Caerphilly Castle is a medieval fortification in Caerphilly in South Wales.
Covering 30 acres (12.2ha), it is one of the greatest surviving castles in the medieval
Western world. It was a highpoint in medieval defensive architecture with its
massive gatehouses and water features. Caerphilly, being uncomfortable for a family
residence, eventually decayed, and stone was taken to build a nearby country house.
The Victorian Bute family coal money rescued and restored the castle.
National Museum Cardiff is situated in the heart of Cardiff. Today the
National Museum Cardiff houses Wales’s national art, natural history, archaeology
and geology collections, as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions. There’s
plenty to please your eye – from Impressionist paintings to gigantic dinosaurs.There
you can see one of Europe’s best collections of Impressionist works, the world's
largest Leatherback Turtle and the huge skeleton of a Humpback Whale.
Sultan the Pit Pony is a massive 200 metre raised-earth sculpture in
Caerphilly, in South Wales. The sculpture is affectionately named “Sultan” after a
well-loved pit pony that worked in the local mines. The sculpture itself is built out
of coal shale from those mines, as a reminder of an industrial past that changed
Britain, and the world, forever.
So, let’s discuss the text. Answer my questions (слайд 4):
1. What sights have you learnt about?
2. What can you tell about the history of Cardiff Castle?
3. What is the Caerphilly Castle? Who did rescued it?
4. Where is National Museum Cardiff situated? What can you find there?
5. What is Sultan the Pit Pony is? Why is the sculpture named like this?
VI. Закрепление полученной информации (1-2 минуты).
Now I’ll show you some pictures, and you’ll try to guess what sights are on
• Caerfilly Castle (слайд 5);
• Sultan the Pit Pony (слайд 6);
• National Cardiff Museum (слайд 7);
• The Animal Wall (слайд 8);