My cousin Dikran, the Orator

Twenty years ago, the Armenians in the valley round Fresno used to regard oratory as the greatest, the most important art. About ninety-two per cent of the farmers believed that any man who could make a speech was a cultured man.

It was inevitable under the circumstances for the Garoghlanians to produce an orator too, though the grandfather regarded speechmakers as fools.

He was always impatient with any kind of talk, except the most direct and sensible. He wanted to know what he didn’t know, and that was all. He used to go to all the public meetings, but they all sickened him.

In spite of all this, I say, it was inevitablefor the Garoghlaniansto produce an orator. This orator turned out to be my little cousin Dikran.

The Old Man was fond of this unusual boy among the Garoghlanians. He was at any rate something special. First of all he was younger than the others who imagined they had learned many things from books, and then he spoke much more clearly than the others. For these reasons he was accepted by all of us as the Garoghlanian scholar and orator. Once his school announced an evening program which included a speech by Dikran Garoghlanian — a speech entitled “Was the World War Fought in Vain?”. At the proper time the Garoghlanians seated themselves in the school room and listened to the only Garoghlanian orator — Dikran.

Շարունակել կարդալ “My cousin Dikran, the Orator”

English homework

They play football all over the world.

The football is played by them all over the world.

Somebody must look after the children when we are away.

The children must be looked after by somebody when we are away.

They were discussing this problem at the lecture.

This problem was being discussed at the lecture by them.

They speak much about the book.

Much is spoken about the book spoken by them.

They found the envelope on the shelf.

The envelope was found on the self by them.

He bought this book a week ago.

This book was bought a week ago.

I thought that she had already received the letter.

I thought that the letter had already been received by her.

Շարունակել կարդալ “English homework”

“MSKH through the eyes of the students”

A group of students from 9. 5 class present the project . Here is the result.

“We chose the college branch, because we thought that the college is the most interesting, diverse and industrial. The project is so good, so we have enjoyed that. Hope you enjoyed too.

Participants ՝

  • Sate Khechoyan
  • Elis Khechoyan
  • Yana Grigoryan
  • Amalya Machyan
  • Ani Nazinyan
  • Davit Muradyan
  • Alex Vahanyan

Traveling as self-education

We all like to travel, we like to discover the unknown. Each of us has traveled at least once, studied something. I like to travel within my country, but I, like everyone else, have been to a country outside of Armenia.

Armenia is one of the most real, most beautiful places to travel. Walking along ancient streets, looking at ancient walls, buildings and cities, I understand how old our culture is. Armenia has a wonderful culture, history, cuisine and traditions. Apart from Armenia, there are hundreds of countries on the surface of the world that are several times larger than Armenia in terms of their territory and history, but for me, no matter how low Armenia seems to other countries, it is still the calmest and safest travel route for me. Many will think that I am lying, but there is nothing to lie about here. As I said before, I like to travel within the country, but I have also been to other places outside the country, such as Georgia, Russia. I consider traveling and exploring as my hobbies. I like to self-educate like that. In general, I think that by traveling, one gets a better and greater understanding of engineering, history, culture, and value. Traveling, one realizes how old he is, how old humanity is. Traveling, you discover something new for you, the unknown, you try to dig deep into those ancient stones, you try to understand which century they belong to, and thus you go deeper into history. Traveling you discover wonderful places. Our nature is so rich in wonderful scenes and phenomena that in every corner of the world there is at least one wonderful phenomenon, a wonderful scene, looking at which you understand how beautiful nature is. Traveling, a person finds himself, understands what the real place for him is. He understands where he imagines life.

Շարունակել կարդալ “Traveling as self-education”

English — Homework

Arrivals (Ժամանումներ), Gates (Ելք), Departures (Մեկնումներ), Baggage reclaim (Ուղեբեռի վերադարձ), Customs (Մաքսային կետեր), Passport control (Անձնագրային հսկողություն), Check in desk (Ստուգման տախտակ)

  • Hand luggage — ձեռքի բեռ
  • carry on (AmE) — ուղեբեռ
  • boarding pass — անցակտրոն
  • declaration form — հայտագրերի ձև, տեսակ
  • baggage (AmE) — ուղեբեռ
  • to be airsick — օդային հիվանդությամբ տառապել
  • to be seasick — ծովային հիվանդությամբ տառապել

