Тема / Топик по английскому языку:
Me and My Plans for the Future

Let me introduce myself. My full name is Ekaterina Petrovna Ivanova, but friends normally call me by my first name, Katya. I was born on September, 8, 2001 into a family of lawyers. I’m the only child in the family.

I’m a pupil of the eleventh form of a secondary school. Our school is a gymnasium. It offers a general course of academic and non-academic subjects (like sports and home economics), providing general education. Besides, it offers a number of courses giving profound knowledge in a variety of fields: the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics.

I specialize in the humanities. The course I take includes Russian, Russian Literature, Social Sciences and two foreign languages - English and French. Social Sciences and English have always been my favourites, but my chief interest is law.

My dream has always been to become a lawyer. I’ve chosen this profession as my future occupation a long time ago. As a child, I listened to my parents discussing professional matters. Little by little, I got interested in the subject and began thinking of law as my prospective occupation. For me, choosing a career is not only a matter of future prestige and wealth. In my opinion, a job should be interesting and socially important. That is the reason why I have chosen the profession of a lawyer, which gives plenty of opportunities to help people in trouble. I am very well aware of the fact that my interest in the subject is insufficient, I need profound knowledge in the chosen field. That is why my ambition is to enter the law department of the University of Moscow. That’s a difficult task, and I have to study twice as hard as others. I also take a six-month preparatory course at the University of Moscow. We are given lectures on Literature, Social Sciences; we have seminars in these subjects, too, and also tutorials in English.

I hope I’ll manage to pass my school-leaving exams and entrance exams at the University with good and excellent marks. That’ll give me a chance of entering the University this year. If I fail at the exams, I’m going to have a try next year. I think to become a lawyer is my final choice.

Topical Vocabulary

- to introduce oneself
представиться
to call smb. by one’s first name
звать кого-либо по имени
to be born into a family of lawyers
родиться в семье юристов
- a gymnasium
гимназия
to offer a general course of academic and non-academic subjects
предлагать общий курс академических и неакадемических предметов
home economics
домоводство
to provide general education
давать общее среднее образование
to offer a number of courses
предлагать ряд курсов
to give profound knowledge in a variety of fields
давать глубокие знания в ряде областей
the humanities
гуманитарные предметы
a natural science
естественная наука
to specialize in the humanities
специализироваться по естественным наукам
to take a course
изучать курс
a social science
общественная наука
to be one’s favourite
быть любимым (о предмете)
to be one’s chief interest
больше всего интересовать кого-либо
- to become a lawyer
стать юристом
to discuss professional matters
обсуждать профессиональные вопросы
to get interested in the subject
заинтересоваться предметом
one’s prospective occupation
чья-либо будущая профессия
to choose a career
выбрать профессию
a matter of future prestige and wealth
вопрос будущей престижности и благополучия
socially important
социально значимый
to give plenty of opportunities
дать массу возможностей
to be well aware of the fact that
хорошо отдавать себе отчет в том, что...
insufficient
недостаточный
ambition
цель, мечта
to enter the law department of the University of Moscow
поступить на юридический факультет Московского университета
to take a six-month preparatory course at
поступить на шестимесячные подготовительные курсы в (каком-либо учебном заведении)
to give a lecture on
читать лекцию по какому-либо предмету
a seminar in
семинар по какому-либо предмету
a tutorial in
практическое занятие по какому-либо предмету
- to pass a school-leaving exam
сдать выпускной экзамен
to pass an entrance exam at
сдать вступительный экзамен в (какое-либо учебное заведение)
to fail at an exam
провалиться на экзамене
to have a try
сделать попытку
one’s final choice
окончательный выбор

Answer the questions:

  1. What kind of family is Ekaterina born into?
  2. What courses does Ekaterina’s school offer?
  3. What does she specialize in?
  4. What is her dream?
  5. Why has she chosen the career of a lawyer?
  6. Why has she decided to enter the Law Department of the University of Moscow?

Translate into English:

  1. Разрешите представиться: мое полное имя - Екатерина Петровна Иванова, но обычно меня называют не полным именем, а кратким.
  2. Я - ученица 11 класса гимназии; наша школа предлагает общий курс академических и неакадемических предметов и несколько курсов в различных областях.
  3. Общий курс дает общее среднее образование, специальный (specialized) курс дает углубленные знания по гуманитарным, естественным и математическим наукам.
  4. Я специализируюсь в области гуманитарных наук и прохожу курс русского языка, русской литературы, общественных наук и иностранных языков.
  5. Больше всего меня всегда интересовала юриспруденция (law), поэтому я выбрала профессию юриста.
  6. Я стала думать о юриспруденции как о своей будущей профессии еще в детстве, слушая профессиональные споры своих родителей.
  7. Профессия юриста - не только профессия, связанная с будущим престижем и благосостоянием, она также социально значима.
  8. Чтобы стать юристом, моего интереса недостаточно, и я решила поступить на подготовительные курсы юридического факультета Московского университета.
  9. Моя мечта - сдать вступительные экзамены на 4 и 5.

Посмотреть ответы

1. Let me introduce myself: my full name is Ekaterina Petrovna Ivanova, but I am usually called not by the full name, but by my first name.
2. I am a pupil of the eleventh form of a gymnasium; our school offers a general course of academic and non-academic subjects and a number of courses in different fields.
3. The general course provides general secondary education; specialized courses give profound knowledge in the field of humanities, natural sciences and mathematics.
4. I specialize in the humanities and take a course in the Russian language, Russian literature, social sciences and a foreign language.
5. Law has always been my favourite; that is why I have chosen the profession of a lawyer.
6. I began thinking of law as my prospective occupation in my childhood, when I listened to my parents discussing professional matters.
7. The profession of a lawyer is not only connected with future prestige and wealth; it is socially important, too.
8. My interest in the subject is unsufficient to become a lawyer, so I decided to take a preparotary course at the law department of the University of Moscow.
9. My dream is to pass the entrance examinations with good and excellent marks.

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