Hello, dear students! My congrats with New Year. I hope You are ready to continue our communication via network. Please, find the text with missed words below. The task is to look through the list of active vocabulary and insert the appropriate word to blanks. Feel free to comment upon this task. Good luck!
P.S. Be aware it is one of Your mandatory on-line task.
mild, community, landscape, time zones, stability, plains, politeness, patient, self-confidence, extremes, severe, hospitality, balanced, mountains, optimism, vast, risk-takers
TASK I (152)
I have never realized that (1)___________ can influence personality traits. For example, there are no (2)___________ in the landscape of Great Britain. Most of the island consists of flat (3)__________ and hills. (4)___________ can be found only in the northern and western areas of the country. Great Britain has a (5)____________ climate so it is never too hot or too cold. Because of this steady climate the Englishmen are very (6)____________, that means they don’t get out of control easily. The other world-famous trait of the Englishmen is (7)_____________. As for the American national character, its roots lay in the history of conquering America. The first settlers had to overcome many difficulties and this resulted in traits such as (8)_____________ and (9)_____________. America is a (10)___________ country and you can find four (11)______________ there. The landscape is also varied. A lot of people came to this new continent in search of a new life. So we can say that the whole nation is the nation of (12)____________. The most famous Russian trait is (13)_____________. Russian people have a very strong sense of (14)____________, because it is easy to perform difficult tasks together. The climate in the European part of Russia and Siberia is very (15)_____________. Sometimes it is very difficult to predict what the weather will be like tomorrow, so it taught Russian people to be (16)___________. Because of such unpredictable weather most Russian people value (17)_____________
Read the text “National emblems of Great Britain” and find English equivalents to the following words and word combinations:
символ мира, две розы были объединены…, поражение короля, нарцисс и лук-порей, дикое растение, листья с шипами, наступить на чертополох, белая луковица, обыкновенный в форме колокольчика цветок, множество золотых нарциссов, белый клевер, три листа на стебле, иллюстрация церковного таинства
Give Russian equivalents to the following words and word combinations from the mentioned text:
to be good for plants, a kind of clover, to be the national flower, to step on a thistle, to take the thistle as the national emblem, to live on bread and leeks, prickly leaves, to wear leeks, to be a vegetable related to the onion, a long white bulb, to think the leek vulgar, to be a very common bell-shaped pale yellow flower, a host of golden daffodils, a small white clover, bearing three leaves on the stem, an illustration of the mystery