Підручник Англійська мова 9 клас для спеціалізованих шкіл з поглибленим вивченням англійської мови - Л.В. Калініна - Генеза 2017 рік

Unit 7 Your English-speaking world

7.4. Destination Down Under

Word Bank

Phrase Bank

• rainforests;

• dunelands;

• replica.

• show-dusted mountains;

• to conserve one’s environment;

• to offer the familiarity of something;

• to flourish as something;

• to range from something to something;

• volcanic plateau;

• glacial valleys;

• marine-mammal watching.

Communication Box: How to report experiences

• I’m going to … on a study abroad programme next … . Any practical tips?

• I’ve come to say goodbye. I’m leaving for …

• What’s the use of going international?

• What did you enjoy most during your stay in …?

• And based on my experience, I would go so far as to say that …

• It will be an experience of a life time!

• Let me think … My first piece of advice is …

• You will be surprised by how many experiences you will forget if …

• In some ways, I’m the wrong person to ask about …

• It has given me a good chance to see … from a different perspective.

I. Go Ahead!

Look at the pictures and guess where these international movies could have been filmed. Say what you can learn from them about this part of the world.

The Lord of the Rings

The Great Gatsby

The Matrix

The Chronicles of Narnia

Mission Impossible 2

King Kong

Example: If I’m not mistaken, "The Lord of the Rings’’, directed by Peter Jackson, was filmed in New Zealand. Jackson’s decision to film there wasn’t mere patriotism. Nowhere else on earth will you find such wildly varied, unspoiled landscapes.

II. Reading

Read two guidebook entries about Australia and New Zealand and match the photos to the corresponding paragraphs in the text.

Guidebook Entry 1: Australia in Brief

1. Australia is a stable, culturally diverse and democratic society with a skilled workforce and a strong, competitive economy. With a population of more than 21 million, Australia is the only nation to govern an entire continent. It is the earth’s biggest island and the sixth-largest country in the world in land area.

2. Australia has 10 per cent of the world’s biodiversity and a great number of its native plants, animals and birds exist nowhere else in the world. Australia is committed to conserving its unique environment and natural heritage and has a range of protection procedures in place, including World Heritage listings and many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

3. Australia’s population includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and migrants from some 200 countries. In over 60 years of planned post-war migration, Australia has welcomed more than 6.5 million migrants, including more than 660 000 refugees. During this time, the population has tripled from about 7 million. Migrants have brought with them language skills and other capabilities that are valuable in today’s global economy and workforce. Although English is the official language in Australia, more than 3 million Australians speak a language other than English at home (2016). As a result, Australia offers the familiarity of a Western business culture with a workforce capable of operating in many different business environments.

4. Sydney and Melbourne are the biggest metropolitan areas, Sydney being often called “the most Australian city” and Melbourne - “the least Australian city”. Sydney Opera House identifies the city and is described by many as “the most beautiful building of the 20th century”. Melbourne flourishes as a cultural centre, supportive of music, visual and performing arts. Midway between Sydney and Melbourne is Canberra, home to the country’s capital. The site was a compromise between the powers of Sydney and Melbourne, who, after Australia’s federation in 1901, both claimed their city as the rightful capital. It is famous for the Parliamentary Triangle which embraces Parliamentary House, the High Court, National Gallery, National Library and some other federal buildings. The city proper surrounds the triangle.

Guidebook Entry 2: Where To Go and What to See in New Zealand

5. New Zealand has one of the most varied and spectacular series of landscape in the world, ranging from snow-dusted mountains and glacial valleys to rainforests, dunelands and an otherworldly volcanic plateau.

6. Don’t miss a chance to stop in Wellington (or Welly, for short). Compact and walkable, it is surprisingly scenic and full of institutions integral to its role of the perfect capital city. Apart from Wellington’s importance as the seat of government, it’s a major travel crossroads between the North and South Islands.

