Exercise 3. Complete the given paragraph about your
self. Speak about your
My name is _____. I was born in ______ in the town of ______ in a family of _______ (workers, farmers, office workers).
My family is (not) large. It consists of _____ people. I have a mother, a father, a sister, …
My mother’s (father’s, sister’s, brother’s) name is _____. She/he is ____ years old. She/he works at a plant (factory, office). She/he is a _____ by profession.
We live in a private house (modern high-rise / many-storied building). our
house / flat has ____ rooms: a dining-room/ sitting-room/ living-room/ bedroom/ nursery; and
there is also a kitchen, a bathroom, a large corridor and
a good balcony. There are all modern conveniences in our
flat: gas, running cold and
hot water and
central heating. our
house/ flat is not very large but comfortable.
In 19 __ I entered secondary school which I finished in 19__. (Then I worked as a worker at a big plant and
served in the ranks of the army/ studied at technical school).
In ____ I successfully passed my entrance exams to the National University of Food Technologies which is in 68, Volodymirska Street and
now I am a first-year student of the extra-mural faculty. I major in ______.
I am interested in art, literature and
music. I often visit museums, theatres, cinemas and
exhibitions. I am also fond of sports, tennis and
Upon graduating from the University I will work as an engineer/ production manager/ technologist/ process(ing) engineer at some enterprise of food industry.
MY NATIVE TOWN
Study the vocabulary
native/ home town рідне місто
places of interest визначні місця
residental area житловий масив
works завод, майстерні
puppet theatre ляльковий театр
kindergarten дитячий садочок
Exercise 1. Read and
translate the following text.
My native town is Grodno. It’s an ancient town. Not long ago it celebrated its 850th anniversary.
The town of Grodno is situated on the river Neman. The river divides it into two parts. The older part of the town lies on the right bank of the Neman. Here you can see the old castle where kings once lived. Now it is a historic-archaeological museum. On the banks of the Neman one can also see modern apartment houses, offices and
different architectural monuments. Among them there is a 17th century Roman Catholic church.
Grodno is a fast-growing town. It’s a regional centre with the population of over 250,000 people. There are some big plants here and
some smaller factories. The largest enterprises are: the “Azot” Works, the Footwear Factory, the Synthetic Fibre Mill, the Fine Cloth Mill, etc. There are several residential areas in our
town. Every district has schools, kindergartens, shops, everyday services. The people of Grodno are very fond of their Zoo, the only Zoo in Belarus. Here you can see animals from all geographical regions of the world.
Grodno is a big cultural centre. There are three institutions of higher education, many schools, technical colleges, some cinemas, drama and
There are also many public gardens and
parks there. The newly built streets are wide and
specious, lined with trees and
flowers. The streets of the old part of the town are not very wide, but they are clean and
One of the main streets in Grodno is Ozheshko Street. Here one can see a small old house. It is the house where Eliza Ozheshko, a famous democratic writer, lived and
worked. Now it is a museum and
a memorial library of foreign literature. Not far from it there is a monument to Eliza Ozheshko.
It is interesting to know that Grodno has a twin-town in France. It’s Limoges, an industrial centre with the population of about 200,000 people.
Exercise 1. Read and
translate the following text.
National University of Food Technologies
There are 111 higher educational establishments in Kyiv and
among them is The National University of Food Technologies which is in 68 Volodymyrska Street. It was founded in 1930 as the Kyiv Institute of Sugar Refinery Production and
had 2 departments with 400 students. Now NUFT is the only technical university in Ukraine which provides training of highly skilled specialists in 25 specialities and
15 specializations for food, meat, dairy, pharmaceutical, microbiological and
other branches of agro-industrial complex as well as for food machine building of Ukraine. About 10 thousand
students study at the University at its full time departments as well as by correspondence.
NUFT is a higher educational institution of the 4th level of accreditation. Training of students is provided at 8 departments (37 chairs). In 1998 Simpheropol Technical School of food production was incorporated to the University with a college status. The University chairs have 24 branches and
8 research and
production complexes in leading enterprises, planning and
research establishments. 3 research and
production centres have been recently founded. Preliminary department and
short-time preliminary cour
ses of the University train entrants for higher educational institutions.
The NUFT occupies 9 buildings where there are many lecture-halls, classrooms, laboratories and
workshops, six computer centres with more than 30 computer classes.
There is a special building for the library and
reading-halls where our
students usually prepare their homework and
read up for their credits and
The students of the University are provided with 5 hostels, sports and
University trains specialists for various branches of food industry such as bread making, brewing, meat and
dairy processing, sugar refining as well as engineers in thermal-engineering, mechanical engineers and
economists at the departments of
- technology of sugary substances,
- technology of fermentative and
- technology of meat and
- economics and
- accounting, finance and
- power engineering,
- automation and
- mechanical department.
Each department has its own Dean's office.
During junior years our
students study basic subjects such as history, mathematics, physics, chemistry, descriptive geometry, technical drawing, strength of materials, elements of machines and
one of the foreign languages.
During senior years our
students pay more attention to the study of the subjects closely connected with their future specialities.
The study of theory is accompanied by practical training at specially equipped labs and
workshops, then in experimental sugar refinery and
later on at various enterprises of food industry.
Twice a year our
students take their credits and
students do not only study, they take the most active part in doing research in the students' scientific society; they participate in social life
University; they go in for various kinds of sport and
take part in amateur art activities.
th year is devoted to practical training and
to the work at the graduation thesis. After successful presenting a graduation thesis or sitting for the State exams students receive diplomas which qualify them to work in the field for which they have been trained and
are awarded a Bachelor's Degree. Those students, who want to get a Specialists or Master's Degree, continue their studies during the fifth and
Upon graduating from our
University they get appointments in every corner of our
country. Wherever they work, they are promoters of modern food production and
Exercise 1. Read, translate and
retell the text.
Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine. It is a large political, industrial, scientific and
cultural centre. It is the biggest city in Ukraine, its population is above 2.600.000 inhabitants.
Kyiv is situated on the Dnipro, the longest river in Ukraine. The city is well known for its picturesque green hills, parks and
for its Khreshchatik Street - the main thoroughfare of the city.
Kyiv is a large industrial centre. Complex automatic lathes, excavators, sea and
river ships, airliners, motorcycles, electric measuring instruments and
many other goods are produced in Kyiv. New Metro lines are being built to connect industrial and
new residential regions with the centre of the city.
Kyiv is also a large centre of science and
national Ukrainian culture. The Academy of Sciences, many research institutes, universities, technical and
hundreds of general secondary schools, gymnasiums and
lyceums are located in the city. The famous Kyiv Schevchenko Opera and
Ballet House, the Kyiv Ivan Franko Drama Theatre, the Lesya Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre and
other theatres, museums, a lot of cinemas, clubs, hundreds of libraries are also there.
There are many monuments in Kyiv. Among them the monuments to B.Khmelnitsky, T.G.Shevchenko, A.Pushkin and
many others can be seen in the city.
Speaking about Kyiv it is necessary to add that the city is famous also for its historical places. The city of Kyiv is one of the oldest cities of Europe. The history of Kyiv dates back to the end of the 5th century. and
during a long period of time Kyiv was the Mother of Russian cities, the capital of the first old Russ state or Kievan Russ. Among the historical monuments of Kyiv one can enjoy the St. Sophia Cathedral, the Golden Gates, the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.
Ancient, yet ever young, the city of Kyiv with its wonderful buildings, straight broad streets, numerous green parks, historical and
architectural monuments will always be one of the most beautiful cities of the world.