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Cities of Great Britain Учитель: Борисова Т.И. 8 класс УМК: Кузовлев В.П.
Now Russian tourists come to Great Britain every year. What cities could they visit?
Words to help you: South-west юго-запад Health-giving waters целебные воды Bath баня Annual ежегодный Various разнообразие Resort курорт Coast побережье Pass an exam сдать экзамены Accept принимать Horse-racing event скачки Occasion событие Royal королевский Unusual необычный Railway железнодорожный Area территория, район Appear появляться Fortress крепость Rock скала Unique уникален Grave могила Master хозяин
Bath Bath is a town in the southwest of England famous for many centuries for its health-giving waters, and visited by tourists for old Roman baths and its Georgian buildings. Bath also has a university. It is also famous for annual agricultural shows and music festivals, running at the same time various theatres and ballet performances.
Brighton Brighton is a fashionable seaside resort on the southern coast of England. It is a popular place for people to go for a holiday
Cambridge Cambridge is a city in the east of England on the River Cam, famous for its old university that was founded in the 13th century.
Henley Henley is a town on the river Thames in Oxfordshire, famous for its regatta.
Nottingham Nottingham is a city in Nottinghamshire, in central England where the local government for that country is based. It has long been a centre for the making lace. It is believed that Robin Hood lived in Sherwood Forest, near Nottingham.
Oxford Oxford is one of the oldest most highly regarded British universities. Students must pass a special examination before they are accepted by the university, and the students who go there often come from public schools. Oxford University is a group of independent colleges, they are 34 now. The university was created in the first years of the13th century when students expelled from the Sorbonne in Paris came to Oxford city monasteries to study. The first college, Merton, was founded in 1264.
Royal Ascot Royal Ascot is a four-day horse-racing event held at Ascot, England each year in June. It is one of the most important racing occasions in Britain and is attended by members of the royal family. The second day of the event is Ladies’ Day and some of the women wear unusual big hats. It is popular among upper-class people.
Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon is a town in Warwickshire, central England, on the river Avon. It is famous as a birthplace of William Shakespeare and very popular with tourists.
York is a city in Yorkshire, England, known for its chocolate factories, national railway museum and Jorvik Viking Centre. York
Edinburg Scotland is a land of mountains, green valleys, legends and ancient castles. It has beautiful bridges and green parks. Its capital, Edinburgh, is built on the hills more than 340 years ago. There was an active volcano in that area and later there appeared hills on which the Old Town stands. The fortress, Din Eidyn, was built on the top of the rock. The fortress became the Castle of Edinburgh, the national symbol of Scotland. The Palace was the residence of the Scottish kings and queens. There is a unique monument to a dog in Edinburgh. This is a statue of a small terrier, Bobby, that stayed at the grave of his master every day for 14 years.
Test yourself 1) Choose the correct statement: 1 a) Bath is famous for its health-giving waters. b) Bath is famous for its unique rocks. 2 a) Brighton is an industrial city. b) Brighton is a fashionable seaside resort. 3 a) Cambridge is famous for its old university. b) Cambridge is famous for its excellent shops. 4 a) Henley is a town on the river Thames. b) Henley is a town on the river Severn. 5 a) Merton, the first Oxford college, was founded in 1364. b) Merton, the first Oxford college, was founded in 1264. 6 a) Royal Ascot is one of the most important horse-racing occasions in Britain. b) Royal Ascot is one of the most important boat-racing occasions in Britain. 7 a) Stratford-upon-Avon is a birthplace of William Shakespeare. b) Stratford-upon-Avon is a birthplace of Robert Burns. 8 a) York is a Viking Centre b) York is a Romans Centre 9 a) In Edinburgh there is a monument to a dog, that loved their master very much. b) In Edinburgh there is a monument to a dog that saved its master
Match the names and the places The Roman baths a) York The national railway museum b) Cambridge William Shakespeare’s theatre c) Bath Merton collage d) Oxford The fortress Din Eidyn e) Stratford-upon-Avon Ladies’ Day f )Edinburgh The river Cam g)Ascot
Match the names of the places with their Russian equivalent: 1. North Yorkshire a) Римские бани 2.Jorvik Viking Centre b) Оксфордский университет 3.The Castle of Edinburgh c) Морской курорт 4. Oxford University d) Северный Йоркшир 5.The river Thames e) Эдинбургский замок 6.Seaside resort f) Центр викингов 7.Roman baths g) Река Темза
Speak on this topic Some people like English culture, that’s why they want to visit some English towns and cities. And what about you? These questions will help you to tell us about the places which you would like to visit: Have you ever been to the UK? Which cities do you like best of all? What kind of interesting places are there in the city? Start your story with these phrases: I’d like to visit… I like … because I am very interested in … history. Besides To my mind it is… More than that, this city is …
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