Англійська мова: Навчальний посібник - П.О. Бех 1992

School life

As you know, I am a pupil of the 11th form, an eleventh- former. I study at school No 20. It is quite new — above five years old — and quite big — above twelve hundred pupils. It is situated in the centre of our district close to my home. It takes me only up to ten minutes to get there. I go to school five times a week. Our classes start at 8 o’clock a. m. and last till 3 o’clock p. m. So we have 5 or 6 lessons a day. We study many different subjects: Ukrainian, Russian, English, French, literatures, history, geography, biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, programming and computer sciences. Languages, literatures and history are my favourite subjects, I make a good progress in these subjects.

The school year is divided into four terms, called quarters. It begins on the lоst of September known as a Day of Knowledge and normally finishes in May. After that we take exams. Each quarter is followed by holidays.

How does our school building look like? It is a threestoreyed, glass and concrete building. It has many classrooms, specialized rooms, laboratories, workshops. Specialized rooms are used to study mathematics, chemistry, physics and other subjects. These rooms are equipped with corresponding teaching materials, facilities and devices. Language laboratories (labs) are equipped with tape-recorders, record-players, TV sets. There are many different grammar tables, pictures on the walls in these labs. In workshops we have practice in different crafts: cookery, metal-work, woodwork, needlework, typing. On the ground floor there is a cloak-room, a diningroom (canteen), workshops, specialized rooms and a gymnasium (gym). In the gym we have physical training lessons and all sorts of sport competitions are held here. On the first floor there is a headmaster’s office, language labs, classrooms, specialized rooms, a library with a reading room and an assembly hall. We borrow books from the library and often work in its reading room. In the assembly hall various events, meetings and concerts take place.

By the way, our school is situated in a picturesque place. It is surrounded by the park where different trees, bushes, flowers grow. There is a playground and, a stadium near the building of the school.

You can’t do without this vocabulary:

an eleven-former (seventh-former) — одинадцяти класна к (семикласник)

twelve hundred — одна тисяча двісті

to be situated — розташовуватися

it takes me 15 minutes to get to school — дорога в школу займає в мене 15 хвилин

at 8 o’clock a. m.— о 8 годині ранку

till 3 o’clock р. m.— до 15 години (скороченням а. т. позначається час до 12 години дня, а р. т.— час від 12 години дня до півночі)

to have 5 lessons a day — мати 5 уроків на день

Ukrainian — український, українська мова

Russian — російський, російська мова

English — англійський, англійська мова

French — французький, французька мова

German — німецький, німецька мова

literature — література

history — історія

geography — географія

biology — біологія

physics — фізика

chemistry — хімія

mathematics (maths) — математика

programming — програмування

computer science — інформатика

to make a good progress — робити гарні успіхи

term, quarter — чверть

Day of Knowledge — День Знань

normally — як правило

to look like — виглядати

glass and concrete — із скла та бетону

a specialized room — навчальний кабінет

a workshop — майстерня

a laboratory (lab) — лабораторія

to equip — обладнати, укомплектовувати

facilities — обладнання

a device — прилад

corresponding — відповідний

a grammar table — граматична таблиця

a craft — праця, ремесло

cookery — кулінарія

metal-work — роботи по металу

woodwork — робота по дереву

needlework — вишивання, крій і шитво

typing — машинопис

a cloak-room — гардероб

a dining-room (canteen) — їдальня

a gymnasium (gym) — спортивний зал

physical training — фізичне виховання

a competition — змагання

a headmaster’s office — кабінет директора школи

an assembly hall — актовий зал

to be held — відбуватися

to take place — відбуватися

picturesque — живописний

to surround — оточувати

to grow — рости

a playground — спортивний майданчик

a stadium — стадіон

Compare the school year in the Ukraine and in Great Britain:

In Ukrainian school:

Sept 1: first quarter starts

Nov 4-10: autumn holidays

Nov 11: second quarter starts

Jan 1-10: winter holidays

Jan 11: third quarter starts

March 24-31: spring holidays

April 1: fourth quarter starts

May 25 June 20 — Aug. 31: summer holidays

In English school:

Sept 36: autumn term starts

Nov 6-10: half-term

Dec 18 — Jan 12: Christmas holidays

Jan 13: spring term starts

Feb 26 — March 1: half-term

April 6: Easter holidays

May 4: summer term starts

June 3-7: half-term

July 14: summer holidays

Christmas — Різдво

Easter — Пасха, Великдень

half-term — перерва у навчанні; канікули

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