people we are proud of!

Yesterday my mum visited her friend in the hospital. Unfortunately, she has breast cancer!!! She got some chemotherapies and now she is bald and have to wear wig. Some days ago she was operated, and she still need one chemotherapy. Mum says that her friend is optimistic, as usually, she doesn’t panic and believe that everything will be good. I respect her and proud of her, cause she really brave and doesn’t give up in such a terrible  situation.

I decided to attach this movie, cause it’s a great example of very brave woman with breast cancer!


So, have you ever known such people? Do you proud of people, that still enjoy their lifes, even though they have such deseases?

Language of the future


Hello, my precious!

I’m happy to revive this blog in order to set an out-of-school contact with you!

Not so long ago we discussed future forms, so the question I’d like to raise first is about the language of the future. Below you’ll find 2 videos dedicated to this issue. Let’s watch them and then develop the discussion.

So what language will the world be speaking let’s say in 50 years? Will it still be mostly English or will another language (Esperanto,for example) have taken the first place by that time? What language will Ukrainians be speaking? Is there any future of the Ukrainian language?  I’m really interested in your thoughts upon this issue!

final song

Katy Perry Firework


Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting throught the wind
Wanting to start again

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards
One blow from caving in

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under scream
But no one seems to hear a thing

Do you know that there’s still a chance for you
Cause there’s a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July


Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on show ’em what your worth
Make ’em go «Oh, oh, oh!»
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you’re a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make ’em go «Oh, oh, oh!»
You’re gunna leave ’em fallin’ down-own-own


You don’t have to feel like a waste of space

You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe you’re reason why all the doors are closed
So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road

Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
And when it’s time, you’ll know

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on show ’em what your worth
Make ’em go «Oh, oh, oh!»
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you’re a firework
Come on slet your colors burst
Make ’em go «Oh, oh, oh!»
You’re gunna leave ’em fallin’ down-own-own


Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It’s always been inside of you, you, you
And now it’s time to let it through

more tips on speech giving

The following video reveals more tips on how to sound better during your speech! This man is not a perfect presenter, but still…

And here Tracy Goodwin adds some humour…

You can watch more of her videos here —

Also I’d rather you visited this page —

Since you’re going to speak (NOT read) this will be very useful:

How To Practice A Speech


How To Memorize A Speech

This advice really works! That’s what I do when I have to memorize a speech!

Management Advice:
How To Memorise A Speech Using A Mind Map

Hope, you have been patient enough to read and watch it all:))).

You will make it!

Зустріч перед відїздом=)

Ен запропонувала зустрітися перед відїздом, щоб роззнайомитися й обговорити деякі організаційні питання.

Тому пропоную зустрітися завтра, тобто в четвер, тобто 23.12.2010 (для космонавтів ;Р), о 18.00 чи трохи пізніше десь у центрі.

Прожання відписати куди-небудь(або в контакт, або тут, або СМСкою) й домовитися про місце зустрічі.

P.S. варіант зустрічі на вихідних ми не розглядаємо,навіть не вмовляйте =))))

and one more…


Does the thought of addressing a crowd—or even a few classmates or coworkers—keep you up at night? You can learn how to perform this feat without losing sleep—or your lunch.

You Will Need

A tape recorder, a video camera, or a friend
Index cards
A pen
And an audience

Step 1: Choose familiar topic

If possible, choose a topic that you’re familiar with. This will make it easier for you to feel confident and share some personal experiences. Being enthusiastic about the subject is also helpful.

Step 2: Do your research

Do your research. Make sure you have a broad understanding of the topic as well as a few facts and figures to bring up.

Don’t overdo it—people will tune out if you hit them with too many statistics. Be judicious with the numbers

Step 3: Choose main points

Choose two to three main points. You don’t need to give an exhaustive account of your topic.

Step 4: Keep it brief

Keep it brief. If you talk for too long, people’;s concentration will begin to drift, no matter how riveting you are.

