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A. CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
The Shard, a famous skyscraper in London, was completed in 2012. Like many large projects in London, it was quite controversial. People complained that the skyscraper would block the view from famous London landmarks: the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral. But the authorities said the tower would become another icon for the city and it would cause no harm to the visual panorama of London.
The building is in the form of a pyramid and it is the largest structure in Europe. The glass tower has 72 floors and it looks like a rocket ready to be launched into space at any moment. The skyscraper stands in the heart of London, on the south bank of the river Thames near Tower Bridge.
The building is covered with the so-called ‘extra white’ glass. It reflects the sky more than most traditional skyscrapers. That’s why it looks different from season to season and at different times of the day. In certain weather conditions you might have the impression that the upper levels of the building are missing.
The Shard is owned almost completely by the State of Qatar and the owners decided that the building should serve many functions. There are offices, luxury apartments, restaurants and a five-star hotel. Many people say that it will soon become one of the main tourist attractions in London.
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Are you good at preparing healthy meals? Would you like to visit the White House? If you answered “yes” to both questions, then you should enter the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. The contest invites teens aged 14 to 18 from across the country to come up with lunch recipes that are both tasty and healthy. The authors of the best recipes, one from each state, will be invited to meet the chef who prepares the President’s meals in the White House. The winner will also have the opportunity to run a restaurant in Washington for a day. It’s a great chance for you! Send the application today!
5.1. The author of the text
A. encourages teenagers to take part in a competition.
B. gives teenagers instructions on preparing a meal.
C. invites teenagers to have dinner in the White House.
Ora loved cooking. She preferred to be alone in the kitchen and made it clear that the meals she cooked for our family were her business, and nobody else’s. Grandmother hated her. “The woman is ruining you,” she told our Mother. But the bills were no larger, which our Mother knew well. “The kids will be sick,” Grandmother remarked severely. But we were healthier than ever. We watched every plate Ora served and exclaimed in delight, “It smells so nice! How tasty it is!” “The kids’ table manners are getting worse,” Grandmother observed. And that was true if you believed, as she was taught to believe, that food should be consumed without any sign of joy.
5.2. From the text, we learn that Ora
A. liked to prepare meals with the kids.
B. spent too much money on food.
C. made food the kids enjoyed.
AN ARTIST’S IDEA
David Meldrum, a graphic designer, has painted every meal he’s consumed for a year. His project shows cuisine ranging from fast food delivered in plastic trays to his mother’s homemade dishes. Mr. Meldrum used acrylic paints, watercolours, pen and ink to make the pictures, which also include everything he drank with his food. And the result is a shockingly honest portrait of his eating habits, with 1360 cups of coffee and hundreds of chocolate bars.