19 04, 2017

My native town

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I live in a town. The name of the town where I live is Kaniv. Our town is not very big. More than twenty-four thousand people live here. It is in the central part of Ukraine. Our town is old, green and beautiful. It is more than 900 years old. Kaniv stands on the Dnipro River,

14 03, 2017

Speak about Taras Shevchenko

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 Read the texts about Taras Shevchenko: National Bard of Ukraine Ukrainian poet, artist and thinker Taras Shevchenko Taras Shevchenko and the English culture The texts mentioned above will help you do the quiz and speak about Taras Shevchenko. 1. What is the name of the village Taras Shevchenko was born? 2. What were the names

8 03, 2017

Taras Shevchenko and the English Culture

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Read the text and answer the questions. The great Ukrainian writer Taras Shevchenko was aware of the achievements of the English culture quite well. His favorite playwright was William Shakespeare. Taras Shevchenko created two drawings for Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Lear’. The poet also showed his interest in the writings of English novelists, such as Daniel

8 03, 2017

Ukrainian poet, artist and thinker

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Read the text and do the exercises. Taras Shevchenko (1814-61) is an outstanding Ukrainian poet, artist and thinker. His first collection of verse, Kobzar (1840), marked a new stage in the development of Ukrainian literature. His poems Kateryna, Haidamaky, drama Nazar Stodolya (1841 –43), collection of verse Three Summers (1843-45), also The Women Servant, Heretic

8 03, 2017

National Bard of Ukraine

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National Bard of Ukraine and noted artist Taras Shevchenko was born on March 9, 1814 in the village of Moryntsi, Kyiv gubernia in the family of serfs. Born a serf, Shevchenko was orphaned in his early teens and grew up in the poverty and misery. He was taught to read by the village precentor and

8 03, 2017

Taras Shevchenko’s Poems

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Слушать песню Kobzar The mighty Dnieper roars and bellows, The wind in anger howls and raves, Down to the ground it bends the willows And mountain-high lifts up the waves.   The pale-faced moon picked out this moment To peek out from behind a cloud, Like a canoe upon the ocean It first tips up

8 03, 2017

Taras Shevchenko

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  Read the text and find out three periods in Shevchenko’s life. Give the title to each period. Taras Shevchenko, the son of serfs, was born on the estate of Baron Vasyl’ Engelhardt on 9 March, 1814. The place of his birth was the village of Moryntsi, some 200 kilometres to the south of Kyiv, an

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