Підручник Англійська мова 7 клас для спеціалізованих навчальних закладів з поглибленим вивченням іноземної мови - Л.В. Калініна - Генеза 2015 рік

AUDIOSCRIPTS

UNIT ONE

1.1, VII, p. 18

Two girls, Kate and Sonya, meet after Kate’s visit to her relatives. Sonya: Hi, Kate. Glad to see you again.

Kate: Me, too.

Sonya: How was your visit?

Kate: Oh, it was fantastic! I enjoyed every minute of my stay at my granny’s.

Sonya: Did you get to know any new relatives?

Kate: Sure. I became acquainted with my aunt and uncle on my Mum’s side, a boy cousin and a girl cousin on my Dad’s side. We had much fun together. And did you happen to meet your elder sister and her husband?

Sonya: I did. It was the first time I saw my little niece Lidia. She is such a lovely little thing! So cute and funny. My Mum and Dad are grandparents now.

Kate: Lucky you! I haven’t got any nieces or nephews yet. My sister Ann is younger than me.

Sonya: By the way, I took a lot of pictures of the kid. Would you like to have a look?

Kate: I’d love to.

1.4, VII, p. 37

A Wise Judge

Once there lived two brothers. They worked together on their father’s farm. They were very honest and got along together very well. One day their father died leaving his farm to his sons. In his last will he told them to divide it between them.

But the brothers could not agree how. Each wanted to have the better part for himself. After some time they even did not speak to each other. At last they went to a judge who was very wise and always knew how to deal with such difficult problems.

The judge listened to them carefully and then said, “The problem is very simple. We shall divide the farm in this way. One of you will divide it in the way he thinks is best and the other one will then have the right to choose whichever of the two parts he prefers.”

1.5. My progress in English, p. 40

The Trouble with Teenagers

A popular British comedian, Harry Enfield, perfectly captured the essence of those difficult teenage years in his character “Kevin the Teenager”. On the eve of his 13th birthday, Kevin and his parents are eagerly counting down the seconds till midnight. Kevin is excited about the new computer game that he would be receiving. However, on the stroke of midnight, something goes dreadfully wrong. His parents’ joyous shouts of “Happy Birthday” are silenced as Kevin begins to change before their eyes. His hair becomes long and greasy; his skin breaks out in spots; his clothes become scruffy and ill fitting, and he loses the ability to speak properly. In response to their amazed silence, Kevin looks up and shouts “What?”, before declaring “I hate you!” As they try to give him his gift, he throws it back at them with the words “It’s stupid. You are ruining my life!” and storms out, slamming the door behind him. His shell-shocked parents look at each other with the realisation that those few phrases would be repeated many times over the next few years. Yes, Kevin had become ... a teenager.

Although exaggerated for comic effect, most teenagers and parents can certainly identify with Kevin’s family at some point. The teenage years are difficult transitional years between adulthood and childhood.

Keys

I. 1. is; 2. has; 3. aren’t; 4. was; 5. am; 6. have. II. 1. uncle; 2. footsteps; 3. operations; 4. survey; 5. happy/blessed; 6. temper. III. 1d; 2a, 3f; 4b; 5e; 6c. IV. 1; 4; 5; 6. V. 1. early; 2. computer; 3. a lot/greatly; 4. Silent/shell-shocked; 5. speak; 6. difficult.

UNIT TWO

2.1, VII, p. 48

Philip at Blackstable

When Philip’s mother died, Mr. Carey, his uncle, came to London to take the boy to Blackstable, where he was a vicar. So Philip began his new life at that place.

Philip came gradually to know the people he was to live with. One day was very much like another at the vicarage. Soon after breakfast at 9 o’clock Mary Ann brought in “The Times”. Mr. Carey shared it with two neighbours. He had it from ten till one, when the gardener took it over to Mr. Ellis with whom it remained till seven; then it was taken to Miss Brooks, who had the advantage of keeping it.

When the vicar settled down to his paper, his wife put on her bonnet and went out to do the shopping. Philip accompanied her.

Dinner was at one o’clock. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday it consisted of beef and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of mutton. On Sundays they ate one of their own chickens. In the afternoon Philip did his lessons. He was taught Latin and Mathematics by his uncle who knew neither, and playing the piano by his aunt. Her French was poor, but she knew the piano well enough to accompany the old-fashioned songs she had sung for thirty years. She often sang when there was a tea party at the vicarage.

