The Most Googled City # Practice Reading

London has been named the most googled ( to type the words into the search engine Google in order to find information about somebody/something) city in the world for its art galleries (a room or building showing works of art, especially to the public), performing arts and innovative (introducing or new ideas new ideas, ways of doing something etc.) designs. The research (a careful study of a subject, especially in order to discover new facts or information about it), which was carried out by London and partners, found that the city’s museums make up the top three most googled museums in the world with science museum leading the results. It stated that the natural history museum was the second-most searched for and the British museum was third.
“London is without a doubt (a feeling of being uncertain about something or not believing something) the cultural (connected with arts, literature, music etc.) capital of the world. Tourists( a person who is travelling or visiting a place for pleasure) are flocking(to go and gather somewhere in large numbers) to our great city in ever-increasing numbers, drawn by our exceptional(unusually good) cultural attractions(an interesting and enjoyable place to go or thing to do) and landmarks(building or a place that is very important because of its history, and that should be preserved)”, says London Mayor Boris Johnson said. “Our world famous museums, galleries, theatres and performance venues have done a terrific(excellent, wonderful) job creating and attracting the blockbuster(something very successful, especially something a very successful book or film) exhibitions(the act of showing something for example, works of art to the public) and events that form this spectacular(very impressive) autumn (the season of the year between summer and winter, when leaves change colour and the weather becomes colder) season of culture in London. If you are planning to travel in months ahead, London is a city not to be missed”, he said.
Figures showed that London’s theatres also generate more searches than those in any other city and the British capital is the most searched for city in the world to visit. The New York metropolitan museum of art and the Smithsonian in Washington DC are ranked 4th and 5th respectively.
Source – The Hindu

QUESTION TIME

Match the words with their meanings

WORDS MEANINGS
1.Googled a.a feeling of being uncertain about something or not believing something
2.Innovative b.a room or building showing works of art, especially to the public
3.Cultural c.excellent, wonderful
4.FLocking d.the act of showing something for example, works of art to the public
5.Attraction e.the season of the year between summer and winter, when leaves change colour and the weather becomes colder
6.Terrific f.building or a place that is very important because of its history, and that should be preserved
7.Exhibition g.introducing or new ideas new ideas, ways of doing something etc.
8.Autumn h.very impressive
9.Spectacular i.connected with arts, literature, music etc.
10.Landmark j.a person who is travelling or visiting a place for pleasure
11.Exceptional k.to go and gather somewhere in large numbers
12.Blockbuster l.an interesting and enjoyable place to go or thing to do
13.Doubt m.unusually good
14.Gallery n.Very Impressive
15.Tourists o.Very Successful

ANSWERS

  1. h
  2. b
  3. g
  4. a
  5. i
  6. j
  7. k
  8. m
  9. l
  10. f
  11. c
  12. o
  13. d
  14. n
  15. e

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