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21:57 

Conditionals and places

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
422. Soon I will be able to give lectures on Conditionals at any times of the day and of the night. Probably the Universe makes me learn them this way - by presenring demo-lessons to language schools (no idea why I always come across this very topic). I do like the feeling when I manage to present my knowledge of English in English in a proper way. And this is the very thing I like speaking of teaching. That with every other explanation your presentation becomes better. So do your language skills. Frankly speaking, this is the reason that induced me to prepare a demo-lesson for an interview via Scype yesterday. Being a teacher is not my dream job (I am not that big fan of people) but this is quite likely to be a single job that gives me an opportunity to stay a student, a learner. To stay always alert of the language usage. As I always worry that I forget things (rules, words, information of any kind) this seems to be a chance to worry a bit less than usual.

9. I have noticed that lately my life sometimes tend to focus around some places, I mean places on the map. Although there is no obvious connection between them. For example a number of ehibitions I've recently attended took place not far from Saint Isaac's Square: ProToArt festival, the Maps exhibition at the headquarters of the Russian geographical society or The State Museum of the History of Religion. Another example - the area around the subway station of Chernyshevskaya. The language school where I was working in July, the place where there was an interview and an introduction to the position of a call-centre operator (not sure whether I will study some data I should know almost by heart or not). Then there also the library is sutuated where I listened to a lection on duelling and where I'm going to have a job interview (yep, I'm looking for a job without any system or any logic). I like the way all these events enriched and are enriching these places for me. Like more details appeared there which related to me. The same is true for other places as well but the fact that I've found myself there recently so often somehow underlines the feeling of the place.

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@музыка: Павел Кашин – Аристократы

@темы: Status quo, arbeit macht frei, лингвофетишизм, разговор за чашкой коньяка, тесты, язык: английский

14:32 

2 in 1: Инглиш и дыбр

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
6. Have returned to reading 'How to teach English'. It's interesting to see that many ideas that the book describes were given us when I studied at our University in Rostov. Though probably in some different way, probably some foci differed but all the same. Now I'm going through chapter 5 and I can't say that I'm coming across anything totally new. That means that I have an idea more or less what teaching is (probably I don't know some concepts, terms and methods but I use them without thinking). That's somehow connected with my teachers from different language schools I attended. Because since the very beggining of my urge to languages I've paid attention how they gave information. But I am interested in finishing this book to be aware of terms and concepts, to understand the essence of the methods. To speak the language teachers of the English language use. For example "ESA lesson sequence". That divides the lesson into an Engage part, a Study part and an Activate part. That's quite a natural divisioin... but when you know that as an approach that provides your teaching with some system and structure. I'll try to keep on reading, come what may.

38. Finally I somehow enjoyed freestyle waltzing coz we were given some patterns and opportunity to practice them. So freestyle is stopping to be so terryfing ....like 'what I am suppose to do, how I suppose to react... let me go'. Sometimes I was able to predict my partner's actions and answer to them just in time. That appeared to be quite possible. But you have to be very attentive and careful. A funny thing: How does a lady understand that it's time to do an inside turn? When a gentleman raises his left hand up. Like a Pavlov's dog. Can't get rig of this very image.

1. From what I've got from the plot of 'American Psyho' I have to admit that a film is not worse than a book. The book contains too many details that copy each other, moreover, it slurs the character's development. To my liking it lacks contemplating. It lacks grounds. Though their absence is likely to mean something as well. As for the film. This time the lack of screen time did good. They have to reach the scenes to house as much infomation given in the book as possible. So it results in a number bright pieces forged together. That made dynamics. Especially I appreciated how Patrick's views on some music bands were presented. In the film they are adressed to other characters not to a reader/viewer. That shows the difference between Patrick and other people, what they focus on.

@темы: язык: английский, читайте книжки!, ты так любишь эти фильмы, трактат о драконах, маленькие девочки с тягою к Танатосу, лингвофетишизм, в любой непонятной ситуации - танцуй!, arbeit macht frei

12:49 

It's seems to be high time!

