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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Elham » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:42 pm

Dear friends,

Just to remove dear Behnam's worry about your judgement I have to give an explanation.
As I told you. I behaved too rudely too him, I don't want to mention it here, I feel ashamed, but I made Behnam shocked by my rude and unbelievable behavior, I made him very sad. He didn't expect Elham to behave this way. He had right to regret, even if I were him, I would make the same decision as he did! Every wise person would do the same. Just as he explained, the fruit tree is unable to give sweet trees, it's dried! :-( So there's no any other way but to remove it and plant a new fruitful tree on behalf. There are special trees for decoration and making the environment green.

Anyway, after what happened I feel ashamed to attend here anymore. I do accept the fact and the result of my behavior. :oops:

Thanks, bye


PS. Dear Amal, thanks for your kind post. Don't mix things with each other. I was just a simple member of the thread. My absence doesn't change anything. Go on writing and be sure that I read them all. You are a very green and lovely tree with very sweet fruits, the garden needs you. :-)

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Post by Shaghayegh » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:53 am

Hi. I'm Shaghayegh, from Iran,24. And I'm software engineering student at university of Tehran. Honestly, I've wanted to join here because I'm trying to learn English, but very soon i realized here has a most friendly atmosphere and i really like it. So I hope to can be a good friend and member like others here. At first i realized a big number of members are Iranian. am I right?

I want to speak a little about my English abilities (if there are :)) ). So , I'm good in reading and listening. But ,as you see, I'm terrible in writing and speaking! One reason of this is I've been reading books and sources in English and there wasn't any pressure on me or even need to learn speaking and writing. I've learned a lot of words and studies many English texts, but I can't use them when I need them! When I decided to continue my studying in USA, I've realized that my inabilities in English speaking and writing are big shortage to success :( . Now I'm trying to improve my English writing in anyway i can. I study and exercise about 8 hours of day.Listening to musics, watching movies, using English learning programs etc. Very soon I've understood that the best way to learn English is just trying to involve myself in speaking with others.

Finally, excuse me there are errors. Still I can't speak fluently. But I'm trying to improve that.
In next post i will speak more about myself and now I'm reading the rest of posts here to know better you.
Thanks a lot.

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What do we do?

Post by behnam » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:29 pm

Hi Elham,

How are you? I hope you are fine and the hot weather of Najafabad doesn't bother you, but I guess it does since you have always complained about Najafabad's hot weather and praised Azerbaijan for its cool weather in summers. I also dislike hot climates.

Elham, sometimes it happens, we make a mistake but we don't try to find a way to correct it. Our selfishness(something inside us; I don't know what it is, maybe stubbornness is a proper word for this purpose) tempts us to give some insensible reasons for our actions or decision. Giving incorrect reasons or making faulty logic results in further mistakes.

Elham, this thread isn't mine. I am a member of this thread. You are also a member of it. This thread belongs to people who write and read the posts. Therefore, it is wrong to let our personal problems influence our decision.

Elham, you know that many times I have decided to leave the thread, even to leave the Internet, but the right of people who are hidden and follow the posts( who are somehow spiritually, mentally, emotionally, etc connected to me and my posts) has stopped me from leaving.


I am sure, if I stop writing, or if I leave the Internet, you will become extremely sad. You are a good example. Other people have the same feeling about you and your posts. Therefore, there are some people who have emotional involvement with you. You should not let your selfishness or stubbornness hurt others' lives.

If you still follow your brother's advice, I advise you to continue writing. As I said above, many people follow your posts regularly. Do not impose emotional sanction on them! It is cruel to humanity to make someone lose hope!

The tree isn't dry! It has produced uneatable fruits, but there is a way to modify the tree! Ask your father for that special action; like tree surgery(in Farsi it is Peyvand zadan). :lol: :lol: :lol:

In my analogy, the tree is green and useful(not dry). Do not change my words! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

All the best,
Behnam, 6 July, 2013
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Re: Let's learn together!( AND ALWAYS )

Post by Moroo » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:49 am

Dear my beautiful friends Behnam and Elham

I'm not here for a long time but I feel all of us are family, it's sad to see beautiful friends like you both are not going to be friends anymore. :-(

I really don't know what had happened, but I have a story that happened to me maybe it can help.

I had a friend of mine and he was my cousin as well, we were very close friends during 35 years ago, we were two members of four close friends, we used to go out with each other etc…

Eight years ago I had a fight with him, in this fight I was very angry and I said very bad things and I insulted him.

The reason of this fight wasn't because of the ethics or other important things like that.

During those eight years I tried to call him and said to him that I'm really sorry, it's the first time for me to make you angry and we all do mistakes, please forgave me. but till now he refused to accept my apology.

because of him the situation now, we become two separated groups and we won't become one group again.

In my opinion I did a mistake but this mistake is nothing comparing with our situation now because we lose each other and he and I can't find another good friends like us.

What I want to say sense the problem not because of mainly things in the personality it can be fixed, we are human we all do mistakes and we will always do.

Hope I made my idea clear {-:

All the best

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Post by behnam » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:20 pm

Hi Moroo,

Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. I agree with you about our human-related faults and destructive emotions. We all make mistakes. That's OK. to make mistakes. Nobody should blame someone else for making mistakes, because nobody is perfect. However, some actions cannot be considered as mistakes. Therefore, mistake is a delicate matter, and it has many definitions.

A mirror is expected to reflect our face back. This is the main purpose of building a mirror. Imagine you buy a mirror from the market but it doesn't shows your face, or the picture isn't clear. This mirror doesn't work properly, or it doesn't function well. Therefore, this mirror has got some faults or defects. Faults and defects are different from mistake. The mirror just does not come to your expectations. In this case, the matter isn't forgiveness or forgetfulness. Something is against your expectations!

A tree should either give eatable fruits or make shadow, or give some greenness(some beauty) to the garden. When it is dry, it must be cut down! It doesn't work properly.

Fortunately, in our case(Elham-Behnam friendship), we both work quite well, but not completely well. At least we make some shadows, or we have some green leaves. Therefore, a wise gardener should not cut us down. :lol: :lol: :lol:

I believe, when someone doesn't come to our expectations, we must leave him/her, even though the person is our sister, brother, father or even mother! In other words, a dry fruit must be cut down, no matter it is apple tree or orange one!This is cruel, I know, but I do believe in it, and fortunately or unfortunately, I practically follow this policy in my life. Many people have told me that this way of thinking is wrong, but I haven't cared about other people's view on this matter.

In your case, I don't know what has happened, but I guess not only is your cousin's heart broken, but also it is smashed. The pieces are too small to be glued to each other. To put it another way, in your case, the problem isn't occurring some cracks in his heart, it is maybe smashing his heart into pieces. It won't work, even though you glue the pieces. It is maybe totally damaged. }: }: }:

I am in a hurry. I have to leave quickly. I didn't check the post. I hope my mistakes are not too many!

All the best,
Behnam, 7 July, 2013
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Maniya » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:28 pm

hi
a flower is beautifull for a day
but love a beautifull flower for ever

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mohsen » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:12 pm

Dear Friends,

During the last week I had not a regular life. There were three wedding ceremony which I had been invited ,and my life was changed, influenced by these ceremonies. One of them was a friend of mine , and the two other weddings were my relatives, My wife 'brother have a son and his son got married, my sister has a daughter who got married. My niece ceremony was the most important for me , and I was in my sister house for three days ,I was receipt by delicious foods ,different color sweet things and fruits.
Before interring to Holy Ramadan month ,it is a rush hour for wedding ceremony. Many couples try to hold their wedding ceremonies before Ramadan .
It also took time to think, consult for purchasing three good gifts for three couples of brides and grooms. The meeting I had with my wife was not effective for buying a gift and finally we bought gold with different values.
Sometimes living differently is enjoyable and it is worth to pay gold for it.

B.Wishes,
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Post by Mohsen » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:20 pm

Dear Elham,

My feeling about virtual world is different , the virtual world (forum ,chating,) is like a game ,we should attend it and enjoy it , it is not a place to be ashamed , to be bother , to be angry.
Off course as a Muslim I feel responsibility for what I say, even in a chat room, but I never been ashamed if I write rudely ,or write something insulting. If I make a mistake , I will instantly apologize for my mistake.
Please don't make your decision sensitively , I have a fellow citizen in this forum , you are my only hope who are able to resist against Azarbyjan,please don't leave me alone :cry: .

Waiting for you
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Post by Mohsen » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:51 pm

Dear Behnam,

Nice to hear that you enjoy you trip to your hometown. A good weather in north and visiting beautiful sceneries increased your morale to enjoy your life.
For the garden and the trees, A tree is getting dry ,because of bad soil , If we change the soil or fertilize the soil ,the try will be save . So it needs time, and we should give a chance to tree .
Your policy against people who doesn't come to your expectation is really a big mistake. Do you want to cut down your oppositions. God bless your wife, if she can't meet your expectation.
Being patience against a person who doesn't meet your expectation is the best policy , particularly people like parents and relatives. If you are a Muslim, you are not allowed to behave your own feeling. You have to obey your Islam instructions.
I don't know what happen between Elham and you. What she had done that she has decided to leave the forum. When Elham says she is ashamed of her wrong behavior , it is enough for a girl like Elham and she should come back.

B.Wishes
Mohsen

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A warm and friendly welcome to Shaghayegh!

Post by behnam » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:03 pm

Hi Shaghayegh,

Welcome to this thread and thank you very much for joining us. About the history of 'let's learn together!' and its members, it should be said that the first post was written by me on 7th of December 2007 on a site named http://WWW.English-at-home.com. The thread was really successful, because many people from different parts of the world were posting in it, and interesting topics were discussed by the members. The posts were gathered by Elham in four books(in PDF format) and uploaded on http://WWW.scribd.com. You can go there, search and easily find them.

After four years, we had to leave the site. We moved from English-at-home to another site and continued writing, but the site was isolated. After about one year, we moved to this powerful site. Many people for different purposes were reading and posting, but little by little we lost some of them. Some ladies got married and now they are busy with their families and personal matters. Some men went to university, and some people gave up learning English. {-:

Happily, some of us are still here. We are still practising. I hope you will participate actively in discussion and will make the atmosphere of the thread more friendly and nicer.

Your English is excellent. You write effectively and beautifully. Congratulations! I hope we will help each other with improving our English skills.

I hope to hear more from you.

All the best,
Behnam, 7 July, 2013

P.S. You can find some information about me on the first page. If you need more information about me just let me know. Please do not hesitate to share your ideas, experience, and points with us. I would welcome any advice or suggestions with open arms.
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by [amal] » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:30 pm

Hi Shaghayegh,

How are you?

Welcome to this thread.

Oh it is very nice to meet another Iranian lady here. In fact you are very kind and helpful people.
When I came to the internet my main aim was learning English then I met Behnam and Elham. They helped me a lot with my English and we'd become best friends. So it was like killing two birds with one stone. {-;

I am sure that this forum is a perfect way to improve your English so thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoy your time here.

Wish you the best.
Amal

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Post by Elham » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:24 pm

Hi Mohsen,

Thanks for your words but presently I've made the right decision.

What? Resistance against Azerbaijan?????? I don't get. I love Azerbaijan and Azerbaijani people. What and why should i resist again?!

By the way, dear Behnam isn't making mistake about friendship. We make friends cause we gain sth from this relation, friends are different from family members. we don't owe them and there's no strong emotional connections between friends as there are among family members. When the relation doesn't meet our expectations why should we continue?
Behnam is right in this case. Please don't blame him.