But the Careys did not give tea parties of ten. They preferred to have tea by themselves and after tea they played cards. Mrs. Carey arranged that her husband should win, because he didn’t like losing. They had cold supper at eight. Immediately after supper Philip went to bed. Mary Ann undressed him, kissed him after she tucked him in.

Philip had always led the lonely life of an only child. He made friends with Mary Ann. Philip was more comfortable in the kitchen than in the dining room, and whenever he could he took his toys and played there. His aunt was pleased. She didn’t like disorder and preferred that he should make a mess in the kitchen.

“He seems happier with Mary Ann than with us, William”, Mrs. Carey often said.

“Because he has been badly brought up”, answered her husband.

(Adapted from “Philip at Blackstable” by W. Somerset Maugham)

2.4, VII, p. 67

TOM: I fell asleep on the underground train because I stayed up all night

doing my English homework, so when it stopped at my station I ran through the door not to be late and left it on the seat of the train. MATT: I know homework is important for doing well in school, and I did it but I got into a fight with some kid on our way to school and he threw it away.

BETTY: I lost my English course book, and when I found it the homework page was missing from it. Probably, my dog chewed it.

BILL: My brother took “my” English homework instead of ‘his’ by mistake. He is so absent-minded. I’ll bring it tomorrow. That’s a promise.

KATE: What homework? I didn’t know we were supposed to do it. I even called Bill and he said he had no idea.

2.5. My Progress in English, V, p. 70

Perfect December

It was the first week of December. All the students and teachers of Perrys-burg Junior High School were gathered in the assembly hall for the annual oratorical contest. Sponsored by the Ohio League of Women Voters, the event was open to any middle school student who cared to show his or her skills as a public speaker. The microphone was yours for five minutes. Talk about anything you like. The winner would move on to the district competition.

Usually only four or five students entered the contest at Perrysburg Junior High School. That year there were thirteen, including Jane. You didn’t have to be a judge to see that she was far and away the best. She gave an animated speech - a performance, really - entitled “Learning from both Success and Failure”. She talked about the ups and downs of her school life and the impact they had on her character. When she finished, the audience whistled and shouted for more.

The judges proclaimed Jane the winner. She would now go to the district competition in Toledo, they said. The state finals would be held in Columbus in April. Again and again the audience whistled and shouted...

Keys

I. 1. should; 2.must; 3.shouldn’t;4.must; 5. must not; 6. will have to.II.1. your- self/yourselves; 2. find; 3. owe; 4. sign; 5. attend; 6. makes. III. 1 e; 2 c; 3 a; 4 f; 5 b; 6 d. IV. True: 2; 5; 6.V. 1. first; 2. oratorical contest; 3. thirteen; 4. animated;

5. and away; 6. state.

UNIT THREE

3.1, VII , p. 77

- My name is Ben and I live in England. As all English people, I am proud of our tea traditions. We have our first tea at 11 o’clock that’s why it is called ‘elevenses’. As a rule, we have a cup of tea with a biscuit or a piece of cake. At about four o’clock we have afternoon tea. You can hear people say ‘white English tea’. It means the English have their tea with milk or cream, but never with sugar.

Tea traditions are very strong in England. If you travel abroad and dine out, the waiter can ask you such a question: Would you like English breakfast? Traditional English breakfast consists of 2 sausages, a piece of bacon, fried tomatoes, mushrooms and beans. Many families have this type of breakfast at the weekdays. Every day breakfast is simpler. In my family it is cornflakes with milk and tea and toasts with marmalade.

- My name is Barbara and I am from Scotland. I’m proud to say that a well-known dish ‘porridge’ came from Scotland. It is a traditional Scottish dish of oats boiled in milk. Many families in all parts of Britain have porridge for breakfast. It is useful for health, especially for children. On special occasions, like big holidays, another traditional Scottish dish Haggis is served. It’s a meat dish made from sheep’s stomach.

3.4, VII, p. 96

A Wise Decision

A young man was very fond of travelling. He visited many different countries and boasted of his adventures.

Once he invited his girlfriend to join him in his trip to England. He told her a lot of interesting things not only about places of interest there but about eating habits as well. As the girl wanted to become a cook, she accepted her friend’s invitation willingly. But neither of them could speak English.

So one day they came to a cafe to have a bite. There were many tasty things on the menu. The man studied the English menu for a time and then, not wishing to appear ignorant before his girlfriend, said to the waiter: “I think we’ll have some of that. I tried it once and liked it a lot. I hope my girlfriend will also enjoy it”.

The waiter looked where the man was pointing and was greatly surprised. Then he said politely, “I’m sorry, sir, but that’s what the orchestra’s playing”.

