MORPHOLOGICAL PECULIARITIES OF VETERINARY TERMINOLOGY IN THE CONTEXT OF TEACHING ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES
English for Veterinary Medicine, its main requirements and principles, are studied within the scope of English for Specific Purposes. The difference between the aims of the students studying ESP and those mastering it as a second language is demonstrated. The emphasis is made on the necessity of high competence in General English as a precondition for successful ESP work. The importance of the awareness of specific veterinary terminology, grammatical structures typical of scientific style and the ability to use them in communication in the future professional life is underlined. The article shows the peculiarities of veterinary terminological system and represents a typical classification of the given terms according to their structure. The main morphological features of the words of Greek and Latin origin are listed and analyzed in details. The importance of understanding the most frequently used terminoelements and their recognition in the structure of the unknown terms is shown. The phonetical peculiarities of some words are also demonstrated. The article comprises exercises for mastering and testing veterinary terminology in different reading, speaking, writing and listening activities. The complex attitude to such exercises as a preparation for future professional communicative activity is demonstrated. The necessity of using communicative approach is emphasized.