Cities and Towns of Great Britain



Great Britain is a highly developed industrial country, and most of the people live in large cities. The largest cities of the country are London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

 

London is the capital of Great Britain, its political, economic and cultural centre. It is one of the largest cities in the world. The city is very old and beautiful. London has many places of interest like the Houses of Parliament, the famous Tower Clock Big Ben, the symbol of London, Buckingham Palace. It’s the residence of the Queen. There are many other places of interest in London: Trafalgar Square, Regent’s Park, Westminster Abbey and, of course, the British Museum.

 

Birmingham ( i/ˈbɜrmɪŋəm/) is the biggest town in the centre of England. It is a great industrial city. Machines, cars and lorries are made here.

 

Manchester (/ˈmæntʃɪstər/) is an industrial capital of the North of England. It is a very old city. It is the centre of cotton industry. Manchester has many libraries, museums,art galleries and theatres.

 

Edinburgh ( i/ˈɛdɪnbərə/) is the capital of Scotland. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.Its main attractions are the Floral

clock made of growing flowers, and the Edinburgh Art Festivals, the annual summer performances of operas, dancing, music and drama.

 

Glasgow (/ˈɡlaːzɡoʊ/) is another great Scottish city. It is famous for its shipyards. Glasgow is a great industrial city and also the centre of Scottish culture.

 

Cardiff ( i/ˈkɑrdɪf/) is the capital of Wales. It is a big port and ships come here from all over the world.

 

Veronika Decides to Die (Portuguese: Veronika Decide Morrer) is a novel by Paulo Coelho. It tells the story of 24-year-old Slovenian Veronika, who appears to have everything in life going for her, but who decides to kill herself. This book is partly based on Coelho's experience in various mental institutions (see the biography Confessions of A Pilgrim by Juan Arias), and deals with the subject of madness. The gist of the message is that "collective madness is called sanity".

Veronika Decides to Die has been adapted for theatre a number of times, and was also used in other artistic references.

Veronika is a beautiful young woman from Ljubljana, Slovenia who appears to have the perfect life, but nevertheless decides to kill herself by overdosing with sleeping pills. While she waits to die, she decides to read a magazine.

After seeing an article in the magazine which wittily asks "Where is Slovenia?," she decides to write a letter to the press justifying her suicide, the idea being to make the press believe that she has killed herself because people don't even know where Slovenia is. Her plan fails and she wakes up in Villete, a mental hospital in Slovenia, where she is told she has only a few days to live.

Her presence there affects all of the mental hospital's patients, especially Zedka, who has clinical depression; Mari, who suffers from panic attacks; and Eduard, who has schizophrenia, and with whom Veronika falls in love. During her internment in Villete she realizes that she has nothing to lose and can therefore do what she wants, say what she wants and be who she wants without having to worry about what others think of her; as a mental patient, she is unlikely to be criticized. Because of this new-found freedom Veronika experiences all the things she never allowed herself to experience, including hatred and love.

In the meantime, Villete's head psychiatrist, Dr. Igor, attempts a fascinating but provocative experiment: can you "shock" someone into wanting to live by convincing her that death is imminent? Like a doctor applying defibrillator paddles to a heart attack victim, Dr. Igor's "prognosis" jump-starts Veronika's new appreciation of the world around her.

 

The new novel from internationally acclaimed author Paulo Coelho – a dramatic story of love, life and death that shows us all why every second of our existence is a choice we all make between living and dying.

Veronika has everything she could wish for. She is young and pretty, has plenty of boyfriends, a steady job, a loving family. Yet she is not happy; something is lacking in her life, and one morning she decides to die. She takes an overdose of sleeping pills, only to wake up some time later in the local hospital. There she is told that her heart is damaged and she has only a few days to live.

The story follows Veronika through these intense days as to her surprise she finds herself experiencing feelings she has never really felt before. Against all odds she finds herself falling in love and even wanting to live again…

 

The infinitive is a verbal form (a non-finite verb form) which consists of the base form of the verb with the particle "to": to do; to go; to play; to take; to break; to find.

(The Infinitive is historically a noun derived from a verb stem. In MnE the Infinitive is commonly used with the particle “to”. In most cases it is merely the sign of the Infinitive, but sometimes it has preserved its OE meaning: “in order to”, “in purpose of”:

e.g. We came here to study.(=We came here in order to study))

The infinitive developed from the verbal noun, which in course of time became verbalized, retaining at the same time some of its nominal properties. Thus in Modern English the infinitive, like the participle and the gerund, has a double nature, nominal and verbal.

 









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