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SampleChristchurch, New Zealand has a new temporary cathedral standing in place of the one destroyed in the earthquake in 2011. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban created a church, which is supported on 98 massive cardboard tubes. Though it is called a “temporary” structure, the architect estimates that it could stand for 50 years. For images and details of the project visit http://www.shigerubanarchitects.com/works/2013_cardboard-cathedral/index.html
THIS WEEK’S NATURAL PHRASE
we got disconnected
Hassan: Did you hear from Jonathan yet? How did his university exam go?
Nancy: I called him yesterday, but he was on his mobile and we got disconnected. I’ll call him again today.
Explanation: When you are talking on the phone with someone and then suddenly you cannot hear them, we can say you “got disconnected” or you can say “the line was cut.”
THIS WEEK’S MEDICAL PHRASE
harbor a disease
Patient: I do a lot of swimming, and often my feet start to itch really bad.
Doctor Tucker: That’s because many pool floors and changing rooms can harbor infectious bacteria and disease. We’ll try to give you some disinfectant spray to use.
Explanation: The term “harbor a disease” or “harbor bacteria” is used to describe places where a disease or a bacteria can easily grow.
THIS WEEK’S EMAIL PHRASE
Put it to bed
The last parts of the engine that we ordered have arrived from the factory. Let’s install them, delivery the engine to the customer, and put this order to bed.
Explanation: The phrase “put it to bed” means to finish something and stop worrying about it. It is similar to telling a child to stop playing around and to go to sleep.