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behnam March 17th 2010 Dear Negin, Ghazal, Cathy, Minh, Ahmad, and other friends who belong to this circle of friends, How are you doing? I hope everything is going well with you. This is just to let you know that I've missed you terribly. Would you please put a message and make me aware of your health and mood? This is sixth thousand post. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my friends for their attempts and efforts to increase the number of posts, and then to make one of the longest thread in the world. Thank you very much indeed. I wonder if Clare; our main teacher and the runner of this powerful site, could read this post and would let me know if 'sixth thousand' is grammatically correct or not? I am very much looking forwards to hearing from you as soon as possible. All the best, Behnam, 17 March 2010

mortaza.abtahi March 17th 2010

Hello Rosa, Thank you for sending me a nice message! I am very happy that you do not leave this place. It would be great if you could write regularly, but the important part is that you never give up writing! As you said, we are, AGIAN, in holidays because of new year vacation. In Iran, new year vacation, for students and teachers, starts from March 20 and it lasts until April 3. Pretty long vacation, isn't it? However, other employees should start their work in new year from March 25. To be honest, I do not miss my students! But I do miss my work and its beautiful environment. Why I don't miss my students? Well, maybe it is because they usually do not satisfy me with their learnings.

So, how is it going there, Rosa? Seems you are very busy with your work and teaching. How are your students? Do you still teach those adult students? Have they taken any exam in your class? If so, what was the results? Was it very good, good or fair?!?! Hope to hear from you very soon. All the best, Mortaza, March 17, 2010.

mortaza.abtahi March 17th 2010

Dear Behnam, Thank you my friend for being very nice to me and all other friends. It is a great honor, to me, to be a member of this thread and participate in its discussions. Writing in English everyday requires a good discipline; actually, I congratulate you for being such a self-discipline man so that you are a good leader in this group. Have a very good time, and happy new year to you, in advance. Mortaza, March 17, 2010.

mortaza.abtahi March 17th 2010

Dear Mohsen, How are you? So, lots of people come to your home to visit you and your family for new year blessing and you should provide lots of Ajeal and fruits to entertain them? This means that you already are a blessed man! As we, Iranians, believe, when a guest come to our home he/she brings affluence to the family and when he/she leave our home he/she take affliction outside the family. So you are a lucky man. Since non of our relatives live in Damghan, each year we travel to Mashad and Kashmar

[!!] to visit our families. So, during all the new year vacation, we are guests and they are hosts. This yields that I do not have to provide anything; we just need to make ourselves ready to eat and ea (lol). Here also Pistachio is very expensive but not that expensive as in Esfahan. Since I have not bought it recently I cannot tell the exact price. I can assure you that in case we come to Esfahan to visit this beautiful city and come to your house for several days and nights[!], I will bring you some Pistachio as souvenir. Good luck, Mortaza, March 17, 2010.

Andrew March 17th 2010 Hello Mortaza, yes, an ability to memorize things and just to keep in mind all the lot of details of our daily activity fades day by day since our teens. That is why one should use special training in order that to make brains working in operation mode. Some extreme sport like permanent writing on this very thread would be one of the most effective ways to solve few tasks at a time: to improve English, to improve speech itself (you know, one who can say nothing in his native language will never say anything in foreign too) to make gray matter of brain work in operation mode:))))

Please don't overestimate MY vocabulary - I get much from dictionaries as well:) Best wishes, Andrew P.S. Have you watched "A Good Year"? What a good movie it is!:) Have you something to recommend for watching?

elham_z March 17th 2010 Dear friends Thanks again one more time. I read all your posts carefully several times. There is something I am sure 100 % about. I don't hate my cousin at all but I don't like

him either. I think if I loved him I had to look for reasons. And I cant force myself to love him because he loves me. According to my personality, I know very well what kinds of people I may fall in love with. I believe it is not that if someone expresses his love for me, I may hate him now but I would fall in love with him later or maybe I like him deep down and I don't know myself. I don't say it cant happen. NO. It is possible. But it is not a rule. Marina is right. Actually it is true that when you realize someone loves you, you have a good feeling. It is natural that I may get used to it. I am certain that I never forget who first expressed his love for me and I am sure hi himself never forget his first love. I am honest with myself. Maybe someday (and I wish this day comes very very soon) by knowing his love for someone else I feel ...... . I really found no adjective. I respect his love for ever. This is all the sense I have about it. Mayby dear Behnam says you are fantasizing about love but I escape from those just having a crush on somebody. I dare to say I am looking for a worthwhile long-term relationship. It doesn't matter at all if we feel some special sense about several persons during our youths. It has happened to all of us. But as Behnam has written to Setayesh it is a feeling of hunger. It is natural that when we are looking for something , during our way we may stop a lot of times and doubt it might be the one I were looking for. As I believe nothing is accidental, even those are sent to our lives for they carry a special mission. To giving rational reasons for not liking him, I can say I don't like him. I see no reason to love him.. I have understood him very well. But I am confident he never can enter my world. It is not bad enough. I don't expect all people to understand me. And since I know him well I am sure he himself would get upset seeing he cant make me happy and is not my true mate. I don't know if I was wrong to feel some sense of responsibility for his sorrow. All I wish is that he finds his true soul mate and be happy both together. Maybe I have to never appear to his sight again. In case you have any extra opinions coming to your minds while reading my post , they would be welcomed with open arms. I get so happy to know about them. Thank you for reading, Elham

elham_z March 17th 2010 Dear friends Thanks again one more time. I read all your posts carefully several times.

There is something I am sure 100 % about. I don't hate my cousin at all but I don't like him either. I think if I loved him I had to look for reasons. And I cant force myself to love him because he loves me. According to my personality, I know very well what kinds of people I may fall in love with. I believe it is not that if someone expresses his love for me, I may hate him now but I would fall in love with him later or maybe I like him deep down and I don't know myself. I don't say it cant happen. NO. It is possible. But it is not a rule. Marina is right. Actually it is true that when you realize someone loves you, you have a good feeling. It is natural that I may get used to it. I am certain that I never forget who first expressed his love for me and I am sure hi himself never forget his first love. I am honest with myself. Maybe someday (and I wish this day comes very very soon) by knowing his love for someone else I feel ...... . I really found no adjective. I respect his love for ever. This is all the sense I have about it. Mayby dear Behnam says you are fantasizing about love but I escape from those just having a crush on somebody. I dare to say I am looking for a worthwhile long-term relationship. It doesn't matter at all if we feel some special sense about several persons during our youths. It has happened to all of us. But as Behnam has written to Setayesh it is a feeling of hunger. It is natural that when we are looking for something , during our way we may stop a lot of times and doubt it might be the one I were looking for. As I believe nothing is accidental, even those are sent to our lives for they carry a special mission. To giving rational reasons for not liking him, I can say I don't like him. I see no reason to love him.. I have understood him very well. But I am confident he never can enter my world. It is not bad enough. I don't expect all people to understand me. And since I know him well I am sure he himself would get upset seeing he cant make me happy and is not my true mate. I don't know if I was wrong to feel some sense of responsibility for his sorrow. All I wish is that he finds his true soul mate and be happy both together. Maybe I have to never appear to his sight again. In case you have any extra opinions coming to your minds while reading my post , they would be welcomed with open arms. I get so happy to know about them. Thank you for reading, Elham

behnam March 17th 2010

IRANIAN FESTIVAL Iranian festival of fire, "Chaharshanbe Suri", is held on the eve of the last Wednesday of the Persian calendar year. This year, the ritual falls on the night of March 16. The festival is a prelude to "Nowrouz", the Persian New Year that starts on March 21 and marks the arrival of spring. Chaharshanbeh Suri is an ancient Iranian festival dating at least back to 1700 BCE of the early Zoroastrian era. During the festival, bonfires are lit in public places with the help of fire and light, it is hoped for enlightenment and happiness throughout the coming year. People leap over the flames, shouting: 'Sorkhi-ye to az man; Zardi-ye man az to" which means "Give me your beautiful red colour; And take back my sickly pallor!" With the help of fire and light symbols, the people welcome to the arrival of springs longer days. Many of them specially children wrap themselves in shrouds symbolically re-enacting the visits. By the light of the bonfire, they run through the streets banging on pots and pans with spoons called "Gashog-Zani" to beat out the last unlucky Wednesday of the year, while they knock on doors to ask for treats. In order to make wishes come true, it is customary to prepare special foods and distribute them on this night. Noodle Soup (Ash) a filled Persian delight, and mixture of seven dried nuts and fruits, pistachios, roasted chic peas, almond, hazelnuts, figs, apricots, and raisins. The ancient Iranians celebrated the last 10 days of the year in their annual obligation feast of all souls. They believed the guardian angels for humans and also the spirits of dead would come back for reunion. These spirits were entertained as honored guests in their old homes, and were bidden a formal ritual farewell at the dawn of the New Year. The tenday festival also coincided with festivals celebrating the creation of fire and humans. In Sasanian dynastic era the festival was divided into two distinct pentads, known as the lesser and the greater Pentad, or Panji as it is called today. Gradually the belief developed that the 'Lesser Panji' belonged to the souls of children and those who died without sin, whereas 'Greater Panji' was truly for all souls. Iranians today still carry out the spring-cleaning and set up bon fires for only one night on the last Tuesday of the year. Young and old will leap over the fires with songs and gestures of merriment. This festival was not celebrated on this night and in this manner before Islam and might be a combination of different rituals to make them last. Wednesday in Islamic tradition represents a bad omen day with unpleasant consequences. This is contrary to Zoroastrian cosmology where all days were sacred and named after a major deity. By celebrating in this manner, Iranians were able to preserve the ancient tradition. The festival is celebrated on Tuesday night to make sure all bad spirits are chased away and Wednesday will pass uneventfully. In rural areas and remote villages flames are still burnt all night on the rooftops and outside the homes, though people have no idea what this is all about. The festivities start in the early evening. Children and fun seeking adults, wrap themselves in shrouds symbolically re-enacting the visits by the departed spirits. They run through the streets banging on pots and pans with spoons or spoon banging to beat out the last unlucky Wednesday of the year. They will knock on doors while covered and

in disguise and ask for treats. The practices are very similar to Halloween, which is a Celtic version of similar festivals celebrated throughout the area in ancient times. It is believed that wishes will come true on this night, reminiscent of ancient traditions. Wishes are made and in order to make them come true, it is customary to prepare special foods and distribute them on this night. Another routine of the Chaharshanbeh Suri festival is the Iranian version of Trick or Treating associated with the Western Halloween night. Flocks of often young trick or treaters, hidden under a traditional Chador (veil) go from door to door banging a spoon against a metal bowl asking for treats or money. In the past few years, this festival has departed from original tradition. Many people, especially the youth, have celebrated it in a wrong way by using firecrackers all around the city. The explosion could be heard from everywhere. This situation provides risk of serious injury and recompense. Source: Tehran Times All the best, Behnam, 17 March 2010

behnam March 17th 2010 Hi Nastaran, Hi Soheila, How are you? I hope you are fine. This is just to let you know that I've missed you a lot. Please do not lose contact with this thread. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 17 March 2010

behnam March 17th 2010 Eeeeeeeeeee, what I terrible mistake! Dear Setayesh, I am glad that your tooth stops aching, or I am glad that your tooth doesn't ache! Oh my God! What is going to happen to me and my mind? SO SORRY FOR MAKING SUCH A TERRIBLE MISTAKE! May God bless me. Please pray for me. :):):):) All the best, Behnam, 17 March 2010

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setayesh March 17th 2010 Hi Behnam, Don't mention my dear brother, I completely understood you. It was a funny mistake that shows omiting a word in a sentence how much can chenge its meaning. I'm thinking about your question and trying to manage my mind in order to answer it. So I will answer it sooner or later. It was just to let you know, I read your post as soon as you posted it All the Best, Setayesh

setayesh March 17th 2010 Dear Rosa, How are you my dear spanish friend? I wish all is well with you. Thanks a lot for your quick reply and so sorry for being late in answering. Yes, dear we are now on holiday. All my classes finished last Sunday at university. We will continue studying after holidays. I was thinking to write you about Charshanbe suri, one the old traditional festivals in Iran before Nowrooz, but I saw that our friend Behnam has put a complete article about our festivals. So he made the situation easy for me. Dear Rosa, as Behnam said, Charshanbe suri is a kind of fire celebration. The last Wednesday of the year is when people, Iranians gather in streets of almost every city of the country or at the yards of their houses . Making fire and jumping over it. Today is the last Wendnesday of this year, We usually celebrate it at Tuesday night since the tomorrow is the last Wendnesday. Some people celebrate it tonight, and some other people celebrate both nights. Some families hold great parties at wendnesday's night which is full of music and dancing and enjoying themselves. But last night we didn't do all I and behnam mentioned, for my family being happy by gathering together, enjoying ourselves by special nuts that is called Ajil,listening to the music and reviewing our last year good memories is enough.

last night I thought about you alot. I wished you were here at this period of year, then we could party all ceremonies together. hope to hear from you soon All the best, Setayesh

metzean March 17th 2010

Dear Cathy , Clare , Elham , Ghazal , Kamelia , Marina,Maryam , Nastaran , Negin, Rosa , Sohiela , Stayesh , Veronica, On occasion of new year in Iran (1389) I wish you a prosperous ,healthy and happy new year to all of you. I have honor to present all of you 13 gifts and the gifts are 13 cars in 13 colors , The latest Ford company Car production.I hope you accept it and enjoy driving it when you wear a smoky glass and driving in 200 kms/h in new avenue of Rasht-Ghazvin., the final destination is Kelardasht villa, The jangle in mountainous slope in one side and seaside in other side.what a beautiful scenery. I should mention it that I never bought the American brands before ,but this time is different. The Ford company has been bankrupted, the company could n't pay its employees wages ,so they couldn't afford to stay in business. I decide to help them ,Maybe by purchasing 13 cars ,13 wages will be paid ,the employees are innocent people who became a toy of their government mistakes. We share our happiness with people. Mohsen

behnam March 18th 2010 Hi Rosa, How are you? How are things my YOUNG friend? :):):) I hope everything is going well with you. Thank you for posting lovely posts. Once I wrote something about my New Years's Resolutions. Next year (we are still in old year. New year will come on 21st. of March! :):):)) I will carry on IELTS-oriented practising English, will do exercise one hour a day ( one hour walk in the afternoon or maybe evening), and will strengthen my friendship through writing actively in this thread. The other day (on Tuesday 16th of March) I had an IELTS exam (not a real exam which we must take in the British consul) in order to be recognized my level at four skills; speaking, listening, reading, and writing. It is a sort of self-evaluating to know your weaknesses and strengthens in the English language. Last weak I took verbal exam (speaking). My mark was 6 out of 9. It means that I must practise speaking. Written exam (including listening, reading, and writing) was interesting and instructive. It took 3 hours. Dear Rosa, since Kamelia is my English teacher in Iran, I have to give a report to her, so I hope you don't mind if I tell her the rest of story. :):):) If you are interested in knowing more about the story please read my post to Kamelia, which will come soon! :):):) hehehehe, jajajaja, jejejeje, lol :)):)):))=))=))=)) Thank you for reading. I hope to hear more from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 18 March 2010

behnam March 18th 2010 Hi Kamelia, How are you doing? I hope all is well with you. Where are you? I've missed you and your posts. Dear Kamelia, I was telling dear Rosa the story of my self-evaluating IELTS test (azmune taeen sath). For me that is a duty to give a report on it to you. If you are interested in knowing what I've so far told dear Rosa about the story, please read my post to her. :):):):) hehehehehe loool The first written (katbi) exam was listening. It took 1 hour. There were four sections to

the listening module. There were 40 questions altogether. The audio lasted approximately 30 minutes. During the test, they gave us time to read the questions before we heard the audio. As we were listening, we could write our answers in our test booklet. At the end of each section, they gave us 30 seconds to check our answers. When the audio finished, they gave us 10 minutes to transfer our answers from our test booklet to the official answer sheet. It wasn't difficult at all, but I wasn't familiar with it. In other words, it seems difficult for me, but I realised that IELTS test will be easy if I get the hang of it. This is a very important point. We must know how to deal with IELTS test. In the first section of the listening module, a women was speaking to a policeman, giving some information to him about two men who had robbed an old lady stealing her bag. I understood it completely, but can you believe that I had some spelling mistakes! For example, the woman said, " ...the younger one was about 27, slim build, and had curly hair...) Can you believe that I wrote 'curvy' rather than 'curly'?!!! Ah, I wrote curvy whereas I had used this word more than 100 times for describing my friends hair. What made me write 'curvy' instead of 'curly'? I don't know! I understood that writing in this thread covers four skills completely. You should know if you don't care about spelling you lose score. We had to spell words correctly!!! Another important point which is VERY important should be made that there were no grammar points, no phrasal verbs, no idioms, no proverbs, no difficult expressions, no sayings! It was a very simple test, but a very tricky one at the same time. The questions were standard. The test booklet and answer sheet had a mark of the British Council at the bottom of the pages. Dear Kamelia, if you are interested in knowing more about my IELTS test, for example what I did to the reading and writing modules please let me know. I should take this ideal opportunity to tell my friends and people who visit this thread and read this post that I am ready to give you details information about IELTS test. Please do not hesitate to write me. Thank you for reading. I hope to hear more from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 18 March 2010

sweetsmile March 18th 2010 Hi dear Behnam and other friends thanks alot u still remember me ,i appreciate u and appologize u that i dont answer the posts u mention to me,as u know some problems occured that i am not able to write here,but believe me i read all post here daily and enjoy them, i have missed u all good luck Nastaran

Clare March 18th 2010 Hi Behnam Congratulations on making this probably the longest thread ever, anywhere! It would be "the six thousandth post" I think, or even "the sixth thousandth post". But the "th" after "six" wouldn't be pronounced, as the next word starts with "th". Hi Mohsen Thank you very much for the Ford car. What colour is it? -Clare, english-at-home.com

Andrew March 18th 2010 Not Ford dear Clare. It's actually a Jag. Spotty I guess..

Bluegreen March 18th 2010 Dear all lovely friends here, Hiiiiii.how are you?This is just a note to let you know I'm still alive out here LOOL I'd write to you all soon,I checked that some friends came here after a long time,like Veronica,Morteza and Nastaran,welcome back dear friends.I wish you all joy and health. I'll write soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

metzean March 19th 2010 Dear Clare, Yours is azure , hope you fond it. Andrew ,Jog and Spotty are Rusian modle which are produced under Ford license ,aren't they? B.R Mohsen 603

behnam March 19th 2010 Hi my Iranian friends and people who are Iranian and follow us regularly, Happy New Year to YOU and to your family. I hope this year brings you happiness and prosperity. I wish you happiness, peace in mind and prosperity. As you know, there are still 2 days left to have New Year, so it may make you wonder why Behnam is in a hurry! You are right, but you should know that the world isn't predictable and it has got colourful character! I don't know what will happen to me in the afternoon, in tomorrow, etc! In the morning you are someone's hope, but in the afternoon you are black sheep. Oh Behnam, forget it. Stay happy AND healthy. All the best, Behnam, 19 March 2010

behnam March 19th 2010 Hi Clare, Thanks for the reply. I am just a member of this wide circle of friends. Undoubtedly, your help and support make us gather together and have this long thread. Thank you for all you have done for us. Thank you very much indeed.

All the best, Behnam, 19 March 2010

setayesh March 19th 2010 Hi Behnam,? How is it going? I hope you are in a very good mood, happy, healthy and everything ?going well with you. And sorry for being late in answering.? Although I thought about your question a lot, I'm still thinking it is a very general ?question. So I can state my opinion just by considering some aspects of it and only by ?approaching ?to it from only one angle, however, we need to look at this issue from ?different angles.? I think in the world where LOVE can convert to HATERD, HATERED also can convert ?to LOVE.? I may be criticized ?and said" The love which finally converts to hatred, was not love from ?the beginning ?it was a hallucination ?of love that the person had built in her/his mind. So it ?was transitory". I will say; yes undoubtly it is completely true. I also believe the same ?about the hatred ? which can convert to love.? Sometimes our feeling ?shows something opposite ?while the truth is another thing. We ?laugh under the pressure ?of sadness to outlet our inner feeling. Sometimes ? we can't ?imagine that we love the person who pops the question. So we use the most convenient ?instrument, the opposite ?sense,? to prevent ?facing reality. These sorts of hatred are not ?firm. They are not more than what we make in our minds.? ? In this situation hatred can change to love after more communicating but when people's ?reasons for hatred are deeper and more reasonable it is not possible to be converted to ?passion.? Thanks for reading.? Hope to hear from you again. Regards,? Setayesh ?

Clare March 19th 2010 Behnam - it's my pleasure!

Thanks Mohsen. Azure sounds a nice colour. Isn't a Jag a Jaguar? I don't know if they're produced under licence to Ford, but they are beautiful cars. I particularly like the old, classic models. I also love sports cars, but I've never owned one - or even sat in one. Maybe I should go to the Ferrari showroom and ask for a test drive, though I think they've heard that too many times before! -Clare, english-at-home.com

helen.fan March 19th 2010 Hello everyone, I am from China, my Chinese name is Xiao Jie Fan, English name is Helen. I like English, but my English is bad, therefore I would like to know some friends together to learn. My interest is in sports, such as: taekwondo, badminton ...... I also like to know some friends. Here I talk about our country, China is a population of many countries, but the Chinese people are very kind-hearted lovely. China's history is very long, until now experiencing a lot of dynasties. There are many many stories in China, like the Chinese friends can share together. Thank you.

Bluegreen March 19th 2010 Dear Veronica, Hi dear old friend.so glad you're back again.how are you doing?How about your family?Hope you're enjoying every minute of your life. Dear Friend,I read your whole post about your trip,that was so nice of you to narrate the whole story,I actually felt like I were there,especially in talking about the transportation. I'd heard some of these that you wrote,before,like you wrote it was cleaner than Thailand! Actually everyone who goes to Malaysia compares it with Thailand,I don't know why! Now I wanted to ask about those twin towers,I wonder if you've visited them. Oh and sth else,lots of Iraninas do study there,have you seen them?LOOL Oh god lots of questions came to my mind at once,now I want to ask about the food,how was it?Do they all eat cockroashes?Dogs?

Dear Veronica,I think you're a woman of traveling,you really enjoy it and that is clear from your beautiful describtion .would you please tell me how do you feel about it?I know most of us would like to travel abroad and visit extraordinary uniques natural scenaries but some people do feel a stronger desire for it. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 19th 2010 Dear Morteza, Hi there.How are doing dear friend?Long time no see,how's everything about your sweet family and you?How's this little girly Negar doing?I know that this bundle of joy(baby Negar)wouldn't let you all do anything but playing with her. By the way,how?s Damghan these days?I had friends studying there,but I think in Azad University.Oh about these holidays,do you really think that it?s too much?Oh for god?s sake,poor little students,dear,have a mercy on them! LOOOOL Dear friend,we all really felt your absence here, but sometimes we can't keep in touch because we've got lots of things to do,but at the same time we really like to be active in here,like reading all the posts and writing to all friends here,but it's just out of our control,so don't worry dear friend! we all understand. Wish to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 19th 2010 Dear Morteza, Hi there.How are doing dear friend?Long time no see,how's everything about your sweet family and you?How's this little girly Negar doing?I know that this bundle of joy(baby Negar)wouldn't let you all do anything but playing with her. By the way,how?s Damghan these days?I had friends studying there,but I think in Azad University.Oh about these holidays,do you really think that it?s too much?Oh for god?s sake,poor little students,dear,have a mercy on them! LOOOOL

Dear friend,we all really felt your absence here, but sometimes we can't keep in touch because we've got lots of things to do,but at the same time we really like to be active in here,like reading all the posts and writing to all friends here,but it's just out of our control,so don't worry dear friend! we all understand. Wish to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 19th 2010 Dear Elham, Hiii.How are you doing?How's everything with you and with that SWEET COUSIN?LOOOL Oh I was just kidding,please don't get the pet honey,i didn't mean anything. Dear Elham,I deeply felt you when you were talking about yor problem and when you said that you just wanted to think and maybe talk to god,because I'm a girl just like you,and I can feel your efforts to make him believe what you say about your attitude towards him,but honey why the cry?you don't have to make yourself sad for these problems,as you read,Setayesh had experienced this situation twice but ask her if she were this much sad about it?! All in all I wish that you can keep up with it very well. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 19th 2010 Dear Mohsen, Hiii.How are you?How's your family doing?I wish you a happy No-Rooz too. Now about those cars,I really didn't get the story but that is so nice of you,LOOOL and as dear Clare asked you,what's the color?LOOOL And I wonder if you've chosen 13 cars for these 13 days of holidays till 13 Be Dar LOOL Hope to read from you so soon,

Sincerely, Kamelia 604

Bluegreen March 19th 2010 Dear Setayesh, Hii dear friend.How are you doing?How's life there?Are you enjoying these busy days of No-Rooz?I really hope that you do. Here comes something new to my mind before I start writing officially to you LOOOL,and that is,your name is really beautiful,I wanted to tell this to you before but it just slipped my mind,your name reminds me of the vastness of this blue sky up above our head,you must be really proud of it girl. This post to you is just to let you know that I've missed you and your cute posts. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 19th 2010 Dear Marina, Hiii.How are doing dear friend?How's Lattakia?i hope everything's fine with you. Honey,it is our new year in Iran and we've got lots of things to do but I just wonder that why is sweet Marina absent? Is it because of that you're busy?Or no maybe you're considering different new topics to ask us and especially poor me to deal with LOOOL Oh I was just kidding,wish you joy and health and peace in mind. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 19th 2010 And Finally : Dear Behnam, Hiii.How's everything with you?How are you doing with the hustle and bustly of the NoRooz?How;s your sweet family?Oh and I wonder if your sister and her family have arrived yet. All in allI wish you and your family a nice holiday,full of health and merry. Dear Behnam,thank you so much for your nice post to me and to Dear Rosa,that was so nice of you to write all about your exam and let us know every tiny tip about it. Honey,as you name the council and these exams,it makes me feel like I really want to participate in one of them! LOOL Because it seems so important! Oh I read somewhere that IELTS test in Tehran is held in Sharif university with the help of this sweet professor Mrs.Shariati. Now about your test,how about explaining more about it,how were some of your questions rather than the ones you mentioned,and whether this test was all yours to choose or you HAD to take it,I mean if students like you do have to take the test or they're free to choose whether to pass it or not. Here's another question,I understand that there's no special grammer for IELTS but there are some, for TOEFL and i'm sure about it,but how about words?Do we have to to check out any special book for learning new words to pass the exams? Now as you said,the last question's about reading and writing module,would you mind explaining all about it? Oh god,loads of questions,please be kind to us and explain them all. Dear Behnam,you always say that this thread is useful for us,honey,at first I must state that if it weren't yDear Clare and you here,so here existed neither of us nor of posts! So we all should be really thankful to have Clare and you here! Isn't that true?:) Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 19th 2010 Dear all friends, This post is just to congratulate the new year 1389,and wish you and all your families all the best things of the world. Hope that this new year has the sweetness of the honey and the peacefulness of the blue sky. As we prepare to make this Sofereye Haft Seen and as we bring those seven symbols of life,happiness,feritility,prosperity and so on I think we bring along all of them to our life in the new year.:) HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU Love, Kamelia

Marina1 March 19th 2010 Dear Behnam, How are you my best friend??? How is it going with you??? I hope everything is going well with you. I wish you happy new year, and I hope you'll achieve all your dreams in this year. You really deserve the best. You congratulated your friends, but I didn't feel your happiness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd like to say to my friend Behnam that nothing deserve to be not happy for. Please be always happy, and let's feel your happiness, because we need it. I'd like to write to Kami through this post, I really thank you dear friend and I wish you happy new year. I'm not busy at all, but I'm a bit worried because of something and my mind doesn't work properly. I hope you'll forgive my absence and being late in answering. I promise to manage myself and write soon. Please pray for me. Dear Behnam and Kami, please be always, always , always happy and depend on God. He know about us more than what we know. Hope to see you soon. Please write to me, and make me write. Marina.

metzean March 19th 2010 Dear Mortaza, Kashmar has beautiful sceneries, kind people and clean air, I have a good memories of Kashmar when I was coming back from Mashad last year , I stopped in Kashmar for half a day to rest . You surly enjoy traveling to Kashmar and Mashhad. You are right ,guests are blessing, Having party with family and relatives make us feel a good pleasure. I should prepare everything for my parties , one day for my relatives and one day for my wife's relatives, because my house is small I can't invite both families together at the same time. The reception consist of fruits, confectioneries, Ajeal, lunch or dinner. I would rather prepare the lunch at home, I don't trust to what is cooked at restaurants, the taste maybe is better ,but qualities are not trustable . what do you think of eating out ? Welcome to Esfahan , I hope to be a good host for you, Esfahan is waiting for one million tourists during Nowrooz holiday. Yesterday I was in the downtown , all shops were being cleaned and windows' decorations were attractive.Workers were cleaning the streets and Parks , painting all safe guards , street lines , and so on.. B. wishes, Mohsen

metzean March 19th 2010 Dear Kamelia, Your car 's color is fuchsia. Hope you fond it , my story is very clear, we have 13 women in this thread as I mentioned their names ,so my gift is 13 Ford cars to 13 women. Thanks if you find a relation between 13 women and 13 days holiday !!!?. Can you label each day to one of you(women) ,and each day you send your own massage to all of friends in this thread. B.wishes mohsen

behnam March 19th 2010 Hi Nastaran, You cannot imagine how happy I was when I saw you friendly post. I'd really missed you. Thank you very much for writing and making me happy. Doctor Nastaran, we really need you to help us with questions related to medical science. There are too many questions concerning nutrition which is directly related to fitness and health. I am absolutely certain that you can help us with knowing more about diets and things related to fitness and health. One of my New Year's resolutions is walking at least one hour a day, in the evening. In springs and summer daytime is long enough to do some exercise. I often do it in 6 months of every year. Would you please let me know how I can do it efficiency? I mean, how can I get better results? Could you give me some tips on it? For example, what the speed of walking should be? What about the time? Etc. I am quite eager to hear from you as soon as possible. All the best, Behnam, 19 March 2010

metzean March 19th 2010 To Helen from China, I hope you are doing fine, Did spring arrieved in China? I am from Iran, My favorite car is Ford , I also like sailing , I play badminton when I go to the park with my relatives , I also like Shovalin.. Would you please share me one Chinese story about shovalin? Have a good time Mohsen

behnam March 19th 2010 Hi Helen, Welcome to this thread. Thank you very much for putting message on this site, in this place. Thank you once again for joining this wide circle of friends. Your English is very good, but there are room for improvement. I am sure we can help each other to improve our skills in the strange world of the English language. I named it

'strange world'! I do believe in it. :):):) There is no doubt that China is a great country with a long history and high culture. It is known as the land of inventions. I have got many friends from China. Cathy is my Chinese kind sister. Nana is my kind friend. I love Chinese people. They are kind and so friendly. Please do not hesitate to write to me and to my friends. My friends are very kind. They will answer to you and will help you with your English. I am sure about it. Would you please let us know a little bit more about you? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 19 March 2010 605

Marina1 March 19th 2010 Dear Rosa and Setayesh, How are you my kind friends??? How is it going??? This place is more beautiful when Spanish and Iranian flowers are here. I really love your posts. Thank you for coming back and writing actively. Dear friends, please forgive me for being late in answering. Now I'm here. Writing to you. :) Dear Rosa, what an easy food you gave us! :)) :)) COME ON! Be generous (LOOOOOOOOOOL). By the way, I do love this kind of food because it's easy to make and delicious at the same time. We make it in Syria, and you can add lots of vegetables on it. Anyway, thanks a lot for giving us that recipe , it was from your kindness. Dear Setayesh, so nice to read your writing about Behnam's topic. I really love it. I think there are two kinds of hating. Sometimes we hate because of some essential things or movements , and this kind of hating can't be converted to love. The second kind of hating because of a main situation between that people, a kind of misunderstanding. In this case, it's possible and easily to convert hatred to love. I'll write about it very soon. By the way, Happy new year for you and your family Setayesh. I hope this year will bring you happiness, God willing. Thank you my dear friends. It's the sold time in all shops, are you going shopping these days??? :)

I hope to read from you very soon. Marina.

helen.fan March 20th 2010 Hi Mohsen Thank you very much can see my information. First of all, you say spring arrieved, whether it is Chinese New Year? , Oh, and if so, then the Spring Festival is our biggest holiday, and most important holiday. This time of year, regardless of where the people will always try to rush back home and their families together. Secondly, shovalin mean I do not quite understand, I am very sorry. Can explain what it means? Thank you very much. Finally? Ford's cars in China, there are many people driving, its style is also very pretty. Unfortunately, I do not drive. Look forward to your reply, we can mutually understand one another, as well as each other's countries and culture.

I wish you happy every day Helen 20 March 2010

helen.fan March 20th 2010 Hi Behnam Thank you for your welcome, and I am honored to know new friends here. Would also like to thank you for the affirmation to me in English, of course, there are many inadequacies, yes, where we can share with each other more in English, we can better improve our level. I'm glad you have so many friends in China, hoping that I will also become one of them. I am 24 years old this year, yes, we Chinese have 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs, did not know if you get it? Is that everyone should have their own birth sign, followed by the order of rat, cow, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. My

Zodiac is one of the tiger. In fact, say that these do not know if everyone understand? I have worked for a year, and work there are many fun things, of course, there are some unhappy. Later, I can share the fun with more friends. I want to be everyone's friend, while looking forward to your reply, thank you. I wish you a happy and healthy Helen 20 March 2010

elham_z March 20th 2010 * THE SEASON OF SPRING weather seems to sing lovely lovely days are coming our ways the season of spring birds unfold their wings diving high into sky wish one could fly the season of spring nice sound bells ring new wave new style faces have on a smile the season of spring an new awakening busy humanity on earth as if it's a new birth listen listen to my words the season of spring is near now a look into your lovely eyes and one can see spring is already here

It is not just the dawn of a new day, it is a whole new beginning of new hopes and dreams to achieve and live every moment with love and peace. I wish all my sweet friends a harvest of happiness and prosperity this New Year. ** HAPPY NOWRUZ **

Elham

behnam March 20th 2010 Hi Kamelia, Thank you so much for friendly posts. Thank you once again for showing interest in my IELTS test and its story. :):):) After the listening module a lady took both the test booklet! Then she gave us another test booklet and said, "There are 40 questions in the test booklet and you will have only 60 minutes to read the passages and answer the questions. Be careful to answer the questions in the answer sheet and on the opposite side (answer sheet 1 barg bud, montaha posht o ro). We had to write no more than three words for each answer! It wasn't difficult at all. The last module was writing. There were two tasks in the writing module. Task 1 was writing a letter to the manager of a sports club, imagining we are studying at a college with no sports club, introducing ourselves, telling why we are interested in their club, asking for facilities, costs, etc. We had to write at least 150 words and we had to start our letters with 'Dear Sir, or Dear Madam'! We shouldn't spend more than 20 minutes on this task. Dear kamelia, I am sure you know that when we start a formal letter with 'Dear Sir, or Dear Madam' we should finish it with 'Yours faithfully,'. I did it very well. Task 2 was giving my opinion (Now, nobody was in the class. All candidates left the class, so I was the only person who was writing and writing:!:):):)) on wearing traditional costumes. I should spend 40 minutes on this task, and I should write at least 250 words! I should give reasons for my opinion and include my relevant examples from my own knowledge or experience. I did it very well. I wrote more than 300 words. I just remember the lady said,"time over!":):):):):) It was a great practical experience in sitting IELTS test. It really identified my strengths and weaknesses in English which is need for IELTS test. Thank you for encouragement, motivation, support, and all you hove done for me. Thank you for reading. All the best, Behnam, 20 March 2010

setayesh March 20th 2010 Hi Mohsen, I'd like to thank you for your gift to us as the other ladies. and ask you the colour of my car, if you don't mind. By the way, your suggestion to Kamelia was great, please consult together and let me know my own day as soon as you can. I'm impaiently waiting. All the Best, Setayesh

behnam March 20th 2010 Hi Elham, What a lyric poem! Thank you for sharing it with us. I really enjoyed it. I would like to ask permission to write a poem in Azerbaijani. I will translate it into English. I hope dear Clare doesn't mind me writing a poem in Azerbaijani! Bodi galdi Bahar fasli, daghlarin lala vaghtidi, achilibdi ghizil gullar, bulbulin nala vaghtidi. Bulbular dolanir baghi, dor khalvat ela otaghi, sana gurban olim saghi, mey ver piala vaghtidi. Ala gozli boee basta, hech kas olmaz man havasda, al bashimi dizin osta, vor ginan lay lay vaghtidi. Bo shelari yazdim be eftekhare tamame Azerbaijani doslarima. Bayramiz mobarak olsin! Oh my God! How can I translate it into English? OK, I will try just to give you some

explanation, not to translate word for word! Spring is about coming, it is time for mountains to be covered by tulips, Roses are blooming, It is time for nightingales to sing. Nightingales are flying (moving, walking) in the garden, stand up and tidy up the room (make it as a private place), I wish I could sacrifice myself for you, who gives wine, Give me wine, it is time for drinking. My soul mate, who is average height (not tall and thin, and not short and plump) and has got black and white eyes (in a way that the black part is very dark, and the white part is very bright, so these sorts of eyes are attractive. They are always shining. We call it 'Shahla guz' in Azerbaijani), nobody can be as passionate as I am, Put my head on your thigh, it is time for playing lullaby. I wrote these poems in honour of all my Azerbaijani friends. Happy New Year to YOU. I hope you enjoy it. All the best, Behnam, 20 March 2010

behnam March 20th 2010 Hi Mohsen, How are you keeping my old friend? I hope you are in a good mood. dear Mohsen, you have given a car as a gift to every lady in this thread. That is very generous of you, but don't you think that it makes us (men) feel jealous? How about poor men? Have you made any decision on this matter? :):):) Happy New Year to You and to you family. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 20 March 2010

behnam March 20th 2010 Hi Morteza, How are things with you dear professor? I hope everything is going well with you. How about you family, particularly your sweet daughter? Please give my regards to them. I wish you happiness and health. Dear Morteza, I completely agree with your views. Thank you very much for writing about my questions. I think we have got many things in common. Please keep on writing in this thread. Your posts make me happy, and your presence in this thread motivates me and gives me hope and energy. Thank you for being my friend. Oh Morteza, I just looked out through the window, it is drizzling! I washed my car yesterday! You see, clouds were waiting for my car to be washed! It is so funny, isn't it? By the way, what about God's clock? I think there is a one season time difference between God's clock and ours! Is it winter or spring? :):):):):) Happy New Year to YOU and to your family. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 20 March 2010

helen.fan March 20th 2010 Hi Mohsen Just suddenly understand what you said, "Did spring arrieved in China", yes, we Chinese New Year is over. Our Spring Festival is a lunar calendar of January 1. I am sorry that I know your New Year is at this time. Happy New Year! "arrieved" whether you should write arrived? Best wishes Helen 20 March 2010 606

helen.fan March 20th 2010

All friends of Iran I'm very sorry, just know that the Iranian New Year at this time. Happy New Year! Your new friends from China,Helen

Soheilalotfi March 20th 2010 salam Behnam, Elham, Marina, Kamelia, Mohsen, Setayesh, Veronica, Mortaza, Helen, Nastaran, Andrew,.... Merry new year! happy days! Full of peace,love & enjoyment! DEAR Behnam thanks for beautiful files and helpful email. Ok man I will care about punctuation mark. Don't you know man that old habits die hard? Hahahah....Behnam, sorry I was busy this week. my sister came from France. We have guests from France and Tehran, and...I'm reallyyyyyyyyyyy busy. I will be busy until 13 bedar!!!! I can't come and write but i read your letters...Oh yes, thanks thanks for complete and clear answer to my question....Behnam, what is your branch or studying field? Dear Elham you came to Shirza and went!!! Don't forget I will do same with you if i come Esfahan. Tit for tat! Dear Marina happy to see your letters. You're a kind girl. well when you took behnam attention it means you are special. Oh Behnam, don't kill me hahahahahahah kaku.... Nice Kamelia happy to see you here. especial hello and respect, because your mother's name is Soheila!!!!.... Setayesh pleased to meet you honey. I love your letters. Your answer to Elham is wonderful.... Mohsen, nothing from you??? did you forget me??? Thanks rich man for giving 13 expensive cars.i love your gift...send it to Shiraz hurryyyyyyyyyyyy up.... hahaha I like purple cars!!!! Veronica welcome back honey. Will you be my friend? Doctor Morteza happy to meet you here, sweet girl! Kind Nastaran where are you? Miss you! Andrew nice to see your invitation! no time to chat dear, so sorry... Helen welcome sweet girl. It is raining in Shiraz. Many guests from other cities. Shiraz is crowded. Streets are full of cars, traffic is heavy. Happy new year! I like to see smiles on your lips. I love see you always happy. I hope all days be Eid. happy newrouz. happy new year... don't forget me, i won't forget you. pray for me, i will pray for you... Behnam i'm a fan of let's learn together, i read all letters but don't get sad if i'm busy and can't write...I'll compensate, I promise!!!! Best wishes Yours Sincerely Soheila Oh Behnam, rasti send me an email and give me details information about Ielts exam, I need it...soooooooooooooon

elham_z March 20th 2010 Hi Mohsen, Soooooo many thanks for your precious gift. I really enjoyed your present since I am crazy about driving. I beg my father to buy us a new car but he has bought a new Capra for himself and I just have to dream for it. From now on whenever I drive this old car, I imagine myself in a really nice Ford. Wow ...... How much I enjoy myself in it :):):) I hope you lots of happy, enjoyable moments beside your lovely family, * Happy New Year Elham

elham_z March 20th 2010 Dear Soheila, Long time no see, Where are you girl? I have missed you a lot. Believe me if I had'nt been pressed in time for sure I would have managed to meet you. I don't know if Bahar Narenj trees are now in flower or not. I really liked to see, smell and feel them from near. At that time when we were there, there was still no flower. I had heard about their heady scent and I was looking forward to experiencing it. So enjoy as much as you can breathing in that pleasant, wonderful weather of Shiraz on my behalf. I was waiting to read from you related to the subject under discussion about me. In case you have any special suggestion I would be so happy to know about that. Wishing you lots of happy times in holidays of Now Ruz, Elham

behnam March 20th 2010 Hi Helen,

Thanks for fast reply. How are you? I hope you are very well. Therefore, you were born under tiger sign of the Zodiac! Would you please let me know more about your horoscope ? This year is tiger year in China. Am I right? Please give me some details information about signs and the Zodiac. It seems so complicated to me. What did you study? What do you do? I am eager to hear from you. All the best, Behnam, 20 March 2010

behnam March 20th 2010 Hi Marina, How are you my close friend? I hope everything is going well with you and you enjoy every second of your life. Thank you for your nice post. You were late, I was worried about you. Your post made me happy. Please keep in contact with this thread and with us. We can't stand your absence. You maybe read all posts, but in my view that isn't enough just to read posts, although it is very kind of you to read them. How can we realise that Marina reads our posts? The only way is just putting a message, even though a short message like 'hello, I am hear, bye'. Let me make you write. :):):) How is greed different from envy? What are the differences between jealousy and zealously? You see, it is easy for me to introduce a wide range of challenging topics. :):):):)=))=))=)) lol I am impatiently waiting for your post. All the best, Behnam, 20 March 2010

Andrew March 20th 2010 Dear Behnam, Happy New Year!

