Підручник Англійська мова 9 клас (5-й рік навчання) - М.О. Кучма - Богдан 2017 рік


Lesson 47 Edinburgh. Stratford-on-Avon

1. Listen, read and remember the words.

2. Find the pieces of words that fit together and write down the words.

3. Make up a short story with the words from exercise 1. You may start like this:

One day I decided to travel to…

4. Read about the Edinburgh and Stratford-on-Avon.


Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is one of the Britain’s most attractive cities. It is situated on seven hills on the river Forth. The highest hill called «King Arthur’s Seat» is a dead volcano. The principle street, Princess Street, is a modern street with beautiful houses, elegant shops and restaurants. The other side of the street borders on a deep valley. Opposite the valley there is a high grey massive rock with the ancient Edinburgh Castle on it. It was a home of Scotland’s royal family until the year 1603 when King James VI of Scotland became the King of England.


Stratford-on-Avon is a small town in the centre of England. The England’s greatest poet and playwright William Shakespeare was born here. The house where W. Shakespeare was born and spent his early years is in Henley Street. One part of the house is a museum and another one is used as a library which has a unique collection of books, manuscripts, pictures and objects illustrating the life and works of the poet. Half a mile from the house there is a church where W. Shakespeare was buried.

5. Write down in your exercise book whether the statements below are true or false. Correct the false ones.

1. The Edinburgh Castle is situated on the highest hill called «King Arthur’s Seat».

2. The principle street in Edinburgh is called Princess Street.

3. Stratford-on-Avon is situated on seven hills.

4. The Edinburgh Castle was the home of Scotland’s royal family.

5. You can find Stratford-on-Avon in Scotland.

6. W. Shakespeare spent his childhood in the house in Henley Street.

7. The museum, which is in the house where W. Shakespeare was born, has a unique collection of books and manuscripts.

6. Write and then say what the following refers to in the text.


- 1603

The Edinburgh Castle was a home of Scotland’s royal family until the year 1603.

- the river Forth

- a high grey massive rock

- King James VI

- «King Arthur’s Seat»

- Stratford-on-Avon

- the house where W. Shakespeare was born

- a church

7. Put the phrases in exercise 6 in the order they are met in the text. Use them as a plan and tell about Edinburgh and Stratford-on-Avon.



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