Упр.6 Unit 2 Reader
ГДЗ English Кузовлев 10-11 класс
1) What are the key words for each piece of information? (making notes)
The word 'dickens' has nothing to do with Charles Dickens. It means 'devil' or 'hell' (ад). People started to use it when it was considered to be dangerous to pronounce the name of the devil and everything connected with his name. What the dickens do you want? = What the devil/the hell do you want?
There is a tasty dish which is called a Bombay duck. But it is made of fish. It comes from the times of the British Empire. The dish was served in India which was part of the Empire and cooked of fish which taste like that of a duck.
In Britain water is often called Adam's ale (пиво) because water was the only drink that Adam had. In Scotland water is also called Adam's wine.
In Britain a ten-pound banknote, a tenner, is sometimes called placido after the name of the Spanish singer, a tenor, Placido Domingo.
2) Can you use these definitions as short entries of the Dictionary of Surprising Facts? Fill in the gaps.
_ is a ten-pound banknote.
_ is a name for water.
_ is an Indian dish.