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1 FAMOUS PLACES IN LONDON Tommy and Sarah Jane want to visit London. But they don t know all the famous sites Here is a list mentioning them. Help Tommy and Sarah Jane recognize them! The Gherkin Buckingham Palace Trafalgar Square Harrods The Royal Albert Hall Hyde Park The British Museum The National Gallery Madame Tussaud s Saint Paul s Cathedral The Palace of Westminster Westminster Abbey 10, Downing Street Tower Bridge The Tower of London The London Eye.

2 DESCRIPTION NAME OF THE PLACE It was created in 1867 in the centre of London. It was built to celebrate the victory of Admiral Nelson. The Nelson Column is 51 metres high. It is protected by four lions made of bronze. It was built in 1703.It has been the official royal residence since It has got more than 600 rooms. It has got a collection of great paintings. It was built between 1867 and 1871.It is one of the most famous concert halls in London. It can welcome about 8,000 people. It was built in 1076 by William the Conqueror. It was first a medieval fortress. Now, it is a museum where you can see the Jewels of the Crown. Its guards are called the Beefeaters. It is the most important department store in London. Its Christmas department is world famous. It was founded in It sells quality and luxury goods. It was built in the 11th century and rebuilt in the 13 th century in a gothic style. Since William the Conqueror, all the British Kings and Queens have been crowned there. In the past, many kings and queens were buried there, as well as some famous people like Newton or Darwin. It is where Prince William and Kate Middleton got married last April 29 th, It was built between 1886 and 1894 over the river Thames. It is a huge mobile bridge. It is 244 metres long. The two big towers contain the engines to lift the road. It was burnt in 1666 and rebuilt between1675 to It has got a big round roof. It is where Prince Charles and Lady Diana got married. It has the shape of a big cucumber. St Mary Axe is a skyscraper in London s financial district. It was opened in May It was built from 1840 to It is where the British Parliament is seated. It has got 1,100 rooms, 100 staircases, 11 big halls and 3 big towers. The most famous tower is called Big Ben. Its bell weighs 13,5 tons. It is one of the most famous art museums in London. It was built in It houses a rich collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid 13th century to It is a wax museum in Marylebone Road. It was opened in Baker Street in It welcomes more than 2,5 million people a year. It has got more than 400 wax figures. It is a 135 meter tall giant wheel situated on the banks of River Thames. It is the tallest and the most popular wheel in Europe. Tourists love it! 3.5 million people visit it annually. It is the National Museum. It was founded in1753. It is one of the most important museums in the world. It is divided into six departments. It contains a part of the British Library. It is the largest park in London. It covers more than 345,95 acres. It was acquired by Henry VIII. It was opened to the public in You can see squirrels if you are lucky! It is the headquarters of Her Majesty s government and the official residence and office of the Prime Minister. It is situated in the City of Westminster and it one of the most famous address in the world!

3 FAMOUS PLACES IN LONDON Tommy and Sarah Jane want to visit London. But they don t know all the famous sites Here is a list mentioning them. Help Tommy and Sarah Jane recognize them! The Gherkin Buckingham Palace Trafalgar Square Harrods The Royal Albert Hall Hyde Park The British Museum The National Gallery Madame Tussaud s Saint Paul s Cathedral The Palace of Westminster Westminster Abbey 10, Downing Street Tower Bridge The Tower of London The London Eye. The Royal Albert Hall The British Museum Westminster Abbey Buckingham Palace St. Paul's Cathedral The National Gallery Tower Bridge Trafalgar Square The Palace of Westminster Madame Tussaud's Tower of London Hyde Park The Gherkin Harrods The London Eye 10 Downing Street

