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Say whether these statements are true or false

a.Kazakhstan is situated in Asia, in the north of Eurasian continent.

b.It is the 8th largest country in the world after Russia, China, the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mongolia and Australia.

c. The nature of Kazakhstan is magnificent in its own way.

d. It is severe, though the majority of the territory consists of deserts.

e. A “yellow steppe” Sary-Arkais situated in the central part of the country.

f.The climate of the republic is mainly continental because temperature in summer rises to +49 degrees in the South and in winter may fall to -57degrees Centigrade in the North.

g. One of the largest lakes in Kazakhstan is Lake Balkhash.


Complete the sentences

a. The territory of Kazakhstan covers …….

b. Kazakhstan borders with …….

c. Kazakhstan stretches from the Volga to ……

d. The desert of Kyzylkum and the Tien ShanMountainsare situated in …..

e.Steppesoccupy …..

f. A “yellow steppe”Sary-Arka in situated ……

g. The largest rivers are ……

h. A part the Aral Sea is located on ……

i.Kazakhstan is rich in …..

j. Kazakhstan declared its independence in ……

k. Astana became the capital of Kazakhstan ……

l. The President is elected by ……


Summarize the text about Kazakhstan


Read the texts and fill in the blanks with suitable words and word-combinations given below


Almaty is the largest city of Kazakhstan with a _________of 1,5 million citizens. It was the capital of Kazakhstanfrom 1929 to 1997. Despite losing its ______________, Almaty still remains the major business, travel, scientific and entertainment center of Kazakhstan.

It____________ in 1854 and in 1929 it became the capital of the Kazakhstan. The name Almaty consists of two words: Alma - an Apple and Aty meaning a Father. The __________ who live here are used to call it as the ApplesCity. Probably you know that the New York City ________________ all over the world as the Big Apple and Almaty is the Big Apple of Kazakhstan, so they are like ___________ cities.

Almaty _______________at the foot of the Ala-Tau Mountains. The citizens of Almaty are proud of the well-known skating-rink "Medeo". It ______________ with all modern sport facilities. The most important competitions ___________ there.

Nowadays the city has seven theatres, many cinemas, hundreds of clubs, libraries and other cultural and _________centers. There are 185 schools of general education, a lot of technical secondary schools and Universities. Almaty is a__________. Young people from different places of Kazakhstan come to study here.

capital status, was founded, University City, population, is well known,is equipped, sister, citizens, is situated, are held, educational


Acquire – приобретать, алу

Merchant – торговец, саудагер

Virgin lands - целинные земли, тың жерлер

Observation deck - смотровая площадка, қарау алаңы

Accommodate – вмещать, сыйғызу, орналастыру

Joint venture - совместное предприятие, бірлескен кәсіпорын

Provide – обеспечивать, қамтамасыз ету

Award – присуждать, беру


Astana, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan since 1997, __________on a beautiful bank of the IshimRiver.

The town ofAkmolinsk acquired its status in 1862. It was famous for its fairs. Merchants from all regions of Kazakhstan, Russia and the Central Asian ___________ traveled here. As the development of virgin lands began, the town was renamed Tselinograd and became a typical______________of an agricultural region.

Since acquiring the status of capital the city's face has changed dramatically. The architects and _____________created wonderful architectural ensembles, which combine modern design and oriental______.

The Baiterek Tower has become the city's ______and its visiting card. The height of the structure is 105 meters. At the height of 97 meters there is an observation deck providing a __________view of the city. The figure of 97 symbolizes the year of the movement of the capital from_______ to Astana. The Baiterek Tower accommodates an art gallery, a large aquarium and a restaurant.

Astana has become one of the largest business centers in the region. All governmental__________, the diplomatic missions of 44 countries and 113 joint ventures and foreign businesses ________here.

Every year the city hosts various international industrial exhibitions, conferences, musical __________and festivals of the Kazakhstani people.

In 1999 by decision of UNESCO, Astana was awarded the title of_________. The monuments of Astana are a linking element between the new _________and its history.


Countries, is situated, bird's eye, administrative center, capital, organizations, Almaty, symbol, traditions, contests, builders, are located, World City


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