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УВАГА!!! Готуємося до ДПА-2017 з англійської мови!


The cold winter has passed and now comes Spring.
The newly hatched baby birds will cause the mother birds to sing.
The warm sun comes out, little cherry blossoms are in bloom.
Beautiful roses will open up and smell of sweet perfume.
The winds soft breeze passes through the tall trees.
There will be plenty of work for the busy honey bees.
From flower to flower, they fly & buzz all day.
Spring is that magical time during March, April and May.

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/hello-spring

У єдності сила народу! Боже, нам єдності дай. З Днем Соборності України!

"Щедрик" – одна з найвідоміших обробок відомого українського композитора Миколи Леонтовича, знана не тільки в Україні, але й по цілому світу під назвою "Колядка дзвонів" (англ.Carol of the Bells).

Щедрик щедрик, щедрівочка,
прилетіла ластівочка,
стала собі щебетати,
господаря викликати:
«Вийди, вийди, господарю,
подивися на кошару, —
там овечки покотились,
а ягнички народились.
В тебе товар весь хороший,
будеш мати мірку грошей,
хоч не гроші, то полова,
В тебе жінка чорноброва».
Щедрик щедрик, щедрівочка,
прилетіла ластівочка...

Уперше "Щедрик" був виконаний хором Київського університету у 1916 році – у період, коли композитор працював у Києві. Виконання твору принесло великий успіх Миколі Леонтовичу. А в 1921 році "Щедрик" був вперше виконаний на концерті в Карнегі-холл в Нью-Йорку під час виступу українського хору Олександра Кошиця. Ця пісня наскільки сподобалась американським цінителям музики, що у 1936 році американець українського походження Петро Вільговський створив англійську версію слів до цієї щедрівки. Пісня нагадувала Вільговському передзвін і він взяв за основу цей образ у своїх віршах. Так закордоном "Щедрик" став "Колядкою дзвонів".

In soft glistening night of stars,
hope all your aspirations come true.
May every star present in the sky,
Bring love and mirth to you.
Happy New Year 2017!
Every New Year gives you the perfect chance to start something new and fresh. So do your bit this year and make the world a better place for yourself and others. Happy New Year 2017!

Christmas Eve is the Day before Christmas Day, which is annually on December 24, according to the Gregorian calendar. It is not a public holiday in the United Kingdom but it is a day of preparations for the Christmas season. The Christmas season includes the public holidays on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and January 2 (Scotland only).

What Do People Do?
Christmas Eve is the last day for many people to shop and prepare for the Christmas celebrations and festive meals. Stores, particularly those selling food and gifts, are usually busy. Some families put up their Christmas tree and other seasonal decorations, although others may have done this as early as late November.

People may attend a church service, often called midnight mass, on Christmas Eve, even if they do not regularly attend church services. Traditionally, midnight masses started at midnight, as Christmas Eve becomes Christmas Day, but now often begin earlier in the evening. In addition, the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is broadcast on radio throughout the United Kingdom and across the world from Kings College Cambridge. This service consists of the same nine bible passages each year, with a selection of modern and ancient hymns.

Christingle services for children are usually associated with the four Sundays of Advent, but may also be held on Christmas Eve. During the service, each child is presented with a decorated orange, which represents the world. A piece of red ribbon is tied around the orange's circumference to represent the blood of Jesus and sweets or dried fruits are placed on four toothpicks poked into the orange. These represent the four seasons and the fruits of the Earth. A candle is inserted into the top of the orange to represent Jesus Christ.

Many families with children end Christmas Eve by hanging Christmas stocking up. These were traditionally socks, but are now often oversize sock-shaped sacks. Children hope that a mythical figure, called Father Christmas or Santa Claus, will visit the house during the night. He enters homes by climbing down the chimney and, if he thinks that the children have been well-behaved all year, fills the stockings with presents, gifts and sweets.

Public Life
December 24 is not a public holiday. However, schools are closed for the Christmas holidays and many people have a day off work or leave earlier than usual. Stores and post offices are generally very busy, but may close earlier than usual. Early in the day, many public transport systems run to their usual schedule, but they may have a reduced service or close down in the late afternoon or evening. There may be a lot of congestion on the roads, at major train and bus stations and airports. This is because many people travel to spend Christmas Day and Boxing Day with family or friends.


St. Nicholas Day is a popular occasion for children in many parts of Europe because children usually receive gifts on this day. So who was St Nicholas? St Nicholas is the patron saint of children and sailors and lived in the 4th century in Turkey.

 The most famous story about St Nicholas concerns a poor man with three daughters but no money for their dowries, so they couldn’t be married. One night St Nicholas dropped a purse of coins down the chimney into the house so that the eldest daughter would have enough money to get married. The purse fell into a stocking, put by the fire to dry.
St Nicholas repeated the act and the second daughter was able to be married. The father was by now beside himself to find out who was so kindly giving money to his family. Night after night he kept watch by the fire until St Nicholas returned with money for the third daughter’s dowry. Caught redhanded, Nicholas begged the father not to say anything as he did not wish his good deeds to be known. However the story soon got out and from then on, whenever anyone received a mystery gift, it was said to be from Nicholas.

 Some European cities such as Bari, Italy recognize St. Nicholas as the patron saint and celebrate with different activities such as gift-giving, parades, feasts and festivals.

14 грудня оголошено Днем англійської мови в загальноосвітніх навчальних закладах України.

В.Шекспір-одне з тих чудес світу, яким не перестаєш дивуватися: історія рухається гігантськими кроками, змінюється образ планети, а людям усе ще потрібно те, що створив цей поет, відділений від нас декількома сторіччями.

З усіх великих людей він найзагадковіший. Єдине, що ми знаємо про нього, це те, що він жив і страждав. А насправді ж, Шекспір – це 38 п’єс, 154 сонети, 4 поеми…