6. Nile. 6. Volga.
I’ll give you 2 minutes fill in “the” if it’s necessary and then
change your sheets , your neibourgh ’ll check up your work.
5. Let’s pay your attention to the blackboard and read the dates.
Now, listen to the story about a famous traveller. Make notes
about what happened during the dates or periods indicated in
your book ( ex. 25).
« Vitus Jonassen Bering was born in 1681. He was Danish by
birth. His family was noble but not rich. As a young man in
1703 , Bering met a Russian admiral, who was looking for
experienced sailors. So Bering joined the Russian fleet. He was
a brave sailor and a very well- educated man. He did a lot to
explore and to map the northern part of the Russian Empire. In
1725, he headed his first expedition to the far north – eastern
part of Siberia. When the expedition crossed Siberia in 1728,
Bering sailed to the north through the strait that was later called
The Bering Strait. So the existence f the strait between Asia and
America was proved and the way from Kamchatka to Japan was
discovered. In the same year, Bering discovered the southern
way around Kamchatka. On his next visit there in 1741, the
town of Petropavlovsk was founded. The name of the city
consists of two names because the expedition consisted of two
ships – St.Peter , commanded by Bering, and St. Paul,
commanded by Aleksey Chirikov. Bering died on his way back
from Alaska on the eighth of December 1741. The island
where he died was later called after him. His ship was wrecked