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*Today's weather and my attitude to it
Weather is a thing that worries everybody. When people meet they like to talk about today's weather and the weather forecast for the next day. Many our decisions and plans depend upon weather. In accordance with weather we often plan our weekends. If a weather forecast promises a clear and warm day, the best way to spend it is to have a picnic. But human nature is very strange. Many people often miss summer in winter and miss winter in summer. Most people like thunderstorm and downpour. Our mood in many respects depends on weather too.
Today's weather is very beautiful. The sun is shining brightly, the sky is clear and it is warm outside. And I like such weather very much. Thanks to this weather I am always in good mood in spite of everything. But it is difficult to study when the bright sun and the birds' singing remind us about a seashore with light breeze or a shade of the forest, or cool river water. On suchdays we dream about travelling and holidays.
Today's weather is not very good. The sky is cloudy, it is raining and it is very damply. And I don't like such weather. Because of such weather many people have bad mood. It prevents all our plans to weekend. But in spite of such weather we must not get upset and we must believe that next day will be sunny and warm.
Today's weather is very bad. It is cold, muddy and windy outside. And I hate such weather. It is difficult to imagine that such weather can be in summer. During such days people don't leave their houses and they try to spend their time at home. And it is normal because we want to see bright sun's rays and blue sky but the sky is grey and we almost can't see the sun.
The weather doesn't justify our hopes very often. As a mater of fact weather is independent, we can't subject it to our influence or change it. So let be thankful together whatever the weather.
Ukrainian literature contains a lot of glorious names. Among them one can name Taras Shevshenko, Pavlo Zagrebelny, Lesia Ukrainka, Lina Kostenko and others. But it's a pity but I'll to admit that Ukrainian writers and poets are not well-known in the country. In my own opinion this can be explained by the fact of poor popularity of Ukrainian literature in general. But especially nowadays much is being done to make it known to everybody who wishes to learn something about the Ukrainian writers and poets.
I would like to tell you about outstanding Ukrainian poet - Vasyl Simonenko. His name became known not so long ago. He represents the generation of the Ukrainian progressive poets and writers.
He was born on the 8th of January in 1935 to a poor family in a small Ukrainian village not far from Poltava. According to his mother recollections he was the brightest pupil at school. The family couldn't afford giving the boy a proper education. He managed to study only 5 years at school in the village where he lived. And them he had to go to the village that was nine kilometres away from his house. At this school he was the brightest and the poorest one.
Vasyl had a great thirst for knowledge, he was a great lover of books. He left school with distinction. When he was a boy he decided to devote his life to people by writing about everything he experienced and knew. He wrote poems, fables and short stories for children. His works are full of love for his motherland and people. In one of his poems he wrote: "I live for you, I came from you, I'll go into you". He died very young in 1963 in Cherkassy.
There is no denying the fact that not so long ago Ukraine had very weak connections with other countries in the world. But at present the situation has changed for the better. Ukraine establishes new relations with the countries throughout the world. Ukraine is one of the members of the United Nations Organisation and participates in the work of many international organisations.
Ukraine has wide relations with English-speaking countries such as Great Britain, the United States of America and Canada.
In its international activity Ukraine follows the universally accepted standards and principles of the international law and acknowledges the priority of human values. One of the main principles of the Ukrainian foreign policy is its openness, predictability, and adherence to the civilized rules of conduct in the world arena and in the international relations.
One of the main partners of Ukraine are English-speaking countries. These countries are the major source of potential new technology, hi-tech products and foreign investments for Ukraine. Foremost among them stand Great Britain with the largest economic, financial, production, market, and scientific, technological and military potential. The agro-industrial complex, power engineering, aerospace industry and heath care is priority areas of Ukrainian-British co-operation.
Certainly Ukraine has diplomatic relations with all these countries. It means that they have ambassadors in Ukraine and we have Ukrainian diplomatic missions in these countries. We have some joint political projects.
Scientific co-operation is also very important because Ukrainian science is very good but it has not enough money for experiments. We have joint projects for space exploration with the USA, Canada and Great Britain. In future Ukraine will launch some space rockets from Canadian territory.
Speaking about cultural exchanges I must admit that they are very intensive too.
Besides we have wide relations with these countries in education. We exchange students and teachers.
It's common knowledge that tourism is very popular nowadays. And our country also has wide relations with many countries in this sphere too.
I must say, that we have special relations with the USA and Canada because there are many people who are Ukrainians by origin. So there is a Ministry for Diaspora in Ukraine that solves the problem of relations between our country and Ukrainians abroad.
As you can see Ukraine became as equals with world community and develop the relations with English-speaking countries in all spheres of human life.