8-րդ դասարան

In Class 1

  1. Ian lives … a small house.
  2. He has been living here…  2005.
  3.  …his house, there is a hotel.
  4. It was built three years… ….  Ian’s uncle, who is an architect.
  5. …. the hotel there is a bus stop.
  6. The people staying…  the hotel can get on the bus here to go … the city centre.
  7. When they come back, they can get off the bus … the other side  the street.
  8. …winter, Ian also goes … bus quite often.
  9. He only uses his car….  the weekends or when he goes shopping … Thursdays.
  10. … his workplace, where has been working  four years, he usually goes … foot.
  11. It’s only about 10 minutes …. his home.

May 10-13

English in mind, pages 10, 11, 12, 13
Ways of Living: read the text and check your ideas
Grammar: too much, many, not enough

will, to be going to
Vocabulary: home

May 2-6

Tuvalu – a disaster waiting to happen. Read the text and do the exercises
on pages 8 and 9.

A weather forecast

Listen to a weather forecast and answer the questions to practise and improve your listening skills.


What kind of weather do you like best?

April 25-29

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April 11-15


Do you celebrate Easter? How do you celebrate Easter in your family?


Easter is the most important festival of the year for most Christians and a holiday for many others. Read on to find out more about it.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the article and do the exercises.


The meaning of Easter

Easter is a Christian festival which marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For many Christians, Easter is a celebration of the triumph of life over death, and a very important time of the year. Many non-Christians also have a holiday at this time, so it is a popular time to travel or spend with friends and family. We see lots of symbols of new life at Easter, especially eggs, chicks, flowers and rabbits. These symbols go back to ancient pagan traditions which celebrated fertility, rebirth and new growth after the long, winter months.

When it is celebrated

The dates of Easter change from year to year but it usually falls sometime between the end of March and the end of April. In Western Christianity, Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring, which starts on 21 March. The Eastern Orthodox churches, which use a different calendar, have a slightly different way of calculating Easter and usually celebrate Easter a little earlier or later.

Holy Week

The week before Easter is called Holy Week. The first day of Holy Week is Palm Sunday, which is the Sunday before Easter. Many Christians celebrate this as the day that Jesus entered Jerusalem and people threw down branches from palm trees on the road to welcome him. Four days later is Maundy Thursday, which marks the Last Supper, when Jesus ate bread and drank wine with his twelve disciples. The following day is Good Friday, which is significant for Christians as the day that Jesus was put to death on the cross. Many Christians believe that Jesus was killed and buried in a tomb on the Friday and that God raised him from the dead on the Sunday. So Easter Sunday is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. 

How Easter is celebrated

In many countries there are religious processions during Holy Week, and practising Christians attend special church services. On Palm Sunday, many churches bless palm branches and people put them on the ground during processions to mark the day that Jesus arrived in Jerusalem. The Last Supper on Maundy Thursday is celebrated in many Christian traditions in the form of the Communion, when believers share bread and wine. Good Friday is traditionally a day of fasting, reflection and sadness. A lot of church services start at midnight the night before Easter Sunday with the lighting of candles or, in Greece, fireworks. This represents the triumph of light over darkness. On Easter Sunday, churches are filled with flowers representing new life, and at home chocolate Easter eggs are given as presents.

Other Easter traditions

There are many different Easter traditions around the world. In some places, people eat lamb on Easter Sunday, but there are many other foods, such as hot cross buns – spiced, sweet bread buns made with raisins – that are traditional in the UK. 

In some places in Eastern Europe, boys and girls throw water at each other, while in Corfu, Greece, there is a tradition of throwing pots and pans out of windows and from balconies, breaking them on the street. In the United States, a tradition of wearing new clothes at Easter has evolved into making Easter bonnets – fancy hats decorated with flowers, rabbits and other symbols of spring. For fans of crime fiction, Norway is the place to be at Easter, when it has become traditional to read crime novels and solve mysteries.

Eggs are a popular part of Easter celebrations. Traditionally, people paint chicken eggs and decorate them with bright colours to give as presents. Nowadays, chocolate eggs are more popular than the traditional kind, especially with children. They are often hidden around the house and garden so that children can find them in an Easter egg hunt.

