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Vocabulary. 1. Find the English equivalents for the following Russian words and word combinations as used in the text:

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  6. III. Translate from Russian into English, using the vocabulary from the text.
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1. Find the English equivalents for the following Russian words and word combinations as used in the text:


неизбежный;

расхваливать;

хитроумный;

налоговые льготы;

сокращать;

рано выходить на пенсию;

избалованный;

ценный;

уволить/избавиться от;

пенсионная программа с недос­таточным финансированием;

не любят судиться;

новые правила;

молокососы;

консерваторы;

розничные компа­нии;

перестраивать;

удобные туфли;

регулируемые столы;

катастрофическая потеря навыков;

официальное собеседование;

зафиксировать;

программа наставничества;

проверенный временем;

гарантировать;

поэтапный выход на пенсию;

выделять;

особенно;

резервы;

четкая/стройная система мероприятий;

изобилие;

горстка недо­вольных людей;

подать в суд;

деловые круги;

руководить/работать с;

удерживать;

 

 


2 (А). Make different parts of speech of the following words:

Retire (3), employ (6).

 

2(B). Now complete the sentences using the right form of the words in the sen­tences:

1. Both my parents are (retire)........................ now.

2. On (retire)................................ you will receive a small pension.

3. A (retire).................................... is a person who has stopped working , usu­ally because of their age.

4. Graduates are finding it more and more difficult to find (employ)

5. Is Britain producing a generation of (employ) ............................ young peo­ple?

6. The government has introduced some training schemes that aim to make young people more (employ)

7. The firm has over 500 (employ)..................................

8. The clothing industry is a large-scale (employ)...................... of women.

9. How long have you been (employ)................................ ?

 

3. Paraphrase the underlined expressions. Give a proper translation of the

sentences:

1. The management literature on older workers is a mere molehill compared with the mountain devoted to recruiting and retaining the young.

2. Many industrial companies are also catching the silver wave.

 

4. Choose the best definition to the following words from the text:

1. To grasp

a) to understand sth completely;

b) to take a firm hold of sb/sth;

c) to deal with a difficult situation.

 

2. Rapidly

a) slowly;

b) quickly;

c) often.

 

3. Burden

a) a duty, responsibility, etc. that causes worry, difficulty or hard work;

b) a heavy load that is difficult to carry;

c) something that is being earned (usually in large amounts) by a person, vehiсle.

 

4. To shrink

a) to become smaller, especially when washed in water that is too hot;

b) to become or to make sth smaller in size or amount;

c) to move back or away from sth because you are frightened or shocked.

 

5. Tough

a) difficult;

b) firm;

c) unfair.

 

6. To accommodate

a) to change your behaviour so that you can deal with a new situation better;

b) to provide sb with a room or place to sleep or live;

c) to help sb by doing what they want.

 

7. Replacement

a) a thing that replaces sth, especially because the first thing is old, bro­ken, etc;'

b) a person who replaces another person in an organization, especially in their job;

с) the act of replacing one thing with another, especially sth that is newer or better.

 

8. Faculty

a) department or group of related departments in a college or university;

b) our thoughts, interest, etc;

c) any of the physical or mental abilities that a person is born with.

 


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