1) Вы проводите информационный поиск в ходе выполнения проектной работы. Определите, в каком из текстов A — F содержатся ответы на интересующие Вас вопросы 1 — 7. Один из вопросов останется без ответа.1.
What kind of transport is used for royal ceremonies?2.
What is the history of British monarchy?3.
In what way is Buckingham Palace prepared for honourable guests?4.
What ceremony attracts a great number of tourists?5.
Where are royal celebrations held in summertime?6.
How can people see that the Queen is in her residence?7.
Is it possible to get inside Buckingham Palace?A.
London is one of the few places in the world where you can visit a real royal palace. Buckingham Palace is where Queen Elizabeth II lives much of the time. A flag always flies above Buckingham Palace. When the Queen is in London, you can see the Royal Standard above the palace. When she is away, the Union Flag flies instead. Originally, the palace was a town house built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1705. It was greatly enlarged in the 19th century and the first monarch to live in the palace was Queen Victoria.B.
Buckingham Palace is enormous. There are 600 rooms, 78 bathrooms, a cinema, a swimming pool and even a post office. Some of the rooms are named and decorated for special visitors, such as the 1844 Room, which was decorated for the state visit of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia. The 1855 Room was created in honour of the visit of Emperor Napoleon III of France. The largest room in the palace is the Ballroom which is used for state banquets and other important occasions.C.
Buckingham Palace security is very high but there have been several security lapses. In 2004, a newspaper reporter managed to get a job of a footman inside Buckingham Palace and took lots of photos of the Royal Family’s private apartments. The same year, a protestor called Jason Hatch climbed onto a ledge near the ceremonial balcony dressed as Batman. But probably the most incredible lapse was in 1837, when a 12-year-old boy managed to live for a year unnoticed inside the palace.D.
There is a beautiful park-like garden around the palace. It is home to 30 different kinds of birds and more than 350 different wild flowers. The garden has a helicopter landing area, a lake and a tennis court. Every summer the Queen holds her garden parties here. The Buckingham Palace kitchen serve a sit-down meal to as many as 600 people at a time.E.
The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace is the place where the royal coaches, horses, and cars are kept. The most famous of the royal coaches is the Gold State Coach which is used only on very special occasions, such as a coronation. It weighs 4 tons and takes 8 horses to pull. It was built ini 762! It’s unlikely you’ll catch the Queen in the stables, although she does name each horse herself. Her Majesty is very fond of riding and so are other members of the Royal Family including Prince William and Prince Harry.F.
There are always crowds of people waiting patiently outside Buckingham Palace. They come to see the ceremony of Changing the Guard. First the band marches through the gates of the Palace. The job of the police is to stop the tourists from following the guards! Then the rest of the ‘new’ guard marches through the gates. The guardsmen wear traditional uniform; a red coat and a black bearskin. Believe it or not, this ceremony hasn’t changed since 1660!