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by serenella
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Is there a way to assess the vocabulary?
Replies: 4
Views: 2311

It's better you don't, Oriani! :wink:
My research is about words and human mind, it's quite a boring item to read...
by serenella
Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Is there a way to assess the vocabulary?
Replies: 4
Views: 2311

Hi Petra, I've always been fascinated by words and I have written my final thesis at the university just about lexis. There are many tests to check progress in learning vocabulary (in a bookshop you can find many books dedicated to such tests), since it's probably the most difficult skill both in le...
by serenella
Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Adventure & Travel
Topic: Barcelona
Replies: 23
Views: 10639

Barcelona is wonderful! I was there for the first time last month and I'll surely go again... Well, I liked the Rambles, Parc Güell, the various buildings designed by Gaudi, the Gothic District... people, the weather (warm and sunny, similar to Italian weather), the atmosphere. I will never forget t...
by serenella
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Globalisation: is it good or bad?
Replies: 27
Views: 89892

culture of variety of countries can be influenced little or much , that make features of them lost and turn the world into the boring place with similar cultures. That's the point in my opinion. Globalisation is a good thing if it doesn't make the variety of cultures disappear. Every people has a r...
by serenella
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: 1984
Replies: 19
Views: 15702

Exactly, Nu!
Do you agree?
by serenella
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Adventure & Travel
Topic: Interesting places in London
Replies: 30
Views: 26313

I am longing to see Dixie's pictures too and to read her impressions about London!
by serenella
Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: 1984
Replies: 19
Views: 15702

Yes Nu, I think we can, but first we have to be aware of our condition.
Perhaps culture can help us, what do you think?
by serenella
Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Adventure & Travel
Topic: Interesting places in London
Replies: 30
Views: 26313

Dixie, I love London and I think you'll love it. I usually spent my holidays there when I studied at the University and I went back there for a few days last December. What I love most in London is the British Museum, Oxford Street, the Tower Bridge, Covent Garden, Westminster Abbey, the Windsor Cas...
by serenella
Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Food & Fitness
Topic: Breakfast~~
Replies: 73
Views: 56876

In Italy we are not used to eat sausages, eggs, porridge, etc. for breakfast, even if I think it's a right way of starting one's day (one gets energy and has a lot of time ahead for digestion).
I usually have just a cappuccino and toast with honey/jam.
by serenella
Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: Food & Fitness
Topic: choclate!
Replies: 18
Views: 12557

If you visit Barcelona one day, remember to try hot chocolate there!
There is a road where you can drink the best hot chocolate in the whole town: it's very thick, with a lot of whipped cream on the top and you can dip 'churros' (a kind of fried sweets) into it... :D
by serenella
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: 1984
Replies: 19
Views: 15702

It explains a future society where everything is controlled: not only the society but also the individual itself. Every movement, every thought, is controlled by the government or what in the novel is called "The Big Brother". Don't you think the society Orwell describes is not so 'future' as it ma...
by serenella
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Food & Fitness
Topic: has anyone tasted any spanish food?
Replies: 10
Views: 8706

I agree with Frengo, Italy and Spain are the countries in Europe where one can eat different dishes, prepared with creativity and variety.
Personally, I don't like very much French cuisine.
by serenella
Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Food & Fitness
Topic: Indian Curry
Replies: 14
Views: 8783

In December I was in London for some days and I found a very good Indian restaurant, where I ate a superb 'chicken tikka masala'. It seems that by now it has become a very popular dish in England, in the supermarket I even found the sauce ready to be used, but in Rome I cannot find it. Someone knows...
by serenella
Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Meanings and origins
Replies: 11
Views: 5989

I love your topic, too! Very interesting!
by serenella
Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Food & Fitness
Topic: choclate!
Replies: 18
Views: 12557

Well, in most Italian coffee bars you can find different kinds of hot chocolate (with cinnamon, coffee, bitter cocoa, caramel, nuts, etc.) but they are prepared using a powder mixture ready for use. Personally, I prefer the real hot chocolate, made with pieces of chocolate, melted in hot milk and wi...
by serenella
Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Food & Fitness
Topic: choclate!
Replies: 18
Views: 12557

