B) Read the introduction of this Wikipedia article and try to remember as many facts as you can.
Also try to guess the meaning of the words you don't know.
(don't use a dictionary, yet)
C) Now read the questions below and see if you can remember the answers.
This time you can use a dictionary to help you with the new vocabulary.
When you've finished guessing check your answers by reading the text again.
1. Where is the stadium?
2. Who designed it?
3. Why was it designed but not built?
4. Why was it finally built and for how much?
5. Who used the stadium next and where were they before?
6. How long can the football club use the stadium?
7. What shape is the stadium?
8. How many larger stadiums were there in the UK in 2010/2011?
9. What's the most number of people the stadium has held (seated) as a football stadium and when?
10. Who were Manchester City playing that day?
11. What's the future for the stadium?
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Here are the answers
1. Where is the stadium? The stadium is in the city of Manchester in England.
2. Who designed it? It was designed by Arup.
3. Why was it designed but not built? It was designed for the 2000 Summer Olympics which Manchester didn't host.
4. Why was it finally built and for how much? It was finally built in 2002 for the Commonwealth Games and it cost £110 million.
5. Who used the stadium next and where were they before? Manchester City Football Club used it next. They were playing at Maine Rad before that.
6. How long can the football club use stadium? They can use the stadium for 250 years.
7. What shape is the stadium? It's a bowl shape.
8. How many larger stadiums were there in the UK in 2010/2011? There were eleven larger stadiums at that time in the UK.
9. What's the most number of people the stadium has held (seated) as a football stadium and when? The most people it has ever held is 47,348 people on 5 December 2009.
10. Who were Manchester City playing that day? Manchester City were playing Chelsea.
11. What's the future for the stadium? Manchester City Council will allow redevelopment of the land which means the stadium could be bigger. The lease on the stadium may also be extended.
D) Now find an article you find interesting from a website or from a magazine or newspaper but in your language.
Can you translate it into English?
Try translating the first one or two paragraphs and email to me.
(Don't just use Google Translate see if you know the words first!)
When you've finished, send it to me: email@example.com