We have drawn the line of the
first literary contest for the best essay "My Latest Trip”
the students of our schoolhave taken
part in the contest. 27 essays were sent by the students of the 6th-10th
grades. We should admit that some of them impressed us with fresh thoughts and
originalpoints of view. We also decided
to name the winners in each grade separately. Thus the first place among the 6th
grades are shared by Lisa Symko and Yulia Slashchova; the best author in the 8th
grade without any doubt is Irine Dasuk; the absolute winner in the 9th
grade is Alina Shumna. We congratulate our winners
and wish them further achievements in English.
Ми підбили підсумкинашого першого літературного конкурсу на кращий твір «Моя остання
На жаль, в конкурсі прийняли участь тільки учні
нашої школи. Було подано 27 творів учнями 6-10х класів. Нам слід визнати, що
деякі з них вразили нас свіжими думками і оригінальнимипоглядами. Ми також вирішили назвати
переможців в кожної паралелі окремо. Таким чином, перше місце серед 6х класів
поділили Ліза Симко і Юлія Слащова. Кращим автором в 8-х класах без сумніву є Ірина
Дасюк. Абсолютний переможець серед 9-10-х класів стала Аліна Шумна. Ми вітаємо наших переможців і бажаємо їм подальших
успіхів ввивченні англійської мови.
My Latest Journey or The Most Memorable Trip
day was really exhausted, but all the same amazing and exiting” – thought Kate
before falling asleep.
morning started as usually for Kate. It was Saturday and she didn’t have any
special plans. One phone call changed everything. "Hi, Katie!” – the voice of
Kate’s best friend Mary was exited and thrilled although the clock’s hand
showed only. "Something is
going to happen” – thought Kate. "Quickly get dressed and take everything you
may need for a one-day trip. I’ll be at your place in an hour!” " Mary, can you
explain me what it means? Where are we going to?” – Kate demanded, but Mary
answered impatiently, " No time to explain. It’s a surprise. Hurry up!”
hour later two friends were sitting in the car, which were speeding along the
highway. "Mary! We can’t go to Lviv just on the spot! It’s hundred kilometers
from here!” " Of course we can! We are already driving there now! Don’t worry,
I’ve planned everything beforehand. I know you’re interested in history, so we
will visit some really wonderful places. And after that we’ll do fantastic
shopping and enjoy a cup of coffee in a famous Lviv café. You can’t say it
sounds bad, can you?” asked Mary with her nice smile. ‘You are simply the best
and I mean it!” – answered Katy and gently touched Mary’s hand.
the day they managed to visit nearly all Lviv’s museums, but the most memorable
was the visit to the Historical museum with its rich and unique collections of
arms, silver works, ancient coins and medals. the girls admired the buildings
of the city with their special style, streets with lively and busy life and
friendly, polite and helpful residents. They didn’t forget to visit the famous
Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre. But the most fantastic were of course cozy lviv
cafes with unforgettable smell of fresh coffee. Even the streets of the city
smelled with this wonderful drink.
Kate was lying in her bed, she simply couldn’t feel her legs.” It was a great
idea to go somewhere just for one day. People are wrong thinking that life is
boring” – thought Kate, " Life is fantastic and unpredictable, and only our own
laziness and lack of curiosity make it dull and monotonous. If only we dare to
be different, life won’t make us wait long for ot’s wonders!”
My Latest Journey
or My Discovery of Europe
Now sitting at my table in the dark room, where the
only desk-lamp lighted a small space, and writing these lines I realize all the
meaning the words that our whole life is nothing but an unstopping journey.
Every moment we travel through time and space. We understand it clearly when we
leave our hometowns and do not come back for a spell of time. This feeling of a
life like a journey reveals another strong feeling – the feeling of ultimate
freedom, which opens the second breath for the mind and body. My latest journey was a special one. It
was my first experience of being abroad and my own discovery of Europe. We went on the trip on our spring holiday/ there
were 24 of us. The guide of our group, named Katya, was perhaps one of the most
patient and kind-hearted people I had ever met because it was rather a hard
mission to look after the children who were rambling around, but her genuine
world-wise became a great helper in any trouble.
Our place of destination was Prague – one of the oldest and most beautiful European
capitals. We made our first stop in Lviv where we had an excursion around the
city and its unique architecture and magnificent wound narrow streets made a
deep impression on me. There wes a striking contrast between Lviv and the
cities of eastern Ukraine. We had to spend 5 hours at the customs
before entering Poland. Polish highways are so perfect that you felt no
troubles travelling by bus. We were admiring the marvelous views, that opened
through the bus windows.
When we arrived in Prague we were both exhausted and inspired. We left our
suitcases in the hotel and went on a boat trip. The river Wltava, on which Prague stands, has a very fast current and its name means "stubborn”. From the
deck of the boat we could admire with all the sights of the hoary city.
