Контрольная работа по английскому языку №2 для продвинутых. Учебник английского языка для 1 курса языкового вуза. М. Илби, 2000
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The subject area: « EDUCATION»
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Г.М. Фролова и др. Учебник английского языка для 1 курса языкового вуза. – М. : ИЛБИ, 2000. Unit 8. My Future Profession/ Cc..292 - 294.
М. Berezina “General English for University and Professional Purposes I” Module 1, Izhevsk. Unit 1, Lesson 3, page 15; Lesson 5, page 25.
Вы услышите разговор двух студентов о выборе курса истории. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений А 1 - А 7 соответствуют содержанию текста (1- True ), какие не соответствуют (2 - False) и о чём в тексте не сказано, то есть на основании текста нельзя дать ни положительного, ни отрицательного ответа(3 – Not stated). Обведите номер выбранного вами варианта ответа. Вы услышите запись дважды.
1 Victor and Anna are students of the same department.
1) True2) False 3) Not stated
2 Anna has always been keen on history.
1) True2) False 3) Not stated
3 Anna believes the course with Dr. Jones gives real understanding of history.
1) True2) False 3) Not stated
4 At first Victor thinks that the test system of Dr. Jones is very easy.
1) True2) False 3) Not stated
5 The students in the course with Dr. Jones are not passive listeners.
1) True2) False 3) Not stated
6 Anna approved of all the professor’s demands, including test grading for
1) True2) False 3) Not stated
7 Anna managed to persuade Victor to register for the course of Dr Jones.
1) True2) False 3) Not stated
You have 15 seconds to complete the task.
Now you will hear the text again.
This is the end of the task. You now have 15 seconds to check your answers.
Прочитайте тексты. Установите соответствие тем А-H с текстом 1- - 7. Используйте каждую букву только 1 раз. В задании 1 тема лишняя.
B. Way of life
C. Public transport
E. Places to stay in
F. Favorite food
G. Hot sports for kids
1. Denmark, a small kingdom in northern Europe, has a lot of interesting places for tourists with children. For example, Legoland, a theme park, has become the largest tourist attraction in Denmark outside its capital Copenhagen. And Copenhagen itself is world famous for its Tivoli Gardens amusement park, which opened in 1843 in the heart of the city. The park offers ballet and circus performances, restaurants, concerts, and fireworks displays.
2. Denmark is the smallest Scandinavian country, consisting of the Jutland peninsula, north of Germany, and over 400 islands of various sizes, some inhabited and linked to the mainland by ferry or bridge. Throughout the country, low hills provide a constant change of attractive views; there are also cool and shady forests of beech trees, large areas of open land covered with rough grass, a beautiful lake district, sand dunes and white cliffs on the coast.
3. More than four-fifths of all Danes live in towns. The main cities represent a combination of medieval buildings, such as castles and cathedrals, and modern office buildings and homes. Denmark’s high standard of living and wide-ranging social services guarantee that the cities have no poor districts. Most people in the cities live in flats. But in the suburbs many also live in single-family houses.
4. Denmark’s fine beaches attract many visitors, and there are hotels and pensions in all major seaside resorts. Besides, excellent inns are to be found all over the country. Some are small and only serve local travellers, but others are adapted to the tourist and have established reputations for both international dishes and local specialities. There arc also private rooms to let, usually for one night, and chalets all over Denmark.
5. There is a wide selection of places to go out in the evening, particularly in Copenhagen. Jazz and dance clubs in the capital city are top quality and world-famous performers appear regularly. There are numerous cafes, beer gardens and speciality beer bars. Entertainment available includes opera at the recently opened opera house in Copenhagen, ballet and theatre at a number of places in the larger cities, and live music of all kinds.
6. Most Danes eat four meals a day — breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a late-evening supper. Breakfast generally consists of cereal, cheese, or eggs. Dinner, which includes fish or meat, is usually the only hot meal. A traditional Danish dinner consists of roast duckling stuffed with apples, served with red cabbage and boiled potatoes. The other Danish meals consist mostly of sandwiches.
7. Almost all adult Danes can read and write. Danish law requires children to attend nine years of school. Primary school consists of the first seven grades, and secondary school lasts from three to five years. A five-year secondary school student can enter a university. Denmark has three universities. The University of Copenhagen is the oldest and largest. It was founded in 1479 and has about 24,000 students.
