Cambridge is one of the best known towns in the world
and it can be found on most tourists' lists of places to visit.
Cambridge is famous for its university, which started during
the 13th century and grew steadily, until today there are more
than twenty colleges. The oldest one is Peterhouse, which was
founded in 1284. And the most recent is Robinson College,
which was opened in 1977. But the most famous is King's
College, because of its magnificent chapel. Its choir of boys
and undergraduates is well known all over the world. The
Universities were only for men until 19th century when the
first women's college was opened. Later the doors of colleges
were opened to both men and wo/nen. Nowadays almost all
the colleges are mixed.
To the north of Cambridge is the Cambridge Science Park,
the modern face of the University. This park has developed in
response to the need for universities to increase their contact
with high technology industry. It is now home to more than
sixty companies and research institutes. The whole area is in
fact very attractively designed, with a lot of space between
each building. The planners thought that it was important
for people to have a pleasant, park like environment in which
Every year thousands of students come to Cambridge from
overseas to study English.
1. What is Cambridge famous for?
2. What is the oldest college in Cambridge?
3. The most famous is King's College, isn't it?
4. What can you tell about Cambridge Science Park?
5. Are there many companies and research institutes in