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a definite buzz to Wimbledon in July. This
is the 'village' where Londoners celebrate
both the sun and their proud lawn tennis
roots. When you see the crowds streaming
into the streets wearing sunglasses, summery
dresses and straw hats, it's like an official
decree from the Queen herself: the long
awaited British summer has rolled in.
Up until 6 July, there is only one reason
to come to Wimbledon: tennis.
Over one fortnight in June and July, the
world's top-seeded players fight it out
in a grass court for the prestigious trophies.
The atmosphere is electric. Famous faces
dot the crowds, English flags wave for the
players and vendors do a steady trade in
strawberries and cream, which has come to
be the official food of the Championships.
It is possible to get a ticket for Wimbledon
on the day of the match. Get up and get
there as early as possible. Day-of-play
tickets are sold on strictly one-per-person
queuing basis. Queues can be extremely long
and your position in the queue cannot be
reserved by equipment, you must be there
If you've missed the Championships, make
up for it with a visit to the award-winning
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum. The museum
offers a glimpse of how the gentle game
of lawn tennis, once all the rage on the
lawns of Victorian England and with origins
that go far back to Medieval Royal Tennis,
has become a multi-million dollar professional
The museum offers wonderful views over Centre
Court. You'll find memorabilia donated from
famous players and great footage of past
matches, as well as art and artifacts that
bring the excitement of the sport to life.
Visitors also partake in the other game
in Wimbledon: walking. Take a picnic on
one of Wimbledon's many green areas. Wimbledon
Common covers about 1,140 acres of woodland,
heath land and mown recreation areas. Ten
ponds promote a variety of bird, animal
and plant life. The entire area is unfenced
and is open to the public 24-hours a day
throughout the year.
Shopaholics should head for the 320,000
square foot shopping centre at Centre Court,
Wimbledon - the heart of Wimbledon retail.
Three floors, with 62 shops and food outlets
offer visitors a plethora of pleasant shopping.
It's also a convenient place to purchase
memorabilia or to get a snack and stock
up on provisions before the big match at
the Wimbledon Tennis Grounds.
If you wish to seek out a bit of quiet time
perhaps to meditate and think winning thoughts
for your chosen tennis player hopeful, the
first Buddhist temple in the UK is the place
to visit. Four peaceful acres encompass
an imposing temple, ornamental lake, a small
grove, flower garden and orchard.
Wimbledon is a famous place in England where
1) see fashionably dressed people.
2) celebrate the beginning of summer.
3) buy strawberries and cream.
4) watch tennis matches.
1) is officially announced by the Queen.
2) takes place over one fortnight.
3) is a close event.
4) is the time when Londoners celebrate
paragraph 2 'day-of-play' means that:
1) one person can buy many tickets for the
2) you can get a ticket on the day of the
3) you can book a ticket on the day of the
4) you must queue for a while.
In the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum you
1) trace the history of tennis.
2) play tennis.
3) become a multi-million dollar professional.
4) see famous players.
1) a private area.
2) rich in flora and fauna.
3) another game in Wimbledon.
4) just a picnic area.
Where can you have a meal?
1) at the Wimbledon Tennis Grounds.
2) at Centre Court.
3) at Wimbledon Common.
4) at Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.
1) is the only place to visit in Wimbledon.
2) is the place for religious people.
3) is a beautiful place to visit and meditate.
4) is the fourth in the UK.