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I Want to be an Interpreter

   I want to be an interpreter. It is an interesting and useful profession.
   My parents have a large library and they taught me to like books. I like reading books.
   My favourite subjects in school are English, Literature, Geography and History. My favourite English and American writers are Shakespeare, Dickens, Walter Scott, Jack London, Mark Twain.
   Once at the class of Literature, our teacher told us that, when translated, literary works lose much of their beauty. She said that poetry is very hard to translate. From that day I have a dream. I want to have my favourite books in the original and to know the languages they are written in. So I will enjoy the real beauty of these books.
   I also like reading books about other countries and cultures. It is so interesting to learn that other people think differently.
   I want to become an interpreter because of some reasons. It is an interesting profession because an interpreter meets people from different countries and cultures all the time and has an opportunity to learn much about them.
   Besides, this profession is very useful because it helps people to understand each other.

Я хочу быть переводчиком

   Я хочу быть переводчиком. Это интересная и полезная профессия.
   У моих родителей большая библиотека, и они научили меня любить книги. Мне нравится читать книги.
   Мои любимые предметы в школе — английский, литература, география и история. Мои любимые английские и американские писатели — Шекспир, Диккенс, Вальтер Скотт, Джек Лондон, Марк Твен.
   Однажды на уроке литературы наша учительница сказала, что литературные произведения теряют большую часть своей красоты при переводе. Она сказала, что очень трудно переводить поэзию. С этого дня у меня есть мечта. Я хочу, чтобы у меня были мои любимые книги в оригинале, и я хочу знать языки, на которых они написаны. Так я смогу насладиться подлинной красотой этих книг.
   Мне также нравится читать книги о других странах и культурах. Так интересно узнавать, что другие люди думают не так, как мы.
   Я хочу стать переводчиком по нескольким причинам. Это интересная профессия, потому что переводчик все время встречается с людьми разных стран и культур и имеет возможность многое о них узнать.
   Кроме того, эта профессия очень полезна, так как помогает людям понять друг друга.

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