Test 10

Study the definitions of the neologisms in English and fill in the gaps paying attention to the rendering into Russian. Translate the sentences into Russian. Make up your own sentences in Russian for your groupmates to translate in class. 

1. A reduction in the amount of housing benefit given to people who have a spare bedroom in their property.

A mum of two from Peterborough is bracing herself to become one of the first victims of the Government’s so-called ‘...’.

2. The stress suffered by middle-aged people who share their homes with grown-up children who cannot afford to move out and infirm, aged parents who they care for.

...’ stress for parents because more couples are living with three generations under one roof

3. A very large stream of data.

British molecular biologist Mick Goldman said he had conceived the idea with a colleague, Ewan Birney, while the two sat in a pub pondering the ... of genetic information their institution is now receiving.

4. The use of a fake IP address to carry out a denial-of-service attack.

The Network Working Group laid out a set of ‘best current practices’ that Internet companies and organizations were encouraged to follow to defeat a threat known as ....

5. A coating applied to an electronic device such as a cell phone to make it waterproof.

A cellphone case can seal against most water but adds bulk … ... render the parts themselves impervious to water damage, so the protection comes without added bulk.

6. The use of living things such as bacteria or plants in designing products or as art.

... takes advantage of the ‘tremendous power and potential utility of organisms’, says William Myers, a New York City design historian.

7. Systems that use a blend of telecommunications and informatics to provide services to people in vehicles.

From wireless charging to ..., from new gaming platforms to a hi-tech smart bicycle, all the ideas pressed upon me by their eager supporters sounded impressive.

8. Devices such as headsets intended to be worn about the person.

Tech consultancy iSuppli suggests that by 2016 more than 92 million ... devices will be sold a year.

9. Someone who restricts by half or to a marked degree, the amount of meat and animal products that they consume, usually in order to reduce the environmental impact of their diet.

People in the rich world should become ‘...s’ – eating half as much meat as usual, while stopping short of giving it up – in order to avoid severe environmental damage.

10. Breakfast eaten at one’s desk at work.

If you can’t remember when you last sat at your kitchen table and ate a freshly cooked breakfast, you’re probably one of the majority of women now opting for ‘...’ – that’s breakfast at your desk.

nano coating
digital fire hose
consumer telematics
IP address spoofing
wearable technology
bedroom tax
full nest syndrome