What does «don’t judge a book by its cover» mean? Do you agree with this idea?
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” means that you shouldn’t judge someone or something based on their appearance. I totally agree with this idea, because someone’s appearance doesn’t tell you anything about who they really are. You have to get to know someone before you can form an opinion about them.
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1. Salty biscuits
Step aside St. Valentine. St. Sargis (Surb Sarkis) is the Armenian patron saint of love and youth. And in his name, the key to the Armenian heart lies in a salty biscuit.
On the eve of 14 February, Armenian singletons eat a specially prepared salty biscuit (known as aghiblit) and abstain from drinking water.
Legend has it that they will dream of their future partner bringing them a cup of water to ease their thirst. And if not, better luck next year.
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Complete the science fiction story with the words below.
drew earth fiction find from had look mean office said talk took wanted was went were
Miss Chapman was Clint’s new English and Geography teacher. She was the daughter of the school’s new headmaster. In the Art lesson Clint drew a picture of a spaceship. In the next lesson Clint’s class had English. Clint wrote a science fiction story. In this story people from outer space came to the earth. They came in blue spaceships and didn’t look like normal people. They were very bad and wanted to take over the world, but they weren’t able to do it and wentaway again.
Clint told the story Miss Chapman. The next day she said, “That’s a very interesting story. My father wants to talk to you after the lesson.” Clint was very proud. He went to the headmaster’s office. “That’s an interesting story. People from outer space want to take over the world.” “Yes, Sir,” Clint said. How did you find out that we are here?” “I don’t know what you mean,” Clint answered.
The headmaster took his hand out of his pocket. His fingers were green . . .
excel – գերազանցել
Շարունակել կարդալ “Lesson 10” →
feminine – կանացի
mount – լեռ
compete – մրցակցել
dread – վախենալ
masculine – տղամարդկային, արական
menace – սպառնալիք
underestimate – թերագնահատել
victorious – հաղթանակ
numerous – բազմաթիվ
flexible – ճկուն
Քաղաքից բարձր՝ բարձր սյունի վրա, կանգնած էր Երջանիկ արքայզնի արձանը։ Նա ամբողջապես պատված էր ոսկե նուրբ ու բարակ տերևներով, աչքերի տեղում նա ուներ երկու վառ շափյուղաներ, և նրա թրի վրա փայլում էր մի մեծ կարմիր սուտակ։
Նա շատ հիացած էր: «Նա հիասքանչ է, ինչպես եղթանակային ցուցիչը», — նկատեց քաղաքային խորհրդականներից մեկը, ով ցանկանում էր գեղարվեստական համբավ ձեռք բերել. «Միայն ոչ այնքան օգտակար», — ավելացրեց նա՝ վախենալով, որ մարդիկ իրեն գործից հասկացող չհամարեն, ինչպիսին նա իրականում էր:
Շարունակել կարդալ “«Երջանիկ արքայազնը» Օսկար Ուայլդ | “The happy prince” Oscar Wilde” →
Happiness is subjective and can be achieved in many ways. Here are some tips that can be helpful to become happier:
1. Practice gratitude: Focus on the positive things in your life and be thankful for them.
2. Connect with others: Surround yourself with people who make you happy and spend time with them.
3. Exercise: Exercise releases endorphins, which can boost your mood.
4. Set goals: Having goals gives you a sense of purpose and accomplishment.
5. Learn new things: Learning new things can make you feel more confident and fulfilled.
6. Take care of yourself: Make sure you are getting enough sleep, eating healthy, and taking care of your physical and mental health.
7. Do things you enjoy: Make time for hobbies and activities that you enjoy.
8. Be kind: Doing kind things for others can make you feel good about yourself and improve your relationships.
Remember, happiness is not a destination, but a journey. It takes effort and practice to maintain a positive outlook and a happy life.
Before the invention of money, people used to get the goods and services they wanted by swapping things with others. The system was entirely dependent on an agreement between both people, each of whom needed to have what the other wanted to exchange.
The system of exchange started to work much more smoothly with the introduction of money. By using precious metals which had been officially weighed and made into coins, it became possible to sell what you produced in return for coins, and then use the coins to buy anything you wanted from a third party.
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Food and restaurants
Are you looking for somewhere special to go this weekend? Do you want to try something new? Check out one of these hot new restaurants.
Last Days of the Raj
A centrally located Indian restaurant, perfect for eating before or after the cinema or a show. In summer enjoy your meal in the beautiful garden. The most popular dishes are lamb and chicken cooked with mild, medium or hot spices. For brave customers there is extra hot!
A Taste of Tuscany
Whether you’d like a great value-for-money lunch or a relaxed evening meal in stylish surroundings, this is the place for you. The chefs have all been trained in Italy and they make both traditional and contemporary dishes. We recommend the pasta and seafood.
Շարունակել կարդալ “Food and restaurants” →