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

Unit 6 SIGHTS OF UKRAINE

Lesson 63 The Golden Gates

1. Read about the Golden Gates.

THE GOLDEN GATES

The Golden Gates is a remarkable monument of the twelfth century architecture. It was erected in 1164 A.D. to protect Kyiv from invaders. The Golden Gates, a strong main gateway, was the entrance to the fortress when Kyiv was attacked in 1238 A.D. The Mongol-Tatar invaders were powerless against the Gates. They were able to break into the town only through a breach of the wooden walls.

2. Work in groups of three. Take turns to ask and answer the questions on the text.

Why


the Golden Gates

to break into the town?

What

was

a strong main gateway

before the gate?

Who

were

powerless

to the fortress?

How


the invaders able

erected?

3. Look at the photos. Make up short dialogues.

Model: A: How do you find the Palace of Westminster?

B: It’s amazing.

Questions:

Adjectives:

How do you like …?

Amazing!

How do you find …?

Great!

What do you think of …?

Awesome!

What about …?

Outstanding!

What sights do you like most?

Fantastic! Spectacular! Remarkable!

sparkling, attractive, enormous, unforgettable, lovely, giant, elegant, unique, spectacular, famous

Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

The Golden Gates

St. Sophias Cathedral

The Dnipro

Trafalgar Square

Big Ben

The Houses of Parliament

The Thames

The London Eye

Maniava Waterfall

Snowdonia

Lviv High Castle

4. Match the photos from exercise 3 to the sentences given below. Describe one of the photos.

1. Every foot of it has a tale of former days.

2. It was built to commemorate the victory over the Pechenegs.

3. Every year an enormous Christmas Tree is erected in it.

4. It is one of the most unforgettable sights when it is lit by hundreds of twinkling fairy lights.

5. If you enjoy peace and natural beauty then it will suit you.

6. You may go shopping in the luxurious malls along it.

7. It was erected in 1164 A.D. to protect Kyiv from invaders.

8. It was a truly spiritual centre of Ukraine.

9. It was a strong main gateway and the entrance to the fortress.

10. It became a holy place of worship for people.

11. It is one of London’s best-known landmarks.

12. It is home to the English Parliament.

5. Prepare a report about the Golden Gates.






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