UNIT 6. AROUND THE WORLD
LET’S GO SIGHTSEEING
Цілі: формувати навички вживання нових лексичних одиниць; удосконалювати навички читання, аудіювання й усного мовлення; розвивати мовленнєву реакцію й пізнавальні інтереси учнів; виховувати зацікавленість у розширенні своїх знань.
Put the following sentences in the correct order. Then read the dialogue with a partner.
— Could you tell me when we get there?
— Does this bus go to Marble Arch?
— Thank you. Did you say a number 12?
— No, you have to get off at Oxford Circus and take a 12.
— Oxford Circus is the next stop but one.
— Yes, a number 12 or a number 14.
Key: Does this bus go to Marble Arch? / No, you have to get off at Oxford Circus and take a number 12. / Thank you. Did you say a number 12? / Yes, a number 12 or a number 14. / Could you tell me when we get there? / Oxford Circus is the next stop but one.
2. Listening Before listening
Answer the questions (1a, p. 100) and practice the new words: a leaflet, a sightseeing tour, to have a look.
Listen to the dialogue and complete the information below.
— So what are you going to do while you are here?
— Well, I don’t know much about New York really, you know. I’ve just come and I’d like to see quite a lot of sights.
— You are lucky. I work at the southern department of City Travel Service and I’ve got some leaflets about New York. Here you are. You’ll find a lot of useful information there.
— I’m planning to start early tomorrow morning. What should I do first?
— I think you should start with the Empire State Building.
— OK. Let’s have a look in the leaflet. What does it say about it? The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper in New York City at the crossroads of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Its name comes from the nickname for the state of New York. It was completed in 1931 and stood as the world’s tallest building for more than forty years until construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower was completed in 1972. When the World Trade Center was destroyed in 2001, the Empire State Building again became the tallest building in New York City and New York State. And now it is the second tallest skyscraper in America. It sounds great! I’ll definitely do that. And what about the Statue of Liberty? I must see the Statue of Liberty!
— Sure. You can take a sightseeing tour. It stops nearby and you can get out and climb up to the top. I must say that the Statue of Liberty was a present to the people of the United States from the people of France and was brought to America in 1884. The Statue of Liberty stands on
Liberty Island in the middle of New York harbour. It has become a symbol of hope and freedom and was the first American sight seen by many people who went to the USA for a better life. The Statue is 46 metres high and weighs 204 tons.
— Yeah? It’s incredible! I think I’ll start my tour with this monument.
1) The traveller was lucky to meet a travel agent. (Yes)
2) The agent gave him a book about New York. (No, a leaflet)
3) The agent advised him to visit the Empire State Building at first. (Yes)
4) It is 46 metres high. (The Statue of Liberty)
5) It has 102 floors. (The Empire State Building)
6) It was built in 1931. (The Empire State Building)
7) It was built in 1884. (The Statue of Liberty)
Answer the questions.
1) Is the Empire State Building the tallest skyscraper in America?
2) Was it always the tallest building in New York?
3) How did the Americans get the Statue of Liberty?
4) Where does it stand?
5) What place of interest did the traveller choose to see first?
Do Ex. 2, p. 100.
4. Reading and speaking
Read the text in Ex. 3, p. 101 and answer the questions.
1) Can tourists visit the Tower of London every day?
2) What time does the London Zoo open and close on Sunday?
3) Where should you call to have a sightseeing tour around London?
4) What is the address of the Madame Tussaud’s Museum and what time does it open?
5. Writing and speaking Work in pairs.
Make up a short dialogue using the information in Ex. 3, write it down and act it out.
— What shall we do at the weekend?
— Why don’t we go to_________ ? We can see ____.
— Yes, let’s ____/ That’s a good idea. / When does it open?
— No, I don’t think it’ll be interesting. / They sat it’ll be cold.
— Then what about going / visiting ____.?
1) What information can we find in leaflets?
2) How can it help us?
3) What else can help us when we travel around the city?
4) What means of transport are comfortable for getting around the city?
5) Who can help us to go sightseeing?
Make up a leaflet for visitors to your country.