Arrivals/ Departures

  • to arrive in/at — ժամանել
  • to leave for — մեկնել
  • to be delayed — հետաձգվել
  • to take a train — գնացք նստել
  • to catch the bus — ավտոբուս կանգնեցնել
  • to miss the plane/train — բաց թողնել ինքնաթիռը/ավտոբուսը
  • to set off — ճանապարհ ընկնել
  • to occupy the seat — զբաղեցնել տեղը
  • to pack things — իրերը փաթեթավորել, դասավորել
  • to check in/out — մուտք/ելք
  • to take off — հանել
  • to board — նստել
  • to fill the declaration — լրացնել հայտագիրը
  • to get through customs — մաքսազերծել
  • to get through passport control — անցնել անձնագրային հսկողությունը
  • to announce the flight — հայտարարել թռիչքի մասին
  • to get the luggage — ուղեբեռը ստանալ
Շարունակել կարդալ “English — Homework”

English — Classwork

Ex. 1 (Put in some or any.)

  1. I bought some cheese, but I didn’t buy any bread.
  2. I’m going to the post office. I need some stamps.
  3. There aren’t any shops in this part of town.
  4. George and Alice haven’t got any children.
  5. Have you got any brothers or sisters?
  6. There are some beautiful flowers in the garden.
  7. Do you know any good hotels in London?
  8. ‘Would you like some tea?’ ‘Yes, please.’
  9. When we were on holiday, we visited any very interesting places.
  10. Don’t buy any rice. We don’t need any.
  11. I went out to buy some milk, but they didn’t have some in the shop.
  12. I’m thirsty. Can I have some water, please?

Ex. 2 (Complete the sentences. Use some or any + one of these words:)

  1. I want to wash my hair. Is there any shampoo?
  2. This evening I’m going to write some letters.
  3. I haven’t got my camera, so I can’t take some photographs.
  4. Do you speak any foreign languages?
  5. Yesterday evening I went to a restaurant with some friends of mine.
  6. Can I have some milk in my coffee, please?
  7. The radio isn’t working. There aren’t any batteries in it.
  8. It’s hot in this office. I’m going out for some fresh air.
  9. ‘Would you like some cheese?’ ‘No, thank you. I’ve had enough to eat.’
  10. I can do this job alone. I don’t need any help.

Ex. 3 (Complete the sentences. Use some or any.)

  1. Anna didn’t take any photographs, but I took some. (I/take)
  2. ‘Where’s your luggage?’ ‘I haven’t got any.’ (I/not/have)
  3. ‘Do you need any money?’ ‘No, thank you, I have some.’ (I/have)
  4. ‘Can you lend me some money?’ ‘I’m sorry, but I haven’t got any.’ (I/not/have)
  5. The tomatoes in the shop didn’t look very good, so I didn’t buy any. (I/not/buy)
  6. There were some nice oranges in the shop, so I bought some. (I/buy)

Ex. 4 (Put in something/somebody/anything/anybody.

  1. She said something to me, but I didn’t understand it.
  2. ‘What’s wrong?’ There’s something in my eye.’
  3. Do you know anything about politics?
  4. I went to the shop, but I didn’t buy anything.
  5. Somebody has broken the window. I don’t know who.
  6. There isn’t anything in the bag. It’s empty.
  7. I’m looking for my keys. Has anybody seen them?
  8. Would you like something to drink?
  9. I didn’t eat anything because I wasn’t hungry.
  10. This is a secret. Please don’t tell anybody.

British Universities

Britain has more than 90 universities. British universities can be divided (c) into several categories. The foremost (f) universities are the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, both founded in the Middle Ages. The term Oxbridge is used to refer to both schools as a single (k) entity. Another type of university is the so-called redbrick variety-old and solid (l) schools built in the 19th century when bricks were the standard building material. The large number (g) of ultramodern universities that sprouted up in the last half of the 20th century are often called cement block and plate-glass universities.

London has its own great schools, the enormous (d) University of London and its world-famous college, the London School of Economics.

Students interested in advanced (a) education can also attend polytechnics, which are schools dedicated to the sciences (j) and applied technology. An education act in 1992 changed the status (m) of these colleges to universities. Higher education can also be obtained through the Open University, founded in 1969, which offers extension (e) courses taught through correspondence (b), television and radio programmes, and videocassettes.

It also sponsors local study centres and residential (i) summer schools. The purpose of the Open University is to reach people who may not ordinarily be qualified (h) for university study.

