The national character of the English has been described in different ways, but most commentators agree over one quality, which they describe as a sense of superiority or «insular pride». English patriotism is based on a deep sense of security. Englishmen as individuals may have been insecure, threatened with the

Майкл Фарадей — один из величайших ученых в области изучения электричества. Он родился 22 сентября 1791 в Южном Лондоне. Его семья была бедной, и он получил лишь начальное образование. В возрасте 14 он поступил учеником к местному переплетчику и в течение следующих 7 лет занимался самообразованием, читая книги по различным

Canada is an independent federative state. It is one of the most developed countries. Canada consists of ten provinces and two territories. It is situated on the North American continent. In size Canada is the second in the world after Russia. Its area is almost 10 million km2. The capital

Advances in science have thrown before us a number of options for covering distances, either long or short. The type of transport to be used for covering distances depends upon a range of factors like distance between the and starting point and the destination, time and money constraint for traveling,

The United States of America is a federal republic consisting of 50 states. Each of which has its own government. In some ways the United States is like 50 small countries. Each state has its own governor, its own police and its own laws. The present constitution was proclaimed in

I’m fond of reading. My favourite writer is William Somerset Maugham and I would like to tell about him. William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and spent his childhood in Paris in the family of a British diplomat. Having lost his parents at an early age, he went to

Соединенные Штаты Америки — федеральная республика, состоящая из 50 штатов и федерального округа. Страна расположена преимущественно в центральной Северной Америке. Однако она также владеет несколькими территориями в Карибском море и Тихом океане. США граничит с Канадой на севере и Мексикой на юге. Она также имеет морскую границу с Россией. Страна

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by the Irish and Irish at Heart in big cities and small towns alike with parades, «wearing of the green,» music and songs, Irish food and drink, and activities for kids such as crafts, coloring and games on the 17-th оf March. Its a time

For most people there is no problem in deciding how they are going to spend the money they earn — it all goes on housing, food, clothes, transport and, if they are lucky, leisure and some holidays. Many of us have spent our lives without doing anything out of the

Большие американские семьи редко живут вместе в одном доме или даже в пределах одного штата! В большинстве случаев родители и их дети живут отдельно от бабушек и дедушек, а дети уезжают из родительского дома вскоре после того, как заканчивают школу. Иногда родители даже требуют, чтобы их совершеннолетние дети платили за

Can businesses do anything they want to make a profit? That is a complex and controversial issue. Some people think that businesses should do anything they can to make a profit, while other people believe that businesses should be honest while making a profit, not only for themselves but also

Fashion is something we deal with everyday. Even people who say they don’t care what they wear choose clothes every morning that say a lot about them and how they feel that day. One certain thing in the fashion world is change. We are constantly being bombarded with new fashion

New York is one of the largest cities in the world. Its population is over 11 million people. New York is an industrial and cultural centre of the country. Most business is centred in Manhattan Island. The whole area is very small, that’s why the sky-scrapers were invented in New

My favorite foreign writer is O. Henry. He was born in 1862. O. Henry is one of the most widely published American authors. His works have been translated into many languages. The best of his stories were published in books: »Cabbages and Kings», «The 4 million», «Heart of West» and

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