Card 19 Reading

CARD №19—READING—Text 14—page 20


 I. Find in the text English equivalents:

1.       конечно сильно изменилась
2.       большинство изданий
3.       бить рекорды
4.       самая узкая талия
5.       самые длинные ногти
6.       зд. например
7.       чтобы выглядеть как кот
8.       можно купить за …
9.       взгляните
10.   полезный указатель
11.   то, что вас интересует
12.   может быть довольно опасно

II. Translate into Russian:

1.       small paperbacks
2.       colour pictures
3.       fascinating collection
4.       about extremes
5.       the world’s tallest, oldest, shortest, and tiniest
6.       pulling buses
7.       a bit strange to look at for too long
8.       the world’s most expensive hamburger
9.       the most hit singles
10.   the first summer blockbuster of all time
11.   terribly painful

III. What chapters is the book divided into? How would they sound in Russian? Find the Russian version of the book or information about it and compare.

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

1.         printed a)    of amazing facts
2.         is divided b)   of the book
3.         a wide range c)    order
4.         records d)   into chapters
5.         in the back e)    to meet or beat
6.         in alphabetical f)    risk
7.         to attempt g)   in black­and­white
8.         cause h)   related to space

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


to contain — a record— a review — space –a chapter — strange —a fingernail – a blockbuster — to attempt —an index

  1. the fastest speed, longest distance, highest or lowest level etc that has ever been achieved or reached, especially in sport
  2. an article in a newspaper or magazine that gives an opinion about a new book, play, film
  3. to have smith inside
  4. one of the parts into which a book is divided
  5. the area beyond the Earth where the stars and planets are
  6. unusual or surprising, especially in a way that is difficult to explain or understand 
  7. the hard flat part that covers the top end of your finger 
  8. a book or film that is very good or successful
  9. an alphabetical list of namessubjects at the back of a book, with the numbers of the pages where they can be found
  10. make an effort to achieve or complete (something difficult)

VI. Say if sentences are TRUE or FALSE:

  1.  Nothing has changed in The Guinness Books of World Records in the last 60 years.
  2. The first editions were very bright.
  3. The book is divided into volumes.
  4. There are a lot of astonishing facts in the book.
  5. You can buy the world’s most expensive hamburger in America.
  6. There is much information from the history of cinematograph in the book.
  7. Don’t be shy! Try to break all the records from the book and set plenty of much more fascinating ones!

 VII. Answer the questions according to the text:

  1. When and where did The first Guinness Book appear?
  2. What did the first editions look like?
  3. What do they look like now?
  4. How much is the world’s most expensive hamburger?
  5. Who is the most popular singer in America of all time?
  6. The book contains a lot of information. How to find what you need there?
  7. Is it easy to meet or to break the records from the book?

 VIII. Would you like to set a record for The Guinness Book? In what chapter?

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