Do you know the English-language equivalent of our teaser "Тили-тили тесто, жених и невеста..."? Here you go!
Arthur (put any name here) and his girlfriend sitting in a tree,
K-I-S-S-I-N-G. (this is spelled out: kay-eye-ess-ess-eye-en-gee)
First comes love, then comes marriage,
Then comes Arthur with a baby carriage!
The key words here are "a secret admirer" and "to have a crush on smb"
And of course, Carolyn Graham's Holiday Jazz Chants always come in handy!
My name is Elena Rafaelevna Watson, I have been teaching English as a foreign language for over 25 years now. I have also been translating and interpreting (English/Russian) for over 20 years.