пятница, 31 декабря 2010 г.

Happy New Year!


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Happy New Year!

According to east calendar 2011 will be year of the Metal White Rabbit (Cat).
New 2011 of the Rabbit (Cat) will bring many good luck and happiness. The cat always falls on four paws - to it always carries! It the lucky beggar! Love! Here that will be the most important in new year.
The most favorable expects us in affairs family. All know that a cat - a family animal, a symbol of a house cosiness. That's it therefore wait in new year that in a family at you all will be most in the best way and if you only dream to make a family, this year the most suitable to such undertaking!
What to dress in a New Year's eve?
To year there correspond such colours, as white, gold, yellow. Elements - metal in which such characteristic, as shine is inherent.
Give preferences to clothes white, gold (yellow) colours, and as to fabrics with shine. Give each other gold ornaments, they will bring good luck in new year!
What should be present on a celebratory table?
On a celebratory table necessarily there should be apples and millet. It is not necessary to submit on a table any зайчатины or крольчатины not to awake in the Hare of a leaving Tiger! In general, it is better to prefer dishes vegetarian. More than any vegetables, especially greens - an onions, fennel, parsley, salad.
How to decorate the house by a holiday?
At furniture of rooms and a table there should be things from metal: the silver wine-glasses, the horn bordered with metal, ornaments from металлокерамики.
Rabbit - an open sign. This year wait set of a friendly sit-round gathering. Good fruits will give joint trips and pastime. The year which symbol is the Rabbit, has to dialogue, constant communications, negotiations, transactions and meetings. Thus conflicts will be shown to a minimum as the Rabbit - the big diplomat and without effort will agree about all.
New year always marks the beginning of the new period in a life.
Happiness and good luck in New year!

четверг, 18 ноября 2010 г.

to get the hang of something


This dog has got the hang of swimming! Today, we meet the English expression “to get the hang of”. If you “get the hang of” something, it means that you have started to do it properly. You are not an expert yet, but you have understood the basic idea.

For example, imagine that you are learning to swim. You have never been swimming before. You are a complete beginner. The other people in your swimming class are complete beginners too.

The swimming instructor stands at the side of the swimming pool and shows you what to do. You have to reach forward with your arms, and kick your legs in the water. You try it. You splash wildly with your legs, and the poor swimming instructor gets very wet. A lot of water goes up your nose. But you do not move. You try again, and again. By the end of the swimming lesson, you can swim about 2 meters without your feet touching the bottom of the swimming pool. “Well done,” says the swimming instructor. “You are getting the hang of it.” He means that are beginning to understand how to swim.

Kevin is learning to cook. Ever since he was a student, Kevin has lived off food which comes in tins or packets, plus takeaway pizzas, of course. Then he met Joanne, who is a good cook. But she is not willing to do all the cooking. She thinks that Kevin should do his share. So Kevin buys a cookery book, with beautiful pictures of delicious food. He sits in bed and reads it. The first day he cooks some chicken. However, the oven is too hot and the chicken is burnt. The second day, he makes some curry. The recipe said to add “half a teaspoon“ of salt. Kevin misunderstood, and used half a tablespoon of salt. Then the rice stuck to the bottom of the pan, and the meal was inedible. But on the third day, things were better. Kevin made a chocolate cake, and it was really quite good. “This is delicious”, said Joanne as she ate a third slice of cake. “You are getting the hang of cooking. Perhaps you should cook every day.”

Joanne has a nephew. His name is Jack and he is three years old. He has learnt to talk, and indeed he talks all the time. But, like most other English three year olds, he does not understand about English irregular verbs. He thinks that you can talk about things in the past by adding “-ed” to the end of a verb – any verb! When Joanne went to visit her sister, her conversation with Jack went like this:

“Hello Jack. What did you do today?”

“I goed to nursery.”

“Oh, you went to nursery. And what did you do at nursery?”

