вівторок, 28 березня 2017 р.

Feelings, Emotions, Body Language

We can’t imagine our life without emotions, body language and feelings. If you use them you could disclose your secrets to people or vise versa to suppress our feelings. They allow us to feel excited, livid, anxious, apprehensive, and so on. We can get to know whether your friend is like a bear with a sore head or is shaking in his/her shoes. And now, please observe my photos carefully. I was looking for some interesting photos all day, but it derived me pleasure from doing it. They made my day and put me in a state of euphoria. Notice that we never blink and never keep a cool head on the photos. Here you can see our innermost thoughts. 

So enjoy it! And I hope after looking at them you will be in high spirit.



In this picture, I with my friend Julia seem to be cool, calm and collected. However, to tell you the truth we are sick with worry. Because we had been preparing for our performance to live up to audience expectations.


In this picture, we are thrilled to bits and feel on the top of the world. Guys, it was a sheer bliss!


In this picture, my friend Lina seems to be on cloud nine these days.She's grinning broadly. She looks cheerful because of that amazing winter.

And now, I’d like to show you a video which makes me feel a shiver down my spine. I am very grateful to the author because he bottled up my emotions. Keep calm and play guitar…

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вівторок, 14 березня 2017 р.

Word families. Word formation.
 I have chosen this language, because in ancient times people expressed their feelings and thoughts in Latin, Greek and other different languages. And many of them give credence to that Latin is pathetic language. Therefore I found a list of distinguishable reasons frequently offered for why learning Latin is a good idea.
Greek and Latin are chronologically the most ancient languages in the world. Many years ago it had the most attractive and respectful vocabulary. Geographically Latin was spread out in the whole Europe and was used in different metropolises. Nowadays people use Latin in different kinds of science like Biology, Medicine, Physics and so on. Even now scientists, using microscope or sth, need to use Latin to have a scientific conversation
Moreover Latin and Greek are particularly excellent at training students to identify and think about part of speech and precise functions of words.
So if you are interested in learning Latin and you don’t have Hellenologophobia( Fear of Greek and Latin terms or complex scientific terminology), I know some volunteers, who are without any pressure, just giving an audience to you will show you their own theory about benefits of speaking this language. Good luck!






I’ve chosen a text from Upstream B2+ Student’s Book, called “Guilt – Free Holidays” ( Unit 6)


Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
Runnability
Run
Well-run
-
Help
Help
Helpable
-
Invitation
Invite
Inviting
Invitingly
Market
Premarket
Multimarket
-
Organization
-
Organizational
Organizationally
Attraction
Attract
Attractive
Attractively
Resident
Reside
Resident
-
Magic
Magic
Magical
Magically
Economy
Economize
Economical
Economically
Hope
Hope
Hopeful
Hopefully

субота, 4 березня 2017 р.

Dear, Vika
 Hope everything is great. Today as I promise, I’m going to talk about tools and resources that will help to expand your vocabulary and keep your mind on making a contribution to your English. Because I know that you are sick and tired of many grammar exercises. And today I prepare to you a step-by-step approach to work out the easiest ways.


Fraze.it – first and foremost to explore the words in the context. It includes many constructions from different sources that will help you to understand accurately how the word in the sentence is used. 


Next is “Synonym Finder “– the tool provides not only synonyms for the words but also definitions and its usage.



“Macmillan Dictionary”- another viable option for you. It gives a wide range of definitions, entries, related words and others.



Another useful dictionary is “Oxford”- you can use it as alternative one.




“Cambridge Dictionary”- It can also where you can find separate words as well as idioms.

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Hope that these tools will help you and sooner or later you will take it in. Let me know if you make a progress. I'm looking forward to hearing fom you.
Best wishes,
Karina.


My flashcard: https://quizlet.com/193306197/lexical-management-flash-cards/?new

субота, 25 лютого 2017 р.


