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Do you like playing chess?

Do you like playing chess?

       It is believed that the history of chess has at least a thousand years. Have you ever heard the sayin «Our life is like a chess game»? Сhess is not just a game for fun, it is a great way to develop the human brain. During the game, two hemispheres of the brain work at once. Man simultaneously uses both logical and abstract thinking. It is useful to play chess at any age.Chess helps to develop attentiveness, concentration , anticipate the events. Here are some chess terms in English. (Solve the crossword)

      Считается, что история шахмат насчитывает не менее полутора тысяч лет. Вы когда-нибудь слышали такое высказывание «Наша жизнь подобна шахматной игре»? Шахматы _ это не просто игра для удовольствия, это прекрасный способ развития человеческого мозга. Во время игры работают сразу два полушария мозга. Человек одновременно использует и логическое, и абстрактное мыщление. В шахматы полезно играть в любом возрасте.Шахматы помогают развивать внимательность, концентрацию, предвидеть развитие событий. Вот некоторые шахматные термины на английском. (Решите кроссворд)

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Chinese celebrate the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) and decorate their doorframe. The most common word that they use is fú (福), meaning happiness or fortune. But you’ll rarely see it upright.

It is said that in the Ming dynasty, the Emperor ordered every household to decorate by pasting fu onto their doors. On New Year’s Day, he sent soldiers to check. They found that one illiterate family pasted the word upside down.

The Emperor ordered the family to be punished by death. Thankfully, the Empress was there and came up with an explanation: “Upside down” (倒—dào) is a homophone of “here” (到—dào). When it’s upside down, it means that fu is here.

The explanation made sense to the Emperor and he set the family free. From then on, people would hang the word upside down, both for fortune and in remembrance of the kind Empress.