London is the capital of Great Britain
London Hello, ladies and gentlemen. 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. London’s most famous sights are Tower Bridge, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and St. Paul’s Cathedral. You’ll see all these places and much more of London from our red double-decker.
Tourists in London always want to visit Westminster and see Big Ben. They want to see the clock in its tower and to hear the bells. Big Ben is one of the most famous clocks in the world. Big Ben is really a bell. You hear it every hour. It is a big bell. It weighs 13,720 kilograms. It has a deep tone and you can hear it on the radio: “This is the BBC. The time is six o’clock.” And then you hear the deep boom of Big Ben six times.
This is Buckingham Palace – the place where British kings and queens live when they are in London.Important visitors often go to the palace. They meet Queen Elizabeth and the royal family inside the palace.A lot of tourists go to Buckingham Palace.They stand outside and see the Changing of the Guard. It happens every day at 11.30 a.m.
Piccadilly Circus is the meeting point of six streets. We’ve just passed Piccadilly Circus and now we are making our way to Buckingham Palace. Look right. We are passing Hyde Park. In the park anyone can stand up and say what they want. It’s a very democratic park.
You can see the Tower of London from the river Thames. The Tower is very old. It has a long and cruel history. It’s not just one building. The tall building is the White Tower, the oldest part of the Tower of London . The Bloody Tower is near the river. You do not see blood there today. But the Bloody Tower has a history of blood – the blood of men, women and even children.Now the King and the Queen of Britain do not live in the Tower. When the Queen is in London, she stays in Buckingham Palace.
The famous clock Big Ben stands near the Houses of Parliament. The country’s leaders speak in the Houses of Parliament.The Houses of Parliament stand beside the river Thames. You can also see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from Westminster Bridge.
On the column in the centre there is a statue of Admiral Nelson who defeated the French at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. To the left of us you can see the National Gallery. It has a fine collection of European paintings.
Westminster Abbey is a symbol of England. It’s a royal church. The legend says that Westminster Abbey was founded by St Peter himself. We know that Westminster Abbey was built by King Edward in 1065. The coronation of all British Kings and Queen takes place in Westminster Abbey.Some famous English people are also buried here. The funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales took place in Westminster Abbey in September 1997. Here you can see the tombs of many British kings and queens and other famous people and the beautiful Henry VII Chapel.
It’s the London home of the Queen. The French Battle of ______ in the 1805. You can see the _____________ from the river Thames. The ______ is very old. It has a long and cruel history. ___________ has a history of blood. ________ is really a bell. You hear it every hour. The funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales took place in ________ in September 1997. On the column in the centre there is a statue of _________. We know that Westminster Abbey was built by King _______ in 1065. The capital of Great Britain.
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1.It’s the greatest work of the architect sir …2. But the … has history of blood. 3. It’s the meeting point of six street. 4. Trafalgar … 5. One of the most famous clocks in the world. 6. Second famous church. 7.on the column in the centre there is statue of… 8.It was fortress, a royal palace and later a prison. 9.it’s the London home of the Queen. 10.The… another famous sight 11.… happens every day at 11.30 a.m. 12.It has a fine collection of European paintings 13.Who defeated the French at the Battle of… in 1805. 14.Earlier in our tour we saw a famous royal church. 15.The tall building is the… the oldest part of the Tower of London 16.It’s the largest observation wheelingthe world. 17.You can see the Tower of London from…