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Post by Neringa » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:39 pm

Hi Trinti
I see you are also a new member in this forum. Maybe we could exchange our experience of teaching and learning English.

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Post by grincas » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:36 pm

hi dear friends ,I m the new member of this thread. I m from Turkey and I m trying to be a teacher.My first message seems quite different:) sorry for that. I really want to share something and learn something from you. I need to revise my English ,so I find this thread very helpful. I will be happy ,if you welcome me. I need your suggests and advices ...

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Post by Mohsen » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:34 am


Hi Behnam,

I hope everything is going well with you. One week break , relax because of university holiday, enjoy it.
Don't fancy that that a rich family is behind my wife, the story is that my boss and I were living in a neighbour for some years. We rarely had intercourse for some times. So we know each other well.
Be sure that men never let women make decision about men's domain. But it is a good strategy that sometimes men hid behind the women, in fact it is a policy for a man who is in predicament.
Man is intolerant ,so a woman can play her role.
Of course I don't suggest my wife for such a work ,but if she insists on it ,or do it hiddenly ,I don't object her .
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Post by behnam » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:38 am

Hi Trinti,

Welcome to this place! Thank you very much for sharing a useful grammar point with us. We are some learners from different countries and we are learning English through writing and reading. We would be happy if we could have you in our community. Writing has helped me learn grammar and spelling. In fact, effective writing needs using correct structures. When people care about the grammar of English in their writings, they learn it; because 'practice makes perfect'.

Would you please give us some information about yourself? I hope to hear more from you.

All the best,
Behnam, 3 February, 2013

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Post by behnam » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:57 am

Hi Neringa,

Welcome to this thread! Thank you very much for joining us. As I wrote to Trinti, we are some learners and we take every opportunity to improve our English. Therefore, people who have some experience in teaching or learning English can be very useful for us. We appreciate your presence in this place and are ready to learn from your posts. In particular, I am sitting for an important exam in March. One the exam modules is English. In that module, the majority of questions are either directly or indirectly related to vocabulary. I am terrible at memorizing new words. I forget them easily. Many years ago, I studied '504 Absolutely Essential Words', which is a famous book when it comes to practising vocabulary. However, as a nice English proverb says 'you lose it if you don't use it'; I lost what I learned. I am working on that book again. Right now, it is open on the desk. :lol: Any advice on making the range of vocabulary large, and most importantly, keeping them in mind? You may say, "well, use them!", but how? They are some strange words. Even native English speakers don't use them in their everyday conversations! :lol:

By the way, would you mind introducing yourself?

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Post by Mohsen » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:58 am

Hi Nana,

Thank you very much for encouraging me , yes I have healthy body and good friends , so I am sure that I will have a promising future ,it is not a compliment ,it is a fact that when we have a healthy body ,decent family and good friends we have happiness and well-fare.
My criticism was against lack of time for living , because I think that working is the vain time that doesn't count a life.
Happy new year to you , I know that from 2/2/2013 the China in holiday for two weeks. Hope you enjoy your holiday.
Dear Nana , how much is the price of gold in China ? In Iran it is a custom that when the couple want to marry , bridegroom should buy a set gold for the groom. At present it is a big problem for the young people who want to marry . do you have such a custom in China?
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Post by Mohsen » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:05 am

Hi Neringa and grincas ,

Hi and welcome to this forum , It is a good idea to improve your English , in fact all people in this forum have the similar goal , We can extend our abilities in English writing skills by writing to each other .

Many people prefer to write about culture and their own country . My country is I R of Iran with 75000000 population , We are speaking Farsi ( Persian) , the people of Iran are Muslim , Iran history return 2500 years ago and we have a lot of historical places which attract many tourists from all over the world to visit there.

Iran is also rich in oil and Gas , there are many oil well in south and south west of Iran ,also there are many oil rigs in Persian Gulf which are belong to Iran.
Please write about yourself and your country.

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Post by behnam » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:12 am

Hi Grincas,

WELCOME to this thread! Thank you for joining us. I am sure, we will help each other learn many things. I believe, Learning English is one of the benefits of this community. I've learned many many things from my friends. In my opinion, every person is a book. If we read them, we will learn some interesting things from them. The most important matter is reading(=making friendship and keeping it). I am not boasting, but I can claim that I am good at keeping friendship. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by [amal] » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:11 am

Hi Grincas, Neringa and Trinti,

How are you?

Welcome to this thread!

It's so nice to meet new friends from different countries. Please write more about your traditions and customs.

Dear Mohsen had written about his country "Iran" so I am going to write about mine "Syria"...

Syria is a country in Western Asia covers an area of 185,180 km2. Syria's neighboring countries are Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon. It consists of 14 provinces and the capital is Damascus which is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.

Syria has a traditional society with a long cultural history. Importance is placed on family, religion, education and self-discipline and respect. The Syrians are very kind, peaceful and helpful people. In Syria there was the first alphabet by The Phoenicians which discovered in Ugarit (modern Ras-Shamra)..

the climate in Syria is mild and the nature is wonderful. there are a lot of different magical places. For example, the northwest part is bordering the Mediterranean and it's full of green areas and mountains, in the northeast of the country you can enjoy the beauty of the desert. On the other hand, there are a lot of famous historical places which Tourists from all over the world come to see.
I really recommend you to visit Syria because it's one of the wonderful places in the world.

*All the love to our country, proud to be Syrian.

Best wishes,
Amal

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Post by nanachen » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:59 pm

Dear Mohsen,

Thank you for reply.Yes,we will have a Chinese New Year holiday which is a important festival for all of chinese.Many people who work in the other place will come back their country in any case .As a result,there are many many people in the train ,in the air,in the bus.This is a migrate which is called "spring move".I have only a week not two weeks.It is from Feb 9 to Feb 15.

As you talk about the gold problem,there is a different custom in China.In the south of China,especially in Guangdong and Hongkongk,bridegroom only buy a gold or PT ring for the groom.The bridegroom's mother will buy a gold bracelet ,a gold necklace and a gold ring for the groom.What is the custom in Iran?

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Post by Mohsen » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:01 pm

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

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

The custom of marriage in Iran is different , but generally when bridegroom and bride go to the market ,the bridegroom should buy a set of gold for the bride ,a box which contains ring ,necklace, bracelet and ear ring ,also he buys different dresses , shoes.
In my city bridegroom buys shoe for all members of bride's family.
One night the bridegroom's family goes to the bride's home and deliver all of the things ,gold , shoes, dresses , to the bride in special ceremony.
B.Wishes
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Post by [amal] » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:06 pm

Hi Mohsen,

How are you?

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

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

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

thanks in advanced. :-)

Best wishes.
Amal

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Hi there

Post by Kamelia » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:56 am

Dear All Friends,

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

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

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

Best Wishes,

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


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Hi Behnam

Post by Kamelia » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:08 am

Dear Behnam the Great,

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

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

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

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

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


Hope to read from you so soon,

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Post by Mohsen » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:36 pm

Dear Amal,

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

B.W
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Welcome!

Post by behnam » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:46 pm

Hi Kamelia,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best,
Behnam, 11 February, 2013

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Post by Mohsen » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:02 pm

Dear Kamelia,

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

B.W
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Post by Elham » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:44 pm

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

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

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

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

All the best
Eli

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Post by ushar » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:20 pm

hello sir..l wanna learn..good english n my speach breakes when l talk...can anyone help me ..where is thread related to english..thank u

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

Hi Mohsen,

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

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

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

Best wishes,
Amal

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Post by [amal] » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:41 am

Welcome back Kami, wish you the best with your results!

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Happy Valentin's Day!

Post by behnam » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:58 pm

Hi friends,

This is just to say 'Happy Valentin's Day' to You! I want you to be happy all the time.

All the best,
Behnam, 14 February, 2013


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Post by Amoure » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:18 pm

Behi jooooooooooon
Happy Valentin's day to YOU.
Kiss YOU.

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Kindness!

Post by behnam » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:39 pm

Hi Amoure,

How are you? I hope your life is filled with joy and happiness. Thank you for your friendly message. Happy Valentin's Day to YOU too!

There is a fountain pen in my shirt pocket; always filled with Royal Blue German Pelikan ink! Its colour is violet. The colour attracts people's attention. Many friends of mine have tried to take it, but I never give this pen to anybody! I love it and its colour very much. The brand is Parker; a very famous one.

I guess it was 7 years ago; in November 2006, I entered the virtual world(=the Net) in order to practise English. I clearly remember the first person who sent me PM(private message) when I was in a chat room. Good old days!

Those two small stories told you to make this conclusion: Time goes, everything goes, we also go, but love and kindness are everlasting!

All the best,
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Post by Amoure » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:51 pm

Behi joooooooooooooooon;
midooni cheghadr geroon shode oon?!!!!!!!! shookhi kardam.man hamishe dooset daram oonam b sabke faransavi!!!!!!!!!vaghti delet tang mishe chi mishe shoma tamas begiri?!!!!!!! hamishe man bayad biam?
miboosamet faravoon:))))))

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I am always available!

Post by behnam » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:09 pm

Dear Amoure,

There is something special about me; being always available for friends. Some people don't care about others. I always say to my friends that even solid things have feelings. But, some people are so cruel. They don't care about human rights! They impose emotional sanction on others! hehehehehe...

Have some feelings instead of speaking about its price! Man narahat nemisham, but speaking about price is not dar shane you! Hehehehehe...

Man ke hamishe injam(I am always here, easily available)!

