Udalova Olga

Dear future me, I hope that you’re happy and healthy. All your dreams became true,and now you’re living on Alaska,and working as an English teacher at the local Russian school. You are wealthy and energetic young woman,maybe wife and mother. You worked hard these years,and it all paid off.

I’m still thinking that LUNN American program is a miracle that happened to you some years ago. Your very first professors, Ms.B and Miss Kate believed and supported you all way through. There were a lot of difficulties and hard decisions, but also you enjoyed your studying process. I watched movies,sang songs,cooked traditional American food. I also found true friends and wise teachers, and gained some life experience.

Keep going and stay strong!

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New words from “Dracula”

Hello everyone! Today I’d like to share some new words from my PR book “Dracula” by Bram Stoker.

  1. Transcendentalism /transɛnˈdɛntəlɪzəm/-a system developed by Immanuel Kant, based on the idea that, in order to understand the nature of reality, one must first examine and analyse the reasoning process which governs the nature of experience.
  2. Hypnotism /ˈhɪpnətɪzəm/-the study or practice of hypnosis.
  3. Abide /əˈbaɪd/- be unable to tolerate (someone or something).

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Well, if only I had a single chance to meet Dracula,I’d like to ask him this 3 questions:

Does he feel guilt about all of the disgusting things that he have done?

Does he love somebody in sincere way?

Does he want to become a Christian and be baptised?

And here I have some new words:

To shrink from smth [ʃrɪŋk] – to avoid smth (уклоняться, уходить от)

to dread [drɛd] – to feel extremely worried or frightened about something that is going to happen or that might happen (опасаться, страшиться)

unconsciously [ənˈkɑnʃəsli] – without being aware of what you are doing (неосознанно, бессознательно)

outrageous [aʊtˈreɪdʒəs] – shocking and morally unacceptable (возмутительно)

one’s heart sinks [hɑɚt] [sɪŋks] – to feel disappointed or to lose hope

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