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LONDON
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LONDON
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The capital of the U.K
London is the biggest city in
Britain and in Europe
It has a population of
7,172,036 (2001) It is
situated in the southeast of
England.
London was the first city in
the world to have an
underground railway,
known as the Tube.
It is the largest port of
England as well
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The parts of London
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City of London ( the City) – the oldest
part with a lot of historical monuments
City of Westminter – is the centre of
business and government offices
West End - the place for entertainment,
lots of theatres, cinemas and nightclubs
are found there
East End - used to be a slum in the 19th
century where only poor people lived
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The Tower of London
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The Tower was
built in the 11th
century by William
the Conqueror
It used to be a
fortress, royal
palace and a prison
Nowadays it is a
museum where the
Crown Jewels are
kept.
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TOWER BRIDGE
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One of the most
famous London
bridges
It is close to the
Tower of London
It became a
symbol of London.
It consists of two
towers
Middle part can be
open to let big
ships to pass.
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Buckingham Palace
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The London residence of the
British Queen Elizabeth II and
her royal family
Outside you can see the
ceremony of Changing the
Guard every day at 11.30
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The Houses of Parliament
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The real name for this
building is the Palace
of Westminster
It is the seat of the
British parliament
consisting of two
chambers - The House
of Commons and House
of Lords
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BIG BEN
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the clock tower known
for its accuracy
It stands next to the
Houses of Parliament
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St. Paul's Cathedral
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The original building
was destroyed in the
Great Fire of London in
1666
It was rebuilt by a
famous architect Sir
Christopher Wren
the second largest
church in the world
Westminster Abbey
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the coronation
church of all English
kings an queens
It was built by the
King Edward in 1065
Many famous poets of
England are buried
there in Poet Е› Corner
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DOWNING STREET
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The residence of
the British Prime
Minister
he lives in Downing
Street 10
The present Prime
Minister is David
Cameron
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Trafalgar Square
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ItВґs the most
famous square in
London and a tourist
attraction
There are lots of
fountains, statues
and pigeons
On the square
there is the
National Gallery
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NelsonВґs Column
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ItВґs in the middle
of Trafalgar Square
The Statue of
Admiral Nelson
commemorates the
victory over
Napoleon
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PICCADILLY CIRCUS
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Another famous busy
London square and a
meeting point
In the centre of the
square there is the
statue of Eros – God of
Love
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LONDON EYE
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The most popular tourist
attraction
Opened in 2000, was
built for the Millennium
celebration
is located on the bank of
the River Thames.
Originally was called The
Millennium Wheel
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London museums and galleries
Madame Tussaud´s – wax figures
of many famous people from all
over the world can be found
there
National Gallery in Trafalgar
Square
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Parks
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London.
пЃ¶ RegentВґs Park with the zoo
пЃ¶ St. JamesВґs Park
пЃ¶ the most famous - Hyde
Park with SpeakersВґ
Corner. Anybody can make
a speech about any topic
пЃ¶ People can even criticise
government policy or queen
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Typical for London:
Black
cabs or
taxis
The underground
in London is the
oldest underground
in the world.
Red doubledecker buses
Red phone
boxes
It was opened in
1863.
It is also called
Tube.
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1. The taxi in London is:
a) black
b) red
c) yellow
2. The Queen lives in:
a)Tower of London
b) Buckingham Palace
c) Westminster Abbey
3. Big Ben is part of:
a) Westminster Abbey
b) The Houses of Parliament
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c) Piccadilly Circus
4. How many chambers does the British Parliament have?
A two B four C six
a) six
b) four
c) two
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5. Who was a founder of the English Protestant Church?
a) Elisabeth I
b) Henry VIII
c) Mary Stuart
6. Where are the Crown Jewels kept?
a) In National Gallery
b) Tower of London c) St. PaulЕ› Cathedral
7. Which is the coronation church of the English kings?
a) Westminster Palace
b) Buckingham Palace c) Westminster Abbey
8.The statue of Eros can be found in?
a) Piccadilly Circus
b) Hyde Park
c) Trafalgar Square
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