English presentation Cambridge Anna Moshna From 9-B Dolynska Gymnasiun №3 Teacher : Sheremet T.V. 2017-2018
Vocabulary invasion traces defend conqueror townspeople exists complete reign rapid railway access not distract admire
TEXT Tourists from all over the world enjoy coming to the city of Cambridge, which is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England. It lies about 80 km north of London. The city’s population is about 110,000(including 22,000 students).
Cambridge got its name after the River Cam. The first major development of the area began with the Roman invasion of Britain in about 40 A.D. Such traces of the Roman invasion as roads and walls can be seen in the area even today. Cambridge had a favourable military position due to Castle Hill from which it was possible to defend the River Cam. William the Counqeror built a castle on Castle Hill in 1068.
The University of Cambridage was founded be the students who escaped from hostile townspeople in Oxford. This happened in 1209.The oldest college that still exists, Peterhouse, was founded in 1284. One of the most impressive buildings in Cambridage, King’s College Chapel, was begun in 1446 be King Henry VI. The project was completed in 1515 during the reign of King Henry VIII.
Despite having a university, Cambridge was not granted its city charter until 1951. The rapid development of the town started in 1845 when the railway was built there. The possibility of quick a access to London made traveling to Cambridge easier and did not distracts students from their work so much.
Sightseeing in Cambridge includes: the University of Cambridge, where you can see the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, King’s College Chapel, and the Cambridge University Library. Tourists can’t help admiring the beauty of these places. Cambridge is worth v isiting.
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