1. Fill in the gaps.
to dance- …
to sing- …
to paint- …
… -a sportsman
to swim- …
… - an architect
2. Fill in the article (a/an, the) where it’s necessary.
1. … Mark Twain is famous for his book “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”
2. … Smiths have … dog and … cat.
3. “Is this your ... friend?” — “No, it isn’t my ... friend, it is my sister”.
4. This is ... tree. ... tree is green.
5. I can see three ... children. ... children are playing in … yard.
6. What's … highest mountain in the world?
7. He lives in … Paris.
8. He is … economist.
9. … Earth goes round … Sun.
10. What … strange girl!
11. Could you close … door, please?
12. We celebrate New Year on … 31st of … December.
13. It is washed by the waters of … Atlantic Ocean.
14. Are you studying foreign languages at school, like … French?
15. … Moscow is on … Moskva River.
3.Finish the sentences:
1.Agatha Christie is famous for....
2.Famous book of Daniel Defoe is caled....
3.The famous song of "Beatles" is .....
4.Joseph Turner was .....
5.Charlie Chaplin was ......
4.Read the text and answer the questions.
William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, in the town of Strat-ford-upon-Avon.
William went to the local free grammar school where he studied Latin. At the age of 18 Shakespeare married a local girl, Anne Hathaway.
We don't know exactly when Shakespeare went to London, maybe in 1584-1589. Probably his first play was "Titus Andronicus"( 1589/1590).
Shakespeare wrote history plays such as "Henry IV" and "Richard III", comedies such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "A Comedy of Errors". Shakespeare's early tragedy is "Romeo and Juliet".
Between 1600 and 1608 Shakespeare wrote his four great tragedies, "Hamlet" "Othello" "Macbeth" and "King Lear". It is the summit of Shakespeare's art.
"Hamlet" is probably the most popular, the best-known of all Shakespeare's plays. It is a very philosophical play. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is a highly intelligent person.
Hamlet's soliloquy is very famous: "To be, or not to be; that is the question..."
Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603 and was succeeded by James VI of Scotland, son of Mary Stuart. James, who became James I of England and Scotland, was a lover of the theatre.
Shakespeare wrote a tragedy "Macbeth" in which action passes in Scotland. In 1606 Shakespeare was a very mature and successful playwright. He had become a wealthy man.
In "King Lear" we see evil defeated. "King Lear" is the greatest of all Shakespeare's tragedies.
The story of an old king of England and his three daughters was not invented by Shakespeare. Shakespeare hardly ever invented the plot of his plays.
Between 1608 and 1613, Shakespeare wrote five plays: "Pericles" "Cymbeline" "The Winter's Tale" "The Tempest" and "Henry VIII" In "The Tempest" Shakespeare says farewell to the theatre, to his friends.
On June 29, 1613, the Globe theatre was destroyed in a fire. For Shakespeare and his colleagues it must have been a terrible time. The Globe was the greatest theatre in England.
Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616.
1.When was Shakespeare born?
2.What famous history plays did he write?
3.What famous tragedis did he write?
4.When did he die?