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http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2012/dec/24/christmas-crimean-war-1855-archive/print

**It has been said, and with truth, that Christmas will be kept wherever two Englishmen are together, whether it be under the burning sun of the tropics, or the ice-bound regions of the north-west passage. Our soldiers in the Crimea will have their Christmas; and that it may be a happy and a merry one, must be the hearty wish of every Englishman.**
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Заглянула в сообщество "отдам даром ". Пост желающего принять в дар любой мобильный телефон заканчивается словом "отвкусняшу ".
О _ о
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 Ученик мой какой-то эстонец право слово...

в словах с длинной гласной и конечным "н" он тянет согласную! seen в его исполнении звучит как sinnn

Несчастные, их сняли с работы и послали на месяц учить инглиш. Каждый день по 6 часов подряд.

Им нещадно гонят пре-интермедиат по одному из хедвее-образных учебников. 

Второй раз осенью на месяц они попадут на английский, после чего должны будут сдать на 4й рабочий уровень ИКАО (то бишь уверенный интермидиат). 

Эх, тяжко. Будем помогать, чо. 
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заметка в Гардиан
Интересная фразочка:
"But was the paper so outraged by the scenes that it declined to illustrate its story with a big blow-up picture on page 9? Think again."
и еще интересное словосочетание "pre-watershed audience" ... как бы по русски-то... аудитория до 16-ти?
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заметка в Гардиан
Интересная фразочка:
"But was the paper so outraged by the scenes that it declined to illustrate its story with a big blow-up picture on page 9? Think again."
и еще интересное словосочетание "pre-watershed audience" ... как бы по русски-то... аудитория до 16-ти?

months

Dec. 24th, 2011 07:50 pm
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утащено у mi3ch

Откуда в русском языке появилась примета, что те, кто женятся в мае будут всю жизнь маяться, более-менее понятно.
Слова созвучны.

Но вот откуда это в английском?
Marry in the month of May, you will surely rue the day.


JANUARY : Marry when the year is new, he will be loving, kind and true.
FEBRUARY : When February birds do mate, you wed nor dread your fate.
MARCH : If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you will know.
APRIL : Marry in April if you can, joy for maiden and for man.
MAY : Marry in the month of May, you will surely rue the day.
JUNE : Marry when June roses grow and over land and sea you will go.
JULY : Those who in July do wed must labor for their daily bread.
AUGUST : Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see.
SEPTEMBER : Marry in Septembers shrine so that your life is rich and fine.
OCTOBER : If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.
NOVEMBER : If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember.
DECEMBER : When December snows fall fast, marry, and your love will last.
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Парламент Сов и Убицца-Сколько-Много Ворон

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_collective_nouns_for_birds
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Been reading recaps, reviews and stuff on the Game of Thrones.

Came across a nice resource with good language - Cultural Learnings.

Here is the review of the 7th episode - "You Win Or You Die"
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got to reading FlyLady monthly mission today and came across a confusing phrase. It must be in Texan!

"When your home makes you feel so bad that you have to hide then it is time to get off our frannies and hit a lick at a snake (southern for just doing something!)
"
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Fire up the pumpkin, release the bats and squeeze them bleeding hearts of yours till they dribbles over the rug

That time of year again, eh? Read more... )

From Comment is free, Guardian
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Раньше мне в почту сыпались по подписке только краткие анонсы статей и ссылки на их полные версии. Я их периодически пробегала глазами, редко открывая статейку-другую. Давеча подумалось мне, что раз уж я вполне освоилась с "новостным агрегатором", можно и Гардиан добавить. Теперь время стремительно утекает еще и на чтение, хоть и беглое, лайфа и стиля по-британски и развернутых журналистских комментариев.
Чем ближе сессия, тем больше я погружаюсь в предыдущую специальность. ;( Находятся методички, учебники, полные аудио записи, и т.д. и т.п. Прямо метод от противного!

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tee - t-shirt

"I'm partial to a pretty t-shirt, but reckon £25 is just too much to spend on one little cotton tee."

niggle - a slight physical pain.

