The Shanghai Tower – level 1

22-05-2015 15:00

People are building a skyscraper. It is called the Shanghai Tower. It is in Shanghai, China. It has 120 floors. It is 632 metres tall.

It is the tallest building in China, but it is not the tallest building in the world. It is the second tallest building.

Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. Burj Khalifa is in Dubai, Saudi Arabia. It is 200 metres taller than the Shanghai Tower.

Difficult words: skyscraper (a very tall building), tower (a tall, skinny building).

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

Do you like the building?


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