I understand that you must be short in time this days but we need to know your opinion about little annoing problem well known to all of us - unwanted emergence of ? sign (question mark) except of some others like " , ' , ... (and maybe some else) after the using Microsoft Word for writing a draft copy. I have solved this riddle for myself long ago and I thought it mustn't be a problem to anyone else. But I see that it stay to be problem! Yesterday I tried to help Setayesh to get rid of these nasty unwanted question marks (read Tohid's thread, March, 19). I thought it'll be easy but I was mistaken. I'm sure that you can clear up the situation - there MUST be simple and rational explanation. All the details are there, in our yesterday discussion with Setayesh. Thank you in advance. Andrew

Bluegreen March 20th 2010 Dear Helen, Hi.How are you?How's China dear friend?I hope you're enjoying your time there. Dear Helen,this is so wonderful to have you as a new friend and member here.I wish you find lots of new friends here. But please,keep in touch,write soon,we all would like to read your lovely posts,so do not hesitate to write to each of us here dear. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 20th 2010 Dear Soheila, Heeelllooooo there.How are you dear physics teacher?How's Shiraz?So glad to hear your sister's back honey.Behnam's sister will be in Iran soon,everybody's sister's coming back,good for all of you. Dear Soheila,mom sends regards to you,wish you a happy Eid till 13 Be Dar.

Wish you the best, Kamelia

sami March 20th 2010 Hi Behnam, Elham, Marina, Kamelia, Mohsen, Setayesh, Veronica, Mortaza, Helen, Nastaran, Andrew...and all friends First, I want to say a big HAPPY NEW YEAR to those who celebrate it now. I hope you all have a great time with your family and friends, so as to start (and continue) the new coming year with lots of energies. I sincerely wish you all the best, since you are also part of my family :))) Dear Behnam, how are you? Is your sister with you now? Ifso, could you please tell me what you felt when you saw her after a long time??? I can imagine it, but, please, can you tell us about it? I have read your post to Mortaza, you have said that you washed your car yesterday and it was raining soon after it, so your car got dirty again... ;)))))))) jajajajaja Why does it happen??????? Dear, it is a proven fact, whenever you wash your car or you clean the glass of the window...it rains!!! Always!!! So... this is the solution for you when you want rain, it is a way of calling the rain!!!! :))))))))) I am laughing now, but, when it happens to me, I usually get a bit angry! About your topic..."is it possible to convert hatred into love?" I dont think so. First, I think I have never felt hatred towards a person. It is a hard feeling, and any person has marked negatively me so deeply so as to hate him/her. So I cannot answer this question from my personal experience. I think if you hate someone and then you love him/her, you didnt hate him/her really. I consider possible the other way round, I mean, I think you can love someone and then feel hatred toward him/her. It can happen. If you love someone deeply and that person hurts you...that love may be changed into hate. Dear Marina, I am happy to know that you also like omelette and you also cook it in your country. I know it is a quite easy recipe to cook, but it is also the main emblem of Spanish food. If you want me I would write you another recipe, a more elaborated one. Just tell me what kind of food you like most and I will write something with that as the main ingredient. Marina, I was a bit worried because you wrote to all friends and you didnt write to me...I was starting to think... What have I done to Marina? Why doenst she want to write to me? :(( Now I am happy to see you wrote to me. :)))) Dear Kamelia, how is it going these days? Are you anxious for the arrival of the new

year? Dear Elham, how are you feeling now? Did you find the way to solve your problem? I really hope so. Dear friends (all) as I told you a few days ago, the sun came to my city, but just for a few days. Now, we have again cloudy and rainy days, I can't see my sun, which is the one who gives me energies... These days, also with the arrival of spring, I feel quite tired, much more than usual, and my mood is not the best one these days...Do you feel the same with the arrival of spring? If so, what do you do? I am sure that what I need is the SUN!!!!!! I hope to read very soon from you. I love you all, you are my seocnd family. Have a very nice time, Rosa, 20 March 2010. 607

behnam March 20th 2010 Hi Andrew, Thank you very much for sharing that problem with me. Once I wrote my post in Microsoft word. I copied and pasted it into this box (I mean box in which I am writing now, and it's located at the bottom of page). After sending I saw there are question marks wherever I've used comma (,), colon (:), semicolon (;), apostrophe ('), quotation mark ("), dash (-), slashes (/, ), brackets ((,),[,]), points (...), and other signs and symbols! I realised that this box couldn't recognize symbols, marks, signs, unless they were written in standard version of Microsoft word. After that time, I rarely write a file in Microsoft Word format. I try to write in this box. However, if I was obliged to write a file, and then copy and paste it into here, I was careful to rewrite all the marks in this box. I mean, I deleted all marks and symbols, then rewrote them. I am not sure whether our friend's (dear Setayesh's) problem is like this or not. I just can keep my fingers crossed for her to deal with this problem properly. Nevertheless, her posts are great, either with question marks or without them. I hope this problem won't prevent her from writing. Thank you once again for writing to me. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you once again for congratulating me on New Year. That is really considerate of you.

All the best, Behnam, 20 March 2010

helen.fan March 20th 2010 Hi Kamelia I'm fine, thank you, and you? I wish you all the best. I am very happy and lucky to be your friend, I will as soon as possible and all our friends to keep in touch, please all my friends say that I English errors. Thank you very much. Hi Kamelia, I have just graduated from college one year, the company I work for a year, I studied at the university which is a math education, which should become a teacher, but my job is to trade clothes now, as well as foreign trade export. Can you understand? Right, and I also like taekwondo, in college, amateur electives it for four years, took part in our provincial competitions, and get some small success. I like sports, sports can be a strong body. Good luck Helen 20 March 2010

metzean March 20th 2010 Dear Behnam, You are right, I am indebted to the men of this thread, I never forget them .Before I perchased the Ford cars ,I had bought a remarkable beautiful land(villa) in Kelardasht. Do you remember my story, I wrote that women in their Ford cars are driving in Ghazvin- Rasht avenue. and the destination was Kelardasht villa. Do you know who is the owner of that villa. The villa is belong to the men , and each men in this thread have 1000/square meters of that villa as my present for new year, I hope they fond it . So, Dear Ahmad , Andrew , Araghi , Bahnam ,Tohid, Daryosh, Hossien, and other male friend who I forget their name ,Happy new year to all of you.

I wish you the best in 1389 Mohsen

helen.fan March 20th 2010 Dear Behnam I'm fine, thank you. You are right, this year is the Year of the Tiger, I was born under tiger sign of the Zodiac. Here I give you to talk about China's system of twelve signs. Chinese astrology has a system of twelve signs, sometimes also refers to as "zodiac". The Chinese Zodiac is consisted of 12 animals; they are: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. The Chinese Zodiac is a 12 year cycle. Each year of the 12 year cycle is named after one of the 12 animals. Each animal has different personalities and different characteristics. For example, rat has the characteristic of disciplined and charming; ox can be dependable, modest and logical, and so on. The animal is believed to be the main factor in each person's life that gives them their traits, success, and happiness in their lifetime. There are many stories about the origins of the Chinese Zodiac. One popular legend has it that a race was used to decide the 12 animals. Another legend said that the 12 animals were decided by a swimming match. In Buddhism, legend has it that Buddha summoned all of the animals of the earth to come before his departure from this earth, but only twelve animals actually came to bid him farewell. To reward the animals who came to him, he named a year after each of them, the years were given to them in the order they had arrived. An interesting story from the Chinese Zodiac is about how rat and cat became enemies. Once they were good friends, but both of them are poor swimmers, so before the swimming match, they asked the ox if they could stay on top of his head to cross the river, and ox agreed. Along the way rat pushed the cat off the ox?s back. The cat was incapable of swimming, and lagged behind. The rat stayed on top of the ox?s head, and as the ox was about to cross the finish line, the rat jumped from the ox?s head and became first place. The cat finished too late to win any place, and vowed to be the enemy of the rat forever. There are still many other stories about it, and all of them are parts of our Chinese culture. These 12 animals are Chinese traditional mascots. Hope you?ll like them. You can now understand that it?

Best wishes Helen

metzean March 20th 2010 Dear Setayesh, There are beautiful cars in different colors. The color of your car is hot pink lemon, metallic .Hope you like it. I don't know if Kamelai have time to manage my suggestion, may be she has another suggestion.On the other hand , it is difficult to have a well ordered plan during holidays , but if the women are ready ,they can send their massage as per following order from tomorrow : Cathy , Clare , Elham , Ghazal , Kamelia , Marina,Maryam , Nastaran , Negin, Rosa , Sohiela , Stayesh , Veronica B.Wishes, Mohsen

metzean March 20th 2010

Dear Helen, Thanks for making my mistake correct, I always use dictionary to find the words and write them here. I also had another type mistake writing Shovalin. It is Shaoleen. There are some Shaoleen temple in China , and people who live in the temple ,practice Kongfuo to defend the temple. Do you know a short story about Shaoleen tempel ? B.Wishes, Mohsen

metzean March 20th 2010 Dear Soheila, How can I forget my sole shirazien friend , My gift was the sign of my loyalty, I send you the purple car to Shiraz, driving the Ford with your sister and enjoy it.

Meghsi Madmazel, Mohsen

metzean March 20th 2010 Dear Elham, Don't worry for the Cars, Please take accept my gift ,a white Ford car in which you can overtake your father's car. Enjoy your holiday and be happy in Nowrooz. B.Wishes Mohsen

sami March 20th 2010 Hello Mohsen!!! I forgot to say in my previous post! Thank you for your car!!!!!!!!!! Which colour is mine????? Let me tell you that I love red colour, is it possible mine is red???????? ;))) My actual car is black, it is a beautiful car, but this one you are giving us is wonderful!!!!!!!!! You are a very generous friend!!! :)))) Thank you! Rosa, 20 March, 2010.

Marina1 March 20th 2010 Dear all my Iranian friends ( Behnam, Kamelia, Elham, Mohsen, Maryam, Nastaran, Soheila , Negin, Ghazal and all other Iranian friends) I'd like to say " Happy new year " for all of you. I hope the this year bring happiness for all of you. God bless you, and help you to achieve all your goals. With my best wishes for you nd your families. Marina. 608

Marina1 March 20th 2010

Dear all my Iranian friends ( Behnam, Kamelia, Elham, Mohsen, Maryam, Nastaran, Soheila , Negin, Ghazal and all other Iranian friends) I'd like to say " Happy new year " for all of you. I hope the this year bring happiness for all of you. God bless you, and help you to achieve all your goals. With my best wishes for you and your families. Marina.

Fong_ls March 20th 2010 Dear friends: Hellow, I am Fong. I am a new guy at english-at-home, I'd like to meet some friends from here in oreder to help our english at same time. I am a talkable guy, not only like that also funny, so if you want to make a chat with me, I can talk with you all the day. I wish we would be a good friends, I am here waitting for you. shifongle@yahoo.com Fong 20.March. 2010

metzean March 20th 2010 Dear Rosa and Marina, Thanks for your writing , you make my happiness double . I am very happy that you Rosa accept my gift (the red color Ford). also I put a yellow orange for Marina, hope you accept it Marina. People in Iran waiting for the new year in next 3 hours ( 9 PM). Almost all people are preparing the special traditional lay out of Haft sin table as follow . One of the most popular traditions of Iranians during the NowRuz holiday is laying out the Haft Sin or the ?Seven 'S's?. A ?Spread? or ?Tray? signifies daily sustenance and blessing in the ancient Iranian culture. Anything used in the Haft Sin spread is a symbol of birth, blessing and purity. Senjed (the dried fruit of the oleaster tree): symbolizing rebirth and a new beginning. Seer (garlic): symbolizing cleanliness, and a cleansing of anything soiled and unclean. Serkeh (vinegar): symbolizing cleanliness and purity. Somaq (powdered sumac berries): symbolizing cleanliness and purity. Samanu (a sweet pudding made from wheat germ): symbolizing the growth of plants, sweetness and joy.

Sabzeh (wheat, barley or lentil sprouts grown in a dish): symbolizing growth and blessing. Sib (apple): symbolizing freshness, sweet fragrance and a new life. The Holy Book of Quran as a symbol of spirituality and guidance, a bowl of goldfish as a symbol of beauty and agility, and fragrant and beautiful flowers such as lilies and hyacinths are also usual additions to the Haft Sin table. The tasteful layout and decoration of everything is one of the most important and enjoyable aspects of the Haft Sin, cherished by all Iranians. B.Wishes, Mohsen

setayesh March 20th 2010 All my dear Friends, I am writing to say a very big "HAPPY NEW YEAR" to all my Iranian friends and all other Iranian who I haven't the chance of writing to them because they just follow us by reading this thread. I guess I am the last Irainian who is writing this messsage here. I postponed writing this message to the last moments of this year to be more close the time of changing the year since I've heared all the wishes come true at this time. It's just 1 hour left to the new year. At this time, I wish you all a new year full of joy, happiness, success, peace, and all the best in your life. I would like to give an special thank to my dear friends who are not Iranian like Dear Andrew, Marina, Rosa,Clare and others that made us happy by their congratulations . Dear firends I thank you from the bottom of my heart for congratulating our New year, your messages showed us again how nice and supportive people you are. Again "Happy new year" All the best, Setayesh

Clare March 20th 2010 Happy New Year! Wishing you all happiness, peace and prosperity!

-Clare, english-at-home.com

behnam March 20th 2010 Dear friends, Happy New Year! Thank you for your great posts. I am living with this thread, among you and your posts. I am very happy to be your friend. My sister is in Tehran now. Tomorrow, I will leaveTehran with my family. We will visit some relatives, after 5 days we will go Mashad. We will be back on 5th of May, maybe sooner. I will miss you. For me, it will be difficult to stay far from this thread and my friends. I will try to take every opportunity to read your posts and to put messages. I hope so. We had planned to Go Tabriz and Marand. Unfortunately, something bad happened, and then we had to change our decision. Please pray for me. I need your prayers. I just want you (ask you, beg you) to keep on writing in this thread. This thread isn't mine. This thread is for all people who share their sadness and happiness with other human beings, in all over the world. This thread has no owner, but at the same time we all are its owner. I hope these sentences don't sound humility, pride, selfishness, etc. You know very well that some people try to pretend to be humble, just by using some soft sugar coated words. I am humbler than the humblest person in the world, BUT I am much prouder than the proudest person in the world as well! This is my policy, I don't care about its correctness or incorrectness. What I am saying is this: This thread isn't mine, it belongs to all people who care about it. I mean it, I am not advertising! I never watch TV. For some reasons, tonight I had to watch TV. How disgusting it was! You see, people look directly at your eyes and say, "I love all Iranian. I love all human beings. I really don't know how to appreciate your kindness, you great people"! This is what people pay as a nice compliment, especially some stupid singers and cinema stars, and football players, who don't know how to spend their money! Yes, it is not possible to please two bosses at the same time. People who claim that they love all human beings, their stomachs are full and they are lying, without any doubts. If you don't believe, just check it. Control them and see what they do when their stomachs are empty! Oh remember, when poverty comes in through the door, all things (love, kindness, humanity, affection) fly out through the window! So sad, yes facts are sad! Oh Behnam, what are you saying? This is your new post in Iranian New Year. Why are

you so angry? So strange of you Behnam! Yes, it is so strange of me to write such things at this time of the year, but believe it or not, for me it doesn't matter if it is old year, new year, or something like that. There is a saying in Azerbaijani 'daliya har gun bayramdi'( for mad person everyday is like the beginning of a new year=eid), so I feel honoured to be considered as a mad person. :):):):) Thousand times I had told my mother not to want me to watch TV! Tonight she again forced me to be there, among them, watching TV, waiting for the New Year! "Behnam, mummy, you MUST be here. It is not good to forget all traditional customs"! Whenever I watch Iranian TV, I feel as if they (people on it) have being waiting just to fool me! Imagine there is a hat in someone's hand with no owner, as soon as s/he sees you, puts the hat on your head! This is my feeling. I hope you understand it, as I wish. I am so pessimistic about it. I'd better visit a psychologist! :):):):), or maybe our TV must be thrown away! :):):):):) Which of them is easier? :):):):) This thread isn't mine. This is my main sentence. Please try to keep it active and alive. (Oh Behnam, come on man! If it isn't for you, why do you insist on keeping it alive and active? Doesn't it mean that you are fooling people yourself?) A very nice question! Who asked it? Nobody is here! :):):) Yes, you are right. Thank you for understanding. Remember, if you see a human being with so many holes, NEVER believe their words, because s/he is coming to eat something! Yes, exactly, I do care about this thread, because of myself and my own need, since I cannot live without this thread.:):):) Therefore, in the first place I am thinking of myself, rather than anyone else! :):):) Shame on you Behnam.:):):) All life is a sort of dealing. We give something, then we receive something. Otherwise the world doesn't work. Human beings are needful with many needs. They can't be like God, although it is difficult to understand why even God has wanted us to worship him! Oh Behnam a new story again, come on man! Tomorrow, you aren't here to read public criticism! Joking aside, I will miss you, and I want nothing from you in return. I will miss you, because I enjoy missing you. Whenever I miss you, I feel life, as if I am alive and breathing. Thank you for giving me this feeling. Stay happy and healthy. PLEASE pray for me. Forgive me if I've made you sad, annoyed or upset, it wasn't on purpose, I swear to God, who is fully aware of our hearts. Hope to see you again. All the best, Behnam, 20 March 2010

helen.fan March 21st 2010 Dear Mohsen I think I understand you now, you want to know about China's Shaolin Temple, is it? I happen to have some information in this regard, the following I will give you to say something about it. Shaolin Temples of China The Shaolin temple has many legends and mysteries surround it. The origin of martial arts, the origin of kung fu surround the vague mysteries of the Shaolin Temple and the shaolin monks. Shaolin Temple is probably the most famous temple in China, not only because of its long history and its role in Chinese Buddhism, but also because of its martial arts or Wushu Chan. Shaolin Temple is situated in the beautiful Songshan Mountains, which is only eight miles of Dengfeng and about 50 miles southwest of Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province. Shaolin Temple was established in 495 during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534). Batuo, an Indian monk, came to Luoyang, the ancient capital, for spreading Buddhism at that period. Emperor Xiaowen was a believer of Buddhism so he decided to build the temple in the Songshan Mountains to house Batuo, who translated many Buddhist works and had a few hundred followers there. Shaolin Monks

Damo (Bodhidharma), the legendary Indian monk, came to Shaolin in 517, who was the creator of Chinese Zen. There are many legendary stories about him. One of the wellknown stories says he was meditating in a cave for nine years. The cave is now called Damo Cave. Many people believe he wrote the famous 'Yijinjing,' the base of Shaolin martial arts or Gongfu. But there is no record about the book before and during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) so experts think Damo has little to do with Shaolin Gongfu. Zongheng, a Taoist priest of Tiantai Mountain, wrote 'Yijinjing' in 1624, but to add mystery to it, he made up a story saying 'Yijinjing' was originally written by Damo. Shaolin does have a long tradition of Chinese martial arts, as the saying goes 'All martial arts (gongfu) are from Shaolin.' This is partly because Shaolin was located in a strategic area so they had to protect the temple themselves from wars or any invading, and partly because of the support of most emperors from different dynasties, which came after the 13 Shaolin monks once saved Li Shimin, the emperor of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

Since then Shaolin was allowed to have solider-monks. During the Ming Dynasty (13681644), Shaolin housed over 1,000 solder-monks at its peak and they were often used by the government to combat rebellions and Japanese bandits. But martial arts were forbidden during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Even with the protection of soldermonks, Shaolin was severely damaged by fire a few times. The largest fire set by the army of Shi Yousan in 1928 destroyed most of the buildings of Shaolin Temple. There are many noted relics at Shaolin. There are over 300 ancient stone inscriptions, some of them by famous calligraphers. The large mural of 500 arhats in the Qianfo Hall was from the Ming Dynasty. There are 232 pagodas from different dynasties, known as the forest of pagodas. The oldest one was from the Tang Dynasty. The pagodas are the tombs of the celebrated Shaolin monks. The Shaolin martial arts are an important part of the relics. Shaolin Temple, there are many legends, you can take the time to understand it. Jet Li, you know? Now kung fu star, played a lot about the Shaolin Temple movies. If you know, you can take a look at. I hope I said that these give you some help, what questions we can continue the discussion. Finally, once again wish you a happy New Year. B.Wishes Helen 21 March 2010

Ali_khan March 21st 2010 Hi friends I am new over here.let me first see the basic aim of this panal..by the way i'd like to be ur panal friend.. Regards Ali

Marina1 March 21st 2010 Dear Kami, How are you my kind friend??? How is it going??? I hope you are enjoying your time with your family. I know it's the first day in the new Iranian year, so tell me what is the difference between yesterday and today ;) ;) I'm sure that you are very busy these days, as all Iranian friends. But on the contrary, I'm not busy at all :), in fact I've got nothing to do. Today is the mother's day in Syria as I mentioned before. The first day in spring is the

mother's day! The weather is so lovely, the sun is shining and the air fresh make us feel calm and comfortable. I hope Behnam will not wash his car these days again (LOOOOOOOOOOOOL). Dear Kami, Happy mother's day for your mother, God keep her for you and your family. These days, I'll give Iranian friends some time without giving hard topics, but after few days, Super Marina will return back with her difficult topics, so prepare yourself. :) I hope to read from you very soon. Marina.

Marina1 March 21st 2010 Dear Mohsen, So many thanks for your gift. Of course I accept it with open arms :). But please change the color, I prefer it white , blue or red. :) By the way, Marina doesn't accept any gift if she will not gift the same person. So please accept the Villa which is located on the Adriatic sea, with personal plane beside it. I hope you'll accept my gift, it's simple just as yours ;) Happy new year, thank you for sharing us some especial things about the new Iranian year. Hope to see you soon. Marina. 609

Marina1 March 21st 2010 Hi Behnam, So you are going to be absent for some days???!!! Emmmmmm, Be sure that we will miss you so much. In one hand we need you here, but on the other hand, I really feel happy when I see Behnam among his family , especially with your sister. So please enjoy your time, but don't forget us! So, Behnam saw the TV yesterday! Come on! have mercy on them, don't judge soon (LOOOOL), you don't know what was happeneing before on the same TV channel . :) :)

Dear Behnam there is a poem in Arabic cutlure which is really meaningful! it says " the person who has a good brain is tired in this life because of it, and the mad person in happy in his life because of his madness". So I wish I was mad too, and without heart at the same time! Girls are so strange, but men more stranger than them. But men say the contrary! All in All, I wish I don't have both, my brain and heart. Dear I'll write about jealously very soon, I just wanted to say " Happy new year" for you and your family, I wish you all happiness, peace in mind and prosperity, I hope to see you soon between us. We will miss you! Marina.

Clare March 21st 2010 Have a good trip Behnam, and I look forward to hearing from you again when you return! -Clare, english-at-home.com

giaminhh74 March 21st 2010 dear behnam, I visited Rice-cooking.And i introduce it for you. The festival was held in the communal house yard about one kilometer away from a river.There were three competitions: water-fetching,fire-making and rice cooking.The festival took one day. One person from each team has to run to river.There four bottles of water on the river bank and each runner must take a bottle and return to the starting position. In the fire-making,the fire is made in the traditional way.Two team members try to make a fire by rubbing pieces of bamboo together.The winners are the frist ones to make fire. Six people from each team took part in the rice-cooking contest.They had to separate the rice from the husk and then cook the rice After three contest,the judges try the finished products and the most delicious rice is the winner .Then all the points are added and the grand prize is awarded. I want you will tell your festival for me Minh

sami March 21st 2010 Hi Behnam! Happy New Year!! What has happened to you? What a strange post you have written!!!! :))))))) I guess it is the result of being forced to watch TV!!!! I am happy to see you are going to spend your holidays with your family, happy to know your sister is with you now. I hope you enjoy your time with her. We will be waiting for you, but you should know that we will miss you a lot, so please, whenever you can, post a message here for your friends...will you???? ;))) Well, my friend, enjoy as much as you can, and take careof yourself, we want you back soon and safe!!! Best wishes, Rosa, 21 March, 2010.

sami March 21st 2010 Hello Mohsen Thank you very much for your beatiful present to me! I am so happy to drive a new car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)))))))) Thank you for writing about special preparations for welcoming the new year, it was interesting to read about it. I wish I could have seen you all through a little hole while you were celebrating with your family!!! Are you travelling any place during this holiday? If not, can you tell us about your plans (of course, if you have time of telling)?? Anyway, I hope you enjoy anything you do, have a nice time, Rosa, 21 March, 2010.

sami March 21st 2010 Hi Marina How are you my friend?? It seems you are going to rest for a while until our friends come

back to normality after these important days for them. I'm sure it will give you more energies to go on thinking about difficult topics for us to write. :)))) You are a great topic giver! How will you spend your free time these days? I wish you could give me a topic (an easy one, please!!!! :)))) to write about. As you know, our lovely friend Behnam is very worried about this thread, he wants us to write, so please... ;)))) Well, have a nice time my friend, Hope to read from you soon, Rosa, 21March, 2010.

kamrul March 21st 2010 Hello Dear all lovely friends, how are you all. I wish everything is going well with you. my name is KAMRUL ISLAM. I'm from Bangladesh. I'm a new member of this wide site. I want to write with you in this site. I'm not good in English like you. I want to increase my English skill with your help.I believe English is very essential to everybody for prosper their life. My educated guess is that you will help me for rising my English proficiency.I love you too much. all of you please help me to be skilled in English and be connected with you. all the best Kamrul

helen.fan March 22nd 2010 Hi, fong I am also from China, very glad to met you. Friends here are very friendly, we can jointly improve our English, listen to you say you are a very humorous guy, hope we can become good friends. I would like to learn more about you, please reply as soon as possible. Your new friend Helen

goodman March 22nd 2010 Dear elham This month i am very busy. you canot beleive in this time i very miss you and other friends though must doing many things. how are you ? my dear friend .now my mater and i work in the goverment . many people come here to complaint many tings. somebody is very angry and excited. everyday i must get up at 6 am . And when i come home is half past seven. i feel tired. i face to these persons.i have mixed feeling.

sadness, angry,~~ my dear friend .what about you ? how are you? do you have some problems?if you feel tired you can tell me. maybe i can do nothing about you. but you can relax your heart. yours wangxin i hope your everything is well except your reply miss you . wangxin

Bluegreen March 22nd 2010 Dear Ali, Hi dear friend.How are you?Welcome to this humble thread. As a little member of here I shall say that I'm so honored to see new members here everyday,that is really fun to check out various topics and posts here. Dear Ali,please do not hesitate to write in here,and comment on everybody's posts,that would be really wonderful to have your ideas here. Hope to read from you so soon, SIncerely, Kamelia 610

Bluegreen March 22nd 2010 Dear Kamrul, Hi there. How is it going? Welcome to this humble thread. Oh you're from Bangladesh,it's so nice to have you here. Dear,none us are born with this innate ability of knowing English, we all are trying to make it better and better, so please, do not hesitate to write in here, all your posts and comments on other friend's posts are very welcomed here. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely,

Kamelia

elham_z March 22nd 2010 Hiiiiii Wangxin, How are you my dear Chinese friend? You don't know how much I am happy to see your post to me. Thank god that you are healthy and having taken time to write to me. Dear Wangxin we Iranian are in our New Year holidays. It is second day of New Year and we are all happy and hopeful in having started a successful year. You know, spring is a truly proper time for new beginnings, when everything and above all nature is celebrating its new birth. As a matter of fact today Im a little upset since this morning I have had a minor conflict with my mom over whether or not turning on the heater. I think Iv had annoyed her. Well this tongue is a strange organ. It has the power to heal or destroy and course or bless someone. I think I have used it in a bad way in relationship with my mom. I feel sad that she might think I have been disrespectful through her. She is my everything. This was not a right manner with my everything. I am extremely ashamed of myself !!! Congratulation on your new workplace. So you are not forced to spend time in streets anymore. Although I can completely feel the tiredness and such letting you down fillings caused by people's complaints, but on the other hand Im happy knowing my friend is doing something really worthwhile. *Be happy and satisfied since you are spending your life on lending a helping hand to other humans. The value of our job is more important than how much we earn through it or it brings us happiness. I wish you good luck my successful policeman.))))) Dear Wangxin , for me there is no better thing to feel, than I know I am helpful and my presence is productive. I never feel complete peace unless I get involved in doing something useful for my society or other people, when I make sure I benefit. So you are one step further than me. Be proud of it. )))) Pleas take more time to make me happy by writing to me. All the best, Elham

ghazal March 22nd 2010

Dear behnam Hi .are you ok? Oh please forgive me I said I will write for you regularly but I go back on !!!!! You know after long time I come to my house and now I have many work ,I must help my mother (khonetekoni va az injor karha dige) I hope you and yourfamily have good time in tihs new year(1389) Yours Sincerely GHAZAL

ghazal March 22nd 2010 Dear kamelia Hi my freind ,are you ok? Do you know how many days I can't see you? I miss you my freind. I hope you have very good time in this new year. I think last year was hard year for us because we have konkor and we must study hard.OH that was so bad and I can't have nice time last year in Noroz. Don't forget that we have 4quize afterthis holiday. Yours Sincerely GHAZAL

kamrul March 22nd 2010 Dear Kamelia, at first I want to give you million thanks from the core of my heart. believe you are the first reader of my post for this reason I won't forget you in my entire life. I want to write more and more in this site if you reply to me. though at first I got your reply. truly speaking I became very much have to see your reply. I wish I'll get more response from you in this site. I'm graduate in Philosophy from Chittagong University, Bangladesh. I wanna go abroad for my higher study. for this reason I have need English skill with four section such as reading, writing and listening as well as speaking. within very short time I wanna sit to IELTS (International English testing system). IELTS is very essential to going abroad. I want to be a great educated person in my entire life and want to be a honest guy. my confident is that very soon I will increase my English proficiency if you help me. So I have need your help. Please help me with your cordial mind.

be happy and keep well. Kamrul Yahoo ID: kamucu@yahoo.com skype : kamrul.jalahar

Ruqayeh March 22nd 2010 Dear All, I am new comer here , hope to write usfull and new things for you. I need to learn more so I am jointing you. by the way I am learing Business in English in a good institute, It makes me glad to share the whole things that I learn. Have a wonderfull times, Ruqayeh

helen.fan March 23rd 2010 Hi Kamrul I'm glad you come here, and also very happy to know you. I am a girl from China hope that we can become good friends I wish you all the best Helen

helen.fan March 23rd 2010 Dear Ruqayeh Very glad to see you here, we can learn together, share everything here, and get to know more friends, understand each other. I wish you all the best Helen

metzean March 23rd 2010 My Dear teacher Rosa, I hope everything is going fine with you, I am sure you are very comfortable these days as you got ride of the inspector .

Regarding my schedule during holiday ,I should say that my time was totally booked , One of my plan is having some exercise everyday. So for last three days ,every morning I have gone to the park at mornings ( at mornings there is lest traffic in the streets) First day I was busy exercising with some fitness equipment with installed in the park and a light running . Second day playing volleyball with my wife and some relatives , and yesterday I play football for two hours ( We had some guests from Tehran and we were together-20 people -in the country ) a little climbing and for the whole day we enjoyed our time . we made a brazier beside the river and prepared a big barbecued chicken for the lunch. Today morning I waked up before sun rising ,I did my prayer and decided to go out for running. But I couldn't move a muscle ,even walk, because all my muscles dried and desiccated ,I am now like a dried stick , busy with showering hot water and massage , I called swimming pool ,but it is off for the week. Another plan for me was watching a movie in English during holiday , I saw Patch Adams , but my listening is not good ,so I had to download the subtitle of the movie via internet and watch it again. Have you watched this movie? The main part of our new year holiday , is visiting relatives , and this visits are bilateral ,it means that each family we go to visit ,another day they come to visit us ,so everyday we have party. I like this program ,because I have a humorous taste ,teasing each other in parties and hold my sides with laughter. But my wife is not an easy going person and always she is bothered in parties. I don't know,maybe female are different , what is your idea? B.Wishes , Mohsen

metzean March 23rd 2010 Dear helen, I hope you enjoy every minute of your life , As I know about you are a girl ,living with your parents, What is your job? Thanks a lot for telling the story of Shaolin. I enjoyed reading it , I wish I were in Shaolin temple for one year and had a strong body. Have you ever visited the temple ? Why do you play tecwondo? Itn't it a Korean style? Would you please tell me how many provinces China has ? which province is more important and which one is less important , ranking all of them. B.wishes, Mohsen

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kamrul March 23rd 2010 Dear Helen, How are you? hope every thing is going well with you. I want to give you million thanks for your post. I have also become happy to see you in the great site. I'm agree with you for being GOOD friend. of course all the member of this site are good friend. please accept me with cordially. be happy and know to live with your own mind KAMRUL

Ruqayeh March 23rd 2010 Dear Helen, Thank you for saying welcome to me, hope we will be good freinds. I am an Iranian girl, my mother tongue is Turkish, I know Persian as well, would you please tell me what is your mother tongue? and which country are you from? Enjoy your life and have a good time!! Ruqayeh

setayesh March 23rd 2010 Dear Kamelia, How are you my dear friend? I hope all is well with you and you enjoy your holidays. Dear Komelia, I'm so glad that you like my name. What a great thing my name reminds you of, Vastness of Sky! So I am a very lucky person:) of course not because of having this name. I'm so lucky that my name reminds you of sky, so the sky can also recall you of me. As the sky is so broad there is a high probability of catching glimpse of it , therefore I have the chance of being in your mind whenever you look at the sky. Dear Kamelia, these days I'm busy with visiting my relativies so I'm so sorry for being late in replying. hope to hear from you again.

All the best, Setayesh

setayesh March 23rd 2010 Hi Kamrul, Ruqayeh, Helen and other new friends, I'm writing to welcome you all to this friendly thread. Have a good time here. All the best, Setayesh

setayesh March 23rd 2010 Hi Behnam, Dear brother, It's just to wish you a good, safe and enjoyable trip. We miss you a lot. Have a nice time! Take care, Setayesh

setayesh March 23rd 2010 Dear Marina, How's it keeping? I hope you are fine. You asked me about shopping at New year time. In Iran, shopping for new year starts from one month before Norooz and end exactly a day before new year. Nowrooz shopping is like a festival in Tehran. During those days Tehran becomes a city that never sleeps. I have done all my shopping. and now it's time of useing whatever I've bought. Dear Marina, please be active and write regularly for us. I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Best Wishes, Setayesh

Bluegreen March 23rd 2010 Dear Helen, Hello there again. How are you? How's everything in China? I hope everything's fine with you. Dear Friend, I read your article to Dear Mohsen about Shaolin Temple, believe me, that was such a nice article, I really liked it but as always I've got lots of questions about it. I hope that you be patient enough and bear my sweet little questions LOOL Now, here they are, first one's about the Damo, you wrote Damo means Bodhidharma, right? Is this Bodhidhram the same as Buddhidharma? And what does Dharma mean? I wonder if you've heard about the word Dharma, it was a lot mentiones in one the amercian soup operas called Lost! So if you please, just tell me what is Dharma? I'm really curious about it. Now another questions, dear you wrote that Damo was the first creator of Chinese Zen, what is Zen? I think it is related to Buddhism, Is it true? So please if it is not a problem for you explain about Buddhism too. Oh dear Helen, I think I made you tired by these questions, I hope that you be patient and write to me about them. Waiting imaptiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 23rd 2010 Dear Marina, Hiii.How are Sweet friend? How's life going on with you? I really wish loads of happiness and health for you and your lovely family. Dear Marina,thank you so much for giving us a little bit rest and not coming up with those super marinian questions LOOOOOL You know honey, these days I'm a little bit busy helping mom out for serving the new year's guests and especially packing up for going to a trip(God willing). Sweet Marina, as you see, Dear Behnam's on his holidays with his family after a year of working and studying and I think that he deserved it, so please help keeping this thread alive with the help of yours and our other dear friends.

Please write more and motivate us all to write. Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely,

Kamelia

Bluegreen March 23rd 2010 Dear Ghazal, Hiiiiii. How are you sweetie? How's life in Ghaenat? How's that blond classmate of us?LOOOL I was kidding, sorry, I wish you happiness and health dear auntie LOOL . By the way how's that sweet little kid of your brother which you showd me the pictures of?Oh honey please kiss that little thing for me. Honey, I got really happy seeing your post here, because I think this is the first time that you are writing a post from your own home.( so glad that you're starting to use that old pc ey! LOOL) Dear Ghazal, please do not make me recall all those quizzes, oh for God's sake girl, I was just forgetting theM :)):)):)) But hey,to bed honest with you I cracked that nasty book of 1100 WORDS a little bit to be prepared! Hope that's enough :)):)):)) Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 23rd 2010 Dear Roqayeh, Hi.How are you? I wanted to welcome you to this humble thread as kind and warmly as I can but I don't know how. So just please accept my kind regards toward you. Dear Roqayeh,would you please interduce yourself a little bit? So in this way we can get to know you better. And maybe I had the honor of becoming friends with you :)

Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia 612

helen.fan March 23rd 2010 Dear Mohsen I'm fine, thank you. I hope you have all the best. I work for a year now, and I live in a hostel in the company now, with our company partners. My job is to garment trade, but also for export trade, do you understand? Yes, taekwondo from Korea, but I think it is relatively simple, Shaolin martial arts is very broad, need a lot of time to learn, but you're right, the temple where the body can indeed strong. If there is a chance I can give you some pictures about it. China is a big country, China has 23 provinces: namely Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Jiangsu, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Gansu, Sichuan, Qinghai, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, Hainan. Five autonomous regions: Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Tibet, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Four municipalities: Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing Two Special Administrative Regions: Hong Kong, Macau In fact, all the provinces and municipalities are very important, and we are all one and indivisible. However, there is time to introduce you to what I can give well-developed provinces and cities, which is relatively backward provinces.

helen.fan March 23rd 2010 Dear Mohsen Taiwan is also an indispensable part of our China Helen

helen.fan March 23rd 2010 Dear Mohsen Taiwan is also an indispensable part of our China Helen

Ruqayeh March 23rd 2010 My dear Friends; Setayesh and Kamelia , Thank you so much by welcoming me, I?m positively sure we will become good friends!!! As I wrote I am an Iranian girl and 28 years old. My mother tongue is Turkish and I know Persian as well . I am learning English in business and it?s so interesting for me to have many friends all over the world . I respect all ideas and cultures, I would be happy if you write me about your local cultures ,your daily activities and your experience in the life. I will be in your disposal, any question that can be answered by me please let me know. Also I would like to know more about you. Please write for me. Thank you again for your kind concern , and your hospitality. hahahahahaha Wish you the best Ruqayeh

Bluegreen March 23rd 2010 Dear Kamrul, Hi.How are you? How's everything with you? I really wish you a happy and healthy life. Dear Friend,that is so nice of you to call me a friend of yours,I really wish that you write to everyone and be more active here, even more than you are now! By the way, I like Bangladesh, one of my professors had gone there and she explained to us that Bangladesh is a very big and beautiful city and she said that in ancient years it had lotf os huge tigers which were used to keep thieves and burglars from invading people's territories. So I really wonder if you would like to explain a little bit about your country and it's people and natural places of there.

Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely,

Kamelia

sami March 23rd 2010 Hi Kamelia! Happy New Year to you!!! How are you ? How are you spending your holidays? Are you doing anything special? Now, I am at school, my older students are practicing with some jclic activities and I take the opportunity of visiting the site and say a big HELLO to you, my friend. Spring in in the south of Spain now, we are enjoying warm days which make me very happyyyyy. How about the weather in your city??? I hope you are spending a good time, Hope to read from you soon, Rosa, 23 March, 2010.

Marina1 March 23rd 2010 Dear female friends Kamelia, Setayesh, Rosa, Veronica, Clare, Helen, Ruqayeh, Cathy, Maryam, Nastaran, Elham, and all other female friends, Thanks for all of you for your writings. I'd like to apologize for being late in answering, Please forgive me. As I see, there are lots of new friends, I'd like to welcome every new member, and to say that all your writings are welcomed with open arms. :) It's 23 March. Very soon, I've to go to Damascus for a training course, I'll be there on 28 March until 1 April. I'll try my best to be in contact with all of you, I promise. As I see there is no current topic to write about. Ok! As my dear friend Kamelia said, Marinian topics would be ready (LOOOOOOOOOL). In fact, I've got one of them. From two days ago, I met a person who spoke about a book which is written by an Arab writer, the writer is female. She spoke about some advices to forget guys who stuck in some girls' minds. I mean , she gave some steps to forget men that we love. I'd like to ask all of you to give me some steps about this topic. How do you think of it???? as you know, girls have memories more than men, so when they love from the bottom of their hearts, it's very hard to forget. But this situation is very dangerous for some girls who refuse any kind of relationship with others because of being stuck in mind

and heart with somebody else. All in all, how can we forget someone??? What about our souls, if our minds forgot, how could we make our hearts forget too??? Please think of this topic, it's very interesting. Please feel free in writing about it. I'm impatiently waiting for your replies. Marina.

Bluegreen March 23rd 2010 Dear Rosa, Hiiii. How's everything with you dear teacher? How are your young smart students? LOOL I hope you're keeping up fresh and alive !! Honey,the weather here is terribly unpredictable,one day it is sunny and the other day exactly the other way around I don't know what's gonna happen to this world? Anyway,about the congratulations I should accept it with a warm hug dear Rosa, thank you so much for this kindness and consideration:) Honey, you remeber I had some questions about spanish food? Well I have them right here, Like first I don't know which city of spain you live in? And second if it is Madrid, do you know anything about Madrid's Tele Pizza? That has been based by Leopoldo Fernandez? Now about my next question, I don't know what are Tortillas? And Paellas? How are they made? I'd be really thankful honey, I know they maybe hard for you to find time and asnwer them. Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 23rd 2010 Dear Roqayeh,

Hii.How are you doing? That is so nice of you to read my post and reply to it this fast. I really wish that you stay this way always :) Honey, I do not speak Turkish and my mother tongue's Persian but we have a wonderful friend here called dear Behnam who speaks Turkish more fluent than everybody I know because it is his mother tongue but he is on his holidays right now I think after No-Rouz you'll get the chance to write to him. But about me, well I am Kamelia, 19 years old and probably the youngest member of here LOOOL(mind you girls) LOOOL I study English Literture in Mashad but I live in northern part of Iran. I'd be really glad to read from you, if there are any further explanations needed or any extra questions remained unanswered. Dear, Please write as soon as possible because now we all know that this way for learning english is so useful and will shed some lights through improvement for us. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, kamelia

helen.fan March 24th 2010 Dear Kamelia I'm fine, and you? First of all, thank you for like China's Shaolin Temple. Secondly, Bodhidhram and Buddhidharma is the same as the meaning is there for Bodhidharma, that is, Damo. Buddhism is also very far away for me, because it is very wide and very profound, but I can learn more about it to give you FAQ. Here is a Buddhist site online, http://www.fjnet.com/english/, you can take a look, we can continue the exchange. Also, Have you heard of China's Four Masterpiece? There is a myth of the novel "Journey to the West" is speaking in this respect. Oh, if you know you can look. "Zen" and "Buddha" in Buddhism is two totally different concepts. "Buddha" is the

highest goal of Buddhist self-cultivation, and "Zen" is the Buddhist self-cultivation as a method or means. In short, the Shaolin culture and Buddhist culture is very deep very broad, and I only know a little bit, but we can learn gradually in subsequent chats. I hope you can understand what I write. Best wishes Helen 613

helen.fan March 24th 2010 Dear Ruqayeh How are you? I am from China, my mother tongue is Chinese, I would have been 24 this year. You will say that your mother tongue, as well as Farsi, as well as English, you are very powerful. Hehe What is your job? What is your interest? We can share and look forward to your reply. Lucky Helen

helen.fan March 24th 2010 Dear Kamrul I am fine, thank you You say right, we will become good friends here. I am from China, my job is to export trade, the recent period is not busy,I can always communicate with everyone. My home in China's north, but I now work in southern China. Know a lot of new friends in the company, everyone is very friendly, we work and live together. Want to learn more about you, thank you

Lucky Helen

Bluegreen March 24th 2010 Dear Friends, Hi there.How are you all doing? I hope ythat everything's alright with you. I don't know whether to say fortunatly or unfortunatly but I think I'm going to go on a trip for about 5 days, so I may not be abe to write in here but I am able to read all your posts please keep in touch and try to write to each other and keep this thread alive as it was before. LOOOL I am talking sooo proudly like I have created the website myslef :)):)) shame on you Kamelia but as a little member of here I really don't want it to be dumped in the shelves.

I wish you all great times,

Sincerely, Kamelia

araghii March 24th 2010 Hi daer Behnam, and salam my Iranian friends, happy new year to you and to your lovely family. beast regards, Araghi,

araghii March 24th 2010 Hi our sweet friend Rosa, How are you my friendly and fragrant garden flower? Thank you writing to me( in March 15th 2010) as you know gardening means passion for somebody , it means love for your plants and the beautiful world of greenery. Being a gardener can be lifetime hobby for many people but it is a lovely job for me indeed , I spend my main time with trees and flowers in my office, I walk in the garden everyday and manage work flow and believe or not remember all of my friends and sometimes I feel there are many couple of eyes are

looking to beautiful landscapes of our garden and those are my friends eyes indeed. I always appreciate and enjoy from watching a rainbow that made of from colorful flowers and watching a bumblebee go from flower to flower or a bird makes a nest in tree. In this garden the roses are fragrant and trees look so grand and life began with deep breath and with smile. When you look at some bird behavior in garden you see they are not eating and drinking anything , just singing and singing ,especially these days in the beginning of spring season . I have so many beautiful picture form this garden but unfortunately I don?t have your email for sending them for you. Dear Rosa how is your Father?s flower in patio ? do you spend time with them? I hope they are in good succulence and elegance . Best wishes, Araghi, March,24,2010

setayesh March 24th 2010 Dear Kamelia, Have a nice and safe trip. Enjoy your time and don't worry about anything. Surly, We miss you a lot during these days. All the Best Setayesh

Ruqayeh March 24th 2010 Dear Kamelia, How are you doing? Hope everything goes well with you. I am fine, better than any time!! As you know we are in the Norooze Holiday so I have much time to check the comments and reply them. I should go back work on March 27, and the relaxing days are finishing!! So may me won?t be able to reply as soon as these days But I promise to check the site in the busiest days once a day. I my humble opinion training is one of the most important parts of everyone?s life, doesn?t matter how old are you!!! Me myself enjoy studying, reading, asking something new, to have new experience and etc. that?s why I jointed this thread. Sweetie, please let me know what motivates you. What do you do to have a special life and to enjoy it?? By the way enjoy your trip , doesn?t matter you arrange it or not. Looking forward to hear from you sooooooooooooooooooooon.

Take care, Ruqayeh

Ruqayeh March 24th 2010 Dear Marina, This is Ruqayeh one of the new members of this thread. Happy to read your comment and thank you for welcoming. Sweetie, when people fall in love with someone and after some time they realize it is better for both to get divorce( for some reason) in this situations mostly girls are more vulnerable. They don?t know how release the memories and start new life. They want to stop everything and start new life , maybe alone , maybe with someone else but something annoy them . the first step to forget someone is to forgive him. - The only thing we should do is change our view and look at this as a regular event. I know it is difficult but practice make perfect. - Instead of thinking why this happened, why someone did this, why??.. it is better to ask ourselves? what did I do to lead this?? Then change your react. - Don?t blame anyone for loosing anything. We ourselves are responsible our life. - Don?t want to stop life, make everything OK then start again, never do that. if you want to stop the life it is better to dead!!! Keep it alive, we are human being and mistakes are a part of our life so just try not to repeat a mistake!!

Dear, anytime something bad happens in your life try to look at this blessing in disguise!

Enjoy your life and have wonderful moments. Ruqayeh

Ruqayeh March 24th 2010 Dear Helen, Nihao Nice to hear you are from china, I have some chinese freind too!! (they are living in shanghai) . I've studied Business Mangment in university , and I'm learning business in english language now. I am working in a comercial department in an equiped labratory.

that is nice. My motivation are mountain climbing , swimming , and studing . I really enjoy learning. write for me about yourself , which province are you living? what is your ambitions? what motivates you? can I ask you to learn numbers me in chinese language , if yes, start from one (1) please! Looking forward to hearing form you soooooooooooooooon. Take care, Ruqayeh

elham_z March 24th 2010 Hiiii friends, How are you doing all? I hope you are enjoying yourselves as much as you can. * I see a lot of new friends here. Dear ( Rughayeh, Helen , Kamrul) accept my sincere welcome .you have chosen the best place you could ever find. So enjoy as much as you can. I have just arrived at home from garden. Today we had a lot of fun, my uncle and his daughters who live in Tehran had come here and we all gathered together and just talked and laughed and took pictures. The more I spend time among people, the more I see myself dependant on them. It really gives me the opportunity to know myself, to feel myself and motivates me to try for a better positive personality. The best thing that could ever happen, occurred to me. A really nice rain made the nature such a wonderful bride and I had chance to bike as much as I want along those awesome green grasses which were covered beautifully with water drops. My paradise on earth * Yes, that's it, my paradise. I was on top of the world. The happiest Elham that could ever exist. Of course!!! As my cousin said, this Elham lacked something??? Yes, you are right. A mate like herself so they could enjoy themselves in tow. ( Loooooooooooooooo):):):) I think with myself that nature is the best and the most precious gift God could present to us. Have you ever had such feeling I experience: sometimes I really don't know how to react to these beauties, I find myself given up to them. I wish I could eat them or either I could be immersed in them (they could eat me) :):):):) *** Sooooooooo , my father PLANS for a trip , but Behnam and Kamelia TAKE the trip. Oooooooook. I am not jealous. If they are happy, I feel happy too. I wish them great

times among their families. But they shouldn't forget about our souvenir *** These days im involved in thinking about the idea of a persons value. Actually I am thinking about the factors that make a person deserving respect. Does education bring respect ??? I would be happy to know of your ideas. Help me with this question whenever you can. All the best, Elham 614 Ruqayeh March 24th 2010 Dear Elham, Thanks my freind to welcoming me. what a nice explanation of your garden , I wish i could be there!!! as I guess you are Iranian, am I right? if yes which city are you from? I'm positively sure it should be one of the most beautiful one, but tell me the name please. about the valuable things in the life I should say something about my self: 1- not to annoy nobody 2- helping people as much as I can 3- being happy and showing I am happy all the time, try to smile everytime 4- try to see the positive side of everything and about the deserving respect , I think knowledge can help people to get this not education!! I mean to know how you behave people. How you react in a best way, how you reply them,... enjoy your life and be happy all the time. your comment mad me happy and glad. thanks again for the explanation about your garden. have a wonder moments Ruqayeh

helen.fan March 25th 2010 Hi Ruqayeh Nihao Heard you have a lot of Chinese friends I am very happy, they live in Shanghai? Shanghai is a bustling city. But I live in Shenzhen. I was strengthening my knowledge of English. My interest is in sports, for example, taekwondo, badminton, mountain climbing, etc. I

liked. My home in Shanxi province, China. But I work in Shenzhen, our company made clothing trade, and export trade. I'm glad you like the Chinese, I will do my best to teach you, now, "1" and read in Chinese "Yi", "2" read "er", "3" read "san", "4" read "si", "5," Reading "wu". Oh, you understand? If I can, I can teach you more next time. Best Wishes Helen

Ruby_liu March 25th 2010 Hi everyone, I am Ruby,i am from China.I am work in Shanghai now.My English is not good,but i love English.i just think the reason why my English is not good is i cannot find a way to remember more words.i just want to make more friends to talk in English.And you all r so welcome to point my mistakes. MSN:Rubyliu86@hotmail.com

sami March 25th 2010 Hello busy Mohsen! How are you? I hope everything is well with you in the first days of this new year. For sure, you must feel very well and healthy, because you are practising sports a lot!! Exercising everyday is a way of keeping health problems away. :))) Although you must be careful with getting cold after some exercise... This is what is happening to me now and I feel as starting to get a cold...I am having some pills to stop it, I hope they work!!! (We start tomorrow a week holiday "holy week" and I want to enjoy it!!). I understand you very well, Mohsen, when you say your muscles are dried and desiccated...It usually happens when you dont practise for a long time,,, as if muscles werent trained. Do you know why it happens?? My father says that it happens because when we are doing some exercise, our muscles need sugar and if they dont find sugar in our organism, they ache. A remedy for this is drinking a glass of water and some sugar in it just before going to exercise. I have proved it, and it works! ;))) About watching films...it is a great way to learn English, although sometimes we feel frustrated because we cannot get all the conversation...it is normal, but we should keep on, most times meaning is got from the context. I havent watched Patch Adams, I love watching films, however, now it is impossible for me to find time for it. I will try to watch

at least one during this holy week. I have to finish this writing now, my mum is here, wanting me to go with her to buy a new sofa for our house in the beach...I must go with her, moreover... I will pay the sofa! I hope to hear from you soon, have a nice time and enjoy, Rosa, 25 March, 2010.

Ruqayeh March 25th 2010 Dear Helen, Nihao, first of all I should appreciate you for teaching me Chinese language. Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks!!! (shie shie , right?) Are Shanxi and Shenzhen close each other? you commute every day from work to home ? (Sorry my geographic science is not so good). I love people who like sport and are using to exercise, so I LOVE YOU. I am living in Tehran, the bustling city in Iran. I work in Tehran too. as you see, many Iranian people travel to china and some of them are doing business or even living there for education. I think to have a good relation with people from other countries or cultures it is good to know some key words in their language so I can help you to understand Iranian people by knowing some special words in Farsi, if you agree ask anything you want to know.

Sweetie in our language (farsi) Nihao , Hi, Hello is Salam . Thank you again for teaching me Chinese language it can help me to understand Chinese more. I wish I could help you too. If there is any question feel free to ask. Enjoy your time and have wonderful moments. Ruqayeh

Ruqayeh March 25th 2010 Dear Ruby,

Hi, Welcome to this thread, congratulation my friend you chose the best way to improve your English , the only thing that everyone need to learn something new (language or other things) is having motivation that you have too , so I'm positively sure you will learn it soon. Waiting for your new comments here. Enjoy your life and have wonderful moments. Ruqayeh

Ruby_liu March 26th 2010 Dear Ruqayeh, You r so nice to call me your friend.I am so happy to be here and to communicate with you all.cause of my last job,i met many foreign friends,but i left that city and also left those friends.we seldom contract each other again.i am so disappointed and i want to make some penpals,it wont be no contract just because of distance. i like to make foreign friends dont just want to improve my English,in this way , i will know more countries' cultures .i think it is a nice way to help us to know other coutries well. Do you also think like this way ,my friend ? i hope to hear from you soon. Best regards, Ruby

helen.fan March 26th 2010 Dear Ruqayeh I am grateful you can teach me Farsi, I am very very happy. Shanxi and Shenzhen are that far apart, but I work in Shenzhen, but also live in Shenzhen, a year when the New Year will come back to Shanxi, and family to celebrate the New Year. Thank you liked me, thank you.

Tehran must be a very beautiful city, I believe. Yes, no matter which country, to understand some of their basic language and culture are very helpful, and I hope you can teach me some basic Persian, thank you very much dear friend. "Thank you" how should I say in Persian? In Chinese reading"xie xie", writing writing "??", and "sorry" in Chinese read "Dui bu qi", writing "???", there are some basic you can tell me, oh, I am very happy to learn some Farsi. Best Wishes Helen

ghazal March 26th 2010 Hi Roqayeh welcome to this theard. I'm so happy because add one friend to my friends here please say somethings about yourself I do first. I'm18 and I study english literature in ferdowsi university in Mashhad. I hope see your post soon have good time

ghazal March 26th 2010 Dear helen Hi,I hope all things around you was good I think we can be good friend for eachother. Oh you say that you are from china.very good I want to know your custom and want to learn your language. can you help me? Now I write for you great sentence: (love life and life will love you back. love people and they will love you back) best whishes for my new friend 615

ghazal March 26th 2010 Dear kamelia hi.I hope you have nice days in your trip(chashm khanom moalem yademon nemire mashghhamon ro benevisim!!!!!) you ask about baby that she is my brother'sdaughter,oh she is very lovely and I really love her but now she come back to tehran and I miss her. this great sentence is for you: (what is the difference between school and life? in school you are taught a lesson an then given a test but in life you are given test that teaches you a lesson) sinecerly GHAZAL

ghazal March 26th 2010 Hi Ruby are you ok? I hope you have good time in this thread my friend I tender this for you: Because existence can become severe in one day, just sense me and I'll be there. In the minds eye, I'm not so far away. If you hold out your hand, in the whispers, I'll become the zephyr. and besiege you. If your eye's upon the stars, in the crystalline darkness, I'll become the moon. And the light shall guide you. If you rest upon the ground, in the warmth, I'll become the grass. And embrace you. If you turn outside, in the wetness,

I'll become the rain. An upon your forehead, kiss you. If you free the air, in the light of day, I'll become the sun. And smile for you. Between the milesif you need me. If you need a friend. Let me be the friend, I want to be have good time ghazal

sami March 26th 2010 Hello Araghi How are you????? I has been a long time since I saw you for the last time...so I am happy to see you here. :)) Dear Araghi...I will be very happy to see your garden, could you send me some pictures? my email is rosammd@hotmail.es I hope you can send them, so I could see your beautiful work. My dad's patio is great, flowers are starting to bloom, we have had a lot of rain, so I think these plants will grow beautifully. Friend...do you have plants at home too? Do you think plants are good to create a nice atmosphere at any place? As you may know, I am a teacher and I am working at this school for the first year, for a few months I felt our teachers' room lacked something, it was cold and I didn't feel comfortable then. I didnt know what...One day I thought that I could buy some plants to decorate it and this is what I did, I bought some interior plants, three, small ones, but they have made the room look nicely and I feel more comfortable than before when I am there. Have you ever felt that??? I hope to read from you soon, you write beautifully, your writing is poetry...please, give us a bit more of your poetry ;)) Rosa, 26 March, 2010.

helen.fan March 27th 2010

Dear Ghazal I am very happy to receive your letter. Are you 18 years? I'm 24 years old this year, I have been working. I'm glad you like the friend of China, is also interested in Chinese language and culture, and I will try to teach you, and we learn together, but also hope that we become good friends. You can tell me what you want to know everything about China, I will answer for you. Last teach you to meet the most basic words in Chinese, "Ni hao" means "Hello". "Xie xie" means "thank you." Tell me something you are interested in China, looking forward to your reply Your new friend Helen

ghazal March 27th 2010 Dear Behnam Hi,where are you ?I didn't see yourpost!!!!! you ask me about that poem ,you know I really love poem and search in books and in enternet and when I see good poem save in my computer and now I don't know more things about that poem that send for you soooooorry have good time GHAZAL

metzean March 27th 2010 Dear Helen , How are you my friend , I understand that your job is garment exporter ,I am very happy to to find a friend as a business woman ,? if I have a lot of money , I will place an order to your company for garments. What is your idea ,do you accept your friend's order ? How about payment ,do you let me to buy the goods on credit ? I like business ,but for embarking on business ,I need a lots of money . what is the minim order I can place to you? B.Wishes ,

Mohsen

metzean March 27th 2010 Dear Rosa, I hope you and your family have spent the holy week as well as possible, why this week called holy day ,what is the history of holy week . Thanks for your diagnostic of my muscles , I try not to forget drinking a glass of water suger ,although I eat a lot of sugar these days and I should have checked up my blood for sugar and grease after holiday. I went to visit one of my relatives, He is an old man of 85 ,he lives in his bed for 2 years , even he can't eat himself and his wife and daughters nursing him for years. In many families in my city ,they never deliver their parent to the rest house ( Where old people are kept by some nurses), because they believe ,it is a kind of disrespect ,they like their parents very much and they like them to be beside them when they are old and die. What do people treat with their old parents in your city? B.Wishes, Mohsen

Ruqayeh-m March 27th 2010 Dear Helen, I have lost my password and site didn't gave me the new pass word , I registered again so this is my new username. Dui bu qi for the delay!! in our language thank you is "Mamnoon" and sorry is "bebakhshid" how are you? "chetori?"

Enjoy your life and have wonderfull moments. Ruqayeh

Ruqayeh-m March 27th 2010 My dear friends, I have lost my password so I had to register again this is Ruqayeh with new username. Regards, Ruqayeh

sami March 27th 2010 Hello Kamelia I think you must be enjoying now a nice trip...at least, this is what I hope. ;))) Now, it is Holy Week in Spain, school are closed for a week so that means that I am on holidays too!!! :))) During this week I am going to take some rest, I need to disconnect my mind from school and students and I need to have some joy with my friends. We are preparing a trip to Granada, another city of Andalusia. Maybe we will leave next wednesday. Let's see what happens! Now, answering to your questions I tell you that I am from (and I live) in Huelva. It is a city in the west of Andalusia, which is at the south of Spain. So I live in the South West of Spain. I love my city, it is not the most important one of Andalusia, not so big, but for me it is the best one. I love it and I especially love its beaches. They are wonderful. About Telepizza...it is a company that maybe started in Madrid (the capital city of Spain) but it has spread to the rest of this country. I think each city (and even some towns) of Spain has a telepizza. Do you what it is? well, it is a restaurant where you can eat pizza, but not only that, you can buy the food and take it home, or what is better, you can phone the restaurant, ask for the food you want and they take the food home. So imagine, you don?t want to cook dinner and you call Telepizza and in half an hour you have got your food at home. You know what???? I worked in Telepizza for a few months!!! Yes, it was when I was at University, I wanted to earn some money and I decided to take my Cv there and they employed me. It was something temporal for me, the salary was not high due to the fact that I worked there for 2-3 hours a day. My task there was to answer the phone when people phoned to ask for a pizza, and then, to cook them. We were mainly young people, girls answering the phone and cooking pizzas and boys taking pizzas home in a motorbike. I spent a nice time there and, I put on some weight!!!!!! You can imagine why! Tortillas and Paellas are typical food here in Spain. I love tortillas (omelettes), you can

mix eggs with any ingredient you wish and the result is great! My favourite omelette is potatoes one, which is also called Spanish omelette. I wrote about it in a post to Marina not so long ago, so I think you can find it. Paella is also a dish foreign people want to taste when they come here. Its main ingredient is rice, some saffron, so the rice becomes yellow, it has small pieces of chicken, rabbit?s meat, crushed tomatoes, red pepper, some water? Some people also add some seafood instead of rabbit or chicken?People love it, however, I don?t eat it. Mainly, I don?t like yellow rice (saffron), then I could never eat rabbit?s meat (I had a rabbit as a pet for at least ten years, you can imagine, I can?t eat it), and finally, I am allergic to seafood. But this is just something of me, people, I repeat, love it. I hope you can come to Spain some day and I will take you to the best restaurants to eat our tastiest food. If you wish, my home is here for you ;)))) My dear Kamelia, I know you study English literature, I studied it at university to as well as English history and language, and I would like to study more about it, since when I was at university I studied just to pass exams. Now?I am a bit sorry for it, since I didn?t learn as I should have learnt. I hope you can get what I mean. Is it possible that you to send me some of the contents of what you are studying??? My email address is rosammd@hotmail.es I can understand if you don?t want to; however you will make me very happy if you do? :)) Well I have to finish this long (and maybe boring) writing, I hope you have enjoyed it and I also hope to read from you soon. Have a nice time, Rosa, 27 March, 2010. 616

sami March 27th 2010 Hello Mohsen How are you? I hope you are fine and stop eating so much sugar!! You know, sugar is good for our health but just a little bit!! (I dont know why I'm saying this, I have eaten 1/3 of a bar of chocolate with almonds! :(( ) Im going to tell you a little bit about Holy Week; although it is celebrated in all cities of Spain, it is said that Andalusian people feel it more than people in the rest of our country. What is Holy Week? Holy week is the week before Easter commemorating the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ before his crucifixion and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.

What do we do in Holy Week? Well, first in our churches, we have "pasos" which are floats with lifelike sculptures of Jesus, Virgin Mary, and many others who can be found in the Holy Bible. Many men called "costaleros" take those "pasos" out of the different chuches and they walk with them on their shoulders from street to street, so that people can see it. As I have written, Holy Week lasts 7 days, and the "pasos" of each day represent what Jesus lived and suffered during his last days of live. I have written many times that I am not too religious, I believe in God and I usually pray, but I dont go to the church each Sunday, for example. However, I usually fell touched by this. What I try to say with this, is that even though you weren't a religious person, you would enjoy it a lot. These "pasos" are usually precceded by a band of musicians, playing nice melodies, and followed by lots of people who made a promise to God. I have to say that I dont follow all processions, in fact, I just follow one, which goes out from a chuch near home. The image of Jesus of this chuch is as a captive and it put my willies whenever I see it. It is very emotive, especially by the sound of the music and costaleros ways of walking. I think you can search it in the Net, maybe you can watch some videos in youtube to see what I am talking about. This is the best way to understand it, or simply by coming here. I have invited Kamelia to come to Spain and eat our tastiest food, you are also invited to enjoy our Holy Week. I can send you some videos or photos of it if you wish, if so, let me know. ;))) About old and ill relatives...I can say that in Spain we also have "rest houses" (I couldn't find a better way to call it) and many people take there their relatives. However, I dont think I could do that to my parents or any relative...It is a way of keeping them there until they die, and this is very very sad. My mum usually says that she doesnt want to be a charge for us when she cannot do things by herself, she wants us to take her to a rest house, but I think it is just what she says, for sure she doesnt want it. It is very sad.

I hope you are enjoying this time, Rosa, 27 March, 2010.

goodman March 28th 2010 dear elham i am very soorry . there is too busy to reply you. i am sorry .it's reply you too late.

dear friend you tell me your mother and you had skirmishes.the matter let you sad.that is nothing.the love of mother is the greatese of all. your mother love you very much i really believe. this weekend i go home. my home is in the countryside. i rarely go home.so i chat with my mother long time. i cannot remeber what i said but i very enjoy that time. last days my coworker's mother was died . i think we could cherish our family and enjoy the time we together. by the way. your email i receive. thank you my dear friend i hope you reply and wish you everything is well yours wangxin

araghii March 29th 2010 Hi dear Rosa, I hope you are doing well, First of all I congratulate you for having such a kind and gracious heart, I as a gardener can see things just from the garden?s and plant?s point of view , so I feel you are a figurative gardener too, but your seeds are faith, and you plant sincerity, thereupon you will harvest a good life . what I have learned from you more than I can tell in written words. Dear Rosa I work in a big garden that belong not only to Iran but also to the world , because it is Botanical Garden, maybe you have heard about this kind of garden in the world. I have a lot of old picture from this garden and try send to you some of them. With reading your sentences in last post ?I don?t like pick the flowers ? I remember this poem : I will be the gladdest thing under the sun, I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one, Be the same as flower but have lifetime longer than 100 years . Have a nice time, Araghi, March,29,2010

Ruqayeh-m March 30th 2010 Dear Rubby, Nihao, thank you for your post and I'm so sorry for the dealy. I agree with you and I really like to know other contries and cultures. I am an Iranian girl and I'm living in Tehran now.I would be so glad to answer your question about our culture , country and anything you ask. so feel free to ask anything.

My freind as I realized you are from china and I try to speak in your language I know it is so difficult but I try to learn some words . Dear Rubby tell me about yoursefe alittle bit more. I really like to know.

Enjoy your time and have wonderful moments. Ruqayeh.

Ruqayeh-m March 30th 2010 Dear Ghazal, Glad to know you as an Iranian girl on this site and thanks for your post. I was so busy in these days and I couldn't be able to answer you sorry for the delay.

I am living in Tehran and I 've educated in business management and now I am learning Business in english. I intend to continue my education ( I hope so) but I am so busy. by the way I am 28. If you travel to Tehran I would be so happy to meet you. Looking forward to hear from you soon.

Enjoy your life and have wonderfull moments. Ruqayeh, March 30, 2010

Ruqayeh-m March 30th 2010 Dear Araghii, I read you post that you have made for Rosa, I really glad to to know you as a gardner. I like folowers , trees ,gardnes and gardners,... and any thing related to this beautiful nature! I did not meet you but I feel kindness , happiness,... when I see your post on the site. the picture that you chose for your ID motivated me to write for you. I'd like to know what it is. would you please explain it for me?

Thank you in advance for your reply. Enjoy your life and have wonderfull moments. Ruqayeh , March 30, 2010

Cathy Li March 30th 2010 Dear Behnam (dear brother), The rain drizzles in the night, the light and soft vocie "Dida, Tida" as a rap. It is so a precious gift as welcome as flowers in May. Severe droughts hit in southwest China. The long drought meets sweet dew tonight. May God bless all human-beings! Dear brother, I miss you a lot. Wish you enjoy every minute of sacred journey. Best wishes Cathy March 30, 2010

Aylin March 30th 2010 Hi Behnam, How are things with you?God bless everything would be as great as you desire. Since,the first step in all of acquaitances is introduction,let me first introduce myself. My name is Aylin,I`m student of English translation in 6th term,I love my major a lot,and,that`s why It`s crucial for me to do my best to learn it as well as I can,I got familiar with this nice and useful site just maybe one month ago,but now I`m so happy of being here. Then,I would like to thank you,for stablishing this friendly thread,to provide an opportunity for people interested in English,come together and share their ideas here. To tell truth,I could read just some of posts,not all of them,and I should confess,I don`t know what do you exactly do here?:(( So,can you do me a favour and,clarify this point for me?by now Thank you so much. I`m impatiently waiting for your reply;))

Yours truly,

helen.fan March 31st 2010 Hello everybody Sorry, I'm a bit busy recently Hi Mohsen How are you? About your question, I think it is a good idea. We accept orders for foreign friends, but first paid a deposit, we can provide the goods. Yes, our company mainly engaged in outdoor sports clothing, such as: skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering. What do you think? Best Wishes Helen My MSN?fanxiaojie218@hotmail.com You all can add me, thank you

araghii March 31st 2010 Salam dear Ruqayeh, How are you? I hope you are fine and OK, thank you for your writing to me. I must say that I love flowers and trees and like everybody who loves these God`s gift. The gifts that God have wanted to increase the beauty of His world. Dear Ruqayeh about the image in my ID, I can not write anymore here, because dear Clare showed me a yellow card already and reminded of me that here is not for political issue , and I respect her rule and regulation always , but what I can say is that picture shows my brothers and sisters in a great gathering for asking just a simple question after a big deception and skullduggery in president election in Iran, maybe you have heard it. Yes that was: where is my vote? And this phenomenon is called green movement nowadays in Iran and in the world. And I am a member of this green movement. May I wish you every success. Araghi, March,31,2010 617

ghazal March 31st 2010

Dear Helen "Ni hao" my friend,I hope you enjoy your time You know we are in holiday and in friday I must come back to university and it's so hard for me because I must abandon myfamily. ok now you say somethings about your self.can I ask you question: what's yourreligion? where you learn english? can you say me somethings about youreducation? Oh please say my another useful word in your language I hope see your post soon GHAZAL

Bluegreen March 31st 2010 Dear Friends, Hellooo there.How are you all? Finally I am back from my nearly long journey to northern part of Iran. Oh maybe it wasn't suitable to begin my post with the word FINALLY because it might sound like I really hated the trip and i just bore it, but tell you what? It was all fun and I can say that I could enjoy it even on behalf of you all LOOOL Dear friends, to be honest with you I can't express how much I've missed this thread during these days because I really take this thread in my heart. And that not knowing what was going on in here added insult to this injury! You might perhaps be aware of this feeling! Anyways, the trip's finished and I had lots of new experiences and joyous times with my family BUT NOW, Kamelia's back here to go on with path leading here. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 31st 2010 Dear Helen, Hi there. How are you doing honey? How's everything in China? I hope that all is going alright with you. Dear, thank you so much for your answers to my questions I nearly got my answers but not totally, but I really appreciate your help and kind way of replying. Oh and thank you so much for offering that website as a help, although I really wanted to learn those things from a kind friend like you but that was really nice of you to put that address, I'll check that out and would inform you about the consequences. Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 31st 2010 Dear Setayesh, Hello there. How are you doing? How's life going with you and your family? I hope that everything's alright. Oh honey, our trip finished and I had alot of fun (jaye shoma khali) but now, it's time to write in here and get aware of my friends' planning for these last three or four days of these holidays. Please tell me, How did it all go? How did you spent these days?which were your favorite parts? Do you like partying? Or you're the one who enjoys going to trips and having fun out of the hometown? You know what? It is so intersting to know that, exactly on the days that I was doing some certain works what were my other friends doing? This idea keeps me stood by and think of others alot, and actually makes the memories which I had here with them fresh everytime. Waiting imaptiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 31st 2010 Dear Roqayeh, Hi there. How are you dear new friend? How's everything? I really hope that you've enjoyed these beginning days of spring. How's the weather in your hometown? By the way do you live in Tabriz? Dear, your idea about the relationship between travelling and age was so intersting to me, and I couldn't agree with you more, but I've got a tiny question here, here it is, if that's it and people can enjoy travelling at any age, so why do our grandparents sometimes resist to come? And why do some of them say that we're too old to enjoy our trip or to experience somethings new? Well, travelling is all about new stuff, right?! Honey, you asked me something unique which I had never been asked in this way before, well, I think that I always try to have new plans for my daily life, for example, to finish a book and then start the new one with the beautiful covering, or to start learning something new, like French language, or I sometimes just think and plan of some stuff that seem adventures and fun to be done! You know, life's not something predictable, I just think and plan but sometimes it comes to be exactly the other way around, although you may at first think that oh this new happening ruined my whole today program, but I wanna say that THIS HAPPENING can also be a motivation to think of more ways to spend your daytime. I really don't know if I put it clear enough or no, but I really hope that you forgive me either way, because I think I wrote it in a complicated way LOOOL So please state your opinion about this matter too, Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 31st 2010 Dear Roqayeh, Hi there. How are you dear new friend? How's everything? I really hope that you've enjoyed these beginning days of spring.

How's the weather in your hometown? By the way do you live in Tabriz? Dear, your idea about the relationship between travelling and age was so intersting to me, and I couldn't agree with you more, but I've got a tiny question here, here it is, if that's it and people can enjoy travelling at any age, so why do our grandparents sometimes resist to come? And why do some of them say that we're too old to enjoy our trip or to experience somethings new? Well, travelling is all about new stuff, right?! Honey, you asked me something unique which I had never been asked in this way before, well, I think that I always try to have new plans for my daily life, for example, to finish a book and then start the new one with the beautiful covering, or to start learning something new, like French language, or I sometimes just think and plan of some stuff that seem adventures and fun to be done! You know, life's not something predictable, I just think and plan but sometimes it comes to be exactly the other way around, although you may at first think that oh this new happening ruined my whole today program, but I wanna say that THIS HAPPENING can also be a motivation to think of more ways to spend your daytime. I really don't know if I put it clear enough or no, but I really hope that you forgive me either way, because I think I wrote it in a complicated way LOOOL So please state your opinion about this matter too, Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

ghazal March 31st 2010 Salam araghii I hope you have good time and enjoy your time. It's very interesting that you say(salam) can you explan for me abouy your your picture? I say you somethings about myself and then you do please. I'm 18 and I'm from qaen ,I educate in mashhad in ferdowsi university ,I learn english literture. I see to find your post soon

best whishes GHAZAL

ghazal March 31st 2010 Dear kamelia Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii my dear classmate I'm so happy you comeback Do you have good time in your tripe?where did you go? I really miss you ,this theard is not active wite out you and Behnam.(looooooooooooool) Do you know where is he? Oh when do you want comeback to mashhad? Do you study our lesson? It's so hard for me because I must abandon myfamily,my room and all lovelythings I have here. And I can't study all lesson just read lovely book(fonon) I know you love this book vry much!!!!!!!! But see you and all of my dear friend is motivate me Sincerely, GHAZAL

Bluegreen March 31st 2010 Dear Elham, Hiii there. So nice to hear that you're taking a trip too, oh but please tell us all about it when you were back, that would be so nice to read your new experiences. As you know I always enjoy reading your posts because they give this thread a whole new look and a colorful one, I think that' because you pay attention to details in a great deal and that makes your posts beautiful. Like you explained about the rain drops on the grasses and some natural events happening in spring, I really like the way that you express your feelings with these words. Honey, your question made me think of human values and how do we deal with other people and expect them to tread us in a certain way, but I really want to know how did this idea come to you?

