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READING AND DISCUSSION

 

2.1 Read the international words and guess their meaning.

Student, university, international, company, doctor, mathematics, physics, professor, department, academic, design, informatics, social, coffee, class, lecture, seminar, cafeteria, politics, film, music, sports, technology, museum, gallery, concert, theatre, excursion, historical, cultural.

 

2.2 Practise in reading and give Russian equivalents of the following words.

London, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Westminster, law, lawyer, company, mathematics, physics, daughter, media, design, science, humanities, foreign, language, elementary, course, include, require, abroad, shower, toast, combine, tutorial, lecturer, typically, independently, walk, break, indoors, library, technology, relax, specialize, discipline, graduation.

 

2.3 Read and translate the text.

Happy to be a student

Hello. My name is Ann Brooker. I知 eighteen. I知 from London. I live in a house in the West End of London with my mother, father, and my younger brother John. My parents are in their late forties. My father works as a lawyer for an international company. My mother is a doctor. They like their jobs very much. John is fourteen, he goes to school. He is good at mathematics and physics.

My older sister Caroline is a teacher. She is married to an American. Her husband David is a music professor. Caroline is fond of music too. They have a five-year-old daughter. Her name is Susan.

I知 a student at the University of Westminster. It is one of the largest universities in London, England. There are more than 23,800 students from 132 countries at my university. There are ten departments (academic schools) within the University of Westminster: School of Law, School of Media, Arts and Design, School of Informatics, etc. Many Westminster students study part-time and in the evening. There are a lot of people from all over the world specializing in different academic disciplines.

I知 a full-time student of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages. I知 in the first year of linguistics and languages course. I知 interested in modern foreign languages, including Russian and French. This semester I study English, history, elementary Russian, literature, psychology, and other subjects. My course takes four years and requires a year abroad.

I study five days a week, Monday till Friday. I usually get up at 6.30, have a shower and then have coffee and toast for breakfast. It takes me half an hour to walk to the university. Sometimes I go by bus. I知 never late for classes. They start at eight in the morning and go on until three in the afternoon. Every day I attend four or five classes. Our classes combine lectures with seminars or tutorials where we interact with our lecturers in small groups. I enjoy my university classes and never miss them. The University of Westminster is a typically British university where students work much independently.

I have lunch in the university cafeteria with my friends. I like to go for short walks during the breaks because I have to spend much time indoors.



There are some campuses at Westminster. Each campus contains a set of buildings and has its own library. I like to do my homework and prepare for classes in one of the libraries. I can also read my favourite university newspaper The Smoke there. I知 interested in current news, politics, films, music, arts and culture, sports, science and technology.

I am usually very tired after classes. I spend my evenings at home with my family and do my homework. After dinner we sometimes watch a DVD. On Monday and Thursday evenings I go to the swimming pool with my boyfriend Alex. He is in the second year at Harrow School of Computer Science, one of the departments of the University of Westminster. I知 also fond of computers and spend some evenings in the Internet café with my friends. On Friday evening I just relax and stay at home.

At weekends I visit my sister痴 family. We have a good rest together. We enjoy the historical and cultural places of England痴 capital: museums, galleries, concert halls, and the theatres. Sometimes we go on weekend excursions out of the country to Wales, Scotland, or Ireland with the whole family.

I知 proud and happy of being a student at the University of Westminster. I study very hard and want to pass exams in the end of this term. I like my university and I want to get a good job after graduation.

