Our planet Earth is only a tiny part of the universe, but nowadays it's the only place where we can live. People always polluted their surroundings. But until now pollution was not such a serious problem. People lived in rural areas and did not produce such amount of polluting agents that would cause a dangerous situation in global scale. With the development of overcrowded industrial highly
The Internet is a huge network of computers spanning this planet and is now started to bring in the surrounding area like space. Some computers like servers share data, others just surf the web as clients downloading the data. Public Internet began in the late 70's. In the 70*s web users used an interface called telnet, but now that program is mainly obsolete. Telnet is most widely deployed in
One of the world-wide known museums is the Hermitage. The word "Hermitage" means "a place of solitude". This name was given in the XVIII century by Catherine П to her private museum housed in a small building adjacent to the Winter Palace and accessible only to the chosen few. In the course of time, the Hermitage grew into one of the greatest museums of the world. At the present, the collections
Sports play an important part in the life of the English people. Such national British sports as football, golf, cricket, table tennis, lawn tennis, snooker, steeplechase, racing, darts are popular among the British. They are proud that many sports originated in their country and then spread throughout the world. Football the most popular game in the world is of two kinds in Britain:, association
The emphasis on physical fitness has involved increasing number of Americans in activities that provide the necessary physical fitness, happiness and holiday distraction. American participants are magnetised by such sports and activities as bicycling, fishing, jogging, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, marathons, track and field, bowling, archery, skiing, skating, squash and badminton. But the four major
The position of Great Britain gives it a temperate climate. Britain lies in the eastern part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is surrounded by the sea, which makes the climate warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
There are four seasons in a year: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Spring is the time of hope and happiness. Nature is awakening of life again. Trees are bursting in leaf, flowers are breaking into blossom. Spring is a busy season for gardeners who have much to do in their orchards. Rainy and warm weather in spring is good.
Every season is good in its own way. And every season has negative features of its own. Consider autumn, for example. It is time when nature fades away. Days grow shorter. Cold weather sets in. Hoar frost covers the ground at night. But worst of all is rain. Oh, how nasty cold autumn rain is! Even if it just drizzles. Most often it rains for hours. And there are days when it rains for a while then the
Russian pupils have four holidays a year. The academic year is split into four terms. Autumn vacation and spring vacation are very short. They last only a week each. But it is quite enough for my classmates and me to go somewhere and have a good time. We usually go to a holiday-house or to another city for a change.
I The scientific and technological progress of the 20-th century has allowed people to overcome time and distance, to cover in the twinkle of an eye vast expanse of our planet. The whole world is open now. The limits and frontiers of the previous period have stopped to exist. We can choose any place on the planet and go there on business or for holiday. We can go to the place of our destination by sea,