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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby Mohsen » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:17 pm

Hi Behnam,
I hate all season , I like only holidays in each season. This is my character and it shows that psychotically I am not in a good mood. I had enough money to buy Gold ,but my intellectual friend advised me not to buy Gold 4 months ago. Now the price of Gold is double , Imagine that if I bought 10 million Toman Gold ,at present I would have 20 million Toman in my Packet .so …so I pray God don't let the rich swallow this money, God pull it back from their throat , oh God please make misfortune all Gold traders


Your poor friend,
Mohsen

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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby Elisa » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:27 pm

Dear Behnam,

don't worry, you don't bother me. I really like "thinking people" :-)
I am so sorry I cannot answer with the same ability.
You are right we have to try or to have something before miss it.

Today I found this "Deiderata" by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s. It was found in Old St. Paul's Church of Baltimore.
I need to share it.
It could be a good "English exercise". Difficult for me ..perfect for your good English.
Hope you enjoy it!

Max Ehrmann


Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby Veronicaho » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:22 pm

Hi Behnam,

Happy to find a new thread today ! I will be back as soon as possible. Time to go to bed after a long day at work.

Veronica

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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby magicbeans » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:21 am

hi Behman,
English language is very important for everyone and that site is very useful to learn English.

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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby melancrow » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:26 am

Caw..sorry, croak Behnam,

A melancholic 54 year old crow from S-Pet wonder how you are. Do you like this place, escapee?

Croak you soon,
crow

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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby melancrow » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:44 pm


Hi Behnam,

I don't know what to write.
I'd started learning English in the end of the last century. My English is still very poor and crowish. What could you advise me to improve my speaking and writing, for I'm not sure what a topic would be accepted on this thread?

Yours sinserely,
Andrew

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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby behnam » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:06 am

Hi,

Dear Amal, Veronica, Elham, Elisa, Mohsen, Andrew, ...
Thank you for joining me in this thread. Welcome!

Having known each other for years, we should try our best to maintain our friendships. The Internet, the sites, and the thread are all as some useful tools to develop friendships. Someone may say, "We are supposed to practise English, as the title of the thread-Let's learn together!-implies". Absolutely, but the question is this: Why do we learn English?

You will all agree with me that the main reason for learining English is finding a right tool to communicate with other people in the world. Why do we communicate with other people? It is something in our blood. Human beings are social creatures. They form groups to live together. They dislike solitariness!

Someone may say, "Well, everybody has family members, relatives, school friends, etc. to be with." That's true, but we need more. Although those people who are around us in everyday life are valuable, we still are thirsty for friends. Why? The more people we get invovled with, the more peace of mind, safety and security we receive!

Different people might have diffenrt opinions about friend and friendship. For me, the world without friends is not bearable. I've learnt many useful things from my friends, and I have received a lot of positive emotions from them. I do love my friends, and owe you a lot.

Thank you for being my friends. I take a lot of pride in having you as friends.

All the best,
Behnam, 26 January, 2012

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Hello...

Postby Elham » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:03 am

" Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. "

Since my friends in Let's learn together are my truly great friends, I find it difficult to leave them and impossible to forget.:-)
Therefore I'm here to say a warm Hello to all of them;


Hellooooooo guys,
Happy to see you here and congratulation on our wonderful friendship*
I wish many beautiful, bright and joyful days in this thread ahead to all of us! :-D

Love you,
Elham

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Re: Hello...

Postby melancrow » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:54 am

Elham wrote:
our wonderful friendship*


friendship* - a friendly attitude or a relationship. The word originates from some ancient language and means brothehood of skippers, who were supposed to salutate each other with cannon voley every time they meet at the open sea. [Freakypedia].

As a former seaman, melancrow likes the definition. So he salutates to all his already known and not yet friends with all the cannons from the port side.

Bang, bang!

Andrew

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Snow, snow.....

Postby Elham » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:54 pm

I really really REALLY miss snow :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
I really really need it when drifts gently on the ground.....a deep lovely silence....everywhere covered in white......heavy tree branches under snow....snow....snowwwwwww....


