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Exercise 29. Insert the missing word.
1.It is also … … of many social and cultural … of national significance.
2.The word … is derived from the word Kanbarra.
3.Canberra is located near … … ….
4.Other large hills include Mount Taylor, … …, Mount Mugga Mugga and … … .
5.Canberra has a … dry continental climate.
6.There are … residential districts.
7.Many … government buildings in Canberra are open to the public.
Exercise 30. Find Russian equivalents of the following words or word combinations. Make up sentences of your own.
Unusual city, numerous government departments, Australian War Memorial, the surrounding bushland, relatively dry continental climate, two perpendicular axes, a town centre.
Exercise 31. Find English equivalents of the following words or word combinations. Make up sentences of your own.
Население, компромисс, правительство, самая высокая точка, сухие эвкалиптовые леса, жаркое лето, простираться вдоль, национальные памятники, жилые районы.
a municipality - муниципалитет
to be situated on - располагаться
a mouth - устье
hub - центр
landmark - достопримечательность
suburban area - окраина
to extend - простираться
township – поселок городского типа
community - сообщество
humid - влажный
official residence – официальная резиденция
Ottawa is the capital of Canada, a municipality and the second largest city within the province of Ontario.
In 2009, the city of Ottawa had a population of 812,129, making it the fourth-largest municipality in the country.
Ottawa is situated on the south bank of the Ottawa River, and contains the mouths of the Rideau River and Rideau Canal. The oldest part of the city is known as Lower Town, and occupies an area between the canal and the rivers. Across the canal to the west lies Centretown which is the city's financial and commercial hub. Situated between Centretown and the Ottawa River, the slight elevation of Parliament Hill is home to many of the capital's landmark government buildings, including the Peace Tower, and the legislative seat of Canada.
The City of Ottawa has a main urban area but there are many other urban, suburban and rural areas within the city's limits. The main suburban area extends a considerable distance to the east, west and south of the centre, and includes the former cities of Gloucester, Nepean and Vanier, the former village of Rockcliffe Park and the community of Blackburn Hamlet, the community of Orlйans.
Ottawa is made up of eleven historic townships, ten of which are from historic Carleton County and one from historic Russell. They are Cumberland, Fitzroy, Gloucester, Goulbourn, Huntley, March, Marlborough, Nepean, North Gower, Osgoode and Torbolton. Ottawa has a humid continental climate.
Ottawa is home to a wealth of national museums, official residences, government buildings, memorials and heritage structures.
Exercise 32. Answer the questions:
1. What is Ottawa?
2. What is the population of Ottawa?
3. What is the oldest part of the city?
4. Where does Centretown lie?
5. Is Parliament Hill home to many of the capital's landmark government buildings?
6. The main suburban area extends a considerable distance to the east, doesn’t it?
7. Is Ottawa made up of eleven historic townships?
8. What is home to a wealth of national museums?
Exercise 33. Insert the missing words into the following sentences:
1.… the second largest city within the province of Ontario.
2.Ottawa had a population of ….
3.Ottawa is situated on the south bank of the … ….
4.Across the canal to the west lies … which is the city's financial and … hub.
5.The … … has a main urban area.
6.The main … … extends a considerable distance to the east.
7.Ottawa is home to a wealth of … ….
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