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Dear Students, do any five (5) tasks from this list during the semester, and you won’t have to do the Writing Paper at the exam.

The Term Work consists of writing:

  • a composition/ story (counted as 1-2 works)

  • an essay (2 works)

  • a letter to a friend (1 work)

  • a presentation on your specialization (2-3 works)

Composition/ story

  1. Write a description of someone you know (a friend of yours, a member of your family etc.) in about 200 words. Include the following:

-your opinion of the person

-physical description

-their character, habits, likes and dislikes.

  1. Choose one of the most famous writers, painters or musicians in your country or abroad and write about him/her (about 200 words). Include the following:

-what do you know about his/ her life

-what works do you know?

-do you like his/ her work? Why? Why not?

  1. Write the story of your best/ worst holiday in about 250 words.

-when was it?

-where was it?

-who were you with?

-why was it good/bad?

  1. Write a description of your favorite room (book, place, toy, piece of music, etc.) in about 250 words. Give reasons why you like it.

  1. Write three paragraphs called “Pros and cons of living in the country. In the conclusion give your own opinion.

Write about 250 words.

  1. My future” (plans and dreams)

Write about 200 words. Follow the plan:

  • Introduction

  • Immediate plans

  • Next year

  • In 5-10 years

  • One day…

  • In my dreams…

  1. About myself”

Write about 200 words.

  1. My college”

Write about 200 words.

  1. My best friend”

Write about 200 words.

  1. My hobbies and interests”

Write about 200 words.


Essay: choose a statement from the list below and comment on it.

What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?

Write 200-250 words.

Use the following plan:

-make an introduction (state the problem)

-express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for your opinion

-express an opposing opinion and give 1-2 reasons for this opposing opinion

-explain why you don’t agree with the opposing opinion

-make a conclusion restating your position

*It’s important for high school students to study compulsory subjects , even if they don’t see any need for them in the near future.

*Childhood is the safest period of human life.

*It’s easier to make friends than to keep them.

*The most important thing in life is work.

*The most important thing in life is family.

*The most important thing in life is friendship.

*The most important thing in life is love.

*The most important thing in life is health.

*Technical progress is always harmful for the environment.

*The growth of cities is harmful for the environment.

*Travelling abroad helps to understand your own country.

*Having pets helps to reduce stress.

*Some people think that we should explore space and visit other planets. Other people say that space exploration is a waste of time and money.

* Some people believe that teenagers today are generally rude, lazy and badly behaved. Other people, however, think that teenagers have a bad reputation for no reason.

*Fast food is very popular and saves time for busy working people. However, many experts say that it is not completely healthy.

* Many people enjoy watching television. However, some people believe it can be harmful.

* Many students go on school trips. Some people say that they are interesting and educational. Other people say they are a waste of time and children should learn in the classroom.

A Letter to a Friend

  1. A letter to a friend

You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen-friend Elizabeth who writes:

Yesterday I finished reading a book about the 14th century England. What kinds of books do you like reading? What do you think the most interesting period in Russian history is and why? If there were a time machine, what country and what era would you like to visit?

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