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Top 10 Travel Attractions of London

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Gap-fill exercise

Посмотрите видеофрагмент и выберите из выпадающего списка нужные слова. Щелкните по кнопке check, чтобы проверить себя.

Take a tour of Top 10 Travel Attractions of London, England - part of the World's Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats.

Hey, it is your host, Naomi. I would like to show you the top 10 attractions of London.

#10: St. Paul's Cathedral - the seat of the bishop of London today. Five have been built here, with the first one in the 7th century.

#9: Trafalgar Square - a famous square in central London. At the center is Nelson Square, surrounded by .

#8: The double decker - Take a ride in this London icon, a great way to tour the city.

#7: The Thames River cruise - Experience the city . Many of London's attractions are visible from the cruise.

#6: Covent Garden - Literally a vegetable garden in the middle ages, today it is a hub of restaurants, and shops.

#5: Tower of London - Built over , it is a historic landmark. Take a guided tour and learn about its many secrets.

#4: London Bridge - one of the world's most famous bridges. Constructed in , it is an engineering marvel.

#3: Houses of Parliament - Also known as Westminster Palace, it is the seat of London's House of Lords and House of .

#2: Buckingham Palace - This is the residence of the British . The changing of the guard is not to be missed.

#1: The London Eye - Created for the millennium celebration, one of the world's largest ferris is a site to behold.
Thank you for watching our travel video series. See you next time.

People in London

1. Посмотрите видеофрагмент и выполните тест.
2. Откройте текст и проверьте, насколько хорошо вы поняли услышанное.

Gap-fill exercise

Выберите вариант ответа TRUE, если он соответствует содержанию видеофрагмента, или вариант FALSE, если не соответствует.
Part1. The young man has never been to London before.
He doesn't like London's night life.
Part2. The girl has lived in London for two years.
She lives far from London.
She thinks the worst thing in London is pollution.
Part3.The second girl has been living in London all her life.
This girl likes everything in London except pegions.
Part4. The young people are sure that London is a fantastic place.
They don't see any negatives in London's life.


текст

Luke: So, how long have you been in London?
Graphic design student: Two weeks
Luke: Really? What do you do?
Graphic design student: Err, graphic design. Camberwell, School of the Arts.
Luke: Ok. So, your first two weeks.
Graphic design student: First two weeks. It’s quite a big impact. Very big, lots of people, and it’s quite expensive as well.
Luke: Ok. What’s the best thing about it?
Graphic design student: Err, night life. Very good night life. It’s got, you know, erm… If you go to the right places… A lot of action, erm, you know, a lot of friendly people as well.
Luke: Excellent. What about the worst thing?
Graphic design student: Depends on where you go. I mean, there’s quite a lot of, err, muggers about, dodgy people looking at your weirdly. You want to just, turn, turn away from them
Luke: Ok yeah
Graphic design student: Apart from that, generally a lot of people are quite nice. I mean, there’s some people that shove about, but, you know, you’ve just got to deal with it.
Luke: Ok, thank you very much
Graphic design student: That’s ok
Luke: Cheers.
Luke: So, hello
Girl in red scarf: Hello
Luke: Where are you from?
Girl in red scarf: I live in Redhill, which is about half an hour away from London
Luke: Ok, erm, how long have you lived there?
Girl in red scarf: Two weeks!
Luke: Ok. Everyone’s been living in London for two weeks for some reason. So, what’s London really like then?
Girl in red scarf: London, well, London’s a really really massive place which can be quite overwhelming, but it’s not that scary after you’ve, you know, got stuck in there. Erm, London has everything you’d ever want, if you’re into theatres, art, education, night clubs, anything. Erm, I would say, just get stuck in there and go for it!
Luke: Ok, great, and what’s the worst thing about London?
Girl in red scarf: The worst thing… oooh the worst thing… err, I think the worst thing would have to be the pollution. It’s probably not as bad as some countries, but you always feel like you’ve got black fingernails.
Luke: Ok. Thank you very much.
Girl in red scarf: Thank you
Real Londoner girl (who hates pigeons): Hi!
Luke: So, are you from London too?
Real Londoner girl (who hates pigeons): Yes, I am
Luke: Ok, so how long have you lived here?
Real Londoner girl (who hates pigeons): Err, my whole life. Luke: Ok, so you’re a real Londoner
Real Londoner girl (who hates pigeons): Yes, a real Londoner
Luke: Ok, what’s it like then, living here?
Real Londoner girl (who hates pigeons): What’s it really like? Erm, well I think it’s fantastic. It’s nice to live in such a cosmopolitan place with lots of things to do. You can never say that you’re bored or have nothing to do because then that’s all down to you, so…
Luke: What’s the best thing about it?
Real Londoner girl (who hates pigeons): Erm…
Luke: You might have just answered that
Real Londoner girl (who hates pigeons): Yes I think I have. Just the variety and everything you want to do. Lots of things for different age groups, there’s always something for someone to do. I would say the best thing is, like, the cultural little occasions that we have, like Chinese New Year and things like that, where you have big street parties. I would say that’s the best thing.
Luke: Ok, what about the worst thing?
Real Londoner girl (who hates pigeons): Oh… I don’t like to answer that question
The girl with the red scarf (off screen): Pigeons!
Real Londoner girl (who hates pigeons): Oh yeah! I hate pigeons! I hate pigeons! They’re just…
Luke: What’s wrong with them?
Real Londoner girl (who hates pigeons): They’re diseased!
Luke: They’re diseased. Flying rats.
Real Londoner girl (who hates pigeons): Yes
Luke: Right?
Real Londoner girl (who hates pigeons): Yeah. That’s the worst thing, I don’t dislike anything else.
Luke: Ok, thank you very much
Real Londoner girl (who hates pigeons): You’re welcome
Luke: Cheers
Smartly dressed couple: Hi
Luke: So, are you from London
Smartly dressed girl: Err, we’ve just moved here, yeah.
Luke: Just moved here, right, so err… How long have you been here?
Smartly dressed girl: Err… We’ve been here for a couple of weeks.
Luke: Ok. Everyone I’ve interviewed today has been in London for, like, two weeks. I don’t know why… So, what’s London really like then? What do you think?
Smartly dressed guy: Err, it’s a huge place. There must be about 10 million people living here. It’s got a lot of good things, bad things. It’s vibrant, it’s multicultural. It’s got fantastic places to eat, fantastic places to go out in the evening.
Smartly dressed girl: Fantastic theatre, fantastic restaurants. Fantastic museums, art galleries. Absolutely loads of stuff.
Luke: Ok
Smartly dressed guy: It’s a fast paced place. People seem to be moving around a lot faster than in the rest of the country
Smartly dressed girl: Sometimes that can get quite a bit much, you know. People sort of rushing everywhere all the time
Smartly dressed guy: But it’s interesting, but there’s also negatives to living here
Smartly dressed girl: It’s very congested, it’s very expensive. Err, extremely expensive, public transport is expensive. It’s hard… it can take a long time to get anywhere
Smartly dressed guy: And there’s also a lot of pollution, and crime as well. So, if you come to live here I think it’s about finding the right enclave…
Smartly dressed girl: Yeah, the right neighbourhood to live in, definitely…
Smartly dressed guy: And having friends. Set up your own community of friends, rather than knowing your next door neighbour.
Luke: Yeah. Ok, thank you very much
Smartly dressed guy: No worries
Luke: Cheers, bye bye
Smartly dressed girl: Cheers, bye



