вторник, 30 сентября 2014 г.

Happy International Translation Day / З Днем Перекладача!

Today, on September 30 translators all over the world celebrate International Translation Day, an event intended to raise the profile of translators and make the public more aware of their work.
Many people see translators in a different way:

Of course, it's a joke;) Translators get  an indescribable pleasure from their work because every translator consists of many different "I" and "persons" who are willing to get out as soon as a new text appears on the computer screen or a new speaker begins his/her speech.
As for me, my passion for English started when I was a little girl and has never diminished. My whole career has got a strong connection with English: as a teacher and as a translator and interpreter.I find the profession of a translator to be a great thing. 
Beyond linguistic barriers is a united world. And this is a great mission of all translators from the whole world due to their knowledge to make this world united. 
So I congratulate all my colleagues on the ocassion of Internatinal Translation Day. May your work be alaways interesting for you!

понедельник, 29 сентября 2014 г.

English Tongue Twisters: sounds [s] and [∫]

Continue working with our pronunciation. And let's work with sounds [s] and []:
I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.

English for young learners:was & were/Англійська для наймолодших:was та were.

En:Today let's learn the verb 'to be' in the past.
Ua:Сьогодні давайте вивчимо дієслово 'to be' у минулому часі.

En:Let's sing a song to remember what we learn
Ua:Заспіваймо пісеньку, щоб запам'ятати те, що вивчаємо;)


вторник, 23 сентября 2014 г.

English for young learners:What time is it?/Англійська для наймолодших:Котра година?

En:Today we shall learn to answer the question "What time is it?"Repeat all together!;)
Ua:Сьогодні ми навчимося відповідати на питання "Котра година?"Повторюємо всі разом:  

четверг, 18 сентября 2014 г.

The levels of language /Рівні володіння мовою

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment, abbreviated as CEFR or CEF, is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries. It was put together by the Council of Europe as the main part of the project "Language Learning for European Citizenship" between 1989 and 1996. Its main aim is to provide a method of learning, teaching and assessing which applies to all languages in Europe.
The Common European Framework divides learners into three broad divisions that can be divided into six levels; for each level, it describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing.These levels are represented in this table:

If you want to find out your level visit this site http://www.examenglish.com/CEFR/cefr.php and do the test. Good luck!;)

пятница, 12 сентября 2014 г.

Music in our life: Autumn mood

Autumn is a beautiful and at the same time sad season.The skies are grey, the days get shorter, the weather is cooler, and the sound of rain pouring down your window. All these things are appealing to your soul.
This wonderful season inspires songwriters to write some of the greatest songs of all time.
I want to share with you one of my favourite. It's Justin Hayward "Forever Autumn". 
Летнее солнце исчезает по мере того,как стареет год 
И темные дни все ближе. 
Зимние ветры станут холоднее 
Теперь тебя нету рядом. 
Я смотрю, как птицы улетают по осеннему небу  на юг 
Как одна за другой  они исчезают. 
Жаль, что я не улетаю с ними 
Теперь тебя нету рядом. 

Как солнца луч сквозь ветви  деревьев, ты появилась, чтобы любить меня. 
Как лист на ветру, ты улетела прочь. 

Сквозь золотой наряд осени, мы прокладывали наш путь 
Ты всегда любила это время года. 
Эти опавшие листья лежат спокойно теперь 
Потому что тебя здесь нет 
Потому что тебя здесь нет
Потому что тебя здесь нет

Как солнца луч сквозь ветви  деревьев, ты появилась, чтобы любить меня. 
Как лист на ветру, ты улетела прочь. 

Нежный дождь падает мягко на мои усталые глаза 
Как бы пытаясь скрыть одинокую слезу, 
Моя жизнь будет вечной осенью 
Потому что тебя здесь нет 
Потому что тебя здесь нет
Потому что тебя здесь нет

четверг, 11 сентября 2014 г.

English in pictures: animals and their babies/Англійська в малюнках: тварини та їх дітки.

My dear pupils!Let's not only revise the names of animals and their babies but enlarge our vocabulary with new words with the help of this video. So let's go to the zoo!;)
Part 1
Part 2

English is great: listening.

It's very important to emprove all your skills while learning English. But today I want to draw your attention to listening. Many students finds it very difficult. But to my mind the main problam is lack of practice and regularity.
So I want to offer you to visit http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en where you can find a lot of interesting tasks which help you to improve your listening skills. Most podcasts have got texts. It allows you to use the material as you wish:  with the text or without it, or - alternating between different options. In addition, many podcasts have got special tasks. They check the understanding of the text and help you to memorize words.
Better to see than to hear, so lets visit this site and do English is Great Part 1:
Good luck!;)

воскресенье, 7 сентября 2014 г.

English for young learners/Англійська для наймолодших

En:School has started and it's time for my young learner to revise the English alphabet. Let's do it with this lovely song.
Ua: Заняття розпочалися, і саме час для моїх наймолодших учнів повторити англійський алфавіт.Тож давайте зробимо це разом з цією чудовою пісенькою: 
Lyrics of the song / Слова пісеньки
A is for apple a a apple ,                [ ей із фор еппл]
B is for ball b b ball,                        [бі із фор бол]
C is for cat c c cat,                          [сі із фор кет]
D is for dog d d dog,                        [ді із фор дог]
E is for elephant e e elephant,      [і із фор елєфант]
F is for fish f f fish,                           [еф із фор фіш]
G is for gorilla g g gorilla,              [джі із фор горрілла]
H is for hat h h hat,                        [ейч із фор хет]
I is for igloo i i igloo,                      [ай із фор іглу]
J is for juice j j juice,                      [джей із фор джюс]
K is for kangaroo k k Kangaroo,   [кей із фор кенгуру]
L is for lion l l lion,                          [ел із фор лаєн]
M is for monkey m m monkey,    [ем із фор манкі]
N is for nose n n nose,                   [ен із фор ноуз]
O is for octopus o o octopus,       [оу із фор октепус]
P is for pig p p pig.                          [пі із фор піг]
Q is for queen q q queen,              [к'ю із фор квін]
R is for ring r r ring,                         [ар із фор ребіт]
S is for snail s s snail,                     [ес із фор снейл]
T is for turkey t t turkey.                [ті із фор тьоркі]
U is for umbrella u u umbrella,      [ю із фор амбрелла]
V is for van v v van,                        [ві із фор вен]
W is for watch w w watch,             [дабл'ю із фор вотч]
X is for fox x x fox.                          [екс із фор фокс]
Y is for yellow y y yellow               [вай із фор єллоу]
Z is for zoo z z zoo.                         [зед із фор зу]

How to write a letter of application/ Як написати супровідного листа

An application letter, also known as a cover letter, should be sent or uploaded with your resume when applying for jobs. The job application letters you send explain to the employer why you are and why you are looking for exactly this job.
The structure.
  1. Write your contact information at the top 
  2. Write the date
  3. Write the name of the employer to whom you are applying for the gob
  4. Write the name of the person whom you are writing:Mr/Ms/Mrs/Dr Full Name 
  5. State the position to which you are applying:I am writing to apply for
  6. Explain where you found the advertisement
  7. Explain why the job would be suitable for you
  8. Summarize your strengths
  9. End appropriately: I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.
         Use Yours sincerely or Yours faithfully.
And here is an example for you( the pic.was taken from http://www.e-start.hk/)

Sample of Application Letter