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Transcript of Round-the-World Tour
Round-the World Tour
We're going to start around-the-world tour.
During our tour we'll visit English speaking countries.
Can you name these countries?
An interactive presentation for the students
of the seventh form
M. Z. Biboletova,
While studying the presentation you will revise short information about English-speaking countries, learn the means of transportation.
You will have some practice in listening and speaking, you will have a chance to improve the usage of Passive Voice, articles with geographical names, prepositions while speaking about means of transport and travelling.
Compiled by English teacher
local secondary school No 1
for the contest IT - Teacher
Our first point of destination is London
- the capital of the UK.
Can you guess how we are going to travel?
What kinds of transportation do you know?
an airship a ship a plane a ferry
a train a helicopter a hot-air balloon
Europe / the world
the country you can take
But! You walk/go
Means of transportation
If you go
place you can travel
bus / trolleybus / tram,
bicycle / motorcycle,
Canada … as the second largest … in the world.
It … in the North of America.
It is the second …. country in the world.
The ... of the country is Ottawa.
The official … are French and English.
The maple leaf is the official … of Canada.
The United States of America is also … as the USA.
The … of the country is Washington.
English … as the official … in the whole country.
It … between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
The USA is one of the most … countries in the world.
Australia … situated between … Indian and Pacific Oceans.
… capital of … country … Canberra.
English … spoken as … official language.
Australia … sometimes called “… Lucky Country”.
Australia … known as … only country which occupies … whole continent.
New Zealand is an island … .
It … not far from Australia.
The … of the country is Wellington.
The official … of the country is English.
New Zealand is sometimes ... “The World’s Biggest Farm”.
It is ... for its products: butter, cheese, meat.
Australia Ferries Network
Do you know these words?
The United ... of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is also … as the … .
It … on the British Isles, in Europe.
The … of the country is London.
English is … as the official … in the whole country.
The UK is … of four countries: Wales, … , Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
What have you already learnt about the country?
Transport in London
People prefer to travel
which is always red,
(a taxi of London, it is black),
Travelling by train across Great Britain is very comfortable and fast. You can also watch wonderful landscapes through the window.
Our next stop is in Canada
Greyhound Lines, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is an intercity common carrier of passengers by bus serving over 3,700 destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, operating under the well-known logo of a leaping greyhound. It was founded in Hibbing, Minnesota, in 1914.
From Canada we'll move to the USA
a state of the USA
India is situated in … . This large country is … for its ancient culture. India is the birthplace of four world religions. The … of the country is Delhi.
It is a ... country and people from different parts of it often do not speak … language. English is … solution решto this communicative problem
In Asia we will visit a multinational country. It is famous for its ancient history.
In India you will see a lot of unusual things.
In the streets along with cars, buses, bicycles, motorbikes there are elephants that carry people and various things and rickshas
Australia Ferries Network
by London underground,
which is known as The Tube
Most of the Australian towns and cities are situated on the banks of the rivers or at the coast.
So one of the most suitable means of transport is a ferry.
Here is a short video
Not far from Australia there is a small country - New Zealand
It looks like Italy upside down.
New Zealand - an upside down Italy
If you want to travel across the islands of New Zealand on your own to see the unusual nature you may want to rent a car or a van.
You can ride a bike
or just hitchhike
The first sections of a proposed 3,000km cycling network through some of New Zealand’s most spectacular countryside were officially opened in 2010.
Now we're coming back
to our motherland
the Russian Federetion.
Means of transport
This time we'll have to revise the words we learnt last lesson.
The Russian Federation
Russia is one of the most powerful and advanced countries.
The capital of the state is Moscow.
There are a lot of big cities in Russia: Krasnoyarsk, Kazan, … .
People of many nationalities live here.
Russian is the official language.
Russia is the biggest country in the world and the weather is very different in different parts of the country.
1. We think that first people began to _ _ _ _ horses 6,000 years ago.
2. The longest taxi journey was 34, 908 km! The driver had to _ _ _ _ _ from London to Cape Town in South Africa. It took him and the passengers four months.
3. Steve Fossett was the first person to _ _ _ round the world – on a hot air balloon!
4. Seb Clover is the youngest person to _ _ _ _ alone across the Atlantic. He was 15.
5. The longest bike race in the world is in Canada. People _ _ _ _ _
7, 4000 kilometers in 58 days.
6. David Kunst was the first person to _ _ _ _ round the world. It took him 4 years and 4 months.
Fill in the missing words.
As you see there are a lot of means of transport. All of them have their advantaged and disadvantages. Can you describe any of them?
Boring, entertaining, interesting, dangerous, safe, comfortable, cheap, expensive, noisy, quiet, noiseless, quick, slow, fast, ...
Now we'll listen to Simon discussing pros and cons of travel with his friend.
Try to remember some new words to understand what they are speaking about.
"The pros of traveling by car would be mainly freedom. "
When you have 'freedom,' you can do whatever you want, whenever you want to do it.
"You can move around on a train, whereas you're stuck in a car.
When you are 'stuck' someplace, you can't move to where you want to go.
"Each of these forms of transportation have their pros and cons."
'Pros and cons' is another way to say 'positives and negatives.'
"When you travel by train, you're confined by schedule; when you travel by plane, you're confined to a small space. "
If you are 'confined' to something, you are restricted by its limitations
"The disadvantages of the plane is the lack of view and that stale air."
Stale air' does not feel fresh. It feels like it has recirculated many times.
What transport would you prefer to take to travel from one country to another?
I suggest that you should listen to the dialogue between two friends discussing the pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of some means of transport.
Mind that after listening and doing the task you will act out your own dialogues.
While listening you should answer the questions:
1) What is Simon's friend's favourite form of transportation?
a) automobile b) train c) airplane
2) What is mentioned as an advantage of trains?
a) You can stretch your legs.
b) They are safe.
c) You can get something to drink.
3) One bad thing about trains can be _______.
a) some trains are overcrowded
b) the price can be expensive
c) there are many smokers
4) One disadvantage of the car mentioned was _______.
a) high insurance costs b) traffic jams c) pollution
5) Simon doesn't like flying because of _______
a) the fear factor b) fuel surcharges c) the small seats
click on the picture
You can get something to drink
the price can be expensive
the fear factor
Short information for teachers: