A.: Victor, which subjects do you spend more time on?
V.: We may choose, for example, to do more of «arts» subjects like languages, history or «sciences» like physics, biology or chemistry. I spend a lot of time on English, history, literatures and very little time on sciences.
A.: And what foreign languages are taught at your school?
V.: We may master either English or French. I preferred to learn English but at the moment I don’t mind to learn French. I like it very much.
A.: And what kinds of sports are pupils going in for?
V.: Our school has football, volleyball, basketball, hockey, athletics, tennis, table-tennis sections.
A.: Does a particular school here get a reputation for being good at a particular sport, say gymnastics, chess, iceskating?
V.: Some do, some don’t. But we have a wide network of specialized sporting schools which major in that or other particular sport.
A.: Vic, what about playing a game of chess?
V.: OK. Will you play black or white?
to do «arts» («sciences») subjects — вивчати гуманітарні (природничі) предмети
a lot of time — багато часу
to master a language — оволодівати мовою
I don’t mind — я не проти
to be going in for sport — займатися спортом
to prefer — віддавати перевагу
a wide net — широка мережа
to major in — спеціалізуватися
a game of chess — шахова партія