World's longest rail tunnel to open 世界最长铁路隧道即将开通
An unusual kind of race 英国泰特伯里镇举行“扛羊毛袋比赛”
The world's largest railway tunnel opens in Switzerland on Wednesday after nearly two decades of construction. The Gotthard base tunnel, 57 kilometres long, will carry high-speed trains through the heart of the Alps.
The annual running of the Tetbury Wool Sack Races: Competitors have to climb Gumstool Hill carrying a sack of wool. The men are lifting 27 kilos – the women carry 16 kilos. They run 220 metres up the hill. Tetbury was once a thriving wool town, hence this - a way of showing one's strength.
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1. Having everybody at the meeting meant we could get to _________ the problem and do something about it.
2. We lived in a ________ village until they closed the school and post office.
1. Having everybody at the meeting meant we could get to the heart of the problem and do something about it.
2. We lived in a thriving village until they closed the school and post office.