Lithuania 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 field. Thhe biggest town in Lithuania is Vilnius, then goes Kaunas, very 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 poowerful states in the Europe. Lithuania was christened in 14th century, until that time it was pagan. Lithuanian people had to fight a lot for their freedom. The latest occupation ended only in 1990, when on March 11 Lithuania proclaimed its restoration of
f statehood. There are two big Universities in Lithuania in Vilnius and in Kaunas. University in Vilnius is very old: it was established in 1579, and another University, which received the name of the Vytautas the Great, was founded in 1930. 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 evve 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 the 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 ev
very 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 day. The 11 of March is also a 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 popular. London 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
t’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 Big Ben — the 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 fa
amous 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 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 ministries, TV and Radio stations, editorial 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 Abbey. 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. Theatre 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 morality plays. 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 life. 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 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 Thames. 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 Theatre there. 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. Cinema 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 cinema. 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 biography. 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 Garbo. 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 popular. 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 recovered. 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 doctor’s. 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 man. 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 America.. 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 geometry. 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. Travelling 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 boots! 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. Letter Writing 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 signature. 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. My school 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. My flat 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. My day-off 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 evening. 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 for pleasure. 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. Sports 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 international championships. 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.