Тема / Топик по английскому языку:
My School - Моя школа

I am a pupil of the 9th form of a secondary school in Moscow. Our school gives general education. When at school, children study Russian, Russian Literature, History and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography and a foreign language. We also have classes in crafts for boys and home economics for girls, physical education, arts and music.

My school is not far from where I live. It takes me a 10-minute walk to get there. The school is not a big one. It occupies a modern three-storeyed building. On the ground floor, there is a gym, a canteen, a cloak room, workshops for boys and a home economics room for girls, where they learn to cook, sew and knit. Besides, there is a lot of classrooms for younger children on the ground floor.

On the first floor, there are classrooms for Maths, which have everything necessary for study. You can also find Physics and Chemistry’ labs and a room for Biology class there. They are very well-equipped and have all the devices and equipment for studying and making experiments in these subject fields. We also have two computer rooms.

We have language laboratories in our school, too. English has always been my favourite subject. I enjoy making up dialogues, having small-group discussions and even learning new phrases and grammar material. Unfortunately, my teacher says I’m not very good at communicating in English, though I can read, translate and retell texts quite well. But she also says I’m diligent and if I try hard, my spoken language will soon improve. Maths and physics come easy to me; I’m on the top of the list in our class, but these subjects are not so interesting to me.

We have classes five days a week. Classes begin at half past 8 and last till 2 or 3 in the afternoon. When classes are over, I seldom go home right away. I’m a member of the chess society and the tennis club and often stay after classes to train. There are other clubs and societies at our school, too, like the drama club and the maths society, but I prefer these two. I’m fond of sports because they help me keep fit.

I like my class because I always feel at home with my classmates. We often spend our free time together. I enjoy my studies, too. I’m sure I’ll remember my schoolyears for the rest of my life.

Topical Vocabulary

- a secondary school
средняя школа
to give general education
давать общее образование
Social Sciences
общественные науки
classes in crafts
занятия по обучению ручному труду
classes in home economics
занятия по домоводству
physical education
физкультура (школьный предмет)
arts
зд.: рисование
- to occupy a modern three-storeyed building
занимать современное трехэтажное здание
a gym
спортзал
a canteen
столовая
a cloak room
раздевалка
to cook, sew and knit
готовить, шить и вязать
- Physics and Chemistry labs
физическая и химическая лаборатория
to be well-equipped
быть хорошо оборудованным
the devices and equipment for smth., doing smth.
приспособления и оборудование для чего-либо
to make experiments in
ставить опыты в (какой-либо области)
a subject field
область (знания)
a computer room
компьютерный класс
- one’s favourite subject
любимый предмет
to enjoy making up dialogues
с удовольствием составлять диалоги
to have a small-group discussion
устраивать обсуждение в небольшой группе
to be not very good at communicating in English
не очень хорошо уметь общаться по-английски
diligent
старательный
spoken language
разговорный язык
to improve
улучшаться
to come easy to smb.
легко даваться кому-либо
to be on the top of the list
быть одним из лучших
- to have classes
заниматься
to go home right away
уходить домой сразу
to train
тренировать, тренироваться
to keep fit
держаться в форме
- to feel at home with one’s classmates
хорошо чувствовать себя со своими одноклассниками
for the rest of one’s life
на всю оставшуюся жизнь

Answer the questions:

  1. What subjects are taught at this school?
  2. What classrooms are there in the school-building?
  3. What is the author’s favourite subject?
  4. What can a pupil of this school do after classes?

Translate into English:

  1. Я ученик 9 класса московской школы, дающей среднее образование.
  2. Мы изучаем русский язык, русскую литературу, историю, общественные науки, труд и домоводство, рисование.
  3. Наша школа находится в трехэтажном здании с физкультурным залом, столовой и мастерскими на первом этаже, классами для занятий по различным предметам, физическими, химическими и биологическими лабораториями на втором.
  4. Классы хорошо оборудованы для занятий и проведения экспериментов.
  5. Я не очень хорошо умею общаться на английском языке, но я прилежен и поэтому уверен, что скоро все изменится к лучшему.
  6. После окончания занятий я редко сразу ухожу домой; я остаюсь в школе на тренировку.
  7. Я предпочитаю заниматься спортом, так как спорт помогает мне сохранить хорошую форму.
  8. В школе я чувствую себя как дома, я уверен, что буду помнить школу и школьных товарищей всю жизнь.

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1. I am a pupil of the ninth form of a Moscow school, giving secondary education.
2. We study Russian, Russian literature, History, Social Sciences, Crafts and Home Economics, Arts.
3. Our school occupies a three-storied building with a gym, a canteen and workshops on the ground floor, classrooms for different subjects, Physics, Chemistry and Biology labs on the first floor.
4. The rooms are well-equipped for studying and making experiments.
5. I am not very good at communicating in English, but I am diligent; that is why I am sure things will soon improve.
6. When classes are over, I seldom go home right away; I stay to train.
7. I prefer going in for sports because sports help me keep fit.
8. I feel at home at school; I am sure I’ll remember my school and schoolmates for the rest of my life.

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