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

Unit 4 Science Magic

Lesson 10. Test Your Skills

1. Complete the sentences about computers with a word from the box.

button • cursor • hard disk • highlight • icon • print out • memory • website • Wi-Fi •

1. The computer stores large amount of information on its hard disk.

2. When a program is running, it is using the computer's …. .

3. A small picture that represents a program is called a(n) …. .

4. The flashing symbol that shows where text will appear is the …. .

5. After finishing a document you may want to …. what you've written.

6. You can click the left or right mouse ….

7. Let's put the information about our victory on the school …. .

8. …. is a system for connecting electronic equipment to the Internet without using wires.

9. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the cursor across any text that you want to ….

2. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense form and voice.

Yuriy Gagarin Monument 67 in Orkney Island

On April 12th, 2008, the Cosmonaut Yuriy Gagarin Monument in Skara Brae prehistoric village, in Orkney, the UK, (1) …. (to show) to the public for the first time. The Monument (2) …. (to design) to commemorate the first orbit flight in the spaceship Vostok in 1961. “Yuriy Gagarin’s mission (3) …. (to be) a defining moment in human history. The flight (4) …. (to open) a new stage in the development of space exploration. Here, at Historic Scotland we (5) …. (to be delighted) to commemorate an event of such importance by including it in the Skara Brae timeline. It (6) …. (to help) underline just how much (7) …. (to change) since the days of the Neolithic farmers who (8) …. (to build) Skara Brae”, said Doreen Grove, Historic Scotland Head of Access and Understanding. The event (9) …. (to attract) much local and international interest. The stone, which (10) …. (to be) around 20 cm by 30 cm, (11) …. (to design) by Leslie Merriman, a member of Historic Scotland’s Orkney Monument Conservation Unit and simply states “1961, First Man in Space”.

3. Write five questions you can ask to know more about Yuriy Gagarin.

4. Look at the photo and read the information. Say what countries are shown on it? Can you name any other geographical places (islands, seas, deserts, etc.)? Do you agree with all the information presented?

Sunset from Space: Is This a Photograph or Model?

The photograph given below was taken by the crew on board The Columbia during its last mission, on a cloudless day.

This photo is absolutely beautiful. The image is historic, too, as this is the last mission for The Columbia. You can see the image of Europe and Africa when the sun is setting. Half of the picture is in night. The bright dots you see are the cities lights. The top part of Africa is the Sahara Desert. Note that the lights are already on in Holland, Paris, and Barcelona, and that it’s still daylight in Dublin, London, Lisbon, and Madrid.

The sun is still shining on the Strait of Gibraltar. The Mediterranean Sea is already in darkness. In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean you can see the Azores Islands; below them to the right are the Madeira Islands; a bit below are the Canary Islands; and further south, close to the farthest western point of Africa, are the Cape Verde Islands. Note that the Sahara is huge and can be seen clearly both during the daytime and night-time. To the left, on top, is Greenland, totally frozen.

5. Work in pairs and discuss the photo image on p. 113. Is the photo real or made-up with the help of modern technology? What clues helped you make your suggestions?

6. Read the information. Use the clues and write a letter to a newspaper.

The Truth: A Photograph of a Model

There are six clues that it was not taken from the Space Shuttle The Columbia during its last mission:

1. It’s taken from much too high up, the shuttle never leaves low earth orbit.

2. The night-time area should be black.

3. The terminator1 is too sharp.

4. Details of the sea floor are visible.

5. There are no clouds. ‘A cloudless day’ is a local phenomenon and could not possibly cover the whole of Europe and the North Atlantic.

6. In January/February the North Pole should not be sunlit.

Conclusion: It’s clearly a picture of a model.

Left Assessment

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

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

1 A terminator - край, межа.

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