WHAT IS OXFORD WORD OF THE YEAR 2018?

WHAT IS OXFORD WORD OF THE YEAR 2018?

Every year some terms attract vast attention of people all over the world. In 1971 the tradition of defining the most popular world of the year was created by the The Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (Association for the German Language).

CHARLES’S, PRINCE OF WALES, 70TH BIRTHDAY

CHARLES’S, PRINCE OF WALES, 70TH BIRTHDAY

Charles, prince of Wales, in full Charles Philip Arthur George, prince of Wales and earl of Chester, duke of Cornwall, duke of Rothesay, earl of Carrick and Baron Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland, (born November 14, 1948, Buckingham Palace, London, England), heir apparent to the British throne, eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II […]

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK’S 290 ANNIVERSARY

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK’S 290 ANNIVERSARY

James Cook was born on 27 October 1728 in a small village near Middlesbrough in Yorkshire. His father was a farm worker. At the age of 17, Cook moved to the coast, settling in Whitby and finding work with a coal merchant. In 1755, Cook enlisted in the Royal Navy, serving in North America where he learnt to survey and […]

PENICILLIN DISCOVERED 90 YEARS AGO

PENICILLIN DISCOVERED 90 YEARS AGO

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish researcher, is credited with the discovery of penicillin in 1928. At the time, Fleming was experimenting with the influenza virus in the Laboratory of the Inoculation Department at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.

TO BE, OR NOT TO BE…

TO BE, OR NOT TO BE…

“To be, or not to be” – these words are familiar to lots of people in different parts of the globe. The famous line is the opening phrase of a soliloquy spoken by Prince Hamlet in the so-called “nunnery scene” of genius William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. Act III, Scene I.

BRITISH VILLAGES

BRITISH VILLAGES

A picturesque British village is a place with  its tight-knit community, beautiful buildings and stunning, green surroundings. But is there a formula for the perfect British village?

PANCAKE DAY

PANCAKE DAY

Warm, soft and so delisious… Pancakes have always been among our favourite dishes here in Belarus. Do the British like pancakes?