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More than 70 concerts and plays are organized each year by University students and staff.



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VOCABULARY TEST

I. Choose the right word.

 

1. A nursery school is a school for ……… .

a) babies b) infants

2. My favourite …….. at school is Mr Watkins.

a) professor b) teacher

3. Our teacher always sets us a lot of ……… .

a) housework b) homework

4. What will you be doing in the summer ………. ?

a) vacation b) vacancy

5. Class 2 are waiting for me in the ………. .

a) classroom b) lesson

6. We have a very good school ………. .

a) canteen b) restaurant

7. When did you ……….. your exam?

a) take b) give

8. There are 15 students in our English ………… .

a) class b) grade

9. I’m ………. English classes.

a) attending b) following

10. Sit ……… your desk and get on with your work.

a) on b) at

11. I made too many ………. in my essay.

a) faults b) mistakes

12. You ……….. too many lessons last term.

a) missed b) lost

13. Explain ……….. why you are late.

a) to me b) me

14. ……….. your knowledge!

a) Try b) Test

15. What did you get out of ten in the test? – ………..!

a) Naught b) Nil

16. How many …………. do you speak?

a) languages b) tongues

17. ………… is my favourite subject.

a) Story b) History

18. Maths …………. easy for everybody.

a) aren’t b) isn’t

19. I’m not good ……….. sports.

a) in b) at

20. I’m doing a course in ……….. .

a) English b) english

 

II.* Choose the correct answer.

 

1. A ………… lists the times of classes, etc.

a) timetable b) schedule

2. When schools close, the children are on ………. .

a) leave b) holiday

3. Children who live in a school are called ……….. .

a) pensioners b) boarders

4. A school for the very young is a ………. .

a) kindergarten b) nursery

5. Have you seen the new ……….. for the exams?

a) programme b) syllabus

6. A student might win one of these ……….

a) premium b) prizes

7. You would do an ……….. in a laboratory.

a) experience b) experiment

8. After ……… you can attend university.

a) gymnasium b) grammar school

9. Universities can only ……… a few students.

a) admit b) receive

10. I need to pass my Cambridge First ……… .

a) Certificate b) Diploma

11. She’s got a ………. to do French at Oxford.

a) position b) place

12. Our course provides you with ………. experience.

a) practicable b) practical

13. You do this before you take an exam.

a) revision b) repetition

14. What ……….. did you get for your spelling test?

a) mark b) degree

15. Sh! I want to listen to the ……….. .

a) conference b) lecture

16. ………… lessons are very expensive.

a) Particular b) Private

17. My essay was illustrated with a ……….. .

a) diagram b) scheme

18. No one likes to ……… an exam.

a) fail b) lose

19. History is my favorite ………… at school.

a) topic b) subject

20. It’s hard to ……….. into university.

a) get b) enter

 

