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WESTMINSTER ABBEY “How reverend is the face of all this pile, Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads To bear aloft its arch'd and ponderous roof; By its own weight made steadfast and immovable, Looking tranquillity. It strikes an awe And terror on my waking sight: the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold.” William Wordsworth
Task1. Mark the sentences as‘true’or‘false’. 1.Geoffrey of Monmouth lived about two thousand years ago. 2. Geoffrey wrote a book called ‘the History of the Queens of Britain’. 3. The Welsh word for ‘raven’ is ‘bran’. 4. To this day ravens are highlyimportant occupants of the Tower. 5. If all the ravens leave the Tower, nothing will happento England. 6. The raven called Jim Crow lived up to 14years inthe Tower.
The song: “London Bridge is Falling Down” London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down. London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady! Build it up with iron bars, iron bars, iron bars. Build it up with iron bars, my fair lady! Iron bars will bend and break, bend and break, bend and break. Iron bars will bend and break, my fair lady! Build it up with pins and needles, pins and needles, pins and needles, Build it up with pins and needles, my fair lady! Pins and needles will rust and bend, rust and bend, rust and bend. Pins and needles will rust and bend, my fair lady!
Task2. Choose the correct answers to the questions. 1. When did Geoffrey of Monmouth write his book ‘the History of the Kings of Britain’? 1163b) 1136 c) 311 2. What was the name of the early British king? Bran Hen b) Beef Hen c) Beefeater 3. What does the Welsh word ‘bran’ mean? a hen b) an enemy c) a raven 4. What will happen to England if all the ravens flyaway? The White tower and England will fall. Nothing will happen. Only the White Tower will fall. 5. How old was Jim Craw when he died? 14 years old b) 34 years old c) 44 years old
Try to match English proverbs with Russian ones: A. He will never set the Thames on fire. B. Much water has flown under the bridges since. C. A great ship asks deep waters. D. Sink or swim. E. Never cross a bridge till you come to it. F. Still waters run deep. G. To come out dry. H. To draw water with a sieve. I. To break the ice. 1. Выйти сухим из воды. 2. Носить воду в решете. 3. Он пороху не выдумает. 4. Большому кораблю большое плавание. 5. Много воды утекло с тех пор. 6. В тихом омуте черти водятся. 7. Сломать лёд. 8. Была, не была. 9. Волков бояться - в лес не ходить.
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