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Главная Exercises The London Eye


  1. Watch video (placed below) and make a summary.

  1. Answer the questions.

  1. Is the London Eye the tallest Ferris wheel in the world?

  2. Who designed it?

  3. How high is it?

  4. When was it opened to the public?

  5. How long did it take to construct this observation wheel?

  6. Why is the London Eye so popular with tourists?

  7. What can you say about technical characteristics of its capsules?
  8. Why are there 32 capsules?

  9. How long does one revolution of the wheel take?
  10. Would you like to visit this landmark?

3. Fill in the prepositions or conjunctions.

Construction … the observation wheel took more than a year and a half to complete. In the process over 1700 tons of steel were used … the structure and more than 3000 tons of concrete were used … the foundations.
The futuristic looking capsules, accommodating up to 25 passengers, were transported all the way … France by train … the channel. Each egg-shaped capsule is 8 meters long and weighs 500kg. The 25 meter (82 ft) long spindle was built … the Czech Republic. The rim has a diameter of 122m (400ft), about 200 times the size … a bicycle wheel. 80 Spokes connect the rim …h the spindle.

4. Read and learn the dialogue by heart. Make up your own dialogue.

A: Oh! At last we are here!
B: Yes, it’s so great! I’ve seen it many times in pictures and now I can see it with my own eyes.
A: Let’s go. I want to film the city from the capsule.
B: OK. Let’s go.
A: The capsule is so big! I wonder how many people can it house?
B: As far as I know, 25.
A: Really? Great!
B: The interior of the capsule is also so nice. There is even air-conditioning system.
A: Yes. It’s very comfortable. Look at the city! Isn’t it wonderful?
B: Yes. I am happy that our dreams came true.