“We singed a song. Then we sitted on the mat and the teacher readed a story.”

“I see. And what did you do after nursery?”

“Me and mummy goed to the shops. We buyed some sweets.”

“You bought some sweets. What happened to the sweets, Jack?”

“I eated them.”

As you can see, Jack has not got the hang of irregular verbs. English would of course be much easier if we all spoke like Jack, but unfortunately English has lots of irregular verbs, and you (and Jack) just have to learn them . Have you got the hang of irregular verbs? There is a quiz on the website where you can test your skills.

Beware of the cat !


Today's podcast is about taking care!

I want you to imagine that you are visiting England. You and some friends decide to go for a walk in the country. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and all is right with the world. You walk through a pretty village, and then through a wood. You climb over a fence into a big field. “This would be a good place for a picnic,” you say. So you sit down on the grass under a tree, and unpack your picnic.

Then your friend sees something. “There is a notice on the fence over there,” he says. “can you read what it says?”

You look hard at the notice. You can hardly see the writing. “I think it says – beware of the bull!” you say. “What does ‘beware' mean?”

You find your English dictionary at the bottom of your rucksack, You have just started to look for ‘beware' when you hear a snorting noise. You look up to see a large bull standing about 10 metres away.

Now, some bulls are kind and “hospitable“. They are pleased when visitors come to their field, and they try to make them welcome. One look at this bull, however, tells you that this is not the kind and hospitable sort of bull. He is, rather, the unkind and inhospitable sort of bull. There is only one thing to do. You and your friend run to the fence and climb over it. The bull runs after you, snorting angrily. He stares at you for a few minutes; then he goes back to the tree where you were sitting and starts to eat your picnic.

Now you know what “beware” means. It means “danger! be careful!” “Beware” is actually a shortened form of “be aware”. You can use “beware” as an imperative verb – that means, a verb which gives orders or instructions. You can tell somebody “beware of the bull” or “beware of the dog”. But you cannot say “I beware of the bull” or “you beware of the the dog.” So, “beware” is an incomplete verb – you can only use it to warn someone to be careful.

You will often see “beware” on notices that warn people about dangers. Near a railway line, there might be a notice “Beware of the trains”. Beside a river – “beware – deep water”. Or near a road junction – “beware of traffic from the right”.

And here are some other words or phrases which you can use to tell somebody that something may be dangerous.

danger!
warning!
caution!
be careful!
look out!
take care!
mind out!

There is a little quiz on the website about warning notices and the places where you might find them. Take care!

суббота, 30 октября 2010 г.

Halloween. October 31


Halloween (All Hallows Evening или Beggars Night) — Хэллоуинночь перед Днем всех святых (All Saints' Day). Говорят, Хэллоуину не менее двух тысяч лет. Истоки этот противоречивый праздник берет из кельтской культуры. У кельтов существовали «начала времен года». Их было четыре. Самайн знаменовал собой приход зимы и отмечался 31 октября.

В 7 веке Папа Бонифаций IV утвердил 1 ноября Днем всех святых, желая отвлечь английский народ от языческих обычаев. Позже 2 ноября стало Днем всех душ — когда поминали всех умерших. Однако, традиции сохранились в народной памяти, и победить их до конца так и не удалось.

Сейчас праздник возвращается в Европу, он также популярен и в некоторых азиатских странах. Дети наряжаются в костюмы чудовищ и ходят по соседским домам, требуя сладостей. Также устраивают маскарады и выставляют в окно полую тыкву с вырезанными глазами и ртом и свечкой внутри, чтобы отпугнуть духов.

Кстати, тыква — изобретение американцев. А до того в Ирландии и Шотландии страшные маски, в которые потом вставляли свечки, вырезали из реп и картофелин, в Англии — из свеклы.

суббота, 4 сентября 2010 г.


Happy New School Year! Form 10 "A "
September 01, 2010

пятница, 13 августа 2010 г.

