Все о России

   Our school is very big. It’s a modern three storied building of   typical
design.
  We do quite a lot of subjects at school.  They are: Physics, Mathematics,
Biology, Literature, Russian, English, History  of  this  country  and  many
other subjects. It is rather difficult  to  go  to  school  when  a  school-
leaver, we have so much to do. I know that all the  subjects  are  important
and they all must be paid much attention to, but still I didn't  like  exact
sciences. I spend much time on doing them at home. However hard I tried  all
those formulas and definitions were mixed up in my head and I couldn't  make
it out after all. So I had nothing to do but sit  for  two  or  three  hours
swotting  Physics,  Chemistry  and  Maths.   My   favourite   subjects   are
Literature, History, English. Most of all I like  English.  I  read  English
books, try to translate some articles from the newspaper "Moscow News"  from
English into Russian and vice versa. I have some English books and they  are
of great help to me when I study English grammar and do some  exercises.  At
our English lesson we read quite a lot of dull  texts  from  our  textbooks.
But in my view, written texts and textbooks are not important. The best  way
to improve your language  skills  and  habits  is  to  work  at  a  language
laboratory. I spend plenty of time listening to  the  tapes,  imitating  the
sounds and intonations of the native speakers of English. I am working  hard
at my pronunciation because my teacher said that it was  my  weak  point.  I
decided to take my entrance exams to the Institute because I  want  to  know
English. Nowadays it's impossible to do without forcing  languages.  Besides
one can't be a learned and well-educated  person  if  one  doesn't  know  at
least one foreign language.