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Nuriddin Gadoev
For everybody who wants to improve their english ))
Iffgen Loskutnikoff
HI Nuriddin!
Iffgen Loskutnikoff
Where are you from?
Marina Shevchenko
Hi! I like this idea;)
Valeria Antonova
what is the topic of chat?
Yulia Parukova
Me too!!! :-). I very glad to meet you!!!
Alisa Sabitova
Hello everybody!
Valeria Antonova
Ok.Hi guys!doin well?
Lilyok Shafigullina
It's good idea!!!)))) first of all, lets introduce ourselves, where are you from?
I'm from Kazan))))
Bogdan Stanislavsky
Wow, it's great idea!) I'm from Kiev, Ukraine)
Govind Bankani
Hi everyone, Im from London. If anyone wants to improve their english then im happy to chat to you and correct your english as we go along.

Hope everyone is doing well and has had a brilliant start to the new yr.

Happy new yr!
Nina Petrova
Hi! I think, it's very useful discussion.. )

Thank you, Nuriddin Gadoev =)
Lilyok Shafigullina
Thank you!!!)))) yes, I think we have started new year well, moreover we have holidays, it's wonderful!))))
Govind, are you student?
Maria Tripolskaya
This is a realy great idea!!!)))
Dana Primachyova
Hi! I'm from Murmansk, Russia. It is a very cold today - - 25C
Aygul Shafigullina
Hi!!!)))) Happy new year everyone!!!)))
I'm from Tatarstan. It is -10C in Kazan.
My uncle lives in Murmansk)))
I want to know your opinion about 10days holidays after New year, do you approve it?
Evgeny Galkovsky
Hi! Happy New Year. I'm from Kiev, Ukraine.
It's good idea to communicate only in English!
Rezeda Bakieva
Hello!I think it's very good idea))) I'm from Kazan
Dmitry Krutykh
Wishing Prosperous New Year all of you! Celebrating in Vung Tau +25C!
Welcome to Viet Nam!
Rezeda Bakieva
By the way Happy New Year everyone!!!
Lilyok Shafigullina
As for me, I think it is not bad to have 10days holidays after celebrating New year))) I'm not against)))
Hello Rezeda!!! how are you? =)))
Ksenia Sazanova
Dear Lilya Svetok!!! You have absolutely forgotten about articles!!!!!
Ksenia Sazanova
I don't like 10 days off. It's waste of time... Nothing to do for people...
Lilyok Shafigullina
Yes, articles are my eternal problems)))
Lilyok Shafigullina
Thank you for correction))) do not judge strictly, my English is not so good)))
Nina Petrova
ohh I haven't holidays now =( I have chemistry exam today at 9 15.. I'm some afraid...
I envy you all.. certanly in good way.. =))
Julia Ovchinnikova
No offence but lots of people here sound like retards with all this introducing shit(sorry for bad language) It seems weird to me that Russians talk in English.
Just think about the topic or smth.
Patrick Russ
Well said. Your grammar was on point. Albeit, your meat and potatoes was a lil' fucked up.....furthermore, it doesn't take a genius to point out the obvious..............you're a russian speaking english - in this topic.

Peace!
Julia Ovchinnikova
Yeah i think you are right, that was a stupid thing to say,but still I am allowed to have my own opinion and you don't have to agree with it. Who said that I am English or American ? As you said it's obvious that I am Russian . I just meant that it's strange to talk in English with Russian speakers when I usually talk in Russian!
Do you get me?
Vladimir Belikov
A chat without a topic is not a chat. It is not even a bla-bla-bla. It's just bubbling or burping words. Without sense, without consequence.

My suggestion for this "discussion" thread. Anyone can throw in a topic. It can be anything sensible, like something you've seen on TV or have read in a newspaper or on the Internet, or have heard on the radio. And the author may or may not ask a question or several questions. Then anyone else can answer questions of the author of the topic, ask his/her own questions to this topic, or offer his/her opinion on it. And then anyone can offer another topic. It will look like talking of many chatterboxes recorded in writing, but it will be better than what you have now in this thread.

I'll give an example.
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I've heard on the radio that wild animals are occupying New York. Scientists say that it does not look like they are just came for a brief visit, more likely, they decided to settle in the city. Those occupants are racoons, deers, and many other, even coyotes. Wild animals compete with traditionally urban animals for food and habitat. Also they impose danger to humans. Recently many racoons and several other animals were tested for rabies and found positive. People are recommended to stay off those quties from the wild life. Wild birds are also a big problem. Not long ago an airplane, which flew through a flock of Canadian geese, nearly crashed, and was saved only due to the experienced pilot, who landed it into the Hudson.

My questions: Is this information plausible? Do you think wild animal life in modern cities is good or bad? Would you like to see bears and wolves in the streets of Moscow or other Russian big cities? I invite your questions too (though I do not promise to answer them all).

My opinions: This information is scientifically plausible, though I believe not every New-Yorker ever met a live racoon (let alone a deer or a coyote). That pilot who landed the airplane into the Hudson is a really cool man. Those who think they are cool because they say "wassup, man" and "mazafaka", are no match to that pilot.
Alyona Malyutina
hollo!!!happy new year and MARY CHRISMAS everybody!!!!i am from Kursk,RUSSIA.i am apologised,if i make many mistakes.
Patrick Russ
Julia, yeah yeah, I got ya. No harm, no foul. Nice hat.

Hi Lenusya, Merry Christmas!
Vadim Gladkikh
Hi.Yeap
Im doin` your mom`s
Patrick Russ
My mom's what? My mom's dog? My mom's refrigerator?

If you're going to say it, say it correctly. "I am nailin' your mother"
Ivanka Kishenya
hello!
merry Christmas! be happy and successful!

let’s speak about something/

or add me to friend and I’m ready for comunication!!!

wait^_^
Lika Pukhashvili
helloooooooooo, happy new year, merry christmas! wish u all best!
Lika Pukhashvili
i liked this idea! also we need american, friends to chat whith them it will be intresting, dont u think so?
Patrick Russ
Yeah, I think so too.....where can we find an American? haha
Polina Pashutina
Hello! Merry Christmas to you, guys! ^^
Natalia Bulgakova
Hi Polina, why don't you sleep? I'm suffering from insomnia.
Vladimir Belikov
Lika Pukhashvili, today at 0:48: "also we need american, friends to chat whith them..."

Patrick John Russ, today at 01:01: "Yeah, I think so too.....where can we find an American? haha"

Haha indeed. Hey, everybody over there!

Patrick IS AN AMERICAN! A real one, from Florida.
Natalia Bulgakova
А вообще, я не носитель. Можно же сказать "he is an American citizen". Так что сильно блистать познаниями не буду. Давайте спросим Патрика. Я тоже могу ошибаться.
Vladimir Belikov
To Patrick John Russ.

Patrick, please help me with the English grammar. Can I say/write "He is an American"? Will it be grammatically correct? Or should it be "He is American" and never "He is an American"?
Patrick Russ
Vladimir:

You can say either. I usually say "I'm an American". Additionally, I also sometimes say "I'm American". Not as frequently, though.

I wish I had the technical knowledge of grammar to support my answer, but I do not. But believe me, both are correct.
Vladimir Belikov
Thank you, Patrick!
Patrick Russ
no hay problema, amigo.
Vitalik Stepanenko
Watup Patrick? Ur American or Mexican? Just askin if ur American kuz u said amigo:)
Alsu Sibgatullina
Hello., everybody))
Valeria Novikova
Hi, Elsy, how are you?
Evgenia Stroeva
hello! I'm from Orel, Russia! Does anyone have Skype or Facebook?
Alexandra Pozitifffillipp
i need to pracktik my English, please help =)) please send your mails in privat mail.Thanks=))
Govind Bankani
What topic do people want to talk about?
Vladimir Belikov
Govind, finding something to talk about is, probably, the biggest problem in this group. :)
Dinara Muldataeva
what kind of transport do u use most?imagine that u use the car most of all..what would u say about it?
Andrey Komandik
It's not interesting topic)
Anastasia Babak
I agree....it is not interesting...)
Anastasia Babak
Vladimir Belikov, you talk about this group in such bad words. I think that you should offer a topic yourself and don't critisize members of this group...)
Vladimir Belikov
Actually I offered over 20 topics in the past 6 months. Only a few were supported.

Here you are. Speaking of transport, as Dinara suggested. It is known that, typically, a mini-bus consumes only twice as much fuel as a car, but a mini-bus can carry 12 to 18 people to their workplace, while a car, typically, carries only its driver. So, mini-buses are 6 to 9 times more fuel-efficient in terms of transportation of 1 person at a distance of 1 km, than a typical car. Do people think of this when they choose transportation means? What implications are possible in relation to toxic emissions and other possible issues, like traffic jams, parking problems etc.? Do you think it is necessary to limit people in their wish to use their cars? Or should people limit themselves?

You may add any other aspects of this issue.
Anastasia Babak
To my mind this theme is not interestimg for teenagers. It is dull and difficult for people who wants to improve their English.I haven't read your topics for conversation but I think that most likely your themes are not attractive for youth.
Vladimir Belikov
I know. I've seen many discussions similar to this:
"I like music! Write who likes music."
"I like too."
"And I."
End of discussion.

Or:
"Hello! Let's chat!"
"Let's!"
End of conversation.

This is what I wrote about in my post #53.

Don't expect topics for such discussions from me.
Vladimir Belikov
One more attempt of a topic. Especially for younger people.

Do you use narcotics? Have you tried narcotics at least once? If you have never tried narcotics and you are offered to try some, would you try? Do you think taking illegal drugs (narcotics) is cool? You do not need to answer all questions, one or two would be not too bad for a start.
Ilya Skobyolkin
i`ve passed all my exams! аnd English too) im so happy!)
Anton Makhov
Vladimir Belikov
One more attempt of a topic. Especially for younger people.

