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Deep listening comprehension. Discussing the plausability of Ambrosius Aurelianus being King Arthur. Learning about the pattern welding technique in sword making.
In this video a historian and a blacksmith talk about the possible identity of King Arthur and his magic sword.
2 minutes 58 seconds
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1. Retell the legend of the Excalibur. Do you know where the name comes from and what it means?
2. Who were Britons, Romans and Saxons, and what was their role in the shaping of Britain?
3. Study the vocabulary list. Can you guess what the video is going to be about?
1. What have you learnt about the ancient art of sword-making?
2. Write down all the new words form the video you can remember.
3. Look at the vocabulary list again. Can you recall the context of each word/phrase?
1. Do you think that king Arthur was a historical personality? Give your reasons
2. Do you think Ambrosius was the historical prototype of king Arthur? Give your reasons
3. What do you know about swords? What is your favourite hero with a sword?
the use of force or violence to oppose someone or something. Рус. сопротивление
relating to Wales, its people, or their language. Рус. валийский
having an important position in an organization. Рус. высокопоставленный
the members of a person's family who are directly related to that person and who lived a long time before him or her (Cambridge Dictionary). Рус. происхождение, клан, род.
enduring (element of the legend)
existing for a long time (Cambirdge).
a person who makes and repairs things in iron by hand (Oxford)
weapons ( any object used in fighting or war, such as a gun, bomb, knife, etc) in general (Cambridge)
adj., adv. - sitting on a horse
an infantryman. Рус. пехотинец
Mounted soldiers or police officers ride horses while on duty (Cambridge).
Pattern welding is the practice in sword and knife making of forming a blade of several metal pieces of differing composition that are forge-welded together and twisted and manipulated to form a pattern (Wikipedia)/ Рус. контурная сварка.
to make or shape (a metal object) by heating it in a fire or furnace and hammering it. Рус. ковать
clearly different from other. Рус. особый, особенный
a thn stright stick of wood or metal
turn or bend into a bent shape
to hit or beat with a hammer
to rub something using a piece of cloth or brush to clean it and make it shine (Cambridge)
to move (one's hand or cloth) back and forth against the surface (Oxford)
any of various usually liquid substances that can react with and sometimes dissolve other materials (Cambridge). Рус. кислота
to make known or show something
a repeated decorative design
to defend (Britons) against Saxons
to protect from harm or danger
an army or country that uses force to enter and take control of another country (Cambridge)
very large, powerful, or important
to establish (details)
to show to be true or certain
be at the height of fame, excellence, influence, etc.
to account for (the King Arthur legend)
to give an explanation