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Education in Moscow school

Education in Moscow school

Generation of 90-th is really lucky because it has new

oportunities and great future. «Ferreous curtain» fell down, so now young

people can travel all over the world, can consort to the people of the same

age from different countries, can study culture of capitalistic nations.

Certainly, it is impossible to do it if you don’t speak foreign language. I

suppose, that the most usefull language in modern world is English. It is

spoken in many countries, millions of people speak English because it is

their own language, millions of people study it, because it is probably

impossible to make a good career in any branch if one doesn’t speak


In Russia just few last generations realized the necessity of

studing English. I think, it partly dependes of computerizing of our

country.Now computers are used everywhere: in banks, offices, shops, hotels

etc. Certainly, no one can live without computers in present time. Also a

lot of people can’t imagine their life without using World Wide Web

Internet. But using Internet and computers is connected with studing

English, because English is mostly used in programmes.

For example I decided to study English when I had got a computer.

Since that time I’ve been studing English at school. I had my first lessons

of English in the fifth form. Those lessons interested me very much so I

understood, that English - is what I’m really fond of.

As I remember, our teacher of English did everything to make us

interested. She used toys and pictures, also we learned songs.

But some months or probably a year had passed and our lessons

became rather monotone and alike. Day in day out we read similar stories

about celebration of different holidays or about heroes of revolution. The

strangest thing was, that we read topics about the USSR, which already

didn’t exist, and even the memory about that country gone away from our


I think that communication with English-speaking people is very

importent and unvalued for pupils, who learn English. Opportunity of

comunication with English-speaking, was a real luck for me. And I’d like to

have meetings with guests from England in my own school. My parents

remember: «Even in soviet time we had meetings at our schools, where we

could talk to foreigners, though we lived far away from the capital». Now,

when Russia is opened for the West, it is not really difficult to invite to

school foreigner, isn’t it? More over we live in Moscow, which is full of

foreigners. I’m sure, that such a meeting could be very interesting for


Teachers of English in our school are great professionals. They

speak English perfectly. Certanly,they are always ready to teach and help

us, but as the matter of fact they has no opportunity to do it. For

example, my group even can’t use the same classroom. And we haven’t got any

tape-recorder and tapes. We use textbooks, which are far not new ones. Is

it possible to study language with old textbooks, if the language changes

as the water in the river? I do not think so.

Besides, I suppose, that it is impossible to have a good

pronunciation without listening to the speech of English-speaking people.

The most of pupils has no opportunity for travelling abroad or talking to

foreigners in their motherland. That’s why it is really necessary to have a

tape-recorder at the lessons.

In our school teachers,unfortunetly, have nothing ,exept old

textbooks. It is clear, that there is the crisis in Russia, but the

education is one of the most important problem. The future and the well-

being of our country depend on the quality of the education of our

generation. That’s why I think those problems of education must be

discussed and solved. Certanly it is very important, because the solving of

those problems will help teachers as much as pupils.

English - is one of the most important lessons in school. If I

speak English, it is easy for me to read books of English writers. Reading

of originals helps to understand the ideas of the novels, stories, etc. And

I also suppose that it is very exiting to find something new in our

favorite characters,such as Tom Sawyer, Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet or

Sherlock Holmes. The opportunity of communication, which English gives me

is also a great thing. So I think that English will help me not only in my

fiture life, but it helps me now in my school life. My good marks in some

subjects partly depend on my marks in English lessons.

In my composition I discussed some questions, which interest me

very much. I found some problems,but inspite of them I think I’m really

lucky because it is possible in our country to get free education. And I am

happy that I’m studing English. I suppose that every problem will be got

over. I really think so!