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Three young sisters found home alone on Christmas Eve… so police have whip-round to buy them presents and a tree

Officers also donated money and a member of staff dashed to a nearby supermarket to buy clothes and toys for the girls.

donate – пожертвовать, дарить

Mrs Wild wrapped the presents when she got home from work and they were delivered to the sisters on Christmas Day, by which time they had been placed into care.

wrap – обёртывать; завёртывать
deliver – передавать; доставлять (письма, товары);

‘It was just something that anybody would have done,’ she said. ‘I love children and it wasn’t their fault that they didn’t get any presents.
‘It was amazing to see that everyone had been so generous.

would have done – сделал бы
fault – вина
amazing – удивительный

‘I know this happens to thousands of people each year but I just couldn’t wake up on Christmas Day knowing that these girls weren’t going to get anything.’

to be going – одна из форм будущего времени: предсказание основанное на фактах или намерение.
Look at those black clouds. It’s going to rain.
He is going to study law next year.

Her boss, Andrew Massey, said: ‘Our staff have gone out of their way to try and make it feel like Christmas for some children and it is nice to see this kind of spirit still exists in this time.’

go out of your way to do something – to do something with more effort than is usual or expected:
She went out of her way to make me feel welcome.
spirit – дух

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: ‘Police were called to an address in Gorton on Christmas Eve following concerns for three children. A 29-year-old woman who was arrested for neglect has been bailed until February 11.’

concerns – вопросы, вызывающие озабоченность; проблемы, требующие решения; опасения
bail – освобождать под поручительство

The case recalls the plot of the film Home Alone in which an eight-year-old boy, played by Macaulay Culkin, is accidentally left behind when his family fly out for a Christmas holiday.

case – случай
recall – напоминать
plot – сюжет
accidentally – по случайности

He ends up fending for himself and fighting off burglars.

end up – оказаться
fend for yourself – to look after yourself without needing help from other people:
The kids had to fend for themselves while their parents were away.
burglar – грабитель

Gorton originally formed the backdrop for Shameless, the comedy drama about Britain’s urban underclass, until the show was given a purpose-built set.

urban – городской
underclass – беднота; низшие слои общества
purpose-built – изготовленный для специальных целей
set – декорация; съёмочная площадка

The long-running series – which stars David Threlfall – was critically acclaimed and highlighted the benefits culture that is dominant in some towns and cities.

star – сниматься в главной роли
acclaim – одобрять, приветствовать
highlight – освещать; привлекать внимание общественности
benefits culture – «культура выгоды»

Источник: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

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Мы сбросились, чтобы заплатить за такси до железнодорожной станции.
We had a to pay for a taxi to the railway station

Как она могла бросить собственного ребенка?
How could she her own child?

Подозрения полиции подтвердились, когда украденное имущество нашли в его квартире.
Police were confirmed when the stolen property was found in his flat.

Я должен бежать.
I must .

Весь персонал выполнил выдающуюся работу в этом году.
The entire has done an outstanding job this year.

Я очень несчастный с тех пор как Пэт покинула меня.
I’ve been so since Pat left me.

Подарок был красиво завернут в золотую бумагу.
The present was beautifully in gold paper.

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