Дополнительный материал для устной речи
Few cities in the world are changing faster than Novosibirsk,
one of the most important industrial, cultural and scientific
centers in Siberia.
Novosibirsk was built on both banks of the River Ob. A second
bridge has been thrown across the Ob, and the city is growing.
Novosibirsk has an opera house - probably the biggest in
Russia - and six theatres. It also is the seat (зд. местонахождение)
of the Siberian branch of the Academy of Sciences.
A HISTORICAL ANECDOTE
George Washington, the first President of the United States,
had a secretary, a young man. One morning the secretary came
late and found Washington waiting. He tried to excuse himself
(оправдаться) by saying that his watch was wrong. Washington
replied quietly, "I am afraid you will have to get another
watch, or I another secretary".
A hungry man is an angry man. You cannot govern others unless
you can govern yourself. He who scrubs (трет, чистит) every
pig he sees, will not long be clean himself (Cp. с кем поведешься,
от того и наберешься).
Fire is the test of gold; adversity (несчастье, беда) of
Seneca (Rome, 1 st century)
Man is the only (зд. единственный) animal that laughs and
weeps (плачет); for he is the only animal that is struck with
the difference between what things are and what they ought
William Hazlitt (England, 1778-1830)