LISTENING You will hear five speakers talking about English- speaking countries. Match each speaker (1-6) with one of the countries (A-F) which he/she describes. Use each letter only once. There is one extra country you dont need to use.
A. the UK Speaker 1 ….. B. the USA 2….. C. Australia 3….. D. the Russian Federation 4….. E. Canada 5….. F. New Zealand
Complete the sentences 1. British people spend their holidays in the south because …. 2. Due to the fact that … you are never very far from the coast in Britain. 3. Gardening is popular in Britain thanks to … 4. … So, life is not easy in Australia. 5. There are a few rivers in Australia. Thats why … 6. … So, when its 9 am in Los Angeles, its already midday in New York. 7. Fresh fruits and vegetables are available in the USA thanks to the fact that …
Use the word given in brackets to form a word that fits the space. Last summer I (visit) England. I was (surprise) that they have such (wonder) roads. Most of the British spend their time (garden) though they can buy everything in the shop. But they think home-grown vegetables taste (good) than those in shops. British people are (say) to be snobbish. But thats not true. They (be) polite and well-mannered. (Friendly) to strangers and (hospitable) are typical of them. To my surprise London is a grey, rather dirty city. Its a bit (disappoint).
Put the sentences into indirect speech. 1. Britain attracts me as a traveler, said Alexander. 2. I visited London last year and saw a lot of sights, said Kate. 3. I will drive past the British Museum, said father. 4. There is heavy rainfall today, said mother. 5. What do you like about New York? he asked me. 6. How did you spend your holidays in the USA? I asked Mary. 7. Is it your first visit to Australia? she asked me. 8. Have you been to England? I asked Pete. 9. Did she practise speaking English a lot? asked Mike.
Ask polite questions 1. What is the nickname of the State of Maine? 2. Why was Virginia called Mother of Statesmen? 3. What is Vermont famous for? 4. How do people call New Hampshire? 5. What does he like about London? 6. How did Maine get its nickname? 7. When did you arrive?
Ask questions 1. Mountains are found in the north. ? Where Tag 2. They were in England last summer. ? When Tag 3. Australians suffer from limited fresh water. ? What Tag 4. The Smiths traveled across the country last year. ? Where Tag
Translate the following sentences into English. The UK 1. Это островное государство. It is an island state. It is an island state. 2. В Великобритании много приморских курортов. There are a lot of seaside resorts in GB. There are a lot of seaside resorts in GB. 3. Никогда не бывает слишком холодно или слишком жарко. It is never very cold or very hot. It is never very cold or very hot. 4. В Великобритании мягкий климат. GB has a mild climate. 5. Самые длинные реки – это Темза и Северн. The longest rivers are the Thames and the Severn.
Australia 1. Континент находится к югу от экватора. The continent is south of the Equator. The continent is south of the Equator. 2. Население очень немногочисленно для такой огромной страны. The population is very small for such a huge country. The population is very small for such a huge country. 3. Сильные засухи, наводнения и циклоны часто случаются на континенте. Severe droughts, floods and cyclones happen very often on the continent. 4. Люди страдают от недостатка пресной воды. The people suffer from limited fresh water. The people suffer from limited fresh water.
The USA 1. Три четверти страны омываются океаном. Three-quarters of the country is washed by the ocean. Three-quarters of the country is washed by the ocean. 2. Люди живут в четырех часовых поясах. People live within four time zones. People live within four time zones. 3. Практически каждый климат в мире представлен в США. Practically every climate in the world is represented in the USA. Practically every climate in the world is represented in the USA. 4. В стране – разнообразие полезных ископаемых. There is a variety of natural resources in the country. There is a variety of natural resources in the country. 5. Обширные пустыни, высокие горы и глубокие каньоны типичны для США. Extensive deserts, high mountains and deep canyons are typical of the USA. Extensive deserts, high mountains and deep canyons are typical of the USA.
Russia 1. Россия – самая большая страна в мире. Russia is the largest country in the world. Russia is the largest country in the world. 2. Она омывается Северным Ледовитым, Тихим и Атлантическим океанами. It is washed by the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. It is washed by the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. 3. Полет из Москвы в Магадан длится 8 часов. A flight from Moscow to Magadan takes eight hours. A flight from Moscow to Magadan takes eight hours. 4. Самые высокие горы – Уральские и Кавказские. The highest mountains are the Urals and the Caucasus. The highest mountains are the Urals and the Caucasus. 5. Россия расположена в Европе и в Азии. Russia is situated both in Europe and Asia. Russia is situated both in Europe and Asia.