St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most famous buildings in the world. The clock tower on the West Side has the bell known as Great Paul. At three meters in diameter, it is the heaviest swinging bell in the country. You will find interesting is the Whispering Gallery, where you can whisper at one wall, and then hear your voice on the opposite wall.
One of the most ancient buildings of London is the Tower. It is situated on the north bank of the Thames. It was founded in the 11th century by William the Conqueror. It comprises 20 towers. The oldest of which is the White Tower. The Tower is famous as home of the Crown Jewels.
Westminster Abbey is a Gothic building, which is situated opposite the Houses of Parliament. It is a great work of many people of different centuries. The oldest part of the building dates from the 8th century. Abbey is wonderful with its Chapel of Henry VII. The Chapel is made of stone and glass. Here in the Abbey there are tombs and memorials of almost all English monarchs, many statesman, famous scientists, writers and musicians. And also there is the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.
The capital of Wales is Cardiff, the largest city of Wales. Cardiff is situated near the mouth of the Taff River. It is an important industrial city and a port. It is also an administrative and educational centre. The Welsh people are fond of folk music, poetry and drama. Welsh literature is one of the oldest in Europe.
The British Isles are a group of islands lying off the north-west coast of the continent of Europe. The largest islands are Great Britain and Ireland. England, Wales and Scotland are in Great Britain; Northern Ireland is situated in the north-eastern part of Ireland. The larger part of Ireland is the Irish Republic. There are no high mountains on the British islands.
The highest mountain in Wales is Snowdon. It is 1,085 meters high. In Ireland much of the land is low, but there are green hills and low mountains.
The British Isles have many rivers, but they are not very long. The Severn in England is the longest river. It is 350 kilometers long. It flows south-west into the Irish Sea. The British Isles have many rivers, but they are not very long. The Severn in England is the longest river. It is 350 kilometers long. It flows south-west into the Irish Sea.
There are many beautiful lakes, but no great forests in the British Isles today. The lakes are mostly in Scotland and north-west England. The sea is naturally most important to the British Isles and seaports play a great part in the life of the country. Wastwater Lake, UK
You should complete the sentences, using the right expression. The British Isles are a group of islands lying off …of the continent of Europe. The largest islands are … Northern Ireland is situated in the … Ben Nevis is in … It is … The northern part of Scotland is called… The highest mountain in Wales is … It is … The Severn is the longest river. It is … long. It flows south-west into the …
You have cards with different places, you should write down the names of each place. 1. It is a place where the queen lives when she is in London. 2. It is a famous bridge across the Thames. 3. It is the central square of London. 4. It is a clock in the tower and it’s a big bell. The English can hear it every hour. 5. You can see it from the river Thames. It is very old. It was a fortress, a prison, a palace and now it is a museum. 6. It is a symbol of England. The coronation of all British kings and queens took place there. A lot of famous people are buried there. 7. It is a place where the British Government sits. 8. You can see the national collection of British painting of all periods, and the national collection of modern sculpture, both British and foreign there. 9. It is a square in the central part of London.
The English playwright, actor and poet William Shakespeare. he was an actor, playwright and member of the acting company called the "Chamberlain's Men", who were known as the "King's Men" from 1603. He built the famous Globe Theatre.
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician (doctor) and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes.
Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. This person has the distinction of being the world’s best selling writer.
And right now make a task: you should match authors with their works. a) William Shakespeare b) Agatha Christie c) Arthur Conan Doyle 1. He was a writer and a doctor. 2. This person has the distinction of being the world’s best selling writer. 3. He built the famous Globe Theatre.
Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. She introduced tobacco and potato to Europe.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the constitutional monarch of 16 states, head of the 54 member Commonwealth of Nations, and, in her role as the British monarch, Supreme Governor of the Church of England. She visited Russia in 1994.
Elizabeth met her future husband, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, in 1934 and 1937. They married on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey.
Answer this questions. 1. Who introduced tobacco and potato to Europe? 2. Who did the State visit to Russia in 1994? 3. What do you know about husband of the British queen, Queen Elizabeth II?