B.wishes
E.

P.S. Dear Behnam, thanks for your post. But it's not like what you said, my absence doesn't change anything. You kindly exaggerated about it! :-) Wish you success and happiness.

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What do you mean?

Post by behnam » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:45 am

Hi Mohsen,

Thanks for your posts. You are one of the great and effective members of this thread.

I didn't get the point in your message to Elham which was as a piece of advice! Could you please explain it?

We are thinking about a dry tree in a garden. What should we do with that? We are not speaking about the reasons which have caused the tree to become dry. Answer me frankly Mohsen, what should we do with a dry tree in a garden?
Mohsen wrote:During the last week I had not a regular life. There were three wedding ceremony which I had been invited ,and my life was changed, influenced by these ceremonies. One of them was a friend of mine , and the two other weddings were my relatives, My wife 'brother have a son and his son got married, my sister has a daughter who got married. My niece ceremony was the most important for me , and I was in my sister house for three days ,I was receipt by delicious foods ,different color sweet things and fruits
Mohsen, regardless of your controversial posts and comments during our 5-year friendship on the Internet, only this paragraph is sufficient for an individual to take a wise guess about your personality. You are a self-loved person! I am a selfish and self-loved person too, but your level of narcissism is higher than that of mine. :lol: {-: :lol:

I wonder how you two Esfahani people are going to beat an Azerbaijani man, since as you know; as everybody knows; as the history says; as it is obvious from the history of Esfahan, Safavi kings who were originally from Azerbaijan made Esfahan famous. If your are proud of Naghshe Jahan square, for instance, it has been built by Safavi kings. :lol: :-D :lol:

Mohsen, forget beating Behanm, you cannot! :lol: :twisted: :lol:

All the best,
Behnam, 9 July, 2013
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Patience is a virtue!

Post by behnam » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:55 am

Hi Elham,

How are you? I hope you are very well. You are well aware of my opinion about friends and their importance. I am not exaggerating at all. You are one of the most important, effective and valuable people in this thread. Please keep on writing regularly and don't punish yourself and us. By the way, time is a great healer; emotional pain will grow less as time passes. Be patient my kind sister!

All the best,
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Post by Mohsen » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:26 am

I wonder how you two Esfahani people are going to beat an Azerbaijani man, since as you know; as everybody knows; as the history says; as it is obvious from the history of Esfahan, Safavi kings who were originally from Azerbaijan made Esfahan famous. If your are proud of Naghshe Jahan square, for instance, it has been built by Safavi kings.
Dear Elham,
You see what I mean by saying resistance against Azarbaijani , I believe what dear Bahnam say is not right. What we have in Esfahan is from Safavi kings is wrong idea ,may he got this idea by reading forging documents . He should read the history books , Buildings in this era were built by Shaikh Bahaie and Mirdamad.What I heard about Shah Abbas greatness is that Shah Abbas made his child eyes blind . What Azarbaijanian did in Iran history is giving the half of Iran territory to the enemy in Ghajar era. :lol: :cry:
What do you think Elham ? Please help me to clear this point for Behnam.
waiting for your prompt reply.

Mohsen

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by romana » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:52 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm Romana I wanted to improve my writing through joining this thread. I find this thread so interesting and the members are very helpful. I am from Philippines, although English subject is part of our educational curriculum I still find it difficult to use it in writing and speaking as well. I am wishing to improve my skills in writing and speaking as this is so essential in my daily living. Please help me everyone to reach my goal. I would be very much appreciated if you correct my grammar and spellings. Thank you.

All the best,
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Post by Shaghayegh » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:35 pm

Hi Dears Behnam and Amal.
Thank you very much for your hospitable kindness. I think and hope we can be good friends.
Behnam;
I have some dramatic stories about my internet and specially forum activities too. I don't if you know about forum.persiantools.com. I've been an active member there and had many friends. Yesteryear, under pressure of government , administrator decided to close many popular and even scientific ,historic ,art ... threads and ban many users. by this many valuable posts and threads has been deleted:( , and as more important , I've lost some of my best friends:((.
I've shifted my activities to some other forums but after months I couldn't make friendship like persiantools. I despaired and left all forum activities.
After months because I've decided to continue studying abroad, I've been searching for English learning resources and found this site by chance.And I surprised! Now I'm happy for friendly speaking here without censorship.And I promise I will be here ever I can if this site be alive and even I married:))
And dear Behnam I know that my English is terrible :)) Specially about tenses. But I'm really trying to improve my English abilities. I request you to tell me any error in my writings. I'll be so grateful for your helps.
Amal;
I'm happy to see Iranians who interested in English Learning here too. We can understand and help ourselves better than other nations.can't?
Thank you so much and Can I ask about your sex?

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Post by [amal] » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:56 pm

Hi Shaghayegh,

How are you?

Thanks for your reply, I love to read from you.

I am female from Damascus- Syria.

I understood what you wrote to Behnam because we had have the same feelings. After closing the old Let's learn together, I've lost a lot of friends. However thank god that my best friends are still here with me. -Elham and Behnam- :roll: :-)

Today is Ramadan, I want to wish you happy days. can I ask you about your custom. Do you make special food for the first day? Do you visit your relative?

Wish you the best.
Amal

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Post by [amal] » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:08 pm

Hi Friends,

How are you?

May This Ramadan be as bright as ever.
May this Ramadan bring joy, health and wealth to you.

May this Ramadan bring in u the most
brightest and choicest happiness and
love you have ever Wished for.

Wish you a very happy Ramadan Mubarak

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Post by Shaghayegh » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:40 am

Shaghayegh wrote: administrator decided to close many popular and even scientific ,historic ,art ... threads and ban many users.
Correct : and to ban
Shaghayegh wrote: I've shifted my activities to some other forums but after months I couldn't make friendship like persiantools.
Better and correct: I shifted My activities to some other forums but after a while I realized I can't make friendships like PersianTools.
I've been searching for English learning resources
Correct: I was searching
:oops:
Any more error? {-:

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Happy Ramadan!

Post by behnam » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:34 am

Hi friends,

First of all, I'd like to take this opportunity to tell all Muslim friends a friendly 'Happy Ramadan!'. I am not in a position to give speech about Ramadan like what religious men(clerics) do, or to write poems about it. I merely say: Please pray for me-remember me-when you are breaking your fasting. In particular, I ask female friends for praying, because God is male and then puts them first. This is what we men do when interacting with ladies. A man is often kinder to women than to other men. Why? I don't know! Do you think God take men and women equal? Give reasons! :lol: :-D :lol:

Dear Mohsen, I am not good at history, but some facts are not deniable. I believe, Safavi kings provided opportunities to genius people to design and manage important projects like 'Aleeghapu', 'Monarjonban', etc. in that era. If you have a different view, I respect it. By the way, I am originally from Azerbaijan, and as everybody, I am proud of my motherland. It is your right to be proud of yourself and your city too. As a matter of fact, every individual MUST feel proud of his/her nation, otherwise s/he cannot justify having a sense of belonging to the culture in a society.

Dear Shaghayegh, so many thanks for replying. Neither am I exaggerating, nor am I paying some nice compliments to make you happy. but your English is excellent. You write beautifully and effectively. As far as I'm concerned, your English is much better than that of mine. It is so nice to know that you like this thread and have intended to stay here until the time the site is active. How long have you been learning English? I hope we will help each other make good progress in our English skills.

About the forums, I am sure every site has its special rules and limits. For example, politics and religion are two heated topics. I speak from a bitter experience. Discussing political and religious issues always creates tension, hostility, and hatred which all result in unnecessary fights. We should avoid them. In addition to that, writing about immoral things is not acceptable. Degrading a nation, a culture, a person, a ceremony, an opinion, a philosophy, etc. is not reasonable. However, giving constructive criticism is appreciated and valuable.

There is a fine line between criticizing and degrading! In many cases, it is quite difficult to mind the line between them. I am personally one of the careless people when it comes to minding that delicate line between constructive criticism and degrading! This is one of my thousand weaknesses!

Dear other friends, please join us in discussing some topics. I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best,
Behnam, 10 July, 2013
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Post by Shaghayegh » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:46 am

[amal] wrote:Hi Shaghayegh,

How are you?

Thanks for your reply, I love to read from you.

I am female from Damascus- Syria.

I understood what you wrote to Behnam because we had have the same feelings. After closing the old Let's learn together, I've lost a lot of friends. However thank god that my best friends are still here with me. -Elham and Behnam- :roll: :-)

Today is Ramadan, I want to wish you happy days. can I ask you about your custom. Do you make special food for the first day? Do you visit your relative?

Wish you the best.
Amal
Hi Dear Amal;
I'm fine and what about you?

Unfortunately I receive very bad news from your country ,everyday :-( I really hate of war and I think war is the final solution for human problems. Albeit if I can, I would say that it is not a human being solution. When I see mans killed by mans for no reason or foolish reasons and among this foolish war just many many innocent men,women and children are died and again will die, I depress and sad!

However, Dear Amal;
How about you city and neighborhood?Is there safe?

I really wish to see your beautiful and ancient country again in peace. War just leave ravages and full of corpses ceremonies.

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It is good to correct ourselves!

Post by behnam » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:01 am

Dear Shaghayegh,

Hi again. I just saw your last post. You have suggested some new structures and corrected some mistakes. That's wonderful! However, they are not some big mistakes. Many of them are matters of taste. You convey a message in a sentence, but someone else may use other words to transfer the same message.It is only a matter of taste! They aren't mistakes.

For example, in your sentence
Shaghayegh wrote:administrator decided to close many popular and even scientific ,historic ,art ... threads and ban many users.


I prefer this one:
The administrator decided to close many popular and even scientific ,historic ,arty,etc. threads and banned many users.

Or even this simple one:
The administrator closed some popular threads and banned many active users!

Meanwhile, more importantly, it should be mentioned that 'popular, scientific, historic' are all adjectives, but 'art' is a noun, so according to a famous grammatical rule-I guess it is named parallelism, or something like that, I am not sure about the name-it is not correct to use 'art'. It must be an adjective like 'arty'!

Dear Shaghayegh, I am not correcting you. I just wanted to say that being too much obsessed with our sentences and words may have negative impacts on our skills. It may discourage us! Keep on writing. The most important purpose of learning a language is making conversation and communication with people. You are doing it perfectly.

All the best,
Behnam, 10 July, 2013
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mohsen » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:47 pm

Dear Muslim friends,
Happy Ramadan to you.

The Holy Quran refers to two features of fasting in Ramadan: mental and practical. These are like the wings of a bird on which man flies through the heavenly space of spirituality in the month of Ramadan.

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mohsen » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:48 pm

Dear Behnam,

During the history, Esfahan has been the cradle of civilization, if you look at the history of Jameh mosque which is the largest mosque in Esfahan , it comes back to 1000 year ago . Esfahan never had army to defend against aggressors. It was a city like Switzerland , attractive and land of art and industry. So many people desired to capture this beautiful city and during its long history many kings attack to Esfahan. I agree with you that everybody should have feeling about his city , but I am an exceptional , because I am not interested in a piece of lands , because the lands thoroughly were made by God ,also nobody has option to be born in Esfahan or Azarbiajan or Japan or USA ….

