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# III. Number these events in the order they happened. Look at the text for reading and check your answers.

a. Drinfel’d was elected a corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

b. He was born February 14, 1954 in Kharkov

c. He announced a proof of the Langland’s conjectures

d. Drinfel’d is the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago

e. Drinfel’d was awarded the Fields Medal

f. His new work appeared in a book form

g. He represented the Soviet Union at the International Mathematics Olympiad in Bucharest, Romania

h. He was awarded the Candidate of Sciences degree and Doctor of Sciences degree from the Steklov Mathematical Institute

i. The same year he entered Moscow State University

j. He graduated from the university in 1974

IV. Ask and answer the following questions in pairs.

1. What kind of school establishment (secondary school, lyceum) did you finish last summer?

2. Which subjects were you good at?

3. Which was your best subject?

4. Have you ever solved the problem in Mathematics that only few people from your class could solve? What problem was it?

5. Have you ever participated in the Olympiad in Mathematics (English)? When and where was it held?

6. Have you ever won? Were you awarded or not? When?

7. Would you like to be a representative of your group in the Olympiad in Mathematics (English) held in Donetsk National University? Why?

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CULTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF SOME NUMBERS

I. Choose the number and read the text about it.

B. (book open) Listen to your partner and help him/her to tell about the chosen number.

II. Match the words (1–7) with their definitions/explanations (a–g):

 1 dual a the result that you wanted to achieve from a plan or idea 2 fruition b a shape with five sides 3 pentagon c a very frightening or dangerous situation, or one in which there seems to be no hope; a large deep hole that appears to have no bottom 4 pentagram d a star with five points that is often used as a magic symbol 5 abyss e used about things that have two similar aspects, parts or functions 6 female f 7 superstitions g a women

III. Match the number with its symbolic meaning:

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