Английский язык. 11 класс

Урок 50. Describing places

Matching the words

Match the word to the definition.

Touristic

Charming

Contemporary

Picturesque

Ancient

A place that has a long history

Nice, very pleasing

A place, visited by millions of people

Modern, very up-to-date

A place that is interesting and charming in a unique way

Filling the gaps

Fill in the words.

Athens is an city. It was established thousands of years ago.

Moscow is really a city, as millions of people visit it every year.

We admired the , cloudless sky.

The sunset yesterday was . I’ve never seen such a sunset before!

We went to the park, listened to birds and , and admired the of the place. It was a evening after the tiring working day.

ancient
touristic
pale
crimson
shady
crickets
peace and quiet
fairytale-like
Sorting the words

Group the words.

Nouns

Verbs

Other

cricket
crunch
scenery
scent
peace and quiet
chirp
smell
taste
touch
azure
blazing
dense
exciting
graffiti-covered
lush
Choosing the right word

Choose the correct word.

I like listening to the birdschirping / blazing in the forest.

This building is very old and sleek / shabby.

She likes smelling the scent / lush of roses.

When they got to the top of the mountain, they were astonished by the spectacular scenery / lush.

This city is contemporary / ancient. It dates back to the 11th century.

Spelling the words

Read the sentences and fill in the gaps transforming the capitalized words.

Paris is a very city. – TOURIST

The scenery from the top of the mountain was really . – SPECTACLE

I could not see any clouds. The sky was pale and . – CLOUD

People walked along the paths of the park. – LEISURE

It was an experience. – EXCITE

Matching the words

Find the synonyms.

Choosing the words

We have got 5 senses. Which of them is being used in each phrase? Choose.

Birdschirping - smell / sight / taste / sound / touch

Crimson sunset - smell / sight / taste / sound / touch

Scent of different flowers - smell / sight / taste / sound / touch

The cold of a marble wall - smell / sight / taste / sound / touch

A delicious cake - smell / sight / taste / sound / touch

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Putting in the right order

Put the adjectives in the correct order.

picturesque

crimson

sunset

building

old

red

brick

shabby

Greek

ancient

spectacular

monument

charming

dense

forest

Russian

Putting in the right order

Put the paragraphs in the correct order.

Read the text.

A.     Baikal Lake is a charming place! I have many unforgettable memories of its monuments, wonderful scenery, sounds, and smells. I will always remember that trip and will do my best to return there and explore new places, as there are lots of things I did not see last summer!

B.     Everyone has a special place, which is important for them and brings back happy memories. Well, I am not an exception. For me it’s Baikal Lake, Siberia, Russia. It has always been the destination of my dream. And I am the luckiest person, because last summer my dream came true. I spent two wonderful weeks there. The lake is in a really fairytale-like location and there are many exciting things to see there.

C.     Such a charming ancient place offers lots of things to its visitors. People can not only explore the wilderness of Taiga forest, but also experience the unique spiritual life of the natives. When I was there last week, I visited mineral springs, the Buddhist temple and even a fairytale-like mysterious canyon. On the first day of my trip I was astonished by the old-style architecture of historical branch of Transsib railroad, which is still in use for tourists in Listvyanka village. After that I decided to go to the “Sunny Island” of Olkhon. It is a stunningly amazing and picturesque place with a mixture of different landscapes. There I felt the unity with mother-nature. Just imagine – you are standing at the top of a rock, the sky is pale and cloudless, the birds are chirping and the crickets are crunching, you look down the rock at the expanse of the lake and as far as the eye can see there is only azure water. And calmness feels you. You feel the peace and quiet of this amazing place, listen to the ancient legends and really forget all your problems!

D.    The lake and the area around it are both unique and stunningly picturesque. On the shore there are small villages with beautiful shabby buildings. The lake is enormous; the natives even call it «sea». Moreover, it is the largest freshwater lake in the world! Scientists say, it has a maximum depth of 1 642 m, but the natives believe, it is much deeper. I can’t but say, that the lake is the world’s clearest and oldest lake. It is about 25-30 million years old! 

B

C

D

A

Finding the words

Read the paragraph again. Write down the words the author uses to describe the following: 

Such a charming ancient place offers lots of things to its visitors. People can not only explore the wilderness of Taiga forest, but also experience the unique spiritual life of the natives. When I was there last week, I visited mineral springs, the Buddhist temple and even a fairytale-like mysterious canyon. On the first day of my trip I was astonished by the old-style architecture of historical branch of Transsib railroad, which is still in use for tourists in Listvyanka village. After that I decided to go to the “Sunny Island” of Olkhon. It is a stunningly amazing and picturesque place with a mixture of different landscapes. There I felt the unity with mother-nature. Just imagine – you are standing at the top of a rock, the sky is pale and cloudless, the birds are chirping and the crickets are crunching, you look down the rock at the expanse of the lake and as far as the eye can see there is only azure water. And calmness feels you. You feel the peace and quiet of this amazing place, listen to the ancient legends and really forget all your problems!

place

life

canyon

architecture

island

sky

water

legends

Single answer

Mark the sentences - True / False / Not stated.

The author was in Siberia last summer. -

The author spent there fifteen days. -

The lake is the clearest and the oldest in the world. -

The natives never call the lake “sea”. -

The historical branch of Transsib railroad is 3 km long. -

There are a lot of canyons on the “Sunny Island” of Olkhon. -

The author saw all the interesting places of that region. -

Spelling the words

Put the verbs in the brackets into the correct tense.

The rain already (stop), the sun is shining brightly and the birds  (chirp) merrily.

She never (see) such a picturesque place before.

Last summer (have) an exciting sea voyage.

We (fly) to Athens today in the evening.

By the time they got to the lake, they (see) lots of charming places.

The past participle

The past participle can be used to introduce the phrases with a passive meaning. Ex – Surrounded by the forest, the castle is in an amazing location. (The castle is surrounded by the forest). Rewrite the following sentences beginning with a past participle.

He was interested in ancient history. He went to Greece.

She was amazed by the scenery. She stood at the top of the rock.

The island is isolated from the mainland. It is popular with people, searching for peace and quiet.

Baikal is visited by millions of tourists. It is famous for its picturesque scenery.  

Single answer

Listen to the recording and choose the answer.

Emerald Ireland is the nickname of…

The author went to Dublin in…

Trinity College is the oldest and the most prestigious one in Ireland.

When was it found?

Did girls study there at the 17th century?

What precious medieval book can be seen in the library of the college?

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