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mohsen » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:53 pm

Mohsen wrote:Hi ,

Oh my God , I am always in dilemma, in daily life dilemma happens for us , may be I choose a wrong way, from investing money or help people. Once I had invested my money to buy the shares of a company , the company was bankrupted and I lost my money , Once a beggar asked me for help , I didn't help him because in my view he was not a real beggar but a fraudulent .
When we save a life ,it is possible that we made a mistake , look at the following story

Some of children were playing, They were playing exactly on the two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused. Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track.
The train is coming, and you are just beside the track interchange. You can make the train change its course to the disused track and save most of the kids. However, that would also mean the lone child playing by the disused track would be sacrificed. Or would you rather let the train go its way?
Let's take a pause to think what kind of decision we could make...

Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, and sacrifice only one child. You might think the same way, I guess. Exactly, I thought the same way initially because to save most of the children at the expense of only one child was rational decision most people would make, morally and emotionally. But, have you ever thought that the child choosing to play on the disused track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe place?
Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends who chose to play where the danger was. This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday. In the office, community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the minority is often sacrificed for the interest of the majority, no matter how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how farsighted and knowledgeable the minority are. The child who chose not to play with the rest on the operational track was sidelined. And in the case he was sacrificed, no one would shed a tear for him.

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How To Develop Motivation in Your Everyday Life

Post by behnam » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:21 am

How To Develop Motivation in Your Everyday Life

First, let's find out what the importance of motivation exactly is. Simply put, motivation is that driving force which allows you to achieve your goals and go after what you want in life. If you want to change your personality for the better, get a promotion at work, start a new habit, be a better person who is part of the community, become a better parent for your kid – all of these things would be easier accomplished if you are properly motivated.

As long as you have a strong personal motivation, you can achieve almost anything that you want from life. However, remember not to fall into the trap of looking for short-cuts to achieve your goals. It's perfectly fine if you have to take a long and winding road to achieve your goal. It will be an even sweeter victory when you finally achieve your goal, knowing that you have had to go through several hurdles to attain it.


Developing Motivation in Life
So how can you develop motivation in life? If you wish to accomplish a goal – be it short-term or long-term in nature – how can you find it in you to be properly motivated? Here are a few things that you should keep in mind:

1. Focus on one goal at a time.
This should be partnered with the fact that you should make sure that your short-term goals all help in achieving your long-term goals. One of the best ways for you to focus on one goal at a time is to make a diary of your goals – yes, write it down – so that you will have a visual representation of the things that you want to achieve rather than letting it all get lost in your head.

2. Get rid of all the distractions which might prevent you from achieving your goal.
Let's say that you are a writer who wants to finish a book. How can you type away on your keyboard one chapter after another if there are many distractions surrounding you like television, friends chattering away or the lure of aimlessly browsing through the Internet. In order for you to stay properly motivated, make sure to steer clear of any distractions.

3. Completely block out any negative influences.
Finally, make sure that you are completely blocking out any negative influences in your life. If you feel that you are being distracted from your goal by a problem which does not seem to go away, ask yourself what you can do to eliminate such a challenge and distraction in your life. Maybe you are being sidetracked by negative thoughts and feelings because you have no faith in yourself. Addressing the root of the problem, completely blocking out any negative distractions and thinking purely positive thoughts is the best way for you to develop motivation in your everyday life.

Constantly Work At Motivating Yourself
A goal doesn't do you much good unless you are constantly thinking about, and working towards it. Write down your goal and place it somewhere that you will see it at least 1-2 times a day. If you have a weight loss goal, place your written goal beside the refrigerator. If your goal is to get physically stronger, place your written goal near your weight bench so you can see it when you are working out. This provides the extra motivation you need for those tough days.

A great way to motivate yourself with business goals is to put up a motivational quote beside your desk. Do a Google search for motivational quotes, then print off one and put it inside of a picture frame. Keep it there and read it occasionally throughout the day. Whenever you find yourself not looking at the quote anymore, or it no longer provides the inspiration that it once did, it's time to change the quote. It's perfectly OK to change this quote every 1-2 weeks for maximum motivation.

Some people make a habit of reading their goals either when they first wake up or right before they go to bed. When you read your goals upon arising, you may begin to notice that you find yourself doing more each day to help you reach your goals. Similarly, when you read your goals right before bed, you may notice that you wake up with good ideas that you never thought of before.


Final Thoughts

It's important to have motivation in your life. Motivation is the fuel that you need to continue striving for your goals. Soak up motivating things in your life on a daily basis. Read great books that will inspire you. Read great blogs that are both positive and informative.

It's human nature to have days where you aren't very motivated. However, if you continue to surround yourself with positive and motivational things, those days will be few.
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A suggestion!

Post by behnam » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:26 am

Hi Shaghayegh,

How life is going? I hope all is going well with you.

I rarely correct someone, because I am a learner myself. However, from your posts it seems you are thirsty for English grammar. I don't mean to correct you, not at all, because as I've said before your English is much better than that of mine. In order to motivate you and to give you some excuses to write more, I'd like to write something about one of the sentences that you have corrected it yourself. Let's have a look at:
Shaghayegh wrote: I shifted My activities to some other forums but after a while I realized I can't make friendships like PersianTools.
Firstly, 'shift' is often followed by 'from' and 'to' in formal writing! we shift something from somewhere to somewhere else. Or we move from one place or position to another.

Secondly, all verbs are in the past simple tense, but one of them isn't! Therefore, 'can't' must be used in past simple form; 'couldn't', because you are speaking about something in the past. By the way, being unable to make friends in other forums has been temporary, so it is not a fact. Therefore, using 'can't' does not suit your purpose.

Thirdly, friendship often collocates with 'form', 'develop', cement, establish, spoil, and so on! For example, 'Spending several weeks on holiday together has cemented their friendship.'

Finally 'like persianTools' doesn't make sense. Use 'Like' in comparisons followed by a noun! For instance, 'a car is not like a bicycle'. In your sentence, you are comparing two actions; making friends on different forums, but 'like' doesn't compare those actions. All in all, my suggestion is this:


I shifted My activities from PersianTools to some other forums, but in a little while I realized I couldn't make friends in those places as I used to do in PersianTools.

That is my suggestion, but I am not sure whether it is wrong or right.

Dear Shaghayegh, we seldom correct each other in the thread. However, in order to make you participate in discussing, I wrote something about one of your sentences. I hope this won't make you annoyed. I really hope so!

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Everything you do matters!

Post by behnam » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:55 pm

Everything you do matters!

In a world of six billion people, it's easy to believe that the only way to initiate profound transformation is to take extreme action. Each of us, however, carries within us the capacity to change the world in small ways for better or worse. Everything we do and think affects the people in our lives, and their reactions in turn affect others. As the effect of a seemingly insignificant word passes from person to person, its impact grows and can become a source of great joy, inspiration, anxiety, or pain. Your thoughts and actions are like stones dropped into still waters, causing ripples to spread and expand as they move outward. The impact you have on the world is greater than you could ever imagine, and the choices you make can have far-reaching consequences. You can use the ripple effect to make a positive difference and spread waves of kindness that will wash over the world.

Should the opportunity arise, the recipient of a good deed will likely feel compelled to do a good deed for someone else. Someone feeling the effects of negative energy will be more likely to pass on that negative energy. One act of charity, one thoughtful deed, or even one positive thought can pass from individual to individual, snowballing until it becomes a group movement or the ray of hope that saves someone's life. Every transformation, just like every ripple, has a point of origin. You must believe in your ability to be that point of origin if you want to use the ripples you create to spread goodness. Consider the effect of your thoughts and actions, and try to act graciously as much as possible.

A smile directed at a stranger, a compliment given to a friend, an attitude of laughter, or a thoughtful gesture can send ripples that spread among your loved ones and associates, out into your community, and finally throughout the world. You have the power to touch the lives of everyone you come into contact with and everyone those people come into contact with.The momentum of your influence will grow as your ripples moves onward and outward. One of those ripples could become a tidal wave of positivity.

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The Emotional Bank Account!

Post by behnam » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:13 pm

The Emotional Bank Account

When it comes to improving and maintaining our relationships with others, Stephen Covey's metaphor of the Emotional Bank Account is probably one of the most powerful ideas ever created for the development of interpersonal relationships. If you've never heard of this, it basically means that anyone with whom we have a relationship with, whether it be our coworkers, family or friends, we maintain a personal "emotional" bank account with them. This account begins on a neutral balance. And just as with any bank account, we can make deposits and withdrawals. However, instead of dealing with units of monetary value, we deal with emotional units.

The emotional units that Covey speaks of are centered around trust. When we make emotional deposits into someone's bank account, their fondness, trust, and confidence in us grows. And as a result our relationship develops and grows. If we can keep a positive reserve in our relationships, by making regular deposits, there will be greater tolerance for our mistakes and we'll enjoy open communication with that person. On the contrary, when we make withdrawals and our balance becomes low or even overdrawn, bitterness, mistrust and discord develops. If we are to salvage the relationship, we must make a conscious effort to make regular deposits.

This post will discuss Covey's six major ways of making deposits into these Emotional Bank Accounts and how we can avoid making withdrawals.


1. Understanding the Individual

In Covey's book, seven habits of highly effective people, one of the seven habits is "seek first to understand then to be understood". Truly understanding what others are feeling is not always that easy. We must remove ourselves from our egocentric viewpoint and put ourselves into the minds and shoes of others. I say minds and shoes because we must try to first understand the thought patterns and second walk in their shoes or empathize with them.
One of my major faults when communicating with others is, while they are talking I tend to think what I am going to say next. Truly understanding someone requires us to wholly and completely concentrate on what the other person is trying to say, not reloading, just waiting to fire off your response


2. Keeping Commitments

Certainly when we break our promises to others, we make major withdrawals from their Emotional Bank Accounts. However, keeping commitments is not just relegated to promises. It also includes things such as arriving to work and appointments on time, fulfilling our duties, and living up to every word that comes out of our mouth.

3. Clarifying Expectations

There is nothing more frustrating in a relationship than not understanding what is expected of you. Although many of us wish we could be, we are not mind readers. And because each of us sees life differently and has different backgrounds and life experiences, expecting someone to just "know" is not only unfair but completely unrealistic. It's important that the person with whom you are dealing with, knows exactly what is expected of them. Doing this will keep them out of the dark and allow them to relate you confidently, knowing that what they are doing is in line with your expectations.

4. Attending to the Little Things

Little courtesies, kind words and warm smiles are at the heart of the little things that brighten up a relationship. It shows recognition and an awareness of others. It's interesting, but within our relationships, if you want success, it's the little things that really become the big things.

5. Showing Personal Integrity

Nothing is probably more damaging to a relationship, then a lack of integrity. Being that the Emotional Bank Account is based upon trust, you could essentially be doing all of the previous things, but without trust, it is to no avail. Integrity means wholeness, completeness, or soundness. In this case soundness of moral character. Integrity is the rock-solid foundation upon which all successful relationships are built.

6. Apologizing Sincerely When We Make a Withdrawal

Granted, we are all mortal. We make mistakes. That's part of life and learning. Knowing when you are wrong and admitting your mistakes prevents the wounds that you've caused in others from festering and allows them to heal. When appropriate, sincere apology will keep your relationships accounts in the positive, allowing you to maintain the balance that has been created in your application of all of the previous steps.

