суббота, 14 ноября 2015 г.

You Tube для изучающих английский язык


Some very nice films in English can give additional vocabulary and useful knowledge about different things to those who learn and teach English
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vCDzRf3Klo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-T4ORXLgLI

среда, 31 декабря 2014 г.

Джо Коккер


John Robert "Joe" Cocker, OBE (Order of the British Empire) was an English rock and blues singer and musician who came to popularity in the 1960s. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance. Cocker was born on 20 May 1944 at 38 Tasker Road, Crookes, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. He was the youngest son of a civil servant, Harold Cocker, and Madge Cocker. According to differing family stories, Cocker received his nickname of Joe either from playing a childhood game called "Cowboy Joe", or from a local window cleaner named Joe. Cocker's first experience singing in public was at age 12 when his elder brother Victor invited him on stage to sing during a gig of his group. In 1960, along with three friends, Cocker formed his first group, the Cavaliers. For the group's first performance at a youth club, they were required to pay the price of admission. In 1961, under the stage name Vance Arnold, Cocker continued his career with a new group, Vance Arnold and the Avengers. In 1966, after a year-long hiatus from music, Cocker teamed up with Chris Stainton, whom he had met several years before, to form the Grease Band. Like the Avengers, Cocker's group mostly played in pubs in and around Sheffield. At the end of 1973, Cocker recorded a new album, I Can Stand A Little Rain. The album, released in August 1974, was number 11 on the US charts.  In January 1975, he released a second album. Throughout the 1980s, Cocker continued to tour around the world, playing to large audiences in Europe, Australia and the United States. In 1993 Cocker was nominated for the British Award for Best British Male, in 2007 was awarded a bronze Sheffield Legends plaque in his hometown, and in 2008 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.
Private Life
In 1963, Cocker began dating Eileen Webster, also a resident of Sheffield. The couple dated intermittently for the next 13 years, and separated permanently in 1976.In 1978, Cocker moved onto a ranch owned in Santa Barbara, California. Pam Baker, a local summer camp director and fan of Cocker's music, persuaded the actress to lend the house to Cocker. Baker began dating Cocker, and they married on 11 October 1987. The couple resided on the Mad Dog Ranch in Crawford, Colorado.
Cocker died of lung cancer on 22 December 2014. The two living Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, were among those who paid tribute to the singer, while Cocker's agent, Barrie Marshall, said that Cocker was "without doubt the greatest rock/soul singer ever to come out of Britain.
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Sometimes love can't explain
Each and every rule of the game
Still remains a mystery to me
By any other name
Why she can't make up her mind
While he decides to stay
While one surrenders
And the other one's away
But it's too much to understand
Still a man loves a woman; and
When a woman loves a man
A woman loves a man
She does what she can do
He does the best he can
When a woman loves a man
A woman loves a man
She does what she can do
He does the best he can
And I look into her eyes
When the world is out of hand
And I'm so happy
When a woman loves a man
When a woman loves a man
A woman loves a man.....
A woman loves a man
No moon tonight
No nothing to guide me
Still I will find her
Standing beside me
No moon tonight
There's nothing to guide me
But still I will find her
Standing beside me
Theres darkness everywhere
Still I'll find her
Standing beside me
Standing beside me
She's a woman of strength
He's a man of conviction
But sometimes the truth
Is stronger than fiction
When a woman loves a man
A woman loves a man
She does what she can do
He does the best he can
When a woman loves a man
When that woman loves a man
She does what she can do
He does the best he can
No moon tonight
No nothing to guide me
Still I will find her
Standing beside me
No moon tonight
No nothing to guide me
Still I will find her
Standing beside me
No moon tonight
Nothing to guide me
Still I will find her
Standing beside me
When a woman loves a man
A woman loves a man
She does what she can do
But I do all I can...
When a woman loves a man...

понедельник, 20 января 2014 г.

