There are many famous people in Great Britain Children and grown-ups know them well. They love and respect people who did a lot for their nation They love and respect people who did a lot for their nation. Do you know about any people who are famous in Britain?
The Royal family. They are much talked about. The Queen is popular with the British. Buckingham palace is the London home of the Queen.
Lord Nelson is the symbol of the nation. He was one of those men who served their country best during the Great War with France. On the column in the center of Trafalgar Square there is a statue to Admiral Nelson.
William Shakespeare ( ) is an English writer of plays. He is famous for the richness of the language. W. Shakespeare wrote tragedies, historical plays, comedies and poetry (the sonets). He was also an actor at the Globe Theatre.
Sir Winston Churchill ( )was an English politician who was the Prime minister of Britain during most of the Second World War. He was Prime minister again from He is still admired and remembered for his great leadership of the nation. He is often shown smoking a large cigar. He made the V-sign, meaning victory.
Charlie Chaplin ( ) was an English film actor, director. He played in silent black and white comedy films. His most famous character was the Little Trump (славный малый). Charlie Chaplin was a movie star of the early 1900s.
Rudyard Kipling ( ) was an English write born in India where his stories and poems are set. He is best known for his Jungle Book. Nobel Prize for literature in Margaret Hilda Thatcher (1925-) was the first woman Prime Minister of Britain, now officially called Lady Thatcher.
Agatha Christie ( ) was an English writer of popular books and plays, many of which have been made into films. She wrote 75 detective stories. Her most famous characters are the detective Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.
The Beatles is one of Britain`s most influential(оказавшая самое большое влияние) pop group, first performing in 1959 in Liverpool. The group included Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Their records were consistently (постоянно) top of music charts in the mid-1960s. Their experimental songs, imaginative lyrics and catchy melodies (легко-запоминающиеся мелодии) soon became very popular. The Beatles split up in 1970.
And now some questions for you. What Palace is the London home of the Queen? Where is the statue to Admiral Nelson situated? In what theatre did W. Shakespeare work? Who were Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher? What are Agatha Christie and Rudyard Kipling famous for? Why is the Beatles so popular?