Exercise 5. Read the text and translate the first passage. “Big cities” [2. p. 46.]
Big cities often have a reputation for being rude, unfriendly places for tourists. Journalist Tim Moore went to four cities, London, Rome, Paris, and New York, to find out if this is true. He went dressed as foreign tourist and did three tests to see which city had the friendliest and most polite inhabitants. The three tests were:
The photo testTim asked people in the street to take his photo (not just one photo, but several – with his hat, without his hat, etc.). Did he find someone to do it?
The shopping testTim bought something in a shop and gave the shop assistant too much money. Did the shop assistant give back extra money?
The accident testTim pretended to fall over in the street.
Did anybody come and help him?
The photo test
I asked an office worker who was eating his sandwiches to take a photo of me. “Of course I’ll take the picture. Again? Sure! Again? No problem. Have a nice day!”
I asked some gardeners to take some photos of me in front of the EiffelTower. They couldn’t stop laughing when they saw my hat.
I asked chic woman in sunglasses. She took photo of me with my hat. Then with my sunglasses. Then she asked me to take a photo of her!
The shopping test
I bought an I love NewYorkT-shirt and drinks from two different people. I gave them too much money but they both gave me the extra money back.
I bought some fruit in a greengrocer’s and gave the man a lot of coins. He carefully took the exact amount.
I bought a copy of The Times from a newspaper seller near the railway station. It was three euros. I gave the man four and he didn’t give me any change.
The accident test
I fell over in Central Park. I didn’t have to wait more than thirty seconds. “Oh dear,” a man said. “Is this your camera? I think it’s broken.”
I fell over in the Champs Elysees. A minute passed before someone said, “Are you OK?” And he was Scottish!
When I fell over about eight people immediately hurried to help me.
Exercise 6 Read the text and write suitable heading to each paragraph
Exercise 7 Speak on the topics.
a) A place where you’ve been on holiday and would like to return.
b) A place where you’ve been on holiday and would not like to return.
c) A place where you haven’t been on holiday, but would like to.
1. What’s the _________ city you’ve ever seen?
a) more beautiful
b) most beautiful
2. This is the _________ city in the world.
b) most noisy
d) more noisy
3. Put the correct adjective. As _____as gold.
4. As _____ as possible.
be impressed adj.
be separated adj.
1. Texts for reading. Read and translate the text-28
2. Learn the poem by heart
So many countries all over the world,
So many people and life-tales told!
Different cities, languages, poems,
Amazing traditions, legends, stories.
We travel East, we travel West,
To know so much is the best,
If South is warm, North is cold,
We start our trip and off we go.
1.Grammar exercise-1(a,b,c,d) p49 [1.6A] – (Work Book)
2. Read a survey report on p. 63.Write your own report for your class.
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