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#1 2011-09-10 00:20:35


Третий курс. ППА

1. Meola accused Arsenal striker Ian Wright of ‘talking trash’ and claimed England players had been calling him fat in exchanges as bitter as the Boston Tea Party.

2. London's most famous novels are The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea-Wolf, The Iron Heel, Burning Daylight, and Martin Eden. The Iron Heel is interesting as an example of a dystopian novel which anticipates and influenced George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

3. Enclosure is the process which was used to end some traditional rights, such as mowing meadows for hay, or grazing livestock on land which is owned by another person, or a group of people.

4. Reno has a population of about 218,000  and is the fourth most populous city in Nevada. It sits in a high desert valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. Reno, known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", is famous for its casinos. Reno borders Sparks, a city of approximately 90,000 population.

5. A Yahoo is a legendary being in the novel Gulliver's Travels (1726) by Jonathan Swift.

6. Sneer though they might, a series of interviews with graduates of the Class of '55 at Ivy League colleges conducted by Time magazine showed the strong streak of conformity of the Fifties.

7. The firm has generally attracted Ivy League types, Reynolds having originally set up with $130 000 contributed partly by himself and partly by old Yale friends.

8. Phoenix is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Arizona, as well as the fifth most populated city in the United States.

9. The Hunting of the Snark   is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll  in 1874. The poem borrows occasionally from Carroll's short poem Jabberwocky in Through the Looking-Glass (especially the poem's creatures and portmanteau words), but it is a stand-alone work, first published in 1876 by Macmillan.

10. Humpty Dumpty is a character in an English language nursery rhyme, probably originally a riddle and one of the best known in the English-speaking world. He is typically portrayed as an egg and has appeared or been referred to in a large number of works of literature and popular culture. The earliest known version is in a manuscript addition to a copy of Mother Goose's Melody.



#2 2011-09-16 22:02:43


Re: Третий курс. ППА

1.    He grazed through the streets as if he were some sort of god, head and shoulders above everyone.

2.    Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson owns about ten million acres in the borders and Roger Daltrey is a big cheese in the trout farming world.

3.    Was he just a big fish in a very small pool?

4.    The big gun in the critics' arsenal this year was Wayne Levi and his four triumphs

5.    In one nursery school there were 150 children, gaily dressed and full of beans.

6.    Ukraine, at loggerheads with Russia on military issues, insists that the accord must be turned into a multilateral one and that Russia is not in a position to ratify it on behalf of the other republics of the former Soviet Union.

7.    In fact the threat of default by a Third World country could put the banks in a tight spot; which is why virtually all the big banks have recently started to keep money aside as `loan-loss'; provision.

8.    I'm used to people calling a spade a spade, and I don't understand sophisticated people,'; she said quietly.

9.    Oh yes, we shall have to see Brown, and hear whatever cock-and-bull story he's cooked up for us.

10.    Nationalization was a pie in the sky, and the pie fell to the ground very soon.



#3 2011-09-24 17:42:54


Re: Третий курс. ППА

1.    Mr Parkinson told MPs that he welcomed the report by Sir Anthony Hidden, QC.

2.    As for the future, Clayton hopes to produce a book of selected work and is trying to convince his superiors to let him cover sport full time for the SMH, though he keeps an open mind.

3.    OceanGrafix, NOAA’s official partner for POD (print on demand) nautical charts, is offering USPS members a 20 percent discount when they buy OceanGrafix charts online using a special promotional code that includes their district number.

4.    David Crystal notes that use of LOL is not necessarily genuine, just as the use of smiley faces or grins is not necessarily genuine, posing the rhetorical question "How many people are actually 'laughing out loud' when they send LOL?".

5.    Thereafter each student passes before the Chancellor, who says ‘I admit you’ and at that moment the student changes from being a graduand (one who has satisfied all the requirements for a degree) to a graduate (one who has been admitted to the degree and is entitled to the privileges thereof including use of the designatory letters, e.g. BA, MSc or PhD).

6.    Tom Matano, father of the MX-5 and head of Mazda's Californian design studio, echoed the thoughts of many when he said of Citroen's Activa II: ‘That's what the BMW 850i should have looked like.’

7.    But I'm not blaming the journalists, they're under a lot of pressure; the CBS or the BBC correspondent has to do the one report for the day.

8.    The BNC Simple Search is a quick and simple way to search the full BNC for a word or a phrase. More complex searches can also be performed, as illustrated further below (these searches can also be done using XAIRA).

9.    I think the NYS legislature need to pass a bill ASAP to protect these store’s legal rights to deal with shoplifters in such a sensible way.

10.    In an unexpected move, a top House Republican today offered an apology to BP PLC for what he called a White House "shakedown" of the British oil giant.



