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Harry Smith

My dream ( a poem)

All I want for Christmas is youMy wish isn’t anything newI’d like you to feel my touchAnd hear“Love you very much”Oh, my love! Miss you a lotAn extraordinary feeling I have gotWe were making love at nightWhen a snake curled round me to biteI was too weak to start a fightWhen I opened my eyes it was out of sight….

Harry Smith

Poem

I Wanted to Stay ( a poem)My legs took me awayThough I wanted to stayI said "bye" and went awayThough I wanted to stayYou sadly looked at meAs if wanted to say"Don't go away"I felt sorry to leave you'cause I wanted to stayand talk to you and love youAnd start a new life with youWhy didn't you say?"Don't go away"If you wanted me to stay.

Harry Smith

Discussion

Similar Words

I would like to pay attention to similar words with the same translation and meaning in two and more languages one of which must be English.

I have been doing these research for many years. I always tell my students that English is very easy to learn and bring these examples connected with similar words with the same meaning in English and Armenian.

For example: English Armenian

am em

team tim

hero heros

door dur

listen lsel

 

-What about mother/father?

-Mother and Father are a little different " Mayrik" and "Hayrik" but we also have mama and papa or mum and pup.

I hope you know that English and Armenian are in one family " Indio- European". Besides there are plenty of words which have the same pronunciation but different meaning. Do=you, what= foot, talk=lung, me=one,car=stone, bar=word etc.

-Do you have "taxi" in Armenian? I'm told that this word is exactly the same in the most languages.

-The word "taxi" is an American word. It has penetrated into other languages throughout centuries. And now as far as I know it's an international word

-Today I asked one of my students what the verb "bring" means in Armenian and he said "berel". I think there is something common in these two forms.

-How similar are the first few numbers?

-They are not similar but they have something in common. Here they are: "mek, yerkus, yerek, chors, hing, vets, yot, uot, inna, tas" Now I'm sure you can count in Armenian too.

-I have found one more word which has the same meaning and pronunciation with the English one.

murmur - murmurtal ( as you can see they are the same only in my language we pronounce -tal in the end.)

(to be continued)

Harry Smith

Imagine

IMAGINE that you are allowed to have some of the gifts given below for your birthday. Choose three gifts which you think are the most important or useful and three which are not important or useful at all.

 

GOOD HEALTH

 

PLENTY OF MONEY

 

A KIND PERSONALITY

 

A NICE HOUSE

 

A BRILLIANT MIND

 

AN ATTRACTIVE FACE

LOTS OF ADVENTURE

LOTS OF FRIENDS

A GOOD JOB

A FAST CAR

A HAPPY MARRIAGE

AN EXCITING LOVE STORY

AN ARTISTIC TALENT

Any ideas?

Harry Smith

Poems

Jane and Paul

A very nice girl is Jane

She always comes home before rain,

She always helps her mother

She always listens to her brother.

 

A very lazy boy is Paul

He never parts with his ball,

He never helps his mother

He never listens to his sister.

 

Jane is always nice

Paul is never wise,

Jane is never noisy,

Paul is always lazy.

Harry Smith

Poems

Learning English

(a poem)

Learning English is very easy

If you are not too busy,

It won't take you long

If your wish is too strong.

 

Learning English becomes easy

If you are not too lazy,

You can learn it very fast

And speak fluently at last.

Harry Smith

My stories

The Hobby

 

 

 

I like fishing more than anything else. It’s my favourite hobby. Whereever he went he could repeat these words. Why? Nobody could understand. One day he said the same thing to me and I wondered why he liked fishing. Here is what he told me.

 

Fishing is my favourite hobby. I often fish for hours and never catch anything. But this doesn’t seem to worry me. Some fishermen are unlucky. Instead of catching fish, they catch old boots, rubbish and what not. I am not so lucky. I never catch anything – not even old boots. After spending long hours on the river in the morning, I always go home with an empty bag. “ You must give up fishing, my friends say.” My wife even doesn’t want to speak about it. But they don’t understand one thing. Really I don’t want to catch a fish. I just like sitting on a boat and doing nothing. I can relax and the next day I am full of energy. I work better than my friends do. I earn more money than they. They often ask me, “ How can you have so much money?” And I answer them, “ It is because I like fishing.”

 

After hearing his story I decided to take up a hobby. I’m so tired of working. A hobby like fishing will help me relax. And my friends will ask me one day, “ How did you manage to become so rich?” And I’ll answer them, “It’s because I like fishing.”

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