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Morgan Stanley
ОБЩАТЬСЯ НА определенную тематику. А когда тема исчерпает себя , тогда сменим тему.

Задам тему простую: Для чего нужен английский , и как мы собираемся его применить после достаточного изучения!

I learn english , because I want to understand the BBC world service, also I can use in in the trip. what about you ladies and gentlemen?
Larisa Butkova
Maybe better to start with-why English and not any other language? Chinese for example which is in demand now? Or maybe what do you think about the so called"EGE" in English? Or maybe let's wish a nice evening to each other,ok?:))
Savely Saveliy
could u explain more deep what do u mind BBC world service???
Savely Saveliy
ahahaha i am only here who doesn't know what bbc service is??
Savely Saveliy
i know what bbc is, but what's connect `bbc with the service???
Sakhuna Gorokhov
i don`t know about BBC too)))
Savely Saveliy
oh u like skateboarding me too :D
Savely Saveliy
i see we have only one exit ))) change the topic
Savely Saveliy
who agrees
Savely Saveliy
spammmmmer(((
Bagay-ool Saryg-ool
Let's talk about everything,anything,nothing!=) I just don't know how to say флуд in English. May be you know?
Anna Kudinkina
hello...
Anna Kudinkina
how are you?
Tatyana Merzlikina
As far as I am concerned, флуд is an English word, originally spelled as 'flood' :)
Savely Saveliy
where are u from first
Anna Kudinkina
silence:)...
Savely Saveliy
exactly ))))
Anna Kudinkina
You English stude for work or for itself?
Artyom Serdyukov
this is stupid subject, I agree with this man. Lets tallk abaut anything other
Artyom Serdyukov
where are you all?
Artyom Serdyukov
it's very ridiculous
Anna Kudinkina
i do not know....all have escaped:)))
Anna Kudinkina
what is ridiculous?
Artyom Serdyukov
смешно
Oksana Galchenko
it really IS ridiculous)) OK, let`s talk about hobbies. What is your hobby?
Artyom Serdyukov
whence are you
Savely Saveliy
who knows other languages?
Savely Saveliy
my hobby ammm.... english finger and ??????? )))) oh ye school
Anna Kudinkina
#31 not much german...and you what?
Artyom Serdyukov
my hobby study history and other science
Artyom Serdyukov
I was study german, but very, very long time ago
Vadim Gladkikh
i learn english because i think russia is very slowly village and i want to rethinking yourself. Если неправильно построил, перестройте и укажите мистейки
Anna Kudinkina
#29 i have a lot...to listen to music, sport (skis, a bicycle), to study language...
Artyom Serdyukov
Вадим, whence are you?
Vadim Gladkikh
Артем, неправильно построил. прошедьшее время, пишестся форма stood
Savely Saveliy
i know russia ))), english is my way to future life. i'll be amigrant))
Vadim Gladkikh
почему иЛЛ? Когда это употребляется?
Artyom Serdyukov
thanks учту
Anna Kudinkina
#41 in what countre you wish to become the migrant?:)))
Savely Saveliy
i think ))) now i am just pupil =)) but i want to connect my life with english
Leben Sterben
do you mind my interrupting?!)
Savely Saveliy
#42 what did u ask
Savely Saveliy
hi leben do u remember me key word spider
Leben Sterben
you're difficult to be forgotten)
Andrey Satsuk
Guys and girls! Your grammar is the best! XD
Savely Saveliy
are u joking ahahahaahah not lol ((((
Savely Saveliy
you're difficult to be forgotten)

__________________________

i know it ahahahah
Savely Saveliy
let's find the chat where we can write in really time what do u think about it??
Leben Sterben
Guys and girls! Your grammar is the best! XD

sarcasm?!)
Leben Sterben
what's going on?)
Savely Saveliy
ammm nothing
Vadim Gladkikh
i`ll to be cumshoot on yours lips/ MY GRAMMAR IS FINE?
Savely Saveliy
Leben where are u from???
Savely Saveliy
looks like u aren't russian, are u???
Leben Sterben
nothing?!

i've read the previous messages and drew out a conclusion
making a grammar mistake here can cost me life
that's gamers who have 2 spare lives
unfortunately, i'm not among them
Vadim Gladkikh
savely, are u stupid? he is german/ german fuhrer
Vadim Gladkikh
leben. can are we cumshoot on your wet lips?
Leben Sterben
d'you expect me to answer no?!
like "omg, it's vulgar"

or yes?!
but if i answer yes, you'll definitely be surprised
and what will you write than?
what next?!
it's not according to your plan)
Leben Sterben
savely, i like the way it sounds SAVELY

nice name)
Leben Sterben
savely, are u stupid? he is german/ german fuhrer

and i'm not german)
Vadim Gladkikh
I'm doin your mom. Yes yours!
Leben Sterben
indeed. nice of you)
Vadim Gladkikh
Havin sex with your mother and that makes me better than you
Oksana Galchenko
I`ve lost the logical chain of that chit-chat! =)
Vadim Gladkikh
I didn't wanna tell you, but I had to write this post cause I'm in your house every night doin your mom
Leben Sterben
you know...
you're right
Leben Sterben
I didn't wanna tell you, but I had to write this post cause I'm in your house every night doin your mom

and?!)
Vadim Gladkikh
and what?
Leben Sterben
i'm trying to make out your character
Leben Sterben
silence...
Vadim Gladkikh
silence. and what do u do? i will not fed trolls
Leben Sterben
maybe feed?!)
Vadim Gladkikh
feed - fed - fed
Leben Sterben
yes. but if i'm not mistaken future simple requires an infinitive form)
Leben Sterben
so...
Elena Shlosberg
the topic is about nothing
Savely Saveliy
vadim you are stupid youself ahahahahahahahahah
Svetlana Volk
#83 I think guys are just talking to themselves. this topic doesn't make much sense whatsoever.
Morgan Stanley
ok ok great...let's get сhange the theme .... Now let's discuss the future of Russia
Mikhail Tseretyan
someone said:
i'm not ashamed of my past
my presetn makes sense
my future is SECURE...
I gues it doesn't fall on Russia...On the other hand, our future is our choices we make today...
Morgan Stanley
зачем 3 раза писать
Morgan Stanley
let's get continue to speak about the future of Russia
Natalia Shirkova
i want to know ukraine language..and I try to learn it without help for me..
Artur Tyshevsky
Хайдук, my nаmе is Аrthur =)
Morgan Stanley
[quote]i want to know ukraine language..and I try to learn it without help for me..[/quote]

for why? and what can you say about the russia?
Morgan Stanley
[quote]And what about the Russia you want to hear? [/quote]

I want to hear the future. What do you see Russia in the future
Mikhail Tseretyan
it's not where you live, it's who you are...
Morgan Stanley
[quote]it's not where you live, it's who you are...[/quote]

