A museum (/mjuˈziːəm/; myoo-zee-um; plural musea or museums) is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance and some public museums make them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. Most large museums are located in major cities throughout the world and more local ones exist in smaller cities, towns and even the countryside. Museums have varying aims, ranging from serving researchers and specialists to serving the general public. The goal of serving researchers is increasingly shifting to serving the general public.
Как известно, для Unit 7 в 9 классе аудиозаписей нет, только скрипты. Но кое-что можно найти в интернете, если хорошенько поискать.
Предлагаю обработанную запись с VOA о необычных музеях Америки (Lesson 3). Один в один с записью, которая отсутствует в учебном пособии, за исключением первого абзаца. Первый абзац ЗДЕСЬ.
Исходный материал и обработанный, а также текст для чтения с иллюстрациями смотрите по ссылке.
Предлагаю также карту с маркерами по содержанию текста.
Ссылка на статью о смитсоновских музеях.
Отсутствующий в записи текст
FAITH LAPIDUS: Americans love museums. We have art museums, history museums, car museums, train museums and space museums. Many are famous. Millions of people from around the world visit them each year.
Let’s take the Smithsonian museums across America! The Smithsonian is more than a collection of museums. It’s a research institution which makes its discoveries available to everybody. Admission is free to all Smithsonian museums and the zoo in Washington, D.C. Most museums are open seven days a week from 10am to 5:30pm, except December 25.
Today, many museums are interactive learning centers that give you an opportunity to explore and make your own discoveries, learn, and, yes, even touch some exhibits.
Children’s museums are just one example of these new interactive museums. The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the oldest museum of its kind, celebrated its one hundredth anniversary in 1999. By 1975, there were only about 31 children’s museums in the United States; today there are 200 children’s museums in this country.
I believe, nobody will argue that museums are places of fun. And today we tell about some unusual museums in the United States, which we can say are fun. »