Classwork — English

Ex. 55 — Use the superlative form of the adjectives in brackets:

  1. This is the biggest room in the building.
  2. Tom is the brightest boy in this class.
  3. Brazil exports the most coffee of all countries.
  4. That’s the most comfortable chair in this room.
  5. Betty is the friendliest girl in this office.
  6. This basketball player is the tallest.
  7. He is the most irritating man I have ever met.
  8. The Pacific Ocean is the largest in the world.
  9. This is the most interesting book I have ever read.
  10. Swimming is the most popular sport with young people.
  11. This student is the most attentive in our group.
  12. That’s the funniest story I’ve ever heard.
  13. He was one of the most experienced workers at the factory.
  14. She is the oldest (eldest) in the family.

Ex. 56 — Choose the right word (than or as):

  1. These chairs are as comfortable as those ones.
  2. This cartoon is funnier than that one.
  3. The boy is as tall as his father.
  4. The problem was more serious than we had expected.
  5. I earn less money than he does.
  6. This exercise is more difficult than that one.
  7. Is Jim taller than Ted?
  8. Let’s go by train. It’s much cheaper than by plane.
  9. Is the Atlantic Ocean as large as the Pacific Ocean?
  10. The ice-cream was as delicious as the cake.
  11. Our house is as big as yours.
  12. We started earlier than you.
  13. Better late than never.
  14. The new cinema is bigger than the old one.
  15. His work is as interesting as mine.
  16. This task is not as difficult as the rest.
  17. The party was as interesting as I had expected.
  18. The boy is not so tall than his father.
  19. Cats are not so clever than dogs.
  20. This knife isn’t as sharp as that one.

English — classwork

The family is the most important social group in all societies.

However, the family is changing. The extended (1-d) family is still the main type of family, although different types of small families are becoming more common, such as single-parent (2-c) families. In Britain about a quarter of all families with young children have only one parent, usually the mother. Over half of all UK marriages end in divorce (3-d), so many people marry again, creating new families. In some societies, the nuclear family is a part of larger, extended (4-b) family, which also includes grandparents and other relatives (5-c).

Traditionally, such families worked and lived together. The family educated the children and looked after the old people. In the West, the number of extended families has become smaller because people now often move to different places. Today, most people have jobs outside the family and children go to school. Friends and work colleagues are sometimes more important than family. Many people choose to be childless (6-a).

Adjective+preposition & Verb+preposition

Starting with A

  • Ask for — հարցնել (Yesterday I asked for homework to my classmates.)
  • Accuse of — մեղադրել (He accused me of nothing.)
  • Accustomed to — սովոր է (She accustomed to do it.)
  • Acquainted with — ծանոթ լինել (We acquainted with our friends for three years.)
  • Afraid of — վախենալ (She was afraid of the dark.)
  • Agree with/about — համաձայնել (I agree with your invitation.)
  • Angry with/at — բարկանալ (I was so angry with him last night.)
  • Apologize for/to — ներողություն խնդրել (I apologize for my behavior.)
  • Argue with/about — վիճել (We were arguing about politics.)
  • Arrive in/at — ժամանել (I have arrived in the airport at the time.)
  • Aware of — տեղյակ լինել (I aware of the confusion.)

Starting with B

  • be used to — օգտագործել “կարող է” (This item will be used to clean the doors.)
  • believe in — հավատալ (I believe in my friend.)
  • blame for — մեղադրել (Many people have blamed for me many times.)
  • bored with — ձանձրանալ (I was bored with playing with my brother.)
  • belong to — պատկանել (This book belongs to me.)

Starting with D

  • dressed in — հագնված լինել (I have dressed in blue color T-shirt.)
  • die of — մահանալ (The bee dies of the earthquake.)

Starting with E

  • escape from — փախչել (We have escaped from the evil.)

Starting with F

  • faithful to — հավատարիմ լինել (I faithful to my friends.)
  • familiar with — ծանոթ լինել (We are familiar with the minister.)
  • fight for — կռվել ինչ-որ բան համար (The two nations were fight for one territory.)
  • filled with — լցված լինել (The box was filled with various products.)
  • finished with — ավարտված լինել (We finished the race togheter.)
  • fond of — տարված լինել (I fond of that new phone.)
  • forget about — մոռանալ ինչ-որ բանի մասին (I forgot about the book yesterday.)
  • forgive for — ներել (I forgave my friend.)
  • friendly to/with — ընկերական լինել (I was friendly to whole school.)
  • furnished with — կահավորած (The house was furnished with modern furniture.)
  • fed up with — կուշտ լինել (I fed up with two pizzas.)

Starting with K

  • known for — հայտնի է “որպես” (He was known for his terrible haircut.)
  • kind to — բարի լինել, գտնվել (Jack was so kind to everybody in his school.)

