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Name .......................................................................... 9th Form SEMESTER PAPER I. Fill in the blanks with the words in the box below.

There are two words that you do not need to use. (2.50p) sovereign pigeon tower wax pint library dome guards garrison junction statue queue

1. A is a very common bird. 2. Tourists who choose to visit Madame Tussauds will find models of many personalities. 3. There a people who go to the pub to chat with their friends over a .of beer. 4. What a long ! Well never be able to get in and see the film. 5. The of London was built after 1066, when William the Conqueror became king of England. 6. If you are interested in a particular book, the British Museum has one of the largest .in the world. 7. Buckingham Palace has been the residence of the sovereign for over 200 years. 8. St. Pauls Cathedral has the second largest in the world. 9. The beefeaters are the famous the White Tower. 10. Piccadilly Circus is a famous meeting place for the young people in London, and it is also one of the most famous .in London. II. Answer the following questions about London: (1.50p) 1. Where in London can you find the Poets Corner? ...... 2. Which building is popular among visitors for its wax models? 3. What is the name of one of the busiest junctions in London, also a favourite meeting place for young people? .. 4. What is the official residence of the Queen? 5. Where are Impressionistic and Renaissance paintings displayed? III. Describe two of the following places: British Museum, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace. (2p) IV. Write about your favourite hobby and bring arguments for the reasons you like practicing it. In your composition, you should pay attention to the use of the following elements: (2p) - ways of expressing likes/dislikes - cohesion markers between paragraphs. +2p granted