The Best Job Ever

1. Посмотрите видеофрагмент и ответьте на вопрос:  
What job is called "the best job ever" and why?
2. Посмотрите видео еще раз и выполните тест.
3. Откройте текст и проверьте, насколько хорошо вы поняли услышанное.


Quiz

Выберите правильный вариант ответа.

 
текст

WONG:
Depressed about the global economy, unemployed, or just looking for adventure? Then look no further because a tiny Australian island is offering a dream job, advertising globally to find the right person.

STORY:
Australian tourism officials are looking for a caretaker for the islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

[Anthony Hayes, CEO Queensland Tourism]:
"This really is the best job in the world. It is a six month contract when you live in this beautiful luxury house, it is probably four or five million dollar house, right on the edge of Hamilton island looking out of the Pacific. We'll pay you 150,000 Australian dollars which is roughly 75,000 Euros for the six month contract and your job in a nutshell is to travel through out the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, experiencing everything that the islands have to offer."

The caretaker will spend six months visiting Hamilton Island promoting tourism through a video blog.

Duties include feeding ocean fish, cleaning a pool and collecting deliveries of mail that arrive by plane.

But the employee is also required to go scuba diving, snorkeling and hiking and to enjoy at least 25 nearby island resorts.

No skills or experience are required for the job that starts in July and there is no age requirement.

Queensland created the job as an antidote to the global economic slump and is advertising in 18 countries including the United States and China.

[Anthony Hayes, CEO Queensland Tourism]:
"I suspect the biggest catch is going to be trying to get rid of them after six months. I suspect somebody will want to stay forever. It is obviously a bit of fun but there is a serious side to it. I think we in the tourism industry are in for a fairly difficult twelve months ahead not just in Australia but worldwide the tourism industry is in for a difficult time. Our role is to try help our industry overcome the difficulties of the next 12 months, protect jobs."

Applicants must submit a one-minute video expressing interest in the Great Barrier Reef, a vast coral reef system that is classed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

The campaign has already drawn more than 200 visitors to its website.

Applications are open until the end of February.



 

 

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