Lithuania is a small plot of land at the Baltic Sea. It is in the
geographical centre of Europe (18 km from Vilnius). Lithuania borders with
Latvia, Byelorussia, Poland and Russia. It’s not a big country. The
territory of Lithuanian Republic is about 65000 square km. The population
is 3,7 millions.
The capital of Lithuania is Vilnius.
The official language of the state is Lithuanian. Lithuanian flag consists
of gold, green and red ribbons. State emblem — white Vytis in the red
The biggest town in Lithuania is Vilnius, then goes Kaunas, vvery beautiful
town on the place where the river Neris flows into the Nemunas. Klaipeda,
Panevezhys, Shiauliai and other big cities too.
For the first time Lithuania was mentioned in 1009 in Quedlinburg annals.
As a state it was emerged in the early 13th century and Mindaugas became
the Grand Duke of Lithuania about 1240. At the end of 14th and the
beginning of 15th century Lithuania became one of the most powerful states
in the Europe. Lithuania was christened in 14th century, until that time it
was pagan. Lithuanian peeople had to fight a lot for their freedom. The
latest occupation ended only in 1990, when on March 11 Lithuania proclaimed
its restoration of statehood.
There are two big Universities in Lithuania in Vilnius and in Kaunas.
University in Vilnius is very old: it was es
University, which received the name of the Vytautas the Great, was founded
Holidays in Lithuania
Every nation and every country have its traditions, customs and holidays.
Lithuanians are proud of their traditions and carefully keep them up. It
has been the law for about centuries not to work on Sunday. On that day
people went to the church, spend their time in the family circle, or went
visiting their relatives. Holidays in our country are specially, rich and
are different in Zhemaitija, Aukshtaitija and Dzookija.
Christmas is a Lithuanian national holiday. On the eve of Christmas people
has a family supper, they don’t meat, only fish, fruits and berries.
Everybody is waiting for Christ to be born.
Some people enjoy themselves on the new year’s day. On thhe eve of New Year
they have a party at home, or go the restaurants, visit their friends. The
New Year tree is decorated for the Christmas or New Year. The day of
Lithuanian’s independence is on the 16 of February. Since 1928 Lithuanian’s
people marks this day every year by paying tribute to those who gave their
lives for the people’s happiness. For many years after World War the second
this holiday was forbidden. Since 1989 it again becomes the national wide
holiday in your country. It’s a non-working da
very important day for your country.
Mother’s Day is celebrated on the 1st Sunday of May. The member of family
honour mother giving flowers, presents to her on that day.
The 1st of November is day of commemorating the dead usually on All Saints
Day. People lay flowers on dear people and honour their memory by observing
a minute’s silence.
In spring we celebrate the Easter Day. The tradition of Easter Day is to
colour eggs for Easter table.
There are some other holidays in Lithuania, but I tried to discuss the most
London is one of the biggest and oldest cities in the world. This town is
about 2000 years old. It’s population with suburbs about 10,000,000. The
town is on the river Thames. There are many places of interest in London,
so it attracts many tourists.
The main part of London is city. It’s the places where London started. Now
it’s business centre. Few people can afford living in this part of the town
— it’s very expensive, so most people come there to do their job and leave
this region in the evening.
Westminster — it’s the central part of the town. Houses of Parliament,
Westminster Abbey, National Galleries are situated there. There are many
government offices. In one tower of House of Parliament is
main clock of Great Britain. Just across the street is Westminster Abbey —
main church of England. New monarch is crowned there, wedding ceremonies of
the Royal family take place there. It is also famous for its poets’ corner
— many famous people are buried there.
Not far you can see Trafalgar square with Admiral Nelson’s statue. Under
his leadership English fleet defeated united Spanish and French forces.
Another interesting place is Buckingham Palace. If the Queen is in, you can
watch changing guards.
West end is the residential part. It’s the richest part of London. Not far
from there Hyde Park is situated with famous speakers corner.
East part is the poorest part of London. It is industrial region, so air is
polluted, a lot of slums are there.
