Winter Poems. Стихи о зиме на английском языке

Стихи про зиму на английском языке

Дорогой читатель! Предлагаю небольшую подборку Winter poems. Стихи о зиме на английском языке, которые вы найдете на этой странице, написаны великими английскими и американскими писателями. К некоторым есть перевод с английского. Если перевода нет, то вы можете перевести стихотворение сами и прислать свой перевод на mail@englishstory.ru.

A Portrait of his Son (a short Christmas story for intermediate)

christmas story for intermediate«A Portrait of his son» is a short story that tells us about our parents’ love. It is touching and a bit sad. The story is adapted for the intermediate level and attached with the translation into Russian (for subscribers). You are sure to enjoy reading it on a Christmas evening and not only.

Here are 20 words to know before reading the story: to share, passion, to serve, fellow, miserable, depressed, package, genius, features, expression, striking, posession, to value, auction, gift, to gather, list, to care, stuff, to reply.

Ralf Adams Cram. The Dead Valley (abridged for upper-intermediate)

This is the abridged version of the mystic story «The Dead Valley» by Ralf Adams Cram. The text is adapted for upper-intermediate. Also there is the story in Russian with audio and music. Enjoy listening during the dark night with your friends!

Jerome K. Jerome. Two Short Stories (in English, in the original)

Humorous stories Jerome K. Jerome

Read online two short stories by Jerome K. Jerome to enjoy English humour. These are the shortest and the funniest stories in the original.

You may know that the English writer Jerome K. Jerome is best known for his two sequels: «Three men in a boat» and «Three men on the bummel».

You will find the most humorous by Jerome K. Jerome  and the best stories by other English writers on the website englishstory.ru. Enjoy reading!

O. Henry. The Christmas story «The Gift of the Magi» (for beginners)

Christmas stories: "The Gift of the Magi" and the others

If you have not read the Christmas story «The Gift of the Magi» by O.Henry, it is high time to read it now. This touching story is about young lovers. They wanted to give each other gifts, but no gift could be better than their love. Read the story and get in the Christmas spirit of love and sacrifice. Merry Christmas to you!

I hope you will enjoy reading the story and learning English at the same time. The story has two parts. The lists of English words to understand is before the text.

Have you ever seen a ghost? (an episode from «The Sleepy Hollow», 1980)

The clip from the Sleepy Hollow

This funny episode is taken from the movie «The Sleepy Hollow» (1980) and can be used at the English lesson for Halloween.

Ichabod Crane, the main character of the story, has come to teach children in a small village, situated in an isolated valley, known as «sleepy hollow». As I am quite fascinated by the story, I would like to share my emotions with my readers.

The Episode from the movie has the text of the dialogues. Also there are some extracts from the story «The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow» by Washington Irving.

Timothy is Afraid of a Mouse (a funny story, for beginners)

Timothy 640Забавная история про кота, который боялся мышей, на английском языке (уровень для начинающих) из цикла «Английский для детей» называется «TIMOTHY IS AFRAID OF A MOUSE». Слова для изучения выделены в тексте жирным шрифтом. Автор этой истории Джейн Тейлор. Читайте ее онлайн прямо сейчас. А вот замечательная книга «Смешные истории» из серии «Английский клуб», где вы найдете еще много таких историй.

Смешные истории на английском языке для детей

Смешные истории на английском языке для детейХотите прочитать своему ребенку 25 смешных историй на английском языке замечательной детской писательницы Джейн Тэйер? Истории  добрые и смешные. Текст каждой истории снабжен комментарием, а также упражнениями. Текст относится к уровню для начинающих (beginners). Для начала предлагаю ознакомиться c отрывками из 10 первых историй, публикация которых продолжится немного позже. Желающие могут пока приобрести книгу. А первую историю про кота Тимофея  можно прочитать прямо сейчас на нашем сайте.

A Horror Story by Edgar Poe. The Tell-Tale Heart (in English, for intermediate) with translation

Horror stories by Edgar Poe

This horror story «The Tell-Tale Heart» by Edgar Poe is one of my favourite ones. It is a little bit crazy and very tensive.
The plot of the story is rather simple. Two people, a young one and an old one, lived together. The young man helped the old man to keep the house. But with time the old man started to irritate the young. It was his pale blue eye that made him mad.  What happpened in the end you will know when you read the story.
Good luck with learning English through horror stories by Edgar Poe.

The Gift of the Magi — O. Henry’s most famous story (for intermediate level)

The Gift of the Magi for intermediate

This most famous story by O. Henry «The Gift of the Magi» is something special. It is written by him to remind us about love and sacrifice and not only on Christmas day but ever.

The story has recorded and adapted for the intermediate level by VOA. You can read and listen to «The Gift of the Magi» online. If you study the Russian language, there is the translation of the story in its abriged version. You are welcome!

