СОР № 1 Английский язык 9 класс Earth and our place in it

Английский язык - 9 класс, Русский 🇷🇺 2 четверть

Earth and our place in it


Look at the pictures. Put them in order. Put the missing verbs in the captions in the simple
passive forms. Choose the verbs from the box. Retell the story using the given hints.

by 15-metre-high waves.                      After a terrible earthquake in                      the city of Lisbon
Portugal in 1775,

Learner’s self-check table:


  1. On August 24, 79, one of the most catastrophic eruptions of Mount Vesuvius occurred. As a result of this natural cataclysm, the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia, located at the foot of the volcano, were completely destroyed. ( melt )
  2. When a fire broke out in Thomas Farriner’s bakery on Pudding Lane in the early morning of September 2, 1666, no one could have imagined the devastating consequences it could lead to. In a city where open flames were used for both lighting and heating, fires were commonplace.(burn )
  3. The RMS Titanic, a luxury steamship, sank in the early hours of April 15, 1912, off the coast of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic after sideswiping an iceberg during its maiden voyage. Of the 2,240 passengers and crew on board, more than 1,500 lost their lives in the disaster.( drown)
  4. The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned in the American city of Chicago during October 8–10, 1871. The fire killed approximately 300 people, destroyed roughly 3.3 square miles (9 km2) of the city including over 17,000 structures, and left more than 100,000 residents homeless.The fire began in a neighborhood southwest of the city center. A long period of hot dry windy conditions, and the wooden construction prevalent in the city, led to the conflagration. The fire leapt the south branch of the Chicago River and destroyed much of central Chicago and then leapt the main branch of the river, consuming the Near North Side.(bury)
  5.  The 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, impacted Portugal, the Iberian Peninsula, and Northwest Africa on the morning of Saturday, November 1, Feast of All Saints, at around 09:40 local time.In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami, the earthquake almost completely destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas. Seismologists estimate the Lisbon earthquake had a magnitude of 7.7 or more on the moment magnitude scale, with its epicenter in the Atlantic Ocean about 200 km (120 mi) west-southwest of Cape St. Vincent and about 290 km (180 mi) southwest of Lisbon.( hit)