Communication: Making Comments

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Communication: Making Comments

1. Skim through the excursion script.


On behalf of Boomerang Tours, welcome to Sydney. My name is Angela, and I’m your guide for today. Our driver is Paul and we will be showing you the sights of our lovely city, so sit back and enjoy yourselves.

Sydney is in the state of New South Wales. It has a population of 4 million people from 140 different countries, making us a cosmopolitan multicultural city. To your left is Great Harbour Bridge built in 1932 – a wonder of modern construction. To your right, our famous Opera House, built by Joern Utzon, in 1973, home to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. We are now going through the business area, constructed on the site of the original settlement. To your right is the Art Gallery of New South Wales, which was built in 1874 and today houses the best collection of Australian art in the world. We are now passing the site of the first farm. Thirty hectares of lawns, gardens and exotic plants, today, our Royal Botanical Gardens. To your right, the shopping, hotel and entertainment area. As you can see, we have many theatres, cinemas, and restaurants with shows. Restaurants with shows, films and food from all over the world. We shall stop here for the afternoon to permit you to have lunch and to do some shopping. This evening we shall be going to the Opera House to see the ballet, Sleeping Beauty, and to end our evening with dancing and fun in a local disco. As you can see Sydney is an exciting city with lots to see.

2.Work in pairs, fill in the missing information and describe the places::


LocationNew …..

SightsGreat Harbour Bridge built in…

………. House built in ……

Art …… of New South Wales built in ….

Royal Botanical………..

Free-time theatres,………

Activities shopping, ……………….

Feelings……….. city


centennial – столетний, вековой

1. Work in pairs. Before reading the text answer the questions:

1. Have you ever seen the Statue of Liberty?

2.What does the statue have in its hand?

3. Where does the statue stand?

2. Read the text and check your answers.


One of the most famous statues in the world stands on an island in New York Harbour. This statue is, of course, the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty is a woman who holds a torch up high. Visitors can go inside the statue. The statue is so large that as many as twelve people can stand inside the torch. Many more people can stand in other parts of the statue. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 301 feet tall.

The Statue of Liberty was put up in 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Over the years France and the United States had a special relationship. In 1776 France helped the American colonies to gain independence from England. The French wanted to do something special for the U.S. centennial, its 100th birthday.

Laboulaye was a well-known Frenchman who admired the United States. One night at a dinner in his house, Laboulaye talked about the idea of a gift. Among Laboulaye’s guests was the French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi thought of a statue of liberty. He offered to design the statue.

Many people contributed in some way. The French people gave money for the statue. The Americans designed and built the pedestal for the statue to stand on. The American people raised money to pay for the pedestal. The French engineer Alexander Eiffel, who was famous for his Eiffel Tower in Paris, figured out how to make the heavy statue stand.

In the years after the statue was put up, many immigrants came to the United States through New York. As they entered New York Harbor, they saw the Statue of Liberty holding up its torch. It symbolized a welcome to a land of freedom.


3.Complete the sentences. Circle the letter of the correct answer.

1. The people of France wanted to give the United States a special … .

a. gift b. torch

2. France and United States had a special … .

a. independence b. relationship

3. France helped the American colonies … independence.

a. build b. gain

4. A famous Frenchman, Laboulaye, … the United States.

a. admired b. visited

5. Frederic Bartholdi … to design the statue.

a. contributed b. offered

6. The Statue of Liberty stands on a … .

a. pedestal b. harbour

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