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17. The Great Wall


The Chinese for the Great Wall means long wall 

长 城 chángchéng    


Find out about the Great Wall and try to answer these questions:

1. What length is the Great Wall?

A. The Great Wall is exactly 2,100km long.

B. All known parts of the Great Wall measure just over 21,000km.

C. No one has managed to measure the wall.


2. When was the Great Wall built?

A. The Great Wall was all built in the year 221 BC.

B. The Great Wall is still being built today.

C. Parts of the wall were built from as early as the 7th century, then later joined together and continued to be added to, up until about 1633.


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