Arquivo da categoria: England

Inglês em Londres + Tour em Paris

eye 18 dias de diversão e estudos com embarque em 11/07/15

London South Bank Walk, Palácio de Buckingham, Natural History  Museum, Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio, London Eye, Torre Eiffel,  Museu do Louvre, Arco do Triunfo. E MUITOS MAIS: Camden Market,  Regents Park, Kingston, Thames Cruise with Disco, Hampton Court,  British Museum, Hyde Park, Royal Walk, Place de la Concorde, Champs  Elysées, Place du Tertre, Catedral de Notre Dame, Oxford College and  Castle Tour.

Veja o que está incluso:

Museu-do-Louvre15 horas semanais de inglês na LAL (http://www.lalschools.com/en) para alunos de 13 a 17 anos, com qualquer nível do idioma; acomodação individual em dormitório estudantil dentro do câmpus universitário, com todas as refeições; todos os passeios* e atividades, com acompanhamento de monitor; seguro médico; certificado.

Total do pacote GBP 2.755,00 + R$350,00 taxa administrativa, parcelas à partir R$463,00**.

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Reading

In the same year that I visited London, I went to see Reading. I only spent one day there, but what I most liked about the city was www.theoracle.com/website/, where I went to see a movie.

Reading is a UK city and an administrative unit in the county of Berkshire, England. Located at the confluence of the rivers Thames and Kennet, the city is halfway between London and Oxford, about 65 miles west of London. Reading is not pronounced like the gerund of the verb to read in English, despite having the same spelling.
The district has a population of 144,000 inhabitants. Reading is probably the most important business center in southeast England, and Greater London.
Reading was an important center in the medieval period, as the center of an important monastery with real roots, but suffered serious economic damage during the 17th century, and took a long time to recover. Now and again an important commercial center in southeast England and is often referred to as the Thames Valley, with headquarters of some major British companies and offices in the UK of the largest multinationals, especially in the area of ​​IT, including Microsoft, Oracle, Sage, Xansa and Yell.com. Reading also hosts the European Centre for Meteorology.
Reading is the 17th most populous city and the largest municipality (town) of England. Reading is not considered city (city) itself for the reason that in England there is a concept (inherited from medieval times) that to become a city you must have a cathedral, which Reading has not.

Oxford

 Oxford is a city, and the county town of Oxfordshire, in South East England. The city, made prominent by its medieval university, has a population of just under 165,000, with 153,900 living within the district boundary. The rivers Cherwell and Thames run through Oxford and meet south of the city centre. For a distance of some 10 miles (16 km) along the river, in the vicinity of Oxford, the Thames is known as the Isis.

Buildings in Oxford demonstrate an example of every English architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons, including the iconic, mid-18th century Radcliffe Camera. Oxford is known as the “city of dreaming spires”, a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold in reference to the harmonious architecture of Oxford’s university buildings. The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

The city centre

As well as being a major draw for tourists (9.1 million in 2008, similar in 2009), Oxford city centre has many shops, several theatres, and an ice rink. The historic buildings make this location a popular target for film and TV crews.

The city centre is relatively small, and is centred on Carfax, a cross-roads which forms the junction of Cornmarket Street (pedestrianised), Queen Street (semi-pedestrianised), St Aldate’sand The High. Cornmarket Street and Queen Street are home to Oxford’s various chain stores, as well as a small number of independent retailers, one of the longest established of which is Boswells, which was founded in 1738. St Aldate’s has few shops but has several local government buildings, including the Town Hall, the city police station and local council offices. The High (the word street is traditionally omitted) is the longest of the four streets and has a number of independent and high-end chain stores, but mostly University and College buildings.

There are two small shopping centres in the city centre: The Clarendon Centre and The Westgate Centre. The Westgate Centre is named for the original West Gate in the city wall, and is located at the west end of Queen Street. It is quite small and contains a number of chain stores and a supermarket. The Westgate Shopping Centre is to undergo a large and controversial refurbishment; the plans involve tripling the size of the centre to 750,000 sq ft (70,000 m2), a new 1,335 space underground car park and 90 new shops and bars, including a 230,000 sq ft (21,000 m2John Lewis department store. There is to be a new and improved transport system, a complete refurbishment of the existing centre and the surrounding Bonn Square area. The development plans include a number of new homes, and completion is expected in 2011, although this is being delayed due to the current financial climate.

Blackwell’s Bookshop is a large bookshop which claims the largest single room devoted to book sales in the whole of Europe, the cavernous Norrington Room.

http://www.imagensviagens.com/oxford.htm

London! I’m glad I met you…

The first time I went to Europe, I spent around 20 days in England. I visited some places, but I can’t really describe what I felt when I arrived in London. The word that I most like to use to categorize London is diversity. Its a beautiful, cultural and amazing city, that everyone should have the pleasure to meet.

