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Записи с темой: лексика/vocabulary (список заголовков)
23:16 

Your fav character [IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!]

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Ok, now let's talk about your favorite characters from books, movies, series, anime... whatever... )))

Tell me about one character, that you totally adore... like... WORSHIP! OK?


Where is he/she from. When did you first see him/her? Describe the personality, habits, job, relationships etc.
The more you tell us, the better! Who knows, may be some new people will come to your fandom?
Don't forget to add a photo!

So... I`ll start then...

Right now I`m obsessed with this man. I guess, you recognize him, don't you?


His name's Sherlock Holmes and he is the best consulting detective EVER! Frankly speaking, the only one!
I like the idea of Sherlock living in the 21st century cause the series is absolutely fabulous with lots of gay jokes about Sherlock and John. I love John, too, by the way. He's so cute and adorable, I can't help admiring him!

So... Sherlock... We can't call him handsome, though he is incredibly charismatic, sometimes even charming. He's quite tall and slim, and he's got such pretty curly dark hair. I love his curls! I`m also in love with his awesome prominent cheekbones and this stern look when he's thinking about the case.

I also love his character. Sherlock is a self-confident genius (well... may be he shows off a little too much... but Watson likes it anyway), and energetic when it comes to cracking a case. He can also be rather introverted and unsociable when he's got nothing to do. I like the way his eyes flash, when a sudden revelation comes to him and he feels that he's close to solving a mystery.

All in all, he's absolutely adorable and I recommend all of you to watch this fascinating series. You won't regret it!!!

Here are some useful words for you:

@темы: чатимся/just chatting, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, лексика/vocabulary, задание/task, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

23:34 

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Can you guess what the text is about?

Wordle: english2

@темы: лексика/vocabulary, вопросы/questions, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

21:37 

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
So... We had a very serious question at the lesson today.

Can Ironman piss in his costume?


So... What's your opinion?

@темы: IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!, вопросы/questions, лексика/vocabulary, уровень: elementary

11:32 

Check yourselves

король под горой
разбежавшись, прыгну со скалы (с)
Pick the option that best matches each sentence. There might be more than one option.
Try not to use dictionaries!

1. He had a problem with his pupil.
a) He had a problem with his student.
b) He needed an eye doctor.
c) He had a problem with his dog.

2. Say when!
a) Tell me when it’s going to happen.
b) Tell me when your glass is full.
c) Say the word when.

3. How is he called?
a) I just shout.
b) Jonathan, but his friends call him Buddy.
c) There is a special ritual. Don’t try this at home.

4. He was late for 5 minutes.
a) He died, but came to life 5 minutes later.
b) He was supposed to be there at 6 sharp but he came in 6.05.
c) He was late at first, but only for 5 minutes, when he magically turned back time and was no longer late.

5. This is dog.
a) We’re talking about Labrodors.
b) We’re talking about Korean food.
c) You don’t want to know.

6. It was the third course.
a) Ahh, college…
b) Aahh, dinner…
c) Ahhh, there was a third option! What do you mean, tertium non datur?

the right answers

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@темы: задание/task, лексика/vocabulary, употребление/use

13:39 

Check yourselves, part 2

король под горой
разбежавшись, прыгну со скалы (с)
Pick the option that best matches each sentence. There might be more than one option.
Try not to use dictionaries!

1. So long!
a) So this is goodbye, right?
b) Is it Wagner?
c) Is it as long as you say?

2. What did you do in the first class?
a) The teacher talked about physics and gave us an overview of what we’ll be covering.
b) The students told the teacher their names.
c) I don’t remember, I was what, 6 years old?

3. It’s my peculiarity.
a) I am perfectly normal, excepr for the second head.
b) It’s my thing.
c) It’s something that makes me special.

4. He is not really adequate.
a) He is kind of crazy.
b) He is kind of nasty.
c) I need more people on my team, one guy is not enough.

5.What’s my task.
a) Your destiny can be your doom.
b) You really need to write down your homework assignments!
c) Stamp these envelopes and address them. Tell me when you’re done.

6. She called to me.
a) She’s got a phone.
b) She’s got magic powers.
c) I’m writing poetry, all the way back in the 19th century.

the right answers

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@темы: грамматика/grammar, лексика/vocabulary, употребление/use

05:00 

Who do you ship?

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Sooooooo...
Let's talk about your favourite pairings, shall we?

There're going to be some fandom slang expressions here, if you don't get the meaning just ask.

