Coin Operated Park Benches*

Chinese parks are so overcrowded* that it’s hard to find a seat on a bench. The solution* – steel* spikes* which will come up if you don’t put a coin into a meter.
The spikes are too short to actually injure* anyone, but long enough to make sitting uncomfortable.
“We have to make sure the facilities* are shared out* evenly* and this seems like a fair way to stop people grabbing a bench at dawn and staying there all day,” one park official said.
Vocabulary:
bench – lavička
overcrowded – přelidněný
solution -řešení
steel – ocelový
spike – hrot
injure – zranit
facility – zařízení
be shared out – být sdílen
evenly – rovnoměrně
Question for discussion:
Can you think of a better solution?

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