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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by jooel (U14564728) on Thursday, 2nd February 2012

    Hello all,

    Have you thought why every year vary of climate is more obvious year after years? I know there always have been a little differences in climate but now the new climate records is being broken frequently. There have been the tsunamies, earthquakes and very high and low temperatures. Last two or three years have been very extraordinary here in Finland and I think across in Europe. Summers are very hot and winters extreme cold. I read today that in the Eastern Europe, like Ukraine, Bulgaria, there are many deaths because of very low temperature. Temperature have been even more than -33 Celsius. Our temperature can be vary about 70 degrees during year. How do you see this issue?


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    Posted by ricardo zenteno (U9664467) on Saturday, 4th February 2012

    hello Jooel:

    you are right, every year the balance of the weather its worst, floods droughts, high and low temperatures. its a pity because many things that men doing are so bad like cut trees without attemp to conserve it, or the bigs cities that are full of cement. men are finish with wild animals, vegetal, etc. and this bring concesuences.

    important thing to be prepared, like in your country the houses are making to have low temperatures then you can support it. men have tu change many things that used to do.

    another thing there are a lot of people 7 000 000, its necessary to have full campaigns in whole world that its necesarry to cut grown up rate. we only hear that are to many both nobody do something about.

    anywere to say nice things i prefer today playing with my dog, drink a cup of cofee with excelent piece of bread, do you like some?

    see you

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    Posted by jooel (U14564728) on Saturday, 4th February 2012

    Hello ricardo zenteno,

    You are right, we do not used to care much of our nature. Money talks more than the environment values. There are a little attemps to change it but I predict that money is too important in the future, too. A human do not be chanced.

    Yeah, I also like to drink a coffee. I think we are drinking the most from the European countries in Finland. Where are you from?


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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Saturday, 4th February 2012

    Come on, boys!

    I am 60 and the climate is virtually the same as it was 50 years ago!
    The Winters are getting perhaps warmer but the Summers are more or less the same. Less "water" (rain, snow) and cyclones.... Look at my thread.

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    Posted by ricardo zenteno (U9664467) on Sunday, 5th February 2012

    Hi Jooel:

    i never imagined that finish people drink a lot of coffe. i knew for example that people from Island read many books, or english people drink tea, or russians gets vodka and americans eat hamburgers, but is interesting that in your country usually enjoy coffe. i believe its for the cold weather. i confess you that i know only a little bit of Finland like you are in the north of Europe bond to Sweeden, that you have amazing nature, rivers, mountains, lakes, etc., that Helsinky its a quiet and pretty city, but without doubt you can tell me more about your land.

    i am from southeast of México, i live in Xalapa. the most sightseen here are mountains, pines, cedars, and others tropical trees. the most important crop in this region its precisely cafe, then many people sale cafe,machines and stuff around this product. i have a friend that is an expert in everything about it. my wife, brothers and me used to drink a lot of coffe too, its part of our culture. even for me the best sip in the whole day is the first when i just wake up every mourning, its something like a oil in the machine, then i keep going with the day. obviouslly when i am reading, or writing or when i talking with friends i need my special coffe fuel.

    Well Jooel i picture you hearing good music with your cup of cafe.

    see you


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    Posted by jooel (U14564728) on Sunday, 5th February 2012

    Hello Ricardo,

    Yes we're drinking coffee a lot. In the normal day I drink about 4 to 6 cup of coffee. I agree with you that it is like oil our body which keeps us in move. If I wouldn't drink any coffee I would get headache. I can do many things with coffee. Usually I'm doing something else and drink in the same time. I do it at my workplace as well at my home. I'm listening in music many times. What do you listening in?

    You're a mexican. Nicesmiley - smiley. You always have sun shining. Mexico city is amazing big metropoly. If I remember right there are about 18 millions inhabitant in that region. Have you been in USA before?

    I'm living in Finland as you already know. Population is just 5.5 millions and our capital area is very quiet for mexicans. There are 1.3 millions inhabitants. We have four season in year and temperature can be something between +35 - -40. Our country is large and we have many lakes and nature enough. Quality of life is very high here. This is a little about Finland. Would you like to share something about your country?

