Титаник был британским лайнером, который затонул 15 апреля 1912 года. Это был самый крупный пассажирский пароход в мире. Считавшийся самым быстроплавающим и почти непотопляемым кораблем, Титаник отправился в свое первое плавание и нес на борту среди 2 223 пассажиров и экипажа множество знаменитостей. Через четыре дня после начала путешествия он

I live in a new nine-storeyed block of flats in Pushkin Street. In front of the house there is a children’s playground and a small garden. We like to spend our time there. Our flat is on the fourth floor. It is very comfortable. We have all modern conveniences such

Neptune is the eighth and farthest planet from the Sun in our Solar System. Named for the Roman god of the sea, it is the fourth-largest planet by diameter and the third-largest by mass. Neptune is 17 times the mass of Earth and is slightly more massive than Uranus. On

London was host for the first time in 1908. With 1,500 competitors from 19 nations, the Games were by now an institution of worldwide significance. The programme, moreover, was augmented by the inclusion of Association football, diving, field hockey, and ice hockey, as well as other sports since discontinued. The

As life is rigorous and challenging for most of people, everyone needs to take advices from others or accumulate experiences to face the life. However, people have different ways to learn about life. Some tend to learn by listening to advices of family and friends. Meanwhile, others prefer to learn

Whether we realise it or not, TV plays a very important part in our lives. It’s the main source of information and a cheap form of entertainment for millions of people. It’s the window on the world which gives us an opportunity to «travel» all over the world, to «meet»

Until recently the planet was a large world in which human activities and the nature were in balance. Acid rain, global warming, ozone reduction, widespread desertification and species loss: we have to face them now. Ecology and economy are very closely connected. First economy influenced the state of our environment.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away,» says an English proverb. Apples are good things, of course, but if you don’t take care of your health, doctors will have to do it for you. To study well you should be in good health, and the health of school students

I live in Sosnova Street. It is a very quiet street on the outskirts of our city. Though it has not any special places of interest and not visited by tourists, I really like it. All houses are neat and well-planned here. Most of them have big gardens or just

The Stonehenge stone circles are in England. People transported the first stones to this place about 5000 years ago. We don’t know a lot about Stonehenge. Who built it? How did they build it? Why did they build it? It’s a mystery. People built Stonehenge with bluestones and sarsen stones.

To begin with I’d like to comment on the metaphor that compares our body to a magnificent temple. In fact, it is a hundred percent true. A human body is a perfectly organized creation with millions of blood vessels. It has an extremely powerful engine that pumps gallons of blood

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun, and the third-largest and fourth most massive planet in the Solar System. It is named after the ancient Greek deity of the sky Uranus. Though it is visible to the naked eye like the five classical planets, it was never recognized as

The school system of Canada is very much like the one in the USA, but there are certain differences. Education in Canada is general and compulsory for children from 6 to 16 years old, and in some provinces — to 14. It is within the competence of the local authorities,

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the greatest composers ever born. Like Shakespeare, he stands at the summit of human achievements. In every form, from serenade to fugue, from piano concerto and symphony to the heights of grand opera, his music amazes, enchants and invades the memory. Thousands of books

Artist, poet, national bard of Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko was born on 9 March, 1814 in Moryntsi, Kiev gubernia. He was born a serf. When he was a teenager he became an orphan, and grew up in poverty. When he was 14, his owner, Engelhardt took him to serve as a

People from different walks of life have become nowadays listeners, readers, viewers. Or in other words, reading newspapers and magazines, watching TV, listening to the news on the radio are our main means of getting information in all its variety. Newspapers with their enormous circulation report different kinds of news.