Sunday, November 19, 2017

THE THANKSGIVING STORY

 Once upon a time, some of the people of England were in great trouble.  The king would not allow them to worship God in the way they thought  right.
 When they said they must do what they thought right, some of them were  whipped, and some of them were put in prison.
 At last they decided to leave England, and go to some other country.  And they did go, in a ship, to a land where everybody dressed so  differently, and spoke such a different language that the English boys  and girls could not at first understand them. Holland was the name of  the country. How many of you have seen pictures of the Dutch children,  who live in Holland? How many of you have seen pictures of Dutch  windmills?
 Now in Holland, in the course of time, the Dutch and the English  children became very good friends. Before very long the English boys  and girls were talking Dutch as easily as if they had been born in  Holland, and had never heard of any other country.
 “My, my,” said good Father Brewster, the leader of the Puritans, as  they were called. “This will never do. We want our children to talk  English, and to love England and her ways”--for the Puritans still  loved their country and their flag, just as we love our beautiful flag  with the stars and stripes.
 “They say,” said Father Brewster, “that far away over the ocean there  is a land called America. Let us go to America. There we can build  houses like those we had in England, and there our children can be  brought up as English people. Yes, we will go to America.”
 So the Puritans engaged two big ships, and started to sail from  Holland to America. But one of the ships was too old and too worn out  to cross the ocean, so all the people embarked on the other ship and  sailed away.
 The ship was called the Mayflower. The Mayflower was crowded, and it rocked so that the boys and girls  became very tired. They wished they could get off and play on land  once more.
 But two beautiful presents came to interest and amuse them on the long  voyage. And what do you think they were? Two little babies. One of  them was named Peregrine White. The other was named Oceanus Hopkins,  because he was born on the ocean.
 One morning the children looked far away across the water, and they  could see a dark line. It was the land--America.
 The next day the sails of the ship were taken down, and the anchor was  dropped in a little bay. Then some of the men climbed down from the  ship into a small boat, and rowed to the shore to see what the place  was like. In a little while they came back and called out, “Come, we  will take you all ashore.”
 Such a scurrying and hurrying as there was then! Back and forth the  little boat went, until all the boys and girls, and men and women were  on the shore.
 It was a very cold day, the twenty-second of December, 1620. But they  did not mind the cold.
 In a little time the men had built some log houses, and soon there was  a church. The black rock on which the Pilgrims first stepped can be  seen to-day. It is called Plymouth Rock. The first girl to step upon  Plymouth rock was Mary Chilton.
 One day a visitor came to see the Pilgrims. He was an Indian. He had  long, black hair. He was dressed in deerskin. He had a bow and arrows,  to shoot birds and deer with. The Indian was very glad to see the white people. “Welcome, Englishmen,” he said. He stayed over night with the Pilgrims, and the  next morning went away.
 Soon he came back, bringing some friends with him.
 When spring came, the Indians showed the Pilgrims how to catch eels, and where to find fish. They also gave the Pilgrims corn to plant. They showed them how to plant the corn, putting a fish in each hill to  make the corn grow well.
 All summer long the boys and girls played around the log-houses, and  were very happy. There were beautiful wild-flowers, and bright-colored  song-birds in the woods where they played. One flower that blossomed  in the early spring they named the Mayflower, for the ship in which  they had come. The trailing arbutus has been called the Mayflower to  this day.
 When the summer was ended, and all the corn and wheat were gathered  in, the Pilgrims said, “Let us have Thanksgiving Day. We will thank  God because he made the sun to shine, and the rain to fall, and the  corn to grow.”
 Then the mothers said, “We will have a Thanksgiving party, and invite  the Indians. We will cook some of everything raised on the farms.”
 The men shot deer, and wild geese, and wild turkeys for the dinner,  and that is why we like to have roast goose or turkey for our  Thanksgiving dinner.
 At last the Thanksgiving Day came. In the morning everybody went to  church. When they got home they found that all the Indians who had  been invited had come.
 The Indians brought five large deer. The party lasted for three days. At each meal, before they began to eat, the Pilgrims and the Indians  thanked God.
 In the evening the Indians sang and danced, and in the daytime they  played games with the children.
 At last the party was over. When the Indians were going home the  Pilgrims said, “Every year we shall have a time to thank God for all  He has done for us. You must come and help us thank Him.”
 So every year the Pilgrims had their Thanksgiving Day. When other  people came to this country they said they would have Thanksgiving  too. So for nearly three hundred years we have had the glad
 Thanksgiving Day. In what month does it come? On what day of November  does it come this year?

