Old boy' tom chambers returned to school last week to talk about his amazing trip to kazhakstan. he told us he 'always wanted / had always wanted to travel as much as possible, and he said that he already had / has plans for his next trip because he 'hadn't had /hasn't had enough time to do everything the first timel we told him we "had been / were interested in glaciers, so he showed us some photos of his trip to the manshuk mametova glacier. he said it has been / had been the best part of his trip- but he also said that next time he had taken / would take more comfortable boots! before the talk, i'd never really thought about going on a trip like that. it sounded too adventurous and a bit scary to0 - but at the end of his talk tom said that nothing 'was / had been impossible and that we would /could do anything we really want / wanted to do- so maybe l'lí start planning too!
thanks for your last letter! on the topic of holidays in russia, i can tell you that christmas is not as popular in russia as it is in britain. instead, we celebrate new year's eve more fervently here.
is it true that you celebrate christmas on december 25th? here we celebrate it on the january 7th. it is traditionally celebrated by religious believers, whereas i heard that in britain people of all faiths and even atheists celebrate christmas too. am i right?
my favourite holiday is new year's eve, as we put up a fir tree and have a big meal on this day and meet up with friends or relatives. other holidays we celebrate include women's day, men's day and victory day. we also celebrate the start of spring for one whole week and we call this time 'maslenitsa'. what do you call the day when you celebrate the beginning of lent by making pancakes? write back soon, sasha
(its more than 140 words, 140 words is such a small amountm, its )
no, i came by . . sea. i had a lovely voyage on . . queen elizabeth ii. 4. . most of . . stories that . . people tell about . . irish aren't true. 5. . married couples with . . children often rent . . cottages by . . seaside for . . summer holidays. . men hire boats and go for . . trips along . . coast; . . children spend . . day on . . beach and . . poor mothers spend . . most of .
. time doing . . cooking and cleaning. 6. it's usually safe to walk on . . sand, but here, when . . tide is coming in, . . sand becomes dangerously soft. . people have been swallowed up by it. 7. when . . titanic was crossing . . atlantic she struck an iceberg which tore a huge hole in her bow. . captain ordered . . crew to help . . passengers into . . boats. 8. everywhere . . man has cut down
. . forests in order to cultivate . . ground, or to use . . wood as . . fuel or as . . building material.
by you personally? sometimes hobbies (to choose) by parents, not by children themselves. these photos (to take) when we were on holiday last year.