Topic21. Mobile phones in our life. мобильные телефоны в нашей жизни
At present mobile phones have become ingrained in our everyday lives and the majority of people can hardly imagine themselves without cell phones. Is it just a tribute to fashion or a necessity of a modern person? It isn’t a secret that today many people feel quite helpless if they have left their mobile phones at home. First of all cell phones give us an opportunity to keep in touch with people in any place and in any time (it’s especially important for businesspeople). Besides, modern mobile phones are multi-function: they provide access to the Internet, have various games, cameras, memory sticks, etc. Nevertheless we can’t deny that mobile phones provoke a range of problems. People have started to see each other less frequently. Mobile communication requires quite a lot of money and people have to control the amount of money on their accounts constantly otherwise at the most inappropriate moment they won’t be able to phone the people they need. But the greatest disadvantage of cell phones is certainly their harmful influence on people’s health. In my opinion at the present time mobile phones are an integral part of life of any person and we can’t stop it. I personally need it everyday for my work and to keep in touch with my friends and relatives, though I’m aware of its deleterious influence on my health. But I try to avoid idle talks
Topic22. Traditions and customs of Great Britain.
I am going to tell you about English customs and traditions. First of all it concerns United Kingdom political system. In Great Britain there is no written constitution, only customs, traditions and precedents. After the English Revolution of Great Britain is a constitutional monarchy headed by King (now Queen, Elizabeth the second). Traditionally the queen acts only on the advice of her Ministers. She reigns but she does not rule.
Englishmen have traditions not only in political, but in social life. For example, London, the capital of England, is traditionally divided into three parts: the West End, the East end, and the City. The City is a historical, financial and business center of London. The East End is the district inhabited by the workers, and the West End is a fashionable shopping and entertaining center. English people like to spend their free time in numerous pubs where they can have a glass of beer and talk about different things with their friends.
The English are traditional about their meals. They eat eggs and bacon with toasts for breakfast, pudding or apple pie for dessert. Every English family has five o’clock tea. A typical feature of an English house is a fireplace, even when there is central heating in the house.
English people like domestic animals. Every family has a pet: a dog, a cat or a bird.
Topic23. Books in Our Life. Книги в нашей жизни
Books play a very important role in our life. There is no family that doesn`t have books at home learn a lot of interesting things from books. They help us in self-education, and they give the best advice how to solve problems in our life. And it is so great to visit the magical world of books!
There are a lot of authors and fictional characters which are famous all over the world Books teach us to be kind and clever, brave and honest. To my mind, no computer can replace a live and rich language of our favorite books!
Speaking about books, Maxim Gorky, the talented Russian writer, once said the following, «They have made the world much wider for me… My life has become happier, it has become richer… Books give us new knowledge, and knowledge makes us better.» These words are the best description of the role of books in our life, aren`t they?
Topic24. Mass Media and me. СМИ и я
Media plays a very important role in modern society. The most important means of media include radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and Internet. These sources inform, educate and somehow entertain us. My favorite media resource is Internet. It represents all sources in one. If I want to read the daily news, I go online. If I want to read magazines about things that interest me, I address Internet. When I want to listen to the radio or to watch a new film, again I turn on my computer. Basically, Internet is the media resource which has successfully displaced all other means from use. If I had no Internet at all, I would choose television
Topic25. Fashion and me. мода и я
Now days more and more people start thinking about fashion. They say we usually judge strangers by the clothes they wear, because it is the only thing we know about them.
To begin with, you clothes reflect your social status. It goes without saying that if you are a business lady you should be dressed appropriately. To put it in another way, if a person is a head of a company, it is preferable to him to wear well branded clothes. All in all, fashion is an inseparable part of our life and there are no bad points in purchasing expensive designer clothes if you can afford it.