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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Faberge eggs are considered to be among the greatest symbols of Russia and its rich history. The amazing and legendary works of Carl Faberge are famous worldwide. Let's see where it all began.

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The best of TravelHacks: IndiTravels

Lifehacks are some pieces of advice to help improve our life, tips or tricks that will help you get things done more efficiently. Sometimes they are just an easy and convenient way to achieve your goals. So why don't we share them with friends?

Ilya is going to tell us about some travel lifehacks from his own collection and answer your questions about traveling and living abroad. We`ll be watching videos and photos and discuss about some travel experience. Come and get ready to improve your life!

Bonus : Long list of the most useful apps and sources for travelers.

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Presentation: Bilingualism

How do you feel when there is more than one language living inside your head? How are bilingual children brought up? Can you become bilingual if you were raised speaking one language? We'll discuss a little of that, and then we'll have some rest from serious topics - just come and help your team win.

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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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Presentation: Card Tricks

Alex, an amateur illusionist, is going to show us a few card tricks.

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Presentation: Turkic Languages

Wann know more about one of the world's primary language families which includes 35 spoken langues such as Turkish and minority languages of Russia like Chuvash and Bashkir? Let's find this out together.

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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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Do you still need to look at your passport every time you're asked for its date and number? Or search for your new credit card when shopping online? Can you call your dearest and nearest from another device when your phone's off?

Even if you're fine with all these things, be sure that you'll sharpen your memory during this hour! We're going to discuss and practice:

1) BASIC mnemonic techniques;
2) Remembering numbers and dates:
- Peg System (or Hook System);
- Phonetic number systems, and some others.
Bonus: Mnemonics for the number Pi!

Come and amaze your friends with your super memory!