take the strain- (зд.)тянуться traffic jams- скопление транспорта, «пробки» stare at- пристально смотреть motorway- автомагистраль as far as I`m concerned- ( зд .) на сколько мне известно pay for- платить is worth- стоит ( что-то сделать ) cost- стоить cope with- справляться, преодолевать scenery- (зд.) пейзаж, ландшафт see what a difference it makes- ( зд.) увидеть разницу
Ex 2 Read the article and choose the correct expressions. “Trains are the best”
Ex.4 Writing Tip To write an article expressing your opinion, first make a list of points for and against the specific topic. In the first paragraph we introduce the topic and clearly state our opinion. In the second and third paragraphs we write our points for the topic with reasons. In the fourth paragraph we write our points against the topic with reasons. In the last paragraph we say our opinion again in other words. We use : Also, Firstly, Secondly, In addition, Moreover, Furthermore etc. to link similar ideas. We use : On the other hand, However etc. to introduce an opposing idea. We use: In conclusion, All in all etc. to begin the last paragraph.
Ex.5 Plan Introduction ( Paragraph 1) introduce topic, state your opinion Main Body ( Paragraphs 2-3 ) viewpoints and reasons ( Paragraph 4 ) opposing viewpoints and reasons Conclusion ( Paragraph 5 ) summarise/ restate your opinion
Check your answers: Firstly, a plane is a safe way of travelling because there are few accidents than with other means of transport. Furthermore, it is a quick way to travel. You can travel a great distance in a little time. Also, it is relaxing because you can enjoy a meal and a film on most flights. However, air travel is very expensive because tickets usually cost a lot of money. In addition, because the seats are very close together, air travel is not comfortable.
Planes are the Best Why do thousands of people all around the world choose air travel over other means of transport? Because, in my opinion, it is the best way to travel. Firstly, planes are the safest way of travelling. There are fewer accidents than with other means of transport. Secondly, air travel far quicker than, for example, travelling by train. With planes you can travel a great distance in a little time. In addition, you can enjoy a meal and a film on most flights. On the other hand, air travel is not very comfortable because the seats are very close together. Furthermore, it is very expensive to travel by air because tickets usually cost a lot of money. All in all, I think that although air travel is expensive, it is worth it. You reach your destination quickly, safe and relaxed.
HOMEWORK : Write an article about travelling by bus .Use the plan and the articles about travelling by train and by plane (120 – 150 words).
Использованные материалы: 1) http://900igr.net/datas/kosmos-gorod-transport/Transport-9.files/0001-001-Obschestvennyj-transport.jpg - изображение автобуса 2) http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5803/valenta-mog.150/0_705fa_1f073bb7_orig.jpg - изображение автобуса 3) http://www.pakwheels.com/forums/attachments/wheels-fan-clubs/738215d1184591280-koenigsegg-ccr-x-fan-club-koenigccx06_04_l57_pakwheels-com-.jpg – изображение автомобиля 4) http://s16.radikal.ru/i190/1101/26/88e8807c6913.jpg – изображение поезда 5) http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_XuTQI-8Rm2M/TQniEl9QBQI/AAAAAAAAFgE/4VuA7Qb5XL8/s1600/%25D0%25B2%25D0%25B5%25D0%25BB%25D0%25BE%25D1%2581%25D0%25B8%25D0%25BF%25D0%25B5%25D0%25B4.jpg - изображение велосипеда 6) http://kolyan.net/uploads/posts/2010-12/thumbs/1291814842_railroad_walpapers_9.jpg – изображение поезда 7) http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_XuTQI8Rm2M/TQni0qtiyPI/AAAAAAAAFgk/DbQqfElRYGk/s1600/%25D0%25BF%25D0%25BE%25D0%25B5%25D0%25B7%25D0%25B4.jpg – изображение поезда 8) http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XuTQI-8Rm2M/TQnjxoTWryI/AAAAAAAAFgs/bpjfH3B-OGw/s1600/%25D1%2581%25D0%25B0%25D0%25BC%25D0%25BE%25D0%25BB%25D1%2591%25D1%2582.jpg – изображение самолёта 9) http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_XuTQI-8Rm2M/TQnj9Kfs_ZI/AAAAAAAAFg0/Ms4ragi5XYc/s1600/%25D1%2582%25D0%25B5%25D0%25BF%25D0%25BB%25D0%25BE%25D1%2585%25D0%25BE%25D0%25B4.jpg – изображение корабля 10) http://madeinpiter.ru/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/064bef38eaef08391e4e64a0e9645a33_full.jpg – изображение самолёта