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My Family — Моя семья

My Family

My Family


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Our family is large (small, not very large). We are the family of seven (two, three, four, five, six): my mother, my father, my grandmother, my grandfather, my sister, my brother and I.
My mother’s name is … She is … years old. She is a teacher (a doctor, a worker, an engineer). She is a very nice, kind and clever woman.
My father’s name is … He is … years old. He is a worker (a teacher, an engineer, a doctor, a businessman). He is lather tall and strong. He is a man of strong character — and all of us love him very much.
My grandmother’s name is … She is … years old. She does not work now, she is a pensioner, but she has a lot of work to do about the house. All of us try to help her.
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My Hobby — Хобби

My Hobby

My Hobby


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I have many hobbies because there are many interesting things to do. Unfortunately I don’t have much spare time as I’m going to be a student. That’s why I have to study a lot. I like doing different things: Such as reading detective stories, listening to the music, playing tennis with my classmates. But my favorite hobby is solving crossword puzzles. It’s not only interesting, but also very useful. When you try to solve the puzzle you find out and learn a lot of different facts. Because in puzzles there are questions about famous people, geographical places, countries, scientific achievements and so on. You also train your brain. The crosswords are published in newspapers and magazines and there are special newspapers that contain only crosswords. I sometimes try to make up my own puzzle and I can say that it is not less interesting. All the members of our family like to take part in solving the puzzles and this unites us very much.
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About Myself

About Myself

About Myself


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My name is Sasha. I was born to a family of a sailor on a submarine. My family is not small. There are four of us. When I was 7, I went to school. I did well at school. I was especially good at math and geometry, but also coped with the rest of the subjects. Thus from the point of view of my progress at school I didn’t cause much trouble to my parents. But I did make them worry because I used to come home rather late. The thing is I went in for swimming and our training finished at about 7 p.m. I lived far from the swimming-pool, so it took me quite a lot of time to get home. When at school I fell into the habit of reading a lot. At first I read everything I caught hold of but the order I grew the more definite my tastes in books became.
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The USA — Соединенные Штаты Америки

The USA

The USA


The United States of America is the fourth largest country in the world after Russia, Canada and China. It occupies the southern part of North America and stretches from the Atlantic seaboard, across the central plains, over the Rocky Mountains to the densely populated West Coast and then to the island state of Hawaii.
The USA also includes Alaska in the north of the continent. The total area of the country is about nine and a half million square kilometers. The USA borders on Canada in the north and on Mexico in the south. It also has a sea-border with Russia.
The USA is made up of 50 states and the District of Columbia, a special federal area where the capital of the country, Washington, is situated. The population of the country is about 239 millions. The USA is called the «nation of immigrants». The country was settled, built and developed by generations of immigrants and their children. Many different cultural traditions, ethnic sympathies, racial groups and religious affiliations make up the people of the USA.
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London

London

London


London is the capital of Great Britain, its political, economic and commercial centre. It is one of the largest cities in the world and the largest city in Europe. Its population is about 8 million. London is one of the oldest and most interesting cities in the world.
London was founded in the first century A.D. by the Romans. They left London in the 5th century and the city was largely abandoned. By the 8th century London was again a busy trading centre, and in the llth century it became the capital of England. Edward the Confessor built a palace and an abbey at Westminster. The Norman period saw the construction of the Tower, old St. Paul’s Cathedral and many churches and monasteries.
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Great Britain

Great Britain

Great Britain


The official name of the country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is situated on the British Isles off the northwest coast of Europe. The British Isles consist of two large islands: Great Britain and Ireland, and about five thousand small islands. Their total area is over 244.000 square kilometres. They are separated from the continent by the English Channel and the Straits of Dover. The west coast of the country is washed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea; the east coast is washed by the North Sea.
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Education

Education

Education


It is widely known that education helps to form the personality and prepares one for life. That is why all countries consider the system of education a very important part of national politics.
It Russia, everyone has the right to receive education guaranteed by the Constitution.
This right is realized by the broad development of compulsory secondary education, vocational, specialised secondary and higher education and also by the development of a system of scholarships, grants, evening and correspondence courses. In Russia there is nine-year compulsory education, but to enter a university one has to study two years more. School starts at the age of six for Russian children. But most of them have learned letters in kindergarden which is now part of primary school. Primary and secondary schools together comprise eleven years of study. Every school has a «core curriculum» of Russian, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education. A variety of elective subjects are taught at lyceums and gymnasiums.
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My flat

My flat

My flat


We have a flat in a new block of flats. It is a nine-storeyed building in Gorky Street. In front of our building there is a little park. Children from our block like to spend their time there.
Our flat is on the fifth floor. It is very comfortable and well planned. We have all modern conveniences, such as central heating, electricity, gas, hot and cold running water and a telephone. There is a lift in our building.
There are three rooms in the flat: a living room and two bedrooms. There is a kitchen, a bathroom, a hall and a balcony.
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Shopping

Shopping

Shopping


When we want to buy something we go to a shop. There are many kinds of shops in every town and city. We go to a baker’s for bread and to a butcher’s for meat. Sugar, tea, coffee, salt, cheese and so on are sold at a grocer’s. We go to a greengrocer’s for vegetables.
Cakes and sweets are sold at a confectioner’s. But now most food-shops in St.Petersburg have several departments and they sell all kinds of food including meat, vegetables, fruit, sausages and drinks. Nowadays there are supermarkets in every district of St.Petersburg with an even bigger variety of sections and foods. You go in at the front door, take a basket or a cart and in half an hour you go out at another door with everything you need for a week or at least a few days. This new way of selling and buying came to Russia from the West. You pay only once — on leaving the supermarket. The cashiers add up the prices quickly on their electrical cash machines and there are no queues.
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Museums in St. Petersburg

Museums Petersburg
Museums in St. Petersburg
Saint Petersburg is often called «the cultural capital of Russia. Many of Russia’s finest museums are situated here. The Hermitage, for example, is one of the world’s greatest and most famous museums. It houses over two and a half million works of art. The best works of art from Russia and Europe are displayed in the five buildings and over 350 rooms that make up the Hermitage. If you were to look at each work of art in the Hermitage for 1 minute it would take you 11 years (8 hours a day) to view the entire collection. The main building of the Hermitage is the Winter Palace on Palace Square with the main entrance facing the Neva.
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