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  • 2018.11.9
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French ‘Human Spider’ banned from climbing any building in Britain

高層ビルを登る通称「スパイダーマン」 無許可で英国のビルを登り逮捕

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A 56-year-old Frenchman has been banned from climbing any building in Britain.

Alain Robert is famous for climbing skyscrapers around the world. He is often called the “French SpiderMan” or “Human Spider.”

On Oct. 25, he climbed the Heron Tower, one of London’s tallest skyscrapers. The Heron is 202 meters tall. Robert climbed it without ropes – and without permission.

As he scaled the side of the tower, police cordoned off the building, closed roads and asked spectators to move away.

The urban climber was arrested after the climb. On Oct. 26, he pleaded guilty in a London court to causing a public nuisance. The judge gave him a 20-week suspended sentence and a $5,500 (794,000) fine. Robert was also banned from climbing any building in Britain “until further notice.”

Before he climbed the Heron, he told reporters, “I fully feel alive when my life is at stake.” (AP)

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ban
(動)禁止する
(名)禁止
◆Most companies have a ban on wearing sleeveless shirts in the office.
(ほとんどの会社がオフィスでのランニングシャツ姿を禁止している)

skyscraper
(名)超高層ビル
◆Mike’s hobby is taking pictures of skyscrapers.
(マイクの趣味は超高層ビルの写真撮影だ)

scale
(動)よじ登る
(名)目盛り、規模
◆Edmund Hillary was the first person to scale Mt. Everest.
(エドモンド・ヒラリーは初めてエベレストに登頂した人物だ)

cordon
(動)非常線を張る、交通遮断する
(名)非常線
◆The entire city block was cordoned off after the reported bank robbery.
(銀行強盗の通報後、街区全体が封鎖された)

plead
(動)弁護する、主張する
◆plead guilty(罪を認める)
◆Despite the overwhelming evidence against her, Kerri pleaded not guilty.
(圧倒的に不利な証拠にもかかわらず、ケリーは無罪を主張した)

stake
(名)賭け
(動)賭ける
◆at stake(危機に瀕して)
◆I would stake a lot of money on the Cubs winning the championship.
(カブスの優勝に大金を賭けたっていい)

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Listening Comprehension Check

Q1. Why is Alain Robert banned from climbing buildings in Britain?

  • A) Because he fell from a tall tower and disturbed people.
  • B) Because he climbed the Heron Tower without permission.
  • C) Because he always plays music very loudly.

正解を見る

正解は、B
Because he climbed the Heron Tower without permission.

Vocabulary Review Quiz

Q1. A 56-year-old Frenchman has been ( ) from climbing any building in Britain.

  • A) banned
  • B) canned
  • C) manned

正解を見る

正解は、A
banned

Q2. Alain Robert is famous for climbing ( ) around the world.

  • A) cars
  • B) skyscrapers
  • C) rentals

正解を見る

正解は、B
skyscrapers

Q3. As he ( ① ) the side of the tower, police ( ② ) off the building, closed roads and asked spectators to move away.

  • A) sold
  • B) scaled
  • C) said

    • D) pardoned
    • E) condoned
    • F) cordoned

    正解を見る

    ①の正解は、B
    scaled

    ②の正解は、F
    cordoned

    Q4. On Oct. 26, he ( ) guilty in a London court to causing a public nuisance.

    • A) pleaded
    • B) ended
    • C) revived

    正解を見る

    正解は、A
    pleaded

    Q5. Before he climbed the Heron, he told reporters, “I fully feel alive when my life is at ( ).”

    • A) steak
    • B) bay
    • C) stake

    正解を見る

    正解は、C
    stake

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