Russia is people?
Natalia Shirkova
Morgan, about the future. I don't know what to say..) I want there are no children houses, I want that everyone was happy!) everything will be ok..in my dreams:-)
Morgan Stanley
[quote]it's not where you live, it's who you are...[/quote]

every man is a man , but what is the russia
Morgan Stanley
Natasha you have to undress your pink glasses
Natalia Shirkova
russia is the capital of industry!)
Mikhail Tseretyan
to morgan:
what makes a country do you think? Places, lakes, mountains...People makes a coutry not vice versa...
Morgan Stanley
maybe you are right
Morgan Stanley
to михаил
but what about the ideology and public spirit
Morgan Stanley
will Russia overtake the West????? or not
Mikhail Tseretyan
to morgan:
do you think is't a matter of overtaking?
I guess, subcounciously, yes we all strive for power, it's in our nature, our blood, but on a diplomatic level i think we just have to recognize the west as our partner, not a rival...you know what i mean???
Morgan Stanley
михаилу

Yes, but they keep us for the enemy
Mikhail Tseretyan
but don't we??? Like you said ideology is important...Our brains are washed all the time, theirs too...
We are just different, that's all. We have to recognize our diffirences, but look for similarities.
I've been around americans a lot here in russia, i can assure you most of them don't think or beolieve what their countrymen believe or think...'cause they got so russianized....
Anastasia Sorokina
I agree with you Michail!...i also spoke with many people in Istanbul...but that people was russian...and for example i spoke also with turkish people in russia...and they live like we....i know many people in america...England...they are not different...they are just people..with their problems, with their strangers....and etc....
Dasha Vasilkova
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
2011
Maria Mikityuk
thank you and MARRY CHRISTMAS To everybody)))
Alexandra Devilevskaya
I learn English because I LOVE them))))
Alsu Ilyasova
I love English too.
Elina Frolova
Happy New Year! I wish to all members of this club 12 months without disease, 53 weeks of all the best, 365 days of happiness, 8760 hours of success, 525600 minutes of love, and 315360000 seconds of nice moments.
Baster Kiton
Thank you)
Reidan Leon
are there sportsmen?
Reidan Leon
Happy New Year everybody=)
Baster Kiton
Here?)
Alyonka Kolesnik
thank you/
Dasha Vasilkova
thanks
Nadezhda Gogleva
all is interesting but a little silly. And Happy New Year all of you.
Just Me
Анастасия ~...She is the wolf...~ Сорокина

I disagree with you about similarity of people from other countries. They are very different from Russians or people from ex- Commonwealth of Independent States (СНГ). It`s huge difference in mentality, behavior, values, etc... Believe me, I thought the same few years ago... that all people the same - two legs, two arms and head))) But later I found out that it`s not just about physiology... it`s about humans minds, traditions, believes...and a lot of other stuff.

But, yes... I agree that all people have the same problems and oddities))) It`s because everyone`s life is pretty much the same... with only a slight difference of personal situations.
Just Me
Надежда Гоглева, Hi!)))

Yeahhh, it seems kind of silly.... but it is a perfect language practice!!! )))) So... why not? ))))
Margarita Ionova
It's very interesting.....i have one idea. ind i want to ask you next question. YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS. what can you say about it?
Caner Cakar
english is the common laguage in the world and its up to you to learn or not
so just be sure about that you are not only one in the world or all the poeple doesnt live only in your country you should start somewhere to know so many people which comes from different countries so each people which comes from different country has really different color in his or her personality:)
Ramil Abdrshin
All greetings
Vladimir Belikov
It's quite easy to say or write "Let's chat in English!" It is somewhat more difficult to do this. First of all, you need something to talk about, something that is interesting not only to you, so that others would support the communication and express their opinions rather than just reply "Yeah, I see." And the topic of the conversation should be meaningful, otherwise such conversation will be detrimental to all participants.

I offered many topics for conversations in this group, probably over 50. Some were supported and discussed, many were simply ignored. Maybe I am too old and I do not understand what may be interesting to younger people.

So if you want a real conversation, offer your topics. And try to avoid stupid and meaningless things, like "Hello! The weather is fine in my city." Who cares about the weather in your city? Or, "Hello! I've just returned from school and am having dinner now." Who cares if you have dinner or supper, or just tea with sugar? Such conversations will not develop you and those who may join them. Thus they are useless.

If you are interested in learning English, you need to develop an ability to communicate. In order to be able to communicate you need to develop yourself. And developing yourself, among other things, means expanding your knowledge. When your knowledge is wide, you always have something to say. And if you have nothing to say, it is better to keep mum.
Yulia Stupina
what
Yulia Stupina
I learn English because I LOVE them))))
Simon Mackey
I read earlier on the internet, that many high profile people in the UK have, and I expect still are, accepting money as bribes. Police, politicians and the like. Sounds like the standards in the UK are beginning to slide ?
Vladimir Belikov
well, corruption in high places is quite understandable (though, not necessarily forgivable). With so wide opportunities available to state authorities, it is a great temptation to use the opportunities to one's own benefit, and too many people cannot stand the temptation.

For me it is a great pity that standards are sliding in the UK. I do hope that this is a reversible process. When in my country people claim that this or that bureaucrat is corrupt, other bureaucrats shout - "Look at the European countries! Their authorities are also corrupt!" Of course, it's an idiotic excuse, like "Others kill, and I only steal, so I am good." But nevertheless, our local bribe-takers have more ground for saying such things.
Simon Mackey
My parents raised me with what was the standards of the UK at that time. The sense of 'fair play' and integrity. Both of these features have declined over the years with a growing pace. Im sure corruption has always been a part of most countries, UK included, but not on the scale it appears today. When its seen from high positions, such as politicians, its a very poor example to set for the rest of us.

At a regular persons level in the UK, It is very common to ask a company to produce work and simply not pay at the end of it. This is how the general public have changed their standards. It would be easy to blame the example set by others, politicians and the like, but im sure it now shows the lack of moral fibre we are raising our children with. There are also very common expressions back home like 'celebrity culture'. We now watch so much TV regarding celebrities and their lives, we now feel its our 'right' to live the same. Another common excuse is blaming foreigners who now live in the UK for depleting the systems of money without contributing anything. We could all do with looking within ourselves to see changes we could make. My first step is to raise my daughter, not simply sit her in front of the television while I rip open a bag of chips for her supper and return to the tv myself.
Alia Mustaeva
Hi everybody!!! I like this language but I have not anybody just to talk in English))) I hope you help me))) (I'm sorry for my mistakes)
Eduard Ashpin
Hi, I'll talk to you with pleasure. I hope to improve my knowledges this way)
Lyudmila Matviets
really good way for English to have a friends foreigners or better if you have relationship with one)
Lyudmila Matviets
and one more good way to travel... to travel alone
Мария Соколовская
Hey, people! Let's choose the subject to talk about!
Мария Соколовская
We should talk, thereby improving our informal speech ;-)
Vladimir Belikov
you must not. But you need to. If you need to, why don't you? What holds you back?

Let's discuss this: Why people who want to talk do not talk? In particular, in this group, and in general.

I mean, people write in this and other similar threads something like "Hello, let's chat!"
And then nothing.

Hey, everybody! Write something sensible about the quesiton above. It's a puzzle to me and to some other people. Why do people wanting to communicate limit themselves just to saying hello?
Мария Соколовская
people feel shy of imperfect english, I think. They should overcome theconstraint...
Мария Соколовская
*constraint
Мария Соколовская
people feel shy of their imperfect english. They should overcome the constraint for improvement of knowledge.
Vladimir Belikov
I think you are right. This thought keeps coming to me too. But maybe there is more to it. For instance, many people write "Hello, I want to communicate", which means that they are brave enough to write as much. But then they (most of them) stop. Do they feel exhausted by the effort?
Vladimir Belikov
I've heard on the BBC Radio about the practice existing in the UK, when people, especially the young, are taken for a probation period at a company and are not paid at all during that period. Young people accept this because they hope to get a permanent job. But it often happens that, after working 2 or 3 months, sometimes more than half a year, the company just say goodbye to them and throw them out without explanation and without payment.

Recently the UK government, obviously, decided to legalize this practice and proposed a "Work experience scheme" (or something like this) for younger people who have no such experience whatsoever. According to this scheme, young people can work without payment just for gaining a work experience. I am sure that this "scheme" will be interpreted too broadly, and may result in returning of serfdom or even slavery.

In times of the Soviet Union such things could not be possible. Now they are rife in countries of the former Soviet Union, like Russia, Ukraine and others.
Simon Mackey
sadly very little surprises me anymore. Im sure its true, but have'nt heard of it so far. I used to have my own company in the UK until recently and remember scheme's that were similar to this, but people did receive payment. It was considered hopefully for people to finish the period with a job. The wages at that time, as I remember, were very poor, but the idea was for the training and possibility of a job. It also included some form of college course. I did employ a person under this scheme. His course lasted 2 years including one day a week at college. In my opinion, by the end he received a qualification that was'nt worth the paper it was written on, and he thought he was 'number one' employee. I said to him I was happy to employ him full time, but he told me what HIS conditions were to work for me !!! We had to part company, sadly. The world is changing, including the UK. People there are beginning to voice that politicians have little idea of life in the real world. Disposable income of many has disappeared and I read yesterday an article saying people are using their savings to simply buy food. Money would seem to be the new 'God', and people seem to chase it at any cost. I first noticed this trend of companies offering jobs without payment for 3 months here in Russia. I asked my wife (Russian) was the adverts right? She said its fairly common here, but also mentioned that some companies run their businesses using such people. For some reason, the UK seems to follow American trends. This trend may well be adopted as you have heard. I find myself thinking of the expression "the rich get richer, while the poor....."
Vladimir Belikov
I've heard on the BBC radio that there are about 1.5 million young people of age between 18 and 25, who are not working nor studying in universities nor are trained as workers. This fact is deplorable, but not surprising - the deepest economic crisis in many decades is not over yet.

What surprised me is that of those 1.5 mln young people over a half are technically illiterate. They have difficulties in understanding written texts, they barely can write and they are unable to perform arithmetic calculations save for some simplest operations like addition and subtraction with the help of an electronic calculator.

These people not only have no chances for being employed. They also do not fit into the modern life altogether. They are unable to use banking services, unable to fill in tax declarations, unable to understand bills for household services. They all finished school.

In countries of the former Soviet Union situation is similar in many ways. Recently a Russian professor of mathematics told a story on TV: he explained his students a formula and said "x squared equals to...", and noticed that some of his students wrote letter "x" and drew a square around it.

My observation is that nearly a third of university students of engineering departments do not remember the Pythagoras theorem and the three Newton's laws.

An American university professor of biology mentioned that 10 to 20 percent of his students are creationists, they deny the theory of evolution by Darwin and believe that the Earth was created about 6 to 8 thousand years ago, and skeletons of dinosaurs 200 million years old are probably fakes placed by God into the soil for puzzling people and testing their faith in Him.

The fall of standards, in particular, educational standards, is, probably, a worldwide phenomenon, except for several countries (like China, Brazil, maybe a few more), where education is rising. And these standards are deeply related to other standards, including moral principles.

Maybe I pay too much attention to fall of educational standards because I am a teacher myself. Maybe incorrectly I think that education is the cornerstone for near everything else in modern human life. In either case, such trends are deplorable.
Ленара Смолянова
hi everybody!!!!!!!!!
Yana Titkina
good morning Lenara!)
Alia Mustaeva
Hello!! I'm here again!! Let's talk about something not so serious)))
Evgeny Emelyanov
What are you talking about?
Evgeny Emelyanov
Hi there
Alia Mustaeva
Hi!! Let's talk about you f.ex.))))
Yana Titkina
what is it means f.ex?
Evgeny Emelyanov
for example
Evgeny Emelyanov
I think
Yana Titkina
of course it's for example!
Yana Titkina
Evgeniy, what do you do?)
Evgeny Emelyanov
Now I'm eating :)
Evgeny Emelyanov
Its orange :)
Evgeny Emelyanov
I started to learn english recently and try to speak many times in a day. I just would like to talk easy.
Yana Titkina
bon appetite!
Evgeny Emelyanov
Thanks:)
Evgeny Emelyanov
so and what are you doing now?
Yana Titkina
I'm working now( I want go to home already
Alia Mustaeva
well done!! unfortunately I cant do the same(( There is no one to talk in English in my town ((
Yana Titkina
nobody?
Evgeny Emelyanov
usually I speak with other musicians and it is the work. They are friends of mine and they are germans and italians therefore they understand all my mistakes and they wish that my English would be better
Alia Mustaeva
You are lucky)))) You say you are musician. Are you play in smth? (Sorry for mistakes)))
Evgeny Emelyanov
All of us learn English) Our mistakes are our friends)
I play on guitar. Im composer.
See it:

http://evgenyemelyanov.bandcamp.com/
Thanks for a question.

So, what is your professn?)
Eduard Ashpin
Oh I play the guitar too) I play in a band we've just made with guys) unfortunatelly we don't have any recordings yet(
Simon Mackey
Vladimir, It seems to be a fact that educational standards have fallen. As I mentioned earlier, in the UK I understand teachers spend more time filling in government performance check sheets than they do teaching. If this is true, as I believe, It is little wonder people leave the schooling world with poor abilities. Having said that, I do wonder how sure people achieve sure good grades in exams? It has also been reported that higher grades in the UK have never been better. Something surely is not right here then. How can so many students be achieving such excellent grades if so many still have the inability to read, write and understand basic maths? Maybe examiners are lowering their standards? or maybe Im wrong. In balance, we cannot lay all the blame with the educational facility. I feel as parents, we all have our part to play. I wonder how much this has slipped too. I have seen articles in the newspapers in London that many have very little interaction with their children. Even basic manners have declined. Alot of children once home from school are sat in front of their television or video games until bedtime. Encouraged by their parents so the parents can have 'quality me time'. Sadly no uncommon to hear 4-5 year olds kids tell complete strangers in the street, to f... off !!! And if you have a go at them, their parents are happy to defend their children. If I had done that, my Father would have given me the hiding of my life!!! Is it maybe the lack of correctional discipline?
Alia Mustaeva
its amasingl!!!! )))) You are really talent!!!
And about my profession. Im a teacher)))
Alia Mustaeva
I hope its a matter of time)))
Simon Mackey
Vladimir, Strange but I have just read this on Yahoo.uk:- More than a third of schools inspected in the last three months of 2011 were not good enough, according to Ofsted figures.

