1) What is the date today?
2) What day is it today?
3) Where were you born?
4) When is your birthday?
5) How many months are there in a year?
6) How many minutes are there in 3 hours?
7) Who is the first (the last) to leave home for work/studies in your family?
8) What time is it now?
9) What time did you get up yesterday?
10) How old will you be in 2020?
11) How many students in your group are from Odessa?
12) What is half of ten?
13) What is a quarter of twelve?
14) What is five times seven?
15) What do fifty-six and ninety-four make?
16) What is the second month of the year?
17) What holiday do Ukrainian people celebrate on the twenty-fourth of August?
18) What time do your studies start in the morning?
2. Translate the following word combinations into your language:
Gain practical experience, work as doctors assistants in hospitals, the procedure of admission to medical universities, allow future doctors to get a good knowledge of medicine and practical experience, Ukrainian school-leavers , take entrance exams, results of the External Independent Testing, separate from traditional universities, learn to diagnose different diseases, carry out laboratory analyses and treat people for different diseases.
3. Andriy is a second year medical student at Bogomolets National Medical University in Kiev. This summer he visited his uncle Valeriy, who lives in New York, there he met some young people studying medicine at New York University. Read what he told them about higher medical education in Ukraine.
Students can get higher medical education in Ukraine at institutions called medical universities, which are separate from traditional universities. Ukrainian students do not need any preliminary higher education to enter a medical university. The procedure of admission to medical universities has changed greatly recently. Nowadays Ukrainian school-leavers do not take any entrance exams. Medical universities admit their students on the basis of the results of the External Independent Testing, which students take after their final school year. They have to pass tests in Ukrainian Language and Literature, Biology and Chemistry or Physics successfully to enter a medical university.
The course of studies lasts 6 years. For two years medical students learn so-called pre-clinical subjects, such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Anatomy, Histology. They also learn a foreign language, as well as philosophy, psychology and the fundamentals of economics. From the third to the fifth year the students have clinical subjects. They learn to diagnose different diseases, to carry out laboratory analyses and treat people for different diseases.
After their third year of studies medical students have a practical training, during which they work as nurses. After the fourth year they have another practical training. This time they work as doctors assistants at therapeutic, surgical and other departments in hospitals. During their 6-th year they gain more experience in one of the 3 main clinical subjects: Therapy, Surgery or Obstetrics. After the 6th year of studies they work as interns at a large hospital for two years, specializing in one of the fields of medicine. So, the course of medical studies is long, but it allows future doctors to get a good knowledge of medicine and practical experience, necessary for treating people.