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London sightseeing tour. We welcome you to London. London is one of the largest cities in the world. About seven million people live here. London is more than two thousand years old. sightseeing [ˈsaɪtsiːɪŋ] Осмотр достопримечательностей, экскурсия tour [tʊə] – тур, турне
Trafalgar Square. Trafalgar Square is the most famous of London squares. It is situated in the center of London not far from Westminster and Buckingham Palace. On the column in the centre there is a statue of Admiral Nelson who defeated the French at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. [trəˈfælgər ˈskweər] Трафальгарская площадь column [ˈkɔləm] – колонна statue [ˈstætjuː] – статуя Admiral [ˈædmərəl] Nelson [nelsn] defeat [dɪˈfiːt] - поражать
The National Gallery. The National Gallery has a fine collection of European paintings. It was begun in 1824 when 38 pictures were bought by the Government. Now there are more than 2000 paintings in the collection. There are no pictures by living artists. [ˈnæʃənl ˈgælərɪ] национальная галерея living artist [ˈlɪvɪŋ ˈɑːtɪst] – живой художник European [jʊərəˈpiːən] - европейский
Piccadilly Circus – площадь Пикадилли point [pɔɪnt] - точка , место Piccadilly Circus is a meeting point of six streets.
Hide Park. In the park anyone can stand up and say what they want. It is a very democratic park.
The Buckingham Palace. It is the London home of the Queen. When the flag is flying on the top she is at home. Look, they are changing the Guard. It happens every day at 11.30 a.m. [ˈbʌkɪŋəmˈpælɪs] Букингемский дворец guard [gɑːd] охранник , охрана
St James’s Park. It is one of the royal parks. Here you can see pelicans and ducks. There are a lot of parks and gardens in London. In Regent's Park there is the London Zoo. It is one of the biggest zoos in the world.
The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. The Houses of Parliament is the seat of the British government. Big Ben is one of the most famous clocks in the world. [haʊs ɔv ˈpɑːləmənt] палата парламента government [ˈgʌvnmənt] правительство
Westminster Abbey. It is a royal church. Here you can see the tombs of many British kings and queens and other famous people and the beautiful Henry VII Chapel. [ˈwestmɪnstər ˈæbɪ] Вестминстерское аббатство Royal [ˈrɔɪəl] – королевский church [ʧɜːʧ] -церковь tomb [tuːm] - могила chapel [ˈʧæpəl] - часовня
The Tower [ˈtaʊə] of London. It was a fortress, a royal palace and later a prison. It is a museum now. There are a lot of interesting collections in the Tower of London. The ravens [reɪvn] are another famous sight [saɪt]. The legend [ˈleʤənd] says that without them the Tower will fall. fortress [ˈfɔːtrɪs] –крепость prison [prɪzn] - тюрьма
Tower Bridge [brɪʤ]. It was built in 1804. It is next to the Tower of London. It is one of the famous bridges across the Thames [temz]. It opens and ships go up and down the River Thames.
St. [seɪnt] Paul’s [pɔːls] Cathedral [kəˈθiːdrəl] It is the greatest work of the architect [ˈɑːkɪtekt] Sir Christopher Wren.
St James’s Palace. St. James's Palace is home of the Royal Family and their household offices, it is not open to the public.
Royal guard When the Queen is at Buckingham Palace, the Guards carry the Queen's Colours. At other times they carry the Union Flag
name the sights It is very old. It has a long and cruel history. You can see it from the river Thames. It is not just one building. Many years ago the Kings and the Queens of Britain lived in this place. It stands near the Houses of Parliament. It is really a bell. It weighs 13,720 kilograms. It has a deep tone and you can hear it on the radio. It is a famous clock. London's largest and most famous cathedral, built by Sir Christopher Wren.
name the sights They stand beside the river Thames. You can also see them from Westminster Abbey. The country's leaders speak at this place. The famous clock Big Ben stands near them. London residence of the Queen, It is not far from the Houses of Parliament. It is a symbol of England. It was founded by St. Peter and built by King Edward in 1065.
Can you answer these questions? What is the name of the underground system in London? What river runs through London? What birds according to the legend protect the Tower of London? What is the only London bridge that can be raised? What is the London Eye? What is a "double-decker"? His monument stands in the centre of Trafalgar Square. A busy square in central London?
- Choose the right variant: 1) Which bridge is in London? a) Brooklyn Bridge b) Tower Bridge c) Boston Bridge 2) The Queen lives in: a) the Tower of London b) the Houses of Parliament c) Buckingham Palaсe
- Choose the right variant: 3) The Tower of London is: a) a prison b) a museum c) a shop 4) Big Ben is the name of: a) the clock tower b) the palace c) the church