Примерные задания к урокам английского языка по теме «Buryatia» в рамках введения национально-регионального компонента.
Exercise 1. Look at the map and answer the questions:
What do you already know about Buryatia?
In what part of the country is Buryatia situated?
What regions does Buryatia border on in the west (east, north, south)?
What can you say about the relief of the republic? Are flora and fauna of the republic various?
They say, the taiga is rich in fur-bearing animals, isn 't it?
What are the most important rivers in Buryatia?
Does the Selenga flow into the Baikal?
What would you like to see in Buryatia?
Exercise 2. Discuss the answers to these questions with your classmates:
Do you think the geographical position of the republic is good? Why?
What can you say about the natural riches of the republic?
What is Buryatia famous for?
How old is Lake Baikal?
Why do Siberians call the Baikal a sea?
Do you like omul?
Why is the Barguzin sable so famous all over the world?
Have you been to the Baikal?
What impressed you most of all?
What makes the Baikal unique ?
Exercise 3. Answer the questions. Suppose your foreign friends have come to the city for the first time.
Where will you take them?
What will you tell them about the most interesting sights in Ulan-Ude?
What is the history of the city?
Ulan-Ude is an important cultural centre of the Republic. It is also a centre of education, isn't it? Prove it.
Exercise 4. Do you know the towns of Buryatia ?
The second largest industrial centre in Buryatia is ...
An important trading centre between Russia and China was ...
This town was named after a well-known revolutionary.
The town was built during the building of the famous Baikal-Amur Railway.
A military and a trading centre where the Decembrists lived.
This city is closely connected with the history of the Mongolian People 's Revolutionary Party.
One of the biggest railway stations.
The richest deposits of tungsten are near this town.
Exercice 5. Crossword puzzle
The word we use for cedar, pine and fir trees.
All the animals of an area.
A thick coniferous forest in Siberia.
An evergreen tree.
A precious yellow metal.
L and between hills or mountains often with a river flowing through it.
The mineral Gusinoozersk is rich in.
A type of climate.
All the plants of an area.
A fur - bearing animal that can be found in Buryatia.
A synonym of territory.