Упр.3 Unit 1 Reader
ГДЗ English Кузовлев 10-11 класс
1) What country is she leaving? What country is she flying to? Fill in the blanks with the suitable names. Which words in the text help you to guess? (reading for detail)
I was taking off on a jet plane for North America. It was the very first time I’d flown. And it was the first time I had ever been out of ... . I’d been practising the North American accent at home, making my mother and aunt laughing. The sea was beneath us now, the Atlantic Ocean, but I couldn’t see it. The Scottish coast must already be behind us. I was going to ... to experience a new country and to work. <...> We were about to land at Toronto, the captain was informing us. A new country and a new continent. I was going to explore a new way of life, see a different culture at close hand, broaden my horizons, earn money.
2) A lot of things surprised Maggie on the first day in Canada.
What were they? (reading for detail)
The first thing that struck me were the skyscrapers. I should have expected them to be so high but somehow I thought they would be more or less like our high-rise blocks of flats at home, but they were much higher. I was impressed by the height and the speed and the size of everything, even though I had been mentally prepared. Of course this was a big continent and I came from a small country. The streets were full of people, out for the evening, and many of the shops, particularly those selling records and clothes, were still open. It was getting on for ten o’clock Toronto time, three o’clock a.m. Greenwich Mean Time. Back home my family would be sleeping. I liked the bustle and noise, and as we walked amongst the crowds I could feel myself relaxing and beginning to get interested.
The drive to Ottawa took about five hours and after the first part we were in wide open country with high trees and lakes. The scenery changed very little and I could see that in Canada you drive for miles and miles without it changing much at all, whereas back home, in Scotland, every few miles the landscape could change quite dramatically, so that one moment you were in moorland (болотистая местность), the next in a glen (лоидина), and the next in the mountains. This was a wide vast country.
The houses across the road looked similar, at least according to Canadian standards, I imagined, and they all had large verandahs around them. I liked the idea of a verandah, sitting on it and watching people pass. Few of our houses in Scotland have verandahs. Different climate of course, different customs.
3) Different customs in Canada caused (вызывать) a new way of looking at Scotland.
How different from Scotland did some things in Canada seem to Maggie? Fill in the table, (making notes)
4) You know that people in Scotland and Canada speak English. But the English language spoken in Scotland differs from the English language spoken in Canada.
What difference does the situation below show: lexical, phonetic or grammatical?
Mike took me to a cafe where they did good steaks.
My piece of meat looked very big although he said that that was just standard.
“That was good. Thanks a lot, Mike.”
‘You’re welcome! You look real neat, Maggie.”
“Neat?” I looked down at my crumpled (мятый) cheesecloth shirt and washed-out jeans in astonishment (удивление). It was the first time I’d ever been called that. He laughed at my surprise. “I don’t mean neat the way you mean it. We say it here to mean nice, cute, something like that.”
5) What does the word neat mean in British English and Canadian English? Write a dictionary entry (статья) for this word.
6) What other facts showing the differences in the people’s lifestyles in Scotland and in Canada will you add to the table above?
“There’s my mother!” said Mike.
I looked but couldn’t see anyone that might be his mother. We had drawn up just ahead of a woman, a rather large woman in small purple shorts and an orange and purple striped T-shirt, who was trotting (бежать) along the edge of the road. Mike said, “She’s into jogging these days.”
Into jogging! There were certainly going to be many different patterns of behaviour for me to see here compared with back home. I couldn’t imagine my mother or aunt jogging through the streets of Glasgow in a pair of shorts.
“She’s into a real health kick just now. A lot of people are. What about in Glasgow?”
“Don’t think it’s reached there yet.”
7) Maggie wrote a long letter to her family that day.
What do you think Maggie wrote about? Finish up her letter. (creative writing)