7. New Zealand’s largest outer island is Stewart Island, or Rakiura as its Maori name which means “Land of Glowing Skies”. It is only 40 km from the underside of the South Island, and you will be rewarded with a warm welcome from the kiwis as it’s one of the few places where you can spot these shy, nearly blind, flightless birds in the wild.

8. If cramming cultural activities, extreme sports, business opportunities, multicultural dining and a vibrant music scene into day and night are your thing, then Auckland is your kind of place. Self-proclaimed as the City of Sails, it deserves its reputation as the “true” capital of the country, though it lost its official capital status to Wellington long ago. For many, the highlight of a visit to Auckland is the impossible-to-miss Sky Tower: at 328 meters, it is the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere. Or, take a bus to Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World where the biggest attraction is the permanent winter wonderland which includes a walk through a replica of Robert Scott’s 1911 Antarctic hut.

Across Cultures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - two distinct cultural groups of Australia’s indigenous peoples. There is a great diversity within these two broadly described groups exemplified by over 250 different language groups spread across the nation.

Sydney — the state capital of New South Wales, and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania; it is located on Australia’s east coast and surrounds the world’s largest natural harbour. Residents of Sydney are known as ’’Sydneysiders”. Sydney is also a gateway to Australia for many international visitors.

Melbourne - the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Victoria; it rates in education, entertainment, health care, research and development, tourism and sport, making it the world’s most liveable city - for the sixth year in a row in 2016.

Canberra - the capital city of Australia, which lies away from the ocean; it is an entirely planned city, outside of any state, similar to Washington, D.C.

Wellington - the capital city of New Zealand, on the North Island, the country’s third largest city and a main port.

Maori — the original peoples of New Zealand, now only a small part of the population.

Scott, Robert Falcon (1868-1912) - an officer in the British Navy who led two journeys to the Antarctic, and died while returning from the South Pole during the second one; he is often called Scott of the Antarctic.

III. Language Track

1. In the text above, find the proper names (either in English or Maori) and reproduce them in context correct stress. Practise using the in your own sentences.

Pattern: Canberra /’kænbərə/. Midway between Sydney and Melbourne is Canberra, home to the country’s capital. Canberra lies away from the ocean.

1. Fill in the chart with right forms of the words.





to explore



to reveal



to seek




2. In pairs, ask and answer these questions about New Zealand. Use the proper articles.

1. What images spring to mind when you hear the country New Zealand?

2. What is New Zealand famous for?

3. What do you know about New Zealand’s history?

4. What would you do if you could spend one week in New Zealand?

5. What do you know about different people who live in New Zealand?

6. What things about New Zealand do you think New Zealanders are proud of?

7. What do you know about nature in New Zealand?

8. What would you like to ask a New Zealander about New Zealand?

3. From the text above, read out words/phrases which are used to describe natural and cultural wonders down under. Use them to describe Ukraine’s natural and cultural wonders.

1. In the text above, find the geographical names and group them into two categories: those used with zero article and those used with the definite article.

Complete the instructions and give your own examples.

Use zero article with …

Use the definite article when …

2. Fill in the articles where necessary.

Example: What do you think of … New Zealand?

What do you think of - New Zealand?

1. New Zealand became …official British colony in 1840.

2. The old image of life in NZ as …cultural desert no longer applies.

3. The beach is … only place to be on a hot summer’s day.

4. … South Island was known as … Canoe of Maui.

5. Robert Scott led two journeys to … South Pole.

6. … Kiwi fruit takes pride of place on top of … eggwhite and sugar dessert known as … pavlova.

7. Fortunately, we were able to take … day trip to … mountain - Mt Cook.

8. There are thousands of kilometres of tracks leading to …Lake Waika-remoana or …Tasman Sea coast.

3. Read the legend “The Story of Aoraki” and put in the where necessary.

The Story of Aoraki

… Mt Cook, … New Zealand’s highest mountain, is called Aoraki by … Maori.

