The Ship of Friendship (Distance-online lesson 04.04)

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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

A limit of your Kindness (Թարգմանություն )

kindness-2-676x284Recently Steve had a car accident. So he put his car in the garage to carry out the repair work. Since he had to go to the job daily, he decided that until the car is ready, he will travel by the metro train. One day, he noticed a homeless guy at the train station at night. He felt pity for him, so he gave him some change from his pocket.

The homeless guy thanked him for it. Next day again, he noticed the homeless guy at the same place. This time Steve though to get him something to eat, so he went outside the station and brought him a meal. The homeless guy thanked him for his kindness. But Steve got curious and asked him, “How did you get to this point?” Читать далее

The Easter Bunny

_100595503_b356e865-25fe-485e-9f35-58fff39ed655The Easter Bunny is one of the most beloved (սիրելի) symbols (խորհրդանիշ) of Easter.  Over centuries, the rabbit has always represented (եղել է) fertility(առատություն) and, thus  (և այսպիսով), spring (գարուն).  In fact (Իրականում), the rabbit is often associated(ասոցիացվել է) with the goddess(աստվածուհի), Ēostre (Էստռե). And, it is from her name that the word “Easter” is thought to have evolved(առաջացել). Читать далее

Peter and Karen Viney «MY FRIEND IS AN ALIEN»

Mr Kirk was in the park with his dog one Sunday night. Suddenly he heard a noise and saw a strange (անծանոթ) person (անձնավորություն) in front of him. It was Zardak, from the planet Vecon. Zardak came to London by air (օդով). But he didn’t arrive (եկել է) at the airport (օդանավակայան), he didn’t check in (գրանցվել), he didn’t pass the passport control or the customs (մաքսային).

Mr Kirk took him home, but he didn’t tell anybody (ինչ-որ մեկը) about Zardak’s arrival. Zardak liked (դուր գալ) Mr Kirk, and they became friends. But Zardak was tired (հոգել էր) of Mr Kirk’s flat (բնակարան). He wanted to travel (ճամփորդել) about Mr Kirk’s country (քաղաքով) or at least (առնվազն) he wanted to make a tour of the city. Читать далее

The Lion and the Mouse

Lion and Mouse Story

Once when a lion, the king of the jungle, was asleep, a little mouse began running up and down on him. This soon awakened the lion, who placed his huge paw on the mouse, and opened his big jaws to swallow him.

«Pardon, O King!» cried the little mouse. «Forgive me this time. I shall never repeat it and I shall never forget your kindness. And who knows, I may be able to do you a good turn one of these days!”

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Christmas dream

luluLulu is a little polar bear who lives in an igloo on the polar ice cap.

On Christmas Eve, his eyes shining with excitement, he asks his mum:

— Mum, I’ve been good this year, haven’t I?
— Of course you have dear. You’re a very good little bear.
— Can I write my letter to Santa Claus then?
— Of course you can, replies his mum, but after that, you’ll have to go to bed, because it’s already late. Читать далее

Oscar Wilde «The Selfish Giant»

selfish-giantEvery day, as they were coming from school, the children used to go and play in the Giant’s garden. It was a large lovely garden with soft green grass.The birds sat on the trees and sang so sweetly that the children used to stop their games and listen to them.

But one day, the giant who had stayed with Cornish ogre for seven years , came back. He throws out the children from the garden, builds a high walls all around the garden and put up a notice-board.

Trasspassers will be prosecuted.

The poor children had now nowhere to play. They tried to play on the road, but the road was very dusty and they did not like it. They used to wander round the high wall when their lessons were over, and talk about the beautiful garden inside.

«How happy we were there», they said to each other. Читать далее

What will I be when I grow up?

When I grow up I’ll work with animals. I don’t know which job yet.
Maybe like my brother. He’s a special vet.
He looks after scary snakes, some just out of eggs.
He says that snakes are easy as they don’t have any legs.
My father is a scientist. He works to save rare birds.
Some are really clever and can even say some words.
‘How do you do?’
My mother is a dog groomer. She loves dogs big or small.
Once she styled a poodle. It looked just like a ball.
My sister, she trains dolphins. They practise in the pool.
She hears the dolphins talk and sing. That sounds really cool!
So many animal jobs to choose but which one’s right for me?
Because I’m only ten years old, I’ll have to wait and see

The magic fish

story-time-the-magic-fish-thumbnailEvery day, Robert’s grandfather went fishing (ձուկ որսալ). One day, Robert asked to go too.

‘Well, I want to catch(բռնել) the magic fish. The first person to eat it will become the cleverest (ամենախելացի) person in the world. Can you help me?’

‘Yes!’ said Robert, and they went fishing.

First, they caught (բռնել) a yellow fish with purple spots (մանուշակագույն կետիկներ). ‘Wow! Is that the magic fish?’ asked Robert.

‘No,’ said his grandfather. Читать далее