A. Text-based tasks

27 pts

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.
b)1 In 2012, Queen Elisabeth II celebrated her 60th birthday on the Thames.
c) In 1666, many people in London lost their homes.
d) Because of its clear water, people called the river "Thames". 
e) In the past criminals were hanged on the banks of the river.
f)1The river police was set up in the 20th century.
3. Match (1 - 4) to the information (a - g). Some informations does not fit.4 pts
1) The Romans
2) The police
3) The government
4) Elizabeth I
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.
2. Finish the senteces using the information from the text.6 pts
a) On the Thames a James Bond boat chase ...2 pts
b) Londinium …2 pts
c) A mini ice age ….1 pt
d) 1 In the 19th century dirty water2 pts
e) A very old word meaning "dark water" …1 pt
f) Fighting crime …2 pts
3. Answer the questions in complete sentences.8 pts
a) What can youdo near the river Thames? (2 items)
b) Why was London founded near a river?
c) How did lots of Londoners escape the Great Fire?
d)1 Why did the river gets its on police force in 17th and 18th centuries?
4. Ask questions.6 pts
On an exchange in London you stay with an English family. Your exchange partner´s
fther is an officer of the river police in London.
Ask him four questions about their meeting with the govenor.
four different question forms.

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