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Відділ освіти артемівської міської ради міський методичний кабінет опис педагогічного досвіду вчителя англійської мови артемівського навчально-виховного комплексу

Відділ освіти артемівської міської ради міський методичний кабінет опис педагогічного досвіду вчителя англійської мови артемівського навчально-виховного комплексу




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Task 8

Cast in Concrete

My family was returning from a vacation in northern Wisconsin when we passed through the small town of Phillips. The town was barely a speck on the highway map. We had already passed through the town when Dad suddenly pulled the car over to the side of the road. We all knew what that meant; he had seen some roadside attraction and we all were going to be subjected to yet another "slice of American pie." Sure enough, he turned the car around.

The sign announced the "eleventh marvel of the world." "Great! Come on kids, let's see what this is all about," encouraged Dad. My two brother and I, escorted by Dad, stepped out into the 16-acre county park to view three and a half acres of whimsical sculpture. Wisconsin Concrete Park is home to over 200 hand-crafted, concrete statues and creations, all bigger than life . The statues were cre­atively decorated with old beer bottles and shards of colorful glass. This was truly a marvel.

The welcome sign to the park informed us that this was the creation and the original homestead of Fred Smith, a creative, ener­getic man who during his life worked as a farmer, lumberjack, musician, tavern owner, and finally sculptor.

We learned that Smith's creations are called "grassroots art." Grassroots artists seldom have any formal art training, but rather, search for their own personal expres­sion of an art form. Much of grassroots art is created by older retired people and is done for their own satisfaction, Fred Smith sought to create a world of his own, apart from the cultural norms.

He succeeded in creating something new and awe-inspiring. The glass glittered brightly on an eight-horse Budweiser team and wagon . Whole, but empty bottles pro­truded from the necks of the horses to sug­gest braided manes. We saw other elegant animals as well: a moose, an elk and his first piece, a large antlered deer jumping over a log.



A statue of lumberjack legend Paul Bunyan stood over twenty feet tall. Hundreds of red, shiny reflectors adorned Bunyan's hunting jacket. Farther into the perk, Fred Smith's patriotism was evident in his cre­ations of the Statue of Liberty, an American bald eagle, Abe and Wary Lincoln, and the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. The afternoon sun played spectacularly over the statuary made with the colored glass.

At the exit gate of the park, there was a sign asking for donations to preserve Fred Smith's surprisingly fragile art I threw in my loose change. Smith never charged admis­sion and never sold any of his works of art. He established his stone park to meet his need to express himself, and for the enjoy­ment of others. We did enjoy our impulsive stop at this little "slice of American pie."

1.Find the English equivalents to the following words and phrases (3 points) :

Бетонні форми, автомобільний атлас , придорожній атракціон , оголошувати , супроводжувати , скульптура ручної роботи , творча енергійна людина , заради власного задоволення , очевидний , внесок, надзвичайно крихке мистецтво , задовольнятисвоїпотреби,несподівана зупинка.



2.State whether the statements are true or false (6 points ) :

1. Phillips was a big city.

2. The attraction was announced to be the “ eleventh marvel of the world”.

3. There were two children in the family.

4. Fred Smith worked as a sculptor all his life.

5. Much of grassroots art is created for the satisfaction of retired people.

6. Fred Smith was a patriot of his country.

3. Answer the questions ( 9 points ) :

1. Where was the family traveling?

2. How many statues and creations were there in Wisconsin

Concrete Park ?

3. What kinds of work besides sculpting did Fred Smith do during his life?

4. What evidence suggests Fred Smith was patriotic?

5. Why did Fred Smith establish his own park?

6. Why do you think the storyteller threw in a donation ?



4.Write a short essay about what you would do to erxpress yourself

( 12 points) .

Task 9


Life on a Sub

Life on a nuclear submarine can be chal­lenging and exciting. Sailors are trained to handle enemy attacks or spy on installations, but their biggest concern is space! Every inch of space in a submarine is used, twice if possible.

The U.S.S. Memphis, a last attack sub, is 33 feet wide and slightly longer than a foot­ball field. Besides the crew of 133, the sub must carry a variety of weapons, computers, navigation and communications gear, and a nuclear reactor. Because it still has to be speedy enough to be called "fast-attack/ all the excess weight is "designed out”. Some areas of the sub serve "double-duty." The dining room, or crew's mess, also serves as the movie theater. The chairs have oxygen masks stored between their legs. On long voyages, the head, or restroom, also doubles as a storage area for food.

