Контрольная работа № 1
1. Ответьте на вопрос письменно.
Do you find studying at the University challenging and rewarding?
2. Прочитайте и переведите 1, 3, 5 и 7 абзацы текста письменно.
Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod
National Research University
Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod is a large respected higher educational institution. The history of the university is fascinating. The basis for its establishment was the Russian Polytechnic Institute that up to 1916 was located in Warsaw. After the breaking out of the World War I the Russian Polytechnic Institute was evacuated to the city of Nizhny Novgorod and in 1918 it was announced to be converted into Nizhny Novgorod State University. In 2010 the University was awarded the title of National Research University for great achievements in the fields of sciences and humanities.
Nowadays Nizhniy Novgorod University ranks among the best Russia’s leading universities, being a modern teaching and research complex. There are a lot of faculties and departments at the University and several new ones are organized each year. The basic ones are the faculties of physics, radio-physics, chemistry, mechanics and mathematics, cybernetics, philology, biology, sociology, law, economics, finance, higher school of applied physics and the preparatory faculty.
There are three types of teaching at the University: day time, part-time and correspondence department. All the pedagogical and scientific work is carried on by numerous chairs headed by prominent professors and associate professors. The teaching staff of the University includes outstanding scientists and scholars. Some of them are members and Corresponding Members of Russian Academy of Sciences.
The University training is based on the scientific principles. Lectures are combined with practical classes in different subjects. Students attend lectures, all of them being compulsory, and make notes of them.
They also have practical classes in the laboratories, which are well-equipped with the Internet system, fax, e-mail and the latest devices.
The academic year is divided into two terms. Apart from lectures, seminars, practical classes, laboratory works, students take credit-tests and exams at the end of each term. Special attention is paid to independent and research work of students. On completion of studies students present graduation theses or take final state examinations.
Schooling used to be free of charge. ...
A multi-level system of higher education is exercised at the University. This system offers programmes to study for a Bachelor’s degree; it’s usually 4 years of studies, and then comes a Master’s degree which lasts for two more academic years. The best graduates enter the post-graduate courses and after successful defending their theses get the academic degree of candidate of sciences. All departments of the University also provide wide opportunities for research leading to Doctoral degrees, D.Sc. and Ph.D.
3. Найдите в тексте и письменно переведите на английский язык следующие выражения.
Студент заочного отделения, заведующий кафедрой, доцент, докторская степень, поступить в аспирантуру, защищать диссертацию, представить дипломную работу, сдавать (сдать) выпускные экзамены, аспирант, выпускник, степень магистра, степень бакалавра, плата за обучение, учиться бесплатно, получать стипендию, преподавательский состав, ученый, учебный и исследовательский комплекс, знаменитый/ выдающийся, посещать лекции.
4. Дайте письменные ответы на вопросы.
1. Why is the history of establishment of the University fascinating?
2. Why does the University rank among the best?
3. What departments and faculties does it comprise?
4. How many types of teaching are there at the University? What are they?
5. What is training based on?