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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby Mohsen » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:01 pm

Dear Nana,
Hope you enjoy your holiday , do you eat different kind of pastries ,cookies, cakes and chocolates during your holiday ?

One of the Iranian 's custom is meeting their relatives during the new year holiday and eating sweet things ,nuts at the home.

The custom of marriage in Iran is different , but generally when bridegroom and bride go to the market ,the bridegroom should buy a set of gold for the bride ,a box which contains ring ,necklace, bracelet and ear ring ,also he buys different dresses , shoes.
In my city bridegroom buys shoe for all members of bride's family.
One night the bridegroom's family goes to the bride's home and deliver all of the things ,gold , shoes, dresses , to the bride in special ceremony.
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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby [amal] » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:06 pm

Hi Mohsen,

How are you?

I was reading your posts to Nana but an idea stopped me... In your post you said: "the bridegroom buys shoe for all members of bride's family". Why?! What is the point of that?!

Well, I would understand if you said that he buys shoes for the bride, because she would wear them for him but buying them for her family???!!! that is really strange!

Please can you explain that for me or maybe dear Elham can do it..

thanks in advanced. :-)

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Hi there

Postby Kamelia » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:56 am

Dear All Friends,

A big hello to all my dear friends posting here. I hope that everyone is doing fine. Actually it has been a long time since I had to quit writing here. I do not know what to write now and how to start, so you might want to take my sincere apologies into consideration if I seem so lame :-D

The first time I posted something here there were few people writing, but now I see there are a lot of English maniacs (no offense, it is a friendly adjective :-P ) who want to write and improve their skills. I really envy the ones who used to write here while I could not and that I guess I missed a lot of happy and sad moments here among my loveliest friends.

Oh did I just do it? Did I started? :-D I cannot believe it. I am writing this post to say that I want to be in from now on, and to write whenever I had access to this www! :-D

Best Wishes,

P.S. Big hello to dear Mohsen, lovely Ellie, sweet Amal

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Hi Behnam

Postby Kamelia » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:08 am

Dear Behnam the Great,

Hiiii there. How are you doing ostad? How is everything with you? Do you know how much I have missed writing to you? Do you know how much I have missed those days that I could regularly write in here?

How is the family? Now you are the Big Daddy :-D Big congratulations again. I know the kids would be great scientists, I see it from here! :-D

You know the reason I could not write, well the guess what? I passed konkuuuuuur LOL but hopefully just passed! I do not really know about the results. omumi part was normal, ekhtesasi was too meticulous. The only thing that makes me happy is that I am sure I tried my best and never was lazy this year. Whenever I found time, I tried to study. You know that I really want this by all my heart and I have tried, the rest is with God to help!
Oh and I am also prepared for any tragic consequences. I have thought of trying looking for a job in an institute if I had to study for another year, so...uhhh hard to say anything about future, ey?

So how is everything with you? I have just started reading novels and articles all over again. This is really my very best hobby in this tiny dormitory.

Before writing to you I could think of a gazillion topics to write about but now...my mind just slipped LOL


Hope to read from you so soon,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby Mohsen » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:36 pm

Dear Amal,

Hope you are doing well,
I think that each custom has a root in the history, but I really don't know why some customs were generated. When the boy as bridegroom buys some pairs of shoes for his wife , his wife's mother , his wife ground mother , his wife's sisters, he wants to offer his respect to his wife's family . he loves his wife , he loves his wife family , so he presents them the gift. You know when people love someone, they show their love by giving, flowers and gift.
I don't like to follow the predecessors. I bought a VCD radio tape recorder as gift to my wife's mother, and a camera for my wife's sister, her grandmother had been died ,God blesses her {-;

B.W
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Welcome!

Postby behnam » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:46 pm

Hi Kamelia,

How are you? I hope all is going well with you. Welcome back to your own home! Thank you for keeping the friendship going. That's very kind of you.

Oh, congratulations! You have taken Master Exam! I am sure you will be successful. You have tried your best. It is said that trying hard is the secret key of all success.Therefore, you will pass the exam successfully. Where are you going to study MA?

