One can’t live without friends, especially teenagers.
School is the place where the real friendship begins. But it’s not easy to meet a true and faithful friend.
A real friend is the one who is ready to share not only your joys but all your sorrows and troubles.
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Mу hobby is collecting stamps. When I was still a baby, my mother began collecting for me.
Of course she didn’t let me touch the stamps until I was old enough. I remember that it was on my fifteenth birthday that she first put them into my hands. They were in five albums, but since then I have added three more, so that now I have a bigger collection than any of my friends.
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Summer is wonderful. There is no school and the holidays are long.
I usually spend my summer holidays in the country at my grandmother’s. I like the place. There is a nice river and the woods, where my friends and I can gather berries and mushrooms.
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O.Henry’s real name was William Sydney Porter. He is a well-known American writer.
Before he changed his name, he had been a bank office worker, a cowboy, a reporter, and a tramp trying to find a way to make a living.
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People keep dogs, cats, rabbits, parrots as pets. I am fond of animals. I’ve read a lot of books about pets.
I think I am lucky because my parents agreed to buy a puppy for me when I was eight. It was a nice, funny puppy.
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I am Igor Stepanov. Igor is my first name and Stepanov is my family name (surname). I was born on May 16, 1980 in the city of Moscow. I would like to tell you some words about my family. My family is not very large. I’ve got a mother, a father, a sister and a brother. There are five of us in the family. Читать далее My Family
Mother’s Day is traditionally observed in Great Britain on the fourth Sunday in Lent. This is usually in March. The day used to be known as Mothering Sunday and dates from the time when many girls worked away from home as domestic servants in big households, where their hours of work were often very long. Mothering Sunday was established as a holiday for these girls and gave them an opportunity of going home to see their parents, especially their mothers. They used to take presents with them, often given to them by the lady of the house. Читать далее Mother’s Day
Mу family consists of six members: my mother, my father, my grandmother, my grandfather, my little brother and me. Each member of the family has his own chores. My father goes shopping. He buys bread, milk, meat, vegetables, fruits, eggs and other products. My mother prepares dinner and supper. We like Mother’s cooking. She is especially good at cooking fried fish.
My chore is to wash up dishes. I also have to dust the furniture and to sweep the floor in my room every day. My younger brother’s chores are to carry out the garbage and to put his things in their right places.
My grandmother knits socks, makes cakes and cooks jam. My grandfather goes for a walk with our dog twice a day.
On Saturday all the families are busy with their chores. We make our flat neat. My father cleans the carpets with a vacuum-cleaner. My mother washes linen in a washing-machine. I wash the floor. My brother cleans shoes. My grandma and grandpa cook Saturday dinner. After all that we lay the table and have dinner. Then we have tea with wonderful cakes made by my grandma. We thank our grandma and grandpa and Father cheerfully says: “Business before pleasure”. We enjoy the rest of the day doing things we like to do.
Chores are very important in the life of the family. Our family is very friendly because everybody treats his chores very seriously.
household chores — домашние обязанности
garbage — мусор
to knit — вязать
a vacuum-cleaner — пылесос
to wash linen — стирать белье
to treat one’s chores seriously — относиться к своим домашним обязанностям серьезно
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