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Notre-Dame Cathedral: Facts and a Brief History

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The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, where a large fire (break)  out on Monday evening, is among the most famous landmarks in Paris, drawing about 13 million visitors a year.

The cathedral, whose name (mean )Our Lady, is the seat of the archbishop of Paris. Here’s a short history.

When was Notre-Dame built?

The cathedral was built on a small island (call) the Île de la Cité, in the middle of the Seine. Construction (begin) in 1163, during the reign of King Louis VII, and was completed in 1345. It is considered a jewel of medieval Gothic architecture.

After construction ( begin) , flying buttresses were added to the design of the cathedral. The design is meant to hold the thin, tall, Gothic-style walls up and prevent cracks in them. The flying buttresses are meant to provide support to the structure but also add to the cathedral’s Gothic style.

It was damaged and neglected in the 1790s, during the French Revolution. Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, “Notre-Dame of Paris,”( publish) in English as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” (inform) readers about the building’s decrepit condition.

What was happening when the fire broke out?

The cathedral, where Mass is still offered on Sundays, is currently undergoing extensive renovation. In 2017, The New York Times( write) that the cathedral was in dire need of a makeover. Weather and time had taken a toll on the building. Broken gargoyles were replaced by plastic, limestone crumbled at the touch.

The renovation was expected to cost nearly $180 million.

Has the cathedral burned previously?

Yes. In fact the present edifice (replace) an earlier church destroyed by fire. Fire (strike) yet again in the 13th century, prompting additional work on the cathedral between 1230 and 1240, according to the book “The Engineering of Medieval Cathedrals.

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                                                              Belle

Exercise 1

Fill in the suitable words:

Suits       alone           dances        pray              hell             dances         hand            away                      fingers    

Belle, is the only word I know that ______ her well.
When she_______ oh the stories she can tell.
A free bird trying out her wings to fly ________.
And when I see her move I see ________ to pay.
She _______ naked in my soul and sleep won’t come.
And it’s no use to ________ these prayers to Notre dame.
Tell, who’d be the first to raise his _______ and throw a stone.
I’d hang him high and laugh to see him die _______.
Oh Lucifer please let me go beyond god’s law.
And run my _________ through her hair, Esmeralda.

Exercise 2

Fill in the missing words:

Belle, there’s a demon inside her who came from _____.
And he turned my eyes from god and oh, I ______.
She put this heat inside me I’m ashamed to ________.
Without my god inside I’m just a burning ________
The sin of eve she has in her I know so _______.
For want of her I know I’d give my soul to _________
Belle, this gypsy girl is there a soul beneath her _______
And does she bear the cross of all our human _________.
Oh Notre dame please let me go beyond gods _________.
Open the door of love inside, Esmeralda.

Exercise 3

Unscramble the words:
Belle, Even though her esey seem to lead us to hell.
She may be more pure, more pure than wosrd can tell.
But when she ndecsa feelings come no man can quell.
Beneath her inbowra coloured dress there burns the well.
My promised one, please let me one imte be untrue.
Before in front of god and man I marry you.
Who would be the man who’d turn from her to save his ousl.
To be with her I’d let the evdil take me whole.
Oh Fleur-de-lys I am a man who knows no law.
I go to open up the rose, raldaesme

Quasimodo, Frollo & Phoebus:
She dances naked in my soul and sleep won’t come.
And it’s no use to pray these prayers to Notre dame.
Tell, who’d be the first to raise his hand and throw a stone.
I’d hang him high and laugh to see him die alone.
Oh Lucifer please let me go beyond god’s law.
And run my fingers through her hair, Esmeralda.

Esmeralda

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