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Мишин А.П.


         

АНГЛИЙСКИЙ ЯЗЫК

Тексты гуманитарного и полиграфического профиля для аннотирования и реферирования


Мишин А.П.
АНГЛИЙСКИЙ ЯЗЫК
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Оглавление
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Объем требований по английскому языку

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Программа по английскому языку

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Морфология

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Синтаксис

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Методика работы

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What are proverbs?

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Cambridge

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Bank holidays in Britan

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Edinburg

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Glimpses of the history of America

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Tower of London

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Smoking

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Media ownership and freedom of expression

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The battle for readers

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Radio and television broadcasting

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National newspapers

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Television and satellite broadcasting

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Radio

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News vs. news people

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Pocahontas

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The causes of crime

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The lost colony

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Old Hickory

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The war of 1812

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A long time ago

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George Washington and the Whiskey Rebellion

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Список использованной литературы

William Caxton introduced the art of printing into England in a remarkably short span of time. His considerable success as a merchant enabled him to retire early and devote himself to the literary pursuits he loved so well. After a period of study abroad he returned to England in 1477 and set up his printing-press at Westminster, where he published nearly a hundred books in the remaining fourteen years of his life.

Caxton did not confine himself to printing. Besides his almost incessant labours at the press, he translated as many as twenty books himself. What is even more important, is that he published books in English at a time when most works appeared in French or Latin. This, however, was by no means easy, for at that time the English language was little more than a collection of dialects so different-sounding from each other as to seem like numerous foreign languages. Caxton himself, in a prologue to one of his translations, relates an amusing story which well illustrates this difficulty. A merchant from the north of England interrupted his journey on the coast of Kent and went to a farm-house to buy eggs. The woman could not understand what the merchant wanted, and explained that she could not speak French. Then, writes Caxton, the merchant became angry, because he could not speek French either!

Caxton helped stabilize English and paved the way for the great literary achievements of the following century.

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  1. What was William Caxton?
  2. How many books did William Caxton publish in the remaining years of his life?
  3. What did Caxton do besides printing?
  4. Why was publishing books in English a difficult task in the 15th century?
  5. What does the author mean by «the great literary achievements of the following century»?

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  1. Who introduced the art of printing info England?
  2. How long did it take William Caxton to introduce the art of printing into England?
  3. Did William Caxton introduce the art of printing into England?
  4. Did William Caxton introduce the art of printing into England, or the art of painting?
  5. William Caxton introduced the art of printing into England, didn't he?

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