INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

The most popular view that can be met in Belarusian streets on the 8th of March are people with flowers. It is the day when we celebrate spring, love, and devotion. And also it is the day when we commemorate the great achievements that were made by women: in science and politics, medicine and literature, human rights and pop culture. And of course we do appreciate the warmth and care in our families.

International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements in the beginning of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. It is a day which is celebrated in many countries when women are recognized for their achievements.

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And also here is a song by Elvis Presley about women who never wanted to be left behind. Listen to it and choose the correct words in the lyrics:

Elvis Presley – Hard Headed Woman

Well a hard headed woman/man,
A soft hearted woman/man
Been the cause of magic/trouble
Ever since the world began/.
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
A hard headed woman/man been
A thorn in the side of woman/man.

Now Adam told to Eve,
“Listen here to me,
Don’t you let me catch you
Messing round that apple/orange tree.”
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
A hard headed woman/man been
A thorn in the side of woman/man.

Now Samson told Delilah
Loud and clear,
“Keep your cotton picking fingers
Out my curly/short hair.”
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
A hard headed woman/man been
A thorn in the side of woman/man.

I heard about a king
Who was doing swell
Till he started playing
With that evil/kind Jezebel.
Oh yeah, ever since the world began
A hard headed woman/man been a thorn in the side of woman/man.

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