Our second stop is att Big Ben. It’s the nickname for the Great Bell for the clock att the north end of the Palace of Westminster, better known as The Houses of Parliament. It was originally called The Clock Tower, but renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012.
Movie: Visit Big Ben!
Movie: Big Ben strikes 12
Website: 10 Big Ben facts
Website: The Mechanical Genius of Big Ben | Blowing Up History
ACTIVITY: Watch the movies, read the text and listen to Lucy. Write a text about Big Ben. Practice reading it aloud with a friend.
Vocabulary: tower, bell, steps, clock, huge, four-faced, steps, chimes, famous, attraction, fifteen,
Fun Rap about London and Big Ben 🙂