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Царевна-лягушка (The Frog Princess)

Царевна-лягушка
In days gone by there was a King who had three sons. When his sons came of age the King called them to him and said, «My dear lads, I want you to get married so that I may see your little ones, my grand-children, before I die.»
And his sons replied, «Very well, Father, give us your blessing. Who do you want us to marry?»
«Each of you must take an arrow, go out into the green meadow and shoot it. Where the arrows fall, there shall your destiny be.»
So the sons bowed to their father, and each of them took an arrow and went out into the green meadow, where they drew their bows and let fly their arrows.
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Boris Johnson — Mayor of London

Boris Johnson - Mayor of London

Boris Johnson — Mayor of London


Boris Johnson is a Mayor of London with Russian name and Russian roots.
He was born on June 19, 1964 and his full name is Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.
His great-grandfather, Ali Kemal, a Turkish journalist married a Circassian slave from southern Russia. Johnson’s great-grandmother left her homeland because of the Caucasian war and was enslaved by the Ottomans. Their descendants later moved to the United States, and from there to England, where they took a popular surname Johnson.
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Symbols of Canada

canada flag
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Canada is the world’s second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the world’s longest land border.
The National symbols of Canada represent all that the nation stands for, its people, places, traditions and cultures. For every citizen of Canada, the National symbols offer a sense of pride and honor in being a part of such a beautiful and diverse nation. The various National symbols of Canada are:
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Symbols of the USA

Symbols of the USA
National Symbols represent pride and values of the country.
The USA is third largest country by land area and world’s largest economy.
There are many symbols that represent the United States of America in general, but every state has its own flag, its own emblem and its own anthem too..
Here are a list of official United States national symbols:
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Expand Your Vocabulary — Funny Words

Expand Your Vocabulary
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!
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Symbols of Russia — official and non-official

Symbols of Russia
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:
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Personal letter. Личное письмо на английском языке

Personal letter

Personal letter


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.
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