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First lessons at ESOL level 3

First lessons at ESOL level 3 disappointed us, probably because we expected to learn something, not to be verified in relation to the knowledge we already have. We started the lesson by trying to find out which of our colleagues drank coffee in the morning, who came to school by bus, who slept until late… We were then divided into groups and we took the colleague a kind of mini-interview to find out what his name is, where he is from, if he has children…

We then listened to a short phone call and we were asked to answer some questions about what we had heard. Very few were those who understood something. Later, after the model on the form received, we were asked to write a short text about ourselves – who we are, where we come from, where we work, how old we are. We felt like we were six and went to school for the first time.

The second lesson seemed to be more advanced, but still not enough to give us the feeling that we were learning something. Read More

The national flower of scotland – purple thistle

With each new day I like Scotland more and more. I have always liked the Celtic symbols, without knowing that the Scots are proud of them. Only when I stepped onto this green earth did I find out. The same thing happened with the thistle. I always liked this flower. I recently learned that the national flower of Scotland is the thistle.

I bought the book Life in the United Kingdom to find out more about the country in which I decided to live. I smiled happily when I found, between her pages, a picture with a thistle. How many times have I photographed the thistle in my yard, not knowing that I was actually taking pictures of the national flower of Scotland, the symbol of Scotland?

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There is always a little… behind every…

There is always a little truth behind every “Just kidding“.

There is always a little emotion behind every “I don’t care“.

There is always a little knowledge behind every “I don’t know“.

There is always a little pain behind every “It’s okay“.

There is always a little curiosity behind every “just wondering“. Read More

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. 😀 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

Cele mai populare cauciucuri auto

Cauciucurile auto sunt importante pentru a putea conduce in siguranta si pentru a putea avea o performanta ridicata a masinii. Daca aveti o masina cu o capacitate cilindrica ridicata, este important in special sa respectati importanta anvelopelor si sa analizati atent starea lor inainte de a pleca la orice drum. Multi soferi tind sa nu ofere atentia necesara pneurilor si astfel se ajung la evenimente rutiere nefericite, precum explozii sau rupturi care duc la inutilitatea anvelopelor. Read More

I don’t need therapy, I just need to go to Italy

I was on the brink of making a depression because of the bad weather in Scotland. I was tired with keen winds, endless rains, cold and excessive humidity. I booked my holiday in February for September 2018. I decided to be Sardinia, a very beautiful island with mild weather. I remembered that, somewhere on the Internet, I found a funny picture with a message that was perfect to me. I printed it and stuck it on the suitcase with which I went on vacation in Sardinia: I don’t need therapy, I just need to go to Italy.

In 2019 we will go on holiday in Spain. I’m looking for a suggestive message, preferably a message in lyrics, with rhyme. 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

Happy women’s day!

Happy women’s day to all ladies in here!
Wishing you all the best! I hope will be a great day for everyone.

I’m curious to find out how women around the world spend this day. I would like to have a English blog known and appreciated by many people so I can get comments and find out what you do, my dear ones, on March 8, no matter where you live.

In Romania women receive flowers and candy or even more expensive gifts. Children give mothers their greetings, as well as small handmade gifts at school. Some companies offer employees a night at the restaurant, sometimes with a male striptease show. Men also offer various gifts to their wives and mothers. Read More

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