# Иностранный язык. Мартемьянова Н.В - 42 стр.

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III. Express agreement or disagreement with the following. Begin your answer with: "I
think it's true", "I'm afraid I can't agree to that", "I think it's wrong".
1. Remnants of civilization of Ancient Mexico are
proofs of a great degree of culture attained by the native people.
2. Ancient Indian civilizations present no riddles to
solve.
3. The first Europeans to arrive in America came from
Britain in search of riches.
4. A rumour began to spread that the Aztecs were wild
people, dangerous to deal with.
5. Spaniards led by Cortez landed at the Mexican
coast in 1519.
6. The Aztec Empire is known to have perished long
before the Spaniards landed in America.
7. The conquerors were greatly impressed by the
advanced culture of the American Indians.
IV. Retell the text in detail using the following plan:
1. The Aztec civilization of ancient Mexico.
2. The discovery of the American continent by the
Europeans.
3. The conquest of the Aztec state by the Spanish
4. The end of the civilizations of the American Indians.
TEXT 8
I. Read, translate the text with the help of a dictionary, and see whether you can answer
the questions:
What is the other profession which can be compared to archaeology?
How do the two compare?
Archaeologists are Detectives Who Dig in the Dirt
Archaeologists have often been compared with detectives, as they hunt for clues about the
lifestyles of ancient peoples.
Like detectives, archaeologists go into the field to locate and preserve all kinds of
information. They also use high-tech scientific tools to analyze the evidence they collect and
then carefully interpret their data. In addition, like detectives, archaeologists today are not
solely concerned with the traditional "what", "when", and "where" questions but try to
answer the "how" and "why" ones, too. Moreover, like criminologists, archaeologists attempt
Like many comparisons, however, the similarities between archaeologists and detectives
cannot be pushed
too far. One obvious difference is that archaeologists do not have informants or suspects they
can question. The record that archaeologists study is mute. Thus, the archaeologists' problem
is how to get the remains of the past - from broken bits of pottery to large monuments - to
"talk".
II Read the first part of the dialogue, translate it and be ready to speak on archaeology
in general terms. Analyse and explain the words in bold type.
Part I
A. What do you know about archaeology?
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III. Express agreement or disagreement with the following. Begin your answer with: "I
think it's true", "I'm afraid I can't agree to that", "I think it's wrong".
1. Remnants of civilization of Ancient Mexico are
proofs of a great degree of culture attained by the native people.
2. Ancient Indian civilizations present no riddles to
solve.
3. The first Europeans to arrive in America came from
Britain in search of riches.
4. A rumour began to spread that the Aztecs were wild
people, dangerous to deal with.
5. Spaniards led by Cortez landed at the Mexican
coast in 1519.
6. The Aztec Empire is known to have perished long
before the Spaniards landed in America.
7. The conquerors were greatly impressed by the
advanced culture of the American Indians.

IV. Retell the text in detail using the following plan:
1. The Aztec civilization of ancient Mexico.
2. The discovery of the American continent by the
Europeans.
3. The conquest of the Aztec state by the Spanish
4. The end of the civilizations of the American Indians.

TEXT 8
I. Read, translate the text with the help of a dictionary, and see whether you can answer
the questions:
What is the other profession which can be compared to archaeology?
How do the two compare?
Archaeologists are Detectives Who Dig in the Dirt
Archaeologists have often been compared with detectives, as they hunt for clues about the
lifestyles of ancient peoples.
Like detectives, archaeologists go into the field to locate and preserve all kinds of
information. They also use high-tech scientific tools to analyze the evidence they collect and
then carefully interpret their data. In addition, like detectives, archaeologists today are not
solely concerned with the traditional "what", "when", and "where" questions but try to
answer the "how" and "why" ones, too. Moreover, like criminologists, archaeologists attempt
Like many comparisons, however, the similarities between archaeologists and detectives
cannot be pushed
too far. One obvious difference is that archaeologists do not have informants or suspects they
can question. The record that archaeologists study is mute. Thus, the archaeologists' problem
is how to get the remains of the past - from broken bits of pottery to large monuments - to
"talk".

II Read the first part of the dialogue, translate it and be ready to speak on archaeology
in general terms. Analyse and explain the words in bold type.
Part I
A. What do you know about archaeology?