Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3


Unit 4

Unit 5

Unit 6

Unit 7

Unit 8

Словник комп'ютерних термінів

Граматичні таблиці

Список літератури



Unit 1


(G) Grammar:                                 Verbs: to be, to have, there be

Indefinite Tenses (Active Voice)

Types of Questions

Phrasal Verbs in Computing

(R) Reading:                                    It’s good to be a student

(S) Speaking:                                   I’m a student of the University


(G) Grammar (block I):


Verbs to be, to have, there be in Indefinite Active





to be

I am

he, she, it is

we, you. they are

I, he, she, it was

we, you, they were

will be

to have

I, we, you, they have

he, she, it has


will have

there be

there is

there are

there was

there were

there will be


Exercise 1G.

a) Write the following sentences in the Past and Future Indefinite, using the proper adverbial modifiers of time: at 5 o’clock, tomorrow, 2 days ago, in a month, yesterday, next year, etc.:

1.       Victor is free in the evening.

2.       John has a friend in Ukraine.

3.       There are some universities in our town.

4.       This computer is new and expensive.

5.       There is a new stadium at our University.

6.       These students have 5 exams this session.

7.       There are many good books in our library.

8.       My friend has a good job.

9.       They have a beautiful reading hall.

10.  There is a computing center at our Institute.

b) make up general questions to these sentences

c) write the sentences in negative form


General question:

Does (did, will) he enter the University?

Alternative question:

Does (did, will) he enter the University or the Academy?

Disjunctive question:

He enters the University every year, doesn’t he?

He entered the University last year, didn’t he?

He will enter the University next year, won’t he?

Interrogative-negative question:

Doesn’t (Didn’t/ Won’t) he enter the University?

Special questions:

Who (enters, entered, will enter) the University?

What (Where) does (did, will) he enter?

When (Why) does (did, will) he enter the University?


Exercise 2G.

Make all types of questions:

Example: There is a seminar today.

                   General question: Is there a seminar today?

                   Alternative question: Is there a seminar or a lecture today?

                   Disjunctive question: There is a seminar today, isn’t there?

                   Interrogative-negative question: Isn’t there a seminar today?

                   Special questions: What is there today? When is there a seminar?

1.     Mathematics was my favourite subject at school.

2.     They will be good specialists in 2 years.

3.     There are many foreign students at our University.

4.     We were good friends at school.

5.     There is a letter for him on the table.

6.     Yesterday he was late for the English lesson.

7.     There will be a conference in our group tomorrow.

8.     I was glad to see you at our meeting last Tuesday.

9.     There were 4 departments at our University before the war.

10.           I am a student now.


Exercise 3G.

Make some sentences with words from the three boxes, using there is etc.:

There is/are a lot of

There isn't much

There aren't many

There isn't/aren't any

There wasn't/weren't any

in Africa
in the USA
in Antarctica
in London
on the moon in 1600


(G) Grammar (block II):


Indefinite Tenses Active







did … ask



do … ask

does … ask

shall ask

will ask


Exercise 4G.

Make the sentences in Singular:

Example:                   My sisters study at the Technical University.

My sister studies at the Technical University.

1.       My friends learn 2 foreign languages.

2.       These girls go to the concert in the evening.

3.       His boxes are big.

4.       They want to buy some books because their sons have a birthday tomorrow.

5.       Her brothers work much all day long.

6.       My friends do not like History.


Exercise 5G.

Write these sentences in the Past and Future Indefinite:

1.       I come to the University at 8.

2.       He goes to the factory by bus.

3.       We have dinner at 3 p.m.

4.       The guy tells us everything.

5.       They read newspapers in the morning.

6.       My friend takes books from the library.

7.       The lectures begin at 815.

8.       I know many English words.

9.       He helps me in my work.

10.  We do research at the University.


Exercise 6G.

Make up all possible types of questions to the sentences:

1.      He graduated from the University 2 years ago.

2.      She had a dog when she was a child.

3.      My friend speaks English fluently.

4.      They were born in our town in 1989.

5.      They will have much work to do next month.


Exercise 7G.

Use the verbs in brackets in the Past Indefinite tense:

22 February: I Love my New PC

Cool, I have a brand new PC! I _____________ (plug) it in, _________ (switch) on the monitor, __________ (type) my password, and __________ (connect) to the Net. I _________ (open) my favourite website, __________ (scroll) down the menu and ___________ (download) an MP3 file of my favourite band. I ____________ (listen) to it several times. It’s awesome.

I __________ (google) for a nice site of car images. I __________________ (copy and paste) about 20 images of cool cars in a folder that I ___________ (create) for my Technology Project. I also _______ (scan) some terrific photos and ________ (edit) them.

