Let‘s protect the Baltic Sea (Anglų įskaita 2010)

Baltic Sea states are still failing to deal with decades of environmental mismanagement in the Baltic Sea, where intense human activity has made it one of the world’s most threatened marine ecosystems, WWF’s Baltic Sea Scorecards report shows.

Home to rich levels of biodiversity and wildlife, the Baltic Sea is a unique marine ecosystem which also sustains the livelihoods and economies of millions of people in the nine coastal countries that call the region ‘home.’

Overfishing, irresponsible shipping, industrial exploitation and pressures from agriculture and forestry continue to negatively impact its sensitive environment. The Baltic Sea today is one of the most threatened marine ecosystems on the planet.

WWF’s 2009 Scorecard examines how Baltic Sea states are planning and managing sea resources and whether they are taking needed steps towards sustainable management.

No country scored the top grade, and only Germany received a B, given its progress in developing maritime spatial plans for its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone moving ahead of the other countries with its plans for the use of its sea waters. Germany is followed by Denmark, Poland, Finland and Sweden which all received a C.

These countries are all in early stages of developing a more integrated approach to sea use management.

‘The report shows that the management varies widely from country to country – and could be described as a bit of a ‘patchwork approach.’ To be able to solve the complex problems of the Baltic Sea the countries and governments must work jointly across sectors and borders,’ said Lasse Gustavsson, CEO of WWF Sweden.

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia all received a grade of D because of a lack of evidence of any real results towards an integrated sea use management.

‘The Baltic Sea is still one of the most threatened seas in the world. Part of the problem facing the Baltic Sea is the ‘free-for-all’ mentality that still governs our use of the sea,’ said Pauli Merriman, Director WWF Baltic Ecoregion Programme. ‘If we are to succeed in saving our common sea for the future, we desperately need to work across countries, sectors and departments to achieve a more integrated sea use management and a holistic perspective.’

‘From an ecosystem perspective, such a relatively small sea like the Baltic cannot be treated as simply a collection of national marine areas. It constitutes, in almost all respects, one single marine ecosystem and should be managed as a whole,’ said Pauli Merriman.

European day of languages (Anglų įskaita 2010)

At the initiative of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, the European Day of Languages is celebrated since 2001 on 26 September.

Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe’s 47 member states are encouraged to learn more languages, at any age, in and out of school. Being convinced that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent, the Council of Europe promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe.

On the occasion of the day, a range of events are organised across Europe: activities for and with children, television and radio programmes, language classes and conferences. National authorities and the various partners are given a free hand to organise activities. To coordinate the activities organised at national level, the Council of Europe asks participating countries to nominate “National Relay Persons” for the day.

The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are to:

– alert the public to the importance of language learning and diversify the range of languages learned in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding;
– promote the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe;
– encourage lifelong language learning in and out of school.
In keeping with these aims, people, young and old, are encouraged to take up a language, or take special pride in their existing language skills. Also, those responsible for providing access to language learning are encouraged to make it easier for people to learn a range of languages, and to support policy initiatives to promote languages. There is also emphasis on learning a language other than English.

On the occasion of the day, a range of events are organised across Europe, including happenings for children, television and radio programmes, language classes and conferences. The events are not organised by the Council of Europe or the European Union nor do they allocate special funding (i.e. apart from their existing language programmes) for the day. Member states and potential partners are given a free hand to organise activities. To coordinate the activities organised at national level, the Council of Europe asks participating countries to nominate “National Relay Persons” for the day. The national relay in the UK is CILT, the National Centre for Languages. CILT’s website provides a whole host of ideas for activities in schools, colleges, workplaces and communities, with many downloadable materials as well as stickers and posters which can be ordered free of charge.

Leisure facilities for young people (Anglų įskaita 2010)

 

What do people like doing during their leisure, what are their hobbies and interests? Now people have much more occupations than earlier. Earlier there was no TV, no radio so people were at home and read books or enjoyed the nature. Some time later the radio and the TV was invented so people spent less and less time for reading books. Now the TV and the radio chains the people and they become coach potatoes. But now all spend their spare time in such a boring way. The people that like to live an active live are much healthier, they aren’t boring; it’s interesting to associate with such people. Its good then people have their hobbies, then they reach some purposes and the life becomes funnier then. My hobby is sporting, because when I have some free time I go in for sports. Then I feel much better, I become more cheerful and livelier. Sometimes I read books, but not often, because I don’t find time for that. If I take a book so I must often read it during a couple days or during a week, because it’s interesting, you want to know what is going to be later and can’t stop reading. But as I have said, I don’t often read books. During my spare time I also like reading newspapers or magazines, because so we people, know what is happening in the world at the moment. When I come home after school, I always listen to the music, it helps me to relax and have arrest after a long day. At weekends I often go to the cinema, it’s better than to sit at home and watch television, because that in the cinema the movies are new and much better and I go to the cinema not alone of course, I go there with my friends and always have a good evening. The theatre, I don’t like going to the theatre because that it isn’t so interesting. Almost all the visitors of the theatre are not younger than 35 or 40 years old. Sometimes I go to the exhibitions, there I know new technologies and it’s interesting. But not often I visit the galleries and the museums, because the museums are already visited and the galleries aren’t my favorite places. Now about the computer. I spend very little time sitting to the computer, because it’s not good for eyes and I don’t have the internet. Sometimes I play some games of course, but not often. I need my computer to write topics too. So, don’t become coach potato and have a good time!

