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Vocabulary Notes. to bear fruit — to have a successful result.

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  6. III. Translate from Russian into English, using the vocabulary from the text.
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to bear fruit — to have a successful result.

to have a shot — the act of trying to do sth or achieve sth.

smug — looking or feeling too pleased about sth you have done or achieved.

toff— (old-fashioned) someone who is rich or has a high social position.

to give a lot of latitude — to give freedom to choose what you do or the way that you do it.

to try one’s hand (at sth) — to do sth such as an activity or a sport for the first time.

to fall out of favor — to stop being popular or fashionable.

Sb’ s turf — the place where sb lives and/or works, especially when they think of it as their own.

 

EXERCISES:

Comprehension

Part One

1. What is Eton College like?

2. What uniform do the schoolboys wear?

3. Why do most British think negatively of Eton?

4. What famous people graduated from Eton?

5. How much does it cost to study at Eton?

Part Two

1. How does the language reflect Eton’s exclusivity?

2. Who are King’s Scholars?

3. How much do the teachers earn at Eton?

4. What percentage of boys receive financial aid now?

5. How is the teaching process organized? What is it aimed at?

6. How do teachers communicate with boys and their parents?

7. What extracurricular activities are provided for boys?

Part Three

1. What has changed in Eton since 1960s?

2. How is Eton adapting to the times?

3. Why are Eton’s leaders are unwilling to expand their brand everywhere?

 

Discussion Points

a) What appeals to you most in the teaching process at Eton?

b) Would you like to send your children to Eton?

c) Why do you think British boarding schools are so popular all over the world?

 

Vocabulary

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

Part One


теплица для ленивых аристократов;

овладеть базой данных

пользоваться ноутбуками в обязательном порядке;

хвастаться;

имена не разглашаются;

делать ехидные замечания;

учиться в школе;

знаменитые выпускники;

выдающиеся личности;

светский акцент;

обеспечить доступ в элитное британское общество.


Part Two


обособленность;

отличное знание;

открывать доступ в братство;

ставить условием;

воспитывать обособленность;

тренировать спортивные команды;

факультативные занятия;

выходить за пределы класса;

сочинять музыку;

фиксированные часы для занятий;

организовывать свою жизнь;

следить за своими подопечными;

обязательные ежедневные встречи учителей,;

принимать верные решения;

назойливый.



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