    All the best

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    Posted by ricardo zenteno (U9664467) on Monday, 6th February 2012

    Hi Jooel:

    thats great that you country have a lot of nature things and many resourses even are in the shore of the baltic sea, isnt it? its good that there are not so many people. where i live, Xalapa have something like 400 000 inhabitants, is the capital of Veracruz state, we are at 45 minutes from the sea, but the city is in the mountains, then we got warm weather. so as Mexico city is three hours from us, i go there like four times each year for my job or to visit with family. i lived there as i was studied my career. but now i like quiet places like Xalapa, the main weather the whole year is between 12 to 30 C. only somedays in winter time we have low temperatures like 4 or 6 then i have to set the fire. sometimes we can see around the house nice birds, rabbits, and other small animals.

    i like music a lot, even when i going by car or writing i ever watching, i like many genres, the most classic, jazz, pop.ranchera, etc. sometimes in order to learn a little more english i hear the BBC radio station. it helps me a lot to get sharp my ears, we have to loock differents ways to learn because here itsdifficult fo find someone that want to talk in english.

    Yes, i been in Usa sometimes, i been in New york, Minneapolis, Las vegas, great cannyon. and last october i was in San Antonio Texas by a week, by the way its a nice city, in the center there are river surrounded by restaurants, cafes, pubs, trees, etc. i got the city by car it took me 15 hours.

    well Joeel its time to wind up, i wish you nice day

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  • Message 8

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Thursday, 9th February 2012

    I am curious, Ricardo - what "BBC Radio station"? World Service? Or maybe something else?

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    Posted by ricardo zenteno (U9664467) on Friday, 10th February 2012

    Hi Alex:

    well i usually listen from my computer for example: (it coulbe be another region kent, sussex instead of manchester ) then when you are in the page in the top, at right just pinch live, and you will hear the signal.

    if you have i phone or another device, BBC only have world service, but you can go to CBC from canada that is excellent opcion too.
    then you have to look the aplication for moviles, when you download the aplication, you should try radio one, local stations, then you can choise any region, the whole of them are very good and are in alive.

    tell me your experience if you found it, i hope it serves for you, if you have some question tell me please


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    Posted by ricardo zenteno (U9664467) on Friday, 10th February 2012

    Hi Alex

    i forgot tell you that aplicattion form mobiles are in the botton of the page where you can read "stay connected" then choise mobile.

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Friday, 10th February 2012

    Thank you, Ricardo, for the reply.

    I have used to the World Service - listen to it virtually all day long. Something like "trainspotting", you know smiley - biggrin At home I am using a satellite receiver mainly - the Net I am using usually, when I want to share some programmes with this Board members (you may see my links over the Board). I can listen on my smartphone of course, but just when I'm going out...
    So you prefer "INTERNAl" service of the BBC. Why? Is it more interesting?

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    Posted by ricardo zenteno (U9664467) on Friday, 10th February 2012

    Hi Alex:

    how are you:

    let me tell you that i using the radio this way cause are in "live" like if you were in Manchester, or liverpool. then i can do other issues, like read, write withow mantain my attention. regional radio from the BBC have excellents programs, nice music, discusion programs, news, (indeed the football games but i dont like it by radio) etc. is the same for the CBC from Canada are interesting choise, the varity of pragrams whith high quality its amazing.

    if i want hear some in my car i have to download varios podscast programs,in the CBC you can got the entire programe.

    my main problem to undestand english is hearing films, or radio, etc. thats why i want to improve it.

    i realised that you have excellent english, how did you got it

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Friday, 10th February 2012

    Hi, Ricardo!

    It depends! You are listening to the different accents. Of course if you need to know how they are speaking in Manchester, you should listen to the local radio. I like discussions too, but mainly on science topics. As for music, I listen sometimes to the "Top of the Pops" on Saturdays or Sundays. I have a huge archive, so I may listen to my favourite programmes, which are not broadcasted anymore...
    As for language skills - I learnt English mainly from the BBC English TEACHING (special) programmes. They do not bradcast them anymore.... I listened a lot to the Short waves transmissions. Then to the medium waves.... And when they cancelled all that broadcasting I switched myself to the satellite...

