One of the most iconic buildings in London: 30 St Mary Axe, popularly known as the “Gherkin”. A great example of high-tech architecture.
But why gherkin? Why did this well-known building get this nickname? A gherkin is basically a pickled miniature cucumber. The cutting-edge cucumber-shaped building is located in London´s primary financial district, The City of London, and is home to many offices and companies as well as restaurants and bars.
José Roberto A. Igreja is the author and co-author of several ELT books, including:
LET´S TALK ABOUT IT! – The Ultimate ELT Conversation Book, now available on the Amazon stores of the following countries:
If you live in Brazil the paperback is available at a discount price on UICLAP!
240 pages – 31 QR-CODES for the audio tracks (dialogues) “even the paperback comes with built-in technology”
A BRAND-NEW ELT BOOK!
600 Phrasal Verbs (with Jonathan T. Hogan)
Fluent Business English (with Robert C. Young)
English for Job Interviews (with Robert C. Young)
American Idioms! (with Joe Bailey Noble III)