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Marina: Hello, Mohammed, Where are you going?

Mohammed: I'm going to the library. I'd like to take some books for my report in histology next Wednesday. Come with me.

Marina: I wish I could join you now, but I'll go to the library after the lecture on microbiology.

Mohammed: Do you know that attendance at lectures in the Oxford University Medical School is free?

Marina: But we are not in Oxford. Who told you that?

Mohammed: I was in Great Britain this summer. I visited Oxford and met two guys who turned out to be students of the Medical school there. Now I know that they have no academic groups and students work according to their own plans. But they have tutorials with their tutors.

Marina: And what do the tutors do?

Mohammed: As far as I remember, tutors plan the work of students and suggest the books to be read. At the end of each term students have written examinations. The students' papers are corrected and marked by the tutors. And on the last day of the term the tutors give a report on the students' work for the term.

Marina: Do students meet their tutors every day?

Mohammed: Certainly not. You see, each week 2 or 3 students go to their tutor, bring essays for criticism and he discusses with them the work they have done. Such classes with the tutor are called tutorials.

Marina: Does the tutor deliver lectures?

Mohammed: Yes. Some lectures are delivered by tutors, others are delivered by professors. But usually professors don't do teaching.

Marina: You want to say that Professors carry on academic research, don't they?

Mohammed: Quite so. Professors in Oxford mainly carry on academic research in their practical subject.

Marina: You really know a lot about the British system of medical training. Could you explain to me what the words «undergraduate», «graduate» and «post-graduate» mean? I can never use them correctly.

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Mohammed: Well, Г11 try. First of all, an undergraduate is the student who hasn't yet taken a University degree.

Marina: Did you say «degree»?

Mohammed: Yes. A University degree is given to a student who has finished a course of studies and passed his final examinations. By the way, a person who has taken a Degree of Bachelor, that is the lowest degree, is called a graduate, while any graduate who continues his studies or does research to receive a Degree of Master or Doctor is called a post-graduate.

Marina: How very interesting! And, how very different from the Rus­sian system of medical training. Thanks a lot. Well, bye-bye. The lec­ture will begin in two minutes.

Mohammed: See you at the library. Bye.

Упражнение 9. а)прочитайте диалог (упр. 8), найдите и выпишите английские эквиваленты следующих слов, словосочетаний и фраз:

жаль, что не могу пойти с тобой; свободное посещение лекций; учебная (академическая) группа; заниматься по собственному пла­ну; занятия с руководителем/тьютором; предлагать (рекомендовать) литературу, которую следует прочитать; письменная работа студен­та; исправлять и оценивать (работу); критический анализ; читать лекции; проводить научные исследования

б) расскажите о работе тьюторов со студентами-медиками в Великобрита­нии, используя выписанные при выполнении задания, «а)» слова и слово­сочетания

Упражнение 10.Джоан Петерсон - студентка медицинского факультета Лондонского университета. На встрече английских и русских студентов Джоан рассказывает о системе высшего медицинского образования в Англии. Попросите ее ответить на интересующие вас вопросы.

Упражнение11. Студенты вашей группы дают интервью корреспонденту английского молодежного журнала. Основная тема интервью - сравнение систем подготовки медицинских специалистов в нашей стране и в Великобритании. Что вы расскажете корреспонденту?

Чтобы отметить сходство, начните со следующих слов: What we have in common is...; The similar aspects are...; Both in Russia and in Great Britain....

Чтобы отметить различия, начните со следующих слов: The ma­jor difference is...; Unlike (the British system of medical training...); In contrast to (the Russian students...).

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