It's a little bit hard to answer it without our other friends' help especially Dear Behnam who always came up with logical reasons and arguments. Now in my opinion, the values that makes a person deserve respect are humbleness, honesty, rational kindness, morality, and humane actions! Educations does have effects but not that much, but unfortunatly there are lots of ideas about this, like if you are a doctor and you always clothe in a special way then you are mostly respected, or if you are an engineer or a professor, but none of these shows the real person inside, I think the way you think and your outlook shows who you are and how much you deserve to be respected. I really wish to read your own opinions about this subject, Please write soon to us, Sincerely, Kamelia P.S. If it?s not rude to ask I?ve got a girlish question LOOOL was this cousin the one you hated?:)):)) then that was a really sarcastic sentence of him to say LOOOOL

Bluegreen March 31st 2010 Dear Ruby, Hello there. How are you doing dear new friend? How's everything going on? Well, I would like to warmly welcome you to this humble thread and wish you find lots of new friends and have fun writing to them. Dear, would you mind telling us more about yourself? if you don't mind you can tell us your age, your major of studying, or about your job, describe them n as much words as you like please. Then we can get to know you more and better and I really wish that we can become good friends. I'd be really glad to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia 618

Bluegreen March 31st 2010 Dear Ghazal, Well hellooo there. How's everything with you? How are going to spend these last days of Eid? I hope that you've got nice plans going on in your mind. Now honey, would you mind telling me how many times you read that 1100 WORDS book? LOOOL Or how many times you watched that hilarious Mask movie? LOOOOOL By means of remembering them to you I just wanted to ruin your happiness in this joyful Eid :)):)):)) I know that it really drags but what can we do? LOOOL Oh it mostly sounds like two lazy students who're trying to get that 10 napoleon grade mark :)):)):)) and I wonder what would our other friends think while reading this post?LOOL Dear, the trip was awesome(jat khali) I sometimes missed all my friends there, you know it is hard to keep in touch full time with somebody but then leave her or him for a while. I hope that you undestand. Well, I read a little bit, then we?ll see what?ll happen Anyways, I really wish you luck, and I beg you to wish me the same, Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 31st 2010 Dear Rosa, Oh my god, you don't know how happy I became while watching your new post to me, that was such a delightful way of writing, thank you so much for reading my post and replying to that, I really appreciate your help honey. So, how are you doing? How are you spending your holy week? As Dear Mohsen asked I am really curious to knwo about the history of the holy week, I wonder if it is easy for you to write about it. If it is, so please do honey. Oh about the Tele pizza, you know, we've got lots of homefood and fast food deliveries here in Iran too, but you know what? In that article it had explained it in a special way that I really thought it might be something really new and extraordinary! Like I was really passionate to see Spain one time and try foods there LOOOOL

So, you said you had worked there,huh? That must be a nice experience, I think the atmosphere was good too, right? I mean for a young student girl like you. Now here's my question coming up, Is it really important? I mean the atmosphere of where you work and spend your time there? Does it really effect? Does it make any difference if you're a boy or girl there? Well you know, in Iran most of the times such works are for boys and they say it's not right for a girl to work in these places, is it the same there too? Dear Rosa, I don't think that you lack anything in English, your writing style is very unique and I like it very much, and about that email offering, sure honey, it's not a problem, I'll add you today and will write something to you, then we can have more writings to each other. And that would make me happy to. Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen March 31st 2010 Dear Aylin, Hello there. How are you dear new friends? I'd like to welcome you as a little member of here. Dear Aylin, I really liked your first post, it was written clearly and beautifully, and your writing skill's great I bet, Dear, would you mind telling us a little bit more abot yourself? Forexample, where are you from, where do you study, and what is your opinion about your major? Dear, I wonder if you've ever read any of my posts here, but I am an English students too, But our majors are different, I study English literture and I'm in second semester of it. Honey, Dear Behnam's on a trip and I think he wouldn't come come till 13th of Farvardin, now I wanna be rude enough and asnwer your last question in on behalf of him, but I'll answer it in short terms then when he came back he's gonna explain to you more about it. Honey, here on this thread we write to each other on a certain framework, that is English rules in writing, we try to ask the questions that come to our minds of others and then in

this way motivate them to write as much as they can, in this way, you're gonna be prepared for every English test that you might be taken in future, because you've got the basic ideas and you know how to put them in order to be right. Now I really wonder if I was clear in righting to you, but this was just a brief post to shed some lights towards you. Honey I'm so sorry if it was a boring post, hope that we can become good friends in near future, Waiting impatiently to read from you, Please do not hesitate to write to me, I'd be really glad to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

ghazal March 31st 2010 Dear Rosa Hi,I hope you enjoy your time in your country I see your post for another friends several and I see your profile too you said english is part of your life Oh it's very good . I hope we are good friends ,for start this friendship I tender you one of best poem:

This is for you, my best friend, the one person i can tell my soul too Who can relate to me like no other Who I can laugh with to no extents, Who I can cry too when times are tough, Who can help me with the problems of my life. Never have you turned your back on me Or told me I wasnt good enough Or let me down I don't think you know what that means to me You have went through so much pain and you still have time For me. And I love you for listening even when inside YOU are dying And I look up too you because you are strong, and caring

and beautiful. Even though you don't think you are. And I hope you know that I am always here To listen to you laugh and cry and help In all the ways that i can And I will try to be at least half the friend you are To me. I hope you know I would not be the person I am today, with out you. My best friend.

I hope see your post soon your new friend GHAZAL

metzean March 31st 2010 Dear Marina, Thank for your gift the villa in Island on the Adriatic Sea. It was amazing flying with personal plane.last week I took part in UAE flight competition tournament. On my back to the Island on Adriatic I crushed in Unknown Island, and I was lost in Jangle ,I had a chance to found my laptop in fuselage to open the thread and write my SOS massage. I didn't your writing as I open the thread and I became worry about you . Are you riding your Ford on full throttle to Halab ? Did you drive your car to Marand in Behnam Garden? Where are you!!? I am waiting for saving team in this Island. Sincerely MoHsEn

metzean March 31st 2010 Dear Rosa, I appreciate if you send me the Holy week pictures to my email: mohbon@gmail.com. I should say that I am an addictive to sugar, my hands and legs is shaking when I have a delay in eating of sugar. What is your mean by 1/3 a chocolate bar? I eat at least 10 to 15 chocolate bars each day. Chocolate is in my packets and as soon as I feel weakness I

use it. I like dates, dry and fresh. We have different type of dates . I like to eat date and milk together but not a kind of milk which is delivered by milk factories . there is a milk shop in our street ,the owner of the shop has a cattle in his private field, every early morning he bring the milk of his cattle and sale it . This is the kind of milk that I like to eat with fresh date. Do you have date in your country? What is your idea about milk and date? Sincerely mOHsen

metzean March 31st 2010 Dear Helen, Thanks that you trust me , What I siad about order was only a bussiness english practice. but you suppose that i want to place an order for garment and you asked me deposit ? how can I pay a deposit to your account ? how much money , 50% , 25% or 10%? Do you accept letter of credit or you asked for total advance payment? Sincerely, Mohsen

Bluegreen March 31st 2010 Dear Behnam,

Helloooo there. How are you honey? Are you enjoying your trip? I really wish that you're having fun with your family and enjoying every moment of your life. Honey, I really wish to see you back here soon, and you can see the reason, lots of people are asking about you of me or of our other friend's here, that where is Behnam? And how he is doing? And this makes me feel like I miss you and your posts alot. Dear friend, I read your last post carefully, I think it was betond my capability and knowledge to comment on that but I really liked the way you used the words in order to express your feeling about day to day life experiences. Dear Behnam, lts of topics are coming up here, and we've got lots of new friends here to be welcomed by you, and I think that everyone misses you here, so please to make this long story short show up SOONER LOOOOOL. Waiting impatiently to see you again here,

Sincerely, Kamelia

sami March 31st 2010 Hello Kamelia!!! Welcome back friend!!! How are you? How was the trip? I hope it was great. I have to admit that I have missed you all, and I hope you all come here little by little. My Holy Week is being fine. I am spending time with my family and friends, and I am sleeping siesta at last!!! I dont usually sleep siesta because, I always work after lunch, and also because I dont usually feel well after siesta. These days, I am enjoying it, and contrary to what was usual...I feel very well after it! ;) Do you have siestas?? This word is typical Spanish, but I think many people in different parts of the world also do it. I have already written to Mohsen about Holy Week, you can read my last post to him, I hope you understand it. If you also want pictures or videos, tell me, and I will send them. I think some images are better than words! About your last question...to tell the truth...I am not sure about what you really want to know, I am going to answer what I guess you are asking! (LOL) In Spain, as well as many parts in the world, we are trying to make no difference between a boy and a girl, (apart from the obvious ones). As you know, in the past, women were always hidden in society, and girls always separated from boys. From a long time ago, women have been claiming equality with respect to men. For me, men and women are the same in terms of human beings. Both were created by God, and as God creatures they are the same, women are not inferior to men or the other way round. So?why differences between men and women in society???? This idea is not complete my dear friend Kamelia, however, I have to finish this writing now. I have to leave to take my sister and brother-in-law to the center. I hope you forgive me, and please, let me know your opinion about what I was writing about. I know it is not what you asked me, but I don?t know the reason of my digression!! ;))) I hope to be able to write soon, tomorrow I will be on a trip to Granada until next Sunday. I hope to see you then. Have a nice time, Rosa, 31 March, 2010.

P.S. Thank you for your compliments about my English, but I really feel my English is getting poorer day after day.

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helen.fan April 1st 2010 Hi GHAZAL "Ni hao", I'm fine, "xie xie" Yes, I had to go to school the same way, we have to give up our families, it is necessary. You say the problem: My religion is Buddhism. I studied English in school, junior high school has this program I graduated from college, in college majoring in mathematics, English is the secondary curriculum. Give you some commonly used words, in China Hello, everybody read "Da jia Hao" I love you read "wo ai ni" I read "WO", you read "ni", he or she read "ta" Good to see you read "hen gao xing jian dao ni"

The last sentence may be hard for you. Well, good luck

elham_z April 1st 2010 Dear Kamelia , Hi my friend. ( Residan bekheyr). How are you? It is sooooooooo nice to see you back here again. It is obvious that you'v had an enjoyable trip. Thank god. Good for you. As I had written my father just PLANED for trip. He made us hopeful and as you see it is the last days of holidays and Im still at home. You have truly brought us all joy and energy. There is no need to say, your presence in this thread is a real treasure. I truly count you as one of my very friends. This emphasized very, indeed, does not mean a lot. You fill me with the sense of life in a really hopeful way. Thank you for putting your idea for me. Actually I think it is a delicate subject to discuss. The idea came to my mind after having a deep discussion on it with my sisters husband. He complained that why people expect respect after having some education in higher levels. Most of them lack adequate moral manners. They have just studied some books more than other people and he wondered why this makes them feel they are a head and shoulder upper than all others. My father on the other hand, believes most of these educated young people don't know how to manage a life, they are not thought how to make a living, they lack enough good manner (shour ). A lot of times we have had serious discussions near to serious arguments together. I want them not to generalize. This is not that we say: this boy is educated, so he is this and that. On the other hand, considering the respect they themselves have for a real educated KNOWLAGBLE, sophisticated person, I noticed that as our dear friend Rughayeh has mentioned, it is truly knowledge that brings respect not education itself. Then I noticed that in our society, in a really wrong way, educated people are respected in a special way. We have seen a lot of people that are given much respect .why? Just because they are engineers. Ok an engineer. What does come to our mind after this word? RESPECT!!! Why don't we respect workers as much? Why don't we respect hardworking the same as knowledge??? Several nights ago we were in my aunts house when one of our relatives came there too. One of the boys was in his last year of studding dentistry. The other one was mechanic engineer. Don't you believe it. I was shocked to see my father giving them a very warm greeting, while the boy didn't noticed at all, dropped his head down and continued his way. The mother on the other side in a really selfish way delivered us a cold hello. They

really think high of themselves because they have education AND they have lived in Tehran for some while. Oh my God. We entered a new factor. Yes, living in large cities like Tehran. Its so sad to see they look down at you since you are from a small city ( Shahrestani). What I personally have experienced lots of times. Or because we don?t wear as open as they do. Before Eid we went to Isfahan for shopping. It takes us about 30 minutes to get there. Dear Kamelia , you should see the Elham who came back home. I was so angry and sad. Most of the clerks didn't notice us since we were simply dressed having full Hijab. The truth is that they respect money not the humanity itself. These recent events, made me thinking deeply of the real meaning of worth and what causes real value in a person. In my book, we have to take a new look to our justifications. Im sure this topic deserves discussing and theres a lot to say about it. I hope other friends help us with it as well. Where is Behnam? We need him. I noticed my poor English in writing about this subject. Don't mention my mistakes. Best wishes, Elham P.S. this mentioned cousin was not that mentioned one. These were all girls. And I don't hate him. I just look at him as a cousin.

Ruby_liu April 1st 2010 Dear Reqayeh,Ghazal and Kamelia, I am so happy to see your new posts to me.Today i will tell more things about myself.Fist of all,i am 23 years old, i work in Shanghai (one city in China) when i graduate from university.Now my company contains two items,one is International Student Exchange and the other is Intership in China.Recently,i am so busy at work,just like yesterday,I even forget to eat lunch.^_^~~ I am a very optimistic person,i like to stay with friends,without them i will fell lonely.Bceause i like playing tricks on them,heheee~~just a joke,and i really very like them. And i am so sorry to reply to you all so late.you are very nice,and Ghazal ,your poem very great,i like it.Moreover,i an a little baby-fat ,i like to eat all kinds of delicious food.So next time you can tell me the famous food in your countries. I have to continue work now,so this time i have no time to reply to you one by one, but next time i promise i will post to you each one.Thank you all again. Hope you all have a good time.

Ruby

Bluegreen April 1st 2010 Dear Marina, Oh Marina, my sweet friend, the sweetest girl I've ever seen How are you honey? How is everything going with you? How are training courses going? I really hope that everything's going on perfectly well with you. Honey, I know that I wrote to everyone except you, and I knw the reason, I really didn't mean to upset a sweet friend like you or hurt your feelings, on the other hand I had missed you too much that I really didn't know what to say and how to express it. Look, in this not such a long time we've been good friends and there's no possitbilty that I would forget you for even a day, I really didn't know what to write but i really wished that you could come sooner and make us happy with your cute posts. Dear Marina, let me play a joke on you if I may,and in order to change the mood of this post,here it is: I promise to write to you as soon as I can but just on ONE CONDITION :)):)):)) you must promise to keep in touch ASAP,deal? Honey, I'll be waiting mpatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Aylin April 1st 2010 Hi dear Kamelia, Thanks a lot for your warm greeting to me,I`m feel so good of being here,your explanation was sufficiently persuading and clarifying,thank you so much my dear friend;)) About myself,I`m from Khoy,a lovely,small,but historically and cultural rich city,located in west of Azarbayjan,I study in P.N university and I love my major a lot,you know,in fact I love English itself and totally I`m eager about foriegn languages. To tell truth,I have a confess to commite,dear Kamelia,I realy envey you,that you study English literature,you know,I love literature a lot,or to be honest,I`m mad of

literature,but from another aspect I`m so happy to meet you here,because I think this common intrest will be a nice reason to tighten our friendship. once more thank you for your answer and I`m realy happy to meet you dear kamelia :)) I`m impatiently waiting for you,and please tell more about yourself to me,bye now,thanks a lot. Cordialy,

behnam April 2nd 2010 Dear Friends, You cannot imagine how much I've missed you. I've missed you terribly. How are you? I hope all is well with you and you are happy & healthy. I hope you've got a deep contentment, fulfilment and peace from within. These things are crucially important for human beings. To Kamelia: A very big thank for managing the thread, posting lovely posts, and for your full and strong support. Thanks a lot for being so active in this humble thread - I owe you one. How are things with you? Are you still in Gonbad, or you are in Mashhad? To Roghayeh (Ruqayeh): A very warm Welcome! Thank you for joining us and writing in this thread. How nice you write! Your posts are great, and your English is excellent. Thank you for active participating. Khoshgalmisiz! To Rosa: How are you my kind friend? I've missed you very much. Thank you so much for posting some lovely posts. I hope you are happy and healthy. To Marina: Where are you Marina??? Nothing from you!!! Oh my God, I can't believe it! I've missed you a lot. I am waiting impatiently for your posts. To Cathy: How are you my sister? I hope everything is going well with you. Thanks for your friendly post. Please try to write regularly. To Andrew: How are you my close friend? Where are you Andrew? Have you forgotten your friends and this thread? Please write something and let us know you are OK. To Mohsen: How are things Mohsen? I've missed you and your posts. Thank you for writing in this thread. How is life? Is Esfahan crowded these days? To Helen: How are you keeping? I hope you are fine. Thank you for your helpful posts. To Aylin: Welcome to this thread. Thank you very much for putting message in this humble thread. You have asked us a strange question! My dear friend Kamelia has answered it completely, however I believe, such a unfriendly question needs no answer,

since the answer is obvious itself! Anyway, thank you. To Ghazal: How are you Ghazal? What a nice name! I hope you are enjoying every second of your holidays with you family and friends. When I was in Mashhad, I was thinking of you and Ghaen! Thank you so much for posting some nice and delightful posts. In particular, thanks for poems. To Veronica: How are you? Where are you? I hope you are fine. To Araghi: Nejasan? How are you keeping? I hope you are happy and healthy. Thanks a lot for being in contact with us. Please try to write regularly, your posts make me happy. To Mortaza: How are you Mortaza? I hope you are fine. When I was passing Damghan, I thought of you. I also went to a gas station in Damghan, because the car needed some petrol. To Setayesh: How are you? Where are you? Nothing from you! I hope you are happy and healthy. Please try to write something in this thread, I love your posts. To Elham: How are you doing? I hope all is well with you. Thank you very much for writing in this thread and for posting great posts. I really love your posts and your way of writing is excellent. Your posts cover a wide range of interesting topics. I will write about the last under discussion topic soon. To Clare: How are things? I hope everything is going well with you. Thank you for running this powerful web log and giving us this perfect opportunity to share some friendly time with other people. To Negin: How are you? Where are you? I hope you are fine. To Hanna( carvans): Thank you for putting message on this site. Welcome to this thread. Would you please let us know a little bit more about you? Thank you once again for joining us. To Wangxin: How are you doing? I hope all is well with you. Thank you for your posts. Please write regularly. To Ruby: Thank you for joining us. Welcome to this thread. Would you please let us know more about you? My English is a bit rusty. I couldn't write as good as before. I am a little bit tired too. Now, I'm at home. I arrived in Tehran last night. Today is the last day of New Year's holidays in Iran. Almost all Iranian people go outside to eat lunch and to stay outside, and then to enjoy the beauties of nature. There are different philosophies. I'm at home! Well, I have been outside a lot! :):):):):) The roads will be crowded. I prefer staying at home and writing to my friends.

I may forgot some people, but it wasn't on purpose. Please forgive me if I've forgotten to mention some people's names. I am impatiently waiting for your posts. All the best, Behnam, 2 April 2010

behnam April 2nd 2010 Oh my God, my mother was calling me for having breakfast, so I was in a hurry, and I've forgotten two important names! To Nastaran: I've missed you terribly. You cannot imagine how much! I hope all is well with you. Ruhim ghafasda oynir, san yadima doshanda (whenever I remember you, my spirit starts flying in its place). Please write something and let us know about you. To Soheila: How life is going in Shiraz? Nothing from you!!! Have you forgotten this thread? :(:(:( I hope all is well with you. Please make time to write something. I've missed you and your posts. I am sure, there are still some names that I cannot remember right now. Well, I'm an absent-minded person. I beg your forgiveness. I hope to hear more from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 2 April 2010

Ruqayeh-m April 2nd 2010 Dear Ruby, You asked about our delicious foods, what a nice question!! As you know I?m living in Iran , a country with several nation that all of them has different delicious foods depends on the region people live, their domestic culture and so on. But I am originally from the northwest of Iran which is called Azarbayjan in fact I am a Turkish girl. Our famous and delicious food in this region is ?Koofte ? it is so difficult to cook and I can?t explain it here but hope you travel Iran and make a trip to Tabriz and have a delicious Koofte. We have other delicious food like? Ghorme Sabzi ? , Kabab (with different tastes) and so on.

I really enjoy seeing you here, if you travel Iran I would be very happy to accompany you. Waiting impatiently to know about your culture more. Enjoy your life and have wonderful moments. Ruqayeh April 02, 2010

Ruqayeh-m April 2nd 2010 My Dear Friend, Kamelia, Thank you for your reply. I'd like to ask you to go on page 613 and read my post again. I said Training is one of the most important part of every one's life , Training means Learning , Not Traveling. And I was endorsing your word about the way of training in this site. And I mean me myself believe that if I got older I try to learn. I don't believe any limitation for elderly to learn study and continue education formal or informal (doesn't matter). You know sometimes we hear some people say ?you are old so you cannot learn anymore!!! I just disagree with this idea. By the way I'm living in Tehran. Waiting for your reply.

Enjoy your life and have wonderful moments. Ruqayeh April 02, 2010 620

Ruqayeh-m April 2nd 2010 Dear Behnam, Thank you for your warm welcome!! I am so happy to have a friend like you, a Turkish one I mean. You know, I've heard about you before, Kamelia my dear friend, said you can speak

Turkish more fluent than others when she found out I am a Turkish girl. Happy to have post from you. It makes me happy.

And also appreciate for your complementary. So nice to see someone is saying my English is excellent. But I think I should learn more and there are many things that I have not learned yet. Sizin kimin dostlarinan yashamagh na shirindi. (it is very sweet to live with (have) friends like you.

Enjoy your life and have wonderful moments. Ruqayeh , April 02,2010

Ruqayeh-m April 2nd 2010 Dear Araghii, Thank you for sparing time for my question and thank you for your clear answer! I don't know I should call you Mr. or Mrs. !!! Dear, I am living in Tehran and I was forced to being involved with political issues. Not participating in this kind of gathering, just seeing people on the street and what was happening in Tehran on those days. I am not a political person and here also is not the right place to talk about that so I prefer to skip it and talk about other things. sometimes I read others post and today I did it again , Dear Behnam's post for you. He use a Turkish word for you Nejasan)!! You are Turkish too???? I am a Turkish girl and I like Turkish language a lot. I wish it became International language.

By the way forgive me because of being late to response.

looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Enjoy your life and have wonderful moments. Ruqayeh , April 02, 2010

elham_z April 3rd 2010 Dear friends, I hope all my dear friends who are also the best of mine are healthy and happy. Dear Behnam , welcome back not only to your thread but also to all heart homes of many people who were looking forward to hearing from you again. In one hand you should be so happy having attracted all these the bests to yourself, on the hand it brings you responsibility to be careful with their affection and friendship towards you. And I am sure you are master in both recognizing and handling such value. Dear Behnam pleas do me a favor and inform me of your personal opinion on my last topic. I have told lots of times how much this place and all its members mean to me. Finding here and writing here was an absolute turning point in my life. I am repeating my words to tell you how much it would be hard to me not writing here for more than 2 months. Since here is the only place I truly find and feel and show my true self, I am worried that I may die from missing it. But, any other option, I HAVE TO attempt my best to bother myself as much as I can. No pain, no gain. I have stepped onto a laborious path. Pleas pray for my strength and success. I strongly believe in deep effect of souls on each other. My soul will receive and be affected by all signals you will send it. Love you, Elham

metzean April 3rd 2010 Dear Behnam, I hope you are doing fine and enjoyed your holiday. I am pleased to read your post, to know that you come back from your journey. I also had pleasure time during the holiday, I am satisfy with schedule plan that I had done on holiday. What did you do in Marand/ did you have special plan? B.Wishes, Mohsen

behnam April 3rd 2010

Hi Roghayyeh, Thank you very much for the fast reply? How life is going? What did you do yesterday? Did you tie any grasses together and did you make any wishes? I hope all your wishes come true. I don't know if it is a good thing to say or not, but I am quite confused with the spelling of your name. How should I write it? I think it should be written 'Roghayyeh', but you often write 'Ruqayeh' or 'Roqayeh'! As you know, In the English language, we have to put a 'u' after 'q', but you don't care about it! An other point should be made that I am an Azerbaijani rather than a Turk. The word Turk often refers to people who live in Turkey. I am originally from East-Azerbaijan province of Iran. My father is from Marand, which is a small and green city about 60 KM away from Tabriz. It is located in the northwest of Tabriz. My mother is from Tabriz. Your English is excellent. It is not just a simple complement. It is a fact. However, it doesn't necessarily mean that you ought to stop learning! In my opinion, learning a new language is a lifelong process. There is no stop point!:):):) I speak Azerbaijani very well. I love it. I don't know how fluently you speak, but I speak and understand it very well. Thank you once again for paying a very nice complement. It is the same for me! I mean, it's a great honour for me to be a friend of you. Would you please write a little bit more about yourself? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 3 April 2010

behnam April 3rd 2010 Hi Elham, How are you? I hope you have peace in mind. Thanks a million for writing some friendly sentences, and then praising me. Am I so important? I can't believe it! :):):):):) I am very happy to be among some understanding and considerate people. You are one of them! :)):)):)) What is the matter? Why are you going to be absent for two months? I will miss you. Whatever the reason is, I wish you all the best.

Dear Elham, I am afraid of digressing, could you possibly let me know what your last topic is? Would you please let me know just the title of your last topic? I am looking forward to hearing from you as soon as possible. All the best, Behnam, 3 April 2010

behnam April 3rd 2010 Hi Mohsen, How are you doing? I hope everything is going well with you. Thank you so much for posting. Dear Mohsen, now it is time to play a naughty joke on you. You can't believe if I say that I was thinking of this matter all the time.:)):)):)) I clearly remember you gave 13 cars to ladies(since at that time, there were 13 ladies in the thread); a car to each lady. That was very generous of you rich man! Once I complained about ignoring men, then you kindly gave 8 villas in the north of Iran to men (since at that time, there were 8 men in the thread); so that every man received a villa! Again, that was very kind of you to think of men. You also mentioned ladies will drive to the north, mainly to those villas!!! The point which has made my mind busy since I read your post is related to maths somehow! How can we divide 13 ladies into 8 villas? By the way, are you sure that the ladies will agree with you on this decision? How brave you are! Finally, let's imagine there is at least an answer to that mathematical equation, now would you mind telling me where is my own villa and who is going to be my guest? :)):)):)):)) Oh dear Mohsen, Behnam is a naughty man, you know! :):):) It was just a joke. I am joking, I hope this joke doesn't upset anyone. I wasn't in Marand. I went to Mashad. I visited many cities. I will write about my long journey as soon as I can find time. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 3 April 2010

araghii April 3rd 2010 Hello Behnam (Mr Marandi) Salaam , how are you?

Salaam to you and to your lovely family from bottom of my heart with smell of spearmint and bee balm , happy spring to you. I hope the kind spring sun warms your brow and brightens your days and wind and rain of spring prepare and beget a dreamy scene in front of your gracious eyes and enjoy your life . I am here , between thousands of trees and colourful flowers, but with a heavy and difficult task for caring them, such as watering and weeding . maybe can not write quickly and regularly , but be sure will read your and other friends writings everyday. So please forgive me. Best wishes, Araghi

Marina1 April 3rd 2010 Dear beloved friends( Behnam, Rosa, Kami, Mohsen, Mortaza, Andrew, Clare, Veronica,Araghi, Elham, Rouqaya,Negin, Sohiela, Nastaran, Ghazal and all other friends, How are you all?? How is it going??? I've really missed you a lot. you can't imagine how much I thought about this thread and its members during my trip. I could read all writings but it was a bit difficult to write. But you were always in both my heart and mind. This trip was so especial for me because of scientific benefits and visiting new places. The only thing that made me sad that I couldn't visit Zeinab's (PBUH) shrine, I hope to do it in the next time , and the next time is very soon, it's on 18 April which means after two weeks from now. I spent my days in a place which is very near to the occupied place from Syrian land by " Israel". This place's name " Alqunaitera". For Syrians this city means a lot because of its location ( in the eastern south of Syria which means very near to Palestine and Aljawlan which is the occupied region from Syria). I had Lots of emotions and thoughts. I could see some Israeli towers which built to spy on Syria. The center of Alqunaitera was destroyed by " Israel" on the war of 1973 which was between Syria and Egypt against the Israeli army. Now it's free, but before leaving it, the Israeli's army destroyed it from the beginning to the end. I was proud and very happy to be in that place. It was a great experience which I could know lots of that city's customs and way of living. I really love it , and I wish one day I can visit the beloved city from Syrian land " Aljawlan". I also met a great family with great persons, they made my days more beautiful and easy. They helped me a lot. I know you'll ask me about scientific benefits (LOOOOOOOL), ok! They were good :) :).

Dear Behnam, you know that your absence makes me always be away from writing here. When you aren't here, I feel that it's hard to be in. Anyway , you are here now. Welcome dear! Please share me something to write about. I'm at your service :) Dear Kami, so many thanks for all your great writings in this thread. As Behnam said you knew how to handle it. thank you for your writing to me, you made me very happy. Even I know you from short time, but I feel that I know you from ages. I really take the great honor of making a friendship with a girl like you. Please motivate me to write, and share me something. Dear Mohsen, so happy that you accepted my very simple gift ;) , I heard the sound of the personal plane in the Syrian sky. I even saw the photo which you put as a logo for this plane. It's really suits it. :) :). Thank you for being worried about me, thank you very much indeed. Dear all Iranian friends, during my trip , in Damascus I met lots of Iranian people, they were shopping and they were eating ice-cream :) . All ladies were beautiful, and their beauty was so clear. They were white skinned with black and a little bit thick eyebrows. The thing that attracted my attention that the distance between the eyebrow and the eye is a bit big :D. so you can know how much I looked at them ;). Rosa, Mortaza, Roquaya , Veronica and all other friends, please don't be silent, please write and be active, we need all of you. A person worth nothing when he/she is not with his/her friends. Thank you all for reading. Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee write to me soon. Marina.

Marina1 April 3rd 2010 Dear friends, I've made a stupid mistake. Alqunaitera is located in the western south of Syria not in the eastern south of it. :) Please check it in my writing. Marina. 621

sami April 3rd 2010 Hello my lovely friends How are you? I'm happy to see most of you are back and as active as before...I love it! I'm back too from a short thip of three days. I have gone to Granada, which is another Andalusian city as well as Huelva(where I live), but this one is in the east coast of Andalusia. I have been more than 500 kilometres from home, but I have been close to all of you. you have been in my mind all the time. Granada is a city which was invaded by muslims for a long time, and as a consequence, they left here a great legacy that is visited by lots of visitors. During these days, I have been one of those visitors. I have visited, among other places, The Alhambra, which is a massive castle constructed over many centuries. It mainly consists of gardens, fortifications and sumptuous palaces, being for a long time the home of many of the Arabic sultans whol ruled this place (Spain) before the Catholic King and Queen. There, in the main entrance of this great fortification, you can read a passage from the Koran (I believe, but not sure) which says something like "the heaven is a garden with running water", so as I also read there, "the Alhambra is an Arabic attempt to create heaven on earth". I had visited this place before, I remember it was a trip with my parents lots of years ago. I knew it was a very lovely place, but now I can say that I am in love with this place! Great gardens (so our dear Araghi would be pleased to be there, for example, ;))), great views, lots of foreign people, being for us a great opportunity to use our English... Do you want to know a bit more about it??? It is considered to be one of the 10 wonders of the world...have you ever seen it?? Im sure you can have a view easily in the net, if you do so, I hope you enjoy it. I have to stop writing now, I have to undo my luggage, use the washing machine...you can imagine after a few days out! I hope to read from you very soon, Have a nice time, Rosa, 3 April, 2010.

behnam April 4th 2010 Hi Mr Araghi, "Har zadin tazasi, dustin kohnasi!" (Every new thing is good, but when it comes to friends, an old friend is good instead). How are you my old friend? (old friend =a friend

you have known for a long time) I hope all is well with you and you are enjoying every second of your life. Thank you so much for writing, reading our posts and being with us. Thank you once again for praising me. Your posts are very useful. There are many new words in your last post. For example, 'beget, weed, gracious, spearmint'. I saw them for the first time. Therefore, you help me to widen my vocabulary range. Your posts make me happy. Please make time to participate in discussing topics. I am sure, people are interested in knowing your opinions. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 4 April 2010

Bluegreen April 4th 2010 Dear Behnam,

Hiii. How are you doiiing?Where have you been man? I missed you alot. Oh I should have written to you sooner,but as a matter of fact I was moving from Gonbad to Mashad and then checking out my friends there(shaking hands and giving and recieving hugs and kisses from more than 1 hundred girls LOOOOL) and then my 5 sweet roommates! And at last, uh, making up the room and unpacking the luggage!

Honey, so your trip was to Mashad?uhha? My lovely city, You must tell me all about it, write to me what you saw, what you did, which places in Mashad you went to, and how much you liked them!! Please do me a favor and write about them, I'll be looking forward to HEARING from you! Dear Friend, I really wanted to say, all of us helped to keep up this thread fresh and alive, and I wasn't the only one, you know at those times when I was absent here, I saw lots of Dear Rosa's posts, Dear Roghayyeh's and our other friends. But gerenerally, tell you what, it is absoloutely nothing without you, I couldn't feel your value ( LOOOL) when you were present and here, but I felt a very HUGE missing point when you weren't here.

Now I won't make you tired anymore, I'd be waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 4th 2010 Dear Rosa, Hi Honey.How are you? Welcome back dear, so you've been to a trip too? Wow that's wonderful, I think we're catching more and more subjects to read and write about, here! I wanted to thank you for reading my post and replying to that, that was so nice of you to explain to me about your whole idea of that matter. Honey, I believe that there was no digression at all, I got my answer and thank you so much for that! Oh and about your last post which was about your trip, they were some lovely points which I'd like to ask about them more, Like the Alhambra castle, I've heard about it alot, but I've never really searched for the pictures or any opinions about that, your sentences gave me some new information about it, and there's a kind of guitar called Alhambra, Now I wonder if you've heard it or not, is it related to that castle? Did they use to plays such kind of music there? And sth else, why is it called Alhambra? I'd be waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 4th 2010 Dear Marina, Hi honey. How are you? So nice to see you back here, Oh I know it was hard for you to write, don't mention it! So how was the trip? I bet you enjoyed it :)

But here's sth else, you said that you're gonna be on another trip in about two weeks,is that true? So I have to miss you again, oh god! Lots of trips for a sophisticated enginner like you, why don't them let you take alittle bit rest? :)):)) Dear Marina,in anyways, I'd be really glad to read from you ASAP,you know me,

Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Darioush April 4th 2010 Dear friends, I come again,and I like to be accepted in this thread. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. (Anatole France)

mortaza.abtahi April 4th 2010

Dear all my good friends, How are you? I hope you are all fine and enjoy every moment of your life. After a long period of holydays in Iran due to Persian new year and being far from my home due to a long journey to Mashad, Kashmar and Gonabad (3 cities in eastern part of Iran), I am finally at home feeling comfortable and enjoying the Internet! Let me first say hello to Behnam who is the main reason that we are here together and the existence of this thread and its survival rely on him. I also would like to express my happiness that many of my old friends (Rosa, Marina, Mohsen, Andrew, Araghi, ?) are still writing and this makes me feel warm. However, I cannot see any post from our good friend, Veronica, in recent pages. Any news from her? And a few words for Kamelia; as I remember, you sent a post addressing to me just

before the new year holydays. I am sorry that I could not reply to you; please accept my apology. To be honest, sometimes I become bored of long holydays!! I know that you may not understand my feeling! It is interesting that students always want more and more vacations!! They always are happy if a class does not take place and they become glad of hearing that their professor would have been facing a difficulty so that he/she cannot come to the class. One of my ex-students texted me the following message: "Aghaze saale jadide tahsili mobarak harchand tatilat behtare" !!!!!!! (I must apologize our nonPersian friends for not writing it in English!) Thank you for reading, and I am waiting to hear from you. Mortaza, April 04, 2010

ghazal April 4th 2010 Hi dear friends Behnam,kamelia,Roqayhe,Rosa,Mohsen,Elham,Setayesh,and all friends here I write short story for you please read and then write for me youridea about this. I hope enjoy?.. A small crack appeared on a cocoon A man sat for hours and watched carefully the struggle of the butterfly to get out of that small crack of cocoon. Then the butterfly stopped striving it seemed that she was exhausted and couldn't go on trying. The man decided to help the poor creature. He widened the crack by scissors. The butterfly came out of cocoon easily , but her body tiny and her wings were wrinkled The man continued watching the butterfly. He expected to see her wings become expanded to protect her body. But it didn't happen! As matter of fact , the butterfly had to crawl on the ground for the rest of her life ,for she could never fly. The kind man didn't realize that God had arranged the limitation of cocoon and also the struggle for

butterfly to get out of it so that a certain fluid could be discharged from her body to enable her to fly afterward.... sometimes struggling is the only things we need to do. If God provided us with on easy life to live without any difficulties then we became paralyzed, couldn't become strong, and could not fly. I asked for strength and God provided me with enough difficulties to become strong. I asked for knowledge and God provided me with problem to solve. I asked for prosperity and promotion and God provided me with ability to think and hands to work. I asked for bravery and God provided me with obstacles to overcome. I asked for motivation and God show me people who need help. I asked for love and God provided me with opportunity to give love to others. I didn't get what I wanted..... But I was provided whit what I needed Don't warry ,fight with difficulties and be sure that you can prevail over them. the end I hope see your post soon Sincerely ghazal

ghazal April 4th 2010 Dear Behnam Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.are you ok?I hope you enjoy Nowroz I think you went to trip.do you have nice times? About poem,your welcome my friend I have idea plesae tell all topic and then we write around that topic.

Have good time GHAZAL

ghazal April 4th 2010 Dear Darioush Hi,how are you my friend? I 'm so happy when see your post,I really missed your stories and poem. welcome to this big house eagle. Please read my post that send for all dear friends and then say me your idea. Sincerely ghazal 622

ghazal April 4th 2010 Dear Rosa How are you ?I hope you have good times everywhere you are. in page618 I send for you poem for start friendship but you didn't answer me!!!! You don't love that poem? I hope see your post sooooooooooon

Ruqayeh-m April 4th 2010 Hey Behnam, Congratulation my friend , you?ve chosen the best way to remove your confusion!!! I will tell you why I am using this spelling for my name, but let me tell you something before that ; it makes me haaaaaaaaaappy if you correct my mistakes or tell me where I am wrong . Promise if there is any question feel free to ask. And about the spelling of my name, I?d like to tell you its history!!! Few years ago I and some of my friends were gathered our home and everyone had something to surprise others. It was the same time that I started to learn English seriously. One of my friends had run the Babylon dictionary that I haven?t seen before!! It pronounces every word you write on the box; there is no limitation like other dictionaries!!! Then we started to

type some special word like our names that there aren?t in the dictionary. Finally the best pronunciation was Ruqayeh. Using q instead of gh and u instead of o. you can check it if you wish????? What do you mean we have to put ?u? after ?q? ? And about myself; I am originally from East Azarbajan province and I was born there so you are right? we are Azarbayjani?. I know Azarbayjani well and I can talk as fluent as you I am sure about that!!! Hahahaha Nicely consideration, learning is a lifelong process and I agree with you. By the way I tied grasses together, I do it every year. It is an opportunity to wish the best for myself and my friends too. (In fact it is a part of our tradition). I try to enjoy every single moment of my life that?s why I am doing such things. Thanks a lot for you friendly letter. Please write for me about everything motivates you. Sweetie Sometimes it is good to do something out of ordinary, what do you do to surprise yourself? Your prompt reply is highly appreciated. Enjoy your life and have wonderful moments!! Ruqayeh , April 4, 2010

Marina1 April 4th 2010 Hello Kami, Thanks a lot for your writing to me. you can't imagine how much I'm busy these days. My family makes some changes in the decoration of the guest and living rooms. I can't iron my clothes, I can't sit in a quit place, well everything gets its price. ;) Yes dear, I'm going to travel again on 18th April for one week too. It's another training course and it will be in Damascus too. To tell you the truth , I love traveling but I wish the next time my trip would be to Iran to see all of you :). One of my co-workers is going to travel to Iran for one week in order to make a training course there, I wish I were in his place! I really envy him! In the way of Damascus, while I was in the bus, all passengers were asleep and they were making lots of noise during sleeping! What should poor Marina do then???? She put the headphone and played the music (LOOOOOOOOOOOL). Dear Kami, when I saw Iranian ladies I thought about you. I said to myself " is Kami like this lady, or that one???!" , I really wish one day to meet you face to face. But let's make

a deal! If you came to Syria I'd invite you to a restaurant , but if I came to Iran you'd do it (LOOOOOOOOOL) ;) ;) Thanks for writing. Before finishing, I'd like to tell you a joke, it's a very funny one " a man was walking in the street when he put his foot on a frog. He made his eyes came out from his face. The man looked at that poor frog and said ' why are you surprised??!!' " (LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL). Take care, and write to Marina soon :). Marina.

Marina1 April 4th 2010 Dear all my Christians friends ( Rosa, Clare, Andrew, Veronica , Cathy and all other friends) I'd like to say " Happy Easter day" for all of you. I hope you are enjoying this great day with your families. I know that you were too busy recently in order to prepare for this day , especially coloring the eggs :). Anyway , I hope after it you'll be active here again. I've missed you. Marina.

behnam April 5th 2010 Hi Marina, How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. I am happy you are back with a lot of first-hand knowledge. Well, you have been to Damascus to take part in a training course, and to gain knowledge. :):):):) You have written that there were some Iranian ladies, and the distance between their eyes and eyebrows were long- it made you wonder! There are two possibilities: 1- For the sake of beauty, some ladies remove the hair of their eyebrows partly, and then make it narrow! 2- Some ladies believe that God has made a mistake in the place of eyebrows. They believe eyebrow was much more beautiful if God put it upper naturally! Therefore, they

remove all hair from their eyebrows and make other eyebrows by tattooing, with different places, different shapes, different sizes, and different curvatures!!!! In my opinion, those kinds of eyebrows are not beautiful at all. I really hate those sorts of eyebrows. How do you think of it? This can be a good topic to discuss. Would you please write something about it? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 5 April 2010 P.S: I hope all friends will participate in discussion this topic. Natural beauty or...can be a proper title for this topic. Please do not hesitate to write about it. Thanks in advance.