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
Right now I am looking through the manuals to brush up (at least) my English. That somehow helps me to restore my confidence in my command of language. No matter how pathetic it looks like.

So, today I've come across Tenses and revised 'Different ways of expressing future actions.'

The ways are from the manual, the examples are from my life (well, more or less).
Well, this is the point to keep a diary, isn't it?

Here is 4 ways to express future actions without using Future Tenses

@темы: future tense expression, always there is a way, Everyone has his cybergirlfriend in the basement, и это пройдет, лингвофетишизм, полезное, учение мое, язык: английский, языческое

11:25 

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21:42 

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12:10 

Of Melnibone

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
The runeblades. A word which triggers memory a lot in search of forgotten dreams and forgotten worlds. Those you've dreamed about yet without knowing what of universes they refer to. Then you come across the word and your memories unfold. It is as if you were where once, you saw that world before, you were a part of it as you recognize it the way only people recognize the place which they know very well or they knew.

Probably I should thank my kinda perverted mind which presents me such alluring images. Sometimes they are the only reality of which I am quite certain.


@музыка: Blind Guardian–Tanelorn

@темы: Status quo, facinating, made my day, to the Sea!, интровертное, немного огня тебя может спасти, омут памяти, сказка на ночь, сквозь песни и тени, тысячей птиц разлететься, читайте книжки!, язык: английский

14:35 

Дайджест по 2017

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
Мои новогодние праздники - это просто гонка со временем выходит/вышла. Никаких ленивых "полежашек под фильмец" не вышло.

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@музыка: Последнее Испытание - Я дам тебе имя

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@темы: омут памяти, интровертное, РнД, Status quo, 2017, ты так любишь эти фильмы, учение мое, читайте книжки!, язык: английский, язык:немецкий

22:53 

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21:30 

All well that ends well

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
The course on Shakespeare is finished. Well, it had its advantages and disadvantages. But I'd like to focus on some details which appeared to be interesting to me.

Week 1 was devoted to Shakespeare himself and the places where he lived and worked. So I'm enumerating some things I've found useful to know:
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From Futurelearn.com, retold by me:shy:

@темы: Futurelearn, QuiteInteresting, armchair education, лингвофетишизм, полезное, учение мое, язык: английский

11:27 

FutureLearn, I'm back

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
Trying to catch up all on-line courses I've got involved thank to FutureLearn. Despite the fact that now I do lack time to do things which stand apart my study at the university. But I definitely find this change of activity quite relaxing. Moreover, I can expand my general knowledge about the world and sometimes even go deeper into the fields which recently have drawn my attention. I enjoy idle and at the same time real takls which tutors provide to learners. A lot of interesting things turn up during each course. That's why I consider them time worthy.

For the last two days I've covered up a bit more than two weeks of "Exploring English: Shakespeare". Still 1 week left. I hope I will go on as there are several amazing courses I am really interesting in and I'm not going to give up.

But stick to the point, I still gonna give a feedback or rather a summary on the Shakespeare course to highlight things which appeared to be new for me, which really excited me.

But at the momemt I'm starting with some expressions I'd like to remember, which were introduced in Shakespeare's plays:

- POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE
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- TO BE-ALL AND END-ALL
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- THE WORLD IS MY OYSTER
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- A NIGHT OWL
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- TO BREAK THE ICE
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- TO TEMPT FATE
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- A FATE WORSE THAN DEATH
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- TO SEAL SOMEONE'S FATE
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@темы: язык: английский, учение мое, полезное, лингвофетишизм, armchair education, FutureLearn

14:25 

Futurelearn - Stereoscopy - week 2 - the End

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
I've finished the course on streoscopy and stereoscopic photography provided by FutureLearn and the University of Edinburgh. I can say that it was quite useful (as when I started my offline photo course I felt quite comfortable when we went through the history of photography as I knew some names and got the connections between them. Not a big deal but... I did enjoy this feeling) and exiting. I really got interested in stereophotography and I am even thinking over the possibility of doing something like that. It definitely has a certain charm.

