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«Практика овладения переводом английской научно-технической литературы».

Авторы: Антипова А.Ф., Расторгуева Л.А., Бирюкова Л.С.
E-mail: RastorguyevaLA@mpei.ru

Данное пособие представляет собой взаимосвязанный комплекс лексико-грамматических упражнений, текстов и заданий с целью помочь слушателем системы дополнительного образования научиться переводить научно-технические тексты, а также сформировать у них умение и навыки извлечения информации из англоязычных научно-технических текстов. Пособие состоит из 22 уроков, содержащих лексико-грамматические и речевые упражнения, а также дополнительные текстовые блоки, нацеленных на перевод. При этом пособие имеет словарь и дополнительный материал, необходимый при овладении навыками перевода научно-технической литературы.

Все основные тексты содержат классические сведения по общенаучной тематике, а дополнительные тексты, развивая предложенную тему, дают дополнительные сведения и отображают современный научный подход к предложенной теме.

Заложенный в пособии принцип повторяемости лексики и постепенного нарастания сложностей способствует формированию специального терминологического словаря научно-технической тематики.

Являясь по своей структуре взаимосвязанными уроками-модулями, каждый урок (unit) может быть использован как в связке и повторяемости с другими уроками, так и самостоятельно для отработки того или иного грамматического материала.

При работе по данному пособию могут быть использованы как классические методы и методики технического перевода, так и авторские, включающие в себя оригинальные методы обучения.


Пример одного урока предлагаемого научно-образовательного материала.

ПРИМЕР

UNIT THREE

Grammar: The Participle (Revision)

Grammar Exercises

I. Translate the following sentences paying attention to the Participle.

1. Working at his new device, the inventor made numerous experiments. 2. We have been speaking about the peaceful use of atomic energy. 3. In future the nuclear reactor must be one of the most reliable "furnaces" producing atomic energy. 4. Atomic energy being developed in а reactor in the form of heat, we can get both heat and electrical energy.

5. The construction of power-stations operating on atomic fuel and generating electric current is quite necessary. 6. Being а source of heat and electrical energy, atomic energy can also serve us in medicine. 7. The energy sources of the world decreasing, it is necessary to turn to atomic energy. 8. Water falling from its raised position changes potential energy into kinetic energy.

II. Form one sentence of each pair using the Absolute Participle Construction.

1. Atoms split in the reactor. Heat is developed. 2.

There are many different sources of energy. Coal is the most important of them. 3. Atomic energy replaces the present sources of energy. We shall get more energy in the future. 4. The reactor produces energy in the form of heat. Heat is developed owing to the splitting of atoms in the reactor. 5. А nuclear power-station is like any other power-station. The coal burning furnace is replaced by а nuclear reactor.


Vocabulary


Learn the following words. Translate the sentences into Russian:

1. achievement — достижение. The invention of a generator was а great achievement.

2. capacity — мощность; способность; емкость. The capacity of Krasnoyarskaya hydroelectric station is six million kW.

3. coal — уголь. Coal is а source of energy.

4. to construct — строить, создавать. Mаnу new houses are constructed in Moscow.

5. to contain — содержать. This magazine contains many useful articles.

6. contribution — вклад. Russian scientists make а great contribution to the world science.

7. engineering — техника. The students study electrical engineering at our institute.

8. in question — обсуждаемый, о котором идет речь. The generators in question were constructed in Leningrad.

9. installation — установка. There are various electrical installations in our laboratory.

10. nuclear — ядерный, атомный. Nuclear fuel is used in the reactor.

11. peaceful — мирный. Peaceful use of nuclear energy began soon after the World War II.

12. in the form — в виде. We use solar energy in the form of heat.

13. power-station (plant) — электростанция. Nuclear power-station can produce not only electric energy but also heat.

14. to put into operation — вводить в действие. Several large power-stations were put into operation last year.

15. reliable — надежный. New refrigerators are reliable in operation.

16. steam — пар. Steam is used to produce electricity.

17. to supply — снабжать, доставлять, поставлять. Coal

is supplied to the power plants.

Listening


I. Practise the pronunciation of the following words. Repeat them after the speaker.

single, high, night, quantity, source, therefore, furnace, liquid, through, turbine, nuclear, uranium, other, supply, achieve, directly, question, thermal, energy



II. Listen to the text “Atomic energy”.

Reading 1



ATOMIC ENERGY


А man trying to see а single atom is like а man trying to see а single drop of water in the sea while he is flying high above it. He will see the sea made up of a great many drops of water but he certainly will not be able to see а single drop. By the way, there are so many atoms in the drop of water that if one could count one atom а second, day and night, it would take one hundred milliard years. But that is certainly impossible.

Man has, however, learned the secret of the atom. He has learned to split atoms in order to get great quantities of energy. At present, coal is one of the most important fuels and our basic source of energy. It is quite possible that some day coal and other fuel may be replaced by atomic energy. Atomic energy replacing the present sources of energy, the latter. will find various new applications.

