1. Текст Anna’s diary
1. Read the part of a diary and say in 2—3 sentences what it is about.
This text is about a teenage girl who started writing a diary because she couldn’t find a true friends. She explains why she decide to keep a diary and hopes it to become heк faithful friend.
2. The author writes when she decided to keep a diary. Find this extract and read it aloud.
Now I'm back to the point that prompted me to keep a diary In the first place: I don’t have a friend. Let me put it more clearly, since no one will believe that a 13 years old girl Is completely alone In the world. And I’m not. I have loving parents and a 16 years old sister, and there are about thirty people I can call friends. I have a bunch of admirers who can't keep their adoring eyes off me and who constantly try to catch a glimpse2 of me in the classroom. I have a family, loving aunts and a good home. No, on the surface I seem to have everything, except my one true mend.
3. What close people did Anna have?
Ann has loving parents, a sixteen-yearold sister and loving aunts. 4. Why did Anna start writing in a diary? She has got loving relatives and about thirty people she can call friends, but she can't find a reliable friend to talk about everything and share her joys and sorrows. So she wants the diary to be her imaginary friend ’Kitty', where Ann can describe her wishes and feelings faithfully
1. What job did Alice do?
She worked as sop assistant at her uncle's shop.
2. What difficulties did she have?
She had some difficulties with money and customers. For about a month she kept making financial mistakes. She also realized that some lonely people come to their shop only to talk with them.
3. What kind of knowledge and skills did she get at her first job?
She really learnt a lot. She began to understand people's behavior much better and especially that of the elderly. She became more tolerant and open, more serious and responsible.
3. Тема Belarus
Belarus is my Homeland. It Is a country with unique history and rich cultural heritage. Officially It Is called the Republic of Belarus, a sovereign Independent state with Its own government, constitution, state emblem, flag and anthem. It is situated in Central Europe. lt is situated nearly in the center of Europe and borders on Poland Lithuania, Latvia, Russia and the Ukraine. 64% people live in cities. Belarus is a land of vast plains and picturesque hills, thick forests and green meadows, deep blue lakes and flowing rivers. Forests cover 2/5 of Belarus. The large forests are called «puschas». The greatest of them is Beloviezskaya Puscha. There are a lot of rivers and lakes in our country. The Dnieper, the Pripyat, the Berezina, the Sozh, the Zapadnaya Dvina, the Neman are the biggest rivers with more than 500 kilometers in length. The largest lake In Belarus is the Naroch. It is a very popular recreation area in our country. Today Belarus is a developed industrial state. The main Industries are information Technologies, engineering, chemical industry, wood-working and food industries. Belarusian goods are exported to many countries and known all over the world. Agriculture of Belarus specializes in milk and meat production, flax, vegetables (especially potatoes) and fruit. At present Belarus is active on the international arena. It's the UNICEF's democratic state based on principles of Welfare and rules of low. I am Belarusian and proud of my country. I am proud of its amazing nature, rich heroic and cultural heritage, unique national holidays and traditions, hospitable and hardworking people. I advise you to visit the Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches in Gomel, which Is included into the State List of the Historical Cultural Values protected by the State. Today the unique museum complex unites the palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches, a chapel (часовня), a winter garden, a watchtower and a picturesque old park So you can enjoy the beauty of the complex, learn more about the historical past of the country, handfeed wild squirrels the park and get a lot of positive emotions