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New Year’s Traditions From Around The World

In Spain, the New Year’s tradition for good luck revolves around grapes. If you can manage to stuff 12 grapes in your mouth at midnight you’ve achieved good luck for the next year.

In Switzerland they celebrate the New Year by dropping ice cream on the floor.

In some parts of Puerto Rico they throw pails of water out of their windows to drive away evil spirits.

In some parts of Puerto Rico they throw pails of water out of their windows to drive away evil spirits.

In Denmark people climb on top of chairs and literally “jump” into the New Year to bring good luck.

In Chile families spend the night in the company of their deceased loved ones by sleeping at the cemetery.

In some parts of South Africa they throw old furniture out the window.

In Panama, the New Year’s tradition for good luck is burning effigies of everyone and anyone famous.

In Scotland the first person to cross the threshold of a home in the new year should carry a gift for good luck.

In Scotland the first person to cross the threshold of a home in the new year should carry a gift for good luck.

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The legend of Christmas tree

Two little children were sitting by the fire one cold winter’s night. All at once they heard a timid knock at the door, and one ran to open it. There, outside in the cold and the darkness, stood a child with no shoes upon his feet and clad in thin, ragged garments. He was shivering with cold, and he asked to come in and warm himself. «Yes, come,» cried both the children; «you shall have our place by the fire. Come in!» They drew the little stranger to their warm seat and shared their supper with him, and gave him their bed, while they slept on a hard bench. In the night they were awakened by strains of sweet music and, looking out, they saw a band of children
in shining garments approaching the house. They were playing on golden harps, and the air was full of melody. Suddenly the Stranger Child stood before them; no longer cold and ragged, but clad in silvery light. His soft voice said: «I was cold and you took Me in. I was hungry, and you fed Me. I was tired, and you gave Me your bed. I am the Christ Child, wandering through the world to bring peace and happiness to
all good children. As you have given to Me, so may this tree every year give rich fruit to you.» So saying, He broke a branch from the fir tree that grew near the door, and He planted it in the ground and disappeared. But the branch grew into a great tree, and every year it bore wonderful golden fruit for the kind children.

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The legend of Santa Claus

The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey. Much admired for his piety and kindness, St. Nicholas became the subject of many legends. It is said that he gave away all of his inherited wealth and traveled the countryside helping the poor and sick. One of the best known of the St. Nicholas stories is that he saved three poor sisters from being sold into slavery or prostitution by their father by providing them with a dowry so that they could be married. Over the course of many years, Nicholas’s popularity spread and he became known as the protector of children and sailors. His feast day is celebrated on the anniversary of his death, December 6. This was traditionally considered a lucky day to make large purchases or to get married. By the Renaissance, St. Nicholas was the most popular saint in Europe. Even after the Protestant Reformation, when the veneration of saints began to be discouraged, St. Nicholas maintained a positive reputation, especially in Holland.

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Homework

  1. go → went → gone
  2. say → said → said

  3. do → did → done

  4. come → came → come

  5. have → had → had

  6. stand → stood → stood

  7. make → made → made

  8. buy → bought → bought

  9. sit → sat → sat

  10. swim → swam → swum

  11. speak → spoke → spoken

  12. see → saw → seen

  13. write → wrote → written

  14. sing → sang → sung

  15. run → ran→ run

     

    Impove your grammar 2

  16. fly → flew → flown

  17. hold → held → held

  18. steal → stole → stolen

  19. sink → sank → sunk

  20. hide → hid → hidden

  21. rise → rose → risen

  22. spring → sprang → sprung

  23. let → let → let

  24. send → sent → sent

  25. tear → tore → torn

  26. grow → grew → grown

  27. sweep → swept → swept

  28. lend → lent → lent

  29. become → became → become

  30. swear → swore → sworn

    Impove your grammar 3

    Infinitive Simple Past Past Participle
    spoil spoilt spoilt
    fall fell fallen
    meet met met
    stink stank stunk
    build built built
    wind wound wound
    breed bred bred
    break broke broken
    slide slid slid
    leave left lef

    Impove your grammar 4

    1. Do you drink mineral water?(to drink)

    2. Do Sarah and Linda feed their pets?(to feed)

    3. Does your teacher check your homework?(to check)

    4. Do they live in the old house?(to live)

    5. Does the cat sit on the wall in the mornings?(to sit)

    6. Does Nina play computer games?(to play)

    7. Do your parents watch TV in the afternoon?(to watch)

    8. Does your grandmother answer the phone?(to answer)

    9. Does Andy do the shopping?(to do)

    10. Do Garry and Ken have a cup of tea in the afternoon?(to have)

       