 

2.5 Are the sentences true or false? Correct the false sentences.

1. Ann Brooker is seventeen. 2. She is from Wales. 3. Her parents are in their late fifties. 4. Her brother John is good at mathematics. 5. Her sister Caroline is fond of art. 6. Caroline is single. 7. Ann is married to an American. 8. Ann is a student at the University of Westminster. 9. She studies part-time and in the evening. 10. Ann is a student of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages. 11. She specializes in computers. 12. Her course takes five years. 13. It takes her half an hour to walk to the university. 14. Every day she attends four or five classes. 15. At the University of Westminster British students work much independently. 16. Ann spends much time outdoors. 17. She is interested in current news, politics, films, music, arts and culture, sports, science and technology. 18. On Friday evening she has a rest in the Internet café. 19. At weekends Ann Brooker visits historical and cultural places of London. 20. At the University of Westminster students from all over the world specialize in different academic disciplines. 21. Ann is proud of being a student. 22. Ann doesn稚 study hard.

 

2.6 Complete the following sentences.

1. Ann Brooker is ___ years old. 2. She is from ___. 3. Ann is a student. 4. Her parents like ___. 5. She has a sister and a ___. 6. She is the ___ child in her family. 7. She痴 a student at ___. 8. The University of Westminster is in ___. 9. There are ___ students at the University of Westminster. 10. She is a student of the School of ___. 11. Ann is interested in ___. 12. Ann studies ___ days a week. 13. In the morning she ___. 14. She is never ___. 15. Her classes start ___. 16. Her classes combine ___. 17. At the University of Westminster British students___. 18. Her course requires a year ___.19. She has ___at the university cafeteria. 20. She likes to do her ___in the library. 21. The university newspaper is called ___. 22. After classes Ann ___. 23. On Monday and Thursday evenings she goes to ___. 24. Alex is a ___ 25. Ann is fond of ___. 26. At weekends Ann Brooker ___. 27. Ann is proud of ___. 28. She wants to ___.

 

2.7 Answer the following questions about the text.

1. How old is Ann Brooker? 2. Where is she from? 3. What are her parents? 4. Does she have a sister and a brother? 5. What are they? 6. Where does Ann study? 7. Is she a part-time student? 8. What course does she take? 9. Where is her university? 10. Does she usually get up very early? 11. What does she have for breakfast? 12. How does she go to the university? 13. How many classes does she have every day? 14. How long does her course last? 15. Is she interested in maths and physics? 16. What can you tell about her classes? 17. How do students work and study in a typically British university? 18. Where does Ann have lunch? 19. What does Ann like to do in the library? 20. Is Ann tired after classes? 21. What does she do in the evenings? 22. What is her boyfriend? 23. How does Ann Brooker spend her weekends?

 

2.8 Complete the chart about Ann痴 life and studies.

Name Age Family Residence University School Subjects Interests and hobbies Free time Friends
Ann Brooker . .. . .

 

2.9 Read the text. Do the assignments that follow.

Patrick痴 university course

Patrick Binchey is from Ireland. He is nineteen. He studies abroad. Patrick is a freshman at Seton Hall University, NJ, USA. There are many schools and departments at the university. Patrick is in the first year of computer science course. It is his first semester at Seton Hall University.

Fall semester at the university begins in the end of August. Patrick attends his courses three times a week for 50 minutes. His core curriculum includes some areas of study: English, mathematics, physics, natural and social sciences, and fine arts. As most entering students Patrick takes five classes this semester: English (first-year writing course), Introduction to Computer Science, General Chemistry, Mathematics (Calculus), and Music History as an elective class.

Patrick is very busy every day. His classes begin at 8 a.m. and go on until 3 p.m. He gets up at 6.30, has a shower and then has breakfast at the university cafeteria on campus. He attends lectures, seminars and has classes in the computer lab. He is interested in programming languages. Patrick wants to be a successful student right from the start and never misses his classes. Twice a week Patrick meets his mentor and discusses progress in his classes.

As many international students, Patrick lives in one of the residence halls on campus. There are a lot of students from all over the world specializing in different academic subjects. His roommate Kurt is from Hamburg, Germany. He is a sophomore at College of Engineering. He majors in physics. Kurt wants to go into business in Germany. This semester he takes English, Computer Science, Calculus, Statistics, Physics for Scientists, and History. Patrick and Kurt are very friendly. They like to speak about their students life and classes. Kurt likes to practise his English with Patrick, he wants to speak it fluently. Kurt is fond of sports, he often goes to gym to play table tennis and volleyball. He is a very sociable person.