The tower of London is famous for tower and tower bridge. Tower is museum
now, but it used to be a fortress, state prison, the mint, treasury. The
tower of the bridge in middle ages was used like place of execution.
There is one more place of interest — British Museum.
Vilnius is the capital of Lithuanian Republic. It’s the largest city in our
country and it is political, scientific, cultural and industrial centre
too. The central bodies of the republic power — parliament, called the
Seimas, Government, various mi
offices of republic newspapers, theatres, museums are located in Vilnius.
The first documentary reference to Vilnius dates back to 1323, when the
Great Duke Gediminas proclaimed Vilnius the capital of Lithuanian state and
invited foreign artists, scientists, builders to come live and work here.
Vilnius has got a very beautiful Old Town, which reminds us the history of
our native country.
In the centre of the Old Town, on the Castle hill, stands the Gediminas
Tower, a part of an old castle built 6 centuries ago. There is a square in
slope of the Castle Hill. It’s called the Cathedral square, because there
is a cathedral in the centre of it. This cathedral, reconstructed in the
end of the 18th century by the famous Lithuanian architect Stuoka-
Gucevichius, is the most important catholic church in Lithuania.
Vilnius is a mixture of the main architectural styles: Baroque, Classicism,
Renaissance and Gothic. The church of St. Anna is considered to be a Gothic
masterpiece, the Gediminas castle is a representative of Gothic style too.
Well-known representative of Baroque is the church of St. Peter and Paul.
The Italian sculptors worked on the masterpieces of art of this church.
There are thousands of sculptures in it. Classicism dominates in some
Cathedral, University buildings. Vilnius University is very old, it was
established in 1579.
There are many new districts built in the latest 30 years: Lazdynai,
Baltupiai (shame of Vilnius), Karolinishkes, Fabijonishkes, Justinishkes. I
don’t admire such “modern” houses of blocks, factories, standing in the
centre of the city.
Despite this, I don’t want to criticise Vilnius more. It’s my native town
and I couldn’t live in any other town.
The cities of Great Britain
Great Britain is abundantly populated, but most part of Great Britain
people lives in cities. It’s about 80 percents. There are many old and
beautiful cities. The biggest city is London. In north of London there is a
middle size city Cambridge. Cambridge is famous for its colleges. The first
college Peterhouse was built in 1284. There are 22 colleges in Cambridge
now. Its staff consists of teachers and students. Many great men have
studied at Cambridge, among them Cromwell, Newton, Byron, Tennyson, Darwin.
If we go to north – west from Cambridge we’ll drive up Birmingham. It is
the second city after London. Birmingham is one of the biggest economic
city in Great Britain. There are many architecture monuments in Birmingham.
In the North of Birmingham we can find Manchester. It is the second biggest
city in Lancashire after Liverpool. It is the industrial capital of the
North of England. Manchester is the fifth largest port in Great Britain
although it is 56 km away from the sea. It is connected with the sea by the
Manchester Ship Canal. Its population is about 700.000 people. Manchester
is the twin city of Sank – Petersburg. Liverpool is the West of Manchester.
Liverpool is the fourth city in Great Britain. It is the second port after
London by the size and importance. A famous group “The Beatles” was born
here in the 1960. Liverpool is famous for its cheese too. The next city is
in the north of Liverpool. It is the old capital of Scotland – Edinburgh.
It is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is situated on the
seven hills and goes down those hill to the bay firth of forth. The city is
well planed with beautiful old houses. The last city is Glasgow. It is in
the centre of Scotland. Near the river Clyde. Glasgow is a big industrial
city of Great Britain. It produces one third all Great Britain production.
I think that all cities of Great Britain are beautiful and great.
My Famous writer (Charles Dickens)
Ch. Dickens is famous English novelist of the 19th century. Ch. Dickens was
born in the 1812 in Portsmouth, a town in the South of England.
In 1821 his family went to London. Dickens’s father was a very clever man,
but he was very poor, so the life of the family was very hard. Charles had
to go to work when he was ten. For two years he worked at a small factory
in London. Later he worked as a clerk in a lawyer’s office. He spent a lot
of time reading and educating himself. In a few years he become a newspaper
reporter. Dickens published his first book in 1836. It was a collection of
sketches of London life. This was followed by his “Pickwick Papers” which
made him famous. It is one of funniest books in the English language.
