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Give me a piece of advice on what sights to see in London?

Letís talk about Great Britain. What do you know about this country?

The UK is situated on the north-west coast of Europe between the Atlantic Ocean in the north and north-west and the North Sea in the east.

The UK includes Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain, the largest island in Europe, contains England, Scotland and Wales.

The United Kingdom has an area of 94,249 square miles. The capital of the country is London. English is the official language.

The UK is a parliamentary monarchy. The British Parliament consists of two Houses: the House of Lords and the House of Commons. The Prime Minister is the head of the government. The main political parties of Great Britain are the Labour Party, the Liberal Party, and the Conservative Party.

The climate is mild. It is not too hot in summer or too cold in winter. It often rains in England. Rain falls in summer and in winter, in autumn and in spring. Snow falls only in the North and West of the country. The surface of England and Ireland is flat, but Scotland and Wales are mountainous. Many parts of the country have beautiful villages. There are many rivers in Great Britain. The main river is the Thames. Many ships and barges go up and down the river. The longest river is the Severn. It is 350 kilometers long.

There are a lot of many universities, colleges, libraries, museums and theatres in the country. The most famous universities are Cambridge University, Oxford University, and Glasgow University.

The UK has few mineral resources. Coal and oil are the most important of them. The UK is one of the worldís most industrialized countries. The main industrial centres are Sheffield, Birmingham and Manchester. The largest cities of the country are London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast, and Dublin.

 

Would you like to visit Britain? Why (not)?

It goes without saying. Iíve already read a lot about this unusual land of ghosts, magicians and legends. Iím interested in its history and British people with their customs, traditions and culture. I am eager to see an amazing variety of nature there: mountains and hills, valleys and plains, moorlands and grasslands, rivers, lakes and forests. Iíd like to visit the Highlands in Scotland and take part in the Highlands games to swim in Lock Ness and find the monster called Nessie there. Then I want to look at Stonehenge and the Lake District in England. Of cause, Iíd pay a visit to Northern Ireland and observe the Giantís Causeway. Finally, Iíd prefer to wonder (walk around) Snowdonia in Wales.

 

What would you like to ask a British teenager about Britain?

1) What is an official name of your country?

2) What is the highest mountain in Great Britain?

3) What is the capital of your state?

4) There are a lot of fantastic places in Great Britain, arenít they?

5) Do you know your anthem by heart?

6) Would you like to tell me some words about your national symbols?

 

Give me a piece of advice on what sights to see in London?



Oh, London is rich in sights. Samuel Johnson said two centuries ago ďHe who is tired of London is tired of lifeĒ. London has everything you could possibly want to see. Iíll start with Madam Tussaudís. Itís the most popular and talked about wax museum in the world. There are wax models of the famous and infamous both living and dead. Then why not pay a visit to a St Paulís Cathedral? This building is one of the famous in the world which was built by Sir Christopher Wren. One feature you will find interesting is the Whispering Gallery where you can whisper at one wall, and then hear you voice on the opposite wall. You canít help visiting the Tower of London, as it was the place of execution where many well-known people of the country lost their heads. They say their ghosts wander about the place at night. You should see Buckingham Palace. As you know this is where Queen Elizabeth II lives much of the time. Itís interesting to know when the Queen is on holiday in the summer the Palace opens to the public. I am sure youíll be pleased after visiting London.

 


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