71. A Famous Clock.

When you visit London, one of the first things you will see is Big Ben, the famous clock which can be heard all over the world on the BBC. If the house of Parliament had not been burned down in 1834, the great clock would never have been erected. Big Ben take its name from Sir Benyamin Hall who was responsible for the making the clock when the new Houses of Parliament were being built. It is not only of immense size, but is extremely accurate as well. Officials from Greenwich Observatory have the clock checked twice a day. On the B.B.C you can hear the clock when it is actually striking because microphones are connected to the clock tower. Big Ben has rarely gone wrong. Once, however, it failed to give the correct time. A painter who had been working on the tower hung a pot of paint on one of hands and slowed it down.
Sebuah Terkenal Jam. Ketika Anda mengunjungi London, salah satu hal pertama yang Anda akan melihat adalah Big Ben, jam terkenal yang dapat didengar di seluruh dunia pada BBC. Jika rumah Parlemen belum dibakar pada tahun 1834, jam besar tidak akan pernah didirikan. Big Ben mengambil namanya dari Sir Benyamin Balai siapa yang bertanggung jawab untuk membuat jam ketika Rumah baru Parlemen sedang dibangun. Hal ini tidak hanya dari ukuran besar, tetapi sangat akurat juga. Pejabat dari Greenwich Observatory memiliki jam diperiksa dua kali sehari. Pada B.B.C Anda dapat mendengar jam ketika benar-benar mencolok karena mikrofon yang terhubung ke menara jam. Big Ben jarang salah. Setelah, bagaimanapun, gagal untuk memberikan waktu yang tepat. Seorang pelukis yang telah bekerja di menara menggantung pot cat di salah satu tangan dan memperlambat ke bawah.
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