Read and translate the following dialogues making use of the Word List below.


I. Good morning, Nick!

Good morning, Helen.

How are you?

Fine. Thanks. How are you?

Very much the same. Thank you.


II. Good evening, Mrs. Smith!

Good evening, Mr. Jones!

How is life treating you?

Life is going its usual way. How are you getting on?

Nothing to boast of. Thanks.


III. Hello, everybody!

Hi, Pete!

Excuse my being late. I was delayed by the traffic.

Never mind.

Word List

1. How are you? How are you getting on? How is life treating you? ? ?

2. Nothing to boast of. .

3. Very much the same. Life is going its usual way. .

4. Excuse my being late. , .

5. I was delayed by the traffic. .


Practise the dialogues above and learn any two of them by heart.

Complete the following dialogues with suitable words or phrases from the Word List and the dialogues above.


I. Good afternoon, Miss Bright!

__________ , Mr. Webster.

Hows life?

__________. Thank you.


II. Hi, Jane!

Hi, Victor!

Its a long tome since I saw you last. Where have you been all this time?

I have just returned from Great Britain.

Was it a business trip?


Was it successful?

I am afraid not. __________ to boast of.

__________ to hear it.


Learn the dialogues you have completed by heart.




Read and translate the following dialogues making use of the Word List below.


I. Im sorry. Im late. I had to wait ages for a bus.

Thats all right. We havent started yet. Come on in, take your seat and get ready.

II. Im terribly sorry. Ive forgotten to bring the book I promised you.

Dont worry. Ive got another one to read.

III. Im awfully sorry but Ive broken a cup.

Never mind. I never did like those cups away.

IV. I do apologies for not letting you know before. I couldnt get through to you on the phone.

Its quite all right.

V. Oh, dear! Ive split tea on the tablecloth. Im ever so sorry.

It doesnt matter. The cloth needs washing anyway.


Word List

1. Im (awfully, terribly) sorry. = Excuse me. .

2. Dont worry. = Never mind. = Its all right. = It doesnt matter. . ( .)

3. I had to wait ages for a bus. .

4. I never did like those cups anyway. .


Practise the dialogues above and learn any two of them by heart.

Complete the following dialogues with suitable words or phrases from the Word List and the dialogues above.


I. _________ for losing my temper last night.

You are, arent you. Well, I wish youd learn to control yourself.


II. Excuse me. Thats my seat.

Oh, is it? _________ sorry.


III. Im _________ sorry to cause you all this trouble.

No _________ at all.


In pairs, express apology using one item from each column. Let your group-mate respond.


very Ive lost the key

ever so I cant remember the address

Im terribly sorry but Ive forgotten to buy bread

awfully Ive let the dog out

dreadfully Ive eaten all the cake

What would you say in the following situations? Work in pairs. Let your group-mate reply.

I. You are late for a class.

II. You didnt hear what your neighbour said.

III. You have spilt coffee on a friends dress.

IV. You lost an umbrella which your sister lent you.

V. You are leaving your guests alone for some time (to finish getting the supper ready).



Pre-reading Activities

1. Read and answer the questions:


1. Is education important? Why?

2. What levels of education are there in University education?

3. What does a person have to do to get each level of education?

4. Why did you decide to get higher education?

5. What documents did you have to provide to apply to the University?

6. Why did you enter Kharkiv G.S. Skovoroda National Pedagogical University?

How did you make your choice?


2. Read the words and phrases and make some sentences about yourself using them. Pay attention to the pronunciation:


to enter the University

to do a course in /

to attend classes / lectures / seminars / /

tuition/ instruction/ teaching

to miss classes

a recognized qualification / diploma /

a school-leaving certificate

(with honours) ( )

to apply (to University) () ( )

to admit / accept (to University)

to award the degree

an academic year

a term

a class

a seminar

a tutorial

a hall of residence


a shared (rented) flat ,

a grant

a scholarship

an award

a postgraduate course

( )


to take exams /a test

to pass a test / entrance examinations

to sit (for) an exam

to fail a test / an exam

a test score ,


Reading Activities

Read and translate the text:


Kharkiv G.S. Skovoroda National Pedagogical University is the oldest pedagogical education establishment in Ukraine. Its history dates back to 1804 when Kharkiv V.N. Karazin National University was set up.

On the 24th of January 1803 the Regulations declaring that every university shall have a teacher training or pedagogical institute in its structure were approved.

The charter of Kharkiv University approved by the decree of the tsar Olexander I in 1804 included the separate chapter On the Pedagogical Institute which proclaimed the aim, structure and foundations of the activity of Pedagogical Institute. This is considered to be the date of birth of our university.

