Costa Rica’s Hotel Costa Verde’s slogan is “Still More Monkeys Than People…” but its other claim to fame is that guests can spend the night in an upcycled 1965 Boeing 727 that’s been turned into a two-bedroom luxury guesthouse. While the distinctive fuselage shape is intact, the interior is completely paneled with local teak. Windows open jungle and ocean views throughout the plane, which rests on 50-foot-tall supports, and covered patios extend over the wings. The bedrooms have air-conditioning, and each has its own bathroom. Have dinner in the kitchen, or enjoy local fare and drinks at Hotel Costa Verde’s restaurant and pub housed in a C-123 Fairchild cargo plane that played a part in the Iran-Contra Affair of the 1980s.
Tuvalu – a disaster waiting to happen. Read the text and do the exercises on pages 8 and 9.
I disagree that people don’t make natural disasters happen. Because of people our environment is getting worse every day. It happens because of trash, factories and cars and etc. Mostly all this creates conditions for natural disasters.
I disagree that if we kill all insects with chemicals, the world will have fewer problems because insects like other animals are very important. They serve as food for other animals and also spread plant pollen.
I agree that people from Tuvalu have the right to live in any country they want but they can’t because neighbor countries have refused to accept immigrants from Tuvalu or will take in not much people.
I mostly agree that if the price of petrol gets higher that it’s now than people might not drive so much and there might be less global warming but a little part of me also disagrees because people need to travel by transport so that the movement is faster but also they can move by bicycles or other types of transports that don’t need petrol.
In this pictures I can see cigarette that isn’t extinguished and is burning. It was dropped on dry leaves so leaves can catch fire and burn. Than the fire from leaves was spread by strong wind and the trees burned too. Also as we see the weather is very hot which can help fire to get stronger. The fire burned that houses near that forest so people who lived there had to leave their homes. They called firefighters who helped put out the fire.
We make easter decoration with grass and little chicken. We also make colored eggs and fight with each other by them on Easter day. The winner takes both eggs. Me and my mom prepare easter cake with raisins. For dinner we prepare fish and rice with dried fruits.
Easter is the most important festival of the year for most Christians and a holiday for many others. Read on to find out more about it.
Do the preparation task first. Then read the article and do the exercises.
Easter is a Christian festival which marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For many Christians, Easter is a celebration of the triumph of life over death, and a very important time of the year. Many non-Christians also have a holiday at this time, so it is a popular time to travel or spend with friends and family. We see lots of symbols of new life at Easter, especially eggs, chicks, flowers and rabbits. These symbols go back to ancient pagan traditions which celebrated fertility, rebirth and new growth after the long, winter months.
WHEN IT IS CELEBRATED
The dates of Easter change from year to year but it usually falls sometime between the end of March and the end of April. In Western Christianity, Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring, which starts on 21 March. The Eastern Orthodox churches, which use a different calendar, have a slightly different way of calculating Easter and usually celebrate Easter a little earlier or later.
The week before Easter is called Holy Week. The first day of Holy Week is Palm Sunday, which is the Sunday before Easter. Many Christians celebrate this as the day that Jesus entered Jerusalem and people threw down branches from palm trees on the road to welcome him. Four days later is Maundy Thursday, which marks the Last Supper, when Jesus ate bread and drank wine with his twelve disciples. The following day is Good Friday, which is significant for Christians as the day that Jesus was put to death on the cross. Many Christians believe that Jesus was killed and buried in a tomb on the Friday and that God raised him from the dead on the Sunday. So Easter Sunday is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.
HOW EASTER IS CELEBRATED
In many countries there are religious processions during Holy Week, and practising Christians attend special church services. On Palm Sunday, many churches bless palm branches and people put them on the ground during processions to mark the day that Jesus arrived in Jerusalem. The Last Supper on Maundy Thursday is celebrated in many Christian traditions in the form of the Communion, when believers share bread and wine. Good Friday is traditionally a day of fasting, reflection and sadness. A lot of church services start at midnight the night before Easter Sunday with the lighting of candles or, in Greece, fireworks. This represents the triumph of light over darkness. On Easter Sunday, churches are filled with flowers representing new life, and at home chocolate Easter eggs are given as presents.
OTHER EASTER TRADITIONS
There are many different Easter traditions around the world. In some places, people eat lamb on Easter Sunday, but there are many other foods, such as hot cross buns – spiced, sweet bread buns made with raisins – that are traditional in the UK.
In some places in Eastern Europe, boys and girls throw water at each other, while in Corfu, Greece, there is a tradition of throwing pots and pans out of windows and from balconies, breaking them on the street. In the United States, a tradition of wearing new clothes at Easter has evolved into making Easter bonnets – fancy hats decorated with flowers, rabbits and other symbols of spring. For fans of crime fiction, Norway is the place to be at Easter, when it has become traditional to read crime novels and solve mysteries.
Eggs are a popular part of Easter celebrations. Traditionally, people paint chicken eggs and decorate them with bright colours to give as presents. Nowadays, chocolate eggs are more popular than the traditional kind, especially with children. They are often hidden around the house and garden so that children can find them in an Easter egg hunt.
COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE CORRECT PREPOSITION. CHOOSE IN , ON OR AT.
1. I wake up at 7.00.
2. I sometimes work on Saturdays.
3. I never work at the weekends.
4. I see my family on Christmas.
5. I go on holiday in August.
6. I go to bed at 11 p.m.
7. I watch TV in the evening.
8. I do my English homework at night.
9. I read the newspaper in the morning.
10. I have lunch at 1.30 p.m.
11. I always go out on Friday nights.
12. I go to a restaurant on New Year’s Eve.
13. I start a new school year on September.
14. I go skiing in the winter.
15. I was born in 1977.
16. I get up late on Saturday mornings.
17. I usually have a cup of coffee in the afternoons.
18. My birthday is on July.
19. The party is on the first of October.
20. We have a meeting on the first Thursday of the month.
Fill in the correct form of the verb given.
Who is he writing to? – He is writing to his sister Maria, who is usually in England at this time of the year. (HE WRITE, WRITE, BE)
Marty was smoking just when his mother came into his room. (SMOKE, COME)
She left an hour ago and didn’t come back yet. (LEAVE, NOT COME)
I usually drink tea with milk, but I like to have my coffee black. (DRINK, LIKE)
When I was in school, I knew a student who hadn’t failed a test in his whole life. (KNOW, NOT FAIL)
You can’t go into her room. She is sleeping and you shouldn’t wake her. (SLEEP)
I never felt better in my life. I hope it stays that way. (NEVER FEEL, STAY)
We hadn’t gone outside yesterday because it had rained the whole day. Maybe we will go tomorrow. (NOT GO, RAIN, GO)
While Mom was working in the garden, she hurt her back. She went to the doctor who told her that she would have to rest for a few days. (WORK, HURT, GO, WILL) 10.My sister has been working hard for school recently. She’s got a few tests coming up next week. (WORK) 11.The results were better than I was expecting. (EXPECT) 12.Nobody was in the car, even though the engine was running. (RUN) 13.I went into the garden to see what the boys were doing. (DO) 14.All your fingers are brown. You smoke too much. (SMOKE) 15.When I saw him last, he wasn’t married for so long. (NOT BE) 16.I just heard that his brother travelled around in Australia. (JUST HEAR, TRAVEL) 17. Have you slept the whole morning? – I was trying to call you for over an hour. (YOU SLEEP, TRY) 18.After he read the letter, he throwed it away. (READ, THROW) 19.I didn’t read today’s newspaper. – did you see it anywhere? (NOT READ, YOU SEE) 20.Jake was coaching my sister for over a year. She had some very good results lately. (COACH, HAVE)
Today’s grandparents are joining their grandchildren on social media, but the different generations’ online habits couldn’t be more different. In the UK the over-55s are joining Facebook in increasing numbers, meaning that they will soon be the site’s second biggest user group, with 3.5 million users aged 55–64 and 2.9 million over-65s.
Sheila, aged 59, says, ‘I joined to see what my grandchildren are doing, as my daughter posts videos and photos of them. It’s a much better way to see what they’re doing than waiting for letters and photos in the post. That’s how we did it when I was a child, but I think I’m lucky I get to see so much more of their lives than my grandparents did.’
Ironically, Sheila’s grandchildren are less likely to use Facebook themselves. Children under 17 in the UK are leaving the site – only 2.2 million users are under 17 – but they’re not going far from their smartphones. Chloe, aged 15, even sleeps with her phone. ‘It’s my alarm clock so I have to,’ she says. ‘I look at it before I go to sleep and as soon as I wake up.’
Unlike her grandmother’s generation, Chloe’s age group is spending so much time on their phones at home that they are missing out on spending time with their friends in real life. Sheila, on the other hand, has made contact with old friends from school she hasn’t heard from in forty years. ‘We use Facebook to arrange to meet all over the country,’ she says. ‘It’s changed my social life completely.’
Teenagers might have their parents to thank for their smartphone and social media addiction as their parents were the early adopters of the smartphone. Peter, 38 and father of two teenagers, reports that he used to be on his phone or laptop constantly. ‘I was always connected and I felt like I was always working,’ he says. ‘How could I tell my kids to get off their phones if I was always in front of a screen myself?’ So, in the evenings and at weekends, he takes his SIM card out of his smartphone and puts it into an old-style mobile phone that can only make calls and send text messages. ‘I’m not completely cut off from the world in case of emergencies, but the important thing is I’m setting a better example to my kids and spending more quality time with them.’
Is it only a matter of time until the generation above and below Peter catches up with the new trend for a less digital life?
Who uses their phone the most among your family or friends?
Me and my brother use phone the most in our family. He often plays games and watches videos. I use phone for social sites and not often for games. Also I use my phone to listen to music, to call, chat with friends. My grandma uses phone much because she always watches Facebook in free time. She is a teacher in university. My mom uses her phone for calling, something for work, watching videos and etc. She is a doctor so she has a calendar where she notes her patients’ time where they will come. My dad uses the phone the least. He only call and chat. He uses computer more. My father is a doctor too and he call and chat with his patients to follow their health.