Belgorod is one of the oldest towns in the country. It has a long and interesting history which back to the ancient times. Originally it was a very small settlement of Slavs atop the chalky hill overlooking the Seversky Donets River which was a deep and navigable river in the 16 th century.
My native town You are like a flower. My native town You are like a song. My native town Youve become much better, Oh, Belgorod, We love you Best of all.
Belgorod is an educational and cultural center. Belgorod has several higher educational centers. Academies, Universities, colleges, schools.
There are many museums Diorama museum Belgorod Land Study Museum Belgorod State Museum of Fine Arts Belgorod State museum of folk culture Literature museum
The city has a Drama Theatre, a Puppet Show Theatre, a Philarmonic Society, several concert halls, cinemas, a lot of libraries.
Preobrazhensky cathedral Cathedrals of Belgorod Nicola- Ioasafovsky cathedral Smolenskу cathedral The cathedral of Matrony Moskovskoi The Temple of Archangel Gabrie The Temple of George the Winner Krestovozdvizhensky church
There are many monuments. A Monument to the General of the Army J.R. Apanasenko Bust to the General of the Army N.F. Vatutin Bust to the Major- General M.P. Lebed The bust to the tankman A.I. Popov
Sports complex of Svetlana Khorkina stadium salyut
There are many transports in Belgorod: buses, trolleybuses, cars.
Now Belgorod is an industrial center. There are many plants and factories; for example: the Belgorod Vitamin Factory, the Belgorod Clothing factory and others. Belgorod Shoes factory The Belgorod Asbestos and Cement Plant The Instrumental Engineering Plant
Central park There are a lot of beautiful parks in my city. My favourite place is the Central park. It is the largest park. There are many attractions. I spend my spare time there. I go for a walk, take various rides. I buy souvenirs and eat Russian traditional food. I have a lot of fun in this park.
Victory park My favourite place is Victory park. It is a very beautiful park. You can see a lot of wonderful fountains, attractions. I like to spend my free time here. I can walk, go boating. There is a zoo in Victory park. I always enjoy the animals. I have a lot of fun in this park.
Gagarin park My favourite place is Gagarin park. It is a very popular place for my friends. We can do a lot of interesting things there. This park is very beautiful. You can see wonderful fountains, attractions. I like to spend my free time here. I go for a walk. I have a lot of fun in this park.
There are a lot of beautiful museums in my city. My favourite place is Diorama museum. It is the largest museum in the country. Its devoted to the Battle of Kursk Bulge. There are a lot of unique collections there such as: collection of awards and medals of the period of the Second World War, collection bronetank technics and the weapon of the period of the Second World War. I like to spend my free time here and get a new information. Diorama museum
Belgorod Land Study Museum Belgorod Land State museum was founded in Its first director was Paul Ivanovich Baryshnikov. It is situated in Popov Street. Here we can find information about Belgorod region, such as relief, minerals, animals. There are a lot of photos, maps, documents which tell us about the history, famous people, different interesting events of our region. On visiting the biological halls you get acquainted with the flora and the fauna of the Belgorod region.
Belgorod State Museum of Fine Arts In this museum you can see fine collections of Belgorod artists. Our fine art is represented by Kosenkov, Ignatiev, Mamontov, Legeza and others. On visiting the halls you get acquainted with the biography and creativity of Belgorod artists and sculptors.
Belgorod State museum of folk culture Belgorod State museum of folk culture was opened in Shaternikova Nadezhda Ivanovna is the director of museum. Here you will find the Belgorod national collections of furniture, dress, ceramics and glass, musical instruments. This museum tells us the story about traditions, customs, holidays in our region.
In this museum we can get acquainted with the biography and creativity of famous writers. I go to the museum. I get information about people, events, I discover the secrets of the past. I enjoy visiting interesting places of my town. I study well. Teachers, a computer, TV, books, parents, libraries, museums help me to get good marks. Literature museum
Drama theatre I am a theatre-lover I prefer to visit Drama theatre. It is my favourite place. I like to sit in the pit. I try to buy a ticket beforehand. In the foyer on the walls I see the photos of the famous and popular actors and actresses. I like the performance and I applaud the actors. I like to discuss the play if I see it with my friends.
This theatre is next to our school. It is a beautiful building. Children, pupils and their parents like to go to it. You can see beautiful performance. The actors work with dolls. The Puppet Show Theatre
The center of Belgorod is Sobornaya Square. It is the most beautiful place in Belgorod. I usually visit this square. In Sobornaya Square we have meetings, holidays, parades, concerts. Every year there is a very big New Years Tree in the center of Sobornaya Square. I like to come to this square to look at the tree. I like to spend my free time here.
There are many streets in Belgorod. Most of the streets are not wide. My favourite street is Khmelnitsky Street Khmelnitsky Street is one of the central streets of Belgorod. It is one the longest and busiest streets in the city. The traffic is very heavy in Khmelnitsky Street. There are so many buses, trolley-buses, cars. Khmelnitsky Street is one of the most beautiful streets in Belgorod. There are a lot of fine buildings in it. Khmelnitsky Street is a shopping centre. You can buy clothes, shoes, toys in it.
Popov Street I would like to tell you about my favourite street. This Street stretches from south to north and begins from the Victory Park. Before the Revolution this street joined to the market and was called Old Moscow Street. And it was the main road to Moscow. In 1928 it was renamed into Pioneer Street. This street was called Popov Street in honour of brave and fearless tank-man senior Lieutenant Andrey Ivanovich Popov. There is a Medical college by Vinogradskaya the scientific library, the department store Belgorod, musical school and art exhibition on this street.
Shershnyov Street Shershnyov street is a beautiful quiet street. In August 1963 Sadovaya Lane was renamed in Shershnyov street. Nikolay Shershnyov was a worker, a komsomol member from Leningrad. He was called up to the Soviet Army during the Great Patriotic war. He took part in battle og Kursk Bulge in He didnt see his victory, he was killed. Later he was rewarded with the order of Lenin, posthumously. There are a lot of sigh in Shershnyov street: cinema Raduga, Puppet Show Theatre, school 20.
Frunze Street is a very long street of our city. Its extent is more seven kilometers. It begins from railway terminal and pulls over all city. Many historic facts are connected with this street. The memorial board tells us about heroes of Civil War and Great Patriotic War. Frunze Street crosses with the street Kirov There are many enterprises: cement factory, experimental litejno- mekhanichesky plant, state bank. In Frunze street there are many trolley-buses and buses routes. Frunze Street
I. Put in gaps appropriate words. 1. The name "Belgorod" in English means …. 2. The population of the city is near …thousands of people. 3. Belgorod Region is rich mineral resources: …. 4. The heart of Belgorod is….square 5. In front of Administrative House there is …..and named after the great Russian actor……. 6. The halls of the museum acquaint its visitors with collection of documents, armory, …, clothes. II.Answer the following questions. l. How can you characterize Belgorod now? 2. What educational buildings do you know? 3. What monuments are situated in the square? 4. What can you tell about Diorama Museum? III.Wright down 5 types of questions to the sentence: Belgorod Land Study Museum presents great historical interest.