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14. Work in groups. Many people believe that studying electronics is rather boring. Ask your partners if they think the same. Let them explain why they think so. Use the following formulas.

I suppose What I mean is

As far as I know I’d like to mention

To my mind No one can deny the fact that

I can confirm To sum up

15. Look through the information about student life at Grinnell College. Then look at the pictures below and say what extra-curricular activities bsuir offers to its students? Student Life

Student Life at Grinnell has many aspects, in addition to coursework, which will enrich your experience here. We have an extensive Sports and Athletics program. We offer fun and enriching classes through our Experimental College. Student Affairs offers opportunities for students at Grinnell to become involved in the student government on campus. We also encourage students to study abroad, and have programs available in many countries throughout the world. Grinnell College offers a very rich and rewarding student life. Men's Tennis - Grinnell 7, Knox 0

Grinnell defeated Knox 7-0 on Tuesday.

Baseball - Grinnell Splits at 16th-ranked Central

The Pioneer baseball team split a non-conference doubleheader at Central on Tuesday.

Softball - Grinnell 4, Clarke 3

Grinnell defeated Clarke 4-3 on Tuesday.

Softball - Grinnell 4, Central 8

Grinnell fell to Central 8-4 on Tuesday.

Students Life at bsuir

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The group of national Gypsy song

tudents Club

Brass band

Vocal group Dance group

Sports Club

16. Give your own ideas on any of the following statements:

1) BSUIR is the national leader among educational institutions of the Republic of Belarus.

2) It’s not fair to take exams.

3) Extra-curricular activities at the University are valuable.

4) Foreign languages are of great importance for highly qualified specialists.

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to be founded

- 10 faculties

- teaching staff

- subjects

- the graduates

7. Examine the network and reproduce the topic “University Studies” supplying the necessary factual and imaginative details so as to present some ideas to your group-mates.

- to enter

- to be admitted to

- to study at

- to graduate from

- to take

- to prepare for

- to pass

- to fail in

lectures to take notes

seminars to attend

practicals to miss

lab works to work at

Sports Club

Students Club

II. Writing Section.

Write a letter to your English friend about your first months at University. Tell him/her what you like and dislike most.

III. Project-work.

A student comes to his native town for winter vacations. He enjoys his stay at home, relishes his Mum’s food, talks to his neighbours and attends the School Reunion.

Roles: first-year student, his father, his mother, his sister/brother, his former school teacher, his former classmates, his neighbour, his neighbour’s son who is planning to enter the BSUIR.

Comprehensive Prolonged Project

Day 4nd: Visiting Oxford University.

The group of Belarusian students is invited to Oxford Student Club to share the experience of their university studies and student life.

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL

Every student full-time or part-time, who registers for a course at Napier, is a member of the Students’ Association and as such is entitled to participate in its activities and to use its facilities. The students democratically elected by the student body, who have overall responsibility for implementing these policies and for representing the interests of Napier students.

Every class is entitled to elect a class representative to represent its interests to the teaching staff and to the Council of the Students’ Association. Regular newsletters are produced to inform students about what is happening at the Polytechnic and the Association.

The Association funds the activities of many student clubs. These cover a range of social, cultural, political activities. Any student with the support of nine others, can set up a new club and apply for financial assistance from the Association.

The Physical Education Unit is responsible for the operation and development of Sporting Facilities in the Polytechnic. The Unit provides a service of coaching, expert advice, supervision and administrative support for all students of all courses both individually and as members of the various clubs of the Sport Union.

Notes

to be entitled - иметь право на

to elect - выбирать

responsibility - ответственность

to represent - представлять

Find out this information:

a) On what basis are Oxford students selected and why is it said that teaching at Oxford is “pleasantly informal and personal”?

b) What is so dreadful about ‘Finals’?

c) How is the research done by Oxford post-graduates?

OXFORD

What is it like, being a student at Oxford? Like all British universities, Oxford is a state university, not private one. Students are selected on the basis of their results in the national examinations or the special Oxford entrance examination. There are many applicants, and nobody can get a place by paying a fee. Successful candidates are admitted to a specified college of the university: that will be their home for the next three years (the normal period for an undergraduate degree), and for longer if they are admitted to study for a post-graduate degree. They will be mostly taught by tutors from their own college.

Teaching is pleasantly informal and personal; a typical under-graduate (apart from those in the natural sciences who spend all day in the laboratories) will spend an hour a week with his or her ‘tutor’, perhaps in the company of one other student. Each of them will have written an essay for the tutor, which serves as the basis-for discussion, argument, the exposition of ideas and academic methods. At the end of the hour the students go away with new essay title and a list of books that might be helpful in preparing for the essay.

Other kinds of teaching such as lectures and seminars are normally optional: popular lectures can attract audiences from several faculties, while others may find themselves speaking to two or three loyal students or maybe to none at all. So, in theory, if you are good at reading, thinking and writing quickly, you can spend five days out of seven being idle: sleeping, taking part in sports, in student clubs, in acting and singing, in arguing, drinking, having parties. In practice, most students at Oxford are enthusiastic about the academic life, and many of the more conscientious ones work for days at each essay, sometimes sitting up through the night with a wet towel round their heads.

At the end of three years, all students face a dreadful ordeal, ‘Finals’, the final examinations. The victims are obliged to dress up for the occasion in black and white, an old-fashioned ritual that may help to calm the nerves. They crowd into the huge, bleak examination building and sit for three hours writing what they hope is beautiful prose on half-remembered or strangely forgotten subjects. In the afternoon they assemble for another three hours of writing. After four or five days of this torture they emerge, blinking, into the sunlight, and stagger off for the biggest party of them all.

Postgraduates (often just called graduates) are mostly busy with research for their dissertations, and they spend days in their college libraries or in the richly endowed, four-hundred-year-old Bodleian library.

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