III. Choose the correct answer.

1. An I.Q. test is supposed to measure the ……… of your intelligence

a) degree b) extent c) level d) size

2. New students must ……. for classes before term begins.

a) enroll b) enter c) join d) teach

3. Quentin must go to France for the next …… of his training.

a) point b) stage c) stand d) step

4. Sean asked his teacher’s ……… about going to university.

a) advice b) experience c) information d) knowledge

5. What are you going to do when you …….. school?

a) complete b) conclude c) end d) leave

6. Have you ….. for any evening classes next term?

a) engaged b) enrolled c) inscribed d) signed

7. Viola took her ……. at Cambridge University.

a) degree b) grade c) qualification d) standard

8. Our group ……… of twelve students.

a) composes b) comprises c) consists d) contains

9. Some schools have very ……… rules of behaviour which must be obeyed.

a) solid b) straight c) strict d) strong

10. Please inform the college secretary if you ……… your address.

a) change b) move c) remove d) vary

11. Secondary schools offer a wide ……… of subjects.

a) field b) list c) range d) type

12. When you listen to a lecture, it is useful to ……… the important points.

a) clear b) notify c) put down d) write on

13. You ought to pay ………. to what the lecturer is saying; it’s quite interesting.

a) attention b) comment c) importance d) praise

14. The lecturer spoke so fast that I found it hard to take ……… what he was saying.

a) away b) in c) over d) up

15. The professor never finished his lecture because there were so many ……… from the audience.

a) delays b) gaps c) interruptions d) intervals

16. No one helped Tracy to do her homework; she did it ………. .

a) all by herself b) by all herself c) by herself all d) herself all

17. That work is needed by next Thursday, so make sure you keep to the ……… .

a) dead end b) deadline c) deadlock d) dead stop

18. I can’t find any logical ……… between these two sentences.

a) bond b) chain c) link d) tie

19. If you want to learn you will, no ………. who teaches you.

a) consideration b) matter c) question d) way

20. When I was at school we had to learn a poem ……… every fortnight.

a) by ear b) by eye c) by heart d) by mouth

21. You will have to do the course again because your work has been ………. .

a) unnecessary b) unpleasant c) unsatisfactory d) unusual

22. You can learn as much theory as you like, but you only master a skill by ……. it.

a) doing b) exercising c) practising d) training

23. Mr Genius was so ………. at maths at school that he became the youngest student ever to be accepted by college.

a) brilliant b) hopeful c) keen d) proud

24. If you never do any work, you will only have yourself to ……. if you fail your exams.

a) blame b) fault c) mistake d) reprove

25. I’m ……….. I didn’t pass my exam but I’ll do better next time.

a) deceived b) despaired c) disappointed d) disillusioned

26. I hate ………. formal examinations. I find it difficult to organize my thoughts in a limited space of time.

a) making b) passing c) sitting d) writing

27. You should write your name ……… at the top of the paper.

a) clearly b) largely c) obviously d) seriously

28. The purpose of this examination was to ………. the students’ knowledge of this subject.

a) inspect b) prove c) test d) try

29. Vivian passed the ………..test but failed the written examination.

a) handy b) practical c) skilful d) working

30. Good ……! I hope you do well.

a) chance b) hope c) luck d) wish

 

 

IV. * Choose the right answer.

 

1. Do you think there is any ……….. of him passing the exam?

a) chance b) expectancy c) occasion d) opportunity

2. Congratulations ………. passing your exams. Well done!

a) by b) for c) from d) on

3. During the test it is always better to make an educated ………. than to leave blank.

a) attempt b) chance c) endeavour d) guess

4. The person who ………an examination is supposed to see that nobody tries to cheat.

a) dominates b) governs c) leads d) supervises

5. The test ……….a number of multiple-choice questions.

a) composes of b) composes in c) consists of d) consists in

6. Miss Diligent did nine hours’ ………studying a day for her exam.

a) big b) heavy c) powerful d) solid

7. In the examination you may be asked for comments on various …….. of a topic.

a) angles b) aspects c) features d) qualities

8. George has no head for figures. He simply cannot …… them.

a) collect b) realize c) relate d) remember

9. No one is so ……. as the person who has no wish to learn.

a) ignorant b) sensible c) simple d) useless

10. Any candidate caught ……… in the examination will be disqualified.

a) cheating b) deceiving c) swindling d) tricking

11. We were the …… students in the class who could speak Russian.

a) alone b) one c) only d) single

12. Students always support themselves by ….. of evening jobs.

a) efforts b) means c) methods d) ways

13. The …… for the course are $150 a term.

a) charges b) costs c) fees d) payments

14. The government will be increasing student ……… to give them more money.

a) aids b) benefits c) grants d) payments

15. Despite the excellent results in his A level exam he has not won a(n) ……… to the university.

a) aid b) money c) pension d) scholarship

 

V. Put each of the following words into its correct place in the passage below.

authority classes degree located special women bachelor’s co-educational freshmen school student year bodies co-ordinate graduates separate undergraduates campuses courses junior sex university

Students

The student body of a ……… or college is divided into ……… and graduates. Graduates have already received their ……… degrees, while ……… have not. The undergraduates belong to one of four ……… , according to their ……… of study. These are ……… , sophomore, ………, and senior classes. Most schools also admit ……… students who take a number of ………, but are not working towards a ……… .

Students ……… vary considerably from ……… to school. Some institutions are ………, with both men and ……… students. Others admit ……… of only one ……… .

A ……… institution has ……… men’s and women’s colleges. They are controlled by the same central ……… and are usually……… on the same campus or nearby …….. .