    Impove your grammar 5

    1. Did you close the door?(to close)

    2. Did Claire finish the housework?(to finish)

    3. Did he have a bath yesterday?(to have)

    4. Did the boy jump into the lake?(to jump)

    5. Did Ronald visit the Tower of London?(to visit)

    6. Did Peggy and Olivia look after the baby?(to look)

    7. Did she make the invitation cards herself?(to make)

    8. Did the girl drop the ketchup bottle?(to drop)

    9. Did Tim buy the green T-shirt last Monday?(to buy)

    10. Did they practise karate this morning?(to practise)

go → went → gone
say → said → said
do → did → done
come → came → come
have → had → had
stand → stood → stood
make → made → made
buy → bought → bought
sit → sat → sat
swim → swam → swum
speak → spoke → spoken
see → saw → seen
write → wrote → written
sing → sang → sung
run → ran→ run

Impove your grammar 2
fly → flew → flown
hold → held → held
steal → stole → stolen
sink → sank → sunk
hide → hid → hidden
rise → rose → risen
spring → sprang → sprung
let → let → let
send → sent → sent
tear → tore → torn
grow → grew → grown
sweep → swept → swept
lend → lent → lent
become → became → become
swear → swore → sworn
Impove your grammar 3
Infinitive
Simple Past
Past Participle
spoil
spoilt
spoilt
fall
fell
fallen
meet
met
met
stink
stank
stunk
build
built
built
wind
wound
wound
breed
bred
bred
break
broke
broken
slide
slid
slid
leave
left
lef
Impove your grammar 4
Do you drink mineral water?(to drink)
Do Sarah and Linda feed their pets?(to feed)
Does your teacher check your homework?(to check)
Do they live in the old house?(to live)
Does the cat sit on the wall in the mornings?(to sit)
Does Nina play computer games?(to play)
Do your parents watch TV in the afternoon?(to watch)
Does your grandmother answer the phone?(to answer)
Does Andy do the shopping?(to do)
Do Garry and Ken have a cup of tea in the afternoon?(to have)

Impove your grammar 5
Did you close the door?(to close)
Did Claire finish the housework?(to finish)
Did he have a bath yesterday?(to have)
Did the boy jump into the lake?(to jump)
Did Ronald visit the Tower of London?(to visit)
Did Peggy and Olivia look after the baby?(to look)
Did she make the invitation cards herself?(to make)
Did the girl drop the ketchup bottle?(to drop)
Did Tim buy the green T-shirt last Monday?(to buy)
Did they practise karate this morning?(to practise)

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Homework

11-a.

  1. Users can join in the fun by sending instant messages.-d. be/feel part of
  2. They can bond with each other by watching clips from films.-c. Make a cllose connection with
  3. Some teens feel thaat they don’t fit in at school.-b. be outsidee a group you want to be in
  4. Chatting online helps some shy people not to feel left out.-a. feel comfortablle in a group

b.

  1. Do you feel like you feel comfortable in group with all the different groups in your school?
  2. Are therre times when you be outside a group you want to be in because you can’t do something your friends can do?
  3. If you see friends playinga sport, do you make a close connection with right away or wait for them to assk you to play?
  4. Do you have any good friends now that you didn’t feeel part of when you first met?
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Homework

Ex.7, a

  1. Something is allowed (can)
  2. It is very important not to do something (mustn’t )
  3. Something isn’t necessary (don’t have)
  4. Something is necessary (have)

b

  1. You can wash your hands in there-B
  2. You have to turn off your phone in here-A
  3. Great!We don’t have to pay-F
  4. Sorry!You can’t go on this ride.-F
  5. You mustn’t leave your seat yet-E
  6. You must be over 18 to get in-D

C

  1. Hurry up-we mustn’t be late.
  2. Listen everybody-you must finish your project by next week. No excuses.
  3. Your computer’s broken? Don’t worry- you can use mine.
  4. It’s Anna’s birthday on Friday-I have to remember to buy a present for her.
  5. This is an exam, so sorry-you mustn’t use your dictionary.
  6. If you got all of this exercise correct, you must do the homework- you can relax instead.
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Homework

Ex~2/a

  1. You could just let viewers watch you live in a big house.
  2. The pairs are allowed to decide how to het to their destinations.
  3. They are not allowed to ask for help or use mobile phones.
  4. So what makes us keep watching?

2/C

  1. At school, we are not allowed to take our mobile phones into the classroom.
  2. Do your teachers make you study hard?
  3. I never let people use my things without asking me first.
  4. When I lend things to my brother, I always make him promise to look after them!
  5. Are you allowed to use your mum’s car?
  6. I am allowed to go to bed later at the weekend.
  7. Joanna’s bought a new CD, and yesterday she let me borrow it.
  8. Last Saturday, my parents let me go shopping with them — it was really boring!

Ex~4

Did you know that the popular quiz show who wants to be Millionaire? Started on British TV? Each week, the presenter asks questions on general knowledge, and the contestant has to answer them to try to win a million pounds. There is an audince in the TV studio, and the programme gets millions of viewers at home too. Detective series are also very popular in Britain, and so are soap operas. A soap opera tells a story about ordinary people, and there is usually something dramatic in each episode. Sitcoms like friends also tell a story, buy are much funnier than soaps. They usually get very high vewing figures, sometimes 10 million people or more. The stars often become celebrities.