Stick to the point: During the course there were some discussions on relevant topics. This one I'd like to speak on here. You, whoever you are, welcome to share your thoughts about it, as usual.

Here it is

@темы: язык: английский, учение мое, разговор за чашкой коньяка, полезное, лингвофетишизм, armchair education, Stereoscopy, Futurelearn, Feedback

13:45 

Развлекаюсь как могу!

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
Можно пройти тут

1. 15-ти минутный тест экспресс-проверки


2. 50-ти минутный тест на получение сертификата



3. на получение сертификата plus


запись создана: 11.08.2016 в 15:17

@музыка: Adam et Eve. La seconde chance

@темы: язык: английский, учение мое, тестирование на уровень владения языком, полезное, лингвофетишизм, EFSET

14:23 

Futurelearn - Stereoscopy - week 1

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
I've looked through 25 pages of brilliant examples of stereoscopic photographs provided by the National Museum of Scotland. Most of them belong to the Victorian period when they were made. And I've alredy have something to say about what catched my attention above all others.

The photos of amazing gothic architecture:
www.nms.ac.uk/explore/collection-search-results...

more links

I think architecture is a perfect subject for such photos. As it provides depth to the pictures. It invites audience to follow inside the picture, creates a maze inspite its (of architecture) clear forms. Literally one can't take their eyes off. Of course, one need have a special equipment, that combines two pictures together and makes them a singe one. I have to applied my imagination until I get a chance. They are definitely worth seeing.

I wish Scotland was a bit closer, speaking not about kilometeres, but about opportunities.

@музыка: Das Musical Dracula– Nosferatu

@темы: язык: английский, учение мое, полезное, the National Museum of Scotland, made my day, facinating, armchair education, Writing in English, Stereoscopy, Futurelearn, Feedback

20:22 

Futurelearn - Film Production - 1 week

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
I came across this online learning platform thanks to somebody's post (I guess that somebody is in my favourites here, but I cannot find this note with the link any more). It's a shame as I prefer to mention people whose ideas I used and use. As a matter, of fact this probably doesn't matter. Because you can easily google it like "Futurelearn.com".

Well, there are lots of different corses made by different universities or some other companies and institutions. Everyone is free to join any course. No payment unless you want to obtain a participation certificate. To do this you need pounds.

I've decided to try not only because I liked a couple of courses but also to master the language as all of them are in English. That's why I try to leave comments, express my opinion on that or this issue. I've been finishing my first week of the course called "Film Production". Recently, I really get interested in the topic, but at the moment I can't find any opportunity to study it offline. No money and time either. so I just thought that it might be a good idea to learn some things this way. Just to be aware of how this industry works in general.

Within the first week you get a brief outlook on the industry. There are articles and short videos with the information. The rest is up to you.

All is organized in a typical "american" way: you're welcome, share your thoughts, there are no loosers here... no demands... choose your pace. That's nice, but after years of typical russian education it's still a bit weird though I don't have any prejudices about "nice and easy and comfortable way of study".

The introductory course seems to be quite supeficial, but it gave me some food for thought. It really gives you time to get information step by step. Now I have an idea about main phases of film production, people who are responsible for each phase, in general. The most interesting task for me was to look through the closing credits searching for some unusual and/or unknown job positions. I'm still working out on my list. Also the students have to study the budgets of their favourite films and find out what budget type they are reffered to.

By the end of week a quizze awaits for me. Probably, I'll do it tomorrow. Look through the week information once again, brush up a couple of classifications, stages of productions, key "players" on the set.

We'll see what is coming next.

Not sure, whether it is useful to write such notes every week or not. In fact, mostly this is just a retell of what this course looks like. But I'd like to do it because in my opinion writing in English is always for good. And maybe, just MAYBE I'd have some thoughts to share. Why not, at last?

