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.

Question 1:

What was the original purpose of Castel Sant'Angelo?

Question 2:

What is unique about the Renaissance building John and Sarah are looking at?

Question 3:

When is Castel Sant'Angelo open to the public?

Question 4:

What is the legend about the building John and Sarah are discussing?

Question 5:

Which famous building in Rome has a unique oculus at the top of its dome?

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