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№12 (96) – декабрь 2010

  • The Great Unwashed / Lifetime
  • New Year in the UK / The UK
  • Party expressions / Idioms
  • Smile Like a Fool / LifeUP
Teen Spirit of Kurt Cobain

Teen Spirit of Kurt Cobain / Music


Whether you adore him or despise him, there’s no disputing the fact that Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain – uncle of emo and man enough to marry Courtney Love – had a profound impact on a generation. Seattle’s “grunge” sound, and the ensuing “alternative rock” movement that took radio waves by storm in the 1990’s, all trace their roots back to Mr. Cobain and the single that kicked it all off, “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

The Great Unwashed

The Great Unwashed / Lifetime


A daily shower is a deeply ingrained American habit. Most people would no sooner disclose they had not showered in days than admit infidelity. But Jenefer Palmer, 55, of Malibu, Calif., cheerfully acknowledges that she doesn’t shower or shampoo daily and doesn’t use deodorant. Ever.
No, she does not work from home in pajamas. In fact, Ms. Palmer, the chief executive of Osea, an organic skin-care line, often travels to meet business contacts at the five-star luxury hotels where her line is sold. They might be surprised to read that Ms. Palmer, a petite, put-together brunette

«Norwegian Wood»: A Classic Book Becomes a Movie

«Norwegian Wood»: A Classic Book Becomes a Movie / Cinema


Great novels seldom make great films, so it is a tall order for Vietnamese writer and director, Ahn Hung Tran, to adapt a modern literary classic, Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood, into a major Japanese movie. The result is something very beautiful, if ultimately unfulfilling.

High Society exhibition: Can Dope Give Us Hope?

High Society exhibition: Can Dope Give Us Hope? / Lifetime


In the beginning of November, the news took on a decidedly trippy tinge. First, Professor David Nutt, sacked as an adviser to the Labour government for criticising its policy on drugs, sparked controversy when he published research suggesting that heroin was less damaging than alcohol.

Feminist Demands She Wants You To Ignore

Feminist Demands She Wants You To Ignore / For men


Living in the 21st century means you will encounter more than a few “independent ladies” while you’re out on the prowl. We’re not talking about the stereotypical, garden-variety, hairy-armpit feminists here. The modern feminist can simply be a working woman who pays her own bills and doesn’t need a man in her life to be happy. Enter you, the lucky guy who is thrilled at the prospect of a non-clingy girlfriend. Not so fast. While the notion of the sexy feminist isn’t completely false, you need...

The Fragrances That Turn Men On—and Off

The Fragrances That Turn Men On—and Off / For women


On the run-up to the New Year holidays and celebrations you might want to pamper yourself with a perfume or request it as a gift from your beloved ones. Based on?Glamour’s poll, we outlined general guidelines as to fragrances that men love and loathe.

The Last Words of Famous People

The Last Words of Famous People / Phenomenon


Dying words are a very special form of quotation. Some are rehearsed and contrived; others are spontaneous and witty. Whatever the motivation or preparedness, ‘famous last words’ may be in the form of epitaphs, letters or even suicide notes, but are often impromptu sayings coined by and spoken by the dying person for the first (and, of course, last) time on their deathbed.

Нескучный алкоголь без риска

Нескучный алкоголь без риска / Cuisine


Шампанское, вино, водка, пиво – всё это, в чистом виде, давно всем осточертело. Однако, лень, боязнь побочных эффектов и, как кажется, отсутствие альтернативы, заставляют нас пригласить на праздничный стол «привычных друзей».

New Year in the UK

New Year in the UK / The UK


The festive, that is being loved by everybody, the noisiest feast in the year that is the first day of a new calendar page - THE NEW YEAR Celebration!

Party expressions
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Party expressions / Idioms


Smb’s party piece (British) коронный номер;?коронный трюк;?фишка?(трюки вроде шевеления ушами, жонглирования и проч., которые показывают на веселых вечеринках): Chris can wiggle his ears - it’s his party piece. — Коронная фишка Криса – шевелить ушами.

Which Idiom to Use at the Party?
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Which Idiom to Use at the Party? / Idioms


Two women are talking about another woman who just walked in the room. One woman says, “Look at her, she must be poor because of the way she is dressed.” What is your response?

Smile Like a Fool

Smile Like a Fool / LifeUP


Here is a good riddle to demonstrate the battle-between-the-sexes kind of jokes.
Question: Why did God create the man before he created the woman?

Honey Pie

Honey Pie / Fiction


Short story about a young Japanese writer and his changing relationship to his two best friends, Sayoko and Takatsuki.

English Trainer: Try yourself in translation from English

English Trainer: Try yourself in translation from English / Language


1. The enemy got a good hammering.
a) Враг хорошо информирован.
b) Врагу крепко досталось.
c) Враг искусно дезинформирован.
d) У врага хорошая ударная мощь.

В здоровом теле – здоровый дух!

В здоровом теле – здоровый дух! / Nota bene


Физическое и моральное состояние подчас самое главное для любого из нас. Раз вопросы здоровья, болезней и их лечения нам так важны, такие темы нашли свое отражение в языке. Английский язык, как и русский, может похвастать большим количеством красочных и эмоциональных выражений, которые отражают эту часть нашего бытия.

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