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by romana » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:52 pm

Hello Behnam,
It was nice to to read your post. I really do need more motivation in life as I am a pessimistic type of person. I have my goal in life however I always failed in pursuing the first step of it. Honestly it is really difficult for me to get through on the first step. It really makes me so frustrated and leave me with so many negative thoughts. Sometimes I decided to quit and stop reaching what I want however, people around me continously inspired and persuaded me to keep going. I just remembered a friend told me if plan A didnt work out, no need to worry as the rest of the letters are on standby. I'm hoping that I won't be reaching plan Z cause I dont know what's next if I fail. Anyway, I think I have to be more focus and give more attention to my goal. I will keep on trying no matter what happen.

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Shaghayegh » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:10 am

behnam wrote:Dear Shaghayegh, so many thanks for replying. Neither am I exaggerating, nor am I paying some nice compliments to make you happy. but your English is excellent. You write beautifully and effectively. As far as I'm concerned, your English is much better than that of mine. It is so nice to know that you like this thread and have intended to stay here until the time the site is active. How long have you been learning English? I hope we will help each other make good progress in our English skills.
Hi Dear Behnam;How Are You? Glad to meet you again.
First, forgive me for late response! I wasn't home.
It's very kind of you and thank you dear Behnam. And I think I'm so far from where I have to be.Studying in USA or any other country absolutely require GRE and IELTS and I'm at the beginning of the way!GRE is very difficult :-( . I have just one year to be ready for that.

behnam wrote:About the forums....
You right! Every site or forum has a general purpose. Some of them are created for free talking. Everyone with any thought and religion (including Muslims,Christians,Jews,irreligionists or even Atheists) can be there and talk about her or his interests. People collected there to friendly talking about everyday life, learning and anything that is popular and common. Speaking about challenging topics isn't correct there.Specially critical speaking about religions and nations! There are many sites that made for talking about these topics and if anyone wants to talk about these topics can use them!And You can be sure that I don't want to speak offensively or annoying. I'm here just to talk friendly about our interests, thoughts, notions and feelings!
behnam wrote: I prefer this one:
The administrator decided to close many popular and even scientific ,historic ,arty,etc. threads and banned many users.

Or even this simple one:
The administrator closed some popular threads and banned many active users!

Meanwhile, more importantly, it should be mentioned that 'popular, scientific, historic' are all adjectives, but 'art' is a noun, so according to a famous grammatical rule-I guess it is named parallelism, or something like that, I am not sure about the name-it is not correct to use 'art'. It must be an adjective like 'arty'!
Very nice! Thank you very much!
When I writing that post, I thank about the word 'art' and I couldn't remember the adjective form of 'art'. Finally I decided to use 'art' with this rationalization: art does not has a adjective form :lol: .

behnam wrote:Dear Shaghayegh, I am not correcting you. I just wanted to say that being too much obsessed with our sentences and words may have negative impacts on our skills. It may discourage us! Keep on writing. The most important purpose of learning a language is making conversation and communication with people. You are doing it perfectly........
Dear Behnam;
"Thank You" isn't enough for you and what I want to tell you! Unfortunately I can't find words and sentences as perfect as I want!
Be sure that I don't feel annoying when reading your valuable tips. I know that I must be grateful to one who teach you something(even a little thing). Because I'm a student and sometimes a teacher. So, you can show me my errors any time and I promise you that I will be happy and thankful always! {-:
Now I want to tell you about my trip to Shiraz. Have you ever gone to Shiraz? Shiraz is a very beautiful city and it has very much attractive and interested places such as Hafeziye,Saadiyes,Takht e Jamshid, Afif Abad garden, Darvaze Quran, Arg e Karimkhani, Pasargad and etc. I'm sure that you can not see all of them in a trip.If you haven't gone to Shiraz, I suggest you to make time for trip to shiraz! I'm sure you will enjoy. I really love traveling.

Finally ,Dear Behnam and other friends;
I'm not good in English as you or other users here and I may use incorrect words or sentences that doesn't have right meanings!If you see those be sure that I just made mistake and doesn't mean I want to offend or annoy you! I really care about my words and I'm practicing to improve my abilities to write more correctly and fluently but please notice that I'm a learner now and can use some words that doesn't mean what I really want to!Forgive me if you see I've used an incorrect words or sentences!

Thank you!
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Post by Shaghayegh » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:29 am

I know that I must be grateful to one who teach you something(even a little thing).
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Shaghayegh » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:35 am

Shaghayegh wrote:it has very much attractive and interested places
}: :oops: :-| :nok:
Correct: It has a lot of attractive,interesting and wonderful places

P.S1:I really apologize for my heterogeneous posts!
P.S2:Why can't I edit my posts?

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Re: Let's learn together!

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romana wrote:Honestly it is really difficult for me to get through on the first step. It really makes me so frustrated and leave me with so many negative thoughts. Sometimes I decided to quit and stop reaching what I want...
Hi Romana,

Many thanks for your post. You sound like a native English speaker. Your English is great. I am not in a position to advise you, but you have mentioned to the reason of frustration and the main cause of negative thoughts wisely. The solution for your case is easy. Instead of giving up, you should make the first step as short as you can get through easily. Divide the first step into some short steps. In this case, the process of passing the first gap will become easy. Passing one step towards the goal, regardless of its size, is encouraging, motivating and inspiring. It will bring positive thoughts and build confidence.

It is not necessary to use ordinary English letters for indicating the milestones in the pass of target. You can divide the distance between two letters, for example between A and B, into some points like B1, B2, ..., B! In this case, the distance between A and B1 will be easy to jump! :lol:

I wish you success. Would you mind introducing yourself?

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by behnam » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:53 pm

Hi Shaghayegh,

How are you? I hope you are doing well. Many thanks for replying. The weather is very hot today. I am fasting. Although I am neither hungry nor thirsty, my head feels hot today, as if something is burning inside of it. A cold shower may help, but I am too lazy to take a shower! Right now, I am thinking like Shirazi people. I expect the shower to come here and pour some cold water on my head! :lol:

I took IELTS exam three years ago. That's a standard exam. I can help you with the link of some useful sites, books, sources, tips, and other related stuff. Ive got some useful files about listening and speaking skills. I can also help you with essay writing. For example, I can correct your essays. Please let me know how I can help you.

I've been to Shiraz many times. I've been to Hafeziye, Baghe Eram, Bazare vakil, Shahcheragh, Arge, etc. I really love Shiraz and its kind people. I personally believe there are two favourable cities in Iran, mainly Tabriz and Shiraz. Both are beautiful and their people are cultured and civilized. To be honest with you, Tabrizian girls are more beautiful than Shiraziyan girls, but Shirazin are much kinder and easy-going than them. I believe for a complete fulfillment a man should have three wives, a Tabrizian wife for starting a successful family and a Shirazian one for pleasure and joy!(khoshgozarani), and A kurd one for work. Unfortunately, something is wrong. The majority of Azerbaijani men are strict, serious, and hardworking. They are not good at buttering up. If we consider a lady as a car, sweet and soft words are its fuel! But, poor Azerbaijani men are terrible at flattering! :lol: :lol: :lol:

I was only kidding. I hope you and other people in the thread won't take these things seriously.

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by romana » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:34 pm

Hello Behnam,
Thank you for your wonderful advise. My apologize for not introducing myself on my last post. Im Romana, from Philipines, like everyone here I am very determined to improve my english. My english is awful please do correct me whenever , I would be so grateful.

Back to your advise, I really appreciate it. I think you could help me with my problem. I have read in your post to Shayegh( hi Shayegh, hope I typed your name right) that you took an Ielts 3 yrs ago. I believed you got a high score in all categories as your english writings prove it. Actually, my frustration is all related on how I could get the score required for me to get in to the next step of my goal. I took my firsf exam 6 mos ago unfortunately I wasn't able make it. I am planning to take again whenever, but my confidence is too low. I dont know when will I be ready. I think I really need to do more practice especially in writing, as this is my weakest in all categories. Anyway, I like what you've said about on the last bit of your letter. Its brilliant and I will absolutely apply it in my daily living. It sounds like vitamins(B1,B2...)..it would be lovely taking them as it could nourished us through out the day leaving us with a happy and healthy life, same like the feeling of passing each step on our goal.

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How can I help?

Post by behnam » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:30 am

Hi Romana,

So many thanks for your nice words. That's very kind of you. I've met many Philippians. Without any exception, their English is excellent. What's the secret behind it? I guess English is your second language in the Philippines. In some provinces, English is maybe your official language. Anyway, your English is fantastic. I am sure you will have high band score in IELTS exam. You band score falls into something between 7 and 8. Your overall score can be 7.5 in General Module.

My writing score was 8. Three years ago, my English was very good. I used to practise at lesat 5 hours a day for about 4 years. However, after receiving the certificate, I lost my motivation. Actually, I had nothing to do with English anymore. Although I didn't stop learning and practising, the decrease in the amount of spent time on practising is not deniable. 'If you don't use it, you lose it' as an old English saying goes. :lol:

I am ready to help you with IELTS exam. That's a great honour for me to help someone else learn something. As I've written to dear Shaghayegh, I am extending the hand of help to everyone who needs my experience and knowledge. Please ask me whatever you need. In terms of IELTS exam and its sources, I am really ready to help you.

What do you do? What's your job? I hope to hear more from you.

All the best,
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I've missed you terribly!

Post by behnam » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:47 am

Hi Amal,

This is just to let you know that I've missed you very much. I am also worried about you? Where are you? What has happened to you? I hope everything is going well with you. Please be in contact.

I am waiting for your post.

All the best,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by romana » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:59 pm

Hi Behnam,

How are you doing. Hope all is well with you. I understand that everyone in your country is currently celebrating Ramadan and I reckon you are fasting just like other Muslim does.To be honest I look up and put my hat off to all the Muslims who are devoted with their religious practice like fasting. I read from one article some facts about it and I was amazed about its benefits to our body. I would be so proud of myself if I managed to get through on fasting for a month. However my physical condition unfortunately isn't well enough to perform this practice, my metabolic rate is more faster than normal, which cause me to feel hungry most of the time and if I won't take any food, terrible thing will happen( headache, involuntary muscle shaking, tummy ache, dizziness etc.). It's a shame but at least my condition is still manageable and not as fatal as other kind of illnesses. Anyway Happy Ramadan to you my friend and all the Muslims out there.

It was nice to read your comments about Filipinos, thank you for the lovely words. It is true that English is our second language but we don't often use it, specially in our place. We still love using our own mother tongue. When I was a student, English is one of the subject I hate the most. I didn't take it seriously and to be honest I failed this subject before. I just came to realized the importance of it when I started working. I am working as a staff Nurse in the hospital. Since I was assigned in the city, different types of patient are coming and going every day. There are also foreign people seeking for help or confine for a short period of time. Nursing is a difficult job itself in my point of view how much more if the patient is English speaking, it is like a disaster to a nurse like me who is very poor in English language. I have realized how important this language was and by then I decided to practice and study English seriously. Apparently there are some agencies recruiting Nurses to work in Europe provided that Nurses pass the IELTS exam. Agency requires band 7 to all categories, isn't it difficult? I like to go to Europe but I don't know how can I pass the exam. I would be so grateful if you could give me some links for IELTs practice. Thank you in advance.

