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Task 3 has been completed! As you know, only those who gained 5 points can pass to task 4. It is going to be even more challenging, but you will do it , I am sure! The deadline is 24th March (one week to prepare and the second week to post it). All the best!
March 11, 2008
Glasgow -fascinating town(B), established more than 550 years ago, is Scotland's second oldest university and an important pillar of Scotland's biggest city. As well as excellent teaching and a worldwide reputation, students enjoy a compact campus at the heart of the city's stylish west end that boasts more listed buildings than any other campus in the country and narrow twisted streets(A).
1) How many people live in Glasgow?
2) What is interesting for tourists in this city?
3) What most of all involves tourists in Glasgow?
The largest city of Scotland - Glasgow (59,1 mln.-population)
Glasgow does not simply follow fashion - it creates its own. When it comes to sheer panache, the upfront personality of the city, especially with its fabulous shopping and vibrant nightlife, is like nowhere else in Scotland!
Right in the beginning of the 1990s Glasgow celebrated its status as European “City of Culture”,
Glasgow is sometimes described as Britain's finest Victorian city. In city more than 30 picture galleries and museums.
Glasgow is the home to Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The Burrell Collection in the Pollok Country Park is a haven for culture lovers.Old Glasgow was centered around its cathedral and expanded west into Merchant City. The symbol of Glasgow's former life as a great trading port is the "Tall Ship", built in 1896, at Glasgow harbour.
March 10, 2008
To the southeast of central Edinburgh stands the eminence known as Arthur's Seat, overlooking Holyroodhouse and the Old Town beside it. The Old Town has preserved its medieval plan and many Reformation-era buildings. Today, these streets contain a fascinating variety of shops.(A)
Equally famous is the annual Hogmanay celebration. Apart from special events such as festivals and celebrations, there is always something to do in Edinburgh.(C) Edinburgh is home to a large number of museums and libraries.
1.Has the Old town preserved it's medieval plan?
2.Are there a lot of museums in Edinburgh ?
Winchester (B) is familiar to millions of travellers. It gives a lot of opportunities to have a good time. Marwell Zoological Park is the only place in the UK where you can see the Coquerels Mouse Lemur and the Dorcas Gazelle. Visitors can stay at the adjacent Marwell Hotel - a unique safari-style building in a woodland setting.
Expand your mind! You can visit first British public library, which was established back in 1850s in part of the former city gaol.
Questions: 1. Why is the Winchester College so famous?
2. Does Wichester have some sister cities?
Link here .
1) When has Preston started town history?
2) What is more attractive in Preston?
1)What is interesting for tourists in this city?
2)How long is the River Derwent?
Bournemouth is a city of tourism. It has beautiful sandy beaches, rich wildlife, visitor facilities and outdoor activities. Everything a tourist needs is right here. The city has a big port with (c) luxury cruise vessels and other boats which can be rented. The lands around Bournemouth are fantastic – there are hills, forests, lakes and of course – the sea. The equipment(e) for the variety of activities, such as climbing, walking, mountain biking and camping will be provided in the hotel of your choice. If you are looking for a place to enjoy yoursefl – look no further -Bournemouth is the place for you!
What kind of landscape is around Bournemouth?
What sort of activities can one do in Bournemouth?
1. Where is Cardiff situated?
2. Has Cardiff a long history?
The pride(A) of Oxford it's of course the University of Oxford with his fascinating history(B). It is also recognized as one of the world's leading academic institutions. There are 39 colleges and seven private halls, each with his own internal structure.
See also city website.
1) What is the pride of Oxford?
2) How many colleges are in the University of Oxford?
Sheffield nestles in a natural amphitheatre created by several hills and the confluence of five rivers. On a fine day(B), Winter and Botanical Gardens offer excelent walks. For 7 days every April, Sheffield becomes the snooker centre of the world, attracting sportsmen and their fans from all continents(E). See also the city website.
1. Which sport competition can you see in Sheffield every year?
2. How many people live in Sheffield?
March 4, 2008
The population of Liverpool is rising for the first time in decades and now stands at 447,500
Average income in 2003, was £22,839, a rise of 10.9 per cent on the previous year
Liverpool has the biggest single collection of Grade One listed buildings and more national museums and galleries than any other city outside London
Liverpool has 2,500 listed buildings and 250 public monuments
Work has been completed on the £18m refurbishment of St George's Hall
The City Council has signed a £920 million deal with the Duke of Westminster's Grosvenor Estates, to transform the city centre with 2 million sq ft of new shops, offices and leisure facilities - Europe's biggest regeneration scheme
Liverpool has had World Heritage city status conferred on it by UNESCO
The new 1,500 seat Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool will open in 2008 on the King's Waterfront
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is Europe's fastest-growing regional airport
A new £15 million Cruise Liner facility will be bringing big ships back to the Mersey by 2008
A scheme to regenerate Anfield includes 2,200 new and refurbished houses, an Education Innovation Centre, an internet youth café, health facilities, environmental improvements, a community plaza and community centre and a new stadium for Liverpool FC
Liverpool has Europe's longest established Chinese community and Europe's largest Chinese Arch which stands 14 metres over the entrance to Chinatown
March 3, 2008
March 2, 2008
Preston is a city and local government district in Lancashire, England, located on the River Ribble. Preston has an overall population of 335,000. Preston is a major centre of the defence aerospace industry with two of BAE Systems major military assembly facilities being located at either end of the city. Also having a strong presence in the city is the brewing business with Inbev having several breweries located in the area.The city is home to Alstom Transport's main UK spare parts distribution centre which is located on Strand Road.Preston's premier landmark is probably St Walburge's Church which has, at 94 metres, the tallest spire in England on a church that is not a cathedral. More popular places in Preston are parks and museums.
The population of Edinburgh is about 448, 624 people.
Tourism is an important economic mainstay in the city. The Old town with cobbled streets and well-preserved Medieval architecture is a splended tourist atrraction.
Culturally, Edinburgh is best known for the Edinburgh Festival, although this is in fact a series of separate events. Edinburgh is home to Scotland's five National Galleries. Edinburgh has a large number of pubs, clubs and restaurants. Edinburgh is home to a large number of museums and libraries.
February 26, 2008
You have done it! You have made the first step in our project. I think you have learnt some new facts about England and mastered some new infotechnologies.
Go ahead! There is one "but": only those who have got 5 points in task 1 are admitted to task 2.