Theatre day at school (Anglų įskaita 2010)

WORLD THEATRE DAY was created in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI). World Theatre Day is celebrated annually on the 27th March by ITI Centres and the international theatre community, various national and international theatre events being organized to mark this occasion. One of the most important of these is the circulation of the International Message traditionally written by a theatre personality of world stature at the invitation of the International Theatre Institute.

The term theatre is often applied only to dramatic and musical plays, but it properly includes opera, dance, circus and carnivals, mime, vaudeville, puppet shows, pageants, and other forms—all of which have certain elements in common. They are essentially visual; are experienced directly (although film, videotapes, or recorded sound may be incorporated into a performance); and are governed by sets of rules—such as scripts, scenarios, scores, or choreography—that determine the language and actions of the performers; language, action or atmosphere may be contrived, in order to elicit emotional responses from the audience.

We go to the theatre because we want to see something new, to think, to be touched, to question, to enjoy, to learn, to be shaken up, to be inspired, to touch art. It is very important to celebrate Theatre day at schools, since this tradition would help to keep our nationality, patriotizm and artistity. In my opinion, every day must be Theatre Day!

Welcome to our school (Anglų įskaita 2010)

Children begin to go to school when they turn seven. In the first grade, they are starting to create their own personalities. The first steps are growing up there. The most things are not in the education sphere but in the communications with friends other schoolchildren.
school is a part of our environment from the time they are little children until they are almost grown up. We hear very little of what pupils think of school, and what happens to them there.
At school, pupils spend the most important years of their lives. There they take courage and confidence, make friends and learn to understand life. Whatever school’s years will be remain in their hearts forever. Teachers not only give us knowledge of physics, mathematics, history and etc, but they also teach children to love their Motherland, to be honest and hard working. Furthermore, children are taught how to communicate with others, to work in groups. Moreover, at school, pupils discover new feelings. Teachers teach them how to be friendly, kindly, responsible, how to be in comprehension with others, how to help friends, be polite.
school changes the personality of children so that they care about themselves future. As a result, they are not interested in crimes so that we have not so much young criminals.
At school children are spending time jolly, they are always with friends but also they get lots of knowledge. There pupils can get education. Education is the key to the person’s career. It is very important in person’s life. Everybody wants to have a good job, nice car, big house. However, not for all people it is possible. Education is the key for making their lives better and making their dreams come true.
In my opinion, the school is going to be the most important thing that creates a child’s personality and the way of his life.

The role of the internet (Anglų įskaita 2010)

Internet plays very important role in everyones lifes. Why is the Internet important?

1. It is the one medium that is experiencing the most expansion. Over 50 million people have access to the net and it is estimated that over 200 millions will be on the net by the year 2000.

2. Globalization. Your potential market will increase expontantially if your company has a presence on the net. Through e-commerce you are able to do business with companies all over the globe with a minimum of bother.

3. Your presence on the net can provide customers with the essential information they need without having to directly contact your company. Your site can thus be a advertising billboard and information database at the same time.

4. It has come to be almost essential for companies to have a site on the net. A good site will embed trust in your future customers. On the other hand, a badly designed site can be detrimental to your image. Your site is available to you customers 24 hours a day, every day of the year and through your site they will be able to perform their necessary actions (e.g. place orders, track their orders, send messages).

5. A more inexpensive way of presenting your company to the public than most other forms of advertising. Your site will always be up-to-date with the newest information, something that other mediums can not match.

6. Gain an advantage over your competition in this rapidly expanding market by having a professional well managed site. Beware that it may be better to have no homesite rather than to have an inferior one.

Looking for a summer job (Anglų įskaita 2010)

Summer is perfect time of looking for a temporary job. In my point of view, pupils should not get down to every job which is offered. First of all every of us have make a list of interests and strengths, as well as dislikes and the things you need some improvement in, and keep them in mind as you look for a job. For example, if you love books or writing, a job in a bookstore or library might be perfect for you. So every of us has to think about future dreem job and to move under this direction. I think, that every job, even temporary summer job, has to be valuable, beneficial and giving basics for our dreem job. That’s why we can not waste time to casual and useless jobs. On the other hand, it is not easy to find desirable job nowadays, when labour marker is in deep crisis and unemployment rate is more than 10%. However, clever, wily, responsible and intellectual applicants still can find good jod, even labour market is quite comlicated today.