Showing posts with label history. Show all posts
Showing posts with label history. Show all posts

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

THE BLACK DAME OF NESVIZH AT KUPALA THEATRE

One of the most mysterious characters in Belarus history – Barbara Radziwill is still believed to be living in the old Nesvizh castle. The story of her dramatic and sad love is told in the famous play “The Black Dame of Nesvizh” written by Alexey Dudarev and staged at Kupala theatre in Minsk. On March 24 our students visited that wonderful performance.


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

PANCAKE DAY

Warm, soft and so delisious... Pancakes have always been among our favourite dishes here in Belarus. Do the British like pancakes?




Friday, 2 February 2018

CHELYABINSK METEOR EXPLODED 5 YEARS AGO

The Chelyabinsk meteor was a superbolide caused by an approximately 20-metre near-Earth asteroid that entered Earth's atmosphere over Russia on 15 February 2013 at about 09:20 YEKT, with a speed of 19.16 ± 0.15 kilometres per second (60,000–69,000 km/h). 
 

Saturday, 20 January 2018

ANGLOPHENIA - THE CHANNEL FOR EVERYBODY WHO LOVES ENGLISH

There is a cosy channel on YouTube hosted by two wonderful ladies where you can find stories about the British way of life. It is a destination for real Anglophiles: those who greatly admire England and Great Britain. We can find a lot useful information for our studies there. 



Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

SIR ISAAC NEWTON’S 375 ANNIVERSARY

Isaac Newton (January 4, 1643 to March 31, 1727) was a physicist and mathematician who developed the principles of modern physics, including the laws of motion, and is credited as one of the great minds of the 17th century Scientific Revolution. In 1687, he published his most acclaimed work, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which has been called the single most influential book on physics. In 1705, he was knighted by Queen Anne of England, making him Sir Isaac Newton. 
 

Saturday, 2 December 2017

STAN LEE’S 95TH ANNIVERSARY



Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber, December 28, 1922) is an American comic-book writer, editor, film executive producer, and publisher. He was formerly editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman before leaving the company to become its chairman emeritus, as well as a member of the editorial board.

Friday, 1 December 2017

FIRST HUMAN HEART TRANSPLANT 50 YEARS AGO

On December 3, 1967, 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Thanksgiving is a very American holiday. It is also called Thanksgiving Day. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November every year.


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

KING TUT’S TOMB DISCOVERY 195 YEARS AGO

On November 4, 1922, British Egyptologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt. Tutankhamun, nicknamed King Tut, was an Egyptian pharaoh who ruled from 1333 BCE (when he was just nine years old) until his death in 1323 BCE. After he died, Tutankhamun was mummified, according to tradition, and buried in a tomb filled with artwork, jewelry, and treasures. Shifting desert sands quickly hid the tomb, and it lay undiscovered for more than 3,000 years.


MARIE CURIE’S 150 ANNIVERSARY

Marie Curie, Maria Sklodowska, was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867, the daughter of a secondary-school teacher. She received a general education in local schools and some scientific training from her father. She became involved in a students' revolutionary organization and found it prudent to leave Warsaw then for Cracow, which at that time was under Austrian rule.


FITNESS VOCABULARY

If you want to be fit, and healthy, and happy - visit a gym! And it would be great if going there becomes you usual habit.