Step 5: Know your audience

Know your audience. This will help you tailor your talk to fit their needs. Ask yourself what they’re hoping to get from your speech.

To establish a connection with your audience, learn the names of some of its members beforehand, and incorporate them into your talk.

Step 6: Use an outline

Use an outline. It’s best if you don’t have to read your speech verbatim. You might have to write it out initially, but when you’re ready to speak, an outline will help you remember your main points.

Write your outline on index cards, which will be less awkward than paper to flip through while you’re speaking.

Step 7: Rehearse

Rehearse. Some experts recommend memorizing your speech, while others say to present your main points but also speak off the cuff. Test both methods by using a tape recorder, video camera, or a friend who’s willing to listen.

Concentrate on what you’re actually saying so it doesn’t sound rote. Even if you’ve rehearsed every day for a month, you want it to sound spontaneous.

Step 8: Relax

When it’s time to speak, do your best to relax. If you’re in a place where you can stretch, stretch away. And breathing exercises are always useful.

Step 9:
Plant feet firmly

Plant your feet firmly—but keep your legs slightly bent to prevent locking your knees, which can lead to fainting. Make sure your upper body is aligned with your legs, and don’t sway.

Step 10: Watch your hands

Keep your hands on the podium, holding your outline, or just down at your sides—but not in your pockets. You can gesture if it helps, but be careful not to overdo it or nervously repeat the same gesture.

Step 11: Make eye contact

Maintain eye contact. Imagine that the audience are friends and family, and address them personally.

Step 12: Smile

Don’t forget to smile, unless, of course, you’re speaking on a particularly somber topic.

Step 13:
Nobody’s perfect

Remember, you don’t have to be perfect. Nobody is perfect. It’s okay to make some mistakes.

Don’t forget that the audience is on your side. They know how hard it is to speak in public and they are most likely admiring your bravery.

Step 14: Be yourself

Be yourself. You have something to bring to this topic that nobody else does, so don’t hold back from sharing some of your own experiences and knowledge.

Step 15: Use humor

Use humor when appropriate, and don̻’t be afraid to mention your shortcomings and mistakes if they help make a point. The audience will love you for it, and you just might grow to love—or at least endure—public speaking.

In a 1974 episode of The Brady Bunch, Marcia Brady advised her sister Jan to imagine that the audience was in their underwear. Hey, it’s worth a try!

another video on giving a speech!

Most of us dread making a speech to a group, but if you think of it as simple communication or helping others, you won’t be nervous.

You Will Need:
Paper and pen
Role models
Stories and metaphors
Note cards
Strong voice

Step 1: Know the subject
Know your subject and align your message with audience expectations.

Step 2: Prepare
Prepare by role-playing the speech with a cohort to challenge your points. Focus on one topic and set out your speech to cover issues.

Step 3: Write it down
Capture key elements on paper in draft, and refine and edit a day or two later. Be concise and simple, using words that are easy to pronounce.

Limit complex formulations, big words, and too many statistics in your speech to avoid losing your audience.

Step 4: Summarize
While you’re preparing, summarize your speech in one sentence to be sure you’re on point. Jot notes to trigger stories and metaphors you will use to emphasize important information.

Step 5: Emulate others
Study other speakers and absorb effective tendencies to enrich your presentation.

Allusions to people, history, or events must be brief and widely familiar.

Step 6: Practice and smile
Practice in front of a mirror, remembering to smile and gesture naturally. Outline your speech on note cards, but try to get “off book” as soon as you can so your delivery will flow.

Step 7: Project your voice
Project and modulate your voice, using emotion to telegraph key points.

As long as it’s not overdone, humor is always a good idea.

Step 8: Interact with the audience
Interact with the audience as you speak, permitting questions and moving around, keeping the presentation dynamic.

Did you know? Making a presentation in public is the no.1 fear reported by people in the U.S.