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VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR

 

9 Fill in the gaps with appropriate expressions:

consists comprises graduated

including accommodating awarded

subscribes equipped gained

accredited broadness

 

a) The ICT Prague is known for both the depth and ……………… of its educational and research activities in almost all branches of chemistry.

b) Vladimír Prelog, professor at the ETH Zürich who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1975, ……………….. from the School of Chemical Technology in 1928, and he ………………… his PhD degree there several years later.

c) The ICT Prague ………………………. of four faculties, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Faculty of Environmental Technology, Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, and departments …………………… the needs of all ICT Faculties.

d) The ICT Prague currently …………………. almost 780 staff, …………………… about 40 professors, 100 associate professors, and 280 assistant professors and assistants.

e) The Faculties of the ICT are ………………….. to provide three-year Bachelor programmes, two-year Master programmes and PhD programmes.

f) The ICT Prague operates a superbly …………………. Central Library.

g) The Library ……………….. to some 300 professional periodicals and has an electronic access to scientific journals.

h) Graduates are ………………… the title "Bachelor" (equivalent to BSc)

 

10 Use the right preposition:

a) The university consists ……….. six faculties.

b) The school laboratory is equipped ……… modern machines and devices.

c) Paul graduated ………. the ICT Prague in 2005.

e) The university………. a number of prominent scientists.

f) The Library subscribes ………… a large number of professional periodicals.

g) The faculty comprises ……….. 8 departments.

h) She majored …….. a study programme leading ……… a degree ……… biochemistry.

 

 

11 Match the Am and Br English expressions of academic ranking and structure of administration with their definitions:

 

 

 

 

the head of a university =

a person in a university who is in charge of a faculty =

a person in charge of a university department =

the chief official in an academic institution handling financial and student records =

a university teacher of the highest, most prestigious rank, exhausting all normally-expected promotions =

a teacher at a university who has a rank just below the rank of a Professor and who has been granted tenure, i.e. the right to stay permanently in your job, especially as a teacher at a university =

a teacher at a university who has a rank just below the rank of an Associate Professor; the entry-level rank for faculty on the "tenure track" =

 

 

12 Fill in the structure of administration:

 

 


Vyměnit – domečky – definice

Discussion – status of ICT – why/why not an honourable competition?

TOP

DISCUSSION

 

13 Discuss in pairs or small groups:

· Why did you choose to study at the ICT Prague?



· What is the status of the ICT among other Czech universities providing education in chemistry and pursuing scientific research? Why?

· How do you think the ICT would stand in comparison with other universities of a similar focus worldwide? Explain.

· What is essential for a university focused on Chemistry and scientific research to be successful and to offer the best education and future career prospects to their students? How can the success of such institution be measured?

· Can you think of the top 5 world universities providing Chemistry education?

· What makes these academic institutions so successful and prestigious? What do you think are the main differences from the ICT?

 

HOMEWORK

 

14 Based on the instructions given by your teacher, look up the information about one of the top 5 universities. Next class you are going to introduce the information and discuss the differences between the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague and the chosen university. Think in terms of broadness, requirements, courses, degrees, opportunities offered for scientific research/project participation/internships, career options, etc. Focus on new vocabulary.

 

(Q 15 to be discussed next class after Ss have introduced (in groups) their universities)

 

 

15 Where do you see the advantages/disadvantages of the educational systems of these

universities? Would you like to study at any of these universities? Why?

 

16 Fill in the table with appropriate forms:

Adjective / Antonym Noun Verb
broad    
long    
  width  
    thicken
high  
0 0 weight  
short    
0 0   grow

 

 

DISCUSSION

17 Answer the following questions:

· Have you ever studied abroad? How was it?

· Think of reasons why to take part in Erasmus programme.

18 Match phrases describing advantages of taking part in Erasmus. Discuss.

1. stand out a. better degree

2. grow b. a different culture

3. learn c. new friends

4. access d. a higher salary

5. improve e. new education approaches

6. meet/make f. an international perspective

7. discover g. independence and confidence

8. gain h. a variety of subject areas

9. experience i. language skills

10. achieve j. in the job market

11. earn k. new challenges

12. face l. a range of life-skills/intercultural skills

 

 

ROLEPLAY

 

19 You are going to act out an interview of a candidate for the Erasmus exchange program. One of you is an interviewer from the school’s Language department and the other one is a student-candidate. Ask and answer questions about the student’s background in chemistry and foreign languages, about his/her intentions and reasons for studying abroad, about the potential school and its system etc.

 

 

WRITING

 

20 Choose one of the following topics:

a) Write a magazine article that introduces and promotes ICT Prague in attempt to attract potential future students. When writing, keep in mind the type of readers you are trying to address and the type of information they might appreciate. Should it be formal or informal? Serious or fun?