After “Pickwick Paper” he wrote “Oliver Twist”. In “Nicholas Nickleby” his
next book, he showed an English school where the boys were starved, beaten
and terrified by their schoolmaster.
Then his novels “Dombey and son”, “David Copperfield”, “Hard Times”,
“Little Dorrit” and many others appeared one after another. London with its
contrasts: the world of rich people and powerly. He truthfully described
what he had learned in his hard childhood and youth.
Dickens’s style of writing was journalistic and most appropriate for the
wide range of readers.
The works of Charles Dickens show the abounded faith of the writer in the
final victory of truth and goodness over the dark forces of evil.
Dickens is one of my famous English writers, I highly value his novels for
their realism, their humour, their love and sympathy for ordinary people.
Ch. Dickens died in 1870 and was buried in the Poets Corner of Westminster
The Seasons of the year
There are four seasons in a year. They are spring, summer, autumn, and
winter. Every season is beautiful and pleasant in its own way.
Spring is a wonderful season. Spring comes and nature awakens from its
winter sleep. The days become longer and nights shorter. The ground is
covered with fresh green grass and the first spring flowers .The trees are
covered with new leaves and blossoms. The air is fresh and sun shines
brightly. Spring’s months are March, April and May.
Summer months are June, July and August. The weather is usually fine in
summer. It is much warmer than in spring. The trees are green and the
gardens are full of flowers. Everybody enjoys summer. A lot of people have
their holidays in summer. They can go swimming and boating , they can lie
in the sun and get sunburnt , they can gather berries and mushrooms.
Autumn months are September, October and November. The days become shorter
and the nights become longer. The weather often changes, and it gets colder
and colder. The sky is often grey and cloudy, often rains. Autumn is
harvesting time, the time when grain, fruit and vegetables become ripe.
Winter months are December, January and February. Sometimes it is very cold
(30 degrees or more below zero). It often snows. Winter is a good time for
sport. Little children are fond of playing snowballs and making snowmen ,
older ones go in for skating and skiing.
History: The first theatres were in ancient Greek. People sat in the open
air on a hillside, while below actors and dancers performed on a space
called orchestra. Plays were tragedies and comedies. In the middle ages
people performed miracle and mystery plays- stories from the Bible or
Some of the first indoor theatres were built in England in the 16th
century. Groups of actors performed the plays of Shakespeare and others.
Actors wore clothes of their days. Boys took women parts, as women were not
allowed to act. Since the 18th century plays became closer to real life.
The plots are usually about lives of ordinary people.
My first visit: I can’t say I like the theatre very much and I often visit
it. But sometimes I go to visit the Opera House. It’s my favourite theatre.
It was open in 1974. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to see the 1st Opera
performed there, because I was born only in 1976. To the best of my memory,
the 1st ballet I saw was “Spragtukas” by Chaykovskij. I was about 7 years
old that time. That evening was very impressing. For the first time I saw
such a wonderful interior and so many people, dressed festively. We bought
tickets to the boxes and I had a very good seat (the best you can get in
the boxes, of course). I could see almost everything around me. For the
first time I saw such a big audience and such a big nice area. Everything
was strange for me. I was too little to understand anything. I even didn’t
know who played the main roles, what was the cast of the ballet. But I
really remember, that the cast had to appear on the stage again and they
got many flowers. The evening I spent in the Opera House made a great
impression on me.
Some years later I finally understood it was a fairy-tale, not the real
My last visit: I like theatre very much. My favourite theatre — the Opera
House. I often look through the theatre advertisements in order not to miss
my favourite plays. Last month I visited the Opera House. I went to see the
opera “Carmen” by Gorges Biset. I was unlucky. All tickets to the stall
were sold, so I only got tickets to the boxes. By the entrance door I met
my friends. We went to the cloakroom dressed off, bought the programs and
climbed up to the boxes. The lights went off. The overture was being played
while the curtains were rising. The scenery wasn’t very particular. But the
singers were great. There were a lot of applause after the play. The cat
had to appear on the stage 3 or 4 times.
