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I dream to go abroad, to visit YOU!!!
Posted September 4th, 2012 - 4:59 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
I am happy on this fall days very much ,because I am a STUDENT!
With an assistance of one very active CS of this group:People.CS For All Ages.50s+ Travellers
I've passed IELTS Exam successful.
I have BIG RDEAMS!
I dream,of course,to go abroad!!!
to visit YOU!!! Especially those CS, who was in Uzbekistan.
But we have no possibilities to get visas.
One of the options for Uzbek students is:
Work and Travel 2013!
http://www.apex-foundation.org/work-and-travel-usa-apuwtfs/
I would like to visit NY, Washington and Seattle!
I have chosen tourism department as my major of study and want to work in that area and be taught not only locally but internationally too.
Could you be so kind and give me some advice to make a right choice about:
1 passing successfully interview;
2 choose good work;
3 city and place for living and so on.
Lola


Posted September 4th, 2012 - 6:48 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi Lola,
my congratulations to your new status!
I like your dreams,especially about visiting/meeting CS of this group:People.CS For All Ages.50s+ Travellers!
Hi Lola,
what do you think about visiting/working in SEATTLE?
And
May be you find this useful for you:
AU PAIR USA
This popular program matches caring, qualified au pairs from around the world with U.S. families seeking an affordable, culturally enriching child care solution.
http://www.interexchange.org/
Halima

Posted September 4th, 2012 - 7:10 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
sorry for my typo:
hope that everyone understood that:
@"I have BIG DREAMS!"
Wonder:How to find host employers to commit to hosting Uzbek students early for upcoming season 2013 and due my future job?!
Halima, thanks,I read your thread:
Adventures and Travelogues.Adventures on the Great Silk Route.
SEATTLE and TASHKENT are Sister Cities!
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=11123&post=3360934
Lola


Posted September 5th, 2012 - 4:43 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi Lola,
I guess, that you must be acknowledged with slangs of American English,at least used in the streets,offices,and while partying.Recently I was surprised while comparing plain language and slangs in British English.
Hope, that some of our American CS would assist you in better understanding their language and prevent you from confusing!
http://www.foreignstudents.com/guide-to-britain/british-culture/slang
http://www.foreignstudents.com/sites/default/files/images/General/slang_table.JPG
Halima

Posted September 5th, 2012 - 5:55 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi Lola,
recently I've participated in a webinar about Impoliteness: Using and Understanding the Language of Offence.
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/projects/impoliteness/
Assume, that you must understand these bad words too ,at least for being not Insulted/Offended without understanding in the streets,offices,and while partying with American English native speakers.
Hope, that some of our American CS would assist you in better understanding their language and prevent you from Confusing/Insulting/Offending!
BTW,read my paper:
http://www.scoop.it/t/ict-lingua-franca-soft-skills-developing
Next time I try to scoop for you publications on these unpleasant topics,because our Uzbek English Speakers are accustomed to use only plain English.
Halima

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Posted September 5th, 2012 - 12:08 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi HELGA,
@"There is always the teacher in you, that comes to the surface, haha (not meant in a negative way now)"
of course I am a TEACHER!
hope, that Lola would like your humorful comment!
Wonder:What would Yak say?!
to this:
@"Now I know why Yak calls himself 'YAK' :-))"?!
Halima

Posted September 5th, 2012 - 4:45 pm from Broughshane, Northern Ireland
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Posted September 5th, 2012 - 5:17 pm from Broughshane, Northern Ireland
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Posted September 5th, 2012 - 6:32 pm from Broughshane, Northern Ireland
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Posted September 7th, 2012 - 7:09 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
@"There is always the teacher in you, that comes to the surface, haha (not meant in a negative way now)"
I am STILL a TEACHER!
Dear experienced People >> CS For All Ages >> 50s+ Travellers!
We are a bit off TOPIC! Are n't we?!
A girl from Central Asia asks about your advice if SHE would win a grant "Work and Travel 2013"! WHERE then to go!
May be we would assist her in WINNING THIS GRANT?! but HOW?!WHO Knows How?!
Halima