4 DESCRIPTION NAME OF THE PLACE It was created in 1867 in the centre of London. It was built to celebrate the victory of Admiral Nelson. The Nelson Column is 51 metres high. It is protected by four lions made of bronze. It was built in 1703.It has been the official royal residence since It has got more than 600 rooms. It has got a collection of great paintings. It was built between 1867 and 1871.It is one of the most famous concert halls in London. It can welcome about 8,000 people. It was built in 1076 by William the Conqueror. It was first a medieval fortress. Now, it is a museum where you can see the Jewels of the Crown. Its guards are called the Beefeaters. It is the most important department store in London. Its Christmas department is world famous. It was founded in It sells quality and luxury goods. It was built in the 11th century and rebuilt in the 13 th century in a gothic style. Since William the Conqueror, all the British Kings and Queens have been crowned there. In the past, many kings and queens were buried there, as well as some famous people like Newton or Darwin. It is where Prince William and Kate Middleton got married last April 29 th, It was built between 1886 and 1894 over the river Thames. It is a huge mobile bridge. It is 244 metres long. The two big towers contain the engines to lift the road. It was burnt in 1666 and rebuilt between1675 to It has got a big round roof. It is where Prince Charles and Lady Diana got married. It has the shape of a big cucumber. St Mary Axe is a skyscraper in London s financial district. It was opened in May It was built from 1840 to It is where the British Parliament is seated. It has got 1,100 rooms, 100 staircases, 11 big halls and 3 big towers. The most famous tower is called Big Ben. Its bell weighs 13,5 tons. It is one of the most famous art museums in London. It was built in It houses a rich collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid 13th century to It is a wax museum in Marylebone Road. It was opened in Baker Street in It welcomes more than 2,5 million people a year. It has got more than 400 wax figures. It is a 135 meter tall giant wheel situated on the banks of River Thames. It is the tallest and the most popular wheel in Europe. Tourists love it! 3.5 million people visit it annually. It is the National Museum. It was founded in1753. It is one of the most important museums in the world. It is divided into six departments. It contains a part of the British Library. It is the largest park in London. It covers more than 345,95 acres. It was acquired by Henry VIII. It was opened to the public in You can see squirrels if you are lucky! It is the headquarters of Her Majesty s government and the official residence and office of the Prime Minister. It is situated in the City of Westminster and it one of the most famous address in the world! Trafalgar Square Buckingham Palace The Royal Albert Hall Tower of London Harrods Westminster Abbey Tower Bridge St. Paul's Cathedral The Gherkin The Palace of Westminster The National Gallery Madame Tussaud's The London Eye The British Museum Hyde Park 10 Downing Street

5 Name Date Watch the video and do the exercise below. Answer the questions in full sentences. 1. What time do the visitors arrive in London? They arrive at 2.How long does it take to go from Heathrow into London by coach? It takes 3. Whose statue can the visitors see at the Prince Albert Memorial? 4.Why does the monument look sparkling like brand new? 5. Where is the Royal Albert Hall? 6. Who was Prince Albert? 7. The Victoria and Albert Museum has got of corridors inside. 8. Where does Picadilly Street take you? 9. What large square is near Picadilly Circus? 10. The City is the and centre of London. 11. Tower Bridge is the only bridge in London that. 12. To the left handside of the bridge is. 13. Two English queens were in it. 14. The Tower is the building in London. 15. It was built for William the Conqueror in. 16. Big Ben is the behind the Houses of Parliament. 17. The Houses of Parliament look like a gothic structure, but they re actually from the late century. 18. Westminster Abbey is a beautiful. It was built in the. 19. Who lives at no.10 Downing Street? 20. When does the changing of the guard happen? 21. Look at these London sights and match them with the pictures. The Houses of Parliament / The Tower of London / The Changing of the guard a) b) c) KEY

6 Answer Key 1. 7:35 2. It takes 45 minutes 3. Prince Albert s statue. 4. It has come out of a two-year renovation. 5. It s just across the street. 6. He was Queen Victoria s husband. 7. ten miles 8. It takes you to Picadilly Circus. 9. Trafalgar Square. 10. financial / legal 11. opens up 12. the Tower of London 13. executed 14. oldest clock tower 17. nineteenth century 18. Gothic church / Middle Ages 19. The British Prime Minister lives there. 20. It happens every morning in summer time and every other day during the rest of the year. 21. The Houses of Parliament b) The Tower of London c) The Changing of the Guard a)

