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Урок 18 Проект: «Весело в школе». Spotlight 2

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An artist Perov

Vasily Grigoryevich Perov


An artist Vasily Perov, who continued in the traditions of Pavel Fedotov, devoted his work to portraying the life of Russia’s democratic strata of society.

An artist  Perov was one of the founders of the famous Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (“Peredvizhniki”), a union of the most progressive Russian artists, whose aim was to serve the people through their art. His canvases, which were at time mordant satirical exposures as“ Sermon in the Village” (1861), “A Religious Procession in a Village at Easter” (1861), or ones that revealed profound grief, as “Seeing off the Dead Man” (1865) proved of great value in revolutionizing public opinion.

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An artist — Vereshchagin

Vasily Vasilievich Vereshchagin


Vasily Vereshchagin is an original personality in Russian art. His life was crowded with memorable events and heroic episodes.

The artist travelled a great deal in the Caucasus, the Crimea, Central Asia and visited many Russian and European cities, journeyed to India twice, was in America, Japan, Syria, Palestine, the Philippines and Cuba. Читать далее An artist — Vereshchagin

Victory Day

Victory DayOn May 9, the people of our country celebrate the anniversary of their great victory in the Great Patriotic War against fascist Germany.

The Second World War was a grim trial for the Soviet people and their army.Displaying unprecedented cour­age and heroism the Soviet soldiers defended every inch of the Soviet soil.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington DCWashington is the capital city of the United States. It is located on the north bank of the Potomac River.

Washington is one of the most beautiful and unusual cities in the United States. It has little industry, and only one million people. One reason Washington looks differ­ent from other cities is that no building in the city may be more than 40 meters tall. There are no skyscrapers, because they would hide the city’s many monuments from view.

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Ways of Holiday-making

If you are tired of your usual holiday routine, there are many things you can do to vary it. Some take a certain amount of physical energy, but think of the good it will do you.Ways of Holiday-making

People say, there is nothing to compare with a camping holiday. Personally I think it’s only for the young, and will make them appreciate home comforts. Читать далее Ways of Holiday-making

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a national shrine where the kings and queens are crowned and famous people are buried.

Founded by Edward the Confessor in 1050, the Abbey was a monastery for a long time.

Since William I almost every English monarch has been crowned in this great church, which contains the tombs and memorials of many of Britain’s most eminent citizens. Читать далее Westminster Abbey

An Occupation

An occupation is a business, trade or employment that occupies one’s time either permanently or as a hobby.

It’s an activity of any kind for which a person has the necessary qualifications and training: “I am a teacher by occupa­tion, and he is a taxi-driver by occupation.”

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William Shakespeare (biography)


William’s father, John Shakespeare, moved to Strat­ford-on-Avon about 1550 and became a tradesman. His wife, the writer’s mother, Mary Arden, was the daughter of a rich farmer.

John Shakespeare and his wife lived in a two-storey house in Hanley Street. Simple and ordinary ­looking, this house is still one of the most famous places in the world. For here, in a small room on the second floor, William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564.

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Tropinin — a famous artist

Vasily Andreyevich Tropinin (1776-1857)

Visitors to the Tretyakov Art Gallery often stop to admire Vasily Tropinin’s remarkable picture “The Lace-maker”. Holding up her bobbins, a lovely young girl looks out of the frame with all the charm of youth and beauty, showing the graceful movements of her busy hands. This was the first Russian picture to depict the city working girl.

But the most popular picture ever created by Tropinin is probably his portrait of Alexander Pushkin for which the poet sat in 1827. The remarkable likeness was stressed by contemporaries. The portrait reflects the powerful mind and inspiration of the poet.

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