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English Project 2Why I chose this place?Why I chose this place?I chose the WestminsterI chose the WestminsterPalace and Th...
English Project 3Geographic introductionGeographic introductionLondon is the capital city ofLondon is the capital city ofE...
English Project 4The Palace of WestminsterThe Palace of WestminsterThe Palace ofThe Palace ofWestminster is theWestminster...
English Project 5History of The Palace ofHistory of The Palace ofWestminsterWestminsterThe Palace of Westminster was the p...
English Project 6The Big BenThe Big BenThe name Big Ben isThe name Big Ben isoften used to describe theoften used to descr...
English Project 7Did you know?Did you know?Did you know that whenDid you know that whena king dies the bella king dies the...
English Project 8CreditsCreditsAuthor: Marina Gutiérrez MartínezAuthor: Marina Gutiérrez MartínezTeacher: Maria Clara Calv...
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The palace of Westminster and The Big Ben

  1. 1. hehe igig enenTT BB BBTThe alace ofhe alace ofPPWWestminsterestminster andand
  2. 2. English Project 2Why I chose this place?Why I chose this place?I chose the WestminsterI chose the WestminsterPalace and The big benPalace and The big benbecause they are anbecause they are anemblematic buildings ofemblematic buildings ofthe Great Britain and ofthe Great Britain and ofcourse they are reallycourse they are reallylovely. I chose them forlovely. I chose them fortheir long history too.their long history too.
  3. 3. English Project 3Geographic introductionGeographic introductionLondon is the capital city ofLondon is the capital city ofEngland and the UnitedEngland and the UnitedKingdom, and the alargestKingdom, and the alargestcity urban zone andcity urban zone andmetropolitan area in the UK.metropolitan area in the UK.LondonLondonThese are the subregions ofThese are the subregions ofLondon since 2004:London since 2004:
  4. 4. English Project 4The Palace of WestminsterThe Palace of WestminsterThe Palace ofThe Palace ofWestminster is theWestminster is themeeting place of themeeting place of theHouse of Commons andHouse of Commons andthe House of Lords, thethe House of Lords, thetwo houses of thetwo houses of theParliament of the UnitedParliament of the UnitedKingdom. CommonlyKingdom. Commonlyknown as the Houses ofknown as the Houses ofParliament after itsParliament after itstenants, the Palace liestenants, the Palace lieson the Middlesex bank ofon the Middlesex bank ofthe River Thames in thethe River Thames in theCity of Westminster, inCity of Westminster, incentral London.central London.
  5. 5. English Project 5History of The Palace ofHistory of The Palace ofWestminsterWestminsterThe Palace of Westminster was the principal residence of the kings ofThe Palace of Westminster was the principal residence of the kings ofEngland from the middle of the 11th century until 1512. But by the end of theEngland from the middle of the 11th century until 1512. But by the end of the14th century the court in all its aspects had its headquarters at Westminster.14th century the court in all its aspects had its headquarters at Westminster.Although the Lords were accommodated in the Palace. After the ChantriesAlthough the Lords were accommodated in the Palace. After the ChantriesAct 1547 abolished all private chapels, the Royal Chapel of St StephenAct 1547 abolished all private chapels, the Royal Chapel of St Stephenwithin the Palace of Westminster was handed over to the Commons.within the Palace of Westminster was handed over to the Commons.The Commons assembled in St Stephens until 1834 when the Palace wasThe Commons assembled in St Stephens until 1834 when the Palace wasburned down. This fire destroyed almost all of the Palace except the mostburned down. This fire destroyed almost all of the Palace except the mostimportant parts.important parts.The present Houses of Parliament were built over the next 30 years. TheyThe present Houses of Parliament were built over the next 30 years. Theywere the work of the architect Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860).were the work of the architect Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860).The House of Commons Chamber was destroyed in a German air attack inThe House of Commons Chamber was destroyed in a German air attack in1941. It was rebuilt after the Second World War, taking care to preserve the1941. It was rebuilt after the Second World War, taking care to preserve theessential features of Barrys building - the architect was Sir Giles Gilbertessential features of Barrys building - the architect was Sir Giles GilbertScott. The new Chamber was completed in 1950.Scott. The new Chamber was completed in 1950.
  6. 6. English Project 6The Big BenThe Big BenThe name Big Ben isThe name Big Ben isoften used to describe theoften used to describe thetower, the clock and thetower, the clock and thebell but the name was firstbell but the name was firstgiven to the Great Bell.given to the Great Bell.The Elizabeth Tower wasThe Elizabeth Tower wascompleted in 1859 and thecompleted in 1859 and theGreat Clock started on 31Great Clock started on 31May, with the Great BellsMay, with the Great Bellsstrikes heard for the firststrikes heard for the firsttime on 11 July and thetime on 11 July and thequarter bells first chimedquarter bells first chimedon 7 September.on 7 September.
  7. 7. English Project 7Did you know?Did you know?Did you know that whenDid you know that whena king dies the bella king dies the bellsounds different? Thesounds different? Thesound is more soft, butsound is more soft, butthe people dontthe people dontremember the soundremember the soundbecause the queen isbecause the queen isvery old.very old.Did you know the nameDid you know the nameof the tower is not Bigof the tower is not BigBen? Big Ben is the nameBen? Big Ben is the nameof the bell and the nameof the bell and the nameof the tower is theof the tower is theElizabeth Tower.Elizabeth Tower.
  8. 8. English Project 8CreditsCreditsAuthor: Marina Gutiérrez MartínezAuthor: Marina Gutiérrez MartínezTeacher: Maria Clara CalvoTeacher: Maria Clara CalvoInformation from:Information from:http://whitemouse.ru/photo/london/hpds_hp_history.wmbhttp://whitemouse.ru/photo/london/hpds_hp_history.wmbhttp://http://www.wikipedia.orgwww.wikipedia.orghttp://www.losviajeros.com/noticias.php?n=205http://www.losviajeros.com/noticias.php?n=205Thank you for your attention!Thank you for your attention!

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