Posted September 7th, 2012 - 7:30 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
LOLA,
I've never been to the USA, nevertheless I try to support you!
Look through these sites:
and watch this video:
http://melibeeglobal.com/international-speakers/
http://melibeeglobal.com/international-speakers/aman-ali-bassam-tariq/
http://vimeo.com/14316792
hi LOLA,
seems immigrants are so imaginative in their travelings and discoveries!
Halima

Posted September 7th, 2012 - 2:47 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi LOLA,
believe that opinions expressed at this thread would be useful to you:
Do you live in the States? If so, was the stereotype about your state true?
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=2164&post=11573256
Halima

Posted September 7th, 2012 - 8:38 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted September 8th, 2012 - 4:38 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi LOLA,
guess, that if you dream to go abroad and visit American CS, then it would be nice to greet some of them in the mother tongue of their ancestors too, because I see, that some of them are immigrants.
How to say 'Peace' in 100+ languages.
http://bloggerjb.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-say-Peace-in-100-languages
Was sad not finding here the word 'Peace' in Uzbek, which is an obligatory part in almost in all greetings in Central Asia.
Halima

Posted September 8th, 2012 - 8:44 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted September 10th, 2012 - 4:34 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi Yaks,

what do you think about this new trend of emigration,when more Britons are leaving the country, particularly for work?

hi Helga,grood,George,
do you see them in your countries?
Halima




Posted September 10th, 2012 - 7:52 am from Broughshane, Northern Ireland
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Posted September 10th, 2012 - 9:25 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
yes, Yak,you are right.
compare:
Do I need a visa?
http://www.ox.ac.uk/students/international_students/doineedavisa/
and
Вчера (09.09.2012) вступило в силу визовое соглашение между США и Россией! С сегодняшнего дня можно получить ам.визу на три года за $20.
we can only dream on this easy visa issuing!
Halima

Posted September 10th, 2012 - 9:35 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
BTW,Yak,
do not think that am a know-alls teacher!
I really like this style of teachers!
Unsure robots make better teachers than know-alls.
The best way to learn is to teach. Now a classroom robot that helps Japanese children learn English has put that old maxim to the test.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22233-unsure-robots-make-better-teachers-than-knowalls.html
Hi Yak,
how do you like this?
I do not like those British teachers who teaches all things without a basic education in some areas.
Halima

Posted September 10th, 2012 - 1:11 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Hi LOLA,
Seems that you would be asked to express your opinions on:
Satanic Western culture turns people into monsters
http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/31-08-2012/122042-western_culture-0/
and on
Vladimir Putin Gets Some Love at Vladivostok.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-09-07/vladimir-putin-gets-some-love-at-vladivostok
Halima

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Posted September 11th, 2012 - 4:09 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
LOLA,
And what about moving/transporting within the USA?!
Transport in cities.Vive la révolution.
A cycling renaissance is taking place in America.
http://www.economist.com/node/21562252?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/vivalarevolution

Halima

Posted September 13th, 2012 - 9:29 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Hi Halima,
I like this kind of transport,because it is cheap and healthy =)))
Also I know that it is in the USA much easier(than here in our country) to buy a car for one season and then to sell it. I'm still thinking about it. But anyway it depends from my Work and Travel 2013 Job-Offer!...
Lola

Posted September 14th, 2012 - 5:37 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi,LOLA,
like and appreciate your so positive and optimistic being to almost all changes be they local or international ones!
@"Be a nice person. Pause. Smile. Hold a door. Talk. Laugh. See the beauty. Cut a break. Relax. *All will be well*"...
What to Do With a Workplace Whiner
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444017504577645481036510356.html
Halima

