I should like to begin my talk with a familiar
quotation. It is a pity I don’t know whom it belongs to.
It runs as follows: “friendship is the wine of life”. So
to have a true devoted friend is a great luck.
I have a lot of friends. Some of them are my
schoolmates, some are my neighbours and I have some whom
I met a few years ago. But my close friend is Oksana.
She is 16.
Oksana is tall and pretty-looking girl. Her peaches and
cream complexion suits her dark brown eyes. She has a
nice nose that together with her wonderful hair-do and
charming smile makes her face beautiful. She is a very
fashionable girl. Oksana has a queenly carriage and the
clothes she wears always look great and beautiful.
But she is an attractive girl not only by her
appearance, but also by her character and her inner
world, because she is well bred, jolly and kind. She
does well at school.
It is very interesting to speak with her, especially
when she has fallen into the habit of reading a lot. She
has read a lot of books and it doesn’t matter for her
what kind of book it is. She enjoys them all and the
only thing that matters for her is that book shouldn’t
be dull but interesting. She says that the books are of
great help at any time and they always must be at hand.
Her idea is that it’s more convenient to have a library
of her own comprising lots of books than to try keeping
everything in her head.
I don’t like people who are bored at everything and who
never make the slightest effort to be pleasant. That’s
why my friend is Oksana, the most amusing and cheerful
person in the world. She is a sunny soul by nature and
always takes the slightest excuse to be amused and to
raise the spirits of the other people around her.
Oksana and I are good friends. I enjoy her company
immensely. I highly appreciate our friendship. I think
there are not many people, whom I’m so attached to. We
are always ready to help and support each other and try
not to quarrel. But when sometimes it comes to
quarrelling we try to make it up at once. I think that
our friendship is very firm and I’ve got a friend for
all my life.