About Easter

Easter — along with all of its decorative eggsdelicious ham dinner and cheerful baskets — is hopping down the bunny trail quicker than the legendary speedy hare. This year, the Christian holiday will fall on April 17 so mark that calendar if you haven’t already. While the central story of Jesus’ death and resurrection is likely familiar to those who celebrate, there’s a lot of us who might not know about the unique traditions and meaningful symbolism that surrounds this special Sunday. Like Christmas and, to some extent, St. Patrick’s Day and Valentine’s Day, a day that started off as a solely religious observation has taken on tons of secular meaning, so plenty of people who aren’t regular churchgoers enjoy other aspects of the festivities as well. Between the adorable bunny rabbits, spring-forward decorations and copious amounts of chocolate, the celebration has evolved over the years with a whole host of customs both new and old. 

Before you sit down for a delicious brunch or gather the kids for some fun Easter crafts, take a moment to learn about this holiday’s rich background, including its special foods, quirky superstitions and symbols. Maybe they’ll even make great fodder for conversation, insightful Instagram captions or even factoid card tucked into the Easter baskets to give them a little something extra this year. However you use them, this Easter trivia will impress your family and friends with the little-known origins behind some of your favorite traditions.

English

I was born in a secluded village on a mountain. Day after day, my parents plowed the yellow dry soil with their backs towards the sky. One day, Iwanted to buy a handkerchief, which all girls around me seemed to have. So, one day I stole 50 cents from my father’s drawer. Father discovered about the stolen money right away.

Ես ծնվել եմ մեկուսացած գյուղում սարերի վրա. Օրեցօր իմ ծնողները դեղին չոր հողը մեջքով հերկնել էին դեպի երկինք: Մի օր ես ոզում էի գնել թաշկինակ, որը թվում է բոլոր աղջիկները ունեն։ Այսպիսով, մի օր ես գողացա 50 ցենտ իմ հայրիկի պահարանից։ Հայրիկը բացահայտեց գողության մասին։

“Who stole the money?” he asked my brother and me. I was stunned, too afraid to talk. Neither of us admitted to the fault, so he said, “Fine, if nobody wants to admit, you both should be punished!” Suddenly, my younger brother gripped Father’s hand and said, “Dad, I was the one who did it!” He took the blame, and punishment, for me.

Ով է գողացել գումարը? Նա հարցրեց ինձ և եղբորս։ Ես ափշած էի, վախենում էի խոսալ։ Ոչ ոք չուզեցավ ընդունել մեղքը, այսպիսով նա ասեց եթե ոչ ոք չի ընդունում մեղքը, դուք երկուսով կպատժվեք։ Հանկարծ փոքր եղբայրս բռնեց Հոր ձեռքը եւ ասաց. Հայրիկ, ես էի, ով դա արեց։ Նա վերցրեց մեղքը և պատիժը ինձ համար.

In the middle of the night, all of sudden, I cried out loudly. My brother covered my mouth with his little hand and said, “Sis, now don’t cry anymore. Everything has happened.” I will never forget my brother’s expression when he protected me. That year, my brother was 8 years old and I was 11 years old. I still hate myself for not having enough courage to admit what I did. Years went by, but the incident still seemed like it just happened yesterday.

When my brother was in his last year of secondary school, he was accepted in an upper secondary school in the central part of town. At the same time, I was accepted into a university in the province. That night, Father squatted in the yard, smoking packet by packet. I could hear him ask my mother, “Both of our children, they have good results? Very good results?” Mother wiped off her tears and sighed, “What is the use? How can we possibly finance both of them?”

At that time, my brother walked out, he stood in front of Father and said, “Dad, I don’t want to continue my study anymore, I have read enough books.” Father became angry. “Why do you have a spirit so weak? Even if it means I have to beg for money on the streets, I will send you two to school until you have both finished your studies!” And then, he started to knock on every house in the village to borrow money.

I stuck out my hand as gently as I could to my brother’s face, and told him, “A boy has to continue his study. If not, he will not be able to overcome this poverty we are experiencing.” I, on the other hand, had decided not to further my study at the university.

Nobody knew that on the next day, before dawn, my brother left the house with a few pieces of worn-out clothes and a few dry beans. He sneaked to my side of the bed and left a note on my pillow, “Sis, getting into a university is not easy. I will go find a job and I will send money to you.” I held the note while sitting on my bed, and cried until I lost my voice.

With the money father borrowed from the whole village, and the money my brother earned from carrying cement on his back at a construction site, finally, I managed to get to the third year of my study in the university. That year, my brother was 17 years old and I was 20 years old.

One day, while I was studying in my room, my roommate came in and told me, “There’s a villager waiting for you outside!” Why would there be a villager looking for me? I walked out, and I saw my brother from afar. His whole body was covered with dirt, dust, cement and sand. I asked him, “Why did you not tell my roommate that you are my brother?”

He replied with a smile, “Look at my appearance. What will they think if they would know that I am your brother? Won’t they laugh at you?” I felt so touched, and tears filled my eyes. I swept away dirt and dust from my brother’s body. And told him with a lump in my throat, “I don’t care what people would say! You are my brother no matter what your appearance.”

From his pocket, he took out a butterfly hair clip. He put it on my hair and said, ‘I saw all the girls in town are wearing it. I think you should also have one.’ I could not hold back myself anymore. I pulled my brother into my arms and cried. That year, my brother was 20 years old and I was 23 years old.

After I got married, I lived in the city. Many times my husband invited my parents to come and live with us, but they didn’t want. They said once they left the village, they wouldn’t know what to do. My brother agreed with them. He said, “Sis, you just take care of your parents-in-law. I will take care of Mom and Dad here.”

