A free English-speaking club located in Chelyabinsk, Russia

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Game: Spyfall

Spyfall is a party game unlike any other, one in which you get to be a spy and try to understand what's going on around you.

Spyfall is played over several rounds, and at the start of each round all players receive cards showing the same location — a casino, a traveling circus, a pirate ship, or even a space station — except that one player receives a card that says "Spy" instead of the location. Players then start asking each other questions — "Why are you dressed so strangely?" or "When was the last time we got a payday?" or anything else you can come up with — trying to guess who among them is the spy. The spy doesn't know where he is, so he has to listen carefully. When it's his time to answer, he'd better create a good story!

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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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Game: Spyfall

„Loose lips sink ships“ is a saying that dates back to the days of WWII. It also represents a vital wartime principle. There were lots of things that could give spies away — rust-free staples in their documents, square-headed nails in the soles of their boots, and so on... This game offers everyone an opportunity to walk a mile in the shoes of both a spy who’s close to having their cover blown and the special agent who’s hot on the spy’s heels.

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Debates: This House Believes that the Traditional University Will Be Replaced by Online Learning

In a relatively short period of time MOOCs such as Coursera or Udemy grew in massive popularity and are serving thousands and millions of users. Some online courses have even been recommended for university credit. This prompted to question whether traditional universities have to adapt themselves to the new realities of education and even whether they can be replaced. The question of how online courses could replace universities is open for debate as well.

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The Interview Game

A little question asking contest  whoever asks most questions wins (questions will be provided; you need people skills and great English to win in this game).

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Development of communication skills games

Communication has always been significant in a person's life and personal development, it is the same human need as water and food. So, if you are tired after work or study, if another job is waiting for you at home or the Internet is waiting for you there, let’s communicate, come and relax, play plenty and have fun!!!

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Meet Chris

Meet Chris from the UK and talk all the meeting long.

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This House would ban the sale of surveillance technology to non-democratic countries

The sophistication of modern surveillance technology has increased by leaps and bounds in the 21st century. Governments have unprecedented power to watch their citizens, to see almost every aspect of their private and public lives. By use of CCTV, internet censorship and infiltration, wire-taps, and a multitude of other systems, governments have enormous power to control the populace. 

Should democracies refuse to sell technology that could be used for ill to regimes abroad, or does it have more to gain from treating them as equally valid governments?

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Debates: This House Believes in Basic Income

Basic income is the form of social security where every citizen irrespective of their income, age, physical abilities, family status, and other factors normally taken into account in social security regularly receives a fixed amount of money from the government. It is now being tested in some countries like Finland and Canada. Will such a system benefit the society?

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Three Games

We're going to play three small brand new games we never played before. The rules are secret yet but they are simple and the games don't require any special skills or analytical mind. They're probably more about intuition.