (a glass device which uses electricity to make light), twinkle (to shine strongly and then weakly), energy crisis (little or expensive energy in a large place).

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