Праздник Хэллоуин на английском языке (сценарий, музыка, костюмы)

Праздник Хэллоуин на английском языке требует особой подготовки. Нужен сценарий с играми и конкурсами, какая-нибудь жуткая история, страшный мультфильм. Но самое главное на Хэллоуин — это атмосфера, загадочная и таинственная, немного пугающая. Чтобы ее создать необходима соответствующая атрибутика — полумрак, желтые тыквы, мерцающие в свете свечей, подходящая музыка. И, конечно, костюмы и макияж. Все это создаст соответствующее настроение и тогда праздник запомнится надолго.Мы тоже постарались. Наш Хэллоуин удался на славу. Делимся опытом.

Sergey Esenin. Autumn (in English & in Russian)

Sergey Esenin, the great Russian PoetSergey Esenin was born in autumn, on the third of October. Not surprisingly, he loves autumn, many of his poems are dedicated to this colourful season.

In 2015 Russian people celebrated the 120-th anniversary of the great Russian poet Sergey Esenin.  Specially for this day we have prepared two videos based on his poem «Autumn». We hope you will enjoy both of them!

Edgar Allan Poe. The Tell-Tale Heart (in English, in the original)

short stories by Edgar Poe The Tell Tale Heart

Read and listen the creepy story by Edgar Allan Poe «The Tale-Tell Heart», which was written in the year of 1843. It is from the collection of best stories by Edgar Poe. The story is read by Bryan Reid. I was really gripped by his voice. Great thanks))) It takes only 18 minutes to listen.

What is more, you can watch the screen version of the story (1941). Despite the year of the production and the black and white screening, it is really enjoyable.

Амброз Бирс. Случай на мосту через Совиный ручей (рассказ)

Из цикла «Американская литература 19 века»

Owl Bridge 2

Рассказ Амброза Бирса «Случай на мосту через Совиный ручей» относится к жанру «короткого страшного рассказа». Основными представителями этого жанра, а именно психологической новеллы, считаются Эдгар По (1809 — 1949) и его последователь Амброз Бирс (1842 — 1913). Современником А. Бирса был американский писатель О.Генри (биография), который тоже работал в жанре «новеллы». Однако «страшные» короткие  рассказы Бирса, полные сверхъестественных событий, являются полной противоположностью грустным, полным тонкой иронии и  оптимистичным рассказам О. Генри. Одни только названия говорят сами за себя: «Заколоченное окно», «Десять смертей Аброза Бирса», «Страж мертвеца», Диагноз смерти», «Ловец человеков», «Настоящее чудовище», «Проклятая тварь» и, конечно, «Случай на мосту через Совиный ручей».

December Stories, Texts and Poems

Stories told in December from the collection of  «Winter Stories»

Обложка книги Следы животных на снегу. Автор Мариковский П.И.Do you know what is special about December?

December is the month of snow and ice, of short and dark days. On December, 22, we have the shortest day and the longest night of the year.

Contents:

  1. The story «Animal’s tracks»
  2. The Poem «The North Wind»
  3. Traditions and festivals of Great Britain
  4. Text «December, 25»

Russian Poetry. Winter Lyrics (in English)

Sergey Esenin poetry Russian Poetry in EnglishDear readers! Now it is winter in Russia. It is so dull in the city. But in the country all is white! I enjoy the sparkling snow, the fluffy trees and our Russian winter! Enjoy the birch-tree in the picture. This charming picture doesn’t belong to me. To be honest, I don’t know who has drawn it, maybe a child. So, I don’t know who I must thank. When I found it, I became inspired.

You will find the poem «The Birch-Tree» by the greatest Russian poet Sergey Esenin (in Russian and in English). 

Thomas Hardy. Absent-Mindedness in a Parish Choir (in English, in the original)

short stories bt Thomas Hardy in the original

Thomas Hardy is an famous English writer of the Victorian England. He wrote mostly about the tragic fate of the English woman in those times and was noted for his brillant novel «Tess of the D’Urbervilles».

Short stories by Thomas Hardy are less known but are definitely worth reading. Especially because they are exciting and have unusual plots. Most of them are really sad but the story «Absent-Mindedness in a Parish Choir», which is availiable for reading below is a hilarious one. You will get the real pleasure!

Томас Гарди. Сумасшедшая ночь в церкви

Когда-то для исполнения рождественских гимнов или хоралов в церковь приглашали музыкантов. Так вот однажды случилась вот что… Читайте онлайн на русском языке историю Томаса Гарди «Сумаcшедшая ночь в церкви». Веселая однако история…

The Best Christmas Carols

Christmas Songs and CarolsThere is no Christmas without carol singing. From the 21st of December till the Christmas morning you can hear these beautiful songs in the streets and public places. They make us experience different feelings from happiness and joy to calmness and conciliation. It is carol sining that fills us with some Christmas spirit, which is essential part of this holiday.

Christianity (the main facts)

What do you know about Christianity?

Christmas is coming. It is time to check yourself what you know about Christianity, one of the  world’s major religions.

The world’s major religions are Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism. 

The words to know:

  • a follower — a person who supports and admires a particular person or set of ideas
  • Jesus Christ [‘ʤiːzəsˌ(kraɪst)]
  • a Jew [ʤuː]  — a person who believes in and practises the religion of Judaism
  • Bethlehem [‘bɛθlɪhɛm] — a small town 8 km (5 miles) south of Jerusalem