Making the Best Santa Claus Letter

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! For many people all over the world, Christmas time is the time for generosity, it is the time to give and receive love and gifts. Do you remember when you were a little kid? Maybe a naughty one, maybe a nice one, it …

Write a Carol Song

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Tips on How to Write a Carol Song You’re walking through the aisles of your favorite store and you hear the jingling of a melody you can’t quite place. You start humming along and search for the first lines of the text. Even …

Writing a Christmas Card

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Christmas cards have been around since the 1840s. They’ve had their ups and downs and, like all things that inspired Christmas, have often gotten caught up in the mass- commercialization. But in an age where digital correspondence is the norm and personal letters …

Christmas Vocabulary

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! This comprehensive Christmas and winter holiday vocabulary word list can be used in the classroom in so many ways. Use it to inspire word walls, word searches, puzzles, Hangman and Bingo games, crafts, worksheets, story starters, creative writing word banks, and a wide …

Ukraine: The First Time Around

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Ukraine gained independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and has since veered between seeking closer integration with Western Europe and being drawn into the orbit of Russia, which sees its interests as threatened by a Western-leaning Ukraine. Europe’s second …

Soviet Union’s Dissolution

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The Soviet Union went bankrupt. By 1991, it could no longer maintain the normal functioning of its civil economy  and run its enormous military-industrial complex at the same time. The Kremlin had to choose, for the first time since WWII. Lenin and Stalin would …

The Great Purge

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The great purge or also known as the Great Terror was a movement and a campaign of political repression in the Soviet Union which happened in the year 1936 and it lasted until 1938. It implied a massive purge of the Communist Party …

Chechen Wars

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! In 1991, Chechnya declared independence and was named the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. According to some sources, from 1991 to 1994, tens of thousands of people of non-Chechen ethnicity (mostly Russians, Ukrainians and Armenians) left the republic amidst reports of violence and discrimination against …

The Winter War

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! On November 30, 1939, the Soviet Union’s Red Army invaded the young nation-state of Finland, in the full expectation of routing the small, ill-equipped Finnish army and annexing the former Russian territory by the end of the year. But Finland held out for …