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ELF-Noor commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test III
"1. I don’t know would he able to answer my question as he didn’t attend last briefing. 2. She have listened to him singing. His voice is charming. 3. Mother should made her son to not lean out from window. 4. He felt like he need to…"
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Elen commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test III
"Dear Tanya, I read your explainations and I tried again. 1. I didn’t know if he was able to answer __ my question as he hadn’t attended the last briefing. 2. She listened to him singing. His voice sounded charming. 3. Mother made her son…"
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Onee-chan commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test III
"2) I was confused,,,also after you explained. But only after reading this...on an English site... "in fact virtually all English words that end with ‘ing’ are present participles.." I now understand. lol....."
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Onee-chan commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test III
"Are you still there, Teacher Tanya. ... :)))) 7) Ohh...:D She asked her husband with whom he was accompanied on the trip. 6) When he decided to hold a meeting for Monday, he recalled it would be a holiday."
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Tanya commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test III
"Roman, just tell me you email address in a private message."
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Tanya commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test III
"Onee, LISTEN must be followe by TO but the infinitive must be used without TO She was listening to him singing."
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Tanya commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test III
"Bet, ORGANIZE is not bad but was going is not correct for sure. Recall is a correct word. "When Nick and Peter met, Peter asked Nick how he was" is not bad but it might be much better and sounds more  natural. SHOULD is OK"
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Onee-chan commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test III
"Actually, I don't really get your explanation for number 2.  PRESENT participle?? why? listen without 'to' ?"
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Tanya commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test III
"Dear Onee, I can only hope you will do with this test before Danny returns. He is in the air now heading to Kiev. 6. No, some boss wanted to talk to his staff on Monday. So, he ____ the meeting for Monday. But later he recalled that they…"
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Onee-chan commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test III
"Wowwww.........I like difficult test. lol.... I hope I can finish this before Danny teacher comes...:D What about this.... 6. When he attended the meeting on Monday, he recalled it should have been a holiday. :D 7. She asked her husband to accompany…"
8 hours ago
Roman commented on Tanya's blog post Grammar Test III
"I want to learn it! It would be great to read in ukrainian language! Thank you very much!"
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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 III

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 13:00 64 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…

The three little pigs or why to build wooden houses in the storm area

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 15:52 13 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…


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…


Grammar Test II

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 9:44 28 Comments

Hi, my friends! I'd like to think you are waiting for one more test. Today is Day of Knowledge in my country, the beginning of the academic year. So, here I am with your new task. This test is almost the same as previous. And you know what to do, don't you? You have to correct all the mistakes in each sentence. 

  1. She had looked forward for him to come.
  2. I didn’t see his coming and scared with his voice.
  3. He stopped to study so that he would earn for…

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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…


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. 

At 4:40 on March 29, 2017, Q.CuIT said…

Hi Mrs Tanya, i want to learn group your English, you can add me in skype: quangcucntt , thank so much

At 8:24 on March 19, 2017, Onee-chan said…

Please share with Teacher Dan, one house a piece of cake. :))))

Wish you a wonderful Sunday, Teacher Tanya. :)

At 19:59 on March 8, 2017, A738a said…


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