Charles Dickens was
an English novelist and one of the most popular writers in the history of
literature. In his enormous body of works, Dickens combined masterly
storytelling, humour, pathos, and irony with sharp social criticism and acute
observation of people and places, both real and imagined.
Dickens was born
February 7, 1812, in
Portsmouth and spent most of his childhood in London and Kent,
both of which appear frequently in his novels. He started school at the age of
nine, but his education was interrupted when his father was imprisoned for debt
in 1824. The boy was then forced to support himself by working in a shoe-polish
factory. From 1824 to 1826, Dickens again attended school. For the most part,
however, he was self-educated. Among his favourite books were those by such
great 18th-century novelists as Henry Fielding and Tobias Smollett, and their
influence can be discerned in Dickens's own novels. In 1827 Dickens took a job
as a legal clerk.
In December 1833
Dickens published the first of a series of original descriptive sketches of
daily life in London,
using the pseudonym Boz. The success of this first novel The Pickwick Papers
made Dickens famous.
subsequently maintained his fame with a constant stream of novels. A man of
enormous energy and wide talents, he also engaged in many other activities. He
edited the weekly periodicals Household Words (1850-1859) and All the Year
Round (1859-1870), composed the travel books American Notes (1842) and Pictures
(1846), administered charitable organisations, and pressed for many social
reforms. In 1843 he published A Christmas Carol, an ever-popular children's
Dickens's relations with a young actress, Ellen Ternan, led to his separation
from his wife in 1858, after the marriage had produced ten children. He
suffered a fatal stroke on June 9, 1870, and was buried in Westminster Abbey
five days later.
He made a valuable
contribution to world literature, he wrote "The Pickwick Papers”, "Bleak
House”, "Oliver Twist”, "Dombey and Son” and other novels and stories.
*About myself and
First of all, let
me introduce myself. My name is Sergey.My full name is Kashpirovsky Sergey Vasilevish. I’m 17 years old. I was
born in the family of an economist and an engineer.
My family is small.
There are only three of us. I always delighted to have somebody to share my
ideas with, to discuss things and the like, but it happens that sometimes I
crave for loneliness to think about my problems, my mistakes and to look though
I should like to
begin with the oldest in the family – my farther. He is the head of it. He is a
very hard-working person. And there’s a very good feature of his: if he starts
doing something he is sure to do it up to the end. His favorite occupation is
reading and watching TV. He is true father who devotes much time of his to
bringing us up properly. He is always ready to come to our rescue. We highly
My mother is a nice
looking woman of about 40. She isn’t tall, rather slim. The thing that catches
your eye when you look at her is her charming smile. She is very easy to deal
with. No wonder that she has got many friends. She is on good terms with our
neighbours. When my mother is at home it seems the house is full of sunshine,
jokes and laughter. She doesn’t like to lecture on people. That’s something I
like very much about her. Thanks to our mother our family is very friendly, she
does her best to make every member of the family feel happy and is always happy
And mow I want to
speak some sentences about myself. When I was 7, I went to school. I’m doing
well at school. I’m especially good at history but I also cope with the rest of
the subjects. And now I am a student of Donetsk Lyceum and in few days I’ll
Last year I often
wondered what I would be in future, what sphere of life I should choose. After
a number of heated discussions with my parents and friends I decided to dwell
my choice on history. I decided to take my entrance exams to the History
department of Donetsk
because I want to know History perfectly well. I think knowledge of history and
foreign languages are necessary for my future job. I’m very sociable and it
would be a pleasure for me to mix with many interesting people, to find out
many new things, to become acquainted with different cultures of other nations
of the world.
*Critique on the
‘Webworld’ article by Yevgen Groza
The Internet is
becoming more and more popular. Its positive and negative aspects have been
actively discussed among network users as well as in the mass media. The
‘Webworld’ essay by Kirsten Archer gives a brief and thorough overview ofthe latest achievements of the modern
technology. The essay was written to be presented at a university challenge
which was aimed to encourage critical thinking about new technologies. The fact
that this article received a distinction should be a good recommendation to
anyone interested in the issue. ‘Webworld’ is worth to read by either
experienced web-user or a person who has never seen a computer.
