The Hot Dog Тест по чтению

Тест по чтению «The Hot Dog»

Подготовили учителя английского языка ГБОУ СОШ 183

Старосветская О.А. и Панова Е.С.

Чтение с извлечением необходимой информации.

Данная разработка может быть использована на уроке домашнего чтения по английскому языку для учащихся 5 класса.

The Hot Dog

dish — блюдо

frankfurter – сосиска (амер.)

dachshund — такса

sausage — сосиска

especially — особенно

tank – специальный резервуар для жидкости

row — ряд

People of different countries have their own favourite food. You already know some things about traditional Russian and English dishes. Here are some facts about a thing that has become popular all over the world.

Have you ever eaten hot dogs? Do you like them?

Hot dogs came to Russia from America. But its home country is Germany.

In its home country people called this food frankfurter, after Frankfurt, a German city. Frankfurters first appeared in the United States in 1860. Americans called frankfurters “dachshund sausages”. A dachshund is a dog from Germany with a very long body and short legs. “Dachshund sausage” was a good name for the frankfurter.

Dachshund sausages first became popular in New York, especially at baseball games. Their sellers kept them warm in hot-water tanks. As they walked up and down the rows of people, they shouted “Get your dachshund sausages! Get your dachshund sausages!” People bought the sausages and put them on buns, special kind of bread.

One day in 1906 a newspaper cartoonist Tad Dorgan went to see a baseball game. When he saw the men selling the dachshund sausages, he got an idea for a cartoon. The next day at the newspaper office he drew a bun with a dachshund in it – not a dachshund sausage, but a dachshund. Dorgan didn’t know how to spell dachshund. So, under the cartoon, he wrote “Get your hot dogs!”

The cartoon was a sensation, and so was the new name (и новое название тоже). If you go to a baseball game today, you can still see sellers walking around with hot-water tanks. As they walk up and down the rows they shout: “Get your hot dogs here! Get your hot dogs here!”


I. Answer the following questions:

1. What country did hot dogs come to Russia from? ____________________________________________________________________

2. What did people call hot dog in its home country?


3. Where did dachshund sausages become popular first?


4. Where did sellers keep these sausages?


II. Choose the right answer:

A dachshund is a dog from Germany with

a very short body and long legs

a very long body and short legs

a very short body and short legs

People put the sausages on buns. A “bun is

a special kind of meat

a special kind of bread

a special kind of fish

Tad Dorgan worked in the newspaper office and

drew news

drew cartoons

drew pictures

4. Tad Dorgan wrote under the cartoon “Get your hot dogs”

a) because the cartoon was a sensation

b) because he didn’t know how to spell the word “dachshund”

c) because the sellers walked around with hot-water tanks

III. True/False?

A frankfurter and a hot dog is just one and the same thing._____

Americans called frankfurters “dachshund sausages”._____

Tad Dorgan got an idea for a cartoon in 1906.____

Tad Dorgan created a newspaper cartoon of a baseball game._____


1. Hot dogs came to Russia from America.

2. People called this food frankfurter.

3. Dachshund sausages first became popular in New York.

4. Sellers kept them in hot-water tanks.

a) b b) b c) b d) b

1. True 2.True 3.True 4. False

Список литературы:

Афанасьева О.В., Верещагина И.Н. Английский язык. 5 класс. Книга для чтения. – М.: Просвещение, 2012