March 27, 2008

Task 5

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The deadline is 31st March.


Task 4 is completed.
The most hard-working and daring people are still in the project!
6 people have done a great job on time!

March 12, 2008

Task 4

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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?


1. How many people live in Bath?
2. Who had designed Pulteney Bridge?



1)How many people live in Liverpool?
2)How many public monaments in Liverpool?


The history of Rosslyn streches back to Knights Templars times(A). The Rosslyn Chapel is one of the most mysterious places in the world. It was built in 1446 by Willem Sinclair. It belonged to the Knights Templars. In the film "The Da Vinci Code" one character approves that there is Sacred Graal hidden in Rosslyn Church by the Knights Templars. For a long time the Rosslyn Church has a reputation of a mystical place. Mediums say that there is a portal to another dimension, which is being used by UFO. The Rosslyn Castle is familiar to millions of travellers(B). It is said to be home to a sleeping lady who will one day awake and show the whereabouts of a fabulous treasure buried deep within its vaults. When this happens, the castle will again rise from its ruins.
1). Why has Rosslyn a reputation of a mystical place?
2). When was the Rosslyn Chapel built?


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 ?

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Winchester (3)

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.
Wichester is also a centre for playing cricket.The village of Hambeldon, just outside of Winchester, is the birthplace of cricket. At Broadha'penny Down a cricket club was formed in the 1760s and this is where the rules of the game as it is known throughout the world today were first established.(C) The possibilities in this cricket club are endless.

Questions: 1. Why is the Winchester College so famous?
2. Does Wichester have some sister cities?

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The history of Preston stretches back to Roman period (A). Preston has many ancient and fascinating notable buildings dotted in and around the city centre, today the town offers a great deal to interest visitors from home country and tourists all year round (B). Preston is interesting more with parks and museums which were created during the wars, museums have wonderful galleries, these are more attarctive places in town which have different foundation years and are visited by millions of people.
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1) When has Preston started town history?
2) What is more attractive in Preston?


Visitors can experience the excitement on the River Derwent (E).The Derwent is a river in the county of Derbyshire, England. It is 80 km (50 miles) long and is a tributary of the River Trent, which it joins south of Derby.All equipment can be hired(E).
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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?


The history of Cardiff stretches (A) back to Roman times. Now, Cardiff is the capital and largest city of Wales, as well as being (own) country's financial, tourism, media and political centre. On a fine day (B), Cardiff offers very beautiful parkland. The capital of Wales also has annual festivals witch attract over 250,000 visitors every year. Town has strong nightlife and it is one of top shopping centre in the UK.

Questions :
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

Task 3

Task 2 has been completed! Unfortunately, not all the participants tried to do task 2. Those who gained 5 points can pass to task 3. Read it carefully!

The deadline is 10th March.
Go ahead!


Liverpool is the UK's nomination for European Capital of Culture 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


Oxford is located in the South East of England. Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 149,100 people.It is home to the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. In times gone by, this place over 800 years has been a home for the majority of scholars. A lot of firms are located in and around the town, whether on one of the Science and Business Parks or within one of a number of residential areas. With its mix of ancient and modern, there is much to look and to do, both for the tourists and for the residents. Also it is necessary to visit historical buildings with their narrow winding passes, colleges and museums.


Stockton-on-Tees is a town in North East England. The population of Stockton-on-Tees is 80,060 people. Major industries in Stockton have included ship-repairing, steel and chemicals. Stockton town centre has undergone many developments in recent years including the Teesquay Millennium Bridge, the Queen's Campus of Durham University, several acres of office buildings erected along the south bank of the River Tees within the Teesdale development and Wellington Square a modern shopping arcade erected upon the old Wellington Street area of the town centre.


Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire (coordinates - 53°23′09″N, 1°28′10″W).The population is estimated at 525,800 people. Sheffield has an international reputation for metallurgy and steel-making.While iron and steel have long been the main industries, coal mining has also been a major industry.Sheffield is a major retail centre too, and home to many High Street and department stores as well as designer boutiques. Sheffield is a snooker centre, because the city's Crucible Theatre is the venue for the World Snooker Championships. The city also has a number of tourist attractions such as the Lyceum Theatre and four art galleries.


Truro is the city in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Truro is the centre for administration, leisure and retail in Cornwall and has a population of 20,920. It is known that the settlement on the place of modern Truro existed since times of Norman. Gothic-revival Cathedral is the well-known Truro’s feature. The main attraction for local residents in the region is the wide variety of shops. The Royal Cornwall Museum is the oldest and main museum in Cornwall for exhibitions. Truro is also noted for its parks and open spaces. The piazza at Lemon Quay is the centre of the majority of festivals in Truro which involve visitors the year round with numerous various events.


Rosslyn is located in the East of Scotland. The population of Rosslyn is about 30 000 people. It was the most religious city in Great Britain. Main industries of Rosslyn are plastic industry, agriculture and coal production. Rosslyn Chapel is a major tourist attraction, situated a few miles south of Edinburgh. Other major tourist attraction is Roslin Castle. It is located around 9 miles south of Edinburgh, only a few hundred metres from the famous Rosslyn Chapel.

March 2, 2008


Cardiff is situated near the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and has an official population of 317,500 people. The main industry is based on coal – making iron and steel. The town has annual festivals such as The Big Weekend Festival. Cardiff has many landmark buildings such as the Millennium Stadium, the Pierhead Building and the National Assembly for Wales. Cardiff is also famous for Cardiff Castle, St David's Hall, Llandaff Cathedral, the Wales Millennium Centre and Cathays Park. Cardiff Castle is a major tourist attraction in the city and is situated in the heart of the city centre. Other major tourist attractions are the Cardiff Bay and many other sites of interest including the Cardiff Bay Barrage and the famous Coal Exchange.


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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.


Bournemouth is one of the most attractive resorts in the southern coast of England, with pure sandy beaches and park zones. The city is very popular among tourists and Englishmen because of a friendly and safe city. It is a busy campus which offers a variety of opportunities for playing sports, relaxation and entertainment, starting with at 2 o'clock driving lessons with a trainer from London. The population is about 350 000 people.


The history of Winchester stretches back to pre-Roman times, with an Iron Age enclosure or valley fort, Oram's Arbour, on the western side of the present-day city.Winchester or Winton (archaic) is a historic city in southern England, with a population of around 40,000 within a 3-mile (4.8 km) radius of its centre. It is the seat of the City of Winchester local government district, which covers a much larger area, and is also the administrative capital and county town of Hampshire. Winchester was formerly the capital of England, during the 10th and early 11th centuries, and before that the capital of Wessex.Winchester Cathedral, the second longest cathedral in Europe,is familiar to millions of travellers.It was originally built in 1079.Town is also a sport centre of England.


Edinburgh is located in the south-east of Scotland, near the North Sea.
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.


Derby is a city in the East Midlands of England.The population of Derby is 233,700 people.Ancient monuments and ruins testify to Derby's long and fascinating history and today the town offers a great deal to interest visitors all the year round(B). Derby has speciality shops, pavement cafes and street entertainers. And of course there are many big name shops too (D).Visit Derby in order to discover for yourself a true country-lover's paradise.