Replica of the Titanic – level 3

07-12-2016 07:00

With confetti flowing and crowds gathering, the keel laying ceremony for the construction of a life-size replica of the Titanic was officially marked.

Star Energy Investment Group will build the replica of the iconic ship that sank on its maiden voyage in 1912, killing 1,500 people, and it will not just be a museum. It will offer visitors a chance to experience the simulation of the original Titanic’s iceberg collision and sinking.

This is no cheap feat. The Chinese investment firm is going to pay more than 1 billion yuan (around $146 million) and the replica is unlikely to be finished until the end of 2017.

Difficult words: gather (come in large numbers), keel (the part of the ship that runs along the bottom and keeps the ship upright in the water), maiden voyage (the first journey), feat (a great achievement).

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