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Mimicking Exercise:

The student is asked to reproduce texts of different genres relying on the English translation. For example:

  • What is the established work schedule in your Company?

  • The Company has established and maintains a five day workweek with two days off, Saturday and Sunday. The working day begins at 9 am and ends at 6pm. Lunch breaks are scheduled for a one hour period and can be taken any time between 12pm and 3pm... For some categories of employees, a specific work schedule is established. Any changes in work schedules and specific schedules for a particular category of employee, are subject to the approval of the General Director.

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  • What is the Company’s dress code?

  • Since dress is one of the components of the Company’s image, all employees should dress in a manner that is consistent with a professional business environment. Business suits and ties are required for men, and classical skirt or pant suits or dresses are required for women.

Complication Exercise: The student is asked to create texts of different styles on his or her own by changing specific linguistic parameters of a given text thus transforming it from one style into another. For example,

In this example, the student has been asked to write two variants of the same text, one in a conversational, and the other in an official style. Variant 1.

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Memo to a supervisor: Dear Ivan Ivanovich,

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