The main source of news for millions of people is television. It gives an opportunity to travel all over the world. It has the power to educate and broaden the minds. It helps us to relax after a hard day’s work and to escape from reality. There are a lot of different programmes on TV: news and sport programmes, chat shows and TV games, documentaries, concerts and feature films. They help people enrich their intellect and develop their imagination.
However, nowadays there is a lot of violence on TV. As George Mikes once said, ‘TV teaches us “how to kill, to rob, to shoot and to poison/” Today some children are so addicted to TV that they are not interested in anything else: they don’t read books or communicate with adults and other children, they move less, speak less and they even think less. TV leads to poor health because of rushed meals, lack of sleep and eyestrain.
1. main source- главный источник
2. give an opportunity- давать возможность
3. have the power to educate- есть право/силы обучать/образовывать
4. broaden the minds- расширять кругозор
5. escape from reality- убежать от реальности
6. enrich their intellect- обогатить интеллект
7. develop their imagination- развивать воображение
8. violence on TV- жестокость/насилие на ТВ
9. be addicted to-быть зависимым от ТВ
10. lead to poor health- приводит к плохому здоровью
11. because of – из-за
12. rushed meals- спешка во время еды
13. lack of sleep – недостаток сна
14. eyestrain – напряжение глаз
Sport is probably as old as the humanity itself. It has been developing with the developing and growth of the mankind. All over the world people of different ages are very fond of sports and games. Sport not only helps people to become strong and to develop physically but also makes them more organized and better disciplined in their daily activities. It makes for a healthy mind in a healthy body. Sports help people to keep in good health.
We all need to exercise. Even if you don't plan to make a career in sport you still have to practice. Regular exercises gives you more energy. That is why many people who suffer from general tiredness should take more exercise than more rest. Exercise makes you feel and look better.
The best exercise is one which involves in repeated movements, those are: walking, jogging or swimming. Bending and stretching will add flexibility and feeling of lightness.
Among the sports popular in our country are football, basketball, swimming, volleyball, ice hockey, tennis, gymnastics, figure skating. A person can choose sports and games for any season, for any taste.
My favourite sport is cycling. Sports help people in lots of ways. The greatest benefit of sports is that they help us keep in shape. Also, when we play team sports we learn how to work together to achieve a common goal. Sports teach us to deal with both success and failure and how to balance competitiveness with fun. Finally, sports bring people together and help us to relax.
1. Why is sport so important in our life?
2. Do all the people need exercise?
3. What should people who suffer from general tiredness do?
4. How does exercise change you?
5. What kind of exercise is the best?
6. What sports are popular in our country?
7. What is your favourite sport? Do you like doing or watching it?
humanity — человечество
activity — деятельность
to make for — способствовать
health — здоровье
to exercise — упражняться
tiredness — усталость
flexibility — гибкость
BOOKS. READING HABITS.
Is reading important?
Yes, it is. I’m sure, reading is important because it helps to broaden the mind and develop imagination. Books are our best teachers and friends because they have the power to educate and entertain us. Also books teach us to be kind, clever and understand other people.
What kind of books do you like to read?
As for me, when I have free time I read different types of books such as adventures, humorous stories, poetry, novels, fairy tales.
Who is your favourite writer?
My favourite writer is….
How often do you borrow books from the library?
I rarely/often borrow books from the library. I go there when I need a book from the school list . Also I go to the school library when I can’t find the necessary book in the Internet or in our home library.
Why do you think teenagers are reading less and less now?
Reading becomes less popular with many teenagers because they prefer getting all the information they need from television, radio, and the Internet. Reading as a hobby was replaced by playing video games or spending time on social networking sites.
Why do many people prefer e-books to paper books?
Nowadays a lot of people prefer e-books to paper books and I’m not the exception.I think that e-books are so popular with readers because they are easy to use as they are light, compact and can store up to thousands of pages. Besides, the bright backlight gives you an opportunity to read in the dark.