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Moscow is the capital of Russia. It is the main political, economic, educational and cultural centre of this country. Moscow is the seat of our Government. President of Russia lives and works there. Moscow is situated on the Moskva river. The city was founded more than 800 years ago by Yury Dolgoruki. There are many places of interest in our capital. The heart of Moscow is Red Square. The Moscow Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral are masterpieces of Russian architecture. For those who are fond of art the best place to visit is the Tretyakov Gallery or the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. The Gallery contains hundreds of masterpieces not only of Russian art but also of many other countries. Moscow is proud of the Bolshoi, Maly and Art theatres. Moscow is the scientific centre, too. The Academy of Sciences of Russia, the oldest university, many schools of higher education, colleges and scientific institutions are located there. Moscow is a very beautyful city. It has a great number of green parks, large squares and wide streets. There are lots of museums and theatres, cinemas and exhibition in Moscow. Many concerts, shows, festivals, presentation take place every day in our capital.

Difference Between the English and the Americans. First Impressions   The British and the Americans speak the same language. But life in the two nations can be very different. We asked some Americans what they like or don't like about Britain...   "The police. They 're very friendly and they don't carry guns ".Claude, Trenton   "The weather is awful. You don't seem to get any summer here. It's win
My Favourite Book    My favourite book is "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.   I first discovered these stories when I was about twelve and I've loved them ever since. They're brilliantly written, full of bizarre crimes and they've got a terrific Victorian atmosphere.   When you read them you really feel like you've been carried back to nineteenth-century London.   All
Sport in Great Britain    Sport plays such a large part in British life that many idioms in the English language have come from the world of sport. For example, «that's not cricket» means «that's not fair» and «to play the game» means «to be fair».   The most popular sport in England is football. A lot of people support their local clubs at matches on Saturday afternoons or watch the matches on te
English in the FutureTwo English teachers Lynne and Greg are talking about learning English in future.Question: Lynne, I'd like to ask you first, at what age do people start learning English these days?LYNNE: Well, in many countries children start learning English when they go to school but I think in some countries they're starting to teach English to much younger children and I think this will b
Mail Service   Historical references to postal systems in Egypt date from about 2000 ВС. That time mail was carried from place to place by horse or horse-drawn wagon. It was predominantly government mail. On the other side of the world, in China, mail service had been started early in 12th century ВС. It was used mostly to convey official documents.   The Roman Empire built the most advanced posta
My School    As you become older you realize that there are several essential things and places you always long to come back to. They are your birthplace, your home and the school you went to.   My school was a three-storeyed building situated in one of the residential districts of our city (town, settlement). All the children from the neighbourhood went there because it was a walking distance fro
Thanksgiving    Almost in every culture in the world there is a celebration of thanks for rich harvest. The American Thanksgiving began as a feast of thanksgiving almost four hundred years ago.   In 1620, a religious community sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to settle in the New World. They settled in what is now known as the state of Massachusetts.   Their first winter in America was difficult.
English Overseas   Geographically, English Is the most widespread language on the Earth, second only to Mandarin Chinese in the number of people who speak it. It is the language of business, technology, sport and aviation. Outside the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, English is an important language in many countries, and the major language of four — the United States of America, Canada
New Year is the most long-awaited (долгожданный) holiday. Many people associate it with magic and gifts. First of all it is surrounded by the wonderful smell of tangerines and Christmas trees, which helps to create a festive mood (праздничное настроение). People of all ages truly (искренне) believe that in New Year their goals (цели) and wishes will come true.New Year is an international holiday,
The republic of Belarus is a small beautiful country with the heroic past and difficult present. It is situated in Central Europe. The republic of Belarus borders on Russia, the Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. It has an area of 207,600 square kilometers and the population of more than 10 million. 77% of the population constitutes Belarussians. 64% live in cities, the largest of which are Mi
My Hobby - My Pets   I have several hobbies. But my major hobby is looking after my pets. I am fond of animals. I think nothing else in our life could supply us with more pleasant emotions than our pets. It is so pleasant to know that somebody needs you and loves you only for the fact that you exist. Your friends can betray you, but your pets — never.   Now let me tell you about my pets. I have tw
Halloween   Halloween is a festival that takes place on October 31. In the United States children wear costumes and masks and go trick-or-treating. Many of them carve jack-o'-lantens out of pumpkins. Fortunetelling and storytelling about ghosts and witches are popular activities.   Halloween developed from new year festivals and festivals of the dead. Christian church established a festival on Nov