By the way, you should know, women are more emotional(then kinder) than men. Taking this factor into consideration you will find me a different man, more emotional than other men. :lol: :lol: :lol:

All the best,
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Post by Amoure » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:22 pm

:lol: :lol:
Ey joonam Behi ehsasati.

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Post by Elham » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:24 pm

I have three precious books in my bookshelf. I love them so much. They are valuable to me not for they are expensive but for they are gifted to me by a very lovely friend. First pages of the books are covered by a very wonderful handwriting and the comments are written by a fountain pen! :-D
Through lines I read kindness and affection of the writer. Definitely the writer has a heart of gold. Reading comments, I'm always filled with joy and feel proud of my awesome friend.

I'm writing this post to tell my friend a big :


*Happy Valentin's Day*

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<3 Happy Valentin's Day <3
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Post by [amal] » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:49 pm

Happy Valentin's Day to the person who has always drown a smile on face and supported me, the great Behnam.

Happy Valentin's Day to my sister and my best best best friend who has always been with me, dearest Elham.

I love you a looooooooooot, many thanks for making my life easier and happier. :)

Best wishes,
Amal

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Post by Elham » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:05 am

My dear Amal,

Having seen your wonderful crochet works on facebook, I'm here to tell you a heartfelt
"HAPPY Valentine's Day!" :-D

Honey, you are doing great on crocheting. Before you told me you were taking crocheting class, I had thought about it and asked my aunt to find a good class for me to attend . But I'm in hurry; how many things can I do in the same time? One by one... :lol: Seeing your works, my interest for doing this job even doubles! I really enjoy seeing them, it motivates me more and more.

Thanks for your very kind post to us; Behnam and me! For sure this great feeling of friendship is mutual between us. You have the heart of a sparrow, you are soooooo pure and kind. Thanks for being our friend.

Take care o yourself and your gentle fingers; don't make them too tired* :-)

Love,
Elham

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I've missed YOU!

Post by behnam » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:26 pm

Hi Amal,

The story of missing friends is endless. I've missed you terribly. I check the thread and the mailbox frequently to see a sign from friends, to pacify myself, but nothing on the horizon! You know, a kindness is put there, in the deep layers of heart. It doesn't go out; as long as I am alive!

Comparing to other days, Friday afternoons are different in that on Fridays; in the afternoons, I am about to die of missing friends. Oh, nobody can understand how I feel-how I am-when I miss my friends.

Let me cry like clouds. Don't blame me for impatience. Mountains are wailing. Oceans are tempestuous. Why? Friends are miles away!

I just revealed some small senses of nostalgia for good old days in the past with friends. The deeper levels of distress cannot be shown by words. How do people feel when they cut their fingers with a cutter when; for instance, they are peeling or dicing potatoes? My heart feels that pain long, as if you cut your fingers again and again! How do people feel when a thorn penetrates their body? My heart feels this sharp pain long.

Oh, let's cease wailing!

Thank you for your friendly message.

All the best,
Behnam, 15 February, 2013
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Post by Kamelia » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:37 am

Hi there Behnam,

How are you doing? How's the life of "Big Daddy Konkuri" going? :-D Oh I am hoping very well!
Yeaaaaah took the exam and I feel so0o0om fresh now, like I want to a devour a veeeery big library of amusing literary novels that I postponed reading.
Oh dear, I have taken lots of exams during these years and tell you what, NONE were standardized except the TOEFL or IELTS or SAT samples(oh and the test for the Testing and Teaching courses) Almost none! And you want to know why? Because all these books written about testing materials, organizing test formats and the pretesting are mere slogans! Mere slogans! They never get anything out of it except pushing the students to study the Testing book and then take its "exam"!
The M.A was almost to test our memories rather than the literary skills and their application in the actual material. THREE questions were dedicated to " how does the poem bla bla start?"! Can you imagine this? THREE!
Uh what do I say! There is a lot to complain and no one to listen, and I am afraid you might get dizzy :-D

Oh Ostaaaad, ostaaaaad, come on! The same trick again? kami how is my English? :-D I would not fall for that this time! Your English module, especially for YOU, would not even need a re-reading!
You will be fine I promise!
Our omumi part was kind of like yours. 20 grammar, 20 vocab, 10 close test, 20 reading comprehension! Hehe, there was a VERY obvious flaw about the comprehension part and guess what it was?! In Testing methodology it is said that the range of questions begins with easy, medium then hard! And guess how were the three readings represented to us? A little hard, TOO hard, VERY simple, like a real novice could also answer that!

I am only helping you with a piece of advise and that would be read vocabulary as much as you can because they know that M.A or PhD test takers got way too much problems with this part!

Oh and one last thing, what is all the story of fountain pens and writings? Almost everyone's got a post on that :-D

Hope to read from you so soon,


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Post by behnam » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:42 pm

Hi Kami,

Many thanks for your reply, although it is sent late and my request is ignored! I appealed to you to help me with the English module in my PhD exam; to give me some advice on it, but you told me a cock and bull story about your own desires and experience:
Yeaaaaah took the exam and I feel so0o0om fresh now, like I want to a devour a veeeery big library of amusing literary novels that I postponed reading.
I am happy that you have cared about using gerund after 'postpone', but it is wearing to see the incorrect usage of 'devour'!

Kami, for the love of God, spend some time and ponder my plea for help! Obviously, vocabulary is vitally important, but how can I enlarge my vocabulary range? Do you think '504 Absolutely Essential Words' is a good book for my purpose? The exam day is coming, but I've done nothing for English module! Sad :-( :-( :-(

You are an English teacher now. As a close friend, I expect you to pay some attention to my request. The situation is critical. I am under a lot of pressure. Instead of pacifying, you are snubbing and sneering! :-( :-( :-( For the sake of God; for the sake of friendship, this is a very serious matter! Take this stuff seriously!

Sorry for recklessness! I expect you more! Help! Help! Help! This is not a trick! :-( :-( :-(

I am impatiently looking forward to hearing from you.

All the best,
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Post by Kamelia » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:08 am

Hi Ostad,

Punching somebody on the face and then expecting her to teach you how to "punch"?! :-D

Thanks for correcting me though. Ostad jan, how can I help you if you still are hovering on my grammatical mistakes? I was so blushed when I saw your post!
Well anyway, 504 is a drag, do not rely on that. There is a 1100 essential words and I am sure you have seen that. It is a red-colored book and you could easily find that. Study at least one week every night but I am DEAD sure that you are familiar with almost all the words in it. Next book would be the College Bound for university and high school students (don't mind its name, the content's more than a high school material) which is a green-colored book. I got the flash cards which work better than the book for me. I can carry them everywhere with me. Then would be the English SAT exam words for which I got a file and would email to you if you wanted.
Oh Sweet Behnam, please donot do this to me, this is not my house so I could check the internet everyday. We have to walk for almost a kilometer to reach the pc-room, so... :-(

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Post by Kamelia » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:59 am

Dear Mohsen,

How are you doing? Well wishing friends worse a million, thanks for your kindness.
Dear Mohsen, I have chosen to study English Literature because that is a subject I really think suits my taste and everything.

O0o0oh so that happens to you too, hmm? :-D Yeah It is the same with me :-D Every time you check your pocket you find a new card and new cards mean new numbers and pass codes. Hateful! :-x

Hmmm...I believe that one should not memorize too many numbers. I do not really know the reason why but I feel more comfortable this way. You know, I think when you memorize numbers they occupy too much space in your memory which could be used for better stuff. I know it seems weird, but I just think this way :-D

Hehe, funny to say but sometimes I forget things right at the moment that I should not have. It hurts, I know, but I cannot help it. You know what I do for stop forgetting things when I do not want to? I write them in my cell phone notes, so that I have them every time I need them. Simple and easy. Oh but you might not carry yours everywhere so maybe you might want to use a paper. That works best too :-D

I remember Behnam always told me do not let the posts neutral, ask a question so you could have the chance to continue writing but right now my mind goes blank, honestly!

Ohhh something popped up. Rather than numbers, do you forget taking your cards with you? Has it ever happened that you were driving to a city for business or traveling case and then suddenly in the middle of the road remembered that you forgot taking your petrol card? or Driving license? :-D

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Hiiiii Elham

Post by Kamelia » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:08 am

Ellieeeeeeeeeeeeeee,

Hiiii there. How are you doing? I missed youuu. Missed you so much here. How is everything with you? Thesis? Univ finished? Free now? or you miss the "good old days" ? :-D

Ellie junam, you can not imagine how happy I am to see your warm welcome. It is so0o0o lovely of you to say so. I really wish that everything go all right. Let's just pray that they may :-D

Ellie, it is hard asking you about everything in text messages. So please be kind to tell me about everything that happened to you till now.Your studies, life, anything you think fit to talk about. Give me topics to write. :-D

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Hi Amal

Post by Kamelia » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:16 am

Dear Amal,
How are you dear? Thank you so much for the warm welcome.
Oh I happened to read your post to Mohsen. It was about bringing gifts to a bride and so. I was wondering that do you really think he is trying to fool her? Or you mean fool in a good way?

I mean why should a groom fool the one he loves, is he not going to live with her till the rest of his life? Has not he chosen her as his partner?

Oh God, too many questions, I know. Would you be kind to let me know of your opinion?

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I couldn't find 1100 Essential Words!