Posted September 14th, 2012 - 12:28 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi,LOLA,
if I am not mistaken you've got a dream?!To Fly?!
There is a nice essay about that:
AOPA Views From the Regions
http://blog.aopa.org/vfr/?p=105
wish you could write the similar essay about your dream!
Halima

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Posted September 14th, 2012 - 3:19 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Zoe,no idea about used cars.
Seems, that Lola really's got that from movies... then you'd better explain her!
Yak,
I'd known that you 'd like this and do not like boring teachers.
then I do not like the Learning the British Accent :
http://www.ieltspodcast.com/ieltspodcast/020-learning-the-british-accent-and-ielts-speaking-task-1/
must we all speak like Alison Pitman?!like salted herrings in a can?!
BTW, what accent does this narrator speak?
Halima

Posted September 14th, 2012 - 3:38 pm from Broughshane, Northern Ireland
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Posted September 14th, 2012 - 4:45 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Yak,
Do we need all these things?!
wonder:
@"Regional accents like mine, although beautiful, take more effort and I doubt if you would understand me very well in person"!!! Why not! I try!..
imagine that we 'd speak with you in Russian!never we are focusing on accents,the main thing is Communication! we never underestimate foreigners' efforts trying to speak this difficult language! we simply explain:how to choose words/phrases,compose sentences,the magic of word-plays and etc...
But English...
Halima


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Posted September 15th, 2012 - 1:05 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
@Yak,
@" I have only met about a dozen folk from this group so I think it would be a good idea to have a competition if we could record soundbites of everyone reading the same short passage"...
It is really a great idea!To hear CS For All Ages, 50s+ Travellers ! How can we realise that? May be in the Videoconferencing session format?
then:to "record soundbites of everyone reading the same short passage"...what can you suggest!
@Lola,
guess, that you must know all things on getting the USA visa,
hear this podcast:
014 Don’t make these mistakes when applying to a foreign University.
http://www.ieltspodcast.com/ieltspodcast/applying-to-an-overseas-university/
Halima

Posted September 15th, 2012 - 5:07 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Hi LOLA,
Hope that you 'd take the IELTS Exam again, also more than once! Because your X.X band scores are not enough.
Recommend you to write AMAP essays!
http://www.ieltspodcast.com/
But not like this one!
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=80682426&l=0465ae19cd&id=340400232667909
BTW,YAK's IDEA is really great!
@" I have only met about a dozen folk from this group so I think it would be a good idea to have a competition if we could record soundbites of everyone reading the same short passage"...
You can participate too!!!
Halima

Posted September 15th, 2012 - 7:05 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Tried to find something in American style and stuck there:
Stephen L. Carter: It is to be hoped that 'hopefully' will fade away
These are sad times for grammatical purists.
http://www.montereyherald.com/opinion/ci_21505097/stephen-l-carter-it-is-be-hoped-that
Halima

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Posted September 15th, 2012 - 10:29 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Yak,
why the word 'sooty'is so important and what is its meaning?!
Halima

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Posted September 16th, 2012 - 5:23 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Yak,
would like to hear a Regional accent like yours,but there Broughshane,Northern Ireland is separately not mentioned. http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/voices/
Halima

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Posted September 18th, 2012 - 2:45 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Hi Darrel,
I read in the internet that one boy which participated in W&T bought a used car (76$)from others students and sold it in the end of this program. I think may be it profitably and comfortable than public transport?!
Lola.

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Posted September 9th, 2012 - 3:22 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Hi Halima,
Thank you for your help and your comments here. They are really useful =)))
Lola

Posted September 9th, 2012 - 3:26 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Hi Helga,
well, I will take into account your advice...
Thank you.

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Posted September 10th, 2012 - 4:00 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Lola,
am glad that I can help you.
Read this article on new Emigration trend:
On the road.
More Britons are leaving the country, particularly for work.

http://www.economist.com/node/21562230?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/ontheorad
Halima

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Lola,
What are your first impressions of your dream study?I see,that you are very busy!Is that so difficult to study at foreign uni?
Halima