Have Fun on International Left-Handers Day!

Happy Left-Handers Day!


Image descriptionWelcome to the official site for the Left-Handers Club, and the 18th annual celebration of left-handers superiority!! All year round, we fit in with home and office layouts designed for right-handers’ comfort – put up with doors, cookers, sinks, computer mice, keyboards and desks that are efficient for right-handers to work at, and hundreds of times every day we contort ourselves using back-to-front tools and gadgets that make us look clumsy and awkward in our efforts to make them to work…

But NOT TODAY! Because on this special day, it is your chance to GET YOUR OWN BACK on your right-handed friends colleagues and family, by designating your personal space as a LEFTY ZONE where everything must be done left-handed! Download our unique Lefty Zone posters for prominent display, plus any others from our selection of FREE LEFT-HANDERS DAY POSTERS, re-arrange the room for your convenience, and settle down to enjoy this site, totally dedicated to YOU


понедельник, 28 июня 2010 г.

Tomas Nevergreen in Minsk, June 2010

"Since You've Been Gone"

search and you will find there is no reason
I can't convince myself to let you go
I never promised you it would be easy
it seems to me that nothing's fair in love

since you've been gone
baby you've been on my mind
since you've been gone, how can I go on
since you've been out of my life
baby since you've been gone
I guess that I should be alright
since you've been gone, how can I go on
since you've been out of my life

I'm not so sure this is the right decision
I still believe that we can find a way
girl why can't you see how much I miss you
I'd wish you would come back to me and stay

since you've been gone
baby you've been on my mind
since you've been gone, how can I go on
since you've been out of my life
baby since you've been gone
I guess that I should be alright
since you've been gone, how can I go on
since you've been out of my life

since you've been gone
I can do what I want
I can go anywhere
because now nobody cares
since you've been gone
I can hear all the songs on "kill 'em all"
but I feel so alone
all I want is to turn you around back home

since you've been gone
baby you've been on my mind
since you've been gone, how can I go on
since you've been out of my life
baby since you've been gone
I guess that I should be alright
since you've been gone, how can I go on
since you've been out of my life

Tomas Nevergreen in Minsk "Since you've been gone"

воскресенье, 30 мая 2010 г.

May, 29 - Last Bell Day. Examinations are coming.

Satellite, Eurovision 2010 Song Contest Winner

I went everywhere for you
I even did my hair for you
I bought new underwear, light blue
And I wore 'em just the other day

Love you, know I'll fight for you
I left on the porch light for you
Whether you are sweet or cruel
I'm gonna love you either way

Love, oh love, I gotta tell you how I feel about you
'Cause I, oh I, can't go a minute without your love
Like a satellite, I'm in orbit all the way around you
And I would fall out into the night
Can't go a minute without your love

Love, I got it bad for you
I saved the best I have for you
You sometimes make me sad and blue
Wouldn't have it any other way

Love, my aim is straight and true
Cupid's arrow is just for you
I even painted my toe nails for you
I did it just the other day

Love, oh love, I gotta tell you how I feel about you
'Cause I, oh I, can't go a minute without your love
Like a satellite, I'm in orbit all the way around you
And I would fall out into the night
Can't go a minute without your...
Love, oh love, I gotta tell you how I feel about you
'Cause I, oh I, can't go a minute without your love

Where you go, I'll follow
You set the pace, we'll take it fast and slow
I'll follow in your way
You got me, you got me
A force more powerful than gravity
It's physics, there's no escape

Love, my aim is straight and true
Cupid's arrow is just for you
I even painted my toe nails for you
I did it just the other day

Love, oh love, I gotta tell you how I feel about you
'Cause I, oh I, can't go a minute without your love
Like a satellite, I'm in orbit all the way around you
And I would fall out into the night
Can't go a minute without your...
Love, oh love, I gotta tell you how I feel about you
'Cause I, oh I, can't go a minute without your love