 

 

VI. Match the words for people in education with the correct definition.

1. apprentice 2. cadet 3. coach 4. dean 5. disciple 6. headmistress 7. instructor 8. lecturer 9. trainee 10. principal 11. professor 12. pupil 13. student   a) female teacher in charge of a school b) person who trains sportsmen for contests or prepares students for an exam c) highest grade of university teacher d) the lowest teaching rank at a university e) person in charge of a division of study f) person who teaches you driving g) the head of some universities and schools h) a person studying to become an officer in the army or a policeman i) someone learning a trade who works in return for being taught j) person undergoing some form of vocational training k) anyone devoted to the acquisition of knowledge, especially attending university l) attends primary school m) follower of a religious teacher

 

VII. Translate the Russian sentences into English, making them the logical continuation of the English ones.

 

1)How did she manage to win a scholarship? – No wonder. Она очень старалась и много работала. 2) Are you first year? – Да, я студент. Я студент с 1 сентября.3) What will the teacher be doing this time tomorrow? – Она будет проверять наши контрольные работы по грамматике. 4) How long have you been attending lectures at the University? – Пожалуй, уже более двух лет. 5) Who was it that you were talking to in the Dean’s Office this morning? – Да с самим деканом. Он собирается провести беседу о предстоящих экзаменах. 6) I think he has failed. – Провалился? Нет, он сдал экзамен и сдал его хорошо. - When did he pass it? – Он сдал его (а) вчера, (б) сегодня утром. 7) She will take a post-graduate course, won’t she? – I believe so. Она будет заниматься в аспирантуре, если она сдаст все экзамены на “отлично”. У нее склонность к научной работе. 8) How long have you been listening to the tape-recordings when I came to the English laboratory? – Not very long. Около двадцати минут. До этого я записывал текст урока. 9) Did you look through your examination paper after you had written it? – Not only that. Я переписал работу после того, как просмотрел ее. 10) When does the first term end? – Как обычно, в январе. К 10 января мы уже закончим занятия.

 

 

KEYS

I.

1b, 2b, 3b, 4a, 5a, 6a, 7a, 8a, 9a, 10b, 11b, 12a, 13a, 14b, 15a, 16a, 17b, 18b, 19b, 20a.

II.

1a, 2b, 3b, 4a, 5b, 6b, 7b, 8b, 9a, 10a, 11b, 12b, 13a, 14a, 15b, 16b, 17a, 18a, 19b, 20a.

III.

1c, 2a, 3b, 4a, 5d, 6b, 7a, 8c, 9c, 10a, 11c, 12c, 13a, 14b, 15c, 16a, 17b, 18c, 19b, 20c, 21c, 22c, 23a, 24a, 25c, 26c, 27a, 28c, 29b, 30c.

IV.

1a, 2d, 3d, 4d, 5c, 6d, 7b, 8d, 9a, 10a, 11c, 12b, 13c, 14c, 15d.

V.

university, graduates, bachelor’s, undergraduates, classes, year, freshman, junior, special, courses, degree, bodies, school, co-educational, women, students, sex, coordinate, separate, authority, located, campuses.

VI.

1i, 2h, 3b, 4e, 5m, 6a, 7f, 8d, 9j, 10g, 11c, 12l, 13k.

VII.

1) She was very diligent and worked hard. 2) Yes, I am. I’ve been a student since September 1. 3) She will be checking our grammar test papers. 4) I’ve been attending lectures for more than two years. 5) It was the Dean. He is going to have a talk about the forthcoming examinations. 6) But he hasn’t. He has passed it - and with credit too! He passed it yesterday/ has passed it in the morning. 7) She will take a post-graduate course if she passes all her exams with merit. She has a gift for research work. 8) I have been listening to it for about 20 minutes. And before it I had been recording the text of the lesson. 9) I rewrote my paper after I had looked through it. 10) It ends as usual in January. We’ll have completed our course by January 10.

 

Literature

1. Misztal Mariusz. Tests in English thematic vocabulary: Intermediate and advanced level. – Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne, 1996. – 351 s.

2. Education guide. Путеводитель по системе образования Великобритании. The British Council, 2002. – 64 c.

3.Газета «Кадры – транспорту». – Новосибирск: СГУПС, 2004-09-29

4. Тимановская Н.А. Взгляд на англоговорящие страны. – Тула: Автограф, 1998. – 384с.

5. Мельчина О.П., Морозова Л.Ю. On Education. О педагогике. – М.: Флинта: Наука, 1999. – 176 с.

 

 

Contents

 

 

Unit 1 Education in Great Britain…………………………………….…………………

Part 1 Primary and secondary education in Great Britain …………………….

Part 2 Further and Higher education in Great Britain …………………………

Unit 2 Education in Russia ……………………………………………………………..

Part 1 Structure of public education in Russia …………………………………

Part 2 Higher education in Russia ……………………………………………...

Unit 3 Siberian Transport University …………………………………………………….

 

Vocabulary Test ……..……………………………………………………………………

Keys to test …………………………………………………………………………………

Literature …………………………………………………………………………………

 



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