Bedrooms might better be called sleeping capsules. An officer's bedroom, about the size of a walk-in closet, is shared by three people who consider themselves lucky to have so much room. The enlisted men's sleeping quarters are shared by nine sailors-Each curtained bunk is only inches from the sailor in the bunk above; not enough room to roll over! The sailors keep their personal gear in small lockers called puka holes, and their clothes in bunk pans stowed beneath their narrow mattresses. With such close quarters, it is extremely important to be polite.

Being a sub sailor is a unique challenge. In contrast, 3,000 sailors are aboard an aircraft carrier, and each crewman is a specialist. But because there is such a small crew on a submarine, each person is highly trained in a variety of jobs. Many young sailors enjoy submarining because there's always the possibility that even they may be entrusted with steering the S750-million sub.

The purpose of a submarine is two-fold. During a war, a fast-attack sub, using torpe­does, missiles, and mines, is used to attack enemy ships or other subs, in times of peace, submerged subs spy on other ships by listening to ship traffic and monitoring radio transmissions, They also sneak up close to shorelines to spy on military installa­tions.

Because of the stealth required, everyone on board must be quiet- Even the slamming of a door could give away a sub's location in a battle. For that reason, most of the gear is mounted on rubber, and "Think Quiet" signs are found everywhere,Bubbleheads, as submariners are some­times called, find that they don't mind a month at a time of cramped living. Potential sub crewmen are tested by psychologists to ensure that they do not have claustrophobia, the fear of enclosed places. Giving up space is a small price to pay for the intrigue and chance to run a nuclear submarine.

1.Find the English equivalents to the following words and phrases (3 points) :

Атомний підводний човен, місце , навігаційне обладнання , вважати , вузький , виклик , член команди , занурена субмарина , узбережжя , атакувати ворожі кораблі , різноманітність професій, авіаносець .



2.State whether the statements are true or false (6 points ) :

1. A sub must carry a crew , a variety of weapons, computers , navigation and communications gear and a nuclear reactor.

2. There are no “double –duty” areas on the sub.

3. There are oxygen masks under the bunks.

4. Bedrooms look like sleeping capsules.

5. Each sailor on a sub is highly trained in a variety of jobs.

6. Every potential sub crewman is tested by psychologists.

3.Answer the questions (9 points):

1. Why can life on a nuclear submarine be challenging and exciting?


2. What does a fast attack sub carry?

3. How many sailors share sleeping quarters?

4. Why do many young sailors enjoy submarining ?

5. How are fast attack subs used during a war and in time of peace?

6. Why are potential sub crewmen tested by psychologists?

4.Pretend that you are a Navy officer in charge of encouraging people to join the Navy and become part of a submarine crew . Using the information from the article give the adventures you would list trying to convince someone to enlist(12 points).

Task 10


No Ordinary Storm

From his lifeguard station at the shallow end of the pool, Jason noticed clouds gather­ing in the sky. The community pool had been busy all week because of the muggy, 90-degree weather Jason was hopeful the temperature might cook off. By the time he took a break at 2.30, the wind was picking up and the sky was darkening, The pool manager announced that the pool was closing immediately due to the severe weather fore­cast. He wanted everyone safe at home before the storm hit.

All of the swimmers had left by 3:30 except Jason's neighbor, eight-year-old Zack Hill. Zack's mom had dropped him off while she ran several errands. She had planned to pick him up later in the afternoon. The clouds were building last, and the wind was starting to whip the trees violently. Jason decided to drop Zack off on his way home. They taped a note for Mrs. Hill to the door of the pool office and headed out.

The minute Jason turned out of the park­ing lot he suspected this was no ordinary storm. The wind came in strong blasts, the storm clouds were dark and dense, and the sky had turned a bizarre, dark green. The rain hit just as Jason turned onto his block. It came down in sheets, making it difficult to see more than a few inches in front of the car. Worried about the growing fierceness of the storm, Jason decided to keep Zack with him, and he turned into his own drive. He would call Mrs. Hill when she returned to let her know that he would bring Zack home as soon as the storm eased. Jason punched the button of the garage door opener. He impa­tiently punched it again, but nothing hap­pened. The electricity seemed to be out. They would have to make a run for the front door.