 

b) Write a letter to a friend stating your intention to study chemistry abroad and explaining the reasons why you want to do so.

 

VOCABULARY EXERCISES

 

 

21 Find words which are described by the following definitions:

 

a ceremony at which students receive a university degree = ……………………………….

scientific study done in the field, such as measuring and examining things = …………..…

a large hall (in schools) where meals are served = ………………………………..………..

time of rest and recreation away from school = …………………………………..………...

a speech to a group of students, especially as a method of teaching at universities =………

a person who has completed a course of study in college or university = ………………….

 

22 Choose a suitable expression for each definition. In one case, two options are

correct.

 

1. the grounds of a university:

a) campus b) campsite c) campground d) resort

 

2. accommodation for university students:

a) tent b) dormitory c) hall of residence d) greenhouse

 

3. a student at a college or university:

a) graduate b) tutor c) supervisor d) undergraduate

4. a student in the second year of a course of study at a college or university:

a) freshman b) sophomore c) junior d) senior

 

5. a former student of a college or university:

a) aluminium b) registrar c) alumnus (pl. alumni) d) participant

 

6. a club for a group of women students at an American college or university:

a) fraternity b) sorority c) sect d) γ team

 

7. the act of officially removing somebody from their job, school, team, etc. for a period of

time, usually as a punishment:

a) detention b) detection c) deletion d) suspension

 

8. a course that you must take before you are allowed to take another particular course:

a) precursor b) predominant c) prerequisite d) preparatory

 

9. a period of time during which a student or new graduate gets practical experience in a job:

a) vacation b) exposure c) exchange programme d) internship

 

23 Explain the meaning of these expressions in English:

to cram for an exam – to grant a scholarship – a freshman – gaps in knowledge – to acquire knowledge – exam fever – thesis – a credit – to observe the rules - curriculum

 

24 Give opposites of the expressions in italics:

a private school

successful applicants

compulsory/obligatory subjects

to pass the finals

to be absent

failure

to start the university

major in Chemistry

skip/cut classes

superficial/shallow knowledge

to be expelled/suspended from school

drop a course

sit/take exams

 

25 Match verbs with nouns:

 

DO     GET     TAKE   courses homework research projects credits exams a thesis an experiment a degree a job

 

 

26 Fill in the appropriate words:

 

exam test an assignment master's degree in chemical engineering studies course experiment year education

 

acquire/get/lack (an) ……………….

design/plan a ……………….

perform/carry out/conduct an ……………….

be in the first, second, etc. ……………….

cheat in/on a ……………….

work on/write/do/submit an ……………….

finish/complete your ……………….

take/do/sit an ……………….

earn/receive/be awarded a ……………….

 

 

27 Number the expressions in what you think is a logical order. Compare with

a partner.

 

__ pass entrance exams

__ pursue carrier in your field of study

__ participate in an exchange programme

__ apply for a job

__ enrol in/on the course

__ graduate (from) university

__ get knowledge and practical experience in a professional environment

__ submit thesis

__ apply to a university

__ fulfil/meet the requirements

__ matriculate (n. matriculation)

__ undertake research

__ set goals

 

PHRASAL VERBS

 

28 Complete the sentences with appropriate phrasal verbs and explain their meanings:

 

hand back look up do over work out go through fill in hand/turn in fill out catches on keeping up speak up

 

 

a. He didn’t know the meaning of the word but didn’t think to ______ it ______ in the dictionary.

b. He ______ ______very quickly. You never have to explain anything twice.

c. Could you please ______ ______? We can’t hear you at the back.

d. I can’t ______ ______ how to do this math problem.

e. Margaret has always had problems ____ ____ with the other students in the class.

 

 

f. You did this assignment incorrectly; please ______ it ______.

g. I have to ______ ______ my notes again before the final test.

h. Please ______ ______ your name and ID number here.

i. You need to ______ ______ this application.

j. We have to ______ ______ the essays by next Thursday.

k. He is going to ______ our essays ______ next week.

 

29 Match the expressions that go together and use them in sentences showing their meanings:

 

freshman practice/research tuition assessment fee

placement continuous laboratory introductory

needs assessment undergraduate admission gap student year (2x) competitive co-educational

form institution goals/targets/objectives courses policy

international marketplace application

career test educational grounding in chemistry

 

30 Work out the crossword:


Across 1. engage in or follow up 6. register, enter in a list 8. head of a faculty 9. obligatory10. careful, systematic or scientific search or inquiry11. dissertation embodying results of original research13. award or acceptance of an academic degree14. include, contain, be made of, constitute Down 2. student at a college or university studying for a 1st degree 3. optional 4. gain 5. newcomer, 1st year student 7. the act of accepting into a school or organization12. to be unsuccessful

LISTENING

 

31 Before listening to the recording, discuss in pairs the following questions:

· What do you know about Chemical Engineering? Can you define it?

