New words Prison тюрьма a royal mint королевский монетный дом Acre акр Site местоположение imaginative образный Venture рисковать Hereditary наследственный Chimes перезвоны Flattened - сглаженный
Sights of London The Tower of London (Лондонский Тауэр) Tower Bridge (Тауэрский мост) The Houses of Parliament (Дом Парламента) St. Pauls Cathedral (Собор Св. Павла) Big Ben (Биг Бэн) Buckingham Palace (Букингемский дворец) Westminster Abbey (Вестминстерское аббатство)
The Tower of London The Tower of London is one of the worlds most famous buildings, and now welcomes two million visitors each year. It has been a palace, a prison, a royal mint and even a zoo! Today the 18 acre riverside site is home to the Crown Jewels, (sometimes popularly known as Beefeaters, who are the traditional guards at the tower) and the legendary ravens.
The Houses of Parliament Home of the British Government, the building is actually called the Palace of Westminster, but is more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. These are the elected House of Commons and the House of Lords, made up of hereditary and life peers
Big Ben Possibly the most famous clock face and chimes in the world, Big Ben is actually the name of the biggest bell inside The Clock Tower which forms part of the Houses of Parliament. Built in 1858/9 the bell was named after one Sir Benjamin Hall and when it was cast it was Britains heaviest bell.
St. Pauls Cathedral Work on this, the most impressive church in London began in 1675 to a design by SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN. It was built to replace old St Paul's which was destroyed by the GREAT FIRE OF LONDON in The present building has been luckier. It survived the World War II bombings which flattened a great many of the surrounding buildings.
Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace is the London home of The Queen and Prince Philip. Queen Victoria was the first monarch to take up residence here after the architect John Nash transformed it from Buckingham House into a palace
Westminster Abbey An architectural masterpiece of the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries, Westminster Abbey. It has been the setting for every coronation since 1066 and for numerous other royal occasions. Today it is still a church dedicated to regular worship and to the celebration of great events in the life of the nation.
QUIZ 1. Who are the traditional guards at the tower? Beefeaters
When Tower Bridge was built? Tower Bridge was built in 1894
The another name of the Houses of Parliament? The Palace of Westminster
What is the most famous clock face and chimes in the world? Big Ben
By whom St. Pauls Cathedral was designed? It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren
What is Buckingham Palace? It is the London home of the Queen and Prince Philip.
What is Westminster Abbey today? Today it is still a church