I ______________ (install) my favourite game on my new PC and ______________ (play) it for about an hour. When Mum ____________(enter) my room, I ______________ (minimise) the window and _________ (work) on my project. Hahaha J

When I _________ (finish) my project, I _________ (save) and ____________ (email) it to my Technology teacher. I also ____________ (print) it because I want to show it to my friends.

Mum’s here again. I must go to bed. Nightie night.


(R) Reading


It’s good to be a student!

Every young person wants to get higher education nowadays and technical education is a part of our country’s education system. Some months ago, I passed my entrance exams and I’m a student of Computing Engineering Department.

My name’s Victor, I’m 17. I finished school #5. I’m going to be a system engineer (programmer). I think this profession is especially important in our computer age, because computers are used everywhere and have many applications. In my opinion, every young specialist has to deal with computer and to know at least one foreign language.

I met many friends at the University. We are 30 in the group. There are some foreign students in our group, they come from China. Of course, their native language is Chinese, but they also speak Ukrainian and English a little. We learn many interesting and new subjects. My life becomes more and more interesting. Students do research, go in for sport, visit concerts, disco or a cinema. I’m glad to be a student! It’s really great!


Exercise 1R.

Answer the following questions:

1.       Are you a student now?

2.       Where do you study?

3.       Where are you from?

4.       What are you going to be?

5.       Do you have many friends at the University?

6.       What foreign language do you study?

7.       Are you good at computers?

8.       What’s your favourite subject?


Exercise 2R.

Translate into English:

1.       Я - студент технічного університету.

2.       В нашому університеті 7 інститутів.

3.       У Вашій групі 25 осіб, чи не так?

4.       Я збираюся бути програмістом.

5.       Я впевнений, що студентам сподобається вчитися тут.

6.       Ви готові до уроку?

7.       Чи є у Вашій групі іноземні студенти?

8.       Коли починаються заняття?

9.       Вчора він запізнився на урок.

10.  Хіба вони не мають вдома комп’ютера?


(G) Grammar (block III):


Phrasal Verbs in Computing


Exercise 8G.

a)     Draw lines to join verbs to particles to create 6 phrasal verbs used to talk about computing:










b)    Now match each phrasal verb to one of the definitions below:

1.     to make a copy of the information on your computer so that you do not lose it

2.     to get into someone else’s computer system without permission

3.     to start a computer so that it is ready to use

4.     to finish using a computer system

5.     to connect to a network of other computer users so that equipment and information can be shared

6.     to perform the actions that are required to enable you to begin using a computer system


(S) Speaking


Exercise 1S.

Make up a dialogue, using the words and word expressions:

1.  to enter the University

2.  to study at

3.  to be good at

4.  to be sorry

5.  to be going to

6.  to be sure

7.  to live in hostels

8.  to do research

9.  to take part in

10. with pleasure

11. Good luck!

12. to graduate from


Exercise 2S.

Choose the proper word and translate:

1.       Students get a higher (examination/education/question) at the universities.

2.       Students receive a monthly (profession/grant/tradition).

3.       After the students (organize/graduate/teach) from the universities they (work/study/look for) in all fields of national economy.

4.       He didn’t enter the Institute because he (prepared/failed/learned) in mathematics.

5.       Students have to (return/attend/begin) lectures on different subjects.

6.       When did you (receive/make/want) a letter from your parents?

7.       He is a good student, he’ll (come/understand/pass) all the examinations well.

8.       As the lectures begin at 9 o’clock, you must come some minutes (after/before/between) 9 a.m.

9.       She didn’t answer this question because it was (difficult/different/easy).

10.  (Beautiful/Interesting/Foreign) delegations from different countries come to visit (your, his, our) country.

11.  What foreign (newspaper/language/word) can you speak?

12.  After graduation from the University, he will work at the computing (office/centre/firm).


Exercise 3S.

Make up sentences:

1.       gets, he, at, 6, day, o’clock, up, every.

2.       teacher, the, this, at, many, asks, questions, examination.

3.       is, no, English, book, her, there, table, on.

4.       are, many, students, there, how?

5.       did, come, not, I, to, Institute, the, days, ago, two.


Exercise 4S.

Make up questions to the following answers:

Example:                      Answer: Yes, they do. They come home at 5 p.m.

                                      Question: Do they return home at 5 p.m?


1.  Yes, I did. I finished school last year.

2.  My friend will.

3.  In 1985.

4.  Yes, it was. Mathematics was my favourite subject at school.

5.  My friend was born in Vinnytsia.

6.  Our University numbers 6000 students.

7.  No, they didn’t attend lectures yesterday.

8.  5 years ago.

9.  We are 5 in the family.

10.  Yes, we are. We are good at English.

11.  John Brown.

12.  Last month I was in London.