All the best,
Romana

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Shaghayegh » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:48 am

Hello Dear Behnam;
I'm fine. How are you?
I'm agreed with you about Shirazi. I have been there for 2 years and realized that they are really lazy! :lol: They have a famous proverb : Chay Chaman Chamroon :lol: Chay is tea, Chaman means anywhere like park and Chamroon , as maybe you know, is the north area of Shiraz that has a sweet and exquisite climate. I absolutely refuse other ubiquitous things about peoples like Isfahani, Rashti and others . But I believe that Shirazi is lazy till he or she show me he isn't lazy :mrgreen:

Behnam; I have a piece of advice for you:Marry with a Rashti woman If you like delicious foods! Rashti women are best in cookery! They are famous for their delicious foods such as MirzaGhasemi, BaghlaGhatogh, TasKabab and so many other. My mom is one of the best in the cookery and I really love foods she cooks.

Very thank you for your kindness Dear Behnam. I would be grateful if you shared with me your resources for IELTS. Actually I think I haven't enough time to be prepare for IELTS and GRE! Two years is very low! :-( I'm really regretful for those years I wasted.

However, I'm now studying some books and using some programs : Grammer In Use , Vocabulary In Use, Verbal Advantage by Charles Harrington Elster, THE ULTIMATE PHRASAL VERB BOOK, Word Perfect , Collocations in use and ESL Podcasts.And I watch a movie everyday with English subtitle. sometimes I watch some TV shows such as The Big Bang Theory or The Wire. But I really want to use a program that has all English skills improvement courses. Still I haven't found that perfect program.

I think I must stop writing now until I improved my writing. I think my writing now is very bad and may annoy you. Absolutely I don't want that. I understood my writing is terrible when i saw your pretty nice writings and I'm at the lower grade than you . So I think I must stop writing at least two months and work hardly on my English. I read you posts and enjoy them but write very little until I confident of my English.

But Dear Behnam, I request you to recommend me any useful resource or program that can help me for success in IELTS or GRE. Thank you very much.

Best Regards.
your little sister and friend, Shaghayegh.

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Post by [amal] » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:28 pm

Hi Behnam,

How are you? How is Ramadan with you? Do you spend it with your family? Do you visit your relative?

Many thanks for your off msg and your post here. They meant to me a lot, you don't believe how much they made me happy. I am glad that there is someone in this world cares about me. :-) Please don't worry about me, I am very well but I just don't find a good time for chat but be sure that you are in my mind and heart always.

Wish you the best,
Amal

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Practising IELTS SKILLS

Post by behnam » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:19 am

Dear friends,

How are you? I hope you are fine. Yesterday was the hottest day of this summer in Tehran. I hope so. It was 41 °C, according to what the weather-forecasting organization said. Today is also hot, very hot actually, but not as hot as yesterday. It is Ramadan and like the majority of people I am fasting. In Ramadan Muslims are ordered to avoid eating and drinking, but this is the first feature of Ramadan. Although it is quite difficult for people to avoid eating and drinking for about 16:30 hours(in Tehran), this is the first step of a real fasting. Muslims are also expected to control their eyes, ears, and tongues during Ramadan. They should avoid sinful fantasizing, negative thoughts, and bad imagination. The first step is easy, but controlling senses and thoughts are really difficult. My Muslim friends, good luck with fasting. May God bless you! Please remember me when saying your prayers.

Dear Romana, nursing is a rewarding job, and nurses are respectful. They are also kind and patient. Nursing is emotionally eroding too. They are living with patients in hospitals and looking ofter them. This is really difficult. That is why nursing requires many skills and involves a lot of efforts and attempts .I wish you success in you job.

Dear Shaghayegh, your friendly post made me extremely happy. You are very kind. Thank you very much for your sincerity and kindness. I've heard about good taste of some special food in the North of Iran. I agree with you about the skillfulness of Rashti ladies. I follow your advice and use the maximum benefits of the permission which God has given to men in the holy Koran. Therefore, a complete fulfillment for a man is having four wives. A Tabrizi for keeping the generation going(having children), a Kurd for work, A Rashti for cooking, and finally a Shirazi lady for joy and pleasure(Golgasht va Khoshgozarani). :lol: :lol: :lol:

Dear Shaghayegh, never give up writing! Writing makes your passive vocabularies become active. When you are writing, you are practising excellently, since you use what you have learned. I strongly recommend writing regularly. It may look difficult when you start doing something regularly, but little by little you will get the hang of it and it will turn to become easy and interesting. Honestly speaking, writing is crucially important for all IELTS candidates. When you are writing, not only are you directly practising writing skill, but also you are indirectly practising other skills; speaking, reading, and listening. Anyway, frankly speaking, that is wrong to stop writing!

Dear Romana and Shaghayegh, there are many sites which provide candidates with IELTS exam. However, some of them are really useful. For example, when it comes to IELTS preparation, (australianetwork.com/studyenglish) is wonderful, excellent, fantastic! I don't know how to describe the effectiveness of this site. A very kind and beautiful lady teaches almost all skills perfectly. I am sure you will enjoy it.

When it comes to practising writing, in my opinion, (http://www.ielts-blog.com/ielts-writing) is really useful.

For downloading some IELTS speaking samples vedios, juts go to http://WWW.youtube.com and search for them. You will find some real IELTS interviews.

I have to leave right now. I hope that helps.

Please do not hesitate to write more and discuss IELTS-based issues. I hope to hear more from you soon.

All the best,
Behnam, 17 July, 2013
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Thank YOU!

Post by behnam » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:29 pm

Hi Amal,

How are you? I hope you are fine. Fasting may make you tired and bored. I wish you strength and patience. May God help you and support you!

Thank you very much for informing me about yourself. The situation in your country is not normal. New things happen everyday. When I read headlines and see Damascus is under rocket attack, I become worried about you. Please keep in contact and post regularly, no matter your posts are short. A 'hi' from you eases my worry.

When you are breaking fasting in the evening(Azan time) please remember me. Please pray for me when you are saying your prayers. I am praying for you too.

I wish you happiness and success.


All the best,
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Post by Mohsen » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:44 am

Dear Friends

The small part of body can makes the biggest corruption. The corruption of tongue can't be amended . If you say something that hurt your best friend, especially when say something in front of others to your friend. You are not able to taken the word back. Your regret can't amend the relation between you and your friend.

I don't know why people don't control their tongue , when they are among their friend , or relatives they make a joke and offend others. Sometime we heard about something and narrate it to other while we are not sure what we heard is truth.

Look at the following story.

There was a good man(scholar) who was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great scholar and said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"
"Hold on a minute," the scholar replied. "Before telling me anything I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."
"Triple filter?"
"That's right," the scholar continued. "Before you talk to me about my friend it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're going to say. That's why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"
"No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and..."
"All right," said the scholar. "So you don't really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?"
"No, on the contrary..."
"So," the scholar continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him, but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass the test though, because there's one filter left: the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?"
"No, not really..."

Take care
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Post by Veronicaho » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:27 pm

Hi All old and new friends!
I hope all of you are fine. Long time since I'v been here but I promised Behnam that I should write someting from my life here again. I'm fine and have holiday. Spending the time at our summer house and at the beach sunbathing and playing with my grandchild. The summer here in Aland Island in Finland has been great with sun and degreeze around 25.
Last month I have been in a group to loose fat (just few kilos). Now I am in final and need votes. So if you want to help me to get as many votes as I can get (... to win 2500€ ... I will go to China) ... follow the link here; http://worldofshape.com/resultat/rosta The site is Svedish but very easy to do. Schroll down the site ... there you will find name of 10 persons. Chlick to my name Veronica Holmström. Then write your e-mail on the empty line. To the end cklick at "klicka här för att rösta" ... that means that you will give your vote to me and send it in. Easy :) Please help me All of you and you will do something very significant for me. But it is a bit hurry ... must be done before 25/7. Thank you!!!

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Post by [amal] » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:35 pm

Ohhh Look who is here, Hi dear Veronica,

How are you?

Welcome back!
In fact today I was thinking of some old friends who used to write here like Andrew and I wondered why they aren't here anymore but when I saw your post you can't believe how happy I became. Anyway, I hope all friends are well.

Dear, thanks for informing us about your news and which you a happy holiday with your grandchild.
Take care,
Bye bye

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Post by Veronicaho » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:06 am

Hi Amal!
Lovely to see you too! I'm really sorry to have short of time and thats the reason to why I'm not have possibility to be here regulary. But I will again do my best to join here sometimes because you are all in my mind anyway.
How are you? What have you done this summer?
So Andrew are'nt here anymore? Thats bad because he was also funny. But he have facebook and I talking to him sometimes there.
Kisses and hugs from your old friend!

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Post by Veronicaho » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:06 pm

Behnam ... where are you :)

I'm back as I promised you:) How are you and your family? I hope very well.
Today I'm sitting by my computer writing at my dissertation for my master degree. My theses is about the roll communication have for the organisation. Very interesting but a lot of work.
I'm still at our summer house and I am still off from work because of my finger. I will meet the ortoped on friday so maybe it's ok to go back to work then.
Something else ... I need your help to get as much votes as I can have! Last month I have been in a group to loose fat (just few kilos). Now I am in final and need votes. So if you want to help me to get as many votes as I can get (... to win 2500€ ... I will go to China) ... follow the link here; http://worldofshape.com/resultat/rosta The site is Svedish but very easy to do. Schroll down the site ... there you will find name of 10 persons. Chlick to my name Veronica Holmström. Then write your e-mail on the empty line. To the end cklick at "klicka här för att rösta" ... that means that you will give your vote to me and send it in. Easy :) Please help me All of you and you will do something very significant for me. But it is a bit hurry ... must be done before 25/7.

Don't think that I'm crazy ... yeah you know I am :) I will take all chanses to get votes and you can help me:) Then I will send new socks to you:)

Kisses and hugs from your friend Veronica

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Post by Veronicaho » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:10 pm

Hi Mohsen!!!!
You are still here and thats good! I will try to be connected to all of you again here at this site:) How are you? What have you done this summer? Whats new? No new cruise:)
Hope to hear from you very soon!

Hugs from your friend Veronica

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mohsen » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:28 pm


Hi Vernoica,

Welcome back, Hope you are fine and doing well, this is one my best summer I have had. I didn't doing special things, but everything is going ahead according my desire. When I feel that I use my time according my schedule, I enjoy my life. Off course I had been invited to several wedding ceremonies before Ramadan and also dinner party during Ramadan. I enjoyed being with my friends and relatives
Ramadan is a month that we don't eat from sunrise to sunset , so I lost a few grams till now. I hope to lose 4 kgs overweight till the end of Ramadan.
I checked the website http://worldofshape.com/resultat/rosta and voted you. Of course I didn't look at your body I scrolled down the page rapidly and ticked the Veronica Holmström, you know that a Muslim does not look at the women body. I hope you win 2500Eur, I don't need a sock or something else . your happiness is mine.

Good Luck,
Mohsen

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WOW! LOOK, Who is here!

Post by behnam » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:17 am

Hi Veronica,

Welcome back my dear old friend! Thank you for posting here and informing us about yourself and your family. You made me extremely happy. I wish you happy moments with your family in your summer house.

A few minutes ago, I visited the site and voted for you. You look great! I wish you would win, but I wish you chose Iran to visit! China is a big country, it has got its beauty, but Iran is an ancient four-season country. You should put visiting Iran in your list! Anyway, maybe next time you will choose Iran. I hope so! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Quite the contrary to Mohsen, I looked at all women and their bodies carefully! I am Muslim too, but a different version of Muslims! I am also fasting, but I don't think looking at a lady's body without having any sexual desire may damage my fasting! God has created those beautiful bodies to be seen and then to appreciate his mightiness. :lol: :lol: :lol:

In comparison with me, Mohsen is an angel. He is a real Muslim. Honestly speaking, I cannot control my eyes as much as Mohsen does. You know, my eyes are sensitive to beauty. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Dear Veronica, try your best to make some time to join us and write regularly. I hope so!


