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Prediction Strategy: You can predict the content of a reading by looking at the pictures

1. Before you read Look at the photographs on the board. Are they familiar to you?

2. Read the brochure about some interesting places in London.

A Tour of London
Lets see one of the most famous cities in the world: London. Read this brochure and visit it!
The Tower of London: It is an ancient fortress in London. It was a royal residence in the Middle Ages and later became a prison for illustrious people like Anne Boleyn and Queen Elizabeth I (when she was a princess). Today, you can see the Crown Jewels.

London is the capital and the largest city in the United Kingdom. It is located on the River Thames. The Romans founded it almost 200 years ago. London is famous for its museums, performing arts, and its historical places. This is a list of places that you can visit:

We have Madame Tussauds Museum. Madame Tussaud was a French lady who oponed it in 1835. She made historical figures in wax. It is really amazing!

Buckingham Palace: The Duke of Buckingham built this palace in 1703. Queen Victoria made it the official residence of the monarch. It has about 600 rooms.

The Houses of Parliament. Charles Barry built this new building from 1840 to 1860. It is the place of the British legislature. Here you can see the Clock Tower which contains the famous Big Ben. Of course, there are many other places to see in London.

3. Based on the reading, match Column A with Column B to complete the sentences.
COLUMN A 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. London is The tower of London was Madame Tussaud was Buckingham Palace was built The Houses of Parliament building is COLUMN B a. A French lady b. The place of the British legislature c. In 1703 d. on the River Thames e. A royal residence

4. Answer the following questions according to the information included in the reading. When did the Romans found London? When did Madame Tussaud open the museum? What did Madame Tussaud make? How much time did Charles Barry take to build the Houses of Parliament? Who made the Buckingham Palace the residence of the monarch? 5. Write a brief paragraph about the most important characteristics of London city. Remember, you have to take into account location, interesting places, etc. _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________

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