The man was awfully embarrassed but tried not to show it to his girlfriend. He explained to her that the dish he wanted to treat her to, took a lot

of time to cook. The girl didn’t mind having tea with cakes instead and the young man was happy and proud of himself that he didn’t lose his face. Nevertheless, he swore to himself to learn English before starting another trip. A very wise decision, isn’t it? One can’t be so lucky all the time!

3.5. My progress in English,V, p. 98

Surprising Delicacies

It’s a delicacy that people pay a lot of money for. Some delicacies may be very surprising. Snakes and eels are delicacies in most parts of the world.

In Asia, there are special restaurants for snakes. Everything on the menu is snake: snake soup, snake appetizers, snake main courses, snake desserts. What is to your taste? Snake skin salad or snake served with rice?

In Africa and India people adore ants. They make the ants into a paste and add it to different dishes, like rice or macaroni. They say it gives the food a special flavour.

In Australia, the native people even drink ants. They put them in water and say the drink tastes like lemonade. Chocolate ants, in their opinion, are really delicious. Do you want to try these surprising delicacies? I’d rather not. I have another idea of delicacies.

Keys

I. 1. He invited Ann to his party. 2. His Mum invited Boris to have tea with her. 3. My Mum asked me to eat that piece of pie. 4. Peter invited me to go to McDonald’s the next day. 5. Mark asked me to have a bite there. 6. The mother asked the boys to look through the menu. II.1. I have a sweet tooth. 2. I’ll present you with a cookery book. 3. I accepted my friend’s invitation. 4. My granny is good at cooking borsch.

5. When I see this pie, it makes my mouth water. 6. I’m afraid I’ve overloaded my stomach. III. 1 d; 2a, 3f; 4b; 5e; 6c. IV. 2; 3; 5; 6. V.1. much money; 2. in Asia; 3. all dishes; 4. Africa; 5. ants; 6. lemonade.

UNIT FOUR

4.1, VI, p. 106

Dino’s Day in London

Dino’s Day in London is a story about a taxi driver called Tommy. He gets a phone call from his boss Sam, who asks him to pick up Dino, a famous film star’s son and take him around London. He gets a letter from Dino’s mother with instructions to take Dino to Buckingham Palace, Harrods and the British Museum. She also leaves him £50 for Dino’s expenses, which is a lot of money for Tommy.

Dino doesn’t want to visit Buckingham Palace, though. He wants to go to the Video Palace instead. He makes Tommy wait for three hours and spends £20. Dino is hungry, but he doesn’t want to eat at Harrods. He spends £20 at a burger restaurant. Tommy takes him to the British Museum but Dino goes to the cinema across the road from the museum.

When Tommy takes him back to the hotel, the star is angry because her son has been waiting all day at the hotel. She wants her money back. Tommy looks outside but the boy he thought was Dino has gone. It was really Billy, Sam’s son, who had heard the conversation in the morning.

4.4, VII, p. 126

Martha: They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. I had never believed it until I took part in Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”. It’s a carnival period held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday, a day when people traditionally eat a lot before the start of Lent (when Christians fast and eat only certain food). In the US, the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, before it was swept away by a disastrous hurricane, used to hold famous Mardi Gras celebrations which many people traveled to see. I was lucky to visit it a couple of years ago with my Mom and Dad. They took that picture of me in the middle of merrymaking, with the parade in the background. Now that I look at it hanging on the wall above my bed, I can’t help feeling the spirit of the day; seeing people, wearing fancy costumes and beads, enjoying themselves to their hearts’ content, with eating and dancing, choosing Mardi Gras “Kings” and “Queens”.

4.5. My progress in English,V, p. 128

Phil: Where I live, spring is the very season for customs and traditions. Let’s take May 1st. It is marked with singing and Maypole dancing, electing a May Queen and lighting bonfires. It used to be celebrated in every town and village, but today the celebrations are restricted to certain parts of the country. In Oxford, for example, the choir of Magdalen College sings at dawn from the College Tower. In some villages in Cornwall, such as the pink-cottaged Helsten, villagers join in the so-called Floral dance: it means dancing in and out of their houses to bring luck to them.

Isn’t it fun to learn sayings and superstitions for May? Two of my mum’s favourites are the one which forbids the bringing into the house of the lovely pink and white May blossom because it apparently brings bad luck, and the other - “cast never a cloud till May be out” - is about the danger of going into “summer clothes” until May is over.

