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I. Mind the translation of the following words:
to found – засновувати
department – відділення, факультет
establishment – заклад
correspondence student – студент заочний
staff – штат
numerous – численний
to fail the exam – не здати іспит
attempt – спроба
to expel – виключати
at one’s disposal – у розпорядженні
to equip – устатковувати
stock of books – книжковий фонд
to provide – забезпечувати
national economy – народне господарство
construction site – будівельний майданчик
II. Read and translate the text:
Donbass State Technical University.
We are students of Donbass State Technical University. It was founded in 1957 and had only 3 departments and 226 students. Now it is one of the biggest and most important higher educational establishments in Ukraine. The university trains specialists for various fields of national economy of our country. Many students of day-time and correspondence forms of education study at different departments of the university. There are such departments as Mining, Civil Engineering, Automation of Industrial Processes, Metallurgical, Economic and Management. The teaching staff is numerous and highly qualified.
The academic year is divided into two terms. At the end of each term students take tests and examinations. Those who fail them should take another attempt or they may be expelled from the university. So students try not to miss classes to do well in different subjects.
At their disposal students have a lot of modern facilities: light and large auditoriums, laboratories equipped with modern machines and apparatus, computer classes, the library with a very good stock of books. Those who enjoy sport can use several gyms. Out-of-town students are provided with hostels.
The training of specialists at the university combines theoretical study with practical work and industrial training.
The university has already trained many qualified specialists for the national economy. Our graduates work at factories, mines, construction sites, firms and banks in our country and abroad.
III. Answer the following questions.
1. When was Donbass State Technical University founded?
2. What specialists does the university train?
3. What departments are there at the university?
4. What do you know about the teaching staff?
5. What must the student who haven’t passed the exam do?
6. How many terms does the academic year have?
7. Why do students try not to miss classes?
8. What do students have at their disposal?
9.Where do the graduates work?