Posted by: a2cristina | April 16, 2019

NOTRE DAME FIRE: MACRON PLEDGES TO REBUILD DEVASTATED PARIS CATHEDRAL – Cloze Test

 

 

 

CLOZE TEST

Fill in the gaps with ONE suitable word from the list below. There are FIVE extra words you do not need to use.

NOTRE DAME FIRE: MACRON PLEDGES TO REBUILD DEVASTATED PARIS CATHEDRAL

A fire that devastated Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris was brought 0) UNDER control by fire-fighters in the early hours of Tuesday morning, though officials warned there were still residual fires to put 1) __________.

Thousands of Parisians watched in horror from 2) __________ police cordons as a ferocious blaze devastated Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday night, destroying its spire and a large part of the roof.

An investigation has been opened by the prosecutor’s office, but police said it began accidentally and may be linked to building work at the cathedral. The 850-year-old gothic masterpiece had been 3) __________ restoration work.

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, attended the scene and later gave a speech in which he 4) __________ that the cathedral would be rebuilt, as fire crews said the 5) __________’s rectangular bell towers and structure of the building had been saved.

Macron said “the worst had been avoided” thanks to hundreds of brave fire-fighters who battled for hours and who would continue working through the night. One fire-fighter was severely injured but no other 6) __________ were reported.

“What happened tonight in Paris, in this cathedral, is a terrible event,” the president said, adding they would 7) __________ funds worldwide and bring the best talents from around the world to reconstruct the building in its entirety.

“Notre Dame is our history, our literature, part of our psyche, the place of all our great events, our epidemics, our wars, our liberations, the epicentre of our lives … So I solemnly say tonight: we will rebuild it together.”

Macron has 8) __________ an international fundraising campaign to get money for the repairs. French billionaire François-Henri Pinault, the chairman and CEO of international luxury group Kering, pledged 100 million Euros towards rebuilding Notre Dame.

Laurent Nunez, junior Minister of the Interior said on Tuesday: “Now the fire danger has been dealt with, there is the issue of the building and whether the structure has resisted the very serious fire. A meeting of experts and national architects is taking place this morning to consider whether the building is stable and whether fire-officers can set up inside to continue their work.”

Franck Riester, the Culture Minister, said the situation was still precarious but he was hopeful. “We’re optimistic because the two 9) __________ were saved.”

He said it was too early to determine exactly which pieces of priceless art were damaged, saying the organ had been affected and paintings may have suffered from water damage.

Thousands of Parisians – many weeping and some praying – watched as vast orange flames 10) __________ from the roof for hours, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the western world. There were gasps on the southern bank of the river Seine as locals watched fire sweep across the roof, which slowly caved in.

©The Guardian

ADVISED       LANDMARK          PLUMMETED       SPIRES

BEHIND                LAUNCHED          RAISE                   UNDER

BELFRIES              MILESTONE         RISE                     UNDERGOING

CASUALTIES         OUT                     SOARED               VOWED

 

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KEY

 

0. UNDER

  1. OUT
  2. BEHIND
  3. UNDERGOING
  4. VOWED
  5. LANDMARK
  6. CASUALTIES
  7. RAISE
  8. LAUNCHED
  9. BELFRIES
  10. SOARED
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  1. Thanks ,Ms Christina

    Your materials are wonderful!

    On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 11:06 PM ADVANCED ENGLISH EFL / C1 Cristina’s Blog wrote:

    > eoisantanderbiblioteca posted: ” CLOZE TEST Fill in the gaps with ONE > suitable word from the list below. There are FIVE extra words you do not > need to use. NOTRE DAME FIRE: MACRON PLEDGES TO REBUILD DEVASTATED PARIS > CATHEDRAL A fire that devastated Notr” >

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