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Now it’s the seat of the British Government. It contains 500 apartments. Among them are the Central Hall, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons. When the House is in session a Union Jack flies over the Tower by day, and light burns in the clock Tower, or Big Ben by night.
Buckingham Palace is an official residence of the Queen and her family. It isn’t open to the public. When the Queen is in residence you can see the Union Jack above the palace. In summer the Queen gives three garden parties for about 9,000 guests. It has 600 rooms, 78 bathrooms a swimming pool, a cinema, and a garden, which is like a private park with a lake
Changing the guard at Buckingham Palace Смена караула возле Букингемского дворца The ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is a great tourist attraction. It takes place daily at 11.30 a.m. and lasts half an hour. To the sound of music, the guardsmen arrive and pass the palace keys to another group.
In the early days of England the English kings lived in the Tower. Then it was a prison where many people died. Black ravens (вороны) had much food near the walls оf the Tower in those days. Black ravens live outside the Tower now. The English people like them very much. Now it’s a museum housing the National Collection of Armour and Royal Regalia. It is 900 years old. White Tower
St. Paul’s Cathedral St. Paul’s Cathedral is the city’s greatest monument. It was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675–1710 after the Great Fire in1666. Wren is buried there, also Wellington and Nelson. It is 110 meters high. Inside the dome is the whispering (шепчущая) gallery.
The coronation of nearly all English kings and queens since William the Conqueror has taken place here. Many of them are buried within the Abbey. There are also the graves of famous poets, writers, and statesmen. Here you can see memorials to Newton, Darwin, Dickens, and others. Westminster Abbey.
9.Complete the sentences. 1. London stands on the river а) Nile b) Mississippi c) Thames 2. The Queen of England lives in Buckingham Palace Westminster Abbey The Tower of London 4. Big Ben is A palace A clock A bell 5. The famous museum of wax works is called Pushkin Museum Madame Tussaud’s The National Gallery
Write down the composition completing the sentences “My traveling to London” Last summer we visited … . It was … and … ! I saw … . I also took some photos of … and … .They are really …! One day we visited … . I was surprised to see … . We watched the … . We walked in … . And, of course, we rode … . I bought some souvenirs from London: … and … . My traveling was … !
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