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Мы - не носители языка, мы так или иначе связаны с английским - кому-то нужен для работы/учебы, кто-то учит для себя.

We speak English. And are damn proud of it!)

Our rules:

1) We don't write in Russian (click)

Guys? Cinema?

You have other 22 hours to speak Russian!
Good morning, angels!
Dear all,
How about going to cinema together? I'm rather shy and it's a bit terrifying for me to meet new people, especially if we're supposed to speak only English.
But for me personally going to the cinema would not be so scary ;)

I suggest "Dome Cinema": films in English (with Russian translation by headphones).

At the moment it would be great to know who's in. Later we can choose our film, date and time).

Yours sincerely,

@темы: discussion, meetings


Лучше ужасный конец, чем бесконечный ужас
I hope some of us are here. =)
Have anybody visited english- courses in native-speakers countries? I mean proramms for summer or smth like that. May you share the experience, please.

@темы: help needed


game which eats my time lately

bet on both sides | do what you must
Recently I stumbled upon yet another game "how well do you know your English". It's spelling game - you need to chose correct word from three offered versions. It's worksafe - meaning there are no bright flashes and unexpected sounds.


I confess I never get further 2nd level yet because I am really inattentive and too hasty. Of all my failures only one happened because I honestly didn't know the right spelling.

@темы: games


Anyone alive?)

Не бойтесь же: вы лучше многих воробьев. (Св. Евангелие от Матфея, 10:31)
Hey, everyone). Anyone alive and still enthusiastic, eh?

Tell me about the amount of English in your life lately, would you? I've been working for almost three years in a place where I don't need English at all, and now I have to admit that my English became very poor(.

@темы: discussion


We haven't written anything for a while

Not that I have anything especially fun to write now, but here is a web-site with jokes about English language: www.ahajokes.com/english_jokes.html

And a sample from there:

The English Language

Have you ever wondered why foreigners have trouble with the English Language?

Let's face it
English is a stupid language.
There is no egg in the eggplant
No ham in the hamburger
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.
English muffins were not invented in England
French fries were not invented in France.

We sometimes take English for granted
But if we examine its paradoxes we find that
Quicksand takes you down slowly
Boxing rings are square
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

If writers write, how come fingers don't fing.
If the plural of tooth is teeth
Shouldn't the plural of phone booth be phone beeth
If the teacher taught,
Why didn't the preacher praught.

If a vegetarian eats vegetables
What the heck does a humanitarian eat!?
Why do people recite at a play
Yet play at a recital?
Park on driveways and
Drive on parkways

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy
Of a language where a house can burn up as
It burns down
And in which you fill in a form
By filling it out
And a bell is only heard once it goes!

English was invented by people, not computers
And it reflects the creativity of the human race
(Which of course isn't a race at all)

That is why
When the stars are out they are visible
But when the lights are out they are invisible
And why it is that when I wind up my watch
It starts
But when I wind up this observation,
It ends.

@темы: lol


just joke

@темы: lol


word: grrrl

пренебречь, вальсируем
A "grrrl" is a strong and independent young woman who is comfortable with her sexuality.

@темы: english dictionary


word: plausible

пренебречь, вальсируем

@темы: dictionary


пренебречь, вальсируем

"DINKY" is an acronym that stands for dual income no kids yet, and is often applied as a marketing term to childless gay and lesbian couples who are suspected to have a higher income because they don't have child expenses.

@темы: urban dictionary, word of the gay


пренебречь, вальсируем

A "celesbian" is an openly or allegedly gay female celebrity. In recent times the term has evolved to include those celebrities who claim they are lesbian or bisexual as a publicity stunt.

@темы: word of the gay


пренебречь, вальсируем

"Write Shit Down". A popular method of organization. Works equally well in one's personal or professional life.
Dude, you don't need ritalin. Just use the WSD method - trust me, you won't forget things anymore and you'll actually get them done!

@темы: urban dictionary


пренебречь, вальсируем

An academic work passed off as scholarly yet researched entirely on Wikipedia.
"An A on my English paper? That's a fine piece of Wikidemia!'

@темы: urban dictionary


пренебречь, вальсируем

The time after your purchase of a good or service and before 'buyer's remorse' happens.
The moneymoon is over, I realize now that buying that boat was a waste of money.

@темы: urban dictionary


пренебречь, вальсируем
nom de strip

A name assumed for glamour photography / pornography / other sexual activity when an alias might be advisable; one's stripper name.

"She's principal fiscal advisor to the mayor nowadays, but I remember her fondly as Lola Wetness."
"Lola Wetness?"
"Her nom de strip."

@темы: urban dictionary



пренебречь, вальсируем
A person who always underestimates the time necessary to do something or get somewhere.
"Hey, Cindy. you know my parents are expecting us in 20 minutes."
"No problem. I just have to wash the dishes, take a shower, do my hair, walk the dog and then I'm all good to go. See you in 15."
"You are such a chronoptimist! I'll see you in 45."