7 Read the information about some London sights and write what they are. Then match the words to the pictures. It is a big clock tower. It is famous all over the world. It is part of the Houses of parliament. It is one of the symbols of London. It is a very famous church in London, not far from the Houses of Parliament. The kings and queens were crowned here. 1. Big Ben 2. Bobby 3. Buckingham Palace 4. double-decker 5. Downing Street 6. Greenwich The house at number ten is very famous. It is the Prime Minister s house. 7. Guard 8. Horse guard 9. Hyde Park It is a very famous bridge over the Thames. They open it when a big ship comes. It was a palace and a prison. Now you can see the Crown Jewels there. It is in the centre of London and there are lots of cinemas, theatres and shops there. There are always a lot of people there, too. 10. Piccadilly Circus 11. Saint Paul s Cathedral 12. The Tower of London 13. Tower Bridge 14. Trafalgar Square 15. Underground Station 16. Westminster Abbey It is the home of time. The world s Prime Meridian goes through this place.

8 1 LONDON TOUR 4 5 Fill in the crossword and find the hidden words

9 KEY 1 R I V E R T H A M E S 2 P H O N E B O O T H 3 L O N D O N E Y E 4 N E L S O N S C O L U M N 5 H O U S E S O F P A R L I A M E N T 6 B U C K I N G H A M P A L A C E 7 T O W E R B R I D G E 8 C O V E N T G A R D E N 9 W E S T M I N S T E R A B B E Y 10 D O U B L E D E C K E R 11 B O B B Y 12 T R A F A L G A R S Q U A R E 13 B L A C K C A B 14 U N D E R G R O U N D 15 P I C C A D I L Y C I R C U S 16 T O W E R O F L O N D O N 17 G U A R D 18 B I G B E N 19 Q U E E N

10 10 Downing Street Big Ben British Museum Buckingham Palace curry Double-decker bus The Gherkin Hyde Park London The London Eye

11 Palace of Westminster Piccadilly Circus theatre district Tower Bridge Trafalgar Square the tube Windsor Castle

12 DISCOVER LONDON! - Worksheet 1 1. Voici une liste de monuments que tu peux visiter à Londres. À par-r des informa-ons données, place ces monuments sur la carte en reportant la correspondante. A. Buckingham palace: It is near Hyde Park and in front of Queen Victoria Memorial. B. Tower bridge: It is situated in the east of London. C. The Houses of parliament: They are between Westminster Abbey and the River Thames. D. The national gallery of art: It is near Trafalgar Square. E. The london eye: It is next to the River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament. F. Tower of london: It is not far from Tower Bridge, on the north bank of River Thames. G. The globe: It is on the south bank of River Thames, not far from Southwark Cathedral. Que peut vouloir dire not far from? 2. Lis les descrip-ons suivantes et dis de quel monument il s'agit. a) It is a museum with more than 2,300 paintings. There are more than 5 million visitors each year. b) It is the house of the Queen of England. Guards protect it and it has 775 rooms!! c) It is the biggest ferris wheel in Europe. You can have a great view of London from there. d) It is an old castle near the River Thames. King Henry VIII lived there in the sixteenth century. It was also a prison. People say that it is haunted. e) Ministers speak about politics there and you can see the most famous clock in the world: Big Ben. So the Members of Parliament have no excuse for being late for work f) It is a modern vision of William Shakespeare's theatre. It is called the Globe because of its circular shape. g) It is 244 metres long and it opened in Boats can pass under it. Buckingham Palace The Houses of Parliament The London Eye National Gallery of Art Tower of London The Globe Tower Bridge 3. À par-r de ce que tu as lu, écris dans les encadrés le lieu où tu peux voir les personnes et choses suivantes.

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