Passive Voice. Пассивный залог. Цитаты

Wisdom is only found in truth. (J. W.  Goethe)
Мудрость может быть найдена лишь в правде.

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult. (Ph. Chesterfield)
Ранение забывается намного быстрее, чем оскорбление.

Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered. (Aristotle)
Даже когда законы записаны, они не всегда должны оставаться неизменны.

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. (S. Johnson)
Что написано без усилия, в основном, читается без удовольствия.

Draw the curtain, the farce is played. (F. Rabelais)
Задерните занавес, фарс сыгран.

Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it. (R. Descartes)
Здравый смысл — наиболее распространенный товар в мире, и каждый уверен, что у него этого товара в избытке.

When Thales was asked what was most difficult, he said, “To know on one’s self.” And what was easy, “To advise another.” (Diogenes)
Когда Фалеса спросили, что самое сложное, он сказал: «Познать себя». А самым легким было — «Советовать другому».

Английский язык. Множественное число существительных

What is the correct plural of the word?

  1. Many (person) _______________study English as a second language?
  2. Five (woman) _______________opened a computer service company.
  3. Even (child) _______________enjoy learning on the Internet.
  4. My (tooth) _______________are sensitive to the cold.
  5. The boys went fishing and caught 10 (fish) _______________.
  6. There are 10 (man) _______________in the Maintenance Department.
  7. The (wife) _______________keep their (knife) _______________on the (shelf) _______________.
  8. (Goose) _______________are water birds.
  9. (Piano) _______________are difficult to move .
  10. There are some (policeman) _______________in my house!
  11. I’ve lost my (luggage) _______________.

Ответы:

people
women
children
teeth
fish
men
wives, knives, shelves
Geese
Pianos
policemen
luggage

Write down the correct form of the plural:

  1. city — _______________.
  2. house — _______________.
  3. boy — _______________.
  4. family — _______________.
  5. life — _______________.
  6. photo — _______________.
  7. phone — _______________.
  8. sandwich — _______________.
  9. nurse — _______________.
  10. elf — _______________.
  11. village — _______________.
  12. toy — _______________.

Ответы:

cities
houses
boys
families
lives
photos
phones
sandwiches
nurses
elves
villages
toys

Тест. Сравнение прилагательных

1.    I can’t understand this conversation. It’s … … .

-difficulter                  -more difficulter              -more difficult

2.  Have a good trip. Paris is … … beautiful city in the world.

-most                           -the most                           -more

3.  Good morning. Are you in a … mood today?

-gooder                       -best                                     -better

4. How is everything at home? I hope grandmother … better.

-feels                            -the                                     -more

5. I like this classroom. It’s much … . Do the kids like it?

-biger                           -more bigger                     -bigger

6. She always … problems with Logistics Department. It’s the … thing about her job.

-has, worst                 -have, bad                          -has, worse

7. Does she … a CD-player? No, she … . That’s too … .

-has, does, bad        -have, doesn’t, bad       -have, does, worst

8. You must … it, because the next task is even … .

-do, hardest              -to do, harder                   -do, harder

9. … Mike have a … dictionary? He … to be sure about the translation of the text.

-Can, best, want      -Cans, good, wants        -Can, better, wants

10. You can write a message to … . It is much … .

-they, fast                  -them, faster                    -her, fastter

 

Ответы:

more difficultthe most
better
feels
bigger
has, worst
have, doesn’t, bad
do, harder
Can, better, wants
them, faster

Funny Pictures — Movies (2)

Keanu Reeves
Вот, видите?
Бровь видите?
Кто говорит, что я не умею играть??
Family Guy
Я не догоняю!
Alan Rickman
Что значит «девчачья прическа»?!
The Sixth Sense
Я вижу тупых людей…Они повсюду. Они ходят везде как обычные люди. Они даже не знают, что они тупые…
Star Trek
На корабле Enterprise 23 палубы
430 членов экипажа
и 1 туалет.

Немецкий язык. Упражнение на лексику

Придумайте 5 слов на немецком языке на одну и ту же букву по темам: Страна, Город, Профессия, Животный мир, Свободная тема.

