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  • Message 7451

    , in reply to message 7409.

    Posted by supajasmine111 (U11065967) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    Hello Ingrid smiley - biggrin

    This Sunday is just short message to you because tomorrow I will go to Philippines and I will be back on Saturday. Maybe this board will be closed when I am back. However, I still want to discuss short story with you by other way. smiley - hug

    Cheers smiley - rose
    Jasmine

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  • Message 7452

    , in reply to message 7437.

    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    Hello Zlata smiley - rose

    I worked for Siemens as a supplier quality assurance controller for only one year 20 years ago.  
    A friend of mine used to work for Siemens in Munich. When Siemens massively cut jobs in 2008 (I think it was 2008, I'm not quite sure) she was offered 'early retirement' and since and she was nearly sixty at that time she accepted it.

    Looks like it's going to be rather difficult for you to find a new job. smiley - sadface I keep my fingers crossed that you'll achieve your aim soon ... despite the odds.

    Hope to see you again sometime, someplace!
    Cheers smiley - rose
    Ingrid

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  • Message 7453

    , in reply to message 7451.

    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    Hello Jasmine smiley - rose

    I wish you a pleasant stay on the Philippines!

    We can continue our short story discussions at the megalaxis google group.

    See you when you're back! smiley - hug

    Cheers smiley - rose

    Ingrid

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  • Message 7454

    , in reply to message 7452.

    Posted by zl_bbc (U14552627) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    Hello Ingrid,
    haven't you decided where to go after this board will be closed? I am on MustardLand and some people from "Communicate!" are chating there already like they were used here. smiley - smiley
    There are also "Communicate" and "Ask a question" on MustardLand.

    See you!

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  • Message 7455

    , in reply to message 7417.

    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    Hello Morena smiley - rose

    I've just started writing in this thread and now is closing.  
    Yes, it's a pity! smiley - sadface

    You'll find me at Alex's google group. Hope to meet you there.

    Cheers smiley - rose

    Ingrid

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  • Message 7456

    , in reply to message 7454.

    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    Hello Zlata smiley - rose

    I know about the MustardLand message board, yes. Looks like it is a friendly place!

    Maybe I'll join one day. Not just now though. You see, I've been thinking about stopping to write here a few times during the past years, due to lack of enough free time! It certainly wasn't because I didn't like it here! Well, I never managed to quit, because I knew I'd miss the message board, and especially the members of this thread, too much. Now, the message board quits, making the decision for me, so to speak! smiley - smiley

    I wish you a good time at the new board and maybe I'll see you there ... sometime when my life is less busy!

    Cheers smiley - rose

    Ingrid

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  • Message 7457

    , in reply to message 7448.

    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    Anyway, I think that if you buy something that is labeled 'beef' it should be beef and not something else. No ????  I wonder, what would happen if they'd labelled beef as "horsemeat"? smiley - biggrin (and sell it for higher price! smiley - biggrin)

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  • Message 7458

    , in reply to message 7457.

    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    I wonder, what would happen if they'd labelled beef as "horsemeat"? (and sell it for higher price! )  

    You mean … the more expensive, the more desirable? smiley - erm


    hmm smiley - smiley ... Maybe the beef-eaters guarding the Tower would turn into horse-eaters.

    We’d eat roast horse with beefradish sauce.

    Beefcakes would be horsecakes.

    The power of an engine would be measured in beefpower.

    Male gymnasts would train on a pommel beef.

    Instead of trying to beef up my English skills, I’d try to horse them up.

    By the way, did I tell you that I’m thinking of taking up beefback riding? smiley - winkeye


    Oh, Ingrid, better stop your beefplaying right now ! smiley - whistle … ... or else you might get beefwhipped! smiley - yikes

    .

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  • Message 7459

    , in reply to message 7456.

    Posted by zl_bbc (U14552627) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    Hello Ingrid,
    I don't intend to write too much messages on "MustardLand's Communicate" and I don't consider to create there my own thread at all. It needs a lot of free time. I will ask questions about English grammar and phrases there on "MustardLand's Ask a question", because I still have a lot to learn. I must also read more articles on various topics to learn English phrases and also searching for a job.

    Bye for now,

    Zlata

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  • Message 7460

    , in reply to message 7458.

    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    Yes smiley - biggrin

    The Groups has an advantage over this Board - we can use it round o'clock without a break! smiley - biggrin Sometimes in could be useful - late at night or early in the morning.... I've forgotten about it yesterday when I listened to the fantastic podcasts from the CBeebies page! I should have giive you a link yesterday... One very good programme has gone - from the "Ministry of Stories":

    www.bbc.co.uk/podcas...

    It is a weekly programme. Now you see it at the top, but yesterday the previous programme was at the bottom.... And today there's another story - "The Moon Maiden"! Quickly download it! Tomorrow it will gone!

    downloads.bbc.co.uk/...

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  • Message 7461

    , in reply to message 7460.

    Posted by Marie (U13855313) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    I don't feel very comfortable there... but it is just a question of getting used on it. smiley - doh

    Alex, I found this on YouTube, by pure chance
    www.youtube.com/watc...

    Is it authentic or is it some joke? Our metro says just "Finish getting out and in please, the door is closing."

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  • Message 7462

    , in reply to message 7459.