Next day we had a walking tour around the city and
also attended the famous Prague Zoo, which considers to be one of the best zoos
in Europe. On the third day of our trip we left Prague for Dresden in Germany. The architecture of both cities are quite similar,
but each of them has its own unrepeatable image and spirit. When we were leaving Prague, we threw coins from the famous Karl’s Bridge. People
say, that if you have a wish and drop the coin from the bridge it will come
true by no means. My only wish is to come back to that magic city which looks
like a fairy tale that comes to life. I want to experience the feeling of
freedom that overflew me in the narrow streets of the City of Thousands Towers
– ancient and at the same time young Prague.
Irina Dasuk, 8thgrade, 2011
Do you like
travelling? As for me I like travelling very much.
In March I was
abroad for the first time. I visited Prague with a group of
tourists from our school. Among them there were twelve pupils and three
On the first
day we had an excursion about the city. Our fascinating route was taken in the
most interesting parts of the city: The Old Town and the Jewish Quarter. The OldTown is situated on
the hill. Walking through the OldTown we enjoyed some
classic examples of Prague’s architectural
heritage and in the city centre we also saw some modern buildings. Among them
is the Fred and Ginger’s Dancing House . I liked it very much. On Old Town Square, formerly a
bustling market place, we took pictures of the Astronomical Clock and heard the
chimes of it. I was really impressed by the sights of Prague at night.
I got to
know that the visiting card of Prague is the CharlesBridge, where you can
hear a lot of mysterious legends.
Then we went to Dresden. Dresden lies on both
banks of the river Elbe. It is a very beautiful
city. There are many ancient buildings and monuments in it. The
"Procession of Princes" inDresdenis one of the largest porcelain artworks in the
world. It is made out of 25,000 Meissner porcelain tiles.
In Dresden we visited one of
the world wide famous picture galleries Old Masters Picture Gallery in the ZwingerPalace. We enjoyed such
famous canvas asThe Chocolate Girlpainted
byJean-Étienne Liotard,Sleeping Venuspainted byGiorgione,Sistine
Madonnapainted byRaphael. Then we went to
the museum of Porcelain
Collection and to the Armory. There we
saw blue-and-white porcelain from theMingDynasty andMeissen porcelain. In the Armory we saw weapon
of ancient times.
Of course I can
write more but it’s better to see than to hear. Let’s travel together.
Slashchova, the 6th form, 2011
Nowadays people like travelling very much and they
travel a lot.I like travelling too.
summer my parents and I visited Turkey
for the first time. It was unforgettable experience. We booked an all-inclusive
trip at the travel agency in Chernihiv, so we didn’t need to worry about
anything. We went to Turkey
by plane.The trip was not very interesting but comfortablу and fast.
At the airport in Istanbul we
got on a coach and went to the town of Kemer,
where our hotel was situated. On the way there we passed through 3 tunnels and
in the 3rd tunnel our guide told us to close our eyes, rise our hands and think
of our cherished desires – he said they would come true! Our hotel was situated
in a picturesque place near the town of Kemer. here
were 2 water rides and 3 swimming pools on the territory of the hotel. The
hotel had 5 restaurants: Chinese, Turkish, Mexican, Italian, where you can
taste the national cuisine of those countries and a fish restaurant with
delicious seafood. A t about you can hear the morning pray from the minaret of the
nearby mosque. It is repeated in the afternoon and in the evening, when it is
peace and quiet and there is no discos there. On the territory of the hotel
there was a Turkish market on Fridays, where they sold different
souvenirs and things you could buy to remind you of your travelling. There were
magnits, clothes, sweets and Turkish carpets which were really marvelous. We
went on some excursions there and I liked two of them very much.
first was to a place called Pamukkale. Palucate means "CottonCastle”,
because there you could see white slopes of the mountains. They are white due
to the fact that warm mineral water, full of different salts, flows down the
slopes and gives the white colour to them. There we visited the so called
Cleopathra’s Pool, filled with pure mineral water. You can swim there no more
than 15 minutes, because of carbon dioxide that is on the surface of the water.
second excursion was to 3 places at once/ the first was Demra – an ancient city
where is a splendid church of St.
Nicolai. He was a Christian bishop, who did
a lot of good and was killed for his faith. Then we went to Mira – it is also
an ancient town that was founded in the 5th century - there you can see the
remains of the Rome
amphitheater and a wonderful shop where you can buy different things made of
onix. After that we went on a boat trip to the island of Kekova. In
the clear water of the sea you can observe the ruins of ancients buildings
which were destroyed by the massive earthquake many centuries ago and sank onto
the bottom of the sea near the island.
spent two unforgettable weeks in Turkey
and I strongly recommend everybody to take a chance and go there some day to
enjoy fantastic rest.