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a trip to london

A Trip to London

What interesting places would you like to visit in London? Name as many sights as you can.


Read the text about London

London, is the capital of Great Britain. It's a very big city. London is situated on the river Thames. The Thames is the deepest river in Britain. There are 27 bridges over the Thames. Tower Bridge is one of the oldest and most beautiful bridges in London. It is more than 100 years.

About 9 ml people live in London.

London is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also a very old city. London is 2000 years old. London consists of 3 main parts: the City, the West End and the East End. The City is the Heart of London, it's business centre. There are many banks and offices there. The West End is the richest part of London. The main interesting places are situated there. And the East End is a working part of London.

The political centre is Westminster. Westminster Abbey is there. It is the traditional place of coronation for English monarchs. Many people are buried in the church.

There are many sights in London. Trafalgar Square is the most popular place for people to meet. In the middle of the square there is Nelson's Column, which is 51 m. high.

The Queen of England lives in Buckingham palace. It is the most famous place in London. There are 600 rooms in it. It has an indoor swimming pool and a cinema.

One of the greatest English churches, St. Paul's Cathedral, is not far from the Tower of London. The famous English architect Sir Christopher Wren built it in the 17th century after the Great Fire. It is a beautiful building with many columns and towers.

The most interesting museum is the Tower of London. The Tower of London was a fortress, a palace, a prison and the King’s Zoo. Now it’s a museum. There are always black ravens in the Tower of London. People believe that London will be rich while the ravens live there.


Let’s remember what we know about London, what London is famous for. Look at your cards. Your task is to complete the sentences.

  • London is the capital of … (England)
  • More than … million people live in London. (7)
  • London consists of 3 main parts: ( the City, the West End And the East End)
  • The heart of London is … (TheCity)
  • The political centre is … (Westminster)
  • … lives in Buckingham Palace.(The Queen of England)
  • One of the greatest and oldest churches is … (St. Paul’sCathedral)
  • … is in the centre of London. (TrafalgarSquare)
  • The most interesting museum is … (TheTowerofLondon)
  • The largest clock is … (Big Ben)
  • London is situated on the river… ( Thames)
  • … is one of the London’s most famous bridge. (Tower Bridge)


  • Big Ben
  • The Tower of London
  • St.Paul’s Cathedral
  • Buckingham PalaceThe Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Double-decker bus

You’ve seen many places of interest; you’ve found many interesting facts about London and now say what you think about London. Listen to the dialogue and act it out.

A: How do you like London?B: Oh, it’s beautiful. It’s different from other European capitals.A: Yes, I think it’s one of the most interesting and unusual cities in the world. There are many places to visit: museums, art galleries, theatres…B: Oh, yesterday I saw St. Paul’s Cathedral, heard the voice of Big Ben, visited the famous Tower.A: Have you visited St. James Park?B: Not, yet. What is it famous for?A: It is the oldest and the smallest of the royal parks. It is near Buckingham Palace. There is a lake in St. James Park which is famous for its water birds. You can see pelicans and ducks there. People like to rest in this park.B: How can I get there?A: By bus or just walk.


If you have a chance to visit London and go on a trip, what will you want to do there? Please make as many sentences as you can.

If I go to London, I will…

… eat fish and chips;

… drive in the right side;

… feed ravens;

… see Big Ben;

… visit Buckingham Palace;

… visit Tower Bridge;

… see the Tower of London;

… visit Trafalgar Square;

… see St. Paul’s Cathedral;

… see the London Eye;

… take ride at Alton Tower;

… visit Hamley’s;

… visit the Viking Centre;


Now it’s time to sing.

Do you live in London? Do you like it here?Do you eat fish and chips? Do you watch TV?Do you drive on the right side? Do you have a car?Do you go to Oxford? Is it far?Do you learn computers? Do you dance and sing?Do you know Prince Charles? Do you know the Queen?Do you like the Beatles? Do you play handball?Please, tell us, tell us all!


Your homework

Student’s book Ex 3, p95

Retell the text “London”