Real English Conversation - 3 : Architect Building
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John: Have you seen that huge building over there?
Sarah: Yeah, it's impressive! Do you know how many stories it has?
John: I think it has about 6 stories.
Sarah: Wow, it looks really old. Do you know when it was built?
John: Yes, it was built in the 18th century.
Sarah: What was the purpose of the building?
John: It was originally built as a courthouse, but now it's used as a museum.
John: Look over there, can you see the castle in the distance?
Sarah: Yes, I can. Do you know anything about it?
John: That's Castel Sant'Angelo. It was originally built as a mausoleum, but later it was used as a castle.
Sarah: It's beautiful. Can we go see it?
John: Sure, let's make a plan to go there tomorrow.
Sarah: Do you know if the castle is open to the public?
John: Yes, it's open daily from 9am to 7pm.
John: This building is a great example of Renaissance architecture.
Sarah: What's unique about it?
John: It has beautiful arches and columns, and it's symmetrical in design.
Sarah: I love the intricate details on the facade.
John: Yes, the carvings and sculptures are really impressive.
John: I heard that this building is haunted.
Sarah: Really? That's interesting. Do you know any stories about it?
John: Legend has it that a ghost of a former judge still haunts the halls.
Sarah: That's spooky. Do people still work in this building?
John: No, the court moved to a new location a few years ago.
John: The architecture in Rome is so beautiful and diverse.
Sarah: Yes, there are so many different styles and influences.
Sarah: Have you visited any other famous buildings in Rome?
John: Yes, I've been to the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and the Vatican.
John: I can't believe how well-preserved these buildings are.
Sarah: It's amazing to see these ancient structures still standing after so many centuries.
Sarah: I would love to come back to Rome and explore more of its architecture and history.
John: Me too, it's a city full of fascinating stories and sights.
What was the original purpose of Castel Sant'Angelo?
What is unique about the Renaissance building John and Sarah are looking at?
When is Castel Sant'Angelo open to the public?
What is the legend about the building John and Sarah are discussing?
Which famous building in Rome has a unique oculus at the top of its dome?