Например:

Das Land Die Stadt Der Beruf Das Tier Das Wort
Das Weißrussland Белоруссия Das Wien
Вена
Der Wissenschaftler учёный Die Wespe
оса
Der Wind
ветер
Das Honduras Гондурас Das Helsinki Хельсинки Die Hausfrau домохозяйка Die Hornisse шершень Das Horn
рог
Die Zaire
Заир
Das Zürich
Цюрих
Der Zoologe
зоолог
Das Zebra
зебра
Der Zoo
зоопарк
Das Jordanien Иорадния Das Jena
Йена
Der Jäger
охотник
Der Jaguar
ягуар
Die Jagd
охота
Das Guatemala Гватемала Das Graz
Грац
Der Gräber
землекоп
Der Gans
гусь
Der Garten
сад
Das Rumänien Румыния Das Rom
Рим
Der Rauchfangkehrer трубочист Das Reh
косуля
Das Recht
право
Das Frankreich Франция Das Fribourg Фрибург Der Fahrer
водитель
Das Flusspferd бегемот Der Freund
друг
Das Ungarn
Венгрия
Das Utrecht
Утрехт
Der Uhrmacher часовых дел мастер Der Uhu
сова
Die Uhr
часы

Диалог на немецком языке «Странный сосед» (уровень В1)

neighbour

Ein seltsamer Nachbar

— Hallo! Hast du den neuen Nachbar gesehen? Ich glaube, dass ich deinen Rat brauche.
— Was stimmt mit ihm nicht?
— Er ist so seltsam. Manchmal ist er nett und freundlich, lächelt zu und grüßt mich und manchmal benimmt er sich sehr stolz, unhöflich, sogar grob, kein Lächeln im Gesicht. Ich bin einfach bestürzt.
— Sag mal, wie oft ändert sich seine Laune?
— Jeden Tag!
— Ich vermute, dass etwas in seinem Leben nicht stimmt.
— Wie meinst du das?
— Ich meine, dass er sehr empfindlich ist. Wenn alles klappt, er hat gute Laune, wenn etwas schief geht, sieht er traurig aus.
— Mag sein. Oder ihm tut etwas Weh. Vielleicht hat das mit dem Wetter zu tun. Wenn es regnet habe ich auch manchmal Kopfweh.
— Ja, wahrscheinlich hast du Recht. Hast du eine Idee, wie man ihm helfen könnte?
— Vielleicht probierst du ihn mal danach fragen? Aber sehr höflich, bitte. Wenn er Hilfe braucht, sagt er es vielleicht. Wenn nicht, sei einfach nett zu ihm. Egal, wie er sich benimmt.
— Danke. Das ist eine gute Idee.
— Und schenke ihm Blumen oder etwas Schönes für die Wohnung. Er wird ganz sicher überrascht sein.
— Das wird schwierig werden, aber ich versuch es.
— Das hilft. Du wirst sehen.
2 Tage später
— Das ist kaum zu glauben! Wir beide haben falsch gelegen.
— Wieso? Und was ist mit den Blumen?
— Blumen habe ich geschenkt. Ich habe sogar mit ihm gesprochen und mit seinem Bruder auch. Sie sind Zwillinge!
— Ist nicht wahr!

Intermediate test

1.  … Jim and Alice speak Spanish?

-Are       -Do                        -Does                    -Was

2. He … me everything about them yesterday at work.

-tell        -told                      -telled                  -tells

3. Do your friends like movies … this one?

-()           -like                       -at                          -just

4.  Did you … that your boss wanted to fire you?

-know   -knew                   -knowed             -to know

5. I …  know how to cook.

-()           -not                       -aren’t                 -was

6.  … your friends playing with you when you heard the noise?

-Were   -Did                       -Are                       -Was

7. Did James … anything about our relationship?

-said      -speak                  -mention            -talked

8. I like … chocolate. I eat … lot of chocolate every Friday evening.

-a, a       -a, ()                      -(), a                      -(), ()

9. Kirk, you can’t do …, can you?

-nothing              -anything            -something        -thing

10. I have just … you about my problem, but you were not listening.

-telled  -talked                 -spoke                 -told

11. Can you … me a couple of minutes to think it over?

-to give                                -give not             -not give             -give

12. This … good news!

-are       -is           -can       -()

13. … he come yet?