#4 2011-09-30 20:59:51


Re: Третий курс. ППА

Домашняя работа по вариантам:

1. 1. From the early 1920s to the outbreak of WWII, when Faulkner left for California, he published 13 novels and numerous short stories, the body of work that grounds his reputation and for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize at the age of 52. This prodigious output, mainly driven by an obscure writer's need for money, includes his most celebrated novels such as The Sound and the Fury (1929), As I Lay Dying (1930), Light in August (1932), and Absalom, Absalom! (1936).

1.2. Carrie tried to mop up the mess with the edge of the table cloth and put a mat under the worst of it to stop the damp marking the table, but her hands seemed all thumbs and she couldn't stop crying.

1.3. The problem with North Korea is China. Malnourished children in NK? Ask what the Chinese leaders think! You and I may feel sad, but the Chinese leaders laugh. They are the ones who want a North Korea on their border and not a South Korea. They are the ones who sacrificed tens of thousands of their own countrymen so Korea would stay divided. They are the ones looking the other way as NK goes beserk with torpedoes. You want to do something about NK? Start by calling a spade a spade and throw the shovel at the Chinese (who BTW are buddies to other nasty regimes - Iran, Myanmar, Sudan, Pakistan.. to name just a handful).

2. 1. Swift describes the Yahoos as vile and savage creatures, filthy and with unpleasant habits, resembling human beings far too closely for the liking of protagonist Lemuel Gulliver, who finds the calm and rational society of intelligent horses, the Houyhnhnms, far preferable. The Yahoos are primitive creatures obsessed with "pretty stones" they find by digging in mud, thus representing the distasteful materialism and ignorant elitism Swift encountered in Britain. Hence the term "Yahoo" has become synonymous with "cretin," "dinosaur," and/or "Neanderthal."

2.2. But if British food retailers are in clover, why does some foreign beast not intrude on their patch?

2.3. Let me tell you about the two elements that are our core values and that I most treasure and that I spent a lot of time nurturing. One is the tolerance to take risks and the ability to learn from failure. This ability to celebrate failure, if you will, needs to be an important part of any company that’s in a rapidly changing world. And the second core value is intellectual honesty — the ability to call a spade a spade, to as quickly as possible recognize that we’ve made a mistake, that we’ve gone the wrong way, and that we learn from it and quickly adjust.

3.1.  A man of intriguing contradictions, he espouses Ivy League courtesy yet thinks nothing of hiring private investigators to snoop on his former tactician; he adheres to Corinthian values yet his syndicate is heavily sponsored; he professes the scientific and analytical approach yet can be impulsive and petulant in his decision-making.

3.2. I feel like a bull in a china shop, with all these young women gawping

3.3. A thoughtful reader will reject this attempt to manipulate popular opinion. Mr. Erdogan is one of very few leaders unafraid to call a spade a spade. Is it not possible that Mr. Erdogan simply speaks for human rights and international justice and that it just so happens that the vast majority of Turks think this is admirable?

4. 1. Our lovely GaGaloo arrived at London's Heathrow airport. Unfortunately, GaGa lost her balance and fell forward, thankfully breaking the fall by landing on her hands. Serious face-plant fall avoided! Victoria Beckham, you’re next

4.2. But at least the white lie had got her out of her moment of confusion.

4.3. William H. Pflaumer, a street-smart Philadelphia beer baron who turned the 116-year-old Christian Schmidt and Sons Inc. brewery into one of the nation’s largest, only to see it close after he was sent to federal prison for tax evasion, died on May 22 in Philadelphia. He was 76.

5.1.  Tension was exacerbated by the cold-war rhetoric which both President Reagan and Mrs Thatcher consciously adopted, with the former referring to the ‘Evil Empire’ in Eastern Europe and the latter revelling in the ‘Iron Maiden’label which the Russians themselves had affixed to her.

5.2. The acid test of a good leader is the extent to which they select a style to suit the circumstances.

5.3. The You Tube video, as shown, is pure propaganda in the sense that our attention is constantly directed to and focused on the actions of the defending members of the aid team. Meanwhile, what are the commandos doing? Offering cups of tea? This is a snow job. Israel must bend to the will of international justice and give honest evidence, if only to avoid further alienating themselves and their people.

6.1.  Even in the United States there was a considerable change: in 1984 about 60 per cent of Americans thought of the USSR as an ‘evil empire’, according to the Los Angeles Times, but by late 1987 nearly 70 per cent took a different view.

6.2.Probably, in terms of company drive, this product was the sacred cow of all sacred cows and yet the economic tide was flowing against us.

6.3. Off course Europe is gaining in competiveness due to the fall of the Euro vs the Dollar and will be more able to engage in large scale capital goods exports to the developing world and the BRIC countries in particular, strengthening the industrial base in those countries.