Statistics show that of the 1,679 state schools visited between October and December, 31% were only found to be "satisfactory". And a further 6% were rated "inadequate".

The latest figures also show that just under half (46%) were judged "good" and less than one in five (18%) were "outstanding."

Ofsted said that there was a "strong relationship between the overall effectiveness judgment and the judgment on the quality of teaching", with the same judgment being made for both areas in 88% of inspections.

But the statistics also show that of the 294 "outstanding" schools inspected in the final three months of 2011, 122 (41%) were found to have "good" teaching.

Some 59% were found to have outstanding teaching, the statistics show.

Last month it was revealed that hundreds of outstanding schools could see their status reviewed because their teaching was not given the top grade.

The new chief inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, said there needed to be "clear and demanding criteria" for a school to be judged good or outstanding.

Concerns have previously been raised that a number of schools have been judged as outstanding by inspectors, despite not receiving this rating for their teaching.

In his first keynote speech, Sir Michael said: "A good school should have at least good teaching, and an outstanding school should have outstanding teaching."
Vladimir Belikov
your phrase "in the UK I understand teachers spend more time filling in government performance check sheets than they do teaching" struck me like a lightning. This is exactly what has been happening in my country for many years. I thought that this was our local phenomenon, but I was wrong. It's a global phenomenon. Recently I talked to Brazilian students about their educational system. They would not tell me much, because they are guests in the university where I am teaching, and they feel somewhat shy and dependent, and they do not know if I may have some communications with their professors, but I could understand what they preferred to withhold. Though their educational system is now generally on the rise, bureaucracy is stifling it as well. This is a global trend.

Indeed, fall of educational standards is only a part of the general fall of standards, of which standards of honesty is probably the most essential. And this is a multilayered problem. To my mind, one of the layers is a quiet revolution of bureaucrats, who are achieving a situation, when we would not be able to make a step without their judgment, without consulting them, asking them for a favor and, most essential, without paying them.
Vladimir Belikov
this is terrible statistics. Such calculations of "performance" on the base of criterions voluntarily formulated by bureaucrats are killing education. It happens in Ukraine, but I have not expected this to happen in the UK.

It is difficult to measure quality of education. It's a long-term investment by the society in general. Snapshot measurements of the progress are necessary, but using them for making final conclusions is not only useless, it is harmful.

In my country, in addition to pure bureaucratic pressure there is also rampant corruption. In the UK, judging from your previous posts and from what I've heard on the BBC radio, it is also a growing problem.

Twenty seven years ago I became a university teacher. I did not apply for the job. I did not want it. I was persuaded to take it so agressively that I gave in. I like the job, but sometimes I regret that I gave in (that's normal, people often regret their crucial decisions when it's too late to change anything, but they would also regret if they had decided otherwise). At that time my mother was fascinated that her son became a university teacher, and she boasted to everyone around about it. Until somebody told her: "Your son must be a rich man, as all university teachers take bribes from their students." And she stopped boasting.

I did not take bribes then, and I do not take them now. Though my students try to bribe me periodically, and some are quite surprised when I refuse to take a bribe. Probably they think that I am an idiot. My nearest colleagues are also such "idiots", but generally, university teachers taking bribes, or even extorting bribes, are quite common.

Corruption in education (and everywhere, as a matter of fact) is a big problem in some countries of the former Soviet Union. But still the main problem is bureaucracy. Since the fall of the Soviet Union it has increased multifold, and is still growing. And as I see now, the same trend is obvious in other countries too.

Bureaucrats will stifle life on the Earth.
Eduard Ashpin
and what is your subject if it's not a secret?))
Alia Mustaeva
O, its not a secret))) Im a teacher of the tatar
Evgeny Emelyanov
are you the teacher of young guys?) I hope it is math
Eduard Ashpin
are you a strict teacher or not?)) sorry if this question seems a bit silly)))
Simon Mackey
Wow, I had to read your post twice. I thought I had read it wrongly the first time regarding bribes ! This is the first time I have ever heard of education with the support of bribery. I was talking with my wife early, he Father, my Father in Law, is a teacher in a university here. She told me that he has a reputation there of not accepting bribes either. Sadly though, as you mentioned, appears to be thought of as an idiot by some other teachers!?!?!? How morals have slipped in recent times. To the best of my knowledge, this has not reached the UK.....yet. Of course, I could be wrong. I find it strange that, what appears to be the whole world, is embracing the new changes regarding the educational systems, even though they are clearly failing students. Yet other figures state students are achieving fantastic results in futher education. At best this suggests a huge gap in learning facilities, or at worse, misleading reporting and/or Governmental figures to show themselves in a better light ? The obvious conclusion here surely must be something is definitely not working, or not working for everybody? Or maybe personal greed is beginning to slowly take over everywhere?
Alia Mustaeva
))) its tatar language))) and my pupils are young)))
Alia Mustaeva
its not a silly question))) Im very strict teacher (as my pupils say))))
Simon Mackey
Alia Mustaeva
Эдуард, its not a silly question))) Im very strict teacher (as my pupils say))) Im 'A' very strict teacher as..... Just a small pointer. Offered in help only.
Vladimir Belikov
I'll give you a more shocking example of bribery in my country.

When somebody dies, relatives have to bury the deceased. And here comes the pack of "funeral vultures". They extort bribes on every stage of the funeral. For instance, an official payment for the grave at a graveyard is about 75 US dollars. This is not too much, though quite a lot, taking into account that the average salary in my country is about 250 US dollars a month (after tax) and the average pension is about 110 US dollars a month. But representatives of the cemetery extort a bribe for the grave in the amount of about 1250-1600 US dollars.

People, who have just lost their loved one, feel vulnerable and unprotected, and are usually unable to think reasonably and have no strength to oppose such absurd demands, so they pay the bribe and then many years pay off debts after the funeral.

I've heard such things from my colleagues who buried their parents recently. I've read the same in a local newspaper. This problem is well-known to the authorities and law-enforcement bodies, and is brought to public attention. But nothing changes. I believe in the UK, at least, so far, an article in a newspaper about such things would cause a fury, some people would be dismissed, some would be arrested. Nothing of the kind happened in my country, ever.

