7.5.20

WooordHunt — ваш помощник в мире английских слов

WooordHunt будет полезен тем, кто хочет повысить эффективность пополнения английского словарного запаса и улучшить своё произношение.
GO ON A PICNIC OR GO FOR A PICNIC?

If you are talking about a place and the activity, you would probably say, "He went ON a picnic." 
The last time I went on a picnic, I brought delicious sandwiches. Yesterday, we went on a picnic.
 You might also say, he went TO a picnic if you think of the picnic like a party; you are going to an event that someone or some organization has organized.

On Mother's Day we went to a picnic at Mission Bay. The clown had a parachute we could play in.  We went to a picnic that Steve had told me about given by a Community Group. It was a rather pretty town, and a nice drive (several hours from Conway). 

"Went for a picnic" also exists. carries the meaning of "went for the purpose of," or "went in order to have".
  Yesterday, by way of a change, we went for a picnic to the shores of the Baltic, ice-bound at this season, and utterly desolate at our nearest point. 
After lessons, we went for a picnic at a beach. It was pretty. We saw surfing. I go surfing tomorrow. Day 8: Today it was cold and I went to learn to surf. 

 "Go ON a picnic," is the most usual, and it means just to have a picnic. This might be a small family picnic. "Go to a picnic" means that you are going to an event, maybe a large, organized family picnic. "Go for a picnic" means that you are going for the purpose of having a picnic.

7.4.14


Earth Day takes place on April 22nd and the occasion is over forty years old. It was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, was first organized in 1970 to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water and soil pollution.
Earth Day stems back to when people stared to realise and recognise the importance of our planet. Earth Day offers us the chance to recognise what we can do to play our part in facing up to the challenge of global warming. It also highlights what each individual can do to play a part in building a clean world and use its resources without damaging our surroundings.
The April 22 Earth Day is usually celebrated with outdoor performances, where individuals or groups perform acts of service to earth. Typical ways of observing Earth Day include planting trees, picking up roadside trash, conducting various programs for recycling and conservation, using recyclable containers for snacks and lunches. Some people are encouraged to sign petitions to governments, calling for stronger or immediate action to stop global warming and to reverse environmental destruction.  Television stations frequently air programs dealing with environmental issues.
Symbols used by people to describe Earth Day include: an image or drawing of planet earth; a tree, a flower or leaves depicting growth; or the recycling symbol. Colors used for Earth Day include natural colors such as green, brown or blue.