Rick Hoyt is American. He is in a wheelchair because he’s got cerebral palsy. He can’t talk so he uses a computer to communicate with people. Rick is a happy and successful man, he has a job at the University of Boston, and he works in computer studies. Rick loves sport too, and he takes part in marathons and triathlons.
Triathlons? In the teiathlon, people swim four kilometres, cycle 180 kilometres and then run a maraton, 42 kilometers. Rick can’t run, cycle or swim because he’s in a weelchair. So how can he take part in a trathlon?
Rick can take part because de does it with his father, Dick Hoyt. In the running, his father pushes him in his weelchair. In the swimming, Rick lies in a small boat and Dick swims and pulls him. And in the cycling, Rick sits in a special seat on the front of Dick’s bike. Togther, they are «Team Hoyt».
Of course, Team Hoyt never wins the race. The winner of a triathlon usually finishes in about nine hours, The Hoyts usually take about 14 or 15 hours. «That’s right,» says Dick. «Rick and i never win. But we think that we always win».
Hello from San Francisco! I’m in a good class, so I’m really happy. There is a new boy in our class called Brad. He’s very small, he’s got dark hair and green eyes. He’s really funny and his mom is a famous film director. There is also a new English teacher, Mr Allan. No, he hasn’t got dark hair and green eyes. And he isn’t really funny! What about you? I’ve got lots of questions. How are you? How are things at your school? Are your friends fun? Are your teachers interesting? Are you happy there? Mail me soon!
P.S. Here’s a photo of me whit my friends.
there is— կա
new— նորhe hes got— նա ունի
what obaut you— ինչ կասես քո մասին
Claire is 16. She lives in Godalming in the south of England . She doesn’t watch TV every day. She’s selective-she chooses which programmes to watch. This is what she says about TV.
‘No, I don’t watch TV every day. I think it can be a waste of time. My favourite programmes are competitions- like Britain’s Got Talent. I always watch that. The people do great things. And thats why I like it a lot. I also watch documentaries- especially about life in other countries, becouse I really like geography. I sometimes watch cartoons at the weekend. I watch about eight house of TV a week, I guess. I never watch sports programmes- I don’t like them at all. And I hardly ever watch the news’.
Deep black- մուգ սև
Purple, violet- մանուշակագույն
Yellow – դեղին
Azure – լազուր
Bronze – բրոնզագույն
Coral, coral-red – մարջանի կորալի գույն
Cream, cream-colored – կրեմագույն
Golden, gold – ոսկեգույնЧитать далее »
good-looking, beautiful, handsome (for men), pretty, cute, nice- գեղեցիկ
plain, plain-looking, unattractive, ugly- տգեղ
pretty tall- բավականին բարձրահասակ
pretty short- բավականի ցածրահասակ
medium height, average height- միջին հասակի
Weight and Build
thin, quite thin, slim, slender- նիհար
medium-build- միջին կազմվածքով
overweight, fat- գեր
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