понедельник, 31 января 2011 г.

Международная олимпиада

In December my pupils Elena Popova (5 B form) , Mariya Tokareva and Mikhail Skrylev (7B form) took part in VII International contest of basic sciences , got certificates and were invited in the prime league.
In school Olympiad among the pupils of the 7 form my pupils Anna Orlova was the first, Mariya Tokareva got the second prize and Anastasiya Koroleva – the third one.
Dear girls, my congratulations!

Зима в музыке

Itzhak Perlman is an Israeli-American violin virtuoso, conductor and master-instructor was born on August 31, 1945 in Tel Aviv, British Palestine, where he first became interested in the violin after hearing a classical music performance on the radio. He studied at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv before moving to the United States to study. Perlman contracted polio at the age of four. He made a good recovery, learning to walk with the use of crutches. Today, he generally uses crutches or an electric scooter for mobility and plays the violin while seated. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall in 1963 and won the prestigious Leventritt Competition in 1964. Soon afterward he began to tour extensively. In addition to an extensive recording career, he has made occasional guest appearances on American television, starting in the 1970s on shows such as The Tonight Show and Sesame Street, as well as playing at a number of functions at the White House. As well as playing and recording the classical music for which he is best known, Perlman has also played jazz. Perlman has been a soloist for a number of movie scores. In 1975 Perlman accepted a faculty post at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College. Itzhak Perlman resides in New York City with his wife, also a classically trained violinist. They have five children. In 1995, the Perlmans founded the Perlman Music Program in New York, offering gifted young string players a summer residential course in chamber music. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


So softy came the snowflakes down
That no one heard in all the town.
And right-side up they landed too,
As parachuting elves would do.
So when the morning came – surprise!
The world lay white before your eyes.
With cotton roof and hills a-blur
And avenues of rabbit fur
Quotations about winter
Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do - or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so. ~Stanley Crawford                                                                        
I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood. ~Bill Watterson
Every mile is two in winter. ~George Herbert
Winter dies into the spring, to be born again in the autumn. ~Marche Blumenberg
To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring. ~W.J. Vogel
Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again. ~Bill Morgan, Jr.
The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination. ~Terri Guillemets
Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories. ~From the movie An Affair to Remember
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. ~Edith Sitwell
Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat. ~Author Unknown
One kind word can warm three winter months. ~Japanese Proverb
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they do when they stick together. Verna M. Kelly
In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer~ Albert Camus
by Robert Pack
from Minding the Sun Copyright 1996 by Robert Pack; used with permission
Cascading snowflakes settle in the pines,
Sculpting each tree to fit your ghostly form
The surge of swirling wind defines
As if your human shape were what the storm
Sought to contrive, intending to express
Its consciousness of my white consciousness,
Sculpting each tree to fit your ghostly form.
Cascading snowflakes settle in the pines,
Swaying in unison beneath the snow,
Calling me to you with wild gesturings
Homeward into the howling woods, although
Thinking of your abiding spirit brings
Only a whiter absence to my mind,
Only whirled snow heaped up by whirled snow,
Only a fox whose den I cannot find.

пятница, 28 января 2011 г.


There are some phrases you can use in certain situations, connected with rest and eating out:
I'm going to stay in and veg. - Я собираюсь остаться дома и ничего не делать / бездельничать.
Jack's such a couch potato. - Джек - настоящий Обломов (лежебока, бездельник).
I'm going to go back to mine and chill. - Я собираюсь вернуться к себе и расслабиться.
Let's go out for a slap up dinner. / Let's pig out and stuff our faces! - Давай пойдем поедим как следует / наедимся до отвала.
I'm starving. - Я умираю с голоду.
I could eat a horse!. - Я жутко голоден (готов съесть слона).
I'm just a bit peckish. - Я слегка проголодался.
greasy spoon - забегаловка, закусочная
nosh - разг. еда на скорую руку, закуска
grub - разг. еда
pub grub - еда, которую можно заказать в пабе
takeaway - еда, продаваемая на вынос
The food was fusion. - Меню было смешанным.
I would prefer an Indian / ruby. - Я бы предпочел острую индийскую еду карри.
a good fry up / full English breakfast - классический английский завтрак (обжаренные на сковороде или гриле бекон, яйца, сосиски, помидоры, грибы, фасоль и др.)
starter - закуска
main course - основные блюда
pudding - пудинг (часто - мясное блюдо, иногда - десерт)
dessert - десерт
Service not included - такая фраза в счете предполагает, что к указанной сумме следует добавить чаевые
That hit the spot!. - зд. Я утолил голод.
I'm absolutely stuffed!. - Я наелся досыта.
I'm full! - Я сыт!
I couldn't eat another thing if I tried!. - Я объелся (больше не лезет).
I have eaten too much. - Я переел.