Do you use narcotics? Have you tried narcotics at least once? If you have never tried narcotics and you are offered to try some, would you try? Do you think taking illegal drugs (narcotics) is cool? You do not need to answer all questions, one or two would be not too bad for a start.

As for me, I don`t use any kinds of drugs. I hate this very much. I think that it must be a very strict punishment for selling and spreading narcotics in Russia. It should be the death execution for it.
Vladimir Belikov
Евгения Гармашова
hey!what does this mean?--> carry on well

Why have you not asked this question in the special topic for help in translation? Here I am supposed to answer in English.

"to carry on" means "to continue", usually with a scent of struggle, of overcoming.

"carry on well" is a part of a phrase, or a context, which you've preferred to withhold. Most likely, this part of the phrase means something like "continue well, despite the difficulties".
Vladimir Belikov
Тоха Махов, I support your opinion. But this is just your opinion, and just my opinion. I hope, some other people will join in.
Andrey Belousov
4 example me. So, here I am. But, u know, I ain't got nothing to write 'bout. (
Linochka Shipelova
Hello, everyone)) How are you? How are you spending your summer?
i`m from Kirov, here isn`t great, I very want some sunshine and fun... Do you like sun?
I think sun is a very important part of our life. Let`s wait a good wether))
Andrey Belousov
Yeah, you are right,
Sun's very important part
In every human's life
In hers in yours
In mine.
It's fine
I don't think it's a crime
If you are loving sun
Its heat its warmth
Its shine
And if you're upset
Forget about that.)))
Linochka Shipelova
Oh, good))
Your words are very possitive
I`m smiling now
where are you from?
Andrey Belousov
Kirowograd (UA)
Linochka Shipelova
am..I`m from Kirov) (Ru)
Andrey Belousov
What kind of music do you like?
Linochka Shipelova
I like many styles...usually I listen progressive house,sometimes rock, but last time I prefer Nickelback. My music depends my mood. What about you&
Andrey Belousov
I love rap (mostly) There are awesome songs in every music style
Linochka Shipelova
what`s your favourite band or singer?
Andrey Belousov
Eminem. When it comes to rock, I prefer Цой and "КИНО" I hate "Ранетки", as everybody, I think. Do you like their songs?
Selim Aydin
I would like to meet with people from different countries and cultures so that we can share the 'differences'.I am willing to talk to you !!!
Anyone may add meee as a friend cuz everyone has his-her special story!!!
Linochka Shipelova
#Андрей Белоусов
me too!!))
I like listen "Кино" when a`m upset
"Ранетки" is a very strange band...I agree with you
Linochka Shipelova
#Selim Aydin
hello)) do you know English well?)
Леночка Ковтун
Selim Aydin
Hey!Where are you from?Tell me please what does CUZ mean?
Selim Aydin
Hello friends,
I work as an eglish customer service agency in one of the Airlines company in Turkey,
I am from Istanbul,Turkey and like to meet people from all around the world.
Btw Cuz means 'because'
What about you friends?Do you use ur english in daily life ?
Svetlana Volk
#47, Vitalik, LOOOOOL. if you didn't know, Spanish is like a second language in America. it would be weird not to know a word in Spanish if you live there. and by the way, the whole phrase in #46 is in Spanish, not just one word.
Andrey Belousov
Do you enjoy speaking english?
Svetlana Volk
that's an interesting question. do you enjoy speaking Russian?
Andrey Belousov
You're kiddin' ?
Gregor Simon
hey everyone :) i'm from germany and search for some people who want to chat with me i don't speak any russin word so we have to chat in english or german if you speak german or want to lern it ;)

just write a text message to me :)
Vladimir Belikov
Hello, Gregor! And welcome. It makes more sense to discuss something than just writing short introductions.

Could you offer us some of the insider's view of what is the attitude of Germans towards migrants from different countries, in particular, from Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union? Please be honest. Only the truth really matters, whatever it is.
Vladimir Belikov
Selim, customer service people often know many funny stories (or sometimes, not funny, but remarkable in some way) about their contacts with customers. Maybe you could share some?
Aydin Altunsoy
it is better to speak your own language :) i also hate english language but i had to learn at university.
Selim Aydin
Here some of them;
It's weird but most of Russian girl laugh immediately when i call them 'miss x' on the phone (Unfortunately we dont have any agent who can speak Russian:( )
And some people lie tooo much when they just want to cancel their rezervations or bookings as if they should give some reasons to cancel:)
Леночка Ковтун
Selim Aydin I'm from Russia,Krasnodarskiy region.I live in a small village.I'm a teacher.I want to emprove my English,but unfortunatelly I haven't any friends to speak with in my place.So I'll be glad to chat!Do you have Russian friends?Have you ever been to Russia?
Dzhuneyd Arynch
hi, i'd like to chat with people in english, oder auf Deutsch:)
говорю тоже по-русски, но к сожалению пока только немного:( i'd like to improve it, too.
so, i'm waiting for your messages:)
Enrique Flores
This is a really interesting topic.. although it's not easy to follow up replies through so many pages
Ruslan Valeryevich
this topic makes me sick! Bu-a-a-a...
Anton Makhov
Congratulations! Today is the 945th anniversary of the battle of Hastings :))
Ruslan Valeryevich
Nine hundred forty-fifth? Are you completely nuts or you just crazy?!?
Anton Makhov
Why not? It happened in 1066.
Yury Abdukarimov
So, if you all (in the US South abbreviated as y'all and grammatically incorrect) wish to improve your English then what should a native English speaker do to help? I can certainly correct a lot of grammar and spelling. But you can easily look up the spelling. It is all very understandable - but there are many things that can be improved. How would you expect to get such feedback on this board?

As for the person saying Spanish is a second language in the US -- this is somewhat true. Cuban, Mexican and Puerto Rican immigration has lead to a great deal of Spanish in the US. It is particularly evident in the Southwest (TX, AZ, NM), California, Florida and New York City. And it is true that most Americans can read simple Spanish. But it is still far from a second language. Americans have little use for a second language and it is actually hard to learn another language there (as is also true in New Zealand). When native English speakers travel it is even hard these days to learn simple phrases... because other people either do or want to learn English. So if I try to speak the language of the country I visit, people generally answer me in English.
Svetlana Volk
don't want to be mean, but I disagree with some of the points above:

"When native English speakers travel it is even hard these days to learn simple phrases... " - what kinda of phrases you've tried to learn and where?

"because other people either do or want to learn English" - not that many people are actually willing to learn English as well as native speakers are not willing to learn languages other than English. There are plenty of people who are pretty happy without bothering learning more than enough English phrases to get around.

"So if I try to speak the language of the country I visit, people generally answer me in English." - of course, they would answer you in English, because you don't speak their language.
Vladimir Belikov
I remember an old joke. An American woman explained how Americans communicate with the world. She said: "When we come to another country, and somebody talks to us in the local language, we say: Speak English. When in the US a foreigher tries to talk to us, and we cannot understand him/her, we just say: Speak up!"
Yury Abdukarimov
Svetlana... 10 years ago when I travelled to non-English speaking countries I would learn all kinds of "tourist English"... can I have a glass of still water, where is the bathroom, how much does it cost, where am I, etc, etc. I would learn to read basics on a menu. I had to or I could not get around. Now it has come to the point where there is either no need to - or people in their willingness to be helpful simply speak in English to me. That willingness to be polite to me in effect makes me lazy - so I do not learn. The only place recently I had to try was in Russia... and because the alphabet is so challenging that was nearly impossible for me. Where has there been absolutely no need for a foreign language you ask -- all western Europe, Vietnam, Cambodia, Kenya, Tanzania. Where has there been minimal need for the foreign language -- Madagascar, Japan, China. These are just examples. In fact it is common for people to seek out English speakers and try and practice speaking with us -- I found this especially true in China.

I agree not everyone is willing to learn another language, and English is somewhat a necessity rather than a desire. But reading some of these posts it seems like people genuinely feel some affinity for the language and want to speak it. I know people are trying to be polite to speak English to me -- but I would like to try to be polite and speak their language. I used to put a lot of effort in this before a trip... now I don't -- because I rarely even get a chance to try. And to be honest I no longer have the time before I go - I barely have time to plan the trip nonetheless study any of the language.

