Speaking about music I can't help saying that music is an essential part of my daily life. I live with music. I'm reading, doing homework, morning exercises, and work about the house to music. I'm fond of modern music and I can't point out one certain style of music, I enjoy them all, including pop, rock, metal, techno,rave, rap, hip-hop and others. I'm also fond of different ballads because they are very melodious and tender.
In my daily life I use computer technologies that help me to be in course of all events in the world thanks for Internet. Computer helps me to make reports and homework. I write small computer programs, collection CD, when I have free time I like discover Internet.
Besides, I go in for sports. I go to the swimming pool twice a week, but I prefer to rest by the lake or river and swim there. I also attended volleyball, basketball and table tennis sections. As for me sport helps me to keep fit and always to be in good shape. I can't imagine my life without sport.
So, I think that my leisure time is quite variable. I'm not bored and always have a good mood.
I am a student of Donetsk lyceum, which is situated in the center of the town, and it is a little part of Donetsk State University. Lyceum is a new type of special school. It was established in 1990. Every boy and girl having 9-year schooling and a good command of mathematics, physics, foreign language, history and other subjects may enter the lyceum. Two years ago I successfully passed examinations and entered the lyceum to the history department. By the way, there are 8 departments in our lyceum. They are biology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, Ukrainian, history, Russian, Nova-Greek departments. I can say that Donetsk Lyceum uses the large popularity among the boys and girls who the 9th forms, because our classes and lectures are held by highly qualified teachers and professors from the University. That is why in our Lyceum is the creative atmosphere. Peoples write scientific works and reports. It promotes the development of high level of knowledge. That is why our students constantly take firsts places in different scientific congresses. There is the club Polyglot in our lyceum. Every year the open tournament of polyglots takes place there. A lot of pupils from schools come to it but the victory is always on the side of our pupils. There is a tradition in our lyceum to provide different intellectual competitions. This year we celebrate 10 years anniversary from the date of its foundation. As for me, this two years of my studying in Lyceum were very useful for me thanks to friendship atmosphere with my classmates and teachers. I hope that a lot of knowledge, which I took at lyceum, will be of great use in my life. And I very glad to be graduate of 2000 year.
*My teacher of English
Knowledge of foreign languages nowadays helps to promote cultural, educational and technical cooperation among nations. At present English is the most important of the world's languages. In number of speakers it ranks second. The use of English in diplomacy, commerce and science is evidence of its importance. That is why millions of people learn English as a second language. I began study English ten years ago. Thanks to my English teachers in my own opinion I have not bad commands of language nowadays. And now I want to tell you about my teachers of English. To be a teacher is very difficult.
Why so? Because a teacher should correspond with many requirements. He must be an educated person, well-read, good at listening and comprehending others, easy to deal with, tolerant to other people's weak points, but very demanding to himself. A teacher should be high-qualified in his subject because his pupils will never forgive him negligence with it. To be a good teacher of English is very difficult but my lyceum's English teacher Natalia Evgenivna is the best teacher. Her lessons are conducted knowledgeably and strictly. She has her own method of complex teaching. It trains our memory and thinking, it helps to know the native language better, it makes our outlook wider. Her motor is: "lets change our passive vocabulary to active". We like to communicate with her after lessons. I think she is so unique that is why our group thinks much about our teacher.
*Environmental protection in Great Britain
Our civilisation has gone so far in its development and polluted the environment to such an extend that is very difficult to reverse it to primordial nature. The poisoning of the World's land, air and water in the fastest-spreading disease of civilisation.
Great Britain, as a highly developed industrial country also faces a monumental task in the restoring urban and rural environments. The ecological problems of Great Britain are of the same global scale.
Pollution is one of the most urgent problems to solve. Factories, power station and motor vehicles, pump large quantities of waste gases into the air. This is major cause of the greenhouse effect and global warming. Rivers and streams are also polluted by industrial waste from factories, chemical fertilisers and pesticides used by farmers. Since 1949 Britons have destroyed 95% of wild meadows, heats, fens and ancient woods. The trees are cut down to wood or burnt to dear the land for farming.
The British government has worked out the practical plan of action. The main items of the survival projects in Britain are:
a) overcoming the problem of air and water pollution;
b) protection of special nature sites;
c) conservation of the wildlife;
d) Control on the use of pesticides and nitrate fertilisers.
Besides the official there are many public international and local organisations which try to find solution to the problems at national and international levels such as: "Greenpeace", "Friends of the Earth".
So the Britons are the optimists. They are sure that people start pollution, people can stop it. Let it be so.
*Environmental protection in Ukraine
Our civilisation has gone so far in its development and polluted the environment to such an extend that it is very difficult to reverse it to primordial nature that is why the topic of environmental protection is very actual facing Ukraine today.
Ukraine is suffering many environmental problems. Many of them have been caused by economic activities. There are many consequences of damaging the environment. One of them is water pollution. The Dnipro and others rivers are in danger. They are