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Lesson 68 Mathematics

1. Discuss the teaching aids your teacher uses at Mathematics lessons. Add some other ones.

2. Listen, read and remember the words and word combinations.

3. Match the words with their definitions.

1. fascinate

a) involving people or organizations competing against each other

2. solve

b) a detailed and careful study of sth

3. white-collar job

c) to attract or interest sb very much

4. field

d) a thing that goes together well with sth else

5. have an edge over

e) used sth else about people who work in an office

6. complement

f) to start doing sth regularly

7. wonder

g) to find a way of dealing with a problem or difficult situation

8. competitive

h) something that causes you to feel surprise or admiration

9. take up

i) a small advantage over sb/sth

10. research

j) an area of study or knowledge

4. Complete the sentences with the words from exercise 3.

1. He is an expert in the _____________ of economics.

2. The travel industry is a highly_____ business.

3. I have __________ _________basketball recently.

4. We are carrying out medical_______ to find out how to treat that disease.

5. Read about the importance of Mathematics. Find and read the sentences by the key words given after the text.


• Maths is the language of the universe. Most of the wonders of the world are mathematical wonders.

• Maths forms the basis of research in everything that is moving in the world.

• Being good at even calculative maths can make you more desirable for the white-collar job.

• Maths complements other subjects. No matter what field you choose to take up later — computer, physics or even biology — you have to have a solid foundation of maths.

• In todays highly competitive world you have an edge over the others if you are good at mathematics.

• Mathematics is training in general problem solving, logical thinking.

• Maths teaches you to think.

Key words: calculative Maths, mathematical wonders, logical thinking, take up, have an edge, general problem solving.

6. Explain the following statements in your own words.

1. «Study Mathematics if you want to be wanted.»

2. «Maths makes you rich.»

3. «Most of the wonders of the world are mathematical wonders.»

7. Choose the word that best completes the sentence.

1. She __________ to the cinema yesterday.

a) go

b) went

c) has gone

2. The students_________ a composition last week.

a) write

b) wrote

c) have written

3. Look! The boy________ the window.

a) break

b) broke

c) has broken

4. I often the children. They play snowballs.

a) see

b) saw

c) have seen

5. The doctor__________ Spanish at the last meeting.

a) speak

b) spoke

c) has spoken

6. The tourists_________ a bus this morning.

a) take

b) took

c) have taken

8. Is Mathematics your favourite subject? Why/Why not? Write approximately 10 sentences.

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