Great Britain is on the British Islands. It’s surrounded by the Atlantic
Ocean, the North Sea and the English Channel. The climate is influenced by
the surrounding waters, particularly by the Gulf stream. That’s why the
climate is rather mild. Summers are not very hat and winters are not very
cold. There is no snow in the greatest part of GB.
The landscape is nice. There are no high mountains in GB, but they have
some high hills in Scotland, which they call Highlands. There are a lot of
small lakes in Scotland, which are called lochs. The biggest river is the
GB is constitution monarchy. It has a monarch, but he doesn’t rule, he just
reigns, controlled by the parliament. The King or the Queen is the symbol
of the continuity of the state. Elizabeth II (the 2nd) is in the thrown
now. The parliament consists of 2 Houses — the House of Lords and the
House of Commons.
There are 2 main parties in Great Britain: labour and conservative. The
conservators are in power now. The premier-minister is John Major.
Naturally, his is conservative.
Great Britain consists of England, Scotland and Wales. Great Britain and
Northern Ireland make up the UK.
England is the greatest part of GB. The capital of England is London. It’s
one of the biggest and the oldest cities in the world. Its history goes
back to the beginning of our Era. The population of London, including the
suburbs, is about 10 million.
The other major cities of England are: Manchester — an industrial city,
Liverpool — a port.
Stradford on Avon is very popular with the tourists. This is the birth
place of Shakespeare. Every year theatre festival is held in the Royal
Windsor is a small town, famous for the Royal summer residence.
People make their living working in ship-building industry, light industry.
“Rolls-Royce,” produced in England, is know all over the world. Scotland is
the second biggest part of GB with the capital Edinburgh, and another big
city is Glasgow. There are a lot of lochs in Scotland. The most famous is
Lichens. People believe that some monster lives there. Scots have a very
fine national costume. The most characteristic part of it is a kilt. A kilt
is a pleated skirt, the pattern is tartan. The bagpipe is a national
musical instrument. It’s a leather bag with pipes. They still wear their
national costumes and play the bagpipes on the certain occasions. The
Scottish language is an English dialect. At school and in the offices they
speak the standard English. The capital of Wales is Cardiff. The speech is
Walish. Northern Ireland is a part of Ireland. The capital of Northern
Ireland is Belfast. Southern Ireland is an independent state with the
capital Dublin. They have religious problems there. The Northern part of
Ireland is Protestant, while the Southern Ireland is a catholic land.
There are different kinds of films. Western, love stories, cartoon,
tragedies, horror films, detective stories, feature films, musicals. Your
choice depends on your mentality and intellect.
I’m impressed by feature films, especially with distinguished actors or
actresses. There are names in the cinema history, which are regarded unique
and timeless. Such is Greta Garbo, who herself is the history of the
Greta Garbo the distinguished film actress , was a unique personality among
Hollywood stars , in the 1920-30’s , who never revealed to the world her
All we know about her is that she was born in Stockholm in 1906, was
trained in the city school , and at 16 become a pupil of the Royal Dramatic
Academy. She never played on the stage.
What did she have that made her a great star? Her work began when she was
given a script. She studied it very thoroughly. She studied out every
situation, every time detail of it, everything. She memorised all the
script which had been translated specially for her into Swedish. She knew
exactly what she would do in front of the camera in every episode. She
worked at top speed and at full emotion. She never rehearsed. She gave to
the camera all she had, leave nothing for extremely difficult to play with
She was a miracle. Like every great actor she could throw all of herself
into a part, and having done that, she came out of it quite lifeless, her
vitality burnt out.
On the set between scenes she would sleep in chair during all the
intervals. She was and she looked different from all other stars, she as
unrecognisable being tall, boyish, rather badly dressed, with no make up on
he face. But the studio bosses often seeing Garbo on the screen for the
first time become speechless as they saw a true miracle, a great artist.
Cameras were found of shorting her. Garbo on the screen was extremely
Garbo life was never social success. Fame couldn’t give her anything but
difficulties. She lived modestly, without fine clothes or jewels, without
house or an expensive car.