Post by behnam » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:49 am

Hi Kamelia,

Many thanks for your reply. Thank you for paying attention to my request. You are very kind. I didn't punch you in the face! I didn't slapped you across the face! It is forbidden, in Islam, to touch a girl's body(face, hand, ...)! I am a religious person. How could I do that? :lol: :lol: :lol:

I never correct people, but I don't know why I like teasing you by highlighting something mistakes in your posts. I've told you many times that my bread-making subject is Physics. For me, learning English is like playing game or doing something for fun. It is not essentially important for me to be expert at English. But, you are different in that you are going to make money by being involved(teaching, translating, interpreting, ...) in English. You should be very cautious, since your role is important. You are the guider or the leader of the team! Got it? I hope so! :lol:

Your English is excellent. You are a humble person. You never show off. In fact, your friendly manner and humble behaviour have made me valor to pull your leg firmly! Oh, I must be careful. Too much pulling, or pulling firmly may damage your leg! :lol: :lol:

Dear Kami, I couldn't find the ebook of '1100 Essential words'. Could you please email me all the files you've got about vocabulary? It'd be kind of you if you could send me the mentioned file about ...SAT EXAM...

Oh, Kami, don't be that much lazy. You are a young girl. You should jump over one kilometer. :lol:

I am waiting.

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I'm without you like a black sky without the moon
I'm without you like a rose without the perfume
I'm without you like a day without the sunlight
I'm without you like a baby without the mom
I'm without you like a body without the soul


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Post by Elham » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:04 pm

Dear Amal,

I've missed talking with you in a way that I can't wait anymore. Please let's arrange a time for chatting and just talk and talk and laugh and laugh.....
I couldn't open messenger and put my message there so I came here.

My soul needs to talk with you. You know? Oh, Amal tonight I'm full of feelings for you...
Come and hug me firmly, I need your kindness....

Impatiently waiting for meeting you,

Missed you,
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Hi dear friends...

Behnam, Elham and Amal what is your opinion about allotment an agreed time between us to chat together once or twice a week?! Can we?!
Please reply to me positive or negative.

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Post by [amal] » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:42 am

Hi Kami,

How are you?

Thanks for your kind post to me.

Dear I was just trying to make Mohsen write the same as you did with us. {-;

However, in fact my question was serious, some men "bridegrooms" try during the engagement period to show a better impression about themselves just to make the brides love them more "this is not bad but in somehow it's fooling cause it isn't their real personality!".

For examples, sometimes they try to pretend that they are generous by giving her a looot of gifts and buy expensive things but after the marriage all this disappear and the brides discover that the grooms are mean. Other times men try to show themselves kind and romantic and again after the marriage the girls find them different. OR maybe...."It might be Behnam's explanation" {-; :lol: :oops: Emm, they try to fool their brides just to have..... :oops: ..... Isn't that fooling??!!! :lol:

Dear, you asked: "is he not going to live with her till the rest of his life? Has not he chosen her as his partner?"

Yes for sure, but maybe they try to change their characters just to let the brides fall in love in the beginning in order to accept living with them the rest of their life, they think that after marriage the girls wouldn't leave them "sometimes women accept to stay with a person who she doesn't like just for her children". Above that, in some cultures, it is bad if a woman got divorced. There are too many reasons for fooling others even our beloved ones so let's stop speaking about the bad things.

Of course, there are a lot of good grooms with good intentions, I am not claiming that ALL men are like that. More over, I don't have a bad view about men but I am just trying to explain what I meant by my question to Mohsen.

So dear what's your opinion? Am I right?! Do you think that it's OK to fool somebody "in a good way"? -as you wrote-

Kami! Now you HAVE TO answer my many questions cause you let me write what Mohsen supposed to do! :-D :lol: "Just kidding"

I am waiting impatiently for your reply.

Best wishes,
Amal

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Post by Elham » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:40 pm

Hi dear Kami,

I'm here tonight just to write to you, my sweet, really SWEET friend. :-D
How are you honey? You should be spending a very delighted time after that important, challenging exam. Hope you are enjoying yourself sweet Kamiiiiiiiiii :-)

What am I doing? Emmm...... I'm living. Have you ever heard such an very accurate answer in your whole life? :lol:


I'm living honey. A life full of Elhamish life!!! {-: Emmmm, strange tonight, yes? :lol:
But believe me, I'm living my Elhamish life,full of thought, learning,work, sleep, eating,stress, calmness, love,hatred, kindness,harshness, affection,laziness,studying,reading...
full of affecting others, being affected by others... full of regret for my past life and many ideas for my present and future life.... full of energy for many activities... full of desire for my dreams... full of thirstiness... full of hope... full of happiness.... full of fear... full of sadness ... full of love...


Ohhhhhhh my God.... I love life! :-D

Oh yea, I know, you are wise enough to say, " this is what all of us do, what was Elhamish about this life full of bla bla bla....above?"
And I answer, " Yes, these arr all common between us, but I'm living them in my own special and unique way!" :lol:

Oh sorry honey, I really don't know how you feel reading these lines but this is what comes to my mind and I just write them here! :roll:


Please write honey, about whatever... I don't know, about... sky... butterflies...sun... flowers... God... friendship... life...happiness...love....marriage...girlish world...pony tails...skirt...make-up...dance...boys...night... day...trees :lol:

You can write about one of these in detail...one of them in short... all of them in detail.. or all of them in short! :-D But write sth for me, I'm looking forward to reading from you.

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Post by Elham » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:00 pm

Hi again Kami,

This is to ask you a question.

kami? Is there any fragrant perfume you know which you can recommend me? I'm looking for a gentle-scented one with a reasonable price! Actually I have one "Coco Chanel" whose odor is just wonderful, but since it's an expensive one, I can't use it frequently everywhere and I need sth else. I'd appreciate it if you could help me in this regard. :-)

Thanks in advance,
Eli

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Post by Elham » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:11 pm

Dear Wilzin,

Thanks for your very friendly request. I personally love to chat with my friends. I always enjoy those nice times when I chat with my selected friends. A group chat is also a good chance for me not only to have fun, but also to be sociable and learn from others' words and opinions. :-)

As you know, dear Behnam is busy with his studies these days. So it's not possible to have such a mentioned chat. Now let's pray for him to do his best. :-)

Wish you the best,
Eli

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Hi Ostad

Post by Kamelia » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:48 am

Dear Sweet Ostad,

How are you doing? How is everything with you? Started reading the SAT words? How do they seem to you?
Dear I seriously suggest that you study them when you are sleepy and then first thing in the morning review them. I mean if it is convenient for you please do it in this way. They will stick to your mind for nearly a hundred years this way :-D

Actually I emailed the College Bound+ 1100 words today. You could take a look at them too but the SAT would be enough, take my words!

Lovely Ostad, you know that I take your words as divine ones since you are the most knowledgeable humane ostad I ever had as a friend, or better to say the only one. I know what you say about me being a teacher and that I must be so careful with my words and grammar. Uh tell you what, sometimes I am just so tired to check my words up in dictionary, and sometimes the time limit does not let me. But I really DO want to be accurate, this is what I always wanted. I mean it is not because I am lazy or anything. Please do not blame me for it, please. I will try to be better.

Writing here is an honor. It is a free place to express yourself, discuss, even make mistakes so that you realize what your mistakes WERE, I learn from them, but all in all, yes you are right. I will try my best.

LOOOOL My leg is being hurt for something like years :-D Just kidding!

Ostad, I wish you the best from really the bottom of my heart. Please do not hesitate to ask if you had any problems, I will always be there for you if I am capable to help.

Hope to read from you so soon,

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Hi Amal

Post by Kamelia » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:20 am

Dear Amal,

How are you dear? Thank you so much the lovely post. Your posts are always full of hope for life, like a beating heart. Thanks for that. Your writing echos a soft music of life here.

Sweet Amal, I know what you say about that fooling thing. You mean the grooms might suffocate the brides with gifts, chocolates and flowers and haunt them with emotions that most might be fake or so...Yeah...I know what you say girl :-D

Oh well, if I were a radical feminist I guess I had to say that YEAAAH, we would not fall for these evil grooms (LOL just kidding) we won't let them trick us.
But as I am an egalitarian so I think it is the same for both genders. Sometimes it might be the grooms doing this sometimes the brides.
Amal, yeah I know it seems shocking but I have seen girls doing that. The groom was so powerful and rich that they thought it worth it to fool them (in this case fooling in a bad way).
Oh but fooling in a good way, sweet Amal, that was a good question. I never had thought about it :?:
Well, it is life Amal, anything is possible in it. Isn't it? However we say we love honesty, we adore truth but there are times that you have to say a white lie, or fool somebody you love for good. Hmm...you know what? Now I am thinking if I have ever done that :?: LOL

Such a challenging question. You know why it is bothering me now? Because now I am realizing that it is not just a man I can love, it could be my roommate, friends or anyone and I am wondering if I have done that ever or not :-D

Amal, what about you? Have you ever fooled anyone in a good way? How was it? What did you do? I mean you could write about the parts that are not so personal.

Hope to read from you so soon,



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Hi Ellie

Post by Kamelia » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:01 am

Dear Ellie,

Well hello0o0o there girl. How are you? Do you know how much your post appealed to me? It was nearly a fantastic colorful expression of emotions that I always expect from you. It was a wonderful topicful one but I just do not know which one to choose :))

Life is actually full of all the topics you named, and I believe that Ellie always appreciates the bads almost as easy as the goods. You know what Ellie, you have always been a source of tranquility for me. Your voice, your messages, your posts, there is a special power in them which I am sure is coming from a pure soul. I am not exaggerating, do not think of it :-D I am pure honest now!