@темы: учение мое, ты так любишь эти фильмы, полезное, лингвофетишизм, armchair education, Writing in English, Futurelearn, Film Production, Feedback, Everyone has his cybergirlfriend in the basement, язык: английский

12:36 

Retelling

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
Еще один способ не запустить с концами свой английский - пересказы. Мне всегда помогали, поскольку в процессе совершенно реально зазубрить правильные формы, словосочетания, предлоги. Ну и лишний повод поговорить вслух (дома) или потренировать память, например, в пути из точки А в точку В (уже про себе).

бла-бла-бла

1st

@темы: язык: английский, учение мое, полезное, лингвофетишизм, Advanced Stories for Reproduction

01:24 

Vs.

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
Now I am finally reading "The Silence of the Lambs". Not for the plot as I've seen the film, but for the details. For the nuances.

I was going to write in Russian, but when I typed the title "Vs." I decided to write in English, as it's interesting for me to express thoughts in English. Firstly, because I haven't got any chance to do it somewhere else. Secondly, I have to be quite accurate with words to make myself clear and that will make me think what actually I want to say. Finally, I have no idea of what my silent readers prefer me to do and I just do what I want.
Well, sticking to the point...

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@музыка: Foxes – Devil Side

@настроение: Ванильный ганнибал

@темы: читайте книжки!, ты так любишь эти фильмы, сказка на ночь, разговор за чашкой коньяка, маленькие девочки с тягою к Танатосу, лингвофетишизм, ванильный ганнибал, made my day, it will ruin your life but you will love it, hannigram, facinating, Status quo, Everyone has his cybergirlfriend in the basement, Bloody beans!, язык: английский

03:36 

The picture of Dorian Gray

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
Right now I'm finally reading this book as it should be read. In the original. I used to read an adopted text. It presented me the plot, but I can see the very idea just now. I mean the idea I consider to be interesting for interpretation and analysis. At the moment I'm in the middle of the story and I'm completely fascinated by the text itself as an example of a pure austhetic text - a kind of text which is not for the contence, plot twists and characters, but for a structure, picturesque words, bold patterns. Useless and with that purely artistic. This idea of the text is well presented in the story by Joris-Karl Huysmans which is called À rebours .

Another point is that I wouldn't call in neither a story nor a novell, an essay is the most appropriate word to my mind. Because the characters are quite formal (though extremely exquisite, it goes without saying) I feel the need in them only to express the flew of thoughts of Oscar Wilde. I insist on nothing, simply "saying out loud" my personal opinion at the very moment. May be for an essay this text is a bit unstructured, that's why there were a necessiry for a number of characters to present controversial points of view. But I can definitely follow the development of author's views during the flew of events, and it's only partly depends on the characters' development throughout the story.

And I really enjoy these little discoveries of mine while reading. When the text itself dominates me, when I recognize my feelings about things and people, when the actions of the characrers are very clear to me. I don't judge, I don't even question their deeds, I only try to perceive them as they are. A precious habit, that all I can say.

P.S. At first I was going to write all post in Russian, but the title. But somehow after the title had been typed I didn't change the language. That's why the language is likely to modify my original thoughts that were formulated in Russian inside my Russian mind. Probably I should consider it as a little challenge to express the same idea by means of different languages.


Il ne faut regarder ni les choses ni les personnes. Il ne faut regarder que dans les miroirs. Car les miroirs ne nous montrent que des masques.
Москва, Тверской бульвар, 23.12.2015

@музыка: Пикник / Инкогнито – Инкогнито

@темы: Status quo, facinating, made my day, the yellow book, лингвофетишизм, моифотографии, опасность свиданий тет-а-тет с эстетом, просто небо стаканом пью, разговор за чашкой коньяка, сказка на ночь, фотографиименя, читайте книжки!, язык: английский

14:32 

my design of learning vocabulary

И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
What a nice carnage you've made here!
You organized this carnage and didn't invite me... that's really upsetting.
Hey, would you like to join my carnage?
My carnage is much more fasinating than his carnage.
The style of your carnage is just to my liking!
Show me the way you carnage and I tell you who you are/who is your friend.
Let's carnage. It's going to be fun.
Carnage carnages carnage.

@темы: полезное, лингвофетишизм, words words words, this is my design, язык: английский

00:26 

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