„When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” What do Samuel’s Johnson’s words mean?

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„When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. What do Samuel’s Johnson’s words mean?

Teza:

The capital of the Great Britain is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world. It is impossible to get bored while staying in London because there is so much to see there.

Argumenty na potwierdzenie tezy:

Numerous historic buildings and monuments:

  • l Westminster Abbey, the place of British sovereigns’ coronation
  • l Houses of Parliament, the place of parliamentary debates
  • l Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s residence; ceremony of the Changing of the Guards
  • l Tower of London, the former prison and royal residence – now the place where the Crown Jewels are kept
  • l St. Paul’s Cathedral

Museums and galleries:

  • l The British Museum
  • l The National Gallery
  • l Madame Tussaud’s museum of wax figures
  • l The Tate Gallery

Parks

  • l Hyde Park with the famous Speaker’s Corner
  • l St. James Park – the oldest of London’s royal parks
  • l Richmond
  • l Kew Gardens with exotic plants and trees

Entertainment

  • l West End with its theatres and cinemas
  • l traditional English pubs
  • l colourful Chinatown
  • l night clubs of Soho
  • l famous department stores e.g. Harrods

Podsumowanie:

London is the most extraordinary city in the world. Everybody can find something for himself there. It’s the modern tower of Babel. The city of many cultures, styles and magic.

Przydatne słownictwo:

  • worth seeing – warte zobaczenia
  • variety – różnorodność
  • unique – wyjątkowy
  • sightseeing – zwiedzanie
  • monuments – zabytki
  • masterpiece – arcydzieło
  • cathedral – katedra
  • tomb – grobowiec
  • Parliament – parlament
  • House of Commons – Izba Gmin
  • House of Lords – Izba Lordów
  • Changing of the Guards – zmiana warty
  • residence – rezydencja
  • double-decker bus – autobus piętrowy
  • tube – metro
  • entertainment – rozrywka

 

„When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” What do Samuel’s Johnson’s words mean?

The capital of the Great Britain is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world. It is impossible to get bored while staying in London because there is so much to see there. London has the greatest concentration of major attractions in Britain and offers an amazing variety of places to visit.

There are numerous historic buildings and monuments such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, which is the place of British sovereigns’ coronation or Houses of Parliament. A visitor cannot miss the changing the royal guard in the forecourt of Buckingham palace or the Ceremony of the Keys in Tower of London, the former prison and royal residence – now the place where the Crown Jewels are kept.
The British Museum, Natural History Museum and Science Museum can each take a day to explore, but you will still be inspired if you only have a couple of hours to spare. As well as famous permanent exhibits, you should look out for topical displays featuring a variety of special interest subjects.

London’s more famous attractions such as the British Airways London Eye and Madame Tussauds are well worth visiting if you have never been before, but you can also branch out and visit some less well known attractions. Places like Kensington Palace, Dali Universe and the Photographers’ Gallery also have much to offer.

An open space account for 30 percent of the London area, and the city contains plenty of registered parks and gardens. Short walking paths and nature trails can be found in places like Hampstead Heath and Mile End Park, and at the end of an exhausting day walking, they’re a great spot for a picnic. Hyde Park with the famous Speaker’s Corner, St. James Park – the oldest of London’s royal parks or Kew Gardens with exotic plants and trees are also worth seeing.

From pubs and clubs, to theatres, cinema and comedy London is alive with events and productions in every possible type of venue, and there are many special events and festivals on throughout the year. You should visit West End with its theatres and cinemas, colourful Chinatown and one of the traditional English pubs.

London is the most extraordinary city in the world. Everybody can find something for himself there. It’s the modern tower of Babel, the city of many cultures, styles and magic.

 

Pytanie, które może zadać egzaminator

Why is London a cosmopolitan city?

London has always been one of the world’s great cosmopolitan cities. Throughout history, people have come from every continent and corner of the globe. Today the city brings together more than 50 ethnic communities. A lot of different national cuisines are available and a lot of different languages are spoken. This diversity characterises London. Wherever you go, you find variety of integrated communities living together. There’s the Afro-Caribbean centre of Brixton, a bustling Chinatown in central Soho, Banglatown in the East End’s Brick Lane and a little India in Southall to the west, to name but a few. The melting pot adds to every aspect of the city’s life: food, entertainment, religion and even in sport, where international stars from around the globe play alongside one another in the top leagues. London loves to celebrate its multiculturalism. Ethnic festivals, events and ceremonies help everyone share and enjoy; prime among them the Notting Hill Carnival, the world’s biggest community festival.

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