At the beginning
the author takes a look at the history of the Internet and elementary
principles of its functioning. The main idea, which will also reappear later,
is that the Internet is decentralised and thus the society only is responsible
for anything that happens in the virtual world. A lot of attention is paid to
such conveniences of the network as e-mail or newsgroups. The understanding of
the nature of World Wide Web is very helpful, especially for an inexperienced
Along with benefits
of the net the author also states some negative points. Wide distribution of
pornography via the network is known to every user. However, it is impossible
to censor the Web. Thus, everybody has to be responsible for the content of
Internet pages. Copyright problem is another negative point of the Internet
expansion. As the author stresses, any text or image published on the Web can
be reproduced many times without statement of intellectual property. Though
this problem still does not have a global solution, the author suggests
thateverybody is responsible for proper
use of the network since the Internet cannot be centrally regulated.
One of the best
points of the essay is that it is written in an easily readable manner, almost
without specific terminology. An inexperienced person or a beginner user of
World Wide Web will find here a description of all of the benefits of the
Internet – the electronic mailing system, on-line libraries, chat and
newsgroups. Another interesting point of the text is the discussion of the new
subculture – the ‘web-world’, which, according to the author, has no prejudices
between racial groups and different sexes. However, being very optimistic about
the Internet the author sometimes uses doubtful argumentation. For instance,
she is stating as a fact that many people found their true love using the
network. Probably, a sentence like this needs some statistics to be proved.
There is also
another suggestion that in the near time it will be possible to remove the
language barrier between the American Internet and the rest of the world. At
present, translating software is not effective enough to produce a readable
text. These programs can be used only for word-to-word translations. Another
question is whether the language barrier needs to be removed. Probably after
the barrier no longer exists the American culture could easily invade the rest
of the world. We can already see the example of such an invasion on TV outside
the United States.
Though there are
certain drawbacks in the argumentation of the article, the author is critical
in general and presents both positive and negative aspects of the Internet.
Either for good or for bad, the Internet is progressing and expanding. In
modern society it is impossible to avoid using modern technologies like World
Wide Web. The text is worth to be read by anyone who is interested in the
latest technological achievements.
Donetsk is one of the
biggest regional centers of Ukraine.
Its area is 381 square kilometers. The population of Donetsk is more than one million but at the
end of the 19th century less than 30 thousand people lived and worked in a
small settlement called Yusovka. The city was founded in 1869 in the place of
kazak’s settlements. The beginning to the city was given by coal mines and
metallurgical plant of Novorossijskaya company.
And now Donetsk is one of the largest industrial centers of Ukraine with
such highly developed branches of industry as coal, metallurgy and machine
building. Coal industry is the leading branch of industry in the city. There
are 150 industrial enterprises and unions in Donetsk. One sixth of all the production of
region is produced in the city.
Donetsk is the city of
parks and gardens; it is also famous for its roses, which bloom from early
summer till late autumn gladdening the eye of dwellers and guests of the city.
It consists of 9 districts, linked with each other by tram, trolley and bus
communications. Also it has developed air- and railway communications.
Nowadays the city
is an important scientific and cultural center of Donetsk coal basin. There are 3 theatres, the
Concert Hall, the circus, cinemas, Palaces of Culture and clubs, museums, a
Picture Gallery and Planetarium. Besides, there are architectural monuments of
local importance, of sculpture and history, and memorial places. Thanks to its
remarkable architecture we have many places of interest in the city: Artyoma street, Lenin Square, the Recreation
The inhabitants of Donetsk have places for
rest after hard day. At their service there are Central Park of Culture and
Rest, and branches of it – Lenin’s Komsomol
Park and Sherbakov Park.
In the outskirts of city there are Donetsk Botanical Gardens
Though Donetsk looks gloomy and
gray in winter, as does every large industrial center, a lot of greenery,
beautiful buildings, the Kalmius and numerous lakes make the city wonderful in
spring and in summer.