This is how corruption works, when it is rampant.
Evgeny Emelyanov
Alia, I looked at your photo and I would never have thought it :)
Alia Mustaeva
O,you have forced me to redden)) But its true)) The children are very spoiled nowadays)
Tell me about your life.
Simon Mackey
Sadly my wife has just echoed your words. My Mother-in-Law passed away a couple of years ago and my Father-in-Law handed out money left, right and centre to have her resting quickly. Its extremely sad that people will prey on vulnerable people in their hour of need. So far in England, the situation I think is not quite as bad, but the cheapest option for a funeral starts around £2500 which is quite basic and can exceed your monthly income. England is beginning to see more and more corruption though, usually by people in good enough positions work wise. A quickly growing problem is people accepting bribes in return for supplying work. I used to be asked by companies to provide quotes for jobs I never stood a chance of obtaining, because I would not supply the person asking for the quote a 'brown envelope'. Although Im sure this is not their companies policy, untill their caught and fired, their company suffers paying high prices. This situation is growing quickly. The personal gain, my company can afford it attitude. These people are workers, not the employers. This is rife in local Government offices too..... and well known, but nothing happens. Afew years ago, all UK politicians were caught taking tax payers money in fraudulent claims. One politician had ordered £15,000 in wallpaper alone ! Most repaid only the money they were caught taking, 3 went to court. This was for the first year MP's expense claims were published to the general public. This has gone on for decades though.

At the moment there is an inquiry going through the courts callled the Leveson Inquiry. The Leveson Inquiry is an ongoing public inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press following the News International phone hacking scandal. On 6 July 2011, Prime Minister David Cameron announced to Parliament that an inquiry would be established under the Inquiries Act 2005 to further investigate the affair. On 13 July, Cameron appointed Lord Justice Leveson as Chairman of the inquiry, with a remit to look into the specific claims about phone hacking at the News of the World, the initial police inquiry and allegations of illicit payments to police by the press, and a second inquiry to review the general culture and ethics of the British media.

Leveson appointed a panel of six assessors to work alongside him on the Inquiry and six barristers to be Counsel to Inquiry. The Inquiry is funded through two Government departments: the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office.

In September 2011 Lord Justice Leveson commissioned a series of teaching or briefing sessions to provide the Inquiry with some key factual background information material. These took the form of expert presentations with an opportunity for members of the Inquiry to ask questions. Another component of the Inquiry will be seminars on the central public policy issues to inform the Inquiry’s terms of reference. As part of Module 1 of the Inquiry, Lord Justice Leveson held three seminars in October 2011 in the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster. Influential experts and key people in the areas discussed were invited to present brief papers to stimulate debate amongst the invited audience of opinion-formers. These seminars were made available on the Inquiry's website and members of the public were encouraged to further the debate.

Core participants were designated by Leveson as being: News International, the Metropolitan Police, victims, Northern and Shell Network Ltd, Guardian News and Media Ltd, Associated Newspapers Ltd, Trinity Mirror, Telegraph Media Group, and the National Union of Journalists. 51 victims were named by the Inquiry as of November 2011, comprising members of the public, politicians, sportsmen, other public figures, who may have been victims of media intrusion and have been granted "core participant" status in the inquiry.

Leveson opened the hearings on Monday 14 November 2011, saying: "The press provides an essential check on all
Simon Mackey
aspects of public life. That is why any failure within the media affects all of us. At the heart of this Inquiry, therefore, may be one simple question: who guards the guardians?"[4] Hearings into the relations between press and public took place between November 2011 and February 2012 with testimony from complainants about press intrusion, journalists and media executives, those with a special interest in press behaviour and freedom, and others. These were followed in February 2012 by hearings into relationships between the press and police.

By the end, it will have cost the UK taxpayer millions and we will see no end result. I guess its the same in all countries, the taxpayer is a bottomless pit for money.
Grigory Rego
Hello, world! My English is bad, because sorry if I will be to mistake.
What film me will see in English?
Vladimir Belikov
I've heard of the phone hacking scandal on the BBC, not in as many details though. Indeed, this is another example of falling standards. And it is even hard to say what is a worse failure - the hacking or the facts or allegations it revealed.

And indeed, bureaucrats can turn such things to their benefit and not necessarily to the benefit of the society.

Who guards the guardians? To me, this is a cornerstone question. If you need somebody to guard the guardians, then you need to guard those who guard the guardians and so on. This is a complete failure of moral principles. At the end of the day, this will mean either a police state or chaos (or both). This is what we have in many countries of the former Soviet Union, and this is what is looming over the UK and, probably, other European countries. This is just sad.
Vladimir Belikov
I've just heard on the local TV another example of falling standards. In our universities and undergraduate colleges there are still students whose education is paid for by the government. They are so-called "budget students", in contrast to the "contract students" who pay for their education themselves (or rather their parents do). The budget students also receive scholarship from the government, it is little money, but it's important money for them and their families.

