Топики (тексты) английские - American Smile

Понедельник, Февраль 23, 2009 16:14

It’s interesting to know that one can tell where someone is from just from their smile. One researcher in America believes he really can. Dacher Keltner, a psychology professor at the University of California, carried out an extensive study into the 43 facial muscles that are used when making a smile. One of his conclusions was that the smile of people who live in Europe is more sincere and genuine than the smiles of Americans. Mr. Keltner was successful in identifying an American or any other smile when asked to identify which side of the Atlantic Ocean someone was from, just by looking at a photograph. His conclusion was that the average American smile is less expressive because the eye muscles are not part of the smile. Considering this fact, one can immediately start thinking that American smile is not a sincere one, because it’s not reflected in a person’s eyes. Is it really like that? Is the average American smile just a respondent to external stimuli? Does American smile mean anything at all? Читать остальную часть записи »

Английские тексты (топики) - Education in USA

Вторник, Сентябрь 30, 2008 21:35

General Pattern of Education in the USA

The general pattern of education in the USA is an eight-year elementary school, followed by a four-year high school. This has been called 8—4 plan organization. It is proceeded, in many localities, by nursery schools and kindergartens. It is followed by a four-year college and professional schools. This traditional pattern, however, has been varied in many different ways. The 6—3— 3 plan consists of a six-year elementary school, a three-year junior high school, and a three-year senior high school. Another variation is a 6—6 plan organization, with a six-year elementary school followed by a six-year secondary school. Читать остальную часть записи »

Английские тексты (топики) - Education in Russia

Вторник, Сентябрь 30, 2008 21:31

Citizens of Russia have the right to education which is guaranteed by the Constitution. The public educational system in our country incorporates pre-school, general school, specialized secondary and higher education. Pre-school consists of kindergartens and creches. Children there learn reading, writing and arithmetic. But pre-school education isn’t compulsory - children can get it at home. Compulsory education is for children from 6(7) to 17 years of age. Читать остальную часть записи »

Английские тексты (топики) - The history of London

Вторник, Сентябрь 30, 2008 21:29

More than two thousand years ago the early Britons established a settlement on the north bank of the Thames. The site had many advantages. It was defended on two sides by rivers. It lay in the center of the most fertile region. The old Britons gave the town its name, Lyndin, the Romans made it the center of their colony, the Germanic invaders tied to burn and destroy it, the victorious Normans made it the capital of the country. So the physical layout of contemporary London is the end product of complex historical events and growth forces. Читать остальную часть записи »

Английские тексты (топики) - Role of Women in Society

Вторник, Сентябрь 30, 2008 21:28

The ongoing changes in social, political and economic spheres of the country entails not only the raise of women’s role in society, in addition they are accompanied by breaking of stereotypes to treat human beings by sex that had been shaping through decades. Free economic relations and democratization of all spheres of life create the basis for eventual equal social rights for any human being regardless of sex, for both men and women. From a legal point of view, a man and a woman in Russia are equal. However, in practice, there are no real mechanisms of women’s rights fulfillment as well as for their active participation in social life. Читать остальную часть записи »

Английские тексты (топики) - Weddings

Вторник, Сентябрь 30, 2008 21:26

        So, speaking about weddings, I would like to mention first that I don’t understand people, who are getting married at the age of 17-20, it’s hideous. Cause they don’t realize that they’ll break their lives by divesting themselves of the greatest years. Cause at that age they all are still children and children can only play representing a family but it’s wrong to transform such a game into a reality, cause they are to young to do it. The same I can tell about weddings the reasons of which is pregnancy, such wedlocks exist for a short time as usual. As for me I decided that it would be better to get married when I’ll be 25-27 years old. And only misunderstanding, cruel and unfair control can change my decision, so I can make up my mind and displace that age limit a little below. Читать остальную часть записи »

Английские тексты (топики) - Russia

Вторник, Сентябрь 30, 2008 21:24


Russia is one of the largest countries in the world. The vast territory  of Russia lies in the eastern part of Europe and the northern part of Asia.  Russia is washed by twelve seas and three oceans. The oceans are:

the Arctic, the Atlantic,   the Pacific. The seas are: the White Sea, the  Barents Sea, the Okhotsk Sea, the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea and others.  Russia borders on many countries, such as Mongolia and China in the south-east, Finland and Norway in the north-west, and so on.  The land of Russia varies very much from forests to deserts, from  high mountains to deep valleys. The main mountain cbains are the Urals,  the Caucasus and the Altai.

There are a lot of great rivers and deep lakes on its territory. The longest rivers are the Volga in Europe and the Ob, the  Yenisei and the Lena in Asia. The largest lakes are Ladoga and Baikal.  Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and its water is the purest on earth.  The Russian Federation is rich in natural and mineral resources.  It has deposits of oil, gas, coal, iron, gold and many others.  The current population of Russia is more than 150 million people.  The European part of the country is densely peopled, and most population  live in cities and towns and their outskirts.

The capital of Russian Federation is Moscow, with the population  of about 10 million people.  Russia is a presidedtial republic. It is one of the leading powers in the world.