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Jubilee

Which word is more common for English speakers ‘jubilee’ or ‘anniversary’? Maybe they both are, but they are using in different way? In...
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Jun 25, 2018 15:10
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The Farthest Shore

The Farthest Shore is a story from series of fantasy books written by the American writer Ursula Le Guin (she had gone in that January). ...
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Jun 25, 2018 01:52
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Handwriting

I always had an illegible handwriting. I often could understand my own writing not without difficulty. And I always prone to write in min...
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Jun 24, 2018 00:57
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The Flight

It was a business trip. In the night of the end of October, we arrived to Astana by the train. Out of here, we would move on by plane. No...
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Jun 21, 2018 19:28
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The Shapito-Show (Шапито-Шоу)

The Шапито Шоу is a movie by… some director. I don’t know it and I think, I won’t look up it in Wikipedia, if someone will have wanted, (...
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Jun 20, 2018 15:36
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Thunderstorm

It’s summertime. It’s already the middle of June. Sun scorches the land relentless, poplar fluff(fly?) are flying in the air, cumulus c...
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Jun 18, 2018 20:03
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Reading

Russians speakers advise literature for Russian learners and often offer something like “The Best of…” – Dostoevsky, Tolstoy etc. Sometim...
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Jun 14, 2018 14:44
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Hypochondria and Thanatophobia

Sometimes entries about hypochondria fetch out on Lang-8. Men usually publish them (to tell more truly, only men). This is subject close ...
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Jun 13, 2018 14:42
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The Onion With native lang

(Луковка) “The Onion” is a proverb told by Katherina, a character from “Brothers Karamazov”. An angry woman has died and go to hell. He...
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Jun 12, 2018 13:38
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We All Under God.

One of my neighbors very liked a loud music. And it was very difficult to talk to him – it was wain to explain to him - the guy just love...
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Jun 8, 2018 16:50
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Superstitions

If in midnight you come alone in snug place bringing with you bread, salt and water you can summon a little magic creature that grants yo...
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Jun 6, 2018 16:05
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Ivan

Ivan was a vagabond. He was born sometime in 40s. I don’t know where and how he became an orphan. It was the bleak time: the WW2 exhauste...
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Jun 4, 2018 15:15
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Old Religions, New Religions and God’s Shadow (my discursive thoughts)

I ran into an expression ‘God’s shadow’ (I start from the end) in an article a while ago. Aleksandr Men was an author of the article prob...
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May 30, 2018 18:39
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Yuriy Villiamovich Kozlov (William(!)ovich). The Desert of Adolesence

I’v been trying to find a book long ago. It’s «Пустыня отрочества» (Юрий Козлов). The book was in … Well, there’s I need make digression ...
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May 28, 2018 17:36
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Competition and Rabbits

Competition, is it good or bad? American scantiest Jared Diamond, in his book ‘Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies’ (hav...
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May 22, 2018 19:05
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The Soft Denial

I watched some video from TED TALKS. I rarely watch videos in English, because I don’t practise listening to English and I never practise...
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May 21, 2018 14:50
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The Wasps

How do you feel about wasps? How do you feel about insects in general? You know, some people like spiders, cockroaches or snakes (and s...
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May 15, 2018 16:58
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Playing football in the Rain

The weather is wretched today. The morning was dreary. It was raining and windy. I was late for work - today we are working for Monday. N...
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Apr 28, 2018 16:16
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About Movies

I’d been working in a video store in end 90-th. Once in the video store came a man and asked me to give him something especial, something...
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Apr 26, 2018 18:27
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Wolf and Lamb (the fable by Krylov translated into prose by me) With native lang

In history of humanity we found a thousands of instances where a defenseless person is always guilty against a powerful one. However, we ...
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Apr 24, 2018 14:49 Humor