It is the capital city of England and the United Kongdom. London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who called it Londinium. Lndon’s ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its square-mile medieval boundaries. Since at least the 17th century the name London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence.It is the world’s largest financial centre alongside NY and Tokyo, has the largest city GDP in Europe and is home to the headquarters of more than 100 of Europe’s 500 largest companies. It has the most international visitors of any city in the world and London Heathrow is the world’s busiest airport by number of international passengers (haha they treated me really badly there, and when I started to complain they gave me a first class ticket :D). London’s 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutions in Europe. In 2012 London will become the first city to host the Summer Olympic Games three times.

London has a diverse range of peoples, cultures and religions, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. In July 2010 Greater London had an official population of 7,825,200, making it the most populous municipality in the European Union. The Greater London Urban Area is the second largest in the EU with a population of 8,278,251, while London’s metropolitan area is the largest in the EU with an estimated total population of between 12 million  and 14 million. London had the largest population of any city in the world from around 1831 to 1925.

London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and St Margaret’s Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory marks the Prime Meridian (0° longitude) and GMT). London’s Chinatown is the largest in Europe. The London Underground network is the oldest underground railway network in the world and the most extensive after the Shanguai Metro.

I will write here some of the places I saw:

Madame Tussauds: http://www.madametussauds.com/

The National Gallery: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

The National History Museum: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/

Camden Town: Camden Town was named after Charles Pratt, first count of Camden, being the name derived from his property, Camden Place, near to Chislehurst, in Kent. Before that, Camden Place belonged to the historian William Camden. Camden is colorful, full of different people and lots to buy, at least that was my impression in 2006. Nowadays the place is known by its market, pubs, clubs and food from different countries. At start, because of the irish immigration, lots of pubs and dancing clubs have appeared, but since the 60′s, the Rock in Roll started to call for attention and brought people to hear music there. The first big event was with Pink Floyd, playing with other bands of rock in a psichodelic performance.    http://www.camdenlock.net/; http://praveremlondres.com.br/2015/03/16/camden-town-mercados-de-rua/

The comedy Theather: http://thecomedytheatre.co.uk/ where I saw a play called the Rocky Horror Picture Show

I also recommend going to (although I need to come back to check it too):

The London Eye: http://www.londoneye.com/

The Big Ben or doing a Free Tour 

http://www.london-attractions.info/index.htm

Tip of hostel: piccadilly hostel (although is cheap is quite dirty).  
 

>>Movies:

Love  Actually http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdzH6a-XEGM

The King’s Speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzI4D6dyp_o

Harry Potter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACNzq06azSw

>>Books: And Then There Were None 

Animal Farm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm)

Liverpool

Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880. As of 2001 Liverpool had a population of 435,500, and lies at the centre of the widerLiverpool Urban Area, which had a population of 816,216.

Historically a part of Lancashire, the urbanisation and expansion of Liverpool were both largely brought about by the city’s status as a major port. By the 18th century, trade from the West Indies, Ireland and mainland Europe coupled with close links with the Atlantic Slave Trade furthered the economic expansion of Liverpool. By the early 19th century, 40% of the world’s trade passed through Liverpool’s docks, contributing to Liverpool’s rise as a major city.

Inhabitants of Liverpool are referred to as Liverpudlians but are also colloquially known as “Scousers”, in reference to the local dish known as “scouse”, a form of stew. The word “Scouse” has also become synonymous with the Liverpool accent and dialect. Liverpool’s status as a port city has contributed to its diverse population, which, historically, were drawn from a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions, particularly those from Ireland. The city is also home to the oldest Black African community in the country and the oldest Chinese community in Europe.

The popularity of The Beatles and the other groups from the Merseybeat era contributes to Liverpool’s status as a tourist destination; tourism forms a significant part of the city’s modern economy. The city celebrated its 800th anniversary in 2007, and it held the European Capital Culture title together with Stavanger, Norway, in 2008.

Several areas of the city centre were granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2004. Liverpool is also the home of two Premier League football clubs, Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. Matches between the two clubs are known as the Merseyside derby.

>>http://www.beatlesstory.com/

Movies:

>>Nowhere Boy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afECN6OwYK4

>>Across the universe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjQmBxrCPtY

William Cobbett

 

Speaking of England again… A friend went to Farnham, to live and work as an Au Pair. She arrived there in january 2010 and told me some news about the weather, the daily life and how it was to visit London. Unlikely I’m going to write about a place she has visited in the city she is staying.

Farnham is a town in Surrey within the Borough of Waverley. The town is situated some 42 miles (67 km) southwest of London in the extreme west of Surrey, adjacent to the border with Hampshire. It is of historic interest, with many old buildings, including a number of Georgian houses. Farnham Castle overlooks the town. A short distance south-east of the town centre are the ruins of Waverley Abbey, Moor Park House and Mother Ludlam’s Cave.
The place she has visited is called The William Cobbett Pub, renamed after a radical MP, soldier, farmer, journalist and publisher, who was born in Farnham in 1763.