we live in a 5 storeys house in the centre of the town. we live on the third floor.our flat has 3 rooms^ a living room. a bedroom- my parents*room and my room. of course. we have a kitchen. a bathroom. a lavatory (toilet) and a big balcony. the living room is the biggest room in our flat.it is very light and nice. there is a comfortable sofa and 2 arm- chairs here. besides there is a little tea table and a stand lamp here. the carpet and the curtains are orange. the room looks very bright. in the corner near the wide window there is a wide screen tv set and home cinema centre. we like to spend our free time here together watching tv or singing karaoke
1. It is one of the most
famous sights in Minsk.
2. It has a rich collection of
books. 3. It combines high
technologies, modem design
and unusual architecture.
4. It looks like a gigantic
diamond, which symbolises the value of knowledge.
5. In 1989 two architects (Viktor Kramarenko and Mikhail
Vinogradov) with the idea of a diamond design won the
design competition. 6. The construction began in 2002.
7. The library was opened in 2006. 8. It’s located in the
green area and surrounded by a park. 9. Now it is an
information, cultural and social centre. 10. It is a 23-storey
building. 11. It’s worth visiting for at least two reasons:
it has a museum of rare books, e. g. original books of
Francysk Skaryna, and the observation deck where you
can get a great view of Minsk. 12. You can go on a guided
tour of the library if you want to get more information.
13. A lot of political, cultural and educational events are held
here. 14. The old library was too small to hold everything.
b. Read the advice below. Think how you write letters.
Are any of your ideas mentioned there?
When we write a letter about a famous sight, we can
divide it into four parts (in addition to the opening and
The first part includes the name of the place, where it
is located and what it looks like.
In the second part, we write about the history of this
In the third part, we describe what visitors can see
and do there.
In the last part, we recommend a visit to this place.
Present tenses are usually used to describe this sight
and past tenses are used to write about historical facts.
The passive voice is also often used in this type of