Dear I…

I think we can start this letter this way. You’ve really been through a lot, through all the stages of adulthood. And achieved something I never expected of myself. You’ve made great friends, you’re still in university, and you’re trying to help everyone. Your friends have taught you and given you the richest experience you’ve had in all your 18 years.

I remember our fight in the group, there were a lot of fights, we even split up into groups at some point, but now we’re still the same cohesive group.

You’ve been with your friends, you’ve been…

I think I’ve accomplished a lot in my second semester. Despite all the difficulties I went through ( family, friends, health, etc.) I did not give up, though many times I was on the verge of giving up everything.

So, what’s the score? I’ve gone through the denial of English in everyday life. Right now, I’m watching TV shows and cartoons and movies in English, and I don’t feel like I have to turn off what I’m watching and switch to a Russian channel. Every post about my goals is always vague, since I have one single goal — to learn English — I do not divide that goal with sub-goals.

In the end, I’m perfectly capable of testing, working, and making developing myself.

I’ve never been to a hotel, so I’ll tell you about the three hotels I’d stay in if I went to Beijing.

Holiday Inn Express Beijing Dongzhimen, an IHG Hotel

It is ideally located in the ambassadorial district, about 15 minutes walk from the bar street of Sanlitun. Enjoy modern rooms with free internet access, a free fitness center, and free massage chairs.

Among the comforts of each room are air conditioning, a spacious place to work, a sofa, an iPod docking station, and tea/coffee accessories. Big windows provide good lighting. The tour desk staff will assist in booking tours…

It’s been a rough year for me, and I wanted to give up many times, but I managed to get through it. I had trouble with studying and realizing if I wanted to continue studying. I have no desire to work in this profession, but there are benefits to the educational process, so I continue to study. As far as I’m concerned, I’m not better at studying, but I’m gonna try my best. I don’t have much to write about, so I guess that’s all I wanted to say, thank you for your attention.

If I were asked to direct a movie based on a book, I would choose the following soundtracks for some of the main characters.

Dr. Van Helsing — is the first one who understood what happened with Lucy, he’s an educated doctor with good intuition, and he’s also very risky. I believe that a quiet soundtrack with sharp notes would suit him.

Count Dracula — A vampire who has caused a lot of trouble and is the most mysterious character, a song from an X — files would suit him.

Dr. Seward — a kind man with a big heart…

As I remember it was the end of the summer and it was cold spell. The weather like that was strange, because we didn’t have such a bad weather for a long time and it was an Indian summer in the beginning . It’s been beaten down for most of the week and since I’m a weather-related person, I was under the weather all week. But I clearly remember the bright red skies at sunset, then as for a few hours the rain stopped coming down in buckets and just drizzled. And as weird as it sounds, my friends have…


  1. He’s a fair-weather friend. — g) someone who you can trust only when things are going well
  2. She has her head in the clouds. — f) when you are not thinking clearly
  3. He was sick yesterday, but today he is right as rain. — h) to feel fine
  4. He left his last job under a cloud. — i) under bad circumstances
  5. Every cloud has a silver lining. j) bad things always have a good side.
  6. It’s a storm in a teacup. — c) when people become upset over unimportant things
  7. I’m feeling a bit under the weather. — b)…

In general, the climate of Russia can be described as warm to hot dry summers and (very) cold winters with temperatures of -30°C and lower and sometimes heavy snowfall.
In summer the weather is generally sunny and hot, but there are also heavy showers, the weather is changeable.
Spring in Russia is not a pleasant time of year, because everything begins to melt and all the rubbish that was once in the snow comes out and the picture is not the most pleasant. But the blooming trees and the green grass make things a little easier. …

New words
Delightful — приятный
Jubilant — ликующий
Odour — неприятно пахнущий
Sob — рыдать

As I said before, I chose this book because Sofia presented it very well.
I like to read this book, despite the fact that I have seen the film and generally know the whole story, read very interesting because in the book all events are described very colorfully.
Since I know the whole story, it meets my expectations, but I want to point out that reading is much more pleasant and interesting than watching a movie.


Most Russians live in apartment buildings. The stairwell is considered a public space and is cleaned by communal services. Also in the intervals between apartments are often kept bicycles, strollers, shoes, etc.


Fazylyanova Vladislava

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