Прочитайте утверждение a-h и следующие за ними тексты, установите соответствие между утверждениями и содержанием текстов.
a. A chance to grow and learn
b. Get that job!
c. Future career goals
d. What I like about accounting and technology
e. What being an intern taught me
f. No rush to decide
g. Graduation nerves: What do I do next?
h. Accounting: The right choice for me
As college graduation approaches and I prepare to enter the working world, I’ve had a hard time deciding what I should do with my life. On the one hand, I wonder: am I an entrepreneur—the sort of innovative person who could start and grow my own business? Then at other times I think: would it be better to accept a position in a large corporation and climb the ranks? As I get ready to make the transition from student to full-time employee, I find myself thinking about these questions quite often.
The good news is, I think I’ve finally got some answers.
I’ve always been interested in accounting and technology, and for the past year, I’ve been interning at a large telecommunications company. It’s been a great way for me to get some work experience and to see if this particular field is right for me. My internship has shown me that telecommunications isn’t really the kind of work that I want to do long term. Nevertheless, I’ve learned a lot about communicating, collaborating, and dealing with office politics3 in the workplace. I know that I’ll be able to use these skills in whatever job I do.
When I began my final year in college last fall, I started perusing the job postings, looking for a full-time (paying) position in accounting. At the time, I noticed job ads for all of the public accounting firms, and though I thought they were interesting,
I ignored them. I assumed they were for the December graduates. Was I ever mistaken! It turns out that they were postings for regular May graduates like me! When I realized my error, I quickly put together a resume and contacted professors for recommendations. I eventually interviewed with several companies, and within a week I’d gotten a job. I felt relieved; I had taken cafe of my future. It was November, and I wouldn’t even be starting until the following July.
4. Though I interviewed with different companies, I decided to accept a position with a large accounting firm, primarily because I’d already interned in the corporate world and wanted to gain more experience working for a large institution. Also, compared with the telecommunications company I’d been at, accounting firms employees tend to work fewer hours for more pay.
5. Why did I feel the need to get a job so quickly? Maybe I was anxious about earning an income and supporting myself after graduation, but I prefer to think I accepted the position because of what I could learn. At this point in my life, I believe that working for a large accounting firm will enable me to meet different people and utilize the skills I’ve acquired in school and during my internship. I also think it will provide me with the experience I need to grow in this field. However, once the job becomes predictable—once I stop learning and being challenged—then there won’t be any incentive for me to continue with this company. At that point, I’ll have to make some decisions about what I want to do next.
6. Ultimately, I see myself doing one of two things in life: becoming an executive6 somewhere or starting something successful on my own. Do I have lofty7 goals? Sure I do. Do I know how, when, or where I will achieve them? Not at all. For this reason, I’d rather start out at a big company and see where it
leads me. Eventually, I will either develop something on my own or continue to learn and do well as an employee. In any case, I know that I’ll be given many new opportunities in my job with the accounting firm, and I’ll do my best to take advantage of those.
With all that said, I’m only 20 years old: I have time to make decisions. At this point, I’m reluctant to make a permanent career choice, and in reality, I may never make such a choice. In the end, I might become a corporate executive somewhere and start my own company. Whatever happens, I’m sure I'll do fine. Anyway, it’s impossible to predict the future, and so for now, I just want to see how it goes with my first job out of college.
Oxford Q:Skills for Success Reading and Writing)
Прочитайте текст. Преобразуйте слова, напечатанные в скобках, так чтобы они грамматически и лексически соответствовали содержанию текста. Некоторые слова могут оставаться без изменения.
In Britain, __________ (EDUCATE) is compulsory between the ages of 5 and 16. At the age of five, children start primary school. Then, at the age of eleven, they begin their secondary education. Most children go to state schools, and only about 7% ___________ (ATTEND) fee-paying private schools.
A school year is divided into three terms. _____________ (NEAR) all schools work a five-day week and they are closed on Saturdays. The day starts at nine and finishes between three and four. There is a lunch break which usually lasts about an hour and a quarter.
A ________________ (TYPE) timetable includes English, Science, Maths, History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education and foreign languages. A lot of schools offer a range of after-school _______________(ACTIVE) such as choir, drama, and trips to ___ (INTEREST) places
Young people are expected to show respect for their teachers and obey school rules.