Don't ignore niggles. A niggle is your body's way of saying something is wrong. If you ignore it, then what could have been cured by a day or two's rest, a good sports massage or an icepack could end up being a troublesome injury that sets you back far longer.

towpath - a path along the side of a canal or river, used especially in the past by horses pulling boats.

treadmill - беговая дорожка

Vary your running surfaces. Trails, grass, towpath, track and treadmill are all less jarring options. Also be wary of running on the cambered edge of a road.

Dee, 40, has secretly cheated four times on her husband of 15 years, with whom she has two daughters, aged 10 and five.- сначала прочитала "ее мужа 15-ти лет". Ничего себе разница! Перечитала еще пару раз - супружеский стаж это 15 лет. Ужасная конструкция предложения, имхо.

shopping binge - shopping spree
spendthrift - someone who spends money carelessly, even when they do not have a lot of it.
luteal - ?

It's the same old story... so predictable that even as I type I can barely suppress the yawn: woman splits with long-term partner, gets her hair done, hooks up with unsuitable bloke while on the rebound and goes on a major shopping binge. The latter (according to new research) is apparently most likely to occur in the luteal phase of her (look away now, gentlemen!) menstrual cycle. Or as the Mail would have it, the "spendthrift time of the month", which is roughly T minus 10 and counting.

Позабавила статейка живостью языка: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/apr/05/madonna-divorce-adoption-rebound/print - Букв не много.

motif

Jan. 20th, 2009 10:02 pm
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* Communities: The neighbourhood effect

Walking past boarded-up houses and litter on the way to school can
have a devastating effect on children's behaviour and exam results,
says study


Удивительное дело! как быть тогда с мотивацией "какой ужасный ужас, хочу образование чтоб отсюда переехать"???

странная нация.
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The great obesity myth

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2009/jan/14/obesity-mental-health-myth

a hernia repair - грыжесечение
the lay public - обыватели
feckless - слабый, беспомощный; бесполезный, напрасный, тщетный
underpin - поддерживать, подкреплять (тезис, аргумент и т. п.)
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Clinical trials test potential of hallucinogenic drugs to help patients with terminal illnesses. Scientists explore use of drugs such as LSD to treat range of ailments
from depression to OCD


а и правда, чем ЛСД не лекарство от депрессии? :)))
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Article:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/aug/11/children.foodanddrink

mollycoddle 1. 1) неженка Syn: milksop , drip 2) "баба", "тряпка" 2. баловать, изнеживать Syn: baby , coddle , indulge , pamper , spoil

Here's a news story guaranteed to provoke a fusillade of indignant spluttering,

I used to have a spud gun when I was a kid. In case you're not familiar with that concept either, it was a small metal pistol that fired chunks of potato

countenance 2. 1) одобрять, разрешать; давать санкцию (на совершение чего-л.) Syn: approve , sanction 2., favour 2., patronize

regurgitate 1) to vomit forth (partially digested food) 2) (of some birds and certain other animals) to bring back to the mouth (undigested or partly digested food with which to feed the young) 3) () to be cast up or out, esp from the mouth 4) () medicine (of blood) to flow backwards, in a direction opposite to the normal one, esp through a defective heart valve

burrow 2. 1) рыть нору, ход

litigious 1) сутяжнический (о людях, их характере, высказываниях) 2) спорный, подлежащий судебному разбирательству Etymology: from Latin lītigiōsus quarrelsome, from lītigium strife

Future

Jul. 26th, 2008 10:37 am
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Guardian doesn't stop surprising me every day...

Today's top story - Doctors' advice: have fewer children and help save
the planet

British couples should consider having no more than two children to
help reduce the environmental impact of the rising global population,
doctors have said

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/25/population.health
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rough sleeper - a homeless person who sleeps rough

Shadow minister министр "теневого кабинета" [Shadow cabinet] (то же, что Chief Spokesman). "теневой кабинет" (парламентский комитет главной оппозиционной партии [Opposition ]. Состоит из ведущих деятелей парламентской фракции этой партии, которые занимаются теми же вопросами, что и члены кабинета.

frenetic - distracted or frantic; frenzied. Etymology: via Old French frenetique from Latin phrenēticus, from Greek phrenētikos , from phrenitis - insanity , from phrēn - mind. Derived words: frenetically ; freneticness

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