As you may know, on 18th Esfand( in 7th or 8th of March. Maybe none of them! hehehehe, I haven't checked!) I am sitting for PhD exam. One the modules is 'The English Language'. I have not studied for it. I've focused on my professional subjects which are directly related to Physics.

What should I do with English? How can I prepare myself for the exam? Have you got any suggestions? How can you help me(as an English student, you are supposed to help me, aren't you?)

I am not sure, but according to some friends who have taken the PhD exam in previous years, the English module includes 20 questions about grammar and structure; 20 questions about vocabulary, 20 questions about reading passages,...( 100 questions I guess! WOW, I am not sure about the distribution of questions and the number! I haven't checked the modules yet.!!!)

Oh, tonight, I am going to have a glimpse at the module. Almost all the friends, who have already sat for PhD exam, are complaining about the difficulty of questions! Someone said he couldn't find some of the words even in dictionaries! Oh my God! As everybody knows, a language is like an ocean; deep, wide and vast. Learning a language is like scanning an ocean with a needle. How can we do that? It is really impossible!

Anyway, it seems some silly people are making decision about the method of testing and the sort of questions. I always say to my students; "Surely, I am going to see what you have learned or what you know. There is no need to check what you don't know. If Someone checks to find out what we don't know, he/she will find a lot. Testing people is like analyzing their characteristics. If you look for some dirt(weaknesses) you will find a lot. So, we should look for goodness, although it is scarce." In other words, the philosophy of exams is seeing what the learners have learned. However, apparently, everything is upside down in this part of the globe! Hehehehe...

After this criticism, I think I should tell you quite straightforwardly that I need your help. I don't know how! You MUST help me! This is one of the basic rules of friendship. :lol: :lol: :lol:

I am waiting for you suggestions and advice. I hope I will receive the reply of this post earlier than 18th ESfand. :lol: :lol: :lol:

All the best,
Behnam, 11 February, 2013

ارادتمند شما
*بهنام *
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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby Mohsen » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:02 pm

Dear Kamelia,

Pleasure to meet your post, as you said you haven't time to be here because you were studying for entrance university exam , I hope you receive a good grade and continue you studying for M.A. What is the major you'v chosen for M.A.?
You are right I am an English maniac, but many things distracted my mind, one day I forget my home phone No. I should be checked up for Alzheimer. I don't know is it common someone forgets his home phone No.or post Code? I lose my confidence when I see my situation. So much ID and password , and 20 Bank Cards, petrol Card, National ID Card, Shop card , Guarantee Cards….so on. Electronic life.
Have you ever forgot your close friend's name , your home No.?

B.W
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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby Elham » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:44 pm

Oh look who's here! Dear, sweet Kami, Wowwwww

Hi honey, as always I read your posts eagerly and excitedly. I know always that Kami has so many sweet lovable stuff in her writings that I enjoy a lot! :-D

Congratulations honey on making your best attempt for the exam.In my opinion,nothing is more enjoyable and valuable than finding out one's interest and trying best to be good at it! Having known your interest in life and working hardly on it, you are definitely on the right track! Congratulations dear Kami.

Thanks for your lovely presence and spreading such pleasant smell in the atmosphere of the thread. Hope to hear from you a loooooooooot more. :-)

All the best
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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby ushar » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:20 pm

hello sir..l wanna learn..good english n my speach breakes when l talk...can anyone help me ..where is thread related to english..thank u
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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby [amal] » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:38 am

Hi Mohsen,

Many thanks for your explanation, your gifts were really good , good choice! {-;

Here in Damascus we don't have such custom, the bridegroom just buy a set of gold -of course its value depend on how rich he is or what the bride's family wants!- :-D

Most of the times when the bridegroom comes to visit his bride at her father's home, he brings gifts for HER only "maybe he does that just to show her how generous and romantic he is, but of course all that disappears after marriage!" :lol: Why do you think??!! Do you think that he is fooling her?! :lol:

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