Vladimir - yes the joke reflects what I consider the ugly American tourist (which applies to many countries other than the US). As an English speaker I attempt not to do that... to at least learn please, thank you, you're welcome... but to be honest... these days it just isn't worth the effort and when I do not try I feel rude. In business I have to telephone many other countries... I hate it when they answer in their language and then I stammer as I answer in English... it seems so rude of me. But in my firm all employees globally are required to speak English.
Simon Mackey
I have spoken to many Americans in the past and some have struggled to understand fully the 'Queens English'. I've never fully understood this? Might be an accent thing, or maybe my speech is poor?
Yury Abdukarimov
Queens English is faster than American English. It also depends on the accent. Brits would struggle with thick American southern drawls, for example. Brittish humor is also significantly different. I know that speaking to a Scot with a thick accent in a bar is a struggle, but without the background noise of the bar... no problem. Speaking to an American New Englander can be hard without concentration. Or someone from Newfoundland can be really hard.
Yury Abdukarimov
Svetlana -- I did not mean "tourist English", I means "tourist" in whatever language I needed for my travels. So I know a lot of "tourist Spanish", "tourist Italian", "tourist German"... I know much more French and Norwegian... but still annot really speak the languages. I am studying Russian a bit now.
Yury Abdukarimov
Simon - I realize now you are from Russia. I would venture to guess the problem in understanding you is mostly about your accent. A Russian accent on top of British phrases and such would be awkward for an American. Your written English seems fine though. I expect your accent is not British at all -- but Russian. A Russian accent is very thick. There is almost no difference in the words between American, British, New Zealand, Australian, South African, Canadian, etc (the Indians are actually the most different - because it really isn't their native language). There are a few different idioms, a few different colloquilisms, but not much and English speakers mostly know the variants. Spelling is also different - the Americans made a point of changing some spelling just to insult the Brits after the revolution. If you learned to speak English from a Scot - then I would expect your accent to be quite odd and hard to understand.
Govind Bankani
Yury- Do mean the words spoken or the accent. If it is the words then surely there are differences in the way they are spoken by the particular individuals you have listed and not just the indians. Each of those individuals would say those words in a different way. The sound is different!
Yury Abdukarimov
There are different accents across the countries and within each country. There are some words that are different - but not too many. Example - Americans and Canadians say flashlight whereas Australians and Brits say torch. There are some different spellings. Examples -- Brits and Australians write Colour whereas Americans write color. Candians are somewhere inbetween -- but I would say they are more like Americans in most ways except maybe spelling. New Zealanders are more like Australians and Brits. Indians are their own dialect... but closer to British. But there are tons of different accents... most are easy to understand. The harder ones are thick US southern accents, Scots, Ireland, Indian. And of course it depends on the person. The sound is not significantly different but sometimes enough to make it hard to understand.
Yury Abdukarimov
Please excuse my typos - I see one already... Canadian not Candian.
Simon Mackey
The only accent I have is an English one. Im not from Scotland, Ireland or Wales, but London. I have not either a London accent 'innit!!!'. Just an English one.
Yury Abdukarimov
I think then it is just the speed at which you talk. Americans all know the words like lift, rubber, boot, bonnie, torch... they know the alternate meanings. They know many of the idioms too.
Svetlana Volk
how can you have just an "English" accent? there is no such thing unless you can imitate any variation of all the English accents. ppl from different English speaking countries speak with different accents, even in different parts of the same country. If you are from London, and you speak perfect English, then you have a British English accent.
Simon Mackey
"No such thing as an English accent". I'll bow to your better judgement.
Ruslan Valeryevich
Starbuks is good cause free web!
Yury Abdukarimov
I think that we think of "proper" London English (not cockney, for example) as an English accent. We call the Brits - English men and women. Whereas there is a standard American accent as well - the one you hear from most American news anchors (Americans would say it is American without any accent - and it is pretty midwestern I suppose). Clearly there are other accents within each country - but there is the "basic" one too. So there is American w/o an accent - then there is an American Southern, Manhattan, New England accent.
Ozgur Toprak
hi this is Ozgur , i would like to discuss in english for any matters you wish to contunie this conversation.. just add me ..
Tatyana Demchenko
Hello! I like English and i want to learn it language. Now, i speak English very bad, but i study;) I learn it, because i want to live in Australia or USA. You can write me in English, I will a happy)
Svetlana Volk
Hi, Tanechka,
if you don't mind, here is one of the more correct ways to say that you just said. Hope this helps.

"Hello! I like English and I want to learn this language. Now, I speak English very bad, but I'm studying;) I'm learning it, because I want to live in either Australia or the USA. You can write me in English, I will be happy)"

would be glad to chat with you in English if you are online :)
Ivan Vasilyev
Hi my name Ivan, i'm believe that everyone should know at least two languages​​, one of which is English.
Ivan Kutsenosov
Hi, I have problems with grammer, who can explain me the passive voice? I dont know when I need to use it, I also dont know when I can use this sentence- for example( she has had the lunch) is it in past or not?
Enrique Flores
She has had the lunch....
1.- "She had the lunch"... at some point but not in the immediate past she did eat the lunch.
2.- "She has......." refers to an action that happened in the past, any action
3.- If asked about a who already had the lunch the answer is "She has had the lunch" as in: "She already has attended the lunch activity" earlier in the week or "She has already eaten her lunch earlier"
Ivan Kutsenosov
thanks a lot...
Alexander Sergeevich
Hello!
I study English, but I speak not good))), I want, improve my English. Let's talk!
Elias Eisenkrämer
hello Alexander, lets talk)
Regina Tikkoeva
Hello,guys!!!
How are you?
I have a good mood!And you?
Enrique Flores
my mood is so so... it's been a tough week but otherwise ok :)
Mehmet Matt
hey all )
Melo Mania
hey
Mehmet Matt
how are you Melo?
Max Chesnokov
Hey all ))
Marina Pinaevskaya
hello)I'm from Konosha)I think you don't know where it is)
Alisa Sabitova
hehe) you're right! I've never heard this word :D
Melo Mania
hey)))
Vladimir Belikov
Certainly, not too many people know what and where Konosha is. Why would not you explain this? Is this a town or a village? How large (or small) is it, how many people live in there? Where is it situated? What is the nature around this place - mountains, fields, forests etc.? What is the weather like there in winters and in summers? What kind of people live there? And whatever you could say more about Konosha.

And everybody could write something about the place where they live, Only it should be more than just mentioning the name of the place.
Marina Pinaevskaya
Do you really wanted to know where is situated my native town? Well) I tell to you)Konosha is small town. It is situated in the south of the Archangelsk region. Konosha's population is about 20,000 people. There are many swamps around this place. Unfortunately, our nature hasn't mountains. But there are great forests! Also there are many fields. Weather is quite normal for our climate. Winter is moderately cold, summer is moderately hot. People? I don't know how say about them)Maybe..They are such as in other towns)But you don't must to think that Konosha is hole) Because it is not such)My town is big junction. And I think my small town will turns into a big city in the future.
Vladimir Belikov
what I really want is some meaningful conversation in English in this group.

But anyway I have read your short story about Konosha with interest. Most likely I will never come to your town, but now I will know that there is Konosha near Arkhangelsk, surrounded by forests, where Marina lives and learns English.
Dmitry Gerlyayn
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Natalya Fogel
Hi, I also want know english like you. But now my knowledge is very weak...
Simon Mackey
Marina Pinaevskaya, It sounds like a very nice town. I wonder what you like to do there? Places of interest ? If I was to visit your town, what would you recommend me to see ?
Katya Buyalskaya
Марина Пинаевская, your town may be really beautifaul, I want to visit your town too
Albert Kodzokov
НI, I want to talk with your, because I like it, and this is help me. How are you? What do you do week end, in the evening? Have you hobby and where do you work?
Eduard Ashpin
Hi there) I'd be glad to speak with anybody who's here) I've been studying English for 5 years but I still think that my level isn't high enough)
Katya Buyalskaya
my English so so too....and I studing English 7 years((
Katya Buyalskaya
I'm fine and you? All wekend I styding(( My hobby is dancing and you? Are you studing or work?
Dmitry Dernovoy
may install commfort or different chat and chatting there
Vladimir Belikov
Why does everybody writes that he or she wants to communicate/talk/chat instead of communicating/talking/chatting? Don't you have something sensible to write about?
Albert Kodzokov
If you haven't interesting to talk or to write about this, don't answer, pleas.
Albert Kodzokov
I'm fine too, thanks and I'm glad that you answer me. :) Sometimes I like to dance too, but I haven't time for that and I like to play guitar. Do you like to listen to music? I'm studing the English language every day, and I go lesson of English already 3 months. No, I haven't work yet, I want to work after 3 course with my friends. I'm student. Kate, Do you make breakfast yourself ? :D
Eduard Ashpin
I play the guitar too.) What kind of misuc do you listen?)
Albert Kodzokov
I like to listen to r&r, rap, club's music, and you? )
Eduard Ashpin
I prefer different styles like rock, blues, jazz, r'n'b, pop and many others)
Anastasia Gaponova
Hi))
Katya Buyalskaya
I like listen to music very much. I listen it in all places. What kind of music do you like?
Enrique Flores
Exciting music, Passionate music
Albert Kodzokov
usually , I listen a song of guitar. And do you play on guitar or piano? Kate, I see your photo, and I think that you so so beautiful girl.) And Do you like a sport?
Gosha Petrov
I think it"d be better to delete one "so")) Otherwise she could think that you doubt in her beauty)
Vladimir Belikov
it looks like Albert has done something more radical. He has deleted his account on vk.com for some reason.
Katya Buyalskaya
and what reason?
Vladimir Belikov
I do not know the reason. I just see that his account has been deleted. You can see it for yourself if you click on his name in any of his messages.
Katya Buyalskaya
I see
Albert Kodzokov
Катя, He do not like my. :D Why!? :.(
Гоша, Thanks)
Pavel Shilin
Em... hallo.
Katya Buyalskaya
no, I like you,that's all right!
Elias Eisenkrämer
hello
Pavel Shilin
thanks.)
Elias Eisenkrämer
)) nobody wants to talk to you?))
Pavel Shilin
it seems to me yes.
Elias Eisenkrämer
you might interest somebody)
Pavel Shilin
I'm not sure that I have enough themes to dialog. In fact, scope of my interests isn't large.
Elias Eisenkrämer
you dont have to interest by your huge knowledge, because everything is individual. what do you think about my striking statement?))
Pavel Shilin
I didn't mean the knowledge.
Elias Eisenkrämer
what then did you mean?
Pavel Shilin
I told about interests of people. It's too difficult to me - speak with someone without any ideas what he likes. And I pretty sure that my interests aren't interests of other people, "because everything is individual")))
Elias Eisenkrämer
)) you are right, but is it hard to talk to find out similar things?)
Pavel Shilin
it isn't - we are talking now)
Elias Eisenkrämer
you bet) but you told me about your difficults relatively to other unknown people. is it realy hard for?
Pavel Shilin
I can't stand here with a great poster "Hey, people, I'm Paul. What do you like?" - so I just join someone's conversation.
Elias Eisenkrämer
i agree, it s selfish, as i saw your join was not succesful, except our conversation)
Pavel Shilin
I know I have a strange view about people, society and relationships)))
Elias Eisenkrämer
tell me your theory) if you are so encourage to tell it here)))) if you re not, then tell it personally)
Pavel Shilin
what do you mean?
Elias Eisenkrämer
i mean your strange understanding))
Pavel Shilin
every normal man could begin with a speech about his hobbies, interests etc. But not I)))
Elias Eisenkrämer
=)) extraordinary man) your girl must be proud ))
Pavel Shilin
she is) But in usual this extraordinarity calling "egoism". I think so.
Elias Eisenkrämer
why did you take it?
Pavel Shilin
how could you call a man who think that other people must introduce themselves to him?
Olia Olia
hmm...
Vova Boyko
Hello everybody. I'm Volodya, and i the fist time in this group. I'm very happy meet people, who like english like i am. I wish you all good spring day!
Pavel Shilin
thanks. Do you like a spring?
Govind Bankani
no, i am currently working. What do you do Lilyok?
Vladimir Belikov
hello!