Darioush April 5th 2010 Dear GHAZAL, Hi my dear friend.How's it going? Your story is beautiful instructive story. I want to copy it in my thread "STORIES AND IDIOMS". Of course, with your permission.If you want to read more poems,take a look at my thread.I would be happy to see you there. Best wishes, Darioush

behnam April 5th 2010 Hi Kamelia How are you doing? I hope you are fine. Thank you so much for your friendly post. I've recently received an email from you. It consists of some lovely pictures of the nature in the north. They were very beautiful. Marvelous places! Thank you very much indeed. You have asked me for writing about my journey. I've decided to write about it in details. I will do it as soon as I can find time. Mashhad was very crowded, packed with people and cars in fact. I personally dislike

crowded places. A point which makes me wonder is the huge amount of money which is spent in Mashhad by too many passengers from all over Iran, even from other Muslim countries! It also makes me think of having a shrine in other cities, particularly in Marand. :):):) That is so beneficial.:):):) Dear Kamelia, I also went to visit your university. A very large area is named 'Ferdowsi University', but there were only a few buildings! For example, in a small dormitory, you are six people living in a small room, whereas the area, which is considered as 'Ferdowsi University', is bigger than a city!!! So funny!:(:(:( There is maybe some limitation, I don't know, but it seemed strange to me. However, the university is located in a beautiful place, so you are quite lucky in this regard. I am not that important you have mentioned, but thank you for saying some good things about me. That is very kind and positive attitude of you to think positively about me. Please write something about 'natural beauty or...'. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 5 April 2010

behnam April 5th 2010 Hi Rosa, How are you? I hope all is well with you. Thank you so much for posting some delightful posts. I really love your posts. Your way of writing is excellent. It is easily understood. I am so happy you are back. I hope you have enjoyed your trip. Would you please write something about 'natural beauty or...'? I am sure it will be a great job if we discuss this topic. I hope to read from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 5 April 2010

behnam April 5th 2010 Hi Darioush, How are you keeping? I hope you are happy and healthy. Thank you for posting again. You are a member of this circle of friends. You belong to this thread, and this thread belongs to you.

Please try to write in this thread regularly. Dear Darioush, I often visit your thread. Believe me, I was pressed for time, so I couldn't put any comments. I will try to share some stories with people in your thread. Would you please write your opinion about 'natural beauty or...'? Thank you for participating actively both in posting and in discussing topics. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 5 April 2010

behnam April 5th 2010 Hi Mortaza, How are you dear professor? How about your family and your lovely daughter? I hope all is well with you. So many thanks for being among us. You are very important for me and for the thread. Thanks for praising me. That is very kind of you. I am actually nothing without my friends, and you are one of my best friends. Dear Mortaza, I am sure your opinion about 'natural beauty or...' will be important for us. Would you please express your opinion on this topic? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 5 April 2010 623

sami April 5th 2010 Hello Ghazal How are you? I hope you are fine. Thank you so much in offering your friendship and for the nice poem, it's very kind of you. Of course I liked the poem and of course I want to be your friend!!! :))) You maybe know that I am usually busy and I haven't got much time to write. Now, we come back to work after a week of holidays; however, I will try to be active, because I

want to keep your friendship as well as those of the other friends! Whenever I come here, I do it in a hurry, to see whether a friend has written to me or not and then to answer it, just this, it is a bit difficult for me to read other's posts, for this reason....can you tell me a little bit about yourself????? Waiting for your reply, Your friend, Rosa, 5 April, 2010.

behnam April 5th 2010 Hi Ghazal, How are you doing? I hope you are fine. How were your holidays? I hope you have fully enjoyed your holidays. Thanks a million for your post. The story was great and the moral of it is the importance of taking efforts to achieve a goal, and the to meet success. In a nutshell, 'no pain no gain' can be considered its moral. Thank you for sharing it with us. I have already seen another version of this story. I'm going to share it with you and with other people. Here it is: STRUGGLE Trials in life can be tragedies or triumphs, depending on how we handle them. Triumphs don't come without effort. A biology teacher was teaching his students how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. He told the students that in the next couple of hours, the butterfly would struggle to come out of the cocoon. However no one should help the butterfly. Then he left. The students were waiting and it happened. The butterfly struggled to get out of the cocoon, and one of the students took pity on it and decided to help the butterfly out of the cocoon against the advice of his teacher. He broke the cocoon to help the butterfly so it didn't have to struggle anymore. But shortly afterwards the butterfly died! When the teacher returned, he was told what happened. He explained to this student that by helping the butterfly, he had actually killed it because it is a law of nature that the struggle to come out of the cocoon actually helps develop and strengthen its wings. The boy had deprived the butterfly of its struggle and the butterfly died. Apply this same principle to our lives. Nothing worthwhile in life comes without a

struggle. As parents we tend to hurt the ones we love most because we don't allow them to struggle to gain strength. I hope you like it. Dear Ghazal, would you please express your opinion about 'natural beauty or...'? I hope to read from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 5 April 2010

behnam April 5th 2010 Hi Roghayyeh, How are things with you? I hope everything is going well with you. Many thanks for your friendly post. As far as I know, there is always a 'u' after any 'q'! For example, 'quite, quiet, question, quotation, quick, ...'. Therefore, you have to write a 'u' after 'q' in your name, although it has been pronounced so similar to what we say in Farsi by Babylon. By the way, you should know the sounds are making by a machine in some dictionaries. They cannot be reliable. I don't know if you have got 'Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English' on your system or not. I strongly recommend it. It is against my strategy to correct people's mistakes. There are several reasons for this; the main one is that I am a learner myself. On the other hand, your English is much better than mine, so how can I correct you? To be honest, I am learning through reading your posts. Sometimes, I see some grammatical mistakes. In many cases, I try to send a signal indirectly, for example I often write a sentence with correct structure. Please do not force me to correct you, since it is not good to force someone into doing unfavourable things. :):):):) LOOOL Dear Roghayyeh, would you please let us know your opinion about 'natural beauty or..'?

I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 5 April 2010

sahand April 5th 2010 Hello everybody It?s the first time I?ve gone on this address. I?ve been hovering on this board for a while but I haven?t really posted anything so I decided to introduce myself. I?m Sahand, 24 year-old, Undergraduate in computer engineering field. I?m originally from Tehran but I moved to London at the time I was born and went back to my home town at the age of 7 but I?m not that good in English. My backgrounds are ProDesigning, Senior Programming, Furniture Production and Export, Teaching Fender Stratocaster and Pop Guitar ? pretty diverse and random backgrounds but I feel that all fields have given me the ability to connect and relate with people of all backgrounds. I joined this forum not just to learn English but with fervent hope of meeting beautiful minds. Sincerely, Sahand E-mail Address: sahand_yegane@yahoo.com

Ruqayeh-m April 5th 2010 Dear Duarioush , I read your post, nicely said,? To accomplish the great things we must not only act, but also dream not only plan but also believe?!! Imagination is a part of our life that can be useful to achieve our goals; I strongly believe it because last year I wrote my imagination about my life for the next 5 years and I was going to plan for it but you cannot believe how everything comes true!!! I don?t know how GOD tied everything together that I achieved them one after the other. Sweetie, I?d like to know do you have any real experience in this regard. If yes please write for me where and how, if no I ask you to test it. Please let me know what is your idea? Enjoy your life and have wonderful moments! Ruqayeh, April 5, 2010

Ruqayeh-m April 5th 2010 Dear Ghazal, Hope everything goes well with you. What a nice story????????????????, I really enjoyed it you cannot imagine how much!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks a lot my friend. I am waiting for the next one.

Oh, by the way I love the name Ghazal !!

Enjoy your life and have wonderful moments! Ruqayeh, April 5, 2010

Ruqayeh-m April 5th 2010 dear Ghazal , I dont know why the :):):):):):) change to ????? after story!!!! so write it agait , just for you.

Thanks again. Ruqayeh

Ruqayeh-m April 5th 2010 Dear Behanm, Hi, how are you doing ? hope everything goes well with you. You forget to answer my question!!! What do you mean by Natural Beauty ? would you please open it up a little bit more?

Enjoy your life and have wonderful moments! Ruqayeh, April 5, 2010

behnam April 5th 2010 Hi Roghayyeh, How are things? I hope you are fine. Thank you for fast reply. Which question do you mean? You maybe write in Microsoft word format, then copy and paste in this box. In doing so, some punctuation marks won't be recognized by this box. You have to rewrite all punctuation marks, after pasting your file here. If you do it, you will get rid of extra ? mark! Natural beauty means for example eyebrows without tattooing. What do you think of it? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 5 April 2010

ghazal April 5th 2010 Dear Behnam I'm fine,and with kamelia have good time in university! How are you ?thanks million for yourpost yourstory was good too and I enjoy And about my name do you know definition this name? means full of love About yourstory: Az you know everythings that exist in world have reason when we have problem maybe that help us to have good time in future or chose better way for our life. Every things that God created are beatifull and I really things God love all and want all have good time in their life. Sincerely GHAZAL 624

behnam April 5th 2010 Dear Roghayyeh, Sorry, did you mean this question: what do you do to surprise yourself? Nothing. All the best, Behnam, 5 April 2010

ghazal April 5th 2010 Dear Ruqayeh Hi my friend.are you ok? Yourwelcome and I 'm so happy because see that all my friend love my story when I read another story like that write for you certainly . I hope see yourpost soon Sincerely GHAZAL

Marina1 April 5th 2010 Dear sweet Rosa, So many thanks for writing some sentences about Arabic civilization in Andalusia. I'd really like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. What Arabs did in Andalusia still in their minds. The way of building, poems, medicine , love, religion and many other things are still there between its castles, streets and even air. Granada is a beloved city in Arabs minds. I really wish to be there one day. All in all " THANK YOU" from the bottom of an Arab lady's heart. :) Dear Rosa, I'd like to share you a priceless email which I received , I hope you'll enjoy and get the benefit of it. I hope all friends will read it too.

" seven things u shouldn't do after eating!!" *Don't drink tea -Because tea leaves contain a high content of acid. This substance will cause the Protein content in the food we consume to be hardened thus difficult to digest. * Don't eat fruits immediately - Immediately eating fruits after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take fruit 1-2 hr after meal or 1hr before meal.

*Don't loosen your belt -Loosening the belt after a meal will easily cause the intestine to be twisted & blocked. *Don't bathe - Bathing will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs & body thus the amount of blood around the stomach will therefore decrease. This will weaken the digestive system in our stomach. *Don't walk about - People always say that after a meal walk a hundred steps and you will live till 99 In actual fact this is not true. Walking will cause the digestive system to be unable to absorb the nutrition from the food we intake. *Don't sleep immediately - The food we intake will not be able to digest properly. infection in our intestine & Thus will lead to gastric. *Don't smoke Experiment experts proves that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes . I found this tips are so important I hope you'll enjoy them. Thanks for reading, I hope to read from you soon. Marina.

Marina1 April 5th 2010 Dear Behnam, Thanks a lot for your writing. how is the weather in Tehran??? Is it hot as Lattakia??? Oh God! The Summer is going to begin and the humidity's degree is going to raise here. God bless us! :) Emmmmmmm, nice question with nice explanations for that long distance between eyes and eyebrows :). But Behnam, the ladies that I saw were natural beautiful,I'm sure about it.

When a woman makes some changes in her face, we can guess the changes easily especially when it comes to noses, mouths, cheeks and also eyebrows. So , honestly, the Iranian ladies that I saw were so beautiful from Marina's point of view :). Let's imagine that a man got married to a very beautiful girl but this beauty came after lots of changes in her features in addition to wear extra make up, what would happen???? Emmmmm, the children will come with a beauty which is related to the origin not to the modified one (LOOOOOOOOL). So men, be careful with choosing your wives. Lovely children means natural beauty. :) ;) The strange behaviors from both boys and girls made girls make that changes. It's really a clear fact. How do you think of it Behnam???Don't you think that men are a main reason of such behaviors??? Don't you think that the extra Expectations are a reason too??? What should a girl do when her society ask her directly and indirectly to make some changes in her physical appearance??? There are lots of questions which are related to this topic. I would like to complete it, but I wish you make the discussion more active by making comments in my writing and nswering my questions. :) I hope to read from you soon. Marina.

Bluegreen April 6th 2010 Dear Elham, Hii. How are you doing? How's everything going? So finally you didn't go on that trip did you?Oh come on, it's no big deal at all, not going somewhere might mean that there could be other bnefits in not going! At least I believe so ! :) So, Do I really feel you with the sence of life? Wow that makes me think of myself as a powerful girl :)):)) Any ways, thank you so much for saying some good things about me! Honey, I read your post concerning the respct, knowledge, money and their relationships, well I really don't know what to say because it's somehow complicated! You know, in this world we might face lots of difficulities regarding hamun behaviour and we can't tolerate them becuase we think they've been unfair to us right?! But they, themselves think that it is appropriate for them to judge others just byu their appearance! Well I don't know who has given them the right to do that?! Or the right to tjudge about other's personalities just by face!

Well, I think the sense of ethnocentricity's got some hands in between! Now I bet you know what it means! Ethnocenterism means believing that one's own culture or behaviour is better than other ones! You see what I mean? Because they think that they're perfect they give the right to themlselves to judge about others as simple as they do! Dear Elham, don't pay attention to thers, you can't make every one's mouth closed (this is a persian saying I don't know the English one LOOL) Can you? So the only idea's that just let them say whatever they want, try to believe that you are living on your own and that you're not dependant on others! All of us might have experienced the same problem as you did, don't worry, this happens! Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 6th 2010 Dear Roqayyeh( Behnam shaked my conviction about your name honey) LOOOL Hi. How are you doing? How's everything in Tehran?I hope you're doing all ok. Dear Friend, it's been not such a long time since I wrote to you, but I miss it, I had to tell you something about my last post, At first thank you so much for reading my post and replying to that, then I'd wanted to say that If there was a mistake on behalf of me between the words TRAINING AND TRAVELING you must forgive me, maybe that was really my fault! Oh but the truth is that I wanted to hear your last sentence dear, you said that you disagree with the idea and that's it!!! Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 6th 2010 Dear Morteza, Hi. How are you doing dear Professor? How's your family?And lovely Negar? Kiss her on behalf of me please. Thank you so much for reading my post and replying to that, that was so nice of you, Uh and about that text messege and you're speech of student's desires I must say that all of us has experienced such things, haven't we? I mean I just want you to go back to your studying days,sometimes when you were tired and you had a difficult course at that time forexample: Differencials didn't you really wanted that professor or teacher to be absent at that time?LOOOL I bet you did! There's a little sense of lazyness in all of us sometimes! But just sometimes! Right? I'd be really glad to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 6th 2010 Dear Ghazal,

Hii. How are you? How are studies going? I hoep everything's going on ver well with you. Oh I read your post and the story I think that was a really nice one thanks for that, Honey, Dear Behnam asked such a beautiful question I bet that would be nice discussing about that, So I wonder if you'd like to express your opinions about that matter( Oh not that as fast as you said ey! LOOOL) Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

shanar April 6th 2010

hi to all friends.happy new year .im new member that join to this place & special to this lovely & fantastic group. im shanar , female,19 from iran.i study english literature in ferdowsi university in mashhad.my best friends that you know them (dear kamelia & dear ghazal) offered to me join to this interesting place.im realy glad to be friend with you because here and the person who come and write these things are very exotic.now i wanna appreciate of my best friend,kamelia,because of her clapping to join here.thanks honey. in addition i wanna appreciate of you,behnam, because you are realy talent & created such a nice place and useful

ghazal April 6th 2010 Hi dear Rosa I was so happy when saw your post thanks million for your reply I?m18years old and now I study English literature and I really love my course. When I have time I read best poems and novels And listen to music now I live in dormitory What do you want to know about me? You please say some things about yourself? I hope to see your post sooooooon sincerely GHAZAL 625

ghazal April 6th 2010 Dear shanar Hi honey , I?m so happy because you join to this thread I hope you have good time here and find good friends Oh now we are three class mates here you must sustain your friends (LOOOOL) Please tell everybody definition your name SINCERELY

GHAZAL

ghazal April 6th 2010 Hi sahand How are you? I hope you have wonderful times in your life Welcome to this thread, I usually for start friendship tender poem to person and now it?s your poem : "Truly A Friend" Someone to lean on when problems appear, Someone on whom you?d depend, Someone who?ll lift you when you?re down in the dumps, That someone is truly a friend. That?s how I feel about you my dear friend; You?re so special just as you are. Just to know that you?re there provides comfort to spare; A friendship like yours sets the bar. I hope you enjoy I hope see your post soon sincerely GHAZAL

ghazal April 6th 2010 Hi morteza how are you? happy new year I hope you have wonderful times in holiday I understand you are Professor and you studied mathematic Oh I really love mathematic about your picture in your profile I think she is your girl and her name is nagar She is really lovely how old is she? kamelia is my friend and she is my classmate too,so I introduce myself I hope see your post soon

GHAZAL

ghazal April 6th 2010 Dear Helen ?Ni hao? my new friend What are you doing? I didn?t see your post ,I hope you enjoy your life. You said your religion is Buddhism. I?m Muslim and I read some things about your religion about Nirvana. but I want to know more Please tell me about Nirvana? I tried but I can?t translate last sentences that you write for me, please translate for me ?wo ai ni? GHAZAL

sahand April 6th 2010 Hello Ghazal How is everything ? I wonder whether it's Ghazal or Ghazaal ? Thanks for your lovely poem. It was such a fantastic greeting ! You're the first one who is writing to me on this board. It seems that everybody's writing to their own friends, not others ! Hope to read from you soon Sincerely, Sahand

Aylin April 6th 2010 Hi Behnam, o,my God,I`m so sorry,I realy feel disaterous! Dear Behnam,there is a big misunderstanding,I felt very bad when I read your post and your idea about my first post,I never ever meant that way you think,but if I completely unintentionaly caused you and my other friends to consider my post and my question unfriendly I`m so sorry. I Do apologize again from all and you Behnam,to be misunderstood is very oppressive:(( Cordialy,Aylin

helen.fan April 6th 2010 Dear friends The past few days we have a holiday, Ching Ming Festival, just concluded, very happy to see everyone again. Love you Helen

helen.fan April 6th 2010 Dear GHAZAL I miss you, Oh, Chinese is "wo xiang ni". I'm all right, thank you The past few days we have a holiday, Ching Ming Festival. About Nirvana, also can be understood as Paradise, or heaven. I said my religion is Buddhism, but I did not join the church, or go to church every week. This is my religion. Most Chinese people believe in Buddhism. This is like a lot of people believe in God as Christianity. I said, you know? wo ai ni Helen

Bluegreen April 6th 2010 Dear Marina,

Hii.How are you doing? You made me sp happy with your lovely post to me. So how's everything at work? and at home? Still busy with designing and decoration of the ornaments? I really hope that everything's going on very well with you and your sweet family. Honey, thank you for the nice explanation about iranian ladies, actually Kamelia's among of those beautiful ladies that you saw :)):)):)) ( she's the best of them ) Oh my god LOOOL Um, did you know that I actually have the same definittion for the empty space between the eyes and eyebrows as Dear Behnam did? At first I thought that they had done their face! Be it plastic surgery or just removing the extra hair, but then you said that they seemed so natural! So I give up! Maybe we are that beautiful LOOOL Oh and about that joke, it was such a funny joke but meanwhile it was harsh too,LOOOL, honey my tplerance towards hurting animals is so low! I can't watch them be hurt or killed by people ! Poor things!

Dear Marina, I actually read your post to Dear Behnam about the matter of natural beauty too and I liked it because you had written about the originity of this behaviour and why do some girls and boys do plastic surgeries in order to achieve more beauty! Well, I'm gonna express my opinion in a post to him and I'd be really glad if you read that one too, Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 6th 2010 Dear Behnam,

Hii. How are you doing? How's Tehran's weather these days? Oh I think Mashad's sky is

having a kind of mental disability! One day suny the other day cloudy! You're never gonna know which dress is suitable for you to wear!

So you visited Mashad and you're gonna write about every detail in another post huh? Then that would be wonderful, I can't wait to read that! And about the university, I agree, they say that Park e Mellat's area( imagine the vastness of the park) is just half the Ferdowsi universitie's area! Can you believe it? But unfortunatly we're living in dormitories with such a small space, like everybody keeps saying we're living like ants in holes! But here, If I say the bad points I shall mention the good ones too, like the classes and colleges or faculities(we say) are much bigger especially ours! Their structure is cpmlex and they've been attached with long halls and lobbies! I wonder if I could show you some pictures of it! Oh, something else I remebered, yesterday when I was taking a walk out of the university, taggin along my friends, I couldn't believe my eyes, they'd fashioned some artisitically done things! Like wagons of Haft Seen, or they'd put some mirriors with the shapes of butterflies flying over them! I bet you saw them! I think that they will attract tourists more!

I talked alot about Mashad but nothing about The Natural beauty or the artificial one, but here's my opinion, I wonder if you believe in this or not but BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER! I think the one who does surgery doesn't have enough self-confidence about his or her face and on the other hand he or she thinks that if this surgury happens all the worldly eyes would be on her! But I see that most of them seem even uglier than before! Have you ever seen one of them? Their faces look so handmade! And most of them are alike! LOOOL In my opinion we're being created by god and this outter surface of our body is not THE WHOLE THING! By doing this we're just interfering his work! Maybe he made us like this to be different from others and I think life's nothing without the variety! The other reason can be fashion and this daily mode! Surgeeries or even doing tattos are so popular or even piercings, so because my friend did that then I'm gonna have a tatto of dragon on my both arms and... I think they don't know why are they doing that?! You know by changing the normal shape they're making a painting page of their body!

I hope that I made it clear enough, Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia 626

Bluegreen April 6th 2010 Dear Friends, By this post I would like to introduce my friend Shanar to here,She's a really good friend of mine. She was intersted in doing some works about English so I suggested this thread to her.

Wish you the best, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 6th 2010 Dear Shanar, Hii. How are you honey?It's been not such a long time since I joined this thread but I'm really prud of being here among such lovely sophisticated friends, Now I wanted to welcome you as behalf of me. Honey,you'd be promising me to write as soon as you can and get to know with all of friends here, So please: 1. Be in contact always 2. Try to write as carefully and nicely as you can Waiting to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 6th 2010 Dear Helen, Hi honey. How are you?How's China doing?Welcome back dear. Well I see that you a party and holiday, glad to hear that, but honey when you name something so must know that Kamelia gets so curious and wants to knowmore about that LOOL Now would you mind telling me about the originity of this Ching Ming festival? I really would like to know about that.

Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

behnam April 6th 2010 Hi Sahand, Welcome to this humble thread. Thank you very much for putting message on this site. Thank you once again for joining us. You have been to London, and you have lived there for at least 6 years. How lucky you are! Come on man! Is it possible to spend your childhood in an English spoken country (the center of the English language in fact) and still be hopeless at it? I can't believe it. I never believe it. COME ON!:):):) Your English is excellent. I had no right to judge about it, so sorry. Please do not hesitate to write to all people. I am sure my friends are kind enough to answer you. By the way, BE PATIENT! I have to write to people who has written to me (be nobat), it takes me a lot of time, so I couldn't write you yesterday. Your subjects are computer and music, but unfortunately I know nothing about them! I am sure we have got many other things in common. At least we are both male! :):):):) Would you please write a little bit more about yourself? In particular, I am very interested in your childhood (the time you have spent in London); could you possibly

write something about your childhood memories? I hope to hear more from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 6 April 2010

shanar April 6th 2010 dear kamelia hi honey. how are you? thanks for your welcome. i promis to you be on contact an write nicely.If i can. im proud of being here too ,cause here is realy fantastic thanks again for ur help have a nice time .loooooooooooool shanar

shanar April 6th 2010 Hi dear behnam Iwanna write something about natural beauty and invite you and others to read them.the things that i write for you are my personal opinion. You know there is a famous sentence that said:god is beautiful and love beauty.Around this sentence we can discover that all the things in the world has their own natural beauty like people ,animals,nature in different seasons,birds,sky,day,night... .cause god created all the world.you know this kind of beauty is different in each group.some one have too much of this beauty an others maybe not much(or so so).i belive that even some animals or insects like beetle, lizaed etc that we think they are homely,are beautiful and even useful for us and invirement . i think when people want to speak about beauty, most of them, heed to outward beauty .i mean that they are shallow.its better that we pay attention to inner beauty rather than outward beauty because the outward beauty ,maybe, Can find in all people (artificial or natural) but inner beauty not exist in all men. Have a nice time:) Shanar;)

shanar April 6th 2010 dear ghazal hi my friend.how are you?

thanks for your welcome.you ask me to defination my name.okay.shanar is a turkish word that it mean pomegranate's blossom . i hope i explain it clearly have a nice time shanar

Darioush April 6th 2010 Dear Behnam,

How?s everything? Thanks for sharing a story with me. As you know, writing in one thread is time-consuming let alone in two threads. That?s why I can?t write in your thread. You forgive me, too. Thanks from bottom of my heart for your compliment about my thread. When I begin to do something, nothing can prevent me from pursuing it.

Darioush April 6th 2010 Dear Ruqaye, How?s it going? Are things going well with you? I believe it, like you. I was depressed 7 years ago, because I failed in university entrance exam. So, I decided to go English institute for 4 years. During these years, some people teased me, even made fun of me, but I had irony will, and knowing that God help me. two years ago, I accepted in university. Now I?m one of top students of university in English. And also, I believe this sentence ?where there is a will, there is a way? Enjoy every moment of your life. With all best wishes, Darioush

behnam April 6th 2010 Hi Shanar, Thank you very much for putting message in this thread. Welcome to this friendly place. Thank you once more for joining us. Would you please let us know more about you? Could you possibly tell us a little bit more about yourself? Would you mind telling me what exactly does your name mean?

I guess you know that I am an Azerbaijani. I speak and understand Azerbaijani quite well. I am also familiar with its history and folklore. However, your name is unfamiliar to me, or it is fair to say that I am not familiar with your name. There is no doubt that your name is very nice, but I am asking just to satisfy my curiosity. Curiosity killed the cat, but I hope not to be killed by you. :):):):):) I am only joking. I hope you don't mind. Thanks a lot for expressing your opinion about beauty. I couldn't agree more. However, I wonder how you've dared to write 'inner beauty not exist in all men'! :)):)):)) Don't you afraid of men and their anger? :):):) Obviously roster is more beautiful than hen. If you pay attention to animals, you will see that males are much more beautiful than females. According to some philosophies, human beings cannot be an exception. Therefore, men are more beautiful than women. (What a dangerous idea! :):):)) What do you think of this idea? Oh yes, I've forgotten that according to you women are more beautiful than men when it comes to considering inner beauty. I agree, inner beauty counts! Dear Shanar, I am pulling your leg (sarbesaring! :):):):) I hope not to take it out of its place (az sheddate keshidan az jash dar nayaram! :):):):):) LOOOL My friends know it is uncommon for me to write in such an informal way to someone for the first time. I did it, because there is an obvious reason. YOU ARE MY FRIENDS' FRIEND! Yes, you are Ghazal and Kamelia's friend, so I felt easy to play some jokes on you. I hope my strange way of writing won't upset you. I hope to hear more from you. All the best, Behnam, 6 April 2010 627

metzean April 6th 2010 Dear Behnam, I hope you are doing fine, Once again you resuscitated the thread and many posts have been exchanged since you came back from your trip. These days I am very busy working till overtime ,may to pay back my arrears. Thanks for following the story of new year presents, I never think about the story so

elaborately as you done ,you know my two weakness points are English and mathematic , so I helplessly make up my mind about dividing of 13 girls in 8 villas. The only hint that drop out of my mind is that I like to stay in one villa with Clare and Mortaza , and the other thing is that I have no villa of mine in klardasht.I gave the new year present to my friends. I accept you suggestion ,whatever you assign the circumstances. Sincerely Mohsen

sahand April 6th 2010 Hello Behnam Thanks for your wonderful greeting. It's a great honor for me to have such lovely friends on this board. You've got the most crowded topic on this site, how could you do that man ? You're a genius ! I've been far far away from London at about 17 years, I can't even find anyone to have a little conversation with him ... I really don't expect myself to be good at English. Too many too choose from ! Ok, gotta play along ... I was a big fan of Disneyland. It's one of the rare places that I can literally remember how I felt to be a kid, complete with smell and sound associations. My favorite ride has probably always been the Enchanted Tiki Room. Back row of a near-empty music class Not going to school High Street Kensington where I spent my childhood in Christmas and street parties And the last memory I can remind happened when I was a 7 year-old boy. I was wandering around in the airport. There was a man who keeps calling up saying something in Farsi. I really didn't know what was going on and I couldn't even answer him. I was wondering how come he is talking that way ! I was that sleepy I had forgotten I've just arrived in Tehran ! Can't seem to remind much in the smells department though ... yeah, that was my sweet childhood life ! Hope to read from you soon

Sincerely, Sahand

shanar April 7th 2010 Dear behnam Hiiiiii.how are you going???????? Thank's for your welcome. you ask me say a bit about my self. So, I write biography of my self. as you know my name is shanar, second children in family. from gonbad & its yummy that i and dear kamelia are townsman. my father and my mother are teacher. I studing english literature in ferdowsi university. It's so marvelous that you are an azarbaijani(yashasen azarbaijan:):):) ). I love very much turkish language but i cant completely speak it.You said that you know history and folklore of azarbaijan . it's wonderful !!!!!!!!!!! come onnnnnnnnnnn:) please tell me a bit information about it . meanwhile let me say something. I didn't wanna said than inner beauty doesn't exist in all men i wanna say all man and people pleas excuse me and accept my apology. I never wanted to disdain to men . I am so sorry honey. You said that through the animals, males are more beautiful than females but i dont know why someone, when wanna tell story ,said miss kindly sun :):) but for wolf or fox they said mr mischievous fox!!(poor fox):(:( you see that even in story all the bad faces are for male. but i think all the people(men or women) are beautiful and there is no exception. thanks for your joke. I like this kind of writing you can be relax with me because im witty too and never get upset dear. you make me very happy with this post and i realy glad that you permit me to write here and be with this kindly friends. * HAVE A NICE TIME * waiting impatiently to read from you, respectfully yours, shanar ;)

mortaza.abtahi April 7th 2010

Dear Behnam, How are you? In my opinion, when every part of a system is in its order and everything is balanced then

that system seems beautiful. For example, a very tall man does not seem physically beautiful just like a very short man. Neither a woman who has a very dark skin nor a woman with a very white skin may be considered as a beautiful lady. Human beings, however, try to make their environment beautiful. For example, if someone has got a big nose then he/she will probably go to a doctor to do a plastic surgery on his/her nose. Almost all women, and some men, wear make up to hide some disorders that may exist on their faces. Let me give one more example. With no doubt, having beautiful sleep (= good sleep) every night is a wish for everyone. But, how can one achieve this goal. Some people go to big stores and buy very soft and expensive beds and pillows. They may also try to decorate their bedroom with luxury furniture. But everyone knows that it does not necessarily lead to a naturally beautiful sleep; it may seem artificial! As I said before, my father is a farmer and I used to work on land to help him. Often we went out to do farming and we stayed at work during the daylight. So we had to take some food with us for lunch. Consisting of a loaf of bread and a piece of cheese our lunch was very simple. But it was very delicious and palatable. When we came back home from work we were very tired and there was nothing as good as drinking a cup of tea. After eating supper we could barely stay awake; we went to bed and had a very nice and beautiful sleep. Now, I am tired of drinking tea. Some nights I have to stay in bed for an hour to fall into sleep. Eating a loaf of bread for lunch is no longer beautiful in my life. Changing my bed will not lead to a naturally beautiful sleep. ... Finally, let me say again that everything is naturally beautiful as long as it is in its order. If something does not seem beautiful we cannot make it beautiful unless we put it in its right place. For example, if I don't do exercise regularly then I may not experience a good sleep in my life, even if I take some medicine. Thank you for reading and I hope to read from you soon. Mortaza, April 07, 2010.

mortaza.abtahi April 7th 2010

Dear Kamelia,

Thank you very much for your nice message. I clearly remember that when I was a student there were some courses that I loved if their professors did not came to the class on time. But there were also many courses that I loved being in class and learning more and more from my professor. I think these days a huge part of students are not motivated enough to study their courses and increase their knowledge. When I was a student my classmates were less than 20 and almost all of us were competing with each other. But, now I cannot feel a similar situation in my university. How is your university? Thank you for reading and I hope to hear from you soon. Yours sincerely, Mortaza, April 07, 2010.

mortaza.abtahi April 7th 2010

Dear Ghazal, Thank you very much for writing to me. It makes me very happy. You are right, I put my daughter's photo in my profile. Some friends put a flower for their picture; it is very nice, but to me my daughter is much more beautiful than any other flower. As you said her name is Negar and she is now one year and one month and 15 days! By the way, you said that you love math. I am very happy to hear that. Actually you belong to a small group of people who love mathematics. One reason that an individual like math is that he/she is capable of learning it and understanding it. So I assume that you are a very smart person:)) Yours sincerely, Mortaza, April 07, 2010.

sami April 7th 2010

Hello friends!! How are you??? It is so nice of seeing you are active!!! However...the fact that you are active makes me be inactive!!!! If you write, I am insterested in reading your posts but I dont have time to write then... I want to thank you because you with this you make me happy!!! I enjoy a lot reading your writings!!!! Hello Mortaza!!! It is great to see you here again!! How long!!! How are things with you??? I hope you and your family are healthy. Tell me something about yourself; what have you been doing all this time????? Hi nice Marina and Behnam; I'm so happy to see you here. I address to you together because you both always go and come together!!! You form a good team!!! Marina thank you for sharing that email with me, I enjoyed reading it and I think it is quite useful. About the topic of natural beauty, I would say that I prefer natural beauty rather than artificial one; I think natural beauty is much more beautiful than the other one. I respect those people who have their face, breasts, etc, however I personally think that I will never do it, unless it is required for my health. I read a nice post about it but I dont remember who wrote it, it was advising men to choose a wife whose beauty is natural, so their children will be beautiful...(LOL) It is very funny!!!!I would also like to write the saying: "Beauty is on the eye of the beholder". Maybe what is beautiful for you, it is not for me, or the other way round... Dear Kamelia, I read your post too, thank you very much for writing to me. The name Alhambra comes from "Al ?amr?'" in arab (the red, ????????????, from "al Qal'at alhamra" (red fortress) (wikipedia). I didnt know why it was called Alhambra and thanks to you(and wikipedia) I know it ;)) It is called the red fortress because it was being built at night and due to the light of some torches it was seen red from afar. (this is at least what wikipedia says!) It is a really really beautiful place, you should come to visit it and you know you have got a home to stay in! And now, my friends, I need your help...Imagine you have been wishing something a lot, wishing from the bottom of your heart, but due to several reasons it has always been unattainable for me. However, now I have the chance of attaining it, I am really wishing, but If I get it know I will be hurting someone's feelings... What will you do??? What do you suggest me??? I know I won't have this chance in the future, but it is hard for me to decide when people's feelings are involved. I would rather lose it forever than hurting someone...Please...I need your help I hope to read from you soon and forgive me for not writing a post to each of you!

Have a nice time, Rosa, 8 April 2010.

helen.fan April 8th 2010 Dear Kamelia I'm fine, miss you very much. On Ching Ming, of course, I can tell you. Ching Ming Festival, the standard translation for the "Tomb-sweeping Day". Qing Ming is a time to remember the dead and the dearly departed. More important, it is a period to honour and to pay respect to one's deceased ancestors and family members. Because it reinforces the ethic of filial piety, Qing Ming is a major Chinese festival. Literally meaning "clear" (Qing) and "bright" (Ming), this Chinese festival falls in early spring, on the 106th day after the winter solstice. It is a "spring" festival, and it is an occasion for the whole family to leave the home and to sweep the graves of their forebears. Chinese being practical people this sweeping of the graves is given an extended period, that is, 10 days before and after Qing Ming day. Among some dialect groups a whole month is allocated. Ching Ming Festival, also known as outing section, according to the Gregorian calendar, it is every year 4 to 6 April between, it is greeted with sunshine and vegetation Tulv season, it is also one spring outing (the ancient name Outing) good time, so the ancients a clearer outing, and launched a series of sports practices. In ancient times, there is a saying, "March Day." Yours Helen

helen.fan April 8th 2010 Dear Kamelia I am looking for some information in the following, I hope to help you. Celebrated two weeks after the vernal equinox, Tomb Sweeping Day is one of the few traditional Chinese holidays that follows the solar calendar-- typically falling on April 4, 5, or 6. Its Chinese name "Qing Ming" literally means "Clear Brightness," hinting at its importance as a celebration of Spring. Similar to the spring festivals of other cultures, Tomb Sweeping Day celebrates the rebirth of nature, while marking the beginning of the planting season and other outdoor activities. Qing Ming Jie in Ancient Times

In ancient times, people celebrated Qing Ming Jie with dancing, singing, picnics, and kite flying. Colored boiled eggs would be broken to symbolize the opening of life. In the capital, the Emperor would plant trees on the palace grounds to celebrate the renewing nature of spring. In the villages, young men and women would court each other. The Tomb Sweeping Day as Celebrated Today With the passing of time, this celebration of life became a day to the honor past ancestors. Following folk religion, the Chinese believed that the spirits of deceased ancestors looked after the family. Sacrifices of food and spirit money could keep them happy, and the family would prosper through good harvests and more children. Today, Chinese visit their family graves to tend to any underbrush that has grown. Weeds are pulled, and dirt swept away, and the family will set out offerings of food and spirit money. Unlike the sacrifices at a family's home altar, the offerings at the tomb usually consist of dry, bland food. One theory is that since any number of ghosts rome around a grave area, the less appealing food will be consumed by the ancestors, and not be plundered by strangers. Honoring Ancestors Honoring ancestors begins with proper positioning of a gravesite and coffin. Experts in feng shui, or geomancy, determine the quality of land by the surrounding aspects of streams, rivers, trees, hills, and so forth. An area that faces south, with groves of pine trees creates the best flow of cosmic energy required to keep ancestors happy. Unfortunately, nowadays, with China's burgeoning population, public cemetaries have quickly surplanted private gravesites. Family elders will visit the gravesite at least once a year to tend to the tombs. While bland food is placed by the tombs on Qing Ming Jie, the Chinese regularly provide scrumptious offerings to their ancestors at altar tables in their homes. The food usually consists of chicken, eggs, or other dishes a deceased ancestor was fond of. Accompanied by rice, the dishes and eating utensils are carefully arranged so as to bring good luck. Sometimes, a family will put burning incense with the offering so as to expedite the transfer of nutritious elements to the ancestors. In some parts of China, the food is then eaten by the entire family. Kites Besides the traditions of honoring the dead, people also often fly kits on Tomb Sweeping Day. Kites can come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and colors. Designs could include frogs, dragonflies, butterflies, crabs, bats, and storks. Best Wishes Helen

Darioush April 8th 2010

Dear friends, Sand and Stone A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE." They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one, who had been slapped, got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After the friend recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone: "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE." The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?" The other friend replied: "When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it." LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN THE SAND, AND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE.

Best wishes, Darioush 628

sami April 8th 2010 Hi Ghazal How are you? I hope you are fine, enjoying English literature as much as possible!!! Did you know that I also studied English Literature at University? I loved it and I still love it; If I could go to University and study again I would choose it again. What is your favourite period of English literature? Which kind of literature do you prefer? By the way, what is your favourite piece of literature?? I have more questions for you :)) Dear Ghazal, why are you studying English literature?? Most people choose their field of study according to some reasons, one of them is having the possibiity of getting a good job, and another one is just because they like it. What is yours? I chose mine because I knew very well that I wanted to be an English teacher, and the way of achieving it was this. I didnt study just English literature, I study English philology and literature was one of

the areas, the others were English language, syntax, grammar, history and culture. I loved them all! What a good time I had a University!!! Those old years!!! ;))) Oh my God!!!!!!! I'm talking like an old lady!!! (LOL) I have another question for you dear friend, what do you think of living in a dormitory??? Do you like it, or you prefer living at home with your family instead? What are (for you) the advantages and disadvantages of living there??? Sorry for asking so many questions! ;))) I hope you answer them. I would liketo read from you soon, Have a nice time, Rosa, 8 April, 2010.

behnam April 8th 2010 Hi Elham, How are things? I hope all is well with you. I've promised to write something about 'education', 'values' and 'respect'. I've recently read a book. There were some sections, discussing this subjects. I found them interesting, so I'd like to copy some parts of the book into this place. It should be mentioned that I've modified some sentences in order to make them easier. "...Information cannot be knowledge! We receive a lot of information in schools and colleges. Don't get me wrong. We do need information to be educated. However, we need to know the true meaning of education. True education is training of both the head and the heart. An uneducated thief may steal from the freight car but an educated one may steal the entire railroad (Cho dozdy ba cheragh ayad gozidetar barad kala!). Intellectual education influences the head, and values based education influences the heart. In fact, education that does not train the heart can be dangerous. If we want to build character in our offices, homes and society, we must achieve a minimum level of moral. Education that builds fundamental traits of character such as honesty, compassion, courage, persistence and responsibility is absolutely essential. We don't need more academic education; we need more values education. I would like to stress that a person who is morally educated is much more valuable than a morally bankrupt person with excellent academic qualifications!

We need to compete for knowledge and wisdom, not for grades. Knowledge is piling up

facts, wisdom is simplifying it. One could have good grades and a degree without learning much. The most important thing one can learn is to "learn to learn." People confuse education with the ability to memorize facts. Education of the mind without morals creates a menace to society. In a nutshell, educated persons are those who can choose wisely and courageously under any circumstances. If they have the ability to choose between wisdom and foolishness, between good and bad, between virtuousness and vulgarities, regardless of the academic degrees they have, then they are educated. Education and knowledge without common sense has little meaning. Common sense is the ability to see things as they are and do them as they ought to be done. We are born with five senses touch, taste, sight, smell, and hearing. But successful people have a sixth sense common sense. Common sense is gained in spite of, not necessarily as a result of, education. The best education without common sense is worthless. An abundance of common sense is called wisdom..." I've chosen those sentences, it means that I do agree with the writer! :):):), and I think like him. I hope that helps. All the best, Behnam, 8 April 2010

ghazal April 8th 2010 Dear Rosa Hi my new friend, how are you? I fine thanks Now I must ask your question like student that ask teacher (LoooL) Az you know I study literature because I really love poem and novel and I want to translate best novel and best letter at future and learning English is my life I?m so happy that we are studding same course and our course is best, isn?t right ? You know living in dormitory at first was hard for me because in my home I have special room and my mother always support me when I studied but living here is new experience for me and now I have very good friends in dormitory being far from family is hard but I think this maybe help me to have new life in this age. After months I adopt my with new situation I have.

BEST WHISHES FOR YOU GHAZAL

ghazal April 8th 2010 Hi mortaza Hi my teacher how are you? I hope you and your daughter have good time Oh I think I can understand when you see negar what feeling you have because my brother have daughter and she is one years old and 4days and when my brother comeback to home after work she is very happy(hesabi babayie!negar chi?) and I can see sheen in his eyes that show happiness . Az I said I really love mathematic but three years ago I had teacher, she said me something that wasn?t fair and I had bad remembrance . SIMCERLLY GHAZAL

behnam April 8th 2010 Hi Kamelia, How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. I've promised to write about my journey. On Friday, we left Tehran at about 10 in the morning. The weather was nice. I was driving carefully. My father was sitting in the front seat, next to me, and my mother was sitting in the back seat. We had different audio files; a cassette for my father full of Azerbaijani music, some audio files for my mother saved in my flash memory, and finally a lot of audio files for me downloaded from the Internet, all my files were in English. We shared the time with each other: Everybody had right to listen to his/her favorite music for 30 minutes. When I was listening to my audio files, my parents were listening to their favourite music on their mobiles. However, when my father's favourite music was broadcasting on cassette player, I listened to it too. It was the same for my mother's favourite music. When FM player was broadcasting her favourite music, I listened to it too, but they couldn't stand my English files! :(:(:( We argued about this matter with each other many times! :(:(:(

There were people who gave us the map of Semnan province. It was so helpful. In Semnan we stopped to drink a cup of tea. After drinking tea, I went to a shop and filled the flask with boiled water again. In Damghan we stopped to have lunch. We ate some homemade food, then I went to gas station because the car needed some petrol. There were a long line in the gas station. I dislike standing in any lines. I got off and went to have a walk and wanted my father to stand in the line and fill the tank of the car. It took us about one hour. In Damghan, I was always thinking of our friend Mortaza. I wish I had had his mobile number! In Sabzevar we stopped, because this time we needed to go to the t... (Oh my God, all the life is filling and emptying some holes over and over again, how stupid we are!!!) The t...was VERY dirty, you won't understand and imagine how much dirty it was. Not only there, I can easily say that I didn't see any clean t... during the journey!!! Now I'd like to digress. I remember once I asked some friends to write about what they would do if they could be God! I think it was possible for God to create human beings in a different way, with different system of feeding, eating and losing waste material. In short, if I was God, I would change this system, and would replace it with another modern one, like getting energy just by smelling something rather than eating and... I believe, stomach is the main enemy of human beings. It is really boring and bothering to fill and empty it again and again. Particularly, when we have to use some dirty t...:)):)):)) on the other hand :(:(:(:( It was desert, dry lands, as far as the eye could see! I couldn't see any green places until Neyshapoor. I found this city very beautiful. It was about 6 PM we arrived in Neyshapoor. I was quite tired, so we pitched our tent, although the weather was cold. We ate something and then slept. In the morning, we got up early and had breakfast! Then we went to visit Attar's tomb and the tomb of Khayyam. Oh my God, these two famous people are buried in a very beautiful places. Some people had horses. I rode a horse for about 5 minutes and paid $2! Then we visited Shadyakh, it was quite interesting! We had lunch in Neyshapoor, then we left it at about 2PM. The distance between Neyshapoor and Mashhad is about 130 KM. It took me two hours to drive, because it was very windy. It was difficult to control the car. We arrived at Mashhad at about 4 PM. We directly went to our hotel. We took some rest after having a shower. We visited Imam Reza's shrine in the evening. I cannot call it visiting somewhere, since it was packed with people, as if all Iranian people were there! I just told him hello from distance! One thing made me very sad and disappointed. When you see people try their best to touch Imam Reza's shrine, you feel proud of yourself that you are among them. However, when you come out, you see people fooling each other! I am not going to list what they do, I just want to say that there is a big paradox!

Love without caring and understanding is a foolish feeling! If you love some one, you MUST care about him/ her, and caring someone is having some signs of him/her or following his/her path to the best of our abilities! Anyway, forget it! A friend of mine who lives in Mashhad called me and invited me to a wedding party! The party was in downtown of Mashhad. My friend asked me if I could let my car be decorated for using as a bride car! I agreed! They wanted me to be the driver of the car too. Oh my God! Cheshmat rooze bad nabinad. You can guess what happened to me. I won't speak about it. At the end, the bride and groom sat in my car, and they wanted me to go to Imam Reza's shrine, after turning around there for two or three times, they wanted me to go to 'Bulvare Froodgah' (a boulevard near to the airport). They call it 'Arus keshan'! First, I didn't understand what its meaning was. You cannot imagine how many motorcycles were following us! In the boulevard I stooped, and suddenly people came and removed all the decoration of the car. Some people wanted to take the bride out of the car! Finally, I understood what 'Arus Keshan' meant! :):):) Yes, they really pull the bride! hahahahah loool I got angry and said, "You have no right to come close to my car. This car is from Tehran. You must afraid of it. Don't you see the number plate?" I didn't let them touch the bride! The story related to Mashhad finished right now, since I had written something before. I will continue later. It is too late, and we have some guests. I have no time to check my post. I am sure there are many mistakes. Please forgive me. Thank you for reading. All the best, Behnam, 9 April 2010

behnam April 9th 2010 Hi Kamelia, Today I read what I've written! I noticed that 'Shadyakh' is unknown to our friends. I have to write something about it. When we were visiting there, I also showed people my sense of humour, so it is worth sharing something about 'Shadyakh' and the story about it. In Neyshapoor we received a map of the city. All interesting and famous places were addressed on the map. One of them was 'Shadyakh' as a destroyed historical city.

There were some skeletons. Two of them attracted my attention. (You should know, bastanshenasan ba haffari be shahre dafn shode va skeletons reside boodand. Be mahze residan be skeletons ha haffari ra motavaghef karde va skeletons ha ra jabeja nakarde boodand, faghat roye ona yek mahfaze shishee gozashte boodand. Yani vaziate skeletons ha natural bood.) I looked at two skeletons. I said, "You know. there are wife and husband. I think this city was destroyed by an earthquake at night, while this couple had been sleeping. They had not been on speaking terms, since they are sleeping in opposite direction of each other(69)!" People, particularly some men laughed. My mother disagreed with me, then we went to an office (responsible) and asked them about the story of 'Shadyakh'. They said, "according to the history, Shadyakh was destroyed by an earthquake hundreds years ago." A friend of mine called me and asked about 'Gyroscope' right a few seconds ago. I lost the thread of what i was writing. :):):) That's all about 'Shadyakh'. I have to leave. All the best, Behnam, 9 April 2010

Bluegreen April 9th 2010 Dear Morteza,

Hi. How's everything going? How's your family? How's that sweet bundle of joy Negar doing?I really wish a bunch of happy days for you.

Oh well, you're perhaps right, you know what Morteza? These things depend on the field of study and the materials you're gonna read and if you don't enjoy you wouldn't probably like to even face that professor again! Right? LOOOL well, I loved differencials alot when I was in high school, but then there was this demanding harsh teacher who made me hate it like it wasthe my bitterest enemy ever! He kept shouting and all the student were afraid that if they've got any problems while they're solving the problems on the board he might actuallly hit them LOOOOL Oh well I bet you know what the solution was! Kamelia go to the board please then when ever he said now who's ready? All of them shouted oh sir SHE IS SHE IS! Oh my god, then I went there tembling and shaking and if I had done it right then he just kept staring at me and saying(with the Torkamanish accent) BAREKALLA! BISHIN! LOOOOL Oh my god, when I remember that I feel like it was a hell! Oh I suppose I digressed alot, but you're right, I had asked one professor before choosing my field of studying in university that how's it going on between students in colleges out

there?! Then he said, well, you've gottta know that they're studying less and less! And the rivalary between them has decreased to a great degree! Now I really think that it's because of the lack of motivation,but tell you what, it's not that in our class, we're always in a hurry to answer :)):)):)) I really wonder why! Maybe we're too jelous of each other! LOOOOL

Oh I think I gave you a huge headache! I wrote a lot. Well I really hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 9th 2010 Dear Rosa,

Oh Hii. Long time no see.How are you? How's everything? I should emphasize that I've really missed you and your wonderful posts. Honey I read all of them, I especially read the one about Alhmbra that was so nice of you to tell me about it,oh and thanks for reading and replying to my post, I really appreciate it. Dear Rosa,I wanted to say that you'd asked me about my contents of studying and I had sent them to you in an email,now I really wonder if you caught it or not because there was no news of you here or there! Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 9th 2010 Dear Behnam,

Hiiii.How are you doing? How's life in Tehran? How's your work?(lots of how's

everytime I wonder if I made you bored with them LOOOOL) I really wish you alot of happy days.

Honey, wow my goodness, your both posts to Elham and me were wonderful, I really liked your style of writing in them, and the way you used to express you feelings in the different situation and the experiences you had, I really thought I was there experiencing them! That was really nice. Oh and about your trip, so you always keep on listening to English music and english parts always huh? Great way man! Because our professors say that exposure to a language is the best of learning that! Now I wonder what would happen to you if you were leaving in a country with English language speaking people! LOOOOL Oh about Shadyakh, yup that was right to explain about it because even me myself hadn't ever heard of it, and here when you stated it I asked my friend about it( one of my roommates is from Neyshabour) then she told me almost all about it. and guess what happened to me? I'm in a strong desire to visit Neyshabour once! :)):)) Uh, Gyroscope, the word has a nice taste LOOOL Um now I wonder if it is related to gyrating, spinning or something! I'll have to check that out in the dictionary.

Oh Dear Behnam, I've got a question, what did you mean that they were pulling bride? why so? You know what? I suddenly remebered a kinf od cultural action in Tibet, if the girl's getting married and she's got a really mischevious suitor which wants her by all his heart then if he wants he can come and steal her just in her marriage's night! Then is the groom has got the guts he can defend but if not he's a loser! LOOOOOL But I hadn't heard about it in Iran! Honey, again I want to say that it was so nice of you to explain every detail,

Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

ghazal April 9th 2010 Dear Dariyosh

How are you? I?m so happy since saw you writing here. Oh your stories is good and interesting thanks for that Really when we tried to write bad even in stone that engraving will be in our life always and our heart will be full of rancor and with rancor just waste our times in life. but when we write in sand, wind help us forget bad even you have good thread I hope wherever you are have wonderful times Beast whishes for you GHAZAL 629

ghazal April 9th 2010 Dear Helen ?ni hao? I hope you enjoy your life and have wonderful times Thanks million about your post you are my friend and my teacher because you help me learning key words in your language about Nirvana, I know that is like our parodies but I read in books Nirvana isn?t place and means being free of this world .is it true? "wo ai ni" GHAZAL

ghazal April 9th 2010 Dear sahand How are you my new friend? About poem your welcome and about my name, it is ghazal means full of love and remember Hafez and I think in English we can said lyric poem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh you learned many things and it?s very good for young person(ye jorayi hame fan harif!?! )(LoooL) You said you are musician ,I really love dulcimer and I want to learn it. I hope see your post soon SINCERELLY GHAZAL

sami April 9th 2010 Hello Kamelia How are you honey? I hope fine. Thanks for answering my post. You said you have emailed me, but I havent received any email from you :( I write again my email address, in case there was a spelling mistake: rosammd@hotmail.es Please, try to send it again, ok? I will be very happy. Kamelia, in the same post in which I wrote about Alhambra, at the end I asked for your (and other friends') opinion about a "problem" I'm facing now. Please, tell me what you would do. It's very important for me. I hope to read from you soon, Have a nice time, Rosa. 9 April, 2010.

behnam April 10th 2010 Hi Mortaza, How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. Thank you for writing about beauty. Your view is different and I really support it. I will write something about 'natural beauty or ...' soon. Please keep on writing. Please introduce a new topic. I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best, Behnam, 10 April 2010

behnam April 10th 2010 Hi Marina, How are you keeping? I hope all is well with you. I've missed you and your posts terribly. Where are you? Are you tired? :):):):):):) I am waiting for your posts. Please don't keep me waiting. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 10 April 2010

behnam April 10th 2010 Hi Ghazal, How are things? I hope you are happy and healthy. Thank you very much for sharing lovely poems with us. You are full of energy. Thank you once again for participating in discussions. Please write about 'natural beauty or ...'. I am sure your opinion will be different and interesting. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 10 April 2010

behnam April 10th 2010 Hi Shanar, So many thanks for the fast reply. Thank you once again for your friendly post. How are you? I hope you are fine. You are an optimistic and happy girl. This is what your posts imply. Would you please introduce a new topic? I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best, Behnam, 10 April 2010

behnam April 10th 2010 Hi Roghayyeh, How are you? I hope you are in a good mood. Where are you? !!! I've missed you and your nice posts a lot. Please do not lose contact with us. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 10 April 2010

behnam April 10th 2010 Hi Sahand, How are you? I hope all is well with you. Thank you very much for friendly reply. Thank you once again for paying some nice complements.That's very kind of you. Would you mind writing your opinion about 'natural beauty or...'? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 10 April 2010

behnam April 10th 2010 Hi Mohsen, How are things? I hope everything is going well with you. Where are you? You don't write as you used to do! What is the matter? I've missed your posts very much. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 10 April 2010

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behnam April 10th 2010 Hi Rosa, How are you doing? I hope you are in a very good mood. Thank you very much for wonderful and useful posts. Come on girl! What do you mean by writing '..Marina and Behnam go and come together..'? I am here, but Marina isn't here! Isn't it a paradox? :):):):) Would you please write your opinion about 'natural beauty or...'? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 10 April 2010

helen.fan April 10th 2010 Dear GHAZAL I'm fine, Chinese is "wo hen hao" In fact, the Nirvana is imaginary, Buddhism, the pursuit of the highest state is called Nirvana. It is each of us wants to reach the state, but it is difficult, after all we are all mortal, huh, huh Well, give you a few Chinese, I hope you can understand Come on! Chinese is "jia you" People, Chinese is "ren" Boy, Chinese is "nan hai" Girls, Chinese is the "nv hai" Baby, Chinese is "bao bei"

Well Good luck Helen

behnam April 10th 2010 Hi Setayesh, Negin, Veronica, Cathy, Andrew, Soheila, ... How are things? I hope all is well with you. This is just to let you know that I've missed you terribly. You are absent from this thread, but surely you are present in our minds and hearts. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 10 April 2010

mortaza.abtahi April 10th 2010

Hi dear Rosa, How are you my good friend? It has been a long time since our last communication. I really miss you. Let me start by talking about the weather and springtime. I think that at this time of year, Damghan, the city that I am currently living in, has its best weather; it is not very warm and it is not cold; the land is thinly covered by green plants. Before the weather become so hot so that no one can stay outside under the sun for a while and before the land become dry and barren, we try to enjoy it as much as we can. Thus, almost all weekend we go picnic. Sometimes we go to the south and sometimes to the north. Going picnic is very useful for us to have a good sleep at night and to be in a good mood the next day. Especially, it has significant effects on our children. When we go outside, we usually make fire by collecting woods and burning them. We then put a kettle full of water on the fire to make the water boil. Then, with this boiling water, we make tea which is very refreshing!

When the wood is burned it produces charcoal. The charcoal has a special property; it can be used as fuel and it makes heat without making flame and smoke. So it is very suitable to use charcoal for BBQ; we put small piece of meat above burning charcoal and after a short while the meat is cooked and ready to eat; it is very delicious. Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from you very soon. All the best, Mortaza, April 10, 2010.

Marina1 April 10th 2010 Dear friends Behnam, Kami and Rosa, So many thanks for your posts. I always follow them. they give me a strong connection for each one of you. As I said before , I'm very busy these days and God only know that I'm dying to be active here again. But what should I do??? There is an Arab saying " the wind goes against the ships way". :) I've read your post Behnam about your journey to Mashhad, it was great. I've never slept or spent my night in a tent. It looks a lovely experience. Good for that couple who Behnam drove his car which hold both of them, how lucky they are! :) It was really a nice gesture from you to agree for it, it shows your humility and nice personality. Dear Kami, I do agree with you about everything you wrote about Behnam's topic. By the way, it seems you are studying in a beautiful university as Behnam described. The university that I studied in is the most beautiful one in all Syria. Green trees are everywhere besides or nice chairs. But when you enter the buildings, you'll not like it :) :). Dear Rosa, How are you my friend who lives in a beloved part of the earth???? How is the weather there??? How do you spend these says??? I know that you like to spend your Summer days in your home on the beach , and Summer is very near. I'm sure that you count days to live there because you love the sea , and Spain is known by its beaches and beautiful ladies walking around it ;) Dear friends, how can we treat with selfish people????? How do you think of it?. I'll try to write whenever I find time. Thanks for reading. I hope to read from you soon. I've really missed all of you. :) Marina.

mortaza.abtahi April 10th 2010

Dear Kamelia, Thank you very much for your nice post. In this writing, I would like to talk about some of my teachers that I have had during my studies, from elementary school to the time I was a PhD student. This is because you, in your last writing to me, wrote something about one of your teachers and it was very interesting and made me remind me of some of my own teacher! You know, teachers have a vital role in motivating students to learn more and more or, conversely, in making them become disappointed of learning. I am a teacher and after 4 years experience of teaching, I still have big challenges on making my students happy of learning math; my job is one of those hard jobs! I clearly remember my teacher when I was at fourth grade at elementary school. He was a very nice teacher and he was actually a friend of his students. He never frightened us even when some students did not do their homeworks. He never hit any student, although at that time (1360s) almost all teachers usually punished lazy students by using variational methods that I do not like to mention any of them. But, how did this nice teacher make us study and do our homework? Actually, in a very interesting way. When some of us did not do the homeworks, he stopped speaking and he tried to show that he was very sad and angry because of our action. Then he folded his hands and put them on the table and he put his head over his hands (masalan ba ma ghahr mikard). We felt extremely ashamed of this situation and we hated it, ... and you can guess the rest of story! I never forget this teacher. I also would like to talk about one of my professors at the time I was a graduate student at univerity. He was young and passionate. He was a very smart mathematician but when it came to teaching he was, in my opinion, an awful teacher. In his class, it was very hard for me, and for almost all students, to underestand what he was teaching. He tried to teach in its highest level. He gave often very hard examples, so that instead of making the subject clearer his examples made it more complicated and they brought more problems to us!!! And the worst thing about this professor was that when a student asked him a question which seemed simple (to him, of course) he did not give a complete answer to the

question and, instead, he said: "What kind of question is this, this is a very simple question and you can find its answer in any book!"; so that nobody was urged to ask any question. He, actually, had a tendency to prove that the students were ignorant of that subject and he was the one who was master of the subject. Talk to me more about teaching and the ways that one teacher can make his/her student happy in the class (of course, any teacher can make his/her student happy by sending a message that he/she is not able to come to the class!!!). Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from you soon, Yours sincerely Mortaza, April 10, 2010.

shanar April 10th 2010 Dear darioush Hiiiiiii?:) How are things? Are you okay? How an interesting story you was wrote!!!!!! :) Exactly your story was so beautiful & instructive. that's very good if we could forget bad things and allow to our mind that just recall good things, cause it made us feeling happy and didin't dark our heart with bad things & bad memories. Now, if you let me, i wanna write a story for you and other friends.however my story not as well as you but i love it , so I like enclose this story with you. ** There was a father that he have a litttle son.his son had 7 years old and was very clever.one day the father decided to carry on his son to village, in order to show him that peoples who are live there are realy poor. They went there and when they wanted to came back her son jumped to his father's embrace and said : thanks dad. It was the best journey that i had been have until now. The great thing, that i discoverd, was we are very poor.his father wondered and said : why you thing we are poor.his son answerd : because in town we have one small house but here they have a large house with huge yard.we have one small dog but they have so many dogs and sheep.the children in village can play and jumpe and go to evry where but i can.their sky and air are so fresh and clean but in our town it's dark and dirty. Thanks father for your help.you mage me aware that we are poor** I wish it will be interesting for you too * Have a nice time honey * Respectably

shanar ;)

shanar April 10th 2010 Dear ghazal Hiiiiiiiii honey?:) How are you going dear??? Your poem was very very very ... nice, beautiful, and full of ... i don't know how i say,full of every good things . I realy joy . you are so lovely honey? I wish be active, happy, and full of blessing my friend. *Have a nice time* Respectably shanar ;)

shanar April 10th 2010 Dear behnam A friendly hiiiiii for a friendly guyyy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) How are you going ?? I wish you will be fine . Your last topic(natural beauty ) was realy good and made me to think about it very much, because i didn't think about it seriously before . But about a new subject. I don't know exactly what kind of subject is good to challenge about it .you know there are many usefull topic that are good to know about them like people's personality and different kind of them,social problem or even about the new things that these days are common,the end of the world(2012).or about bad luck ,i mean did you believe that bad luck exist or not /why you believe such a thing?and any idia about bad luck or good luch.

I am not realy genius to affer good topic.excuse me if these topic maybe not be interesting . * Have a nice time * Respectably Shanar ;)

metzean April 10th 2010 Dear Behnam, I hope you enjoy every minute of your life, thanks for chronicle writing of your journey to Mashhad , I read it and enjoy it, but how do you know that people who were touching the shrine were not in the same path of their imam . people should be evaluate according their knowledge . the majority have tender hearts , we should not cross a person by a mistake which he has done. This is the path of imam and our prophet AS. The path of magnanimity. They respected people although they committed a lot of mistake and sins. Dear Behnam, I am crazy about this season, I believe that we should use this season being in green area as much as possible, not lose even a minute. I was yesterday out from 7 am till 11 pm , from morning I went to a garden with my family and after eating our lunch we came back to the town at evening and went to park beside the river , it was drizzling from 1 pm till the 6. There was the scent of Jasmine and roses, jasmines which climb up the plane trees, created a feeling of joy and sensation. Do you go to the Alborze mountain (Darband) every Friday?. Do you like the scent of jasmines? Your lark, Mohsen 631

sahand April 10th 2010 Hi Ghazal How's life going on ? Nice name, I like it ! ;)

Dulcimer ???! Wow ... you've surprised me with your ambition cause most of girls are interested in Guitar and Piano, not Dulcimer ! :D So Ghazal, tell me a bit about yourself. your background, the field your studying, your university. Hope to read from you soon Sincerely, Sahand

sahand April 10th 2010 Hi Behnam How's life going on ? About your question ... To me it's someone who does not cake their face in make up and has a unique yet stunning look. There are a lot of pretty girls out there however a lot which look commercial ! Right now there's hardly such things as natural beauty ... people tend to do make up more and less and most importantly make up has reach the stage where it's almost impossible to tell what you were wearing if you got a professional natural looking make over job ... just see old movies and compare make ups and you will see. The traditional natural beauty was something like a right fugue, nice warm big eyes, fresh and spotless skin even the tone ... In reality these are way last century. Most of the people want perfection and those features are considered to be natural beauty. Hope to read from you soon Sincerely, Sahand

behnam April 11th 2010

Hi Marina, How are things? I hope you are extremely happy. Thanks a million for posting. Why didn't you write anything about 'natural beauty or...'? :(:(:( Are you still tired? :):):):) How tired you are! You kill me with your tiredness!:):):):) I'm only joking. Please share something with us about 'natural beauty or...'. I am sure your opinion about it will be different. Dear Marina, don't be so tired, it is difficult to remove your tiredness everyday! :):):):) I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 11 April 2010

behnam April 11th 2010 Hi Kamelia, How are you doing? I hope all is well with you. So many thanks for your lovely and friendly posts. They motivate us to write more and more. The weather in Tehran is wild! :):):) Yes, maybe it is the first time in the world that someone describes the weather as a wild animal. :):):) Well Behnam is a crazy describer! :):):):) I just can say that surely there is no fruit left on the trees, since a lot of hailstones came down the other night!!! Can you believe it made the ground white! Yes, many hailstones covered the earth and made it white like what often happens in the winters (not thease winters, 25 years ago I mean lol!!!) In Mashhad it was different from what you said. It was doing something at the end of party when the bride is spending her last times out of the home, in the car. They do it for fun. I have to leave right now. Please forgive me for writing so short. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 11 April 2010

behnam April 11th 2010 Hi Mohsen, How are you? I hope you are enjoying your life in some green and beautiful places, which can be found easily in Esfahan; half of the world, if we don't consider Tabriz! :):):) It is funny even ridiculous--we often exaggerate what we have, and underestimate what others have! This is a very bad habit of people who like to fool themselves! It is very difficult to fool ourselves, but we (some people) can! Khoshtar an bashad ke hosne delbaran, gofte ayad bar zabane digaran (It is better other people speak about and confirm the goodness of our soul mates)! Dear Mohsen, the result of our actions and beliefs are important. We are speaking about the average of the people. When people don't care about each other, who they can care about religion and Imams path? When they squeeze children and old people so that they nearly die, it can't be a true action. I strongly believe touching Imam's shrine can't be effective, unless we believe and do something according to what they told us! Actions speak louder than words. The result of our actions show if they are right or wrong. We must be result-oriented rather than thinking of God as a big king (Iranian sort of kings in the past) with some people around him (Imams and prophetess), then trying to pull strings or greasing their palms! This is in our blood somehow! Why? Iranian way of worshiping!!! Imams just give us direction. They show us the path, and shed light on the path, IF we follow them! There is a saying in Azerbaijani culture; '124000 peighambara yalvarinja, bir allaha yalvar' (Instead of asking 124000 prophets, just ask one God)! Pay a close attention please! I am not saying that we should ignore Imams or other good people who are close to God. What I am saying is this: We should be result-oriented, and we must follow good people. Good people can be some good tools (Like a lamp at a dark night) they mustn't be goals themselves! Yes, if someone thinks that just touching Imam's shrine or kissing some metals or wood around his tomb can be useful, s/he is absolutely wrong and s/he has lost the path! First, we must care about the rights of people who are around us (friends, parents, wife, husband, children, neighbours, ...). After doing that we must care about the rights of God and,... If we change the sequence, it won't work at all. It is excellent and correct to do them at the same time, but changing the sequence is incorrect. People who squeeze me and use their elbows and other parts of their body to go closer to Imam's shrine don't care about my rights. Such people can't be ideal people, and Imams and God cannot do anything for them. If Imams or God forgive them, I don't believe in such a system at all!

We must be polite, and visit Imams' shrines politely. We should respect all people and care about their rights. I have to mention again that I never ignore them and their effects on our lives. I mean we should use them correctly--as a powerful lamp which sheds light on very dark roads. Dear Mohsen, I know this post will be challenging. I never meant that all people are like what I said. I mean there are many people who don't know how to care about Imam and other people. I hope my post doesn't upset anybody. Please make comment on it, and criticise me instructively. I have to leave. I have no time to check the post and correct mistakes. Please forgive me. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 11 April 2010

Darioush April 11th 2010 Dear shanar, How's it going? I read your story,and enjoyed a lot.As I know, you study English litrature, and you llike stories and poems. I have a thread named "STORIES & IDIOMS". I like to see you there. I'm darioush, 26 years of age, I come from khoy, I study English translation in PAYAM NOOR UNIVERSITY of khoy. I hope to run into each other again.

Bluegreen April 11th 2010 Dear Helen,

Hii.How are you doing? How's everything? I really hope that you're having happy days. Oh I read your beautiful post, that was so nice of you to read my post and then reply it in this awesome way, believe me or not but I enjoyed it alot.

You know, I've always liked to get familiar with the traditions of the countries around tha globe and it kind of makes me feel like I'm experiencing something advantures! Well, now this is the same, it was really intersting to get to know with these ancient customes and you know what? In my opinion keeping these customes alive can make a very fine excuse for living, because most of us are spending these 24h coming and going and being busy with routin daily works but when it comes to partying I think it adds a sense of freshness and livelyhood to our lives! Now, this time, on the contrary to the other times I've got no special question because that was enough clear for me ,your explanation actually was really great, I could imagine myself there, I've seen some of the decorations in chinese movies like there was one that I can remeber called " The memories of Geisha" You really can't imagine how charming and eye-catching that movie was! You'd better take a look at it if you like. Honey, Now I wonder if you expressed your opininon about the " Natural beauty or...." Would you mind writing something about it? I'd like to know your opinion about that,

Waiting impatienlty to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 11th 2010 Dear Rosa,

Hiii.How are you? How's everything going on in Spain dear lovely teacher? Oh I wish lots of happy days for you(hope you get along very well with students girl LOOOL) Honey at last I was succesful sending you that email,well you know I had a hard time writing your hotmail ID in th TO part of the email then finally I copied and pasted it in there LOOOOL well it is called the uncounscionable memory of us! I'm not that familiar to other IDes but the Yahoo! ones! LOOOL

So,you'd asked me to express my opinion about your matter, Um, I wanted to say that actually had read somewhere a story just like this and it is in this way: There was an strict editor in chief of a highly bought fashion magazine( I'm not really sure about this

term highly bought)but anyway, she had a first assistant manager and she needed another one to get the work done, the first one was a stylish luxurious girl but a jelous and nagging one LOOOL then came along this second rivalary of her, she was a nice beautiful girl but a simple and kind one, one of those that cannot even hurt a little ant, she wasn't at all in to rivalaries and competetions among those of other co-workers, but days passed and the editor came to linke her even more than the first one so she got promotions day after day till she reached a point where the first one was dying to get! They were gonna spend a wekk in Paris and the first one had longed for this trip (to go along with the editor) for years and now it was the second one's choice which could determine the first one's (maybe) future career success! Then there came the day of choosing and the editor invited her to her home and told her that she was gonna be chosen for this trip of dreams( let's call it in this way) BUT! she couldn't be disloyal to the first one because whatever she knew was from the first assistant who had taught her this work,well not patiently but atleast she did! So she one day, when the second one was in the editor lemo to go to this press conference and suddenly she made her choice and left the car! She refused to go any longer! BUT before this! The editor had warned that if she wants her future and better work opprtunities she had to make her way up the work and be cruel to thers because she thought that this compassion wouldn't work in this wild life! To make the long story short, and not make you even more bored than this, I have to say that there are lots of multiple choice questions in life but the last answer's yours Rosa, I think you have to know what you want! Don't think of daily decisions as cruel acts! Maybe sometimes you're doing something in favor of the other person,but at first might seem harsh! Well,I am too young to tell a logical person like you what to do, we'll have to see what our other friends have to say about it! Now I wish that they soon do! But here's the thing just mention for yourself what you want and what is your goal thenthat might show you the path! Hope I didn't make you tired with this boring post LOOOL Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 11th 2010 Dear Morteza,

Well, well, well, looks like we're having a pile of different colorful experiences, don't we? How are you doing after all? I've gotta say thanks a million for reading my post and replying to that, that is so nice of you to share your memories and then wanting me to share them too to you! Oh then seems like we're dealing with another professor here in this thread, good for us man! So you teach right? and you teach mathematics? And moreover, you've accomplished your PHd? That is so wonderful, but you know what, they say that field like mathematics and physics are so hard to be accomplished now I wonder how Dear Behnam and you kept doing this?

Oh about your 4th grade school teacher, I'm quite the opposite, she kept teasing us about every spelling or talking mistake and I remember that one day I said this tree is called Ocaliptus she kept saying no you are wrong, you impish child, how dare you talking to me like this, get outta here ! And that's it I was kicked out! You know she told me it was octalipus rather than ocaliptus! And this happening just occored in that class, Well now take a look at her action, for more than two years I couldn't state my opinion outloud in class because I was afraid of being expelled out of class like I'd been before, and I just could show myself to teachers with the test being given! I'd became absoloutely shy!

You know what? I don't say that teachers or professors should be like kind angels alway s hugging and light hearted with flowrs and hearts! But what I want to say is that there's no need to show your powers by shouting or insulting or just telling them you're out and that's it! A teacher's power is shown whereever he or she is teaching and just by making students have a better look and comprehension toard that certain lesson! But unfortunatly most of professors think that getting it too hard to students is the only way it works! Now to make it short,I had awesome teachers and professors too which I think I can never forget but these two rarely happened and I just wanted to mentions them! LOOOOL Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 11th 2010

Dear Behnam,

Hiiii.How are you doing? Oh gush, seems like Tehran's weather just as bad as here and as you called it a crazy one! Well last night we were inside and studying then we heard a kind of sound like the water drops hiting the windows hard but there was no rain out there then we heard the boys shouting( not screeaming but shouting out of joy! Oh men! How strange you are) And this friend of mine Sanaz there must be a kind of raining or hailstoning coming down there and we didnt believe her because we're just tow blocks aways from boy's dormitory and how can it be possible?!! But she was right! LOOOL suddenly the thundering clouds raised skywards and first rain then these hailstones begun to drop! It was, how can I say it, stunning! and we were amazed! Like I myself hadn't seen such thing before :)):)):)) Crazy weather Mashad has!

So Behnam, you haven't still stated your opinion about this "Natural beauty or.." or atleast I don't see anything here! And there's one more thing I'd like to ask and that's there's another topic still going on in here and that's Dear Rosa's question on page 627 ! I'd really love to know your outllok toward that, and you're gonna make all of us happy by writing about it! Oh here's another thing, regarding to your post to Dear Mohsen I was just thinking that everyone who goes to the this Holy shrine of Imam Reza notices that actions! I, myself was once going there with my friends they said now lets get deeper and closer! and just guess what?! Lots of old ladies over 30 or 40 hitting you and you just can't breath because you're being shoved,jostled,kicked and squeezed just time after time! Suddenly I gave up saying what the hell is this action?!!! Why can't they control themselves, well if such old ladies cannot understand these basic rules or moral and ethics how can they say they've got strong beliefs and they're going toward that way?!! Well I'm not understimating or questioning their beliefs but what is this mind for?!!

Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia 632 Marina1 April 11th 2010 Dear Behnam, YES, I still too tired! ;), what is your suggestion to remove my tiredness ?? ;) :)

As I see, Behnam motivates all people to write about that topic but he didn't write his idea yet. Moreover, I asked you some questions related to this topic in order to make the discussion active and vital, but Behnam didn't shared me the answers. So you see, Marina is a good lawyer! (LOOOOOOL). Dear Behnam, of course natural beauty is so priceless from all points of view containing giving birth for lovely children. And as you know, beauty is relative! Different people have different ideas about beauty. The same girl who is very beautiful from your point of view may be the most ugly one in other person's eyes. In my opinion, a girl should make some simple things in her physical appearance particularly her face in order to make some retouches with main goal , to be satisfied about the whole looking. But on the other hand, I'm against tattooing or making changes in their features' shapes. I believe that everybody should have the feeling of having unique shape. We shouldn't be the same, we should be different with different noses, eyebrows, cheeks and so on. I as Marina love my physical appearance with the great feeling of having the satisfaction of my features which should be unique , not like other people's ones. I maybe do some retouches , just in order to arrange myself (LOOOOOOOOL). Now it's your turn Behnam, please write something about this topic. I'd like to read your writing about it containing the answers of my past questions. Thank you for being always beside Poor Marina. Marina counts herself the luckiest person in the world because of having a friend like you cares about her tiredness :) ;) ;) I hope to read from you soon. Marina.

sami April 11th 2010 Hi Behnam! How are you man? I am fine and very happy. Do you know why???? Because I love SPRING!!!!!!!!! Rain and cold weather has gone far away from Andalusia and at last I am enjoying sunny and warm weather!!!!!!!! I really love it. I have always thought that this season, as well as summer, has a very good reaction on me!!! I am like...how to say...more active!!! I love doing lots of things, having nice walks on the beach...How about in Iran right now??? You complain it is changing, you once wrote you have almost all the seasons in the same day!!! And you know what??? It reminds the time I was in England. I remember it was very cold in the morning, then, in the afternoon it was hot, and in the evening it rained!!! For me, it was a bit disgusting and uncomfortable because I had to wear lots of clothes (like the layers of onions) and as hours were passing I had to take them out and carry them!!

Dear Behnam! I have written about natural beauty yet! I wrote about it in a post I wrote for all of you. In a few words, I wrote that I prefer natural beauty. What's your opinion? I would like to read it. My dear friend, I have also asked you (you all) about a "problem" I am facing (it is in the same post as my opinion about natural beauty). I know you dont like advising people, but I really don't know what to do. Tell me what would you do if you were in my shoes, please. (LOL) Sorry but I have just made a mental image of Behnam wearing my high heeled shoes!!!!!!!! It's very funny!!!! I hope you dont mind, Please forgive me ;)))) I hope to read something from your soon, Have a nice time, Rosa, 11 April, 2010.

sami April 11th 2010 Hello my dear friend Mortaza! How are you??? Yes, you are right, we havent written each other for a long time, and I have to say that I have really missed your posts. Thanks for writing to me again! :))) I have enjoyed a lot your last post to me. With this nice weather we are enjoying now, fields around my city are full of people practising some sports or preparing BBQ! I really like eating meat made in a BBQ; it has a very special taste I love, however, I go to BBQ from time to time because I dont want to put on weight!!!! My nice friend, during this time I have been quite busy withmy students. They had their important exam (to get the GCSE) yesterday, and I have been trying to help them. It is my first serious experience as a teacher with this kind of students, and I have been quite implicated with them. I wanted all of them to pass these exams and be successful. You can imagine, some friends, even other teachers teaching the same, have told me I was more worried about the exam that the students themselves!!! Maybe I was, but I think any other person would has done the same as I. This exam is made by an external entity (external from my school; we don't evaluate, we just prepare them for the exam) and the important day was yesterday. I went with my students to the school where they had to sit for the exam. It was from 9 p.a to 20 p.m with a few break intervals between exam and exam. I wanted to be with them all the time, in case they needed anything from me or from any other teacher, I wasnt alone there. Do you know something which happened to me??? One of the teachers in that school thought I was a student and called me to come in into the classroom!!! I told him I wasn't a student but a teacher!! He told me I was too young, the same age as most students...It was nice!!!

Now, we will know the marks of the exams next Thursday and I really hope they have passed them. I can't say they have studied a lot, but I think they deserve it at least just for assisting to school everyday and listening to me!!!! Let's see what happens! What about your teaching these days? I hope to read from you soon, Rosa, 11 April, 2010.

sami April 12th 2010 Hello my nice and kind friend Kamelia!! How are you? I hope you are very well! First, I would like to thank you for being kind and sending me an email. It was very interesting to know about it, and everything you wrote remainded me when I was at university. What you are studying is quite quite similar to what I studied! Oh!!! I wish I could go to university again and study the same!!! Thank you also for giving me your opininon about my "problem". I always write " " because I don't know how to call it, it is not as big so as to be a problem but it is something that worries me a lot. I know I should do what I consider the best for me, but by doing it I will be hurting others...I know i should do it, otherwise...I won't have peace of mind. It is like a paradox, if I do it, I will hurt others and so, I wont have peace of mind; and then...If I dont do it, I won't have peace of mind neither, because I will keep thinking I should have done it! How complicated is life!!!! I wish everything was easier than it is, for me and for all people. I wish Behnam wrote his opinion about it, he knows very well how to make things simple and clear, he does it with physics! So real life may be easier for him!! Honey!!! don't say again your writing is boring, I really enjoy reading it, they are very interesting, and even you are young (by the way, how old are you??) you are a very smart girl. The same happens with our sweet Marina, she is young, however her writings dont say so. I congratulate you and her for having this great ability which I want for me!!!! ;))) I am quite sure your teachers are very happy to have a nice student like you! Have a nice time, Rosa, 12 April, 2010.

sami April 12th 2010 Hello sweet Marina! How are you?? I have read here that you are tired...why?? Maybe spring has something

to do. People is usually more tired at the beginning of spring. For me,,it depends, sometimes I am very energetic in spring, like these days, and some others, especially when we have higher temperatures, I am a bit tired. If it is the case, honey, try to do something to activate yourself, like eating energetic food, having walks, being with friends... Because your tiredness has made wrong my theory about Behnam and Marina going and coming together!!! (LOL) Yes, my dear friend, you know I love the beach, having walks near the shore, and maybe soon (in summer, at the end of the academic year) I will go to my house there. I will have two months holidays, and this summer I would like to spend sometime there , but I would also like to travel somewhere. I like doing some trips in summer, which I couln'd do before because I was a poor student!!! Let's see what I can do now! I will be telling you!!! My nice friend, I have to finish writing now, I have to go to take my niece from school. Have a nice time, Rosa, 12 April, 2010.