Task 1

Task 2

Check Your Progress

 Prepositions of time

Complete the sentences with the correct preposition.  Choose in , on or at.

1. I wake up… in,on,at 7.00.

2. I sometimes work…. in,on.at Saturdays.

3. I never work in,on.at the weekends.

4. I see my family  in,on,at Christmas.

5. I go on holiday in,on,at August.

6. I go to bed in,on,at 11 p.m.

7. I watch TV in,on,at the evening.

8. I do my English homework in,on,at night.

9. I read the newspaper in,on,at the morning.

10. I have lunch in,on,at 1.30 p.m.

11. I always go out in,on,at Friday nights.

12. I go to a restaurant in,on,at New Year’s Eve.

13. I start a new school year in,on.at September.

14. I go skiing inonat the winter.

15. I was born in,on,at 1977.

16. I get up late in,on,at Saturday mornings.

17. I usually have a cup of coffee in,on,at  the afternoons.

18. My birthday is in,on,at  July.

19. The party is in,on,at the first of October.

20. We have a meeting in,on,at the first Thursday of the month.

Fill in the correct form of the verb given.

  1. Who ________ to? – He ________ to his sister Maria, who
    ______ usually in England at this time of the year. (HE WRITE, WRITE, BE)
  2. Marty ________ just when his mother ______ into his room.
  3. She ___ an hour ago and ___ back yet. (LEAVE, NOT COME)
  4. I usually ___ tea with milk, but I ___ to have my coffee black.
  5. When I was in school, I ___ a student who ___ a test in his whole
    life. (KNOW, NOT FAIL)
  6. You can’t go into her room. She ___ and you shouldn’t wake her. (SLEEP)
  7. I ________ better in my life. I hope it ___ that way. (NEVER FEEL,
  8. We ___ outside yesterday because it ___ the whole day. Maybe we
    ___ tomorrow. (NOT GO, RAIN, GO)
  9. While Mom ___ in the garden, she ___ her back. She
    ___ to the doctor who told her that she ___ have to rest for a few
    days. (WORK, HURT, GO, WILL)
    10.My sister ________ hard for school recently. She’s got a few tests coming up
    next week. (WORK)
    11.The results were better than I ________. (EXPECT)
    12.Nobody was in the car, even though the engine _______. (RUN)
    13.I went into the garden to see what the boys ___. (DO)
    14.All your fingers are brown. You ___ too much. (SMOKE)
    15.When I saw him last, he ______ married for so long. (NOT BE)
    16.I ________ that his brother _________ around in Australia. (JUST
  10. _______ the whole morning? – I _______ to call you for over an hour.
    18.After he ___ the letter, he ___ it away. (READ, THROW)
    19.I _______ today’s newspaper. – ________ it anywhere? (NOT READ,
    YOU SEE)
    20.Jake ________ my sister for over a year. She ______ some very good
    results lately. (COACH, HAVE)

Fill in the correct form of the words in brackets (comparative or superlative).

  1. My house is (big)  than yours.
  2. This flower is (beautiful)  than that one.
  3. This is the (interesting)  book I have ever read.
  4. Non-smokers usually live (long)  than smokers.
  5. Which is the (dangerous)  animal in the world?
  6. A holiday by the sea is (good)  than a holiday in the mountains.
  7. It is strange but often a coke is (expensive)  than a beer.
  8. Who is the (rich)  woman on earth?
  9. The weather this summer is even (bad)  than last summer.
  10. He was the (clever)  thief of all.


Who uses their phone the most among your family or friends?

Today’s grandparents are joining their grandchildren on social media, but the different generations’ online habits couldn’t be more different. In the UK the over-55s are joining Facebook in increasing numbers, meaning that they will soon be the site’s second biggest user group, with 3.5 million users aged 55–64 and 2.9 million over-65s.

Sheila, aged 59, says, ‘I joined to see what my grandchildren are doing, as my daughter posts videos and photos of them. It’s a much better way to see what they’re doing than waiting for letters and photos in the post. That’s how we did it when I was a child, but I think I’m lucky I get to see so much more of their lives than my grandparents did.’

