Exrecises to Card 19

CARD 19

Reading “BOOK REVIEW”

I. Find in the text English equivalents:

Книга Рекордов Гиннеса,  большинство изданий, недавно сильно изменилась, цветные картинки, 3-D иллюстрации, удивительная коллекция, достижения человека, например, самые длинные ноги, немного странные, самый дорогой в мире, удивительные факты, фантастические фотографии, связанные с космосом, в конце книги, в алфавитном порядке, довольно опасный, ужасно болезненный, больше текста чем фотографий, не пытайтесь.

II. Translate into Russian:

In the last 60 years, was published, small paperbacks, Spirit of Adventure, in black-and-white, ironing clothes, the longest fingernails, read about extremes, for pulling buses, the world’s tallest, look like a cat, a helpful index, top movies, therefore, to set an y world record, it is available in, colorful sections, some stunts, blockbuster of all time, subjects of interest.

III. Say if sentences are TRUE or FALSE:

  1. The Guinness Books of World Records haven’t recently changed a lot.
  2. The first Guinness Book was published in Paris.
  3. This fascinating collection of records is divided into chapters.
  4. Here you will see and read about plants and animals.
  5. There is a wide range of amazing facts contained on these pages.
  6. The world’s most expensive hamburger is available in London restaurant for 120$.
  7. One of the most colorful sections includes some fantastic photographs of Jupiter.
  8. One man had 24 operations to make himself look like a cat.
  9. There is a helpful index on the front page of the book.
  10. Some stunts in this book would be quite dangerous or at least terribly painful.

IV. Answer the questions according to the text:

  1. When was the first Guinness Book published?
  2. What did most editions contain?
  3. Is this fascinating collection of records divided into chapters or volumes?
  4. What will you see and read here about?
  5. Some images are a bit strange aren’t they?
  6. How much is the world’s most expensive hamburger?
  7. How many hit singles did Elvis Presley have?
  8. What did one of the most colorful sections relate to?
  9. What does one of the most colorful sections include?
  10. Where can you find subjects of interest in the alphabetic order?

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

1. hit a. Book
2. would cause b. charts
3.divided c. Records
4. Dolby d. singles
5. on every e. movie
6. Guinness f. sections
7. colorful g. risk
8. first h. into chapters
9. World i. page
10. music j. sound

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

HELP BOX

amazing                      print                 beat             record                    page
expensive                chapter           available                contain            divide

 

  1. the best or fastest ever done at a higher level that ever achieved before;
  2. a side of one of the pieces of paper in a book, newspaper or magazine, usually with a number printed on it;
  3. to separate into parts or groups;
  4. any of the separate parts into which a book or other piece of text is divided usually given a number or title;
  5. to have something inside or include something as a part;
  6. costing a lot of money;
  7. to produce writing or images on paper or other material with a machine;
  8. to be better or more enjoyable than another activity or experience
  9. able to be obtained, used or reached.
  10. extremely surprising.

II. Listening

Listen to the conversation and answer the questions below.

I. Choose the right answer:

1.When I was born my parents were living in a ………
a) house
b) flat
c) camp

2. My parents decided we needed a ……..
a) new car
b) new TV
c) large home

3. They lived in a rented flat for………
a) 5 months
b) 15 months
c) 10 months

4. Our new flat was only ……. square metres.
a) 108
b) 68
c) 38

5. We finally moved into the capital city at the beginning of……………
a) 1988
b) 1978
c) 1998

II. TRUE or FALSE:

  1. The family was living in a small village .
  2. The village was about 20 kilometres away from the capital.
  3. When the man was thirteen years old his brother was born.
  4. The man’s parents liked the rented flat very much.
  5. There was enough room for two adults and two small boys in a new flat.

III. Fill in the missing words

  1. My parents decided we ______a ______ house.
  2. So we moved into a ______ flat and lived there for _________
  3. There was enough _______ for two _______ and two _____ _______.
  4. ______ were quite ______, so I decided to move into a ______ flat.
  5. It’s more _______ and there is more _________

IV. Answer the questions:

  1. Where did the family live when the man was born?
  2. Why did the man’s family have to rent a flat for about a year?
  3. What was their flat in the capital like?
  4. Where did he move when he started university?
  5. How many people is he sharing the flat with at present?

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