Vocabulaire (2 min) du Daily News du 19 juillet 2019

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If and when this building in London called Oakwood Timber Tower 1 is completed,

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If and when this building in London called Oakwood Timber Tower 1 [sera terminé],

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it will be the tallest man-made

créée par l'homme

it will be the tallest [créée par l'homme]

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wooden structure in the world.

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[en bois] structure in the world.

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Currently, that record is held by this

actuellement

[actuellement], that record is held by this

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18-story building in Norway.

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[de 18 étages] building in Norway.

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"Wooden skyscrapers are a natural answer to climate change,

gratte-ciels

"Wooden [gratte-ciels] are a natural answer to climate change,

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wood actually locks carbon dioxidewhen it's being made,

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wood actually [enferme] carbon dioxidewhen it's being made,

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while concrete construction, which is normally used for skyscrapers, emits CO2."

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while [béton] construction, which is normally used for skyscrapers, emits CO2."

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These "plyscrapers" are they're called are just as strong and just as safe

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These "plyscrapers" are they're called are just as strong and just as [sûrs]

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as steel and concrete, say experts:

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as [acier] and concrete, say experts:

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"In here what you see is a big block of wood made out of glued individual pieces,

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"In here what you see is a big block of wood made out of [collées] individual pieces,

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individual strips of

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individual [bandes] of

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timber.

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[bois].

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Any one of these timber strips could be slightly weaker or slightly stronger,

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Any one of these timber strips could be slightly [plus frêles] or slightly stronger,

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by combining many of them we generate something of known properties,

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by combining many of them we generate something of [connues] properties,

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Also one four-story wooden building saves the world a year's worth of emissions from 500 cars,

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Also one four-story wooden building saves the world a year's [d'équivalent] of emissions from 500 cars,

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according to US government estimates.

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[selon] US government estimates.

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wood absorbs carbon, as it grows.

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wood absorbs carbon, as it [pousse].

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"Well, I say to them that it can sound crazy but actually,

en réalité

"Well, I say to them that it can sound crazy but [en réalité],

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if we want the cities to develop sustainably,

de manière durable

if we want the cities to develop [de manière durable],