Ironically, Sheila’s grandchildren are less likely to use Facebook themselves. Children under 17 in the UK are leaving the site – only 2.2 million users are under 17 – but they’re not going far from their smartphones. Chloe, aged 15, even sleeps with her phone. ‘It’s my alarm clock so I have to,’ she says. ‘I look at it before I go to sleep and as soon as I wake up.’

Unlike her grandmother’s generation, Chloe’s age group is spending so much time on their phones at home that they are missing out on spending time with their friends in real life. Sheila, on the other hand, has made contact with old friends from school she hasn’t heard from in forty years. ‘We use Facebook to arrange to meet all over the country,’ she says. ‘It’s changed my social life completely.’

Teenagers might have their parents to thank for their smartphone and social media addiction as their parents were the early adopters of the smartphone. Peter, 38 and father of two teenagers, reports that he used to be on his phone or laptop constantly. ‘I was always connected and I felt like I was always working,’ he says. ‘How could I tell my kids to get off their phones if I was always in front of a screen myself?’ So, in the evenings and at weekends, he takes his SIM card out of his smartphone and puts it into an old-style mobile phone that can only make calls and send text messages. ‘I’m not completely cut off from the world in case of emergencies, but the important thing is I’m setting a better example to my kids and spending more quality time with them.’

Is it only a matter of time until the generation above and below Peter catches up with the new trend for a less digital life?

Task 1

Task 2

March 28-April 1

How to spot fake news
Read some tips for spotting fake news to practise and improve your reading skills.

Have you ever read a fake news story online? Are you worried about this problem?

Changing plans

Listen to two people talking about changing their plans to practise and improve your listening skills.

March 10-18

Facts and figures

Listen to the lecturer giving some facts and figures to practise and improve your listening skills
In Class.


A Tale of Two Jackets (Story + Exercises + Answer Key)

March 7-11
How does laughter help our health?
Studies have shown that a sense of humor can improve your mental and physical health, boost your attractiveness, and improve your leadership skills.

There are a variety of theories and styles of humor, each of which can improve your understanding of the subject.

Humor may be a critical life skill, but can it be taught?

Mark Twain said that “Humor is the great thing, the saving thing after all. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations, and resentments flit away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.” He’s certainly not wrong. Humor may very well be the great thing. It touches upon nearly every facet of life—90% of men and 81% of women report that a sense of humor is the most important quality in a partner, it’s a crucial quality for leaders, and it’s even been shown to improve cancer treatments. There’s no doubt that humor is a life skill that everybody needs. But how do we define humor, and can it be taught?

What is humor?

The best way to kill a joke is to explain it, but psychologists have tried to do so anyhow. There are three main theories on what humor is and where it comes from. Relief theory argues that laughter and humor are ways of blowing off psychological steam, a way to release psychic energy. That’s why jokes told at funerals are often met not with the silence that a somber occasion like that would merit but with uproarious laughter instead.

English in mind, pages 48, 49 “The Power of Humour”.

February 28-March 5

A weather forecast

Listen to a weather forecast and answer the questions to practise and improve your listening skills.

English in Mind page 45
Page 46, “How old do you have to be”.
Page 47, “Coming of age in Japan”.

Check Up.

Let/ allowed to

1. My roommate reminded me that passengers —- (are not allowed to / don’t let) use electronically operated devices on the plane.

2. The hotel management —- (is allowed to / lets) us use the mini bar in our room.

3. Holidaymakers —- (are not allowed to / do not let) interfere with the timetable arranged by the tour guide.

4. John’s parents —- (are allowed to / let) him have an expensive and comfortable holiday.

5. I —- (am not allowed to / don’t let) go out in the evenings.

6. Students —- (are not allowed to / don’t let) use their calculators during the exams.

7. The guards —- (are not allowed to / don’t let) visitors in after dusk.

8. Pets —- (are not allowed / don’t let) in the classrooms.

9. Jim —- (is not allowed to / doesn’t let) Jeffrey talk bad about him.

10. Nobody —- (is allowed to / lets) smoke at the gas station.

Choose the correct form to complete the question tags below.

1You are a student,….?

2It isn’t too cold today, ….?

3He was at the concert, …?

4You like chocolate, ….?

5She arrived too late, ….?

6Tom couldn’t find the place, …?

7Henry and Juliet have just arrived, …?