    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    Hello Zlata smiley - rose

    I didn't really post many questions to the people at the 'Ask a question' message board, but I'm thankful that I was able to ask them whenever my dictionary didn't know the answer. smiley - ok

    This evening I'm busy with looking up words in a short story which we'll read in our English reading group next week. The story is about a grandfather who once was "westering", = leading a wagon train across the plains to California. I'm learning terms like: team oxen, draft cattle, wheelers, bunkhouse, and kid congress gaiters. smiley - biggrin

    Cheers smiley - rose

    Ingrid

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  • Message 7463

    , in reply to message 7460.

    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    The Groups has an advantage over this Board - we can use it round o'clock without a break!  
    Yes, no closing hours! smiley - ok

    And today there's another story - "The Moon Maiden  
    Ah, it was very nice to listen to the story! And I'm really happy to know now that there's not just a man in the moon, but a beautiful maiden, too! smiley - magic

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  • Message 7464

    , in reply to message 7461.

    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    Is it authentic or is it some joke?  Authentic. If he left the name of the stations (a current and the next one) I even could tell you which is this line, and show it on the map.... What surprised you? The reminder not to leave your things in a train?

    www.youtube.com/watc...

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  • Message 7465

    , in reply to message 7464.

    Posted by Marie (U13855313) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    Yes, the reminder and all the the warm words...Culture shock! smiley - biggrin

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  • Message 7466

    , in reply to message 7465.

    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013

    Well, there was definitely a terminal station - that's why they didn't say "...mind the closing doors... the next station is..."

    I would like to play for you a song... You may understand it... Peter knows it for sure... Maybe Zlata and Susan also will be able to catch some words... The same is for Morena....

    I will try to explain it to Ingrid...

    "....somebody spotted a fruit... which wasn't ripe...
    They shook the tree and the fruit fell down...

    Here's a song for you about a man who didn't sing...
    And he even didn't know that he had a voice...."

    www.youtube.com/watc...

    The Russian short adjective for "ripe" spells and sounds absolutely the same as the past perfect tense for the verb "sing".....

    The song is very metaphorical and allegorical....

    ".... he just started from the note "do", but didn't manage to finish...
    His chord stopped and inspired nobody...."

    "....It is funny, when you miss just seconds.... when a missile fells just a liitle bit before the target....
    .... he wanted to know everything - from A to Z.... but he didn't manage to solve the problems....
    .... he wrote poems for her on the snow... but the snow melts....
    .... she's now lonely and he didn't manage to love her enough......"

    Well., it reminds me somehow another, but very different song.....

    www.youtube.com/watc...

    They "....just started over...." - Vysocky died in July 1980 at the age of 42 - just 4 months before the John Lennon's assassination....

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  • Message 7467

    , in reply to message 7466.

    Posted by Marie (U13855313) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013

    Alex,
    at the terminal station our Prague metro says: "Terminus - leave the train please" in Czech and English.
    But I like your friendly metro which is concerned about people much more... smiley - biggrin

    Thank you for the Vysockij song. I hope I understand it...

    I think I am not able to use the last opportunity and to write something reasonable these days. Too many stressing changes in my life, of course the MB closure is the easiest one because we can talk to each other somewhere else.

    I also would like to send a song for Ingrid and you and all members of this thread. And the translation is professional this time. smiley - biggrin

    www.youtube.com/watc...

    Thank you for Cracked Pots smiley - rose
    Marie

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  • Message 7468

    , in reply to message 7467.

    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013


    Thank you, Marie, for the 'Thank You' song, incl. translation!

    Thank you, my 'Cracked Pots' friends, for all your colourful contributions to this thread!

    Thank you, BBC, for having provided this space for so many years for us to practise our English skills and communicate with other English learners from all over the world!




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  • Message 7469

    , in reply to message 7468.

    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013



    smiley - peacedove smiley - rose

    I'm sad that this message board is going to be shut down! smiley - sadface

    This place was to me almost like a second home town!

    I came here often to chat, discuss, share views, and learn how to spell. (English words! smiley - winkeye)

    It's all over now! So, BBC LE Message Board ...FARE THEE WELL! smiley - peacedove smiley - rose

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  • Message 7470

    , in reply to message 7469.

    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Thursday, 28th February 2013

    Let me put some optimistic note.....

    www.youtube.com/watc...

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  • Message 7471

    , in reply to message 7469.

    Posted by Peter (U7975066) on Thursday, 28th February 2013

    Hello Ingridsmiley - rose

    I suppose it my last message on this board.
    I learned about this board only 6 years ago and from that time
    This board became significant part of my life.
    Although my English was very poor, I met here many very kind and intelligent persons, who was ready to help and to share their experience.

    It was very interesting to read this forum and to know many interesting things.
    And of course your “cracked pot” was my main thread.
    Thank you that despite all house chores you steady worked and helped all visitors here fill like at home.
    Hope we will continue our discussion but it will be other story

    Farewell the massage board. smiley - sadface
    Peter

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  • Message 7472

    , in reply to message 7471.

    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Thursday, 28th February 2013


    Thank you, Alex, for the The White Cliffs Of Dover " ... Tomorrow, You just wait and see!" smiley - smiley

    Peter, what do you think about founding a Message Board's Lonely Hearts Club? smiley - biggrin
    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    Susan, the next story will arrive at the megalaxis soon. See you all there, tomorrow! smiley - rose

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