Exercise 2, p. 90
Listen and read.
Moscow may be a big, busy city but there are still many green areas to enjoy. They include parks, gardens and forests. One of the biggest and most beautiful forests is in Izmailovsky Park, in the east of the city.
Izmailovsky Park has got a long history. There was a village there. Its name was Izmailovo. There’s an island in the park, too. There is an old palace on the island. There is also a pond as well as the river Serebryanka and many streams that run across the park.
A variety of amazing animals live in the park, including hares, squirrels, hedgehogs and moles. Over a hundred species of birds live there, too. You can find hawks, owls, woodpeckers and many sweet-sounding songbirds!
Izmailovsky Park is truly a place of wonder and it is the perfect place to go when you want to have a break! Today, there is a hotel near the park. You can stay there and enjoy the beauty of the area!