Welcome to London, the capital of the UK! There are a lot of places of interest in London. Tourists usually start their tour with the Tower of London, the oldest building in the capital. It stands on the river Thames and has a long history.
It is 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 it has a history of blood – the blood of men, women and children.
First it was a Royal palace. Then it was a prison and later it became a museum. Now the King and the Queen of Britain do not live in the Tower. Tourists like to visit the Tower of London and to look at the ravens, which live on the territory of the Tower according to the old English tradition.
People, who come to London to go sightseeing, always want to visit Westminster and to see Big Ben. They want to see the clock and to hear the bells.
Big Ben is really a bell. You hear it every hour. It is a big bell. It weighs kilograms. It has a deep tone and you can hear it on the radio: This is the BBC. The time is six oclock. And then you hear the deep boom of Big Ben.
The famous clock Big Ben stands near the Houses of Parliament. The countrys leaders speak in the Houses of Parliament. The men and women there are the voice of the British people. The Houses of Parliament stand beside the river Thames. You can go on a boat from Westminster and see London from the river.
One of the most popular place for tourists to visit is Tower Bridge. The towers are connected at the top by a walkway above the water level. The towers were built in Gothic style during the period of 1886 – 1894.
Standing not far from the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey is a symbol of England. The legend says that it was founded by St. Peter. Westminster Abbey was built by King Edward in 1065.
The coronation of all British Kings and Queens takes place in Westminster Abbey. Some famous English people are buried here. The funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales took place in Westminster Abbey in September 1997.
Buckingham Palace is the residence of the Queen of England, Elizabeth II. When she is in London, she stays there.
The Queen of England is the Head of the country. She is the Queen since 1952.
The presentation was made by the teacher of English, Ved G. A. with the help of the Internet resources (pictures) and the text is taken from the textbook for the pupils of the 5-th form by Biboletova M. Z., Dobrynina N. V., Trubaneva N. N