Find the words or phrases (1–5) in the text above which are explained / defined (a–e)?

1 f--------s a aids which make it easy to do things, to study
2 a---------e b to provide lodging for
3 e--------e c great merit
4 n------s d great in number, very many
5 r—k e to have a place, to gain an advantage over sth/smb

Test yourself. Cover the dictionary meanings and look at the words. What are the meanings?

Group B. Read about the University of Sheffield and complete it with a word from the task 1 (column B)


The University of Sheffield

    The University of Sheffield was originally formed by the merger of three colleges. The Sheffield School of Medicine was founded in 1828, followed by the opening of Firth College in 1879 by Mark Firth, a steel manufacturer, to teach arts and science subjects. Then Firth College helped to fund the opening of the Sheffield Technical School in 1884 to teach applied science. The three institutions merged to form the University College of Sheffield which was granted its royal Charter by Edward VII in 1905 and became the University of Sheffield. In 1955 it was its 50th 1______ as a university.

    From 114 full-time students in 1905, the university grew slowly until 1950s and 1960s when it began to expand rapidly. Many new buildings were built and student numbers increased to nearly 25,000 students including 3,700 international students from 120 countries. Sheffield is one of the most popular universities in terms of applications per place. Almost 1,400 academic 2____ are engaged in both research and teaching. Within the university there are 80 research centers and 75 academic departments grouped into five faculties. These are the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, the Faculty of Pure Science and the Faculty of Social Sciences.

    The university has its own newspaper, The Steel Press, printed every 3_____, an online newspaper, and a student radio station called Sure Radio.

    Over the years, the university has been home to a number of its famous 4_____ including the author Angela Carter, David Blunkett, a well-known Labour Party politician and five Nobel Prize winners: Howard Florey (1945), Hans Adolf Krebs (1953), Richard J.Roberts (1993) – Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, and George Porter (1967), Harry Kroto (1996) –Nobel Prize in chemistry.

    There are several bodies which form the governance of the University. The Council manages the University’s business side (finance and property).

    The Senate manages the academic side of the University. It is the highest academic authority of the University. The Members of the Senate are: the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellors and the 5_____ of the Faculties.

    The university is ranked 82nd in the World’s top 100 Universities and is constantly ranked amongst the top 20 universities in Britain.


Find the words or phrases (1–5) in the text above which are explained / defined (a–e)? The first and the last letter are given to help you.


1 m---e a become one
2 be g-----d b be given or allowed (what is asked for)
3 r-----y c quickly, with great speed
4 be e-----d d be busy, be occupied with, take part in
5 a-------y e person or (pl) group of people having power


Test yourself. Cover the dictionary meanings and look at the words. What are the meanings?

Group work) Ask and answer the questions about Donetsk/Sheffield University. Then check your answers with the group.

1. When was the university founded?

2. What was the precursor of the university?

3. How many faculties are there?

4. How many students study at the university?

5. Who is the university run by?

6. What’s the rating of the university?

With the partner from the other group decide if the following statements are true or false. Correct the false statements.

1. Both universities got their university status in the twentieth century.

2. Both universities don’t admit foreign students.

3. Academic staff of both Universities is engaged in research.

4. The number of students at the University of Sheffield is larger than that at Donetsk University.

5. Both universities have their own radio.

6. Both universities can boast their Nobel Prize winners.

7. Both universities are among the world’s top 100 universities.



HELP box
Grammar focus: Present Simple and Continuous Simple

Use the Present Simple to talk about:

· a general truth, such as a fact.

Half a million people pass through the station today.

· something that stays the same for a long time, such a state.

He lives in a dormitory.

Something that is regular, such as routines, customs and habits.

They usually pass their final exams in May.

Use the Present Continuous to talk about:

· an action which is happening now, at the moment .

She’s having coffee.

· an action or state which is temporary .

He’s working at MTC company.

· a definite arrangement in the future.

They’re spending Christmas in their home town.

Some verbs are not normally used in the present continuous, for example: like, hate, want, need, have (= possess), see, hear, consider, believe, know, sound, understand.

Present Simple Present Continuous
as a rule regularly often Singular



on Mondays


1. I work

2. You work

3. He/she/it works

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