KazNU BULLETIN

Nowadays critical thinking is really one of the relevant present­day topics. The problem of how to teach students to ask questions about some situation or phenomenon
2015

The article deals with modern Tatar publicism in Kazakhstan. The novelty of the research is related to the fact that the authors of the paper have identified the most significant figures among contemporary Tatar publicists
2015

The given article presents the needs assessment project for ESP course conducted in the framework of «E­teacher Scholarship program». The needs assessment included such aspects as target situation analysis, pres­ ent situation analysis and context analysis. The needs assessment project is conducted in order to design the syllabus for the students of the specialty«Thermal engineering». The article reveals the goals of the discipline «Eng­ lish for specific purposes» for students with account of their professional distinctiveness. The data are taken from the materials collected at students’ questionnaire, observation, interviewing «Thermal engineering» teachers. The article also considers ESP challenges faced by university teachers. The absence of the placement test, poor English language competence of con­ tent area teachers conducting the lesson, few practical hours influence the quality of material acquisition.
2015

The aim of this work is a linguistic description of phraseology units in Kazakh and English, including geographical names. This aspect of the study of phraseology is of particular importance, because in many ways it can help to understand the culture, history and everyday life of the people. Most of the phraseology units were borrowed from the fiction in both lan­ guages. This article provides information about the origin of some Kazakh and English idioms or phraseology units, which contain geographical names of towns, villages, rivers, mountains, etc. Since cities and other settlements from the beginning of its existence have played an important political and economic role, they are the centers of cultural and social life of nations. The article gives examples of some phraseology units that are associated with many significant and sometimes funny events from the history. For learners of English as a foreign language this layer of the language presents a difficulty in mastering, but the knowledge and meaning of phraseology units helps to understand the English language perfectly.
2015

The article deals with the early (1919­1932) works of classic Kazakh literature M. Auezov. These works are informed about creativity and growth, formation of the literary style of the writer. The main issues ad­ dressed in the article: pistaelya early stories, stories devoted to heavy past life; trends and themes of the first journalistic, scientific papers; social dif­ ferences, the role of women in society.
2015