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Study the words and read the following texts.

a crib

a screen

a skill

a delicatessen .


to fit

to arrange


a pitfall

an option

to afford


disabled ,


a measure

to score


to skip

a peer

to fit in

an issue

to urge


to expose

to fuss

an estimate


to seek



The first time I held Jonathan, I knew there was something special about this baby of mine. Maybe it was because he was my first son.

As a baby, he would lie in his crib for hours reaching out his little hands for a wooden puzzle map of the United States that we hung above his crib. My dad taught computers and engineering. Mario and I thought it was funny when he tried teaching Jonathan to play with a computer at five months. My baby did make the mouse picture jump on the screen. But he couldnt have known what he was doing. Could he?

At six months, Jonathan loved watching television. By the time he was a year old, he was singing his ABC and reading words aloud from books.

When Jonathan was two years and eight months, we had him tested. He had the vocabulary skills of an eight-year-old. His IQ was so high that the psychological wrote: 160+, probably a low estimate. My husband didnt seem surprised. He owns a delicatessen in Levittown, New York. His relatives are mostly professionals doctors and lawyers. I was one of 11 children. My parents have 30 grandchildren, and 17 are gifted. But none is quite like Jonathan.

When Jonathan was a year old, he was fussing about the map puzzle over his crib. We were amazed when he tried to fit the states together. Soon he could arrange all 50 states in their proper places. Then, he learned their names. If we took one out and showed him the puzzle, he knew right away which was missing-and even what color it was. Next, Jonathan began learning all the countries of the world.

Child stardom has its pitfalls, but think of all of the opportunities that come with it. Spending time with all those interesting people. Travel. Money for special schools and tutoring. Jonathan will be old enough to start school next fall. My husband and I are struggling to decide which of our limited options will be best for Jonathan.

Three years ago we moved to East Northport, New York, and bought a house we couldnt afford because we heard the public schools are the best in the area. They may be, but Ive seen what they have to offer gifted children, and it isnt much.

He goes through the books that the experts recommend for him like a hot knife through cold butter. Plus, he knows five languages: English, of course, Spanish (hes bilingual), some Polish and Czech from my family, and hes learning Korean.

There a school for gifted children here, but it costs $5,400 per year. The irony is, if Jonathan were handicapped, or learning disabled, we wouldnt have to worry about paying for special schooling. Because my son was born a genius, thats not available.

Raising a genius?

How is genius defined? Psychologists arent sure, says James T.Webb, Ph.D., Wright State University.

Many psychologists prefer to think in terms of IQ (intelligence quotient), which isnt a very precise measure of intelligence, but its about the only measurement we have.

Anymore who scores over 160 on a standardized IQ test is classified as profoundly gifted. Fewer than one child out of 32,000 takes this score.

One in two million scores 180 or above, an intellectual height that has no name.

Too few classes

Parents are usually exhausted because society doesnt provide for the gifted child, notes an educator Kathi Kearney of the center for the Study and Education of the Gifted Children at Columbia University.

Nationwide, a shortage of special classes for gifted children leads some parents to try home schooling. Others supplement their childrens classes with programs at museums and colleges.

Some youngsters skip grades, satisfying their intellectual appetite but not their need for social peers.

Gifted children dont always do well in traditional public schools, warns Webb. They lost interest and refuse to participate in class or do their homework, he says. They also find themselves advanced so far beyond their classmates, they may have trouble fitting in with other children of their age.

For parents, the out-of-school issues can be just as frustrating. How do you discipline a child who thinks like a teenager, but acts like a six-year-old? What do you say when peers reject him?

If you think you child is gifted, experts advise:

1. Have him evaluated between ages five and seven by a licensed psychologist experienced with the gifted children.

2. Develop a flexible educational plan with your childs school.

3. Expose her or him to a wide variety of educational materials and experiences. Encourage and support without pushing.

4. Seek information from parents and experts.


2. Answer the questions on the texts:


1. What did Jonathan love doing at 6 months?

2. When was the child tested and what vocabulary skills did he have?

3. At what age could he arrange all 50 states in their proper places in a map puzzle over his crib?

4. Does child stardom have its pitfalls?

5. Why did they buy a house they couldnt afford?

6. How many languages does Jonathan know?

7. Is Jonathans mother satisfied with their public school?

8. Is intelligence quotient a very precise measure of intelligence?

9. What person is classified as profoundly gifted?

10. What problems do the parents of profoundly gifted children have?

11. Do profoundly gifted children have trouble fitting in with other children of their age?

12. Could you suggest any solutions to this problem?



Irregular Verbs


II III        
Infinitive Past Simple Past Participle The main meaning of the verb    
arise arose arisen    
be was, were been    
br bore born    
become became become ,    
begin began begun ()    
bend bent bent    
bind bound bound '    
bite bit bitten ( bit ) ()    
blow blew blown    
break broke broken ()    
breed bred bred    
bring brought brought    
build built built    
burn burnt burnt ,    
buy bought bought    
catch caught caught ,    
choose chose chosen ,    
come came come    
cost cost cost
cut cut cut    
dig dug dug ,    
do did done    
draw drew drawn ;    
dream dreamt dreamt ,    
drink drank drunk    
drive drove driven ,    
eat ate eaten    
fall fell fallen      
feed fed fed    
fell felt felt ()    
fight fought fought ,      
find found found      
fly flew flown      
forget forgot forgotten      
give gave given      
go went gone ,      
grow grew grown ,      
hang hung hung ,      
have had had      
hear heard heard
hide hid hidden      
hold held held      
keep kept kept ,      
know knew known      
lead led led      
learn learnt learnt ()      
leave left left      
lend lent lent      
let let let ,      
light lit lit ,      
lose lost lost ,      
make made made      
mean meant meant      
meet met met      
put put put      
read read read      
ride rode ridden      
rise rose risen      
run ran run      
say said said      
see saw seen      
sell sold sold      
send sent sent      
set   set   set   ; ( )
shake shook shaken
shine shone shone ,
shoot shot shot
shut shut   shut   ,
sing sang sung
sink sank sunk
sit sat sat
sleep slept slept
smell smelt smelt ,
speak   spoke   spoken   ,
spend spent spent
spoil spoilt spoilt
spread spread spread
spring sprang sprung
stand stood stood
steal stole stolen
stick stuck stuck
sting stung stung
stride strode stridden
strike struck struck ;
strive strove striven
swear swore sworn
sweep swept swept ,
swim swam swum      
take took taken      
teach taught taught      
tear tore torn      
tell told told      
think thought thought      
throw threw thrown      
thrust thrust thrust      
understand understood understood      
upset upset upset ;      
wake woke woken      
wear wore worn      
weep wept wept      
win won won      
wind wound wound      
withdraw withdrew withdrawn ,      
write wrote written      




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Introduction.. 3

Students Life..,. 4

Our University.. 22

Ukraine 42

Kharkiv 57

Great Britain 70

The USA... 96

Education in Ukraine, Great Britain and the USA 114

Choosing a Career.. .. 147

Texts for Reading and Discussion 169

Appendix (irregular verbs) 184

Literature... 187

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