Bluegreen April 12th 2010 Dear Marina, Hellooo there. How are you doing? It makes me really happy reading your sweet posts and at the same time it makes me sad finding out that you feel tired! I can totally empathize the situation with you,well it's like three or 4 years ago when my parents decided to gave a new look to the inner design of the house,like the docorations and changing the way where walls used to be:)):)):)) and then it was like dusty everywhere you couldn't breath and because we were going to paint the walls and install some wall papers so they had removed the carpets,lockers,closet,drawers and everything and I just couldn't find my things so they suggedted me going to the grandma's house and stay there with tranquility LOOOOL but what tranquility?!! You know my grandma's such a kind angel but when it comes to school days and being the first first grandchild she forced me to do nothing but studying ! And that was....,you know! LOOOOOL So now you don't have to study but I can feel how you're doing these days because it feels more comfortable being in your private room,it feels much calm and relax!

But still, I was reading somewhere that if you keep doing peaceful things,the ones which bring bonus relaxation like Yoga,walking,listening to soft melodies(without a vocalist) taking a shower every night, or consuming green foods like yogurt,water,different types of soups especially the vegetable ones(You're a vegetarian right?) they'll do good! I really hope to see more posts from you,

Hope to see you soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

P.S. Yeah! according to Dear Behnam it is such a beautiful university,but if you count out the winter time LOOOL

behnam April 12th 2010 Hi Rosa, How are things? I hope all is well with you and your life is beautiful. I hope you are filled with joy and happiness. Many thanks for your wonderful posts. I REALLY love your posts. They are great. I am terribly sorry, but I had no idea about your topic (question in fact). I've already read your post. Today, I read it carefully again. If I were you, I never take that thing. I dislike to hurt someone's else feelings. I believe it sounds selfish to ignore other people's feelings. Precisely speaking, it depends-to a great extent- on the thing, the person, and the meaning of hurting someone's feeling. Most people feel sad if we speak to them just a little bit loudly. Most people are easily affected. Just a simple word hurts their feelings. Therefore, I need some details. Would you please let me know what the thing is, and some information about the person, and sort of feeling that is going to be hurt? I hope to hear from you. All the best, Behnam, 12 April 2010

metzean April 13th 2010 Dear Behnam, Thank for your comment ,I hope you are fine . Yesterday I departed from Esfahan at 6 morning to Khashan with some friends , visiting Khashan ,particullary the Fin Garden and Fin Hammam, where the great Amir was killed by order Ghajar king , then his body

was taken to Eraq , Karbala and burried there. I also visited Abyaneh , a villege which its history came back to 2000 years ago. Have you ever seen abyaneh ? Today I have lot of work to do. let me say good bye. Mohsen

January April 13th 2010 Hello Behnam, Hello everybody I?m really interested in English and I was always looking for such interesting methods to improve my English speaking skills. Seems that I have found the right place for that and I?m so happy :), so would you please accept me as a friend in ?Let?s learn together? ;). I would like to join you in your discussions. Have a nice day Regards, Maya Sultanate of Oman

sami April 13th 2010 Hello my lovely friend Behnam! How are you? I hope you are enjoying life and being happy. Thank you for wishing my life is beautiful...I don't really know if it is already beautiful or not, what I know for sure is that there are some factors which make my life beautiful, such as great family, friends who love me...and also having Behnam as a friend. You are part of my happiness :))) Well, Behnam!!! Thank you for answering to my problem, althought briefly. But you want to know a lot my friend!!!! ;)) To tell the truth I prefer having that information unknown; you know, I dont want to hurt someone's feelings and imagine some day this person comes and reads about it... Believe it or not, you have helped me a lot with your post, my nice friend, because I have thought about the possibility of losing this person's friendship and I know in this way I will lose more than what I may get by taking that thing. I really want it, but the lose would be much bigger. So...I will try to forget it!!! I would like to thank you and Kamelia for thinking about this problem and trying to help me. Your posts have been quite useful for me, so thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have to leave now, and I would like to read from you soon.

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ghazal April 13th 2010 Dear sahand I?m fine thanks and how are you my new friend. Do you have good time? Your name is good too! Az I said I really love dulcimer and violin but I think dulcimer is better, what?s your idea? I?m 18 years old and now I?m studding English literature in Ferowsi University in mashhad. I prefer when I have time I read best books specially poem and novel. About music I prefer to listen music that has good music and poem so I don?t like rock and rap and I think rap is just for amusement. I love Mr. shajariyan and his music what?s your idea about him? Oh I read philosophy and psychology book too. I?m writer!!!!!And I?m writing my novel now perhaps next year you can read my novel!!!(LoooL) About sport I play chess! Always I try don?t have same time in tow days! What else do you want to know? SINCERELLY GHAZAL

ghazal April 13th 2010 Dear Helen (ni hao) my honey. I hope you have wonderful time in your life Thanks million for your post and new words that you learned me. Please say me these words: welcome, God Now I want to write for you great sentence: (give all your heartache that you have in your life to God that exist in your heart and then escape all problem) SINCERELLY GHAZAL

behnam April 13th 2010 Hi Maya Sultanate, Thank you very much for putting message on this site. Welcome to this friendly place. Thank you once again for joining us. Would you please tell us a little bit more about yourself? Your English is quite good. We are gathered here to help each other with our English skills. We have got many things in common, but the English language is one of the most important thing which we have got it in common. It makes us gather in this friendly place and enjoy being with each other. I really love to spend my free time with me friends (In this thread). Please do not hesitate to write us. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 13 April 2010

behnam April 13th 2010

Dear Marina, Kamelia, and other friends, How are you? I hope you are extremely happy, filled with pleasure and happiness. These days I 'm really pressed for time. Three days a week I go IELTS class. Each session of the class itself lasts for one hour and a half, but as a matter of fact, it takes me one hour to drive there. Therefore, it takes me two hours to go there and come back. Sometimes the traffic is very heavy, so I am stuck in the traffic for hours. It makes me extremely tired:):):) Above all, I have to do some homework. The teacher often gives us 30 questions and asks us to make ourselves ready for the next session, sine we are supposed to answer the questions carefully with correct grammar (structure) and according to a particular format. I'm not justifying. I am really pressed for time. I promise to write about 'natural beauty or...' as soon as I can find time. You should know that I do agree with you on this matter. Natural beauty is much more better than the artificial beauty. Precisely speaking, artificial beauty can't be considered as effective and impressive as natural beauty, because there are always some negative signals carried by artificial beauty. A good appearance is a real gift from good to some people, BUT we should know that (actually we should have a strong belief that) God's gifts are different, and He distributes them among people fairly. Appearance beauty is easily recognized, so we easily can see it, BUT there are many things which are shared with different people, and in many cases there are hidden from our eyes. As a merely simple example, some people have selfesteem, but they don't look beautiful. Which one is better? Obviously, inner appearance and good character count! However, we should know that natural beauty is a gift from God to some people (for example you I guess! LOL :)):)):))) It must be mentioned that everything has got a sort of beauty, but we must stare at it to realize or to discover. We must dig it deeply and remove all dirt to find golden part of something. It requires great patience, and it takes a lot to find this hidden treasure! I personally admire natural beauty. However, it is OK if a lady wears make up at home! :):):):) Challenging idea! :):):):) As you have mentioned, beauty is subjective. Different people have different ideas about it. In other words, beauty means differently to different people! This is a proven and wellknown fact. I have to leave right now. I wrote about it, so I have nothing to do with it. :):):) I will try just to add some philosophies to my ideas and support my opinion. I promise to do it in due time!

I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 13 April 2010

behnam April 14th 2010 Hi Ghazal and Shanar, How are you keeping? I hope everything is going well with you, and you are enjoying every second of your beautiful life in Mashhad and at a green, wide and vast university. Whenever you go to Imam Reza's shrine, say to him that Behnam says hello to you. Remember me and pray for me, this is what I am requesting. A little bird told me that students had exams the other day. I heard it right from the horse's mouth! You know, animals are friends with me, so they tell me their news frequently. :):):):):) Anyway, the philosophy of writing such things is just wishing you success in your exams. I am saying this sentence with crossed fingers. Do you get along well with my dear friend Kamelia? Aside from being girl and studying English, what else have you got in common? How (you girls) recognize that you are on the same wavelength or you are like-minded? Do you often express your opinions about different things? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 14 April 2010

Bluegreen April 14th 2010 Dear Behnam, Hello there. How are you doing? How's everything with you? I really hope that this joyful pressures on you decrease as soon as possible! LOOOL Well, pressed with time or being up to your ears means that you're having having a tough time right? But come on! I think the best days of my life were those which I used to go to English classes! Oh yeah I know, you are required to do so many homeworks and that might irk a little bit but boy, isn't it fun? Being involved with the topic you always liked and then knowiny that every day you're learning something new is the most fascinating time-consuming activity.Isn't it? LOOOL

Now, I just read your post carefully and figured out that there was such a challenging topic regarding to the make up matter of women and I think this topic's most challenging in asian and muslim countries because we've got a variety of attitudes toward that right? Well I don't think that I'm gonna be able to answer that LOOOL Honey, I've got some questions toward your IELTS classes and these are: 1. How many books are you studying? 2.what are the topics of the books? Are they related to the 4 skills of English learning? 3. Are the home works just given by your teacher or you're required to do more excersizes from the books? 4. And the last one's,how do you feel being in these classes? Is it different from the Kish air you used to go?(I'm not sure whether it was kish air or resalat)

Waiting impatiently to read from you(although I know you've got a lot to do)

Sincerely, Kamelia

P.S. Do not hesitate to send your homeworks to me, maybe I could do them LOOOOOL

sahand April 14th 2010 Hi Ghazal How are you ? What's up there ? Well ... I don't know, it all depends on your ambitions. So you've gotta choose what to play, not me of course. Hmmm despite what you said, I really love rock music. I've passed my Fender Stratocaster courses in Alternative Rock method. Wow ... are you really a writer ???!!! :D so remind me to buy your book exactly on the date of publish !

Thanks a lot for answering That was all I wanted to know ;) Sincerely, Sahand

ghazal April 14th 2010 Dear Behnam How are you? I wish for you best moments in your life I don?t know why I have same feeling about you and my brother! really when I write for you I think this post is for my brother, you know I have just one brother and he lives in Tehran and I can?t see him every day or every month ,just in holiday!!! Oh you said me about topic thanks million and sorry I write so late, I and kamelia and shanar have exam .

NATURAL BEAUTY If we want to speak about human and beauty that exist in them I think we must speak about apparent and interior. apparent, you know our God is beautiful (jamal) so all creature are beautiful too how we can image that God create some one ugly so don?t exist ugliness in this world, all things that we think those are ugliness perhaps are beautiful and just we have negative idea so for those just try to change your way of thinking (chashm ha ra bayad shost jor digar bayad did) I read this sentence in one book : all person are beautiful just some one can?t show her or his beauty. About interior, when every person born is like angel really just see babies But after living in this world some one loses natural beauty that exists in them and some one try to keeping.

I think it?s really bad that some one has outwardly good and inwardly bad. At the end: natural beauty is present form God for every person so try to keep this ,when you keep this every person love you and ?GOD IS LOVE? SINCERELLY GHAZAL

ghazal April 14th 2010 Hi sahand how are you? I ?m fine thanks Oh you love rock and play! Among singer who do you love? Don?t worry when I write my novel, I will say you ! You are now in Iran? What do you do? Hope see your answer soon GHAZAL

sahand April 14th 2010 Hi Ghazal Thanks for your fast reply Yeah I really like it. As I told you before I'm interested in Alternative Rock so I prefer listening to such styles ... like Evanescence or such groups Yes I live in Tehran right now

I'm undergraduate in Computer Engineering/Software at Elmo Sanat University and I'm trying my best to finish M.S in a month or two. Wish you the best Sincerely, Sahand 634

ghazal April 14th 2010 Hi behnam as little bird say you we have hard quiz but for us was so easy!!!!!!!!!(vase hefze abero doroghe maslehati goftam!!!) Oh I?m sure that you know every woman can understand character of all people very well! When we talk with our friend we recognize that we are on same liked-minded !!! I don?t know what did you ask? And what do you want to know? Sorry I know my answer is not good please ask my question then I try to ask better , SINCERELY GHAZAL

metzean April 15th 2010 Just Stay A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside. ?Your son is here,? she said to the old man. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient?s eyes opened. Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Lieutenant standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Lieutenant wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man?s limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement. The nurse brought a chair so that the Lieutenant could sit beside the bed.All through the night the young Lieutenant sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man?s

hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Lieutenant move away and rest awhile. He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Lieutenant was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital ? the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients. Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night. Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Lieutenant released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited. Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Lieutenant interrupted her. ?Who was that man?? he asked. The nurse was startled, ?He was your father,? she answered. ?No, he wasn?t,? the Lieutenant replied. ?I never saw him before in my life.? "I just came here to see one of the patient ,Mahmud Raof, to tell him that his son was killed by American troops in Najaf" The Nurse shed tears ?Then why didn?t you say something when I took you to him?, He was Mahmoud Raof who died in your hand Lieutenant tried to hide his tears by his hand and said ?I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his son just wasn?t here. When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed.? The next time someone needs you ? just be there. Stay. ************** WE ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE. WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY HUMAN EXPERIENCE. PLEASE PASS THIS ONE ON AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU! THIS IS WHAT WE ARE PUT ON THIS EARTH TO DO ANYWAY. RIGHT ? HAVE A GREAT DAY AND BLESS SOMEONE ELSE IN SOME LITTLE WAY TODAY! GOD IS SO GOOD.

Mohsen

Bluegreen April 15th 2010 Dear Ghazal,

Now I see that you write in here and then you keep disappearing suddenly girl, oh we'll see each other tomorrow morning! We will! LOOOOOL Hellooo there. How's everything with you honey? I've missed your posts to me although I see you every day! Well, they are totally different,aren't they?( meeting and writing)

So,how's everything going on with you my next door friend?:)) Now I bet where you are now,in the room,studying grammar! You book worm! LOOOL Hope you don't mind I was kidding,I read your post regarding natural beauty and I wondered if you'd written anything about that artificial one and if you're with it or against it! I liked it, Kepp writing something to me! It won't hurt,would it?! :)):)) Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

P.S. Don't read alot,you might end up having heavy glasses! LOOL

Bluegreen April 15th 2010 Dear Mohsen,

Hi. How are you? How's your family? I really wish that everything's going on very well with you. I read that story that was really nice,it made me think of love stories, well I think it's a kind of love and effection toward human beings,right? Kind of philanthropy! Sometimes we are needed ut we're not aware of that and we keep doing the vice versa thing and it might end up hurting other people's feelings,bu here in this story, it was so dramatic finding out the lieutenant's action ! Thank you for the sweet story,

Hope to read from you so soon,

Sincerely, Kamelia

behnam April 15th 2010 Hi Kamelia, How are you doing? I hope all is well with you. Thank you very much for asking me some questions concerning IELTS class. First, I must say that I really have got a lot to do as if I am snowed under a lot of duties. Being pressed for time, or being up to my ears in work just means to have got a lot to do. I am not speaking about roughness are softness of something; I am just speaking about the lack of enough free time to write and socialize as I used to do. :):):):)=))=)) LOL As we know, you are a student, and you are studying English at a quite famous university in Iran, so you inevitably taking part in many classes which are different courses in English. How lucky you are! You are doing something you love. That's great. :):):):) To come back to your questions: 1) There are four skills, and then four courses; listening, speaking, reading and writing. You are at liberty to choose all of them or only one of them. I am taking part in speaking class. There are many books related to this skill. The most famous one is "IELTS Speaking Tests" by Dr. H. Iravani. 2) and 3) As I said, I am just going to 'Speaking' class, so the book is concerning some common topics and questions which candidates are usually asked by examiners. The book has got three captures. There are different parts; family, home, hometown, job, education, and entertainment which are discussed and questioned in chapter 1. There are 40 or 50 questions related to each part. The teacher often chooses some questions and wants us to make ourselves ready for the next session. In Class, the teacher asks the students to answer some questions randomly. Nobody knows which questions will be asked by the teacher. Therefore, I have to practice answering to more than 40 questions for every session. It takes me a lot of time. 4) As a matter of fact, there is a world difference between this institute and Kish. The teacher is knowledgeable and skillful with great British accent. The students are so serious about learning. However, it is expensive.

I hope this helps. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 15 April 2010

behnam April 16th 2010 Hi Ghazal, How are things? I hope all is well with you. Thank you very much for lovely posts. I am fascinated by your opinion about 'natural beauty or...'. Would you please express your opinion about artificial beauty? Right now, a point came to my mind. Swear to God, it came to my mind right. I think, women will look terrible if they don't wear make up! Women who wear make up are respectful and we must treat them with respect, because they make the atmosphere look beautiful. At least, they don't spoil the beauties of nature. I mean, by wearing make up, they try to follow the beauty of nature. It is really admirable. Therefore, I believe a woman, who wears make up, has respect for the society, people and herself! The other week I was on a bus. I saw a young lady who had a mustache! Not as thick and hairy as a man's mustache, but it was clear that the lady had a lot of hair on her face. It was disgusting. A few seconds ago, when I wanted to be opposed to make-up, I suddenly remembered that lady and her disgusting face. I told myself, "Come on Behnam! On the one hand, you are against to make up in public. On the other hand, you hate to see hair on ladies' faces! Isn't it a paradox?!" Dear Ghazal, I have to leave, because I must reassemble and reset my mind. :):):):):) I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 16 April 2010

mortaza.abtahi April 16th 2010

Dear Kamelia,

Thank you very much for your nice post to me. What does actually make mathematics seem difficult to study? Why do usually people think that if their children study mathematics then they are smart and intelligent? I clearly remember that when I was a student at high school, those students who studied social sciences (Olum-e Ensani, if I am right in translating [!]) were not considered as smart and clever as a normal person! On the other hand, those students who studied mathematics and physics had a feeling if they had an IQ greater than that of normal persons in society. Of course, it may not be necessarily true. What is the result of this situation? One obvious result is that those people who are really clever and intelligent have a tendency to continue their studies in mathematics, physics and engineering and related fields. And thus those people who THINK they are not capable of studying mathematics, physics and engineering feel constrained to accept to study social sciences and related fields. In my opinion, social sciences have a vital role in society. I think the cleverest and the most intelligent people should study social sciences. After all, if there are ten good engineers then there must be one successful manager to plan for these ten engineers!! What do you think, Kameila? I am waiting for your writing. Yours sincerely, Mortaza, April 16, 2010.

mortaza.abtahi April 16th 2010

Dear Rosa, Thank you so much for your writing; It was great:) You wrote about an important exam that your student had had to take. How was the result? Was it excellent, good or just fiar? I hope all your students have passed the exam with very good grades. You said that you were mistaken for a student! I understand your feeling completely, since I have been in a similar situation, too, for many times. I remember that, when I was teaching in an institute as a part time worker, one day I went to eat my lunch at a certian place where teachers go there to eat their lunch and students were not allowed to enter

that place, instead students had their own place to eat their lunch. While I was eating my lunch at a table, a gentleman came towards me and said very quietly that I should not be there. He said that perhaps I had made a mistake so he showed me the other place, where students were eating their lunch there. It was embarrassing to me. I explained that I was not a student and I was a part time teacher, and maybe that was the reason why he did not know me!! *** Dear Rosa, today is friday and I am at home. Last night, my daugther was crying and she did not let us have a good sleep. She is sick, maybe she is poisoned by something because last night, and today in the morning too, she vomited several times. We took her to a doctor this morning and he prescribed her a few medicen including a shot [an injection]. I felt very sad when she took the shot; she was so week that she was not able to cry loudly. So we have to stay at home all day. I hope my daugther become healthy very soon so that next weekend we can go outside for a picnic!! Thank you very much for reading and I am waiting to hear from you. All the best, Mortaza, April 16, 2010.

January April 17th 2010 Hello Behnam, Hello friends I hope that you are all having nice times Behnam, Thank you so much for your friendly post. Well, about myself I am 24 and I have terminated my studies in the field of chemical & process engineering. Currently I am under training as process engineer. I like process engineering although of some challenges I do face. I enjoy reading (only in areas that I like), travelling and cooking! I am from Sultanate of Oman so Sultanate is not my last name!! Off course you know Oman we are neighbors, separates us Arabian Gulf. I completely agree with your opinions about natural beauty except makeup or as Marina said (retouches) but you have changed your opinion about it ,so you are safe now ; ) Appeared beauty is indeed a gift from God for some people and others should not change (in my opinion) their natural shapes that God gave them. Besides that, they should look for their hidden beauty because there are so many things that make us love or appreciate people rather than their appeared beauty like being funny, respective, cooperative, informative, and merciful and so many good manners. I agree with Marina that some retouches may be required either for ladies or men so they feel satisfied with their appearance. Best wishes and pardon me for any inconvenience

Bluegreen April 17th 2010 Dear Behnam,

Hii.How are you doing? How's your work going on with having A LOT TO DO?:)):)) I hope that everything's going on very well. At first I wanted to say that thank you so much for reading my post and replying to that in a kind way,I really appreciated it. And about my mistake of having called your work a TOUGH one instead of calling it HAVING ALOT TO DO,It must be my mistake there,so I'm terribly sorry about it. Oh and about our University,well yes I might be a lucky student to be accepted here but you know what when time passes you just feel that everything that once seemed so great and surprising about something then becomes really usual. I hoep you know what I'm talking about,there were some days which I used to live at home and everything was prepared and it needed some lazy hands just to catch them! But nowadays if you dont strive there's no such thing for you LOOOOL Enough of complaining(sorry)LOOL I had to ask you something about the IELTS classes,as far am I'm conerned you're having a nice time participating in those classes and here I'm going to ask you one of those stereotypical questions what is so attractive about your classes?How about your classmates,do you enjoy being with them?Are they as curious and studious as you are? Oh and something else,have you got any news from Marina? I think she might be on her trip, I really don't know! I miss her!

Hope to hear from you so soon, Take some rest time,don't bother too much :)

Sincerely, Kamelia 635

Bluegreen April 17th 2010 Dear Morteza,

Hi.How are you? How's your family doing? Oh I heard that sweet Negar's ill these days, I'm really sorry to hear that, but to have a few words of sympathy with you I should say that there's nothing wrong with her, the weather's changing too fast these days and as you know in the first days of spring pediatricians are busy dealing with these little sweet babies! Don't worry,she's going to be great in a few days.

Dear Friends, the matter you wrote about is so familiar to me, I remeber that when my sister ws going to choose a major for her junior year of highschool(this takes place in a year ago) we had such kind of problems,so they still exist! You won't believe if I say that even some of the counselors told her that social sciences is just for people who are not capable of solving math or physics problems,why would a logical girl like you want to do that?! LOOL But she really liked to be a lawyer in future! Well at last they changed her mind! This was an example of what I had experienced,well you know,these are the traditionalist's kind of ideas,they believe that whatever was accepted in the past shouldn't be changed! Therefor everyone has got two options whether to choose mathematics or the practical science ! That means you can either become an engineer or a doctor! LOOOL And about mathematics,you know, I think because there is a variety of what we can do in mathematics and lots of mysteries unsolved people think that this is difficult to study, and here's another personal idea: I;m not sure if you can remeber this or not but in math classes teachers just teach and most of the times students learn in class and because there's nothing more to do or teacher cannot ask the next session so the end up closing the books till the exam session! And mathematics have always been like this! So maybe generation by generation this has been injected to our bloods LOOL And there's another matter and that's lack of having strong teachers who can guide students to learn math by their heart and then to use it as an applicable tool in their daily life! Seems like I'm expressing my ideas too much,and as you and our other friend Behnam are teachers, so this might be a little bit dangerous for me LOOOL Better to leave the situation :)):))

Waiting impatiently to read from you, Don't forget to inform us of little Negar, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 17th 2010 Dear Marina, Hello there. How are you honey? How's everything going on? I hoep that you're happy and healthy,whereever you are! Well better to complain a little bit because you're depriving us of your beautiful posts. Honey, is is that you are on your new training trip? Or no you're just busy doing some job's works? Well, I see that all of my friends here are so busy these days and I can't really handle my missing for them! Dear Behnam's busy with work and English Institue and you then in another way, I really wish to read from you so soon, Please keep in touch, Sincerely, Kamelia

behnam April 17th 2010 Hi Marina, Soheila, Andrew, Veronica, Negin, Setayesh, Elham, Cathy, Ahmad, Mohammad, Minh, and all my friends, How are you keeping? I hope everything is going well with you. This is just to let you know that I've missed you terribly, and I've not forgotten you. Would you please put a message and let me know if all is well with you? I'm waiting for your messages, please don't keep me waiting.

I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 17 April 2010

behnam April 17th 2010 Hi Sahand, How are you? I hope you are happy and healthy. Thank you so much for the reply. Thank you once more for expressing your opinion about beauty. It was very kind of you to participate in discussing. You have praised me and have said many good things about me. That is very optimistic of you to think of me so positively. Dear Sahand, please do not hesitate to hold a topic for discussion. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 17 April 2010

behnam April 17th 2010 Hi Daruosh, How life is going in your city? How about the spring, birds and flowers in mountains? I hope you are filled with pleasure. Thank you for sharing that story with us. I really enjoyed reading it. Please do not hesitate to share some short stories full of morals. I love them, since they are all instructive. I hope to hear more from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 17 April 2010

behnam April 17th 2010

Hi professor Mortaza, How are you? How about your family and your beautiful (touch wood) daughter? I hope you have happy time with your family. Thank you so much for posting some interesting posts. Thank you once again for expressing your opinion about beauty. It was fantastic. I really enjoyed reading it. It was reasonable, sensible, logical, rational and thoughtful. To be honest, you were expected to write so, since you are a maths professor. :):):) Please keep on writing. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 17 April 2010

behnam April 17th 2010 Hi Mohsen, How are things? I hope you are extremely happy. Thank you so much for the story you have shared with us. That is fascinating. Please do not lose contact with us. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 17 April 2010

sami April 17th 2010 Hello Mortaza How are you? and how aobut your nice daughter??? I hope she is fine now. Babies and small children are usually ill, when there isnt a cold, it is the stomach...I say this because my niece is ill many times, mainly in winter; maybe due to the fact that they have got less defenses than adults, I don't know. The fact is that her doctor knows her very well because she goes to the doctor at least twice a month! Poor she, last week she had a cold, and it breaks my heart to see her lovely face when the fever is up! I think children would never be ill!!! Is it the same with your daughter? Is she usually ill? About my students ' marks all I can say is that I am very very very happy, because most of them have passed their exams!!! I was suffering a lot!!! I suffered becaouse I wanted them to pass it, and so continue their studies or find a job, and also because it was a way of proving myself as a teacher. If results were negative in general, maybe there was something wrong with the teacher, that is me! But all of them except two have passed the

exams; so this means that they have studied and also, that the teacher is not so bad at all!!!! ;))))) I'm very happy!!! Now a new period starts, let's see what happens now! I have to leave right now my kind friend Mortaza, thank you for writing to me, I enjoy reading your posts, even those which are not addressed to me! Have a nice time, Rosa, 17 April, 2010.

metzean April 18th 2010 Dear Kamelia, Hope you are fine , You are with your classmates from English literature college ,a powerful team ,thank you. I don't know about English literature ,but i think the poems are not balance well ,they are like new method of Farsi poem. How many English poets are you know? I know only William Shakespeare. Today is a bit raining and the scent of flowers spread all over there . It is bit frustrating that fragrances don?t have names of their own. Have you noticed? When we describe smells, we use similes, (smells like?), or we borrow other words, because scents have none. Often we use flavors -which have their own definitions- like ?sweet? and ?sour?, or ?spicy? and ?tart?. Sometimes we employ tactile and visual comparisons, like ?soft?, ?sharp? and ?delicate?, or when we describe a scent, we lean on other adjectives such as ?fresh?, ?rotten?, ?pungent?, or ?beautiful?. Why are there so few words to exclusively define scents? I can?t even think of one! Can you? In fact the more unique a scent is, the harder this task becomes? B.W Mohsen

metzean April 18th 2010 Dear Behnam, From that day you washed your car the weather was change in Iran ,the rain started .you are a miracle ,I believe you . Wash your car time to time and do your miracle. I present you a sheer size vase of daffodils to you ,hope you enjoy it. B.W Mohsen 636

metzean April 18th 2010 Howdy Andrew, Where are you dude? ......Docs. believe that leeches are useful for headache and many other diseases. By releasing 200 ml of blood the body could be stabilized. Please find some leeches, cure your sickness and come back. B.W Mohsen

Darioush April 18th 2010 Dear friends, GHAZAL,BEHNAM,SHANR and all of members of this thread.

motivational sayings & stories - A Box Full of Kisses

The story goes that some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy." The man was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found out the box was empty. He yelled at her, stating, "Don't you know, when you give someone a present, there is supposed to be something inside? The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and cried, "Oh, Daddy, it's not empty at all. I blew kisses into the box. They're all for you, Daddy." The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness. Only a short time later, an accident took the life of the child. It is also told that her father kept that gold box by his bed for many years and, whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there. In a very real sense, each one of us, as humans beings, have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses... from our children, family members, friends,

and God. There is simply no other possession, anyone could hold, more precious than this. Sincerely, Darioush

January April 18th 2010 Dear Mortaza.abtahi, how is everything? Hope you are in good mood The topic you recently posted is really interesting and some students may really suffer from that. Excuse me to share my opinion here Some students find mathematics difficult simply because either they do not like it (can never enjoy it) or they are affected by bad ideas about it, so they do not see its beauty although if they tried to like it they may succeed. Nobody can say that students are not intelligent just because they do not like mathematics! Intelligence could be in other areas otherwise we will not hear about the famous writers, poets, and lawyer etc. Unfortunately, these old ideas about social sciences are still exist wherever you go I do not why? Perhaps the main reason is the ignorance of some people in its essence. For me although my area is science but I like social sciences and I do read more in social sciences than in engineering or any other scientific area. This is because I feel that these sciences are closer to our real life and we can apply them in our daily life. Honestly I do not find them easier than scientific sciences it is just a matter of tendencies of what you like and what you wish to be in the future. I have many friends who were intelligent but they did not want to study medicine, science or engineering instead they preferred different social sciences. Maybe specialists (like you ; )) can explain more about the core of these sciences and their branches, so others can get better idea and change his/her mind about these sciences : ) Wish to read from you : ) Regards, Maya 18/4/2010

ghazal April 18th 2010 Dear Behnam Hi thanks million for your post Oh you are enlightened man!!!really you think about make up? If you didn?t say those things I must be surprise!?! Now my idea about artificial beauty: You know, now exist many surgeries for seem beautiful!

I think we can?t say every surgeries are bad and unacceptable really no, sometimes some person have problem in his or her face and can?t adopt him or herself with that and when go to society have bad feeling so can?t do their work well about them I let them to surgery and don?t exist problem. But about some one who has good and beautiful face but try to change him or her face! I can?t accept some children in street work because don?t have enough money for living and some one spend much money for change face and sometimes they lose their health!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My friend I hope people try to look at society better than past perhaps they chose good society with out poverty and?. Instead of artificial beauty Best whishes for you GHAZAL

ghazal April 18th 2010 Hi mohsen how are you? I hope you enjoy your life. Thanks million for your post and that interesting and lovely story when I read stories like that one you wrote, I experience good feeling . Really I don?t know what I must say just I repeat {thanks} best whishes for you SINCERELY GHAZAL

ghazal April 18th 2010 Hi mohsen how are you? I hope you enjoy your life. Thanks million for your post and that interesting and lovely story when I read stories like that one you wrote, I experience good feeling . Really I don?t know what I must say just I repeat {thanks}

best whishes for you SINCERELY GHAZAL

mortaza.abtahi April 18th 2010

Dear Kamelia, Thank you so much for your nice post and thank you very much for expressing your anxiety about my little daughter. She is now better; the doctor said that it seems like she is infected with a virus. Let me continue talking about our current subject. When I was a student at guidance school, we have a variery of courses: Mathematics, Sciences, Social sciences, Farsi, ... , and Art [=Honar!]. I think, still teachers teach these courses in guidance school. At those days, I was OK in mathematics but not great; I didn't love mathematics but I didn't hate it either. However, I clearly remember that I loved Art very much. We had a very good teacher; he was a real artist. He had a very beautuful handwriting and he could write masterly in Nastaliq style. He was also very good in painting and drawing. I enjoyed his class very much so that I was getting better and better in art. I was able to write in Nastaliq style in an acceptable way. I was also improving in drawing. I am sure that you are familiar with an Iranian art called TAZHIB [in persian]. One day, I brought one of my drawing in TAZHIB with me into class and I showed it to him. He was surprised and asked me if I had drawn it myself and if it was my own idea. I replied: "Yes" and felt proud!! And it was my last sweet image of studying art in my life! When I went to high school there was not any thing about art in our courses. It was just mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc., but not art. I cannot imagine what would happen if I was able to continue study in art. Thank you very much for reading and hope to hear from you very soon. Sincerely yours Mortaza, April 18, 2010.

shanar April 18th 2010 Hiii geniuse man. how are you? I hope you are fine. ALL OF YOUR STORIES ARE VERY VERY NICE . And again this story that you wrote was so nice and erudite. You know when i read your storys, here or on your threat, unaware made me to thinking about them and then i refer to myself in order to take myself as person's in your storys.

shanar April 18th 2010 Hiii geniuse man. how are you? I hope you are fine. ALL OF YOUR STORIES ARE VERY VERY NICE . And again this story that you wrote was so nice and erudite. You know when i read your storys, here or on your threat, unaware made me to thinking about them and then i refer to myself in order to take myself as person's in your storys.

shanar April 18th 2010 Hiii geniuse man. how are you? I hope you are fine. ALL OF YOUR STORIES ARE VERY VERY NICE . And again this story that you wrote was so nice and erudite. You know when i read your storys, here or on your threat, unaware made me to thinking about them and then i refer to myself in order to take myself as person's in your storys. 637

shanar April 18th 2010

DEAR dariush i wrote that post which are above for you .i forgot to read your name at top.sory honey again thanks for your storys.i waiting for another one from you. respectfully shanar

Darioush April 19th 2010 Dear shanar, How's it going? Are things going well with you? Don't worry, that you forgot my name. We are friend and in a wolrd of friends, these matters aren't important. Above all, thanks for your compliment. With best wishes, Darioush

mortaza.abtahi April 19th 2010

Hello my friend Rosa, Your last post to me was very nice and I felt very comfortable while I was reading it. Thank you very much. My daughter (Negar) is now getting her health back, the only thing that we are worry about her is that she has lost a few of her weight. It is natural if girls are weaker than boys. For example, when my son was 12 months old he had a significantly better weight in comparing to my daughter when she was 12 months. But, I think Negar does not gain weight as much as she should. Moreover, when she become sick it causes her to lose weight. And this make us worry about her. In my opinion, it is crucial for a girl to have a very good growth during her childhood and teenage age. To be honest, it is very important if a girl has got a healthy body. It would affect her future life if she is not short and is relatively tall, and if she has a normal weight. After all, every girl wants to have a successful marriage and healthy children.

*** Finally, I would like to express my happiness that your students have been successful in their exams and this implies that their teacher is, actually, a very good teacher. You deserve much more my friend:)) Thanks for reading and I am waiting to hear from you. Mortaza, April 19, 2010.

behnam April 19th 2010 Hi Kamelia, How are you doing? I hope you are full of energy and are filled with pleasure and happiness. How life is going in the dormitory? Is it easy to get along with other roommates? I am not advising, but if you want to have the least trouble living in the dormitory with different people, from different cities with different culture, there is only one way- try to accept them as they are! It is one of the main rules of the universe-if you try to change the world outside yourself you won't be successful at all. Acceptance is the key secret of getting relaxation, because it disarms people! In my opinion, accepting someone/something as it is and don't trying to change them is the sign of love. In other words, acceptance can be considered as the greatest definition of love! Stop Behnam! What are you saying? :):):):) Stop philosophizing. =))=)) lol I am supposed to write the rest of the story about my journey. As far as I can remember, the story must be continued from Mashhad; a very crowded city packed with people! We left Mashhad at noon around 1:00 PM. As you know, there are two ways to Tehran from Mashhad; from the north and from the west. We went there from the west, and we left there from the north. Actually, it was my first time to use the north way. Anyway, we chose it, and it was interesting. The weather was sunny and beautiful in 'Khorasane shomali' province, but it gradually became cloudy so that the sky became dark. In Golestand province it was foggy, so that driving was difficult. I forgot to say that I overtook a car on a forbidden place of the road, and a policeman, who was hidden from my sight, stopped me. :):):):) I muffed it! :):):):):

P= the policeman; B=Behnam My father started nagging. B= Keep calm daddy, keep calm! My mother wanted me to be careful when I was crossing the road to go to the policeman. B= Smiling, hello Janabe Sarhang (Colonel). Happy New Year and well down! P= Hello and happy New Year to you too. B= Thank you! What is the matter? We shook hands then I gave my certifications to him. P= Oh Mr...you are a good driver, but if you tell me what did you do, and why I stopped you, I won't report this. B= Well, I overtook dangerously janabe sarhang (colonel). I did it, because it was an old car at low speed, even lower than speed limit on this road. It was really boring. I followed the car for about one hour, but finally it made me nervous, and I did it even though it was forbidden! P= What an honest young man! He started to fill in a small form, actually to fine me saying; "I am not going to report it this time. But drive carefully. I am just going to fine you $20. The fine must be $30, but you are a good boy...":):):):) nice compliments! =))=)) B= $20! Oh my God! How can I pay for it. That is a big amount of money. P= You are lucky that I am not going to send you to parking. If I did it, you had to pay more than this plus wasting a lot of time. By the way, you are not going to pay for it these days. After holidays you will pay for it with New Year's salary...with a bitter smile. :):):):) I generally do care about the driving rules, but you cannot imagine how much boring it was to drive behind an old car. Many times I tried to overtake that car, but it was impossible because the road was two-way and the other side of the road was full of cars, bumper-to-bumper! I was saying that 'Golestan' province was very beautiful. It was green. We were driving through the forest; my dream place! It was foggy. It was about 8:00 PM (I'm not sure), I stooped at the junction of your city and Gorgan's road! We intended to go to Gonbad and stay there one night, but something happened and we refused! We arrived at 'Gorgan' and asked for a proper safe place for pitching our tent. People said that 'bulvare nahar khoran' is the best place for pitching. We went there and pitched our tent. We ate something and slept. It was raining dog and cat, but inside the tent was

dry. We were tired, so at that night raining, snowing and even stoning, etc. had lost its meaning! :):):):):):) In the morning, something terrible happened. I took my glasses to use them, but I found them covered with dew and vapour. I took a piece of soft cloth to wipe my glasses, but they got worse! My glasses were coated with an anti reflection layer, but I damaged the layer. I was lucky to have another pair of glasses on the dashboard of the car. We left 'Gorgan', while it was cloudy and quite cold. We arrived at Sari at aout 11:30 Am and went to the beach (Farah abad). It was windy and very cold on the beach. We ate lunch in Sari and drove to Tehran in the afternoon. I chose 'Firuzkooh' road, since it is safer than the other road (Haraz) but a liitle bit longer. About the north of Iran, and all public places in Iran, I can safely say that all were dirty. I don't know why people throw cans, bottles, tins, pockets, papers, cartons to nature and drop litter! They spoil the beauty of nature and damage the environment. If we don't think of solving this problem, by forcing people (fining them for example), the north of the Iran will be buried under rubbish in few years. This sounds sad! :(:(:( We arrived at Tehran at about 5:PM. I really enjoyed this journey. Thank you for reading. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 19 April 2010

Bluegreen April 20th 2010 Dear Mohsen, Hello there. How are you? How's life going on with you? I really hope that everything's ok in these nice days of spring. Yes our major is English Literture and I don't know why but they say that it is much more harder than Translation major! I just heard such thing I really don't know why, but sometimes I see that students in Translation are much more fluent than us in using the correct collocations and words! Well you wrote about different scents and I think I've got the same feeling with you sometimes, but when I think deeper I really find out that when you smell a certain perfume you subconsciously come to judge about it whether is it a sweet smell or a sour one or whether it is a sweet and soft one or a sour harsh one! I even heard that

sometimes they say well this fragrance smells like cucumber! LOOOL Isn't it the same with you? Has it happened to you that sometimes you suddenly say oh well this isa sweet one! Anyway, we are in spring season and as days go by I can feel it more and more,like the Aghaghia's flower scents,singing of little birds oh and here's a more rare scenary ! Walking of little kittens in the streets of our university! LOOOL Spring seems really nice! I've got a pink imagination of it! :)) Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 20th 2010 Dear Morteza, Hi. How are you? How's little Negar? Oh I really with alot of joy and health for you and your family. So glad to hear that this sweet little sugar plump is feeling better now,you said that she's lost some weigh,I'm sorry to hear that but these are the results of somedays of illness, don't worry she's gonna be totally okey! I remeber that when I was a little kid and whenever I got sick I was sent to my granny's house because she could feed me almost better than the others because she was so patient and whenever I came back from her house I was like a big roundy ball! LOOOOL(they say) So with a little bit patience she's going to be as well as before :) I read your wonderful post and I should say thanks for reading mine ! Honestly I had the same feeling toward arts and I can't remeber If I've written here or not but I was gonna continue painting and calligraphy but due to the fact that parents think there's no official work for an artist so they totally changed my mind but I really miss those days! The difference between you and I is that when guidance school finished I was going to continue art but... you know! Things happen and sometimes it's really out of our controls to manage them,right? Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 20th 2010 Dear Behnam,

Hiiii. How are you doing? How's everything going on in Tehran? How about the weather?Here's cloudy these days but as it is spring it's not that much cold!

