1)1.she’s eating an apple.
2.he is waiting for a bus.
3.They are playing football.
Round The World-Alone
John White is a bus driver.
He likes his job, but he loves his boat.
Once a year, Joh goes on a short journey in the boat.
His wife Pauline and son Andy often go with him.
This year is different.
John is taking a year off from his job and is sailing around the world.
And he’s doing it alone.
An exciting journey?
Yes and no.
‘Sometimes, dolphins and whales swim along with the boat, and sometimes I sail past beautiful tropical islands,’ says John.
‘But sometimes the weather gets bad and then I have problems.’
John wants to he wants the weather to be better.
1.303 – Galerius publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the
2.484 – King Huneric removes the Christian bishops from their offices and banished some to Corsica. A few are martyred, including former proconsul Victorian along with Frumentius and other merchants. They are killed at Hadrumetum after refusing to become Arians.
3.1303 – Battle of Roslin, of the First War of Scottish Independence.
4.1387 – King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
5.1525 – Spanish-Imperial army defeat French army at Battle of Pavia.
6.1538 – Treaty of Nagyvárad between Ferdinand I and John Zápolya.
7.1582 – With the papal bull Inter gravissimas, Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.
8.1607 – L’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance.
9.1711 – The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage.
10.1803 – In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review.
11.1809 – London’s Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
12.1821 – Final stage of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain with Plan of Iguala .
13.1822 – The first Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.
14.1826 – The signing of the Treaty of Yandabo marks the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War.
15.1831 – The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West.
16.1848 – King Louis-Philippe of France abdicates the throne.
17.1863 – Arizona is organized as a United States territory.
18.1868 – Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate.
19.1875 – The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high-profile civil servants and dignitaries.
20.1881 – China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
21.1895 – Revolution breaks out in Baire, a town near Santiago de Cuba, beginning the Cuban War of Independence, that ends with the Spanish–American War in 1898.
22.1916 – Governor-General of Korea established clinic called Jahyewon in Sorokdo to segregate Hansen’s disease patients.
23.1917 – World War I: The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States. 1918 – Estonian Declaration of Independence.
24.1920 – The Nazi Party is founded.
25.1942 – The Battle of Los Angeles, one of the largest documented UFO sightings in history; the event lasted into the early hours of February 25.
26.1942 – An order-in-council passed under the Defence of Canada Regulations of the War Measures Act gives the Canadian federal government the power to intern all “persons of Japanese racial origin”.
27.1944 – Merrill’s Marauders: The Marauders begin their 1,000-mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma.
28.1945 – Egyptian Premier Ahmad Mahir Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
29.1968 – Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué.
30.1971 – The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed 3 days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman.
31.1976 – Cuba: national Constitution is proclaimed.
32.1980 – The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.
33.1981 – An earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Athens, killing 16 people and destroying buildings in several towns west of the city.
34.1983 – A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
35.1984 – Tyrone Mitchell perpetrates the 49th Street Elementary School shooting in Los Angeles, killing two children and injuring 12 more.
36.1989 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a US$3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.
37.1989 – United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, rips open during flight, blowing 9 passengers out of the business-class section.
38.1996 – The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.
39.1999 – The U.S. state of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national convicted of murder during a botched bank robbery, in spite of Germany’s legal action to attempt to save him.
40.2006 – Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue a possible military coup.
41.2007 – Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
42.2008 – Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.
43.2011 – Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).
1)Choose the correct form
1.We sometimes read books.
2.Emily goes to the disco.
3.It often rains on Sundays.
4.Pete and his sister wash the family car.
5.I always hurry to the bus stop.
2)Put the verbs into the correct form
1.I like lemonade very much.
2.The girls always listen to pop music.
3.Janet never wears jeans.
4.Mr Smith teachs Spanish and French
5.You do your homework after school.
3.Fill in the correct form of the verbs
1.We have a nice garden.
2.She is six years old.
3.Simon haves two rabbits and five goldfish.
