The Subjects We Do at School. My Favourite Subject
We did quite a lot of subjects
at school. They were: Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Russian Literature,
Chemistry, English, History of this country and many other subjects.
It was rather difficult to go
to school when a school-leaver, we had 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 spent 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 were
Literature, History, English.
Most of all I liked English. I
read English books, tried to translate some stories from newspapers from
English into Russian and vice versa.
I had some English handbooks
and they were of great help to me when I studied English Grammar and did some
exercises. At our English lessons we read quite a lot of dull texts from our
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.
But there was no good language
laboratory at our school. And I spent plenty of time at home listening to the
tapes, imitating the sounds and intonations of the native speakers of English.
I was working hard at my
pronunciation because my teacher said that it was my weak point. Sometimes I
spoke English with my friends after classes and they said I was making good
progress in the language.
I decided to take my entrance
exams to the Institute because I want to know English.
Nowadays, it's impossible to
do without foreign languages because of expanding economic, cultural ties of
this country with other countries of the world. Besides, one can't be a learned
and well-educated person if he doesn't know at least one foreign language.
As for me, I'd like to read English
and American Literature, to understand it without resorting to anybody's help