You are going to read some information about different places to visit in the West of England. For Questions 1-3, choose from the places (A-E).
Remember to look for words and phrases in the texts which have a similar meaning to those in the questions.
At which place(s) could you
1. travel by train from one place to another?
2. find out more about military history?
3. pay less by going with a group?
2). Translate the passage ‘Longleat Park’ from English into Russian.
Напишите неофициальное письмо в соответствии с предлагаемой информацией.
You have received a letter from your friend who invites you to spend a couple of weeks in theWest of England and visitLongleat Park. Write a reply (about 120 words). In your letter:
- thank your friend for the invitation
- say what you would like to see and why
- tell your friend when you will be able to come / why you won’t be able to come
- ask questions about any details of your visit
Visiting the West of England
Longleat is much more than a splendid stately home and exciting Safari Park. It has its own railway which takes you from site to site. There is the world's largest maze, where you can get lost for hours, or, why not visit the intriguing Adventure Castle? For those who are interested in animals, there is a safari by boat. All kinds of refreshments are available in the cafe, or if you prefer, there is a peaceful picnic area. The best way to take advantage of this unique and entertaining venue is on foot, so take it easy and wander around the grounds at will. Longleat House is open to the public every day from Easter to September from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. The rest of the year the opening times are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Take a break and enjoy the fascinating experience at Worldlife, amongst living butterflies and exotic plants. There are conservation displays, tropical birds and animals and a beautiful house and grounds which are rich in vegetation and flora. Facilities also include a play area with all kinds of rides and activities. Education and enjoyment go hand in hand so at the Lullingstone Silk Farm witness the unique rearing, reeling and production of English silk, as supplied to royalty. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April to September. Opening times may be subject to change. Coach parties are welcome if booked in advance.
Bring the family to Britain's first TV leisure park and enjoy a wonderful land of make-believe. On hot sunny days, shoot the rapids on our sensational new water ride or take a stroll through the beautiful gardens and parkland at your leisure. Take a camera and get snapshots of some of the amazing wildlife roaming around the grounds. For those with a real sense of excitement, take a chance and join the adventure treks for a trip into the unknown. If it is entertainment and laughter you seek, then try the Fun Village. The venue provides fabulous family entertainment throughout the day with a varied and lively programme. Come and enjoy a host of events and have a wild day out!
Open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Easter to October. In the swannery you can visit over 600 friendly, free-flying swans which are quite different from angry river swans. Enjoy the captivating experience of helping to feed the birds between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Rare poultry can be fed by children. There is also a working dovecote with over 100 doves. Take pleasure in marvelling at the magnificent 18th-century walled garden with its rare and exotic plants. There is an adventure play area, a gift shop and tea garden. In the tithe barn, one of the oldest thatched barns in the world, there is a fascinating collection of rural tools, machinery and exhibits. A family super saver ticket with up to 30 % discount is available. There are reductions for pre-arranged parties of 15 or more.