We love traveling with family a lot, especially in the summer. We always go to Ureki in the summer, which is in Georgia. We swim there and we are having a good time. But last summer we went to Egypt with my family. I must say that Egypt differs from the rest of the world by the fact that the tour is very developed. We spent a wonderful time there. We also love to go to Jermuk for winter. Jermuk is my favorite city in Armenia. There we are sitting on the ropeway and climbing the top.
On Earth Day 2019, enjoy the lovely smell of fresh air, clean up some litter, plant a tree, or simply enjoy companionship with nature! Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss. Go outside, no matter the weather!
WHAT IS EARTH DAY?
Ever wondered how Earth Day started?
The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. The idea was to raise awareness about our role in protecting our natural world.
It’s hard to believe today but many people were not aware of some serious environmental issues—from air pollution to toxic dumps to pesticides to loss of wilderness.
It started out as more of a political movement, though today it was become a popular day for many communities to clean up litter, plant trees, or simply reflect on nature.
It was in 1970, that Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson and an activist John McConnell separately asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration. McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) and Nelson chose April 22.
1. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion.
2. Easter takes place on a Sunday, after the 40-day period called Lent. Lent is referred to as a time of fasting, but participants focus more on giving up one significant indulgence.
3. Holy Week is the celebrated during the week leading up to Easter. It begins on Palm Sunday, continues on to Monday Thursday, Good Friday, and then finally, Easter Sunday.
4. The first story of a rabbit (later named the “Easter Bunny”) hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680.
5. It’s estimated that Americans spend $131, on average, every Easter.
Between the candy, dinner, and decor, that’s a big chunk of change. And such a weird figure, too — hopefully that “1” in “131” is allotted for peanut butter eggs.
6. Americans buy more than 700 million Peeps during the holiday.
7. Easter is the oldest, and most important, Christian holiday.
You might assume it’s Christmas, but it’s actually Easter. To understand its impact, keep in mind that very early Christians celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ every single Sunday, until they decided to dedicate a full, annual day to him. Even though Easter started as a pagan holiday, Christians adopted it, and many who celebrate don’t pay any mind to the pagan aspects of it (like, for example, the Easter bunny). Many believe that Easter is the backbone of Christianity, which is incredibly thought-provoking.
8. 76% of Americans think the ears of a chocolate bunny should be the first to be eaten.
9. The Easter Bunny tradition made its way to the US in the 18th century. It is believed to have originated in Europe where it was actually the Easter Hare. Other Easter traditions include wearing Easter bonnets, making Easter baskets and having Easter egg hunts.
10. In 2012, London hosted the world’s biggest-ever Easter egg hunt.
- I am driving to Manchester on Thursday.
- She isn’t going on holidays this year.
- Are they coming to the party on Saturday?
- We are getting up early on Saturday to play tennis.
- I am staying in a hotel near the station next week.
- ‘Are you helping the weekends?’ ‘Yes, I am.’
Daughter: Dad, could you take me to the city centre this afternoon?
Father: Of course. I will drive you there after lunch if you want. I also need to go downtown because I am meeting a client at 3. Where do you need to go?
Daughter: To the library. I am going to borrow a couple of books that I need for university.
Father: No problem. I will leave you you there on my way to the office.
Roy: What time are you leaving tomorrow?
Valeria: Very early. I am taking the 6.50 train.
Roy: Do you have the ticket?
Valeria: Not yet, because I am going to buy it online when I arrive home.
Ruth: I am going for a drink with Jessica this evening. Would you like to come?
Sandra: No, I am going to finish the book I am reading. I need to finish it before tomorrow.
Ruth: Why do you need to finish it for tomorrow?
Sandra: Because I am going to meet my friends from the reading club tomorrow afternoon.
3. Celia is moving to Chicago later this month. She got a job there.
4. Marla is not coming to the meeting today. She has to catch a flight at 2.30 p.m.
5. What are you doing on Friday evening? Do you want to catch a movie?
6. When is Giulia coming to visit us? I miss her.
7. Why aren’t you joining us on this trip? You’re a great travel companion, and we’d love to have you there!
8. We are going shopping later today to buy Shawn a gift. Do you want to tag along?
9. I am staying at the MGM in Las Vegas. I booked a room two months ago to get a good rate.
10. I can’t wait to get to France. We are taking a tour around the South to visit the wineries.
3. The police officer will arrest (arrest) the thug after you identify him.
4. The truck will pick up (pick up) the money later tomorrow afternoon.
5. When you graduate, your parents will clap (clap) in the audience.
6. When you wake up tomorrow morning, it will rain (rain).
7. His boss will be speaking (speak) with him tomorrow at 1:00 p.m..
8. I will subscribe (subscribe) to the magazine next month.
9. They work hard. They will get (get) good marks at the end of the school.
10. Tomorrow at this time, I will be attending (attend) a conference.