3a - (ответы)

1. Match the words to form collocation. Then use them to complete the sentences.

1. The unicorn is a mythical creature in Greek mythology.
2. The Kraken sea monster creates a violent whirlpool when it dives back into the ocean.
3. There have been many recorded sightings of a strange ape-like creature in the mountains of southem California.
4. The sharp hooks on the tentacles of the giant squid can cut deep scars into a fisherman's skin.
5. People who have seen the Loch Ness Monster say it has a long, slender neck and a snack-like head.
6. In Greek mythology, a Cyclops was a giant with one huge eye in the middle of his forehead.

2. Underline the correct them.

1. The sailor only caught a quick glimpse of the beautiful mermaid before she dived back into the sea.
2. The knight hid behind a rock and started in wonder at the fire-breathing dragon.
3. The chaild said he had spotted a strange creature in the sky, with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion.
4. The children decided to go in search of the Loch Ness Monster.
5. The true reason why dinosaurs became instinct remains a mystery.
6. The plesiosaur is a dinosaur species that existed millions of years ago.
7. Investigators are still trying to find out what type of animal the skeleton they discovered belongs to.

3. Fill in: mysterious, legend, ancient, horrifuing, coast, monster.

The Myth of the Minotaur.

In the Mediterranean Sea, tho the south of the Greek coast, lies the island of Crete. According to the legend, in ancient times, a creature called the Minotaur lived there. Half-man, half-bull, the Minotaur was truly horrifying. The king of Crete, Minos, kept the Minotaur in a maze which had many mysterious, twisting passages. Every nine years, the King of Athens sent fourteen children for this strange-looking monster to eat. Theseus, an Athenion hero, took a magic ball of thread into the maze with him, he foun the Minotaur, killed it with a sword, then found his way out of the maze using the thread to retrace his steps.