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I. Read the following transcriptions. Write them in words and give their Ukrainian equivalents.

['westmInstq], ["Jst'end], [faI'nxnS(q)l 'sentq], [hqV'tel], ['serImqnI], ['sqVlGq], ['jHnIfLm], [trq'fxlgq"skwFq], ['nelsnz"kPlqm], ['xdm(q)rql], ["bIg'ben], [saIt], ["SeIkspIqz"glqVb'TIqtq], ["Ll"jIq'raVnd q'trxkS(q)n], ['lAndqnq], [gest], ['haId"pRk], [snt'GeImzI"pRk], ['kenzINtqn"gRdnz], ["pLtrIt'gxl(q)rI], ["mxdqmtq'sLdz].


II. Say if the following statements are true or false. Correct the false statements to make them true.

1. London is more than three thousand years old.

2. London’s population is more than nine million people.

3. Buckingham Palace is known as the official London residence of the sovereign.

4. London consists of three main districts.

5. The City is the business centre of London.

6. Piccadilly Circus is the heart of London’s East End.

7. Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square has a statue of the Admiral on the top and forty-four bronze lions around it.

8. The largest clock in Great Britain “Big Ben” came into service in 2009.


III. Complete the sentences by choosing appropriate prepositions from those in brackets.

· Big Ben is the nickname (for/by) the great bell (to/of) the clock (at/above) the north end (in/of) the Palace of Westminster (on/in) London. It is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower (at/in) the world. It celebrated its 150th anniversary (at/on) the 31st of May, 2009. The clock tower has become one (after/of) the most prominent symbols (of/at) both London and England.

· Poets’ Corner is the name traditionally given (by/to) a section (under/of) the South Transept of Westminster Abbey (because of/besides from) the number (in/of) poets, playwrights, and writers buried and commemorated there.

· A wax museum Madame Tussauds was founded (with/by) wax sculptor Marie Tussaud.

· The Globe Theatre was a theatre (in/at) London associated (from/with) William Shakespeare. It was built (on/in) 1599 (of/by) Shakespeare’s playing company, and was destroyed (into/by) fire (in/on) the 29th of June 1613. A modern reconstruction (with/of) the Globe, named “Shakespeare’s Globe”, opened (on/in) 1997 approximately 750 feet (from/since) the site of the original theatre.

IV. Dramatize the following dialogue.

A: Oh, what’s that, my dear?

B: That big column with a statue on top of it? It’s a memorial to Admiral Nelson.

A: Oh, I see. It’s very impressive. And what are those birds all over the square?

B: They are pigeons. The pigeons are one of the sights of London.

A: And what’s that long building in front of us?

B: That’s the National Gallery.

A: Let’s go and see it.

B: All right. The Gallery is open now.


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