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Тренируюсь писать эссе, или, по-русски говоря, сочинения. Если честно, я ненавижу писать сочинения даже на русском. Это было то, чего я умудрялся избегать со времён окончания школы. Однако ж вот, пришлось всё ж столкнуться, да ещё и на иностранном языке.

I'm training for an essay writing. Honestly, I hate writing essays even on russian language. Writing essays is my the dreadest thing, that I've been managing to avoid since finish of learning in my school. Though, I'm forced to make it again.

прочитать 'шедевр' / read 'the masterpiece' )
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Мы сегодня купили новых рыбок в аквариум и креветок. Так что теперь там стало понаселённей :)

We've bought today new fishes and few tiny shrimps for our aquarium. So, the aquarium has looked more inhabited by now.

ielts

Mar. 5th, 2011 03:16 pm
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May be, you know, I'm going to pass an IELTS exam, so now I'm quite thoroghly learning English. I've already booked an exam date, it will be at 19.03, to be precise. Honestly, I'm really fatigued by all these doings. The problem is that not only grammar have you to know, but you also must be proficient in paraphrasing, linkers, transitions etc. Really, I had a dream completely on English in the last night, so I suspect that I'll take long vacation after this exam. I wish I got at least 6.5 in each band, but, who knows ?

If you'd like to know more about my preparations, I can share helpful materials and give some advice.
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Чёрт, разбил зеркало сегодня, когда парковался. Точнее не само зеркало, а корпус. Жалко.

Damn, I broke a mirror on my car when I've been parking. Rather not mirror itself but the case. So miserably :(

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Сегодня, пока дочь каталась на катке, играла музыка из радио и Карина меня спросила, что это только она слышит в словах песни "Я знаю пароль, я вижу апельсин", или там всё-таки что-то другое? Честно, я вслушивался очень сильно, но я тоже слышал "апельсин" :)))

Посмотрите клип с 0:50.

Today morning, while our daughter was skating on an ice-ring, there was playing music from some FM radio station and Karina had asked me that is she the only who listens in the lyrics of that song words "I know a password, I see an orange (ya znayu parol, ya vizhu apelsin - sounds weirdly on russian)", or is there something else? Honestly, I'd been listening to the song words very carefully, but I'd heard 'apelsin' too. :))

Just watch the movie at 0:50






а что на самом деле / What were the real lyrics )
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Перед новым годом я купил баклажку воды 5 л bonaqua и поставил на балкон. На балконе у меня холодно, особенно когда на улице -15 градусов. Две недели назад я купил ещё бутылку воды "Черноголовская" и тоже поставил на балкон. А сегодня я обратил внимание, что "Черноголовская" замёрзла, а Bonaqua - нет. Совсем нет. Вопрос, вода ли там? :)

I bought one bottle of drink water 'Bonaqua' (5L) before the new year, and put it to the balcony. I have cold balcony, so the temperature usually below the zero in the winter there, especially when the air temperature is -15 C degrees. Also I bought another kind of drink water named as 'Chernogolovskaya' two weeks ago, and put this one to the balcony too.
Can you image my astonishment when I've discovered today that the 'Chernogolovskaya' water was completely frozen, but the 'Bonaqua' is liquid! Definitely liquid !

The quiestion is: is there the water ? Or what ?



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Все наверное в курсе, что в двух торговых центрах нашли записки с угрозой взрыва. Сразу скажу, нас там не было, но мы собирались туда поехать как раз когда началась эвакуация. Моей тёще "посчастливилось" ехать в маршрутке, которая двигалась с той стороны. Маршрутка была набита людьми как селёдки в банке. Что-то жить становится всё "интереснее". Люблю родину и ненавижу государство.

I suppose everybody knows about the notes with threats to blast that have been left in the both 'Mega' shopping centers today. I just want to say that we haven't been there today, but we were going to go there just at time when the evacuation began. However my mother-in-law was going to home by bus that had been moving from that place at that moment, so the bus was hugely overcrowded by people and she felt herself like a sardine in a can. Well, the life is becoming more interesting. I love my country, and hate the government.
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Я немного изменил внешний вид своего сайта www.ovel.ru. Так что можете посмотреть.