In one of such colleges budget students have been receiving only a half of the scholarship for years, until a girl studying there has made this situation publicly known by addressing to journalists. The administration now explains that there is an agreement between the administration and parents of the students that only half of the scholarship is to be paid (an idiotic explanation, of course, any such agreement would be legally invalid and criminal). Also the administration has been pressing the girl to abdicate from her words to such an extent that the girl has got to a hospital with severe nerve exhaustion.
Simon Mackey
It would seem that very few people can be trusted anymore. You ask "who guards the guardians?' A very good question. I would like to think it used to be by people with the utmost integrity, fair and honest. These days it would appear that very few people have these qualities. And the ones that do, others do not trust for fear of being conned and appearing stupid later. I doubt a Police state would work. Like here, most in the UK do not trust the police, rightly or wrongly. All countries it seems are destin for a rocky future. The problem I wounder is, now peoples standards have lowered, how does one stop them lowering even further? If you even realise they are/have. I doubt some understand there have. Maybe it still falls back to education or the lack of? An old expression in England is 'My word is my bond'. My Father still lives by this, but then he is in his late 70's. He has said this from time to time to people. They have said it is'nt good enough and they would need a written signature from him. His reply is always 'good day sir, we seem to be unable to do business'. He is very English to the core. A million miles away from younger people.
Evgeny Emelyanov
you know. I'm musicmaker and make the songs for movies, games.. I like the math and see my future with it. I'm "budget student", yees :D Therefore I need the money always. Even so I would like to be a mathematician. Yes I will join to Fourier series. Joke :)
I mean scientist doesn't have many money in Russia but the work of scientist is very intresting.
Alia Mustaeva
)) you are right!!! Ufortunately I dont undestand math. When I was a student my homeworks for math did my boyfriend))))
Evgeny Emelyanov
why is math so difficult for u? In my opinion, it's easy. You need to have the imagination. It's the most important, as I think. :)
Alia Mustaeva
)) Im all right with the imagination but figures are not for me)) I like languages, cartoons and dancing))))
Marzhan Utezhanova
Hello everybody! How are you?
Marzhan Utezhanova
my English too:(...
Viktoria Skoropadskaya
Hi! My name is Vika.
Evgeny Emelyanov
what kinds of dance do you like?)
Evgeny Emelyanov
hey :) let's speak about you :)
Shamil Ahmedovich
Hello everybody)
Alia Mustaeva
I like different dances)) I mean national and modern dances. Even belly dance)))
Darya Chernusha
Hello! How are things?
Elena Shakhova
hi) Everything is ok. And how are you?
Darya Chernusha
Лена, nothing much. Where do you live?
Evgeny Emelyanov
Hey all :) Whats up?
Elena Nikitenko
Hi!!! I am fine. How are you?
Walentyna Goulag
Not bad,thanks.Where do you live? What are you doing? What is your level of English?
Alia Mustaeva
Hey everybody!!! Im here again!!! Im happy!!! my doughter takes part in competitions on figure skating!!
Liana Mikaelyan
Hi, everyone) How are you?
Liana Mikaelyan
hi) I'm schoolgirl too. I've been learning English for 3 years.
Liana Mikaelyan
I'm girl)
Liana Mikaelyan
What do you like to do?
Liana Mikaelyan
I like to draw and learn languages
Liana Mikaelyan
I draw portraits)
Liana Mikaelyan
I'm 13) and you?
Vadim Nadtochy
Пизнес нашьяльника
Evgeny Emelyanov
that's great! :)
Denis Nazvantsev
Hello everybody!
Alia Mustaeva
thanks :)) she skates good but I cant )))
Ekaterina Alexeeva
Hi! I`d be glad to communicate with all of you!))
Evgeny Emelyanov
me too :)
Simon Mackey
A very good evening to all of you learning English. If anyone has anything remotely interesting to talk about, please feel free to let me know. Being English myself, it does'nt even need to be 'that' interesting. Anything would be a great start. Tell you what, I'll begin ! I have closed my business in the UK and moved to Russia. How should I begin looking for new friends here ? What are the good locations ? I am 40+, so clubbing is sort of out...... although !?!?!?
Evgeny Emelyanov
what business do you have? And where do you live?
Simon Mackey
I used to print commercial stationery in London. Now Im in St Pete's
Evgeny Emelyanov
wow! My favorite city! Really! What do you think about Russia and St Petersburg?
Simon Mackey
St Petersburg is a lovely city. It is built like many european cities, but still has a unique charm. I like Russia, but as with any country, its not without its problems. Its quite frustrating doing any sort of official paperwork here. Also there seems to be an awful lot of brown envelopes exchanging hands if you can afford it. I think this is becoming a growing problem everywhere though.
Olvia Star
Hi, everyone. It's such a nice weather now. As for me I'd better go out and have a lot of fun. A lovely picnic with the best guy in the world is a great pleasure. Have a nice communication!!!
Evgeny Emelyanov
Simon, is it not without problems? it was understatement. We have many problems in my opinion. Because I'm a mathematician. I see that our government doesn't support the science. Therefore many talanted people are going in foreign countries like United States or Germany.
Vladimir Belikov
the UK also has a lot of problems. We have discussed some of them with Simon lately in this thread, (in the beginning of March, starting from this post: http://vk.com/topic-12648877_23857308?post=286631). Strangely enough, many problems are similar in the UK and Russia. Or, maybe, there is nothing strange about this, maybe the cause of these problems is just human nature. The only difference is the magnitude of the problems and, to some extent, the attitude of the society to them.
Anastasia Leonova
I agree with you, in our country,unfortunately,do not appreciate scientists :( I am in the 7th class,but I really like biology and I want to become a scientist (mathematics I also love) but I explained that in our country do not go anywhere :(((
Vladimir Belikov
true enough. Though in Russia science is proclaimed as one of the engines supposed to restore its status of a super-state, attitude to science and scientists, and, what is absolutely bad, to learning and education, is quite inadequate to such goals. Though, I must admit, situation with science in Russia is better than in some of its neighbouring countries.
Anastasia Leonova
Well, if we compare the level of development of Germany, Japan, America, England, with our education, then it will be very sad. Since the countries need good specialists and scientists, and in our country every second person goes to the economist, because it is the only profession in the country with a good income ( not counting the police and politicians ). In our country surgeons receive a pittance, but in America it is one of the most highly paid professions.
Vladimir Belikov
actually, in most countries scientific jobs are not among the highest-paid jobs. There is nothing wrong with it, because scientists are rewarded in other ways, they are satisfied with their scientific achievements, they are recognized and respected by the society. As long as they have enough income for normal living, for maintaining their families, for raising their children and providing them with good education, they seek no other options in life and devote themselves to science.

However, I agree with you that in Russia and some other post-Soviet countries situation is different. Not only scientists have miserable incomes, but also they are disrespected, they do not have adequate conditions for their researches and they see no perspective of improvement. That is why many talented Russian scientists go abroad, temporarily, or for good.

By the way, ask Simon what he knows about situation with science and education in the UK. He is not directly related to science and education, but he may know something.
Anastasia Leonova
I, frankly, am afraid to ask strangers, but thanks for the explanation)))
Vladimir Belikov
don’t be afraid of this. Simon is a good-natured and very kind person. And he's promised not to bite those who address him. :-)

Your English is good. Don't be shy. Ask him.

It's been nice to communicate with you, young lady.
Anastasia Leonova
thank you)))
Simon Mackey
Hello Anastasia, lovely to meet you. Im only a stranger because we have'nt met before. Hopefully now we have been introduced, you now see that I am simply strange, rather than a stranger ?!?!?! (only joking). I do not really know too much about the science situation in the UK. I am such that anyone connected with such an industry would say it is under-funded, as with many area's. My personal feelings with the education structure is that standards are reducing. I feel that parents are spending little or no quality time with their children and teachers are more form filling for the government statistics than teaching. Sadly this means many children are leaving the educational establishments unable to read, write and understand basic maths.
By the way, your level of written english is quite good. You should focus on your confidence to speak with "strangers" now ;-)
Anastasia Leonova
I'm not afraid to talk to strangers....I'm shy:)And thanks for the info,it is so interesting to talk with a man from another country who can tell about their country like no other. And on the English I am still work (especially over the verbs in the past and the future)
Simon Mackey
There is no quick and easy route to learning a language. It is all about practice, practice, practice. But try to make it fun though.
Anastasia Leonova
I know that would get something you need long to try,I'll try)))
Olvia Star
Can you imagine it? Can it rain all the time? I like rain when I'm at home, when I'm looking through the window and see the drops falling down like the waterfall. And what about you? Do you like rain?
Alexey Al-maasarani
I'm bad speak English)))
Me too love rain this is so beautiful
Я вас очень прошу попировалять меня в языке если что то не править плохо говорю очень но стараюсь подтянуть
Evgeny Emelyanov
My English skills are bad.
I love a rain too. It's so beautiful.

