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Устная тема по английскому языку "London"

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London

London is the capital of Great Britain. It is the biggest city in the country.

Many years ago the Romans came to England. They built a town on the river Thames. The name of the town was Londinium. The place for the town was very good. Londinium got bigger and bigger. The Romans built a lot of roads to all parts of Britain.

More than seven million people live and work in London now. It is one of the most important cities in the world. It is the centre for business and tourism. The heart of London is the City. There are a lot of banks and other offices here too. In the City you can see the Tower of London. It was built in the 11th century. The Tower was a fortress, a palace, a prison, a royal Zoo. It is a museum now. Black ravens live in the Tower and people look after them.

Trafalgar Square is in the centre of London. The tall column in the middle of it is a monument to Admiral Nelson. You can also see one of the best picture galleries here – it is the National Gallery, in front of it there are two beautiful fountains.

The political centre of London is Westminster. People like to visit Downing Street 10. It is the place where the Prime Minister lives. The Queen of England lives in the Buckingham Palace. The Palace is very large and beautiful.

The Houses of Parliament is in Westminster too. It is a long grey building with two towers. The large clock in one of the towers is Big Ben. You can hear the sound of this clock every hour. One of the most famous and beautiful churches in London is Westminster Abbey. It is more than 9 hundred years old. Many English kings, queens, poets and writers are buried here.

It will be great to visit this wonderful city some day!

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