Speak about your native country.

Level A1+/A 2

My Motherland Ukraine

  1. I am from Ukraine.
  2. I would like to tell you about my country.
  3. My Motherland Ukraine is in the centre of Europe.
  4. It is a large country.
  5. Its territory is 603.7 thousand square kilometers.
  6. Ukraine has got a long history.
  7. Its territory was a part of Kyiv Rus, – a powerful state hundreds of years ago.
  8. Today Ukraine is an independent country.
  9. The 24th of August is the Independence Day in Ukraine.
  10. Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine.
  11. It is very beautiful.
  12. Ukrainians live in big cities, small towns and villages.
  13. Ukraine is a wonderful country with beautiful nature, talented, hard-working generous and friendly people.
  14. Ukrainian people have their own language, culture, customs and traditions.
  15. Ukraine has got rich soils, large forests of fir trees, oak trees, birch trees and beech trees.
  16. The symbol of Ukraine is a guelder rose.
  17. The colours of our National Flag are blue and yellow.
  18. They symbolize Ukraine’s golden fields of grain under blue skies.
  19. The Trident is the national Coat of Arms.
  20. The Ukrainian Anthem is the song by Pavlo Chubynsky and Mykhailo Verbytsky.
  21. Many tourists from other countries visit my Motherland Ukraine every year.
  22. They spend their holidays, learn about the history and culture of the Ukrainian people.
  23. Foreign tourists enjoy their visit to Ukraine.

Word List My Motherland Ukraine

  • Motherland – батьківщина
  • I would like to tell you about … – Я б хотів розказати вам про …
  • centre – центр
  • Europe – Європа
  • territory – територія
  • square kilometer – квадратний кілометр
  • powerful – сильний, могутній
  • state – держава
  • independent – незалежний
  • Independence Day – День Незалежності
  • ancient – стародавній
  • wonderful – чудовий
  • talented – талановитий
  • hard-working – працьовитий
  • generous – щедрий
  • friendly – дружній
  • symbolize – символізувати
  • golden – золотий
  • field – поле
  • grain – зерно
  • own – власний
  • soil – земля, грунт
  • fir tree – ялина
  • oak tree – дуб
  • birch tree – береза
  • beech tree – бук
  • guelder rose – калина
  • trident – тризуб
  • Coat of Arms – герб
  • anthem – гімн
  • foreign – іноземний
  • be proud – пишатися
  • the Carpathian Mountains (the Carpathians) – Карпатські гори (Карпати)
  • so far – досі, дотепер, до сьогодні, до сих пір
  • be situated – бути розташованим
  • north – північ
  • south – південь
  • east – схід
  • west – захід
  • eastern / western / northern / southern – східний / західний / північний / південний
  • border on – межувати з
  • Poland – Польща
  • Slovakia – Словакія
  • Hungary – Угорщина
  • Romania – Румунія
  • be washed by – омиватися
  • deep – глибокий
  • the Crimean Mountains – Кримські гори
  • peak – вершина, пік

My Motherland Ukraine Is a European Country

  1. Where is Ukraine situated? – Ukraine is situated in the south-eastern part of Europe.
  2. What countries does it border on? – It borders on Russia, Byelorus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova.
  3. What seas is Ukraine washed by? – Ukraine is washed by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
  4. What are the most important rivers in Ukraine? – The most important rivers are the Dnipro,the Dniester, the Danube, the Southern Buh and the Siversky Donets.
  5. What is the biggest lake in Ukraine? – The biggest lake in Ukraine is Yalpuh.
  6. What is the deepest lake? – The deepest lake in Ukraine is Svityaz.
  7. Are there mountains in Ukraine? – There are the Carpathian Mountains in the west and the Crimean Mountaine in the south.
  8. What is the highest peak in Ukraine? – The highest mountain is Hoverla (2,061 metres high).

Interesting Facts About Ukraine

  • Have you heard that the small town called Rakhiv is famous as the geographical centre of Europe?
  • The underground in Kyiv is the deepest in the world.
  • Also, they say, that Khreshchatyk Street is one of the widest streets in the world.
  • Ukrainians are proud that the home of the first gas lamp is Lviv.
  • Rivne Region is famous for its Tunnel of Love.
  • The biggest plane in the world was made in Kyiv.
  • If you want to ski, you don’t have to go to foreign countries, you can go to Bukovel in winter.