What a dull winter without snow! :-(

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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby Mohsen » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:25 pm

Friendship is like a golden chain
the links are friends so dear
And like a rare and precious jewel
It's treasured more each year

It's clasped together firmly
With a love thats deep and true
And it's rich with happy memories
And fond recollections, too

Time can't destroy its beauty
For as long as Memory lives
years can't erase the pleasure
that the joy of friendship gives

For friendship is a priceless gift
That can't be bought or sold,
But to have an understanding friend
Is worth far more than Gold

And the golden chain of friendship
Is a strong and blessed tie
Binding kindred hearts together
As the years go passing by

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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby Mohsen » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:30 pm

[b][b][b][color=#FFFF00]"Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other gold"

I am searching for a Gold mine , although the price of Gold is petering out , it is worth to pile it up
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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby melancrow » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:44 am

Gold, silver, iron...Chains, bonds, fetters, candcuffs...Any kind of relation in human language assotiates to some metall assigned to restrict freedom. Guess, that every healthy living being prefer freedom to being chained. So, what is his search for a relation if not perversion?

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Thank you*

Postby Elham » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:02 am

Oh my goodness,

I'm gratually going to believe that lovely God hears my prayers for his blessings from sky!!!

Although I was asleep when he sent his rain and snow falls and I didn't see anything, it was a huge surprise when I found the ground wet in the morning , stepping out the home...and noticing some very very little snow on grounds on the way of university!

Last night before I go to sleep I made a wish and asked God to send me a sign tomorrow (like a rain or snow fall) that he has heard me! You know what? I'm feeling exactly like those sweet little girls in the stories which God sends his angels to make their wishes come true in the morning! :lol: :-D :-D :-D

You may say, oh Elham come on.... how optimistic you are, don't talk in that childish way!!!
Well...Emmmm.... Why not? Let me suppose that last night's falls have just and just been for the sake of me* {-; {-; {-; :-D


Thank youuuuuuuuu my lovely, lovely, LOVELY God....thanksssssssssss a world*

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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby behnam » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:55 pm

Hi Elisa,

Thank you very much for those lovely poems. They were fantastic.

Please write regularly.

All the best,
Behnam, 29 January, 2012

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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby behnam » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:11 pm

Hi Elham,

Many thanks for joining us and putting friendly posts; describing your wishes and feelings. They are very interesting.

The weather is warm in Tehran. There is no snow and rain. Today, it was sunny. Birds were singing, as if the spring is coming. From the way the sun was shining in the sky; from the shadows and shades; from the smile of trees, I feel as if next week is Iranian New Year(Nowruz). I really smell it.

I really envy your close friendship with God. You seem so calm, relaxed and sweet. I wish you lasting happiness.

All the best,
Behnam, 29 January, 2012


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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby Mohsen » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:36 pm

The Gold is different , It can give freedom or be a chain.. when there is a love he is free to give her a gold ring and she is happy too much that accept it freely . but when he want to do something perversion ,the gold ring is obstacle ,the gold is a chain

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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby setayesh » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:04 pm

Hi my dear friends,

I hope you are fine.I've just registered and I'm happy that we have another chance for being together.hope to write more in near future!

All the best
Setayesh

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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby melancrow » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:39 pm

Mohsen wrote:The Gold is different , It can give freedom or be a chain.. when there is a love he is free to give her a gold ring and she is happy too much that accept it freely . but when he want to do something perversion ,the gold ring is obstacle ,the gold is a chain


The gold is different from other metall? A very profound remark. We spoke about chains, didn't we? Chain is a chain, no matter what it is made from.

Crowly yours,
M. crow

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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby behnam » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:11 am


Hi Mohsen, Hi Andrew,

Many thanks for valuing friendship and keeping it going. It is very kind of you.

We(Mohsen, Andrew and me) are men. We are supposed to understand each other easily. Well, we are almost the same, since men are the same. However, unfortunately, it is pretty difficult for me to understand things you often discuss! For example, I am following your recent posts carefully, but I cannot get what is(are) behind them. Is it a sarcastic way of discussing a matter? What is wrong with me? It makes me sad and worried when I cannot understand something!

Anyway, I LOVE YOU!

All the best,
Behnam, 30 January, 2012


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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby melancrow » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:07 am

Hi Behnam,

So you can see we are not the same!
Not only the words, but also the way man speaks has its own meaning. The ways can be so different that it may lead to some misunderstanding. In a live talk we use much more powrful and effective tool - body language, which is mimicry, gesture, eye expression, pose, tone of voice, etc. When we write, we use very poor, limited set - set of words. Don't overestimate word - it is a perfect instrument to confuse and decieve, but it very seldom let people come to agreement and understanding.

Must go. Continue later.

Andrew


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