UNIT: Means of communication
LEARN THE WORDS:
| various - различный || a tram - трамвай |
| means - способы, пути || underground - подземка, метро |
| communication - общение, сообщение, связи || through - через |
| several - несколько || double-decked - двухэтажный |
| a coach - карета || to appear - появляться |
People use various means of communication to get from one place to another.
In the old days people had to travel several days, weeks and months to get to the place they needed. They either went on foot, by coaches driven by horses or on horseback or by boats and ships. Then trains, trams, cars, buses, airplanes, underground and other means appeared.
Many people like to travel by air as it is the fastest way of travelling. A lot of people like to travel by train because they can look at passing villages, forests and fields through windows. Some people like to travel by car. There they can go as slowly or as fast as they like. They can stop when and where they want.
People who live in big cities use various means of communication to get from one place to another.
Do you know what means of communication Londoners use? Londoners use either the underground railway or buses. They call underground railway 'the tube'.
London's underground is the oldest in the world. It was opened in 1863.
Londoners use buses. The first bus route was opened in London in 1904. Today there are hundreds of routes there. The interesting thing is that some of the routes are the same as many years ago. London's buses are double-decked buses.
Londoners do not use trams, though London was the first city where trams appeared. And now it is one of the biggest cities in the world where there are no trams. The last tram left the streets of London many years ago.
Londoners use cars. You can see a lot of cars in London streets. When Londoners leave the town, they use trains, ships or airplanes.
Answer the following questions:
Is the information TRUE, FALSE or NOT GIVEN?
Match the words and the translation.
Read about the Past Simple and choose the proper form of the verb.
Read about the Past Simple and fill in the gaps with the proper verb.
Translate the sentences into English.
Make up sentences with the following words:
Express your opinion on the following: