I'm studying nouns.
A noun can be a person.
"My name is Jen." (Jen is a noun.)
A noun can be a place.
"Jen lives on an island." ("island" is a noun)…Continue
Added by Holly Dilatush on March 29, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Some of you may have heard me speak about my 'daily intentionals', beads, and stones.
I wrote of them here, and mentioned then that I would try to add a post sharing more info.
I thought I had done so, but am not able…Continue
Recently, while staring at my dirty coffee cup, I saw this:
Do you see the…
Ayurveda is an alternative medicine that originated in India. It can be a massage, diet, treatment using some herbs, yoga...It focuses on creating a delicate balance between the mind, the body and the spirit. The assumption this alternative medicine is based on is that everything in the universe is connected. Thus, to be healthy, a person should have a harmony between his mind, body, spirit and the universe. It is believed also that a person is made of a combination of five elements found…Continue
I like quotes and its logical or illogical perspectives.
Sometimes, quotes touch our hearts and sometimes it doesn't affect on our…Continue
She is a baby… she is a girl… she is a maiden… she is a mother… she is a grand mom…
Today is the International Women’s Day, so people, mainly women, celebrate it worldwide. It is a good practice, and I agree with the concept; however, I don’t agree with it totally because I have a question in…Continue
The plot is based on the novel “Зеленчатые леопарды” by Victor Dragunskiy.
Alice, Igor and Oleg were playing on the playground. They wanted to make a space port from sand to launch a toy rocket. While they were busy with this interesting game, Kostya, pale and lean, came up to the sandbox.
“Join us, Kostya!” said Oleg gladly.
“Okay, I will.…
When I was thirteen years old, my Russian literature teacher asked me to create a wall newspaper for our class. For this purpose, she gave me a glue bottle and a plastic stick for that glue. I don’t know why but I thought that the stick was unimportant and threw it into a garbage can as soon as I went out from the school building. In the evening I created an amazing wall newspaper and brought it to my teacher the next…Continue
Added by Irina on March 4, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
This story was checked by Teacher Lee
My Five-Day Trip to Great Britain
Great Britain greeted my two friends and me like the glossy cover of a fashionable magazine. I thought that advertisement on the British dairy products that I saw in Russian shops was a creation of computer designers, but I was mistaken; it reflected truth. I saw cute streets with low fences…Continue
An Incident in The Forest
EDITED BY TEACHER LEE
This story is real. It happened with me when I was 12 years old. I was a member of a swim team, which was financed by our government because we were a hope of our country. I attended the sport school every day after my public school. We participated in many training sessions and competitions.
AN INCIDENT IN THE FOREST
Olga, a 12-year-old, was a professional swimmer. At a casual…Continue
Added by Irina on March 4, 2015 at 9:07am — No Comments
Peter and Fevronia
This story was edited by Teacher Lee.
Long long ago, in the first half of the 13th century, the grand duke David governed the city Murom. David suffered from an awful disease called “leprosy”. Nobody could cure him because in those days people did not know the etiology of this illness. The microbes that cause leprosy, namely Micobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis, were discovered only in the…Continue
Added by Irina on March 4, 2015 at 9:05am — No Comments
The story was edited by Teacher Lee
What I Know About Lady Hamilton.
Faces flash in my mind. One after another, one after another…Today I would like to tell you about Lady Hamilton. I have read many articles about her, and here I present what I have learned.
Amy Lyon (aka Emma Hamilton) was born in England on May 12, 1765. She was a blacksmith’s daughter. Her father died when she was only…Continue
Added by Irina on March 4, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
Do You Believe in Superstitions?
Both illiterate people and people with a higher education often believe in superstitions. In Russia 80% of the population believe that if a black cat crosses a person’s path, it is a bad sign. When I was a child, I would always spit over my shoulder, turn my body around counterclockwise, and whisper a prayer before taking a step across the line where the black cat ran. I stopped doing so when I…Continue
Added by Irina on March 4, 2015 at 8:59am — No Comments
My Experience With Languages
Do you think it is easy to learn a mother language? I remember how I struggled with sounds when I was 5 years old. I couldn’t articulate ‘r’ and ‘ʃ’ at all. My relative would patiently force me to repeat the same poem “Ya poshyu shtanishki Mishke..”, which means “I will sew small panties for my little bear.” I would try and try to articulate ‘ʃ’ in this poem. It was so hard that tears would fill my eyes many times.…Continue
I wrote a short story about my friend Julie. Teacher Lee helped me improve it in his writing group. So, here I show my final result.
I would like to tell you a story about my bosom friend Julie. I met her when she was 13 years old. At that time, I had changed schools because I wanted to be a doctor, but my old school was just a common public school. The new school, on the other hand, was…Continue
Added by Irina on March 4, 2015 at 8:53am — No Comments
On the last day of our stay on Cyprus, we visited the ancient city Salamis. It is situated at the distance of about 9 kilometers from Famagusta. People believe that the city was founded in the 11th century BC. It was abandoned in 648 AD because of repeated earthquakes and Arab pirates’ raids. The inhabitants of Salamis were forced to move to Famagusta, the nearest town. The founder of the city Salamis was Tefkros, the Trojan War hero. His father King Telamon…Continue
On the next day, we drove to the Kantara castle. The serpentine road ran up to the summit of the mountain. Our ears were blocked because of height. Flocks of sheep and goats strolled in the opposite to our way direction along the same road, and we often stopped to let them pass. The landscape was profoundly beautiful! The name "Kantara" in Arabic means a bridge or an arch. This name was given to the castle because people could observe the northern and…Continue
Added by Irina on March 4, 2015 at 7:43am — No Comments
Apostle Andrew's Monastery
On the following day, we went to Apostle Andrew’s Monastery. It is situated almost at the end of the Karpaz peninsula. We were driving across the country, admiring charming nature. We saw a rural landscape around there. The houses were generally two-storied. We often met people who pastured cattle: flocks of sheep, goats, and cows. We drove across the Karpas Peninsula National Park, where mostly donkeys lived.
Here you can read about…Continue