Express your opinion on traffic situation in big cities. Answer three of the following questions.

– Is it good that more and more people have their own cars?

– And is it good from the ecological point of view?

– How do you prefer to get to work: to drive (a car) or to ride on any kind of public transport?

– How do you go to the university?-I go to the university on public transport bus.

– How much time does it take you?- I go to the university for 35 minutes.

– Would it be better if one can go everywhere within the city by foot or by bicycle?

– Should we build an underground in Irkutsk? –I think that we Express your opinion on traffic situation in big cities. Answer three of the following questions. must build an underground in Irkutsk.

Why/why not?-Because,it is considerably will reduce emissions in the atmosphere and quantity of jams

– What are your suggestions on improving the traffic situation in our cities and towns?

– What are the advantages and drawbacks of the traffic situation in your native place in comparison with that of Moscow/Irkutsk?

Active Vocabulary

2 Translate 10 of the following words & phrases.

population – население;

transit – транзит, переход, перевозка;

a thoroughfare –проезд;

to avoid – избежать;

fuel – топливо;

petrol – бензин;

a crossroad – перекресток;

a saloon –салон;

a version – версия;

daily – ежедневно;

to deal (with) – иметь дело с;

to rely (on Express your opinion on traffic situation in big cities. Answer three of the following questions.) – полагаться на;

a Muscovite – москвич;

to handle – обращаться, брать руками, обходиться;

according to – согласно;

in order to make – для того, чтобы сделать;

an express line – экспресс линия;

a railway station - железнодорожная станция;

in 30 minutes - за 30 минут;

a ven­tilation system – система вентиляции;

to provide heating – обеспечить отопление;

the city planners - городские планировщики, градостроители.


a busy thoroughfare – оживленная магистраль; to meet the ecological requirements – соответствовать экологическим требованиям; passenger capacity – вместимость пассажиров; public transport – общественный транспорт; rapid transit – скоростной транспорт; a traffic jam – пробка; to run on electricity – работать на электричестве; to operat­e on petrol or diesel fuel – работать Express your opinion on traffic situation in big cities. Answer three of the following questions. на бензинном или дизельном топливе; a transportation problem – транспортная проблема; on the average – в среднем; the Master Plan – мастер план (генеральный план); a satellite town –город - спутник; a rest zone – зона отдыха; a bus route – автобусный маршрут; liquefied gas –сжиженный газ; a trolleybus – троллейбус; an articulated part – шарнирные части; a TV camera-телевизионная камера; an improved finishing – улучшенная отделка; an all-metal streamlined body – цельнометаллический обтекаемый корпус; to intend to rely (on) – намереваться ссылаться на.

Reading Comprehension

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