*Life of youth in Great Britain
The home is the
central focus of most people’s lives in Britain, particularly for those who
are still attending school. The majority relies upon their home environment as
a place of security and upon their parents as the main providers of food, money
and other necessary amenities for life, as well as general advice. Young people
spend a lot of their leisure time in the home with other members of their
family or with friends.
After the home,
school is the main social environment where children not only receive their
formal education but also develop their identities within peer groups. All
schoolchildren in Great
Britain are encouraged to take up
activities, which complement their academic and vocational education and help
to identify their individual talents, such as sports, drama, music and creative
pursuits. Many of these form part of school curricula.
The Youth Service
also promotes the personal development and informal social education of young
people aged 11-25. A
recent survey estimated that nearly 6 million young people in this age group
are either current or past participants in the Service.
Youth clubs and
centres are the most common types of Youth Service provision. They encourage
their members to participate in sport, cultural and creative activities, and
and trusts provide finance for activities, which develop the latent talents of Britain’s
youth. The Prince’s Trust and the Royal Jubilee Trust, for example, help
individuals and organisations active in youth-oriented projects related to
urban deprivation, unemployment and young offending.
The topic I am
going to speak about is London.
From the geography lessons you know that East meets West in the Greenwich meridian. It is
London, one of the
world's biggest cities, situated on the river Thames,
is the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the
residence of British sovereign. London
is a great industrial and cultural center with the population of more than
seven million people.
London consists of four
main districts, which differ from each other. These are the City, Westminster, the West End and the East
The City is small
in area but it is the business center of London.
Many banks and offices are situated there. The heart of City is the Stock
Westminster is the most
important part of the capital. It is the administrative center. The Houses of
Parliament are there. It is a beautiful building with two towers and a very big
clock called Big Ben. Opposite the Houses of Parliament is Westminster Abbey.
It is a very beautiful church built over 900 years ago. The tombs of many great
statesmen, scientists are in the Abbey. There is Trafalgar Square where the famous Nelson
Column stands as the memory about Nelson’s great victory. It is interesting to
know that the column is situated in the geographical center of the city. This
square is always open for public meetings and demonstrations.
To the west of Westminster is the West End.
Here we can find most of the big shops, hotels, museums, art galleries, and
concert halls. Piccadilli Circus is the heart of London’s
West End. In the West End
there are wide streets with beautiful houses and many parks, gardens and
To the east of Westminster is the East End,
an industrial district of the capital. There are no parks or gardens in East End and you can't see many fine houses there. Most
of the plants and factories are situated there.
Speaking about London, you must keep in
mind that it is the city of contrasts.
towards studying a foreign language
A person who has a
good command of a foreign language fells at ease not only in his native country
but abroad, too, if he finds himself there. I know this on my first hand. Here
is a familiar quotation of Johnson’s: "Language is the dress of thought”, and
the knowledge of two or more languages will help us to "dress” our thoughts
languages is especially important nowadays. Some people learn foreign languages
because they need them in their work others travel abroad, for the third
studying languages is a hobby.
thousands of people from our country go to different countries as tourists or
to work. They can not go without knowing the language of the country they are
English is one of
the world languages. It is the language of progressive science and technology,
trade and cultural relations, commerce and business. It is the universal
language of international aviation, shipping and sports. It is also the major
language of diplomacy. Hundreds and hundreds of books, magazines and newspapers
are printed in English, most of the world’s mail and telephone calls are in
English. Half of the world’s scientific literature is written in English. English
is spoken by more than 350 million people. It is the official language of the UK, the USA,
of Australia and New Zealand, it is used as one of the official
languages in Canada, the South Africa.
Millions of people study and use English as a foreign language. In our country
English is very popular. It is studied at schools, colleges and universities.
Learning English is
not an easy thing. It is a long process and takes a lot of time and patience.
But to know English today is absolutely necessary for every educated person. I
want to know English because it’s interesting for me to know foreign countries,
their cultures and tradition. English will be of great use in my future
profession connected with computers.
