Good-bye for the present, your friend Mike


Упражнение 1. А.Прочитайте текст и постарайтесь догадаться о значе­нии выделенных слов.

Computers are now essentialin many areas of life— modern banking, information technology and many others. However, this is not true for education.

There are some subjects which may be better taught using com­puters. Elementary mathematics, elementary language learning, any subject that requires a student to memorizebasic facts through repetition (повторение) is good to computer learning. The com­puter can be programmed to provide an endless number of simple questions, and as the student answers these questions the facts are learned.

However, in the learning and practice of more complex ideas, the computer is not adequate.A computer can evaluate (оценить) an answer as right or wrong, but it cannot determine why. It cannot find out why a student is making mistakes, and then explain impor­tant conceptsin a different way so the student will understand. Task connected with explanation cannot be taught by computers as there are too many variablesfor a computer to deal with successfully.

Thus, while computers may be useful for practising simple skills, they are not an essential feature of modern education. Until further developments in computers are made, the human teacher will remain indispensable.

В. Подберите к каждому слову или словосочетанию в колонке А соответ­ствующее из колонки В.


1. essential a. thing that can vary
2. area of life b. idea, opinion
3. memorize с absolutely necessary
4. adequate d. most important
5. concept e. sphere of activity
6. variable f. learn by heart
7. indispensable g. satisfactory, sufficient

С. Заполните пропуски антонимами и синонимами.

right ... ... new, up-to-date

... complex most important ...

adequate ... ... absolutely necessary

Упражнение 2.Составьте возможные словосочетания глаголов из колон­ки А с существительными из колонки В.

1. go to/enter/be enrolled into/graduate from

2. read for/take/pass

3. do/study

4. take/make

5. get/receive

6. make

7. be

8. take part

9. do/conduct/carry out
10. give/do


a. progress

b. a course in, notes

c. good at Maths

d. research into/on

e. university

f. a subject, a course, for a degree

g. in discussion, competition on
h. grant, degree

i. examinations (exams) j. a lecture

Упражнение 3.Замените в каждом предложении выделенный глагол на другой глагол с тем же значением.

1. Did you receivea grant? 2. How many exams did you pass be­fore you entereduniversity? 3. Do you takenotes in lectures? 4. Who givesthe lecture in history? 5. My friend studiesphysics. 6. What research did you conductlast semester?

Упражнение 4.Заполните таблицы на словообразование.

Verb Noun
Instruct • * •
• • • foundation
Inform • • •
• • • determination
Consider • • •
• • • preparation
Introduce ...
Verb Noun Adjective
Educate Occupy Base • • • • • • • • • ... ... • •.

Упражнение 5. А.Назовите 10—15 ключевых слов и словосочетаний на тему «Higher Education».

В. Speak about: Computers in education.


Времена группы Continuous Active, Passive Функции it, one, that Степени сравнения прилагательных Суффиксы -ment, -ty, -ous Префикс re-Text 2A. Environment Protection must be Global Text 2B. Pollution

Text 2C. Ecological Problems of Big Cities Text 2D. London, its History and Development


Упражнение 1.Объясните употребление времен группы Continuous, пе­реведите предложения.

A. 1.1 am at my English lesson. I am sitting and doing my exer­
cises. My friend is not sitting, he is standing at the blackboard and
looking at me. 2. It is getting cold now, isn't it? Look out. Is it rain­
ing now? 3. You are late. What were you doing? — I was translating
a text. 4. When I came home my parents were having supper and at
the same time they were watching TV. 5. What was he doing when I
rang up an hour ago? He was looking through a newspaper when I
rang up. 6. Tomorrow we shall be preparing for a test for the whole
evening. 7. In July they will be taking their exams for the whole
month. 8. What will you be doing tonight at 10 o'clock? Will you be
working? No, I shall be reading a book at this hour.

B. 1. New Metro lines are being built now in Moscow. 2. What
is going on? A new film is being discussed. 3. What grammar was
being explained when you came in? 4. What questions were being

discussed at that time? 5. New methods of research are being used in our lab. 6. Much is being done to improve laboratory methods.

Упражнение2. Выберите правильную форму глагола.

1. We (are translating, translate) a technical text now. 2. We usually (are not translating, do not translate) stories. 3. She (does not look, is not looking) through all the newspapers every evening. 4. He (looked, was looking) through a newspaper when the tele­phone rang. 5. What (were, was) you doing a minute ago? I (was watching, watched) television. 6.1 (watch, am watching) television every day. 7.1 had a late night, I (worked, was working) until mid­night. 8.Yesterday he (worked, was working) a lot. 9. The students (had, were having) an interesting discussion when the teacher came in. 10. The students often (have, are having) interesting discussions after lectures. 11.When he comes they (will be taking, will take) a test. 12. They (will be taking, will take) a test next week. 13. Where is Ann? She is in the coffee shop. She (has, is having) a cup of cof­fee. She always (has, is having) a cup of coffee in the evening.

Упражнение3. Поставьте глагол в соответствующем времени в зависи­мости от обстоятельства.

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