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Текст для чтения "MONUMENT TO MININ AND POZHARSKY"

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Monument to Minin and Pozharsky

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CONTENTS:

The Reading / Tapescript

2

Synonym Match

Phrase Match

3

4

Listening Gap Fill

5

Choose the Correct Word

6

Spelling

7

Put the Text Back Together

8

Scrambled Sentences

9

Discussion

10



Writing

11

Homework

12

Answers

13








THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


The Monument to Minin and Pozharsky is a bronze statue on Red Square in Moscow, in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral. The statue commemorates Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and Kuzma Minin, who gathered an all-Russian volunteer army and expelled the forces of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from Moscow, thus putting an end to the Time of Troubles in 1612.

The monument was conceived by the Free Society of Lovers of Literature, Science, and the Arts to commemorate the 200th anniversary of those events. Construction was funded by public conscription in Nizhny Novgorod, the city from where Minin and Pozharsky came to save Moscow. Tsar Alexander I, however, decided the monument should be installed on Red Square next to the Moscow Kremlin rather than in Nizhny Novgorod. The competition for the best design was won by the celebrated sculptor Ivan Martos in 1808. Martos completed a model, which was approved by Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna and the Russian Academy of Fine Arts in 1813. Casting work using 1100 lbs of copper was carried out in 1816 in St Petersburg. The base, made of three massive blocks of granite from Finland, was also carved at St Petersburg. Moving the statue and base to Moscow presented logistical challenges and was accomplished in winter by using the frozen waterways. However, in the wake of Napoleon's invasion of Russia, the monument could not be unveiled until 1818.

The front of the base carries a bronze plaque depicting a scene of patriotic citizens sacrificing their property for the benefit of the motherland. On the left is an image of the sculptor Martos giving away his two sons (one of whom was killed in 1813)

Originally, the statue stood in the centre of Red Square, with Minin extending his hand towards the Moscow Kremlin. However, after the 1917 Revolution, the Communist authorities found the monument was obstructing parades on the square and discussed its demolition or transfer to some indoor museum. In 1936, the statue was moved closer to the cathedral where it remains to the present day.

On the first celebration of the Day of People's Unity (November 4, 2005) an almost exact copy of this monument by Zurab Tsereteli was erected in Nizhny Novgorod. The copy is only 5 cm shorter than the Moscow original.




378 words



SYNONYM FINDING: Find the synonyms for the words on the left. Are your answers the same as other students’?

Paragraphs 1 and 2



1 statue a. limit


2 commemorate b. huge


3 end c. raid


4 anniversary d. mention


5 massive e. till


6 monument f. sculpture


7 invasion g. memorial


8 until h. jubilee




Paragraphs 3, 4 and 5



1 benefit a. belonging


2 citizen b. reflection


3 property c. hinder


4 motherland d. destruction


5 image e. starting


6 obstruct f. inhabitant


7 demolition g. advantage


8 original h. fatherland




PHRASE MATCH: Match the following phrases from the article.


1 the statue a. was funded by


2 the 200th anniversary b. a model


3 construction c. by Dowager Empress


4 the monument d. blocks of granite


5 completed e. of those events


6 was approved f. logistical challenges


7 three massive g. away


8 presented h. commemorates Pozharsky and Minin


9 giving i. to the cathedral


10 closer j. should be installed
















LISTENING GAP FILL:


The Monument to Minin and Pozharsky is a bronze _________ on Red Square in Moscow, in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral. The statue ____________ Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and Kuzma Minin, who gathered an all-Russian volunteer _________ and expelled the forces of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from Moscow, thus putting an _____________ to the Time of Troubles in 1612.

The monument was conceived by the Free Society of Lovers of Literature, Science, and the Arts to commemorate the 200th ______________________ of those events. Construction was funded by public conscription in Nizhny Novgorod, the ___________ from where Minin and Pozharsky came to save _____________. Tsar Alexander I, however, decided the monument should be installed on Red Square next to the Moscow Kremlin rather than in Nizhny Novgorod. The competition for the best design was won by the celebrated sculptor Ivan Martos in 1808. Martos __________________ a model, which _______________________ by Dowager ____________________ Maria Feodorovna and the Russian Academy of Fine Arts in 1813. Casting work using 1100 lbs of copper was carried out in 1816 in St Petersburg. The base, made of three ___________ blocks of granite from Finland, was also carved at St Petersburg. Moving the statue and base to Moscow presented _______________ challenges and was accomplished in winter by using the frozen waterways. However, in the wake of Napoleon's invasion of Russia, the monument could not be unveiled until _____________.

