The Russians Are Coming... for the Sunloungers

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Архив новостей | Разместил admin 07.09.2009

We are all used to German holidaymakers bagging the best seats beside the pool by placing their towels on them at dawn.

But the Russians have gone one better – by snaffling the sunloungers the night before and hiding them in their rooms.

Such selfish behaviour has won them the title of the worst tourists in the world.

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In a poll of 1,000 British holidaymakers, they beat the Germans into second place. Gary Hewitt, who runs the Real Holiday Reports website, said: “To be honest, when we started the poll we expected the normal complaints about German tourists hogging the sunloungers. But to our surprise we’ve been flooded with complaints about Russians on holiday.

“People have commented that they are rude, flash their cash around and think they own the place. Many are going abroad for the first time since the country starting becoming rich and they do not know how to behave. They are known as arrogant, rude and greedy.

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Russians are the new Germans. They wear dodgy clothes, especially the men, who always seem to have a wife or girlfriend 20 years younger than them.”

Holidaymaker Geoff Hunt, 43, said he was horrified when the Turkish hotel he was staying in was overrun with Russians in July this year. “They were known as the ‘Rude Ruskis’ by everyone, even the Germans,” he said.

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“They just barged into queues flashing their money and shouting.

“A lot of them wore tracksuits and gold jewellery and were so arrogant to everyone. It’s like they don’t know how to behave on holiday.”

Father-of-two Mr Hunt, of Maidstone, Kent, added: “Two of them pinched four hotel loungers from the pool and took them to their room so they were guaranteed one in the morning. They swore and belched their way through hotel meals and took much of the free food back to their rooms.”

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The number of Russian tourists leaving the former Soviet Union for a sunshine break has quadrupled from around two million in 1995 to more than eight million.

Last year 1.5 million Russians visited Turkey, making them easily the highest number of foreign visitors to the country, 300,000 went to Spain and 250,000 to Italy.

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ИСТОЧНИК: http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/123349/The-Russians-are-coming-for-the-sunloungers

 

 

 

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1. We are all used to German holidaymakers bagging the best seats…

Выражение “to be used to” означает “быть привычным к чему-либо”. После него может употребляться существительное или герундий.

I’m used to city life. – Я привык к городской жизни.

I’m used to living alone. – Я привык жить один.

Не путайте “to be used to doing” с “used to do”. Последнее выражение описывает действия, которые происходили в прошлом, но прекратились в настоящем.

I used to live alone before, but now I have a big family. – Раньше я жил один, а теперь у меня большая семья.

 

2. We are all used to German holidaymakers bagging the best seats beside the pool by placing their towels on them at dawn.

But the Russians have gone one better – by snaffling the sunloungers the night before and hiding them in their rooms.

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3. The Russians are coming...

But the Russians have gone one better…

…they beat the Germans into second place.

…we’ve been flooded with complaints about Russians on holiday.

Russians are the new Germans.

…he was horrified when the Turkish hotel he was staying in was overrun with Russians

They were known as the ‘Rude Ruskis’ by everyone, even the Germans

Last year 1.5 million Russians visited Turkey

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4. But the Russians have gone one better…

Such selfish behaviour has won them the title of the worst tourists in the world.

The number of Russian tourists… has quadrupled from around two million in 1995 to more than eight million.

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5. …he was horrified when the Turkish hotel he was staying in was overrun with Russians…

Past Continuous часто употребляется с Past Simple в ситуациях, когда одно действие произошло во время совершения другого. Например: «он жил в отеле» (длительное действие, обозначенное с помощью Past Continuous), и в это время «его заполонили русские» (Past Simple).

 

 

 

 

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sunny

14.01.2010 в 21:55

Wow...it's really embarassing. I'm kind of ashamed for our people.

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Principal

26.07.2010 в 21:58

Солнышко, если бы я жил в России - то может быть тоже самое подумал. Но так как я живу в англии - скажу тебе, что британцы не много лучше. Тоже часть людей любит посвинячить)

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