Write these activities in the correct order for a typical working day. The first and last examples are done.


1) to work for - работать в
2) oil company - нефтяная компания
3) to combine - совмещать
4) to get up - просыпаться
5) morning exercises - зарядка
6) on foot - пешком
7) employee -работающий по найму
8) to take (10) minutes to - занимать (o времени)
9) to have a rest - отдыхать
10) by correspondence - заочно
11) report - доклад
12) as a rule - как правило, обычно
13) to be busy - быть занятым

1. Read the following words and remember their pronunciation.

[Λ] company, study, lunch, does

[a:] class, start

[o:] sport, call, morning, short, report

[o] watch, o’clock, office

[i] busy, live, finish, dinner

[i:] keep, week, employee

Pay attention to the stress in the following words. Pronounce them.

´oil employ´ees
com´bine ′sometimes
engi´neer pre´pare
´breakfast ´library

Read the text about Nick and complete the sentences given below. Then tell about Nick’s typical working day. Use the vocabulary.


Nick works for an oil company. He’s going to be an engineer and studies at the Polytechnic University. It’s not easy to combine work with studies, so Nick’s working day begins very early. He gets up at 7 o’clock a.m. and does his morning exercises.

After breakfast he goes to work. He starts his work at 8 o’clock in the morning. As Nick lives not far from his work he goes there on foot. It takeshim 10 minutes to get to his work. Nick usually has his lunch at home. But sometimes when he’s very busy with his work he has his lunch in his office. There’s a small café for the company’s employees. Nick finishes work at 6 o’clock in the evening. He usually has dinner at home. He likes cooking.

After dinner he has a short rest, reads newspapers, makes some telephone calls, and watches TV. Then he prepares for his classes. Nick studies by correspondence,so he often goes to the library to get ready for his classes or to write a report. As a rule, he has no free time on his week-days. Besides, three times a week Nick goes to the sport club to keep fit. He’s very busy.

1. Nick works for _____________ .

2. He combines ________________ .

3. He gets up __________________ .

4. Nick goes to work _____________ .

5. It takes him ___________________ .

6. When Nick is busy at work, _______________ .

7. There is a small café for _____________ .

8. After dinner he _______________ .

9. He often goes to the library because he ___________ .

10. As a rule, on his weekdays he _________________ .

What is your working day like? Describe it using the following questions.

1) When do you usually get up?

2) How do you get to your job?

3) What time do you start your work?

4) Where do you usually have your lunch?

5) When do you finish your work?

6) Do you have to work hard?

7) Do you have long holidays?

8) Do you like your job?

9) What are the good and bad things about it?

10) How do you usually spend your evenings?

Match the occupations (A-D) with the texts (1-4).

A student B business woman C waiter D postman  
1) I start working at 9 a.m.. I finish at about 7 p.m.. I often work late, and sometimes work at home too. I usually have lunch in a restaurant because my company pays. I go to work by train.  
2) My job is an evening one. I start at 6 o’clock in the evening and finish at about 2 o’clock in the morning. I have a break and I eat in the kitchen. I wear a uniform.  
3) Sometimes my classes start at 9, sometimes at 10 in the morning. I usually have lunch at cafeteria. In the evening I often work in the library. I go everywhere by bicycle.  
4) I start early – at 5 o’clock in the morning. I usually finish at about 12 o’clock in the afternoon, so, I always have lunch at home.

What is their occupation?

1) Tim works for a radio station. He spends most of the time in the studio. He plays records and tells jokes. Sometimes Tim works till 1 or 2 in the morning. What is Tim’s occupation?

2) Diana works for a large company. She has her own secretary. She is responsible for the company’s money. Once a year Diana calculates the company’s profit. It’s a very well-paid job. What is Diana’s occupation?

Write 2 or 3 sentences about where you work and what you do. Other students will guess who you are.

Lesson IV

Our University


When was our University founded?

How many institutes are there at the University? What are they?

What do students have at their disposal?

How many departments for corresponding students are there?

What department do you study at?

What subjects do you study?

What’s your favorite subject?

What subject is the most difficult one for you?

Do you study successfully?

Is it interesting for you to study at the University?


1) higher school - высшая школа
2) to be founded - основанный
3) chemist - химик
4) contribution - вклад
5) establishment - создание
6) outstanding - выдающийся
7) well-known - знаменитый, известный
8) to graduate from - окончить ВУЗ
9) founder - основатель, основоположник
10) chief designer - главный проектировщик
11) helicopter - вертолет
12) full-time training - дневное обучение
13) department - отделение; факультет; кафедра
14) applied mathematics - прикладная математика
15) welding - сварка
16) drilling - бурение нефтяных скважин
17) to provide sb.with smth. - обеспечивать кого-л. чем-л.
18) various - разный, разнообразный
19) sophisticated - усовершенствованный, сложный
20) up-to-date - современный
21) installations - установки, оборудование
22) available - доступный
23) post-graduate - аспирант

1. Read the following words and remember their pronunciation.

[e] speciality, helicopter, technical, welding

[ǽ] graduate, establishing, mathematics, many

[Λ] other, country

[a:] part, department, staff

[јu:] student, computer, newest

[i:] chief, magazine

[k] Polytechnic, technical, chemical, chemistry