7. 1. Under normal circumstances, the suburbs of the great capital city south of the Thames seem of little interest to the national media, which is largely based north of the river, let alone to that of other countries.
But all this changes during the Wimbledon fortnight, when London SW19 becomes for a brief time the Mecca of the sporting world - a position it may even have retained this year, despite serious competition from the football in South Africa.

7.2. Squash: Kenyon begins monkey business.

7.3. When it is about money, then a whistle-blower is a hero but not so when he or she denounces a moral issue or a crime in the sacred cow called army. This proves - once again - that what matters in the present USA in not a legal or moral right, but only interest and money which is above everything.

8.1.  Heading north from Los Angeles, through Santa Barbara, the towns of Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Carpinteria and Guadalupe — where architects are in the process of unearthing the replica pyramids buried by film director Cecil B. De Mille after he finished making The Ten Commandments on the beach — all offer pretty and uncrowded beaches and interesting restaurants and bars.

8.2. In terms of CPU, EVO has faster chip than that on iphone; in terms of screen, EVO has the large one; in terms of software control, EVO has the most sophisticated mobile OS and underpinnings; in terms of network speed, EVO uses 4G while iphone is still on ATT/3G. But all of these might no matter much as majority of cell phone users only want to use the phone, not to configure the phone. Apple magically created a phone for most of us, not just some of us.

8.3. Amongst this Caravaggian feast can be found: linseed oil and medium, tubes of oil colour and trowels from Rembrandt by Talens; bottle of turpentine by Daler-Rowney; tube of Roberson oil paint from Cornelissen & Son Ltd; Georgian oil colour from Daler-Rowney; Sennelier oil paint from HW Peel; Mussini oil colour from Schminke; selection of fine brushes from Osborne & Butler and Russell & Chapple.



#5 2011-10-08 15:32:12


Re: Третий курс. ППА

1. As lavish as always with his hospitality Victor began dispensing free cognac and coffee in celebration of what might have been a prodigal son's return, introducing his regulars to D'Arcy and he to them.

2. I walked in to the office this morning and caught my husband Googling images of "Blackberry". I wish I'd never bought him it. Forget "Golf widow" I am a Blackberry widow. He spends all his time now looking at Blackberry porn.

3. Before Bill Clinton played sax on Arsenio Hall , before Big Arnie came out for George Bush, before the movie-made presidency of Ronald Reagan, there was the Boston Tea Party: American politics has always been more surreal than any satire.

4. The undercurrent against Obama is that America the Beautiful, America the country with a statue that says it welcomes the poor, the underdog and those without hope and once a wannabee Evil Empire that is falling apart fast can't be accepted by the masses in America who are being screwed by a capitalist, undemocratic and corrupt political-economic system.

5. The pretender to the throne prepares to be bloody, bold and resolute. During the battle for power against Blair his recent lust for the spotlight will rebound.

6. Double, Double Toil and Trouble: How Much Work is Two Kids? The dad who told me that has 3-year-old and a 3-month-old boys. He works full-time in an office and the mom works up to 5 hours a week outside the home.

7. Margot is always splendid on these occasions; she took me back to the house and covered me with ice and raw beef: but in spite of all I am a most revolting sight today and shall be for a week or more — lame in one leg, blind in one eye, and with a nose like Cyrano…

8. Write out your own personal ten commandments in the back of your diary (revise it each year) so that you are clear what your standards are

9. A GOLDEN coffin has arrived in Malawi and now awaits the death of Africa's modern-day Methuselah.

10. Jerry Lee was a pill-eating, gun-slinging yahoo who shagged his boozed up 13-year-old cousin and made tangible all the horror and lawlessness that was implicit on the Elvis records



#6 2011-10-14 21:16:36


Re: Третий курс. ППА

Перевести, обращая внимание на фразеологические единицы:

-    Hi, honey!
-    Hello.
-    Are you still mad?
-    Not at all.
-    I tried to warn you, tried to stop you, but you put all your eggs in one basket!
-    Good heavens! Just a baker dozen… I must call Bobby…
-    Your bosom friend?! Stop it! Have you become blind as a bat?! Don’t you see, he’s leading you up the garden path!
-    I must find some more money! By hook or by crook!
-    Oh god! Do I really deserve these Tantalus torture?!
-    Hear, hear!
-    What?! You are barking up the wrong tree! It’s not the way to wealth! Instead..
-    Shh!!! We are going to be in the bed of roses!
-    Nip it in the bud, please! I found a lot of articles from press about how this addiction can be cured!
-    Aha! I see you don’t let the grass grow under your feet!
-    Oh, Monty, you are at one’s wits end, at sixes and sevens…
-    Oh, shut up! You don’t have an eye for gambling! You are just a woman!
-    Eat your words! Now!
-    Ohoho! Somebody showed her teeth.
-    Eat your words!
-    Never! And please, stop washing our dirty linen in public!
-    Ok! You are in great straits: you’ve got no money, that means no gambling, and more than that: I’m leaving! What will you do now??
-    No! No! Don’t do it!! I repent my misdeeds!! Don’t leave me! I love you! I beg you!
-    Hmm.. Ok. But for the last time!
-    Yes, yes! Give me 10 dollars?
-    Oh god!!



