Education in Moscow school /english/

Education in Moscow school /english/

      

          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 English.

        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 minds.

         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 pupils.

          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!

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