Nice to see you again in the group!
Govind Bankani
Hi Vlad, How are you? Lets start some topics instead of hello i am from so so
Govind Bankani
Russia has seen a recent political change or shall i say no change. The western media has stated that there has been some tampering with the polls. Can anyone enlighten me with their views please.
Vladimir Belikov
I do not know much about Russia and its presidential elections. I do not know if there were cases of vote rigging (I've heard statements that there have been some). Nevertheless, I see an objective indication of dissatisfaction of the Russian people with the current power holders: many people, too many, 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, voted for the candidate from the Communist Party. This is a serious indication that many Russian people are fed up with "democracy a la russe".
Yulia Zatulovskaya
Cause there is no democracy, just the word. Actually, very many Russians voted not "for" anybody but "against". Of course unsuccessfully.
Lilyok Shafigullina
I work as a teacher of English at a secondary school:)))) Frankly speaking, it is so great to work with children))) I didn't think I would like this job, but I can't imagine my life without it now)))
Simon Mackey
I have heard in Australia that on their voting forms, there is a box you can mark that states "none of the above". I.E. you do not want to choose anyone from the people/parties on offer. I have a feeling that in the UK, people have started to vote for silly parties as an objection to the main parties. I wonder what would happen here and in the UK if you were allowed to vote for no one? Last week in the UK, a total outsider took the seat in a local by election. This has certainly raised afew eyebrows.
Oleg Petrov
Привет люди! Изучаю английский, ну еще, можно сказать, на начальном уровне, хочу общаться на английском письмами с кем-нибудь кто тоже изучает язык!)) Добавляйтесь!
Yulia Zatulovskaya
In Russia we had such option but they decided to annihilate it several years ago. It was a popular option actually.
Simon Mackey
I have a feeling these days, not many people politicians. I guess it would be a very popular choice in any country. Its strange that these people on the way in promise the world, but then only seem to look after themselves. Its a sad world in many respects.
Lyubov Egorova
Hello. My name Luba. I want to lear, to speak English. Who will help?
Vladimir Belikov
in Ukraine there is such an option of not supporting any of the candidates. At least, has been. I've heard the Parliament plans to abolish it. Statistics shows that not too many people use it, typically, 2 to 4 percent of those who come to the polling station. This is slightly more than the rate of spoiled bulletins (some people spoil bulletins by mistake, others intentionally). Those who are not interested in politics altogether simply do not participate in the elections (these make 15 to 25 percent).
Vladimir Belikov
read this: http://vk.com/topic-12648877_25400323?post=299572.

And there have been more similar offers, you may try to find them in the group. Watch out, some invitations may be dangerous.
Simon Mackey
In the UK, there are only 3 'main' parties. 2 are the real options, with the remaining one gaining ground over recent years. This remaining one now shares Government with one of the mains. In more recent times, I think the citizens of the UK are increasing of the opinion that these parties only appear to benefit themselves. The idea of rich becoming richer, poor paying more taxes. This now would appear that it has reached a point where by the usual 'no hope' parties are beginning to take parliamentary seats and gain ground. What started as an objection vote against the main parties, now seems to be putting slight extremest parties in. I wonder where it will end?
Vladimir Belikov
Democracy fails as soon as the demos gets relaxed. What may follow is not a secret. So far we know two options - communism and Nazism. Both options, by the way, had been favored by the rich (or by some of them), who thought that "the order" would put the plebs in their deserved place. In both cases the rich failed to predict the outcomes for themselves. In both cases the plebs suffered more, but the rich suffered a lot too. In both cases the bloodshed was for the rich as well as for the plebs.

The rich are in some control (as they may think), this is in their interest to maintain the impression in the plebs that the plebs can influence their own lives. When the rich fail to provide this (being absorbed in getting richer), then we get the classical revolution situation by Vladimir Lenin: "The upper strata cannot, the lower strata do not want (to maintain the current order of things)".

I know, I am writing of terrible things. But this is how things work.

Where do I know this from? I learned the Marxist-Leninist theory being a university student in times of the Soviet Union. We had several compulsory courses on the subject.
Vasily Fedotov-Romanov
oh my god!!!
Simon Mackey
A very good posting. I think it shows that between different countries, we all have very similar problems. The parties maybe called different names and offer different agenda's, but at the end of the day, the outcome would appear to be the same. It was report a couple of weeks ago that the former Prime Minister Tony Blair had filed his tax return, stating that years earnings were in the region of £12 million, yet was allowed to write off £8million as “administrative expenses”. He paid £312,000 in tax, on £12 million !!! Not a very good example to set the rest of us. Its this type of practice that is fueling the unrest I feel.
Vladimir Belikov
three hundred thousand pounds in tax out of 12 million pounds of income. The tax rate is 2.5%. It sounds more like Cyprus, or the British Virgin Islands, rather than the UK.
Simon Mackey
He was advised by a very professional firm of accountants on how to set up his own companies, to reduce the tax he pays. It was reported a few weeks ago, 5 independent accountants looked at his figures to work out how his tax was so low. Not one of them was happy that they had the answer, but they all agreed it was such a complex arrangement on setting up his companies, that the answer layed there. This is someone who has gone to extraordinary lengths to reduce paying tax. What a fine example our former PM sets. What hope for the rest of us?
Vladimir Ukhov
many people dont understand you and im too =) it make me crazy :D
Vladimir Belikov
I wonder how much he paid those consultants. Maybe almost as much as otherwise he would have paid to the budget without the consultants. It smells like corruption.

In Ukraine things are somewhat different, though very much the same. If you looked at the income declarations of our top figures (and they are obliged to publish the declarations according to the Law), you would see that these people are not rich, their personal incomes are within 2 million Ukrainian hryvnas (about USD250 thousand), their assets are quite modest. But everybody knows they drive personal cars worth USD200 thousand and more, wear wristwatches worth 20 thousand to 200 thousand US dollars, flash Vertu mobile phones in gold or platinum casings and with ruby buttons, and enjoy entertainments far beyond any reasonable or imaginary limits of luxury. And many of them have several palaces exceeding in wealth royal palaces of medieval Europe. All this does not belong to them, according to their declarations. What, then, all this luxury is? Bribes from big businesses or money stolen from the people whom they are supposed to work for? I believe, both. And these highly moral people explain us on TV how they care about us, especially before elections.
Vladimir Belikov
offer your own topic then. Nobody can stop you as long as it is within the rules of this group.

But remember. If you are always dealing with things you already understand, you never develop.
Vladimir Ukhov
yes i know. Im trying to make my english more advanced, but i just want to know: Were are you from? 'case your speech is so beatifull.
Vladimir Belikov
I am a Ukrainian living in Ukraine. Simon is from the United Kingdom, now he lives in Russia.
Simon Mackey
Sounds the same as UK politicians. Although a politician earns a good enough wage, most of them are shareholders or on the board of 1 or more other companies. This boosts their earnings considerably. Im sure having a politician as a board member considerably enhances any business. Im beginning to see the error in my career choice)))))
Vladimir Belikov
I think there is something wrong in my profession too. We get young students, most of whom are good-natured, some are mildly delinquent, but in general, they are naïve and kind. We try to teach them good things and try to put some knowledge in their heads. And then some of them become politicians… It makes me feel ashamed.
Simon Mackey
That reminds me of a joke I heard the other day:
Son: Dad, Im considering a career in organised crime.

Dad: Government or private sector?

Not really a laughing matter, but they say 'Never a truer word spoken in jest'.
Vladimir Belikov
ha-ha! Indeed...
Yulia Buzova
i want to repeat english but i want it to do with that people who know english very well
Umut Sogut
I study in English prep. class.My level is Upper-İntermediate if you wanna practice and improve your English level you can add me. ))
Yulia Buzova
i want it
Stanislav Kuznetsov
and i'm just gainin' upper-intermediate level so if you wanna practice yo' m-kin' english - speak up please!
James Head
US has same issues as UK , the rich controle and influnce to much of the government
Philip Artovich
Whereabouts are you from in the UK, Simon?
Vladimir Belikov
actually, I have known this from my youth. In times of the Soviet Union it's been a part of school and university education, and I believe the first time I heard the phrase "The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer" was when I was 10 years of age. That phrase was applied to capitalism and capitalists.

At some point we were made to believe that that was "communist propaganda" and in fact, in capitalist countries (in the developed ones, in particular) the poor were becoming richer all the time. That was just a few years before the fall of the Soviet Union.

Probably that was true 30 to 15 years ago, to some extent. But, from what I hear on the BBC and read on the Internet I conclude that after the fall of the USSR things started rolling back to the classical description of capitalism by Karl Marx and of imperialism by Vladimir Lenin.

The recent economic crisis has speeded up this rolling back substantially. I wonder if this crisis could have been designed and orchestrated for this very purpose. Of course, one cannot see a single center, which could have done this. The obvious cause of the crisis was human greed. Some people wanted to get too many consumer goods and too large houses quick, others wanted to earn a lot on providing loans and mortgages. But it's so easy to excite greed in people and make them value a chance to get rich quick more than long-term stable growth, and this could have been done on purpose.