4.I am from Vienna, Austria.
5.They are Sandy’s parents.
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known on stage as Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He was principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band The Police from 1977 to 1983, before launching a solo career.
He has included rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music.As a solo musician and a member of The Police, he received 16 Grammy Awards, his first for best rock instrumental in 1980, three Brit Awards, including Best British Male in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002,a Golden Globe award, an Emmy Award, and three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Police in 2003. In 2000, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording. In 2003, Sting received a CBE from Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for services to music, and was made a Kennedy Center Honoree at the White House in 2014.
With The Police, Sting became one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Solo and with The Police, he sold 100 million records. In 2006, Paste ranked him 62nd of the 100 best living songwriters.He was 63rd of VH1’s 100 greatest artists of rock, aHe has collaborated with other musicians, including “Rise & Fall” with Craig David, “All for Love”, with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, and introduced the North African musical Raï to Western audiences by his international hit “Desert Rose” with Cheb Mami.nd 80th of Q magazine’s 100 greatest musical stars of 20th century.
Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time.Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”and fourth in Gibson’s “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time”.number five in Time magazine’s list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” in 2009.
In the mid-1960s, Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton joined Cream, a power trio with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and “arty, blues-based psychedelic pop”.For most of the 1970s, Clapton’s output bore the influence of the mellow style of JJ Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” helped reggae reach a mass market.Two of his most popular recordings were “Layla”, recorded while he was a member of band Derek and the Dominos; and Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads”, recorded by band Cream. Following the death of his son Conor in 1991, Clapton’s grief was expressed in the song “Tears in Heaven”, which featured in his Unplugged album.
Clapton has been the recipient of 18 Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2004, he was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.In 1998, Clapton, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded the Crossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering substance abusers.
My favorite sport
Swimming is an excellent sport for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. It has been practiced for many years by individuals of all ages, for competition, fitness, and fun. Rules for competitive swimming are governed by the IBSA Swimming Rules, which can be found on this web site (see rules). IBSA rules are based on FINA rules and outline the adaptations for swimmers who are blind or visually impaired. Swimmers compete in 3 sight classifications as defined by IBSA with B1 no sight at all, and B3 being up to 10 %. In B1 competition, swimmers must wear darkened goggles. A team coach directs the takeover for relays, as the swimmers may not be able to see their teammate approaching. Allowances are made in the rules for B1 swimmers who may be too close to a lane line to execute technically correct arm strokes or touches in butterfly or breaststroke. Tapping: In the early 1980’s, a technique was developed of letting the swimmer who is blind know that the end of the pool is coming. Dedication, experimentation, and hard work by Wilf and Audrey Strom resulted in the technique known as tapping. A knowledgeable and experienced sighted sport guide (tapper) who gives the blind or visually impaired person some of the necessary information they would see if they could, acts as a tapper for B1 swimmers, and some B2 and B3 swimmers as well. These tappers are essential in enabling the blind swimmer to reach their optimum performance level. They make it possible for the blind or visually impaired swimmer to test his/her limits and are an important part of both training and competition. Swim tappers must synchronize their tap with the swimmer’s stroke movement and momentum – at exactly the right time to enable the swimmer who is blind to swim at top speed, without fear of crashing into the end of the pool, and to execute a racing turn without losing precious fractions of seconds in a race. A high level of trust is crucial. Tappers are positioned at each end of the pool and use a rod with a firm foam tip to touch or tap the swimmer at the correct moment.
My hobby is reading. I read story books, magazines, newspapers and any kind of material that I find interesting.
This hobby got started when I was a little boy. I had always wanted my parents to read fairy tales and other stories to me. Soon they got fed up and tired of having to read to me continually. So as soon as I could, I learned to read. I started with simple ABC books. Soon I could read simple fairy tales and other stories. Now I read just about anything that is available.
Reading enables me to learn about so many things that I would otherwise not know. I learned about how people lived in bygone days of magic and mystery. I learned about the wonders of the world, space travel, human achievements, gigantic whales, tiny viruses and other fascinating things of our world.
