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Series 01 Episode 01

Introducing your friends, Angelina Jolie, things you can find in a kitchen, Central Park in New York, celebrities working for charity, etc.

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Hello dear friends,
My name is Yura. I am from Almaty. It is the former capital of Kazakhstan. I like skiing, because our city located near the mountains. I'm a dancer. I do judo. I am a resident of Assembly of our country. I am Armenian. From an early age I present my people on different congresses. I am a first year student. I study at the dual degree programme. My speciality is restaurant and hotel management. In the near future. I am visiting HTMi university. I think that I chose very promising career. I like my profession, because I like to communicate with different people and organize a variety of activities.
In the future I want to open a chain of coffee houses and national cuisines.
I am very glad that you can devote your time to us and help us. I hope that we will help each other to improve their language skills and in the future will be friends.

Best wishes,

Yura

Hello Yura,

How popular we are today in Kazakhstan! Please take a look at my answer to Kamila below for tips on the IELTS exam.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone,
I want to tell you about myself. My name is Zarina. I'm from Central Asia, Kazakhstan. I live in Almaty. It's my home town and I think Almaty is a very beautiful place to live. It's located on the foot of Ili Alatau mountains. Near the town there are a high skating rink Medeo and a ski resort Chymbulak. By the way, the seventh Asian Winter Games were held in Almaty in 2011.
Now I'm going to say several words about my family. My parents moved to Almaty in 1990. My family is not large. There are only three members: my mother, my grandmother and I. During my childhood I replaced several schools in connection with moving. Therefore, I haven't got a lot of friends, but my best friend is my cousin. Her name is Alina.
I study at the Almaty Technological University on the double degree programme. My speciality is the Hotel and restaurant business. In the near future I will pass IELTS. I hope the LearnEnglish website will help me to improve my English and prepare for the exam.
I will be very grateful if you find time to read my essay.
Best wishes,
Zarina.

Hello Zarina T,

What a lot of information we are getting about Kazakhstan today! For a suggestion about the IELTS exam, take a look at my answer to Kamila below.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,my dear guides!!
My name is Kamila and I am from Kazakhstan. The Republic of Kazakhstan is in Central Asia, it is a young country with rich history. Nowadays Kazakhstan is developing relations with other countries to rise its status in the international community. I am a student at a university in Almaty city. Have you ever heard about this town? It is a pearl of the Middle Asia, come here and enjoy our unrepeatable atmosphere of holiday everyday;)
I'm writing here because I want to speak English rather good. Next year I'm going to study in Switzerland at the Hotel and Turism Management institute and I have to pass the iELTS exam in the near future. So I'm asking for your help. We all have the same goal as I know:) The educational programmes of learning English have many weаknesses and studying only through books is not enough to possess the language. I hope you have understood the whole stuff I have written:)
I'll wait for your answers. Write me please, if I have had mistakes in my essay.
Best wishes, Kamila.

Hello Kamila,

If you're planning to take the IELTS exam then I strongly recommend that you take a look at the British Council's TakeIELTS site, which has a wealth of information on the exam, including practice materials, advice, mock exams and more.

I'd love to visit Kazakhstan - I haven't been there yet but I have heard that it's a fascinating country. We don't correct texts on LearnEnglish as we simply don't have time to do so - our focus is on maintaining and expanding the site and if we tried to provide a correction service we would never get anything else done! However, I can tell you that I understand everything in your text and you write clearly.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Very easy and smart English podcast course! Thanks a lot ! fb.com: ------------

Hello nodarilg,

Welcome to LearnEnglish!

Please remember that our House Rules ask users not to share or ask for contact details such as Skype or email addresses, Facebook names and so on from other users ( see the LearnEnglish House Rules). This is because we have users of different ages on the site and so must be very careful with personal data.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone! My name is Alina. I'm from Kazakhstan. We are the heart of Asia:)
I would like you to read my essay about the actress that I admire. I hope that you find time to read and correct my weaknesses in grammar.
I want to tell you about Selena Gomez.
Selena Gomez is one of Disney's brightest star. She is a young actress and singer from Texas, USA. As well, she is UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Selena is actress who has started in many films, such as "Wizards of Waverly place","Another Cinderella story","Princess protection program".
She is slender and beautiful girl and she is mexican. Therefore she has black hair and brown eyes. Selena is an ideal of beauty for me.
Selena Gomez is a interesting person. She visits interesting places around the world and I think she has a great outlook. When she has free time, she visits awards or resting somewhere .. for example in Dubai.
I chose her, because she loves charity and in contrast to many other celebrities, she not only invests in charity, but also visits places of disasters. Her songs give me the strength to follow my dream. Love her.

Hello Alina,

Thanks very much for your contribution! I'm afraid that we are too small a team to be able to offer feedback or corrections of users' writing, but sometimes other users will give you suggestions and correct mistakes.

We're always happy to see texts such as this one, and it's good practice for you, so please contribute again!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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