Ellie jun, the topics are so many meanwhile too broad. Take a look at them yourself :-D How am I supposed to write about them akhe bi ensaf :-D

Oh but then came a very lovely question from you, you asked me about perfumes. I LOVE buying them. It is so enjoyable, oh but on one condition, what you have coffee beans beside LOOOL

Ellie jun you know that the prices have been doubled so that the one I bought for 13t now I have to buy it for 26t, so...

These are my favorite:
*If you want a cool sweet fragrance try Nike the blue, it is really fresh and relieving. You will almost forget what a busy hectic day you might have a head 8-)
*If you go for cool cucumber stuff go for Dunhill fresh, it also tastes awesome :)) But you might think it a bit masculine :-D
*If you prefer a more feminine lady kind go for Bliss, a VERY elegant feminine one.Mostly a party kind but the essence is adorable, take my word.
*if you go for sweet provoking scents then try She the blue, but if you just want it to be sweet ladylike try She the Red, other kinds are just...you know :mrgreen:
*And finally if you want a sweet girlish sweet thing that titillates the nose of everyone around you and make you feel like you are so delicious that you like to snuggle yourself go for Promise, a pink sweet scent full of life! But don't let the first molecules trick you let some seconds pass then try smelling it again.

Ellie jun, try checking them out and if you liked none do not hesitate to ask me for more names. Fragrances are my favorite. Hope you enjoy checking out the perfume stores, I wish I were there too with you :-D

Enjoy shopping,

Write to me soon,

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Post by Elham » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:29 pm

Hi Kami,

Thanks for your kind words for me, I'm happy to hear so. :-D

Oh honey, I knew you would have great ideas helping me choose the right perfume. I was sure I'm asking from the very right person.Thanks a million for your great suggestions :-)

You know this time I'm just looking for sth to make me smell pleasant. I don't want the perfume to smell very strong or attracts others to me; no, I just want sth very gentle. Emmm, let me put it in other words, I like to be smelled tidy and nice, jut this. Hope you get what I exactly mean. So, which of mentioned perfumes above goes to this category?

Oh honey, come on! I told you can even write about one of them briefly. Put laziness aside and let me enjoy your English. You smell fresh and energetic, I love to hear from you. :-)

Write to me soon ;-)

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Hi Ellie

Post by Kamelia » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:09 am

Hi Ellie,

How are you? Actually I am writing this post in morning. So good morning to you Ellie jun. How is everything going on with you?
Oh regarding the perfumes, come on, I just named some that I like the best. I understand what you say. None of them would, dear. Actually almost all of them so delightful and they do smell natural on you. Umm but now that you say adjectives like neat and tidy and so this reminds me of Rain Drop, so0o0 delightful meanwhile fits perfectly normal on you, like it's your skin's fragrance or sth :-D

Elllieeee, I know you told me to write about them but they are TOO general, you see! Would not I seem foolish if I all of a sudden start writing about my feelings towards butterflies? LOL You need to ask me something about them :-D
Speaking of butterflies, I am reminded of a question :idea: , now that you do not :-D Do you like these butterfly collections? Or any other insects? The ones that they make like a picture in glassy packages which you would pin to the wall and watch whenever you like, do you like to have one? Have you got any taxidermied( haven't got a dictionary here, am not sure of the correctness of this verb) animals at home? Do you agree with the idea of killing and stuffing them like that?

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You should always leave loved ones with loving words. {-:
It may be the last time you see them. :cry:

I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. }:
All you can do is be someone who can be loved. :roll:
The rest is up to them. :oops:
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Post by Mohsen » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:46 pm

Hi Amal,
The love between the couple is very strong ,so the groom give different gifts to the bride and her family, but it will not continue the same way when they start living and go to their own house.
For example when you want to catch a bird you should pour some seeds in front of bird , but when you catch the bird , you seed the bird when she is hungry.


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A special prayer for my older brother Behnam {-:

Oh My God please...
bless him
guide him
forgive him
have a mercy on him
let what he has studied come in the exam {-;

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Post by oliwells » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:51 pm

WiLZiN wrote:A special prayer for my older brother Behnam {-:

Oh My God please...
bless him
guide him
forgive him
have a mercy on him
let what he has studied come in the exam {-;

Amen :ok:
Was that a prayer or a poem?

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Post by WiLZiN » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:27 pm

Hi oliwells...

Welcome to our thread.
You can consider that it's 2 in 1.

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Post by [amal] » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:49 pm

Hi My sister Elham,

How are you? How are your English classes? Do you write any paragraphs there?! Why don't you share them with us?

Honey, should I say sorry for being late in replying, for being cruel, for being unkind or should I say sorry for all of that?!
Well dear, I really was cruel and unkind although I had my reasons and you already know them all so there is no need to mention them.

However, for me, FRIENDSHIP is the most important thing, it's my life, especially when it came to you, my best friend!

But believe or not I was addicted,addicted to crochet although I was taking medicines which supposed to make me sleep all the time, I was fighting its effect and worked all the days and nights!

Believe me, till now my finger hurts me, I think I have to take a rest :'D But does I do that?! Nooooooo, I still work and work and work even if I don't have to! :-(
Whyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am really ADDICTED! :(

Dear, I have had this habit since I was a kid; If I have to do

something, I keep working on it till it's finished no matter what that cost! " I may not sleep, not eat and not move..etc"
I think it's a bad habit, isn't it?! Do you have such habit? What is your bad habit in your consideration?

Oh my god! I kept talking about crochet and my habit and forgot the main point! OK! Let's back to it.. Dear Eli, although last week I wasn't in my full concentration but be sure that you were always in my mind, in every minute!

Above that, I'd told my mother a LOT about YOU, till she became jealous! {-: I told her how much you helped and supported me, I told her how kind you were and still and I told her that you are my EVERYTHING, you are a gift from god to me!
My mother said: "come on Amal! So what am I to you???!!!" :shock:

Dear, while writing this post, some questions came to my mind so I left them to the end...

Emm, I don't know how to make myself clear to you but I will try my best..

Eli, How would we know that we are talented? In your opinion do you think that having a talent is a learnable thing or the talent is born with the person? And if it's born with the person, how would they know that they have it?!

I know that sometimes it's clear like having a nice voice, when a person sing, he can know that his voice is nice or not.. But in other things it's hard to discover that, so how could we know?!

"Me" for example, I didn't know that I am able to crochet cause believe it or not I had NEVER hold a needle and thread in my hand and more over I hated that! But look what I am doing now! Isn't that strange?!

Dear, I really need your answer about my questions so please write whatever came to your mind and WRITE IT SOOOOOOOOON! {-; :lol:

I am sorry about everything, be sure that I love you!

Best wishes,
Amal

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Post by [amal] » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:04 am

Hi Kami,

How are you?

Thanks for your reply, in fact after reading yout post also I have thought about it a lot; Have I done that ever?! "fooling in a good way"?!...

Emm, well, I am not sure but I don't think so cause either I tell the truth or I "Hist?".

To say the truth, sometimes while dealing with people I try to fool myself just to know what they want and think about. And sometimes I just do that to get what I want. {-; "I am not sure that you get me but I hope so!"

I don't care if they thought that I am fool or naive but it's better than fooling them or doing bad things, isn't it?!

Dear, I agree with the white lies when they don't change anything, when saying the truth or the lie is the same and when it doesn't hurt people or fool them.

However, in general, I hate "lying" even if it was a "white lie" because I believe that a harmful truth is better than a fake lie and feelings.

I prefer to hide things or not saying the whole truth instead of saying white lies since whenever we start a lie we can't stop it or "recede?" it, that would put us in silly situations!

Emm, Oh my god, something have just come to my mind, what would you do if you intend to joke with someone but that person took it too seriously and thought that your action was "cruel or something" then it became a big deal?! Would you continue joking or would you just simply tell them the truth and that you were joking?

Uh, once, something like that happened to me and I really didn't know how to act, it put me in a really silly situation and caused a lot of troubles. :-(

Do you believe that we shouldn't joke with every person "even if they were our friends or something"? Should we know their internal personality first then play jokes on them? And do you think that there is a limit for fun or playing jokes on others?

Hope to read from you soon.

Best wishes,
Amal

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Next week this time!

Post by behnam » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:14 am

Dear friends,

How are you? I hope you are happy and healthy. I hope your life is filled with happiness and joy. Although I don't write as I used to do, I come here everyday and read the posts carefully. I really enjoy your stile of writing. You all write beautifully. Elham sounds like a poet in her posts. Amal sounds like a musician, with a great harmony in her posts, and Wael sounds like a very kind; golden-hearted person. Although kamelia doesn't write regularly, she sounds like a good teacher who plays with English words nicely. Mohsen is absent! He writes short posts as briefly as possible!

Many thanks for your friendship. I feel proud of you. Dear Wael, a special thank for your sweet words and good wishes.

Many things has happened to me, but I don't feel like to tell you them now. I will speak about them soon.

Next Friday this time, I am doing the English module of PhD exam. It is in the afternoon. It is said that the module includes 70 questions. By this time next Friday, I will have finished answering to professional modules such as Modern physics, Quantum Mechanics and Electrodynamics. I will also have finished answering to Educational Talents (Estedad Tahsili).