To other friends,

Hi! How are you? I've missed you terribly. Unfortunately, my ISP(Internet Service Provider) does not provide me and other service receivers with the Internet connection anymore! Simply, the Internet doesn't work at home. Actually, it has been disconnected for three days, and I don't know when it is going to get connected. I have not got the Internet connection at home. I was also so busy with meetings and tasks at my workplace that I couldn't find time to visit the thread. That is really bad! At the moment, I am using the Net in my office. I never use my office connection for chatting. That's why I am unusually absent these days.



All the best,
Behnam, 23 July, 2013
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Post by Veronicaho » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:18 am

Hi Behnam, Mohsen and All other known and unknown persons!
Thank you for your kindness to me and your votes. I promise ... If I win I coming to Iran also! You know I want to do that travel :)
As Mohsen said ... he can loose some gram or kilo under the time of Ramadan ... good. The reason to overweight in the vestern is that we don't have Ramadan :) :) :) Thats why we have to be activ in a "loose fat" group for 30 days ;)
I will be back very soon and till that: Visit the website: http://worldofshape.com/resultat/rosta Schroll down the site. Wrire your e-mail adress on the empty line. Click my name Veronica Holmström and you will give your vote to me. Then cklick ... " klicka här för att rösta" which means you will send the vote. Thank you All and see you in Iran if I WIN !!!!
Your friend Veronica

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Post by [amal] » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:32 pm

Hi Veronica,

How are you?

Thanks for your reply.

My summer this year is a little bit boring since we couldn't go out or do anything. However, I'd learned how to crochet so it takes my time.

About Andrew, please if you chatted with him, would you tell him my hello?

Best wishes,
Amal

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by [amal] » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:42 pm

Hi Behnam,

How are you?

Sad to hear that. :-( How could I tolerate the time without you???!! :-( Baaaaaaaaaad ISP :lol:
Please try to solve this matter as soon as you can. I am already miss you and miss chatting with you.

Best wishes,
Amal

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Boiling hot!

Post by behnam » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:49 am

Hi friends,

Today is the hottest day of the year in Tehran! It is 41°C! From 1953 until now, the maximum recorded temperature in Tehran has been 42.6°C . Therefore, today the temperature is so close to the maximum amount of it in 60 years! In Tehran, I don't remember such a hotness. It is extremely hot, boiling hot, scorching hot...hot...hot...hot! It is unfair that people in Europe have hot ladies, but we have hot weather! :lol: {-: :lol:

Dear Shaghayegh, how are you? Why don't you write anymore? Haven't you got access to the Internet?

Dear Maniya, what has happened to you? I hope you are all well. Please keep on writing!

Dear Amal, that's very kind of you to say those kind things about me. The problem must be handled by the ISP. He has promised to fix it tonight. I hope he will keep his promise. You know, when the weather is unusually hot, people have an excuse to break their promises. :lol:

Dear Veronica, thank you for your kind reply. Please stay with us as long as possible. I've already voted for you. How many times should I vote?

About losing weight, I disagree with Mohsen. Ramadan doesn't help the majority of fasting people lose weight. On the contrary, they gain some weight! In Ramadan, most people eat more than that they eat in other months. It's against of the philosophy of fasting, but facts shouldn't be denied. Although they avoid eating and drinking from before sunset to after sunset, they compensate in the nighttime. {-: :lol: {-:

Mohsen and I are both Muslims. Although we are in different cities, we are both living in Iran. People around me get fat in Ramadan, whereas people around him lose some weight! He didn't look at ladies bodies, but I looked at them carefully. These differences are noticeable. :lol: :lol: :lol:

All the best,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mohsen » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:52 pm

Dear Behnam,

The Islamic instructions was not founded by What people think or believe , the instructions are extracted from holy Quran and narrations of prophet and his family.
If each believer wants to act according to what he/she get ,what he/she thinks ,there will be no integrated things that we call it religion.

May be some instructions don't seem apparently reasonable or scientific ,but the instructions were enacted or made by a power which is beyond the man's ability.

The first creature who disobliged God was Satan . Satan said to God " I think I am better than man and I never bow down in front of man."

The second one was Adam which said "I don't think that that fruit is harmful for me , everything which is create by God is beatiful and useful for body , he didn't have any reasonable idea to avoid eating ,so he went close to the tree and ate it.

The third one is Behnam which said "I am also fasting, but I don't think looking at a lady's body without having any sexual desire may damage my fasting! God has created those beautiful bodies to be seen and then to appreciate his mightiness, so he looked at the bodies carefully" :lol: :lol: :lol:

it is merit night of Ramadan 19th ,many people stay awake until morning , it is really enjoyable,the maximum reception from God.

Have a good night
Mohsen

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My heart, please tolerate and support me for a while!

Post by behnam » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:58 pm

Hi friends,

How are you? I hope you are fine.

Mohsen, I loved your way of writing. Thank you for mentioning to my name, and making analogy between Satan, Adam and me! I do agree with you. You are absolutely right. I was really kidding!

Just to inform you, so sorry to tell you that I am not feeling well today! I am worried about my little kids and my young wife! Why?

Last week, I visited my doctor and he wanted me to have a checkup. He suggested that I visit a heart specialist too. Today, I went to a special clinic to have my heart tested. Heart Function Test in rest and Echocardiography were both OK, but, according to the doctor, Heart Function Test in sport( Walking on a treadmill while some wires were connected to my chest and a device which showed the graphs..) was not OK! I didn't feel any pain on my chest while doing the exercise on the tradmill. The doctor said, "Although you didn't feel pain, your vessels are narrow. Your heart doesn't work properly. There are some noticeable noises in the graphs. You have to have Angiography as soon as possible."

I am shocked and disappointed! Sorry to share such bad things with you. I am ready to die, since I am tired of this boring world, but to be honest, I am really worried about my family! They will face with many problems! :-( :-( :-(

On Tuesday night I will stay in Hospital and on Wednesday the doctor is going to visualize the inside of blood vessels in my heart. I haven't made final decision yet, because I am shocked and I am also negotiating with some friends who are involved in medical science. I want you to pray for me at these special nights. I want you to pray for my family at these sacred holy moments in Ramadan. I want you to forgive me! I want you not to forget me!

Cry my eyes it's leaving time Even rocks and stones cry when leaving friends! I will miss you all the time! :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(

All the best,
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Post by [amal] » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:16 pm

Ramadan is not an excuse
to sleep more..!!!
it is a reason to sleep
less..!!!
Ramadan is not an excuse
to lose weight..!!!
it is a reason to lose
bad habits..!!!
Ramadan is not an excuse
to be lazy..!!!
it is a reason to be
active..!!!
Ramadan is not an excuse
for a vacation..!!!
it is a reason to
work harder..!!!
This Ramadan, promise
yourself it will be different...!!!

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Moroo » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:26 am

My DEAREST FRIEND BEHNEM :-D

I read your sad words, my heart with you.

NARROW VESSELS ARE NORMAL THESE DAYS.

Sorry Behnam, I really can't understand exactly what is the surgery that you are going to have on Wednesday, what I understood your vessels are narrow and the blood cannot flow as normal. Is it right?

If that is right I have many many people who mad this surgery one of them put 7 pillars in his vessels after years he made an open heart now he is 67 years old although he is heavy smoker.

During last 4 months 3 friends of mine have this surgery and they become better than before.

Believe me don't be afraid I'm sure God will be with you, because you are honest and helpful man you are the kind of people who effect all the people around you.

My wife and I pray for you. :-D

We are waiting for your reply.

We wish you good health, happiness and long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long life life life life life life life life life life life life life life.

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لا حول و لا قوة الا بالله... حسبنا الله و نعم الوكيل

Post by [amal] » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:39 pm

لا حول و لا قوة الا بالله... حسبنا الله و نعم الوكيل

Dear Behnam, I read your mail and I am really sad and shocked, I didn't believe what I read and I read the mail many times just to believe. May god help you and be with you and your family. While reading, I remembered my father -his situation was just like yours- and thank god the operation was very successful and inshallah yours will be successful too. Dear, please don't worry, the Angiography is something too easy and inshallah everything after it will be OK. You are strong and you always will be inshallah.

In fact, my mother saw me sad, very sad, so she asked me about the reason and I told her, she felt sad too and started to pray for you.

Please don't talk about death and such things, inshallah, you will live long and see your grandchildren and you will be happy always, just rely on god and he will help you inshallah.



My thoughts and prayer are with you.
Please relax and assure your wife that you will be good.

May god be with you and best wishes,
Amal

*I don't know why I didn't see your post here although it was before my post!!!! This is very strange!!! You and your health are more important than anything...

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Post by Mohsen » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:18 pm

Dear Behnam,

There are lots of people who are being checked up by Angiography to see if the vessel is narrow or blocked . Nowadays the heart hospitals are in traffic of people waiting for Angiography. This is undoubtly because of changing in nourishment ,feeding bed foods , eating too much ready- made food ,fried foods and having less moving .
People who feel a pain in chest are instantly prescribed for doing Angiography. There is no danger ,don't be worry . You are a vigorous man. I saw some people who did Angiography ,people who are elder than you and weaker , they are in health now.
I am sure there is no serious problem in your heart and you will be beside your family for long life .
All of your friends pray for you.

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Post by Mohsen » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:27 pm

offer my condolence

Tonight is the most sorrowful night for Muslims, because the man of justice and humanity,the commander of faithful, the father of eloquence, the caretaker of the orphans, the shelter of the needy and the perfect of all humans after Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). Born in the House of Allah, Holy Kaaba, and martryed in the House of Allah, Masjid-e-Kufa. He died on the 21st day of Ramadan 40 A.H. and buried in Najaf al-Ashraf (Iraq).

On the 19th of the month of Holy Ramadan (Mah e Ramzan) of the year 40 A.H, Imam Ali (pbuh) came to the mosque in Kufa for his morning prayers. Imam Ali (pbuh) gave the call for prayer (Azaan) and became engaged in leading the congregation. Abd-al-Rahman ibn Muljam pretending to pray, stood just behind Imam Ali (pbuh), and when Imam Ali (pbuh) was in a state of prostration, Abd-al-Rahman ibn Muljam dealt a heavy stroke with his sword, inflicting a deep wound on Imam Ali's (pbuh) head,This was the time when Imam Ali (as) uttered his famous words : "Fuzto warab-il-Kaaba" - "By the Rab of Kaaba, I am successful".

Imam Ali (pbuh) suffered from his wound for three days, and He (pbuh) passed away on 21st of the month of Ramadan (Mah e Ramzan) at an age of 63 year

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God willing you will get well soon

Post by Moroo » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:39 am

Dear my friend Behnam

We know that you are in the hospital now, we are worried about you.

God willing you will be fine and get well soon :-D :-D :-D

WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU OUR BEAUTIFUL FRIEND BEHNAM.
:-D
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Let's keep our fingers crossed!

Post by Elham » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:22 pm

A GOLDEN HEART is going to have an operation tomorrow, a very very very kind heart full of pure love!

Let's keep our fingers crossed for this lovely heart of our dearest friend...


