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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.
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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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…
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 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…
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!