Let me introduce myself. My name is Masha. I have left
school this year. It is my dream to become a student of the
English department. I want to study English, German and
Knowledge of a foreign language opens a new world for
us. If you know a foreign language, you can speak with
foreigners and it is a way to better understanding. If you
know a foreign language you can read books in the original,
and it is a way to better understanding of other people's
nature and culture.
In our country children study different foreign languages.
At school I took up English. I read stories by English,
American and Australian writers. It has become my habit to
read English books in adapted form every day. I learn
poems and do a lot of grammar exercises.
Now I know I must work hard to master English. Studying the English language under the guidance of the University teachers I
want to learn much about the history of words, their origin
and usage in ancient times. For example; the word "window"
is made of two very old Anglo-Saxon words, such as "wind*
and "eye". The word "window" means "the wind's eye". It
tells us of the time when a window was only a hole in the
wall, and the wind used to come through it.
When I finish my studies, I'll begin teaching in a secondary
school. I think I'll enjoy the work greatly. Teaching is a
noble profession. In modern times all kinds of specialists
need foreign languages in their work — teachers, doctors,
engineers and people in many other professions. If a specialist
doesn't know a foreign language he can't use all the foreign
books which he needs in his work. I want to teach my pupils
to read English books in the original, so they won't depend
I hope I've chosen the right profession.
1. What is your dream?
2. What opens a new world for us?
3. What can you do if you know a foreign language?
4. What is the origin of the word "window"?
5. Why is teaching a noble profession?