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Welcome to England!

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Plan of lesson.
The form of lesson:Lesson-travelling.
Theme: Welcome to England!
Aims: to present pupils social and cultural life of the country, introduce them with attractions of England, with traditions traditional costumes of English people, with old castles, popular buildings, old castles and buildings.

Welcome to England!

  • Hello, ladies and gentlemen. We welcome you to England.! England is the largest and the richest part of GB. Its’ capital is London. Stonehenge is one of the most popular prehistoric places in England. It is situate in the south-west of England. It is a circle of enormous stones (4 meters high) 80 meters across. Why it was built—is a mystery. However, there are suggestions. One explorers say that it used to be an ancient observatory, others—a temple and so on. Salisbury Cathedral is an example of splendid English gothic architecture. The oldest of England and one of four copies of Magna Charta are situated there. Oxford is the home of oldest English university. Christ Church is the most famous college of university. It has a great hall, which has been built during the reign of King Henry the VIII and its’ chapel became the cathedral of Oxford. Cambridge is the home of the second oldest university of England.

  • Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. It has become an iconic Symbol of London

  • The Millennium Bridge, officially known as the London Millennium Footbridge. Construction of the bridge began in 1998, with the opening on 10 June 2000.

  • England has over 5000 castles. The famous castles : Dover castle, Bodiam castle, Durham castle, etc.

  • The red double-decker buses in London have become a national symbol of England, and the majority of buses in London are double-deckers.

  • Birmingham is the city of 1.500 trades, because of great variety of industries

  • London is one of the largest cities in the world. More than seven million people live here. London is more than two thousand years old. London’s most famous sights are Tower Bridge, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and, of course, the Olympic Park. You’ll see all these places and much more of London from our red double-decker .

  • We start from Trafalgar Square. On the column in the centre there is a statue of Admiral Nelson who defeated the French at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 . At the bottom of the column there are four bronze lions. To the left of us you can see the National Gallery. It has a fine collection of European paintings and the admission is free.

  • Now there are Piccadilly Circus . It is the meeting point of six streets. We’ve just passed Piccadilly Circus and now we are making our way to Buckingham Palace . It is the London home of the Queen. When the flag is flying on the top she is at home. Look, they are changing the guard . It happens every day at 11-30 a.m.

  • This is St’James’s Park. It is one of the royal parks which belong to the queen but open to the public . Here you can see pelicans and ducks. There are a lot of parks and gardens in London. In Regent’s Park there is the London Zoo. It is one of the biggest zoos in the world.

  • The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben . The Houses of Parliament is the seat of the British government. Big Ben is one of the most famous clocks in the world.

  • In a moment you will see Westminster Abbey . It is a royal church. Here you can see the tombs of many British kings and queens and other famous people and the beautiful Henry VII Chapel. Now we are crossing Tower Bridge over the river Thames . From here you can see the Tower of London . It was a fortress, a royal palace and later a prison . It is a museum now. There are a lot of interesting collections in the Tower of London. The ravens are another famous sight . The legend says that without them the Tower will fall. The Raven Master is the person who gives them food .

  • A famous royal church, Westminster Abbey. The second famous church, St. Paul’s Cathedral (. It is the greatest work of the architect Sir Christopher Wren.

Now you can see the Olympic Park which is situated in Stratford, east London where the 30-th Olympic Games took place. It is a sporting complex built for the 2012 Summer Olympics. It contains the athletes' Olympic Village and several of the sporting venues including the Olympic Stadium and London Aquatics Centre, besides the London Olympics Media Centre. After the Olympics, the Olympic Park will be transformed into one of the largest urban parks created in Europe for more than 150 years and will be known as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.

Fleet Street to the Strand. Covent Garden. It was a big fruit and vegetable market. It is now a tourist shopping centre with cafes and restaurants. We’ll stop here so that you can go shopping.

 

Summing-up. Please, answer the questions

 

  1. What colour are the double-decker? (red)

  2. What is situated in the centre of Trafalgar square? (Nelson column)

  3. What birds is the symbol of Tower? (ravens)

  4. How many chambers are there in the British Parliament? (two)

  5. Where is the London Zoo situated? (in Regent’s Park)

 

  • Our travelling has finished.

  • I hope very much that you have enjoyed this travelling of England and in London. Thank you and Good bye!

 

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