3.4 LONDON

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What is the name of the most visited department store of London?
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Harrods

What is the "All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club" better known as?
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Wimbledon

What is the name of the famous clock tower near the Houses of Parliament?
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Big Ben

What colour are traditional taxi cabs?
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black

What is the name of the underground train system?
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the Tube

Who lives at 10 Downing Street?
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The Prime Minister

When was the Tower of London built: in the 11th, 14th or 16th Century?
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in the 11th Century

Hyde, Green and Regent's are all types of what?
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park

What do you think of when you think about London?
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Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, red double-decker buses, the Tower of London,
the London Eye, the British Museum, the River Thames, Camden, Harrods, Covent Garden, London police officers, Oxford Street, parks, etc.

What do you think the writer means by "London is a world in a city"?
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When the writer says "London is a world in a city", he/she is probably referring to the 8.6 million inhabitants, consisting of people who come from all over the world.
There are more than 300 languages spoken in the city, so there are representatives from many world countries living in London.

is a street in Mayfair, a rich area of London, famous for its bespoke tailors who make traditional formal clothes.

Carnaby Street
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is famous for more modern and fashionable clothes, and was made popular in the 1960s.

The Wimbledon Championships
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are played every year and are the oldest tennis tournament in the world, having been played since 1877.
Wimbledon is one of four international grand slams and is the only major tournament still played on grass.

The original Routemaster bus
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was in service from 1956-2005, and allowed people to jump on and off the bus, paying a conductor. This made it quicker than paying the driver.
Bus conductor, a person who checks tickets on a bus.

The New Routemaster
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was introduced in 2012, and shares some of the features of the old bus, but is longer, more fuel-efficient and has more doors.

London is the UK's financial (?).
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London is the UK's financial powerhouse.

SW19 is one of the most (?) postcodes on the planet.
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SW19 is one of the most famous postcodes on the planet.

Over (?) million people visit London every year.
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Over twenty-five million people visit London every year.

The (?) industry contributes over $30 billion dollars a year to the UK economy.
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The fashion industry contributes over $30 billion dollars a year to the UK economy.

What do you learn about London's financial sector?
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We learn that London's financial powers the UK economy, that it has a global reach and that it is under pressure like never before. Also, the market opens at 8a. m and the heart of the global financial community.

What can you find in London's Savile Row?
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In London's Savile Row you can find the hot shave, the tailored suit and the bowler hat.
hot shave: (of a man) cut the hair off the face with a razor.; bowler hat: a hard round black hat that businessmen sometimes wear

What does Paul Frearson, the tailor, like about London?
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He loves that every day something new is happening. He loves the wonderful museums, the beautiful architecture and the nice clothes.

Why does Roger Federer think that Wimbledon is unique?
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Federer says that there used to be three grand slam tournaments on grass courts but that now Wimbledon is the only one.

What was special about the 1950s Routemaster?
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The 1950s Routemaster had two decks, a conductor and a "hop on, hop off" platform.

What inspires London's fashion designers?
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"The energy of London itself" inspires the fashion designers.

What is special about your country?
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Canada: incredible diversity, huge
Argentina: people's characteristics and values.

What are the highs and lows of living in your country?
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Canada: highs: one of the highest standards of living in the world, long life expectancy, one of the wealthiest countries; lows: bad winter weather, cold temperatures.
Argentina: highs: values, value of family and friends, resourcefulness and laid-back quality of people dealing with problems; lows: a lot of strikes and struggles and uncertainty.

How would you describe your country geographically? What features would you focus on in a documentary about your country?
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Canada: massive, second largest country in the world after Russia; huge range of fresh water; great lakes and rivers, three coasts, incredible diversity of wildlife, climate and landscape, longest coastline in the world.
Canada: temperate rainforests, deserts, arctic prairies, volcanoes, mountains, forests) longest coastline in the world... Argentina: documentary: day in someone's life showing what's going on the uncertainty.

Is your country experiencing any particular changes at the moment? Do you feel strongly about any of them?
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Canada: the speaker doesn't answer question 4.
Argentina: the speaker doesn't answer the first part of question 3 (geographically) or question 4.

Does your country have any interesting customs or events? What are they?
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Canada: the speaker doesn't answer question 5.
family get together on Sundays to catch up on the week, celebrate Friends' Day.

What are the similarities and differences between your country and your neighbouring countries?
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Canada: The USA and Canada both have a history of indigenous people and they share the longest border in the world.
Argentina: very different from other parts of Latin America, e.g. Brazil (Brazilians are upbeat while Argentians have a melancholy temperament and yearning for the old way of life).


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