1.To characterize the region where we live. 2. To describe its geographical peculiarities. 3. To describe people living here. 4. To show how geography influence people’s life styles. Its tradition and wealth,natural resources.
In the middle of the 17th century the Amur basin was inhabited by more than 70 nationalities. The most numerous are the Russians. Other nationalities are: the Nanais, the Ulchis, the Udegeis,the Orochis, the Evenkis. About the Daurs: "Some of them were involved in farming and others in animal husbandry. They grew six different kinds of grain crops . They bred different animals including horses, cows, sheep, pigs, and hens..." They hunted with bows and did not know firearms.
The Khabarovsky Krai is situated on the eastern part of the continent and is not far from the Pacific Ocean. That's why the climate is various. The cold Sea of Okhotsk which is not far and the flow of cold continental air from Siberia are responsible for severe winter frosts and humid climate in short summer periods.
Wonderful forests occupy the most part of the Khabarovsk Territory. There are more than 20 kinds of trees growing on one sq. kms.: birches, oaks, cedars, line trees, pine trees and fir trees. In the South you can find unique kinds of flowers that are disappearing now:lotous flowers, the Amur vine, the Manchurian walnut and the Amur cork tree. The Far Easten forests are full of different animals and birds. They are : northern reindeers, Asiatic black bears, wolves, Manchurian tigers , squirrels, foxes, hares and other animals.
Geographical position of the territory, its climate and forests with rich vegetation has great influence on people‘s lives, their activities, rest and hobbies. People are tough, not patient and not submissive. As there are many rivers, lakes and the Pacific Ocean is close, all these facts make fishing highly developed. Over 100 kinds of fish are found in fresh water of lakes and rivers.
Komsomolsk-on-Amur was founded in 1932 . Today the population of the town is about 300 000 people. There are many nice buildings, wide streets, green parks, large squares and monuments in our town. There are a lot schools, technical schools and universities in our town.
500 g – fish; 1 onion; ½ of carrot; 1 tb. sp. of butter; some salt; some parsley. First you must clean the fish. Then take one onion, some parsley and a carrot. Put all ingredients into a saucepan , add some cold water, add some salt and cook it till it is ready. Then take the fish out and cut it into big parts. Put the pieces on a plate, add some melted butter. Put hot boiled potatoes or mashed potato, or rice around the fish and enjoy your fish.
If you like unusual food you may taste the dish called ‘’stroganina’’. You must take fresh meat or fish, cut it into thin slices and put some salt ,pepper. Then mix the dish, wait for 5 minutes and then eat.
1. What art things did the people of Preamuria make? 2. Do you remember what unique plants and trees are growing in our forests? _ Fur and leather articles; _ Wooden things. _ Birches, oaks, cedars, line trees,pine trees and fir trees; _ Lotous flowers, the Amur vine, the Manchurian walnut and the Amur cork tree. 3. Can you tell how many kinds of fish there are in the Amur River? 4. When was Komsomolsk-on-Amur founded? Over 100 kinds of fish. In 1932. 5. What is the population and the area of the Khabarovsky kray? _ The area is about 788600 sq. kms. _ The population is about 1427200 people.
“East or West, home is best.” Of course, there are a lot of wonderful places in the world, but we live in the Khabarovsky Kray and we like it, we are proud of it. For each of us it is the best place to live in. As the proverb says:
The conclusions we’ve made having examined all the facts: 1.The climate of out region is various; 2. People are hospitable and kind; 3. Everything in our life depends on the place we live in. 4.Our place is worth seeing and visiting .