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


Lesson 54 The London Eye

1. Listen, read and remember the words and word combination.

2. Work in pairs. Discuss the following questions.

1. Have you ever turned round on Ferris wheel?

2. Have you ever found yourself in a 10-tonne capsule? Would you like to? Why/Why not?

3. Do you have the Ferris wheel in your native town?

4. At what speed does the Ferris wheel rotate in your town?

5. How many minutes does one revolution of the wheel in your town take?

6. When was the wheel in your town erected?

7. How many people does your Ferris wheel hold up?

8. Do you like to turn round on Ferris wheel? Why/Why not?

3. Read about the London Eye.

The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London.

The structure is 443 feet (135 m) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet (120 m). When erected in 1999 it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel.

Each of the10-tonne capsules represents one of the London Boroughs, and holds up to 25 people, who are free to walk around inside the capsule, though seating is provided. The wheel rotates at 26 cm per second (about 0,9 kph) so that one revolution takes about 30 minutes. It does not usually stop to take on passengers.

4. Look at the numbers and write down the sentences about the London Eye.

135, 120, 1999, 10, 25, 26, 30

5. Look at the pictures and tell about the London Eye.

6. Fill in the box in your exercise book with the names of the sights in London.



1. a large dome-shaped building

2. it’s the home to the English parliament

3. it rotates at 26 cm per second

4. a structure with four giant lions at its base

5. it has the thirteen ton bell within

6. it displays waxworks of famous people

7. it was named after the Spanish Cape

7. Match the sights with the photos. Then tell about the sight you’d like to attend.

1. Madam Tussauds museum 3. The British Museum

2. The London Eye 4. Millenium Dome

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