· What does a chemical engineer do?

 

32 How do you understand the following statements about Chemical Engineering?

· It takes chemistry out of the lab into the field

· It is the broadest branch of engineering

· It provides education on the job

· It is a career full of variety

 

33 Match these words with their definitions:

1 impacted a) meet, experience

2 comprehend b) competences, abilities

3 encounter c) implant

4 require d) enhance

5 specifically e) affected, influenced

6 improve f) get, receive, achieve

7 mass-produce g) decrease, drop

8 remediation h) need, demand

9 capabilities i) improving or correcting something, stopping damage

10 acquire j) understand

11 instil k) produce in large quantities

12 decline l) particularly

 

34 Match words to make collocations:

1 scope of a) methods

2 overcome b) chemicals

3 draw upon/on c) level

4 efficient d) problems

5 cost e) hours

6 synthetic f) sites

7 process g) operations

8 industrial h) growth

9 monitor or direct i) fibres

10 longer j) work

11 entry k) seekers

12 employment l) effective

13 construction m) plants

14 job n) knowledge

 

 

35 Listen to the recording about Chemical Engineering and answer the questions:

 

1. What fields do chemical engineers work in?

 

 

2. Except for “making things”, where else is their expertise applied?

 

 

3. What places do they work at?

 

 

4. What are the working hours of chemical engineers?

 

 

5. What is required for almost all entry level chemical engineering jobs?

 

 

6. What dual purpose does the core curriculum of chemical engineering programme serve?

 

 

7. What types of courses might you take in the 3rd year?

 

 

8. What is ABET?

 

 

9. What is the average entry level salary that you could expect to earn with the degree in

chemical engineering?

 

 

10. What are the employment opportunities?

 

 

11. What’s the expected employment growth over the projection decade of 2006 through

2016?

 

 

12. What area among manufacturing industries may provide the best opportunities for job

seekers?

 

 

13. What areas are expected to show the highest employment growth?

 

36 Which of these characteristics should a chemical engineer have? Explain why.

patient, funny, good interpersonal and communication skills, optimistic, creative, flexible, talkative, punctual, analytical thinking, ambitious, competitive, cooperative, modest, persevering

 

 

VOCABULARY

37 Complete the text using the words in the box:

 

work on meeting analyze evaluating design maximize evaluate determine draws on looking at to solve translate remain improving minimize apply

The area of chemical engineering is broader in scope than the other engineering branches as it …………….. math, physics, and chemistry. Aptitude for these engineering foundations is thus vital. They …………….. the principles of math, physics and chemistry to the design and operation of large-scale chemical manufacturing processes; …………….. processes developed in the laboratories into practical, real-world applications for the production of products such as fuels, plastics, medicines and detergents. They also …………….. industrial plants to …………….. costs and …………….. productivity; and …………….. plant operations for product quality and performance. When both processes and equipment are designed, chemical engineers …………….. at a production facility …………….. problems that might occur as the processes continue. Once changes upsetting a running system occur, they …………….. samples from the system, …………….. pressures, temperatures, flow rates and other parameters to …………….. the problem. Chemical engineers also …………….. expanding projects, …………….. existing equipment and processes and …………….. new devices. …………….. environmental, safety and health regulations also plays a key role in the work life of a chemical engineer.

 

38 Explain the meaning of these words from the text:

aptitude ………………………………………………………………………………………….

foundations ……………………………………………………………………………………...

vital ……………………………………………………………………………………………...

large-scale ………………………………………………………………………………………

 

manufacturing processes………………………………………………………………………...

facility …………………………………………………………………………………………..

occur ……………………………………………………………………………………………

running system …………………………………………………………...……………………..

samples ………………………………………………………………………………………….

flow rates ………………………………………………………………………………………..

expanding ………………………………………………………………………………….........

 

DISCUSSION

39 Discuss in pairs or groups:

· What areas of chemical engineering do you consider the most interesting/important?

· How does chemical engineering differ from your field of study?

· Would you like to be a chemical engineer? Why? Why not?

 

ROLEPLAY

 

40 Act out a job interview with an applicant for the post of a chemical engineer at a chosen field/branch. First discuss the specifics of the post, workplace and requirements for the position.

 

WRITING

 

41 Write a short essay discussing what field of chemistry you would like to specialize in and why.

 

GRAMMAR LINKS

 

42 Refresh your knowledge of the word order and tenses in English sentences by referring to the Grammar File.

 


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