A free English-speaking club located in Chelyabinsk, Russia

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English: The B2 Plateau

Let's suppose you've learned basic English: no awkward pauses anymore, no shuffling through dictionaries, and the people you are talking to even seem to understand you (yay!). What now? We'll talk about how to improve your English after it is good enough and whether or not you should do that at all. Lots of discussions and practice as usual.

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Quick Fixes for Your English

According to the 80/20 rule, 80% of the results can be obtained with 20% of the effort. Does this principle apply to improving your English? Absolutely! Come and see for yourself.

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FCE Mock Exam: Speaking

Test your ability to communicate effectively in face to face situations. You will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidates.

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FCE Mock Exam: Writing

Produce two different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, reviews and essays.

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FCE Mock Exam: Listening

Prove that you are able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as news programmes, presentations and everyday conversations.

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FCE Mock Exam: Reading and Use of English

Prove that you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with tasks that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.

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Presentation: Coherence, Linking Words and Structures

Cohesive devices or linking words are a vital feature of your spoken or written language. Should you manage them effectively, it would be a way easier to follow your train of thought. These words and features are essential for precision, fluency, and seamlessness of the language. My presentation will shed light on sentence connectors, linking words, and how to use them.

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The English Race: Verbs of Movement

How will you go to Speak Freely today? Will you come skipping and singing along with the birds? Or will you drag your feet there? Or forge through dense underbrush, or wade in water? Will you stagger? Or plod? Perhaps, prance? In any case, we'll look at these words and more, compete in teams, do some sketches and have fun.

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Solving Speak Freely English Olympiad Tasks

In my presentation, we'll solve some of the tasks that were offered during the Speak Freely English Olympiad a couple of months ago. Come to test your English and have fun - especially if you haven't taken part in the olympiad.

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Gangster Quest

You are the head of the Italian mafia in New York. Today the police showed up at a huge drug deal. There was a shootout, but you managed to survive and escape. How did they know about the deal? Who betrayed you? Now all you want is to find and punish the traitor. Somebody is going to die today...