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Exercise 1: Match English words with their Russian equivalents


Republic of Komi and Syktyvkar

Republic of Komi is a federal subject of Russia. It is situated in the north-west of Russia, to the west of the Urals. Forests cover 70% of the territory and swamps cover approximately 15%. The republic is rich in mineral resources, such as oil, coal, gas and more. The main rivers are the Sysola, the Vychegda, the Izhma, the Mezen, the Usa, and the Vym.

The climate in the republic of Komi is severe. Winters are long and cold, and summers are short, but sometimes quite warm.

The population is about 1 mln people, most of the population are Russians, but some of them are Germans, Belarusians, and Ukrainians.

The head of government in the Komi Republic is the Head of the Republic.

The Komi Republic's major industries include oil processing, timber, woodworking, natural gas and electric power industries. Major industrial centers are Syktyvkar, Inta, Pechora, Sosnogorsk, Ukhta, and Vorkuta.

Syktyvkar is the capital of the Komi Republic. /&#20/61.667; 50.817 Its population is about 230,011 people.

Syktyvkar is located on the Sysola River. The city's current name comes from Syktyv, the Komi name for the same river, plus kar, meaning "city". The town is located near the place where the Sysola joins the larger Vychegda River. These rivers are navigable and are a major transport route of forestry products from Syktyvkar. Lumber and woodcrafts are the city's largest industries.

There has been a settlement near the city since the 16th century. It was granted city status by Catherine the Great in 1780, and later became the capital of the autonomous Komi oblast.

The tzarist government made the Komi region a place of political exile. In 1921 Ust-Sysolsk was given the status of administrative centre of the newly-formed Komi Autonomous Soviet Republic. In 1936 Syktyvkar became the capital of the Komi Republic.

Syktyvkar is a big industrial centre. There are various industrial enterprises. Syktyvkar is famous for its pulp and timber complex, one of the biggest in Europe. It produces typographic paper, cardboard, wood paper and many other items.

Syktyvkar is a city of science. There is the Komi Scientific center. There are also other institutions, such as Syktyvkar State University, Komi State Pedagogical Institute, and Timber Industry Technical Institute. Besides, there are lots of schools, gymnasiums, and lyceums.

Syktyvkar is the center of the cultural life in the republic. There are a lot of museums and theatres. The oldest museum of the Republic of Komi - the National Museum was founded in 1911. Nowadays the National Museum is the Literature Memorial Museum of Ivan Kuratov and the Museum of Victor Savin. The National Gallery was founded in Syktyvkar in 1943. It welcomes exhibitions from different museum of the country. In 1930 Victor Savin, a poet, a playwright, and an actor, founded the Drama theatre of the Republic of Komi and the theatre still carries his name. The Theatre of Opera and Ballet began its history in 1958. If you are fond of reading, you can go to the Syktyvkar libraries. The fund of the National library numbers 2.5 mln copies, including books in the Russian language, foreign languages and in the Komi language.

Active vocabulary:

Swamp, to be rich in, timber, to join, navigable, lumber and woodcrafts, a settlement, to be granted, exile, pulp and timber complex, cardboard, item, welcome, a playwright

 

 

Exercise 1: Match English words with their Russian equivalents

political exile нефтеобработка
typographic paper судоходный
oil processing болото
swamp политическая ссылка
cardboard картон
navigable печатная бумага

 

Exercise 2: Match Russian words with their English equivalents

драматург a settlement
целлюлозно-бумажный комплекс pulp and timber complex
деревообработка to be granted
поселение a playwright
быть предоставленным a capital
столица woodcrafts

 

Exercise 3: Answer my questions

 

Exercise 4: Fill in the gaps with the given words

To come from a swamp administrative centre to be rich in cultural life to join

pulp and timber complex to produce woodworking the Head of the Republic city status severe

 

1) Syktyvkar is the center of the ……………in the republic.

2) The republic ……………..mineral resources, such as oil, coal, gas and more.

3) Ust-Sysolsk was given the status of ………………of the newly-formed Komi Autonomous Soviet Republic.

4) Syktyvkar pulp and timber complex …………..typographic paper, cardboard, wood paper and many other items.