She worked with many film directors, which liked her, because their
pictures with Greta Garbo were a great success. This film about the famous
actress and a simple woman, in life, made a deep impression on me and it is
still fresh in my memory.
At the doctors
When a person is ill he mustn’t goo to his job, he must to consult a
doctor. He may get a sick leave certificate and stay at home. If he is
seriously ill the doctor must treat him at home or sent him to hospital.
Medical service is free of charge in our country.
We call the doctor when we have a cold and high temperature or a pain in
some part of your body. When the doctor comes he takes the temperature and
feels your pulse. Then he examines your heart, lungs of the part of body,
which hurts. Then he tells you what the matter is. If you have a stomach
acme the diagnoses are indigestion or upset stomach. If you have a sore
throat or a bed caught that means that you have the flu. The doctor
prescribes medicine and gives the instructions how to use them. For
example: “Take the medicine 3 times a day after miles”.
If you need an operation you have to go to hospital where were surgeon
performs it. If you are too ill to work you go to hospital in an ambulance.
After your illness you can go to rest-home until you are completely
When you have a toothache you go to the dentist. The dentist examines your
teeth and if your tooth has a cavity he puts in a filling. If your tooth is
too bad he pulls it out. But the best way is to be healthy and keep off the
Famous people of Great Britain and America
There are many countries in the world and many great men here. And I want
to talk about few of them. First I would like to talk about famous American
I think, that word Washington knows everybody. Almost all people knows,
that Washington is a city – capital of United States of America. In fact
Washington is a name of one great man, who founded this city 200 years ago.
George Washington was born in 1732. Her parents was a farmers. When
Washington was young he worked as landmark, after he was a soldier.
Washington had part in The independence war of America. And he was a man,
who developed first constitution in the world – constitution of USA. In
1787 George Washington was elected as a first president of USA. So
Washington was one of USA creators, who build the base of United States of
And now I want to talk about two famous men of Great Britain.
First about Isaac Newton, great scientist, who was discovered a lot of
things, which we are still using now. Isaac Newton was born in 1643 near
Lincolnshire. He was learning in Cambridge university. This university now
is one of greatest in the world. Isaac Newton was a great scientist in
mathematics, physics, geometry, optics, mechanics. He invented such things
as telescope and law of gravity and a lot of inventions in mathematics and
The second great man from Great Britain I think was William Shakespeare. He
is famous play writer in the world. But yet we know very little about his
life. So, he was born at Stradford-upon-Avon, a small town in the middle of
England in 1564 and he died at the very same date 52 years later. He
learned in local grammar school Latin, Greek. He got married 18 years old
and after some years he had 3 children. Later he left his village and went
to London. By the end of 1580’s he was known as an actor and playwright.
Many his plays were performed in a London theatre called “The Globe.” “The
Globe” was a round wooden building and Londoners liked the theatre very
much, so it was always full of people. In a short time Shakespeare’s plays
became extremely popular. After few years he returned to Stradford and
bought the finest house in the town. He died at he age of 52. In the
beautiful church at Stradford, beside the winding Avon river he was buried.
There are many kinds of transport: car bus, train, ship, plane, coach and
bicycle. You can travel with one of them and different transport gives you
different pleasure. The fastest way to travel is travelling by plane This
transport is useful then you want to travel long distances. Anyway
travelling by air is most expensive. Another way to travel between
continent is travelling by water on ship. Ship goes much slowly, but is low
cost in comparison with ticket prices on plane. So if you want to travel
inside continent you can choose between train coach and car. Train is
fastest way to travel inside continent and is low cost. I think, that
travelling by car is finest type of travelling, because you have full
control of your travelling way. You can satisfy driving your car and see
all around you all land views.
So, but the best way to travel is travel on your foot! To go to a trip with
tents is very fine. In evening we usually a tired and we sit by fire and
tell different stories from our lives. It gives satisfaction for me. This
sort of travelling is a good training for your body and is good for us
health, and of course is free of charge.
It’s wrong to think that letter writing is sometimes that everybody knows
how to do it.