I should like to
begin my talk with a familiar quotation. It is a pity I don’t know whom it
belongs to. It runs as follows: "friendship is the wine of life”. So to have a
true devoted friend is a great luck.
I have a lot of
friends. Some of them are my schoolmates, some are my neighbours and I have
some whom I met a few years ago. But my close friend is Oksana. She is 16.Oksana is tall and pretty-looking girl. Her
peaches and cream complexion suits her dark brown eyes. She has a nice nose
that together with her wonderful hair-do and charming smile makes her face
beautiful. She is a very fashionable girl. Oksana has a queenly carriage and
the clothes she wears always look great and beautiful.But she is an attractive girl not only by her
appearance, but also by her character and her inner world, because she is well
bred, jolly and kind. She does well at school.
It is very
interesting to speak with her, especially when she has fallen into the habit of
reading a lot. She has read a lot of books and it doesn’t matter for her what kind
of book it is. She enjoys them all and the only thing that matters for her is
that book shouldn’t be dull but interesting. She says that the books are of
great help at any time and they always must be at hand. Her idea is that it’s
more convenient to have a library of her own comprising lots of books than to
try keeping everything in her head.
I don’t like people
who are bored at everything and who never make the slightest effort to be
pleasant. That’s why my friend is Oksana, the most amusing and cheerful person
in the world. She is a sunny soul by nature and always takes the slightest
excuse to be amused and to raise the spirits of the other people around her.
Oksana and I are
good friends. I enjoy her company immensely. I highly appreciate our friendship.
I think there are not many people, whom I’m so attached to. We are always ready
to help and support each other and try not to quarrel. But when sometimes it
comes to quarrelling we try to make it up at once. I think that our friendship
is very firm and I’ve got a friend for all my life.
The right choice of
profession is very important for the future of any young man. Sooner or later
everyone has to make this choice.
subjects at school were English, Literature and History. I think my teachers
were quite happy with my work that’s why they invited me to participate in
contests in different subjects.I’m
considered to be best at Literatures, Ukrainian, English, History, Computer Studies
though I specialised in history, since history was not only my passion but also
a serious interest in life because I wanted to connect my knowledge of history
and English with my future profession. I like to spend much time on history. I
enjoy researching some historical topics.
So as far as I’m
concerned I had no dilemma in choosing my occupation. I decided to take my
entrance exams to the History department of Donetsk State
University because I want
to know history perfectly well. I think knowledge of history and foreign
languages are necessary for my future profession. I have to admit that I’m very
sociable by nature and it would be a pleasure for me to mix with many
interesting people, to find out many new things, to become acquainted with
different cultures of other nations of the world. Now I am a student of first
course of historical department. It is pity but I don’t know about my future
profession. May be I’ll come in politic or business, may be I will write books
or do something else. I want to be useful for our country and make a valuable
contribution to its development.
I have some free
time not only on Sundays and on my holidays, but also on weekdays. And as soon
as I have a spare minute, I devote it to my hobbies. Tastes differ. Different
people like different things, different people have different hobbies. I have
four hobbies, so to speak. They are reading, listening to music, computer and
going in for sports.
As for reading, I
enjoy it very much. And it doesn’t matter what kind of book it is. It can be a
collection of short stories, an interesting novel or a book of poems. I equally
enjoy them all. But there’s one thing that matters. When I choose a book for
reading, it shouldn’t be dull but interesting. But I highly appreciate only
those books that can teach me something or can make me think about the problem,
raised in the book.
music I can’t help saying that music is an essential part of my daily life. I
live with music. I’m reading, doing homework, morning exercises, and work about
the house to music. I’m fond of modern music and I can’t point out one certain
style of music, I enjoy them all, including pop, rock, metal, techno, rave,
rap, hip-hop and others. I’m also fond of different ballads because they are
very melodious and tender.
