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Danny Clark replied to Tanya's discussion Jeopardy Game: October in the group Let's Play Jeopardy Again!
"Dear Roman, you are partly right. The character is so famous d'Artagnan. However, the main question is "What is in the box?" It is not a necklace and it is not fake although it a diamond thing. Do you remember the story? Queen…"
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Grammar Test IV

Hi, my friends! It is time to post one more grammar test, isn’t it? You know what to do! You should correct all the mistakes without changing the meaning of my sentences. This test is not easy but it is not the toughest I can propose. So, here you are!At the bar I didn’t recognize the guy stared on me despite he rode the same with me cab.We were standing by window and watched the falling down snow.Serving the dinner, the committee went on to work.I am sorry did not to follow your advice getting…See More
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Teresa commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test IV
"My Dear Teachers, Tanya & Danny. Thanks for your sharing this test. Below are my first attempt & have a nice weekend. 1. In the bar, I didn't recognize the guy whom was staring at me, although we had ridden the same cab. 2. We stood by…"
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Roman replied to Tanya's discussion Jeopardy Game: October in the group Let's Play Jeopardy Again!
"Is it fake diamond necklace and the character Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan?"
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Rose commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test IV
"You are mean Danny, but I know that ... meanwhile.... LOL! Here is my next attempt: 3. The committee went on working after having dinner.6. I heard someone was calling me and I looked out the window to see who it was.8. The castle is considered…"
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Danny Clark replied to Tanya's discussion Jeopardy Game: October in the group Let's Play Jeopardy Again!
"OK, I am rising the score to 1000 as you don't know the world best literature!"
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Danny Clark commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test IV
"Dear Rose, let me torture you a little, too! LOL! So, 1, 9 and 10 are correct. Now, only three sentences left uncorrected. I see, you all have great problems with using participles and the passive voice although we have posted many blogs explaining…"
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Rose commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test IV
"Comment by Rose 30 seconds ago Delete Comment Dear Tanya, I hope this is going to be my last attempt. Here you go: 1. In the bar, I didn't recognize the guy who was staring at me, although we had ridden the same cab3. After serving the dinner,…"
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Tanya commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test IV
"Take your time, dear and I hope you will show the pictures to your daughter. There were ducks on the lake but you can see their tracks only. What a pity!"
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(paraphrased Russian) Whatever you do you never do it in vain

The legend about Kiev founders

 

ONCE UPON A TIME there was a royal family of three brothers. One was named Kiy, the second was Shchek, the third was Khoriv and they had a beautiful sister called Lybid. Their parents had been killed by invaders from the East and they were searching for a place to make a new home. When they arrived at the beautiful place where Kiev is located now and saw seven majestic green hills rising above the river , Kiy chose the place as their new home. Kiy and his brothers built a boat and then sailed across the broad and mighty Dnieper River towards the high green bank on the western side. But what should be the name of the new Metropolis? Kiy's brothers and sister decided to name the new city KIEV in honor of their strong and brave elder brother, Prince Kiy. Thus it was the City of Kyiv that was founded on the last weekend in May, in the Spring of the year 482 A.D.

 

Kiy ruled on the hill which is now called Borichev, Shchek settled on the hill which is now called Shchekovitsa, and Khoriv settled on the third one which after him was called Khorevitsa. And it was thus that they founded the great city over 1,500 years ago. In ancient days this was the land of the Trypilians, Cimmerians, Scythians, Sarmatians, Alans, Antae, Roxolanians and the legendary Amazon women. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus, "the Father of History" wrote that Hercules himself had founded this land. According to the legend here was the very place, the Starokievska Hill, where the Apostle Saint Andrew, centuries earlier came as a missionary to Scythia. He had raised a cross on the hills of Kiev and predicted that here a great city would rise one day with many churches to the glory of God. And so the prophecy was fulfilled. Merchants and craftsmen from far and wide soon gathered by the Dnieper River and settled in the Podol, the lower town, which became the center of commerce. Kiev slowly grew through the centuries.


It was in 988, five centuries after the founding, that Prince Vladimer baptisized his Slavic nation. It was here, where the broad street Khreshchatik still marks the place, that the people descended from the hills into the Dnieper River to be baptisized into the Orthodox religion by Greek priests from Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire.

 

The main Ukrainian cathedral


Prince Vladimer built the Desyatina Church, and in 1036 his son, PrinceYaroslav, built Saint Sophia (Holy Wisdom) Cathedral as a sister of the famous Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. Saint Sophia in Kiev became the Mother Church of Ukraine, and for a thousand years the immortal gold mosaic wall of the Virgin Oranta has been watching over Kiev. The Mongol invasion of 1240 and many others since then did not destroy this "invinsible wall" of Kiev. St. Michael the Archangel, protected this saving remnant of Kiev golden age. It was in the year 1187 that for the first time in history the historic chronicles mention the new name “Ukraine” for the ancient name of this land, which was Rus.

