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Spirits soar when spring comes. When leaves begin to grow
in the trees… When the grass turns green again… When the first flowers bloom
in your garden or in the park and forest… You know it is spring. Snow drops
are the first spring flowers. How lovely they are. Then forget-me-nots,
lilies-of-the-valley, dandelions peek their heads above the ground. Yes,
Last fall some birds flew south where it is warmer. They
spent all winter there. But now it is spring, and they come back. Birds can
tell when it’s time to build their nests, lay their eggs, and hatch their
babies. Many baby animals are also born in spring. They are so cute!
Winter’s last snow melts and fills the rivers and streams with rushing
Spring is the time for the farmers to plow their fields
so that they can plant their crops. It is the time for you to plant seeds
too if you have a garden. Soon the first spring showers will fall, water the
earth, and make the seeds grow so that there’ll be crops later in the year.
At last you can go outside without warm coat and still
feel warm! You know it is spring when you hear the crack of a ball against
the wall or ground. You and your friends can’t wait to ride your bikes, to
put on your roller skates, or have fun at the playground.
Easter comes in spring. Bunnies appear at Easter, and
it’s time to hunt for eggs. Also, don’t forget to say “Happy Holiday!” on
the 8-th of March to your mother, grandmother, and all the women working at
your school. In May, comes Victory Day – the great holiday for all people
living in Russia.
Most adults don’t have spring vacations, but you do. So,
why not go outside and play? It’s spring! You feel like turning your back on
lessons and running away to play with the weather. But if you are in the
11-th grade, you can’t be so carefree, because the exams are coming. You are
supposed to learn harder to be well prepared for your exams. Good luck!
By Aileen Fisher
fields are rich with daffodils,
a coat of clover cloaks the hills,
and I must dance, and I must sing
to see the beauty of the spring.
Daylight Saving Time
by Phyllis McGinley
On spring when maple buds are red
We turn the clock an hour ahead;
Which means each April that arrives
We lose an hour
Out of our lives.
Who cares? When autumn birds in flocks
Fly southwards, back we turn the clocks,
And so regain a lovely thing-
That missing hour
We lost last spring!
Wearing of Green
It ought to come in April,
or, better yet, in May
when everything is green as green -
I mean St.Patrick Day.
With still a week of
this wearing of the
seems rather out of
It’s rushing things, I
But maybe March is
When all is done and said;
St.Patrick brings a
a four - leaf - clover
a green - all - over
of springtime just ahead!
When primroses are out in
small blue violets come between,
When merry birds sing on
And rills, as soon as
born, must sing,
When butterflies will make
As though escape from
Ere perfect quite; and
bees will stand
Upon their heads in
When small clouds are so
Each seems a broken-rimmed
When such things are, the
world too soon
For me does wear the vale
Spring is a lovely
Spring is a lovely
hope and joy and cheer.
There’s beauty all
To see and touch and
No matter how
And discouraged we may
Hope’s born when we can
Leaves budding on a
Or how a timid flower
Push through the frozen
And opens wide its
To see the world around.
The sun is very warm
Let all your troubles
Ex.1.There are some new
words in the text “Spring.” Can you translate them from English into Russian?
To soar, to bloom, snowdrop,
forget-me-not, lily-of-the-valley, dandelion, to peek, a nest, to hatch, to
melt, to rush, to plow, a seed, crops, crack, to ride, carefree.
following sentences with one of these words.
1. Spirits ... when spring
a) laugh b) soar
2. In spring flowers start
... in your garden, in the park and forest.
a) to fade b) to
die c) to bloom
3. Birds are busy building
their ... .
a) nests b)
homes c) children
4. Winter snow ... and fills
rivers and streams with rushing water.
a) appears b)
melts c) comes
5. Spring is the time for
the farmers to ... their fields.
a) clean b)
plow c) dig
6. If you have a ... it’s
time for you to dig the ground and sow seeds.
a) field b)
garden c) yard
7. At last you can go
outside without a warm coat and still ... warm.
a) find b) have
8. You can hear the ... of a
ball against the ground.
a) noise b)
crack c) fall
9. Many children can’t wait
to ... their bikes or to put their roller skates.
a) drive b) ride
10. Bunnies appear at ... ,
and it’s time to hunt for eggs.
a) New Year b)
Easter c) St.Patrick Day
11. At the end of March you
have ... .
a) exams b)
birthday c) vacation
12. You feel like ... your back on lessons and running away
to play with the weather.
a) laughing b)
laying c) turning