Я вас очень прошу поправлять меня в языке, если что-то не правиЛЬНО. Я плохо говорю очень, но стараюсь подтянуть.
Alexander Smirnov
Rain is amazing, but not in the sun
Anna Shepovalova
Different kinds of rain are exist. And also it could be in summer, automn, winter... I like storm rain, with thunder and lightning,espetially in May. It makes me filling the power of nature, ... you fill miracle is around... What makes you filling the breath of miracle?
Alexey Smirnov
Hello)))
Tatyana Korobtsova
hello! I love rain very.
Evgeny Emelyanov
Why did you begin speak about rain? So. I would like to know how many hours do you study language everyday? As I think one need 2-3 hours.
Natalia Anglia
Eugene, don't be so mean)) Let's rather talk about weather) It is finally getting warmer!
Валентина Солдатенко
THE weather
Maryna Burushkina
There's a nice iPad app for productivity and time management. Might also help with learning English, as it a tool for actionable goal-setting. You can find more information here: http://www.priotime.com. It also has nice daily blog posts to improve not only English reading, but also personal development: http://www.priotime.com/prioblog/

Fatima Khamurzova
Hi everybody! What is the English for "застряла в жуткой пробке" ? Thanks in advance!
James Head
stuck in a terrible traffic jam
Ulyanochka Kalieva
hi, i search people, wich may talking and practice an english))
Dina Nurgaleeva
hello everyone! last week I talked to a real German in English! It was cool! In Russian "взрыв мозга"!!!!!!!
Ulyanochka Kalieva
hello, in skype?
Dina Nurgaleeva
No! in real! he needed an excursion in our town? and my friend paid money for it.
Ulyanochka Kalieva
oh, it's great, does not compare with the virtual diallogue))
Dina Nurgaleeva
Yes,of course!
Kristya Axyonova
Hello everyone! The story of the Chita
It is generally accepted that Chita was founded in 1653, though this date is being disputed nowadays. The town was founded at the confluence of the Chita and the Ingoda rivers. Its position on the way to the Pacific Ocean was profitable and favored the development of the town.

In the history of our country Chita was known as the centre of the former Far Eastern Republic. The Chita Region was founded on the 26th of September, 1937 and Chita become its administrative centre.

Today Chita with its population of 379000 (1991) is a big administrative, industrial and cultural centre consisting of 4 districts. Heavy and light engineering is well developed here. They are represented by such enterprises as machine building plant, a machine tool plant, an automobile works, a brick works, a footwear factory, a locomotive repair plant and so on. Many of them underwent transformation into joint-stock companies.

The transport system is highly developed in our region. It’s most represented by the railways. The network of motor transport is also rather wide. The Chita Aviation Enterprise provides for passengers transportation, mail and express delivery in 31 districts of our Region.

Chita is a town of students. It gives specialized training to young people in the Pedagogical University, the Technical University, the Academy of National Economy, the Medical academy and four branches of other higher education establishments. There is a wide network of secondary schools in Chita. There are schools with extensive German, Chinese and English teaching. There are also music schools in Chita.

Sport is very popular with the citizens of Chita. The stadiums with well equipped sports grounds, tennis courts and swimming pools provide excellent opportunities for those who go in for sports.

Chita has played its role in the development of culture in our country. There are several theatres, museums, studios in Chita. The Regional library named after Pushkin is a real feast for the eye. Over 20000 citizens regularly use this library, it contains 35000 various publications.

Much is being done to preserve and restore many of our monuments of architecture, history and culture. The town has quite a number of sights worth seeing, including the Fine Arts Museum, the House of the Brothers Shumov, the Russian Army Officer’ Club, the memorial Complex, the Naryshkina’s House, Chita Orthodox Church and the Monument to Victims of Stalin’s repressions. Besides there are numerous private shops, commercial banks and firms.
Andrea Borelli
Hi everyone! ))))

Well, in october/november 2013 I will be in Russia for a theatre tour. Since I will be there for so long, would be nice to know at least someone who might have, from time to time, a drink with me during the evening :D
Just to know, I am 25, Italian, and I am a video operator in theatre shows :P

I will be mainly in Moscow and St. Peterburg, but there might be (yet unplanned) shows in other main cities.
So, if you want to pratice your english a bit and help me... just write me! )))) I am talklative and friendly, and my english is quite good!
I'll wait for you )))) And thanks so much!
Alexander Lyapin
Hi! I am Alexander from Krasnoyarsk, I am 33. I expect my level is upper-intermediate (B2). You are supposed to be a girl who has been studying English at least 1-2 years. We could impove our Grammar and extend our vocabulary. And we could have funny time. It's desirable we meet once or twice per a week in Skype, my account is lalex12007.
Vlada Romanenko
Hello
Elena Koval
hello!!!!!!!
Anastasia Koryukova
how are you ?
Nazrin Ismailova
I'm fine,thank you.
Ekaterina Remizova
Hi everybody:)what are u going to do tomorrow
Rail Kabirov
hello. i don't know.how are you ?
Leighton Colvin
Hello all... I am an American who is looking to study Russian, but I am just starting from the beginning. If you can help me with that, I would be happy to help you learn/practice English! Let me know! :D
Larisa Petrova
This is an appropriate question here.) I'm going to do yoga — one and a half hours, then I'll breathe fresh air and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains. This is reasonable because I'm in the Carpathians)
Larisa Petrova
what about you?
Señorita Dianita
heh,Larisa you`re lucky;)
a few days ago i got a cold and acctually i feel more died than alive,and now i`m siting here with hot tea ,
but i`m glad to chat with anybody here ,`coz now i`m studing spanish language and i forget alot of things in english,so would be better if you accept to chat with me here time after time.
with pleasure i will waiting for your message and want to wish you to spend good time in the Carpathians mountains.
Larisa Petrova
I hope that you are healthful now.
Spanish is a beautiful language. My beloved and I were in Spain recently. We stayed in Madrid's Centre for few days. It is actually one of the best place in Europe I belive.
Larisa Petrova
I even remember few Spain words. I do not know how it has to be written дуос -two мидьяно - middle гранде big. I have heard them in nearest cafe.
Larisa Petrova
Why do you learn Spain? Do you need it or like it?
Larisa Petrova
Is it your second foreign language?
Larisa Petrova
I know our knowledge in English get vulnerable when we start a learning of another foreign language. It make mess in brain
Nikol Shop
in the nearest cafe (превосходная степень прилагательного)
near, nearer, the nearest
Nikol Shop
do you need or like it ?
один раз достаточно it
Nikol Shop
is getting vulnerable (present contin. нужно употребить)
when we start to learn another foreign language
it makeS (3d person singular, -s добавляется)
a mess
Larisa Petrova
How do you find whether your employer(s) gives you a fair wage or you deserve more?
Nikol Shop
appropriate salary - достойная,соответствущая зарплата
wage- это за неделю оплата, или какой-то гонорар ,который получают писатели и т.д.
а за месяц именно salary

