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Un peu de Français
French
Bonjour, enchantée de faire votre connaissance.
Je m’appelle Helga.
Je viens de Russie.
J’habite à Nijni-Novgorod.
J’apprends le français depuis deux semaines.
J’apprends le français surun manuel d'auto-enseignement.
J’ai 29 ans.
Je suis étudiante.
Un de mes passe-temps est écouter de la musique française.
J’aime écouter de la musique.
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Euin bisschen Deutsch
German
Was kann ich über mich selbst erzählen?
Mein Name ist Helga.
Sie können mich einfach Helli nennen.
Ich bin 1990 geboren.
Ich bin 29 Jahre alt.
Ich bin ledig.
Ich würde viel reisen, viele Städte besuchen aber Ich kann das nicht sofort tun. Ich studiere an der Uni und ich bin die ganze Zeit beschäftigt.
Als Studentin ich kann nicht viel verdienen.
Ich studiere Polititische Linguistik. Ich mache mein Masterstudium.
Das ist sehr interessant.
Ich liebe meine Lektionen und die Referatsrunde an der Uni und Ich gehe gerne zu meiner Uni.
Ich arbeite als Lehrerin für Russisch und Englisch.
Das gefällt mir sehr gut.
Ich bin sehr schüchtern aber Ich liebe es, viel zu sprechen.
Mein Traum ist es, zu den Doktortitel in Linguistik erlangen.
Hübsch, vermögend, klug, scharfsinnig, sportlich, schmissig, sensibel, fröhlich, welterfahren und glücklich… bin ich NICHT. Aber nett und gefühlvoll bin ich trotzdem.
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Do you really like biopics?
English
I would rather prefer books than movies.
What about you?
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Any online libraries with free of charge
English
biographical books? Self-teach books, marketing, diets, programming are as well of great interest.
Especially everything new, the latest editions.
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Do you know any sites which pay for English
English
copywriting?
Except wizardwrites?
Looking for French, German, Italian sites and companies which are interested in booking original texts.
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Vocabulary Exercises,Quizzes,Word Challenges
English
Firstly I wanted to write about the best online dictionaries, but then I understood you have already heard about that.
That's why I have decided to write about the best online vocabulary quizzes, exercises and word challenges.

Probably, this site www.vocabulary.com/ makes your mouth sore. :D It is a well-known resource, pretty boring, with lots of exercises for training and boosting english vocabulary, which contains Latin and Greek roots.

Are there any other good resources for enriching our vocabulary?

Of course, there are some. I will show some powerful vocabulary builders to you.

First of all, there are some awesome vocabulary exercises from the online dictionary Collins
www.collinsdictionary.com/quiz/en/
If you click at the very top, at the black space, at the second word after the word «dictionary» (Quiz), there will be opened a page with lots of different quizzes: grammar quizzes, commonly confused words quizzes, thematic word lists quizzes, as well as exercises in other languages (German grammar exercises, French, Italian, Spanish, and even training Chinese characters. All the exercises are divided into groups and you can easily find what you need.

The next one, my favourite resource is Merriam-Webster www.merriam-webster.com/word-games

You can enrich your vocabulary a lot, doing exercises at this site. Over here is a lot that waits to be done for a studious learner: spelling exercises, weekly challenges of the most difficult words, true or false exercises, name that thing exercises.