Friday, November 17, 2017

BARLEY AND TOMATO SOUP-Read the text

Cook 1 can of tomatoes and 1 chopped Spanish onion together for fifteen minutes, then rub through a wire sieve; add 3 tablespoons of pearl barley, 1 tablespoon of butter, some pepper and salt, and cook
for one hour, until the barley is soft. Season before serving.

Answer the questions

How many days has November?
How many days had October?
 What month comes after November?
What day in November do we celebrate?
What kind of weather do we have in November?
What season is this?
 What season follows autumn?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Vocabulary Task


flurry
brougham
exquisitely
latrine
conduit
gutter
brood
oboe
stamen
refinement
swaddle
scurry
ducal
screed


1.     What a Briton calls a blizzard, would, in Illinois or Nebraska, be a _____, and a British heat wave is often a thing of merriment to much of the rest of the world.
2.     The most difficult wood wind instrument to master is the _____.
3.     A filament is the stalk of a _____.
4.     They seemed to sit there before him, embodied in the _____.
5.     The room was _____ arranged, if not richly furnished.
6.     It spoke of _____, though not of wealth, and was very charming and womanly.
7.     He was all wrapped up like a banana in his yellow _____.
8.     _____ were only for the better houses; here, the streets, alleys and even open doorways were toilets.
9.     People flung their scraps out of the window and at night in the poorly lit streets could be heard the _____ of rats.
10.Canals running through cities were to be used for barges and the underground _____ greatly resembled those of modern sewage systems.
11.Paths were to have _____ for the adequate drainage of the streets.
12.These jobs kept Leonardo from _____ about his rejections.
13.In Pavia one of the greatest libraries in all of Italy was in the _____ palace.
14.Not to mention the _____ of words you could get down between now and New Year’s Eve.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Learner from Learners:Correct all mistakes you find.

The is spring coming now . Today is 1/3 .The spring is starting. I am going school with my best friend Nicole. I'm finish the school. the clear is good.no cold no hot!!
after school I went to the park to play. The warm is good.And....... oooops.I forget of mom`s birthey.I think I give the great spirngs flowers.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Vocabulary Task


blizzard
contiguous
egalitarian
filament
inquisitive
grouchy
brougham
deigh


obstinate
oboe
prudent
treacherous
refined



1.       What a Briton calls a _____would , in Illinois or Nebraska, be a flurry, and a British heat wave is often a thing of merriment to much of the rest of the world.
2.       The hardest woodwind instrument to learn is the _____.
3.       Thomas Edison was a very _____ child, conducting his first experiment at the age of 3.
4.       Because J. P. Morgan has known as a reputable and _____businessman, he was able to persuade others to remain in the market even after the crash had begun.
5.       The copperhead, a snake that attacks without warning is regarded as much mere _____ than the rattlesnake.
6.       A _____ is the stalk of a stamen.
7.       Nations that share a border are, by definition, _____.
8.       For better or worse – mostly better in my opinion, _____ that I am – the Internet has Arrived.
9.       The counterrevolution has begun, and I feel _____.
10.   She looked at her husband out of her small,_____ eyes – looked at the tall, handsome, well-dressed man whose name she bore, yet who was so different to her in all ways.
11.   Now his voice was so soft, _____, brutal.
12.   But when he has stepped into his _____ he gave himself full sway.
13.   But this woman, without feeling, sentiment or beauty, even Death would not _____ to touch her.