Glass bridge in China
People build a bridge in China. The bridge has a glass bottom. It hangs 300 metres above the ground.
People want to test the bridge. They hit the glass with sledgehammers.
An Israeli architect is behind this project. He says that the bridge is the largest glass bridge in the world.
Difficult words: sledgehammer (a large, heavy hammer – a thing that is a piece of metal on a stick).
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In China, people erected a bridge with a glass bottom and invited other people to hit it with sledgehammers to test its strength.
This really took some courage because the bridge is 300 metres above the ground. However, these people were harnessed to the side of the bridge.
An Israeli architect is behind this project and he says that this bridge is the largest glass bridge in the world.
Difficult words: erect (build), sledgehammer (a large, heavy hammer), harnessed (in a set of straps for protection).
You can read the original story in the Level 3 section.
Not for the faint-hearted! A glass bridge has been erected in China and people are already taking a crack at it. Brave volunteers and staff thrashed sledgehammers down onto the glass bottom bridge beneath them to test the strength and sturdiness of the structure. And with the bridge being suspended a whopping 300 metres above ground that definitely took some guts.
Israeli Haim Dotan is the chief architect behind the project, which its creators claim is the largest glass bridge of its kind in the world.
The courageous volunteers were harnessed to the side of the bridge as a precaution but reassuringly none of them managed to break through the glass. And just to drive the point home, a 15-tonne SUV was then driven over the glass just to, er, hammer in its strength.
Difficult words: faint-hearted (easily scared), take a crack at something (this means two things: have a turn at doing something and hit something very hard), thrash (move to hit with), sturdiness (strength), whopping (very large), guts (courage), claim (say), harnessed (in a set of straps for protection), precaution (something which you do to be safe), drive the point home (make obvious), SUV (a sport utility vehicle).