Первый слайд презентации: A tale of Two Cities
Birsk and Ufa – the polar opposites The two cities bear very little resemblance to each other. I was born and brought up in Birsk, but then I moved and I’ve been living in Ufa for 5 years all told.
Birsk’s endearing ambience for some people seem to be akin to a village… Being founded in 1663, it is steeped in history.
The town is dotted with historic buildings
According to my parents, Birsk is a rural idyll with its unique rustic charm in the middle of nowhere.
Although many people say that it’s too sleepy and it’s just a dreary, godforsaken town in the back of beyond. Some even consider it to be a quiet backwater where you can be bored rigid.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my hometown, but I have to admit though that the town is going to the dogs, because the vast majority of population have to scrimp and save and quite a few people live in abject poverty, trying to eke out a living. For many of them it’s quite hard to make ends meet, especially being on a salary of 10 000 rubles a month.
It goes without saying that the options for eating out also differ widely. Cafes in Birsk are not a patch on Ufa’s plush restaurants …
In terms of parks and recreation areas, Birsk also pales in comparison with Ufa…
Ufa is by far and away the most exciting place to spend time with your family.
Even though in many aspects it is not as good as Ufa, I still love this old merchant town.
Living in the city centre means that I have all the necessary amenities at my fingertips starting from a mall within walking distance and ending with amusement park.
Слайд 13: Suffice it to say, that people all over republic arrive here to shop till they drop…
Слайд 14: Ufa is a mecca for theatre-goers, musicians and party-animals
Слайд 15: There’s a world of difference in the entertainment on offer in the two places. While world-famous bands and singers give their concerts in Ufa, Birsk can only boast of the local ones
Not only can Ufa show off lists as long as your arm of magnificent buildings, museums and art galleries, it is also home to iconic sports stadiums and all sorts of places worth seeing.
A famous landmark – monument to Salavat Yulaiev
Russian-Bashkir Monument of friendship
Irrespective of the fact that I am not a muslim, I really admire the beauty of mosques…
One of the main drawbacks of living in Ufa is air pollution, as it’s a home to oil processing industry…