The institute changed the title several times; however its main mission has always remained the same: to train highly qualified teachers. For this period of time it has trained more than 160,000 young people who became teachers and contributed a lot to the development of education and culture in Ukraine (at different times our university was functioning as higher pedagogical courses (in the 60-s of the 19th century), Kharkiv Institute of Public Education (1921), Kharkiv State Pedagogical Institute (1932), Kharkiv State Pedagogical University (1994)). In 2004 our university was granted the status of the National Pedagogical University.

Rector is in charge of the University. Nowadays there are 15 faculties headed by deans. The faculties carry out training of full-time students, correspondence department students (students of extra-mural department), and postgraduates. There are more than 15,000 students in KhSNPU. Every faculty provides training for Bachelors (BA), Specialists and Masters (MA) degrees. To get a Bachelors degree one needs to do a four-year course of study, to get a Specialists or Masters degree one has to study a year or two longer.

Students in our University study in 2 shifts. Usually they have 3 double-periods a day. They attend practical classes, seminars, and lectures. The students are also actively engaged in out of class activities: they take part in disputes, contests, Olympiads, concerts.The curriculum includesgeneral educational, professional pedagogical courses and courses of students specialization. Besides all students study the Ukrainian language, foreign languages, History of Ukraine and have PE trainings.

To get ready for their classes or prepare their course projects or diploma papers the students can work in the reading halls of the library. The university is accommodated in 6 buildings and each of them has at least one reading hall, so the students can easily use the resources and reference materials.

There is a lot of modern equipment which facilitates students learning: computers, multimedia classes, Internet.

Those, who wish to continue their education or get higher education in the sphere different from their diploma degree, can go on with their education in the Institute of Postgraduate Education which offers degree courses for full-time and part-time students or combined full-time and correspondence courses.

The graduates of the University work in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, in out of school clubs and higher educational establishments. They value their profession and are proud of their alma mater.

Post-reading Activities

1. Answer the questions:


1. When was our university founded?

2. Did it function as a separate institution at that time?

3. How many teachers has it trained for this period?

4. When was our university granted the present day status?

5. How many students are there in Kharkiv G.S. Skovoroda National University?

6. How many faculties/ departments provide training of future teachers?

7. Who is in charge of the University?

8. Who is at the head of each faculty/ department?

9. What degrees are awarded at the University?

10. What is the course of study at the University?

11. How many double-periods do students have a day?

12. What are the main forms of tuition in the University?

13. Where do students live?

14. Where can students get ready for their classes?

15. What disciplines do students study?

16.What is your future speciality? Why did you choose it?


2. Decide if the following statements are true or false according to the text above:

1. The Kharkiv Pedagogical University was set up in 1803.

2. The mission of our university has changed with the time: nowadays it is to train teachers for Slobozhanshchyna.

3. In the 20th century our university was granted the status of the National Pedagogical University.

4. The course of study to get a Bachelors degree precedes the course of study to get a Masters degree.

5. The teaching programme provides students with training in professional and pedagogical disciplines.

6. The heads of the faculties are deans.

7. All students have to learn foreign languages.

8.The Institute of Postgraduate education is a separate educational establishment.


3. Find in the text the words corresponding to the following definitions:


1) written or printed statement of rights, permission especially from a ruler or government;

2) an organization for a special educational purpose;

3) the programme of study in a school, college, and university;

4) a special task assigned to an individual or institution;

5) to give teaching and practice to somebody;

6) the head of the educational establishment;

7) the first university degree;

8) a holder of the second university degree;

9) not to miss classes;

10) a student who doesnt work;

11) an academic title, rank or grade given by a university to a person who has done a course;

12) to have a high opinion of something

Key: to train, to attend classes, Bachelor (BA), to value, a charter, Master (MA, MSc), a rector, an institute, a curriculum, a mission, a full time student, a degree


4. Find in the text the synonyms for the given words and phrases:

to teach

to confer (a degree)

to grant the status

to be responsible for

to be present at lectures

to be located

to continue


5. Form the nouns from the given verbs and use them in the word combinations and sentences of your own. Use the suffixes -ance, -tion, -ing if necessary:

to attend to offer

to apply to graduate

to award to function

to educate to train

to teach to grant


6. Form the verbs from the given nouns:

education contribution head

approval award


7. Translate the given words and phrases into English:

, , , , , , , , , , , , , (), , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .


8. Fill in the correct preposition:

1. The students of Kharkiv G.S. Skovoroda National Pedagogical University do courses ______ Physics, Mathematics, Primary School Teaching, Natural Sciences, etc.

