Read the assignment and write down the answers in English. You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.
a A vehicle is a machine that is used to carry people or goods from one place to another. Name 5 or more vehicles.
|Water Under the Bridge
People all over the world are talking about the city of Rotterdam.
Find out why at News for Kids.
Read the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning in the text.
|1. bridge||a. after something else has happened first|
|2. massive||b. at a still unknown time in the future|
|3. sailboat||c. broken, partly destroyed, wrecked|
|4. to own||d. to build again|
|5. company||e. a business organization that makes, buys, or sells goods|
|6. damaged||f. to have something that is yours, as your possession|
|7. to complain||g. a large boat that is used for racing or pleasure|
|8. to take apart||h. the people who live in a specific place|
|9. richest||i. a person who is the head of the government of a city or town|
|10. yacht||j. to remove or separate the parts of something|
|11. to rebuild||k. to say that you do not agree with something or are unhappy about something|
|12. afterward||l. a structure built over something (such as a river) so that people etc. can get across|
|13. sometime||m. a vehicle with a sail that is used for travelling on water|
|14. mayor||n. very large and heavy|
|15. local people||o. with the most money in the world|
a Why is the city of Rotterdam in the international news?
1 Jeff Bezos has damaged a historic bridge near Rotterdam.
2 The city of Rotterdam has decided to take down a historic bridge.
3 The company Amazon is planning to open a distribution centre in Rotterdam.
4 There are plans to take apart a historic bridge to make way for a large ship.
b What is Oceanco?
1 The name of a historic bridge in the city of Rotterdam.
2 The name of the world’s largest sailboat.
3 The name of a company that is owned by Jeff Bezos.
4 The name of a company that builds boats.
c What is the Black Pearl?
1 A big boat that was built by Oceanco.
2 A black stone left behind by a meteorite.
3 An old bridge that was damaged during World War II.
4 The big yacht that is built for Jeff Bezos.