I understand my above words look like another conspiracy theory, and, most likely, the crisis was not planned and orchestrated, it's just that when it started, the rich just took the advantage of the situation to get richer at the expense of the rest.

In either case, this situation and its development causes social tension, which may result in nasty consequences, up to revolutions and civil wars or to coming to power of ultra-right or ultra-left totalitarian regimes through "democratic" elections. It looks like the "spectre of communism" that was haunting Europe (and was spotted by K. Marx and F. Engels) some 150 years ago is out and about again.
Simon Mackey
London, well just outside of...
Maria Skvortsova
Hey, people! I'm new here :)
James Head
Hello
Maria Skvortsova
Hello :)
Andrey Styopin
hello people! my name is Andru.
James Head
I am James, I live in USA, And I have a southern accent.
Nikolay Shpilko
Hi . I am Nik ... i am very glad to be in this chat
Ruslan Valeryevich
hey, people! I heard appeal of Timoshenko's daughter on the National Public Radio. Does anybody knows what exactly going on? By the way, she's got a lovely accent, american I believe:-) it is ukrainian for sure, but the place where she's got it usa for sure
Vladimir Belikov
Timoshenko's daughter studied at a University in the UK in her younger years and married a UK rock singer (with whom she is now divorced, as far as I know).
Ruslan Valeryevich
UK, huh?:-) although the accent is pretty mild it seems like american anyways
Sergio Del-Carpio
Hello, my name is Sergio. I would like to learn russian))) I know something, but of course is not enough to have a normal conversation. I am from Peru, and if you are interested in learning spanish, or english, I can give you a hand, and you can help me by improving my russian.
¡Nos vemos!
Lina Makarchuk
Hello everyone=))) Iim keen on learning english, and my essential aim is to become fluent. Furthermore, I`m in favour of reading various literature, it`s part and parcel of my life. Interesting communication, walking and exploring beatiful landscapes of our town, listening to music (mostly dance and rock ) - all that makes me over the moon. However, I feel lack of practise in live talking in english or at least by messages. If you wanna make your english better - join the list of my friends, I would be extremely glad to talk with you)))
Uri Boyka
hi how are you
Viktoria Gavrilova
hello)i am fine and you))
Vladimir Belikov
check out this list of threads:
http://vk.com/topic-12648877_24671295?post=182928
Vladimir Belikov
Today is the International Workers' Day, celebrated or marked with demonstrations, meetings, rallies and marches in many countries. In some countries this is an official public holiday. In some countries this day is celebrated not on the 1st of May, but on the 1st Monday of May. In some countries, instead of the International Workers' Day a Labor Day is celebrated, which may be in September or some other month. In many countries where this day is not an official holiday, working people organize demonstrations and meetings, and claim their rights for fair pay for their work, 8-hour-workday and other rights.

For more detail you may read an article on the Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Workers%27_Day.
Nikolay Shpilko
it is cognitive information
Yulia Kolchag
good day)
How are you?
Nikolay Shpilko
i am well and you
Yulia Kolchag
i'm fine,thanks)
Nikolay Shpilko
would you like to have a conversation here?
Yulia Kolchag
yes , of course
Nikolay Shpilko
it will be a good practice for us...how long are you learning an englesH?
Yulia Kolchag
i teach english at school.Since 12 up now i want been a translator.unfortunetly , ican't go to a tutor but i learn english oneself , with help of different books , programes , websites etc , every day i have conversation with native speakers in skype*
Nikolay Shpilko
it is very good, i am really believe you will get knowledges and actually you will become real translator. A main do not stop. I have never learned english recently, but now i have got good results)
Yulia Kolchag
cool)are you translator or not?really , your skills are very good)
Nikolay Shpilko
No, i am not tranlator, i just teach english about 1 year for a promotion and it is got very interesting for me.
Yulia Kolchag
in my opinion, english language is very intersting)
so , tell me about yourself*
Nikolay Shpilko
I think you know what name i have...i am 29, i work a lot of time for magna technoplast in kaluga. i am going to marry this summer than to travel to Evpatoriya with my future wife together and my friends. It is my dream last time.
Nikolay Shpilko
how are you going to spend your time this summer?
Albert Safin
Have anybody native speakers' skype logins?
___________________________________________
Tell me if there are some mistakes in my message.
Vladimir Belikov
Friends are not chocolate bars. You cannot share them around. Though, it's up to them to look for new friends. And up to you.

Check out this list of threads:
http://vk.com/topic-12648877_24671295?post=182928
Ruslan Tarasenko
Hello everybody
Anna Aleshina
hello))
Albert Safin
it's just necessary for me to practice with them. Ive already understand that I will not find their logins there. What means "it is up"?
Ozgur Toprak
hello there :)
Roman Strukov
Hey everyone from opposite side of monitor ! What's up??))
Vladimir Belikov
Something's up and something's down. I would not like to specify which is which. So what? Who cares?

People, try to use slightly more words than just "hello" and "what's up", try to write something sensible. You need to develop yourselves, and saying just "hello" does not develop you much.
Anastasiya Gorbachova
Yahoo!)) I even can't imagine, that English language could be so popular in our community!! Here is, take a congratulation from my personality!!)) LOVE U, GUYS!!)))
Albert Safin
People, does anyone among you use some programes to learn more english words per day?
Ekaterina Shinkevich
Hi! My name is Kate. I am from Belarus, Minsk. i really enjoy English language. So I wanna practice it and get acquainted with new people)) If you like this idea just write to me :)
Ahmet Harputlugil
hi all! i'm a native speaker... i'm also speaking in turkish, spanish and chinese... and want to learn russian too... if someone help me about russian, please don't hesitate ;)
Vladimir Belikov
A great problem. Everyone wants to chat, but do not know what to chat about.

Chatting about the weather is not interesting. Chatting about what you are doing after coming back from school is not fascinating (and who cares that you have a dinner with marmalade or with a steak?). Politics or economics? Most of you are too young for this. Quantum mechanics or celestial mechanics? Oh, no, for God's sake. Matrimonial affairs? Not in this group, there are plenty options for this elsewhere. What then?

Just follow your heart and suggest a topic for a discussion. It may be supported or may be ignored. So what? Just offer your topic.

I did this many times. Some of the subjects I offered were supported. Most of them were ignored. I am tired of this now. Suggest your subjects.
Alisa Lanskaya
Hey every and each of you here :)
Nastyona Mitryukova
Ohhhh!!!I'm from monchegorsk)))do you know this town?
Kristina Muzykantova
Hello! I live in Saint-P. Are there anybody of this town?
Kristina Muzykantova
Let^ s talk in English!))))
Kristina Semenova
I suggest to talk about american TV serials. Do you watch something of their? Example, "House M.D."
sorry for mistake
Kristina Muzykantova
Do you like this serial? What do it show?
Kristina Semenova
yes, I like this serial! It is very interesting plot of the every seria, about different stories of diseases.What of serials do you watch?
Kristina Muzykantova
I seldom watch TV or my laptop, because I have small children and I have little free time. But sometimes I watch a serial called Extra, for learning English. And what about you? Do you know English well? Where did you study it?
Yulia Valyavskaya
Hi everyone, I just saw this topic and decided have a chat too =) ok you were talking about different kind of serials, right? as for me I watched a lot of them in English, but not House, cuz it is even hard to get all of that kind of sickness even in russian languages.... So i watched something a little bit easier to get in english =) One of my favorite was Kyle XY and Vampire Diaries =)
Simon Mackey
My wife is watching Vampire Diaries too. Also 90210. They both look the same to me, but It keeps her happy, so can't be bad!?!?
It must help people with their pronunciation or not really?
Vladimir Belikov
I've watched a few parts of "House MD", and have found them rather interesting. But I have not liked TV series in principle since the times of my military service, when it was impossible for me to plan my working hours in advance and to choose a series, of which I could watch most of the parts.

While growing older I've noticed that I've started to lose interest in movies altogether, though I still like some old movies and very few new ones.

Everyone who thinks that watching movies and TV series in English is a good method of learning English should be aware that there are three basic skills: listening, speaking and reading. And you have to develop all these skills separately, because listening does not develop speaking and reading, reading does not develop listening and speaking, and speaking does not develop reading and listening. Writing skill is a derivative from reading (but you still need to practice writing separately from other skills). Watching movies helps to develop only listening.
Eduard Ashpin
Listening skill is the most difficult one to develop to me. It's my personal opinion. I've been training this skill for several years aleready but it still seems hard to me to understand everything that people say. But I think it's not beacuse I can't recognise the words. It's just the problem of my vocabulary. The more words I learn the more unknown words are left))
Ruslan Valeryevich
Eddy, dont give us this kinda vocabulary crap:-). Just have fun watching, the best you can do:-)
Erlan Espenbetov
Hello.how are you? I am Yerlan! I wanna meet new people. Just write to me!!!!!!!
Vladimir Belikov
check out these threads:
http://vk.com/topic-12648877_23548528 - Skype
http://vk.com/topic-12648877_22985462 - Skype
http://vk.com/topic-12648877_22526555 - Skype
http://vk.com/topic-12648877_23121144 - ICQ
http://vk.com/topic-12648877_24577065 - via private messages
http://vk.com/topic-12648877_24704010 - twitter

Several thousand people have declared that they want to communicate. This must be enough for you for a starter.
Katazhina Khorton
Oh oh oh! I have an idea:

What does everybody think of gay marriage? Do you think it should be legal everywhere or not? Is raising a child between two gay partners ok?
Vladimir Belikov
let's see what people (if any) will write. I have no opinion on this matter. As far as I know, there is no scientific evidence of successful bringing up children in gay couples. But there are no evidence of failures either.

