A free English-speaking club located in Chelyabinsk, Russia

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Pro and Contra

This is a game for everybody who wants to start speaking English, start speaking English better, and even for those who are sure they speak an excellent English already, because in this game you will need all the English that you have. In short, you are given a statement to stand for — or against — and an opponent who will fight you to the best of his abilities. Come and make a breakthrough!

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Linguistic archaeology session

Tocharian AHave you ever wanted to be the one decyphering ancient scripts, figuring out what the turns of speech mean that were invented thousands of years ago? As for me, this is really exciting. During this period, we will solve some problems that are all about exotic languages (you don't really need language to solve them, though, but a great deal of logic and attention), and then discuss them.

Here is a sample task for you:

  1. The most famous words in Pig Latin are ixnay, amscray and upidstray, meaning respectively 'nix', 'scram' and 'stupid' in English. Another interesting word is 'eggway', which means simply an egg. Translate the following phrase into Pig Latin:

    'I am from Russia'.

    (When you're done, go to http://www.piglatin.org/ and check your answer. If you liked it, come and join us!)

 

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Management game

This game trains your thinking abilities. You are going to get a product and try to figure out how to sell more of it. Fun!

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Party

Haven't been partying for a while?

- Guitars and singing lovely serenades
- funny games (mushrooms, guess a melody etc)
- cooking and consuming delicious meals
- stories to share
- gift exchange
- beautiful people to spend time with

Come and join !

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Fishbowl

Fishbowl is a word guessing and memory game where Taboo, Password and Charades are combined. Try to explain the word "coat" without using the words clothes, cold, rain, weather, anorak. After that find out only one word describing "coat". And finally show it with your hands, head, face...

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How to win at Scrabble (in any language)

How much do you score for the game, on average? 150? 230? 300? 400? 600? What do you find more frustrating, Q or Z? Or have you never tried?

In this presentation, I am going to briefly explain the rules of this famous word game, talk about the most common success strategies and faults, give my own favourite tips, and finally we'll do some exercises and play a genuine game of Scrabble and see how all these things work together to help you win any game of Scrabble, any time, in any language.

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Making decisions: it's all about context

We'll discuss and then play a game of what decisions we make in different cases. Same situation, different context, different decisions. The most irrational ways to make decisions. We'll see if there are any of us who make decisions basing on imagination of our future self. Present self versus Future self.

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Opiata

Opiata is a table role-playing game that requires your speaking, acting and thinking abilities. It is just as funny to watch as to play, though!
Game description (in Russian) 

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Guess a melody game

Guess a Melody Game

Do you love music? How many songs do you know by heart? We don’t care, come anyways and enjoy our game, live music included. A lot of challenging tasks, not only musical ones! You’ll have to use your mental and physical skills, memory and ear for music to guess melodies from all over the world. We’ll bring the cake…

The winner takes it all!

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Bullshitting

There's an English saying that goes "You can't polish a turd." Despite that, bullshitting (saying nothing meaningful but still sounding profound) has become an art form. Come learn how to talk your way out of answering difficult questions, participate in class discussions when you haven't done the reading, and turn all your bullshit into gold.