Students who _____________ (BEHAVE) risk being excluded from school.
The main exams are GCSEs (school-leaving exams at 16), and А-levels (university entrance exams at 18). University students ______________ (GRADUATE) after completing their first degree, usually in three years. Many students then continue their studies for a Master's degree, or a PhD.
Прочитайте статью, заполните пропуски только одним словом.
Do you think life would be a 1)_____________ nicer if you didn't go to school? Would being taught at home be 2)____________ or worse? More and more parents are educating their children at home, usually because they think schools are too noisy or overcrowded 3)____________ their kids to learn properly. Some people doubt whether parents are knowledgeable or patient 4)___________to make good teachers. But kids who are home-educated do just as well 5)___________ anyone else. In fact, some children are much further ahead in their studies 6)___________ kids who go to school! But do home-educated children miss out in other ways? It seems not. They are 7)___________ confident than schoolkids and are closer to their families. Sixteen-year-old Mickey Cooper believes learning at home is the 8)____________ enjoyable way by far. 'I'm happy I've never been to school,' he says. 'I learn from textbooks, CD-ROMs and also from the Internet. I've got as 9)____________ friends as anyone else, so I don't miss out at all. I can choose what I learn, and when. And the more freedom I have, 10)______________ better I get on. I think school just chokes your spirit.
Прочитайте текст. Заполните пропуски словом, подходящим по смыслу, образованным от слова, данного справа.
Brighton college of technology. E-booklet
Образуйте словосочетания, соединив слова из двух колонок:
to be a uniform
to break school
to get (good/bad) tables
to learn grades
mixed a trade
multiplication by heart
to learn educated
punish an exam
single sex the rules
to wear expelled
Вы решили пройти обучение на летних курсах за границей и хотели бы пригласить своего друга, живущего в другом городе, присоединиться к вам. Прочитайте рекламу и примечания. Напишите письмо своему другу, предоставив необходимую информацию о курсах. Попытайтесь убедить его поехать с вами.
Malcolm Mann, Steve Taylore-Knowles. Writing. MacMillan. Skill for first certificate
Замените слова в скобках на русском языке на английские эквиваленты.
1. I am a (студент - первокурсник). I (учусь на) Civil Engineering
(факультете), Izhevsk State Technical University.
2. The ( персонал) of the school are young and, consequently,
energetic, enthusiastic and willing to experiment.
3. My cousin (заканчивает) the university (в этом году).
4. The (учебный год) is divided (на 2 семестра).
5. Do you live (в общежитии) or (снимаешь квартиру)?
6. (Стипендии) in England (выплачиваются) three times at the (в начале
7. Attendance is (обязательно).
Spanish is an (предмет по выбору).
У меня хорошие успехи по) English, but (слабые) at Mathematics.
In addition to all the reading and writing ( заданиями), students have got
a lot of listening to do.
Each student gets the help and support of his own (преподавателя).
If you (сдадите экзамен) you have got one credit towards the six that you need for a degree at the usual rate of course a year.
The Open University is producing (выпускников) who go on to better jobs.
Приложение № 1
to comprise, to follow a course, to receive grades, to graduate from, to drop out of schools, , to enter university, to be expelled, to pass an exam, to miss English, to achieve goals, to be chucked off, to muck about, to set clear rules, to be admitted, to be accepted by university, to pass the candidate’s papers on to the academic department concerned, to make a conditional offer, to contribute; to adapt to campus life, to use all the facilities, to make education compulsory, to keep discipline, to bring up.
a grade, elective subjects, performance in tests, written and oral assignments, curriculum, tuition costs, boarding schools, private schools, a high school diploma, mandatory education, syllabus, a gown, term, multiplication, division, a range of academic subjects, vocational schools, timetable, truanting, the basis of the performance in the examination, Education at an ordinary and advance level, admission, the Universities Central Council Admissions (UCCA), , an account of out-of-school activities and two references, an applicant, an admission board, examination results come out in…, a definite offer, undergraduate level, lecture hours, a tutorial hour, subjects are assessed, examinations are held, admission procedures, communal, a course of studies, academic problems, optional, entrance exam/
Приложение № 1
Education in the United States comprises three levels: elementary, secondary and higher education. There are two types of educational institutions – private and state. State institutions are called public schools, they are open to all classes and financed by taxes collected from all citizens. Kids start school by going to kindergartens at the age of 6, which is often a part of grade schools (each year of study is called a grade). The first six years are elementary school, then come junior (grades 7-8) and high school (grades 9-12).
