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Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

New year is just around the corner. It's a time to leave all the bad things in the past and open our minds and souls to new experiences.
In the coming year, Linguistic Centre wish everyone to be filled with success, inspiration and prosperity. Let the spirit of love gently fill your hearts and homes. In this loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for happiness. Let this festive season sparkle and shine, may all of your wishes and dreams come true, and may you feel this happiness all year round.
Let you have the spirit of Christmas which is Peace, the gladness of Christmas which is Hope, and the Heart of Christmas which is Love. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! 🎄🎄🎄🎉🎉🎉🍾🍾🎁🎁🎁

Heartwarming story of repentance, redemption, and the transformative power of love and charity

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

“A Christmas Carol,’’ written by Charles Dickens in 1843, has become synonymous with the holiday season, and with good reason. It's a ghost story with a moral, a message of hope, good cheer and Christian redemption, and an assertion of the value of the Christmas festival when families get together for feasting, and quarrels are made up. The story is especially poignant during the season of goodwill to all.

A Christmas Carol - Key plot details

 

Here are a few memorable quotes from the tale, in the hope of inspiring you to become reacquainted with it this year.

“I have always thought of Christmastime, when it has come round...as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”

‘’I don’t know what to do! I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to every-body! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!”

“And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!’’

‘’No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused.’’

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”

"God bless Us, Every One!"

Christmas: Holiday Traditions and Gifts

It's that time of the year for family and friends . For many people, Christmas is quite simply (as an old pop song says) 'the most wonderful time of the year'. For others, it is an exhausting exercise in bad taste. So what does a British Christmas involve?

Special days

Christmas is a celebration that lasts for several days. In the UK and many other countries, the main celebration takes place on Christmas Day (25 December). From the Christian origins of the holiday, this day marks the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas Eve (24 December) is the time for last-minute shopping and preparations, present-wrapping and maybe a drink in the pub. Others will be at home preparing food for the big day or at a midnight church service to welcome Christmas Day. Boxing Day (26 December) is also a national holiday in the UK – a necessary one for many, to recover after eating too much the day before! Shops are usually open on Boxing Day and the big after-Christmas sales begin.

Decorations

From huge cities to tiny villages, the month of December sees buildings and streets covered in coloured lights, red ribbons and smiling Santa Claus faces. People also decorate their houses (and sometimes their gardens) for the Christmas period. The most famous decoration is, of course, the Christmas tree – a pine tree covered in little shiny decorations and fairy lights. Some people put a nativity scene in their house. This is a collection of little figures who represent the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. 

Family and friends

Christmas is a time to be with the people you love. Often, this involves travelling to your hometown to be with parents, siblings, cousins, old friends, etc. For some households, it's the only time of the year when all the family is together. In the UK, this is usually a time for chats, cups of tea and watching Christmas films together. However, it can also lead to occasional family tension. But don't worry: there are plenty of impossibly cheerful pop songs to help everyone relax!

Food

Christmas meals vary across households, but the most common Christmas dinner in the UK is a roasted turkey with vegetables and potatoes. This may be accompanied by stuffing (made with bread, onions and herbs) and pigs in blankets (sausages wrapped in bacon or pastry). And, of course, delicious mince pies – little sweet cakes with fruit inside. This is, of course, fantastic if someone is cooking for you. If you're the cook, you may feel under a little pressure as the extended family start arriving for dinner!

Presents

Christmas is certainly the most wonderful time of the year for retailers! The days and weeks before Christmas are characterised by frantic shopping for presents. Many groups of friends or workmates take part in a 'Secret Santa' group. This is where each person buys a small present for one other person in the group, but the identity of the giver is never revealed. In many countries, Christmas Eve is a night for kids to go to bed early before their house is visited by Santa Claus, a magic man in a red suit who leaves presents for all the kids in the house.

Parties

Apart from dinner at home with family or friends, Christmas is also a time for parties. At school, children often do a Christmas theatre performance or sing Christmas carols in a concert, then have a party with sweets and cakes. For adults, most workplaces usually have their Christmas 'do'. This can be a dinner in a restaurant or just a few drinks in a bar. At workplace parties, many romances have started under the mistletoe, a special plant which people hang from the ceiling. If you meet somebody under the mistletoe, the tradition is to kiss that person. 

However you celebrate Christmas, for many it's a time for having fun and spending time with the people you love. Plastic decorations and neon Santa Claus faces might be considered to be in bad taste by some people, but without them, it simply wouldn't be Christmas.

Owlypia

Creativity: Beyond the Borders

OWLYPIA - це інтелектуальні змагання англійською мовою, які сприяють покращенню знань з улюблених предметів за допомогою спеціально розробленої програми та удосконалюють англійську через читання книг та блогів, перегляд улюблених фільмів, а також дослідження цікавих питань та розмірковувань  мовою оригіналу.

Учасниками можуть стати діти віком від 11 до 14 (Owlets) років та 15-18 (Owlys) років.

Інтелектуальні змагання Owlypia складаються з 6 напрямків, а саме:

  • Соціальні науки
  • Мистецтво та дизайн
  • Література та культура
  • Наука та технологія
  • Економіка та бізнес
  • Взаєморозуміння

Приєднуйся до міжнародної спільноти та інвестуй в своє майбутнє вже сьогодні.

Більше інформації за посиланням: https://speakandgo.education/uk/navchalni-programi/onlain-zmahannia

 

Problem solving learning

Problem solving learning is indispensable if we want our learners not only to have essential knowledge but also to have the skills to acquire knowledge incessantly. It means:
✅ avoidance of giving ready-made answers in the process of presentation of new grammar and vocabulary, involvement of students in the formulation of grammatical rules and elicitation of vocabulary meanings from the given examples,
✅ ability of students to overcome independently the language problems arising in the process of communication,
✅ discussing / solving non-professional, everyday life problems through communication in the foreign language,
✅ discussion of texts dealing with problems,
✅ discussing / solving professional problems through
communication in the foreign language.

Group discussion skills

Developing group discussion skills is useful for everyday life as we regularly find ourselves having discussions amongst friends, family and colleagues. Discussion provides: 
✅ clear objectives; 
✅ problem solving activities; 
✅ a good classroom atmosphere;
✅ natural learning process 
✅ uncontrolled materials; 
✅ indirect corrections; 
✅ interaction with partners or group members.

Running dictation

Running dictation 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ is a lively activity which encourages teamwork/pairwork, problem solving and memorising strategies.RD:
✅ get student moving
✅ review a story or information
✅ create pictures for more activities
✅ allow for friendly competition
✅ involve all students

Learning new vocabulary with flashcards

Learning new vocabulary with flashcards is a great activity that minimizes teachers talking time and put the spotlight on the students. By introducing vocabulary items with a cards you’ll provide your students with a way to practice English among themselves and try out their newly-learned words.

 

Good warm-up activity

Having a good warm-up activity is important to an English class, as it sets the student up for success on many different levels. Warm Ups:
✅set the tone of the lesson;
✅get students to begin thinking and focusing on English;
✅provide a transition into the topic;
✅allow the teacher important opportunities to assess character and ability.

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