8Your little Angie can’t walk yet, …?

9When you arrived, she had already left….?

10You would never tell him….?

Translate into English

Նրանց պատվիրակությունը կժամանի այսօր երեկոյան, այդպես չէ?

Ինչ էիր խոսում Թոմի հետ, երբ ես ներս մտա?

Աննան արդեն խոսել է և Մերիի և Անիի հետ։ Նրանք երկուսն էլ համաձայն են գալ մեզ հետ։

Ես հասկացա, որ շատ դժվար կլինի անել այդ աշխատանքը մենակ։

February 22-25
Hovhannes Tumanyan


The little children wept and wailed;
Heart-rending were the tears they shed.
“Mamma, mamma, we want our food!
Get up, mamma, and give us bread!”

With bitter sorrow in her heart
Groaned the sick mother from her bed:
“We have no bread, my little ones;
Papa has gone to get you bread.”

Unit 5, Growing up
English in Mind, pages 42-45

Grammar: Present Simple Passive
In Class
/be allowed to
Describing person’s age

A student discussion

Listen to two students comparing Mars and Earth to practise and improve your listening skills.

February 7-11

English in Mind, pages 35-38
Grammar: Tag Questions
Present Perfect Tense with already, yet, just

In class
In Class

December 20-25
Unusual Christmas Traditions From Around The World

While Christmas may have started as a Christian holiday, and is often still celebrated as such, people from all over the world have embraced the festive season and added their own traditions along the way.

Manger scenes, Santa Claus, and smiley snowmen still reign supreme, but if you look hard enough you’ll discover some very different takes on December’s most famous day. These are some of the most unusual Christmas traditions around the world.

Bad Santa | Austria

Unusual Christmas Tradtions | Krampus, Austria.

British kids are well acquainted with Father Christmas, Santa Claus or Saint Nick, but they can consider themselves lucky they don’t live in Austria. That’s because it’s here that a ghoulish creature called ‘Krampus’, the evil accomplice of St Nicholas, is said to wander the streets in search of badly behaved children. During the month of December, you can expect to see terrifying masked figures out and about scaring kids and adults alike with ghastly pranks.

If this holiday tradition sounds like your kind of thing, be sure to check out the annual Krampus parade in Vienna.

A Cobweb Christmas | Ukraine

Unusual Christmas Tradtions | Cobweb Christmas Ukraine.

One of Ukraine’s favourite festive traditions is not one for those with a fear of creepy crawlies! Where we would have baubles, tinsel and stars, Ukrainians use decorations that mimic the natural formation of spiders’ webs shimmering with dew.

The tradition goes back to a folktale about a poor widow who could not afford to decorate a tree for her children. Legend has it that spiders in the house took pity on the family, and spun beautiful webs all over the tree, which the children awoke to find on Christmas morning. Spiders’ webs are also considered to be lucky in Ukrainian culture.

Colonel Santa | Japan

Unusual Christmas Tradtions | Chrimstmas KFC in Japan

Back in 1974, the American fast food restaurant KFC released a festive marketing campaign in Japan. The seemingly simple slogan “Kurisumasu ni wa kentakkii!” (Kentucky for Christmas!) spawned a national tradition that still thrives to this day. Although Christmas isn’t a national holiday in Japan, families from all over the country head to their local KFC for a special Christmas Eve meal.

While it might be fast food, expect to pay a higher premium on the biggest sales day of the year. A KFC Christmas dinner clocks in at around 3,336 yen (£20).

Want to find out how to have a hassle-free holiday in Tokyo? Watch our travel guide here:

Pickle in the Tree | Germany

Unusual Christmas Tradtions | Pickle in the tree GermanyImage by Jamie Anderson under Creative Commons license.

The Christmas tree tradition embraced around the world today is believed to have started in Germany back in the 16th Century, so it comes as no surprise that our continental cousins still have some unique customs relating to the festive conifers. One of these is to hide a pickle somewhere within the branches of the tree, and give a gift to whichever child in the household finds it.

Some claim that the tradition may not be German after all. One legend says that the Christmas pickle originated in Spain, when two young boys were held as prisoners inside a pickle barrel. The heroic Saint Nicholas rescued the boys and brought them back to life. Either way, a pickle on the Christmas tree is a tradition we can totally get behind.

