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Watch the video and answer the following questions.

1. What does the Norman word ‘parler’ mean?

2. What are the functions of the Parliament?

3. Who was the King’s Advisory Council made up of?

4. When did the Parliament start to look like the modern one?

5. When did the chambers move to Westminster Palace?

5. What happened to Westminster Palace on the 16th October, 1834?

6. Who designed the modern Palace of Westminster?

7. On what occasion do the monarch and the Houses of Parliament come together?

House of Lords Chamber (video 03:46)

Watch the video and answer the following questions.

1. Who is the Lords Chamber made up of?

2. Has the Chamber undergone any changes since Barry and Pugin’s reconstruction?

3. What role do the members of this chamber play?

4. Where does the Lord Speaker sit?

5. What does the Wool Sack symbolize?

6. What is the layout of the Chamber?

7. Who represents the Church of England?

8. Who attends the State Opening of the Parliament at the beginning of each parliamentary session?

9. Is the Chamber open to the public?


House of Commons Chamber (video 03:07)

Watch the video and answer the following questions.

1. Who are the members of the House of Commons?

2. How did the Commonwealth countries contribute to the rebuilding of the chamber?

3. What is the role of the Speaker?

4. What is the layout of this chamber?

5. What is the role of the Sergeant-at-Arms?

6. What is the Dispatch Box?

7. What is the Mace?

8. Where can the public stay?

9. How many MPs can the Chamber house?





Watch the video and answer the following questions.

1. What does the Museum specialize in?

2. When was it founded?

3. Where is it situated now?

4. Who was it officially opened by?

5. How many display areas are there in the Museum?

6. How much are the admission fees?




(video 02:28)

Watch the video and answer the following questions.

1. Where is the National Gallery located?

2. What kind of exhibits does it house?


Match the words to form the phrases used in the description.

playful freely sweeping realistic never-never dramatic Italian story master detail fantasies optimism decadence land

3. Which of the painters are mentioned in the video?

Michelangelo Da Vinci Titian Raphael Rubens Vermeer Botticelli Crivelli Renoir Rembrandt Monet Cezanne Van Gogh



(video 02:24)

Watch the video and answer the following questions.

1. What items are exhibited in the Museum?

2. How much is the admission?


Match the adjectives to the nouns.

fascinating wall
striking specimen
simulated installation
state-of-the-art architecture
interactive example
high-tech collection
exquisite collection
impressive sculpture
elaborate exhibits
volcanic earthquake
plant eruption





Watch the video and say what these numbers refer to.

70,000,000 300 70 5,000,000 7,000,000 1881


2. What adjectives did the visitors use to describe their impressions of the Museum?



(video 02:31)

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