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Jan Jan | 07:05 UK time, Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Hello everybody! Here is Jan and I'll be with you during this lovely summer month - June! First of all I'd like to express gratitude to BBC team for the opportunity to improve my English in such an amusing way! Guys, I'm extremely happy!!! And secondly, I'd like to say thank you as well to my friend Gursel, who has discovered for me BBC Learning English!

At the beginning, I'd like to mansion that the 1st of June is International Children's Day! In my opinion, It's important that our society care about the observance of children's rules and gives them an opportunity to have fun and laugh during that day! It'll be interesting to know, how is this day celebrated in your country?

And now, let me introduce myself. My name is Evgeniya. But most of my friends call me Jan! It's easier, isn't it?! I'm native Russian girl from Moscow city! As you know, it's a capital of Russia. I've got some pictures for you, here they are!


Moscow is the seventh largest city in the World. Its population is about 11 million people officially and about 18 million people practically! What's a difference!!!


It possesses the world's second busiest (after Tokyo) metro system and comprises 180 stations (lines and stations are here http://engl.mosmetro.ru/pages/page_0.php?id_page=4).

Moscow is the most expensive city in the World. It takes first place for billionaires, living there. And the price for 1 square meter of elite property is up on $9000. But don't worry, the life of an ordinary person is rather cheaper!


For me Moscow is an impressive city with 24 hours tempo of life! It gives endless opportunity to everyone for everything! It sounds amazing, isn't it? So, welcome to Moscow city!!! For more details check here http://moscow.ru/en/ . By the way, what do you think about Moscow and have you been there?

For almost 5 years I have been working in an event management environment. The truth is that my profession is my passion! I'm keen on making different kinds of events to people's pleasure and work! So, I intend to tell you about the most exciting moments of the great events! Follow my entries!

And finally for now, I'd like to write a few words about my hobbies. I graduated from music school. So, my music taste is very various, from classic to techno! I love traveling and discovering different places and faces! And the main hobby is learning languages! For now I speak 4 languages more or less. As you already know, my native language is Russian. Except English, I'm learning Spanish at the moment. But the most part of my every day life I speak Bulgarian. You'll ask me why?! I'm going to tell you about that and much more tomorrow! Join me then!

Friendly greetings,



  • Comment number 1.

    It's always nice to meet someone new. Hello Jan! :) First of all, your English is pretty good. :) How long have you been learning English?
    I'd have to say we have the same passion for languages. My first language is Filipino. Two years ago, I studied Japanese. But I stopped to give way for school. And just last week I've started learning Spanish by myself while I'm on summer break. Yes, it's summer here. But unfortunately summer's going to end soon and I'll be back at the university. :( Haha. By the way, the pictures are great! :)

    Good day to you! :)

  • Comment number 2.

    Hi jan
    I'm new blogger. hope you'll help me with my writing and please ignor if i made any mistakes.(lol) I never been in russia but i'd love to visited deferent places. And i also liked the pictures.

    wiating for you comments!

    many thanks Abshir.

  • Comment number 3.

    Hi Jan,

    Nice to meet you.I'm kazi shaif from Dhaka, Bangladesh.I read your recent blog.However i have a lot hope and desire to visit different of places in the world.My professional entity is a consultant & eventually i like my job.I also enjoy my holly day specially in summer vacation.I have a lot of friend in different places of the world.

    In your blog i hear a nice picture of you.It's really awesome.

    Thank you
    Have a nice weakened

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  • Comment number 5.

    Nice to meet you Jan.I am Souhila from Algeria and it is with great pleasure that I read your post. I read it several times looking for new vocabulary in the one hand and mistakes in the other hand. As far as I am concerned I can say that you master the English language very well now I am waiting for the teacher comments.

    looking forward for your next post
    with regards

  • Comment number 6.

    Hi Jan, my name is Rogerio, I'm from Brazil (Sao Paulo)and I'm trying to improve my english
    I have to say that your blog is very good, I think your English pretty good. There're pretty pictures that I enjoyed.
    I have a passion for languages too and I admire what I saw in your blog, you speak four languages...it's great...congratulations

    nice to meet you Jan

    Rogerio (Sao Paulo-Brazil)

  • Comment number 7.

    I'd like to thank you all for your comments! They are very interesting!

    TO Shai: I had been learning English for 10 years, first in High School and then in the University. Then I had 10 years break. And before two month there was necessity to improve it! I hope Nuala and all of you won't mind to help me to achieve my goal!

    To Abshir: Welcome!!!

    TO Kazi: Thanks!

    To Souhila: I'm glade, that my post is useful! I'm waiting for Nuala's comments too.

    To Rogerio: Thank you, Rogerio! What about you? How many languages do you speak?

  • Comment number 8.

    Hi Jan,
    Your blog is very interesting.
    I think i can develop communication as well as general knowledge by your log.

  • Comment number 9.

