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专四听写训练103:The Tower of London

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In 1078, King William began to build a large stone building on the north bank of the Thames River and named it the Tower of London. The tower was finished 20 years later.

Around 1240, King Henry III made it his home. He painted the tower white, and widened the grounds to include a church, a great hall and other buildings.

In 1381, Richard II became King of England. A group of farmers attacked the tower. In the end, Richard was forced to give up his power to henry IV.

Queen Elizabeth was held prisoner in the tower for two months by Queen Mary, her half sister. She was set free on May 19, 1554, and in 1558 became the Queen of England.

In 1603, part of the tower became a museum. A lot of royal jewels were kept in the tower for visitors to see. The tower has been a place of interest in London ever since. (158 words)

Useful Words and Expressions

threaten   v.  恐吓,威胁
            threaten someone with death    用死威胁某人
            threaten to do sth.    威胁要做某事
            The clouds threaten rain.   云预示有雨。

attack      v. / n.   攻击
            be attacked with (a disease)    患病
            open an attack    开始进攻

set sb. free    释放

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2011-12-23 09:00 编辑:wjy2005tom
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  • hreaten to do sth. 威胁要做某事

    open an attack 开始进攻

    set sb. free 释放

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