Expand Your Vocabulary — Funny Words
English has a great deal of downright silly-sounding words. You know what it’s like when you have to repeatedly use one word over and over, it starts to look nonsensical and loses all meaning. These words, even though some are words we use often (awkward and skirt, for example), all sound funny. Well, they do to us anyway! We hope you enjoy this list as well. Try slipping a few of the more outlandish terms into your everyday conversation!
Symbols of Russia — official and non-official
The national symbols of Russia are a part of the cultural heritage of the country which has given the country its national identity.
The official and non-official symbols play an important role in formation of a country and a nation’s image; they build up its recognition.
Symbols of Russia and Russians are quite diverse. There are only three official, i.e. authorized by law, symbols of the state — the flag, emblem and anthem. But there are a lot of informal symbols, which are often much more famous and popular.
I’d like to tell you about these symbols of Russia. At first official symbols:
Личное письмо. Стратегия написания личного письма
1. Обращение начинается с Dear, к которому добавляется имя.
2. Всё обращение пишется не посередине, а на левой стороне без отступа на красную строку.
3. Не забудь поставить запятую (а не восклицательный знак) после обращения.
4. Поблагодари за полученное письмо.
5. Объясни, почему ты пишешь это письмо и о чем оно будет.
6. Ответь на вопросы, которые тебе задала Элис в своём письме.
7. В конце письма в новом абзаце задай Элис вопросы согласно заданию (про ее новый дом).
8. В конце письма не забудь написать завершающую фразу Best wishes (С наилучшими пожеланиями) или Love (Целую) на отдельной строке.
9. Не забудь поставить запятую после Best wishes,
10. На отдельной строке после завершающей фразы подпиши письмо — напиши своё имя.
My future profession 1
The end of school is the start of our independent life and the beginning of the most serious examination we have passed. In order to do well at this examination it is necessary to choose the right road in life which will help us best to live and work for own good and for the benefit of our country.
Many broad ways will open before the pupils when they leave a secondary school. Everybody will have a chance to develop and use knowledge and education received during the school years.
My School 1
I have just finished school number … My school is (not) very new and modem and (but) it is very conformable and all the pupils like it very much, it is really home for everyone, who studies there. It has three (four, five, two) floors. The classrooms are light and high. There are classrooms for practically all the subjects — English, History, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geography, Literature, etc. There is a computer class in our school, -where pupils study computing, one of the most important subjects nowadays. There is a school hall in our school, too. Meetings, conferences, concerts and all the celebrations take place there.
My Friend 1
I have a very good friend. His (her) name is … Friends are very important in our life. I think one cannot live without friends. The most important thing for being good friends, to my mind, is to be ready to help one another in any situation, nevertheless how difficult it is, to support one another and to solve all the problems together. And never mind, that the friends may have different interests and hobbies, different likes and dislikes. They say that the friend in need is a friend indeed. I think it is really so,
My Family 1
Our family is large (small, not very large). We are the family of seven (two, three, four, five, six): my mother, my father, my grandmother, my grandfather, my sister, my brother and I.
My mother’s name is … She is … years old. She is a teacher (a doctor, a worker, an engineer). She is a very nice, kind and clever woman.
My father’s name is … He is … years old. He is a worker (a teacher, an engineer, a doctor, a businessman). He is lather tall and strong. He is a man of strong character — and all of us love him very much.
My grandmother’s name is … She is … years old. She does not work now, she is a pensioner, but she has a lot of work to do about the house. All of us try to help her.