Unit 2. City
Vocabulary. Asking about a street.
Ex. 1. Do you
know the meanings of these words?
district, center, street, lane, square, village, pavement, road, country
Ex. 2. Do you
know the difference between the following pairs of words:
city / town
road / way
Making a plan
Ex. 3. Imagine
you are on your town around the city Novosibirsk. Decide where
you are now and write sentences about
I've already been to the cinema "Mayakovsky".
I haven't been
to the Novosibirsk Picture Gallery.
haven't been to the Novosibirsk Conservatory of Music.
Write a list of places you have visited in your own city.
Learn the following dialogue:
A: Excuse me!
A: How do
I get to the nearest underground station?
B: Cross the
street and walk straight as far as the square. Cross the square and turn
A: Is it
far from here?
B: No, not so
you. You are very kind.
B: Not at
all. You are welcome.
Ex. 6. Practice
making the following questions and answers.
take to get there?
take to get to
take to get to the Opera
Match the two parts:
bus number 5 and
Then change to
Can you tell me the way to the
How far is
How long does it take me
Is there a bus from here to
Avenue from here?
get to the City Airport?
off at the third stop?
Ex. 8. Render
the contents of the dialogue in indirect speech.
your place of work far from your home?
yes, quite a long way off.
long does it take you to get there?
takes me about 30 minutes to get there by bus. I take bus number 7 and go as
far as Lenin Square, where I change to bus number 45.
how far is the office from the bus stop?
is just a five-minutes' walk.
And can you get there by tram?
quite easy. It is even more convenient to go by tram, for the tram takes me
why do you go by bus?
to save time. I'm always in a hurry.
Ex. 9. In
groups, find out about other people's transport.
Example: A. How
do you get to school? - B. On foot.
A. How long does
it take to you? - B. 20 minutes.
Round the city
Ex. 10. Read
the text and say a few words about a city you live in.
is a major industrial centre. Under the 5-year plan, dozens of factories have
been built producing unique heavy machine-tools, powerful generators,
and radio-parts, farm machinery, various apparatus and so
bearing the trade mark "Made in Novosibirsk" not once attracted interest at
international exhibitions and world fairs in Paris, Montreal, Leipzig, Osaka
and many others.
has also acquired the status of one of the
main scientific centres. Akademgorodok (Academy
institutes and laboratories of the Siberian Branch
of the USSR
Academy of Sciences are located, has been built on the shores of the Ob Sea -
the storage lake of the Novosibirsk
Hydroelectric Power Station. It is 25
km away from Novosibirsk.
Siberian Branch incorporates 43 research centres
with a total staff exceeding 25.000. Among them are 70 Academicians and. Corresponding Members of the Academy, and approximately
300 Doctors and 3.000 Candidates of Science.
A branch of
Agricultural Academy and the Siberian
Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences have been
Find some more information about Novosibirsk.
Ex. 12. Draw a
map of central Novosibirsk.
Write out the expressions for the following topics:
1. type of a
4. famous landmarks
5. main means of
Ex 14 Make up
sentences according to the model:
district, power of self government, a borough)
district that has power of self-government is called a borough
1. A town, local
self-government, a municipality;
2. A town, a harbour,
3. A town, special
rights in self-government, a city;
4. The governing body
of a town, the town council;
5. A seaside town, a
6. A town, to hold a
market, a market-town;
7. Persons, to belong
to the same town, fellow-townsmen;
8. The business part
of a town, downtown;
9. The residential
part of a town, uptown;
Ex. 15. Give
Russian equivalents to English ones:
1. If each would
sweep before his own door we should have a clean city.
2. The longest way
round is the shortest way home.
3. Where there is a
will, there's a way.
4. East or West Home
5. There is no home
6. There are more
ways to the woods than one.
Ex. 16 Make the
following statements disjunctive questions. Work in pairs.
1. Your friend lives
in town, doesn't he?
2. He doesn't feel
like staying in town for the summer.
3. She's going to
spend the weekend in town.
4. It's a long way
5. There's no way
6. You are going my
7. We don't know
which way to turn.
8. Let's get out of
town for a couple of days.
9. She's gone down
town to do some shopping.
10. They live uptown.
11. They are proud of
Ex. 17. Look at
the words below and list the advantages and disadvantages of
shops, discos, sports, traffic, restaurants, buildings, cinemas, theatres,
churches, noise, parks, green avenues,
quilt streets, lakes, monuments, pollutions
Ex. 18. Say
which place you would like to live in the city or the country. Why?
Ex. 19. Make up
your own sentences using the following word combinations
get there, to get home by taxi, to get off, to get on
To lose one's
way, to lose oneself, to be lost
To turn round
the corner, to turn aside
At a distance,
within walking distance, a long distance off
This road leads
to, to follow the road, to take the road, over the road
Complete the table
Traffic jam/ pollution
Ex. 21 Listen
to the dialogue and learn it by heart
A: I say, what
are your plans for today?
Nothing special, Why?
A: I want you
to show me round. You have been living in Novosibirsk for
almost 10 years, so you know better.
What is worth seeing.
right. Let's come for a ride with me. I'll show you some of the sights.
will be very kind of you.
B: So we can
start from Lenin Square and go along Red Avenue. We shall pass
Picture Gallery, The Cinema "Mayakovsky", the Novosibirsk Public
A: Do you
know what the Center is famous for?
B: No idea.
A: It's famous
for its theatres, movies, parks and, of course, The Novosibirsk
Conservatory of Music.
B: If you
are interested in music you should visit it some day.
interested in science more. I'm looking forward to visiting
A: In that case
I'll take you there tomorrow.
Look at the picture and describe it.
Answer the following questions:
1. Where is the Opera and
Ballet Theatre situated?
2. Is it far from
3. How can you get to the
theatre from your place?
4. How long does it
take you to get there?
you often visit this theatre?
you ever been to any Opera performance?
you a theatre-goes?
is on at the Opera Theatre now?
Translate into English and reproduce:
хочешь пойти в "Красный Факел"?
have been dreaming of it for a long time.
постараюсь достать билеты.
will be very kind of you.
знаешь, где находится этот театр?
idea. I am a stranger in Novosibirsk.
- "Красный факел"
находится на улице Ленина, рядом с кинотеатром "Победа" не далеко от станции
try to remember it.
Ex. 25. Which
is the odd word out?
a) Bicycle, car,
b) Cathedral, museum,
theatre, milk, shop
c) Street, lane,
d) Park, square,
In pairs, make a list of things to do for young people where you live. Give
names of places, times they are open and how to get there.
Swimming: Dynamo Pool, open 9.00 a.m.-8.00 p.m. (underground).
Write three sentences comparing where you live with Moscow or London.
Size: Novosibirsk is smaller than Moscow.
CONSTRUCTION OF THE THEATRE. 1935.