Besides, there is one more very practically-applicable, useful and interesting site.
www.ldoceonline.com/exercise/
Longman-Pearson Online Dictionary.
Over there is a great deal of amazing exercises, for training vocabulary (idioms, phrasal verbs, collocations, and more) grammar exercises, international exams exercises (CAE, FCE, CPE, IELTS, PTE, TOEIC) and even for training pronunciation and listening skills. Is not it amazing, huh?
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Practicing Speaking Onilne
English
What kind of sites do you know for practicing speaking online?
Please, free of charge.
I know this site:
www.free4talk.com/
What kind of other ones do you know?
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The Best English Grammar Books (Intermediate)
English
  1. Intermediate Grammar Games (Photocopiable ELT Games and Activities Series) Paperback – 13 Feb 2003
  2. Hill Shirley Ann, Freeman Michael Lacey. Change up! Intermediate Grammar Plus
  3. Hadfield J. Intermediate Grammar Games
  4. Inside Out Intermediate Grammar Companion
  5. Laser intermediate grammar bank (B1)
  6. SpeakOut Intermediate Grammar practice Extra
  7. Life Intermediate-Grammar Practice Worksheets
  8. Focus 3 Intermediate Grammar Quizzes / Vocabulary Quizzes/Pearson Longman, 2016
  9. Jackson Andy, Jackson Audrey. Intermediate Grammar Worksheets. Photocopiable resource
  10. Chalker Sylvia. Intermediate Grammar Workbook 3
  11. Grammar Practice for Intermediate Students. Student's Book/ 3rd edition. — Pearson Education Limited, 2007. — 195 p.
  12. Grammar Genius. Student's Book
  13. Thomson A.J., Martinet A.V. A Practical English Grammar
  14. Carling M., Jervis S. Grammar Time 3
  15. Evans Virginia, Dooley Jenny. On Screen B1. Workbook & Grammar Book/Express Publishing, 2015.
  16. McCarthy M., McCarten J., Clark D., Clark R. Grammar for business
  17. Bolton David, Goodey Noel. English Grammar in Steps
  18. Paterson Ken. Oxford Living Grammar. Intermediate
  19. Eastwood John. Oxford Practice Grammar with Answers
  20. Murphy Raymond, Altman Roann. English grammar in use: Reference and Practice for Intermediate students
  21. Simon Péter. The Grammaring Guide to English Grammar with Exercises
  22. Practice Makes Perfect Intermediate English Grammar for ESL Learners (Practice Makes Perfect Series) by Robin Torres-Gouzerh
  23. ESL Intermediate/Advanced Grammar (English as a Second Language Series) by Munoz Page, Mary Ellen and Gras Ph.D., Dr. Steven Michael
  24. ESL Grammar: Intermediate & Advanced Premium Edition with e-Flashcards (English as a Second Language Series) by Munoz Page, Mary Ellen
  25. MacMillan English Grammar in Context. Intermediate
  26. Understanding and Using English Grammar with Audio CDs and Answer Key (4th Edition) by Betty S. Azar and Stacy A. Hagen
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Your Favourite Songs in German
German

Matthias Reim Du bist mein Glück
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The Best German Textbooks
German
The best textbooks of the German language: A review. Part I.
There are a great deal textbooks of German now. From Russian publishers, Belorussian, Ukrainian, French, American as well as original German editions, such as from Goethe Institute or Klett Verlag.
They are all not ideal. Practically in all the textbooks there are grammar or orthographical mistakes, some old-fashioned and rarely used constructions and clichés. Sometimes there are even mistakes in explanation of grammar rules. I will try to describe shortly the best textbooks which I use and which my students like a lot.

Daf Kompakt A1-B1
A super-duper textbook, I would say. There are 3 levels: A1, A2 and B1. Some themes are repeated on different levels and often some specific topic is described in more details with new words and grammar in the new level. In this textbook all the skills are trained: Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing as well as Grammar and Vocabulary. There are lot of interesting texts, small and big, lots of real examples of letters, emails, announcements. All the texts are separated in several smaller ones, which makes reading easier. There are a lot of listening exercises. Besides, there is a Workbook which can be used for improving all the skills. At the end of every chapter all the information is summarized, there is a vocabulary and grammar list.

Begegnungen
One of my favorite textbooks which I always advise as for beginners and for Advanced. The topics are really interesting, and all the materials are well presented: topics, vocabulary, phrases, some small grammar pieces, which are connected with the topics.
Exercises and texts are interesting, and at the site of the publisher there are a lot of additional exercises for all the levels (for these textbooks).
These textbooks are used in Goethe-Institute and Studienkollegs. Besides, this textbook is good because it is “user-friendly.” You can easily find anything you want and use that as a cheat sheet where you can always check the necessary words and grammar. However, there is one detail: this textbook is a bit complicated for self-study. Grammar themes can be located in different chapters, that’s why it can be difficult to pass that a page after page. Sometimes I have to change the order of studying chapters, depending on the group of my students.
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