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England. Gr. Britain is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Many tourists come over especially look at the pictures landscape. Highlands turn into lowlands. Forests & hills turn into meadows & plains very quickly. There are many deep valleys rivers & waterfalls, hills & mountains. England occupies the largest part of the island of Gr. Br. The north & the west of England are mountainous, but all the rest of the territory is a vast plain. The chief rivers of England are the Severn & the Thames. The Thames flows through L. & makes it a large seaport. There are many ports in England including Bristol Liverpool L. England is famous for its cities for example, Starford upon-Avon & Oxford. Starford upon-Avon is the birthplace of great W. Shakespeare. Oxford is famous for its university. In the northwest of E. there are many beautiful lakes called Lake District. The Southwest is a highly populated region of E. London is a capital of Gr. Br. & such historical cities as Windom, Dover & Brighton are situated here.

The southwest is the region where the main activity is farming. Although, there are some very big farms. Most of them are small family farms. The s-w. used to be known for its pirates. The romantic past makes it a popular place for artists, writers & holidaymakers. Bristol & Bath are 2 principal cities of the region. The most westerly point of Gr. Br. Lands End is also in the S-w. East Anglia is very flat & it is another farming region. It has beautiful cities with fine historic buildings such as Cambridge. The north of E. has some of the wildest & loneliest parts of the busiest industrial cities. This part of the country is rich in coal, which is important for the region’s industry.

Arts. Art is a part of culture. There are 3 kinds of art: visual including painting, sculpture & arhitecture, audio-visual including theatre, opera, cinema & audible, which consists of music & literature. But we don’t know, which of the arts is the oldest. We know that cave men drew on the walls of their caves. They carved handles of & bone knives into the figures of animals. We know that Egyptians & Babylonians planned & built wonderful buildings many yeas ago. They decorated their clothes & pottery. What people find around them has a great deal to do with how they try to bring beauty into their houses & lives. North people carve beautiful figures out of the ivory & from walrus tusks. But they don’t plan & built big & wonderful buildings. In the same time the Indians of the American southwest make silver jewelry set with turquoise. All art’s works are alike in one way. They all have some kind of design. Artist in his work often express some deep-feelings. It can be sorrow fear joy. It may a love of country or nature. It may be a feeling of calm & excitement, too. The work of art should give the person who sees or listens it the same feelings. As for me my favorite kind of art is painting. A revival of art began in Italy & spread to other countries. During the Renaisance there were more great artists than the world had never had before. The painters of Ren-ce tried to make things look real. Some were noted for beautiful line, some for form, some for perspective. The painters of Kenice became noted for their brilliant colors. Some artists have painted in fresco & tempera. Some have used water-colors or oils. Painters have worked out many ways of painting.

Hobbies. Almost all of us have free time, but some people don’t. They are so busy that they can’t let relax themselves. & that is the problem. On the contrary some people have a lot of free time & they don’t know how to spend it. Also there is a problem of choose : where to go & what to do. How do young people spend their free time. Most prefer going to the clubs & cafes. A lot of people devote their free time to hobbies. A hobby is smth. , to which a person chooses to give time & energy & which he is interesting in. Hobbies differ like tastes. If you have chosen a hobby according to your character & taste you are lucky because your life becomes more interesting. H. are divided into 4 large groups: doing things, making things, collecting things & learning things. The most popular of all hobby groups is doing things. It includes a wide variety of activities everything from gardening to traveling. Making things includes drawing, painting, making sculpture, handicrafts. Almost everyone collects something at some period in his life. Some collections have no real value. Others become some so large & sovaluable that they are housed in museums & galleries. No matter what kind of hobby a person has he always has the opportunity of learning from it. By reading about the things he is interesting in he is adding to what he knows. Learning things can be the most exiting aspect of a hobby. To my mind pastime should be spend usefully. It can help us to be useful for the good of our motherland & the people, to understand life better, to have good health. As for me my free time depends on the aim of live the outlook of look, spirital interests, attitude to nature & bringing up. That’s why my spare time is time to train for a future occupation to take up a hobby to take a rest to go on a picnic.

Реферат опубликован: 5/10/2008