My favorite book

My favourite book is “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway. This story is one of the well-known works of the writer. The author depicts the characters of the old man and the boy and their relations very vividly and skillfully. Santiago, the old man, was one of the writer’s beloved characters. The old man was a born fisherman, but he was not a butcher and fished only for a living. He was very lonely. He had a devoted friend – the boy, Manolin. The boy loved the old man for his kind heart, his devotion to the sea. Manolin was like a son to Santiago. He took care of the old man’s food and his belongings. The old man was glad to pass his experience to the boy. He looked forward to going to the sea together with the boy. All Santiago’s life had been in preparation for the battle with big fish. He knew that he had been born for this and it was time to prove it. A strong man at last had met a strong fish. The battle was a difficult one and full of danger. Though the sharks had eaten the fish and nothing had left but the backbone, the old man had morally won the battle. Santiago’s words “man can be destroyed but not defeated” are the main idea of this story. “The Old Man and the Sea” is a masterpiece for its imaginative language and the description of nature.

19.02 English homework

Lord of the flies by William Golding

A group of schoolboys survive when their plane crashes on an island. Ralph becomes the leader, and the boys work together to build a shelter and gather food and water to stay alive. Jack takes charge of a group hunting animals. Some of the younger children say they have been chased by a strange beast. Jack promises to kill the beast, but Ralph wants to concentrate on getting off the island. Some boys go with Jack, and others stay with Ralph. Here begins a classic battle of good versus evil.

Grammar/gerunds and infinitives

Hometask: ex.2/a,b,e,page 55

2. a. Look at the sentences from the texts on page 54. The missing verbs are followed by a verb in the –ing form (a gerund). Complete the sentences with the correct forms of the verbs.

1. Jane can’t stand living with her evil aunt.

2. Why does the Count avoid seeing Jonathan during the day?

3. Bilbo Baggins enjoys living an ordinary life.

b.The missing verbs in these sentences are followed by to + infinitive. Complete the sentences with the correct forms of the verbs. Use the texts on page 54 to help you.

1. Jane decides to leave the school.

2. Count Dracula wants to buy a house in England.

3. Jack promises to kill the beast.

4. Gollum offers to free Bilbo of he can solve a riddle

21.02 Homework English

Grammar/noun suffixes/ -ation/-ion/-ness/-ment/-ence/-ity/

Homework: 5 (b,c), page 56

b. Look at these common ways of making nouns from verbs and adjectives.

Make nouns from these verbs and adjectives.

Agree-agreement

Prefer-preference

React-reaction

Entertain-entertainment

Prepare-preparation

Popular-popularity

Relax-relaxation

Happy-happiness

c. Complete the sentences with nouns from Exercise 5b.

Listening to music, for me, is the best kind of relaxation that there is.

Madonna is still a very successful singer. Her popularity is enormous.

If you haven’t got much time, make a fruit salad. It doesn’t need a lot of preparation.

My father wanted to buy that car, but he couldn’t come to an agreement about the price with the owner.

I was surprised by her preparation when I told her about the plan.

What did people do for entertainment before TV?

The Function of a Suffix

There are many suffixes used in the English language to create a rich vocabulary. These suffixes change the meaning or grammatical function of a root word. For example, by adding the suffixes -er and -est to the adjective “fond,” you create the comparative “fonder” and the superlative“fondest.”

Take the suffix -ist, by adding this to a word you have changed the word to describe a person who performs or practices something. So, art becomes artist, a person skilled in a particular art.

Let’s look at the verb “read.” This verb can be turned into a noun by adding the suffix -er, and so “read” becomes “reader.” Likewise, by adding the suffix -able the verb “read” now becomes the adjective “readable.”

Examples of Suffixes

Some of the most common suffixes and their meanings are as follows:

Noun Suffixes

  • -eer
    Meaning: engaged in something, associated with something
    Examples: auctioneer, volunteer, engineer, profiteer
  • -er
    Meaning: someone who performs an action
    Examples: helper, teacher, preacher, dancer
  • -ion
    Meaning: the action or process of
    Examples: celebration, opinion, decision, revision
  • -ity
    Meaning: the state or condition of
    Examples: probability, equality, abnormality, civility
  • -ment
    Meaning: the action or result of
    Examples: movement, retirement, abandonment, establishment
  • -ness
    Meaning: a state or quality
    Examples: fondness, awareness, kindness, darkness
  • -or
    Meaning: a person who is something
    Examples: distributor, investigator, translator, conductor
  • -sion
    Meaning: state or being
    Examples: depression, confusion, tension, compulsion
  • -ship
    Meaning: position held
    Examples: worship, ownership, courtship, internship
  • -th
    Meaning: state or quality
    Examples: strength, labyrinth, depth, warmth

Adjective Suffixes

  • -able, -ible
    Meaning: capable of being
    Examples: preventable, adaptable, predictable, credible
  • -al
    Meaning: pertaining to
    Examples: theatrical, natural, criminal, seasonal
  • -ant 
    Meaning: inclined to or tending to
    Examples: vigilant, defiant, brilliant, reliant
  • -ary
    Meaning: of or relating to
    Examples: budgetary, planetary, military, honorary
  • -ful
    Meaning: full of or notable of
    Examples: grateful, beautiful, wonderful, fanciful
  • -ic
    Meaning: relating to
    Examples: iconic, organic, heroic, poetic
  • -ious, -ous
    Meaning: having qualities of
    Examples: gracious, cautious, humorous, fabulous
  • -ive
    Meaning: quality or nature of
    Examples: creative, expensive, expressive, pensive
  • -less
    Meaning: without something
    Examples: hopeless, faultless, fearless, restless
  • -y
    Meaning: made up of or characterized by
    Examples: brainy, fruity, tasty, grouchy

Verb Suffixes

  • -ed
    Meaning: past-tense version of a verb
    Examples: laughed, climbed, called, missed
  • -en
    Meaning: become
    Examples: soften, fasten, lengthen, strengthen
  • -er
    Meaning: action or process, making an adjective comparative
    Examples: faster, bigger, fuller, longer
  • -ing
    Meaning: verb form/present participle of an action
    Examples: laughing, swimming, driving, writing
  • -ize, -ise
    Meaning: to cause or to become
    Examples: memorialize, authorize, commercialize, advertise

Adverb Suffixes

  • -ly
    Meaning: in what manner something is being done
    Examples: bravely, simply, honestly, gladly
  • -ward
    Meaning: in a certain direction
    Examples: backward, wayward, awkward, afterward
  • -wise
    Meaning: in relation to
    Examples: clockwise, edgewise, lengthwise, otherwise

How to live long (project work)

  1. Don’t smoke.
  2. Enjoy physical and mental activities every day.
  3. Eat a healthy diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, and substitute healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats for unhealthy saturated fats and trans fats.
  4. Take a daily multivitamin, and be sure to get enough calcium and vitamin D.
  5. Maintain a healthy weight and body shape.
  6. Challenge your mind. Keep learning and trying new activities.
  7. Build a strong social network.
  8. Follow preventive care and screening guidelines.
  9. Floss, brush, and see a dentist regularly.
  10. Ask your doctor if medication can help you control the potential long-term side effects of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, or high cholesterol.

If you will read and lead this facts you will be healthy and live very long.

Christmas traditions

Every of as know how important is Christmas in many countries in the world. Everybody has his own Christmas traditions and now I will tell you about them. When the New year comes all the members f our family sit around the table and wait. After that we open our presents and have fun. Some times on Christmas days my parents, my brother and I go on holidays to Tsagkatsor to play with snow. I think that the most important is the time which we spent with our family.