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Exercises. 1. Read as in the examples: • Example the twelfth the twelfth century

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1. Read as in the examples:

• Example the twelfth the twelfth century


the first the second the third the ninth the sixth the seventh the eighth the fifth the eleventh the thirteenth the fourth the tenth


• Example thirteen hundred



• Example 1,500 one thousand five hundred stu­dents


1,300 2,500 3,700 9,800


• Example 12,000 twelve thousand students


13,000 25,000 36,000 48,000


• Example on the 10th February 1355 on the tenth of February thirteen fifty five
    on the 1st May 1267
    on th 2nd April 1487
    on the 3id December 1533


2. Insert prepositions:

The University began itself... the middle... the 12th century, and... 1300 there were already 1,500 students.

... this time Oxford was a wealthy town.

But ... the middle... the 14th century it was pooler, because... the terrible plague.

The plague killed many people... England.

Relations... the students and the townspeople were very unfriendly.

There was often fighting... the streets.

. . the 10th February 1355 the Festival of St. Scholastic a battle began.

Now they live quietly side... side.

Many colleges and chapels are open... the public now.

The choir of the University sing... TV every year... Christmas.

3. Translate into Russian:

Oxford is known for its University.

62 students were killed.

The townspeople were punished for killing 62 students.

The University was given control of the town.

The University was started in 1315.

We may also say it was founded in 1315.

4. Make sentences:

• Oxford     University
Cambridge     public school
Eton is known for its castle
Windsor     factories and plants
Manchester     Beatles group


    visit Oxford
    make a trip to..
• Mr. Hill proposed that they should make a tour of..
    go to...


5. Complete as in the text:

At this time Oxford was a wealthy town, but by... it was poorer because of a decline in... and the terrible...

On the 10th February the Festival.. a battle... two days.


The... punished... two ways.

They had to walk through... to attend the special... until 1825.

Worse than this, the University... for nearly 600 years.

6. Write out the sentences speaking about Oxford:

of the 12th century

of 1300

of the middle of the 14th century

of 1355

of 1825

of the present time.

7. Read the following:

• the college — an older college — the oldest college

the chapel — a taller chapel — the tallest chapel

the most beautiful building

the wealthiest town

I wonder how old it is.

I wonder when it was founded.

I wonder who the first students were.

I wonder how many people live here now.

I wonder if the students pay for then education.

8. Complete the dialogue and act out a similar one:

— The college looks... I wondei how old ... I myself am an Ox­ford graduate but... founded. Let's look in... Oh, 1315.

— Is it... oldest...

— Oh no. Jesus... and others... older.

— It's very .. I'd like. Is the... open.

— Yes, it is. Let's The choir .

9. Sum up what you have learned about:

• Trinty College

• the history of Oxford

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