Starting with L

  • listen to — լսել (I love to listen to patriotic music.)
  • live on — ապրել (I live on.)
  • look at — նայել ինչ-որ բանի (I looked up and found one interesting detail in the sky.)
  • laugh at — ծիծաղալ ինչ-որ բանի վրա (All the class was laughing at the picture in the book’s page.)
  • look forward to — անհամբեր սպասել (Yesterday I was looked forward to my friend, to my brother.)
Շարունակել կարդալ “Adjective+preposition & Verb+preposition”

The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, also known as the United Kingdom (UK or U.K.) or Britain, is a sovereign country off the European mainland’s northwestern coast. The United Kingdom has a total area of 240,000 km2 (94,000 square miles). The United Kingdom consists of the north­eastern part of Ireland’s island, the island of Great Britain, and a number of smaller islands. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland; otherwise, the Atlantic Ocean surrounds it, with the English Channel to the south, the Celtic Sea to the southwest, and the North Sea to the east, giving it the world’s twelfth-longest coastline. The Irish Sea separates the United Kingdom and Ireland. Below is a list with some of the most interesting facts about the United Kingdom. Translations from these sites: 1; 2

The United Kingdom includes four countries. First let’s start with explaining the distinctions between United Kingdom, Great Britain and Britain.

  • UK: United Kingdom is an country belonging to the European continent that includes four separate countries on the British isles: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
  • Great Britain is the name for three nations on the main isle: England, Scotland and Wales
  • Britain is used only for including the mainland countries England and Wales
United Kingdom 2022: Best Places to Visit - Tripadvisor

1. Tea is by far the most famous drink among the British. It is estimated that they drink 165 million cups of tea every day. The fun thing here is that in the U.S. the tea’s consumption is 20 times lower.

2. London houses more than 8 million citizens who communicate via different languages. It is estimated that more than 300 languages are spoken in the city.

3. The first postage stamp was created in the U.K. It was designed in May 1840, and it featured Queen Victoria.

4. The monument of Stonehenge is claimed to be one of the oldest monuments in the world, scientists believe that it was built over in 3,000 B.C.

Շարունակել կարդալ “The United Kingdom”

English homework exercises

  1. Մշակութային կենտրոն — cultural center
  2. Հնադարյան — ancient
  3. Բնակչություն — population
  4. Բնակեցված — inhabited
  5. Գլխավորապես — mainly
  6. Ճարտարապետական — architectural
  7. Բազմաթիվ զբոսայգիներ — many parks, numerous parks
  8. Դար — century
  9. Համերգային դահլիճ — concert hall
  10. Կարևոր նավահանգիստ — important port
  11. Հայտնի — popular, well-known
  12. Հպարտանալ — to be proud
  13. Ազգային պատկերասրահ — national gallery
  14. Գեղարվեստական — artistic
  15. Ժամերով — for hours
  1. Show — showed — shown
  2. Build — built — built
  3. Wear — wore — worn
  4. Send — sent — sent
  5. Sell — sold — sold
  6. Buy — bought — bought
  7. Teach — taught — taught
  8. Give — gave — given
  9. Drive — drove — driven
  10. Set — set — set
  11. Ring — rang — rung
  12. Bear — bore — born
  13. Become — became — become
  14. Eat — ate — eaten
  15. Drink — drank — drunk

1. We call them “white collar workers”. — They are called “white collar workers” by us.

2. They buy vegetables in this shop. — The vegetables are bought in this shop.

3. People often lose umbrellas in buses. — The umbrellas are often lost in buses.

4. I don’t see them from here. — They aren’t seen by me from here.

5. They don’t discuss personal matters with strangers. — Personal matters aren’t discussed with strangers.

Շարունակել կարդալ “English homework exercises”

What does school mean for me?

What is school? By saying school, everyone thinks about the concept of thing that has a larger volume and a greater meaning. So now we will try to find out how school affects us and whether we need it or not.

School is biased | Voices of Youth

School is an educational environment where children learn various subjects that they will need later in choosing a profession. Every student learns or chooses what is close to him, what he wants to study in depth. Every school has its own laws and rules, which students must obey, thus preserving the honor and order of the school. However, school is not only a place for self-education and learning, it is also a friendly environment, because during the course of studying, we make dozens of friends, some of whom may later become lifelong friends. In this way, the school contributes to the formation of our worldview, the formation of our opinion and perception. The school has given me many friends, which I am sure will accompany me to the end.

