LONDON SIGHTSEENG TOUR We welcome you to London. • London is the capital of the UK. • London is one of the largest cities in the world. • London is one of the world’s largest ports. • You’ll see London’s most famous sights from the top of our red doubledecker. TRAFALGAR SQUARE • Trafalgar square is in the centre of the West End of London. • In the centre there is Nelson’s Column with the figure of Admiral Nelson who defeated the French at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. • On the north side there is the National Gallery. • In the north-east corner there is the National Portrait Gallery. ST.PAUL’S CATHEDRAL • The greatest work of Christopher Wren. • The Cathedral was begun in 1675 but finished only in 1710,when Wren was almost eighty years old. • There are memorials to many famous men of England. THE THAMES • It is 334 km long and it runs into the sea. • The English people call it “the Father of London”. • There is a museum of old ships on the Thames. TOWER BRIDGE • Now we are crossing Tower Bridge over the river Thames. • From here you can see The Tower of London. BIG BEN • One of the most famous clocks in the world. • One can hear the sound of a bell every hour. • On New Year’s night people come to the Clock Tower to see the New Year in. WESTMINSTER ABBEY • Was founded in the 11th century. • Many of Great Britain’s famous men are buried here. • A royal church. THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT • The seat of British government. • The Palace of Westminster. • Visitors may sit in the Stranger’s Gallery looking down into the House of Commons and listen to the debates. TASK • Read about Tower of London and Piccadilly Circus. • Say what have you already seen and what have you not yet visited in London. СОСТАВИТЕЛЬ Алексеева Ирина Юрьевна, учитель английского языка МОУСОШ № 3 г. Окуловка Новгородской области.