Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day


February 12, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with two Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore and Andrew Brož . This session was devoted to St. Valentine’s Day. There were 15 people, among them students and teachers. We watched presentation which dealt with history of this holiday, traditions of celebrating and peculiarities. There was an interesting discussion about the aim and main idea of this day. We also ate sweets and were surrounded by the romantic atmosphere of red hearts.
The visitors were interested in the way of celebrating Valentine’s Day in the USA and compared it with Ukrainian’s.  
Recently this holiday gains more and more popularity among Ukrainians and especially among youth.




Valentine’s Day is a great holiday for couples and everyone who is in love in all countries all over the world.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Doing TOEFL

Every time before  the meeting of the Speaking club we practice TOEFL tests and activities with Peace Corps Volunteer. It became very popular among the club visitors. We read texts, do different grammar tests, discuss  various topics and speak on aspects and peculiarities of TOEFL itself. Recently we began doing free-write.  Club members enjoy this activity very much. It turned out to be very useful for them and after some time practicing we got good results.














                                                         

Skype session.American slang&idioms


February 5, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with two Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore and Andrew Brož . This time we had Skype session with another Peace Corps Volunteer Charlie from Doneck and Kimberley from the USA. It was devoted to American slang and idioms. There were 22 people, among them students, pupils and teachers.
We had an interesting talk with native speakers who gave us information concerning common slang words and expressions from different topics and spheres of life so that the visitors got the idea of the language American youth speaks. Firstly a word or expression was given to the audience and everyone had to guess what that meant. Then we were given the right answer and after discussed it relating to Ukrainian. The club members knew many interesting and useful expressions and improved their knowledge in such way. It was also very useful to communicate with native Americans and to get acquainted with their everyday communication.

 I must say this session had a very big success.