A. Do you know these famous Britons? Do these puzzles and read three more noted Britons.

1 The author of The Lord of the Rings 2 The beautiful Princess of Wales and the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry 3 The name of the author of the Hound of the Baskervilles 4 The creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple 5 The most famous playwright in the world 6 The author of Robinson Crusoe 7 The name of a film director famous for his horror films like Psycho

1 One of Britain’s greatest leaders, who was the Prime Minister of the country during World War II

2 He discovered the law of gravity when an apple fell on his head

3 He tried to prove that our remote granddads and grannies were monkeys

4 This man invented the telephone

5 This Queen ruled for the longest period in British history

6 A member of the Beatles who was murdered in the US

7 The author of Jungle Book



1 Scotland’s national poet

2 The author of Treasure Land

3 The author of Ivanhoe

4 A famous explorer who discovered Australia and Hawaii

5 A comic actor with a small black moustache, a bowler hat, and a funny way of walking

6 The author of Alice in Wonderland

7 A very famous singer, once a member of the Beatles


GRAMMAR: PARTICIPLE 2/PAST PARTICIPLE/V-ed form/V3

Uses of V3 Examples
as a part of a perfect verb form Britain has become self-sufficient in energy It had imported over 99 percent of petroleum before oil and gas reserves were found in the North Sea
as a part of a passive verb form The United Kingdom is headed by the Queen.
as an adjective before or after a noun The closed door The improved variant The work done The cars produced

A. Open the brackets putting the verb in the form of Past Participle and explain the case of using a Past Participle form.

1) The Museum of Madame Tussaud (visit) by a group of students was a big success.

2) The score (receive) on an exam was not enough to enter Cambridge University.

3) The plant introduced a new wage piece system to increase the number of cars (produce).

4) Taxes (levy) on the population in Britain are a relatively small proportion.

5) World War II (follow) by the Civil War caused great damage to the economy of the country.

6) This has (be) an excellent year so far, and we have (reach) most of our sales targets.

7) I was looking forward to my business trip to England because I had never (be) to England before.

8) The Channel Tunnel was (build) in 1961.

9) Enterprises (own) by the state constitute the greater part.

10) The Russian word “оффшорный” (borrow) from English means unregulated or out of control.


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