Match the highlighted words in the text with the definitions (1-6) below

1. a list of subjects which are to be taught at some educational institutions

2. academic title given by a university to one who has passed an examination or defended a thesis.

3. a request, especially in written form.

4. to give as a result of an official decision, e.g. a degree, a prize, a medal.

5. money given by the state for a particular purpose, e.g. to a university or a student

6. a group of persons who do smth. together in a planned way.

Read the text again and decide if the sentences (1-6) below are true or false.

1. The applications for admission to British universities are sent to the Department of Education and Science. T\F

2. The Department of Education and Science does not control rules, programs

and examinations in most British universities. T\F

3. Almost all teacher-training colleges receive their grants directly from the Department of Education and Science. T\F

4. The work of the Polytechnics is planned and financed by the Polytechnics and

Colleges Funding Council. T\F

5. Local Educational Authorities do not bear responsibility for the budgets of the

Polytechnics. T\F

6. The Council for National Academic Awards ensures that the degrees awarded by Polytechnics are equal to the degrees awarded by Universities. T\F

6. Read the text again and answer these questions:

1/ What are the main sources of higher education in Great Britain? 2/ How are British universities classified? 3/ How are the British students admitted to the universities? 4/ What is the role of the Department of Education and Science in controlling universities? 5/ What financial support do the universities get from the state? 6/ What are the main sources of teacher education in Great Britain? 7/ How are the teacher-training colleges maintained?

Make up the plan of the text and retell it according to the plan (not less then 100 words).


Reported Speech Косвенная речь

Direct speech Reported speech
Present simple → Brenda said: “I walk to school every day. I live near the school.” Past simple Brenda told me she walked to school every day because she lived near the school.
Present continuous → “I’m going to a party tomorrow.” Past continuous She said she was going to a party the following day.
Past simple/present perfect/past perfect “We went to Oxford yesterday.” →   “I haven’t been to Hyde Park yet.”→   “I hadn’t been here a week when I met an old friend.” → Past perfect She said they had been to oxford the day before. She told me she hadn’t been to Hyde Park yet. She said she hadn’t been here a week when I met an old friend.
Am/is/are going to “I’m going to visit the new Tate Gallery next week.” → Was/were going She said she was going to visit the new Tate Gallery
Will/would “My teacher will be 30 tomorrow”.   “I would attend a drama course next month if I could find the time. “ → Would She said her teacher would be 30 the following day. She said she would a drama course the following month if she could find the time.

В переводе из прямой речи в косвенную речь меняются следующие наречия и обстоятельства времени:

Now → then

Today → that day

Tonight → that night/that evening

Yesterday → the day before, the previous day

Tomorrow →the following day/next day, the day after

Last Sunday → the previous Sunday

Next week → the following week

Change these statements into reported speech.

1. Mike said: “I like sky diving. It isn’t dangerous.”

2. Suzie said: “I fell off my BMX bike eight times yesterday.”

3. Christine said: “I really enjoyed water skiing last summer.”

4. Dave said: “I hadn’t heard this CD before you played it.”

5. Johnny said: “I’ll go and help them.”

6. Pauline said: “I enjoyed climbing Everest.”

9. Change the following Yes/No questions into reported interrogatives.

1. “Did you enjoy the concert, John?” she asked.

2. “Do you often go skiing, Elena?” asked Julia.

3. “Have you ever been to Siena, Mick?” asked Rob.

4. “Are you enjoying yourselves, children?” asked Jo.

5. “Does Muriel eat meat?” asked Angela.

6. “Is Donald happy in his new job?” asked George.

10. Change the following Wh-questions into reported interrogatives using the verbs in brackets in the past simple.

1. Mary: “When is Jane coming tomorrow?” (ask)

2. Sammy: “How are we going to travel to Spain?” (want to know)

3. Joyce: “Why did you phone him last night?” (ask)

4. Brian: “Who has read this novel?” (wonder)

5. Alex: “Where will you go for your holidays?” (inquire)

6. Laura: “What is the time?” (want to know)

11. Yesterday you ran into your friend of yours, Helen. Helen told you a lot of things. Here are some of the things she said to you:

1. I’m thinking of going to live in France. 2. My father is in the hospital. 3. Sue and Jim are getting married next month.
4. I haven’t seen Bill for a while. 5. I’ve been playing tennis a lot lately. 6. Barbara has had a baby.
7. I don’t know what Fred is doing. 8. I hardly ever go out these days. 9. I work 14 hours a day.
10. I’ll tell Jim I saw you. 11. You can come and stay with me if you are ever in Toronto. 12. Tom had an accident last week, but he wasn’t injured.

Later that day you tell another friend what Helen said. Use reported speech.

1. Helen said that she was thinking of going to live in France.

2. Helen said that………………………………………………………………… .

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