The UK is an island state. It is situated on the British Isles. The British Isles consist of two large islands and a number of small ones. Two large islands are called Great Britain and Ireland. Great Britain comprises England, Wales and Scotland. Ireland comprises Northern the Ireland and the Irish Republic. The UK consists of: -England; -Scotland; -Wales; -Northern Ireland.
1 God save our gracious Queen, Long live our noble Queen, God save the Queen: Send her victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us: God save the Queen. 2 O Lord, our God, arise, Scatter her enemies, And make them fall. Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks, On Thee our hopes we fix, God save us all. 3 Thy choicest gifts in store, On her be pleased to pour; Long may she reign: May she defend our laws, And ever give us cause To sing with heart and voice God save the Queen. Перевод 1 Боже, храни нашу великодушную Королеву, Да здравствует наша благородная Королева, Боже, храни Королеву: Сделай её победоносной, Удачливой и прославленной, Пусть она правит над нами: Боже, храни Королеву. 2 Господь, ты наш Бог, воскресни, Поссорь её врагов, И заставь их проиграть. Запутай их действия, Сорви их подлые планы, На тебя мы возлагаем наши надежды, Боже, храни нас всех. 3 Пусть будут обильные подарки, От её имени приятно раздаваемые; Пусть будет долгим её царствование: Пусть она защищает наши законы И пусть мы всегда сможем Петь сердцем и голосом Боже, храни Королеву.
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom The UK is a parliamentary monarchy. In law, the Queen is the head of the state. In practice, the Queen acts only on the advice of her Ministers. They say that the British Queen reigns but she does not rule. Elizabeth II became the Queen in She is not only The Queen of the UK. She is also the Queen of Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The famous clock Big Ben is a big bell. It weighs 13,720 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 six times.
The Houses of Parliament stand beside the river Thames. The countrys leaders speak in the Houses of Parliament. The famous clock Big Ben stands near them.
Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the Royal family. It is one of the most famous buildings. There are 400 rooms, a swimming pool, a tennis court and a large garden with a lake. When the Queen is at the residence the flag is flying on the top of Buckingham Palace.
The Tower Bridge- Is a masterpiece of Engineering skill.
The Tower is very old. It has a long and cruel history. It is not just one building. The tall building is the White Tower. The Bloody Tower has a history of blood. The Tower of London was a fortress, a palace, a prison. Now it is a museum.
It was named Trafalgar to commemorate Admiral Nelsons victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in There is the monument in the centre of the square known as Nelsons Column.
It is a symbol of England. Westminster Abbey was built by King Edward in The coronations of all British Kings and Queens takes place in WA. Some famous english people are buried here.
It is in the centre of London. It is the work of the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren. It is the largest church in England.
It contains a rich collection represen- ting works of all European schools of painting existed between the 13 th and the 19 th centuries.