 


Centuries later, in 1492, the Cossacks of Ukraine, the famous Zaporozhians, came into history as defenders of the Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian nation from Tatar, Turkish, Polish and other invaders. And as Taras Shevchenko, the great poet, said in The Dream: "The First (Tsar Peter, The Great) racked my country dear, The Second (Catherine , The Second) gave the final blow, That brought my land to utter woe...

 


Shevchenko's "sad Ukraine" has now been reborn in the world "family of free nations". And this city of Kiev, the capital of the ancient Rus, which is one of the most beautiful cities in the world today, has become the great gold-topped capital of democratic, free and independent Ukraine.

 

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Grammar Test IV

Posted on October 17, 2017 at 13:09 52 Comments

Hi, my friends! It is time to post one more grammar test, isn’t it? You know what to do! You should correct all the mistakes without changing the meaning of my sentences. This test is not easy but it is not the toughest I can propose. So, here you are!

  1. At the bar I didn’t recognize the guy stared on me despite he rode the same with me cab.
  2. We were standing by window and watched the falling down snow.
  3. Serving the dinner, the committee went on to work.
  4. I…
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Grammar Test III

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 13:00 112 Comments

Hi, everyone! Despite your not being very active on my last test, I decided to post one more as teachers never give up trying to teach you at least something. So, you know what to do, don't you? Just make my sentences correct!

Here is your task.

  1. I didn’t know was he able to answer to my question as he didn’t attend last briefing.
  2. She listened to his singing. His voice had sounded charmingly.
  3. Mother made her son don’t to lean out from window.
  4. He…
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The three little pigs or why to build wooden houses in the storm area

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 15:52 12 Comments

I believe you all know the story about the three little pigs two of whom were too lazy to built their houses with bricks. The result is well-known. If they hadn't had the third hardworking brother, they would have become a delicious dinner for a hungry wolf. But the third brother who had made his house with…

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Irma, no excuse, you made us almost homeless

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 14:23 20 Comments

Hi, my friends! I hope you will exscuse us for not being active these days. You may know that hurricane Irma hit Florida…

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At 7:00 on October 9, 2017,
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Onee-chan
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Dear my beautiful Teacher,

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At 10:03 on October 5, 2017, Hurieh said…

Dear Tanya, hi
I have an important EN exam today.
Could you answer this question?
Are these sentences true?
A: The woman who won Nobel prize is married.
B: The woman won Nobel prize is married.

A:I like fruits that smell fragrant
B: I like fruits smelling fragrant

At 8:58 on October 2, 2017,
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Onee-chan
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Dear Teacher Tanya,

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At 15:57 on August 11, 2017, Roman said…
Thank you, Tanya, i will look this link later!
At 18:07 on August 6, 2017, Hurieh said…

Dear Tanya,
I'm sorry to hear this about our dear teacher! I was kidding when I said that he was not helpful. I explained it in my former comment! Though, I'm happy he is OK after all. Danny is a respectable teacher and his absence makes every one wonder why is that. Anyways, I hope we will see him on myEC soon. Please send my special hi to him.
Bests, Hurieh

At 13:45 on August 5, 2017, Hurieh said…

Dear Tanya,

Thanks so much for your kind reply. I can confidently say that you are much more helpful than your lovely hubby Danny! hahahaha

Once I asked him to proofread my paper. He even didn't bother to send back an e-mail and make an excuse! I bet you will back him and explain that he is too busy all the time!

I'm kidding! Please send my greteast salutations to him. 

Stay happy and fine all the time.

Bests, Hurieh.

At 16:31 on July 31, 2017, Roman said…

Thank you for such good words) I am glad to meet you Tanya!

At 17:11 on July 30, 2017, ELF-Noor said…
Hi Ma'am tanya,
I hope, you are fine.
Glad to see you around..

How is Sir danny, we are really missing his presence in MyEC. I hope, He will be fine and Happy in his life.

May You both live long and happy life..^.^
Stay blessed...:)
At 3:46pm on July 28, 2017, Baho26 gave Tanya a gift
At 17:41 on June 17, 2017, Seeker said…

Hello,

I am fine. Thanks for asking!

Yes, I know Danny had left since I have read his last blog. Actually, I have not words to describe his selfless work for EC. I would like to hear from him again. I am not telling you this formally but really, it is my fervent wish. 

 
 
 

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