I love hot chocolate!
Thanks for the suggestions, Oriani. I'll try it and let you know...
What's your favourite hot chocolate? Do you like a liquid chocolate or a thicker chocolate? With sweet or bitter cocoa? With or without whipped cream?
by serenella
Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: Current News
Topic: Should Turkey join the UE?
Replies: 5
Views: 5822

I don't think it's merely a matter of religion, nowadays there are many muslims throughout Europe and it doesn't seem to be a problem, at least in Italy. My doubt is in the fact that Turkey hasn't got a European culture and background both for its past and for its geographical position. Besides, if ...
by serenella
Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: help me ! quick..........
Replies: 1
Views: 2007

I have read it's

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

the name of a town in Wales :D :D
by serenella
Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: life is a book
Replies: 16
Views: 5644

Life is a book.... some pages have already been written, many pages are still to be written...
by serenella
Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: Adventure & Travel
Topic: Italy
Replies: 12
Views: 13099

Marisha wrote:Hello. My name is Marina. I'm from Russia. I have been to Italy in this summer. It's a beatyfull country. I would like to retern there, especially in Rome.
Hi, Marina! I'm waiting for you! :)
Unfortunately I didn't know you last Summer, you should come back! :wink:
by serenella
Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: Adventure & Travel
Topic: Italy
Replies: 12
Views: 13099

WHere are ITALIANOOOOO folk I don't see any one from them? serenella ,,martazzz ,,sibilla86?? Present! :) :) I try to login as often as I can, but I'm working... BTW, I think the best way of discovering Italy is visiting it: in Rome, for example, there is an amazing coexistence of past and present,...
by serenella
Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what do you think about ideal Mr.Right?
Replies: 25
Views: 4633

I think we are all very interested, but we cannot choose.
May I vote for all items?? :)
by serenella
Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: If I won $1,000,000...
Replies: 147
Views: 327235

I would do exactly the same as tearHERE5189!
by serenella
Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: books ain't worth readin
Replies: 17
Views: 24052

And what about Joyce's Ulysses?
I like it very much, it's a great work, but many people list it among boring books...
by serenella
Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:43 am
Forum: Food & Fitness
Topic: How can I make healthy lunch in 15 minutes?
Replies: 16
Views: 19460

I often solve this problem by preparing sandwiches at home with different fillings and different kinds of bread and I take with me some fruit or fruit juices too.
In this way I can eat healthier food than in fastfoods, snack-bars, etc. and it's a quick lunch (I only have 30 a minutes' pause).
by serenella
Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: Adventure & Travel
Topic: Sleep in London
Replies: 9
Views: 9693

What a romantic idea, Rui! She'll surely appreciate it and this will be the first one of many many journeys together throughout the world. :wink: If you stayed more than one night, I would suggest you the vouchering system of Bancotel (http://www.bancotel.com). You can stay in good hotels (three sta...
by serenella
Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: books ain't worth readin
Replies: 17
Views: 24052

'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad.
I guess that many of you like it, but I think it's too sad and pessimistic and it' so slow...
by serenella
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: Adventure & Travel
Topic: where would you like to go???
Replies: 37
Views: 29931

Alright, first Mexico and then Australia!!
My cousin went to Mexico in July and she said it was the most spectacular country she has ever visited.
by serenella
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of foreign language do you want to learn?
Replies: 72
Views: 23070

Re: hello.././..

ahmads wrote: but I wish to learn ITALIAN LANGUAGE IT"S SO SO SO SO spectacular LANGUAGE
after ENGLISH ...
Maybe you say that because you like its sound, but learning Italian grammar and syntax is a big challenge even for Italian mother-tongue people... :(
by serenella
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Adventure & Travel
Topic: where would you like to go???
Replies: 37
Views: 29931

Perfect! We could organize a group and go to Australia all together!!! :)
by serenella
Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: Food & Fitness
Topic: PEPSI vs COCA COLA - which one do you like ??
Replies: 48
Views: 46454

I don't like such drinks very much, but I vote for Coke!
by serenella
Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Food & Fitness
Topic: have you tasted food of several country?
Replies: 29
Views: 29376

I agree with Chemist, every country has its own special dishes and I wouldn't like to eat Italian food every day of my life.
I also like Chinese, Spanish, Mexican, Argentine food.
I've never tried Egyptian food, but thanks to Blossom now I've got many recipes and can try it. :)
by serenella
Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want to know people who wants to like languages
Replies: 7
Views: 3270