This week, I am going to stay at home and revise the subjects. The subjects cover all physical phenomena in the universe. The applied mathematics is really difficult. You cannot imagine how much difficult it is to answer a question in 2 minutes. I am absolutely sure that even question makers(designers, setters, planners, ..I don't know what should I call them!) cannot solve some questions in the considered time(2 minutes for each one)! For example, in the previous PhD exam, there was a question about radiation. At home,while fruits bowl, juice, and tea were all in front of me, and my wife was encouraging me, it took me more than an hour to solve it! How could I answer it in a real situation? You may say the answers give some hint, but you are absolutely wrong. The answers were similar, with little difference in their coefficients.

To be honest, one thing gives me some hope. When a question is difficult for me, it is the same for all rivals. However, its negative side shouldn't be denied. When a question seems difficult for a good student, it will seem difficult for a lazy student too. The result is the same. They both cannot answer to the question, so the question cannot separate the right person! In many cases, you know, lazy people are perfect and brave at taking risk. As a rule, wise people are not good at taking risk. Therefore, lazy students have more chance than hardworking ones to take risk and to answer the question by chance. This funny and rather silly event has happened in last year PhD exam. Some universities announced that the accepted students know nothing about Physics!

Anyway, please pray for me. Thank you.

All the best,
Behnam, 1 March, 2013


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Post by Elham » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:56 pm

Dear Kami,

How are you honey? Please accept this big friendly KISS as a token of my apology for being late in replying to your post.

Oh thanks again for your kind suggestion on perfumes. I'll try all of them for sure, since my sweet Kami has smelled them; I wanna smell what she has smelled! :-D

Oh Kamiiii, sorry for introducing ridiculous topics. You know, I'm sometimes silly and say silly things! :-(

Butterflies and a collection of dried ones! Emmm, I had never thought of that actually. It's amusing for me to see such collections but I don't think I tend to have them myself! No I don't enjoy watching dead dried insects! I prefer to enjoy them alive in the nature. I love butterflies and I enjoy seeing different kinds of them. Oh they are angels from heaven flying in the earth's sky! Watching them flying over flowers is one of my pleasures. :-)

I do love to write more to you but at the present nothing else comes to my mind!

Best wishes,
Eli

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Post by Mohsen » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:02 pm

Hi Kamelia,
I saved the information in my cell phone, never payed attention to the memo file in the cell phone , Unlike many people I don't play with my cell phone, I never send a Bluetooth so far ,not install the software of Telephone bank. I don't like to meet people who are playing with the cell phone, or put the headset into the ears.
listen to music 4 hours per day, So many channels, so little worth watching, sitting in front of the mirror non stop. How much is the life span, the walk of life have been changed. The corruption increased because money is not divided correctly, people who live high life and dog life both been corrupted; the poetry of survival is not made up of consolations. This is the present belles-lettres. Where are the aesthetic qualities? The values are faked , everyone should keep up with the joneses if he wants to survive

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Post by Mohsen » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:43 pm

Harry up my friend, I am afraid of being dead ,because every person leaves a mark, good or bad, in the society he lives. We do not remember people by their names but by the imprints they leave on our memories. A politician is known for his political works, a reformer is known for the changes he brought for the betterment of the society, a sportsperson is known for his talent, medals and trophies, etc.

Hitler was known for the wars and the destruction he caused. We remember Mahatma Gandhi as a man of non-violence.
But when I die nobody remember me.

bye
mohsen

The great poet Saedi say . you do something ,before you lose your life ,when you are alive and you are able to do

Ay ke dastat miresad kari bekon
pish az aun kaz toe nayayad hich kar

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Post by helkady » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:17 pm

Hi everyone , I'm so happy to communicate with you all, and share with you my thoughts in a loud voice.Do you know that this is the thired time to chat with any one during my whole life, first and second was in this great site.I'm Egyptian , married , have two babes , work in Insurance company.I like watching English movies but while I'm watching I'm reading the subtitle,this days I'm trying watching without reading subtitle , but do you know when I'm watching the movie if I find the movie is interesting I start reading the subtitle.

I have a big problem that I want to share with you all , I'm sure you will helpe me to solve by give me some valuable advice.I have been interesting of learning English for more than twenty years and still weak in writing , listening ,talking . I don't know what why . I'm depressed :-(

If anyone have some good advice please tell me because I want to be better .

Thank you for wasting your time

Wating to hear from you soon

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Post by [amal] » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:07 am

Oh Hi Helkady,

How are you?

Welcome to this thread, I am very happy that there is another Arab person here! By the way, I am Amal from Damascus, Syria. Oh you can't believe how much I love Egyptian people and love their accent, they are really very kind and helpful people..

I have some friends from Egypt and now I hope you will be among them. :)

My friend, you asked for an advice, although I am a learner just like you but I can tell you what helped me a lot and made me improve my English:

First of all, I started to lesson to some simple audio lessons called " Effortless English Lessons", the teacher is really great and his way of teaching is new, simple and funny.

I downloaded all the lessons to my cell phone and started to hear them whenever I had free time..
-You can look for the lessons on Google-

After that, I started to feel more confidence so I tried to make some friendships with foreign people and chatted with them in English. In fact, that helped me alot with improving my spelling. Above that, I can't forget that I'd made some great friendships..

Moreover, I can't deny that this thread is the main factor which make me stay in touch with the English language because I feel here that this is my home and no matter how far my distance was, I have to return to it. My heart is with my friends here, We are like a family!

So if you were busy and don't have time to chat or to listen to English, writing here is the best way cause you are always welcomed, whenever you want and you can speak about whatever you want..

Oh, I love movies too and of course most of the time I read the subtitle but you know, in the last period I changed, something forced me to just listen cause I was watching a looooooong series then suddenly it had displayed on the TV but I really wanted to know its end so I just went to the net and saw episodes but guess what :!!: They were without translation!! :!!: Oh my god! :~: In the beginning it was a little bit hard for me to follow them but after some time, I used to it and started to get what they were talking about. Of course, there were some hard words for me but it was good and I amazed that I could understand them! Wow! {-:

So forget all learning method and just do like me and watch a long series {-; that will help you the most. Hehe :lol: -just kidding-

Emm, I know that my post isn't that helpful for you but it was just to say welcome and let you enjoy your time, dear, don't be depressed, I am sure you will be good in English, you just need to enjoy learning it and have some patience!

Hope to read more from you.

Best wishes,
Amal

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WELCOME!

Post by behnam » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:30 am

Hi Helkady,

Hello and a very warm and friendly welcome to this thread. Thank you very much for joining us. I am Behnam(male) from Iran, married and have got two babies. They are twins and boys. You can find some other information about my on the first page of this thread.

In replying to your request; asking for some advice on improving English skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing, my dear and kind friend Amal has written her own successful experience which is very useful. I am also writing my own experience. I am not advising you, sine your English is excellent and you don't need any advice actually. What you need is an effective method.

First of all, you should be determined to make progress in English skills. Determination, motivation, love, etc. whatever you call it, is the first step. As your post implies, you have got sufficient motivation. In this step, what you must do is keeping yourself always motivated. This is essentially important for learners to keep themselves determined and motivated all the time. Not only in learning a new language, but also in all aspects of life, when a goal is set, a plan is needed to achieve the goal, and it is necessary to keep the plan!

The second point is knowing the process of learning. When it comes to learning a language, our brain works like an electrical circuit. In a circuit, there are input, processing, and output. In languages learning, listening is input, speaking is output! If you want to speak well, you should(must) listen well. If you want to write well, you should(must) read well. In other words, Attentive listening and careful reading lead to fluent speaking and effective writing respectively.

The third point is being precise and caring about accuracy all the time. In some terms, learning a language is similar to building a house. From the basic foundation stone, it is vitally important to be careful with the principals. For instance, using right materials with enough strength and quality, in particular, putting the bricks on each other rightly. Otherwise the building will be like the Tower of Pisa in Italy! When using a word, we must know the proper prepositions, adjectives, verbs, etc. which go with that word, the common collocations(the words which often are used together such as 'make a mistake', 'do homework', 'do exercise', 'up and down', 'Commit a crime' etc.). We must also know the correct structures. Therefore, the grammar is vitally important in writing skill. For this purpose, I strongly suggest using an English-To-English dictionary. Never use English-To-Arabic dictionary! I do recommend 'Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English' to you and to all learners. In addition to that, you should study 'Grammar in use', and 'Collocations in use'. Both are useful. I've got their PDF files. I can send them and some other useful ebooks to you if you give me your email address.

The fifth point is exposing yourself to the English language. This means being involved in it all the time; living with it; taking every opportunity to develop English skills. Chatting in English can be very useful.

The sixth point is simplicity. Be as simple as possible! When you write a sentence, read it again and ask yourself whether there is another word or easier structure to make it look a little simple. I personally do believe in plain English.

Those rules may look difficult for you, but don't worry, little by little they will become habits.

If you need further explanation just let me know. I hope this helps!

All the best,
Behnam, 6 March, 2013



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Post by davies » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:09 am

Learning together was really a good idea.In Finland country i seen a valmennuskeskus or training center and different kind of courses and i remember learning with other people and find new friends.Well lets learn together with this.

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Post by helkady » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:32 am

:-P
Hi my Dearest friends Amal and Behnam!

You can't imagine how I'm feeling right now , I'm so delightful that you replied to me. when I started writing here I thought that nobody will reply , but I Put in my mind that if nobody reply to me I'll keep writing , maybe I'll write about my thoughts in words ,so thank you both very much {-:

Dear my friend Amal
Your message is very kind and worm , I want to ask you about you and your family are you ok??

