THE NATIONAL SYMBOLS OF GREAT BRITAINЗавантажити презентацію
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A symbol is something which represents an idea. The purpose of a symbol is to communicate meaning. Every country and nation has places , sights or buildings that can be used as their symbols. Here are the most known and popular symbols that describe the three biggest countries: Great Britain America Russia
Big Ben Big Ben is the name of the bell on the clock. It is one of the most famous symbols of London. The clock is on the tower of the Houses of Parliament. It is 98 meters high. The bell is about 14 tons. It is named after Sir Benjamin Hall, the first Commissioner of Works.
ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL St Paul’s Cathedral is another symbol of London. It is the greatest English Church where many state ceremonies take place. In the basement of the cathedral there are the graves of many prominent people and national heroes. The famous English architect Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) designed it after the Great Fire (1666) . It took him 35 years. It is a beautiful building with many columns and towers. The cathedral is 175 m long and 111 m high.
The Houses of Parliament The building is actually called the Palace of Westminster, but is more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. They are the home of the British Government. The building contains 1200 apartments. Among them are the House of Lords and the House of Commons. When the House is in session a Union Jack (the flag of the UK) flies from the Victoria tower by day and a light burns in the Clock Tower by night.
One of the famous symbols of the USA is the Statue of Liberty. It is a gift from the French government to the United States.
The statue of Liberty is a woman who holds a torch up high. She symbolizes a welcome to a land of freedom. It was put up in New York Harbor in 1886.
The White House The Capitol is the place where the Congress meets . It is in the centre of Washington, DC. The White House has been the residence of the President since 1800. It is the oldest public building in Washington and one of the most beautiful. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.