Now that both our trip to London and the Book Festival are
approaching, why not explore some of the city’s literary
landma...
Student A: Hi all! Here we are at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
in the South bank of the River Thames. This is a reconst...
Student A: Hello! We are at the Charles Dickens Museum at 48 Doughty
Street in Holborn. As you can see, this is a typical ...
Student A: Hi everybody! Here we are at the Sherlock Holmes Museum,
situated in the so-called 221, Baker Street, in Centra...
Student A: Hi all! This is Charing Cross Road, a street in Central London
famous for its many bookshops. Here we are at Fo...
Student A: Hi guys! We are on platform 93/4 at King’s Cross railway
station, one of Britain’s major stations. Its most imp...
Student A: Hi all! We are at the British Library, the national library of the United
Kingdom. It is very near Kings Cross’...
Student A: Hello! This used to be Virginia Woolf’s home. She was born at
22 Hyde Park Gate in London in 1882. However, aft...
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Project work by Eso and BAC students for their trip to London. The final product will be a video tour which will be published on the school's Youtube channel.

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London literary tour, Colexio Padre Feijoo Zorelle (Ourense)

  1. 1. Now that both our trip to London and the Book Festival are approaching, why not explore some of the city’s literary landmarks? We’ll embark on a London literary tour, visiting both fictional and real life locations! And we will record a short documentary which will be shown at the Book Festival and published on the school’s Youtube channel!
  2. 2. Student A: Hi all! Here we are at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in the South bank of the River Thames. This is a reconstruction of the original Globe, a theatre built in 1599 by William Shakespeare’s theatre company. The present theatre was opened in 1997. Student B:Nowadays, you can visit the building and attend a performance of some of Shakespeare’s plays. The programme for this year includes Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, All’s well that ends well, Much Ado about Nothing, Julius Caesar and King Lear.
  3. 3. Student A: Hello! We are at the Charles Dickens Museum at 48 Doughty Street in Holborn. As you can see, this is a typical Georgian terraced house which was Charles Dickens' home from 25 March 1837 (a year after his marriage) to December 1839. Student B: Charles Dickens is one of the greatest novelists in English. He lived during Victorian times, in the 19th century and wrote novels that are still very popular today, for example: The Adventures of Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations
  4. 4. Student A: Hi everybody! Here we are at the Sherlock Holmes Museum, situated in the so-called 221, Baker Street, in Central London, address of the world’s most famous detective: Sherlock Holmes. Student B: As you may know, Sherlock Holmes is the protagonist of a series of detective novels written by Scottish writer, Arthur Conan Doyle, in the 1890s. All but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend and biographer, Dr. Watson. Many of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes have been adapted into films, TV series and theatre plays.
  5. 5. Student A: Hi all! This is Charing Cross Road, a street in Central London famous for its many bookshops. Here we are at Foyles, one of the biggest bookshops in the UK. It was opened in 1903 by William and Gilbert Foyle. It has five floors full of books to sell and a website with over 100,000 book titles! Student B:Charing Cross Road is also full of second hand bookshops which offer very eclectic prices at a reasonable price. As you can see, outside, there are £1 paperbacks and the basement is given over to bargains.
  6. 6. Student A: Hi guys! We are on platform 93/4 at King’s Cross railway station, one of Britain’s major stations. Its most important long-distance destinations are Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Why is this a literary landmark? Student B: In the Harry Potter books, by J. K. Rowling, King's Cross is the starting point of the Hogwarts Express to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft .The train uses a secret platform 9¾ accessed through the brick wall barrier between platforms 9 and 10.
  7. 7. Student A: Hi all! We are at the British Library, the national library of the United Kingdom. It is very near Kings Cross’s station. The library is a major research library, holding over 150 million items from many countries, in many languages, and in many formats, both print and digital. Student B: The Library is open to everyone who has a need to use its collections. Anyone with a permanent address who wishes to carry out research can apply for a Reader Pass. A number of books and manuscripts are on display to the general public, the library’s exhibition includes: Beowulf, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures or Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway
  8. 8. Student A: Hello! This used to be Virginia Woolf’s home. She was born at 22 Hyde Park Gate in London in 1882. However, after the death of her father, Vanessa and Adrian, her brother and sister, sold 22 Hyde Park Gate and bought a house at 46 Gordon Square in Bloomsbury, where we are now. Student B: Virginia Woolf is one of the greatest female novelists in English. She lived wrote novels that are still very popular today, for example: To the Lighthouse, Mrs Dalloway and A Room of One’s Own.

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