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Закончите следующие предложения, в соответствии с текстом. Предложения переведите

1.Timber is ….

2.It has good properties. They are …

3.But it has some disadvantages. It …

4.Timber is widely used in modern construction for …

5.Timer cannot be used after it has been felled because …

6.… increases the strength and durability of timber.


12. Ответьте на следующие вопросы (работа в парах):

1. What structural materials does timber belong to?

2. What is it produced from?

3. What are the main advantages (disadvantages) of timber?

4. Why is removal of water from timber useful for construction purposes?

5. What are the two main types of timber?

6. What are softwoods (hardwoods) used for?

7. How much of the world's land surface is considered to be covered with forests?

8. What countries are rich (poor) in forests?

Составьте диалог, используя вопросы упр.12 (ролевая игра).


14.Переведите отрывок письменно.



Timber is wood, suitable for building and structural purposes.

There are over 4000 woods in common use throughout the world. The best and most commonly used softwoods popular for structural work in many countries are redwood, whitewood, pine, red cedar, sequoia, beech and some others. As to the hardwoods, the best known ones include beech, birch, blackwood, chestnut, elm, mahogany, maple, myrtle, oak, rosewood, walnut and some others.

TEXT 2. Timber

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Timber framing and conventional wood framing are two different forms of construction. Timber framed structures use fewer, larger timbers with dimensions from IS to 30 cm and mortice and tenon or wooden pegs as fastening methods, whereas conventional woodframed buildings have a greater number of timbers with dimensions from 5 to 25 cm, and nails or other mechanical fasteners are used to join the timbers. Today timber structures are often surrounded in manufactured panels, such as Structural Insulating Panels (SIPs). They are made up of two rigid woodenbased composite materials with a foamed insulating material inside. This method is used because these structures are easier to build and they provide more efficient heat insulation. Timber-framed construction offers a lot of advantages. It is kind to the environment (when the wood used is taken from sustainable forests) and the frames can be put up quickly. Its design is elegant and simple, and also both practical and adaptable. It can give a house character, both inside and outside. Thanks to its strength, large open spaces can be created, something which is not so easy to obtain with other techniques. It is very versatile, so timber-framed houses can also be clad with stone or brick. This offers two more advantages: the house can blend in with the surrounding area (both urban and rural) and it is very energy-efficient. Timber is also cheaper than other materials.


1.Do timber-framed structures use larger or smaller timbers compared to conventional wood framing?

2.Which fastening methods do the two different methods use?

3.What structures have been recently used? How are they made up?

4.What are the advantages of this method?

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The text is about …

At the beginning of the text the author stresses (underlines, points out) that …

Then the author describes (suggests, states that) …

After that the author passes on to (description of, statement of, analysis of …}

At the end of the text the author comes to the conclusion (pays attention to the fact) that…


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