Let me introduce myself. My full name is Andrei Andreevich Ivanov. I was named after my father and I am very happy about it. I was born on April, 7, 1981 in Moscow. I come from the family of office workers. I am an only child in the family. I am a pupil of the eleventh form of a secondary school. I’m finishing school this year. I want to enter the University of Moscow. That is why I have to study twice as hard as an ordinary pupil. I’m not only doing my best at school, I’m taking a preparatory course at the University. The course lasts for six months. We have lectures and seminars three times a week: on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I come to the University at 5 p. m. and leave it at 8 p. m. The lectures on literature, social sciences and history are given in lecture rooms. The seminars are held in small groups in classrooms. We have classes of English too. During our English classes we read and translate texts, discuss books, listen to a taperecorder. At the University we learn a lot of useful and interesting things. But most of all I like the subject of my future speciality. I am always very busy, but when I am free I like to read books. My favourite writer is Ernest Hemingway. I like to go to museums and art galleries. My favourite painter is Rembrandt van Rijn. I have a lot of friends. But my best friend is Nick. I like to travel. My parents and I have visited many ancient Russian towns. I am on friendly terms with my parents. I am very happy.