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Family relations. Household chores.

on the basis of -

for two years

from the third to the fifth year -

treat for -

5. Answer the questions:


a) Where can Ukrainian students get higher medical education?

b) Do Ukrainian students need any preliminary higher education to enter a medical university?

c) Do Ukrainian school leavers have to take any entrance exams nowadays?

d) How do medical universities admit their students?

e) When do Ukrainian school-leavers usually take External Independent Testing?

f) What tests do they have to pass successfully to enter a medical university?

g) How long does the course of studies at Ukrainian Medical Universities last?

h) When do medical students learn pre-clinical subjects?

i) When do they have clinical subjects?

j) What do they do during their sixth year?

k) When do future doctors start working as interns?




1. Read the following numerals in English:

a) 10, 12, 37, 91, 16, 245, 1568, 7, 21, 56, 982, 11, 67, 130, 3468 15 43, 786, 39, 347, 45, 2600, 2574, 59, 73, 82, 671, 83, 8945, 592

b) Years: 2000, 1463, 1348, 1980, 1370, 2004, 1961, 1583, 1848, 1981, 1420, 1994, 2001, 1234, 1212, 1533, 1289, 1920, 2010

c) Time: 2.15, 3.20, 8.45, 10.35, 6.30, 7.15, 1.10, 2.40. 1.30, 7.05, 8.40, 7.50, 6.10, 9.20, 12.05, 3.15, 4.40, 8.10, 7.35

d) Fractions: 3/8, 1 1/2, 2/5, 4 1/3, 3/4, 1/2, 0.1, 2.35, 32.305

e) Dates: 22/09/2000; 01/12/1998; 03/10/2010; 17/08/2006; 30/04/1990

f) Percentage: 10%; 99%;12,5%; 55%; 3,9%; 88%

g) Change the cardinal numerals into ordinal ones: one, two, three, seventy-eight, twelve, nine, eleven, ninety, thirty-five, fifteen, twenty


2. Look at the table below and notice how prepositions of time are used:

in at on
in the morning at 8 o'clock on Fridays
in the afternoon at noon on Wednesday
in the evening at night on Thursday (days) etc.
in August (months) at midnight on January 27th (dates)
in summer (seasons) at Easter on Monday morning
in 1992 (years) at Christmas on a cold day
in the 20th century at the weekend on a summer night

Fill in the gaps with in, on or at:

1....... ...... September 9.................... Christmas 17........Saturday night
2. March 25th 10....................... spring 18night
3the afternoon 11 New Year's Day 19noon
4.1983 12lO o'clock 20the weekend
5Friday 13.............. midnight 21.a summer day
6.the evening 14Sundays 22....... Friday morning
7.9o'clock 15................... Easter 23.................. autumn
8a hot day 16....... the 19th century 24..a winter night


3. Complete the dialogue between Andriy and his uncle Valeriy with the sentences from the box:


- during my four years of - that was in 1990 - About a year and a half. - Fifty per cent of my groupmates want to become surgeons - you still have about 5 years to change your mind,

Andriy: Uncle, what year did you graduate from the university?

Valeriy: Well, 1------------------------------, and it was still in Kiev, by the way, I graduated from Bogomolets Medical University, the one you are studying at now.

Andriy: Exactly! Was it easy for you to find a job here in New York?

Valeriy: Not at all! First, I had to study to confirm my degree here.

Andriy: Did it take you a long time?

Valeriy: 2------------------------------------------------------------- Then I became a resident physician.

Andriy: Is that something like an intern in Ukraine?

Valeriy: Right,3 ---------------------------------------- residiency I worked in the field of obstetrics.

Andriy: I see4------------------------------------- and the other half want to specialize in obstetrics.

Valeriy: What about you?

Andriy: To tell you the truth, Im really interested in cardiosurgery.

Valeriy: Well, a good choice, but not an easy one. In fact, 5---------- but anyway I believe in you!

4. Put questions to the underlined words:


a) He is twenty-seven now.

b) It is the tenth of September today.

c) He woke up at 6a.m. this morning.

d) She was born on the 11th of February.

e) It is half past five.

f) He died two years ago.


clinical subjects practical training


Family relations. Household chores.

Activity 1. “Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head.” (Chinese proverb)

“It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” (Johann Schiller, a German poet, philosopher, historian and playwright)

You’ve already got acquainted with some students from other countries at the conference and you want to know your new friend/s better. Ask him/her:

· whether he/she has any siblings (sisters/brothers);

· which member of his/her family he/she has a particularly close relationship with;

· whether he/she tells his/her parents secrets;

· whether he/she is married or single, has a girlfriend/boyfriend;

· whether his/her family gets together on holidays;

· how household chores are shared among the members of his/her family;

· how often he/she spring-cleans his/her house/flat and how long it takes him/her to do it;

· what he/she does to make his/her work more pleasant (e.g. switch on his/her favourite music, anticipate the result or the reward for your help, etc.).

Activity 2. “The family is a haven in a heartless world.” (Attributed to Christopher Lasch, a well-known American historian, moralist and social critic)

Step 1. A friend of yours has written you a letter complaining that he had a squabble with his brother because they didn’t see eye to eye on the role of the family in present-day society. He put his brother’s views in a nutshell in the following way:


Trying to put his brother straight in this respect, your friend asked you to listen to a radio presentation about the role of the family and help him find some sensible arguments to back his own views because he’s at his wits’ end. Listen to it and jot down the essential information correcting the statements and adding the necessary arguments against.

