Thank you =) Well, I came to America when I was four and had to figure out the language in Kindergarden, I do not remember the experience but my mother said it was shocking for me. I am in 12th grade now so I have been learning it for quite a while haha :-)
I'm from India. I joined this forum to improve my writing (well, initially I joined just to get some help with my admissions essay), as English is not my first language. Even though all the schools I attended had English as the medium of instruction, I was never very attentive in my language classes. But as the cliched saying goes, "better late than never". :)
Hey Tanya, how is Ukraine like. I don't know much about it, except that it's really cold.
India is a cool place. I consider it as a compact version of the world. Here everything changes within a 200 sq. km area, yet there is something that remains common; something that every Indian knows, but can't describe.
I wish I remembered Ukraine better.
Have you never visited Ukraine, like on a holiday or something?
My name is Amir, I'm from Iran. I visited this excellent website fortuitously, When I was searching for a common phrase in the web. I was looking for a special web-based solution for my questions through the process of admission essay writing, and now I think I've found that. I believe this website not only helps us by improvements to our English, but it also provides us with the ways to meet new people and making new friends.
Hey Ershad193 Hey Tanya, how is Ukraine like. I don't know much about it, except that it's really cold.
Who told you that Ukraine is very cold? That is not true. It is only cold in winter from December to February. You know, we have four seasons. Maybe you confused Ukraine with Russia. Some areas there are really cold.(However, you might be wright:Ukraine is much colder than India in winter).
Definitely, especially when something is happening on a completely different part of the earth. Since you cannot experience it for yourself, you only have indirect information...shall we trust the movie makers that may have their own agendas? I love how life is full of little choices like this!
Thanks for your kindness and friendship. I will post my writings here to be revised whenever I reach to the step of writing a SOP or etc through my admission process. Now I am engaged in preparing myself for TOEFL iBT and GRE exam. Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated.
Hi Maria, That's my pleasure to contact with people from different parts of the world, with different religions and different cultures. Thanks for sharing your idea with me. I think you are right to some extend, yeah, we are the academic my space. Would you please tell me about your education?
In fact, Russia and Ukraine have something in common, but people are different. I know that because my Mom is Russian and she seems different from my father's relatives who always lived in Ukraine. I'm happy that I live here. If I were offered to move to Russia, I would refuse. I think Ukrainians try to find better life in developed countries, moving to the USA, Canada and EU countries. Of course we do not consider Russia as developed country, so not many citizens of Ukraine would be glad to move in such country.
I agree with you that films do not always show the truth. But India is such a big country, so everyone wants to know something about it. I watched a program on travel channel about India. Some things were shocking for me, but its culture, history and religion seem very interesting.
That's my pleasure to contact with people from different parts of the world
Me too! Living here is like being in a bubble, I feel like I don't really know much about what is going on in the world...I don't mean big things necessarily, just how day-to-day life might be very different for people in other areas, like how Ershad mentioned gender inequality in India.
I am so glad to find such a good forum before 8.16--the day I am to take GRE AW exam.(GRE is split exam in Asia) Well I have been troubled by GRE AW and I want to improve my ESSAY.
Anyway, I hope that we can be friends and help each other! I will post my essay here!
My name is Jose and I am from Brazil, I have been living in london for 1 year and joined the Forum to imrove my writing skills. I am trying to enter in a MBA so a have to score 7 at least on IELTS, which means I have to write a lot.I will try to post 2 or 3 essays per week so you will see me here many times Any help or tip about London, let me know.
hello everyone!!! i'm so glad to meet you all here. i'm Thai Ha. i'm from Vietnam. i joined EF because i want to make friend and improve my english. i hope you guys here will help together to get better in our english.
hello guys, Am Edy from Kenya, East Africa. Am really glad to meet new people here...the world could never be small. Am preparing my admission essay to Columbia College in New York and would be glad if my new buddies and the EF would edit it for me. Have fun.
Hi! So you are from Africa. I find it really interesting. What do you think of living there? Do you like it or do you prefer to move somewhere? You know I'm interested because I have always thought that life in Africa is rather difficult and I want know if it's true. Just tell me something about your contry if you can, please.
Let me say that blinded perceptions do exist. Africa is the best place I could wish to live in and I have no wish of relocating to any part of the globe. In Kenya, my country, you will find one of the most amazing scenes of wildlife in the world. Apart from that the climate is relativey warm, the meals are very healthful and the people most hospitable. In Africa we all live as a family with deep-rooted brotherhood. I can assure you it's the best place to be unless you try to make a trip to see for yourself. You are welcome anytime. I will be glad to answer any more questions about Africa and in particular Kenya.
I think it's great that you are such a patriot. I really like people who respect and love their country. I'm sure in future I'll visit Africa, maybe even Kenya.
I didn't say that it's not an exciting place to see. But I don't think I was wrong when said that life in Africa can be challenging. What about all those diseases? I mean, you can't deny that there are some problems with the inhabitants' health. I know that AIDS is continent-wide there. But maybe your country is better than others, I don't know. But don't blame me in ignorance because we all observed what was happening during the World Cup Football Championship in South Africa this summer. Don't you think that there's some problems with crime rate? Isn't it too high, hm?