-Have       -Had                   -Was                    -Hasn’t

14. Mark couldn’t help … everything in the house.

-drink       -drinked           -drinking             -drank

15. Before I … the job of my dreams I … for a big tobacco company.

-got, had worked            -worked, worked            -had got, worked              -had got, had worked

16. I can … a pie and you can … some housework.

-do, make           -make, do           -do, to make     -have made, make

Ответы: Do, told, like, know, (), were, mention, ()/a, anything, told, give, is, hasn’t drinking, got/had worked, make/do

Новогодняя викторина

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1). Who is the author of the most popular New Year song «Auld Lang Syne»?

Oscar Wilde
Robert Burns
William Shakespeare

2). What is the name of the famous American movie (1946) about Christmas miracles?

Life Is Beautiful
The Beauty of Life
It’s a Wonderful Life

3). Where do most of the people gather in New York to celebrate the New Year?

Madison Square Garden
Times Square
Central Park

4). What animal represents the year 2013?

Rabbit
Snake
Monkey

5). What country doesn’t celebrate Christmas on January 7?

Ukraine
Russia
Armenia

6). What is the traditional Christmas dish at Christmas in Germany?

Baked carp
Roast turkey
Sausages

7). What do traditionally people do in the USA if they stand under a mistletoe?

Dance
Sing
Kiss

8). Where did first Christmas card appear?

Germany
Austria
England

9). What country out of the three below doesn’t celebrate Christmas?

Romania
Serbia
China

10). Where did first decorated Christmas tree appear?

Spain
Germany
Sweden

Ответы:

Robert Burns, It’s a Beautiful Life, Times Square, snake, Armenia, baked carp, kiss, England, China, Germany

 

 

Цитаты \ Quotes — Ошо

With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Со всеми своими обманами, тяжелой работой и разбитыми мечтами, это все-таки прекрасный мир. Будь весел. Стремись к счастью.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Взращивай силу духа, чтобы защитить себя от неожиданных невзгод. Но не беспокой себя мрачными плодами воображения. Многие страхи порождаются усталостью и одиночеством.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Доброжелательно принимай совет, который подают годы, любезно отказываясь от того, что принадлежит молодости.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Наслаждайся своими достижениями, равно как и своими замыслами.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Если ты сравниваеь себя с другими, ты можешь преисполниться тщеславия или огорчиться, ибо всегда найдутся те, люди, более или менее великие, чем ты.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit.
Избегай шумных и воинственных людей, он досаждают духу.

As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Насколько возможно, без уступок, будь в ладу со всеми людьми.

Osho\Ошо

Источник («Дети Вселенной», Ошо)

The Coca-Cola story

Coca-ColaDo you know how old Coca Cola is? More than a hundred years! It was invented in 1886 by a chemist called John Pemberton, who lived in Atlanta, in the South of the USA. (Its name comes from two of its ingredients- coca leaves and kola nuts.) Pemberton tried to sell Coca Cola as a medicine. He told his customers that it was good for headaches. They didn’t believe him, and they didn’t buy it.

After John Pemberton died, in 1888, a man called Asa Candler bought the recipe for Pemberton’s medicine He decided to sell it, not as a medicine but as a drink. In 1892, he spent $ 12,000 on advertising it. The Coca Cola advertising campaign hasn’t stopped since then! And it has worked brilliantly. Coke has been the most popular drink in the USA for more than sixty years.

In 1941, when the USA entered World War II, American soldiers began to travel all over the world .The President of the Coca Cola Company promised to send their favourite drink wherever they went, Five billion bottles of Coke were sent around the world to the soldiers! And that’s why, since the War, Coke has been famous everywhere. if you look on a bottle of Coke you will find that one of the ingredients is called simply ‘natural flavourings’. What are those flavourings? No one will tell you! The recipe for Coke has been a secret for a century. The Coca Cola Company keeps it in a safe in Atlanta. In 1985, the company made a small change to its famous drink. Millions of people complained. The company had to go back to the recipe in the safe!