    Hi Jan ! Nice to meet you too . You had a great start in BBC LE BLOg , good on you . Your English is so fluent .... You look great in your photo with your partner . Your job sounds interesting and a bit unfamiliar for me . I 'm keen on hear more about your Job . I 'm Pary and I 'm from Iran . I love to visit Russia some day but now I have two little kids and so I will wait until they will a bit older to have abroad visit . I can speak Farsi and turkey and I have learn English like you at my school and unit tiem and now I 'm learning Englsh by myself . I always admire peole who learn many languages but I think Englsh as a foriegn language is enought for me I think if I want to lear another languagde my brain might get confused ... just kiding . By the way I think you speak haungary in your every day life mabey because your partenr is from Haungary jsut guessing .....
    I 'm waiitng for your next entries
    Have a nice weekend and bye

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    Hi Jan, are you ok? thanks for your contact
    I speak portuguese and english, and I have to tell you that when I saw in your blog how many languages you speak I felt proud of you, apart the fact that I don't know you, but as I told you, congratulations again
    English is my passion, I try to keep contact the most part of time with the language.
    I think your English beautiful,so fluent...
    I saw the photos from Bulgaria, very beautiful place, very good photos.

    nice to meet you again Jan


  • Comment number 13.

    Hi Jan!
    nice to meet you and welcome.
    Your first post is interesting as a begining.It would be nice to be with you practicing English in this forum as, I find your Englishat advanced level.
    Hope I can learn somethings new from you here and thanks a lot for sharing your experiences with me and the other learners.
    I have never been to Moscow although I have traveled to some European countries farther than your country.of course, I have seen Moscow on TV and based on what I have seen and heard about it, it must be a big and beautiful city with a large number of people and a high level of polution the same as TEHRAN the city I live.
    I will write you more about TEHRAN as there are some similarities between MOSCOW and TEHRAN.
    karoun from Iran

  • Comment number 14.

    :-)Hi Evgeniya,
    I'm sending my a bit belated friendly greeting to you too. That's very well and pleasantly to read your these lovely words in the your first posting, and it's not surprising for me that your writing is so good: I know, nowadays in Moscow there are hundreds of English-speaking societies and clubs, a lots of foreigners for whom spoken English is usual practice and you live among them (but I notice you abuse with "...I'd like to..." in your post, it isn't IELTS Advanced Level like Karoun demand, will you argue:-)...but I think it's for excitement and I'm proud of you).
    I'm from Kazakhstan, but I live in Ivanovo City which isn't so far from Moscow a long time, 22 years, my City a.k.a. in common speech Russian Manchester because like The England Manchester it was the Large Center of textile manufacture in former time. My native languages are Kazakh and Russian, and for me quite understandable without any studying is Turkish, because Turkish and Kazakh are related languages.
    Thanks, Jan. Look forward to reading your next postings.
    Best wishes,

  • Comment number 15.

    Hi everybody!

    To Jeyaprakash: Hi! Be in touch!

    To Pary: Thank you for the complement! I promise to write more about my occupation next days! Actually, I speak Bulgarian, not Hungarian, but your other suggestion is partially right! Speaking different languages at the same time is no so easy, I absolutely agree with you! But You're used to!

    To Rogerio: Welcome to Bulgaria some day!

    TO Karoun: I'm looking forward to learn more about TEHRAN!

    To Emat: You are right! My level of English language is not as fluent as I wish to! That's way I'm learning it here with you! I'm not living in Moscow now, but I often visit my parents there!

    Lucky you! I have friend from Turkey and he told me that Russians, who live there, learn it quickly! But for me it sounds difficult! See you!

    Best wishes,

  • Comment number 16.

    Hello, Jan

    Before I read your next blog, I try to guess why you learn Bulgarian.

    1. One of parent mother country is Bulgaria

    2. You are supposed to attend Bulgaria University as a master or PhD course

    3. Your boy friend's mother country is Bulgaria

    4. Just fun

  • Comment number 17.

    Hello, Jan

    nice to meet you:))

    I want to improve my English language.
    Thanks for shared.


  • Comment number 18.

    You are excited
    Glad to see you.
    Ochien priatno!
    And I like to read your blog!
    Thank you^^

  • Comment number 19.

    hi! JAn,i`m from Russia too!

  • Comment number 20.

    Hi,Jan! Nice to meet you,I`ve read the description about yourself and it seems to me that you are so interesting and all-round woman. I`m admired about your knowing of 4 languages. It`s great!As for me it`s difficult to imagin.i`d like to improve my english and connect with people in english,because of it i`ve registed on this site. and my dream is learning spanish.do you know where can i do it using the intenet?

    of course i should say a few words about me)I`m from Russia too but i live far from Moscow,in Ulianovsk & i`m going to visit our capital for two weeks in July.also my name is Lera and I`m 17


  • Comment number 21.

    Hello, I am Dhiman Halder, Nice to meet you. It's amazing that I am with you and it's a great pleasure for me. Everyting has a own colour and I think Red is the best because children like red vary much. Have a nice day.

  • Comment number 22.

    Jane it's a great chance for me if you share with me some english lession. I wnat to be bold in english and everything I can do for that.

  • Comment number 23.

    Hi, nice to meet you too.



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