The rules of letter writing vary in every country. Letters are of several
different kinds and each one has its own rules for content and style. It
can be personal and business letters. Personal letters are those than
concern the writer an individual. They are intimate and formal. Bread-and-
butter letters we write to a friend when we have stayed at his house at
weekend. They are written to express thanks for the hospitality. You
should be very careful to address your letter to the host.
Business letter deal with matters of official or public nature.
While writing the letters it’s very necessary to keep up to the rules of
letter writing especially when you write business letters. First we should
know that all the letter should be dated. The date should be written in the
top right corner of the first page. Then you should write your address.
Every letter you begin with the word “dear,” followed by the name of
recipient. Then you know how to end it. It depends on the type of the
letter. Business letter always ends with: ”with best wishes” or “yours
truly.” The end of the letter can be yours name and should be finished by
My plans to the future
It’s a responsible task to choose profession. You must know what you really
want. Sometimes I think about it, because it’s a high time to decide. I’m
planing to enter Vilnius University or Vilnius Technical University. If I
don’t enter it I’ll go to a vacation junior college. I suppose I would like
to study computer programming and mathematics. These subjects are
difficult, but I think a good specialist must know this. My future
profession will be connected with computer and information technologies.
There are not many people who want choose profession as mine.
I decided what I want to do three or four years ago. I want to be a
specialist in information technologies. I think this profession is with a
light future. My parents know about my choice. They think, that I must
choose profession such I like myself. But in immediate future I must finish
schools and exams and get certificate of maturity.
Famous people of Lithuania
Now I want to talk about famous Lithuanian people.
First about famous Lithuanian painter and musician Mikalojus Konstantinas
Chiurlionis. He was born in 1875, in Dzookija. He studied in Warsaw, in
Leipzig. He learned playing piano, painting. He often visited foreign
countries, meets a lot of famous people.
Chiurlionis left many musical creations. He wrote chorale songs, sonatas,
symphonies, creations for the piano and the organ. Chiurlionis was the man,
who started writing Lithuanian symphonic music. His symphonic poems “Sea”
and “Forest” are well known and liked all over the world, Chiurlionis
created more than 300 pictures. The most of them are widely known. He
created cycles of paintings “Funeral symphony” “Zodiac” ” Fairy-tale”. The
most beautiful painting by Chiurlionis is “Kings.”
He organises the first exhibition art in 1906 in Vilnius.
He died, when he was 35. Although he lived not long, he made a lot in his
life and left many famous creations for us.
Another two man famous not only in Lithuania, I think are Steponas Darius
and Stasys Girenas. Both they were born in Lithuania, but migrated to The
USA. They are famous, that they flied non-stop from America to Europe in
June of 1933. Darius and Girenas bought aeroplane in USA. It was the most
popular type of aeroplanes. Some changes were made in plane and the rebuild
aeroplane was called Lituanica.
On July 15, 1993 the Lituanica took-off. Their goal was Kaunas. But. they
didn’t reached finish. Their plane falls in Germans forests. There are many
versions of their fall. One historic says, that disaster occurred due the
difficult weather and some defects in engine. Others say, that plane has
beet shouted by Germans.
Now the parts of Lithuanica are at War museum in Kaunas.
Now I’m 18 years old. I attend secondary school No.43 in Vilnius. I have
been going to this school for 12 years now.
Our school is 19 years old, it was founded in 1975. The school is not very
large. There are about 800 schoolchildren and about 50 teachers here. There
are many good teachers, and my friends. So my school is very good school in
comparison with other schools. The school building is not very large and
nice. We have a large playing field near our school. Inside the school
building we have many special classrooms, where different subjects are
taught. Our school has a chemistry laboratory. Besides special rooms for
each subject, we have also good woodworkshop and metalworkshop, a wonderful
gymnasium, nice school hall and a library.
My favourite subjects are foreign languages, both — English and Russian
and mathematics. We have got football and basketball teams at your schools.
I like basketball team, because I like this kind of sports. Sometimes we
have guests at school. So I can say, that school life is interesting.
