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    THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

    READING COMPREHENSION

    Read the information about The STATUE OF LIBERTY and put the verbsbetween

    brackets in the passive form. Mind the tenses !

    Originally called Liberty Enlightening the World , the Statue of Liberty is a colossal statue on LibertyIsland which .. (locate)in the harbour of New York. The statue, the island,and nearby Ellis Island .(declare) a national monument in 1924.The statue symbolizing liberty is in the form of a woman wearing flowing robes and a spiked crownwho holds a torch aloft in her right hand and carries in her left hand a book on which...... (inscribe) "July 4, 1776" .

    Americas liberation from Britain . (symbolize) by a broken chain at herfeet. Designed by the French sculptor Frdric Bartholdi, the statue .. (give) by France to the United States to commemorate the centennial of USindependence in 1876. Funds . (raise) in France by popularsubscription to pay for the statue ; US donors financed the pedestal and installation of the monument... .(finance) by American donors.

    The work . (dedicate) by President Grover Cleveland on October 28,1886.

    Originally conceived as a gesture of international friendship, the statue has become a global symbol offreedom, marking the arrival of millions of immigrants to the United States.

    In 1903 the sonnet called The New Colossus which .. .. (write) bythe US poet Emma Lazarus in 1883 , (inscribe) in bronze on atablet within the pedestal on which the statue stands.

    As the words of the Lazarus poem reflect, the statue quickly became the symbol of America as a landof hope and opportunity for generations of immigrants.

    CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING :Use the information above to label the STATUE OF LIBERTY .

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    Miss Libertys Measurements : Read the information about theSTATUE OF LIBERTY s measurements and convert the weights andmeasures.

    The statue, formed of copper sheets riveted to an iron framework, is one of the largest in the world. Itmeasures 306 ft 8 in (. m )from the bottom of the pedestal to the tip of the torch. Thefigure itself is 152 ft 2 in high (m) ; the right arm is 42 ft long ( .. m); the handis 16ft 5 in long ( m) ; and the head, which is reachable by staircase or emergency lift,measures 28 ft ( . m) from neck to diadem and 10 ft ( m) from ear to ear. TheStatue of Liberty's nose is 4 ft. 6 in. ( m) The statue weighs 250 tons ( tonnes).

    The crown has seven points, representing the seven seas and seven continents. Each individual rayof the crown weighs about 150 pounds ( . kg), and measures up to 9 ft. 8(.. m) There are 354 steps inside the statue from the pedestal to the crown and 25

    viewing windows in the crown.

    EMMA LAZARUS s POEM:FIND a possible ENDING for each line of the verse . MATCH THEM UP !

    HELP : 1 pound[lb] = 0.4536 kg0.9842 ton = 1 000 kg ( tonne)

    1 foot[ft]= 1 foot [ft] = 0.3048 m

    1 inch[in] ( pl : inches) =2.54 cm

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    Originally called Liberty Enlightening the World , the Statue of Liberty is a colossal statue on LibertyIsland which is located in the harbour ofNew York. The statue, the island, and nearby Ellis Islandwere declared a national monument in 1924. The statue symbolizing liberty is in the form of a womanwearing flowing robes and a spiked crown who holds a torch aloft in her right hand and carries in herleft a book inscribed "July 4, 1776". Americas libration from Britain is symbolized by a broken chainat her feet. Designed by the French sculptor Frdric Bartholdi, the statue was given by France to theUnited States to commemorate the centennial of US independence in 1876. France raised funds bypopular subscription to pay for the statue ; US donors financed the pedestal and installation of the

    monument. The work was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland on October 28, 1886.

    Originally conceived as a gesture of international friendship, the statue has become a global symbol offreedom, marking the arrival of millions of immigrants to the United States.

    In 1903 the sonnet called The New Colossus which was written by the US poet Emma Lazarus in1883 , was engraved on a tablet within the pedestal on which the statue stands.

    As the words of the Lazarus poem reflect, the statue quickly became the symbol of America as a landof hope and opportunity for gnrations of immigrants.

    The statue, formed of copper sheets riveted to an iron framework, is one of the largest in the world. It

    measures 93.5 m (306 ft 8 in) from the bottom of the pedestal to the tip of the torch. The figure itself is46.4 m (152 ft 2 in) high ; the right arm is 12.8 m (42 ft) long ; the hand is 5.03 m (16ft 5 in) long ; andthe head, which is reachable by staircase or emergency lift, measures 8.5 m (28 ft) from neck todiadem and 3.05 m (10 ft) from ear to ear. The Statue of Liberty's nose is 4 ft. 6 in.The statue weighs254 tonnes (250 tons).

    The crown has seven points, representing the seven seas and seven continents. Each individual rayof the crown weighs about 150 pounds, and measures up to 9 ft.There are 354 steps inside the statuefrom the pedestal to the crown and 25 viewing windows in the crown.

    The last lines of the poem read:

    Give me your tired, your poorYour huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,I lift my lamp beside the golden door !Reviewed by: National Park Service

    Where is the Statue of Liberty located ?Who designed the statue ?What was the statue meant to cornmemorate ?When was it built ?What does the statue symbolize ?

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    Find an illustration and make a full description.What is the statue made of ?Who was welcomed by the Statue on arriving in the United States ?What is written on the pedestal of the Statue ? Translate it.How do you get to the Statue of Liberty ?

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