17. My favourite TV programme


My name is Yulya. I am student. One of my hobbies is travelling. I have already visited many parts of Ukraine but my dream is a world tour. As I am student, I do not have enough money for it. The only way out is my favourite TV programme Around the World. It is a daily programme, so I have an opportunity to visit different countries every day without leaving my house!

Each programme is dedicated to one country. I am fond of foreign languages, English and German, so I watch the programmes about English and German speaking countries with special interest. It is a good chance for me to learn something new about these countries and their citizens. I may see places of historical interest, which I have only read about. I listen to legends, connected with famous people and see the places they were born in.

The latest programme was dedicated to England. I had an opportunity to see old castles, learn their long history and get acquainted with their inhabitants. As l am fond of the Beatles, I wanted to know something new about the most successful pop group the world has ever known. The Beatles have always been in the news headlines, films and sometimes scandal. Their song Love Me Do, which in 1962 entered the British hit Parade, in 1982, was again in the Top Ten! A lot of people still long for the music of the Beatles, the music of freedom and peace. The next programme will be dedicated to the USA. I hope to learn something about Elvis Presley, who influenced the famous Lennon and McCartney early songs.


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A TV Programme about Fashion


-Hello, Yulya! You look terrific!

-Thank you, Marina! You also look very attractive!

Where do you find such fashionable clothes?

-I just try to choose the becoming clothes. I always use the experts' tips from my TV programme Your Style.

-Is it about fashion?

-Yes, you may learn about the latest news and see the latest trends in the world of fashion.

-It is very useful information but how one may find the right clothes?

-That's what I like this programme for. The experts give their tips as for choosing the clothes according to your mood, character and appearance.

Finding our own style is important, for it gives a lot of information about us and forms an important part of our image.

If you watch this programme, you'll always find something useful. It appears every Friday at 4 p.m.

-What channel is the programme on?

-The First National Channel.

-Thank you very much for your advice. I will definitely turn on my TV set this Friday at 4 p.m.



18. Theatre



Theatre is a place where you can see a play staged. It is also one of entertainments.

A theatre consists of two parts: the stage and the hall. They are separated by a curtain and the orchestra. Actors and actresses perform on the stage and public occupies the hall, the pit, the dress-circles, the boxes and the gallery.

If we made up our mind to go to the theatre we should go to the box-office to buy tickets. Seats can be reserved beforehand.

The last performance I saw was the "Nut Cracker" by Tchaikovsky. How great it was! The main parts were per-fomedby Vadim Pisarev and InnaDorofeeva. Everyone knows that they are very talented dancers. But I also was impressed by a very young ballet-dancer who was performing the part of Masha girl. I think she deserves respect of the audience because she did her best and looked great for her young age. I had a great time that night.

But we are to admit that theatre is not popular now as it used to be. There are many people who prefer to seat comfortably before the TV and enjoy themselves without leaving their homes.





What are the parts a theatre consists of?

Where can people buy their tickets?

Where was the "Nut Cracker" performed?

Are theatres as popular now as they used to be?

Why don't people go to the theatre so often?



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