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Главная Exercises Madam Tussauds London


  1. Watch videos (placed below) and make summaries.
  1. Answer the questions.

  1. What kind of museum is Madame Tussauds London?
  2. Whose idea belongs to its creation?
  3. What have you learnt about Marie Tussaud?

  4. When was Madame Tussauds London created?
  5. Whose waxworks does it display?
  6. Does it have branches in a number of major cities? What cities are they?
  7. Where is this museum situated in London?
  8. What zones within the attraction are there?
  9. What attracts tourists so much in this museum?
  10. Would you like to visit it?
  11. Who would you like to take photos with? Why?
3. Fill in the prepositions or conjunctions.
Madame Tussauds London is a major tourist attraction located … Central London, housed in the former London Planetarium. It is famous … recreating famous people, or celebrities, … wax. It is the original Madame Tussauds attraction, having been situated … Marylebone Road since 1884. It was set … by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. It is operated by Merlin Entertainments.
One … the main attractions of her museum was the Chamber of Horrors. This part of the exhibition included victims of the French Revolution and newly created figures of murderers and other criminals. The name is often credited … a contributor to Punch in 1845, but Marie appears to have originated it herself, using it in advertising … early as 1843.

4. Read and learn the dialogue by heart. Make up your own dialogue.

A: So, where are we going today?

B: Well, let me think. What about Madame Tussauds? I’ve always wanted to visit it. What do you think?

A: Frankly speaking, I don’t know much about this sight. What is it famous for?

B: Oh, really? It’s a world-famous museum displaying waxworks of historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars and infamous murderers.

A: Sounds interesting. Who created this museum?

B: Anna Maria Grosholtz. She was born in Strasbourg, France. Her mother worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Philippe Curtius in Bern, Switzerland, who was a physician skilled in wax modelling. He taught Tussaud the art of wax modelling.

A: Why do you say «taught Tussaud»?

B: Anna Maria Grosholtz was married to Franзois Tussaud in 1795. And this lent the name to her show: Madame Tussauds.

A: I see. So, what’s the address?

B: It is situated on Marylebone Road.

A: Let’s go!