Keys

I. 1. wrote; 2. was stolen; 3. is visited; 4. built; 5. has been translated; 6. is known. II. 1. from; 2. from; 3. of; 4. in; 5. in; 6. for. III. 1 c; 2 a; 3 e; 4 b; 5 f; 6 d. IV.3; 4; 5. V.1a; 2d; 3c; 4b; 5d; 6c.

UNIT FIVE

5.1, VII, p.137

1. My name is Andrew and he likes hockey the best. I believe it’s the sport for brave boys because sometimes it may involve bruises. Those who are afraid to be hurt never play this game. But I’m not a coward. As many boys in Ukraine, we play hockey in our yards, when there is a lot of snow and we can make our skating rink ourselves. Sometimes our coach takes us to the stadium and we play hockey there. It’s my dream to become a good hockey player.

2. I’m Helen and I really like tennis. I go to a tennis club and train strenuously all the time. Once I even won a small tournament for under 16’s. I spent a lot of time in the tennis court and was able to experience singles and doubles. It was rather hard, I should say, but it was fun. Not only children of my age enjoy playing tennis. They often come with their parents and elder brothers or sisters. A game of tennis sets everybody into a cheerful working mood.

3. My brother and I are twins and as a rule we share our tastes in everything, including sport. Our parents took us to the swimming pool when we were six. I can’t say that we liked this idea a lot. But due to our coach this sport has become part and parcel of our lives. Today swimming is something we can’t do without. We swim a lot in any season and it makes us strong and healthy. Believe it or not, but we never fall ill! We think that swimming is the best sport and we practise much to become proficient in it. There are many great swimmers in Ukraine like Oleh Lisogor or Denis Sylantyev and we want to follow their examples.

5.4, VII, p. 160

A Real Sport Star

The other day I went to see Jim, an old friend of mine, at his home in Bucclench Place. John is known as a die-hard fan of chess. He never missed a chance of watching a chess tournament. And after each game he analyzed it at length. Evidently, he was learning from them and then practised with his friends. This time it was me. He rang me a couple of days ago and invited me for a game of chess.

When I rang the bell, his wife answered the door and said that Jim was in the sitting room playing chess. I took a step back, intending to go away, but she said I should not worry about that and asked me to go right in.

I did as she told me. What I saw there surprised me ... There was Jim sitting at the head of the table and facing him was his dog Spot. Between them there was a chess board. Their eyes were fixed on it. There was no doubt about it: they were concentrating on their game.

At the sound of my voice, Spot began wagging his fail but as to Jim, I must admit, he was perfectly calm, though he must have heard me and seen me out of the corner of his eye.

“Spot is a real sport star!” I remarked. “You have got a top-ranked athlete here!”

“Not at all”, answered Jim absent-mindedly. “He’s a pathetic loser - he has just lost his third!”

5.5, My progress in English,V, p. 162

Baseball

Baseball is America’s most popular sport. In a baseball game there are two teams of nine players. Players must hit a ball with a bat and then run around four bases. A player who goes around all the bases scores a run for his team. The team that finishes with more runs wins the game.

Where did baseball come from? No one knows for sure. Many people believe that the idea came from a game played by children in England. Other people believe that a man named Abner Doubleday invented the game in Cooperstown, New York, in 1839. But the first real rules of baseball were written in 1845 by Alexander Cartwright. Two teams from New York played a game following Cartwright’s rules. The rules worked well. Soon there were many teams.

These early teams were not professional. They played only for fun, not for money. But baseball was very popular from the start. Businessmen saw that they could make money with professional baseball teams.

The first professional team was started in 1869. This team was the Red Stockings of Cincinati. Within a few years there were a lot of professional teams in other cities. In 1876 these teams came together in a league, or a group, called the National League. The teams in the National League played one another.

In 1901 a new league, called the American League, was formed. To create some excitement, in 1903 the two leagues decided to have their first-place teams play each other. This event was called the World Series.

Each year since then the National League winner and the American League winner play in the World Series. And, each year, millions of people look forward to this exciting sports event.

Keys

I. 1. The game has been won. 2. Mike has been criticized. 3. The pictures have been taken. 4. I have been invited. 5. The predictions have already been made. 6. A poster has been bought. II. 1. up; 2. to; 3. on; 4. in; 5. up; 6. in. III. 1c; 2a; 3b; 4e; 5d; 6f. IV. 1A; 2B; 3B; 4C; 5B; 6C. V. 1. America’s; 2. nine; 3. rules; 4. amateur; 5. the World Series; 6. each year.

