Экзамен по английскому языку на тему: « Экскурсия по Лондону»
ученица 5-б класса
London is the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is situated on both sides of the Thames River. It is the political, financial, commercial, industrial and cultural centre of Great Britain. It is the largest city in Europe with the total population of about 8 million people.
London is the main tourist attraction of the country. London’ s many places of interest attract thousands of tourists every year. Tourists usually want to see Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul `s Cathedral, the Tower of London.
It `s one of the most popular of London `s museums. It was founded in 1857. The Science Museum is worth visiting because it is famous for its big collections, interesting exhibitions and special activities. The museum offers activities both for adults and children. Visitors can learn a lot of about modern science, take an active part in experiments and meet face-to-face with the future. Visitors can also spend an amazing Science Night in the museum, see a film in IMAX 3D cinema, have a birthday party and enjoy original souvenirs.
Sherlock Holmes Museum
This museum is at 221b Baker Street, which is where Holmes and Watson live in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle `s famous books. The writer wrote novels and fifty-six stories about the famous detective and his friend. The rooms in the museum are kept exactly as in the books. Visitors can sit in Mr. Holmes `s armchair, try on his famous cap, hold his pipe, and see his violin and chemistry equipment. They can also visit Dr. Watson `s bedroom and Mrs. Hudson `s room. If you would like to meet Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, visit the museum and buy some special souvenirs in the shop.
Standing not far from the Houses of Parliament is Westminster Abbey, a symbol of England. The legend says that St Peter founded Westminster Abbey. We know that Westminster Abbey was built by King Edward in 1065. Some famous English people are buried here. Today, Westminster Abbey is a working church and great monument to the history of England.
It is one of the most unusual sights of London. It is the famous waxworks museum, which has one of largest collections of wax models in the world. It was founded in 1830. Here you can «meet» famous people. Actors, film stars, pop singers, sportsmen, writers, poets, and scientists come face-to-face with famous politicians. You can even take photos with them. Have you ever stood next to the Queen? There is a special place for the Queen `s family: the Queen and other members of the Royal Family. You can also take a trip back in time. London `s famous black taxis will drive you through some historical and cultural events.
The British Museum
The British Museum has one of the world richest collections. It exhibits man works from all over the world from prehistoric period to modern times. The most famous exhibits of the British Museum are the Parthenon Sculptures, the Rosetta Stone, the mummies of Ancient Egypt. The entry to the museum is free but for several special exhibitions you need tickets.
The London Eye
The London Eye is the major feature of London` s skyline. It consists of thirty-two capsules each holding up twenty-five people. For breathtaking experience and unforgettable view of more than fifty London s famous landmarks you have just to climb aboard and take a thirty minute « excursion».
The Tower of London
You can see the Tower of London from the River Thames. The Tower is very old. It has a long and cruel story. It was fortress, a royal palace, and a prison for important people. Today it is a museum.
Special guards look after the Tower and take care of the black ravens that live there. There is an ancient legend that the Tower and Great Britain will fall if the ravens ever leave the fortress.
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In conclusion I would like to say that it was very interesting to prepare the report about the sights of London. I have leacut a lot of interesting and useful information about the sights. I hope that my work will be helpful not only for me, but for my classmates and the teacher.