@темы: urban dictionary


English jokes and American jokes

Не бойтесь же: вы лучше многих воробьев. (Св. Евангелие от Матфея, 10:31)
I've bought two small books last year, "100 American jokes" and "100 English jokes". I've recognized most of the jokes or at least their themes: we could certainly acknowledge those jokes as our own Russian ones. There are two ways to explain this phenomenon: either a joke is something that just doesn't fit into the borders of one country, or the editor simply translated the jokes he knew into English and thought it would do))

American jokes:

A guy from Georgia enrolled at Harvard and on his first day he was walking across the campus and asked an upperclassman (drawling heavily), "Excuse me, can you tell me where the library is at?"
The upperclassman responded, "At Harvard we do not end sentences with prepositions."
The Georgian then replied, "Well then, could you tell me where the library is at, asshole?"

Some small-time crooks decided that people were so stupid that they would accept 18 dollar bills if somebody gave them any. So they carefully made some plates and printed some up, and went to a small town to try them out. They got up to a shopkeeper and talked for a while, then casually said, "Say, can you give my change for an 18 dollar bill?"
"Sure," said the old shopkeeper. "What would you like, three 6's or two 9's?"

English jokes:

For the first time in many years, an old man traveled from his rural town to the city to attend a movie. After buying his ticket, he stopped to purchase some popcorn.
Handing the attendant 1£, he couldn't help but comment, "The last time I came to the movies, popcorn was only 20 pence."
"Well, sir," the attendant replied with a grin, "You're really going to enjoy yourself. We have sound now..."

When I was young I hated going to weddings; it seemed that all of my aunts and grandmotherly types used to come up to me, poke me in the ribs and cackle, "You're next".
They stopped that kind of thing after I started doing the same to them at funerals.

@темы: lol


Let's play! Topics: My job

Не бойтесь же: вы лучше многих воробьев. (Св. Евангелие от Матфея, 10:31)
Let's play! The game is called "Topics". You know, those "topics" that we were forced to learn by heart at school, like, "My family", "Winter holidays", "My flat" and etc)

Today the topic is: My job

You speak on the Topic, using three sentences.
The first one contains 3-5 words.
The second contains 6-10 words.
And the last one - 11-30 words.

Prepositions = words!
The best part of it: you can cheat)) I am = 2 words. I'm = 1 word.
I am going to = 4 words. I'm gonna = 2 words.

And of course try to make it humorous (if your job doesn't make you feel completely... tragic))

For example

I'll start)

1. My job is читать дальше

@темы: lol


We have been too quiet for a while, haven't we?

Years ago, my sister studied in a "law for foreign students" program in Boston. Since her fellow students were, predicatbly, from all over the world, the abundance of accents and ways of speech was astounding. Once, a fellow student asked her after class:
-Eera, do you want to go wheel washig?
-What? - asked my curious sister who has never hears of such an exotic passtime.
-Wheel washing. You know, for fun.
-Where would you go to do it?
-To a harbor, on a boat.
A boat with wheels? Like an old steam-boat? And in all her life my sister never suspected that they needed washing...
-Are the wheels on the boat?
-No, outisde!
Well, that is in keeping with the steam-boat, though my sister.
-And how do you wash them? With a broom?
-No, you look outside, maybe take a camera...
-Ah! "Watching!" You mean, "looking at them"?
-Yes, yes!
-And why would you look at wheels?
-They are interesting. They are so big!
Failing to understand how wheels, even big, can be interesting, my sister questioned further:
-And do they spin?
This got the guy to pause.
-I don't think they spin, - he said thoughtfully, - But they dive, and make fountains, and they are really big animals.
He meant "whale watching" - a popular sight on the Atlantic shore. My sister did go.

@темы: lol, how to say it?



вождь Мелкая Река
Такое ощущение, будто меня связали, и одновременно другое ощущение, будто, если бы развязали меня, было бы еще хуже. © Франц Кафка
There have often been misunderstandings between the US and Europe and
especially because of different languages used in Europe.

There are also differences in spelling of languages in the US so it
would be good if everyone would make the same changes to better
understand each other.

European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English
will be the official language of the European Union rather than
German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that
English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-
year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will
make the sivil servants jump with joy.

The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up
konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.
read more

(c) from here

@темы: lol


It's funny.

Летать, так летать!
Never bring outdoor plants into the house. Garden
Grass Snakes also known as Garter Snakes (Thamnophissirtalis) can be
dangerous. Yes, grass snakes, not rattlesnakes.

Here's why......... A couple in Baltimore, Maryland
had a lot of potted plants. During a recent cold spell, the wife was
bringing some of them indoors to protect them from a possible freeze.

читать дальше

@темы: lol

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