III. Which is correct? Circle the correct number.


1. British Rail /BR/ runs train services from London to all parts of Britain.

2. There are two main London railway stations.

3. The worlds first Underground line was between Baker Street and the City.

4. The tiles at Baker Street Station feature detective Sherlock Holmes, who lived at 221B, Baker Street.

How do you travel? ?

I travel by train (plane, ship, car, bus) (, , , ).

Whats the purpose of your trip? ?

Its a business trip(touring). ( ).

Where can I buy a train ticket? ?

I want to reserve a round-trip ticket. .

How much is the train ticket? ?

Where can I check in my luggage? ?

Ive missed the train. .

When does the train to leave? ?

Where can I see the time-table? ?

What time is the next train? ?

How long does it take to get to ? , ?

When does the 9:10 arrive at ? 9:10 ?

Is it a through train or do I have to change? , ?

What platform does the train leave from? ?

Where is the car(carriage) number ? ?

Where is the conductor? ?

Will we arrive on schedule? ?

Please, show me my seat. , -, ?

V. Answer the following questions:

1. How many railway stations are there in your town? 2. Where can you buy a ticket for your journey? 3. What are waiting-rooms for? 4. Who can help you with your luggage? 5. What kinds of trains do you know? 6. What trains do you prefer? Why? 7. Where can one have light refreshment? 8. What trains have dining-cars? 9. Do you prefer to book your ticket beforehand or to queue up at the booking-office? 10. What is the left-luggage office for? 11. What do the people who prefer to travel light do with their luggage? 12. Do you usually travel light or with a lot of things? 13. Where can you buy a newspaper at the railway station? 14. Do you like seeing your friends and relatives off? 15. Do you like when

National Army Museum houses a chronological display of the history of British, Indian and Colonial forces from 1485 onwards. Holiday events for children include model-making, quizzes and trying on original uniforms. Hospital Road, SW3. Tube: Sloane Square.

The Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood in Cambridge Heath Road runs practical days on things like puppet and toy-making, based on its collection of toys through the ages.

The Bear Gardens Museum displays on London theatres in Shakespeares time. It includes a scale model of the Globe theatre. Acting was not to be respectable in those days. Women were not allowed to act at all, and men took their parts. Theater audiences were far noisier than they are today. The theater had no roof. If it rained plays were called off.

Dickens House in 48 Doughty Street is a memorial of Charles Dickens (1812-1870). As a young man he worked as a reporter at the House of Parliament. He describes many Londoners in his books. In this house he wrote Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby.

London has over 400 public libraries.


II. Answer the following questions:

1. What does the National Gallery house?

2. What gallery illustrates the British history?

3. Who donated his own collection?

4. What is Room 25 famous for?

5. Where can you see a full-scale model of a blue whale?

6. What museum displays the Apollo 10 capsule?

7. Why do the children and their fathers like the Science Museum?

8. What museum tells the story of London?

9. What can you see in the London Transport Museum?

10. Where can you see a scale model of the Globe theatre?


III. Which is correct? Circle the correct number.


1. British Rail /BR/ runs train services from London to all parts of Britain.

2. There are two main London railway stations.

3. The worlds first Underground line was between Baker Street and the City.

4. The tiles at Baker Street Station feature detective Sherlock Holmes, who lived at 221B, Baker Street.

friends and relatives come to see you off? 16. Where can you get information about the time of arrival and departure of trains?

VI. You want to go abroad at your holiday. Call to the travel agency and ask them about:

1). the price of a tour including travelling expenses;

2). the possible date of the tour;

The conditions of staying (accommodation, programme).

--- Hello! Is it a travel agency Intervoyage? _______________.

--- Can you give me some information? I want to go abroad on holiday in July._______________.

--- No, not far. Europe, I think. Can you tell the prices of tours to the capitals of some European countries? ____________________.

--- Oh! Good. Do you have something cheaper? ______________________.

--- Oh, yes. I think that will do. I have never been to Prague before. Is it a nice city? ________________.

--- Do you think its worth visiting it? _________________________.

--- Good. Tell me, please, does this price include travelling expenses? _________.

--- Well. And when is it possible to fly? ______________________.

--- Great. What about accommodation? _______________________.

--- Oh, great. Is it far from the city centre? ____________________.

--- Do they have rooms for 2 or 3 persons? ____________________.

--- And what about programme? Do you organize sightseeing? _______________.

--- Only in Prague or do we go to other places? _________________.

--- Wonderful! Thank you very much, indeed. I think Ill go to Prague.

Lesson 4.

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has the largest collection of decorative art. The English costumes dating from the 16th century are displayed here. The oldest is a boys shirt from the 1540s. There are also outstanding landscapes of John Constable and English and Continental sculpture. There is a special collection of tiny miniature portraits.

The National History Museum has 5 departments covering botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology. The central hall houses an exhibition of dinosaurs. On the first floor is the Mammal Gallery, where many rare species may be seen. Also here is the Mineral Gallery. The second floor contains a gallery on British natural history.

The Science Museum is most loved by children and their fathers. They may press, turn, rotate, light up and make noise here. One can see the Apollo 10 capsule and other wonders of technology. In the Childrens Gallery there is a real submarine periscope. The Wellcome Museum, part of the Science museums, is about history of medicine.

