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ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) level 3

Everything is starting from the moment when I choose to go to the college for ESOL, which means English to Speakers of Other Languages. I pass the test and they consider I am level 3, so I will go to the ESOL level 3 this year. My husband and my nephew as well. I checked on internet to find out what means esol level 3. The teacher told me I am level 4-5 to reading and writing, but I am only 2-3 to listening and speaking. As usually when I’m looking for something on internet, I read a lot and I go from information to information, even when I don’t need to do this.

If you are ESOL level 3, that means you can understand what they speak and you can tell them about you, even you make some mistakes, some grammatical errors. You can make sentences linked with “but”, “and”, because”, like me in this article. ūüėÄ You have a limited vocabulary and have frequent hesitations and requests for repetition and clarification when you speak. Don’t worry, if you go to the college for ESOL Read More

Blogs about life

I’m looking for blogs written in English. I have already lost two hours of my life with no satisfactory results. Google brings to my eyes blogs about how to learn or improve your English. I searched for blogs about life and I got back hundreds of blogs of some celebrities. I’m interested in simple people like me and you, not the lying lives of the stars.

I do not know where to start looking to get to what interests me. I do not even intend to spend my last day of my holiday reading hundreds of blogs in the hope that at least one of them has a blog-roll from where to start the selection. I want to read the life stories of others, I want to see what other persons write about people living in other parts of the world, I want to discover new habits, new places and enjoy words.

To be clearer, I must say that I’m not interested in blogs where mothers write about their babies, how they feed them, or how many times Read More

What do you do to turn the world into a better place?

I’m afraid of the cold outside world. Low temperatures in the Scottish country make cars, trees, and grass in white, motionless statues during the night. I’m especially afraid of people who are getting colder, more aggressive, more impassive. The earth, though spins on an axis, seems to be heading in the wrong direction. Everybody should be afraid of the times that will come. What kind of world will we leave to our children?

We live our lives in more or less crowded houses, drive cheaper or more expensive cars, eat better or worse, and all the while we pass impassively to the dramas of others. Do we ever think, when we take a shower or when we rock in the pool, that on Earth live children who do not have a cup of fresh water to drink? Do we think of bitterness that has nothing to eat? But to those who die because medical treatments are too expensive and they can not afford to pay? Read More

Freelancer – Can you earn money if you work from home writing articles?

I’ve been working for seven years as a freelancer. I write on my blogs, but also on my clients’ sites. I’ve written paid articles, press releases, essays, paid advertisements, SEO articles,¬†children’s stories, adult stories and more. One of my blogs is very well positioned: DA 45, PA 45. I earn a lot of money with him. It’s a blog written in Romanian.

Do you have an article job and are looking for a experienced and a skilled blogger which can write in whatever form you want? I will be glad to help you and the price of an article written by me will please you. For collaborations or any information I can be contacted at the email address sas.vienela(at)yahoo.com.

Since I moved to Scotland and I started learning a little English, I’ve been thinking of trying to find new opportunities, earning money as a freelancer writing in English. I already knew about the existence of the freelancer site, I had an account opened there. I applied to a few jobs Read More

The most beautiful photos

I remember that in the summer of 2013 I heard that there are people who make nice pictures and sell them, earning money to live with. I always enjoyed taking pictures. I was going through a hard time and I had no money at all. I thought I could make good pictures to sell to those who needed them. I read on the internet that there are companies who buy photos that are representative of their business, that there are bloggers who need pictures to illustrate their articles, so my dream of earning money makes what I like growing bigger.

I started by making my accounts on all sorts of intermediary sites that offered people the opportunity to sell and buy photos. Of course, these sites were asking for a commission, but that was not a problem if I could sell a lot of beautiful photos. In my imagination, companies and bloggers would have fought to buy the pictures that I was making, or even offered extra money, only to be able to use them. I have to tell you that, in my imagination, I was already the best photographer in Europe, on Earth even. I already saw myself rich and famous because of my excellent pictures. Read More

How do I learn English well?

One day, many years ago, I decided to go to the world, to make a better life. I would have liked to close my eyes and put my finger on the map of the earth, to choose randomly, to take my life as an adventure, but at home I had moral obligations and I did not allow myself the luxury of taking sufficiently unthinking decisions.

I headed to Italy, a country that was then quite rich, with plenty of opportunities for strangers working. I only knew a few basic words, but I had confidence in myself, in people, in luck, and in my power to take life, to struggle with hardship and to win. I needed about three months to learn Italian, a language quite similar to Romanian. I could communicate easily with people, I could understand what I was asked to do, I could laugh at their jokes and even managed to make jokes.

Day by day I was getting better. I worked hard in Italy, I taught well the language of those warm, welcoming, loving people. I still remember Read More

3 Bedroom Flats and Houses to rent in Bathgate, West Lothian

3 Bedroom Flats and Houses to rent in Bathgate, West Lothian

We thought everything would be simple: we would come to Scotland, find a job, work honestly, respect the people and the laws of this country, and live better than living in our country. Unfortunately, reality shows us daily that life is never easy. We are looking for a house to rent, to be close to the workplace, to have time to rest and to do our chores. We can not find it. People told us we had chances to watch the gumtree. I do this a few times a day, but the offers there do not match our needs or, if they fit, the claims of homeowners (landlords) and especially agencies are far beyond what we can offer.

We need, as I wrote above, a house or a three-room apartment or several rooms in Bathgate. I also accept somewhere near Blackburn, Withburn etc. Tenders are quite low and claims are beyond our capabilities. I do not necessarily mean the money they ask for rent, although this money is sometimes too many, but especially because the real estate agency requires a permanent employment contract, for example. Where do we get that, if we work through an agency for the time being? This means that we only have two options: sleeping on the street or staying in those who are hosted now, and who are only rented apartments far away from our workplace. Read More

What is a blog and who can make a blog?

What is a blog?

I first heard the blog term six years ago and I immediately searched for details on the Internet, as if I was feeling that it would attract me as a magnet and give me an addictive pleasure. From Wikipedia I found out that “A¬†blog¬†(a¬†truncation¬†of the expression “weblog”)[1]¬†is a discussion or informational¬†website¬†published on the¬†World Wide Web¬†consisting of discrete, often informal¬†diary-style text entries (“posts”). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page. ”

I was lucky to find a personal writing blog with much excitement and that made me want to try to do something like that. I did not know anything about blogs except the ones written above. Blogspot is a beginner-friendly platform, so in less than two hours we had a blog. I needed an email address and a google account. Anyone possessing such a thing can make a blog. Read More

The reason why the houses in the UK are built in this way

A week ago I had a little domestic accident. Maybe I would not have given much importance to this little accident, but it does not let me work, sleep, and even climb the stairs of the apartment. I feel like I’m a bad robot. I had to take a break from work and stay at home, and here I found it hard to get out of bed or go to the kitchen on the ground floor.

All this pain made me wonder what was at the head of the architects who, all over the UK, built houses that have the kitchen on the ground floor and the upstairs bathroom. How can a man with disabilities or an elderly man handle himself in such a home? As long as you’re young, it’s a pleasure to climb and descend stairs. You strengthen your leg muscles, keep in shape, as you would say. But what do you do when old age or a health problem prevents you from going to the bathroom or kitchen without the help of others?

Did the architects also think about these difficult moments in human life? Has he suffered from the suffering that those left alone will endure, when they will struggle to warm up their tea or go to the toilet, climbing and descending all the steps of the house? Read More

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