Journal c. something that can be relied on

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Journal c. something that can be relied on

Textbook d. to get, to obtain, to receive

Software e. pieces of equipment

Hardware f. a book containing texts about a particular subject

Reliability g. a magazine that deals with a specialized subject

To gain h. a publication which contains articles, advertisement,

Stories and photographs

A device i. an object invented for a particular purpose

5. Complete the sentences with the words from the text:

1. In 1992 NSTU ---------------- of a technical university.

2. NSTU is a large educational and scientific center in ------------------.

3. NSTU --------------------- in 35 areas at 10 faculties.

4. The period of study depends on ---------------------- .

5. ----------------------- 8 teaching blocks.

6. The direction of the research refers to ----------------- .

Grammar Focus: Present/past simple passive

The object of the active sentence becomes the subject of the passive sentence. for e.g.: Researches develop new measuring facilities. New measuring facilities are developed by researches. Present simple passive pattern: am/is/are + the past participle of the verb for e.g.: Students are trained in 35 areas. Past simple passive pattern: was/were + the past participle of the verb for e.g.: NSTU was founded in 1953.

6.Complete the sentences using the correct form of the verb in brackets:

1 After defending the Master’s theses, students ------ usually (award) M.SC. degree.

2 Last year the laboratories ------- (equip) with the most reliable measuring facilities.

3 What fields of science the research-----(do)?

4 What subjects -------(study) at the university by students?

5 Postgraduate students -----(offer) 3-year program of study.

6 What international programs---------- the university (participate) in?

7 The technique ------(aim) at developing modern electronic devices.


7. Asking the Way. Can you find your way around the university?

NSTU houses 8 teaching buildings with lots of classrooms, lecture theatres, laboratories, workshops and libraries. The university has sports and recreation centres. NSTU provides accommodation, so it has 7 dormitories. When coming to the university for the first time, it’s too difficult to find the room or teaching building you are looking for.

a) Study the map of the NSTU campus.

b) Work in pairs. Take turns giving directions to the places you are looking for. Use your map and give the information he or she asks for.

A:I’m trying to find…. Is there one around here? How can I get to…? Could you tell me the way to….? Could you tell me where the library is.

B:Yes there is one on the ground floor. Let me tell how to get there.

Useful prepositions, words and phrases:

1. across, behind, up/down the street, in front/back of, in the middle of the block, near, opposite, next to, over, on the corner of
2.climb up/down stairs, it’s upstairs/downstairs, go straight, go past.., take the first/second turning on the left/right, stop at, turn to, walk back, go up to and you’ll see, cross
3. Dean’s office, teaching block, ski lodge, swimming-pool, policlinic, classroom, workshop, chemical laboratory, lecture theatre, fast food outlet, coffee shop, bar, canteen, gym, Human Resource department, the department of foreign languages, lounge, recreation center.

8.Study the structure and the useful language of a presentationgiven below.Prepare and make the presentation of NSTU.


1.Split the classinto the groups of four. Discuss the following:

1. What is a «presentation»?

2. For what purposes are presentations made?

3. What makes a presentation effective?

2.Study effective presentation tips. Tickthe tips you consider to be of primary importance:

1 .When preparing a presentation, try to find out what your audience already knows.

2 Visit the room in which you are presenting before you actually make the presentation.

3 The first stage of your presentation is when you should get the full attention of your audience.

4 If you memorize the introduction, you will be more confident when making a presentation.

5 The whole text of your presentation should be written on postcards.

6 If you use an overhead projector, you should remember to turn it off when you don't need it.

7 Remember that the content of the presentation is much more important than your presenting style.

3.Comment on the following statements. In your opinion are they: a) essential b)helpful c) unhelpful for a successful presentation?

1.Tell a joke at the beginning.

2. Speak more slowly than you normally do.

3. Smile a lot.

4. Involve the audience.

5. Invite questions during the presentation.

6. Always keep to your plan.

7. Move around during your presentation.

8. Use a lot of gestures to emphasize important points.

9. Read out your presentation from a script.

10. Stand up when giving your presentation.

4. Study the useful language of the effective presentation used to start, to sequence, to make the main body and conclude the presentation.

Table 1

Introducing yourself Greeting, name, position
Introducing your talk: Title/ subject: I'm going to talk about... I'd like to talk about ... My topic/ my subject is ... The subject of this talk/my talk is ... I'd like to talk to you about... I'm going to present the recent... / explain our position on ... /inform you about... / describe ... The focus of my presentation/ paper (academic)/ topic / speech (usually to public audience)
Purpose/ objective We are here today to / decide / agree, learn about... The purpose of this talk is to show / take a look at / report on / outline /give an overview / discuss / review This talk is designed to act as a springboard for discussion /start the ball rolling
Length I shall take (...) minutes of your time I plan to be brief This should last (...) minutes
Outline/ main parts I've divided my presentation into (four) parts/ sections. They are ... The subject can be looked at under the following headings... We can break this area down into the following fields: Firstly/ first of all/ Secondly / then/ next... Thirdly/ and then we come to ... Finally / lastly/ last of all...
Questions I'd be glad to answer any questions at the end of my talk. If you have any questions, please feel free to interrupt. Please interrupt me if there's something, which needs clarifying. Otherwise, there'll be time for discussion at the end.

Table 2

Main part
Sequencing Ordering points Transition / Changing topic First / next /then / after that Let's turn to ... The / my next point is ... The next thing is ... After all, ... Last of all ... Finally, ... Now let's look at / move on / turn to ...
Referring to an earlier point / departing from your plan / digressing Going back to ... By the way, ...
Giving examples/ Introducing and commenting on visuals (graphs, charts, diagrams, tables, pictures, handouts) For example / for instance / such as / One example of this is / Let's look at Take a look at ... /Have a look at ... Let's take/ have a look at I'd like you to look at ... If you take a closer look at ..., you'll notice ... I'd like to focus your attention on ... I'd like to draw you attention to ... I'd like you to look at... in more details / In the picture we can see /As you can see from the picture The graph/ chart shows /presents
summary Let me just run over the key points again. I'll briefly summarize the main issues. To sum up. ... Briefly ... In brief... In short ...
Conclusion or   recommendations (if appropriate) So, / In conclusion ... / We've seen that As you can see, there are some very good reasons... I'd like to leave you with the following thought / idea ...   So, I would suggest that we ... / I'd like to propose (more formal) /In my opinion, the only way forward is ...
a signal to end That brings me to the end of my presentation. That completes my presentation. Before I stop/ finish, let me just say ... That covers all I wanted to say today.


Table 3

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