5) Forests cover 70% of the territory and ……………cover approximately 15%.

6) It was granted ……………………….by Catherine the Great in 1780

7) The climate in the republic of Komi is……………..

8) The Komi Republic's major industries include oil processing, timber, ………………., natural gas and electric power industries.

9) The city's current name ……………Syktyv, the Komi name for the same river, plus kar, meaning "city".

10) The head of government in the Komi Republic is……………...

11) The town is located near the place where the Sysola …………… the larger Vychegda River.

12) Syktyvkar is famous for its……………………….., one of the biggest in Europe.

 

Exercise 5: Agree or disagree with my statements

Exercise 6: Try to remember hoe these words were used in the text!!!!

to the west of the Urals a federal subject
lumber and woodcrafts a settlement
the oldest museum a place of political exile
the Komi Scientific center head of government
major industrial centers
cardboard industrial enterprises
mineral resources fund of the National library

 

Republic of Komi and Syktyvkar

Republic of Komi is a federal subject of Russia. It is situated in the north-west of Russia, to the west of the Urals. Forests cover 70% of the territory and swamps cover approximately 15%. The republic is rich in mineral resources, such as oil, coal, gas and more. The main rivers are the Sysola, the Vychegda, the Izhma, the Mezen, the Usa, and the Vym.

The climate in the republic of Komi is severe. Winters are long and cold, and summers are short, but sometimes quite warm.

The population is about 1 mln people, most of the population are Russians, but some of them are Germans, Belarusians, and Ukrainians.

The head of government in the Komi Republic is the Head of the Republic.

The Komi Republic's major industries include oil processing, timber, woodworking, natural gas and electric power industries. Major industrial centers are Syktyvkar, Inta, Pechora, Sosnogorsk, Ukhta, and Vorkuta.

Syktyvkar is the capital of the Komi Republic. /&#20/61.667; 50.817 Its population is about 230,011 people.

Syktyvkar is located on the Sysola River. The city's current name comes from Syktyv, the Komi name for the same river, plus kar, meaning "city". The town is located near the place where the Sysola joins the larger Vychegda River. These rivers are navigable and are a major transport route of forestry products from Syktyvkar. Lumber and woodcrafts are the city's largest industries.

There has been a settlement near the city since the 16th century. It was granted city status by Catherine the Great in 1780, and later became the capital of the autonomous Komi oblast.

The tzarist government made the Komi region a place of political exile. In 1921 Ust-Sysolsk was given the status of administrative centre of the newly-formed Komi Autonomous Soviet Republic. In 1936 Syktyvkar became the capital of the Komi Republic.

Syktyvkar is a big industrial centre. There are various industrial enterprises. Syktyvkar is famous for its pulp and timber complex, one of the biggest in Europe. It produces typographic paper, cardboard, wood paper and many other items.

Syktyvkar is a city of science. There is the Komi Scientific center. There are also other institutions, such as Syktyvkar State University, Komi State Pedagogical Institute, and Timber Industry Technical Institute. Besides, there are lots of schools, gymnasiums, and lyceums.

Syktyvkar is the center of the cultural life in the republic. There are a lot of museums and theatres. The oldest museum of the Republic of Komi - the National Museum was founded in 1911. Nowadays the National Museum is the Literature Memorial Museum of Ivan Kuratov and the Museum of Victor Savin. The National Gallery was founded in Syktyvkar in 1943. It welcomes exhibitions from different museum of the country. In 1930 Victor Savin, a poet, a playwright, and an actor, founded the Drama theatre of the Republic of Komi and the theatre still carries his name. The Theatre of Opera and Ballet began its history in 1958. If you are fond of reading, you can go to the Syktyvkar libraries. The fund of the National library numbers 2.5 mln copies, including books in the Russian language, foreign languages and in the Komi language.

Active vocabulary:

Swamp, to be rich in, timber, to join, navigable, lumber and woodcrafts, a settlement, to be granted, exile, pulp and timber complex, cardboard, item, welcome, a playwright

 

 

Exercise 1: Match English words with their Russian equivalents

political exile нефтеобработка
typographic paper судоходный
oil processing болото
swamp политическая ссылка
cardboard картон
navigable печатная бумага

 



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