I know that you have a very bad situation in your country because you have some kind of war , my heart with you, hope you and your family are safe, take care of yourself {-:

When I'm watching what is happening in your country I feel very sad :-( because I were in Damascus in the year 2001 I was living at Elsham hotel in a business trip,your country is realy beautiful you people are very kind ,beautiful and helpful ,I spend there a memorable week I was so happy there although I was alone. Hope your country get well soon :-)

Thak you for sharing me your experience about how do you start learning English , it really helped me a lot .

Dear my friend Behnam

Thank you very much for your advices , I read your first message it was on Friday January 13 , 2012, I know I will benefit from you {-: as you are a teacher , from your writing I know you are a very good teacher ,patient , love to teach,and I admire you because when nobody answered you you kept writing .

Dears Amal and Behnam

I want to write to you more but do you know that this message took more than three hours to write :!!:
Do you think I will become better in writing ??
we will see .

Thank you again

See you soon {-:

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Post by grincas » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:28 pm

hi dear friends, I hope that you all fine.As you know I m the new member of this thread.Unfortunately I couldn t send any messages for a long time,I have just sent a messages but it hasn t been seen in here.I don t know what s the matter?Anyway,I want to give short information about me. I graduated from English Language Department.I studied in Cyprus.Then, because of some health problems I couldn t have applied my job until now.I mean four years passed after my graduations:( Nowadays,I m studying on an exam which gives me opportunity to be a teacher in a government school,so I hope I will be in a place which I deserve
Next time I will give short and interesting information about my city What a fabulous city where I live! By the way I live in Turkey:)
See you next time
Note:waiting your reply :)waiting your hello:)
Best wishes Grincas

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Post by behnam » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:35 am

Hi Davies,

Welcome to this place. Thank you very much for putting comment here. Learning together always gives better results. Join us and let's learn together! Write about something. Choose a topic and write an essay.

I like to hear from you soon.

All the best,
Behnam, 7 March 2013

P.S. Less than 20 hours is left to my important exam. :lol:

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Post by behnam » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:55 am

Hi Helkady,

Thanks for replying. Your English is excellent, and you communicate well, but there are still rooms for improvement. Take a careful attention to the grammar. In writing, grammar is extremely important. As I've mentioned in my previous post to you, when writing a sentence, read it over and over again to see if you can write it simpler, and also check the structure by using a dictionary. You will find this boring, but little by little you will get used to it.

For example, 'advice' is an uncountable noun. So, it is not correct to say, 'give me a advice' or 'thank you for your useful advices'! If you look 'advice' in a dictionary you will see many interesting points about it. For example, 'Let me give you a piece of advice. Wear a blue suit to the interview.'. What a nice sentence! This sentence not only helps us with the grammar, but also introduces us a scientific or physiological point which is effective and impressive in interviews. By using an English-To-English dictionary, you will kill many birds with one stone!

Don't worry about the speed of writing. In this step, just try to care about accuracy. After some days, you will write at a normal speed. Don't forget 'practice makes perfect'!

Would you mind writing about yourself(like your job, your family, your country, likes and dislikes, ..)? I am waiting to hear more from you.

All the best,
Behnam, 7 March, 2013

P.S. Less than 20 hours is left to my important exam. :lol:


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Welcome!

Post by behnam » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:10 am

Hi my kind friend Grincas,

Thank you very much for putting comment in this thread. Actually, I was waiting for your posts. I've missed you terribly. How are you? Where are you? Nothing from you for ages!

I've replied to your posts and have said a very warm and friendly welcome to you. Check the previous pages. However, let me say Hello and welcome to this thread again.

I love your country, its people and culture, since there are some similarities between us. We have got many things in common.

I wish you success in your exam. I am sure you will pass it successfully.

Please write about yourself, your country, your nice city and all things you like to share with us. I really love hearing about you.

All the best,
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P.S. Less than 20 hours is left to my important exam. :lol:


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Post by Elham » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:52 pm

Dear Behnam,

Tomorrow morning you're going to take PhD exam and you can't imagine how happy I am for you. I've always been waiting to hear you're going to continue your studies and when you announced you were going to take it this year, I got so happy.

Dear, you truly deserve to be called doctor Behnam; you are already a doctor in Physics, you know as much as a doctor should know. I'm sure your knowledge is even more than many other Physics doctors' in Iran. :-)

Like always, I admire your determination and hard-work. You have tried your best and certainly you will do your best tomorrow.


Dear Behnam, know that Elham's fingers are crossed for you till you finish your exam.I hope you calmness and focus.

I wish sprinkles of luck will be showered upon you while you are taking the test. :-)

Trusting God won't make the mountain smaller but it will make climbing easier. Hope you will be able to climb tomorrow's mountain successfully. :-)


*ta lahzeye akhar baratun doa mikonam. Ishalla hamechi ali pish bere.

****Shireeeeeeeeeee Behnaaaaaaaaaaam****

Good luck, good luck,goodluck

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Post by Elham » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:43 am

My dear Amal,

How are you honey? Where are you? What are you doing? Oh Amal I'm gradually feeling jealous of this crocheting stuff. It's taking my place in your heart. :-(

Oh honey, can you guess how exactly I'm feeling now, being that late in replying your very kind post to me? I'm sooooooooo ashamed that I don't know what to say. :oops: :oops: :oops:

Several times I started writing to you but sth happened and stopped me, please forgive me honey. You know that I'm not a careless person, I do care about such things very much.

Your bad habit is that you stick with your goal and hard-work, good for you! It's not bad at all, but just be more careful with your health too. Honey you have a whole lifetime ahead to crochet as much as you want, don't make yourself tired with it. Do it as much as you enjoy it and as long as it doesn't hurt you.
My bad habit? Emmm..... I have lots of bad habits. Oh let's forget about it, It'll spoil Elham in your eyes, if I list my bad habits here! :lol: :lol: :lol:

You had another question for me, about people's talents. Nice question. It's always been one of my concerns too! I always ask myself," what is that I'm very good at? What is that talent in which I can shine and through that I can be benevolent to other people?"

It's said that every person has certainly a special talent in something and that one of our responsibilities as a human is to find out our talent and develop it. I always wonder why some people find their interests and talent very soon and start their immediate hard-work on it while for some others years go on, yet they're doing trail and error to discover it! Woooofffff..... :?: :roll:

Hope to see you soon on net,

Kiss,
Eli

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Post by Elham » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:56 am

Dear Heldkady,

Welcome here dear,
Reading your posts I feel your warmness and kindness. You seem to be a warm-blooded person. Emmm, you may be a girl!? :lol:

Why don't you write more about yourself to us? About your gender, age, job...
Let us know more about you and don't be worried. Just write and be sure " practice makes perfect".
I learn a lot through reading, try to read more and more. Fortunately,the internet provides us a lot of great sources to read and learn through. :-)

Hope to hear more from you,

Elham

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Post by Amoure » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:59 am

Dear Dr. Behnam joon;
How are YOU?

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Post by [amal] » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:44 am

Hi Helkady,

How are you?

Oh come on, why don't we answer you??! Behnam had created this thread just to learn and communicate with others and everybody is welcomed here. You are one of us now!

Thanks for your reply and for all the nice words about me. Thank you too for your wishes. {-:

Yeah, I understand your feeling, my country was great and we were happy. Who knows Syrian people can understand how peaceful they are. But now we are just like you, we just watch what is going on and still can't believe that those horrible things are happening here! :!!: :-( :-(
Whyyyy???!! Do we deserve that???????! Why do we fight and for what?! Killing each other has become our only solution, isn't that silly?!

The big countries are just trying to eat us as if we were like a piece of cake! :-x 8-) :-(

You know, spring is my favorite season, we used to go to the fields since I love seeing the green ground and walk in the nature for hours but this year.. We can't go anywhere and I can't see the blossom trees. Uh ! :-(

Let's stop speaking about that because I was really angry today, so if I started speaking now, I wouldn't end till tomorrow! :-(

So tell me, what is your favorite season and why?

Dear, last time when I wrote my first post to you, I was a little bit tired and sleepy since I wrote it at 3 or 4 AM! :shock: Therefore, I forgot to ask you about your favorite kind of movies and which movie you love the most and you don't get bored of watching it constantly, would you recommend some good movies for me?

Thanks for being here and hope to read more from you.

Best wishes,
Amal

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Dangerously Disappointing Exam!

Post by behnam » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:46 pm

Hi Elham,

Thank you very much for encouraging me. You are very kind. Dear Elham, the exam was horrible. The questions were not standard. All in all, the exam looked dangerously difficult to me. Actually, I did my best, but I am not satisfied with it at all. I couldn't manage the time wisely. I am very sad for spending too much time on solving questions! Time was my biggest enemy. You know, in Physics the questions must be solved. It is not possible to answer to a question without solving it. Well, solving a problem takes a lot of time! I don't know what was wrong with me! I am not satisfied with the exam, although I did my best. I solved the problems which I were able to solve, but I couldn't see all the questions! }: }:

The exam room was terrible. The hanging clock on the wall was slept! It didn't work. An old lady who was responsible for controlling us wasn't wearing watch. They didn't allow us to take mobile phones to the building, so nobody around me was wearing watch! There was no water to drink, but a long line for using toilet, and a very very long line for buying sandwich for lunch! I couldn't find a cup of tea to drink! I was really dying for a cup of tea. }:

The students around me were quite stupid! The boy next me was killing the time, sitting and looking at the questions while I was solving some of them. The boy made me crazy so that after the exam I shouted at him and said angrily, "What are you doing here? You were making me angry by your careless to the exam." He said he just answered to some easy questions!!! I guess he has better chance than me! :lol:

I don't know who sets(makes) those irrelevant silly questions! Well, in every module, there are some basic rules, principles, subjects to cover which are standard in all universities around the world. For example, when it comes to Mechanics, Newton's laws are the foundation of it. It can be said that Mechanics is concerning mostly the Newton's three laws from high school until graduation from university. For example, F=ma is Newton's second law. Students start using this formula at high school by considering some simple forces and one-dimensional accelerators. At university, it is still F=ma, but the forces are more complicated and the accelerators are two or three-dimensional in different cordinates. Therefore, when sitting for an exam about Mechanics, it is normal to see some questions about that important matter. What would happen to someone who was expert at solving the problems which are about his field of study if s/he saw something irrelevant? }:

Oh my God! It makes me mad. Who are those question makers??? Don't they teach Physics? Can they solve those questions themselves? I am absolutely sure that they know nothing! I am one the best students in Iran when it comes to Physics. I know professors and universities. I am not a blind person. I am in a position to judge on this area! I believe there is something wrong!

