Good morning everyone!
As many of you know, this December is predicted to be the end of the world; but whether you believe this to be true or not, check out these original Christmas presents!
1. Read the text
2. Understand the vocabulary
3. Watch the video
With a potential apocalypse approaching, Siberians are preparing.
Businesswoman Yuliana Shchegoleva is selling kits specially designed for an end-of-the-world event. But easily the most valuable item in the bag is a bottle of Russian vodka says Shchegoleva.
– Russian people want vodka no matter what, and for them it’s a matter of principal. They’re calling from various cities and asking “please, send us that yellow kit with the Russian vodka.’
But not all Russians are buying into the joke.
– It’s stupid to take vodka, there won’t be enough. Food is also useless, we’ll all die.
– I’d need a white sheet and white shoes, what else do you need if there’s an Apocalypse?
Well, Shchegoleva’s kit also contains a can of sardines, a box of matches, candles and other apocalyptic necessities. December 21st marks the end of the ancient Mayan civilization’s calendar, prompting some to predict a world-ending event. But the vital kits may not be available for long – the creators have run into trouble for selling vodka and medicine without a license.
Approaching – to move or become near or nearer to something or someone.
Kit – a set of parts that are put together to build something.
Item – in individual thing : a separate part or thing.
Prompting – to cause (someone) to do something.
Vital – extremely important.
License – an official document, card, etc., that gives you permission to do, use, or have something.