A free English-speaking club located in Chelyabinsk, Russia

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The Art of Memory

Photo by Treehugger, flickrHas it ever happened to you that some things had just slipped away from your memory? Have you ever been trying to recollect people's names, birthdays, or cellphone numbers? Do you remember memorizing intensely before exams? Seems like a universal problem. However, there are people who don't suffer from it and whose memory is rather an advantage. Meet one of them and learn some tricks. Don't miss the most useful meeting of this summer! ;)

The beauty of Indonesia (presentated by our Indonesian guests)

Get to know all about the uniquiness and diversity of Indonasia at first hand.

Do not miss a nice presentation prepared for you by our Indonasian guests!

 

Presentation: Taiwan (prepared by our Taiwanese guests)

Do not miss a presentation about Taiwan made by our Taiwanese guests: Hillary (Lin Fang Yu), and Vivien (Kung Che Yi)!

Get to know about Taiwanese traditional festivals, food, cloths, temples, and much more. 

Ask everything you want to know about this wonderful country.

 

Presentation: Advertisement ways of attention capture

A presentation about ten most popular and little noticed ways of capturing attention used in advertisement area. You might not know some. You might not see some.

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Interactive presentation: Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

The previous idiom-learning period seems to have come in handy, so we decided to have another go, this time including phrasal verbs. Everybody's welcome!

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Presentation: English words.

 

How many words are there in the English language? Hundreds, thousands? Which language has the largest vocabulary? What to call that groove above your lip? -> Can you answer these questions without googling them? Then come and enjoy a presentation about English, English words and everything concerned with it. You will find out that there are lots of words for  things you didn't know havenames, will learn some words with remarkable origins and what not!

 

 

 

  


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Guest from Columbia in Speak Freely

Meet Nathalie, an AIESEC intern from Columbia!

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Battle of conlangs: Interlingua vs Esperanto

A board on one of Esperanto events

Although English is used for intercultural communication all over the world, some people still don't approve of the idea of a national language becoming international. These people create conlangs, constructed languages, for this very purpose, trying to avoid the problems of natural languages like redundancy and exceptions. A lot of conlangs have been created since the first interest in 17th century, among them Esperanto and Interlingua.

Esperanto is the most successful artificial language spoken by some dozens million people all over the world. Interlingua is half a century younger competing project created by a group of lingusts (whereas Esparanto has a single author, Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof). Both languages have carefully chosen grammar principles, lexics, means of enlarging vocabulary, both of them are spoken, actually used for intercultural communication, and moreover they both make sense to many people who've never studied them! It is highly probably that once people will accept either of them as an international language. This meeting, you have a unique opportunity to visit a double presentation of these languages (the Esperanto side represented by Daria Zelenina and the Interlingua side by  Vladimir Moiseevskikh), be introduced to their main principles in grammar and lexics, ask questions about them and even try speaking. Browse Wikipedia for more information.

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Presentation about Columbia by Alejandra

Alejandra, AIESEC intern from Columbia, is going to tell us about herself, her country and culture.

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Linguistic example sentences and word plays

  • Do you know a correct English sentence which consists of 8 equal words?
  • What sentences are used to prove the importance of punctuation in English?
  • Do you know English palindromes?
  • What is "a well-boiled icicle"?
  • How do they call this kind of squares?
    H E A R T
    E M B E R
    A B U S E
    R E S I N
    T R E N D
    
    And can you make the same but of the order of 10?
  • Do you know that mathematicians go to a Möbius strip club on weekends?

These and plenty of other word plays will be discussed during this period. It's going to be fun, don't miss it!