Undoubtedly, the policy of Measurement Organization of Iran isn't clear. Nobody knows what they are searching for. Do they want to measure the number of things I don't know? Well, there are billion billions things I don't know! Do they search for some careless people who sit and enjoy eating chocolate and cakes in exam time? You know what, hardworking people like me expect themselves to answer some questions. They do it, but in many cases they answer wrongly, because answering to irrelevant questions is like taking risk. You are not one hundred percent sure about the answer. Consequently, you receive negative marks while silly rivals get zero. Zero is larger than a negative number! {-: Imagine a farmer and Physics student sit for PhD exam. I believe, the farmer would have more chance than the student to be accepted, since the farmer knows nothing about Physics, then s/he sits doing nothing confidently, whereas poor students tries hard, makes mistakes, and gets negative! According to the result, the farmer knows Physics! Don't take this as a joke, unbelievably, it happens in our society! }: }:

Anyway, I am not satisfied with the exam, and I am planing for the next year exam! However, I don't know what to do. I don't know whether I study something or try to get the policy or logic of Measurement Organization. Even though I try and get the logic or policy this year, it won't work for the next year since it isn't stable! It changes! How terrible! }: }:

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Hi Amoure,

How are yo? I hope you are fine. Thank you for following this thread and suing sweet words to call me.

Why don't you write long posts? I love to here more from you.

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Dear my friends

Behnam, Amal and Elham

You can't Imagine what I fell when I have free time to write to you , I fell so happy that we will communicate .

Thank you so much for being in touch {-:

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Post by grincas » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:06 pm

hi dear friends,big hugs from Turkey.As I promised this time I will give some informations about my city .It is called Adıyaman where has a gorgeous historical place.
There are big statues in there which are called mount Nemrut.It is called as mount because these statues are built on the mount Nemrut .The mountain lies north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Iranian god Ahura Mazda), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras. These statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site.
Above all,the most attractive side of the mount Nemrut is rising of the sun. The rising of the sun is very interesting.After you climb to there wait for rising of the sun .The scene turns to magic! while the sun begin to rise slowly,you feel that you are above the sun. I have had this experience.Really it was fascinating. :!!:
See you next time if you reply my post I will be happy.Hold it in your mind your each response will give me courage to share my experience....
Love you all, best wishes Grincas

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Post by Mohsen » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:23 am

Hi Behnam,

The educational system and measuring organization and professors can't measure the intellectuals and talented minds.
Remember that Albert Einstein expelled and refused admittance to Zurich Polytechnic School.
How his teacher described Albert Einstein "mentally slow, unsociable and adrift forever in his foolish dreams." .....the University of Bern turned down his Ph.D. dissertation as being irrelevant and fanciful.
Believe yourself and never give up to be a farmer , plan your exam as a physic student and study as much as you can

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Post by Mohsen » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:42 am

See you next time if you reply my post I will be happy.Hold it in your mind your each response will give me courage to share my experience....
Hi grincas,
I had a virtual tour to the north of Kahta in Adıyaman province and visit the mount Nemrut. My tour was as done via google map and image . I enjoyed visiting this place ,there are several statues heads were on the mountain slop ,the beautiful area and sceneries.
It is near to Iran and one day I will visit there .I hope the statues won't be disappeared since the rain and snow destroy the statues. The appearance of statues show that they are wearing out

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Post by Mohsen » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:34 am

Hi friends,

It is less than 11 days to the new year in Iran, at this time of the year people have no time and very body is in hurry,many things should be done , the house should be cleaned before the new year , washing the house and furniture , going to shops and buying new clothes and shoes, the markets are crowded, and shopkeepers are advertising their products ,the tumult of shots and yell could be heard everywhere. It is a good time for selling flowers and plants , All people buy flowers and plant, the fresh smell of gillyflower cover everywhere.The refrigerator and freezers should be filled by meats and food stuff , there is a long row of people who stay in famous confectionery shops.There are special new year mall who sell cheaper fruits and meats, but they sell the fruits in the box ,not less than 10 kgs.
There will be a big holiday ,schools and teachers 15 days off, official employees 5 days and many of them extend it to two weeks .
Many people have a plan to travel by own cars ,also all of tickets are being booked, They check up the car engine before the trip ,so the engine repair shops are very crowded too.
For some people the new year holiday is terrible, people who can't tolerate the commotion of market.
Till now I have been invited for taking part in two parties during the holiday ,these parties certainly will be added and If I want to release from parties ,I should escape to a trip .


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Post by behnam » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:25 am

Hi Mohsen,

Thanks a million for your friendly reply. To be honest Mohsen, it is really annoying as well as shocking( Man vaghean hers mikhoram) to see something different from what it is publicly expected. For example, at a wedding, you expect to see people dancing, eating,etc. showing their happiness. What would happen if you go to a wedding party and saw people are all crying? You might ask for the reason, what would you do if you found out that they are crying for someone who has passed away one year ago? For human beings, crying is a normal way to show sad feelings, but it must be done in proper situations.

In a PhD exam, the students expect to see questions relevant to the subjects which were covered by professors at universities. However, the majority of them were irrelevant.

Anyway, I disliked the format of PhD exam.

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Post by behnam » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:39 am

Hi Grincas,

Many thanks for writing about the city you are living in. Using Google, Adiyaman seems to be a very beautiful city. I love ADIYAMAN. For me, it means a lot. I understand the name: 'Adi' means 'it's name' and 'Yaman' means 'bad', but in some cases it is sued by the opposite meaning. Therefore, I guess it means 'Yaxchi'(good). Sometimes we say, 'Chox Yaman ghizdi'! It means she is positively extraordinary. Therefore, it may mean "the pace where its name is famous for goodness"! Anyway, I love your city and its people. Would you mind giving some explanation about the meaning of "Adiyaman' and tell us why it is named like that?

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Post by Amoure » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:53 pm

Dear Dr.Behnam(In my opinion forever)
When you said “According to the result, the farmer knows Physics! Don't take this as a joke, unbelievably, it happens in our society!” You are exactly right. I always see fatuous people that have postdoctoral! But when they must diagnose a disease, are unable, here is where that differences are obvious and society will reject them immediately!
Your basic problem is just slow in operations!!! YOU are careful , but not fast. {-; You must act quickly like me! :lol:
Physique=Velocity, Delicacy and Tranquility
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Post by Elham » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:19 pm

Dear Behnam,

Oh dear, I do understand your feelings right now. When sth is not what it's expected to be, what it MUST be.... ohhhhhhh.... it makes us very angry. I know what you mean.( Mano dar ehsasetun sharik bedunid) :-(

Seems there's no any other choice but to accept the bitter fact, when we can't do anything about it, although it's very hard to get along with. Please try not to think about it. As Arab people say " favaghaa ma vaghaa!".

You know what I'm thinking about? About loooooooooots of other things that are Just the same in today's world!What percent of things are the way they're supposed to be? Ohhhh, even worse, how many of us people are the way our creator has created us to be? How should he feel then?!!! :-(

You can just do one thing dear, to accept it and its result.... anddd... one other thing.... ohhh, I see professor Behnam who is making questions for PhD exam, and wowwwwww, how wisely he's doing it;he just knows what exactly is meant to be questioned and does his job perfectly cause he's a great Physics man :-D
In the hope of that day, let's accept and forget Friday's terrible exam. :-)

please smile :-)

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Post by WiLZiN » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:24 pm

My dear brother Behnam...

I'm so sorry for your exam. :-(
You will pass it next time "en sha'a Allah إن شاء الله".
As Allah said in the holy Quraan :"وبشّر الصابرين"
"فإن مع العسر يسرا إن مع العسر يسرا" You know them. ;-)
You have a phd in friendship and we are proud of you. :-D

Have nice days...
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Post by grincas » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:19 pm

Hi dear Mohsen and Behnam and all, Happy to see your responses, Firstly I want to explain my city' s name,which is Adıyaman
Dear Behnam you made me laugh {-: Adı means name, Yaman means inexorable that s to say Adıyaman =inexorable name :-D
Mohsen if you come to visit here, your friend Grincas ready to welcome you
If you want to watch rising of the sun too, you have to climb there early in the mornings.Also, you have to wear thick clothes ,otherwise you might be cold on the Mount Nemrut .Believe me, even in August...

