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Ex. 2. Find information about other Belarussian Universities you are interested in and compare it with that of the BSU.

 

Ex. 3. Survey an e-mail sent by a first-year student who describes his first impressions at the University. Say if your impressions are the same or different.

Hi, pal. Iím on campus, finally. My first day is over, and Iím soooooo excited! The university is really huge, there are thousands of students here. They say the place has an outstanding reputation. There are lots of various faculties for study and recreation, all within walking distance. One can say itís a privilege just to be here, let alone to be a student. Itís not going to be easy for me to study and live up everyoneís expectations. But I will try to do my best. My goal is to make my time here as productive and useful as it can be.

By the way, I intend to take up sports, too. Our faculty has an extensive athletic program. There is a swimming pool and two tennis courts. Boy, my athletic talents are not going to be lost either. So long, pal. Iím going to start getting ready for tomorrow.

 

Ex. 4. Role-play the situations. Work in pairs.

Situation 1 Situation 2 Convince your friend that the University is the best place to study Law, Mathematics, Information Technologies, etc. Interview your friend about his/her impressions of the first days at the University.

 

LISTENING AND WRITING

Ex. 1. Do you know that students all over the world have an anthem of their own? It has become a popular academic hymn in many European countries. Modern students sing it at university festivities and graduation ceremonies. Why do you think it is written in Latin? Does it have any connection with medieval Universities? Listen to this song and say what it is about, on the shortness of life or on the joy of life?

Gaudeamus

Gaudeamus igitur Juvenes dum sumus. Post jucundam juventutem Post molestam senectutem Nos habebit humus. Let us rejoice therefore While we are young. After a pleasant youth After the troubles of old age The earth will have us.
Ubi sunt qui ante nos In mundo fuere? Vadite ad superos Transite in inferos Hos si vis videre. Where are they Who were in the world before us? You may cross over to heaven You may travel into hell If you wish to see them.
Vita nostra brevis est Brevi fmietur. Venit mors velociter Rapit nos atrociter Nemini parcetur. Our life is brief It will be finished all too soon. Death comes quickly We are cruelly snatched away. No one is spared.
Vivat academia! Vivant professores! Vivat membrum quodlibet Vivant membra quaelibet Semper sint in flore. Long live the academy! Long live the teachers! Long live all the male students! Long live all the female students! May they always flourish!
Vivant omnes virgins Faciles, formosae. Vivant et mulieres Tenerae amabiles Bonae laboriosae. Long live the virgins Easy and beautiful! Long live mature women also, Tender and lovable And full of good labor.
Vivant et res publica et qui ill am regit. Vivat nostra civitas, Maecenatum caritas Quae nos hie protegit. Long live the state as well And those who rule it! Long live our city And the charity of benefactors Winch protects us here!
Pereat tristitia, Pereant dolores. Pereat diabolus, Quivis antiburschius Atque irrisores. Let sadness perish! Let woes perish! Let the devil perish. Let whoever is against our school Who laughs at it, perish!

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