UNIT 6. AROUND THE WORLD
IT’S A SUPERLATIVE WORLD
Цілі: вдосконалювати навички усного мовлення, читання й аудіювання, систематизувати лексичний матеріал з теми, розвивати мовленнєву реакцію учнів; виховувати доброзичливе ставлення до співрозмовника.
Answer your partner’s questions and fill in the chart.
Florida / a state
Linton / a small town
Kent / a county
Snowdon / a mountain
York / a town
A. Where is Kent?
B. It’s in the south of the UK.
A. Is it a city?
B. No, it isn’t. It’s a county.
A. I know that Kent is a county in the south of the UK.
Listen to the texts and do the task.
– glacier – льодовик
– spring – джерело
– steaming water –
– geyser – гейзер
Amazing countries, amazing cities
Iceland is an amazing country, its name makes you think of ice, and this country certainly has lots of it. In fact, there is a glacier in Iceland that is so big that the rest of all the glaciers in Europe could fit inside it. But there’s so much more to this country than ice. Actually, it can be one of the hottest places on the planet! There are two hundred volcanoes in Iceland, and many of them are still active. Geysers and hot springs shoot steaming water up out of the ground.
The local people of a small Spanish town Bunol have a very unusual holiday – a tomato throwing festival called La Tomatina. Thousands of people take part in this messy event and enjoy throwing tomatoes. It is held every year on the last Wednesday in August. It’s one of the funniest festivals in the world. It started in 1944 when locals began throwing their lunch at each other in a square in the town.
Complete the sentences.
1) In Iceland there is a lot of _____. (Ice)
2) Bunol is situated in _____. (Spain)
3) _____ can move slowly down a mountain. (Glaciers)
4) _____ are main vegetables of this festival. (Tomatoes)
5) _____ is a great season for such a funny festival. (Summer)
6) It’s such fun to _____ tomatoes at each other. (Throw)
7) It’s very hot in Iceland because there are a lot of ____ there. (Volcanoes)
8) _____ and hot ____ give much hot water. (Geysers, spring)
3. Reading and speaking
Do the quiz in Ex. 1, p. 106.
Do Ex. 2, p. 107.
5. Writing and speaking
Match the parts of the dialogue, complete them and then act it out.
– May I help you?
– I think will be exciting
– What exactly do you want to know?
– Oh, that’s a good idea. Thank you
– What tour do you prefer – around the city, visiting churches, art galleries or parks?
– Yes, I’d like to get some information about
– What about travelling around the old part of the city?
– First of all I’d like to
1) What is the largest country in the world?
2) What is the longest river?
3) Where is the highest mountain?
4) What river does London stand on?
5) Why do many people like travelling?
Ask pupils to imagine the country where they are from and write about it a few sentences.
Start like this: I’m from… It’s a big (small) country in the north (east…) of….