Nuclear reactor is one of the most reliable "furnaces" producing atomic energy. Being used to produce energy, the reactor produces it in the form of heat. In other words, atoms splitting in the reactor, heat is developed. Gas, water, melted metals and some other liquids circulating through the reactor carry that heat away. The heat may be carried to pipes of the steam generator containing water. The resulting steam drives а turbine, the turbine in its turn driving an electric generator. So we see that а nuclear power-station is like any other power-station but the familiar coal-burning furnace is replaced by а nuclear one, that is, the reactor supplies energy to the turbines. By the way, a ton of uranium (nuclear fuel) can give us as much energy as 2.5 to 3 million tons of coal.

The first industrial nuclear power-station in the world was constructed in Obninsk not far from Moscow in 1954. It is of high capacity and has already been working for many years. One may mention here that the station in question was put into operation two years earlier than the British one and three and а half years earlier than the American nuclear power-stations.

A number of nuclear power-stations were put into operation as early as the 50s of the last century.

The Beloyarskaya nuclear power-station named after academician Kurchatov may serve as an example of the peaceful use of atomic energy.

Another important achievement of nuclear engineering is a nuclear superheating of steam directly in the reactor itself before it is carried into the turbine. We should mention here the first nuclear installation where thermal energy generated in the reactor is transformed directly into electrical energy.

Speaking of the peaceful use of atomic energy, it is also necessary to mention the nuclear ice-breakers with nuclear installations. These are the machine installations of а steam turbine type, the steam being produced by three reactors and six steam generators. It should be noted that the world’s first ice-breaker with a nuclear installation was constructed in our country.

The importance of atomic energy will grow still more wi th the fast neutron reactors used on а large scale. These reactors can produce much more secondary nuclear fuel than the fuel they consume.

Focused Practice



Speaking

I. Answer the following questions:

l. What is the difference between potential energy and kinetic energy? 2. What sources of energy do you know? 3. What form of energy can be changed into another form? 4. What are the industrial uses of electricity? 5. Can you name the device which changes chemical energy into electrical energy? 6. What is the difference between а battery and а generator? 7. What may coal be replaced by in future? 8. When were the first industrial nuclear power-stations put into operation? 9. What are the achievements of nuclear engineering? 10. What electrical devices do you use at home? 11. What forms of energy do you know? 12. What is the world’s first nuclear ice-breaker?



II. Put all the possible questions to the following sentences:

1. Useful energy can be got from а nuclear reactor. 2. The first nuclear power-station was constructed in the twentieth century.



III. Ask your groupmate the following questions. Let him/her answer them. Work in pairs.

1. if it is possible to see а single drop of water in the sea. 2. if the steam generator of а nuclear reactor contains water. 3. if a man has learned to split atoms. 4. if atomic energy finds any new application in industry.

5. if the first nuclear power plant in the world was constructed in Russia.

IV. Define the following words according to the model given below:

Mоdel: The motor is а device transforming electric energy into mechanical energy.

energy, battery, kinetic energy, nuclear reactor, potential energy

V. Speak on:

1. The operation of а nuclear reactor. 2. The first industrial nuclear power-station. 3. The peaceful uses of atomic energy.

VI. Retell the Text “ Atomic Energy”.

Language Work



Exercises


I. Translate the following derivatives into Russian:

achievement — to achieve; to construct — construction — constructor— constructive — to reconstruct; to contain — container; contribution — to contribute; installation — to install; form— to form —to reform — reformation— formation; nuclear — nucleus — nuclei; peacefulрeace; reliable — to rely — reliability



II. Translate the following groups of words:

a) to construct power-stations, reliable installations, to put into operation, to supply energy, an important achievement, nuclear power-stations

b) содержать воду, большой вклад, в виде энергии, строить электростанции, мирный атом, обсуждаемые проблемы

III. Learn to recognize the following international words.

mechanical form, potential, generator, kinetic, turbine, limit, battery, standard, hydroelectric, interest, engineer, type, reactor

IV. Translate the following sentences into Russian:

1. Modern civilization needs more and more electricity. 2. You needn't go to the laboratory today. 3. The energy needs in industry are increasing day by day. 4. There is no need to use kerosine lamps today.

5. What do we need electric energy for? 6. Cold turns water into ice. 7. The sun, in its turn, turns ice into water. 8. The turbines are turned by steam, gas and water. 9. In their turn, turbines turn generators. 10. The teacher says, "It is your turn to read." 11. When you enter а dark room, turn the light on, and leaving it turn the light off. 12. It is possible to turn solar energy into electric energy owing to semiconductors.