In this particular situation interests of gay couples must be secondary to the interests of the children. This is what I am sure about.
Timofey Nikolaev
Nibbled To Death By Cats (Babylon 5)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ66wHRhe2U

Just listen=).
Katazhina Khorton
You did just express an opinion ;) What do you mean by scientific evidence, as in what parameters would you account for? There are many adults out there who have been brought up by gay couples and they seem quite happy with their parents. How about couples that are not planning to have children?
Katazhina Khorton
I've found a topic for discussion that might work better: "Reading English is more difficult than writing English." What do you think of it?
Vladimir Belikov
I am rather pessimistic about lively discussions in this group, but you may try.
Vladimir Belikov
Scientific evidence would require a few independent researches with wide discussions among scientists (not among public). It's a multi-parametric problem, not only the fact of a child being brought up in a gay marriage is to be considered, but alternatives for this child (which are different in different countries) and attitude of the society to such marriages and to bringing up children in them (which is, again, different in different societies).

After thinking it over, I believe that a gay couple could be a better alternative than an orphanage for many children (statistically, as anything may happen in a particular case). But exactly in those countries where orphanages are especially terrible, gay couples would not be tolerated by the society and a laughing stock would be made out of their children in schools.

By the way, I do not believe that a gay couple would definitely bring up a homosexual child, because such things are not directly determined by upbringing.
Katazhina Khorton
My problem is that I do not live in post USSR area and hence know little of current problems of youth. For example gay marriage out here instantly sparks a debate, but I am unsure of what would be a russian alternative. How come you speak (write?) such good english? How long have you studied it?
Vladimir Belikov
I started to learn English seriously over 25 year ago. Seven years had passed before I decided that my English had become good enough for practical use. Since then I've been using it, and improving it when I can. I have never been in an English-speaking country.

As for the attitude to gay couples (and gay people in general) in the post-Soviet territories, it's rather negative. I am not much interested in this problem; therefore I do not monitor the legislation on the matter. I can only guess, and my guess is that gay marriages are not legal in most post-Soviet countries, let alone upbringing of children by gay couples.
Ahmet Harputlugil
how many of you does flip pillow over to get to the cold side?
Katazhina Khorton
I must admit you learning english was rather a success for you, you speak better than many English people.
Katazhina Khorton
What about drugs/abortions/stem cell research? Any of these topics are popular amongst russian speakers?
Vladimir Belikov
Attitude to drugs, strangely enough, is quite tolerable. It's a subject of many jokes, despite the fact that drug addiction destroys lives and kills many people here. Even people who have never taken any drugs like such jokes. On the other hand, there are people, who are dissatisfied with the position of the state, when the police formally fight the drug dealers, but actually covers them up.

Stem cells are an issue for the very rich here. There are some private clinics, which, half-secretly, offer some stem-cell treatments for rejuvenation. However, no significant scientific research is done here (as far as I know) because of generally low financing of science.

Abortion is also a common topic for jokes. Attitude to it is quite tolerant (in my view, I have not done any researches). Though, recently the Orthodox Church have begun to claim substantial influence in the State (which is against the constitution claiming that we are a secular society), and the Church insists on prohibition of abortions. Some politicians support this attitude.
Vladimir Belikov
Thanks. That's what some British, American, Canadian and Australian people used to tell me sometimes. Actually, my writing is better than my speaking, because I do not have too many opportunities to practice spoken English.
Govind Bankani
Uk released a documentary about Euro 2012: The hate stadium. It showed many polish and ukrainian youth showing nazi ideology and making racist remarks against the jews, blacks and asians. There was a scene where they started beating asian people who were supporting the home team for no apparent reason. Is there wide spread racism in Ukraine?
Bogdan Stanislavsky
What the hell are you talking about, here I haven't seen any kind of racism, I'm living in Kyiv for about 20 years. Of course,if you'd like to go somewhere around the city at night, you'll probably get in trouble. But it could happen not just here, right? Everywhere. I met people from Washington D.C. last week, they lived here for 2 years and they told me that they feel themselves more safe in Kyiv at night than in Washington. And yeah, one of them is black, afroamerican. If you don't want trouble, and you behave like a guest, you'll be safe. Just be intelligent and patient. And find yourself someone, better a friend here before coming, who would be able to be your guide etc. Don't be afraid, welcome to Ukraine :)
Zhasmin Prekrasnaya
Hello, everybody! I'm looking for English-speaking friends. Feel free to edd me to your friends!))))
Corey Taylor
hello everybody. . My name is Corey. I just want to find friends here. . Write to me)
Vladimir Belikov
check out this:
http://vk.com/topic-12648877_24671295?post=182928
Corey Taylor
thanks for information
Katya Aranan
Gosh, people, write smthg normal here, ok?!
Dozens of questions and only a few normal answers :/

Well...drugs... That's a big problem now for a lot of teenagers. A lot of people at the age of 18 who r already serious drug-addicts. I think it's lame, stupid, ucool, UNHEALTHY! People want to live a happy life... But how can they when their body is already poisoned?!
The main problem now is that many teenagers are too trustful and careless, unconcerned about the future... It makes me sad :C
Life is beautiful! We value all what we have! :)
Vladimir Belikov
it's amazing. You've replied to what I posted a year ago. It does not happen often that people scroll back threads that far. I posted this right after I heard a BBC program about illegal drug trafficking and about how big the problem of drug addiction is in Europe and the USA. I appreciate your reply. Maybe a few more replies will follow.
Katya Aranan
I like your music preferences...
Rock is on the 1st place, then goes blues and jazz)
Btw, your english isn't that bad as you think... It's quite good :)
Katya Aranan
If that man isn't an egoist, then he's just strange...no. Better to say extraordinary) there's nothing awful in being not like others. That makes you original :D
Zhaukhar Khabashi
Nice idea !
Katya Aranan
My brain reproduces either nice, good, great or craaazy ideas :)
Satzhan Azizulla
HI-Ho everybody.....))
Katya Aranan
hello) I'm Kate. how are you? What are you doing now?)
Margarita Makarova
hi, everyone!
as a student-researcher, i need your Help!
in my diploma project i have a questionnaire, please, go to this page
http://virtualexs.ru/cgi-bin/exsurveys/survey.cgi?ac=7722
and answer some non linguistic questions.
thank you very much!!!
Alexander Romanov
Let`s talk about something, discuss some topics may be
Andrey Mankunia
We can talk about EURO 2012, someone here likes the football?
Alexander Romanov
I dont. I like F1
Alia Nazyrova
Hello everybody :b I just adore English language n learning it's myself :) add me n let's chat on English :)
Andrey Mankunia
ok.....what you can say about Hamilton?
Gary Gardner
Hi, Just found this site and am new to vk. I'll be glad to respond in English to anyone - mainly because I don't speak anything else! I'm not interested in live chat but will carry on a correspondence. Gary
Svitlana Shtokaylo
Hello everbody! My name is Svitlana. I'm form Ternopil, Ukraine. And I want to communicate with you.
Simon Mackey
Hi, I have an average understanding of the "Queens English". What would you like to talk about ? It would be nice to talk to you or anyone else who wishes to mention anything.
Dmitry Yagnyatinsky
Hello! I'm looking for new friends too! Where are you from?
Nikolay Shpilko
North Italia
Svitlana Shtokaylo
we can discuss anything you like weather, education, hobbies, traveling and so on.... Where are you from?
Govind Bankani
Hi everyone. I'm from London. Anyone visiting London for the olympics this year? Hope everyone is doing well. Keep speaking English! ;-)
Govind Bankani
Thanks for your reply. I think the success of Euro2012 and the fact there were no major racial incidents conveyed the true message. The media put everything out of context. But I know there are area within Kiev that no black or Asian would venture.
Simon Mackey
Im from the London end of the UK. Im not sure how people here select their English level abilities? I see many 'pre' this and 'upper' that. How do you know? Is it people marking themselves?
Bogdan Stanislavsky
There are just few districts here in Kiev, that you shouldn't visit at night. And it doesn't matter are you black or white. It's not like Harlem or smth like that. On Euro 2012 everyone saw that such problem almost not exist here at all. Racism is bigger problem in Russia, I guess. Especially for asian people.
Alina Bityutskikh
I have never thought about this very problem such as racism in Russia. I work at school. There are a lot of children of other nationalities in our school, but all the children are equal for us
Govind Bankani
In 2008 there was huge media coverage of racial attacks on minorities in Moscow. It has slightly reduced but it is still present in Moscow and St Petersburg. I know each country has elements of racisms but in Russia it's very open. However, I haven't visited Russia so can't speak from personal experience. I'm sure not everyone is like the White skinhead gangs!!
Sesega Zhapova
It`s unbelievable that you "have never thought about this very problem such as racism in Russia" . "I work at school. There are a lot of children of other nationalities in our school, but all the children are equal for us" They are only children. though you are a Russian or you have european face, m.b. that`s why you don`t know about racism. If you were another nationality you would understand how it is dangerous to walk late on streets of big cities. it is dangerous for everyone, but if you have 'UNrussian' face it becomes more dangerous.
my English is not perfect, so sorry. I hope I wrote understanderbale)))
James Head
i agree, but a great mind it is
Anna Petrovna
HI!!!!
Katya Aranan
Thank you :)
I like ur mind just like u like mine :D
Ленара Смолянова
hi everybody!
Viktoria Dorozhnaya
Помогите перевести

Дорогая Элиза,огромное спасибо за Ваш отклик!

ОЗБС (Общество Защиты Бездомных Собак) - это международная добровольная,неприбыльная общественная организация помощи бездомным собакам.Мы существуем с 2 мая 2011 года,находимся мы в г.Киеве (Украина).