The following words and expressions may help you understand the recording better:

Provide - give, present

Reply - answer

inherit attributes from - get certain characteristics from

vital - essential, important

thrive - be prosperous

value - the importance or worth of something for someone

commitment - when you are willing to give your time and energy to something that you believe in, or a promise or firm decision to do something

instilled (in) - to put a feeling, idea or principle gradually into someone's mind, so that it has a strong influence on the way they think or behave

differentiate - make smb stand out, be different

cope (with) - to deal successfully with a difficult situation

endure - to suffer something difficult, unpleasant or painful trying to get over them

persist - continue to exist

Step 2. Report them to the class.

Step 3. Talk to each other. Convince your partner (who is of the same view as your friend’s brother) that he’s holding the wrong end of the stick concerning family issues. Expand by discussing what ‘a family’ means to you.

Activity 3. “Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.” (Gail Lumet Buckley, a famous write and journalist)

American children live in a variety of family forms. For example, some children live in a nuclear family, many others live with a sole parent, while some others live with one biological or adoptive parent and one stepparent. Some are taken care of by other relatives or foster parents. The parents of some children are married, while others are not. Some children even live with parents of the same-sex. It is important to mention that couples without children also constitute a family. It is therefore, vital to learn about various family structures and constructs, and to understand that different families deal with different strengths and values, as well as different needs and issues.

Step 1. “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” (Anthony Brandt, the editor of the Adventure Classics series published by National Geographic Society Press; the books editor at National Geographic Adventure magazine)

Work in groups of four (A, B, C, D). Student A reads the information from card A. Student B reads the information from card B. Student C reads the information from card C. Student D reads the information from card D. Use Appendix 1. Exchange the information – in your groups tell each other as much as you remember about different types of families in the USA.

Step 2. “When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them.” (George Bernard Shaw, an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics)

In pairs decide what type of family in the USA

- has only one parent who earns money and raises a child/children;

- includes a great variety of members that live together;

- is becoming common;

- is the typical and best for children;

- is called when parents cannot bring up their children and their parents do that instead of them;

- includes people of different race;

- adopts a child without a spouse;

- has more problems because of biologically unrelated children and their habits;

- consists of two loving hearts: two men or two women + children;

- is called when a man and a woman create a family with their children from former relationships;

- pay much attention to the children of spouses’ siblings because of not having their own;

- consists of two spouses of different sex and children.

Step 3. “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” (George Santayana, a philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist)

Tell your partner/s what type of the family you live in. Express your thoughts about each type of the families you’ve read and heard.

Activity 4. “Housework is something you do that nobody notices until you don’t do it.” (Author Unknown)

Step 1. “I think housework is the reason most women go to the office.” (Heloise Cruse, an American writer, author, and speaker specializing in lifestyle hints, including consumer issues, pets, travel, food, home improvement, and health)

Discuss with your partner where and how you usually use various household appliances (see the table) and cleaning supplies. You’re welcome to use the following prompts as well:

Ø tidy up the place after last night's disorderly party

Ø air the room

Ø put one’s room to rights, polish the furniture and sweep the floor

Ø iron a T-shirt

Ø vacuum/hoover (dirty carpets)

Ø soak all the clothes

Ø empty (the dustbin)

Ø spring-clean one’s large house

Ø rinse the linen before hanging out

Word Meaning
dishwasher a) electric appliance that washes dishes; can be "built-in" (under a sink) or "portable" (moved and attached to the sink when in use)
dryer b) electric appliance used to dry laundry
fridge c) electric appliance used for keeping food cold
freezer d) electric appliance used for keeping food frozen (very cold)
microwave e) electric appliance for “cooking” food quickly
oven f) electric appliance for baking and heating food
stove, range g) elements on top of an oven for heating, frying, and boiling food
washing machine h) electric appliance for cleaning laundry
broom i) brush with a long handle on it for sweeping floors
dust pan k) flat container used for collecting dirt and dust swept up with a broom
duster l) a cleaning tool with a handle and feathers (or a soft cloth) used for wiping dust off surfaces
garbage or trash bin m) container with a lid that holds large garbage bags
gloves n) coverings for the hands, with separate holes for the fingers
mop o) long stick with a sponge at the bottom that is soaked in water and soap; used for cleaning floors
scrub brush p) a brush with a handle on it; often used for cleaning toilets
sponge q) a soft cleaning product that absorbs water and is used for washing surfaces
vacuum cleaner r) a machine that sucks up dust and dirt on the floor as you push it around

Step 2. “There was no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn’t get any worse.” (Quentin Crisp, “The Naked Civil Servant”, 1968)

Discuss with your partner what household chores you:

- hate doing and why;

- do very often and why;

- used to do when you were a child and why;

- do quite rarely and why;

- have never done in your life and why.

Step 3. “There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands.” (Eleanor Roosevelt, an American politician)

Look at the pictures and try to guess what dialogue can be between parents and children, a wife and a husband:


























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