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Listening skills practice: Tour of London - exercises

Take a tour of London by listening to this tour guide and do the exercises to practise your listening skills.

2. Check your understanding: multiple choice


Preparation
Circle the best word to complete these sentences.
Do this exercise before you listen. Draw a line to match the pictures with the words below.
1. The tour takes 2 / 3 / 4 hours.

2. At Madame Tussaud’s you can see maps of London / models of famous people / famous shops .

3. Oxford Street is a famous street for drinking tea / eating / shopping .

4. The Queen lives at Buckingham Palace / the Tower of London / Tower Bridge .

5. Big Ben is a tour guide / clock / bridge .

6. You can see great views of London from Oxford Street / the Houses of Parliament / London Eye .

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4. Read Open-top bus and choose the correct


the questions Big Benanswer: London Eye Tower of London

Oxfordlions
1. How many Street Tower Bridge
are in Trafalgar Square? Houses of Parliament Buckingham
4. What does Lucy not Palace
like about London?

a. four a. the shops


b. 1.
eightCheck your understanding: ordering b. the noise
c. fifteen c. order
Do this exercise while you listen. Write a number (1-8) to put these places in the noises and
that the thebus
tour buses
will
visit them.
2. How tall is Nelson’s Column? a. a big wheel with great views of London
…………. Oxford Street
a. 15metres high b. big clock tower right in the centre of London
…………. Madame Tussauds, Museum
b. 25 metres high
c. it is a museum where you can see wax figures
c.
…………. 56 metres
Tower high
of London of historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars.
Have you ever been to any of these places?
………….
3. What London
does Lucy Eye London?
like about d. it crosses the river Thames and it’s also a symbol
Where did you go? of London
…………. Houses of Parliament
a. the shops, the markets and the parks
b. ………….
the shops, theBuckingham
markets andPalace
the buses e. It is Europe's busiest shopping street, with
What did you do? approximately 300 shops
c. the buses
………….
and the parks
Big Ben
f. is a historic castle, which was a prison, then a
Which
…………. city would
Toweryou like to take a tour in? Why?
Bridge
royal residence

g. - Home of the queen of England

h. is the meeting place of the House of


Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of
the Parliament of the United Kingdom.