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Language and Music.

Language and music. Both of these terms play a great role in peoples’ life. Let’s give definitions of these terms:

Language is human speech, either spoken or written. It comes from the Latin word “lingua”, meaning tongue, and a language still is often called a tongue.

Music is sound arranged into pleasing or interesting patterns. It forms an important part of many cultural and social activities.

What are the common between these two different words? Well, at first, music as the language has their own symbols. In language it is phonemes (in oral speech) or morphemes (in written speech) and in music it is tone (sound) or note.

In a majority, any language have an alphabet. Western musicians name the tones of a scale with the first eight letters: A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H (Russian musicians usually name them as Do (Ut), Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La and Si).

If the language is a way of communication between people, music is a language of music instruments. As language has its own styles (for example, publicistic style (artistic), informational style, declamatory style (oratorial), etcetera), music has such music styles as classical, folklore, popular.

Music is sounded due to musical instruments and the peoples who play on its.

The same phoneme may be writing down by the various combinations of letters. For example, [f] – “f”, “ph”, “ff” .

In music the same sound may have various names; E = F flat, G = F double sharp = A double flat.

Aside from all this, language and music give people opportunities to express their feeling, emotions and ideas.

But there are some difference between these terms. The language of music is one for everybody and people create music when they are impressed by happiness, grief, melancholy, love, etc. When people do researches, invent, philosophize, etc. they create new designations, symbols, words.

Thus due to music we can express our emotions and feelings more brilliant and colorful. Due to language we can express our thoughts, views, ideas more exactly.

My future profession.

My native town Atyrau is a capital of oil and gas industry in Kazakhstan. It is growing and developing due to oil and gas fields such as Tengiz, Kashagan, Sazankurak.

A lot of people from different places come here to work. They all speak different languages but they almost all can speak English. And in front of us there is a problem of knowing foreign languages.

I am a second-year student of the foreign language faculty at the Atyrau State University.

I would like to be an interpreter in future. I have chosen this profession as my occupation because I like languages and English was my favorite subject when I was at school.

At the present time it is very popular profession in Atyrau because it gives the opportunity to meet a lot of people from different countries and to be well-to-do that is important.

It is not easy to be a good interpreter. I have to know not only Phonetics and Grammar rules. I have to know the culture perfectly because I shall not only translate or interpret speech. Sometimes I shall help people to communicate by giving advice how to behave in certain cases.

I have to read a lot of English books in origin to make phrases right and to be able to translate jokes, something specific and so on. I have to be creative, imaginative, communicative, understand human’s psychology.

There are plenty of foreign companies like TCO, Agip KCO, Schlumberger and others that need in interpreters. It depends on an interpreter how successful the meeting , conference, contract is.

I conclude it is very interesting profession because I like meet people, travelling, know different cultures. I understand it is not easy to become a good interpreter and I have to work hard. I will do everything to be the best.

My Independent Republic.

We all know life had changed entirely in Kazakhstan in 1991 when Communism ended in Sovet Union. It leaded to creation of the New Independent Republics. These republics were trying to rebuild their economies and find the way toward the democratic regimes. Our independent republic was among those states.

Kazakhstan tried to reconstruct its economy and social system. Our republic had many challenges and obstacles to overcome during its period of reconstruction. Not only lifestyles, fashions and technologies were changed but also there was a turnover in people’s mentality.

Now Kazakhstan is growing and developing republic. Today it is a democratic society. The territory of Kazakhstan has historically had a tremendous impact on the Kazakhstan economy, political situation, culture, traditions, and mentality of Kazakh people. Kazakhstan is rich in gold, silver, gas and oil, chromium and many other valuable minerals. These resources are very attractive prospects for investments. Oil and gas industry in Kazakhstan has a great important. There are plenty of foreign companies like TCO, PFD, Agip KCO, etc. that extract these minerals A lot of people from different places come here to work.

Economy stabilized,Kazakhstan played an important role in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Everyone have to love his country, his native town and build up powerful and independent state.

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