2. Our University dates back ______ the 19th century.

3. Rector and vice-rectors are ______ charge ______ the quality of teaching provided by the University.

4. Normally it takes time and efforts to get ready ______ entrance exams.

5. My brother studies ______ our university too.

6. The qualified teachers former students of our university work ______ schools of Ukraine.

9. Read some more facts about our university and make up questions to the underlined words:

8 institutes make up the structure of Kharkiv G.S. Skovoroda National Pedagogical University: the Institute of Ukrainian Kozatstvo; the Institute of World Languages; the Institute of Economics and Law; the Institute of Continuing Education (of Postgraduate Education); the Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Institute of Arts; the Research Institute of Kharkivshchyna Education;

there are 60 departments in the university;

the university trains specialists in 56 specialities and specializations;

there are more than 800 lecturers, 25 of them are academicians and correspondent members of the Academies of Science, 107 doctorsof science, professors and more than 300 candidates of science, associate-professors;

a number of outstanding scholars worked in the University D.I. Bagaliy (department of history of Ukraine), M.F. Sumtsov (department of Ukraininan literature history), V.P. Buseskul, S.M. Bernstein, O.M. Nykolsky, V.K. Zalesky, M.F. Bilousov, D.M. Syntsov and others;

among the students of the University there were 7 Heroes of the Soviet Union;

the Olympic champions M. Gorochovska (1952), Yu. Poyarkov (1964, 1968), Yu. Vengerovsky (1964), Yu. Matushevas (1968), L. Zhabotynsky (1964, 1968), O. Kurishko (1972) were the students of our university.


10. a) Look at the table and mark the difference in how teachers and staff are called in the UK, USA and Ukraine.



  President Rector (President)
: Vice-Chancellor Vice-President Vice-Rector (Vice-President)
Treasurer Provost  
Dean Dean Dean
. Assistant Dean Assistant Dean Assistant Dean
Chair (of Philology, etc.) Chair (of Philology, etc.) Chair (of Philology Department, etc.)
Professor Full Professor Full Professor
Reader Associate Professor Associate Professor
. Senior Lecturer Assistant Professor Assistant Professor
Assistant Lecturer Instructor Instructor
, Tutor Academic Advisor Tutor
() Department secretary Department secretary Department secretary
( ) Lab (oratory) assistant Lab (oratory) assistant Lab (oratory) assistant


) Translate the sentences:

1. , . ϳ , . ϳ .

2. , . , , .

3. . : , , , . .

11. a) Study the structure of universities in the UK, USA and Ukraine:

Senate Senate Senate
Faculty/School/College School/College School
Faculty/School Board School/College Board School Board
Department Department Department
head of (the) department head of (the) department head of (the) department
staff meeting department meeting department meeting
³: department department department
() full-time department full-time department full-time department
    part-time department
  part-time department  
Open University (its a separate university, the only one in the UK) Distance Learning/Education Dept Correspondence Dept (Distant Learning/ Education Dept)
(teaching) staff faculty faculty
staff staff staff
() Evening (Night) Institute (School) (run by LEA)   evening school


b) Translate the sentences into English, use the table given above:

1. , , , .

2. (are held) .

3. , x .

4. , .

5. ҳ, , .

12. Insert the given words:

academic free results exams scholarships

terms marks fee holidays


An (1)_________ year consists of three (2)______ . At the end of each term students have to get passes in some disciplines and to sit (3)______ in the others. Usually they have (4)______ after the exams. The longest holidays are in summer. For some students higher education is (5)_______ but the others pay for their education. It depends on their (6)______ at the entrance examinations. Those who get better (7)________ dont pay any tuition (8)______. Besides these students if they study well get (9)_______.


13. Speaking:

Speak on the history of our University.

Speak on the university structure.

Speak on the university teachers and staff.

Speak on the teaching process at the University.


14. a) Think of the characteristics for teachers work, consult the dictionary.

Model: I think teachers work is creative.

Use the following phrases:

In my opinion

I believe

I personally think

I could be wrong but I think

To my mind


b) Compare and contrast the school you studied at and Kharkiv G.S. Skovoroda National Pedagogical University.

Model: Studies at university are not similar to studies at school.

Use the following phrases:

is (not) like , is (not) similar to , on the one hand , on the other hand, as as, not as as


c) The teaching process is the process of joint activities of teachers and students directed at the achievement of teaching goals. Discuss how you understand this statement.

Model: On the one hand students and teachers take part in the teaching process, on the other hand their functions are different.

Use the following expressions:

on the one hand, on the other hand , consequently , accordingly;

I think; I believe ; I consider; In my opinion; To my mind


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