Roller Skate Mass | Caracas

Unusual Christmas Tradtions | Roller Skate Mass Caracas.

In the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, swathes of city-dwellers make their way to mass on roller skates every year on Christmas morning. The tradition is now so well established that many of the city’s streets are closed to traffic from 8am, so that the skating congregation can get to church safely. It’s even said that children will sleep with one lace from their skates tied around their toe, the other skate dangling from the window so that their friends can wake them up with a friendly tug on the lace.

Festive Sauna | Finland

Unusual Christmas Tradtions | Festive Sauna Finland.

Many homes in Finland come equipped with their own sauna, and at Christmas time this cosy spot becomes a sacred space associated with long dead ancestors. On Christmas Eve, it’s customary to strip naked and take a long and respectful stint in the sauna, which is also believed to be home to the legendary sauna ‘elf’. After the sauna session, Finns head out to the evening celebrations – while spirits of those ancestors take their place in the bubbling water.

Shoes by the Fire | The Netherlands

Unusual Christmas Tradtions | Shoes by the fire Netherlands

Every year in the days leading up to December 25th, Dutch children eagerly place their shoes by the fire in hopes that Sinterklaas will fill them with small gifts and treats in the night. Traditionally, carrots are left in the shoes for Sinterklaas’ faithful steed, a white horse named Amerigo.

In the olden days, naughty children would receive a potato in lieu of gifts, but potato punishment is no longer considered an appropriate scare tactic.

Belfana the Witch | Italy

Unusual Christmas Tradtions | Belfana the Christmas Witch in Italy

Forget Santa and December 25th when in Italy, as all the action takes place on the eve of 5th January. According to folklore, an old woman named Belfana visits all the children of Italy to fill their stockings with candy and leave them presents if they’ve been good. Just like Father Christmas, Belfana enters through the chimney and is left treats by the children who live there – typically wine and local delicacies.

The Yule Cat | Iceland

Unusual Christmas Tradtions | Yule Cat Iceland

One of the more unique festive traditions we’ve heard of comes from Iceland, where a giant cat is said to roam the snowy countryside at Christmas time. Traditionally, farmers would use the Yule Cat as an incentive for their workers – those who worked hard would receive a new set of clothes, but those who didn’t would be devoured by the gigantic cat-like beast.

Today it is customary for everyone in Iceland to get new clothing for Christmas to avoid an unsavoury demise.

Watch our guide to even more amazing things to do in Iceland below:

Fried Caterpillars | South Africa

Unusual Christmas Tradtions | Fried caterpillars Africa.

When you think of Christmas food, mince pies and turkey are often high on the list. In South Africa, however, it’s the creepy crawlies that local children look forward to. Festive fried caterpillars may seem like one of the more unusual Christmas traditions, but these caterpillars aren’t just the run-of-the-mill variety you find in the garden. The Pine Tree Emperor Moth, or Christmas caterpillar, is covered in very festive hues – giving all who swallow a little extra luck in the coming year.

Flying Witches | Norway

Unusual Christmas Tradtions | Flying witches Norway

According to Norwegian folklore, Christmas Eve is the day when mischievous spirits and witches take to the skies for mischief and general tomfoolery. As witches often use brooms as their preferred mode of transportation, it’s tradition for Norwegian families to hide away any sweeping sticks where the witches won’t be able to find them.

Donald Duck | Sweden

The video above is a 1958 Christmas special called “Kalle Anka och hans vänner önskar God Jul” or “Donald Duck and his friends wish you a Merry Christmas”. Every Christmas, families around Sweden gather around the television at 3pm sharp to watch Donald deliver his raspy message.

Everything on Christmas is planned around the television special, and more than 40% of Sweden’s population still tune in like clockwork. The tradition dates back to the 1960s when televisions were a new commodity in Sweden and only two channels aired – one of which played Disney cartoons at Christmas. It may be a quirky tradition, but a whole nation coming together to watch Christmas cartoons together is about as festive as it gets.