I live in Puss street near he Vingis park in the 27th house. My flat is on
the ground floor. There are two rooms, kitchen, bath and toilet rooms in my
flat. The rooms are not the same size. I usually live and sleep in the
smaller room. In my room are two windows, so it’s a light room. Through the
one window I see Pusu street and through the second I can see yard with
trees in it. There are many things in my room, but the mains are my sofa,
table, a book shelf on the wall, and my PC on the table. In main room there
are four or five chairs, two arm-chairs, little table, sofa, piano and
section. All room’s walls are coloured by yellow colour. In kitchen are
four stools, table, refrigerator of course there are some other furniture
in kitchen. So, I like my flat. My neighbours are not noisy, but sometimes
one my neighbour makes noise in the middle of the night. He sometimes likes
to listen loud music.
Usually it begins from Friday after school, but if it’s Friday it have to
passed as a working day. So on that day I do my home works. Clean the
floor, put in order rooms, clean dust out of the rugs and other. Till the 6
o’clock everything have already done. So the evening is quite free and I
can do what I want. Usually I go to my friends. That’s how I spend Friday’s
Saturday is non-working day for me. So I have a rest all that day. On that
day I go to my friends, or to the Vingis park with my parents. If it’s a
summer we go to the lake. In the evening I listen to music. Saturday is all
On Sunday there is a less time for pleasure. It’s working day for me. On
that day I have to do my lessons. It takes for me a few hours. In other
part of the day is free. So I can read a book, or surf the Internet, read e-
mail or playing games. Sometimes my parents and I go to the guests. On
Sunday I go to bed a bit earlier, because tomorrow I have to go to school.
My working day
I am ending the 12th form now. But now I want to talk about my working day
then I wented to school some time ago. Usually my working day begins at
7:30 a.m. At this time I get up. Then I go to bathroom to wash. After
washing I make my bed and dress up. Toll the 8 o’clock everything has
already done. Then I have my breakfast and after 15 minutes I am on the way
to school. Usually I have 6 lessons but sometimes there are 7. I am at
school from 8:30 a.m. till 2:10 or 3:05 p.m. We study various subjects but
my favourite subjects are art, chemistry, fizical training, rusian
literature. After school I go home and have dinner. After it, if the
weather is fine I go to the yard or to my friends. But if the weather is
bad I stay at home and do my lessons, read e-mail, calling to my friends.
At six o’clock I have supper. After supper I read a book or do my homework.
I’m busy till 9 p.m. Then comes time to have a rest. I listen to radio,
watch TV. If I very tired I go to the bed early. Usually I go to bed after
10 or 11 p.m. And this is the ending of my working day. On the next day
everything begins from the beginning.
Sport is liked in every country. Young and old people go in for sports.
Football has especially many fans. It’s very difficult to get the ticket to
the stadium when football match takes place there. Thousands people watch
matches on TV. When the favourite team wins, fans are very happy (like
students who have taken exams), but if favourite team loses, fans are
usually upset. Young fans then usually get drunk and go to the streets
breaking everything. For example in GB The Liverpool Football Club was not
allowed to play in international championships because of behaviour of
their fans. I think it wasn’t great for people of the country because
football is liked very much in UK.
There are also amateur clubs throughout GB. The members of these clubs meet
at weekends and play for their pleasure.
Other major sports in GB are cricket and rugby-football. The most popular
in GB is football. They call this game “soccer.” But most people of GB like
practising walking, jogging, swimming, playing tennis, etc.
In Lithuania people like sports too. The major sport in Lithuania is
basketball, the most known team is “Zhalgiris”. The base of “Zhalgiris”
formed the team which participated in Olympic Games and won bronze medals.
Now there are LKL association. It was created two years ago. The most
famous basketballers are Sabonis and Marchiulionis. Both of them are now
playing for foreign teams.
Another popular sport in Lithuania is football. But skills of our
professional teams are low, so our country hasn’t won any prize in
Lithuanians like playing tennis, swimming, etc.
I like sports too. My favourite sports are basketball, football, volleyball
and tennis. I’m not a good player, because I play for my pleasure.
Sometimes I play table-tennis with my friend. It’s very interesting game.
It’s groove my reaction.