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CITIES & LANDMARKS Legendary Stonehenge Building Stonehenge WARM-UP Conosci questi monumenti e dove si trovano? A coppie, cercate su internet foto di altri cinque landmark famosi e moderni e proponeteli ai vostri compagni. SPEAKING PAIR WORK 1. ........... . 3. ........... . 10 2. ........... . 4. ........... . Stonehenge has a structure of about 100 huge stones placed in a circular form. It was built in three stages: First stage (about 4,000 BC): builders dug a circular ditch using animal horns . Second stage (about 3,000 BC): builders added 82 stones in a double circle pattern . These bluestones , which look blue when they are wet, are about 2 metres high and 1 metre thick and each weighs between two and five tons. Third stage: (about 2,500 BC) sarsen stones (made of hard rock created from sand) were added. They were seven metres high with a weight of about 25 tons each. Builders created an outer circle, and some stones were put horizontally on the top. In the middle of the circle more stones were placed in a horseshoe shape and at the centre there was a stone called the altar stone . One of its stones looks red when it is wet because it contains iron, for this reason it is called the Slaughter Stone . One of England s most famous monuments is Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Historians think that it was built over about 1,500 years, but we still don t know for sure what its use was. 1 READING In base al testo, inserisci nell immagine gli elementi indicati. altar stone bluestones horseshoe outer circle horizontal stones 5. ........... . 4. ........... . 2. ........... . 3. ........... . 1. ........... . 30

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