The ______ of the base carries a bronze plaque depicting / is depicting a scene of patriotic citizens sacrificing their property for the benefit of the motherland. On the ______ is an image of the sculptor Martos giving away his two _____________ (one of whom was killed in 1813).

Originally, the statue stood in the centre of __________________, with Minin extending his hand towards the Moscow Kremlin. However, after the 1917 Revolution, the Communist authorities ______ the monument was obstructing parades on the square and discussed its demolition or transfer to some indoor museum. In 1936, the statue was moved closer to the cathedral where it remains to the present day.

On the first ______________ of the Day of People's Unity (November 4, 2005) an almost exact copy of this monument by Zurab Tsereteli ______________ in Nizhny Novgorod. The copy is only 5 cm ___________________ than the Moscow original.






CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD:

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs in italics.

The Monument to Minin and Pozharsky is a bronze statue / bust on Red Square in Moscow, in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral. The statue commemorates / mentions Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and Kuzma Minin, who gathered an all-Russian volunteer army / troops and expelled the forces of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from Moscow, thus putting an end / beginning to the Time of Troubles in 1612.

The monument was conceived by the Free Society of Lovers of Literature, Science, and the Arts to commemorate the 200th anniversary / jubilee of those events. Construction was funded by public conscription in Nizhny Novgorod, the city / town from where Minin and Pozharsky came to save Moscow / St Petersburg. Tsar Alexander I, however, decided the monument should be installed on Red Square next to the Moscow Kremlin rather than in Nizhny Novgorod. The competition for the best design was won by the celebrated sculptor Ivan Martos in 1808. Martos completed / was completed a model, which was approved / have endorsed by Dowager Empress / Queen Maria Feodorovna and the Russian Academy of Fine Arts in 1813. Casting work using 1100 lbs of copper was carried out in 1816 in St Petersburg. The base, made of three massive / huge blocks of granite from Finland, was also carved at St Petersburg. Moving the statue and base to Moscow presented logistical / logistic challenges and was accomplished in winter by using the frozen waterways. However, in the wake of Napoleon's invasion of Russia, the monument could not be unveiled until 1818 / 1832.

The front / back of the base carries a bronze plaque depicting / is depicting a scene of patriotic citizens sacrificing their property for the benefit of the motherland. On the left / right is an image of the sculptor Martos giving away his two sons / daughters (one of whom was killed in 1813)

Originally, the statue stood in the centre of Red Square / the Kremlin, with Minin extending his hand towards the Moscow Kremlin. However, after the 1917 Revolution, the Communist authorities found / find the monument was obstructing parades on the square and discussed its demolition or transfer to some indoor museum. In 1936, the statue was moved closer to the cathedral where it remains to the present day.

On the first celebration / festival of the Day of People's Unity (November 4, 2005) an almost exact copy of this monument by Zurab Tsereteli was erected / had erected in Nizhny Novgorod. The copy is only 5 cm shorter / more shorter than the Moscow original.






SPELLING:

These jumbled words are from the text. Spell them correctly.

Paragraph 1, 3

1.

lovuenetr army

2.

rofesc

3.

breotuls

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.


zbonre

luqape

patriotic tecizisn

on eht tefl

image of the plucsotr


Paragraph 2,

1.

should be lestinald

2.

for the steb sideng

3.

casting rokw

4.

moving eht tasteu

Paragraph 4 and 5

1.

stood ni the tecenr

2.

parades no het qsauer

3.

some odionr apdaser

4.

on the first recletbaoin



PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines from Paragraph 2 in the correct order.

