Found at the Beach

Assignment 1

Read the assignment and write down the answers in English. You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.

a           Ireland is a country name. Irish is its proper adjective.
Write down the proper adjective for each of the following country names:
Afghanistan, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, France, Lebanon, Morocco, Netherlands, Russia, Syria, Vietnam

b           Write down what the “Cold War” was and when it took place. Look up any information you do not know.

 

Time Capsule

Two surfers recently discovered a strange metal tube on a beach in Ireland.

Read about it here.

 

Assignment 2

Read the text. For each definition, find the word or expression it describes in the text and write it down.

  1. a hollow object shaped like a pipe
  2. a ship designed to clear a passage through ice
  3. not likely to happen
  4. hiding
  5. a container filled with things from the present time and meant to be opened by people at some time in the future
  6. the group of people who operate a ship
  7. people travelling to places where no one has ever been in order to find out what is there
  8. a little bit less ice-cold
  9. an action that is done to protect against possible danger or trouble
  10. a small thing that is put in the opening of a bottle to close it
  11. a group of objects brought together in one place
  12. the activity of searching for information about something
  13. to change from ice or snow into water
  14. a situation when people have become friends though you wouldn’t have expected it
  15. rules that limit or control situations
  16. to change words from one language into another language

 

Assignment 3

a        Where did the capsule start its journey?

1     At County Donegal.
2     At the North Pole.
3     In the Russian Sea.
4     Near Saint Petersburg.

 

b        When was the found capsule left behind?

1     At the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2     Fifty years ago.
3     In 2018.
4     Thirty years ago.

 

c        Why was Sveta shocked when she heard the capsule had been found?

1     Her letter in the caspule contains some embarrassing private stuff.
2     Inside the capsule are all the ingredients for a secret Cold War project.
3     It shows that the Arctic ice is melting very fast.
4     No one was supposed to find the capsule ever.

 

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