I've just refined my site (http://www.ovel.ru) appearance, so you may look at it.

FaceBook

Jan. 14th, 2011 09:14 am
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Well, I've created an account at facebook.com, so you may add me to your friend list.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001409668236


As well as I have an account at yandex.ru (http://ovel.ya.ru). I'm going to add these links on my WWW page (http://www.ovel.ru) today.
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Посмотрел тут у [livejournal.com profile] moscowlondon просто отличные пример, как можно нескучно представить публике такую скучную вещь как статистические данные. Смотрите и наслаждайтесь!

I've just seen in the [livejournal.com profile] moscowlondon LJ the excellent example how can be shown such a perfectly boring thing as a presentation based on statistical data. Just watch and enjoy!




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Вот это я просто не могу понять. Зашел тут сегодня в дисконт детской одежды и увидел шапку, Ничего особенного, обычная вязаная шапка со стразами, бумбоном и торчащими нитками. Стразы не swarovski.

I can't undertstand this. This is definitely unfathomable for me. I've been in the shop today that offers a lot of discounts for children garments, and I saw a hat there. The hat didn't contain something valuable, it was just knitted red hat with a pompom and several artificial crystals. The crystals weren't from Swarovski. In a nutshell it was just a hat. And what ? The hat had cost about US$500 before rabat, and now it costs about $150. However even $150 is very significantly overpriced for this piece of clothes. I was shocked.



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Не подходил к машине с прошлого года. Вчера собрались с ребёнком ехать на ёлку, а автоматический мобиль вместо запуска двигателя издал только какой-то треск. Прикурил от друга, успели на ёлку. Потом купил новый аккумулятор varta, поставил вчера и вот теперь машина с новой батарейкой. Вопрос только в том, куда теперь девать старый?

I haven't come to my car since last year, however me and my kid were going to go to the New Year Show yesterday. But when I tried to start the engine, it just sounded as sort of snaps.
Therefore I'd invited my friend with his car, connected wires to his car's battery, and as result my car's engine had started. In the evening I bought a new battery 'Varta' and installed it yesterday, so my car has the new battery now and starts very well. But the question is what have I to do with the old battery ?
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IELTS listening
http://www.scientificamerican.com/
http://www.nature.com/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
http://www.economist.com/
http://www.economist.com/printedition/
http://www.economist.com/node/17677746?story_id=17677746

Three-way split
America, the euro zone and the emerging world are heading in different directions 60-second podcasts

DAY 1
1. listen for gist
2. check with the transcript
3. look up all the new words, learn them if you can

DAY 2
step 1 listen to some new podcast = the same procedure (DAY1)
step 2 choose one of the podcasts you are already familiar with and take it down like a dictation

PODCASTS
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/
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Дома, наконец-то, завершилась эпопея со шкафом и вот он уже установлен в коридоре. Ура!

Finally, in our flat the built-in coat closet was installed, so all our bags, sacks and other useless stuff were fitted inside the closet.




смотреть дальше на шкаф / look at the closet )
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Похоже, что теперь нет проблемы с тем, кому поставить "D".

I suppose, there isn't any problem who might be assessed with 'D' mark :)
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Вчера приобрёл вот новый фотоаппарат, ура! Продвинутую мыльницу, т.к. зеркалки всё-таки достаточно дороги и тяжелые на вес. В целом, ощущения пока что прекрасные, это девайс, который умеет 18х оптический зум, лёгкий на вес, и снимает здоровское hd видео. Больше информации о фотике можно посмотреть тут: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0907/09072704panafz38.asp

Yesterday I bought a new camera! It's an advanced soap dish, because DSLR cameras are reasonably expensive and heavy. In my humble senses this camera is an excellent device that have 18x optical zoom, lightweight, and it able to take amazing HD video! More information about the camera you may view there: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0907/09072704panafz38.asp



смотреть первые беспонтовые фотки/watch first useless photos )
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