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1. Grammar 

a) Complete the sentences. Use have/has to or don’t/doesn’t have to.

  1. You have to understand! There is no way I can accept this
  2. If you want to go to university, you have to study hard.
  3. She doesn’t have to buy a computer. She can use my laptop.
  4. Students at most schools in the UK don’t have to wear a uniform.
  5. I understand what you said. You don’t have to tell me again.
  6. James wants to be healthy. He has to be careful about what he eats.
  7. You don’t have to help me with my work. I can do it on my own.

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The Plane Tree

the-plane-tree-3Travelers walked the road in the summer, at noon, exhausted from the heat. They saw the Plane tree, came up and lay down under him to rest. Looking up they began to speak among themselves:

— It bears no fruit whatever and useless for people.

The Plane tree answer them:

— Ungrateful creatures. You are lie here in my cooling shade and  say I am useless!

Басня Эзопа «Платан»

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Hans Christian Andersen «The Little Match Girl»

df1b4a1f7647Once upon a time…

Most terribly cold it was; it snowed, and was nearly quite dark, and evening,  the last evening of the year. In this cold and darkness there went along the street a poor little girl, bareheaded, and with naked feet. When she left home she had slippers on, it is true; but what was the good of that? They were very large slippers, which her mother had hitherto worn; so large were they; and the poor little thing lost them as she scuffled away across the street, because of two carriages that rolled by dreadfully fast. Читать далее

Christmas story

Nativity-SceneChristmas celebrates the birth of Jesus.

2000 years ago, when King Herod ruled Judea, God sent the angel Gabriel to a young Maria who lived in the northern town of Nazareth. Then she was marry Joseph. 

The angel Gabriel said to Mary that she will become pregnant by the Holy Spirit and give birth to a baby boy and she will call him Jesus which means «Saviour», because he would save people. He will be God’s Son and his kingdom will never end. Читать далее