employer gives
как правило работодатель в единственном числе употребляется
Vlada Romanenko
Hi
Nikita Zabolotnev
go to member
Larisa Petrova
An alive and informative topic is hard to come by here
Larisa Petrova
Hello [id154270133:bp-12648877_421055|Влада], does knowledge of English come by easily for you?
Vlada Romanenko
Hi, yeah)
Larisa Petrova
What do you feel if somebody shoots out a stream of apologises before you?
Vlada Romanenko
Mmm I don't know, hard to say.
Larisa Petrova
Of course, it depends on each specific case. A few days ago, I was in such a situation. It was just a courtesy. My interlocutor had to apologize and I had to listen
Larisa Petrova
do you drive a car?
Vlada Romanenko
Yes, it happens and I like that. :)
Vlada Romanenko
No yet.
Larisa Petrova
I drive the car for three years. I do my best to be responsible driver. I remind myself that in any moment a child or an animal can shoot out on a road.
Anastasia Pylaeva
Hi everyone!!! If you want to improve your English (as I am) you could write to me! I would really enjoy speaking with you on many different topics, because I suppose that certainly we all have something in common (for example you go in for sports (and as it's known, there are great number of sport's types exist, so obviously we will find one of them very helpful and necessary to do) or you prefer dancing or singing or watching science fiction/horror/psychological/comedy/drama or any other films, or may be you enjoy reading exciting books or like driving and skating and something else I don't know for this moment, but however I really really want to get acquainted with everybody of you! We will definitely improve our English skills together by practising our conversations. And we will get not only language's marked improvements, we will also find so many staggering people, that this experience could be turn into amazing pastime! I'll answer for you with great pleasure!
Larisa Petrova
The outside temperature will fall off on Friday in my area. What is the weather in your city now?
Valeria Nechaeva
hello guys.how are you? what are you talking about?
Larisa Petrova
Your message characterizes you as a polite and interesting person. Your profile describes you as a cheerful person. I would be pleased to talk to you. How long have you been learning English?
Larisa Petrova
What did you make for improving your English in last days?
Anastasia Pylaeva
Лариса, and i'm very glad to answer you!! Thank you ever so much! You even get me a bit embarrassed with your impression!)) I have been learning English for 3 or 4 years. Though i had known the alphabet for the age of 7 and had already had English lessons at school, nevertheless I didn't want to do any exercises and home tasks for that moment, because I was a little, silly and stubborn girl:) So actually I have started to learn this international language only in the middle of my schooling, and that's why currently my English is still pretty bad, for my opinion. As for my level's improvement, I only would like to say and advice practice by different ways (like conversation with other people, for example) for all of English's learners! I've started to communicate with people and it really has helped me! Perhaps it can be sound a bit unbelievable, but it does! It's seems like it's the most effective method for your thought's transformation (I mean from your native language to the one you're studying).
Larisa Petrova
Of course. We can as well as improve our speaking and our spelling and we can get a lot of information which we would not come across other way.
I use different ways to learn more in English. I'm beginning studying of phrasal verbs now.

Nikol Shop
our speaking and writing !!
we would not come across otherwise(иначе)
I m beginning TO study phrasal verbs- начинаю учить
Nikolay Volny
It's sunny in Moscow at last!!!!
Andrey Ukhanov
You should try Twitter, chat with foreigners like Britmen etc. and read worldwide news.
Larisa Petrova
Do you like the eastern cultures?
I have read an article which picked up me. http://spotlightenglish.com/listen/oil-making-a-difference The article is about women from southwestern Morocco. (I dont have enough knowledge to be sure that Morocco is a part of eastern cultures. I just suppose so.) They formed A cooperative to produce argana oil by traditional method. Such methods give opportunites to use less natural resources and create higher quality of product without using chemicals to get oil out of seeds.
European Union supported them by giving PGI for argana oil. Being a PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) means that all argana oil in the world has to be produced by traditional way. This makes sure that Berber women get a fair price for the oil they produce. And argana forests will be protected.
It is excelent that European organizations keep care about such projects. It let us know more about the eastern life style.
Larisa Petrova
People in eastern cultures more than in western are able to understand vanity of wordly wealth.
Nikol Shop
People from eastern cultures are more likely to understand a vanity of wordly wealth than those from western cultures
Larisa Petrova
What is the denomination of length used in England?...[id17388675:bp-12648877_424891|Никуля],
Anna Prozorova
Hi everybody!!
Ostap Zakalyuzhny
lets stars new theme
Larisa Petrova
Do you like reading magazines? Which one do you like to read?
Since we've purchased the garden plot, I use to read horticultural magazines.
Nikol Shop
it is better to ask
do you like to do something
do you like to read magazines ?
какие ты предпочитаешь ? which one do you prefer ?
angelina ...
Предлагаю услуги преподавателя английского языка по Skype. Веду уровни от Beginner до Advanced.Работаю со взрослыми, студентами и школьниками. Имею высшее педагогическое образование. Опыт репетиторской деятельности - 10 лет.

Преподаю следующие курсы:
- Общий курс;
- Разговорный английский;
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Violetta Nikitenko
I don`t read magazines, I prefer books! :)
Larisa Petrova
Autumn is coming soon. Autumn is weird and wonderful time.It makes me pensive and a bit dreamy. Do you like this season?
Olesya Shevchuk
i hate autumn. it's dirty . cold . rainy. wet((( it makes me to feel a dipressiya
Лариса Петрова. where are you from?where is a wondrful and weird autumn?
Larisa Petrova
I'm in Carpathians now. Trees are beginning to fire making mountain's slopes bright. Orchards are full of fruit in early autumn. Evenings will became colder and spending time near the hearth will be even more pleasant.
Olesya Shevchuk
it sounds very miricle. but still i love late spring .because of sens of amorousness, nature's great awakening, and because of thought about future summer ( please correct my mistakes
Nikol Shop
the verb "to begin" do not have continuous form,оно само по себе уже continuous
trees begin to fire
orchards are full of fruitS
evenings will becOme(future tense=will+ настоящее время глагола)
Larisa Petrova
I'm in Carpathians now. Trees are begin to fire making mountain's slopes bright. Orchards are full of fruits in early autumn. Evenings will become colder and spending time near the hearth will be even more pleasant. Is it completely right now?
Larisa Petrova
The sense of amorousness can emerge in any time. )))
Nikol Shop
trees begin to fire(present simple)
Larisa Petrova
not sens but sense.
Alexey Sukharev
Hola!
Larisa Petrova
Having a big car is paing homage to prestige and safety mainly. Are you agree?
Nikol Shop
pay+ing=paying
you know my opinion concerning this sentence, you have translated word by word,and it does not sound English
Vlada Romanenko
Hello
Гела Джиоев
that's wassup people.. . im planing to go to the NYC soon
I'll try to get a tourist visa
ive never been in the states before
Ardak Kashkeev
Училка в школе говорит, что правильно произносить Монди, вместо Мондэй. Хотя в транскрипции последнее. Как объяснить ребёнку?? Как вернее? Спасибо!
Айгуль Муллаянова
мандей
Ardak Kashkeev
Рахмет!
Said Vsemoguschy
Тйусдей )))
Emin Aliev
помогите составить вопросы: 1. Australian film industry is as old as hollywood.2. australian make a lot of good films.3. they are proud of their film industry and the government gives money to the film companies.
Заур Бибилов
1) Is Australian film industry as old as hollywood? How old is Australian film industry?
2) Do Australians make a lot of good films?
3) What's their attitude towards their own film industry?
Заур Бибилов
Hey everyone!
Заур Бибилов
Wanna chat?
Заур Бибилов
Half-native here
Maxim Skripkin
Hello
Olya Shendrik
hi :) what topic of communication?
Lenka Galchenko
I am glad to communication)

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