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Oxford and Camdridge Universities
The more we learn –the more we know, The more we know- the more we forget, The more we forget- the less we know So why study?
Finish the sentence: I go to school because…
Live and learn. It`s never late to learn. Practice makes perfect. Learning is an eye in the mind. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Oxford University is one of the two oldest, most prestigious and most aristocratic British universities. It was created in 1176. Over 130 nationalities are represented among students.
Oxford consists of 38 self-governing colleges: 28 colleges for men, 5 colleges for women, 5 colleges for both men and women. Each college has its own hall, chapel and library. The university has about 20,000 students.
Most of the colleges are built around courtyards, called quads, with lawns in the centre.
Christ Church College The largest of Oxford University’s colleges is Christ Church, founded in 1525.
This is Tudor dining Hall at Christ Church College. This hall is the setting for some of the scenes in the Harry Porter films.
Oxford houses the Bodleian Library. It is one of the most important libraries in the world with its 3,000,000 books and 50,000 manuscripts. There is the Radcliffe Camera, a classical rotunda now used as a reading-room for the Bodleian.
The cost of studies in the university is rather high. Students have to pay for using libraries and laboratories, as for taking exams.
A characteristic feature of Oxford is that it keeps to the traditions of the past (the Middle Ages). All the students wear long black gowns and students’ caps. Without his or her gown no student is allowed to call on a tutor, to have dinner in the college dining-room or attend a lecture.
Oxford has been associated with many of the greatest names in British history. Many eminent world-known scholars and scientists have been educated at Oxford. All the graduates of Oxford never forget "spirit of Oxford".
Margaret Thatcher Bill Clinton Famous Graduates
Lewis Caroll Oscar Wilde J. R. Tolkien Famous Graduates
Cambridge is famous for its prestigious schools.
Cambridge takes its name from the river Cam on which it is situated. It is 80 km far from London.
Cambridge consists of 31 colleges: 3 colleges for women, 28 colleges for both men and women.
In old times students of Cambridge were not allowed to play games , sing, hunt, fish, dance. They wore special dark clothes and “squares”, the academic caps, they wear them nowadays.
Cambridge University has 114 libraries.
Today 18,000 students study in Cambridge .
Punting along the river Cam is one of the traditional delights of visiting Cambridge.
Famous Cambridge Students Ernest Rutherford Isaac Newton Charles Darwin Cambridge has been a home of great poets, writers and leading scientists.
The academic year in England has tree terms. Examinations take place at the end of each term. If a student fails in an examination, he may be allowed to take the exam again. Only two re–examinations are usually allowed. The university of Oxford has a tutorial system of education: every student has a tutor (= teacher) who plans his work. Each week some students come to see him, they discuss different questions connected with their studies, they tell their tutor about the work they have done. Only the universities of Oxford and Cambridge have this system of education. The Academic Year
1.This university town is famous for its first –class education as well as its very beautiful buildings. 2.In old times students were not allowed to play games, sing hunt, fish and dance. 3.Some of the most intelligent men and women in the country live and work here. 4.There are 31 colleges in this town. 5.Some Harry Porter scenes were filmed in the great Tudor hall. 6.You can see many lovely gardens, where the students can read and relax in summer month. 7.The university now has 38 colleges and about 20,000 students , many of them are from other countries. 8.80 Noble Prize winners studied at the University. 9. Margaret Thatcher studied there. 10.Most of the population of this town are teachers and students.
A young girl who liked (play) the piano found out that a young critic Bernard Shaw would be (invite) to a party. The girl was fond of (meet) famous people. She learned that most of all Shaw loved (be) in a good company and (listen) to good music. The girl did not have a good voice so (sing) was out of the question. She decided to please Shaw by (choose) some lovely piece of music and (play) it at the party. She enjoyed ( get) ready for the event and finally she left confident. Almost all the guests ( arrive) and the girl had been playing the piano for half an hour when a young man (enter ) the room. He was introduced to everybody as Bernard Shaw. The girl looked at him with admiration. She continued (play) the piano. Bernard Shaw kept (pay) no attention to the girl and started (talk) with one of the guests. The young girl disliked (be) ignored. Attracting Shaw`s attention was her dream, but she did not know how to do it. Finally she turned to Shaw and said loudly:" Excuse me, I have heard that you are fond of (listen) to good music." "I am," answered Bernard Shaw, "but never mind! Go on (play)"
A young girl who liked playing the piano found out that a young critic Bernard Shaw would be invited to a party. The girl was fond of meeting famous people. She learned that most of all Shaw loved being in a good company and listening to good music. The girl did not have a good voice so singing was out of the question. She decided to please Shaw by choosing some lovely piece of music and playing it at the party. She enjoyed getting ready for the event and finally she left confident. Almost all the guests had arrived and the girl had been playing the piano for half an hour when a young man entered the room. He was introduced to everybody as Bernard Shaw. The girl looked at him with admiration. She continued playing the piano. Bernard Shaw kept paying no attention to the girl and started talking with one of the guests. The young girl disliked being ignored. Attracting Shaw`s attention was her dream, but she did not know how to do it. Finally she turned to Shaw and said loudly:" Excuse me, I have heard that you are fond of listening to good music." "I am," answered Bernard Shaw, "but never mind! Go on playing"
Study well and you’ll have a chance to enter these universities.
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