But the school is not only an environment for learning and making friends, it is also a traveling school, and that is our school. By traveling, we get a better idea of our country, our state, we are able to understand better our natural world, which we must keep and preserve. By traveling, we become patriots, because we know our noble country better and thus we are able to understand better the vagaries of nature. Thanks to my school, I became a patriot. My homeland has become a bigger concept for me than before. Now I have a better understanding of the problems of our natural world, ourselves and our natural treasures and secrets.

Those schoolchildren who think that school as ordinary tables on which students sleep during class are wrong. But there are many such people. However, the rest understand something completely different by school. For me, school is a big platform where the student can express himself, learn, grow and get to know the world with the help of teachers.

The Nature

“Some call her Nature, others call her Mother Nature”

The nature is not a simple word, it’s our self, our life. Without her, we can’t imagine what will happen with us. Without her there is no life in the world. Some careless, brainless people think that they can live without nature, but they don’t think that the oxygen that they breathe, the water that they drink, is also producing nature. The nature is an important word for us. All of our actions, all of our move are depend on the nature. The nature is ruling anything, she can changes the actions, the most important things of us, if she needs it, if she wants it. The nature was been here for over 4,5 billions years. What the difference? The nature is living 22,500 times longer than we. This is the difference. We can’t imagine what will happen with us, will we continue live without the nature, or not. The nature is doesn’t really needs us, but we need her. If without her we can’t live, so the nature without us will be protected, independent, safe and beautiful. Yes, we’re polluting the world, we’re doing terrible thing with nature and that the reason why the nature doesn’t really needs us. If we will stop to pollute nature, the nature will change her actions with us. She will be kinder with us, and we will start to grew her, to protect her, not pollute, so to save the nature. But, in our real life the Earth is going to be a Big Trash Can, if the people don’t stop to pollute.

There are many words to describe the nature’s mention, and her role in our life, but I can’t find the correct words. However, I can say that the nature is everything for us. I think everything word is the best word to describe whole the role of nature in our life. Our life is short, but we can change it. We can protect and save the nature, and nature will protect us. Yes, it’s true. If we will be more tolerant, kinder and happier to her, to her animals and plants, also we can gained a protecting skill. That’s it, protect the nature, it’s the best way to change the world.

English Homework 12/10

I. Find in the text the English equivalents of:

  • Վերարկու — a coat
  • Սառել — to freeze
  • Անվտանգ — safe, secure
  • Եղանակ — weather, season
  • Մայրցամաք — a continent
  • Ուժեղ ձյուն — heavy snow
  • Խոսակցության նյութ — topic
  • Սառնամանիք — a frost
  • Անձնական հարցեր — personal matters
  • Անջրանցիկ վերարկու — waterproof coat
  • Համոզված լինեն — to be sure
  • Ինչպիսի եղանակ է սպասվում — What kind of weather is expected?
  • Փաստորեն — In fact

III. Answer the questions.

a) Model: Which month is shorter: February or March?

Of course February is shorter than March.

1. Which is larger: England or Scotland?

Of course England is larger than Scotland.

2. Which is higher: Aragats or Ararat?

Of course Ararat is higher than Aragats.

3. Which is better: to live in a house or in a flat?

Of course to live in a house is better than in a flat.

4. Which is more pleasant: to dine in a restaurant or at home?

Of course to dine in a restaurant is more pleasant than at home.

5. Which is more pleasant: cold or warm weather?

Of course warm weather is more pleasant than cold weather.

6. Which is more interesting: to watch TV or listen to the radio?

Of course to watch TV is more interesting than listen to the radio.

b) Model: Which is the shortest month of the year?

February is the shortest month of the year.

1. Which is the longest river in England?

The River Severn is the longest river in England.

2. Which is the coldest month of the year?

January is the coldest month of the year.

3. Which is the best season in your country?

The summer is the best season in my country.

4. Which is the most difficult exercise in Unit 3?

The translation is the most difficult exercise in Unit 3. (a joke)

5. Which are the most beautiful cities in the world?

Paris, Cape Town and Istanbul are the most beautiful cities in the world.

6. Which is the easiest exercise in Unit 4?

The translation is the easiest exercise in Unit 4.

XII. Use the correct form of the adjectives given in brackets. Use the article where necessary.

  1. The water is too cold. Make it warmer, please. (warm)
  2. There are more students in Group A than in Group B. (many)
  3. Which is the shortest month of the year? (short)
  4. David is the best student in our group. (good)
  5. Which is the shortest way to the University. (short)
  6. This is the smallest room in our flat. (small)
  7. Which is the worst season in Yerevan? (bad)
  8. Where is your older brother. (old)
  9. There is less chalk in this box than in that one. (little)
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