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Read the text again and match the headings (A–E) below with the paragraphs (1-5)

A Training and skills
B Size and weight
C Security
D Price
E Capacity

* (“Engineering” Workshop by Lindsey White, OUP; Unit 14, pg.16, ex.3)

4. Which paragraphs describe advantages of optical fibres and which describe disadvantages?

* (“Engineering” Workshop by Lindsey White, OUP; Unit 14, pg.16, ex.4)

5. Read the text again and find the English equivalents to the following expressions:

- … начали вытеснять…

- … некоторые способы использования…

- … сделано из…

- … примерно…

- … повседневное использование…

- … проводят сигналы…

- … легче и тоньше чем…

- … требуется меньше пространства…

- … электромагнитные помехи…

- … могут быть безопасно использованы…

- … один единственный…

- … дорогостоящие ретрансляторы (передатчики)…

- … также легко как…

- … специальное обучение…

- … измерительное оборудование…

Complete the definitions (1-9) below with the highlighted words in the text.

1. A ……………… is one million of a metre.
2. The ……………… is the distance across a circle.
3. A ……………… substance is one that burns easily.
4. “………………” means joining the ends of two cables together.
5. To “……………” means to start to burn.
6. ……………… are tubes for carrying cables.
7. “………………” is a common short way of saying ‘for each’.
8. To “………………” means to touch with your hands.
9. “…………………” means in a way that produces a good result and doesn’t waste time, energy, or resourses.

* (“Engineering” Workshop by Lindsey White, OUP; Unit 14, pg.16, ex.5)

Guess the words from their definitions and find them in the text.

1. Material that is used to carry light and coded messages.
2. A clear hard material used for manufacturing windows, bottles, etc.
3. A line across a circle.
4. A way along which news, information is sent.
5. The amount of space between 2 places or things.
6. The place where Metro is situated.
7. Facts or details about something or somebody.
8. A piece of equipment used for listening to different programs.
9. An adjective used to characterize anything that ignites easily.
10. It means “to cost much money”.
11. People who work at a plant, for a company, etc.
12. Special things that you need to do something.

8. Guess the following words from the text as it is shown in the example:




illsk = skill

bleca dlehan
ppcoer teigni
calopti widthband
remetdia blemmafla
ryrca licingsp





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