Finishing school is the beginning of the independent life
for millions of school leavers. Many roads are opened before
them: vocational and technical schools, institutes and
universities. But it is not an easy thing to choose a profession
out of more than 2,000 existing in the world. Some pupils
follow the advice of their parents, others can't decide even
after leaving school.
As for me, I made my choice long ago. I want to become a
teacher of the Ukrainian language and literature. My choice
of this occupation didn't come as a sudden flash. During all
school years literature was my favourite subject. I've read a
lot of books by Ukrainian and foreign writers.
I understand that reading books helps people in selfeducation
and in solving different life problems. I would like
to teach my pupils to enjoy reading, to encourage them to
learn our national language and literature, which is the source
of national culture.
It is known that teaching is a very specific and difficult
job. It shouldn't be taken easily. The teacher is a person who
is learning as well as teaching all his life. Most jobs can be
done within the usual office hours from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m., but
teacher's work is never done and evenings are usually spent
in marking exercise-books and preparing for the next lesson.
Teachers do not only teach their subjects. They develop their
pupils' intellect, form their views and characters, their attitudes
to life and to other people. It's a great responsibility and the
teacher must be a model of competence himself.
It's not as easy as it may seem at first. But I think that love for children combined with the knowledge I'll get at the University would be quite enough to succeed in my work. I'm applying to the philological department and I am sure my dream will come true sooner or later.
1. What roads are opened before school leavers?
2. Is it an easy thing to choose a profession out of more
than 2,000 existing in the world?
3. What does reading books help in?
4. Why is teaching a very specific and difficult job?
5. What would be enough to succeed in your work?