*Lord in your mighty and miracle name we pray for dear Behnam. May every pain & suffering in his life be erased.

May GOD keep his heart in good health, give him a long life and keeps him for his family and friends.AMEN*

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You've got a golden heart!

Post by Elham » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:28 am

Hi friends,

It's 10:45 am and dear Behnam is supposed to be in the operation room from 10:30. Hope everything's going well there with him.

He sent a sms to me and other friends and informed us about the operation time. He asked me to mention his words here. He'll stay two days in the ICU and will be transferred to the general ward after it. (God wiling)

He said " I've loved the people of my life with two-thirds(2/3) of my heart, after the operation I'm going to be kind with 3/3 of my heart! :-)

Dear Behnam you have one of the kindest hearts of the world, all your friends love you and pray for you.
Hope to see you among us again very soon.

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Let's PRAY for Behnem

Post by Moroo » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:39 am

Dear Behnem

How are you, hope you are well :-P

Please say anything :-D

We are waiting :-|

All the best

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Post by [amal] » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:28 pm

Hi Behnam,

There are a lot of feelings and thoughts in my heart and mind, I have never felt something like this before. I don't know if words can translate my feelings but I feel that my body is here in Syria meanwhile I am with you there. You know, I had never complained about the distance between us because I had known that you are always in my heart and near me. However, now, I really dislike it, I hate it. It kills me that we are separated. I really wish I could hold your hand right now and tell you that everything is OK. I wish I could look at your eyes and support you.

You don't leave my thoughts even for one second, I am always praying for you.

I know that you are a strong person. Therefore, I am sure that you will recover soon inshallah...

Please come back to us soon, we are waiting you.

May god help you
Best wishes,
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Post by Elham » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:08 am

Dear Moroo,

Behnam is in hospital. Due to Angiography results on Wndsday his blood vessels had serious narrowing problem and Dr recognized that he had to have an open heart operation. As I have written, yesterday morning he had the operation,( Hope it's been a successful one!) and now he should be in ICU.

We have no connection with him, his cell phone is off. Hope everything's ok with him.

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Post by shahrubanu » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:40 pm

Dear friends I m really worry about Behnam.Elham ,please inform us if you have chance to speak with him. I belive that he will be well soon .Hey! Behnam we are waiting for you,your sister shahrubanu is waiting to hear your voice again...all my prayers are with you
Almighty Allah please help him, he is a good person ,please give cure to him and give patience to his family...Amin

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Post by shahrubanu » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:23 pm

Dear Elham would you please add me as your friend I m very sad:( and want to speak about brother Behnam otherwise I will be mad .I m very worry about him and miss him so much:(
if you speak with me I ll be happy
my skype id:vondas.grincas
I m Shahrubanu from Turkey
Thanks a lot...

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Post by Moroo » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:57 am

Dear Elham

Sorry for my late reply, my internet was down.

Thank you very much for informing me about Behnem's health.

We all pray for him, God willing he will be fine.

Please keep in touch.

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Post by Elham » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:37 pm

Hi dear friends,

Hope you are all fine.

Finally today I got news from our dear Behnam. His cell phone was off till this morning, we all were so worried and waiting and waiting and waiting. Thank to god, today he sent me this message:


"Hi, this is Behnam. I'm alive and I'm in the heart department. I'm very well, thank you for praying. I may not reply every message, but I'm well."

I wish i could talk with him, but I'm afraid I'll bother him. I'll inform you in case I got any other news from him.


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I spoke with dear Behnam:-)

Post by Elham » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:50 pm

Hi again,

guess what!!! I spoke with dear Behnam right now. :-) Finally I heard his voice again. You cannot imagine how I was feeling, oh godddddddd, you can't imagine how happy I am. :-D :-D :-D

He explained me the story, that he didn't feel any pain in his heart, going for a regular check up Dr noticed sth abnormal and asked him to do Angiography to make sure of his health. But the results showed several serious narrowing in the vessels.

He said, one vessel from 4 places (2 places 90%) and one place in another vessel (sum=5) were blocked. He believed it's been a miracle that god Helped him. Oh thank godddddddddd

He said the operation has been successful and till now everything have been ok but he has some pain.

He has to stay at hospital at least one week.

He said Hi to you all and thanked you for your prayers.

Hope he gets totally well very soon and come back to his friends*

All the best,
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Post by Mohsen » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:36 pm

Dear Elham,

I am happy to hear that Behnam's treatment was done normally and he is in good health now. Thank you for sending his message to us. Surly the happiest one is his wife and I congratulate her upon the surgery which done on her husband's heart satisfactory, my congratulation also included his kind parents who have restless heart since he went to hospital.
Waiting for his presence in forum.

B.Wishes,
Mohsen

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Post by shahrubanu » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:29 pm

Thank you so much dear Elham,you cannot imagine how you make me happy that you inform us about Behnam .You are a kind friend thank you million timessss...
I m happy to hear good news about him I wish that I can hear his voice soon
I will always pray for him and for you dear friend because thanks to you we all hear good news
I m happy to be your friends too :)

wish you best and always need your prayers too

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Post by [amal] » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:37 pm

Hi friends,

How are you?

Warm wishes on "EID-UL-Fitr" and wishing that it brings your way ever joys and happiness.

Remember me in your prayers.

*I miss Behnam in this Eid, I miss his words and wishes. :-( However, thank god that he is well and this is all what matters. :-D

Enjoy your days,
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God and friends, THANK YOU!

Post by behnam » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:01 am

Hi my great valuable friends,

How are you? I hope you are doing well.

I am at home now. The first thing I am doing is checking the thread. I don't know what to say and how to mention to the things are in my thoughts now. I think 'thank you' is not a proper phrase to say, but what should I say? I really don't know!

It is not an illusion to say that I personally felt and saw God's special attention and support. I REALLY FELT IT! God, THANK YOU!

I felt the closeness of your hearts with myself. THANK YOU for praying and caring. You are like some valuable treasures.

Many stories I've got to tell you. This was a great experience. God put me in such an amazing situation to experience some wonderful things.

Every thing was and is wonderful. You don't need to worry, since in a miracle way God wants to keep me alive for a while! :lol: :lol: :lol:

I will talk to you later. I will stay at home for more than two months to get fully recovered, so I will have a lot of time to be with you. :lol:

Thank you again.
Bye for now.

All the best,
Behnam, 9 August, 2013

Happy Edi-Aul-Fiter to all Muslims and humanity!
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*Behi *

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Happy Eid !

Post by shahrubanu » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:40 am

I wish health,peace and happiness to all friends in here and to your family

Hi brother Behnam you cannot imagine how I m happy right now
thanks to God you are getting well.My heart always with you my precious friend

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Post by Mohsen » Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:46 am

Dear Behnam,

Nice to read your post , It is a good news that you are in health and your heart surgery was done satisfactory .
I don't know what was the cause of your disease , you did a regular exercise in the park near to your house, you didn't smoke.so it was strange for me that you dealt with the heart defect .
In fact some time I feel a pain in bottom of my heart ,but I always say that it is my gastro and I don't mind to it, I never met a doctor for heart
I would like to bring you a box of cookies and bunch of flowers, it is our customs for visiting a patient .
But you shouldn't eat cookies now ,it is harmful for heart ,be careful }: }:

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Hi Behnam

Post by Kamelia » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:19 am

Hi There,

I was so much worried last night about all this hreat-problem thing that I could not really sleep well. I was worried since I sent a messege and then I got no answer. So I thought what COULD HAVE happened and then I prayed all nights. Suddenly I remembered that why haven't I checked the forum yet?!!!!!! :!!:
Silly me thought with herself that if you hadn't written here then I could at least ask somebody if they got any news from you.

You cannot imagine how RELIEVED I was to know that you had written for Eid-e-Fetr. I am just reveling in my happiness now and I thank God for your health and safety.

Wish you a hundred years of happiness and health...


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Post by Mohsen » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:31 pm

I was passing through a passage near to this forum , I decided to drop in and visit my friend Behnam,but I can't see his footprint. I hope he will be better and see his presence as soon as possible. :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Post by Mohsen » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:44 pm

Hi there ,

He was a friend of mine ,he wished he had gained lots of money instantly ,but instead of hard work he was always in bed ,sleeping or watch movies at home. There were a lots of jobs for him, sometimes he engaged in a job ,but leaves it after a while ,because he wants to gain money with no pain .He was a whiner who always complain that despite of his efforts, he was not rewarded and luck had not favored him. He blamed all successful personnel as destiny favored them blah blah and blah!

Instead of hard work, he relied on instant success. He was a false follower of God and believed in Him with his own reason. He used to pray the God day-in and day-out as to make him rich by having him strike the first prize in the local lottery tickets.
Years went by but the man had never won a lottery. At last, he died.

His wife dreamt him that when he was taken to God, he complained to God, “I have remained a true disciple to you and I kept on praying you till my last breathe. All I wanted is to make me rich by making me win a lottery prize. You could not do this to me?”
The God replied, “I would have made you win one but you did not even buy a lottery ticket!”
B.W
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hi mohsen

Post by shahrubanu » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:19 pm

mohsen you mean what by saying ı can t see his footprint please say it ı m really worry about him hey please reply me quickly please. is my brother ok? please

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Post by Mohsen » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:04 pm

Hi shahrubanu,

I don't find anything bad in my heart , I can say that his wife doesn't let him to sit behind his computer desk . of course it is her right ,she should be care about Behnam's health. Computer is the first factor for heart disease. But we expect Behnam to write a short message for his friends.

In fact I feel I am sinful, I think that I have bothered him many times and caused his high blood pressure. Sometimes he had a heavy heart because of my writing. But he always forgave me.
He is a devotee ,merciful ,generous , tolerant , humble ,helper , adviser ,good man. A man who everybody worries about his health.

Mohsen

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thank you Mohsen!

Post by shahrubanu » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:30 pm

dear Mohsen thank you replying me quickly :) I m happy to see your message ,yes unfortunately we are poor without him.As you said he should have a rest for a while }: he is great person who let me meet with you and other members in here .I have giant pleasure to write here absolutely it cores from your and other friends' kindness thank you....

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Post by Mohsen » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:09 pm

Hi Shahrbanu,

I am runing over my memories with Behnam , I look at his picuture ,he is picking the fruits from tree in his garden , he put the kettel on the fire to make tea ,he is behind the wheel in his new car , he is sitting behind his computer desk beside his bed , he is laying downward on the floor and reading his book for PHD examination .

Thank you the you have joined to us , you can help the forum to talorate the Behnam 's absence for a while by your writting , of course no body can be in Behnam's place for me ,but you can help calm friends .

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Post by Moroo » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:19 am

Our dearest friend Behnam :-D

How are you my beautiful friend.

Hope you are getting well.

We were worried about you.

When I read that you are sick I was worried about you and your family, frankly speaking I was worried about your family more. Because I always think about my family what they will do if I die what are they going to do after me. I'm always afraid of death not for me but for my family, because I believe that the person who dies will rest.

God bless you and your family :-D

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Sorry to keep you worried!

Post by behnam » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:33 am

Hi friends,

How are you? I hope you are fine. I am quite well; getting well gradually. I am happy that I have the chance to write to you again in my blue font. A nice friend of mine used to call me 'Behnam blue font', or in English it might be 'Blue-fonted Behnam', yes, this sounds better. :lol:

Thank you very much for posting many friendly posts, caring and having empathy. You are valuable. I love you very much.