Акции и Мероприятия: наша организация ОЗБС участвует и поддерживает многие акции по защите животных например :"Fair Play","Кубок Барбоса"-на котором в этом году были почетными гостями немецкая принцесса Maja von Hohenzollern международный зоозащитный активист,борец за права животных и Andrea Cisternino - фотограф, активист за права животных.Видео http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8echnrSxRuY&feature=plcp

Наши акции и мероприятия:

Стерилизация: в своем городе мы стерилизуем бездомных собак как волонтеры, у нас есть свой рекламный ролик "Почему нужно стерилизовать собак" http://vk.com/community_ozbs?z=video-26633001_162043231

Акция : "Посылка помощи"-мы помогаем приютам, отправляем посылки с кормом,медикаментами,одеждой и другими нужными вещами http://vk.com/photo-26633001_279872159 .
Вот Винницкий приют которому мы мы помогаем http://vk.com/club4961797
Сейчас планируем отправлять посылки и в Донецкий приют "Пиф" http://vk.com/pif_dn .

Акция : "Подари дворняжке ДОМ"- строим будки для собак во дворах http://vk.com/page-26633001_43888969?z=photo-26633001_258151168%2Fa3b177e7e3c589e049 .

Акция: "Дай лапу,Друг!" : http://vk.com/album-26633001_152973916 в этом альбоме люди размещают объявления о бездомных животных которые ищут хозяина,благодаря этой акции очень много собак нашли своих хозяев!

Фотоконкурс: наша организация ОЗБС недавно провела интернет фотоконкурс для беспородных собак и их хозяев http://vk.com/album-26633001_157791449.Благодаря этому конкурсу люди узнали много интересных и счастливых историй по спасению бездомных животных.У нас было много номинаций и призов для участников.

Рубрика SOS-http://vk.com/album-26633001_158191921 в этом альбоме размещаются срочные объявления о помощи животным.Благодаря этому альбому очень много спасли жизней животных.Наша организация отправляет сертификаты на бесплатные обследования и лечение животных в разные города.