( ) where Minin and Pozharsky came to save Moscow. Tsar Alexander I,

however,


( ) Kremlin rather than in Nizhny Novgorod. The competition for the best design

was


( ) Academy of Fine Arts in 1813. Casting work using 1100 lbs of copper was

carried


( ) Moscow presented logistical challenges and was accomplished in winter by

using


( ) Science, and the Arts to commemorate the 200th anniversary of those events.



( ) the frozen waterways. However, in the wake of Napoleon's invasion of

Russia, the


( ) decided the monument should be installed on Red Square next to the Moscow



( ) monument could not be unveiled until 1818.



( 1 ) The monument was conceived by the Free Society of Lovers of Literature,



( ) won by the celebrated sculptor Ivan Martos in 1808. Martos completed a

model,



( ) Construction was funded by public conscription in Nizhny Novgorod, the city

from


( ) from Finland, was also carved at St Petersburg. Moving the statue and base to



( ) out in 1816 in St Petersburg. The base, made of three massive blocks of

granite



( ) which was approved by Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna and the Russian


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With your partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

in Saint the to Minin and is a bronze on Square Moscow Monument front of Basil's Pozharsky Cathedral Red in statue


2.

was Pozharsky construction Nizhny save by conscription in Novgorod the where Minin and came from to funded Moscow public city


3.

for the 1808 competition celebrated the design Martos was by the Ivan in best won sculptor


4.

Petersburg work using casting 1100  of copper carried lbs out in 1816 in St was


5.

Square the centre stood originally in the statue of Red


6.

in cathedral the was closer to it moved to the present 1936 statue the remains day where










DISCUSSION:

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

What do you know about Minin and Pozharsky?

2.

Would you like to have met them?

3.

What would you like to know about them and why?

4.

___________________________________________________

5.

___________________________________________________

6.

___________________________________________________

7.

___________________________________________________

8.

___________________________________________________





DISCUSSION:

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

What do you know about Minin and Pozharsky?

2.

Would you like to have met them?

3.

What would you like to know about them and why?

4.

___________________________________________________

5.

___________________________________________________

6.

___________________________________________________

7.

___________________________________________________

8.

___________________________________________________


WRITING:

Write about Minin and Pozharsky for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about this monument. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. POSTER: Make a poster showing the history of the creation this monument. Show your poster to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all find out similar things?

4. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about the Time of Troubles. Include an imaginary interview with Minin and Pozharsky. Write about what they did and what they thought about.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to Minin and Pozharsky. Ask them three questions about their life. Tell them how important they are in today’s world. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your expert partner(s) will try and answer your questions.















ANSWERS:


  1. SYNONYM FINDING: Find the synonyms for the words on the left. Are your answers the same as other students’?

Paragraphs 1 and 2



1 f 2 d 3 a 4 h 5 b 6 g 7 c 8 e



Paragraphs 3, 4 and 5



1 g 2 f 3 a 4 h 5 b 6 c 7 d 8 e

  1. PHRASE MATCH: Match the following phrases from the article.


1 h 2 e 3 a 4 j 5 b 6 c 7 d 8 f 9 g 10 i



  1. LISTENING GAP FILL:


  1. statue 2. commemorates 3. army 4. end 5. anniversary 6. city

7. Moscow 8. completed 9. Empress 10. massive 11. logistical

12. 1818 13. front 14. left 15. sons 16. Red Square 17. found

18. celebration 19. was erected 20. shorter


  1. CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD:

1. statue 2. commemorates 3. army 4. end 5. anniversary 6. city

7. Moscow 8. completed 9. approved 10. Empress 11. massive

12. logistical 13. 1818 14. front 15. depicting 16. sons 17. Red

Square 18. found 19. celebration



  1. ALL OTHER EXERCISES

Look at the text on page 2.


Краткое описание документа:

"The Monument to Minin and Pozharsky is a bronze statue on Red Square in Moscow, in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral. The statue commemorates Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and Kuzma Minin, who gathered an all-Russian volunteer army and expelled the forces of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from Moscow, thus putting an end to the Time of Troubles in 1612...".

Данный текст является дидактическим материалом к уроку о К.Минине и Д.Пожарском. В нем раскрывается  об истории создания памятника. Более подробную информацию можно найти в веб-квесте http://promimentrussians.jimdo.com/ 

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