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Points of Interest in France

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Artwork: Alina Mejubovsky and Galit Mishali

  • Joined Jun 2015
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The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is one of the most well-known structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower was originally built in 1889. It is named after Gustave Eiffel, whose company was in charge of the project.

The Eiffel Tower is 320 meters in height and was the tallest man made structure in the world for 41 years before being surpassed by the Chrysler Building in New York. The Eiffel Tower is made of iron and weighs around 10000 tons. Around 50 tons of paint are added to the Eiffel Tower every 7 years to protect it from rust. Despite its height, the Eiffel Tower was designed to be wind resistant.

Millions of people climb the Eiffel Tower every year and it has had over 250 million visitors since its opening. Visitors can climb up stairs to the first two levels or take a lift which also has access to the third and highest level.

Being so popular, the Eiffel Tower design has been recreated around the world, including the half scale replica at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Nevada, USA and the full scale Tokyo Tower in Japan.

Not everyone liked the Eiffel Tower when it was first built, with many criticizing its bold design.

The French name for the Eiffel Tower is La Tour Eiffel, it also has the nickname “La Dame de Fer” which means the iron lady.

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Questions about the Eiffel Tower

Answer the following questions.

  1. Which phrase in paragraph 1 show that the Eiffel Tower is famous?

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  1. Why is it called the Eiffel Tower?

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  1. Complete the sentence:

The Eiffel Tower stopped being the highest building in the world because ____________________________________________

  1. Write True or False and prove your answer.

The Eiffel Tower is maintained every 7 years for decoration.

True / False

Proof: _____________________________________________

 5. How do the visitors get to different levels of the Eiffel Tower? Name TWO

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  1. Write True or False and prove your answer.

The Eiffel Tower in Japan is the same size as in France.

True / False

Proof: _____________________________________________

  1. What was the reason for the people’s criticism of the tower?

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  1. Do you think the Eiffel Tower’s nickname is suitable? Explain.

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  1. The round Azrieli Tower is one of the highest buildings in Israel.

Compare and contrast the Eiffel Tower with the round Azrieli Tower.

Complete the following chart.

 

Eiffel Tower

Round Azrieli Tower

location

 

 

height

 

 

named after

 

 

year it was built

 

 

purpose for building it

 

 

number of levels/floors

 

 

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Dana Cohen 

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Ilan Levy

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Ron Perez

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