My husband became the directors of his factory. We asked my brother to accept the offer of being the manager in the maintenance department. But my brother rejected the offer. He insisted on working as a repairman instead for a start.

One day, my brother was on the top of a ladder repairing a cable, when he got electrocuted, and was sent to the hospital. My husband and I visited him at the hospital. Looking at the plaster cast on his leg, I grumbled, “Why did you reject the offer of being a manager? Managers won’t do something dangerous like that. Now look at you – you are suffering a serious injury. Why didn’t you just listen to us?”

With a serious expression on his face, he defended his decision, “Think of your brother-in-law, he just became the director. If I, being uneducated, would become a manager, what kind of rumors would fly around?” My husband’s eyes filled up with tears, and then I said, “But you lack in education only because of me!”

“Why do you talk about the past?” he said and then he held my hand. That year, he was 26 years old and I was 29 years old. My brother was 30 years old when he married a farmer girl from the village. During the wedding reception, the master of ceremonies asked him, “Who is the one person you respect and love the most?”

Without even taking a time to think, he answered, “My sister.” He continued by telling a story I could not even remember. “When I was in primary school, the school was in a different village. Everyday, my sister and I would walk for 2 hours to school and back home. One day, I lost one of my gloves. My sister gave me one of hers. She wore only one glove and she had to walk far. When we got home, her hands were trembling because of the cold weather. She could not even hold her chopsticks. From that day on, I swore that as long as I lived, I would take care of my sister and would always be good to her.”

Applause filled up the room. All guests turned their attention to me. I found it hard to speak, “In my whole life, the one I would like to thank most is my brother,” And in this happy occasion, in front of the crowd, tears were rolling down my face again.

Moral: Love and care for the one you love every single day of your life. You may think what you did is just a small deed, but to that someone, it may mean a lot. Some relations are made to be last longer but they still need to be nurtured with love and care.

Grammar. Check your progress

a

You have to undersrtand, There is no way I can accept this is car.

If you wanty to go to university, you have to Study hard.

She doesn’t have to Buy a computer. She can use my laptop.

Students at most schools in the UK have to wear a uniform.

I understand wha you said, you Don’t have to tell me again.

James wants to be healthy, he have to be careful About wha he eats.

You Don’t have to help me with my work, I can do it on my own.

a

Olive oil is a good oil to use in cooking.

They come from chickens and you can fry them or boil them eggs.

A lot of people put this in coffee.

Lots of people drink orange juice for breakfast.

I’d like a glass of mineral water.

They are orange and they grow under the ground.

You need bread to make toast.

A round fruit that is usually red or green.

Chicken, lamb and beef, for example.

Food that we get from the sea.

b

b

cathree – teacher

tindest – dentist

crodot – doctor

serun – nurse

lpito – pilot

wrayel – layer

rigefhetifr – firefighter

eerening – engineer

English. Hometask

Ex. 7/b.

1. I wanted to buy some food, but I didn’t have any money.

2. Have we got some homework tonight?
Yes we’ve got some grammar exersices to do

3. Mario bought some new socks last week, but he didn’t buy any new shoes

4. Let’s listen to some music,
OK. Did you bring some CDs?

5. I’d like to make some sandwiches. The problem is I’ve got some cheese, but I haven’t got any butter.

Project. How to have a long and healthy life

  • Do you think you have a healthy life style?

I think that I have a healthy life style, because I doing sports, volleyball.

  • Is it possible to have a healthy life style in modern world?

Yes, if you work hard and keep a routines.

  • Why do many people try to have a healthy life style?

Because, if you have a healthy life style, you will live a long time, be healthy and have a fit body.

  • What is the main purpose of it?

To have a fit, beautiful body and be healthy.

  • What is healthy food?

Healthy food is dairy, fruits, vegetables, eggs and meal.

  • Do you pay much attention to what you eat?

I think yes.

  • Do you think it is more important for you to eat healthy or tasty food?

Of course eat healthy.

  • Do you try to eat your breakfast, lunch and dinner at a certain time every day?

No, but I want, that my breakfast’s, lunch’s and dinner’s times don’t mixed.

  • Do you have a snack every time you are hungry or do you wait for the lunch or dinner?

No, I’m waiting.

  • Do you agree with the saying: «Eat your breakfast, share your lunch with a friend and give your dinner to your enemy»? Why do people say so?

Yes, because, you must be kind and share with lunch, but I won’t be give it to my enemy.

  • What is healthy about not eating after 6 p.m?

Of course no, you must eat when you want, but at night you must eat less.

  • Are you a success?

Yes, because I have a good family and friends.

  • Is obesity a great problem in where you live?

No, because person can be fat, but kind and good.

  • What are the most efficient ways to loose weight?

Doing sports and live healthy.

  • Do you think diets are useful or not?

I think diet doesn’t useful, because you can just don’t eat dangerous snacks, crisps and etcetera.

  • Have you ever tried to go on a diet?

No, I think it’s doesn’t useful, I always doing sports.

  • What kind of diet was it?

There are diet, eat only diary, fruits and vegetables and there are diet, eat meals and things like that and don’t eat crisps and dangerous snacks.

  • Did it work?

In my opinion no.

  • Is physical activity (jogging, going to a gym, swimming pool) an important part of a healthy life style?

Yes, of course

  • Can you tell a physically inactive person from someone who takes care of his\her physical condition?

Yes, person, who doings sports, she/he athlethic and has healthy, fit body.

  • What is your attitude to smoking?

Bad, smoking is the way to be don’t healthy

  • What about passive smoking?

With the same way, because the smoke goes to your lung, and if you smoke passive, it’s already in your body.

  • Is it hard to give up smoking?

I think yes, because if you seriously want it, you can give up.

  • What is the best way to give up smoking?

Inspire to yourself that you can do it.