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LONDON!


Name and surnames: Yvette Palomo Paredes Group: 2ndA Teacher’s name: Jesús Joaquim Cerdà Tortosa Deadline: Monday 27 th February 2012

INDEX OF CONTENTS

Before reading..........................................................................................2 While reading: Chapter 1..........................................................................2 While reading: Chapter 2..........................................................................3 While reading: Chapter 3..........................................................................3 While reading: Chapter 4 and 5................................................................3 While reading: Chapter 6 and 7.................................................................4 While reading: Chapter 8,9 and 10............................................................4 After reading..............................................................................................5


ACTIVITIES BEFORE READING 1. Here are six famous places. Can you match the names with the photos? A) The Eiffel Tower B) The Parthenon C) The Houses of Parliament D) The Buckingham Palace E) The White House F) The Kremlin 2. How many of these places are you going to find in a book about London? Which places are they? We can find 2 places. They are The Houses of Parliament and The Buckingham Palace.

WHILE READING Chapter 1 Read chapter 1, then put these sentences in the right order. 1. The Romans come to London. 2. Danish ships came and destroyed many buildings. 3. William the Conqueror built a castle in London.


4. Elizabeth the First was queen. 5. Thousands of people died in the Great Plague. 6. The Great Fire of London destroyed a lot of buildings. 7. New Saint Paul’s Cathedral was build. 8. People came to see the Great Exhibitions. 9. The world’s first underground trains began to run. 10. Bombs destroyed many of London’s buildings during the Second World War.

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Chapter 2 Read chapter 2. Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)? Change the false sentences into true ones. 1. About 300 people work in Buckingham Palace. T 2. When you visit the Royal Mews you can see the Queen’s horses and coaches. F 3. You can visit Windsor Castle all year around. T 4. Hampton Court is next to the River Thames. F 5. The big parade called the Trooping of the Colour is on the Queen’s birthday in June. F 6. When the Queen goes to open Parliament she travels in a wonderful coach. F

Chapter 3 Read Chapter 3, then circle the correct words in each sentence. 1. The City is busy during the week. 2. The Tower of London is the oldest building in the City. 3. Queen Elizabeth the First was once a prisoner in the Tower of London. 4. The dome of St Paul’s Cathedral is the biggest in Britain.


5. Great Tom rings when a king dies. 6. At the Monument people remember the year of the Great Fire.

Chapter 4 and 5 Read Chapters 4 and 5. Choose the best question word for these sentences, and then answer them. 1. Who lives at 10 Downing Street? Prime Minister lives there. 2. What can you see in Parliament Square? A statue of Sir Winston Churchill. 3. What was different about the coronation in 1953? It was the first coronation on television. 3

4. What is Big Ben? It is the bell in the clock. 5. What do people do every year to remember Guy Fawkes? They make big fires and fireworks, and they often burn a figure of Guy Fawkes on the fire. 6. Who wrote plays for the first Globe Theatre? William Shakespeare. 7. What can you see in Tate Modern? There are paintings by Matisse, Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, and many more. 8. Why do people like to go on the Millennium Bridge? Because there are good views of London and the river, and because there are no cars on the bridge. 9. What can you do at the London Eye?


You can see for 40 kilometres across London. 10. What is the tallest office building in Britain? One Canada Square is the tallest office building in Britain. 11. What happens at the Thames Barrier when the sea is very high? When the sea is very high, the ten big gates on the barrier come up and stop the water.

Chapter 6 and 7 Read Chapters 6 and 7. Then complete these sentences with the names of places.

1. In Hyde Park you can take a boat out on the Serpentine. 2. People remember Diana, Princess of Wales, at the playground in Kensington Gardens. 3. You can see animals from all over the world at the zoo in Regent’s Park. 4. The bones of the world’s biggest animal are in the Natural History Museum. 5. In the Sherlock Holmes stories the famous detective lives at 221b Baker Street. 6. The National Portrait Gallery is full of pictures of famous people. 7. Tate Britain has paintings by Constable and Turner. 8. Half a million people visit the London Dungeon every year.

Chapter 8, 9 and 10 Read Chapter 8, 9 and 10, and answer these questions.

1. How long ago did The Mousetrap begin in London? Begin from hundreds of years ago. 2. Why do people go to Fabric and Ministry of Sound?


Because is a famous club. 4 3. What can you see at the Oval? Cricket is what you can see at the Oval. 4. Where does the London Marathon end? Ends in Westminster. 5. What is the most famous shop in London? Harrods is the most famous shop in London. 6. Where is a good place to look for books? Charing Cross Road is a good place to look for books. 7. Which markets have cheap clothes? Petticoat Lane market, Portobello Road, Brick Lane market, Old Spitalfields Market have cheap clothes. 8. What do people enjoy at the Ritz in the afternoon? They have the afternoon tea. 9. What colour are London’s famous buses? The London’s famous buses are red. 10. How many streets do taxi drivers need to know? Taxi drives need to know 25,000 streets in the centre of London.

After reading 1. Here is an e-mail about a visit to London. Circle the correct words.

1. Hello 2. Arrived 3. City


4. Saturday 5. Trooping of the Colour 6. Parade 7. Queen’s 8. Car 9. Thames 10. Millennium Bridge 11. Tate modern 12. Painting 13. Ride 14. London eye 15. Good 16. Hyde Park 17. Saint Paul’s Cathedral 18. Knightsbridge 19. Ritz 20. Afternoon tea 21. English 5 2. Find these words in the word search below, and draw lines through them. The word go from left to right , and from top to bottom.


Now write down all the letters that do not have lines through them, beginning with first line and going across each line to the end. You now have 24 letters, which make the name of a place. 1. What is the name, and where is this place? Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Is next to the River Thames. 2. What can you see there? You can see Shakespeare’s plays and Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition. 3. When did it open? It opened in 1997.

3. Here is a new photo for the book. Find the best place in the book to put the picture, and answer these questions. The picture goes on page 15. 1. Where was the photographer? Was on the London Eye. 2. Would you like to go there? Yes, I would. 3. What can you see in the photo? I can see the River Thames and Houses of Parliament.


Caption: River Thames and Houses of Parliament view from London Eye 6 4. It is the year 2100. What is London like? Tick the sentences you agree with. 1 Everybody speaks English. Yes 2 Nobody lives near the river because of the floods. No 3 There are no cars in the centre of London. Yes 4 Buckingham Palace is now a hotel. No 5 Fish is very expensive, so only rich people eat fish and chips. No

Now write two sentences of your own. 6 The clock of Big Ben is digital. Yes 7 No poor people. Yes

5. Would you like to visit London? Why/ Why not? What five thing would you like to see and do in London? What would you like to see first? What is the most interesting thing about the city for you? I would like to visit London because it is a city with a lot of fashion and celebrities and the history of the city is interesting. I would like to see Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussauds, Natural History Museum, Harrods and Fabric, Ministry of Sound. I would like to see Madame Tussauds first. The most interesting thing about the city are stories, legends and customs.

6. Compare London and your city or town. You can use the information in this book. These websites can help you too: You can begin like this:

There are 7 million people in London, but in Cardedeu there are 17.000. In London, people speak English and about more languages; in Cardedeu they speak Catalan, Spanish and English. London is the capital of Britain but Cardedeu is only a little


town. The Queen of England lives in London but the King and the Queen of Spain don’t live in Cardedeu. In London there are a lot of museums but in Cardedeu there is only one. London’s climate is continental, but Cardedeu is Mediterranean. There are 6 palaces in London but in Cardedeu there aren't any.

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