The Alternative Christmas Tree | New Zealand

Unusual Christmas Tradtions | Alternative Christmas Tree New Zealand

Thought all Christmas trees were created equal? Think again. The Kiwis are all about the p?hutukawa, a beautiful tree that is native to New Zealand with gnarled roots and bright crimson flowers. The first mention of the p?hutukawa tree came from Austrian geologist Ferdinand von Hochstetter in 1867. He described locals decorating their churches and homes with the brightly coloured branches at Christmas.

Today, the p?hutukawa tree is a recognised symbol of Christmas around New Zealand and is featured on Christmas cards, decorations, and even in the Christmas carols that children sing at school.

The Yule Goat | Sweden

Unusual Christmas Tradtions | Yule Goat Sweden.

Last but not least, we have one more Christmas tradition from Sweden – which may just be the oldest tradition still celebrated on the list. The Yule Goat dates back to at least the 11th century, where there are mentions of a man-sized goat figure, led by Saint Nicholas, who had the power to control the devil.

The Yule Goat, as you can imagine, has changed quite a bit throughout history. In the 17th century, it was popular for young men to dress as the goat creature and run around pulling pranks and demanding gifts. By the 19th century, the goat became the good guy – a giver of gifts. Instead of Father Christmas, men in the family would dress up as the goat and give gifts to the entire family.

Today, the man-goat is no longer and the Yule Goat has taken its place in modern history as a traditional Christmas ornament on trees throughout Sweden. In the larger cities, giant versions of these goat ornaments are created out of straw and red ribbons.

December 13-17

Seven facts about water, English in Mind pages 33, 34, 35
Grammar:Question tags
, present perfect simple

In class

December 6-10
Our World, traffic problems
English in Mind, pages 28-31
Grammar: will/won’t, might/might not, may/ may not

First conditional

In class

November 29-December 3

English in Mind, pages 26, 27
Check your progress

November 22-26

English in Mind, pages 23, 24, 25,
Grammar adverbs/comparative adverbs,page 23 ex. c, e, f
Page 24 “A marathon”, read the dialogue and correct the sentences
Page 25, Everyday English

November 15-19

Grammar: the degrees of comparison 1
English in Mind, pages 20, 21, 22
Reading text: Australia almost the champions(page 22)

In Class

Fill in the correct form of the words in brackets (comparative or superlative).

  1. My house is (big…)  than yours.
  2. This flower is… (beautiful)  than that one.
  3. This is the…. (interesting)  book I have ever read.
  4. Non-smokers usually live (long)….  than smokers.
  5. Which is the  (dangerous)  animal in the world?
  6. A holiday by the sea is ….(good)  than a holiday in the mountains.
  7. It is strange but often a coke is  (expensive)  than a beer.
  8. Who is the  (rich)  woman on earth?
  9. The weather this summer is even  (bad)  than last summer.
  10. He was the …. (clever)  thief of all.
Complete the sentences, using the positive, comparative and superlative of the adjectives in brackets.
1. Dad’s car is much  than mine. (fast)
2. I think scuba diving is  than climbing. (fascinating)
3. His thirst grew  and . (big / big)
4. He thinks this test was  than the last one. (difficult)
5. They live in a really  house. (beautiful)
6. She is the  tennis player of the world. (good)
7. Susan is a  girl. She’s much  than her sister. (nice / nice)
8. This suitcase is  than the others. (heavy)
9. Hotels in London are  than in Vienna. (expensive)
10. Bob is  than Keith, but Phil is the . (tall / tall)
11. Doris reads  books than Peter, but Frank reads the . (many / many)
12. France is as  as Spain. (beautiful)
13. They live in a  house, but Fred lives in a  one. (big / big))
14. My sister is three years  than me. (young)
15. This was the  film I have ever seen. (bad)
16. I think tennis is  than cycling. (interesting)
17. I talked to Claire and she is a very  girl. (smart)
18. His company earned  money than the years before. (little)
19. She was the  girl at college. (popular)
20. They didn’t stay out as  as last Saturday. (late)

November 12-15

English in Mind, pages 18, 19
Do you like listening to music?

  • What kind of music do you like?
  • Are you a good singer?
  • Can you concentrate on other things when you are listening to music?
  • Can you play a musical instrument?
    • If so, what do you play?
    • How long have you been playing?
    • Are you good at it?
  • Can you read music?
    Who is your favorite composer?
  • Did you go to the symphony when you were a child?
  • Do your brothers and sisters also love classical music?
  • What makes a song popular for you, the lyrics of the song or the melody?
  • Who is the most famous musician from your country?

