A free English-speaking club located in Chelyabinsk, Russia

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5th anniversary games

Yesterday, we had our anniversary, and it was fun. We didn't manage too play half of the games we planned, though. Come and let us finish! There will be more speaking this time, and more teamwork.

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Debates: Banning of Pornography

Pornography is a large part of the contemporary culture and a very rich industry with a good share of the market in a number of countries, providing thousands of workplaces, and it's grown a lot since the Internet was introduced a few decades ago, becoming available for larger audience. However, a lot of people disapprove of pornography, considering it indecent and filthy, and even though consuming these products may be a personal choice for adults, it is strongly believed that children should be protected from pornography, which is pretty much impossible now... unless all the pornography iscompletely banned. What do you say?

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Discussion: State Exams

Nearly every state education system in the world today uses some standardized testing or examination that gives the state an opportunity to evaluate the knowledge of its citizens as they leave educational instututions (e.g. schools), and the students to save time and effort applying to the next step of education. What benefits does it have and do they really overweigh the benefits provided by the merry old individual examination? Let us discuss and find out.

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TV Club

Do you like talking while you're watching TV series? ''No, don't do that, silly... Go ahead, slap this bastard! No-o-o, don't die!'' We don't allow that in our TV Club. However, we do discuss every episode after we watch it. Come and enjoy the exciting series and the witty talks!

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The Future of the English Language

A hundred years ago, Englishmen could not believe their language is becoming international. A hundred and fifty, they could not even imagine that. And indeed, how could a language as complex and weather-beaten as English ever become international and even start to be considered simple? Well, that's not the question. Things just happen.

The question is, what is going to happen to this language one hundred years from now? Two hundred? A thousand? There is a number of predictions about this. We'll learn about them, we'll discuss them, and we'll try to make something of our own.

Robotics

What is a robot? How do they affect our everyday live?

Artificial intelligence, Bender, skynet and The Three Laws. How do robots appear today? Like what will they look like in  the  future? Will it be morally correct? Thoughts about soulless pieces of metal and circuits.

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New York: the whole world in the Big Apple

description of NY lifestyle, education, prospectives. Additional discussion - moving to NY: pro et contra.

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New York: the whole world in the Big Apple

description of NY lifestyle, education, prospectives. Additional discussion - moving to NY: pro et contra.

Illusion, famous illusionists.

What illusionists do you know? Why their tricks are very popular? How illusionist can become successful? Is there illusion you admire? I want to discuss these questions and tell some facts about illusionists of different times.

Conspiracy theories

Where was the moon landing filmed? Who is real Paul McCartney? Why did the US government arrange 9/11?

Which alien race is controlling us? Silly yet popular conspiracy theories are dominating many people's minds, and we'll happily discuss them today.