Sunday, June 22, 2014

English: Writing. A gift from Google.

Task: You are a business manager. Write an apology email to a client about a problem with the service and how it will be resolved.

Announcement from Google

Dear clients and users,

We apologize for yesterday’S OUTAGE of our service. This is a short PIECE OF information about THE reasons of this problem.

We work constantly TO IMPROVE our services and yesterday we were switching the main cluster of THE servers for THE new one, but THE AMOUNT of electrIcity wasn’t enough in the area where we worked.    
We are awarE that the short OUTAGE of our services could make some problems for our customers. We apologize for it and as a compensation we’d like to offer for our users who HAVE BEEN USING google services more than 5 years A 50% discount for our new product “Google glass”.

We know that progresS goes through the successes and failures and we ask our customers “believe IN us”

Your Google
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

My review about movie “It’s a wonderful life”

Task: You are a famous movie critic. Write a review for a movie that you recently watched.

“It’s a wonderful life”. It sounds LIKE a very positive expression. It seems that people who keep this idea in mind never have any problems. No stress, no depression.

But this movie is not easy TO WATCH. It describES a difficult part of life. The main character there Is On the verge of committing suicide. He Is broke, he Is so angry AT himself, AT the world that he outrageS HIS family, AND his wife that he loveS very much.

And the life gIVES him a chance to see what could happen if he DIDn’t exist.

He realiseS that without lots of great deEDs which he did, the world would be different, much worse than reality.

And when he returnS to reality, many people who ARE grateful for his kind deEDs brING him money from large sumS to 1 dollar.

And he realizeS that he lived a great life, he LEARNS that from hopeless situationS, AN exit exists and kind deEDs lead to happiness.

This movie was made in 1946 by Frank Capra and IS included in the list of the WORLD’S BEST movies.

It IS A must-see.


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Saturday, June 14, 2014

English: Writing. What kind of a job do I want

Task: Write a letter to your boss requesting that you be transferred to another department at your office.

Attention to the General director of Moscow-tour Ltd Mr.Ivan Brawn
from employee of AccountING Department Anatoly Learner

Dear Mr.Brawn

I decided to write this letter after I LEARNED that programming is A much more interesting job for me than my current position.

As you know our Department  HAD A big success after we implemented A new  program for accounting. While I was working with the team of programmers, I started to realize that I WAS able to achiEve good results in programming. I tried to write some scripts on Visual Basic for printing the payment orders and my colleagues appreciated it (they have been using it for 6 months).

I believe that having two skills (accounting and programming) could be useful for our company. I AM REQUESTING the new position in our IT Department.

Thanks for your attention,
June 14TH, 2014
Russia, Moscow

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My review about the movie “Grease (1978) ”

This is an old movie. I watched it a few months ago and I remembered it. “Why is this movie still in my memory?”, I ask myself. No complex plot, nothing special in special effects … This movie is about the life of teanagers in the USA in 1958 with a traditional set of typical jokes. But, this movie is great.

First of all, this movie translated to us the atmosphere of that time in the USA. The young generation spent time dancing, riding in beautiful cars, playing in love. The Vietnam war would be in the future, people enjoyed and expected a better life and the audience can step easily into the fabulous atmosphere of that time.
Second, the performances of the songs in this movie are excellent, especially the song “Summer Nights”.

Finally, it is a gorgeous performance by the actors John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

These features made the film so unique, which allows us to place it in the category of “iconic movies”.  

Let's watch or rewatch it.


This story was corrected by the teacher Lisa

Sunday, June 8, 2014

English: Writing (June 12, 2014)

Task: You have the chance to write one letter to your favorite singer/actor/celebrity. Write a letter to him/her telling why you are his/her biggest fan.

Attention to Ms. Meg Ryan

Hello Meg,

I participated in the competition about movies and I won a prize: the possibility to write A letter to my favorite actress. It is why I dared to write a letter to you. I highlightED you aMong other actresses after watching the movie  "You've Got Mail".

This role was about an average person but you filled it WITH deep meaning . I suppose that the main idea of your character was “to be positive”. It is why this person found her happiness, AND why she was interesting for others.

I liked how you showed your emotions in this movie. They were sincere and very touchable.

Using the opportunity to write this letter, I’d like to say Thank you for this role.

I’m posting this letter to my blog and hope it could proMOTE your works in cinematograPHY for THE wide audience.

Your sincere admirer,
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Saturday, June 7, 2014

English: Writing 7/06/2014

Task: Write a letter to an investor about a new invention you have created.

Dear Sir,
I read about your successful previous projects when you set up venture companies for providing innovative ideas. THIS is ONE reason why I’m writing you.
I’d like to SUGGEST you organize the company for producing wireless headsets.  
I THINK that this gadget could be demanded by THE market. And we can make specific devices for sportsmen. Note how many people now use WIRED headsets and how uncomfortable they feel, especially when they are EXERCISING.
We have technology now and all we need: to create A very attractive design. Creating a cool image is very important. After some investment in advertising we can start our sales.
Please, let me know if this offer is interestING for you.
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