Most pupils follow a course that includes basic subjects – English, science and mathematics, social sciences and physical education – as well as elective subjects for high school students who plan their careers and select subjects that will be useful in their chosen work – foreign languages, fine arts, advanced mathematics and science, and vocational training.
Students usually receive grades from A(excellent) to F(failing) in each course they take on the basis of the performance in tests given throughout the year, participation in class discussions and completion of written and oral assignments.
Sometimes during grade school students are given an IQ test (an Intelligence Quotient test). It is not a test of their knowledge, but their ability to think. The results (scores) from these tests are known only by teachers, and not by the students or their parents.
Private schools are not supported by public funds and charge fees. Their organisation and curriculum are similar to those of public schools, but the tuition costs are so high that only the wealthiest families can afford them. Many private schools are boarding schools.
Most young Americans graduate from school with a high school diploma upon satisfactory completion of a specified number of courses. Each student is given a high school transcript with grades obtained. That is the end of mandatory free public education, however, some students drop out of schools and never graduate.
One half of the students enter institutions of higher education, others may get further education at special colleges.
G. Nevzorova, T. Nikitushkina, St.-Petersburg
Students me admitted to British Universities largely on the basis of their performance in the examinations for the General Certificate of Education at ordinary and advanced level. The selection procedure is rather complicated.
A student who wants to go to university usually applies for admission before he takes his advanced level examinations. First of all he must write to the Universities Central Council on Admissions (UCCA) and they send him a form which he has to complete. On this form he has to write down (he names of six universities in order of preference. He may put down only two or three names, stating that if not accepted by these universities he could be willing to go to any other. This form, together with an account of his out-of-school activities and two references, one of which must be from the head teacher of his school, is then sent back to the UCCA.
The UCCA sends photocopies of the form to (he universities concerned. Each applicant is first considered by the university admission board. In some cases the board sends the applicant a refusal. I his may happen, for example, if the board receives a form in which their university is the applicant’s sixth choice and the university already has many candidates. If there are no reasons for immediate refusal, the university admission officer passes the candidate’s papers on to the academic department concerned. One or two members of this department will then look at the candidate’s application: see what he says about himself, look at his marks at the ordinary level examinations, see what his head teacher and the other referee say about him. On the basis of this, the department may make the candidate an offer (either a definite offer or a conditional one) or send him a definite rejection.
As a rule the department makes a conditional offer. This means that the candidate will be accepted by the university if he fulfils the requirements stated in the offer.
In his turn, the student may accept the offer conditionally.
When the Advanced level examination results come out in August, the university admissions department sees whether the candidate has fulfilled his conditions and, if he has, sends him a definite offer. The candidate must accept or refuse within 72 hours.
Lecturing and Assessment in Herriot -Watt University /Edinburgh, Scotland/
All of the courses given in the University at undergraduate level rely, in the main, on lectures given in fifty-minute periods throughout the three terms in the early years of the courses. Each subject will normally have at least two lecture hours per week with an additional tutorial hour. Xhe latter can consist of small groups with one tutor, or larger groups with several tutors, for example in mathematics tutorials. Additionally for many of the science and engineering subjects one or more afternoons per week may be devoted to laboratory work, at which experiments are conducted to back up lectures.
The University has a wide range of audio-visual equipment which is used both in lectures and in laboratory work but is also available for individual use for revision of, as well as additional material to, work done in classes.
Many of the subjects are assessed continuously on the performance achieved throughout the term on written work and in some cases good performances throughout the term can exempt from end of session examinations. However, most subjects are assessed at the end of each term in the first year of a course although the end of session examination contributes most to final achievement. In later years examinations are normally only held at the end of the first term and at the end of the session, and indeed first term examinations are rare in the final year of most courses. Final examinations are normally held in the May of final year. It should be noted that each student has a mentor or tutor who keeps an eve on his progress throughout his university career and is available to advise the student who experiences difficulties with his academic studies.
Г.М. Фролова и др. Учебник английского языка для 1 курса языкового вуза. – М. : ИЛБИ, 2000. Unit 8. MyFutureProfession/ Cc..292 - 294.