День снега


Snow is precipitation in the form of flakes of crystalline water ice that falls from clouds. Since snow is composed of small ice particles, it is a granular material. It has an open and therefore soft, white, and fluffy structure, unless subjected to external pressure. A snowflake is either a single ice crystal or an aggregation of ice crystals which falls through the Earth's atmosphere.  Snowflakes come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Complex shapes emerge as the flake moves through differing temperature and humidity regimes, such that individual snowflakes are nearly unique in structure. Snowflakes encapsulated in rime form balls known as graupel. Snowflakes appear white in color despite being made of clear ice. This is due to diffuse reflection of the whole spectrum of light by the small crystal facets. A snowflake consists of roughly water molecules, which are added to its core at different rates and in different patterns. As a result, it is extremely difficult to encounter two identical snowflakes. Initial attempts to find identical snowflakes by photographing thousands their images under a microscope from 1885 onward by Wilson Alwyn Bentley found the wide variety of snowflakes we know about today. The process of precipitating snow is called snowfall. Types that fall in the form of a ball due to melting and refreezing, rather than a flake, are known as hail, ice pellets or snow grains.

суббота, 9 февраля 2013 г.

День безопасного Итнернета


Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. SID is supported by countries throughout Europe and during the week, a range of activities will be taking place across the continent to help protect young people online. In 1999, the European Commission (EC) created the Safer Internet Programme, with the aim of promoting safe, responsible use of the internet by children and young people, and protecting them from illegal and harmful content and conduct online. In 2004, the Insafe network was set up to spearhead awareness activities within the Safer Internet Programme. 
 http://www.saferinternetday.org/web/guest;jsessionid=15622144F0EDEE74590B83EE686901E5

вторник, 22 января 2013 г.

Святая Двинвен


St Dwynwen's day is celebrated in Wales on 25 January and commemorates the patron saint of friendship and love. It is the equivalent of Valentine’s Day for the Welsh. Dwynwen was the lovely daughter of a 5th century king, Brychan Brycheneiniog. She fell in love with a prince named Maelon, but had already been pledged to another. Maelon, in a fit of rage over not being able to marry Dwynwen, had relations with her against her will then left her. Dwynwen was so distraught and depressed over the series of events that she prayed that God would erase her memory of Maelon. As she drifted to sleep, an angel visited her and gave her a potion to forget Maelon forever. But it also caused Maelon to be frozen. The angel also granted her three wishes. Those wishes were:
1) She wished to never marry anyone.
2) She wished to become the patron saint of lovers where she could console lovers suffering in pain.
3) She wished for Maelon to be unfrozen.
All three wishes were granted and Dwynwen spent her days serving God and consoling lovers as the Welsh Saint of Love. Now, every January 25, people in Wales get together to celebrate love and St. Dwynwen. She founded a convent on Llanddwyn, off the west coast of Anglesey, where a well named after her became a place of pilgrimage after her death in 465AD. Visitors to the well believed that the sacred fish or eels that lived in the well could foretell whether or not their relationship would be happy and whether love and happiness would be theirs. Remains of Dwynwen's church can still be seen today.

вторник, 8 января 2013 г.

Happy New Year

понедельник, 24 декабря 2012 г.



суббота, 22 декабря 2012 г.

Медвежата спасают Рождество!

суббота, 17 ноября 2012 г.

Birthday of Ded Moroz


November 18th is the birthday of Ded Moroz, a traditional Slavic character similar to Santa Claus. On this special day, Russian children send congratulations to a special post office built for the occasion or travel to Veliky Ustyug to attend celebrations thrown in Ded Moroz’s honor. The beloved Ded Moroz, known in English as Grandfather Frost or Father Frost, traditionally celebrates his birthday in Veliky Ustyug. The town in northern Russia has been Ded Moroz’s home since 1998 and numerous relatives come to congratulate the beloved man on his special day. Santa Claus from Finland, Chiskhan from Yakutia, Pakkayne from Karelia, and Snegurochka from Kostroma all pay a visit on November 18th. Ded Moroz delivers presents in person and children may visit him all year long He also goes on tour and visit not only towns and cities of Russia. After his birthday celebrations this year, Father Frost will also visit Germany, France, and several countries in the Former Soviet Union.