You can see the Tower of London from the river Thames. It’s very old. This place has a long and cruel history. It isn’t just one building.It has a history of blood – the blood of men, women and children.Now the Kings and the Queens of Britain don’t live there.
Buckingham Palace is the place where British kings and queens live when they are in London. When the Queen is inside you can see theflag over it. Important visitors often go to this place. They meet Queen Elizabeth and the royal family there. A lot of tourists go to visit this place. They stand outside and see the Changing of the Guard.
The Houses of Parliament stand beside the river Thames. You can also see them from WestminsterAbbey. The country’s leaders speakat this place. The famous clock Big Ben stands near them.
Tower Bridge is one of the famous bridges across the Thames. It was builtin 1894. It’s next to the Tower of London. It opens and ships go up and down the river Thames.
Hyde Park is the property of the royal family. It is famous for its outdoor entertainments and its Speaker’s Corner. On a Sunday morning you can make a speech aboutsomething you believe to be very important.
Trafalgar Square is a place where differentmeetings take place. In the middle of this square there is Nelson Column
London Eye also known asthe Millennium Wheel, isthe tallest (the diameter ofthe wheel, or its height, is135 metres (443 ft) ) Ferriswheel in Europe, and hasbecome the most popularpaid tourist attraction inthe United Kingdom,visited by over 3 millionpeople a year.
London Zoo is the worldsoldest scientific zoo. Itwas opened in London onApril 27, 1828, and wasoriginally intended to beused as a collection forscientific study. It waseventually made open tothe public in 1847. Todayit houses a collection of755 species of animals,with 15104 individuals,making it one of thelargest collections in theUnited Kingdom.
It is oftencolloquiallyreferred to as BigBen, which isactually thenickname of themain bell housedwithin the tower(formally knownas the Great Bell)
St. Paul’s Cathedral. The cathedralis one of Londons most visitedsites. It was build in 17- th century.It has Whisper gallery.
Westminster Abbey, is alarge, mainly Gothicchurch, in Westminster,London, just to the westof the Palace ofWestminster. It is thetraditional place ofcoronation and burial sitefor English and laterBritish monarchs. Itbriefly held the status of acathedral from 1546–1556
Londons NationalGallery, founded in 1824,houses a rich collectionof over 2,300 paintingsdating from the mid-13thcentury to 1900 in itshome on TrafalgarSquare. The collectionbelongs to the Britishpublic and entry to themain collection is free,although there arecharges for entry tospecial exhibitions.
The 1-st task. Fill in the missing words.1.London is the capital of the Great Britain, its, … economic … and centre.2.Its population is more than … people.3.… is situated on the river Thames.4.London was founded by the Romans in 43 A.D. and called ... .5.… was built by William the Conqueror who conquered England in 1066.6.There are four parts in London: … , … , the City and Westminster.7.West End is …, East End is the part where working people live, the City is8.The Tower of London , St Paul’s Cathedral are situated … .9.Here we can find …, where newspapers and news agencies have theiroffices.10.Here is situated the Tower … .
The 2-nd task. Listen to my statements and say if they are true or false .•London is far from the river Thames.•Most London parks are free.•London is a very old city.•The Tower of London is a residence of theBritish Queen.•London Eye is a famous London theatre.•Tower Bridge is the only bridge in London.•Nelson’s Column is in Trafalgar Square.•London Zoo is in the Tower of London .
The 3-d task. You have to do the test about Londonsights. You have 2 minutes.1.London stands on the river… 1.Thames 2.Volga 3.Neva2.London Zoo is in … •Hyde Park •Regent’s Park •Kensington Gardens3.Big Ben is … 1.a palace 2.a bell 3.a square4.You can see Speaker’s Corner in … •St James’s Park •Green Park •Hyde Park
5. The country’s leaders speak in … 1.the Houses of Parliament 2.Big Ben 3.Buckingham Palace6.Whisper Gallery is in … 1.Westminster Abbey 2.St Paul’s Cathedral 3.Buckingham Palace7.The statue of Peter Pan is in… 1.Regent’s Park 2.St James’s Park 3.Kensington Gardens