And I`ll start with them:




So they're Dean and Castiel from Supernatural and I ship them so hard (intensively) because they just give me the feels (make me very emotional about) I can't handle. It's pretty much the best love story I've ever seen unfolding on the screen, and yes, they are SO canon (you can also use 'so' before verbs, espesially with Present Continuous) and they're SO gonna (= going to) to kiss at the end of season 8!

I like this pairing just because the story very carefully shows us how Cas falls in love with Dean and then falls from Heaven to protect him. And Dean doesn't return the feeling at first, but then very slowly, little by little starts to let Castiel into his life, risking his life for him, etc-etc... until he falls in love big time (very-very-very deeply)! But Dean obviously isn't ready to be out and proud (accept one's homo- or bisexuality openly) yet. But I hope he will! And Cas will be there for him.

So, guys, tell me about your favourite pairing, will you? Not only slash, any you like, actually.

@темы: чатимся/just chatting, уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: advanced, слэнг/slang, лексика/vocabulary, задание/task, вопросы/questions, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

15:20 

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Today we have an idiom. :)
A very interesting one for holidays but still. Enjoy.

work your socks off
OR
work your tail off


Meaning: If you work your socks off, or work your tail off, you work very hard.

For example:

We had to get the job finished by Friday, so we worked our socks off to get it done on time.

The sales team worked their tails off this quarter, and they've managed to beat the record for first-quarter sales figures.

Quick Quiz:

His exam's on Monday, so Paul will have to work his socks off if he:
a) wants to cheat
b) wants to pass
c) doesn't want to pass

@темы: уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: advanced, употребление/use, лексика/vocabulary, idioms, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

15:28 

Lend vs borrow

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
23:17 

Idiom: How do you like them apples?

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Just a little task for you people.
Watch this extract:


Now can you tell me what does the idiom mean?

How do you like them apples?

Don't google first, try to guess. Let these questions help you:

What does Will show to the guy in the cafe?
Whose number do you think it is?
Why is Will showing the guy this number?

@темы: уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: advanced, употребление/use, слэнг/slang, лексика/vocabulary, задание/task, вопросы/questions, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

06:01 

Idiom: Pissing in one's ear

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Pissing in my ear

1.A phrase used to admonish someone when you know they are outright lying to you to try to get over on you.
Quit pissing in my ear mother fucker, I already know what happened.


2.Thinly veiled line of BS aimed at fooling someone who you think is less intelligent then you are.
That fool is straight pissing in your ear and telling you it's raining.

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Pissing...

@темы: уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: elementary, уровень: advanced, употребление/use, слэнг/slang, лексика/vocabulary

23:33 

The Portsmouth Cathedral

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Адам вовсе не читал комиксов. Им было далеко до того, что творилось в его голове (с)
There are many beautiful buildings in Portsmouth: the Royal Garrison Church, the Southsea Castle, the Spinnaker Tower and others. One of the most beautiful buildings in Old Portsmouth is The Cathedral Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury, commonly known as Portsmouth Cathedral.
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It was built in 12th century (so nobody knows who the cathedral was designed by) and rebuilt in 17-18th because its tower was ruined during English Civil War. The tower with a lantern inside was used as a lighthouse.
The cathedral is the light grey-colored cruciform building with the high square tower with a clock on its southern wall.
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There is a ship-shaped weathercock on the top of the tower. The bronze west doors which are decorated with the tree of life are the formal entrance, but really visitors come into the cathedral through the southern side door.
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The cathedral is glorious and very cozy inside at the same time. There are big windows and high massive columns, and tiny red chairs, too. The architectural design is very clear and simple inside with its white, light grey and golden colors. Next to the southern door there is a model of a fishing boat.
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The view from the cathedral tower must be fantastic because you could see Old Portsmouth, and Southsea, and seashore… unfortunately, I don’t know, whether the visitors are allowed to go upstairs or not.
It is free to go in but you can donate money if you want.

@темы: уровень: pre-intermediate, лексика/vocabulary, грамматика/grammar, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

14:15 

Some cool slang

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
21:57 

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
21:12 

Colors in English

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Colors in English



Amber - Янтарный
Aqua - Морская волна
Aquamarine - Аквамарин
Azure - Лазурный
Beige - Бежевый
Black - Чёрный
Blue - Голубой
Bronze - Бронзовый
Brown - Коричневый
Chocolate - Шоколадный
Copper - Медный
Crimson - Малиновый
Emerald - Изумрудный
Gold, Golden - Золотой
Green - Зеленый
Grey, Gray - Серый
Indigo - Индиго
Khaki - Хаки
Lemon - Лимонный
Light green - Салатовый
Lilac - Сиреневый
Mazarine - Темно-синий
Olive - Оливковый
Orange - Оранжевый
Peach - Персиковый
Pink - Розовый
Purple, Magenta - Пурпурный
Red - Красный
Sand - Песочный
Scarlet - Алый
Sienna - Охра
Silver, Silvery - Серебряный
Snow-white/ niveous - Белоснежный
Turquoise - Бирюзовый
Violet, Purple - Фиолетовый
White - Белый
Yellow - Желтый

source: vk.com/lazyenglish

@темы: лексика/vocabulary, уровень: advanced, уровень: beginner, уровень: elementary, уровень: intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: upper-intermediate

