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Great Britain
Practice exercises

І. Make up sentences:


the Thames


the Avon


is situated on

the Mersey


the Clyde


stands on

the Irwell


the Dnieper


in 1839 by Kirkpatrick

Electric generator

MacMillan (Scotland)

Steam engine

was invented

in 1831 by Michael Faraday (England)


Military tank

in 1765 by James Watt(Scotland)

in 1525 by William Stirgeon (England)

in 1914 by Sir Ernest Swinton (England)



Have you ever been to








І have never been to




II. Choose the correct answer:

1. Big Ben is ... in London

a) a square b) a monument c) a tower d) a clock

2. The British museum is famous for its ...

a) modern paintings b) library c) collection of manuscripts d) reading room

3. The Tower of London is now used as ...

a) a museum b) a palace c) a prison

(Answers: 1 — d; 2 — b, c, d; 3 — a)

III. Ask the questions to have the toll owing answers:

1. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is situated on two large islands.

2. No, it is not. It is divided into counties.

3. The Parliament consists of two Houses.

4. The population of London is 8 million people.

5. The name of the river on which London stands is the Thames.

6. Fleet Street is famous for newspaper offices.

IV. Answer the following questions:

Great Britain (GB)

1. Where is GB situated?

2. What is the capital of GB?

3. Whom does the power belong to in this country?

4. Does the Queen rule the country?

5. What are the major political parties in GB?

6. Who is the Prime Minister of GB?

7. What is the territory of GB?

8. What is its population?

9. What is the climate of GB?

10. What industrial centres of GB do you know?

11. What outstanding figures is Britain famous for?

12. What goods (товари) does Britain export to this country?


1. Where is London situated?

2. What river flows through London?

3. What parts does it consist of?

4. What is the population of London?

5. What is Fleet Street famous for?

6. Who lives at 10 Downing Street?

7. Where does the Queen live when she is in London?

8. What places of interest are there in London?

9. What abbey is situated near the Houses of Parliament?

10. What Houses does the British Parliament consist of?

11. What is Hyde Park famous for?

12. Where were all the kings and queens of England crowned?

13. What name is given to the clock of the Houses of Parliament?

14. What is the London underground called?

15. What colour are most London buses?

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