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Study a period of history
A; are you interested in history?
B: yes, I am. I enjoyed studying it at school, though I had trouble remembering all the dates, so my teacher never gave me good marks.
A: I love history, but I’ve always thought that learning the reasons behind events is more important than remembering exactly when they happened.
B; I wish you had been my history teacher! I might have got better marks!
A; some people say that history repeats itself.
B; what does that mean? The same events never happen twice, do they?
A: the idea is that the people and dates change, but the reason why things happen stay the same.
B: I see . I think I’d agree with that statement. People often seem to make the same mistakes over and over again.
A; London is such a historic city! There’s history everywhere you look. There’s nelson’s column, built as a monument to one of the Britain’s great admirals and his important victory. He won the battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
B: I’m looking forward to seeing Westminster abbey, where many historic figures are buried, like Isaac Newton, the great mathematician and Winston Churchill, the great wartime leader.
A: nearby, on the banks of the thames, there’s the statue of Boudicea. She fought the Romans when they invaded Britain.
B: women have often played an important role in british history. Queen Elizabeth I built a navy strong enough to fight off the Spanish amp3ada in 1588. more recently, Margaret thatcher transfomp3ed british society in the 1980’s.
A: she was a very controversial leader. Are we going to visit the famous tower of London later?
B: there’s a lot to see there. Perhaps we should go tomorrow.
A: I’m looking forward to seeing the famous castle and prison. Many historic figures were imprisoned there in the past. I really want to see the crown jewels too.
B: I’ve seen them before. They’re quite incredible. If you want to see historical figures in London , there’s one place you have to go.
A; where’s that? On, I know! Madame tussaud’s the waxworks museum.
B: there you can see british leaders, entertainers, crimicals, and royalty.
A: sometimes, it’s hard to know who belongs in each section of the museum!