You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen-friend David who writes:
...Thank you for the book you sent me about the Lyceum years of Pushkin and his friends. I'm glad it was in English. My elder sister is reading it now. Isn't it amazing that all the 10-year old boys could read, write and speak French before they got to the Lyceum?! Was home education typical for all kids under 10 in Russia in the 19th century? Would you like to study in a boarding school like Pushkin's Lyceum? Next week I am planning to apply to a University.
answer his questions; ask 3 questions about the University he is going to apply to.
I’m happy to hear from you again. I’m sorry I haven’t written earlier but I was really busy with my school.
In your letter you asked me about the education in the 19th century. Well. It’s amazing that children were well-educated at home before going to the Luceum. I think that home education was typical for many people, but not all o
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