A. Text-based tasks - Lösung

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1. Decide whether the following statements are right or wrong.3 pts
a) In London´s history the Thames did not play an important role.
wrong (line 14/15 and lines 20-22)
b)1 In 2012, Queen Elisabeth II celebrated her 60th birthday on the Thames.
wrong (lines 6-11)
c) In 1666, many people in London lost their homes.
right (line 21/22)
d) Because of its clear water, people called the river "Thames". 
wrong (line 28/29)
e) In the past criminals were hanged on the banks of the river.
right (lines 31-33)
f)1The river police was set up in the 20th century.
wrong (line 31/34)
2. Match (1 - 4) to the information (a - g). Some informations does not fit.4 pts
1) The Romans
e) (line 15/16)
2) The police
b) (lines 31-35)
3) The government
d) (lines 24-26)
4) Elizabeth I
c) (line 19/20)
a) … went for long walks on the river banks in winter.
b) … have had a difficult job for centuries.
c) … walked on the river in winter.
d) … left the river bank as a consequence of the invention of the flush toilet,
e) … found the river useful for buying and selling goods.
f) … have been troubled because of the muddy colour of the river.
g) … have been troubled because of the muddy colour of the river.
h) … came to London because it had been a busy trading town for centuries.
3. Finish the senteces using the information from the text.6 pts
a) On the Thames a James Bond boat chase ...2 pts
… was shot. (line 4)
or: … was filmed. (line 4)
b) Londinium …2 pts
… was London´s original name. (line 15)
or: … was the Romans´ name for London. (line 15)
c) A mini ice age ….1 pt
… made the Thames freeze over 23 times. (lines 17-19)
or: … took place between 1400 and 1900. (lines 17-19)
d) 1 In the 19th century dirty water2 pts
… was the reason why many people died. (line 26/27)
or: … was the reason why many people became ill. (line 26/27)
e) A very old word meaning "dark water" …1 pt
… was probably the the origin of the name of the River Thames. (line 28)
f) Fighting crime …2 pts
… is the river police´s job. (line 35)
or: … is what the river police does.. (line 35)
3. Answer the questions in complete sentences.8 pts
a) What can youdo near the river Thames? (2 items)
You can visit old palaces or cathedrals.
or: You can see the sights and enjoy the beauty of the Thames.
b) Why was London founded near a river?
It was founded near a river because people and goods can be transported easily.
or: Romans thought it would make trade possible.
c) How did lots of Londoners escape the Great Fire?
Londoners escaped the fire on the river.
or: They escaped the Gread Fire in boats
d)1 Why did the river gets its on police force in 17th and 18th centuries?
The river got its own police force to keep pirates away.
or: There were so many pirates.
4. Ask questions.6 pts
 - Has the job changed over the years?
 - What is the crime you have to deal with most often?
 - Do you sometimes have to work at night?
 - How many days a week are you on duty?
 - Why did you decide to become a police officer?
 - Do you like your job as a police officer?
 - Do you have to carry a gun?
 - How long have you been a police officer?