Friday, 26 April 2013

Cities of England

As it was Saint George's Day earlier this week, we thought it would be nice for some students to learn about different cities in England.  

The Key Adults Evening Group very much enjoyed reading about different English cities and liked seeing a video of Manchester, where two of our teachers - Sally and Aminah - are from.  

Read now about six English cities and then answer the questions below:



London


London is the capital of England and Great Britain. 

It is in the south east of the country.

The River Thames runs through the city.

Population:                 
8 Million People

Landmarks:          

London Bridge, Buckingham Palace

Famous People:  

The Queen, David Beckham, Adele


Manchester


Manchester is one of England’s most creative and industrial cities.  It is in the north west of the country. 

The rivers Irwell, Mersey & Medlock run through the city.

Population:           
2 Million People

Landmarks:          

Old Trafford, Afflecks Palace

Famous People:  

Liam & Noel Gallagher, Emmeline Pankhurst

Birmingham


Birmingham is the 2nd largest city in England. It is in the west midlands.  People from Birmingham are known as ‘Brummies’. 

Population:             
3.5 Million People

Landmarks:            

 Bull Ring Shopping Centre

Famous People:     

George Cadbury, Ozzy Osbourne

Cambridge


Cambridge is a historic English city with one of the world’s leading universities.  It is in the east of the country.   It was once a Roman Settlement. 

Population:                       120,000 People

Landmarks:                      

Kings College Chapel

Famous People:               Pink Floyd (Band)


Leeds


Leeds is a major urban city in the county of Yorkshire.  It is in the north east of England. It is in a valley of The Pennine Hills. 

Population:                        1.5 Million People

Landmarks:                       

Millenium Square, Sky Plaza

Famous People:               

Mike Tindall, Harry Ramsden

Liverpool


Liverpool is cultural city on the north west coast of England.  The River Mersey runs through the city. People from Liverpool are known as ‘Scousers’.

Population:           
2 Million People

Landmarks:          

Liverpool Cathedral, The Cavern Club

Famous People:  

The Beatles (band), Wayne Rooney




1. In which city is Millenium Square?

2. Where does the chocolate maker George Cadbury come from?

3. Which city has one of the most important universities?

4. What is the capital city of England?

5. Where do Scousers live?

6. Which city has three rivers?

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