Activity sheet for 8th years students “Books and Libraries”
Task 1. How often do you use your local library? Answer the questions. Use for or since.
I’ve visited our local library ___________ ……………….. (количество словами) years.
I’ve not been there __________ ……………..(количество словами) years.
I’ve not been to the library __________________my autumn holidays.
I’ve not borrowed books from it _________________my exams.
I’ve not read anything like “…………………………………” ( название последней прочитанной книги) ______________a long time.
I’ve read it __________..............(количество словами) days.
I’ve worked in the library reading hall _______________ last Saturday.
Task 2. Fill in the right word. Don’t mix up, borrow = take out, lend = give smb
Could you _______________me your dictionary? I’ve left mine at home. – Here it is.
Your library has many books in English. Could I _______________some books? – Sure. Ask the librarian what you need to do.
Oh! There are a lot of detective stories in your home library. Could you ______ me one for a week? – Let me ask my mum for permission, first I’m sure she wouldn’t mind.
– Whose book is this? – It’s mine. – Could I ________________it? I’ve been waiting to read it for a long time. – Sure. But I warn you, it’s not as good as they say.
Task 3. How many words can you make? (соедините слово book по очереди с другими словами) Match the words with the definitions.
book case, mark, seller, shop, stall, worm, let
A narrow piece of card that you put between the pages of a book so that you can find the same place again easily
A person who likes reading books very much
Apiece of furniture with shelves to keep books on
A person whose job is selling books
A shop that sells books
A type of small books, which is open at the front, selling newspapers, magazines and books
A small thin book, usually with a soft cover
Task 4. Every library has its rules. Read about the rules of the library of the British Museum. Put the verbs in the correct form.
Smoking, eating and drinking ______________(not allowed) in the Museum.
Books, postcards, posters and other items _________(sell) at the shop near the main entrance .
Cloakrooms______________(locate) at both entrances and accept coats, umbrellas, and small bags only.
Rucksacks ______________(not admit) to the Museum.
Blind and partially – sighted visitors _______________(invite) to take the touch tour of Roman sculpture.
The booklet |tape tour can ___________(collect) at the Information Desk.
Photography and Video Recording for private purposes only __________(permit) using hand-held equipment.
Task 5.Did you know some interesting facts about British writers and literature? Put the verbs in brackets in the right form.
Limerics are very popular in Great Britain. They (first write) by the English poet Edward Lear. The competition for the best limerics (hold) in 1960.
Daniel Defoe is well-known for his book “Robinson Crusoe”. The novel (write) when he was nearly 60 years old. The story of Robinson Crusoe (base) on the real adventure of a shipwrecked sailor, Alexander Selkirk, who had lived alone for four years on a desert island.
Walter Scott completed his novels very quickly. “Guy Mannering”, for example, (write) in six weeks.
Keith Waterhouse (be) a journalist for thirty years. He (be) also well-known as a novelist and a screen and TV writer. He (write) a weekly column for the Daily Mirrow, and a guide-book for journalists called Daily Mirror Style(1981). In the book he (give) examples of good newspaper reporting.
Shakespeare’s literary heritage (be) rich. He (write) at least thirty-seven plays, although only 18 (publish) in his lifetime. He usually (write) for a specific group of actors, and as they (grow) older he (create) plays with older characters in mind. There (not be) female actors, and boys (take) all the female roles in his plays.
The first newspapers (be) handwritten sheets which (post) in public places. The earliest recorded daily newspaper (start) in Rome in 59 BC. In the 700’s the world’s first printed newspaper (develop) in China.
The first regularly published newspaper in English (print) in Amsterdam in 1620. In 1621 an English newspaper (start) in London and (publish) weekly. The first daily English newspaper (be) the Daily Courant, which (appear) until March 1702.
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