The Museum of London has many displays. They tell the story of London from prehistory onwards. These include reconstructions of Roman life, Vikings weapons, and a scene with sound effects depicting the Fire of London, and the Lord Mayors coach. The London Wall Walk is a two-mile route laid out along the remains of the Roman City Walls. It starts at the Museum of London, and ends at the Tower of London. London Wall EC 2. Tube: Barbican. Open Tues.-Sat 10am-6pm. Closed Mon., Jan 1st Dec 25th,26th.

The Geological Museum has some special exhibitions to see. There is a working model of a volcanic island. A special earthquake floor which shakes makes you feel like to be in an earthquake. There are many minerals laid out for you to touch. There are over 3000 diamonds and rubies on show.

The London Transport Museum, in Covent Garden, has displays on the history of transport in London. It has lots of restored trams, buses and Underground trains which you can board. The first London bus started running in 1829, between Paddington and the City. In the late 19th century trams pulled by horses became popular. In the early 1900s the first motorised busses, London double-deckers, were introduced. London taxicabs came from cabriolets (a goats leap). They are traditionally black.

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich shows British sailing history. There is a gallery devoted to Britains greatest Admiral and national hero, Lord Nelson (1758-1805). He saved Britain from Napoleonic invasion and was shot at his greatest victory, Trafalgar, by French sniper.

Topic: Travelling.

Active Vocabulary

to be ahead of time ,





Dialogue 1

At the Station


A: Oh, there you are. You have come early; its only a quarter to eight.

B: Well, I prefer to be ahead of time rather than behind. Have you packed?

A: No, not yet. I have still a few things to pack but theres no more room in the suit-case.

B: Well, put them into your brief-case then. In the meantime Ill go and call a taxi.

A: Right! And wheres your suit-case?

B: Ive sent it to the station. My brother is taking care of it.

A: Where shall we meet him?

B: In the waiting room. Well, Im off for the taxi. I hope youll be ready by the time I get back. (Some time passed.) Well, the taxi is by the door.

A: Here we are. Here, driver, you may keep the change. What are we going to do now?

B: Well have to engage a porter. Porter, are you engaged?

Porter: No, sir. Ill take your luggage to the train. What train?

B: The 9:00 to N. Ill go and get the tickets now. Well, Ann, we meet in the waiting-room.

A: Yes, but do be quick our time is short, you know.

B: No need to worry. Now wheres the booking office, I wonder? Oh, there it is. Whats the fare from L. to N.?

Clerk: dollars, please.

B: Two tickets to N., please.

Clerk: Here you are.

-- American journalist Edward Egglestone said the press organizes gossips. What do you think about it?



Lesson 33.


Topic: Cultural Programme.

I. Read and translate the following text:

Art Galleries and Museums

Londons public art galleries include the National gallery, the National portrait Gallery, the Tate Gallery and the Wallace Collection. Art exhibits are held at the Royal academy of Arts and at the Hayward Gallery.

The National Gallery houses one of the finest collections of masterpieces in the world. In 1824 the government bought the collection of pictures accumulated by John J. Angerstein. The specially built gallery in Trafalgar Square was opened in 1838. It was visited by newly crowned Queen Victoria. The main collection of more than 2,000 pictures is arranged chronologically in 4 wings. Sainsbury Wing (1260-1510), West Wing (1510-1600), North Wing (1600-1700), and East Wing (1700-1920).

The National Portrait Gallery includes pictures of historical personalities, sculpture, miniatures, engravings and photographs. It was established in 1856 with the aim of illustrating British history. The Gallery does not display portraits of living persons, apart from members of the royal family. The portraits are accompanied by items in their historical context.

The Tate Gallery houses the national collection of British works of the 16-20th cc. Sir Henry Tate, the sugar magnate, offered to finance the building of a new gallery. He donated his own collection of 64 paintings. There is a collection of kinetic and optical art.

The British Museum is one of the most famous museums in the world. It was founded in 1753 by an Act of Parliament. It houses a collection of ancient civilizations and 15-million-volume national library. In 1973 the library became part the newly formed British Library. There are many giant statues in the Museum. The Museum is famous for Egyptian mummies of kings and queens. In Room 25 there is the Rosetta Stone, which was the key to understanding Egyptian picture writing, hieroglyphs.

Dialogue 2


Passenger: I want a ticket to London, please. Which train must I take?

Booking-clerk: If I were you, I would take the 8.35 train.

P.: Do I have to change anywhere?

B.: No, no change, its a through train.

P.: Thank you. A ticket to London, please.

B.: Single or return?

P.: Return, please, first class.

B.: Here you are.

P.: Thank you. What time did you say the train goes?

B.: 8.35. Youll have to hurry if you want to register your luggage.

P.: Thanks (He hurries away).


II. Topical vocabulary

to take (make) a trip (journey, tour) ;

to travel on foot ;

to travel abroad ;

to travel on business ;

to travel for pleasure ;

to go via Kyiv ;

to leave Kyiv for London 䒿 ;

to break ones journey ;

to engage the porter ;

to see smb off ;

to take smb to the station ;

to say good bye ;

to feel homesick .


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