Підручник Англійська мова (9-й рік навчання) - Алла Несвіт - Генеза 2017 рік

Unit 2 Nature Magic: Web of Life

Lesson 8. Test Your Skills

1. Write questions to get more information.

1. Red squirrels are endangered species which number has been greatly reduced during the last 100 years.

2. The National Park Authority’s current challenge is finding the ways of encouraging tourists to take care of the environment they come to enjoy there.

3. This lakeshore used to be different many years ago.

2. Choose the correct item to complete the sentences: which or where, that or what, then read them.

1. Anything that/what she says is bound to be rubbish.

2. That/What they told us about came as a surprise to us all.

3. Everything that/what they had promised to me was done.

4. I by the things that/what we saw in the Ascania-Nova Nature Reserve.

5. Everything that/what I found there was amazing.

6. The research centre which/where different species of plants and animals are studied is not far from here.

7. Is this the place which/where we’re supposed to have a discussion about?

8. Do you know the name of the animal which/where we saw there?

9. This is the place which/where archeological finds started.

10. It’s the city in which/where the worst environmental problems in the country exist.

3. a) Work in pairs. Look at the photos and discuss the questions on p. 59.

Windermere Lake, the Lake District National Park.

1. What season is it likely to be?

2. What do you think the positive and negative effects of all these people to the area might be?

3. How do people use lake water?

4. What facilities do you think tourists might need in the area nearby Bowness?

5. What effects do the ferry boats have on the lake and the other lake users?

b) Describe the landscape in the picture В (p. 58) in a few sentences.

4. Listen to Miss Alison talking about Bowness Bay, Windermere, the Lake District National Park and write the list of missing words (1-19) into your exercise book.

Windermere Lake Cruises are the 16th most popular tourist (1) …. in the UK and the most popular attraction in the Lake District, with over 1,000,000 (2) …. using them each year.

The 17 km length of Windermere makes it England’s (3) …. lake and it has its own rangers and patrol boats in the busy summer months. There is a 10 mph (4) …. which came into force in 2005 to enable (5) ….and kayaks to enjoy the (6) …. safely, alongside with jet skis, water skiers and fast (7) …. However, this decision wasn’t accepted by many local (8) …. that make their money on the development of tourism there.

Current surveys show that 12 million visitors come to the Lake District each year. Most come to enjoy the (9) …. , peace and quiet and (10) …. but many others visit specific attractions or take part in (11) …. Lakeshore erosion is a continuing (12) …. around Windermere. Tourists and locals enjoy walking by the lakeshore but it destroys (13) …. and leads to erosion of the (14) …. Soil gets washed away and then only (15) …. remains rather than (16) …. of reeds, and water-loving plants. Many studies have been conducted on the (17) …. of the lake, and other measures have been taken to reduce pollutant levels in the water and to encourage (18) …. and (19) ….

5. People often see things more clearly after they’ve happened than before they’ve happened.

Speak in class. Explain what challenges people face nowadays as the results of their activities. What is being done to protect the beauty of nature for many years to come?

6. The Romantic poets such as G. Byron, S. Coleridge and W. Wordsworth wrote about the majestic beauty of the wild countryside. Wordsworth called the Lake District as «a sort of national property, in which every man has … a heart to enjoy». Do you agree with him?

Look at the photos and write a few sentences about the Lake District.

Think of your records. Decide how well you know it.

4 = very well, 3 = OK, 2 = a little, 1 = needs to improve.

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