понедельник, 24 января 2011 г.

Язык СМС

All people in the world today use mobile phones. Because of a high tempo of life we prefer short forms in SMS or even special signs instead of words. Here are some symbols young people use in English speaking countries:
RU OK? - Are you OK? - Ты в порядке?
Y NY? - Yes and you? - Да, а ты?
OK CU2DAY? - OK. See you today? - Я в норме. Сегодня встречаемся?
NO 2MORO WER? - No. Tomorrow. Where? - Нет, давай завтра. Но где?
@J'S. CUL8TR - At John's. See you later. - У Джона. Увидимся позже.
LUV B - Love Bob.. - Люблю тебя. Твой Боб.
F2T? - Free to talk? - Ты можешь общаться сейчас?
N. WER RU? - No. Where are you? - Нет, а ты где?
@ WK. NU? - At work. And you? - На работе. А ты?
@ HM. CU L8TR? - At home. See you later? - Я дома. Ну что, позже увидимся?
Y. WEN? - Yes. When? - Да, а во сколько?
@7. TA4N. CU - At 7 o'clock. That's all for now. See you. - Давай в семь. Все, пока. До встречи.
OK. B4N. - OK. Bye for now. - Ну, договорились. Пока.
BTW - by the way - кстати
IMO - in my opinion - по моему мнению
TTFN - ta ta for now [bye for now] - Ну все, пока.
Information from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/russian/learning_english/

вторник, 18 января 2011 г.

Видео урок №1

Do you want to know the meaning of expressions:
  • Pigs might fly
  • To make a pig's ear of something
  • This place is a pigsty!
Watch this lesson. It's funny and useful!

воскресенье, 16 января 2011 г.

Победа на районной олимпиаде!

In December my pupils of the 11 form took part in a regional olympiad and had excellent results:
Churkina Alyona won the first prize, Vasilenko Dmitry was the second and Kolodeznikova Elena became the third. Alyona and Dmitry are in Yakutsk now. On Monday they'll participate in a republican olympiad. I wish them success and good luck! 

вторник, 11 января 2011 г.

День заповедников и благодарности

First, Day of Nature Reserves and National Parks was celebrated on 11 January 1997. The date wasn’t accidental. The first Russian Barguzinsky Nature Reserve was created this day. It is a nature reserve located in Buryatia on the west slope of the Barguzin Range, including the northeast shores of the Lake Baikal and a part of the lake itself. The area of the reserve is 2,482 sq km. It was created in 1916 to preserve and increase the numbers of Barguzin Sable. Beautiful mountainous terrain occupies nearly half of the territory. The middle zones are covered with dense cedar spreads, and the lowest region is dense taiga. Today the reserve serves for broader conservation purpose. Altogether 39 varieties of mammals, 220 kinds of birds, 4 species of reptiles, and about 30 types of fish and numerous invertebrates are protected within the reserve. Among the protected mammals are the sable, brown bear, wolf, lynx, fox, otter, ermine, elk, reindeer, caribou, and musk deer (known as kabarga). Omuls, sigs, sturgeons, graylings, taimens (таймень), lenoks (ленок) and other fish spawn in the rivers of the reserve.
Also, 11 January is the most polite day of the year all over the world. It is known as World Thank You Day. The origin of the phrase “thank you” in Russia is from a short form of "Save God". We say “thank you” many times a day, but a sincere gratitude goes from the heart!

пятница, 7 января 2011 г.

Поздравляю с Рождеством!

Watch the cartoon about Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

The cartoon I've found on the site of Svetlana She is the author of this version.

понедельник, 3 января 2011 г.

Очень красивая песня

Sing it together

For words of the song click "Read more"