Hi Jachia,
just ask whenever you need, and I'll answer you!
BTW, I hope we can meet and speak in Italian when you come here for your master degree...
by serenella
Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: Adventure & Travel
Topic: Sleep in London
Replies: 9
Views: 9693

Hi Rui, I've been in London several times, but I cannot help you. :( Accomodations in the center are expensive, I can suggest that you go to some bed&breakfast, they are lovely and cheaper than hotels. Have you got an English tourist office in your country? They are usually very helpful. Otherwise, ...
by serenella
Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Adventure & Travel
Topic: where would you like to go???
Replies: 37
Views: 29931

My list is very very long, I would like to spend my life travelling....
BTW, at the first place there is Australia!
by serenella
Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: What is the latest book you have read recently?
Replies: 603
Views: 385385

Marzieh wrote:The latest book I read was Al-quimista by Pauolo Coelho.
Have you read the last book by Paulo Coelho 'The Zahir'?
It's one of the latest books I read and I think it's the best one among all those written by him.
by serenella
Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Herman Hesse
Replies: 7
Views: 11412

Even if Hesse is not my favourite author, I like him very much!
I've read almost all his books and my favourite is 'Siddharta', but I must say most of his writings are not very easy, maybe because he describes human souls and feelings.
by serenella
Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: A great poet
Replies: 6
Views: 11612

quicksilver7486 wrote:
have u ever read Tagore's poets?
So greattttttttttt
I like him .
Yes, I like his poems very much!!
He has written a lot, but his words are all sublime!
by serenella
Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want to know people who wants to like languages
Replies: 7
Views: 3270

Hi, Jachia and welcome :)
I'm Italian and if you need to improve the language, I'm ready to help you!
How long have you been studying Italian? Why have you chosen this language?
by serenella
Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: Adventure & Travel
Topic: HOLIDAYS :)
Replies: 15
Views: 16784

I'm back from my holidays too :(
They always seem so short!!
I have gone to Greece: wonderful sea, warm weather, interesting ruins and signs from the past...
by serenella
Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 114
Views: 132118

Hi,
I've just come back from my holidays, a period in which I usually read a lot and... what a difficult question!
Well, I cannot choose a favourite book too, but one of my favourite books is 'Possession' by Antonia Susan Byatt.
Has anyone read it?
by serenella
Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: Food & Fitness
Topic: All about smoking
Replies: 53
Views: 67624

In Italy a rather recent law bans smoking in public places (restaurants, shops, offices, etc.).
Smokers say they feel emarginated, but I think it's a great thing, because in the last months cigarette sellings have been reduced and this is good both for smokers' and non-smokers' health.
by serenella
Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: Food & Fitness
Topic: What foods did you cook in this summer?
Replies: 15
Views: 15746

If you want some new ideas for cooking pasta, have a look at
http://www.mangiarebene.net and click on 'Culinary Academy', then on 'pasta' and/or 'pasta express'!
by serenella
Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Nobody can be happy by trying to find happiness.
Replies: 157
Views: 367956

'The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have' (Woody Allen)
by serenella
Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: Food & Fitness
Topic: What foods did you cook in this summer?
Replies: 15
Views: 15746

When it's hot, I like cooking and eating cold pasta.
You can make it in many ways: with tomatoes and 'mozzarella' cheese, with nuts and peppers, with tuna and olives, with shrimps and marrows... and whatever your creativity suggests.
by serenella
Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: What is the latest book you have read recently?
Replies: 603
Views: 385385

I don't like Dickens, too. He was surely a great writer, but I don't like reading his books: besides being boring, I think they are too realistic, pessimistic, sad.
by serenella
Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Food & Fitness
Topic: Coffee or Tea
Replies: 72
Views: 59759

I prefer tea, black tea!
by serenella
Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Why should we read books?
Replies: 18
Views: 39021

It's the same for me too! Reading is my favourite hobby and I couldn't live without books.
by serenella
Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: What is the latest book you have read recently?
Replies: 603
Views: 385385

Violet, I liked The Little Prince a lot and I often read it again.
I think that we should never forget its deepest message: appearance is not important, we should follow what we feel, what our heart suggests us...
by serenella
Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi everybody!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2452

Thanks! :)