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Билет 24 Let’s talk about the Republic of Belarus

А сейчас тема про Беларусь — Let’s talk about the republic of Belarus.
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Let’s talk about the republic of Belarus

1. Let’s talk about our country. What can you tell me about our Motherland?
2. Do you know any symbols of our country?
3. What questions about Belarus do you expect to hear from a British teenager?
4. What Belorussian sights would you advise a foreigner to visit?
5. They say that Belarus is at the crossroads of Europe. Explain why.
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What parts of Belarus have you visited?
What Belorussian festival would you advise a foreigner to visit?
They say that the Belorussian language is losing its popularity. Do you agree with it?
Do you know any places that belong to our cultural heritage?
Which parts of Belarus would you like to visit?
What can you advise teachers to do to promote Belorussian culture?
What can you advise doing to promote the popularity of the Belorussian language?
Поговорим о теме Let’s talk about the republic of Belarus

1. Let’s talk about our country. What can you tell me about our Motherland?

Some say that our motherland is somewhere in the heart of Europe. It is correct geographically, but spiritually we are more diverse since we inherited a lot from the peoples we have to interact. We had to take part in numerous wars. We successfully defended our motherland — the land of blue lakes and green forests. We are hospitable and tolerant. We don’t take offense easily.

2. Do you know any symbols of our country?

The European bison, the white stork and the cornflower are said to be symbols of Belarus. They have been chosen as they represent the main qualities of Belarusians. We are as strong and calm as European bisons are. Our beauty is not eye-catching as that of the cornflower’s but you’ll never forget the moment you see the white stork for the first time.

3. What questions about Belarus do you expect to hear from a British teenager?

What is the capital of Belarus? Where did you say your country is actually located? Are there any places of interest in your native town?

4. What Belorussian sights would you advise a foreigner to visit?

The national library is a place to visit in Belarus. You’ll never find such a place in Europe. It’s a masterpiece of modern architecture. The design of it is symbolic and you need to give it a thought to see the ideas behind it. As for the past of our country, you should visit Mir castle which is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Belarus. Brest fortress is a must for those who are interested in our history.

5. They say that Belarus is at the crossroads of Europe. Explain why.

A brisk look at any map of Europe is enough to agree with this utterance. Many roads go through our country and they naturally form the crossroad the existence of which I was asked to prove.
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What parts of Belarus have you visited?

I have visited many places in the vicinity of my current place of living. Once a year my classmates and I are taken to various places by our form teacher. Our destination may a theater in Minsk or a museum in the capital of the six regions.

What Belorussian festival would you advise a foreigner to visit?

As far as I know there are two festivals which are worth visiting one in Vitebsk and the other in Mogilev. Slavyanskiy bazar is my favourite since various singers take part in it. You will easily find the one to please your eye and ear. If you like retro songs so golden hit will be your choice. I have heard of the misrky castle festival, but I don’t know much about it.

They say that the Belorussian language is losing its popularity. Do you agree with it?

It is a sad fact, but the vast majority of the local population have switched from Belorussian to Russian. Some young intellectuals use Belorussian as students and when they graduate form universities they have to use both languages.

Do you know any places that belong to our cultural heritage?

Two places, I mean castles in Mir and Nesvizh, are regarded as European cultural heritage. The castles were built long ago, but they are still in good conditions and attract thousand of tourists every year. Many pupils attend them as well. They are part of the trip which is called the gold ring of Belarus. There are no true mountains on the territory of you country. It’s a pity, but we have one cave. It is situated near the village called Sakhnovichi which is in Glubokoe district.

Which parts of Belarus would you like to visit?

It’s a fairly easy choice. Our motherland country has no Navy so I would like to visit our inner sea — the Minsk sea. Actually it is not a sea, but I would like to come and see it one day.

What can you advise teachers to do to promote Belorussian culture?

In my view , it is useless to make someone like something. Neither advertising no promotion may change the situation. Many pupils are not familiar with Belorussian culture as grandparents often live far from their grandchildren. Teachers should raise kids’ overall awareness of our culture by demonstrating and explaining.

What can you advise doing to promote the popularity of the Belorussian language?

To tell you the truth I have no idea what can be done to make the language more popular. We have two official languages and I don’t understand how to do something good for one language and not to do any damage to the other. Maybe we should have a TV channel where only Belorussian will be spoken. We should have more books in Belorussian in school libraries around the country. I am afraid the situation will not change until local officials won’t have to pass the exam to prove that they have good command of both languages.
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Декабрь 18, 2014
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