English. Distance learning. 30.03-03.04.2020

1. Complete the sentences below with as or than.

  1. I can’t sing better than you.
  2. My family is taller as my mother.
  3. Armenian is more difficult than English.
  4. Is life less expensive in the country than in the city?
  5. I am as cool as a cucumber.
  6. She isn’t as tall as her brother.
  7. Your problems aren’t as important as mine.
  8. Cats are as intelligent as dogs.
  9. You are as beautiful as your sister.
  10. Come as quickly as you can.

2. You have a project to do

»Me and my Armenia» <<Ես և իմ Հայաստանը>>

My project.

3. Listening exercises

Watch the videoes, write your reviews or write essays about these topics, answer the questions.

 

1. The city of New York has a population of over seventeen million people. – false

2. In the nineteenth century, immigrants from Europe and Ireland were numerous in New York. – false

3. One of the most famous feautures of New York City is its dramatic skyline. – true

4. The Empire State Building – were constructed during the early decades of the nineteenth century. – false

1. I also like cheese, ice cream and yogurt.

2. Sometimes, my mother will make a peach pie.

3. Meat and fish are also plentiful here.

4. My parents would rather have spaghetti or lasagne.

5. There are restaurants from most cultures.

 

1. c) take him somewhere

2. b) another employee

3. b) outside a building

4. a) content

5. a) a policeman

6. b) expressing disapproval

7. a) the service is unreliable

8. c) he has decided to retire

4. Read the text and answer the questions

«Thanksgiving»

Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated predominantly in North America, and it possesses a different meaning in each of the countries where it’s acknowledged. In the United States, Thanksgiving is a federal holiday (meaning all government employees and most private employees are given a day off of work), and always takes places on the Fourth Thursday in November, regardless of the date. The holiday signifies the immense progress made by pilgrims, or some of the first travelers to North America, at Plymouth Plantation circa 1621. It was at this time that the hungry and weary Pilgrims were taught (by Native Americans) how to grow and produce food on North America’s unique terrain. Once they’d grown (and caught) an abundance of food, the Pilgrims were expectedly thankful, and they celebrated alongside the Native Americans who provided them with such valuable assistance. President Abraham Lincoln initiated the contemporary practice of Thanksgiving by calling for a «day of Thanksgiving» during one of his Civil War addresses. In America today, Thanksgiving remains firmly engrained in its historical roots, and is widely considered to be a day for giving thanks for good food, good times, and family. Thanksgiving dinner generally consists of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, gravy, and ample desserts.

Question 1:
  • When is Thanksgiving celebrated in the US?

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the Fourth Thursday in November in the US.

Question 2:
  • Which event(s) began the tradition of Thanksgiving?

It was at this time that the hungry and weary Pilgrims were taught (by Native Americans) how to grow and produce food on North America’s unique terrain.

Question 3:
  • Which food(s) are often prepared for Thanksgiving dinner?

Thanksgiving dinner generally consists of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, gravy, and ample desserts.

Question 4:
  • Where is Thanksgiving celebrated?

Thanksgiving celebrated in North America.

Question 5:
  • What is the meaning of Thanksgiving’s federal holiday status?

Thanksgiving’s status is to be day for giving thanks for good food, good times, and family.

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