23:20 

Dumb ways to die

д-р Мюррей
Адам вовсе не читал комиксов. Им было далеко до того, что творилось в его голове (с)
I think it's ultimately need for all of us!

@темы: IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!, лексика/vocabulary, уровень: beginner, уровень: elementary

19:35 

things we DO

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently


Do research - Провести исследование
Do the best - выложиться на все 100
Do time - сидеть в тюрьме
Do a service - оказать услугу
Do the homework - сделать уроки
Do a job - выполнить работу
Do the dishes - вымыть посуду
Do exercise - упражняться
Do a favour - сделать одолжение
Do business - заниматься бизнесом

Утащено отсюда: vk.com/lazyenglish

@темы: IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!, грамматика/grammar, лексика/vocabulary, употребление/use, уровень: elementary, уровень: pre-intermediate

17:34 

Adverbs

Sonnei
Океан отступит, оставив лужи

Without -ly

With -ly

Hard/hardly

сложно, усердно

едва, почти не, с трудом

Late/lately

поздно

в последнее время

Deep/deeply

глубоко

глубоко; очень, в наивысшей степени

(They deeply love each other: они очень друг друга любят)

Direct/directly

напрямую, без остановок

1) о времени: «немедленно», «тотчас», «сразу», «очень скоро»;

2) о направлении: «прямо», «в прямом направлении»;

3) прочие значения: «напрямую» (без посредников), «прямо»

(look directly at someone - смотреть прямо на кого-либо), «непосредственно» (be directly responsible for something - непосредственно отвечать за что-либо).

Short/shortly

неожиданно, внезапно

вскоре, скоро

Last/lastly

в последний раз, позже всех

наконец

(Lastly, I would like to thank you for your support: наконец, я бы хотел отблагодарить вас за вашу поддержку.)

Near/nearly

близко, около

почти, практически

(I have nearly bumped into that tree: я почти врезался в то дерево.)

Wide/widely

Широко; полностью, настежь, насколько возможно

широко (распространенный и т.д.: widely spread, widely known); охватывающий большую территорию (He traveled widely: он путешествовал по многим странам.)

Wrong/wrongly

неправильно, неверно

нечестно, несправедливо

(He was wrongly sentenced to 2 years in prison: он был несправедливо приговорен к двум годам тюремного заключения.)

Flat/flatly

плоско, ровно

плоско, ровно; категорически, решительно

(She flatly refused to discuss it: она категорически отказалась это обсуждать.)

High/highly

высоко

очень, высшая степень чего-либо

(He was a highly respected teacher: он был очень уважаемым учителем.)

Free/ freely

бесплатно

охотно, вольно, по собственному желанию

(He freely washes the dishes: он охотно моет посуду.)

Just/justly

просто

справедливо, честно

Most/mostly

больше всего

обычно, в основном

(They mostly buy groceries on Sundays: обычно они покупают продукты по воскресеньям.)


@темы: уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: elementary, употребление/use, лексика/vocabulary

13:56 

Idioms about mood and attitude

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Everything's cool – Все здорово;
I couldn't care less – Мне совершенно безразлично;
I had a complete fit – Меня не на шутку разозлили;
I haven't got a care in the world – Меня ничто не тревожит;
I'm having a really peachy time – Я превосходно провожу время;
I'm on cloud nine – Это просто блаженство;
I'm really buzzing – У меня все просто здорово;
I'm totally over the moon – Я безумно счастлив;
I'm walking on air – Я на седьмом небе от счастья;
I've had the week from hell – У меня была ужасная неделя;
She blew her top – У нее крыша поехала;
She threw a wobbly – Она не в себе;
The fur's been flying – Начались серьезные разногласия;
There's a bad vibe round here – Здесь плохая атмосфера;
We've made it up – Мы все уладили.

source: vk.com/eng007

@темы: уровень: intermediate, уровень: elementary, употребление/use, лексика/vocabulary, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: upper-intermediate

01:54 

Idiom

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
16:02 

д-р Мюррей
Адам вовсе не читал комиксов. Им было далеко до того, что творилось в его голове (с)

Loony English!!!

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