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  • Message 14

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    Posted by ricardo zenteno (U9664467) on Saturday, 11th February 2012

    Hi Alex:

    its difficult to hear english promams short or long waves in my car here in my country thas why i have to look for others options. in the mourning when i turned on the computer i listen live radio, sometimes my mind is flying, or dreaming or working and just left the radio going on, sometimes i feel with some advance, and sometime i feel frustated, cause i thought, i never going to learn this language, this is like obsesion. but let me tell you that frankly i feel advances. in order to learn a little bit, i started to see english programs in by tv., every day a watch the serie "desesperate house wifes" its funny and entertaining.

    about the accents, frankly i didt realise how is the accent in each region. i only can notice that english accent is strongest than irish, scotish accent is a little different from english accent. i feel the same for Canadian, usa, Australia. how you can see i not so well in this. but tell me you experience in this matter, can you distinguish witch accent for regions or countries?

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Saturday, 11th February 2012

    Hi, Ricardo!

    Is it easy for you to listen from the YouTube?
    Can you listen on the move (or in the car)?

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  • Message 16

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    Posted by ricardo zenteno (U9664467) on Sunday, 12th February 2012

    Hi Alex:

    i prefer radio because i can do others things wether in home, office or while i driving.
    i like read too, i just begin "the death of ivan ilich" from count tosltoi i imagined that you very well him, its one of my favorites writters.

    about the accents you didnt respond me

    i hope you have a nice day

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  • Message 17

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Sunday, 12th February 2012

    Hi, Ricardo!

    I used to read books smiley - biggrin
    But now my only reading is virtually this Message Board!

    But I am listening all the time! (Even when I'm typing this message for you smiley - biggrin)

    Since you are using the Internet (either your iPhone or your cable connection perhaps) what's the difference between YouTube and Radio? YouTube is just suitable for uploading audioprogrammes (one-click access) - I showed it in my threads.

    To improve English you need to listen to the SPECIAL - TEACHING programmes first. And for successful writing I would suggest you to play in the Wordmaster - it may help to improve your spelling skills, word order perception and chunk usage....

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    Posted by ricardo zenteno (U9664467) on Monday, 13th February 2012

    Hi! Alex:

    i hope that the cold weather its getting down in your country, the good its that inside you can read book, watch films. the weather in my city is nice, altought many people say is cold, the medium are like 15 C. normally we are in 25 thats why many of them complain.

    i was playing the wordmaster game, its nice and amuse, sometimes i play scrabble too, perhaps you tried that already. my unique rival is a person from ireland obviouslly she is most better than me, after some games we gettin along.

    i wont to be obsesse with english language, but if something more stick to this hard brain is wellcome.

    well Alex see you later

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  • Message 19

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Monday, 13th February 2012

    Do you mean PLUS 25? At this time of the year?? Are you in Belgium?

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    Posted by ricardo zenteno (U9664467) on Monday, 13th February 2012

    No, Mexico

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Tuesday, 14th February 2012

    Oh, sorry. Now I see that 25 (plus) must be quite fine for you! smiley - biggrin
    We have also fine now - just MINUS 10....

    Well, then you should know something about the Maya calendar! Right?

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  • Message 22

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Hi, Jooel! smiley - biggrin

    Verona is also famous for another Shakespearian play.... right? smiley - biggrin

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    Posted by jooel (U14564728) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Hi Alex,

    Well, may be you can tell me it. I have no idea.


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  • Message 24

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Two Gentlemen of.....

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  • Message 25

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    Posted by jooel (U14564728) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    ..Verona. Mr. Google told that. I don't recognise that work.

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Sunday, 17th February 2013

    By the way, Jooel..... talking about the "Climate changes".... do you listen to the World Service? Now it is not very difficult.... Did you listen to today's "Forum"?

    I wonder, do you like it? What do you think?

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  • Message 27

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    Posted by jooel (U14564728) on Sunday, 17th February 2013

    Hello Alex,

    I started to listening to that program but it takes 45 minutes so I didn't time to finish it. Well, interesting topic indeed. This winter have been pretty warm actually comparing to last winter. Today for instance temperature is a bit over 0 althought this month suppose to be the coldest month in the year. Very strange.

    How was your thoughts about this topic?


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