Welcome to London Урок-презентация 7 класс
Welcome to London ! London is the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.Look at the map ofthe UK:There are 4 parts in the United Kingdom:EnglandScotlandWalesNorthern Ireland
Every part has its own symbol:Daffodil - Rose -Thistle -Shamrock-WalesEnglandScotlandNorthern Ireland
Match the names of the flower, the picture and the part of the United Kingdom:DaffodilRose (red)ThistleShamrockEnglandWalesNorthern IrelandScotland
Now check yourselves:WalesEnglandScotlandNorthern Ireland
Londonis the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the largest city in Europe and one of the largest cities in the world with the population of 11 million people.
Trafalgar SquareAdmiral Nelson, a national hero of the UKNelson’s Column
Trafalgar SquareTrafalgar Square is the geographical centre of London and the favourite place of Londoners and tourists.
London is home for the government, Parliament and the Queen. The Queen of the UK, Elizabeth IIis 80 years old now.
Buckingham PalaceBuckingham Palace is the Queen’s official London residence.
Londoners usually watch the Changing the Guards in front of the palace. It lasts about 45 minutes. It is the most attractive event in London for foreign tourists, and you can see a lot of them every morning in front of the gates of the palace.
London is the business and banking center and a great transport centre.Red double-decker
London is a great tourist centre. There are a lot of places of interest in London which attract thousand of tourists every year. They usually want to see Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the London Bridge, the Tower of London and others.The most popular sights are the Tower of London and theHouses of Parliament
The Tower of LondonIn the centre of the city there is the Tower of London, which was built in1066. Once it was a royal palace, then a prison for criminals and a place of execution. Many people were killed there.Today it is one of the most famous museums of London. It’s very popular withtourists. It’s worth visiting: you can see here a lot of interesting people and things.
The Tower of London has a lot of permanent inhabitants. There are ghosts of murdered people here. There are ravens, one of which you see here. A legend says that as long as the ravens live here, England is safe from invasion.
One of the most famous attractions of the Tower are 36 beefeaters.They were originally established in 1485 as King Henry VIII's bodyguard.They wear a very nice scarlet and gold uniform.They guard the Tower of London .
Tower Bridge over the river ThamesAlthough Tower Bridge looks ancient, it was actually built in 1894 of steel. It has became one of the symbols of London.
Look at Tower Bridge at night
You can go there to watch the equipment which raise and lower the bridge deck and go across the walkways between the towers, which provide an excellent view along the river.
The present Houses of Parliament were built after the fire in 1834. There are two houses in the Parliament: the House of Lords and the House of Commons. St. Stephen’s Tower of the Houses of Parliament contains the famous Big Ben.
Westminster is now the political center of London. In 11th century King Edward the Confessor decided to build a great abbey church there. William the Conqueror was crowned there, and since then all the coronations have taken place in the Abbey.
This magnificent building was built in a gothic style.It’s a royal church.Almost all kings and queens of Britain are buried here.
St. Paul’s CathedralThis cathedral was built by famous British architect Sir Christopher Wren afterthe Great Fire of London. A lot of famous people are buried here.
There a lot of beautiful parks and gardens in London where people can have a rest.
The London EyeThe London Eye is another new addition to the London scene, looking for all the world like a giant bicycle wheel, 135 meters (443 feet) in diameter. It's also sometimes called the Millenium Wheel because it's one of a number of projects built to celebrate the new millenium.
The Eye is especially popular with children.
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