New Year’s Eve is a time for merriment. Most Americans spend the end of the old year and the beginning of the New Year celebrating with friends. One popular New Year’s Eve drink is eggnog – a thick, yellow mixture of eggs, milk or cream and sugar. Champagne is often served for the midnight toast on New Year’s Eve. One of the noisiest and most crowded of New Year’s Eve
I There are dates and events in the life of our country that are memorable to every Russian citizen. The dates of this kind are: Victory Day, May Day, Constitution Day, the Women's Day, the Day of Sovereignty of the Russian Federation. These are national holidays, people do not work on these days. The most memorable date is the Victory Day which is celebrated on May 9 to commemorate the Victory of
Halloween or the eve of All Saints’ Day is celebrated on October 31. On that day many homes are decorated and lit by lanterns in the pumpkins that have been hollowed out. Kids dress up in witches, ghosts, and goblins and go trick-or treating to neighbours.
Christmas is a very great religious holiday. It is celebrated on December 25 as the birth of Christ. It is preceded and followed by festive parties and marked by special church services. Christmas is a family holiday. The people stay at home and spend the time with their families. They send cards or Christmas greetings to their friends. They wish them «A Merry Christmas». Gifts are also given to
Americans celebrate an enormous variety of festivals and holidays because they come from around the globe and practice many religions. They also celebrate holidays specific to the United States that commemorate historical events or encourage a common national memory. Holidays in America are often family or community events. Many Americans travel long distances for family gatherings or take vacations
The great English scientist Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642 not far from the university town of Cambridge. In 1661 Newton entered the University of Cambridge where he studied mathematics. When Newton was twenty-two years old he began studying the theory of gravitation. In 1665, while he was on a visit to his native village, he saw an apple fall from a tree and began wondering what force
To begin with, I have to admit that youngsters of my age do not do much reading. The most industrious pupils certainty do their homework regularly, and part of that work is reading — in Byelorussian, Russian and English. But as to taking up some additional stories, books that are out of the school schedule, they are not ever willing to do that. With me and with some of my close friends it is
It is my firm belief that every person living in our country must at least once in his life go to the Crimea and see the Black Sea. Perhaps it is best that you should do it in your childhood. As for me I was already in my teens and was about to finish school but I had not ever been to the sea. And I was self-conscious about it. It was last year. And it was last year that I had an opportunity of
Unfortunately I have not had much free time this year that is why I have done my best to spend it wisely. As is known, in Moscow there are a lot of opportunities of spending one's free time as there are a lot of theatres, cinemas, museums, art galleries, concert hall, and disco clubs here. When I have some free time I can choose any of them. But when the weather is fine, it is better to go for a walk.
I started school at the age of seven. It was a specialised English school. I studied eleven years. At first I attended primary school. The primary school curriculum included Russian, maths, English, drawing, physical training and music. And then after three years of primary school classes I went on to secondary school. Secondary school consisted of eight years of classes, six of which were