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|
|• Example||12,000 twelve thousand students|
|• 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:
|Eton||is known for its||castle|
|Windsor||factories and plants|
|make a trip to..|
|• Mr. Hill proposed that they should||make a tour of..|
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 the middle of the 14th century
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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