V. Arrange the words in A and B in the pairs of antonyms:





  1. 1. possible; 2. useful; 3. to construct; 4. present; 5. largest;

6. unlimited; 7. to increase; 8. to lose

B) 1. past; 2. impossible; 3. to find; 4. useless; 5. limited; 6. smallest; 7. to destroy; 8. to decrease

VI. Fill in the blanks with the prepositions: at, into, of, on, in, without, to.

1. Electricity plays an important part ... everyday life. 2. It is difficult to imagine now how people could do... electricity. 3. As my friend lives near the institute he usually goes there ... foot. 4. I often go ... bed late ... night. 5. One form ... energy can be changed ... another form. 6. Only а little part... solar energy is used directly ... present. 7. Russia scientists made а great contribution ... nuclear engineering.


Reading 2
Read the text and answer the questions.

1. What do you know about Kurchatov?



  1. Do you know anything about the element which occupies position 106 in Mendelyeev’s Table?

  2. Check the following: Do you remember them?

nucleus — nuclei (pl)

synthesis — syntheses (pl)



KURCHATOVlUM AND SOME OTHER NEW ELEMENTS

As early as in 1940, physicists learned to manufacture elements with atoms more complicated than those of uranium, with its atomic number 92. By 1960 ten of these elements, from 93 to 102 had been formed. One way of forming them was to bombard at atoms of elements already produced with small atomic nuclei.

Previous elements that had been synthesized had been named after scientists whose work had significance in nuclear science. Element 99 is einsteinium named after Einstein, who was the first to show that mass could be converted to energy; 101 is mendelevium named after Меn- delyeev, who first developed the periodic table of elements.

1п 1965 а group of Russian scientists bombarded plutonium (94) with nuclei of neon (10) and obtained 104, which they named kurchatovium after Kurchatov, а well-known Russian nuclear physicist.

Scientists in Dubna synthesized а new element which occupies position 106 in Mendelyeev's Table.

This element had а life of about а hundredth of а second, but that was much longer than had been expected.

The synthesis of the element increased our knowledge about the properties of the heaviest nuclei and pointed the way to new methods of obtaining them.

I. Give the English equivalent for the following Russian sentence:

Элементы, которые были синтезированы; получили названия в честь ученых, чья работа имела важное значение в ядерной науке.

II. Point out the paragraph which expresses the main idea of the text.


III. Rearrange the sentences to make а summary of the text.

1. The synthesis of the elements pointed out the way of obtaining new elements. 2. Physicists learned to manufacture elements with complicated atoms. 3. Russian scientists in Dubna bombarded plutonium and obtained 104 which they named kurchatovium after Kurchatov, а well-known Russian nuclear physicist. 4. Several synthesized elements had been named after outstanding scientists.


Reading 3


I. Check the meaning of these words and groups of words in your dictionary:

a fission chain reaction; a pile; a conventional engine; the uranium lumps; solutions; to dissolve; a vessel; a shield


II. Read the text and answer the questions:


  1. What are nuclear reactors built for?

  2. What is the main difficulty the scientists may face with while designing the new type of a nuclear reactor?


NUCLEAR REACTORS

While designing the nuclear reactors the essential idea is to carry out а fission chain reaction and to use the heat generated in the pile to drive a conventional engine. А simple though not efficient design is to circulate water through pipes in the pile. The water draws heat from the pile turning into a steam which can be used to drive а conventional steam engine.

The designs of nuclear reactors followed a natural evolution. The reactors have been getting less, simple to operate, easier to control as well as more efficient. One way of reducing the size should be obvious. If instead of natural uranium, an enriched mixture of U-235 is used, the critica1 size can be reduced considerably. The graphite moderator has been replaced by hydrogen-containing compounds, such as ordinary water or heavy water. The uranium lumps have been replaced by solutions of uranium compounds dissolved in the moderator.

Nowadays nuclear reactors are being built for powering vessels as well as for generation of electric power. It is а new field and is changing very rapidly. Further developments may be expected in the immediatle future. The reactors are becoming smaller, although it is unlikely that they can ever become small enough and convenient enough to operate automobiles or ordinary house oven. The main difficulty is the necessity to have thick shields to protect against the deadly radioactivity.

The most exciting possibility is the design of а reactor to power a space ship for interplanetary or even interstellar travel.

Now look at the picture of a nuclear reactor. Speak on nuclear reactors on the part of a) an engineer; b) an economist; c) a manager.




1 reactor

2 primary circuit (primary loop)

3 circulation pump (recirculation pump)

4 heat exchanger (steam generator)

5 secondary circuit (secondary loop, feedwater steam circuit)

6 steam turbine

7 generator

8 cooling system

9 boiling water system (diagram)

10 reactor

11 steam and recirculation water flow paths




12 steam turbine

13 generator

14 circulation pump (recirculation pump)

15coolant system (cooling with water from river)




Writing

Write an essay on the atomic energy application.



Give your pros and cons. (about 20 sentences).

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