Autumn from my Window

Each season has its wonders and charm, but many of us think that autumn is special, because autumn surprises us with its richness: juicy fragrant fruits and vegetables, colorful leaves…
Look out of your window, describe autumn in your yard, in your street.

October 18-22

English in Mind, pages 16,17

Olivia’ s Story

October 11-15
English in Mind, pages 14, 15
What did they Invent?
Grammar: Past Continuous tense

Meeting other students

Listen to a group of new students meeting for the first time to practise and improve your listening skills.

October 4-8

English in Mind, pages 10-12
Expressions to talk about Future

Future Tenses Exercise

  1. We __________ (to stay) with my parents this weekend.
  2. Your package __________ (to send) by 5 o’clock.
  3. I __________ (to go) to do the dance with you!
  4. Our Skype call __________ (to start) at 6pm.
  5. The cyclists __________ (to ride) for six hours when they arrive.
  6. My friend __________ (to visit) in August.
  7. If you wash the dishes, I __________ (to dry) them.
  8. We’re so late, they __________ (to eat) dinner before we arrive.
  9. The students __________ (to go back) to university in September.
  10. Cheer up, everything __________ (to get better).
  11. It’s dark in here, I __________ (to turn on) a light.
  12. By tomorrow, all the shop __________ (to sell) all the new phones.
  13. My car is getting repaired, I hope it __________ (to be) ready by noon.
  14. Next week, Billie __________ (to fly) to Germany to see her father.
  15. If you need us, we __________ (to play) football in the park.
  16. When you __________ (to complete) your homework, you can have ice cream.
  17. Oh no, the café __________ (to not open) for another two hours.
  18. Everything is planned: we __________ (to cook) lasagne for Sunday’s dinner.
  19. By the time they stop performing, the play __________ (to run) for three months.
  20. Get here soon; I __________ (to wait) by the entrance.
  21. Kim __________ (to live) in Belfast for sixteen months this January.
  22. Next year, I __________ (to move) to France.
  23. The train __________ (to depart) at 9:30.
  24. Our teacher __________ (to give) everyone individual grades.
  25. This time on Friday night, I __________ (to dance) my socks off!
  26. On Saturday morning, I __________ (to sleep) late.
  27. Charlie __________ (to speak) to management by the time we get back.
  28. My parents __________ (to drive) across the Alps.

In Class


Irregular Verbs – Past Participle

1) She has never (let) her daughter have a boyfriend.
2) Have you already (read) today’s newspaper?
3) The house has been (sell).
4) He has (lose) his wallet again.
5) I have (write) three essays this week.
6) That clock was (make) in Switzerland.
7) He had (run) 6 miles when he hurt his ankle.
8) I have never (see) such a beautiful view.
9) He has (teach) hundreds of students during his career.
10) Have you ever (meet) a famous person?
11) Because she hadn’t (pay) the bill, the electricity went off.
12) They have (send) Christmas cards to all their friends.
13) Where have we (put) the car keys?
14) We have never (sing) in public before.
15) She had (wear) her blue dress many times.
16) John had never (speak) English before he came to London.
17) Why have you (stand) up – are we leaving?
18) Have you ever (swim) in the Atlantic Ocean?
19) It had (take) three hours to reach the station, so they had missed the train.
20) I have never (say) that I didn’t love you.
21) David jumped into the air. He had (sit) on a drawing pin.
22) The weatherman had (tell) us it would be sunny, but it rained all day
23) I’m sorry I’m so tired. I haven’t (sleep) .
24) Have you (think) about changing jobs?
25) He’d thought he had (understand) but now he realised he’d made a mistake.

English in Mind Student’s book

Tales » Donald Bisset»

September 22-24

Exercises in class.

English in Mind, pages 8,9

Table of the most common irregular verbs

infinitivesimple pastpast participle
I amI wasI have been
he ishe washe has been
we arewe werewe have been
getgotgot, gotten 

Սեպտեմբեր 13-17

English in mind, pages 5-8
Exercises 2,3,4 page 5
Exercises 4,6 page 7