English Speaking Party in Saint-Petersburg

Repost about one useful site
Летом я открыла новый неисчерпаемый ресурс для изучения английского языка. Это сайт lingualeo.ru, на котором лежат разные песни, клипы, лекции, сопровождаемые текстами. Прямо там можно посмотреть в словаре незнакомое слово, мало того, эти незнакомые слова потом можно запоминать с помощью разного рода упражений.
Я с учениками слушаю песни, которые им, безусловно, знакомы на слух, но не по смыслу. Такие бывают открытия в связи с этим! Например, попсовая по звучанию песня ABBA "Happy New Year" - это сложный текст, в котором есть литературные ассоциации и философский смысл. Кто бы мог подумать!
Трогательные "Scorpions", обманчиво знакомые "The Beatles". Еще там есть всякие анекдоты, истории и лекции, например, из моих любимых, речь Стива Джобса для выпускников Стэнфордского университета. Очень интересная сама по себе, она еще и богата всякими разговорными выражениями.

Happy New Year!
Xmas (anti)communist joke song:

Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Here's some news:
In 2011 we will continue our English Speaking Parties. And also we invite you to visit with us some other events:
- Film showing in US Consulate: "The Big Sleep" at 7 p.m. on Wed, Jan. 26.
- Discussion Club in American Corner on Mayakovskogo str.-27 with native speaker at 4 p.m. on Mon., Jan 17.

- Also we have some change in the topic for our meeting on January 9 (Sunday) at 6 p.m. We will discuss Sport and Freedom. What is you favorite sport activity? What do you think about performance-enhancing drugs (dopes)? Do you like when our government supports big sport events? Why not everybody has healthy life-style?

- And may be it's still not too late to register and come tomorrow to our Xmas Liberty Party:
English Speaking Party. Xmas Liberty Party at 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 26, 2010 (Sunday)
With best regards, Yury Polozov

Minorities and Freedom, Xmas, Camps-2011
Hi, everybody,
1) Now we are meeting on Sundays:

English Speaking Party. Minorities and Freedom*
at 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 19, 2010 (Sunday)

Xmas Liberty Party*
at 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 26, 2010 (Sunday)
Singing songs etc.

English Speaking Party. Climate and Freedom.
at 6:00 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2010 (Sunday)

* - with Steve (from USA).

2) Movie showing in US Consulate - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 19:00.

3) English camps in 2011
a) Summer
Center for the Philosophy of Freedom and Language of Liberty Institute present
English Liberty Camp

b) January
My protestant friends organize winter English Camp on 14-16 of January near Saint-Petersburg with native speakers.
Let me know if you are interested in more details.

With best regards, Yury Polozov

Center for the Philosophy of Freedom. English Speaking Party.
We started new series of English Speaking Parties together with the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom.
59.02 КБ
Here couple of photos from one of two parties in November:
61.18 КБ

One more imageCollapse )
And next three english speaking parties will be at Mondays:
22.11 "Psychology of freedom"
29.11 "USA and globalization. Good and bad examples in politics and
6.12 "Money and Freedom. History of Money"

Psychology of freedom
аt 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 22 (Mon.), 2010
- a lecture by Yury Polozov
- discussion
- playing games
- test "How much freedom does your organisation have?"
- having tea

Lecture topics:
Read more...Collapse )
tel +7-921-3073291, Yury Polozov

Where Do Jobs Come From?

Where Do Jobs Come From? from Mark Grannis on Vimeo.

Via rozaliev.

English Speaking Party/Law at 6:00 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2010
63.59 КБ
moreCollapse )
What do you think about being a juror one day?
What do you think about a judicial system?
What is Law?
Is it possible for a written law to be wrong or even unlawful?
Do prisons help us to live free?

Complete History Of The Soviet Union

with Russian subtitles. Via naphania.

English Speaking Party. Psychology.
I would like to invite you on our next club meeting:

English Speaking Party. Psychology.
at 4:00 p.m. on Oct. 31 (Sunday), 2010.
This English Speaking Party we'll be discussing psychology and playing all kinds of psychological games. There will be memory games, verbal and nonverbal games.
Also you may prepare some speech on a psychological topic.
Location: Bassejnaya street near Park Pobedi.
at 4:00 p.m. on Oct. 31 (Sunsday), 2010.
Let's play together!
Please, speak English!
- getting acquainted
- part of "Lie to me" serial
- report on a psychological topic and discussions
- playing different games
- tea with yummies

http://www.newsgeorgia.ru/point/20101025/213568180.html Lingua franca - Kakha Bendukidze explains why we need to learn English (article in Russian).

Read this poem
Fred Bremmer and Steve Kroese

< > ! * ' ' #
^ " ` $ $ -
! * = @ $ _
% * < > ~ # 4
& [ ] . . /

Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash,
Caret quote back-tick dollar dollar dash,
Bang splat equal at dollar under-score
Percent splat waka waka tilde number four
Ampersand bracket bracket dot dot slash,
Vertical-bar curly-bracket comma comma CRASH.

Via merig00.


Log in