воскресенье, 31 августа 2014 г.

Back to School

Ready or not but here it is: it's time to come back to school;)
So I want to congratulate my pupils on a new school year and wish you good luck.
And here is a funny present for all pupils;)

Hello September! ;)

Effort, and
Trying your best
Each hour of the day,
Making new friends,
Being good as you can
Exciting discoveries,
Reading books with a friend."-  
Boni Fulgham 

пятница, 29 августа 2014 г.

Great People: Michael Jackson

His fans called him King of Pop and he really was the king of music and dance. Today fans of Michael Jackson celebrate his favorite singer's birthday - the famous musician and choreographer was born on August 29. He would have been 56.
Michael Jackson's heritage and his influence on the work of other singers are so great that his name has gone down in the history of world music, and his songs continue to please different listeners - regardless of color, faith, age. And Michael's uniqueness is that his music is out of time and out of bounds. 
Let's remember Michael's best moves:

понедельник, 25 августа 2014 г.

Music in our life:I don't wanna say goodbye for the summer.

The last week of this summer! But we will not be sad, because the golden autumn is coming soon - a wonderful time! With all my heart I wish you all the best!;)
I think that Jason Donovan's song "Sealed with a kiss" is very actual for today's mood.
Let's sing a song:

Sealed with a Kiss
Письмо, запечатанное поцелуем
Though we've got to say goodbye for the summer
Хотя мы попрощаемся на лето,
Darling, I'll promise you this
Любимая, я обещаю тебе,
I'll send you all my love
Что буду посылать тебе всю свою любовь
Every day in a letter sealed with a kiss
Каждый день в письме, запечатанном поцелуем.

Yes, it's gonna be a cold lonely summer
Да, это будет холодное одинокое лето,
But I feel the emptiness
И я уже чувствую пустоту.
I'll send you all my dreams every day in a letter,
Но я буду посылать тебе все свои мечты
Sealed with a kiss
Каждый день в письме, запечатанном поцелуем.

I'll see you in the sunlight
Я буду видеть тебя в лучах солнца,
I'll hear your voice everywhere
Я буду повсюду слышать твой голос,
I'll run to tenderly hold you, but darling,
Я побегу навстречу, чтобы нежно обнять тебя,
You won't be there
Но,любимая, это будешь не ты....

I don't wanna say goodbye for the summer
Я не хочу прощаться на целое лето,
Knowing the love we'll miss,
Знаю, что буду скучать по нашей любви.
Well, let us make a pledge
Поэтому давай поклянёмся друг другу,
To meet in September and seal it with a kiss
Что встретимся в сентябре и отметим нашу встречу поцелуем.

Yes, it's gonna be a cold lonely summer,
Да, это будет холодное одинокое лето,
But I feel the emptiness;
И я уже чувствую пустоту.
I'll send you all my love
Но я буду посылать тебе всю свою любовь
Every day in a letter sealed with a kiss
Каждый день в письме, запечатанном поцелуем,
Sealed with a kiss
Запечатанном поцелуем
Sealed with a kiss
Запечатанном поцелуем.

суббота, 23 августа 2014 г.

Happy Independence Day Ukraine! / З Днем Незалежності, Україно!

Today Ukraine celebrates the 23d anniversary of its independence.I congratulate all my compatriots to this great holiday and wish peace and happiness to our country.
I want to thank the USA embassy for these wonderful greetings( employees of the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine recite the lines of the Ukrainian hymn in 17 languages)/ the video was taken from https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClJNzh9PUPBlpgrjFxGt1-Q:

Ukrainian Flag Day / День Державного Прапора України

On August 23 Ukrainian people celebrate Ukrainian Flag Day. 
" Our flag is a wheat field under the blue sky"
Symbols of Ukraine in their latest interpretation are a cloudless sky as a symbol of peace(blue) and yellow wheat fields as a symbol of abundance (yellow).
Let's enjoy the beauty of Ukraine while watching this video:

пятница, 22 августа 2014 г.

Kharkiv City Day

On August 23 Kharkiv celebrates its 360-th anniversary.
Kharkiv  is the second-largest city of Ukraine located in the north-east of the country, it is the largest city of the Slobozhanshchyna historical region. Kharkiv is a major cultural, scientific, educational, transport and industrial centre of Ukraine, with 60 scientific institutes, 30 establishments of higher education, 6 museums, 7 theatres and 80 libraries.
Freedom Square  in Kharkiv is the 8th largest city-centre square in Europe.

It is approximately 690–750 metres (2,260–2,460 feet) long and 96–125 metres (315–410 feet) wide. The area of the complete square is approximately 12 hectares (30 acres).
And by the way Kharkiv is the city of my student years: this is my Alma Mater - V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University

Enjoy the beauty of this city with the help of this video (the video was created by Kirill Neiezhmakov):

суббота, 16 августа 2014 г.

Great People: Diana Wynne Jones

Today is Diana Wynne Jones' birthday. 
Diana Wynne Jones (16 August 1934 – 26 March 2011) was an English writer, principally of fantasy novels for children and adults.
Some of her better-known works are the Chrestomanci series, the Dalemark series; the novels Howl's Moving Castle and Dark Lord of Derkholm; and The Tough Guide To Fantasyland.
If you want to get to know more about this wonderful writer and her excellent books just visit her site http://www.leemac.freeserve.co.uk/.
On basis of her book "Howl's Moving Castle" in 2004 Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki created a cartoon, nominated for "Oscar" for the best animated project of the year. 
Let's remember this interesting cartoon: