Проверка навыков чтения. Тексты с заданиями
Проверка навыков чтения. Тексты с заданиями
London is the capital of Great Britain. London is a very old town. London is two thousand years old. Many years ago London was a small town on the Thames. There were a lot of villages round it. After many years London and three hundred villages grew into a very large city. Some of the names of those villages are the names of the streets in modern London-Kensington, Westminster.
Now London is a beautiful city with large squares and parks. The city of London is the business centre. East End includes the poor districts. West of London is the West End where rich people live.
Trafalgar Square is in the centre of the West End of London. In the centre of Trafalgar Square there is the column made of granite. On the top of the column there is a 17-feet-tall statue of Admiral Nelson who defeated the French at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1809. The total high of the monument is 184 feet (44 meters).On the pedestal is a bronze relief cast from a captured French cannon, representing Nelson’s victory.
On the North side of Trafalgar Square is the National Gallery.
The National Gallery has one of the finest collections of pictures in the world.
Trafalgar Square is one of the busiest place in London, where people go to and from the work, it is hard to cross the street.
1. Ответьте на вопросы по тексту.
What is the capital of Great Britain ?
How many years is London?
What includes the poor districts?
Where do rich people live?
Where is the Admiral Nelson column?
2. Продолжите предложение.
On the top of the column …
London is two…
On the north side…
The total high…
3. Какие предложения соответствуют содержанию текста “+”, а какие не соответствуют “-”
London is a new town.
London is on the Thames.
The West End of London is a place where rich people live.
In London there aren’t a lot of squares and parks.
4. Найдите в тексте
Национальная галерея имеет одну из прекраснейших коллекций в мире.
Трефальгарская площадь находится в центре Вест Енда в Лондоне.
Сейчас Лондон –один из красивейших городов с большими площадями и парками .
Спустя много лет Лондон и три сотни деревень превратились в один большой город.
Некоторые из этих деревень стали названиями в современном Лондоне.
The Christmas Tree
No one _1_ for sure who decorated the first Christmas tree. The_2_ of bringing an evergreen tree indoors and _3_ it at Christmas started in Germany. One _4_ says that Martin Luther started the practice. Luther was an important Christian_5_ . According to the story, he noticed the starlit sky as he walked home one Christmas Eve about the year 1513.He thought the stars looked as if they were shining on the branches. When he arrived home, Martin Luther placed a small fir tree _6_ his house. He decorated it with lighted candles.
Decorating Christmas trees became _7_ in Germany. Prince Albert of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, the German husband of Queen Victoria, took the tradition to England. Both German and English people brought it to America. And now nearly every family in Great Britain and the USA has a _8_ tree.
The biggest Christmas tree in Britain is put up in Trafalgar Square in _9_ .
The people of Norway still give this tree every year to the _10_ to thank them for helping Norway against Hitler in the second World War.
1. Chose the right answer:
a) French people
b) British people
c) Irish people
d) Russian people
2. Answer the questions:
Where was started the tradition of decorating Christmas tree?
Who started this tradition?
Who brought it to Britain?
Why do people of Norway still present a tree to Britain?
3. Ask 5 questions .
THE STORY OF MY TROUBLES
From my childhood I was an easily taught and obedient boy. My kindness was so noticeable that my friends made fun of me. I was especially fond of animals and had a great number of pets. With these I spent most of my time, and never was so happy as when feeding and playing with them. My character did not change much when I grew up.
I married early, and was happy to find in my wife a character very much like my own. Seeing my love for pets she never lost a chance of getting the most pleasant animals. We had birds, gold-fish, a fine dog, rabbits, a small monkey, and a cat.
This cat was a remarkably large and beautiful animal, quite black and surprisingly clever. In speaking of his cleverness, my wife, who was a superstitious woman, often mentioned the old popular belief, which considered all black cats to be in disguise.
Pluto- this was the cat’s name-was my favourite pet and playmate. I alone fed him, and he followed me everywhere about the house. It was even with difficulty that I could prevent him following me through the streets.
Our friendship lasted for several years, during which my character (I blush to confess it) had changed for the worse. I became day by day more moody and irritable. It often happened that I hurt the feelings of others; I suffered myself as I was rude to my wife. At last I even hit her.
My pets, of course, could feel the change in my character. In fact, I began to treat them cruelly. As for Pluto, I held back from cruelty as I did treat cruelly the rabbits, the monkey, or even the dog when they came in my way. But my illness took hold of me- for what other illness is like alcohol!- and at last even Pluto ,who was now becoming old, even Pluto began to feel the effects of my temper.
1. Answer the questions:
What kind of pets do they have?
What was the cat’s name?
What illness had the author?
Was he a kind man?
How long did their friendship last?
2. Ask questions.
I married early, and was happy to find in my wife a character very much like my own.
Our friendship lasted for several years, during which my character (I blush to confess it) had changed for the worse.
In speaking of his cleverness, my wife, who was a superstitious woman, often mentioned the old popular belief, which considered all black cats to be in disguise.
4. Name antonyms:
Happy, beautiful, kind, black, begin.
5. Find in the text:
I got day by day more changeable.
Автор: Курочкина Юлия Владимировна
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