In my daily life I
use computer technologies that help me to be in course of all events in the
world thanks for Internet. Computer helps me to make reports and homework. I
write small computer programs, collection CD, when I have free time I like
Besides, I go in
for sports. I go to the swimming pool twice a week, but I prefer to rest by the
lake or river and swim there. I also attended volleyball, basketball and table
tennis sections. As for me sport helps me to keep fit and always to be in good
shape. I can’t imagine my life without sport.
So, I think that my
leisure time is quite variable. I’m not bored and always have a good mood.
I am a student of Donetsk lyceum, which is situated in the center of the
town, and it is a little part of Donetsk
Lyceum is a new type of special school. It was established in 1990. Every boy
and girl having 9-year schooling and a good command of mathematics, physics,
foreign language, history and other subjects may enter the lyceum. Two years
ago I successfully passed examinations and entered the lyceum to the history
department. By the way, there are 8 departments in our lyceum. They are
biology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, Ukrainian, history, Russian,
Nova-Greek departments. I can say that Donetsk Lyceum uses the large popularity
among the boys and girls who the 9th forms, because our classes and lectures
are held by highly qualified teachers and professors from the University. That
is why in our Lyceum is the creative atmosphere. Peoples write scientific works
and reports. It promotes the development of high level of knowledge. That is
why our students constantly take firsts places in different scientific
congresses. There is the club Polyglot in our lyceum. Every year the open
tournament of polyglots takes place there. A lot of pupils from schools come to
it but the victory is always on the side of our pupils. There is a tradition in
our lyceum to provide different intellectual competitions. This year we
celebrate 10 years anniversary from the date of its foundation.As for me, this two years of my studying in
Lyceum were very useful for me thanks to friendship atmosphere with my
classmates and teachers. I hope that a lot of knowledge, which I took at
lyceum, will be of great use in my life. And I very glad to be graduate of 2000
*My teacher of
foreign languages nowadays helps to promote cultural, educational and technical
cooperation among nations. At present English is the most important of the
world’s languages. In number of speakers it ranks second. The use of English in
diplomacy, commerce and science is evidence of its importance. That is why
millions of people learn English as a second language. I began study English
ten years ago. Thanks to my English teachers in my own opinion I have not bad
commands of language nowadays. And now I want to tell you about my teachers of
English. To be a teacher is very difficult.
Why so? Because a
teacher should correspond with many requirements. He must be an educated
person, well-read, good at listening and comprehending others, easy to deal
with, tolerant to other people’s weak points, but very demanding to himself. A
teacher should be high-qualified in his subject because his pupils will never
forgive him negligence with it. To be a good teacher of English is very
difficult but my lyceum’s English teacher Natalia Evgenivna is the best
teacher. Her lessons are conducted knowledgeably and strictly. She has her own
method of complex teaching. It trains our memory and thinking, it helps to know
the native language better, it makes our outlook wider. Her motor is: "lets
change our passive vocabulary to active”. We like to communicate with her after
lessons. I think she is so unique that is why our group thinks much about our
protection in Great Britain
has gone so far in its development and polluted the environment to such an
extend that is very difficult to reverse it to primordial nature. The poisoning
of the World’s land, air and water in the fastest-spreading disease of
Great Britain, as a highly
developed industrial country also faces a monumental task in the restoring
urban and rural environments. The ecological problems of Great Britain
are of the same global scale.
Pollution is one of
the most urgent problems to solve. Factories, power station and motor vehicles,
pump large quantities of waste gases into the air. This is major cause of the
greenhouse effect and global warming. Rivers and streams are also polluted by
industrial waste from factories, chemical fertilisers and pesticides used by
farmers. Since 1949 Britons have destroyed 95% of wild meadows, heats, fens and
ancient woods. The trees are cut down to wood or burnt to dear the land for farming.
government has worked out the practical plan of action. The main items of the
survival projects in Britain
a)overcoming the problem of air and water
b)protection of special nature sites;
c)conservation of the wildlife;
d)Control on the use of pesticides and
official there are many public international and local organisations which try
to find solution to the problems at national and international levels such as:
"Greenpeace”, "Friends of the Earth”.
