Have practice to speak about one of the greatest holidays in Great Britain. Christmas in Great Britain People in Great Britain celebrate Christmas on the twenty-fifth of December. It is a very happy holiday. Before Christmas the English people are busy. They send greeting cards to their relatives and friends. They buy presents and a
What does Christmas Tree represent? Ancient Customs The use of evergreen trees to celebrate the winter season occurred before the birth of Christ. Evergreens have been symbols of eternal life and rebirth since ancient times. They played a symbolic part because they stayed green and alive when other plants appeared dead and bare. They symbolized
What do you know about St. Nicholas? St. Nicholas was a real person who was born to a wealthy family in Lycia, Asia Minor (now known as Turkey) sometime between 270 and 280 AD. He was orphaned at an early age and grew up in a monastery becoming one of the youngest priests ever at
Can you say some words about your favourite teacher? I'm in the fifth form this year. I've got lots of different teachers but I love my first teacher the best. She is not the teacher who taught us in elementary school. She is Iryna Illivna, my English teacher. I started learning Enlish when I was five
One of Ukraine’s religious holidays is celebrated on August 14th (or August 1, Julian Calendar) as Honey Spas, also called the Wet Spas (Mokryi Spas), and the First Savior, Honey Savior or The Savior of the Honey Feast. It is also the holiday Maccabeus, or honey-poppy Spas, Makoviy. Spas in Ukraine means 'savior’, and the
In the United States most people celebrate their birthdays on the day of the month they were born. Birthdays are celebrated with family and friends. Invitations are sent for a party. A birthday cake with candles is served. The number of candles represents the age of the birthday person.
Kupala Night, also known as Ivan Kupala Day, is a Ukrainian observance annually held on July 7 to celebrate the summer solstice. Many Ukrainians celebrate Kupala Night with bonfires that last throughout the night. Some people leap over the flames as it is believed that the act of jumping over the bonfire cleanses people of illness
Americans celebrate Flag Day on June 14. On this day they honor the ideas that their nation's flag stand for - freedom, liberty, and justice for all. On June 14, 1777, the United States adopted its first flag. Today Americans honor the U.S. flag each year on June 14. Flag Day is a national commemorative
Write a letter to your friend about your holiday. Dear Tom, I want to tell you about my holiday in Northern Ireland. I was deeply impressed by its beauty. I believe that is the most beautiful part of Britain. I was really lucky, because I witnessed the Irish national holiday Saint Patrick's Day. This amazing
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates two birthdays each year: her actual birthday on 21 April and her official birthday on the second Saturday in June. This presentation will help you to speak about the Queen's official birthday.