WALES составитель: учитель английского языка МБОУ СОШ № 32 г. Белово, Силиванова Н.П. Wales is a part of Great Britain to the west from England • Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, started a number of monasteries in the country. Paintings of Saint David normally show him with a dove on his shoulder. His relics are now in Saint David’ s Cathedral in Wales. Saint David ’s Day is celebrated on 1 March. The red dragon is the symbol of Wales The Welsh flag shows a dragon. •On this picture you can see girls wearing welsh national clothes. The Welsh language belongs to Celtic languages. It is very different from English. •Welsh • Gwlad! Gwlad! Pleidoil wyf I am gwlad; • Tra mor yn I r bur hoff bau, • O bydded I r hen iaith barhau. •English • Homeland! I am devoted to my country; • So long as the sea is a wall to this beautiful land, • May the ancient language remain. • Both my greatgrandmothers spoke Welsh. My father and his brothers could speak both Welsh and English, my generation speaks no Welsh. I am learning it at evening class. Wales is a land of green fields, forests and farms. But it is also a land of mountains and valleys, streams and waterfalls Wales is a country with its own culture and history The capital of Wales is Cardiff. Cardiff is Europe's youngest Capital City, achieving its status in 1955, and although it has grown into one of the most vibrant cities. It has not lost its small town quality The name Cardiff is an Anglicisation of Welsh name "Caerdydd". Caer" means "fort" or "castle." "Dydd" or "Diff" was a corruption of " Taff", the river on which Cardiff castle stands, in which case "Cardiff" would mean "the fort on the river Taff" (in On this picture you can see the emblem of Cardiff Cardiff lies on the river Taff Cardiff is an industrial city, a big port, which also has a lot of historical buildings. The centre of Cardiff is surprisingly compact and most of its sights and attractions are only a short walk from one another. The Museum, Civic Buildings and Castle can all be seen from the main shopping areas which have modern shopping centres together with beautiful Victorian Arcades. Welsh Parliament The city is home to the Millennium Stadium which hosts major world sporting events. It was opened in 1999. The aerial view of the Millennium Stadium The High street runs to the castle. The Castle in Cardiff attracts a lot of tourists. Тhe inside of the Castle The view on the castle from the High street. •This is the library in Cardiff. It looks like an ancient castle. Norwegian Church Cardiff is a great place to be a student. Besides our own college, a Further Education College, there are two large universities and the Welsh College of Music and Drama. Although Cardiff is a very cosmopolitan city, it does not have an over-concentration of foreign students and you will find it easy to practice the language here.On this picture you can see the University of Cardiff. City Hall City Hall War memorial in Cardiff Indoor market Тhere are a lot of beautiful churches in Cardiff. There are a lot of hotels, where you can stay, if you visit Wales. This is the Molt hotel.