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Helpful Words and Phrases

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  1. propose
    • ex. He proposed marriage to her yesterday and she accepted.
  2. romantic
    • ex. He is a sweet husband. He prepares a romantic date for them every week.
    • ex. They used the lift to get to the top of the building.
    • ex. Beach resorts are temporarily closed because of the coming storm.
  3. stranded
    • ex. Their flight was canceled so they were stranded at the airport.


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A couple named Amir Khan and Kat Warren were stuck on the Eiffel Tower together with other visitors. Khan realized they might be stuck on the tower longer. This made him decide to propose to Warren right there. And what was the answer? It was a yes. According to Khan, Warren always wanted to get a marriage proposal on or under the Eiffel Tower.

Originally, Khan planned to propose to Warren in a Paris Garden. The plan includes a romantic dinner on the River Seine. But the Eiffel Tower lifts were temporarily not available because of a man who climbed the tower.  As they were temporarily stranded at the tower, he decided to surprise Warren. In an interview, Warren said, “He had a pretty good chance of me saying ‘Yes’ all along.”

The climber was guided by firefighters as he went down. Then, he was arrested by the police. According to Alice Beunardeau, communications director for the Eiffel Tower, the man was found between the tower’s second and third floors. The man was said to be carrying a poster about American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish.

This material was based on an article by The Associated Press.


Choose a topic and discuss the questions with your tutor.

Romantic Places

  • What romantic place in your country would you recommend to couples? Discuss.
  • What kind of place do you consider romantic (ex. a beach hotel, a restaurant on top of a famous tower)? Discuss.
  • Which kind of marriage proposal is better, in front of many people or in private? Why? Discuss.

Being Stranded

  • What should the staff of the Eiffel Tower do for visitors who were stranded? Why? Discuss.
  • Imagine that you are stranded on the Eiffel Tower. What would you do? Discuss.
  • Eiffel Tower visitors got stranded because of a man who climbed the tower. In your opinion, what should be done to the man who climbed the tower? Discuss.