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Units 1-3: TRANSPORTATION ALL OVER THE WORLD


Do this activity and

  • practise your reading.
  • learn more about the underground in different cities.
INTRODUCTION

In Unit 3 in your book, you can read about the London underground. Did you know that in other cities all around the world, there are other famous undergrounds too? With this activity you will learn which cities have the busiest and oldest trains under the ground.

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Open this document to answer the questions. Print it out to hand in or email it to your teacher.
  2. Go to this website.
  3. Complete the following exercises. You don't need to understand all the words. Use The Richmond Electronic dictionary.
PART 1

Read through the page and answer the following questions:

  1. Find in the text three different names which are used to refer to the underground in the world.
  2. Why are the underground systems monitored by local governments?
  3. Which underground system has the most stations in the world?
  4. What other use was given to underground stations during World War II and where?
PART 2

Compare the underground systems in the list and answer the following questions:

  1. Which underground system is the oldest?
  2. Which underground system is the newest?
  3. Which country has more underground systems among the busiest in the world?
FURTHER PRACTICE

Go to this website and find the following facts about the New York City Subway, one of the busiest underground systems in the world:

  1. The exact date it opened.
  2. The price of the subway in its beginnings.
  3. The name of the busiest station.
  4. The line which runs nowadays part of the first itinerary of the subway in 1904.

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Units 4-6: THE BEAST OF LOCH NESS


Do this activity and

  • practise your reading.
  • learn more about the monster of Loch Ness.
  • listen to people who have seen the creature.
INTRODUCTION

In Unit 5 in your book, you can read about some unsolved mysteries in different parts of the world. Today, you will learn more facts about the so called “Loch Ness monster” and you can decide if you believe in it or not.

If you are interested in unsolved mysteries, follow the link on the website and read about some others like Stonehenge or the Pyramids.

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Open this document to answer the questions. Print it out to hand in or email it to your teacher.
  2. Go to this website.
  3. Scroll down the page and find NOVA: The Beast of Loch Ness. Click there and a new page opens.
  4. Scroll down the new page and find Eyewitness Accounts. Click on it.
  5. In the new page, find the answers to the following questions. You don't need to understand all the words. Use The Richmond Electronic dictionary.
PART 1

Each witness describes the monster differently. Go through the text and match the descriptions to the people's names. Write the name of the person next to the description.

  • Ian Cameron
  • Richard White
  • Val Moffat
  • Gary Campbell
  • Ronald Mackintosh
This person saw three black humps.   _________
This person saw a large black object.     _________
This person saw a grey, brown object, the size of a bus. _________
This person saw a black hump, coming out of the water.   _________
This person saw an object that looked like a boat.   _________
PART 2

What was each witness doing when they saw the monster? Write the name of the person in the space.

  1. _________ was fishing.
  2. _________ and _________ were driving.
  3. _________ was driving along the side of the lake.
  4. _________ was working.
FURTHER PRACTICE

Choose one of the descriptions, listen to it and write a summary.

Note: Previously, you will need to download and install Real Player in order to open the listenings.


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Units 7-9: SPECIAL DAYS


Do this activity and

  • practise your reading.
  • learn more about different celebrations all over the world.
INTRODUCTION

All over the world and all the year through, there are special days. Days that celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, Saint Patrick's Day and many more. With this activity, you will learn more details about these festivities and also about others that you may not be familiar with.

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Open this document to answer the questions. Print it out to hand in or email it to your teacher.
  2. Go to this website.
  3. You don't need to understand all the words. Use The Richmond Electronic dictionary.
PART 1

Write the names of the special events on each date using the information on the index page of the website.

January 1st _________
February 14th     _________
March 17th _________
July 4th   _________
October 31st _________
December 25th   _________
PART 2

Click on St. Patrick's Day and look for 4 symbols of this Holiday.

  1. _________
  2. _________
  3. _________
  4. _________
FURTHER PRACTICE

Go back to the index page and click on Martin Luther King Day, read the text and complete the following sentences:

  1. Martin Luther King was born on _________.
  2. He was born in _________.
  3. He won _________.
  4. He rejected _________.
  5. He died in _________.
  6. He died on _________.

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