So the Britons are
the optimists. They are sure that people start pollution, people can stop it.
Let it be so.
protection in Ukraine
has gone so far in its development and polluted the environment to such an
extend that it is very difficult to reverse it to primordial nature that is why
the topic of environmental protection is very actual facing Ukraine today.
Ukraine is suffering many
environmental problems. Many of them have been caused by economic activities.
There are many consequences of damaging the environment. One of them is water
pollution. The Dnipro and others rivers are in danger. They are filled with
poison: industrial waste, all kinds of chemical elements and pesticides.
Industrial enterprises of large cities waste harmful substances into river and
sea’s waters. The emissions destroy fishing industry and lead to a damage of
Another problem is
air pollution. For example, pumping waste gases from a power station or
metallurgical plants do not get rid of them. The waste gases cause acid rains.
The next ecological
problem is the problem of the Sea of Azov. The
Sea of Azov is the special case. Because it is
such a small sea, it becomes dirty very easily. Many industrial centres such as
Mariupol, Berdyansk pour into the sea all kinds of chemicals. It naturally
effects the state of the sea water and the shore line flora and fauna.
But the most
terrible ecological problem of Ukraine
The effect of Chernobyl
disaster is dangerous and tragic, because we don’t know up to the end all the
consequences of radioactive contamination.
Ukraine, as the member of
World Community, is co-operating with international ecological organisation
such as "Greenpease” for example.
As you see our
country has many ecological problems and if our generation don’t do our best to
solve these ecological problems we will have a global ecological
*From the history
of Great Britain:
the Magma Carta
Great Britain is a monarchy, but
the power of the King or Queen is limited. The supreme authority of the country
is Parliament, which consists of three etements-the Monarchy, the House of
Lords and the House of Commons.
The history of the
British Parliament dates back to the 13th century, when in the face of demands
by barons King John signed the Magna Carta (Great Charter). It secured feudal
rights and established areas over which the King had no jurisdiction
Even before William
the Conqueror's invasion in 1066, the Saxon and Danish kings had a council of
wise men or elders. It was then called Witan, from it we have the English word
«wit». This body of men was very much like the feudal King's Council. The
Norman kings called their council Parliament from the French word «parler»
which means «to speak». After the death of Richard the Lion Hearted in 1199,
his brother known in the history as John Lackland (landless) succeeded to the
throne. King John was cruel and despotic, and the Church and barons took a
decision to restrict the power of the King. On June 10, 1215 (it was in the
times of Robin Hood) a table was set in the meadow, and King John signed the
document in which he agreed to consult the Parliament from that time on.
The Magna Carta is
celebrated on every possible occasion. It has been interpreted throughout
English history as the Charter of political and civil liberties.
But there is a
point of view that the Magna Carta did not help to alter and develop the
Parliamentary Government of Great Britain. The rest of the 13th century saw the
development of Parliament as a gathering of feudal barons and representatives
of counties and towns summoned by the King. By the end of the century, it had
adopted its basic make-up of Lords and Commons and had established the right to
approve taxation. It also soon acquired the right to approve new laws. But it
came only several centuries later that the merchants and squires (landowners)
joined in the House of Commons and became a parliamentary power. As feudalism
declined, the power of the Commons grew together with the new merchant and
Kyiv is the capital
It is a large political, industrial, scientific and cultural centre. Its
population equals nearly 3 million people. Kyiv is situated on the Dnieper, the
longest river in Ukraine.
history of Kyiv spans 1,500 years. From olden times it is referred to as "the
Mother of all cities of ancient Rus”. In the 9th century the city became a big
trading centre of Eastern Europe linked through the Dnieper and the Black Sea
with Caucasus, the Middle East countries and Rome. From the 11th century, a time of
prosperity for the Kyiv
many European kings considered it an honour to establish matrimonial ties with
the family of the Grand Prince of Kyiv.
Kyiv enjoys wide
popularity in many countries. It is the scientific, industrial and cultural
center of Ukraine.