There are many student organizations at Seton Hall University. Patrick wants to find club or organization that matches his interests. He is interested in music; he likes to play the guitar.

Patrick has no much time to waste. He wants to pass midterm exams in October and final exams in December and enjoy his Christmas break at home.

 

2.10 Match the words with their Russian equivalents.

1. to study abroad 2. freshman 3. school 4. computer science 5. fall semester 6. core curriculum 7. area of study 8. calculus 9. elective 10. to have breakfast 11. to be interested in 12. campus 13. successful 14. to miss classes 15. mentor 16. international student 17. roommate 18. sophomore 19. to major in 20. to speak English fluently 21. sociable 22. to waste time 23. midterm exams 24. to pass final exams 25. Christmas break.

 

 

2.11 Agree or disagree with the following.

1. Patrick Binchey is from Germany. 2. Patrick is a freshman at one of the American universities. 3. He majors in computer science. 4. Patrick has classes three times a week for 50 minutes. 5. English is not in his core curriculum. 6. Patrick takes English, General Chemistry, Mathematics this term. 7. He is interested in modern literature. 8. He lives on campus. 9. Patrick wastes much time and misses his classes. 10. His roommate Kurt is from Berlin, Germany. 11. Kurt takes Statistics this semester. 12. Kurt is fond of programming languages. 13. Patrick is interested in music. 14. Patrick wants to enjoy his Christmas break in the USA.

 

2.12 Answer the questions.

1. Where is Patrick Binchey from? 2. How old is he? 3. Is he an international student? 4. What does he major in? 5. Where does he live in America? 6. What does he study this semester? 7. What are Patrick痴 hobbies and interests? 8. What can you tell about his working day? 9. What does his roommate study? 10. Are Patrick and Kurt friendly? 11. What club does Patrick want to find? 12. Where does he want to spend his Christmas break?

 

TALKING ABOUT YOU

 

3.1 - Answer the questions about you.

- Ask your partner the same questions.

1. What is your name (first name, surname)? 2. Do you have a sister/brother? 3. What do your parents do? 4. What is your nationality? 5. Where are you from? 6. What is your address? 7. What is your phone number? 8. How old are you? 9.Are you married? 10.What are you (what do you do)? 11. Where do you study? 12. Do you study maths, physics, computers at the university? 13. What time do you get up? 14. What time do your lessons begin? 15. Do you have lunchtime? 16. When do you get home? 17. What is your favourite subject? 18. Will you be a teacher? 19. Are you very busy every day? 20. Where do you live? 21. Have you got any friends? 22. What are they? 23. What are you interested in? 24. What are you fond of? 25. How do you spend your free time? 26. What do you do at the weekends? 27. Do you like your students life?

 

3.2 Look at Exercise 2.8 and complete a similar chart about you.

 

3.3 Ask your partner some questions about his/her friend.


Name

Country

Town

Family

Place of work (study)

Interests and hobbies

Languages

Free time

What is his/her name?

..

..

..

.

.

.

.


 

3.4 Read the questionnaire and answer the questions. Ask students in the class the questions. Find people with the same answers as yours.

1. What's your favourite food?

2. What's your favourite drink?

3. What's your favourite colour?

4. What are your favourite clothes?

5. What are your favourite shoes?

6. Who's your favourite singer?

7. What are your favourite things to do at weekends?

8 Who's your favourite person?

9 Where's your favourite place?

10 Who's your favourite film star or actor?

 

3.5 In pairs or small groups speak on the following topics.

1. My first-year studies.

2. My friend痴 university course.

 

EVERYDAY ENGLISH

4.1 Read and practise the conversations with your partner. Act them to the class.

1. Ted: Hello, Mike.

Mike: Hello. How are you?

Ted: I知 fine. And how are you?

