Ex.2. Read the sentences and fill in the blanks.




Variant I

READING

Ex.1. Read the text and do the quiz.

A glimpse of Russia

Do you know the longest river in Russia? It’s not an easy question! The longest river in the European part of Russia is the Volga. It’s also the longest river in Europe. It’s 3,531 kilometres long! But in the Asian part of Russia, in Siberia, there is the Lena River. It’s 4,400 kilometres long! Another Siberian river – the Ob together with Irtysh is even longer. It’s 5,410 kilometres long.

And what is the deepest lake in Russia? Of course, you knew it! Baikal is the largest lake in Russia and it is the deepest lake in the world.

What is the highest mountain in Russia? That isn’t more difficult than the lakes! Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia and the whole Europe.

What is the largest city in Russia? That’s easy again! Moscow is the largest city in Russia. 11.7 million people live in Moscow. It is also the largest in Europe. St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia. Novosibirsk is the largest city in the Asian part of Russia.

Do you know where the largest opera and ballet theatre in Russia is?

Surprise, surprise! It’s in Novosibirsk! The most interesting thing about the building is its cupola. The cupola is 60 metres in diameter and only 8 centimetres thick! It is the largest cupola of this design in the world. The theatre was opened on May 12, 1945, right after our victory in the Great Patriotic War.

1. What is the longest river in Russia?

a) The Lena b) The Volga c) The Ob

2. What is the deepest lake in Russia?

a) Ladoga b) Baikal c) Plescheevo Lake

3. What is the highest mountain in Russia?

a) Elbrus b) Kazbek c) Victory Peak

4. What is the largest city in Russia?

a) St. Petersburg b) Moscow c) Novosibirsk

5. Where is the largest opera and ballet theatre in Russia?

a) In St. Petersburg b) In Moscow c) In Novosibirsk

 

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

Ex.2. Read the sentences and fill in the blanks.

1. We have got ______ lessons on Monday.

a) many b) much

2. How ____ milk is there in the fridge?

a) many b) much

3. My friend lives in a multi-storey ______ in the centre of the city.

a) home b) house

4. The telephone _______ in the 19th century.

a) invented b) was invented

5. My friend ____ a new computer game.

a) invented b) was invented

6. I _____ Moscow two years ago.

a) visited b) have visited

7. I ____ this film yet.

a) didn’t see b) haven’t seen

8. What is the _____ building in Moscow?

a) more famous b) most famous

9. St. Petersburg is _____ than Novosibirsk.

a) larger b) the largest

Ex.3. Complete the table

1. hear      
2. saw    
3.   run  
4.     начинать
5.   built  
6. caught    
7. drink      
8.   driven  

Variant II

READING

Ex.1. Read the text and do the quiz.

A glimpse of Russia

Do you know the longest river in Russia? It’s not an easy question! The longest river in the European part of Russia is the Volga. It’s also the longest river in Europe. It’s 3,531 kilometres long! But in the Asian part of Russia, in Siberia, there is the Lena River. It’s 4,400 kilometres long! Another Siberian river – the Ob together with Irtysh is even longer. It’s 5,410 kilometres long.

And what is the deepest lake in Russia? Of course, you knew it! Baikal is the largest lake in Russia and it is the deepest lake in the world.

What is the highest mountain in Russia? That isn’t more difficult than the lakes! Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia and the whole Europe.

What is the largest city in Russia? That’s easy again! Moscow is the largest city in Russia. 11.7 million people live in Moscow. It is also the largest in Europe. St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia. Novosibirsk is the largest city in the Asian part of Russia.

Do you know where the largest opera and ballet theatre in Russia is?

Surprise, surprise! It’s in Novosibirsk! The most interesting thing about the building is its cupola. The cupola is 60 metres in diameter and only 8 centimetres thick! It is the largest cupola of this design in the world. The theatre was opened on May 12, 1945, right after our victory in the Great Patriotic War.

1. What is the longest river in Russia?

a) The Ob b) The Volga c) The Lena

2. What is the deepest lake in Russia?

a) Ladoga b) Baikal c) Plescheevo Lake

3. What is the highest mountain in Russia?

a) Victory Peak b) Kazbek c) Elbrus

4. What is the largest city in Russia?

a) St. Petersburg b) Moscow c) Novosibirsk

5. Where is the largest opera and ballet theatre in Russia?

a) In St. Petersburg b) In Novosibirsk c) In Moscow

 

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

Ex.2. Read the sentences and fill in the blanks.

1. We have got ______ lessons on Monday.

a) many b) much

2. How ____ oranges are there in the fridge?

a) many b) much

3. My friend lives in a multi-storey ______ in the centre of the city.

a) home b) house

4. My friend ____ a new computer game.

a) invented b) was invented

5. The telephone _______ in the 19th century.

a) invented b) was invented

6. I _____ Moscow two years ago.

a) visited b) have visited

7. I ____ this film yet.

a) didn’t see b) haven’t seen

8. What is the _____ building in Moscow?

a) more famous b) most famous

9. St. Petersburg is _____ than Novosibirsk.

a) larger b) the largest

 

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