elebrate Christmas for three days. In the evening a group
of boys comes. They sing songs. By these songs they congratulate on
holiday. Another religious holiday is Easter. It is movable. In Ukraine
we have special attributes of Easter: Easter eggs, we call them
"krashenka" and Easter cakes "paska". It is a very nice spring holiday.
New Year's Day is very popular all over the world. It is my favourite
holiday. Victory Day is on the 9th of May. It is a sacred holiday for
every Ukrainian citizen. We are thankful to our grandfathers for the
MY WORKING DAY
I'd like to describe you my working day. All the days looked very much
the same. On weekdays I usually get up at 7. I do my morning exercises.
Then I wash my face and hands and clean my teeth. At half past seven I
am ready to have my breakfast. I like to have a quick light breakfast.
After breakfast I leave for school. My school is not far from my house.
It takes me 10 minutes to get to school. My lessons begin at 8.30 a.m.
and finish at about 3 p.m. Six or seven lessons a day is the ordinary
timetable. Twice a week I stay at school after classes to play
basketball. When I come home I have dinner. Then I rest a little.
Sometimes I read a book or talk to my friends over telephone. After that
I start doing my home assignments. Twice a week I go to have private
lessons in Maths in order to improve my knowledge. As a rule, I finish
doing my homework at about 11 o'clock. But one 'day a week is not so
busy. This is Thursday. On Thursday I usually help my mother. Sometimes
I do shopping or pick up clothes at the cleaner's. I usually have supper
at 8 o'clock p.m.. Then I go on with my work. At 11 o'clock I go to bed.
London is a very old town. It is about two thousand years old. Now
London is one of the biggest cities in the world. Its population is
about 8 million people. It's not only a capital of Great Britain, it's a
large business and commercial centre. London stands on the Thames. As an
ancient city London has a great number of places of historic interest.
They attract tourists from all the world. London is traditionally
divided into four main parts. They are Westminster, the City, the West
End and the East End. Westminster is the historical area in London.
Famous monuments and buildings are there. One of the most beautiful
places is Westminster Abbey. Many greatest poets and writers are buried
there. Chauser, Dickens, Kipling are among them. Newton and Darwin are
buried there too. Another place which is worth seeing in London is the
Tower. In different times this castle was a fortress, a royal palace, a
prison. Now it is a museum. London is rich in famous palaces. Buckingham
Palace is the official residence of the Queen. Westminster Palace is the
seat of the British Parliament. The greatist of English churches is
St.Paul's Cathedral. It was built by a famous English architect. Sir
Christopher Wren. Trafalgar Square is considered to be the very centre
of London. In the middle of it stands the monument to admiral Nelson.
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