конкурс English Speaking - 2016. Вікторія Литвиненко, конкурсна робота № 20.
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  • My favourite English lesson My name is Vika. I’m fourteen years old. I’m a pupil in Year 9. We study a lot of interesting subjects at school, but my favourite one is English. I have been studying English from my first school year. I have always liked this subject. English has become my favourite subject since the first days at school. I’m very grateful to my English teacher who awoke my interest in this subject. I remember my first lessons at school when we were to taught to read, to write, to listen to short stories in English. We enjoyed our lessons because our teacher made each lesson an interesting game. We sang songs, played games, looked at the pictures the teacher showed us and repeated the words after her. We full of pride answered the questions and wanted everybody to understand that we knew English. It was exciting and easy to learn English. As we grew older our lessons became more serious and difficult. A real job began, because learning of foreign language consists of four main parts of exercises – listening, speaking, reading and writing. During the lessons we learn to express our opinions and feelings, read and translate, recite poems, sing songs, learn grammar, write short essays, make up dialogues, have discussions and the best part of the lesson when we play spelling and vocabulary games. The most difficult things are grammar and spelling. It is difficult to realize why English language has different types of tenses such as Present Continuous, Past Perfect or Future-in-the Past. At first it seems impossible to understand. And we always try to find answers. Our lessons are usually instructive and interesting, especially when we do projects and have group work. I enjoy lessons connected with the English speaking countries. We had a lot of them, but the most interesting of them was in the 8th form. It was called “ Geographical Outlook. Meet Scotland”. We were divided into some groups and prepared computer presentations about one of four countries of the UK – Scotland . We learnt a lot about history, culture, customs and traditions of Scotland. We listened to the bagpipe music – the national musical instrument of the country, presented the things and words associated with Scotland and its people ( such as “ the kilt”, “tartan “, “the haggis”, “Scottish whisky”, “golf”). We watched the video about Loch Ness Monster – a strange animal which is said to live in the waters of Loch Ness lake. We made an imaginary excursion to the capital of Scotland Edinburgh and listened to a famous Scottish song “Auld Lang Syne”. We did a lot of grammar and vocabulary exercises, read texts and did a quiz.We understood that Scotland has its own unique traditions, history, culture and different aspects of life. I realize that it is very useful to know English nowadays. It goes without saying that this language is used in each field of life. I can use the Skype to communicate with many people, get new contacts, play games, read books and magazines in English, watch movies without subtitles. I can talk with all people talking English. Last summer I walked along Khreshchatyk Street in Kyiv when a foreigner asked if I could help him, I answered“Yes”. I was proud and happy that I could speak and understood how it is important to know a foreign language. After finishing school I am going to enter the Foreign Language Department of University. I hope my future career will be connected with English . This is why I like English and it is my favourite subject at school.