Jellyfish on show / Выставка медуз

   With their graceful movements, jellyfish have long captured people's imaginations.
   Visitors to this new aquarium in Fushun, northeast China, can get up close and personal with the colourful creatures from a safe distance.
   Their sting can be very painful.
   More than 3,000 are on show in 11 tanks.
   Jellyfish have roamed the seas for at least 500 million years.

Ключевые слова (определение на английском языке)

graceful – smooth and elegant
captured people's imaginations – made people very interested and excited about something
get up close and personal – experience closely, from a short distance
sting – skin wound caused by piercing, for example from a bee roamed – wandered, moved apparently aimlessly


Вставьте слова в нужном месте (в правильной форме):

a) graceful;
b) captured people's imaginations;
c) get up close and personal;
d) sting;
e) roamed.

   1. On Saturday 16 March, there will be a "waste workshop" to create a giant shamrock out of waste and recycled materials. Belfast City Council said visitors would also have the opportunity "to ___ with a snake and find out more about these fascinating creatures which are a central part of St Patrick's story".
   2. Dinosaur fossils unearthed in Madagascar are of a new species that ___ the Earth about 90 million years ago, say US researchers.
   3. While the African elephant – the largest living land animal – defies its size by running at speeds of up to 25mph, its legs are so heavy they cannot change direction fast, which means the animal is not so good at more __ or intricate moves.
   4. Honey-bees are known for their ___, but scientists have now discovered they can also bite. Bees resort to biting when faced with pests, such as parasitic mites.
   5. The concept is called "future casting" – and aims to drive future technology uses, rather than simply responding to market forces. "If we can give people a vision of the future – and do it through science fiction – we can ___," said Mr Johnson.


1) c
2) e
3) a
4) d
5) b