The door was only a few feet away, but the wind was so strong and it was raining so hard that they had to fight their way out of the car and into the house. Jason held Zack's hand firmly. He could feel Zack being tossed by the mighty gusts of wind. The door was heavy with the pressure of the wind, Jason struggled while still grasping Zack's hand-Finally, the door opened, but it was wrenched Out of his hands and slammed against the side of the house. The window shattered. With Zack, Jason rushed into the house; his main concern was to get both of them to a safe place.

Jason ran through the house to the base­ment stairs, pulling Zack after him. With his heart pounding, Jason felt his way down the pitch black stairwell until he found the stor­age closet under the steps. They were barely inside the cramped space when their ears popped and everything went deadly quiet for a moment From above, they could hear the sounds of glass breaking and furniture being hurled against the walls. Then a deafening roar, like that of a freight train, blasted through the house, Jason and Zack sat crouched down with their heads tucked under their arms. After the last crash they felt drops of rain on their arms. They looked up and saw a flash of lightening through a crack in the ceiling. The boys braced themselves for what might be next.

It wasn't long before the noise from above seemed to drift away. Jason began to breathe a Little easier. He could feel Zack's muscles relax next to him. They made it, and what a story they had to tell!

1.Find the English equivalents to the following words and phrases (3 points) :

Рятувальна станція, громадський ставок, з надією, оголосити, прогноз погоди, надзвичайний шторм, сильні пориви вітру, стурбований, на відстані в декілька футів, настала мертва тиша, спалах блискавки, мускули.



2.State whether the statements are true or false (6 points ) :

1. Jasonnoticed clouds gathering in the sky when he was in his room.

2. The community pool had been busy all week because the weather was terribly hot and stuffy.

3. By 2.30 the wind was picking up and the sky was darkening.

4. Jason had stayed at the station at 3.30.

5. Zack Hill got into trouble.

6. Jason saved Zack because he was a person with high moral standards.

3. Imagine that you are a local newspaper’s reporter and you are going to interview Jason and Zack. Write 6 questions to ask them (9 points ).

4.Write the list of instructions how to behave in case of a natural disaster (tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes) (12 points).

Task 11

On the Edge

Biking, hiking, skiing, boating, and surfing are just a few of the sports that are being taken to their limits and beyond. Daredevils, often athletes who have outgrown typical sports challenges, are taking part in danger­ous competitions just for the fun and thrill of it. These wild, crazy exploits are known as extreme sports.

Extreme sport com petitions include a wide variety of events. Mountain biking is the most popular. Bikers may navigate down steep, winding mountain trails at speeds faster than many people would be able to drive a car down those same trails. A street luger will ride a wheeled sled down a steep hill feet first, Some extreme athletes choose sky surfing, a combination of parachuting and surfing, In addition, extreme skiing, snowboarding , and back-country endurance racing are gaining in popularity.

The extreme athlete may seem crazy when you consider how life-threatening these events are. Big-wave surfers are towed by Jet Skis several miles from the coast. There they catch waves on their surfboards often as high as 25 feet.

Mark Foo lost his life during a big-wave surfing competition in California. An extreme skier was killed while conducting a pre-competition route-scouting session. In an extreme race called the Eco-Challenge, several competitors were sent to the hospital. Although no one died, at least six people had life-threatening problems such as dehydration and extensional rhab , a condition in which the body begins to digest its own muscle tissue.

Because of the danger, the World Extreme Skiing championships now screen contes­tants carefully. Not just anyone car enter; entrants must complete an application form that questions experience and training.



For instance, extreme skiers must have moun­taineering experience and avalanche train­ing.

Why would athletes choose to compete in such obviously dangerous sports? They are driven by the thrill. They love the speed and challenge. Some like the power of doing something few others have done before them. Also, as extreme sporting events become more organized, they are becoming more lucrative. Equipment makers want the public 10 see their products being put to the test by these incredible athletes. When ESPN broadcast the Extreme Games, they easily acquired major sponsorships. The athletes take the money because it's there, but most have other, more personal reasons for get­ting into these sports-According to many athletes, participating in a sport may be addictive. But in no other sport does the addiction and love for the competition lead so directly to possible serious injury or death. In order to compete, extreme athletes must practice diligently and develop a healthy respect for their sport.

1.Find the English equivalents to the following words and phrases

(3 points) :

Небезпечні змагання , екстремальні види спорту , широка різноманітність , крутий схил , погрожуючи життю , заповнювати анкету, очевидно , виробники спорядження, неймовірний , головне спонсорство , участь у спортивних змаганнях , серйозне ушкодження.



