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  • West Midlands
  • United Kingdom
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Hi everyone

Welcome to my little corner of the EC site. My name is Ali. Everyone I know calls me Ali. (Yes, I know it's a male name in my many countries, my full name is Alison).

My name may seem unusual to some of you, if you click on the following link you will perhaps understand it a little better.

Explaining my name

I'm a native-English speaker and can often be found in the chat room here on EC. 

Please be aware that my day - like yours - is only 24 hours long and I couldn't possibly speak on Skype with everyone who ever asks.

Please don't ask me if a refusal will upset you. 

As many people often ask if I use FaceBook, I decided to create a page there. If you know me and want to keep in touch, please "like" the page.

You can find it here



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Profile Information

Native English Speaker
English level
Other languages spoken
Arabic, Other
Skype user?
Favourite book, movie, song/band etc [in English!]
I adore poetry books.

I attend many music gigs and festivals and enjoy music in practically all genres. Live music is the best.
My Favourite Saying(s) [in English!]
Ever stop to think and forget to start again?

I'm not "over the hill"; I don't even remember being on top of it.
Despite the high cost of living, it remains popular.

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At 8:03 on June 26, 2014, Mr. Bob said…

Hi Ali,

I just saw your post about nearly finishing the MA. Do you have a thesis defense and all of that formality left to complete?  Anyway best of luck with it.  I left Saudi Arabia last year and moved to Japan. I haven't been that regular here either. My first 6 months in Japan had me buried in work and learning how the culture works. Now things are going smoothly and I have time to work with some people who want to improve their English.

Please stay in touch.   :)

At 7:14 on October 11, 2013, ajith pushpakumra said…

please help me to improve my English  my skype id ajithpushpakumara1     Add me


At 19:29 on July 9, 2012, PARSHA said…

Hi Alison

This is Parsha from India... I want to learn to speak fluent English.. Will you help me pls.. If you like please give me your skype Id

Thank you



At 10:13 on July 5, 2012, Ehab Nassif said…

Hello Ali

How are you ?

I hope that you are good 

I want to be one of your friends

What is your opinion ?

many thanks for you 

bye bye 

At 1:34 on June 29, 2012, rais ahmed said…
Hi....... Add me
At 14:27 on May 12, 2012, sweety said…

congratulations for being a star member :)

At 13:49 on May 7, 2012, Zahra said…

Congratulations to be a featured member here. You do deserve it.

Have a beautiful time


At 8:59 on May 1, 2012,

Hello Ali 

On being the Star of the month


At 8:02 on May 1, 2012,



At 6:12 on May 1, 2012,

Hi Ali,

  Congratulations! For being the Star member for this month. : )

Ali's Blog

Full of good intentions

Posted on April 13, 2015 at 19:26 3 Comments

I went to the supermarket this morning and bought lots of items ready to make lots of dishes for the freezer. My intention was to make a curry, a lasagne, a cowboy pie and a casserole. It didn't happen!

Instead, I made the big mistake of picking up a book, before long my enthusiasm for cooking had disappeared.

Tomorrow I will cook - that is, unless I pick up my book again. 

I enjoy cooking but it's such a long time since I've read for pleasure (I graduated from a MA (Master…


English weather

Posted on April 12, 2015 at 16:13 3 Comments

Talking about the weather is a very common conversation in England. The weather is very changeable and therefore there is always something to say about it.

Last week it was sunny and warm for the first time this year; today it is pouring with rain and is much colder.

Some times in the year we can experience four seasons in one day: spring, summer, autumn and winter.

If you ever visit England and are standing in a queue for a bus or train, and you want to start a conversation,…


I passed! What next?

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 19:49 2 Comments

Hello Everyone,

I passed my MA (Masters) degree, which I'm very pleased about. I don't graduate until April. The first week in April is going to be a very busy week: I will graduate on the 1st, it is the Christian festival of Easter in the same week, Good Friday is on the 3rd and Easter Sunday is on the 5th, to top it all, my birthday is on the 4th - what a week that will be!

So what next?

I'm considering studying for a Ph.D. (Doctorate - or Doctor of Philosophy). I…


I've been busy

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 9:57 6 Comments

Over the last 18 months I've been studying for a MA degree and the work involved has kept my visits to the English Club to a minimum. 
I still haven't completed the degree, but I am very close to completion.
One day soon I will be able to write blogs more often and possibly even chat in the chat room.

Hello to all my friends; I hope you haven't forgotten about me!


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