At UIC, students love talking and writing about their countries. Here are two examples of students work from our Intermediate General English Class.
“The Christ the Redeemer “is a monument in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It’s a sprawling statue of Jesus, considered the 5th largest in the world and it is located at the peak of Corcovado. The height is about 31 meters tall and it’s made of speak stone. The surroundings are very beautiful, and from there you have a spectacular view, you can see almost the whole city of the mountains and the park surrounding it. This monument was constructed between 1922 and 1931 a lot of people go there to pray, to make promises and to enjoy a great view. Most of the people who go there are Catholics. The first time I saw it was in 2004.I was surprised with the details and the beauty of statue.
One of my favourite historical building is in my town Bari, Italy is “Castello Svevo”.It is a castle named “Castello Svevo” because it was built by on emperor “Federico of Svevia” in the middle ages .It is located in the oldest part of the town which is the most touristic place of in Bari. It looks like a fortress. The surroundings are beautiful, many little houses of ancient age, narrow streets, and great churches. Now it is used as a museum. I saw it first when I was a child. I’m fascinated by it because it was one of the residences of a great emperor.