It has many scientific institutions and higher educational establishments among
which are National University, Polytechnic
University, Light industry Technological University,
Pedagogical University Medical
There are huge
enterprises in Kyiv. They produce excavators, airliners, computers, automatic
lathes, gas equipment, chemical goods, cameras, ready-made clothes, etc. The
museums, art galleries, theatres and historical monuments in the capital make
it very important for world culture.
Cathedral rightly belongs to the world treasury of ancient architecture. I
personally find the Sophia Cathedral the masterpiece and the top of the
creative spirit of the Ukrainian people.
Kyiv is the centre
of Ukrainian culture. The famous Kyiv Shevchenko Opera and Ballet Theatre has
one of the best opera and ballet companies in the country. There are also lots
of other theatres in Kyiv.
green banks and hills, plentiful flower-beds with millions of different
flowers, wonderful beaches of the Dnieper, the Kreshchatik, one of the widest
and most beautiful streets in our country – all this adds up to the beauty of
the Ukrainian capital. The people of Ukraine are proud of their capital
because is become one of the world biggest center’s where different festivals,
scientific congresses, international exhibitions and world sport events take
place every year.
*My working day
I will try to
describe my daily actions or the things that I do, more or less, every day. I
mean the things I regularly did when I was at lyceum. There was little
variation in my life then, all days expect weekends looked very much the same.
I usually started
my day with getting up and doing all things that everybody does in the morning:
washing, having breakfast, etc. Then I put my learning tools: pencils, exercise
books, textbooks to my bag. Then I usually went to the lyceum. Fortunately,
father takes a car every morning and he often picks me up and drives me to the
doors of our lyceum building.
Soon the lectures
and lessons began... We had from 2 to 4 lectures every time, depending on day.
After the lessons,
I usually returned home where I had dinner and started thinking about my ways
of spending the rest of the day. Very often, I went to my friend’s places.
During the early autumn and summer, I often went to the sports ground. I also
like visiting different sports events, for example, football matches of
«Shahter» in Ukrainian championship. So, the world was full of enjoyable things
On returning home I
usually started to do my homework (perhaps, it is the most dull part of the
day). Having finished it, I opened a book and read it or watched TV. At last, I
went to the bed.
Of course, I would
like to tell you more about myself and my working day, but, unfortunately, my
time is rather limited and I have to do a lot of exercises. Generally, now you
know about my working day enough.
*Places of interest
I have always
dreamed to visit England.
Imagine I am there. I came there by ferry. Speaking about sightsee of England
Dover is the first that I saw. It impressed me greatly. Now I realise why the
island is cold foggy Albion – because of it white cliffs of Dover. So London is the next I visit. My dream came
true. Trafalgar square with the monument to Nelson in the centre. A lot of
people and I am happy but I must go on my trip. Just opposite it there is the
National Gallery. Hermitage was real in my life but now I can’t believe my
eyes. Leo Greco, Salvador Daly, Gainsborough, Rubins and other outstanding
masterpieces are in full view. Along White hall I direct my steps to
Piccadilly. Every body knows that Downing Street
10 one of the main places of interest of the country because it is the
residence of Prime minister. Piccadilly is place loved by everybody especially
youth. Because it is the place of dating and no wonder – as statue of Eros is
standing there. One of main buildings of England is Westminster Abby. On the
other side Westminster
palace is situated which is the place where parliament seats. Big Ban is next
to it. It is something incredible. A lot of prominent people of England are
burred at Westminster Abby. But one of the most wonderful places of interest in
my opinion is Tower
Bridge. I can’t help
speaking about two residences of Queen – Buckingham palace in London
palace out of it with its beautiful rooms and queen’s galleries.
And Tower of London. I can speak about
endlessly but I’ll tell about one thing – the star of Africa,
the largest diamond in the world. I am sure you wouldn’t tear away your eyes
out of it. And as for Madam
I don’t like wax figures, but I am sure somebody found a lot of masterpieces.
Probably enough of this, next time I’ll try to see something interest not only
in London and
its suburbs but in whole country.