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London Part 1 of 4: Interview – History – Big Ben – Westminster Abbey – London Eye -Trafalgar Square – Tower of London – Tower Bridge

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Contents:

00:00 – 01:20 > Intro & Interview David
01:21 – 02:35 > Population, History, Basics
02:36 – 03:05 > Big Ben
03:06 – 03:25 > Westminster Abbey
03:26 – 04:15 > Trafalgar Square
04:16 – 04:34 > National Gallery
04:35 – 05:15 > London Eye
05:29 – 06:10 > Tower of London
06:11 – 07:00 > Tower Bridge

Online Exercises

London was founded in 43 AD by the Romans under the name of Londinium. By the 14th century, it had become one of Europe's largest cities.

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Picture #1: A Norwegian Viking ship / Picture #2: The famous Colosseum in the centre of the city of Rome / Picture #3: The Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt.

Directly opposite Big Ben we find Westminster Abbey, a famous Gothic church. This is the place where English kings and queens are crowned and buried.

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Picture #1: Westminster Abbey is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London. / Picture #2: Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Cologne, Germany. / Picture #3: Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris.

At Trafalgar Square we once again meet the famous English hero, Admiral Nelson. His statue towers far above the square on a sixty metre high column.

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Picture #1: Mahatma Gandhi was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. / Picture #2: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential Austrian composer of the Classical era. / Picture #3: Admiral Nelson was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy. He was noted for his inspirational leadership, superb grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics.

The famous Tower of London is set on the north bank of the Thames, somewhat away from the centre of London. It was built by William the Conqueror and was a Royal Palace until the beginning of the 17th century.

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Picture #1: Mmmmh! Very juicy! / Picture #2: Let´s read! / Picture #3: You'll find the Crown Jewels under armed guard in the Jewel House at the Tower of London. The Crown Jewels, part of the Royal Collection, are the most powerful symbols of the British Monarchy and hold deep religious and cultural significance in the nation’s history.

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