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We are all connected to one another February 23, 2010

Posted by americanex in Uncategorized.

Sometimes we think that the country where we live is like an island….people working and living without much contact with people from other places. But really, we are all connected.

We are connected by many things…our families and friends that live in other countries; our studies in school about the world; and the many products and foods that we use and eat that come from far away lands.

People in Ukraine make things and grow vegetables and fruit that go to other cities and countries. They are used by people who speak a different language.

Did you know that people in Ukraine also use products that are made in factories located in countries very far away? It is true. People in Ukraine use products made in Cyprus, Germany, Netherlands, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Some big companies in Ukraine sell metals, fuel and petroleum products to other countries.  Other companies sell and ship chemicals, transport equipment and machinery to far away lands. These products make up about 72% of everything that Ukraine exports. About 13% of what is sold to other countries is food products.  

Can you guess what type of food or agricultural products Ukraine sells to other countries?

Do you know what type of products Ukraine imports (brings into the country from other countries around the world)?

Take a guess and let me know what you think. Come to English Club on February 28 and we’ll talk about it. Beginners can come at 10 a.m.  If you can speak a little English and want to learn to speak better, you can come at 11 a.m. And if you speak English well and want to practice, come to English Club at 12 noon.

I look forward to seeing you at the Kherson Oblast Children’s Library in the Foreign Literature Department.

Deborah Garofalo, Peace Corps Volunteer


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