The wonderful thing about reading is that I do not have to learn things the hard way. For example, I do not have to catch a disease to know that it can kill me. I know the danger so I can avoid it. Also I do not have to go deep into the jungle to learn about the tiger. I can read all about it in a book.
Books provide the reader with so much information and facts. They have certainly helped me in my daily life. I am better equipped to cope with living. Otherwise I would go about ignorantly learning things the hard way.
So I continue to read. Besides being more informed about the world, I also spend my time profitably. It is indeed a good hobby.
bygone-happening in a past time
cope with-to deal successfully with a difficult situation
informed-having a lot of knowledge
ABBA (stylized ᗅᗺᗷᗅ) was a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972, comprising Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. ABBA is an acronym of the first letters of the band members’ first names and is sometimes stylized as the registered trademark ᗅᗺᗷᗅ. The band became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1975 to 1982. It also won the Eurovision Song Contest 1974, giving Sweden its first triumph in the history of the contest and being the most successful group ever to take part in the competition.
ABBA has sold over 380 million albums and singles worldwide,which makes it one of the best-selling music artists of all time, and the second best-selling music group of all time. ABBA was the first group to come from a non-English-speaking country that enjoyed consistent success in the charts of English-speaking countries, including the UK, Ireland, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The group also enjoyed significant success in Latin American markets, and recorded a collection of their hit songs in Spanish.
During the band’s active years, Fältskog and Ulvaeus were married, as were Lyngstad and Andersson, although both couples later divorced. At the height of their popularity, both relationships were suffering strain which ultimately resulted in the collapse of the Ulvaeus–Fältskog marriage in 1979 and the Andersson–Lyngstad marriage in 1981. These relationship changes were reflected in the group’s music, with later compositions including more introspective, brooding, dark lyrics.
After ABBA broke up in late 1982, Andersson and Ulvaeus achieved success writing music for the stage while Lyngstad and Fältskog pursued solo careers with mixed success. ABBA’s music declined in popularity until several films, notably Muriel’s Wedding and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, revived interest in the group and the spawning of several tribute bands. In 1999, ABBA’s music was adapted into the successful musical Mamma Mia! that toured worldwide. A film of the same name, released in 2008, became the highest-grossing film in the United Kingdom that year. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 15 March 2010.
ABBA were honored at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005, when their hit “Waterloo” was chosen as the best song in the competition’s history.
The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several genres, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelic and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as “Beatlemania”, but as their songwriting grew in sophistication they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era’s sociocultural revolutions. The Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act and producer George Martin enhanced their musical potential. They gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first hit, “Love Me Do”, in late 1962. They acquired the nickname “the Fab Four” as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the following year, and by early 1964 they had become international stars, leading the “British Invasion” of the United States pop market. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced what many consider their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (commonly known as the White Album, 1968) and Abbey Road (1969). After their break-up in 1970, they each enjoyed successful musical careers. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001. McCartney and Starr, the surviving members, remain musically active. According to the RIAA, the Beatles are the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine’s list of the all-time most successful “Hot 100” artists; as of 2015, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with twenty. They have received ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Score and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. Collectively included in Time magazine’s compilation of the twentieth century’s 100 most influential people, they are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide.
I can speak English.
Hi, I am Aram Geghmyan. I am fourteen years old. I was born in Erevan in area of Malatia-Sebastia. From the first class I learn at this school. From the beginning I have learned at “Mkhitar Sebastaci” complex for six years, then went to Mother school where I have learned 3 years. This year I came to this school and chosed the Jewelery subject. I have my English lesson 3 days a week :on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. I have attended to “Mkhitar sebastaci” complex nursery school at B4.
Happy new year my dear.
I wish you the best.
Let the New Year bring you success.
Be always happy and smiling…
London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom.It is the most populous city in the United Kingdom with a metropolitan area of over 13 milion inhabitants.London has a diverse range of peoples and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken within Greater London.London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.