UNIT SIX

6.1 , VII, p. 169

From the History of Cinema

Cinema was born at the end of the 19th century in France. The Lumiere Brothers were the first to show movies to the public at the Grand Cafe, Boulevard des Capucines in 1896. The first films were short comedies and the public enjoyed watching them. Later in 1901, the first dramatic films were produced. The citizens of France were the first to see ‘The Story of a Crime’. The film was a great success and it was shown in the shops, clubs and music halls. Only in seven years special cinema houses were built which gave regular programmes.

People all over the world liked this new entertainment. Creative people tried their hands at making their own films. In 1914 Charlie Chaplin made his first film in the USA. Then Russian film industry made a big step forward and released films, which contributed to the development of world cinematography. All of them were silent films. Only 13 years later Warner Brothers in Hollywood made the first sound film. It was the film “Jazz Singer”, which symbolized a new era - the era of the ‘talkies’. Though the film told the story with subtitles and had only three songs and a short dialogue, it was very successful. In the 1930s the first colour film was made, though black- and-white films were also popular.

6.4 , VII, p. 187

The History of Ukrainian Cinema

The history of Ukrainian cinema starts from the Kyiv Film Studio which was built in 1927. From the first years of its existence, the Kyiv Film Studio explored all the developments in world cinema. For example, it released its first coloured film as early as 1939. Ukrainian cinema really achieved world fame thanks to Oleksandr Dovzhenko, - a talented Ukrainian director. He gained fame in 1928 with “Zvenihora” which established him as a major filmmaker of the times. Then his “Ukrainian Trilogy”: “Arsenal”, “Earth”, and “Ivan” was issued.

Dovzhenko also served as a wartime journalist during World War II. Over a twenty-year career, Dovzhenko directed only seven films. Works of the Kyiv Film Studio (was named the Dovzhenko Film Studio) received awards in 75 international and 65 USSR film festivals.

The Dovzhenko Film Studio gave the world many masterpieces, and allowed the talents of dozens of directors and actors to blossom: The Golden Age of Ukrainian cinema was the 1960’s and 1970’s, when most of Ukrainian masterpieces were shot and best directors’ ideas expressed through national images that achieved the power, of true myth.

The Dovzhenko Film Studio became one of the largest film producers in the USSR and played a great role in the world cinematography. One of its stages is still among the largest in Europe with an area of 2520 square metres. The studio could accommodate twenty film shoots at a time.

6.5. Your progress in English, V, p. 190

There are many outstanding British actors, but I’d like to tell you about two of them - Timothy Dulton and John Oliver.

Timothy Dulton was born in North Wales. His father was English and his mother was American. Dulton grew a very sensitive boy and decided to become an actor at the age of 16 after seeing a production of ‘Macbeth’.

He made his first appearance on TV working mainly with BBC. He remained a theatre actor until 1978 and that year he returned to cinema and his American career began. The spectators saw his brilliant acting in the 1983 BBC serial of Jane Eyre. The actor managed to create a vivid image of Mr. Rochester and millions of televiewers were glued to the screen.

After that came Dulton’t first appearance as 007. Film critics praised Dulton’s work and found it very successful.

If Timothy Dulton is a theatre and cinema actor who starred in the films with serial plots, John Oliver is a British comedian. He was born in England, in Birmingham, though his parents came from Liverpool. John got his education in Cambridge where he studied English. He played in some stand-up comedies in Britain and in 2004 he moved to New York, where he began performing stand-up. His first stand-up, entitled ‘John Oliver: Terrifying

Times’, debuted in 2008. It has become extremely popular. Since 2010, Oliver gave 4 seasons of John Oliver’s New York stand-up show. Both actors are contributing greatly to the development of British cinematography.

Keys

I. 1. let; 2. let; 3. made; 4. made; 5. made; 6. let. II. 1. to; 2. off; 3. at; with;

4. into; 5. in; 6.of. III. 1c; 2a; 3d; 4f; 5b; 6e. IV. 1. Broadway; 2. commercial; 3. garages, offices and stores; 4. in all sides; 5. new playwrights; 6. regularly. V. 1b; 2 a; 3a; 4c; 5c; 6a.

UNIT SEVEN

7.1, VII, p. 199

Yaroslav the Wise

Yaroslav the Wise - Grand Prince of Kyiv - was born in Kyiv in 978. He was a son of Grand Prince Volodymyr, who christinized Kyivan Rus.

