Давайте прочитаем небольшой текс Astonishing science, spectacular museum. The Science Museum in London is one of the top ten tourist attractions in the UK, with 1.6 million visitors a year. It presents science, technology, medicine and industry in an exciting, informative and relaxed way. Here are some of its exhibitions, most of which, like the museum itself, are free. 🔹Who am I? What makes you cleverer than a chimpanzee? What makes you smile? What makes you you? Find out in this fascinating exhibition. Discover what your voice sounds like as a member of the opposite sex, and watch your face change as you get older! 🔹Collider the world have created the LHC, which is discovering the secrets of our universe. Be amazed by the science, see history being made! Adult tickets are £10 and teenagers under 16 pay £7. 🔹3D: printing the future This surprising exhibition shows how 3D printers are turning computer data into physical objects. Explore the future of industry and medicine – and will 3D printing change your shopping experience? 🔹Launchpad This gallery has over fifty interactive exhibits from the wonderful world of physics. At Icy Bodies you can watch carbon dioxide turn from a solid into a gas. On the Light Table you can bounce light rays about with mirrors, and break the rays into rainbows. Vocabulary:
  • astonishing - шокирующий
  • opposite - противоположный
  • to collide - сталкиваться
  • data - данные
  • to bounce - подпрыгивать
And, if you didn't know, you would think that Andrew must be a little boy. Indeed, Jane thought that Miss Lark thought that Andrew was a little boy. But Andrew wasn't. He was a dog — one of those small, silky, fluffy dogs that look like a fur necklet, until they begin to bark. But, of course, when they do that you know that they're dogs. No fur necklet ever made a noise like that. Now, Andrew led such a luxurious life that you might have thought he was the Shah of Persia in disguise. He slept on a silk pillow in Miss Lark's room; he went by car to the Hairdresser's twice a week to be shampooed; he had cream for every meal and sometimes oysters, and he possessed four overcoats with checks and stripes in different colours. Andrew's ordinary days were filled with the kind of things most people have only on birthdays. And when Andrew himself had a birthday he had two candles on his cake for every year, instead of only one. Fluffy - Пушистый fur necklet - боа из меха luxurious - роскошный disguise - маскировка oysters - устрицы
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Чтение на английском - Satellites and Space Debris

The Soviet Union launched the first satellite, Sputnik 1, on 4 October 1957. After that, at least ten countries launched a total of 6,600 of them. 3,600 satellites are still in orbit, and approximately 1,000 of these are active. When satellites reach the end of their life, some fall into the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up. However, there are more than half a million objects orbiting the Earth. Most of them are space debris: pieces of old satellites or launch vehicles. Some of these are small (5 cm in diameter) and some are very large. The Envisat is an old European Space Agency satellite which weighs 8,000 kilos! The Oscar-winning movie Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, shows what can happen when debris hits a space station. Space debris travels at around 28,000 km/h, so even a small piece can badly damage a satellite. Experts are taking this problem very seriously. In the USA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) tracks the debris carefully. When debris seems likely to hit a spacecraft, NASA changes its orbit. In Japan, scientists are developing a 700-meter-long magnetic net (like a fishing net), to catch debris. In Switzerland, the Swiss Space Center is working on CleanSpace One. This is a special satellite which chases and catches old satellites. Working at a speed of 28,000 km/h, at a height of around 700 kilometers, it will hold the old satellite with a special arm. Then both satellites will fall into the atmosphere and burn up. Vocabulary:
  • debris - развалины, обломки
  • to launch - запускать
  • to burn up - зажигаться, взрываться
  • a vehicle - средство передвижения
  • speed - скорость
English  Yes.  
Чтение на английском - это отличная возможность для развития знаний по английской грамматике и расширения словарного запаса. Читая на английском, вы можете изучать слова и выражения в контексте, улавливать настроение. Давайте прочитаем текст на английском San Francisco Earthquake.

Чтение на английском - San Francisco Earthquake

When James Marshall found gold in a Californian village on 24 January 1848, nearby San Francisco was a very small town. Marshall’s discovery started a Gold Rush, and thousands of people traveled to California from all over the USA and from overseas. In less than 50 years, San Francisco became the largest city on the west coast of the USA. But in 1906, the San Francisco earthquake destroyed most of the city ... The people of San Francisco were asleep when the earthquake happened at 5.12am on Wednesday, 18 April 1906. The earthquake wasn’t long, only a minute, but it was extremely strong. A fire started after the earthquake and spread quickly. Everything was very dry, and the firefighters didn’t have any water. People think that the fire caused 90% of the damage to the city. A photographer called Arnold Genthe walked around the city and took pictures of the fire. His most famous picture shows people in Sacramento Street as they watched the smoke. ‘Some stood and others sat on chairs,’ said Genthe. ‘When the flames came closer to them, they carried their chairs up the street. Then they sat down again.’ The fire burnt for four days. By the evening of Saturday, 21 April, there weren’t many buildings left in San Francisco. The fire destroyed 500 blocks in the city centre, and 250,000 people lost their homes. At the time, the government reported only 375 deaths. But now people think that at least 3,000 died in the earthquake and fire. Vocabulary:
  • a discovery - открытие
  • a coast - побережья
  • to spread - распространяться
  • to cause - причинять, вызывать
  • earthquake - землетрясение
English Yes
The Loch Ness Monster. This legend has certainly existed for many centuries in Scottish folklore. However, the story of the monster was not very well-known in England for one simple reason: Loch Ness is a very long way from the rest of Britain. Until the age of the railway, very few people ever went to the Highlands of Scotland, except soldiers or officials from the cities of the Scottish Lowlands. No-one else had any reason to go there: the North of Scotland was wild and desolate, wet and generally cold, and inhabited more by sheep than by people. The most famous photo of all was taken in 1934 by a London surgeon; it seems to show a long neck and a small head sticking up out of the water. "Nessie" - if the photo is real - looks something like a dinosaur. In 1987, some people used sonar equipment to try to discover Nessie.... but they found.... nothing. So no-one has proved that the Loch Ness monster exists; but no-one can prove that it does not exist. It's a great story. Проверим слова:
  • desolate - заброшенный
  • a surgeon - хирург
  • to stick out - торчать
  • a sonar - гидролокатор
  • an equipment - оборудование

In 1886 John Pemberton, a druggist, invented a new type of syrup, using coca leaves, sugar and cola nuts, plus a few other secret ingredients! Pemberton sold it as a medicine; and with its coca (the source of cocaine), it must have made people feel good!
Nevertheless, Pemberton's medicine was not very successful, so he sold his secret formula to another druggist, Asa Candler. Candler was interested because he had another idea; he thought that Pemberton's "medicine" would be much better if it was with soda.
Before long, other people became interested in the product, including a couple of businessmen who wanted to sell it in bottles. Candler sold them a licence to bottle the drink, and very quickly the men became millionaires. The famous bottle, with its very distinctive shape, was designed in 1916.
Today, Coca-Cola is made in countries all over the world, including Russia and China; it is the world's most popular drink.
As for the famous formula, it is probably the world's most valuable secret!Today's Coca-Cola contains caffeine, but in 1903 it was a drug, and too dangerous.

Проверим слова:

  • a druggist - аптекарь, фармацевт
  • distinctive - характерный
  • valuable - ценный
  • to contain - содержать
  • a drug - наркотик

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