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Но наша главная задача- остановить беспредел местных властей - массовое уничтожение бездомных животных.Как это удалось предотвратить в связи с евро 2012 с помощью всемирных организаций по защите бездомных животных и протестов.
По окончании евро в Украине опять стали убивать,травить животных...вот ссылка на информацию от МЛЗЖ (Молодежной Лиги Защиты Животных) http://www.facebook.com/Dogicat/posts/388669154514640
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Благодаря тому,что существует такая организация как ваша ОIPA,мы сможем обмениваться такой информацией и бороться против убийств животных.
Мы очень хотим сотрудничать с Вами!И надеемся на Вашу поддержку,чтобы как можно эффективней помогать бездомных животным в Украине и других странах!
Спасибо!С Ув,Лариса Бородач!
Мой адрес:
г.Киев (Украина) улица.Кургановская 3,квартира 57,почтовый индекс 01014.
Elena Bazanova
Hi everybody!!!I'm Elena from Belarus. I hope to improve my English and make friends)))
Lilia Kardenas
Hi Elena, how is it going? Enjoying the summer?
Vadim Parkhots
Hello! Let's be friends!:)
What do you like to do? Can you cross-stitch?) How well do you cook?)
Vadim Parkhots
Good afternoon, let's talk, if you like, too! :)
How long do you learn English? Do you love it?
Lilia Kardenas
hi there! Have been studying English for 16 years already. Actually my dad is Italian, but he can speak English as well, so I've been learning the language since early childhood literally. I do like doing that, and you? Have you been learning English for a long time?
Vadim Parkhots
ach, my English's poor, I'm afraid) I've begun studying English for that May and I don't even know all English tenses yet. It's difficult to learn language by oneself...
Wow, Italian! Are you perhaps a polyglot?) How many languages do you know, Victoria?:)
Elena Bazanova
Виктория, nice to meet you!Thank you so much for this message).I'm really glad!
Yes, I enjoy the summer every year because I spend summer with my parents!
And do you enjoy the summer?
Elena Bazanova
Вадим, Thank you!With pleasure!I adore studying foreign languages and reading.I'm student at Minsk State Linguistic University and French is my first foreign language. I study also English and German, I can read in Turkish)So, I'm crazy about languages). I like dancing(Belly dance). I can't tell that I cook well, but I cook and I want to cook well cause I'm girl). And what about you?
Egor Malyarov
hello everybody
Alyona Korolyova
I wonder why on earth we should use the definite article in this phrase...?I'd rather say " She has had lunch" & omit "the" here.
Enrique Flores
You're probably right. I can't really remember the question itself but it's always better to simplify :)
Alyona Korolyova
Yep,agree) But in this case there are phrases "to have lunch,to have breakfast,to have dinner" and the like,which are used with no article,4 instance:He has had supper.And your previous phrase was She has had the lunch.I believe,you'd better omit " the" here not just to simplify,but it must be so according to the stict rule))
Artur Visotsky
Good evening! Im Arthur from Kyiv.
How do you do?))
Lilia Kardenas
no, I'm not, however I'd like to learn Italian, it's quite straightforward. I know three languages including Ukrainian and Russian, specialise in English. I do some English teaching, and I like that a lot. What are you doing now, working or studying?
Lilia Kardenas
I've got to work this summer, but I do enjoy my work, so I'm actually spending summer with pleasure :) You told Vadim you're fond of languages (sorry for eavesdropping, so to speak :) Do you read books in English, French or any other language you're studying?
Alyona Bystrova
hi everybody
what the theme are you disscusing?
Elena Bazanova
Виктория, good evening!So firstly I'm glad because you enjoy the summer, it's really cool! Today here it was cold, It's rain...But ok.Well, I adore reading, because I adore books) In my room I have many books in French, in English and even in German).I speak French well, so the most of my books are in French, I read many books in French because my speciality is a foreign literature(French), I read only one book in German(Erich Kastner-"Das doppelte Lottchen"it's about two girls who were sisters, it was interesting but not easy to read in German), and yesterday I began Oscar Wilde"The Plays"in English(My friend gave me this book at my birthday,so on holiday I have time to read it and I'm really glad!).My the most favourite book in French is "Une page d'amour(one page of love)"by Emile Zola. And if you want to know my opinion I think that read in foreign language is verry important and interesting. Sometimes I mark some words)))And do you read in English? Which foreign languages do you speak besides English?
Yulya Anikina
У меня есть желание встретиться и пообщаться в реале на английском. Можно компанией. Я живу в москве на калужской. Кто-нить ещё хочет? пишите в лс.
Elena Bazanova
Артур, good evening! I'm Elena from Belarus. Nice to meet you)I'm fine, thank you. And how are you?Are you student or you work?
I know about Kiev, it's very beautiful city, my friend lives and works in Kiev and I hope to visit Kiev one day.
Алёна, hello! Nice to meet you! Now are you? For exemple we are disscusing the books.Join us! You're welcome!
Vadim Parkhots
I'm on holidays till September. I'm a fourth year student and my speciality's civil engineering. To tell the truth, I must undergo a summer internship in the organization, but nobody cares:)
I know three languages like you:) Russian, Belarussian and English a little! Also I want to learn Polish too, but perhaps a bit later.
How do you have fun, Vicky? You are a student, aren't you?:)
Vadim Parkhots
I'm Belarusian too:) I ain't much of a languages but I endeavour to study them. I'd like to dance too! Not belly dance, but hustle) Now all days long I'm swimming and doing degree work! And sleeping, and eating!:) What are you doing now? Internship?)
PS Your English is very well!:)
Elena Bazanova
Вадим, thank you so much! You are so kind! But really I can't tell that my English is very well) Sometimes I have to search some words and I can't speak very fluently( But I try!!!But thank you!And I can tell that your English is very good!!!
So, now I'm on holiday, so I can sleep and eat all what I want )))I like it too))).
Yes, now I'm here. I ' m glad to write messages here, I'm glad to communicate in English.
And what is your native town?Are you student or you work?How old are you?
Artur Visotsky
Elena, im fine too. Im student, but now I've holiday. And what about you? I agree with you, it's beautiful city, but i haven't visited all interesting places yet, I had no time because of University. Welcome!) And from what city are you?
Elena Bazanova
Артур , good evening. I'm student too. I study at Minsk State Linguistic Univesity and I study foreign languages(French + English and also German). My native town is Bobruisk, but I study in Minsk so 9 month I live in Minsk). I like my country, it's really beautiful and clean!I invite you to visit Belarus)I'm on holiday too). What is your interests?
Artur Visotsky
Elena, Thank you) Oh,i am sure it is very interesting!
Im interested in medicine (since i study in medical university). I also like studing foreign languages (English and Spanish). I tried to study German, but i didn't like study books, i had found. What books do you use? Do you live in the hostel in Minsk?
And what about your interests?
Elena Bazanova
Artur, hello). So, you will be doctor! It's really great!And I will be teacher).
Do you mean the books for studying German?Well, I use Паремская(грамматика) and also some german books for ex. Lagune...Tell the truth I don't like German very much, I ' m crazy about Arabian and Turkish languages, by the way I can read in Turkish and I hope that the next year I'll learn Arabian in my University).It's my dream. I also like Spanish, it looks like French).
I adore reading, dancing(Belly dance) and of course studying the foreign languages).I like traveling, for example I travel around my nice country(I was in Vitebsk and in Grondno), I was also in France and in German...and in Ukrain(in Odessa and in Ternopol-in Ternopol I took part in the Championship of the world(Belly dance)in November 2010.
Yes, in Minsk I live in the hostel! Tell the truth it's fun!I found a lot of great people!
Do you speak Spanish well?) You know, I like when the man speak Spanish or French)It's so romantic))). Do you study foreing languages on the cours or youself?It's good. For me languages are my job, and I'm really happy to know that some people bisides them speciality speak foreign languages)
Have a nice day)))
Zhaukhar Khabashi
I've seen all your photos , you have a nice album !
It's good to be a polyglot , I'm persuaded that you can speak many languages , c'est vraiment formidable . But I was really surprised when I learnt that you know dancing also . It's great . Simply , I must say : well done ! I hope you will learn quickly Arabic , it's the language of people who live in paradise .
Elena Bazanova
Жаухар,Good evening! Nice to meet you! Your words are so kind and it's my pleasure). Yes, I can speak some languages, but the first place is for my French). I hope also that I can realise my dream and to learn Arabic)...I hope so. Yes, I dance, I adore dancing, no day without dance).Because dance is always in my heart. Thank you for your comment).I'm happy to heart it.Where are you from?
Artur Visotsky
Elena, hello!
Your future profession is great! Are you going to profess at the school or university?
Yes) Oh, Turkish sounds wonderful! My classfellow study it at the university. I wish you will have studied Arabian and Turkish!
I like reading too. What kind of book do you prefer? I'm reading "dogs heart" now.
I have been to Odesa many times when i was child, it's nice city. I like its port, Derebasovska, but i think it has changed since than.
What cities did you visit in France and German?
How long have you been going in Belly dance? Championship of the world is great achievement!
No, I dont speak Spanish well. I agree, these languages are very romantic. I like Spanish, Hispanic music (for example Shakira).
And do you speak French and German well?
I studied English at the school and the university, but now i'm studying English and Spanish myself.
Elena Bazanova
Hi.
Thank you so much you are so kind.
No, I’ll be teacher at school, but I want to be professor, so…I think to study more and I dream to study abroad.
I prefere reading French classical literature, I adore Emil Zola. But I read the books besides French. I read in French and in Russian, I adore my native language, some days ago I read the book of Vasil Bikov, it’s great! Now I’m reading two books(yes, I like to do that). The first one is Muriel Barbery”Delicacies”- I read it in Russian and the second is “The plays of Oscar Wide”-I read it in English.
During my holidays in France I visited Paris, Dijon, Cosne-sur-Loire, Nevers and Versaille, it was unforgettable!...so amazing and romantic…In Germany I was in Berlin, but I had no chance to see this city…I regret it…
Belly dance…yes, it’s my passion). I started to dance at the age of 16, so…in August it will be 6 years).
I can tell you that my French is really good, it’s my first foreign language and I adore French, I passed DELF(B2)some months ago, my German…it’s not very good, but I can speak German. I have many things to say but German grammar …”I want to kill myself”))). But I passed good my final exam because I was diligent).
What is your hobby? Do you like sport? Which countries have you visited? By the way, you can see my albums).
Take care.
Artur Visotsky
Hello,Elena!
Did you speak with people in France on their native language?
Is German grammar so difficult?
I like playing on guitar, and being a child I used to play on piano. Yes i like, but I am no going in for sport now. I have been to St. Peterburg, it was awesome!
But at the university my hobby is studying. It takes a lot of time.
I saw your photos, dancing, you look fine!
At what about your hobby?
Sanya Petrov
как же я вас всех понимаю, ребята :')
Elena Bazanova
Artur, yes I spoke in France with native speakers, it was very interensting!
Yes, for me the German grammar is difficult, you must learn all forms...
Thank you! And where is your photo?)
My hobby...I can tell that dance, reading and travel are my hobbies. I discover my native country, I was in Vitebsk and in Grodno, it was really cool!
St. Peterburg, Mmmmm...I daream to visit this city).
By the way, you will be a doctor, will you be a dentist or surgeon or...?
Have a nice day).
Dmitry Kaldarbekov
Hiho friends! Very very soon i will visit oj city Amsterdam! Hope, some1 will understand my English
Elena Bazanova
Дмитрий, Amsterdam is really cool!!! Good luck!
Olaf Urbanchik
personally I prefer eastern europe, right now I'm in Romania and its awesome.
Anonim Anonimovich
There is an exchange program in my country and I want to prepare for it. It's a free program, so the competition is strong. I have a month to practice my English that is not very good. Is here anybody who can help me?:))
Edgar Augushtu
Hi, everyone! I'm new to this group. I adore English, although my native language is Russian. My primary motivation to learn English is that I'm in love with American (and English) music and American movies. What reasons do You have to learn English? And, for the alternative topic, what movies, actors, directors do you like most?
Elena Bazanova
Hi, boys,I'm Elena from Belarus. Nice to meet you!
Олаф, I think that travel is always good, it's very interesting and useful!I like traveling and I think eastern Europe is a good choiсе!)
Аноним, I can help you, you are welcome) But my English isn't very ideal because it's my second foreign language).But if you want I'll be glad to help you).
Эдгар, nice to meet you!I started to learn English at the age of 12 at school, now I'm studying in Minsk State Linguistic University and I will be teacher and English my second foreign language.
I like movie. I like French movies, for exemple-"Choristers " and "You are welcome",I like "Leon", "Legends of the fall"and "The English patient". My fаvouritу actors are Ralph Fines, Edward Norton and Jean Reno. And what about you?
Enrico Adinolfi
Hi, my name is Enrico, I am italian. live in northern Italy, and I also speak a ( hopefully ) flawless english. If there's anyone in here who would be happy to brush up his / her italian and / or english, just feel free to send me a friendship request.
Why am I posting this ? I have been on Vk for some three months, I still don't really know why I am in here, but I am curious, and I like it - that is why. By the way, men and women are truly equally welcome )))
Edgar Augushtu
Hi, Elena. Nice to meet You too. Teacher, huh? This is great! It's a noble profession. Good luck in Your studies.
There's plenty of movies in my favorites list. Dances with Wolves and Braveheart, it's just to name a few. Edward Norton? Yes, a brilliant actor! Liked him in Fight Club and American History X very much.
Hi there, Enrico! It's a pleasure to meet an Italian in such place. With Internet world is like a big village, right? Everyone has a chance to make friends from anywhere. How about You? Do You like movies?
Enrico Adinolfi
Yes, that it's one of internet's pros )) And yes, I love movies ))
Ayan Tlegenov
hi everyone
Ulyana Rutar
hi everybody)
Lets talking
Elena Bazanova
Эдгар , thank you so much!
And what about you? Are you student?
I like American History X with E. Norton too.
Oleg Bugaev
Hey everybody and I'm Russian and I don't want to drink vodka I want to walk over a bear!
Murad Muradov
Hi everybody. My name is Jale. I am Azeri. I know the Russian, the English, the Turkish and the Azerbaijani languages. I know Russian because I'd lived in Russia for 12 years, I study English at school and Turkish is very similar to my native Azerbaijani language. Well, still I have one more year to study at school. I still have not decided who I want to be, but I know as whom i could work during the summer. Not long ago, I was on holiday in Turkey. Most of me there was the work of animators. All u need to work as an animotor is knowledge of english and of course , turkish. What I liked in this work, for animators, it is exactly like the resort, just rather paying, they are paid. Imagine, sea, pool, free food, free drinks, fun, and most important thing is 1000 $ per month. You just need to comunicate with people , trying to make their holidays even better :)
Anna Berdnikova
Hi there! I am russian from Russia:P I've been learning english for all my life and sometimes I think that I will never learn it!:( But sometimes I feel like I am a master of learning any languages..So...I am a student of institute in Rostov-on-Don. I am studyig ecomonic but I think it's not what I want...it's just a safety. I like reading books..a lot...I can't understand people who tell that they don't read books at all...it's insane and stupid not to read, It's my view. So I don't know what else to tell about me:) just ask:) I may answer to you:P
Mad Ashell
I am stil trying to figure this site out, but i am from the United States, and if you need help just ask me.
Simon Mackey
You sound like a very intelligent young lady. It's inspiring to hear someone who prefers books over computer games. I wonder if this comes from within you, or was in your upbringing?
Anna Berdnikova
Maybe this is my upbringing:) I don't know actually. I just think that books make us better. They are my friends since I was 6 and I have been still keeping reading. It's a so wonderful feeling when you are in different world. Watch a different life( in your mind), you agree or not with person in there...Think if you did the same thing...It's an interesting dispute inside of you...This is my opinion:)
Inna Tafrova
Hi everybody! I am from Ukraine. I learn English during 9 years in school. It is my favourite subject. I want to be a translator=)
I agree with you, Ann. I think books develop our outlook:) A person who didn't read any book in his life is rather stupid.
Few years ago I read different books, but now I don't have enough time for it) I read them, but not so often)
Alisa Lanskaya
As for me, I don't like reading. This may sound crazy but... Whatever. I know, books give us a lot of wisdom and experience, show people's thoughts and feelings etc. But I can't choose books for myself, I don't know WHAT to read now, modern literature just don't get my attention, and that's sad, you know. All those vampire stuff makes me go insane, but classic also isn't my fav type of literature. So, I'm kind of lost. But what I know for sure is that people who don't like reading or just don't have enough time for it aren't STUPID (as it was said in the previous post by Inna).
Katya Aranan
actually...a lot depends on WHAT kind of books you're reading...)
People... Chose the correct books and develop your mind and soul! :D
Satish Kumar
Hi everyone :D :)
Alisa Lanskaya
U rly think it's so easy, don't you? (to ekaterina)
Satish Kumar
:D
Alisa Lanskaya
Satish, what r u laughing at?
Graf Kaliostro
Hi everyone! Alisa if you don't know what to read, read books which is more useful for you even if it's not interesting.
Anna Grigoryeva
INNA, COULD YOU TELL ME WHAT TYPE OF BOOKS NAVE YOU READ. IF YOU DO NOT MIND, YOU CAN EVEN WRITE DOWN THE TITLES OF THE BOOKS!IT WILL SO KIND OF YOU.AND I WILL BE VERY GLAD
Anna Dudkovskaya
Hi all!I am Anna.I am 13.I am from Belarus.I love to talk.If you have some questions fore me,I will answer you with pleasure.
P.S. I am very sorry for any mistakes in tekst.Understand,due to age...
Satish Kumar
she is my friend
Alisa Lanskaya
Граф, it isn't worth it. I don't need just wasting my time.
Alisa Lanskaya
Btw, who watches London 2012? What's ur opinion 'bout our country's 'success'?
Katya Aranan
I understand it's not that easy..but...
It's better to read classical books, famous all over the world... Than just pieces of paper that don't give us anything at all...)

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