||[Aug. 2nd, 2006|10:56 pm]
You have probably read about the idea.
It first came to reality thanks to one of LJ users (I know his name - it's Dima -but I forgot the nickname, so, if you could help me with it - I'd really appreciate) who suggested we could meet in one of the conference rooms of his company in TA.
As at our first meetng the teacher was unaccessible we decided to stay at a cafe - coffee is tasty there, as well as cakes.
So, each of us briefly introduced him/herself, and we proceeded speaking about our hobbies and things we like.
It turned out none of us remembered how to say "загадывать" in English (I supposed there was no exact equivalent and said it would be something like "think of..." Later checked it and it really looks like I was right)
Then we discussed what each of those who came was expecting from the meetings.
The product of our joint effort was the following
- there should be a certain goal clearly set at each meeting (e.g. actively use 10 new idioms by the end of it )
- there should be a certain topic at each meeting
- the participants will make presentations
- the focal point will be to actively use phrasal verbs and idioms
- we will play games.
If I forgot anything you are welcome to add to the list.
The second meeting was with a teacher and later some of us proceeded with it at the caffee (Have I mentioned the cakes?)
the result was:
I thought it was "a staircase/stairwell run", but upon looking it up in the dictionary found out it was just a staircase :-/
my idea was something close to "commemoration", actually it was - "a commemoration day"
Now try to guess what we were speaking about.
There was a third word, however, I don't remember it...
After both meetings I was really happy - first and foremost a start was given to the idea; secondly , I really appreciated the company of extremely bright, intelligent and nice people. (personally I learnedquite a lot - not only about English, but about other things)
Please, check the schedule and the topic of our next meeting.