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Post by helkady » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:42 pm

Dear my friend
I feel you! Since you did your best the result doesn’t matter {-: , four sure God keep something better for you ,so don’t look behind you and keep going .

I would like to thank you and our friends here for pushing me to write and sharing their experience with me .

Behnam I start using your advice specially that about using English to English Dictionary it takes time but really helped me a lot . is this Email address still working behnamyou@yahoo.com ?

Waiting for your reply

All the best for you all

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Post by behnam » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:35 am

Hi Grincas,

Thank you very much for following the thread; reading posts and writing regularly.

Your city is beautiful. I love it.I wish I could visit "ADIYAMAN" and have a walk with Grincas in it. I wish I could go climbing in Nemrut Mountain to enjoy its natural beauty as well as the sunrise.

Due to refraction of light in the atmosphere, on high mountains, the sun is seen some minutes earlier. What we see in the morning up mountains is a virtual sun(an image) which is reddish and bigger than the real one in size. We can look at it directly, it won't damage your eyes! Have you ever gone to Nemrut mountain? How much is the distance from Iran? I guess it is so close to Iran.

I hope to read more from you.

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Post by behnam » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:50 am

Hi Helkady,

Thank you for your sympathy. Yes, it doesn't matter. I should forget it and make plan for the future(next exam).

Use an English-To-English dictionary all the time, and read the sample sentences. Pay attention to the patters and structures. By doing so, you will make good progress in writing. Never translate your Arabic sentences(dialogs) into English. In many cases, word-for-word translation doesn't work.

I've got two Yahoo active accounts: behrampednam@yahoo.com and yourbehnam@yahoo.com The first one is used for sending and receiving emails. The second one is used for chatting. In the past, I had different chatting account. I forgot its password, so I had to create another one.

For chatting or sharing file, you can add my accounts into your contact list.

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Post by mortaza » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:07 pm

Dear Behnam,

How are you my friend? I hope you are fine. How are your children? How old are they now? (I'm sorry, I don't remember when they were born!) How is the life after having babies?

I should say that I am very grateful for having a good wife and two children. Some of my friends are not married yet; I strongly recommend them to marry as soon as possible! Some of my friends and colleagues are married but don't have any child yet; I strongly recommend them to plan for having a child! And some of my friends do have a child; I strongly recommend them to plan for another!

Sometime, I ask my wife's opinion about a third child! She simply says that she is too tired to give birth to another child and take care of it! She is right; living in a small city far from your relatives and taking care of two little children is exhausting, isn't it?

My aim for writing this post is not to talk about having or not having children! I read your recent posts and learned that you are not satisfy with your PhD exam. I want to talk a little about this topic.

In my opinion, that the government (ministry of science,...) is the one in charge for executing the PhD exam is wrong. The government may fail to get a professional team of university professors for designing the exam. As a result, as you already said, the exam they design may not seem standard!

Moreover, the PhD exam should not be 4Gozine-yee only [I'm sorry, I don't know the English term]. The PhD exam must contain descriptive [Tashrihee] problems also. In Mathematics or Physics, when you solve a problem [or answer a question], even partially, the examiner should realize how you think and manage the problem. It is important also that the examiner see the way you write down the answer explicitly. Considering all these factors together, the examiner can come to a conclusion about your score in the exam.

When I took the exam, in 1381, each university had its own PhD exam. In that time, there was not a certain date for the exam. For example, the exam for Tehran university was in 20th Esfand while the exam for Kerman university was in 10th Ordybehesht next year!! All exams contained descriptive questions only [at least for Mathematics]. There were many advantageous and disadvantageous over this kind of exams. One of its disadvantageous was that there was no a consistency in the level of the exams in different universities. Each university emphasized on a particular subject. To become successful in passing the PhD exam in a certain university, you should have known which textbooks they had studied in their classes etc.

Let me finish here. I am looking forward to hear from you soon.

Best regards,
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Post by Moroo » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:40 am

Ohh Hi my friends

I miss you, I read some of your past posts ,I feel I know many of you for a long time and this is strange for me.

Writing takes me a long time ,first to choose the words then to check the grammar and then to check what word is appropriate.

I don’t know is it ok or not .

Anyway, I’m male ,43 years old ,I love English movies so much , but I don’t have free time to watch , because I’m the kind of men who take care of his family , share with his wife everything , I think the man who have that personality called “Family Man”.

Oooh this name reminds me about the movie that make me married my wife, It’s a long story but I will try to tell you.

For all my life I don’t like the idea of marriage, ten years ago I met my wife for the first time ,what attracted me most to her was her beauty and intelligence, we started the relation as a friends day by day I felt that I love her :-P but I didn’t tell her because I was not thinking of marriage although I’m sure I will not find a girl can understand me like her ,we love the same things , we hate the same things .

during this period many men proposed to her but she was always refused , finally I told her you should marry the best proposal ,I astonished when she asked me “what about you" ?

I told her you know I’m not thinking of marriage at all, so please go ahead; you are wasting your time with me .

Finally she gets engaged :cry:

I found myself lost without her and depressed and I realized that I’m nothing without her but I didn’t call her .

One day, accidently I saw a movie called “The Family Man” for “Nicolas Cage” ,this movie is about a very rich man how have everything but he is not married and he is very happy person ,till he met a man who has a kind of power .

by some kind of magic he turned “cage” to a married man who has some money and beautiful wife and two babes :-D

I’ll not tell you the rest of the movie you have to watch it by yourself, but this movie makes me marry my wife ,this movie turned my life upside down {-:

Now thanks God I’m really happy :-D with my beautiful wife and my beautiful babes .

Please I’m waiting for your comments :roll:

Dear Behnam ,Can you please send me 'Grammar in use', and 'Collocations in use' in PDF :oops:

Thank you in advance for your cooperation ;-) ;-) ;-)

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Post by behnam » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:30 am

Hi Mortaza,

Welcome back to your own home! Thank you very much for your friendly post. It really made me happy.

Oh my God! A lot of recommendations for different people! Thank you very much indeed.

I do agree with you about PhD exam. It must be descriptive. Well, there are some advantages and disadvantages. Descriptive testing method has some advantages for talented students, but correcting is difficult for authorities. I personally prefer descriptive testing method to others.

I am waiting for the result. I am not disappointed at all.The exam was terrible. I don't say it was difficult, it was terrible. Not standard. If I had time I could solve all the questions. Therefore, it wasn't difficult for me. However, I couldn't manage the time. I was busy with solving questions, without wasting the time, but I couldn't even see some questions. I lost the questions of one module(subject) completely! }: }: }: How terrible!

I hope to hear more from you.

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Post by Moroo » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:39 pm

Hi my friends {-:
I really miss you all.

I had a problem using the thread; I keep getting an error message when I try to log, I think now the thread is working well.

These days every day before I sleep I read an E-story using a website. In fact it's story for children :oops: I'm trying to keep in touch with English, If anybody recommend websites for reading stories and/or a good story for Intermediate level please tell me, I will be appreciated.

I just know that my daughter has Chickenpox and she cannot go to school for two weeks, the problem is she has exams next week as well she is not allowed to live the house for two weeks, we are afraid his brother get infected.
Anyway we hope she will get well soon .

All the best

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Post by Moroo » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:41 am

Dear my friend Behnam :-P

Thank you very much for sending me these eBooks, I really appreciate your concern.

It's rare these days to find a helpful person like you .

These books will help me a lot to improve my English language .

Tanks a million

All the best
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Hi Moroo,

I hope you are fine and doing well , I am sorry for you child ,but be pateint and care the child ,the health will be recovered very soon ,I hope. there are some advices I read it which help you to avoid Chickenpox.How to Avoid Getting Chicken Pox While Helping an Infected Person
1- Avoid touching any of the pox marks until they are crusted over. Until they crust over, they continue to shed the virus.

2-Avoid intimate contact such as kissing. The virus is also shed via the respiratory system.
3-Keep the infected person's eating utensils and drinking glass separate.
4-Turn your head if he or she coughs or sneezes.
5-Practice good hand washing. Wash your hands every time you handle any of the sick person's things.
6- Use an air purifier, which helps filter bacteria and viruses out of the air.
7- Wash bed linens and recently worn clothes in hot, soapy water.
8- Keep yourself healthy. Get sufficient sleep. Eat nutritious food. Take a high-potency multivitamin.
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Incomplete Story!

Post by behnam » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:37 am

Hi Moroo,

Thank you for joining us and posting nice posts. I read your love story carefully, but I could not keep track of it! Some important part of the story is unclear! I am happy that you have a beautiful wife and two beautiful children. I also enjoyed reading your love story, but you have not said how could you marry to an engaged girl? Did you want her to get divorced? How could you convince her fiance to agree with divorce?

Unwillingly, you have fallen into a trap! Give me some criteria for measuring the beauty of a lady! Well, you have done it perfectly, since you have chosen a beautiful lady to marry to, as you have said! {-: {-: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh my God! Behnam, stop playing joke on an Arab man, he may draw his sword and kill you! :lol: :lol: {-: {-: {-:

All the best,
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Post by Moroo » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:36 pm

Hi my friend Mohsen

Thanks a lot for your interest {-: I printed out your advice and I gave it to my wife to follow it.
Although she took the vaccine two times, she get slight infected.

She is sad :cry: because we told her she can't go out to prevent anyone to get infected and also we will separated her from the 9 months baby.
It's hard for her because she loves him so much , We told her that this procedure will be for two weeks only.

Anyway thanks God this will last only for two weeks.

Thank you again
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