#7 2011-10-30 00:21:26


Re: Третий курс. ППА

1."The only people who believe that samsara and nirvana are the same are those that haven't meditated enough"

2. A Zen master once said to me, "Do the opposite of whatever I tell you." So I didn't.

3. Lebanon's top Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Fadlallah, seen as a mentor to militant group Hezbollah, has died aged 74. In the suburb of Haret Hreik, where the ayatollah preached at the al-Hassanayn mosque, black banners were hung in mourning and women wept openly in the street, the Associated Press reported.

4. For almost two thousand years, the Analects had also been the fundamental course of study for any Chinese scholar, for a man was not considered morally upright or enlightened if he did not study Confucius' works. The imperial examination, started in the Jin Dynasty and eventually abolished in the dying years of the Qing Dynasty, emphasized Confucian studies and expected candidates to quote and apply the words of Confucius in their essays.

5. Cyclops were not unique to Greek mythology; appearing to Sinbad in The Arabian Nights was a huge monster.

6. Ferdowsi started his composition of the Shahnameh in the Samanid era in 977 A.D and completed it around 1010 A.D.

7. Hippolytus, son of Theseus, was put to death at the instigation of his stepmother, Phaedra, whose attempts at seduction he had virtuously resisted.

8. Written on stone tablets, preserved in the ark of the covenant, the ten "words" were the basis of Israel's law.

9. It has been the strategy of every army and power-seeker since Genghis Khan.

10. A time-line of Britain:
540 AD - the monk Gildas writes the "De Excidio Britanniae";
597 AD -  Pope Gregory I dispatches Augustine to England with forty monks;
731 AD - Bede of Jarrow (Northumbria) writes the "Ecclesiastical History of the English People";
1086AD - the "Domesday Book" is compiled for taxation purposes.



#8 2011-11-12 15:07:51


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1. It took an hour to break camp — half an hour inside the tent, securing lids, folding up the canteen, and packing food, maps, writing paper, foot powder, vitamin pills and the rest, everything into its own bag — before putting my feet through the flaps into cold boots.

2. One man, Caucasian, blond short hair, told me this story.

3. But Lucy had moved to an easy chair and sat, chin cupped by an exquisite palm.

4. We came on to the dirt road and a woman in a fluttering robe of pale pink organza walked towards us.

5. If one of my staff had done the same thing I do believe I'd have fired him.

6. It is the deepest (one mile), oldest (20 million years) and volumetrically largest lake in the world, containing about one-fifth of the world's reserves of fresh water.

7. Leave the small game go free, Harry.

8. Being best man was more than I could hope for.

9. A few days later a band of drunken militiamen fired on the man-of-war with their muskets.

10. When the rebels formed a provisional National Defence Junta a week after the start of the rising, Franco was not a member, although he became one a few weeks later.

11. Until the 1950s the village had a chapel, a school, two shops and a public house.

12. She was dressed in brilliant white, in a simple gown and satin slippers.

13. Identify the local politicians who are likely to be the most sympathetic.

14. A trade accord was signed in which each country accorded the other most-favoured-nation status.

15. As minister of Westminster Chapel, Dr.Lloyd-Jones was to become a champion of the Reformed Faith in this Century.



#9 2011-11-18 20:14:51


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1. Her command of language is very advanced for a six-year-old.

2. Restrictions on advertising and sports sponsorship can have an immediate impact on rates of teenage smoking.

3. Scotland's 1954 World Cup team will go down in history as one of the most disastrous and ill-prepared rabble that has ever represented the country abroad.

4. College Park, Dublin University's lovely ground, has been much improved and will stage the three-day match against Wales in late July.

5. Don’t insult their professional judgment with a lot of centrally imposed regulations.

6. The game was rendered impossible by the wintry conditions.

7. Probably the single most important area for atom bombardment is in the design of better catalysts for chemical reactors.

8. In any case, a study of neolithic Early Minoan buildings very strongly implies that the temples were not an implant but the result of a long period of indigenous development.

9. This, if anything, strengthens the claim for the analysis; for one of the problems of prose style (as contrasted with poetry) is that the ingredients of effective writing frequently seem invisible even to an attentive reader.

10. Peter noticed that Luke and Flora both looked extremely happy, and that Anna looked desperately tired.



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