As you know, I am making a recovery from a bypass operation. Thankfully, the operation was good. Although there is a lot of pain in different parts of my body, there is no side effects, such as fluid buildup around the heart and the lungs, blood clots on the leg that they have taken a vein out, etc. Actually, two days ago on Saturday, I visited the surgeon in his personal office. He examined me and wanted me to visit another doctor (on the same floor that his office was). The doctor checked the function of my heart by Echo and said the heart worked perfectly and there was no fluid in the lungs and heart itself.

I have to sleep only on my back. This really bothers me! I have a walk every evening. I rarely sit at my computer, because it makes my leg painful. By the way, I cannot concentrate on things. For example, writing this post is going to take me a lot of time, since I am making a lot of mistakes and my mind also doesn't serve me as it used to do. I cannot remember words and use my vocabulary properly.

I am given many pills. I checked the pills with dear Veronica. She really helped me with the information about the operation, the recovery duration, the function of tablets,...I don't know how to thank her for her great help. To be honest, I am proud of having her as a friend. I am also proud of myself to establish such a long friendship with some nice people. Today, I chatted with her again and I wanted her to send me an important pill that the doctor had strongly recommended that I take European-made instead of Iranian.

A story: There are many stories related to the hospital and nurses or other staff. To tell you the truth, I found the personnel of the hospital very friendly, responsible, and duty-oriented. They were carrying out their responsibilities like bees in hives! After the recovery, I will write a thank you letter to the manager of the hospital.

Anyway, when entering the operation room, I heard a lady and a man(I don't know they were doctors or assistants..) where practising English. The lady asked the man about the meaning of 'sleeping policeman' in Persian. The man didn't know the answer. The man asked the lady about the meaning of 'sleeping car' in return! They were preparing me for the operation. I started saying something in English, something like these, "I've got IELTS certificate, have been learning English for more than 20 years, working on TOEFL, TOLIMO...involved in English ...but I haven't heard such phrases yet. If you are learning English to make conversations with people, you should try to speak as simple as possible...you should use simple words. You don't need to learn such phrases." They shocked and many of them said, 'WOW'. Someone said in Farsi, "oh, this lady was killing us all the time by her English...good to say such things..." :lol:

The man said, "These phrases are necessary for educated people." I replied, "You think I am an uneducated person here lying on the hospital bed? If you mean those phrases are necessary for some professional people in an area, that's OK to practise them, but you will have little chance to use them in your everyday life.."

It was about 10:30am we were talking like that...I opened my eyes and wanted my glasses. Someone said, "Your glasses aren't here"! I wanted her to call my wife and ask her to bring my glasses...! I gave her the phone number...My wife brought the glasses, but it had been 10:00pm! My wife told me later!

In the ICU, whenever I opened my eyes, I saw a nurse sitting beside me and looking at me and controlling the monitor above my bed! They were like angels, bright-faced people...

Dear Mohsen, Shahrbanu, Amal, Elham, Moro, Veronica, ... thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. Sorry for keeping you worried and waiting!

All the best,
Behnam, 20 August, 2013
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Elham is the friend in time of Crisis

Post by Moroo » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:47 am

That what friends are for.

Dear Elham.

How are you my friend.

We didn't see any posts from you since your last post that carried the good news about Behnam.

Now the narrowing in Behnam's vessels are not blocked any more so I think your friendship will be back :lol:

Waiting for your posts

Best regards

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Dear Behnam,

All friends were worry about your health. you removed the grieving from the forum by writing your message . It is wonder that you were thinking about English even before going to surgery room.

I think you answer the angles in English when they ask some questions in the world of hereafter..!! :lol: :lol:

Beside consuming your medicine regularly ,you need tranquility and peace of mind for being recovered in soonest time.
You have two kids , they are tranquilizers of your soul when you embrace them and also your wife bring you the peace of mind.

B.Wishes ,
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Post by Mohsen » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:25 pm

Fill not your heart with pain and sorrow,
but remember me in every tomorrow.
Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,
I've only gone to rest a little while.

Although my leaving causes pain and grief,
my going has eased my hurt and given me relief.

So dry your eyes and remember me
not as I am now, but as I use to be.

Because I will remember you all and look on with a smile,
Understand, in your hearts, I've only gone to rest a little while.
As long as I have the love of each of you,
I can live my life in the hearts of all of you

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hi,

Post by shahrubanu » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:30 pm

dear Behnam you make me laugh :-D and you make me happy English is in your dreams :) that s nice
and dear mohsen how are you ? what about your days? my days are so busy and I have rare time to write here please don t forget me in your pray I really need your pray }: I hope everything will be better in my life.The life is short and hard and we need eachother 's pray you might know there is a hadis ''Allah says pray me by a tongue without sin ,then I will accept your wishes.Muhammed asks how does it happen? He answers a person who pray for you cannot do sin with your tongue.Yes ,as it is seen we need to eachother.A friend 's pray can make our life more brighter.....
Thank you very much for your friendship
best wishes

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Post by [amal] » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:25 pm

Hi friends,

How are you? I hope everything is going will with you.

I have new news for you, today I went to a gym with my neighbors, they are two sisters. They are fat so they have to lose some weight. Meanwhile, for me, the story was different!

A lot of people were surprised whenever I say that I am willing to go there and practice! :!!:
They think that I don't need sport because I am too thin and sport is just for fat people! :!!: :~:
In fact, they are right, I need to get weight not lose it! However, at the same time, I need a strong body too and just only sport can make me stronger so I am going to exercise for one month and see if something will change...

I love to challenge myself with new things always and love to be with different kind of people.

The day today was great, I tried some of the machines there and met the trainer. While training, I had a great feeling and felt that the life has come back to me again, my mind was clear and I was just enjoying myself. :-D {-;

I am very excited about the idea and I am sure that it will be a good and new experience inshallah. :-D

Please pray for me.

Hope you a nice day.
Amal

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Hi Amal,

Post by shahrubanu » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:26 pm

Hi Amal, you are on the right way.I absolutely agree with you doing sports make me feel relieved too even I m thin person .Nowadays I rarely do it but last year I done gym regularly and you can 't believe it I was getting happy person ,it makes me more relax and it provides taking regular breath too.
Congratulate to you go on doing it there is a saying in my country
''A healthy mind in a healthy body.''

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Hi Friends!

Post by behnam » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:51 am

Hi friends,

How are you? I hope you are fully enjoying the last month of the summer. The summer is going and the autumn-my favourite season- is coming! I love autumns very much and you know the reasons. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Dear Mohsen, thank you very much for your kind words. I am quite well, getting well gradually. I have a one-hour walk every evening. My heart works well, but I have pain in my leg and chest! The wounds are dry, as if they have burned the skin! The wounds are not healed yet! They are dry but painful. They are not like ordinary wounds I've had! Next Tuesday, I am visiting the doctor. I will ask for some ointment or something like that to make the wounds wet and lessen the pain in my leg!

Dear Amal, it is very nice to read your posts. I am happy that you are doing regular exercise. It can be useful for your health. Dancing also helps! :lol: However, be careful with something! Your body shouldn't become rough as boxers' bodies! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Dear Shahrabanu, where are you my sister? I've missed you. I don't see you online these days. Have you forgotten your brother Behnam? Have you started teaching?

Dear Moroo, yes, I agree with you. I believe, before marriage a man should think about the probable events and danger of some consequences of marriage. Marriage gives people some interesting things, but those things also confer big responsibilities on them. When a man is married, his life isn't for himself. He is sharing the life with his wife! Before having children, the parents(the man in particular) must think deeply about the future of kids. The parental responsibilities are big! I'm not worried about my health. I do love death, but I am worried about kids and my wife. However, God is الرحمن الرحیم

Dear Veronica, I hope you are enjoying your time in your summerhouse.

Dear kami and Elham, many thanks for your kindness and care.

Dear Setayesh, thank you very much for the short messages(SMS).

Dear....Thank you all! :lol:

All the best,
Behnam, 26 August, 2013
ارادتمند شما
*Behi *

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mohsen » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:49 pm

Dear Shahrubanu

It is summer holidays ,and many people travel to the area which is much colder. I have some guests from Tehran and last night I took the guests to the slop of mountain in the country to have dinner. We were mountain until the midnight ,we were trembling from the cold ,I enjoy trembling in summer .
my dear friend ,you said that people who commit sin can't pray to God because their prays are not accepted by God ,so no body can pray ,because there is no one who have not committed sin in her /his life .

You are very busy ,but you need to have rest time to time ,you need a preplanned program for your job and you should not do your job without rest , Please read the following story
there was a group of men - a young hot-blooded, strong chap and a big number of old folks, doing timber job (Wood cutting) in a jungle.
This young chap is very hard working. He always continues to work through his break time and complains that those old folks were wasting time, taking break few times a day to drink and chat.
The first day, the young woodcutter brought fifteen (15) trees. "Congratulations," the boss said, "Carry on with your work!" Highly motivated by the words of his boss, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but he only could bring ten (10) trees. The third day he tried even harder, but he was only able to bring seven (7) trees. Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.
As times goes by, this young chap noticed that even though he worked through break time and hardly took a rest, those old folks are chopping the same amount of trees as he did and sometimes did more than he did. It was as if those old folks work through the break time as he did. So he decided to work harder the next day, unfortunately the results were even worse. "I must be losing my strength." The young woodcutter thought.
One day, one of the old folk invited him for a drink during their break time. That young chap refused and said he has no extra time to spend! Then the old man smiled to him and said it was just a waste of effort to keep chopping trees without re-sharpening your Axe. Sooner or later you will give up or be so exhausted as you have spent too much energy.
Suddenly the young chap realized that actually during break times while those old folks were having a chat, they were also re-sharpening their Axe at the same time! And that's how they can chop faster than him and yet spending lesser time! The old folk said what we need is efficiency by making use of our skill and ability intelligently. Only then can we have more times to do other things.
Otherwise you will always keep saying ... I have no time!

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by shahrubanu » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:36 am

Dear Mohsen thank you for your story for me I really like it and I get what you try to advice me thanks a lot! By the way, you misunderstood me dear :-D I mean we need to pray to each other and of course we can pray by ourselves ,anyway just I wish your praysss
ooh! My real brother Behnam I really miss you I want to hear your voice soon ,wish you best don t worry you are a young person and you will be ok soon

I love my friends take care all! I love you

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Hi All

Post by Kamelia » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:26 pm

How are you? How is everything going on? So now that dear Behnam's doing fine and the mood has changed to a better softer one I am going to raise a question which I have been struggling with for some days.
I am trying to find the best way to teach the book 504 in class to intermediate and advanced level students.
what is my way? Well I read from the words aloud, I make them repeat and then I spot check them.Then I explain each word's meaning by trying to show them the action or make up an example or story so that they won't forget that. I even have them do the exercises and write paragraphs with the words included, but I'm not sure if I'm going on right. You know what? I want a very exciting way to make them all participate, each and every single one of them. In this way, they are engaged but not totally!

So I am asking you all, are there ways to be added to this way of teaching? Or are there whole new ways that I don't know of?

I'd be really glad to read your suggestions,

Thank you :-D

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Lord saves Syria

Post by Moroo » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:54 am

Hi Amal.

How are you beautiful friend, how is your family and how is Syria.

We pray for your beautiful country, God willing Syria will overcome its enemies.

LORD SAVES SYRIA

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