BOOKS IN NEVER-ENDING MOTION

Текст к выпускному экзамену по английскому языку № 1 BOOKS IN NEVER-ENDING MOTION

Librarians arc saddened by the fact that young people tend only to borrow reference books rather than reading fiction for pleasure. Perhaps it's unfashionable to read these days. However, a new trend is developing, with literary lovers leaving their books in public places, to be picked up and 'borrowed' by others.

The Belarusian National Technical University was the first to support the idea in our country. Several years ago, the Director of its scientific library, Alexey Skalaban, passed an internship in Sweden. At the airport, he saw a huge glass case of books, which he learnt were available for anyone to read. It was a great idea. The question was only where such books might be kept in Minsk.

"Initially, we crcated a shelf in the reading hall of the University's scientific library. Later, we installed a case in the main building. It's available to everyone," explains Mr. Skalaban. "We want to encourage young people to read. Book-crossing is an easy way to do this." Alcxcy is looking at a website devoted to book-crossing. "Look, we've set free almost 700 books," he admits with pride. On the day I visited, I saw only two books in the case. The inside covcr has a plate stating that it is part of the book-crossing programme, alongside a registration number showing who donated the book and when.

Library staff, students and even residents of neighbouring houses bring books. Additionally, publishing houses have donated some editions. Every year, more such 'safe' places are found. Not long ago, a Minsk night club installed a shelf of books. While some people dance, others gather by the shelves of books, magazines and discs. "We've subscribed to several magazines, while books are brought in by our guests, staff and musicians. This is how our collection grows," says Yan Busel, who co-owns the club.

Book-crossing is gaining popularity, with safe shelves found in many libraries, as well as cafes and educational establishments. No doubt, it's a great way to attract visitors.

1. Read the article and say in 2-3 sentences what it is about.

2. The author says what makes librarians unhappy. Find this extract and read it aloud.

3. Who was the first to introduce book-crossing in our country?

4. Why is book-crossing becoming more and more popular in Belarus?

Перевод текста № 1 BOOKS IN NEVER-ENDING MOTION - книги никогда не умрут

Библиотекари опечалены тем фактом, что молодые люди стремятся только к тому, чтобы взять некоторую книгу на время, а не читать литературу ради удовольствия. Возможно, в наше время чтение книг стало немодным. Как бы то ни было, новый тренд развивается, так любители литературы оставляют свои книги в общественных местах, чтобы их поднимали и "одалживали" другие люди. Белорусский национальный технический университет был первым, который поддержал эту идею в нашей стране. Несколько лет назад глава его научной библиотеки, Алексей Скалабан, проходил стажировку в Швеции. В аэропорте он увидел огромный стеклянный ящик с книгами, которые были доступны для прочтения каждому. Это была великолепная идея. Единственным вопросом стал поиск места, где такие книги могли бы храниться в Минске.

"Первоначально мы сделали полку в читальном зале в научной библиотеке университета. Позже мы установили ящик в главном корпусе. Это доступно каждому," - объясняет Мистер Скалабан. "Мы хотели поспособствовать тому, чтобы молодежь читала. Бук-кроссинг - это лёгкий способ сделать это". Алексей просматривает сайт, посвященный бук-кроссингу. "Смотрите, мы выделили в свободный доступ почти 700 книг," - отмечает он с гордостью. В день моего посещения я увидел лишь две книги в ящике. Внутри покрытия есть вывеска, утверждающая что это часть программы бук-кроссинга, рядом есть регистрационный номер, показывающий, кто пожертвовал книгу и когда. Работники библиотеки, студенты и даже жители соседних домов приносят книги. К тому же издательские дома пожертвовали несколько книг. Ежегодно находят все больше таких "безопасных" мест. Недавно минский ночной клуб установил полку с книгами. В то время как некоторые люди танцуют, другие собираются около таких полок с книгами, журналами и дисками. "Мы подписаны на различные журналы, в то время как книги приносят наши гости, работники и музыканты. Вот так и растет наша коллекция," - говорит Ян Бусел, совладелец клуба.

Бук-кроссинг получает все большую популярность, такие полки можно найти во многих библиотеках, а также кафе и образовательных учреждениях. Без сомнения, это прекрасная возможность привлечения посетителей.

Ответы на вопросы к тексту № 1 BOOKS IN NEVER-ENDING MOTION к экзамену по английскому языку

Первый вариант ответов

1. Young people do not want to read. It's unfashionable to read these days. Librarians are saddened by thus fact.

2. Librarians arc saddened by the fact that young people tend only to borrow reference books rather than reading fiction for pleasure. Perhaps it's unfashionable to read these days. However, a new trend is developing, with literary lovers leaving their books in public places, to be picked up and 'borrowed' by others.

3. It was the Belarusian National Technical University. The director of its scientific library, Alexey Skalaban, passed an internship in Sweden and at the airport he saw a huge glass case of books, which he learnt were available for anyone to read. It was a great idea to keep such cases in Belarus.

4. Bookcrossing is an easy way to encocerage young people to read. That's why it is gaining popularity.

Второй вариант ответов

Ответ на вопрос 1. Read the article and say in 2-3 sentences what it is about. The text is about one of the most progressive movements in the world of reading – book-crossing. Nowadays young people do not want to read. And this movement is the best way to encourage them to read and to make reading a fashionable hobby.

Ответ на вопрос 2. The author says what makes librarians unhappy. Find this extract and read it aloud. (1 абзац) Librarians are saddened by the fact that young people tend only to borrow reference books rather than reading fiction for pleasure. Perhaps it's unfashionable to read these days. However, a new trend is developing, with literary lovers leaving their books in public places, to be picked up and 'borrowed' by others.

Ответ на вопрос 3. Who was the first to introduce book-crossing in our country? It was the Belarusian National Technical University. The director of its scientific library, Alexey Skalaban, passed an internship in Sweden and at the airport he saw a huge glass case of books, which he learnt were available for anyone to read. It was a great idea to keep such cases in Belarus.

Ответ на вопрос 4. Why is book-crossing becoming more and more popular in Belarus? Book-crossing is an easy way to encourage young people to read. That's why it is gaining popularity.

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