Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 14, 2011

WESTMINSTER ABBEY

Read the text and complete the chart below with a word from the list that comes after the text. Every word can only be used ONCE. There are FIVE words that you do not need to use. Question 0 has been answered as an example.

WESTMINSTER ABBEY

Just a short walk from the Thames, Westminster Abbey is a must-see and significant structure in British history. This beautiful gothic church is a UNESCO World 0) __________ Site, popular with many visitors to London.

Kings, Queens, statesmen, aristocrats, poets, priests, heroes and 1) __________ are all part of the church’s fascinating history. Many of those buried at the Abbey include Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton, and Charles Darwin. The first one to be buried at the Abbey was Geoffrey Chaucer. 2) __________ it became a great honour to be buried or memorialized here.

There is a special Scientists corner at the church which is 3) __________ to a memorial for Isaac Newton.

Since the crowning of William the Conqueror in 1066, Westminster Abbey has been the nation’s Coronation church. Many Kings and Queens, including the 4) __________ reigning Queen Elizabeth II, have been crowned here.

The Abbey has also seen many Royal Weddings and Funerals through the years.

On 5) __________ of all this rich history, Westminster Abbey London is a truly 6) __________ building and the exterior offers visitors plenty of photo opportunities.

Highlights of this grand building include a statue of the Virgin Mary holding a baby Jesus, the Nave with the grave of the unknown 7) __________ and the Little Cloister leading to the College Gardens.

Westminster Abbey is also the 8) __________ of a climactic scene in Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code. Towards the end of the book, Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu finally figure out (after a dead-end search at the Temple Church and with the help of the computers at King’s College London) that their latest clue —

In London lies a knight a Pope interred
His labor’s fruit a Holy wrath incurred.

— refers to the tomb of Sir Isaac Newton in Westminster Abbey. Newton’s eulogy was delivered by Alexander Pope – “A. Pope”.

From 30th April to 6th May visitors can experience a Royal Wedding tour with a specially provided 9) __________ which will direct you through the cathedral, highlighting points of interest. The route is the same one which will be taken by Prince William and Kate Middleton and the flower and seating 10) __________, which will remain in place all week, will give you a real sense of what their walk was like.

ACTUAL               CURRENT             LEAFLET               SUBSEQUENTLY

ADDITION            GUIDE                  SETTING               TOP

AFTER                  HERITAGE            SOLDIER              VILLAINS

ARRANGEMENTS      HOME                  STUNNING           WARRIOR

0) HERITAGE

1)                6)

2)                7)

3)                8)

4)                9)

5)               10)

KEY

1. VILLAINS

2. SUBSEQUENTLY

3. HOME

4. CURRENT

5. TOP

6. STUNNING

7. WARRIOR

8. SETTING

9. LEAFLET

10. ARRANGEMENTS


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