The people of Glasgow have managed to convince the city council not to kill off a much-loved tradition. For years, locals have repeatedly placed a traffic cone on the Duke of Wellington’s head (on a statue of the Duke on his horse). The council complained that it cost £100 a time to have the cone removed and revealed plans to raise the statue to stop people from climbing up. The people responded by launching a petition, which gathered 10,613 signatures in less than 24 hours. The petition organizers said ‘The cone on Wellington’s head is an iconic part of Glasgow’s heritage.’
Read by Claire (English accent).
Read by Annette ( Scottish accent)
Study the wordsKill off– end Repeatedly– over and over again Complained– said they were not happy Raise– lift, make higher Launch a petition– collect a list of signatures to protest against something Gathered– collected Iconic– famous, representative Heritage– culture
Strange things happen in Glasgow…
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