My Family. Моя родина
My name is Taras. Our family is neither large nor small, just a typical family. I have a mother, a father, my brother and a sister and a dog. We all live together in a four-room flat in one of districts of Kiev.
My father Ihor Petrovich is forty seven years old. He is a tall and well-built man with short black hair and grey eyes. He works as a economist at a big plant. He likes his work and spends most of his time there. By character my father is a quiet man, while my mother is energetic and talkative.
My mother’s name is Oksana Petrivna. She is forty two, she is a teacher of music and plays the piano well. My mother always has a lot of work to do about the house and at school. She is a born teacher. She is a busy woman and we all help her.
My sister’s name is Nastya. Like our mother she has blue eyes and dark hair. She is a very good-looking girl. Alla is five years younger than me. She is a pupil of the 6 th form. She does well at school and gets only good and excellent marks. English is her favourite subject and she wants to become a teacher, as well as I do.
My elder brother Petro is twenty one years old, he goes to the university. He likes to read books.
My grandparents are retired. They like gardening. They spend a lot of their time in the garden. They grow vegetables and fruits. We enjoy having fresh vegetables and green on our dinner table.
Our family is very united. We like to spend time together. In the evenings we watch TV, read books and newspapers, listen to music or just talk about the events of the day. Our parents don’t always agree with what we say, but they listen to our opinion.
All of us like to spend our weekends in the country. We often go to the village where our grandparents live. They are aged pensioners now, but prefer to live in the country. My grand-grandmother is still alive. She lives in my grandmother’s family and is always glad to see us. Her health is poor and she asks us to come and see her more often. I also have many other relatives: uncles, aunts, cousins. We are happy when we are together.
I love my family very much. We always help each other. Everyone in my family is my best friend.