After his father’s death, Yaroslav fought against his brother Svyatopolk I and gained the Kyiv throne. Under the rule of Yaroslav the Wise, Kyivan Rus, with Kyiv as its capital, grew stronger than ever. Trade with the East and the West played an important role in Kyivan Rus in the 11th century. Yaroslav developed diplomatic relations with European countries. His daughters Elizabeth, Anna and Anastasia were married to the kings of Norway, France and Hungary. Yaroslav himself was married to the daughter of the King of Sweden.

Yaroslav the Wise defended his state from the attacks of nomadic tribes. He defeated the Pechenegs, who had attacked Kyiv for 120 years. To honour this victory, he built St Sophia’s Cathedral, the main church of Kyivan Rus.

Yaroslav the Wise valued wisdom, knowledge and books most of all. He founded a primary school and a library. There were more than 1,000 books in it. He also wrote a book of laws called Yaroslav’s Justice. No wonder he was called Yaroslav the Wise.

He died in 1054 in Kyiv and was buried in St Sophia’s Cathedral in a sarcophagus made of white marble. In front of the Cathedral, there is a marble stone with his portrait on it to remember the first library of Kyivan Rus by.

7.4, VII, p. 219

The Enchanted Place

...After school she said, “Do you believe in enchanted places?”

“I don’t know”, I said. “I never thought about it”.

“I’m going to show you one”.

She grabbed my hand, and we flew across the school fields, swinging hands for all the world to see.

We walked for miles, out past the business park, the golf course, into the desert.

To the person who expects every desert to be sand dunes, the Sonoran must come as a surprise. Not only are there no dunes, there is no sand. At least not the sort of sand you find at the beach - your feet won’t sink in.

“Are we ever going to get to this enchanted place?” I felt silly just saying the words.

“Just a little farther”, she said.

I humoured her. “So how do you know an enchanted place when you come to it?”

“You’ll see”, she squeezed my hand.

“Did you know there’s a country with officially designated ‘enchanted places’?”

“No”, I said. “Where would that be? Oz?”

“Iceland”.

“Imagine that.”

“I’m ignoring your sarcasm. I think it would be neat if we had that here. You’d be walking or riding along, and there would be this stone marker with a brass plate: “Enchanted Site. U. S. Department of Interior”.

“We’d litter it up”, I said.

She stared at me, her smile gone. “Would we?” I felt bad, as if I had ruined something. “Not really”, I told her. “Not if there’s a Don’t Be a Litter- bug sign”.

A minute later she stopped. “We’re here”. I looked around. The place was absolutely ordinary. “I thought it might look different”, I said.

“Special? Scenic?”

“Yeah, I guess”.

“It’s a different kind of scenery”, she said. “Shoes off”.

We pulled off our shoes.

“Sit”.

We sat, legs crossed.

“So”, I said, “When does the enchantment start?” We were sitting side by side, facing the mountains. “It started when the earth was born”.

Her eyes were closed. Her face was golden in the setting sun. “It never stops. It is always. It’s just here...”.

(Adapted from “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli)

7.5, Your progress in English, V, p. 221

Kyiv Day

Today is the last Sunday of May. On this day Kyiv is especially beautiful. On the one hand, blossoming horse chestnut trees make the city a special place. The air is full of delicate fragrance which sets all people into a festive mood. On the other hand, the festive mood of the people can be explained by the celebration of Kyiv Day. It is the greatest open-air festival a year and Kyivites are looking forward to participating in sports shows, watching street performances and visiting a lot of various exhibitions.

Kyiv Day has developed and grown into one of the nation’s premier events celebrating this ancient city. In the last decade, the festival has grown from a concert and a cruise do Khreschatyk with about 4,000 in attendance to a day event which attracts over 500,000 spectators. So one of the featured attractions is a carnival, sports shows, theatre exhibitions, and markets.

The event also offers displays, food courts and ice cream gardens popular music throughout the main street area and an entertainment parades with amusement rides and interactive kids’ activities.

In addition, Kyivites can spend the whole day in the parks waiting for night to fall and the traditional fireworks show to begin. Don’t miss it!

Keys

I. 1. -, 2. 3. the; 4. the; 5. the; 6. II. 1. grateful to; 2. I’m under the impression of; 3. breathtaking view; 4. tell me the way to the theatre; 5. is named after; 6. immortal. III. 1b; 2d; 3a; 4f; 5c; 6e. IV. 1b; 2a; 3c; 4c; 5a; c. V. 1. last; 2. blossoming horse chestnut trees; 3. once a year; 4. two day event 5. popular; 6. fireworks show.







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