Mike: I知 fine too.

Ted: It痴 a nice day today, isn稚 it?

Mike: Yes, it is.

 

2. John: Hello, Miss Brown.

Miss Brown: Hello, John.

John: Miss Brown, this is Nick Jones. He痴 our new student.

Nick: How do you do, Miss Brown.

Miss Brown: How do you do, Nick. I知 glad to meet you.

Nick: I知 glad to meet you too.

Miss Brown: Well, it痴 time for class now.

 

3. Ben: Hello, Ted. This is Dan Smith.

Ted: Hello. Glad to meet you.

Dan: It痴 nice to meet you too.

 

4. Peter: Hi, Dave.

Dave: Hi, Peter. This is Tom, my roommate.

Peter: Hi, Tom. How are you doing?

Tom: Fine, Peter. How are you?

Peter: Not bad, thanks. Nice meeting you.

Tom: Pleased to meet you too.

 

4.2 Match a sentence in A with a reply sentence in B.

A B

1. I知 hungry. A. Why don稚 you hurry?

2. I知 thirsty. B. Would you like a sandwich?

3. I知 tired. C. Why don稚 you go to bed?

4. I知 bored. D. Have a drink.

5. I知 unhappy. E. Turn on the fan.

6. I知 late. F. There痴 a good film on TV.

7. I知 sick and tired of winter! G. Don稚 worry! It値l be spring soon.

8. I知 hot. H. Why don稚 you call your parents?

9. I知 homesick. I. Can I do anything to help?

 

4.3 What do you say in the following situations?

(Someone is thirsty) Why don稚 you have ..?

(Someone is going away) Bye! Have a ..!

(Someone sneezes and has a red nose) Oh! Have you got a .?

(Someone has a new camera) Is that new? Can I have ..?

 

4.4 Read and translate the conversation. Make similar conversation with your partner.

1. Teacher: Who痴 absent today?

Mike: Peter and Jane are. They are ill.

Teacher: And what about Ann? Is she ill too?

Mike: I don稚 think so. I think she痴 late.

2. - It's a nice day today, isn稚 it?

- The weather is nice indeed

- What痴 the temperature today?

- It's 20 degrees above zero.

2. -What痴 the weather like today?

-As far as I know, it will be rainy and windy.

- It痴 a pity! I don稚 want to go out in such a weather.

 

4.5 Complete the conversation. Practise it with your partner.

- Hello. My _____is Lisa. What痴 ______ name?

- My name _____ Mike.

- ________ are you from, Mike?

- ________ from Boston. Where ______ you from?

- _______ _______ Boston, too!

 

4.6 Read and practise the conversations with your partner. Make similar conversations.

 

1. Ben: Bye, Dave. Dave: So long, Ben. Ben: Have a nice weekend. Dave: Thanks.You too.   2. Dave: Goodbye, Jerry. Jerry: Bye. Have a nice weekend. Dave: Thank you. See you on Monday.   3. - Bye, Dad. I知 off to college now. - Bye. Have a nice day.   4. -Have a nice evening! - Thanks. And the same to you. See you tomorrow.  

 

4.7 Write the conversations in the correct order. Practise the conversations with other students using your names.

1. - I知 fine, thank you. And you?

- I知 OK, thanks.

- Hello, Lisa. It痴 Mike.

- Mike! How are you?

- Hello, Lisa Jefferson.

 

2. Hello, Ann! How are you?

- Fine, thanks! See you at 7.00 in the café?

- OK, thanks, Nick. And you?

- Thanks, and you too. Bye, Ann!

- Bye, Nick.

- Yes, see you later, Nick. Have a nice day.

 

3. Not bad, thanks. And you?

- Very well, thanks. How are the children?

- Hi, Caroline! It痴 me, David. How are you?

- They are fine.

 

WRITING

 

5.1 This is an Application for Enrollment for an English school. Complete this form with information about yourself. Compare your application with a groupmate痴.

 


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