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Answer the questions. 1) Why is The Palace like a small town?

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1) Why is The Palace like a small town?

2) Are there a lot of clocks?

3) How many dogs does the Queen have?

4) Why do people have two glasses on the table?

5) Who does the Queen speak to during the meal?

6) What happen when the Queen finishes her food?

Match the False sentences

1) The Palace is more than two hundred years.

2) It is famous because it is in the centre of London.

3) The same person starts the Queen’s bath and prepares her clothes.

4) The dogs sleep in the queen’s bedroom.

5) The Queen and the Prime Minister go out for a drink.


Choose your variant

1Whe you arrive to London, the first thing you will do is

a) to go sightseeing

b) to go to the information centre

c) to go to sleep

d) to go to the Kazakh embassy

2 If you choose the place to stay in London you will stay in

a) Buckingham Palace

b) a host family

c) a hotel

d) a hostel

3 When you go sightseeing in London, first you will go to

a) the City

b) Westminster

c) Trafalgar Square

d) The East End

Read and translate the text


London is the capital of Great Britain, its political, economic and commercial centre. It is one of the largest cities in the world and the largest city in Europe. Its population is about 8 million.

London is one of the oldest and most interesting cities in the world.

Traditionally it is divided into several parts: the City, Westminster, the West End and the East End. They are very different from each other and seem to belong to different towns and epochs.

The heart of London is the City, its financial and business centre. Numerous banks, offices and firms are situated there, including the Bank of England, the Stock Exchange and the Old Bailey. Few people live here, but over a million people come to the City to work. There are some famous ancient buildings within the City. Perhaps the most striking of them is St Paul's Cathedral, the greatest of English churches. It was built in the 17th century by Sir Christopher Wren. The Tower of London was founded by Julius Caesar and in 1066 rebuilt by William the Conqueror. It was used as a fortress, a royal palace and a prison. Now it is a museum.

Westminster is the historic, the governmental part of London.

Westminster Abbey has more historic associations than any other building in Britain. Nearly all English kings and queens have been crowned here. Many outstanding statesmen, scientists, writers, poets and painters are buried here: Newton, Darwin, Chaucer, Dickens, Tennyson, Kipling, etc.

Across the road from Westminster Abbey is Westminster Palace, or the Houses of Parliament, the seat of the British Parliament. The Clock Tower of the Houses of Parliament is famous for its big hour bell, known as "Big Ben".

Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the Queen.

The West End is the richest and most beautiful part of London. It is the symbol of wealth and luxury. The best hotels, shops, restaurants, clubs, and theatres are situated there. There are splendid houses and lovely gardens belonging to wealthy people.

Trafalgar Square is the geographical centre of London. It was named in memory of Admiral Nelson's victory in the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The tall Nelson's Column stands in the middle of the square.

On the north side of Trafalgar Square is the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. Not far away is the British Museum — the biggest museum in London. It contains a priceless collection of ancient manuscripts, coins, sculptures, etc, and is famous for its library.

The East End is the poorest district of London. There are a lot of factories, workshops and docks here. The streets are narrow, the buildings are unimpressive. The East End is densely populated by working class families.


commercial - торговый

epoch - эпоха

numerous - многочисленный

ancient – древний, старинный

striking - поразительный

church - церковь

to rebuild - перестраивать

fortress - крепость

royal - королевский

palace - дворец

prison - тюрьма

tower - башня

symbol – символ

luxury – роскошь

column - колонна

manuscript - рукопись

to be famous for – быть знаменитым

narrow - узкий

unimpressive - невыразительный

densely – грустно


5.9.3 Answer the questions:

1) Is London the largest city in the world?

2) What’s the population of London?

3) Name the Parts of London.

4) Who was St. Paul’s Cathedral built by?

5) What is the historic, the governmental part of London?

6) What is Big Ben?

7) Can you describe Trafalgar Square?

8) Where do the working people live?

9) What are the most famous London Museums and art galleries?



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