COPING WITH DICTIONARIES


    One of the common difficulties we face when building our vocabulary is working with dictionaries. I'm sure, that each of us is sick and tired of carrying those really heavy books around. Indeed, it's much more convenient for us to use an online dictionary as an alternative, as it provides us with almost the same amount of information that paperback ones include.
Well, the key word here is ALMOST…


    Definitions, transcriptions are only the tip of the iceberg. The dictionary is a very complex thing, but once you get the hang of it, you will make progress in learning new words. If you are out of practice just like me, here are some do's and don’ts you should be aware of working with your dictionary :

· First and foremost, know your dictionary. You need to make sense of all the peculiarities of your dictionary. For instance, there are 2 types of dictionaries - descriptive and prescriptive, and the first one works for ESL learners.
· Use monolingual dictionary, as there might be no exact translation for a word in the bilingual one. Besides, your English will be more fluent and natural.

· By using a dictionary, you can study the word in detail. In the dictionary you can find different information about the word, such as different parts of speech it belongs to and other possible forms.

· Don't depend too much on the dictionary. Whenever you read some text and find a new word, don't look it up in the dictionary straight away. Instead of this, read the paragraph till the end and make an effort to guess the meaning.

   So, just follow these tips and you'll make an improvement very soon!



1.The word I tend to mispronounce on a regular basis :

Gesture(n)-/ˈdʒestʃə $ -ər/-a movement of part of your body, especially your hands or head, to show what you mean or how you feel.

2. A few words I always confuse:

All diners receive an appetizer,bread, wine samples, an intermezzo and dessert.
Its towns and cities are relatively few, scattered across miles of empty desert.
Kate is finishing post-master's classes and hopes one day to become a principal. 
This is the basic principle of science, and how essentially all science happens. 
This network would envelop children in a web of warmand supportive relationships. We are going to learn how to correctly adress an envelope and mail our letters. 

desert -a waterless, empty area; to abandon someone;
dessert -the sweet course of a meal.
principal -most important; the head of a school
principle -a fundamental rule or belief
envelop -to cover or surround
envelope- a paper container for a letter
 

3.Words that entered the dictionary in 2016:
Telefax- send something via a facsimile machine;
Hackery- computer " freaks" into computer system;
Verklempt- owerhelmed by emotion.
Brook- a small stream.

My word cloud:
 A quote about dictionaries:


неділя, 19 лютого 2017 р.


           HOW TO LEARN VOCABULARY 
                          EFFECTIVELY


     Nowadays, vocabulary should be the first and foremost thing for each of us. It is the core of language. We learn it to be aware of how to be able to describe the world around us better, to explore different ways how to be able to express our thoughts, opinions and feelings more accurately, and to be able to pick and choose the tone of what we’re saying. Nevertheless, how to learn vocabulary efficiently?

     Well.. I found these mnemonic techniques the most appropriate from the most effective vocabulary learning methods:

·       Flashcards. Many people who want to expand his or her vocabulary made a choice to deal with flashcards, but I think that flashcards are great to remember words you have already learned. Because if you want  actually learn a new word, you have to see it in a construction, use it in your daily speech by trial and error, do exercises or in any other way that will give it some context. Once you link the word with something bigger, and sooner or later it sticks better in your mind.

·       Read, read, read. The more you read, the more you learn and build up your vocabulary .You will pick up new words without even  guessing the meaning .Without realizing it while you are reading .Reading lets you see a wide range of  how words are used in sentences, to make yourself understood, and lets you understand them through context clues.

·       Use pictures. Are you an artist? Do you cooperate with your imagination in your notebook all day? Use the artistic side to make a note of new words and guess their gists. Find new vocabulary words and draw what they mean.


     To sum up, being aware of English vocabulary can be a fun part of your daily life. Just use these tips, which were mentioned to make an improvement in your language skills.


The article I used : 
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/16/travel/what-to-do-36-hours-in-san-diego-california.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftravel&action=click&contentCollection=travel&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0