2.State whether the statements are true or false (6 points ) :

1. Biking , hiking and surfing are dangerous sports.

2. Extreme sports competitions include very few events.

3. The extreme athlete may seem crazy because these events are

life threatening.

4. The World Extreme Skiing championships now screen

contestants carefully because of the danger.

5. Anyone can enter the World Extreme Skiing championships.

6. Athlete choose to compete in dangerous sports because they like to be watched by the public.

3. List the pros and cons of becoming an extreme athlete (9 points ) :


PROS

CONS













4.Select a sport and design a suitable application form that you feel would help determine if the applicant is qualified to compete

( 12 points) .

Task 12

Remarkable Rooms

You may find more comfortable surround­ings, but it would be hard to find more unique overnight stays than in these four loony lodgings.

The firs! hotel is the Jules' Undersea Lodge, named after Jules Verne who authored Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. This two-room lodge is anchored to the floor of a lagoon in Key Largo, Florida, Once an underwater mobile research lab, it was converted to a hotel in 1986, Because its entrance can only be reached by diving 30 feet under the water, guests may pack only the necessities that fit in one small, water­proof suitcase. Guests enjoy watching fish swim by the hotel windows. The television plays only videos with a water theme, such as The Little Mermaid and Splash. The hotel has room service and its own chef. If you choose to order out for pizza, it is delivered in water-tight containers by hotel employees.

If an underwater adventure is not appeal­ing, perhaps staying at the Ariau Jungle Tower Hotel in Brazil would be more entic­ing. AH of the 138 rooms in this spacious hotel are built on stilts and brush the tree-tops of the Amazon rainforest. One room tops a 15O-foot tree that sits on the banks of the Rio Negro and can be reached only by boat. For fun, guests have the option of swimming in the pool, playing in the game room, or for the brave at heart, searching for alligators or fishing for piranhas. When in your room, you will be entertained by mon­keys swinging past your windows. Guests enjoy food of all kinds at this tropical retreat.

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For the budget-minded traveler who only wants a place to sleep, a capsule hotel in Tokyo is the place to go. These rooms re­semble microwave ovens from the outside.Just large enough for one person, the inside in three feet wide, three feet high and six and a half feet long. These rooms provide an inexpensive night of sleep for Japanese commuters who miss their train home to the suburbs. Each capsule has a small television set and radio. Although room service is not provided, vending machines in the lobby sell snacks.

The Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi (you-kas-YER-vee), Sweden, is made entirely from 3,000 tons of ice and snow. None of the rooms is heated. Even the beds in each of the hotel's ten rooms are frozen solid. For warmth, each bed is covered with reindeer skins and sleeping bags. This hotel melts each spring and is totally reconstructed each fall. One year the hotel was about one-fourth the size of a football field. For entertainment, guests may go dog-sledding or on a two-day snowrnobiling safari. The hotel's restaurant features several Swedish dishes such as salmon soup and roasted reindeer. Bring warm clothes for this trip!

1.Find the English equivalents to the following words and phrases (3 points) :

Підводна дослідницька лабораторія, водонепроникний ,службовець, просторий готель, шукати алігаторів , розгойдуватись, нагадувати мікрохвильову піч, недорогий, забезпечувати , закуска , відновлювати , для розваги.



2.State whether the statements are true or false (6 points ) :

1. A submarine was converted to a hotel in 1986.

2. The guests of the underwater hotel can take a lot of things with them.

3. Ariau Jungle Tower Hotel was built under the high trees of the Amazon rainforest.

4. Brave tourists can fish for piranhas.

5. Budget-minded travelers can find a nice place to sleep in Tokyo.

6. The Ice Hotel in Sweden is totally reconstructed every year.

3. Completer the chart below( 9 points ) :


NAME

LOCATION

INTERESTING

FACTS


ACTIVITIES –

FOOD


























4.Design a unique hotel and write an advertisement telling guests about your hotel’s location activities and interesting food ( 12 points) .

Task 13

The South Tower

To Jenny, a real vacation meant climbing Mt. Rainier, Whitewater rafting, or maybe even going on an African safari. Unfortu­nately, her parents' idea of a vacation was to visit relatives. So Today Jenny, her little brother Adam, and her mom and dad would leave for Ohio to visit Mom's side of the family. Jenny would have to find her own adventure in the bed and breakfast a few blocks from Jenny's aunt and uncle's house.

