Hello and Welcome to Lidia
HELLO FROM SAMANTHA
Zdravstvuite, hello and welcome to Learning English. Thank you for your lovely self introduction, I think it’s the first time we have had a student from Moscow blogging on the site. I’m sure our readers will want to know more about you, so please tell us a little more about your job and life in Moscow. It looks such a beautiful city, but I have the impression that it is rather cold. Am I wrong about this? You say in your first sentence: “Hello everybody from warm Russia”. Please solve this mystery for me! I see you have travelled to many countries, including the UK. Which country did you like the best? I'm looking forward to reading your blogs, and hope we'll be able to learn a lot about Russia from you.
I see that you are aiming to get fantastic results in English! Of course, I approve of this aim, I think it’s an excellent one to have! As you say, English is the language of Shakespeare (note the spelling!). Can I please point out a couple more spelling mistakes? Seriously is a good adverb to use (but not seriosely), and foreign is a useful adjective (not foreignt), we listen, (not leasten) and finally, our aim is to improve your English (not improove it).
I see that you already know about paragraph structure, which is great! Each paragraph you wrote had one main idea, or theme. Do you think it is possible to predict someone’s personality from their writing style? Well, as your writing is neatly organised, I think you must be naturally well-organised and you are probably on time for your appointments! Am I correct?!
In tomorrow’s entry, Lidia, it might be a good idea to focus on sentence structure. Try to check that each sentence has a subject, verb and an object, as some of your sentences were incomplete. I’m looking forward to reading your next entry. Please write soon!
Yes, as a few of you mention in your comments, the verbs of the senses are those connected with sight, speech, touch, taste and hearing. We can use verbs connected to sight and speech in an interesting way. Look at this usage of look / sound:
The film looks interesting, would you like to go to see it next weekend?
The film sounds interesting, would you like to go to see it next weekend?
She looks happy, doesn’t she?
That sounds like a good idea.
Here, look and sound are being used informally to mean seem or appear. We often use look or seem to express evaluation of something, so in this usage, they are often followed by an adjective. Try to use this structure in your comments, or in your conversation, if you get the opportunity!
USEFUL WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS
to write a diary entry which is posted on the world wide web. Blog is also a noun; we write a blog (no preposition). A person who maintains or keeps a blog is a blogger.
aim (verb / noun)
to work towards a specific goal, to have a purpose for doing something (aim)
paragraph structure (noun)
the formal division of a text into short sections, each one containing a single main idea or theme.
make a guess or claim about something.
logical, efficient, ordered.
opinion or judgement
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