According to … legend, which explains how … mountain’s name came about, Aoraki and his three brothers we re. sons of Rakinui, . Sky Father. They were on a voyage around Papatuanuku, … Earth Mother, when their canoe was stranded after striking a reef in … ocean. Aoraki and his brothers climbed on . top side of their canoe. … cold south wind hit them, froze them, and turned them into … stone. … legend says their canoe became … New Zealand’s South Island which was then called Te Waka o Aoraki. Aoraki, … tallest of …brothers, gave his name to … highest peak. His brothers and members of his crew became … mountains of … Southern Alps.

IV. Communication Track


a) Read and learn how to report experiences in the following situations. Look at the pictures and fill in the mini-dialogues.

1. - I’m going to … on a study abroad programme next fall. Any practical tips?

- Let me think … My first piece of advice is to keep a diary. You will be surprised by how many experiences you will forget if you don’t write them down.


2. - I’ve come to say goodbye. I’m leaving for… tomorrow morning. I’ll miss you terribly.

- So will I. Have a wonderful trip! Don’t forget to explore everything you can. And if you have any hobbies or activities that you pursue at home, then try them abroad. That will let you meet more and more interesting people who will be your best memories of New Zealand’s experience.

New Zealand

3. - What’s the use of going international? There’s no place like home.

- It has given me a good chance to see the world from a different perspective.


4. - What did you enjoy most during your stay in … ?

- Perhaps the greatest satisfaction from my trip down under is the feeling that I have actually accomplished something. And based on my experience, I would go so far as to say that the combination of seeing and trying new things is the best way to learn about a foreign culture.


b) Read and give the context to:

Example: - How was your trip to London?

- It was an experience of a lifetime!

1. - …

- In some ways, I’m the wrong person to ask about that.

2. - …

- It has given me a good chance to see the world from a different perspective.

3. - …

- Let me think … . My first piece of advice is to learn a new language.

4. - …

- Perhaps the greatest satisfaction from my stay in the USA is getting to know another culture first-hand.

5. - …

- I made friends around the world.

c) Read and respond reporting experiences.

Example: - I’ve come to say goodbye. I’m leaving for Canada tomorrow.

- Have a wonderful trip! Don’t forget to explore everything you can and tell me all about it.

1. - What’s the use of going international?

2. - There’s no place like home.

3. - I won’t miss my chance of going international.

4. - What did you enjoy most during your stay in England?

5. - I’m going to the USA on a study abroad programme next August. Any practical tips?


a) Before you listen

You are going to listen to a Maori culture myth “…And Then Along Came Maui”. In groups, try to predict its content with the help of these words.





giant fish;

Wellington Harbour.

e) While you listen

Listen to the myth and match the magic names to the places on the map of New Zealand.

1. The Fish of Maui

a) The North Island

2. The fish’s mouth

b) Wellington Harbour

3. The fish’s fins

c) The Taranaki area

4. The fish’s heart

d) East Coast area

5. The fish’s tail

e) Mahia Peninsula

6. The fish-hook of Maui

f) The South Island

7. The Canoe of Maui

g) Kaikoura Peninsula

8. The anchor stone

h) Stewart Island

f) After you listen

In pairs, role-play the myth using drama …

Writing: Project

At the end of the unit, write a self-directed interview “A Mind trip to an Englishspeaking Country”.

Your steps:

1) In groups, make a list of the most interesting facts about an Englishspeaking country of your choice and group them into categories.

2) Describe 3-5 important features in detail and supply them with photos.

3) Make up a list of questions you’ll use to attract readers’ attention.

4) Answer your questions in an engaging way.

5) Think of an interesting format for the presentation of your interview.

6) Listen to your friends’ presentations and give your feedback in writing. Use the evaluation card below.

Evaluation Card


Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

If the facts presented are typical of your age group.

If the tips of a mind trip are really effective.

If the illustrative material is essential.

If a mind trip is really interesting.

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