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Real life Spiderman? Daring window cleaner wears superhero suit to scale 78th floor

A window cleaner in Indonesia has become a celebrity for scaling the walls dressed as Spiderman. Sardi the ‘Spiderman’ has been cleaning the windows of a hotel in Solo, Indonesia, for two and a half years and has earned a reputation for dressing as Spiderman when he works. The 35-year-old masked crusader scales the building using just ropes in his dedication to clean the windows up to the 78th floor.

Sardi took the job because he felt compelled to conquer the heights, but it does not come without its downsides. The Spiderman costume is heavy and tires Sardi out, and the face mask can leave him gasping for air. Guests at the hotel often watch Sardi clean the windows, and members of the public even stop to admire his handiwork.

Earlier this year the UK had its own superhero in the shape of the Bradford Batman, aka Stan Worby, who was later arrested for burglary.


source: Mirror


to scale – megmászni
to earn – megszerezni, pénzt keresni
reputation – hírnév
rope – kötél
to feel compelled to – úgy érzi, muszáj
to conquer – legyőzni
height – magasság
downside – hátrány
to gasp – zihálni
to admire – megcsodálni
aka = also known as – más néven
burglary – betörés 

Fill in the gaps.

a) to gasp

b) to admire

c) rope

d) to earn

e) downside

 

1. We went to the museum to ……………….. Michelangelo’s paintings.

2. How much do you ……………….. a year?

3. The ……………….. of the plan is that renting a boat is very expensive.

4. The diver came up ……………….. for air.

5. We need some ……………….. to tie the sofa on top of the car.

Answers: 1-b 2-d 3-e 4-a 5-c

 

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