They arrived in Grandville in the early evening and drove straight to the bed and breakfast, The huge Victorian house was spectacular. A large porch stretched across the front. Tall, round tower rooms rose on either end. As Jenny's eyes traced the elabo­rate scrollwork, something caught her eye in the south tower window. It must have been the wind blowing the curtain.

Jenny's family had the front half of the top floor to themselves, and Jenny claimed the tower bedroom. She wanted to imagine life as a Victorian woman, A musty odor greeted her as she opened the door and looked around the room, it contained a canopy bed, an antique cradle, and a fireplace on the wall opposite the bed. Chairs positioned around a beautiful rug created a cozy sitting room adjacent to the bedroom.

After a long day in the car with her whin­ing brother, Jenny was ready to go to bed early. Jenny had just settled in her bed when she heard a noise coming from the sitting room. When no one responded to her call, she got up to investigate. Nobody was there, but the adjoining door was open and again she detected that same musty smell. Back in her bedroom. Jenny discovered the cradle rocking gently back and forth. "Must have bumped it," she murmured as she climbed back into bed and turned out the light.

Jenny found the next few days with her relatives uneventful, but the nights in her tower bedroom were different. Minor, unexplainable things happened. The light had been turned off when Jenny knew she had left it on. The comforter had been pulled back after she was positive she had made the bed. The musty smell came and went, and the cradle continued to rock, especially in the middle of the night. Jenny sensed that she was never really alone in the tower room.

On the night before she and her family were to leave for home. Jenny decided to turn in early. While thinking about how she was going to rniss this beautiful room, Jenny clearly heard the sound of a crying baby. Suddenly, a thin, translucent form appeared hovering over the cradle right next to her bed. The cradle began to rock and a soothing melody filled the room. Soon, the crying stopped, and the form vanished Jenny smiled and fell asleep to the sound of the gently rocking cradle.

The next morning as Jenny helped to load the car in preparation for the trip home, she thought about how to tell her parents about the events of the previous night. She finally decided to keep the strange episode to herself. It was her private adventure. Getting into the car. Jenny took one final look at the house. Her eyes were drawn to the south tower window. She saw the curtain move.



1.Find the English equivalents to the following words and

(3 points) :

Будинок Вікторіанського стилю, круглі баштові кімнати, залізти в кімнату на башті, уявити життя вікторіанської жінки, крик, затхлий запах, пробурмотати, несподіванки, особливо опівночі, звук дитячого плачу, напівпрозорий, завантажити машину.



2.State whether the statements are true or false (6 points ) :

1. Jenny and her little brother Adam used to climb mountains, raft and even go on an African safari during their vacations.

2. The children were very happy to spend their vacation visiting their relatives.

3. They stayed in a huge Victorian house.

4. Jenny climbed the tower bedroom because she was a curious girl.

5. Her staying at the house was uneventful and boring.

6. She decided to keep the strange episode about the events of the previous night to herself.

3. Answer the questions ( 9 points ) :

1. Where did Jenny and her family stay?

2. What attracted her eye in the south tower window?

3. What did she see in the tower bedroom?

4. She could have a quiet and peaceful sleep in her room, couldn’t she?

5. Why do you think the strange things happened there?

6. Could her parents believe her if she told them about her adventure?

4. Write a description of the happenings caused by ghoasts

( 12 points) .

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  • 1.Find the English equivalents to the following words and phrases (3 points)
  • 2.State whether the statements are true or false (6 points )
  • 3. Answer the questions ( 9 points )
  • 4.Write a short essay about what you would do to erxpress yourself
  • 3.Answer the questions (9 points)
  • 3. Imagine that you are a local newspaper’s reporter and you are going to interview Jason and Zack. Write 6 questions to ask them (9 points ).
  • 1.Find the English equivalents to the following words and phrases
  • 3. List the pros and cons of becoming an extreme athlete (9 points )
  • 4.Select a sport and design a suitable application form that you feel would help determine if the applicant is qualified to compete
  • 3. Completer the chart below( 9 points )
  • 4.Design a unique hotel and write an advertisement telling guests about your hotel’s location activities and interesting food ( 12 points) .
  • 1.Find the English equivalents to the following words and
  • 4. Write a description of the happenings caused by ghoasts