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Let's learn together!

Postby behnam » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:42 am

Hi,

This is Behnam, male, from Iran. I am a teacher and I am teaching Physics. I love Physics as well as the English language very much. I am practising writing and widening the range of my vocabulary through discussing general topics on the Internet.

I've found this site interesting and powerful. Its attractive features caught my attention. I hope you will join me to practise English together.

This site is really useful for English learners. I would like to take this perfect opportunity to express my special thanks to the administrator for establishing and running such a wonderful and helpful site. I hope native English speakers and English teachers will help us with improvement in English.

We can create a friendly atmosphere and make this place a nice one to be in. I extend the hand of friendship.I would welcome any advice or suggestions with open arms. Please do not hesitate to introduce topics for discussion and put post in this thread.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

All the best,
Behnam, 13 January, 2012

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Postby behnam » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:03 am

Hi,

Twenty-seven people have already visited this thread, but none of them have put comment on it! What's wrong? I guess the lack of topic is the main reason for the lack of interest. Well, let me suggest a topic.

What is your favourite season? Why is it your favourite season? Why do people have different favourite season? Where does that difference come from?

I am looking forward to reading your posts soon.

All the best,
Behnam, 19 January, 2012

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Postby behnam » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:17 am

Hi,

Thank you for visiting this thread. We can make here a friendly place to be in, by putting comments, sharing our views, and suggesting topics to discuss.

Please be kind enough to put a comment on this thread.

My favourite season is autumn. I love its special and unique features. In falls, the weather is neither cold nor hot. The sun shines gently. It isn't strong to bother our eyes or our skin. The birds sign differently and beautifully. The nature is painted with different colures. It is the season of walking with your love; hand in hand, along a tree-lined long path. Autumn provides fantastic and romantic scenery. Dry leaves under the feet make enjoyable sounds. I really love it.

In my opinion, there is a psychological connection between someone and their favourite seasons. Many factors can influence the type of person and the reasons for their likes and dislikes. For instance, birthplace can affect people's characteristics. Someone who was born in hot climate may prefer summers to other seasons.

Everybody is unique, and this uniqueness is necessary for keeping the life going on the Earth. These differences are actually strong evidence for wisdom and might of creator!

Please put comment; let's discuss!

All the best,
Behnam, 22 January, 2012

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Postby Elisa » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:03 pm

Dear Behnam,
your answer is so special and complete that you make me so unconfortable.Your English is too good.
Every answer will be banal!
Anyway....I like all seasons because everyone of them has something special in colours and smells.

Sometimes I think how is living in the tropics where we cannot enjoy of the 4 seasons.

Do you think it is possible to realise the passing of the years without seasons?

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Postby behnam » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:55 am

Hi Elisa,

Thank you very much for putting comment. Human beings recognize the existence of things by experiencing and comparing two different situations. For example, we recognize darkness in case there is no light in a place. We contrast colours because they have different effects on our eyes. If all things on the Earth were green, we couldn't recognize anything. In this case, even greenness made no sense.

As a rule, we identify things by means of their opposites. If there was something in the world which has no opposite we couldn't either realise or recognise it!

In answering to your question it should be said that year made no sense if there were no seasons; seasons couldn't be contrasted if there was no change in climate. Swimming easily and happily in the sea, a fish is not able to realise what water is. If you'd like to teach a fish how to recognise water, you'd remove it from the sea and put it on the ground. It would realise the existence of water!

Human beings cannot realise the existence of God, due to the fact that God has not got an opposite. We are quite similar to the fish in the sea. We cannot understand how would a place be if there wasn't God. Our situation is much worse than the situation of the fish, because the fish could at least experience a place without water, although it died. However, human beings never can experience a place without God(a Godless place).

This is so philosophical. I dislike to bother you. I hope not to sound religious and not to cause the thread an early ban by writing such philosophical things.

All the best,
Behnam, 24 January, 2012

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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby Veronicaho » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:58 am

Hi Behnam!

Happy to find a new thread ! I will go to work but I'm back as soon as possible :)

Veronica

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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby [amal] » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:01 am

Hi Behnam,

How are you? How is the life with you?

First of all let me introduce myself to you ; I am Amal from Damascus-Syria. I am 23 years old. I studied at Financial Institute.

I would like to share a story with you about the reasons which made me come and write in this thread...

Two years ago, I loved English language and became very interested in learning it so I used all the ways to practice it and the internet was very useful for me.

However, while doing that, I met a great person who not only taught me English but also taught me how the life is and he let me change my view about the world and especially MEN.Moreover, I have learned a lot of lessons about how to support a friend and how to be with them even if the person was in his cave or in a bad mood...

In fact, I had a problem and I lost my love for writing English in threads and I believe that my English does not improve anymore, I wanted to study and read more then return to the thread again but my friend asked me to write here...

Therefore, If being here means something to him then I will be very glad to be here. I am here just because I care about our FRIENDSHIP. I am here just for my GREAT FRIEND. I really want to fly near the eagle ,I am also proud to be in his sky,too. But my English become very weak and rusty and to be in this sky I need you to hold my hands and be patient and wait me untill I study more...

Dear Behnam, I wish you the best with your thread.I am sure that it will be a very friendly and useful thread for everyone. I will try as possible as I can to be here.

Best wishes
Amal

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Postby [amal] » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:00 pm

I have learned... that being kind is more important than being right. :ok:

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Postby [amal] » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:28 pm

I have learned...that love, not time, heals all wounds.

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Postby [amal] » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:15 pm

Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution... The easiest way to escape from the problem is to solve it.

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

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


Your poor friend,
Mohsen

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Re: Let's learn together!

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

Dear Behnam,

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

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

Max Ehrmann


Desiderata

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

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Re: Let's learn together!

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

Hi Behnam,

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

Veronica

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Re: Let's learn together!

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

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

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

Caw..sorry, croak Behnam,

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

Croak you soon,
crow

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


Hi Behnam,

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

Yours sinserely,
Andrew

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

Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best,
Behnam, 26 January, 2012

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Hello...

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

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

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


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

Love you,
Elham

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Re: Hello...

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

Elham wrote:
our wonderful friendship*


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

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

Bang, bang!

Andrew

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Snow, snow.....

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

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


What a dull winter without snow! :-(

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

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

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

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

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

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


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