Exercises to Card 15



I. Find in the text English equivalents:

Ответственные за, глобальное потепление, пытаются сократить, новый закон, наши собственные дома, значительно сократить, простые и легкие, не оставлять включенными, утепление крыши, довольно редко, электрические лампочки, менее чем половина, гораздо дольше, очень эффективные, способны обеспечить, одинаковые качества, очистка воды, сократить использование, система обогрева, как справиться.

II. Translate into Russian:

Residential buildings, total amount, the biggest source, has been overlooked by lawmakers, greenhouse emissions, carbon dioxide emissions, block up draughts, cold and hot water taps, requires more planning, save on bills, energy consumption, standard bulbs, conventional light bulbs, thermal solar panels, water recycling system, to flush the toilets, unnecessary waste, drinking water, electronic environmental controls, triple glazing.

III. Say if sentences are TRUE or FALSE:

  1. Residential buildings are the greatest source of greenhouse effect in the world.
  2. The EU has now passed a new law which intends to cut considerably carbon dioxide emissions from buildings.
  3. The first things we can do are complete and difficult.
  4. Many homes don’t have window and roof insulation.
  5. Energy efficient light bulbs are cheap to buy.
  6. These bulbs last much longer than conventional light bulbs.
  7. Thermal solar panels aren’t capable of providing all the hot water you need.
  8. At present water used to flush the toilets is of the same drinkable quality that comes out of the taps.
  9. A grey water recycling system cleans water.
  10. New buildings don’t have more energy saving features in their design.

 IV.Answer the questions according to the text:

  1. What are residential buildings responsible for?
  2. What law has the EU passed now?
  3. Are the first things we can do simple and easy?
  4. What does the next step require?
  5. What can have a dramatic effect on energy consumption?
  6. What are thermal solar panels capable of?
  7. How long do efficient light bulbs last?
  8. What is considered to be an unnecessary waste of energy used in water purification?
  9. What energy saving features in the design of the buildings are used nowadays?
  10. What is the biggest source of global warming in the world?

V. Match the words of the two columns to make up the word combinations used in the text and translate them into Russian:

1. wooden a. water
2. recycling b. insulation
3. unnecessary c. their effort
4. save d. warming
5. reducing e. effect
6. grey f. structure
7. dramatic g. light
8. concentrated h. of consumption
9. global i. the planet
10. extensive j. system

 VI.Give the equivalents from the text that mean the same:

energy               expensive               greenhouse          save                   contribution
solar                 efficient                      consume              emission          a light bulb


  1. a building with a roof and sides made of glass, used for growing plants that need warmth and protection;
  2. a rounded glass container that produces light when an electric current is passed through it;
  3. to power from something such as electricity or oil that can do work such as providing light and heat;
  4. to use fuel energy or time, especially in large amounts;
  5. the act of sending out gas, heat, light etc.;
  6. costing a lot of money;
  7. to stop someone or something from being killed, injured or destroyed;
  8. money, support, or other help;
  9. of or from the sun or using the energy from the sun to produce electric power;
  10. working or operating quickly and efficiently in an organized way.

II. Listening

Listen to the conversation and answer the questions below.

I. Choose the right answer:

1.This is fantastic tour of ……..by bus.

a) Paris

b) London

c) New York

2. You can see all the …….from your seat.

a) attractions

b) pictures

c) views

3. The tour takes……

a) an hour

b) two hours

c)an hour and a half

4. First we will see……..

a) the Tower of London

b) Madame Tussauds Museum

c) Oxford Street

5. As we drive along the river you’ll see……..

a) the London eye

b) Buckingham Palace

c) Westminster Palace


  1. The tourists need to walk everywhere.
  2. They don’t have extra umbrellas.
  3. The tourists are going to visit some famous sites.
  4. Oxford Street is a famous museum.
  5. The tourist asks to return his money.

III. Fill in the missing words

  1. You can see all the _______ from your ______.
  2. We don’t have any ______.
  3. The museum with ______ models of famous people and _________.
  4. We’ll _______ along the most famous _______ street in the world.
  5. Just in time for a cup of _____ with the _________.

IV. Answer the questions:

  1. What sort of tour is it?
  2. What bus are the tourists on?
  3. What will the tourists see on the tour?
  4. Where can the tourists see the whole city on a sunny day from?
  5. Why does the tourist ask to return the money?

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