Scotland/Loch Ness

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Task
  1. Read the the text.
    1. When was the first report about Nessie?
    2. What did George Spicer think he saw?
    3. What do scientists think about Nessie?
  2. Listen to the video (there will be questions in the future)
  3. There's a picture story. Describe what you can see.
  4. Do the interactive exercises.



Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle

Loch Ness is a very deep lake in Scotland. Some people say that there is a monster in the lake. And some even claim (behaupten) they have seen it.

The first written account of a meeting with Nessie seems to be that of Adamnan in 565 A.D. He describes St. Columba's sighting of a very large monster in Loch Ness. St. Columba heard about the monster's murder of a man. So he rowed out to the centre of the loch to order the beast not to do such attacks in the future. Ever since that time, Nessie has never repeated its misdemeanours.

Arthur Grant Loch Ness monster.png

On 4 August 1933 the Courier published a report of another sighting. This one was claimed by Londoner George Spicer. While they were driving around the loch, he and his wife saw "the nearest to a dragon or pre-historic animal that I have ever seen in my life" crawling across the road toward the loch with "an animal" in its mouth. He described it as having "a long neck, which moved up and down". He said the body "was fairly big, with a high back, but "as for a tail I cannot say, as it moved so rapidly, and when we got to the spot it had probably disappeared into the loch"

In 1934 Arthur Grant, veterinary student, was riding home early one morning on his motorcycle when he viewed the creature, which he described as being about 15 or 20 feet in length. He jumped from his motorcycle to look at the animal, but he said it snorted wildly and splashed into the loch.

Scientists, discrediting the prehistoric sea monster theory, think the frequently seen animal is either a deep-sea eel or stray shark.


Listening

Writing: A Picture Story

Loch-Ness-1.jpg Loch-Ness-2.jpg Loch-Ness-3.jpg Loch-Ness-4.jpg Loch-Ness-5.jpg


Task

Describe the pictures:

  1. What is Daniel doing and where is he sitting?
  2. Why is Daniel falling into his boat?
  3. What is happening to his fishing rod?
  4. He's telling his friends what has happened. Do they believe him?
  5. Why is Daniel laughing at his friends?
Write at least two sentences for each picture in your exercise book.



Interactive Exercises

Travel Diary

Task

In the evening Daniel wrote in his diary …
Complete his diary entry. Use the PAST SIMPLE or PAST PROGRESSIVE


On Monday I got up (to get up) at seven o' clock.

I had (to have) breakfast at 7:30.

I met (to meet) my friends at 9:00.

We were going (go) along the country road when we finally saw (see) Loch Ness.

Then we started to prepare (to start to prepare) our lunch.

I was sitting (sit) in the boat and thought (think) about the stories of the monster.

While I was fishing() a big head came (come) up . I stepped (step) back and fell(fall) into the boat.

I went (go) back on land and told (tell) my friends about the adventure.

We were waiting (wait) for the bus when a newspaper reporter arrived (arrive). He interviewed (interview) us. At 8 o'clock we were (to be) home again.

On Monday I got up (to get up) at seven o' clock.

I had (to have) breakfast at 7:30.

I met (to meet) my friends at 9:00.

We were going (go) along the country road when we finally saw (see) Loch Ness.

Then we started to prepare (to start to prepare) our lunch.

I was sitting (sit) in the boat and thought (think) about the stories of the monster.

While I was fishing() a big head came (come) up . I stepped (step) back and fell(fall) into the boat.

I went (go) back on land and told (tell) my friends about the adventure.

We were waiting (wait) for the bus when a newspaper reporter arrived (arrive). He interviewed (interview) us. At 8 o'clock we were (to be) home again.


And you? Have you ever …?

More exercises for PAST SIMPLE and PRESENT PERFECT!

Complete the sentences. Watch the signal words!

1. Have (?) you ever heard(hear) of Nessie?

      Yes, I have. I read (read) a newspaper article yesterday.

      Some people found (find) her last week.

2. Has (???) Sarah already seen(see) the monster of Loch Ness?

      Yes, she has (???). She saw (see) it yesterday.


3. Have(???) you ever taken (take) a photo of Nessie?

      I wanted to but I didn't have (not,have) a camera then.

4. Have (???) you bought (buy) a camera now?

      Look! I have just got (just, get) an iPhone with a brilliant camera inside.

1. Have (?) you ever heard(hear) of Nessie?

      Yes, I have. I read (read) a newspaper article yesterday.

      Some people found (find) her last week.

2. Has (???) Sarah already seen(see) the monster of Loch Ness?

      Yes, she has (???). She saw (see) it yesterday.


3. Have(???) you ever taken (take) a photo of Nessie?

      I wanted to but I didn't have (not,have) a camera then.

4. Have (???) you bought (buy) a camera now?

      Look! I have just got (just, get) an iPhone with a brilliant camera inside.

Have you ever...?

Complete the sentences. Watch the signal words!

Have you ever been (be) to Scotland?
Yes, I have (???).

I went (go) there last year.

Have you ever tried (try) porridge?

No, I haven't (???).

I have already eaten (already, eat ) it twice in my life.

The first time it was (be) last year and it tasted (taste) terrible.

Have you ever been (be) to Scotland?
Yes, I have (???).

I went (go) there last year.

Have you ever tried (try) porridge?

No, I haven't (???).

I have already eaten (already, eat ) it twice in my life.

The first time it was (be) last year and it tasted (taste) terrible.

Crazy things

Have you ever played (play) with Nessie? Yes,I have (???) .

Have you ever bitten (bite) a dog? No, but a dog tried (try) to bite me last year.

Have (???) you ever drunk (drink) out of a toilet?

No, I haven't (???). But when I was a kid I drank (drink) out of a puddle (Pfütze).

Have you ever played (play) with Nessie? Yes,I have (???) .

Have you ever bitten (bite) a dog? No, but a dog tried (try) to bite me last year.

Have (???) you ever drunk (drink) out of a toilet?

No, I haven't (???). But when I was a kid I drank (drink) out of a puddle (Pfütze).