7 01, 2018

Some Interesting Facts about Christmas

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How about learning some interesting facts about Christmas? Here is a Christmas quiz. If you don't know the answer to these questions about Christmas traditions in English-speaking countries, the texts below will help you. What do the English and American people call 25th December? What do the English and American people call 24th December? When is

7 01, 2018

Christmas in Great Britain

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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

8 12, 2017

Kiss under the Mistletoe

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Why do people kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas? Mistletoe is an aerial parasite that has no roots of its own and lives off the tree that it attaches itself to. Without that tree it would die. Mistletoe was a special plant for the Druids, the learned class of the Celts, who lived in Britain

4 12, 2017

The legend of the Christmas spider

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Do you know the legend about the Christmas spider? Do you decorate your Christmas tree with spiders? Have you heard about this tradition? In Poland, spiders or spider webs are common Christmas trees decorations because according to the legend, a spider wove a blanket for Baby Jesus. In fact, Polish people consider spiders to be

4 12, 2017

Christmas Tree

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 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

3 12, 2017

Saint Nicholas

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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

24 10, 2017

My favourite teacher

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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

14 08, 2017

Holidays in Ukraine

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Holidays make our lives more interesting and exciting. Practice to speak about holidays in Ukraine. You can share this information with your foreign friends. Level A 1 + Holidays in Ukraine I live in Ukraine. We celebrate many holidays in our country. There are traditional and public holidays in Ukraine. Public holidays are Christmas Day, New

13 08, 2017

Honey Spas or the First Savior, Honey Savior Holiday in Ukraine

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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

2 08, 2017

Birthday celebrations in the USA

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             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.