A free English-speaking club located in Chelyabinsk, Russia


Building career in IT

Have you ever wondered what it is like working in IT?

What are the current growth directions? Is there a difference between working in startup and enterprise?

What should you do if you are a student and no one wants to hire you just because you lack experience?

I've been working in IT for about 10 years with both hardware and software and want to share the pros and cons of working in this sphere.

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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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Tropes in Popular Culture

Merriam-Webster defines trope as "a figure of speech". For creative writer types, tropes are more about conveying a concept to the audience without needing to spell out all the details. So what are popular tropes and why are they popular?

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The Last Book You Read

What is the last book you read? Let us share and discuss!

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Discussion: Feminism

What is feminism? Why isn't there something called "masculinism"? Are men and women equal and should they be? Should women get something just because they are discriminated against? A heated debate about these and other questions in the long-awaited period by Darya.

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Aviation facts

Today it's difficult to imagine our life without such comfortable transport. We'll talk about some aviation facts, its history and another things 

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Patriotism: Religion of the Past or a Vital Part of the Future

Patriotism – what is it? Does it make any sense now? Is it just a part of our past that we should forget as fast as we can? “The true man's destiny” is to defend fatherland? The highest honor is to sacrifice yourself for the everyone's future? If it touches you in any way, or you just want to participate in such a holy war, you can come and sacrifice little more than an hour of your time to defend your opinion, and kill the opponents (with you wiseness of course).

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Discussion: Internet Censorship

Most of us have got very familiar with the subject over the past few years. However, there are both the countries with a much more strict regulation of internet usage and the countries with low or moderate level of control.

s this censorship really necessary? Or should there be a complete freedom on the internet? Has one of your favorite websites ever been restricted? Do you agree that the limited access to popular worldwide services will produce domestic alternatives which are good for the economy? Let’s discuss!

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Team Game: Gadgets That You Wish Existed

With all the recent technological advances, life is getting easier, but there are still many things we could delegate to gadgets, like... what? Come to present your ideas and compete in teams over being the author of the most useful gadget.

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Controversial Discussion Topics Day

There are topics that have been much disputed for a very long time. We’ve all been in an argument over many of those. In this meeting, we’ll take a few of those topics, hear most popular reasonings from both sides of the issue and get to express our own opinions.

We will certainly touch on following subjects, so feel free to prepare some lines of argumentation or examples from real life beforehand:

  • Corporal punishment in the home should be legal
  • For some crimes death penalty is necessary
  • Humanity becoming too dependent on computers is a bad thing