We all know that the United Kingdom is a very majestic country. It is no surprise that it has a very long list of famous people that are an integral part of the British history.
William Shakespeare was one of the most well-known playwrights and poets all over the world. He wrote a lot of poems, plays and sonnets such as “Romeo and Juliet”, “Hamlet”, and others. He made a great contribution to English literature, culture and language.
Isaac Newton was the greatest scientist and physicist of all time. He represented his theory of gravity and gave his understanding about optics and mathematics. (далее…)
Each American wants to have a good health. Everybody knows that Americans are a very healthy nation. They do not only do many sport activities, but also consult a physician in time.
No matter if they have a splitting headache, a sore throat, backache or pain in the stomach, they always call a doctor in order to avoid serious consequences. The doctor usually prescribes medicine and puts on medication.
The USA has a health care system of high quality. You should be aware that the majority of medical institutions belong to businesses and different organizations in the private sector, and the American nation owns only a fifth of American hospitals. (далее…)
England is a country with long standing traditions in celebrating Christmas. Some of them are well-known, especially from English movies and literature.
Every year all cities and small towns are decorated with Christmas trees and fairy lights. The biggest Christmas tree is situated on Trafalgar Square, but there are lots of smaller ones in public places all around the country. The most popular are different evergreen trees such as pine, spuce, fir. In modern England many people prefer artificial trees instead of real ones. (далее…)
Sports have a crucial role in American society. They love sports – they love watching them and playing them.
The United States gives great opportunities to be involved in sports. Basketball, baseball, golf, athletics and soccer are the most well-known kinds of sports for boys. Girls practice more basketball, athletics, volleyball and softball.
The American government inspires girls to attend specialized sports clubs over the last 20 years. You can find other high school sports such as gymnastics, tennis, swimming, wrestling and golf. In the summer teenagers spend more time in the street and park with their friends. (далее…)
Madam Tussaud’s is the most amazing wax museums in the world that attracts more than 2.5 million people every year. This museum is located in London close to the Baker Street where the house of the well-known fiction dective, Sherlock Holmes, is situated.
Although the museum is one of the tourist attractions in London, Marie Tussaud, the founder of the museum, was French. Young Marie worked in Strasbourg for Dr. Philipp Curtis, a wax modeller. Firstly she helped him to organise an exhibition in Paris and then started doing models herself. She made her first wax model (Voltaire) being only 17 years old! (далее…)
Different nations have different characters. We expect every nation to have some typical qualities. The geographical position of Great Britain has produced a certain spirit among its inhabitants. Those who know the British say that they look on foreigners with contempt and think nothing is as well done elsewhere as in their own country. Actually the British have also been known as superior, snobbish, hypocritical and unsociable.
English vanity grew as England became the world’s leading trading nation. People say that Englishmen often think much of themselves. They appear to be very reserved and not straightforward. They like to hide their feelings. But British people have not only bad points. (далее…)
The earliest English music was born in the 13th century, with the remarkable composition “Summer Is Icumen In”.
During the 15th century there was only one sphere of musical work — that was folk songs and church music.
Carols — English traditional songs of a joyful character for two, three or more voices. Mystery and miracle plays were very popular in the 15th and 16th centuries, and were based on events in the Bible. (далее…)
You know he is just a common person with his interests, wishes, dreams, but he is a famous sportsman at the same time. Maksim Mirny is among 25 best tennis players of the world. He is excelling himself and may be soon he will be among 10.
The thought, that he has got the opportunity to glorify his country, makes him happy. He says, that this responsibility makes him win and achieve great results. That’s why he is always trying for the first place, to keep the trophy in his country, to retain his title. (далее…)
We can’t image our life without travelling. Thousands of people travel every day either on business or for pleasure. And I’m sure that it’s great to feel a million miles away from your problems and daily routine.
Speaking about my first journey I should say that it was the longest journey I had ever undertaken — it lasted 31 hours. It was a trip from the Ukraine to Bulgaria five years ago. That was a remarkable journey during which I crossed the borders of three countries. My mother and I were travelling together to a seaside resort. (далее…)
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