A free English-speaking club located in Chelyabinsk, Russia

SF meeting

Thu, 2019-01-10 19:00 - 21:30
Event periods: 

How would a native speaker say that? A discussion of corpus-based software.

So you sit in front of your computer typing a message in English. You are not sure of the wording of some phrase. It seems ungrammatical or probably has an unintended meaning. You want to consider actual language usage to resolve your doubts. What software can you use for that? And how does this software work?

And now it really is. With a presentation.

65 minutes

Professions and personalitites

This is a speaking game comprising of two sets of cards: professions and personality adjectives.

Each player is dealt five cards from the professions deck. A starting player is chosen, who will be judge for the round, and that player takes a card from the personality deck. They reveal the card to the other players, who then each choose a profession card in their hand which best matches the personality adjective. Then, players take turns explaining why their profession card is the best match to the judge’s personality card. After everyone has had time to explain their reasoning (including a degree of debate) the judge picks a winner.

65 minutes