Words in the News (17th June 2015): Monuments in Nepal reopen
For vocabulary and exercises: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/witn/ep-150617
The scene is one of devastation. But these monuments are now open again to the public.
According to the UN's heritage body, Unesco, their state is precarious.
But the cash-strapped Nepalese government feels the need to kick-start tourism.
At least 740 monuments were damaged by two earthquakes less than two months ago, including centuries-old temples, monasteries and palaces.
large scale destruction, damage
something created in the past that still has historical importance to a particular society
unstable, in a state that can cause danger
without enough money
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