Wow my god thank you so much for this long wonderful post, actually that was one of your amazing posts to me I really like the ones which you keep writing about your trip in them,they are intersting and I really learn alot from them especially from the words and style of writing! There's something you've written at the beginning of your post and that's about getting along with roommates and try to accept them as they are,I absoloutely know what you say but here's the thing sometimes you are so patience with other people but they keep misusing or better to say misunderstanding you! And the only thing I hate! They think that if you are silent and you treat them respectfully so you are a fool! But they don't know that patience has an expire time right? Everyone can insult and fight that doesn't need any special art or training! Oh look at me,what am I saying?LOOOOL Oh my god so you've been to all these cities that's wonderful I'm really happy that you liked your trip to north and Mashad that is fascinating. So you've been to "Nahar Khoran" ? It has a beautiful scenary if you'd got the chance to look around, even the streets are nice and there's a little village there I wonder if you've heard of it's name,it is called "Rustaye Ziarat" There's a nice little emamzade there and the rest is all the picturesque forest around! Well, about the all those trash and litters I should say that I really suffer from them I can't really understand that why don't people try to avoide throwing all of them outside! Why can't they keep them within their car and then throw them aways in trach cans! What are garbage cans for?:)):)) Well you know what as soon as the population grows somewhere, I mean the amount of tourists and visitor then the amount of garbage grows! Just compare that "Mantaghe Azade Anzali" with "Farah Abad" the latter one's known by all people and you can see the consequences! You know, I think they should find these crowded and famous places and then provide tourists and visitors with garbage cans and certain plastics for throwing the wastes in

them! Oh god It was like I was giving some kind of lecture LOOOL Oh and you've been fined! LOOOOL Good for you! My father says that the sign of a good driver is having alot of unpaid fine papers in your dashboard :)):)):))

Dear Behnam, thank you for narrating the reast of your trip story to me that was so nice of you, Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

January April 20th 2010 Dear Behnam, How are you doing? I hope you are in good health and are full of pleasure I want to express my problem here and I am sure that you will try to help as possible as you can. I hope that you will try to understand my situation as well as other friends. As I mentioned once that I studied chemical and process engineering and as you may expect the whole subjects were in English. I spent five years in the university reading, listening, studying and writing in English. Now anyone can say, so you should be excellent in English. In fact, yes we were using English a lot but we were at the same time limited to the scientific and engineering vocabulary, phrases and reports etc. Even with friends, we were talking in English only when we talk about study otherwise we prefer to talk in our mother language. Yes I can express my idea and explain something in this limit only with quite confidence. Unfortunately I did not try to improve my general English during study that was because the study was too heavy; we were too busy (I know this is not a good excuse!). When I started my training for the job, it was really horrible and scaring, everyone talk in English (different nationalities) and there is lot of words and sentences that I never heard about. You cannot imagine my feeling when I want to say something or even say a joke to a manager or when I attend any meeting. It is difficult to continue with this, I know I am going to face problems.

I lack confidence : ( I only say things that I am sure about it, so my words become limited and my sentences are short and do not indicate exactly what I wanted to say. (DISASTER!!) I want to improve my general speaking skills so I can talk freely and with confidence. I know that I will learn with time (enshalla) but I need that confidence as soon as possible!! Honestly, I was so happy when you told me that my English is quite good that gave me a big push forward. I hope you did not change your mind later : ))) I thought to study in an institute for speaking but I do not know if that is gonna be effective, what do you suggest? How do you see my English? What do you suggest to improve it from your experiences? Behnam, please I need your advice and I will be so appreciated. Friends, any suggestions will be so appreciated. All the best in your English study and in your whole life Your Friend, Maya 20/4/2010

January April 20th 2010 Hey Behnam, I hope to read from you soon Waiting for your reply Regards, Maya 20/4/2010

behnam April 20th 2010 Hi Maya, I am greatly surprised at your post. Thank you very much for sharing it with me. I read your post a few minutes ago. You really made me happy. Do you know why? You made me know that I am not the only person it this boat. WE ARE IN THE SAME BOAT.:):):):):)

As I guess you know, I am taking part in an English course. The course is about improving our speaking skills. To put it another way, it is a speaking class. Last session, I spoke to the teacher about the great dependence of my ability, to speak English fluently, on my mood. The teacher got shocked and said; "Mr...your English is very good. You will get 8 out of 9. Your main problem is seeking for perfection!" I didn't believe and surprisingly said; "Thank you for motivating, but isn't it a sort of paying nice compliments?" The teacher answered; "No! I am honest with you. You expect too much of yourself!" Dear Maya, I have been learning English for more than 20 years, but I am not satisfied with it. To be honest, in terms of English, I was one of the best students in school, high school, and at university. At university, all my books were original. They were in English. It was difficult for me to read books, related to Physics in Farsi. However, when it came to speaking English the result was terrible. I have started to improve my English skills since 2007. I have been doing it seriously. I can safely say that all my free time has been spent on improving my English. I have been writing in this thread, reading a lot of books and articles in English, listening a lot of audio files in English, speaking to my friends in English, chatting to my friends through voice-chat in English, etc. I have taken every opportunity to improve my English. However, the result is not satisfying. At least, I am not satisfied with it. It seems ridiculous to see some advertisements like 'Speak English in 1o sessions' in streets. I have spent about 4*4*365=5840 hours on English since 2007 (4 is the average hours of studying English a day, the other 4 refers to 4 years from 2007, and finally 365 refers to all days in a year). I can safely say that I have spent at least 5000 hours and $5000 to improve my English, BUT the result is not satisfying! There are only two possibilities: 1) Behnam is a fool, with a low IQ level. 2) The English language is an endless ocean. I cannot judge about my IQ level, since everybody considers herself/himself as one the most intelligent person in the world. Yes, that is funny. A wise man once said wisdom was the only thing that had been distributed fairly by God, because everybody was satisfied with his/her share! :):):) I am neither a fool nor a genius, consider me as a person with an average IQ level, so consequently the second possibility is likely true. :):):) All in all, your English is excellent. This is my idea on your English, and I am sure it won't change at all.

a) I am always looking for some pieces of advice, but as some tips on improving your speaking I should say good listeners are good speakers. In other words, listening makes you speak well. Try your best to listen to English. It doesn't matter what you listen to. b) Try to practise speaking English. For example, speak to yourself. Try to describe what you see in streets, try to speak about the situations you are in. c) If you feel shy, try to speak to a mirror. It really helps. d) record your voice and listen to it. If you find some mistakes, or if there is something must be corrected, correct it and record your voice again, then listen to it. Try it until you get satisfied with it. e) Expose yourself to the English language. Try to put yourself in some situations that force you to speak English. Make it possible to use your English through chatting on the internet, in a chat-room for example. f) I dislike watching television and films. That is a bad habit of me. However, I know it helps. If you have no problems with watching TV or seeing films, try it. According to my friends, the result will be wonderful. :):):) g) Finally, write in this thread regularly and be in contact with Behnam. :):):):)=))=))=))=)) looool hahahaha hehehehe jejejejeje I have to leave right now. I have no time to check my post and to correct mistakes. Forgive me. I hope that helps. All the best, Behnam, 20 April 2010 638

metzean April 20th 2010 Dear Ghazal, How is everything going in Ferdosi university? Some friends of mine told me that in Esfahan university and also Industrial University of Esfahan all students were supported by wireless ADSL internet connection, so they are able to connect to internet by their cell phones and laptops in campus free of charge and download everything in high speed ,lucky they are. How do you connect to internet in the university? Off course I don't know about internet connection status in other universities of Esfahan.

B.W Mohsen

January April 21st 2010 Dear Behnam; How are you doing? I hope that you are in a good mood : ) I do not know how to thank you. From my heart; thank you so much for you post and advices. Sometimes when you share your problem with someone, you either feel comfortable or you may regret for that.

After reading your post, you really made me feel more comfortable regarding my problem. I appreciate sharing your experiences in English field. Be sure that all your advices will be taken into consideration.

So the way for satisfaction is too long but the good thing is that we are on the way : ) The more I practice, the more I learn and get satisfied (great wisdom ; ) made by Maya).

I understand your tendency for learning English and becoming a good speaker with high confidence and actually you did a great job for achieving your goal. You should feel proud of yourself after your teacher?s compliment that is a big certificate. I had and still have that tendency but maybe I was little bit lazy but now it is the time for work (very serious!).

Your teacher is absolutely right; we expect more of ourselves and always seek for perfection. Off course that is something good but it should affect us positively not negativity. What do you think?

Talking to yourself and recording your voice are really good ideas to build confidence. Practicing speaking as much as possible whenever you get chance for that, for example with friends like here in this thread is really effective. Honestly I did learn from it.

Behnam, I would like to know your opinion; I always think that if I had chance to be in an English spoken country for couple of months, I will be able to gain the language easily and in a correct way and accent. When you try to practice with yourself, you may make some mistakes and you do not know that.

I mean there should be somebody to correct you. I am really interested to know your opinion, what do you think?

Have a nice day

Best regards, Maya, 21 April 2010

Bluegreen April 21st 2010 Dear Maya,

Hi. How are you? I hope that everything's going on very well with you. Dear Friend, it's been a while since I'm reading your posts and I really like them because your writing is nice.And I'm happy today because I found the chance to write something to you. Dear Friend, There's something I wanted to mention and that's I really can't understand why you keep saying that you're having problems with your English, well I should say that my major in university is English but there are some of my classmates who can't write even as half correct as you! Please go on practising English because I see the talents in your posts,and the most important point is that you write really clear and that is a positive point in you. Dear Maya, I just wanted to ask you something, would please talk more about yourself? Where do you come from? And is Maya a girl's or a boy's name? You must forgive me for such questions but I really don't know! Hope to read so soon from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

January April 21st 2010 Dear Kamelia,

How are you friend? How is everything? I hope that you are having nice times

I would like to thank you a lot for your post and motivation ; ). About my posts, it is really nice to hear that from you. I read some of your posts before and I really liked them.

Dear Kamelia I am not a negative person but I believe that improving my speaking skills and my English generally will play a big role in my success in terms of work and life. That is why I am focusing on this issue a lot.

Well Okay I will not say a problem anymore it is just something important I must deal with by all means available ; ) I am sure you will help me while practicing and stay on contact in this thread ; ) Well, Maya is a girl?s name and I guess Kamelia is a girl?s name as well or am I wrong? I do not know what you want to know exactly but I studied chemical & process engineering in Oman and currently I am under training, I will start my work after several months. I like reading, travelling and cooking!! I am from Oman. I would like to know about you, so would you please tell me briefly about yourself? If you have any recommendations do not hesitate to write to me Hope to read from you as soon as possible Have nice times Regards, Maya 21 Aprl 2010

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Bluegreen April 22nd 2010 Dear Maya,

Hii.How are you? How's Oman? It must be really warm there,isn't it? I hope that you're doing all fine.

Oh so you are a girl right? Yeah Kamelia's a girl's name and it is a kind of flower's name, What does Maya mean? By the way I think that words have some tastes and your name has a great taste dear :) So you're an engineer and a chemical one, glad to meet you, have you finished your studies?How much of it has left? Well I'm from Iran(as you know) and from one the provinces in northern part of Iran called Golestan but I do study in another city called Mashad,I wonder if you've heard about it, I study English literture and belive it or not I didn't even know that I'm gonna fall in with it this much! Because before choosing this major everyone told me that oh you've got an adventures morale so this major might be a little boring for you but when time passed I found it really intersting because in every session of our classes we do different things. Oh about your hobbies well I kind of like them all,because I really enjoy reading books but variety of subjects and about travelling,well you're going to learn new things in ever travel,so it's wonderful.

Dear Maya, I didn't try to flatter you but I really believe that your English is in a nice level and I really believe that if you keep going on in the right path you're going to succeed in the same way as you want! I've gotta leave now and I'm really sorry,

Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

metzean April 23rd 2010 Dear Kamelia, How is everything with you ,I hope you are going fine. These days I am inviting for many wedding ceremonies , I have 4 reletives which have got married during one week , (Aghad and Arrosi) 3 days a go, last night , tonight and Sunday night. Bride and grooms are killing me , killing me ,because I love them ,I don't know why they are going to overtake , are they rivals.....?, Is this the effect of season? but the most important was the ceremony we had last week ,My brother 's daughter was received a proposal of marriage (Khastekari) and she don't know what to do ,she don't know to refuse it or not. She is in dilemma, she consulted ,she asked me to help her. she is studying software at university

and she has a religious belief and the man who proposed to her is a young 24 years clergy man. She don't know if she is able to come along with a life of clergy man . She spoke to him and I can say that their idea are the same. I don't know what to say her , she like her uncle (me) and my idea effects on her decision . what is your idea , you are a girl and you may receive a propose of marriage , what is important characters for you , what is the problem of clergy man to marry him? B.W Mohsen

January April 23rd 2010 Dear Kamelia, How are you friend? How is everything? I hope you are in good health and full of happiness Thank you dear for your post. I really missed writing here I was so busy the last two days. Oman is fine and give her regards for you : ) Oh Kamelia, yes it is hot you can say that we are in summer season but at night it's little bit better. I guess the weather in Iran generally is very nice, isn't it? Maya means many things, but I like one meaning; a dream. Your name also has a nice taste (sweet), it should be given as a name for a dessert : )) Yes, I have finished my studies. What about you, how much is left? I had some friends who were studying English, they were enjoying their studies so much, actually they were having nice times. How about you? Is it going smoothly or you're facing any problems ; ) You know visiting new places even in the same country has so many benefits. Refresh yourself, see new places, met new people and off course you will learn something new during travel. I think the important thing is who is gonna go with you because they can make the travel either successful or not. Thank you again for your nice words Hope to read from you as soon as possible Regards, Maya 23/4/2010

Bluegreen April 23rd 2010

Dear Mohsen,

Hi there. How are you? how's everything going on?How's the weather? I really hope that everything's fine with you and your sweet family. Dear Friend, good for you having too many wedding ceremonies in this beautiful season of year i wish I were you LOOOL Joking aside, I really know what you say, there are some times of the year totally vacant from any kind of ceremonies and then on the contrary there are some times that your calender is filled with too many parties. Life's always been like this :)):)) well, to tell you the truth your niece has got the right to be confused because before the proposal you tell yourself that oh come on it's nothing it's just a suiting ceremony you can say either yes or no, BUT! the real story just begins when the family have visited you and you're just in the right place to choose that is the hardest pat because for the first time in your life you are making a huge decision for your OWN LIFE! I understand her. But you know what, you're saying that their ideas are really in harmony with each other so if they've got no problem on money matters,house car or even the boy's salary I think your niece should think more serious! For me, his opinion's really important, what he thinks about my appearance, my career, my way of speaking and so on! You know they say that you have to take it easy and not think of it that much deep but it's your life,right? You're gonna start a living with somebody else so how can you avoid asking him the questions about his ideas of an ideal wife! I think I wrote too much, besides I think she's lucky to have you as an uncle because you can talk to her and make her aware of your own opinions about it. Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 23rd 2010 Dear Maya, Hii.How are you? How's everything going on with you? Actually I'm doing all ok but just ok! well these days I'm alittle bit busy with different tests that is given to us and it's some sort of making trouble for me to manage my time!

About the weather,oh it's warm but due to the fact that Mashad has a dry climate so you won't feel that vapour and humidity in the air as much as you did in the northern part of Iran! But the air's stable, and therefor you can smell the great scents of flowers on trees and bushes! (a very nice scenary)

As your friends and you said, I'm really enjoying this major which at first didn't think that I would! I really didn't! To tell you the truth I'm in the middle of my second semester LOOOL and it's along way to finish :)):)) besides I'm not thinking of quitting this soon and after four years! Dear Maya, you talked about travelling and travelling with others, and it happened that last night my parents called and they said that they're planing for a trip in summer but they didn't tell me where to! So I'm a little bit confused LOOOL and they know that how much I enjoy it! I knid of agree with you about travelling in the cities of our country,there are still lots of unseen wonderful places, so it's a good idea. I was thinking of a question dear, is Oman a peninsula? Is it an Island? Well if it is I really wonder if I could come and visit it one day! wish you enjoy every moment of your days, Hope to read from you so soon, sincerely, Kamelia

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January April 24th 2010 Dear Kamelia, How are you? How is everything going with you? I hope that you are doing well in exams and have prepared a good schedule for managing your time. I see why you are having many weddings in Iran this time of year; nice scents and wind : ))

Yes, you should think in that way just enjoy your studies and times and the four years will

pass quickly. You will miss these days with your friends later. So just live every moment and enjoy it friend.

Dear, Oman is not a peninsula you may have mixed between Oman and Musandam region which is a peninsula. Musandam is located in the far north of Oman and the peninsula is like an island but it is connected to the land from one side ( it is half an island). The Musandam Peninsula is jutting out into the Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf. I have heard a lot about it and the beautiful rocky beaches, birds and the nice weather there but I didn?t visit it yet.

I don?t know actually how you can get in there but may be Iranian people know better. You should tell me when you come, we might meet : )) I hope that you will enjoy the trip that your parents have prepared.

This summer we are planning to visit Egypt, my niece is studying there. I?m so interested to see pyramids may be I will find my treasure there : ) :) like The Alchemist (joking aside). By the way The Alchemist is a novel written by Paulo Coelho I wonder if you have read it, it?s really amazing.

You told me that you like reading too, so would you please tell me what kind of books you prefer to read? What is your preferred author? What it is the best book you have ever read? Sorry for all WHATS : )) I know you are busy nowadays, so take your time for reply ; ) Good luck in your studies and have wonderful times Hope to read from you soon Regards, Maya 24 April 2010

January April 24th 2010 Dear Behnam, How are you? Long time since your last post, I hope everything is going well with you I have read and heard a lot about the fascinated weather in Iran nowadays, you are really lucky. I know how nice weather can affect feelings positively and so our

performance. So I hope you are performing well and having nice days. All the best in all your activities I hope to read from you very soon Best regards, Maya 24 April 2010

behnam April 24th 2010 Dear Maya, Thank you very much for nice posts. How life is going? I hope all is well with you. Dear Maya, I dislike to upset you, but I don't know why I always think of you as an Iranian girl. You write like an Iranian girl. To put another way, your style of writing is very similar to my Iranian friends's styles. Your way of writing is Farsi based! That is amazing. In Tehran the weather is excellent. I really love it. Birds are signing, trees are covering with green leaves and blossoming, flowers are blooming. The life is smiling at us. I am really enjoying the beautiful scenery of my city. It takes my breath a way. :):):):) How about your city? Please write me about your likes and dislikes. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 24 April 2010

behnam April 24th 2010 Hi Kamelia, How are things? I hope you are in a very good mood, filled with pleasure and happiness. Thank you very much for keeping our friendship going. Thank you once again for not being a fair - weather friend (So far)! (winking :):):):)) It seems you have got many things in common with Maya. How lucky you are! I wish both of you happiness and success.(Again winking :):):):):)LOOOL) Thank you so much for praising me for my last post to you. That is very humble of you to

say a lot of positive things about my post. In fact, you have exaggerated me friendly. That is OK! :):):):) Please do not lose contact with me. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 24 April 2010

behnam April 24th 2010 Dear Mohsen, Morteza, Marina, Ghazal, Shanar, Andrew, Cathy, Veronica, Elham, Nastaran, ROSA, Setayesh, Ahmad, Mohammad, Sahand, Darioush, Tohid, Hossein, Minh, and all people who visit this thread and have already been here, This is just to let you know that I've missed you terribly. I won't forget you, even though you forget me. I even don't expect you to remember me, or to keep my name in your minds. I also never prevent you from keeping or losing it. It is completely up to you. What I want you to do is just putting a short message in this thread, and then stop me worrying about you (Mohsen is an exception, since he is in contact with this thread now). I am waiting for your messages. Please don't keep me waiting. All the best, Behnam, 24 April 2010

behnam April 24th 2010 Hi Mohsen, How are you? How about your family? I hope all is well with you. Thank you very much for wonderful emails. Thank you once again for being in this thread and keeping our friendship going. I hope to hear more from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 24 April 2010

behnam April 24th 2010 Dear Friends,

Recently, a friend of mine asked me to define love. As I guess you know, I've written about love many times. Therefore, I wanted my friend to refer this thread. However, I think it must be defined by me again, since it is still unclear for some of my friends. In my poor opinion, love and acceptance goes hand in hand! When you accept someone/something you love them/it. If you want to love someone/something, try to accept them/it as they/it are (is). Someone says to his partner; "I love you very much. I need you, and I cannot live without you." However, I believe, that's not love. That's hunger rather than love. We cannot need someone desperately and love them at the same time. We should also know, if we really cannot live without someone, we are not human beings, so we have no value! If we have no value, who needs us then? Loving people means giving them the freedom to be who they choose to be, and where they choose to be. Love is allowing people to be in your life out of choice. If you love someone, don't force them to stay with you, let them go! If you love someone, and your life is tied to them, this is selfishness not love. Lovers don't care about their desires, health, needs, death, etc. In a nutshell, if you give freedom to your friend to choose, you love them. If you accept someone as they are you love them. This is the greatest sign of love I think. If you are going to measure the intense of love between you and your partner, focus on yourself instead of seeking for some criteria on them. Look how much freedom you give them, how much unconditional care you have about them, AND the level of your acceptance! If you have accept someone without nagging, complaining, criticising, and without trying to change you love them undoubtedly. What a nice formula Behnam! :):):):) I wish you the best love, happiness, succees and all the best in the world. All the best, Behnam, 24 April 2010

behnam April 24th 2010 Love and acceptance go hand in hand with each other....The intensity of love.. How much care you take to somebody...sorry for many mistakes. All the best, Behnam, 24 April 2010

behnam April 24th 2010 Oh my God! How can I forgive myself? I haven't written Roghayeh and Soheila! Dear Roghayeh and Soheila, How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. This is just to let you know that I've missed you a lot. All the best, Behnam, 24 April 2010

Bluegreen April 24th 2010 Dear Maya, Hi. How's everything going on these days?How's Oman these days? Hope that everything's fine with you. Thank you for reading and replyinh to my posts, that is so nice of you. Thank you so much for telling me about Oman and persian Gulf, well I knew alittle about the geography fo that places perhaps you should tell me more, about your city and where you live well you are familiar with the area, aren't you? I really would like to know more about it,for example about special places that you go to for holidays and vacation times or about different malls,you know! Girls know these things better, right? LOOOOL Honey, that was so nice of you to offer the alchemist book, well yes I've read that and I had a short talking about that today,so, how come you thought of that book? There are a whole lot of books related to Egypt, like the Cleopatra, Bond woman of the Egypt's queen, The goddess of Egypt, Gods of Egyptions, even the tin tin books, you see, we've got a huge variety in book choosing, would you tell me why you've chosen this book? And to tell you the truth I really liked the book! but it wasn't much about Egypt, was it? What do you think? Oh you reminded me of some other books, like Gone with the wind or the George Orwell ones, how do you like them? Dear Maya, as I told you I really like your name and it reminds me of a movie called The wild things, have you ever seen it? Well I really with that you do, then in this case we can talk about it.

I think I made you have headache,

Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

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sahand April 24th 2010 Hello Behnam What's up ? (Behnam mizashti 1,2 mahe dige javab midadi :D) Don't worry about us, I was taking care of all visitors when you were gone :D You seem to be busy these days. What's going on there man ?! Are you busy working outdoors ? Some how I felt idle on the board, I've got nothing to do. I'm just hanging around on these pages without writing to anyone ... never mind. wish you luck Sincerely; Sahand

metzean April 24th 2010 Dear Kamelia, You are about 20 years old like my niece ,but you have gained experience of 40 years old one. What did influence on your thought to form such great mind? , what was the things around that you take influences from ? did you have a turning point in your life? Thank for sharing your advices to my niece, it was useful and I forwarded your points to her. I also told her that she should not accept him unless he will be conformed to the characters he is being evaluated.no matter how many meetings is needed.., she should continue . what do you thing about times of meeting, and what questions do you suggest

for her to ask him ? Thanks for your help. Mohsen

behnam April 25th 2010 Hi Sahand, How are you? I hope you are enjoying every second of your life. I'm terribly sorry to keep you waiting, but believe it or not, I haven't got a minute to call my own! I am buried under a lot of homework, and snowed under a lot of duties! :):):):):) However, don't worry Behnam is a kind of person, never finishes a task if he starts! I won't leave this thread unless the number of posts reaches 10000! I'm not sure about after getting this point, but I'm sure I will stay here and I will try to make the number of posts 10000. Writing in English and posting in this thread give me inner satisfaction. It fills me with happiness and pleasure. Dear Sahand, I want you to make this thread active. Would you mind introducing some topics? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 25 April 2010

behnam April 25th 2010 Dear Friends, How are you keeping? I hope all is well with you. I believe, the majority of ladies are unstable. They change their ideas frequently and suddenly! Today they make some decisions, tomorrow forget them! Today they promise, tomorrow they break it! I am not nagging or complaining, I am just asking for reasons. In fact, this behaviour makes life interesting and tolerable. Would you mind writing about the reasons which make ladies unstable when it comes to decision making and opinion expressing?

I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Bhenam, 25 April 2010

metzean April 25th 2010 Dear behnam, Thanks for reminding me, I hope you keep this thread for more than 120 years and then your child keep it to continue. Falling in love is like setting a fire ,the flame may rises to the sky, but when the flame comes down how to keep the fire hot, this is the art of life, if people know about the art they can make the fire hot for ever. This is another idea that I read it on internet. love has different meanings for all. To writers, love is words. To artists, love is color. To a comic, love is laughter. To a baby, it is mother. To bees, it's nectar. To flowers, it is sunshine. And to cows, it is a lot of bull. It all depends on you what love is going to mean. Love is a ladder with many rungs. At the lowest it is physiology, biology, chemistry. It is nothing but a play of hormones. A man is attracted towards a woman, a woman is attracted towards a man. They think they are falling in love, but if hormones could laugh they must be laughing inside you -- you are befooled. What you are calling love is nothing but attraction between male and female hormones. It is pure chemistry; at the lowest point it is not more than that. It is animal, it is lust. And millions of people know only love at its lowest. Because of these people there has arisen a great tradition of renouncing love. They are wrong, because they have accepted the lowest rung as if it is the all. It is not so. If you go a little higher, a man's love for music is not chemistry, it is not hormonal, it is not physiology; it is psychological. A man's love for flowers cannot be reduced to sexuality. A man's love for painting... there have been painters who have sacrificed their whole lives just to paint.

B.W Mohsen

alne April 25th 2010

Dear Behnam? I'm a new comer and I am a college student .When I see your letter,I'm so glad.Because I love English too.So we I hope we can become good friends.My email address is :xzy19910214@163.com. I'm looking forward your reply. Best wish.

January April 25th 2010 Dear Behnam, How is everything? Hope that everything is going in a perfect way I really feel happy when I find time for reading and writing posts BUT You really made me upset : ( I'm surprising, how that strange idea came to your mind! Anyway, I don't think that I have to prove anything for you. I already illustrated the purpose of my precipitation in the thread. If you still think that I'm an Iranian lady and one of your previous friends who is trying to play or deceive you, be sure that all your thoughts are wrong! Actually I don't like doing such silly things and I get angry with friends who try to do so with me ( like sending messages from unknown number for example). To tell you the truth, I have no time for that.

I just wanted to practice English more and you and Kamelia showed very nice cooperation I do really appreciate that for you both. Before my precipitation in this thread, I did read many posts for you and your friends and I found that your thoughts and even your way of discussion is much similar to us. That had encouraged me to be with you. I don't know why Arabian precipitations in this site is so limited.

I think that is more than enough to make things clear. Oh now I have understood your hesitation and lateness in reply ; ) By the way I wrote a post to one of the friends and she didn't reply. I thought firstly that she didn't like my way of writing or something else but maybe she thought of me like you did.

Ok let us close that page : )) You asked me about likes and dislikes. Lot of things came to mind but do you mean hobbies or habits or food : )). Would you please be more specific : )

About my city, I live in a small town in Al Batinah region which is located in northeast of Oman. Al Batinah region generally is overlooking the sea. It is the Arabian Gulf as we call it but I think you call it Persian Gulf : )) anyway doesn't matter!! What if we call it Arabpersian Gulf to be fair (joking aside). So I live in a coastal region and it is famous in agriculture because of its fertile plain. The weather generally cold in winter (preferable season for me which is too short) and very hot and humid in summer which continue for most of the year. To be fair with our weather : )) , I can say roughly that maybe we have nice weather for two months in the whole year (this is MY opinion). See you are really lucky for the nice weather you have.

I would like to apologize for any inconvenience Have wonderful times Hope to read from you soon Regards, Maya 25 April 2010

January April 25th 2010 Dear Kamelia, How are you friend? I hope that everything is going smoothly with you Thank you for your nice posts. So sorry for my lateness for replay. I have lot of issues to be done this period

Dear friend, seems like you missed understand me; I didn't ask you all that (WHATS) to evaluate your readings. What I understood from your post is that you are trying to make the same with me or am I wrong ; )

Dear, I don't read a book before hearing compliments on it from many people. Then I search for it in the net and try to get better idea about it. After that I make my decision wither I would like to read it or not. That is because I believe that if you read any book just because it is important you won't benefit. I mean you should like the subject and the author thoughts and way of writing, so you enjoy reading and off course you will benefit. To tell you the truth, I left reading for long time because of the reason of just reading!! Now thank God I read but only what I like!

I guess you have understood me now ; ) I do the same with friends who like reading.

Maybe there is great books that I never heard about or an author whose writing is so interesting to read. It is kind of sharing knowledge ; )

About The Alchemist you surprised me; I really don't know how come : )) I liked that book a lot and it did affect me and my way of thinking so I wanted to know your opinion about it. Yes actually it does not talk about Egypt mainly, it talks about something much bigger. It contains lot of great words that I think everybody should always remember, they are like guidelines to continue our life happy (That was MY opinion).

Yes I liked Gone with Wind but I didn't read the second one I'll try to read it and give you my opinion ; ) About the movie, in fact I don't like watching movies that much!! I watch sometimes with my friends. Unfortunately I didn't watch that movie : ( Unfortunately I have to leave right now, I'll talk later about my city and tourism in Oman

Have great times Hope to read from you very soon Regards, Maya 25 April 2010

sahand April 25th 2010 Hi Behnam How's it hanging ? That's okay, I was just joking ... take your time for answering. I know we're here to learn, not to discharge our duty. My busy mind is trying to be still, I've got a question ! I feel like everyone's writing to their boss !!! all of comments are completely written in a formal way. Why is it like that ?!

And about introducing topics : 1. Single-sex education or co-education 2. Women working out side 3. Which one effects more on our behaviors ? Nature or nurture ? 4. Love marriage or arrange marriage ? I haven't got enough time to think about more topics. I will post you more at night. Hope to read from you soon Sincerely; Sahand

Bluegreen April 25th 2010 Dear Mohsen,

Hi. How are you dear friend? How's everything with you and with your nice family? I really wish that you're having nice days. Dear Friend, i'm so glad that you liked my post and thank you so much for reading and replying to that, beyond all, you surprised me to a great deal ! Do you really think of me like that? I mean are you serious or you were just joking? Well if you ARE serious and then that's the case the i must be really proud of myself (esfandy chizi dood konam hmm?) LOOL Dear, that is so nice of you to explain my characteristic like that but really, I'm complimented LOOL Turning point? well, um, I really don't know what do you mean by turning point? There have been a whole lots of different situations which I had to both act as a girl and as a big woman! I can remeber that they were tough times maybe those made me act like a mamma right now LOOOOOL well, to talk about matters serious now, I shall say that there are lots of questions but for me these are important: 1. what he thinks of my appearance 2.what he thinks of behaviour outside( you should ask this, because then you might understand that one day he's standing in front of you telling you seriously that I don't like you to LAUGH! out side, even when near me) Believe it or not but these things happen

3.what he thinks of my education, would he let me continue it till the level that I want 4.what he thinks of my religion and the way I use to pray( based on my opinino religion is such an inner and personal matter so people have different ways to talk to god and one shouldn't force the other) 5. what he thinks of a marital life! I mean how does he interpret the word partner? Does he call his wife as zan! lady! Manzel! or the real Hamsar! Dear friend, I really didn't want to make you tired by making it too personal, but you know what I think girl's responsibilty is to observe the boy from different aspects! Not just asking him what have you got for me?!!! I really wish happiness, health and success for your sweet niece, Hope to hear from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia P.S. Dear I'm 19 not 20 ! It is not that important but as there are my other friends here so they might get you wrong LOOOOL just kidding, sorry

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Bluegreen April 25th 2010 Dear Maya,

Hi there. How are you? What's up honey? I really wish you joyful days. Oh it's quite ok with me, I understand that people might not have time to catch up, so please take your time,ok? Honey, you got me totally wrong! I didn't mean to compensate or to take revenge by those questions LOOOL Yoy know, actually, after writing all those I suddenly remembered that oh my goodness that was too much, is she going to misunderstand me? I really didn't mean to do it back! I'm sorry!

Thank you so much for reading my post and posting your opinion about the books and movies, and about the movies maybe if I got older and busier like you i didn't have any time to watch movies either! So that was fair enough, I undertand, but honey tell you what, movies will help alot with English learning, and I guess Dear Behnam had said such thing right? Well about what Dear Behnam mentiones, Maya, please don't get upset for what I'm going to tell you, well we are friends now right? To be honest with you I had the same feelings as Behnam did! I am a frank person but at the same time I think of different solutions to vaporate my suspicion about people and now I think that this similarity in way of talking might be from the geographical positions! Well you live in Oman and that's quite near to Iran, right?! So please don't get the pet, at the beginning of each friendship these things happen Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 25th 2010 Dear Behnam,

Hiii. How are you doing? How's everything going on with your classes and your homeworks? Are you managing to do them all? well I really hope that you do, because as I can see you seem an industrious student. Dear, thank you for wirting to me, well I really don't know about the thing you mentiones, actually Maya and I are having some similarities without even knowing each other and that's even amazing to me too! Like the book I mentioned!! I'm writing this post to you just because I really need to talk,today was an absoloute horrible day for me! I had two hard exams, and they were grammar and reading exams exactly after each other and as you know the class was in such a relax atmospher that eveyrone could concentrate LOOOOL Dear Behnam, the first exam was the grammar one I managed to do all the questions well, and the professor made us all sure that it's going to be an easy one but the last questions were all kind of suspicious and you could answer them in two different ways! Well you can't imagine how much frustrated and annoyed I was when I got out because till the level that I considered my point I had nearly two wrong answers and I don't know

about the rest yet! Now about the second and the reading one, we had about 20 minutes to read an eight paragraphed article about the ways how people manage to live longer than usual like the age 142 ! We had about 10 or 12 multiple choice questions, most of them were easy but again it had a questions that half part of the class thought the answer's C and the other thought that the answer's A and both parts had some reasons but the professor acted like a dictator by saying that I've go tmy own reasons and I won't tell you and the answr's A! While I was on the C side! :((:((:(( Now the worst part of both exams was the CHEATING of the students! At the beginning of the class all professors say that we are VIGILANT and we've got eyes at our back part of the head but that is absoloutely nonesense because there IS no control! EXATLY NO CONTROL! All of them cheated and some of them even got the 20 mark by this cheating and all I could do is just watching them with furious face! There was nothing else I could do! Oh my god! You can't really imagine how terrible this day was! I wonder if you've noticed any of your students do such thing, how would you react to them? How would you talk to them? What would you do generally?

Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia P.S. I'm so sorry to talk about my problem this fast and sad but I really had to tell you, it was important for me to discuss the matter with you.

ghazal April 25th 2010 Dear Mohsen Hi, how are you? I?m really sorry because I send your answer so late!!! In this week I had 2exam so I was so busy (Lool) Every things here is good but weather is not good in mashhad ,it is so hot In Ferdowsi University we have special places that we can connect to internet . Can I ask you question? Did you marry? You know why I ask this question? Because of your picture in your profile!

I hope see your post soon SINCERELLY GHAZAL

ghazal April 25th 2010 Dear Meya Hello, I hope you have good time and enjoy your life [welcome] I?m 18 years old and I?m studding English literature I and kamelia and shanar are classmates! Please you tell some things about your self? I tender some things interesting about friendship for every one join us And it is for you: (Real friends are always helpful and kind. You can always trust a friend. A friend will never turn his/her back and walk away. A friend is always around when help is needed. I will never be let down by a friend. My real friends never bully or laugh at me. My friends never make fun of others but try to make them feel wanted. My group of friends have genuine fun) I hope see your post soon SINCERELLY GHAZAL.

behnam April 25th 2010 Dear Maya,

How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. Thank you very much for the reply. Thank you once again for giving some explanations. I didn't mean to upset you, I am terribly sorry. For me it doesn't matter whether you are an Iranian girl or an Arab. People's personalities matter, which is hidden behind their words. You've got a strong personality, and I admire you very much. Your English is excellent. I hope our friendship will hemp me to improve both my personality and English skills. I hope so. Please forgive me and forget the matter, as if it hasn't happened! I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 25 April 2010

behnam April 25th 2010 Dear Maya, How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. Thank you very much for the reply. Thank you once again for giving some explanations. I didn't mean to upset you, I am terribly sorry. For me it doesn't matter whether you are an Iranian girl or an Arab. People's personalities matter, which are hidden behind their words. You've got a strong personality, and I admire you very much. Your English is excellent. I hope our friendship will hemp me to improve both my personality and English skills. I hope so. Please forgive me and forget the matter, as if it hasn't happened! I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 25 April 2010

behnam April 25th 2010 Dear Maya, How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. Thank you very much for the reply. Thank you once again for giving some explanations.

I didn't mean to upset you, I am terribly sorry. For me it doesn't matter whether you are an Iranian girl or an Arab lady. People's personalities matter, which are hidden behind their words. You've got a strong personality, and I admire you very much. Your English is excellent. I hope our friendship will hemp me to improve both my personality and English skills. I hope so. Please forgive me and forget the matter, as if it hasn't happened! I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 25 April 2010

behnam April 25th 2010 Dear Maya, How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. Thank you very much for the reply. Thank you once again for giving some explanations. I didn't mean to upset you, I am terribly sorry. For me it doesn't matter whether you are an Iranian girl or an Arab lady. People's personalities matter, which are hidden behind their words. You've got a strong personality, and I admire you very much. Your English is excellent. I hope our friendship will hemp me to improve both my personality and English skills. I hope so. Please forgive me and forget the matter, as if it hasn't happened! I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 25 April 2010

behnam April 26th 2010 Hi Alne, Thank you so much for putting message in this thread. Welcome! Love is a powerful motor. If you love English, you will improve your skills easily. I like English very much(like you).

I am up to my ears in work, so I cannot take time to email. I am so sorry. I promise to answer your posts (here). Would you please write a little bit more about yourself? I hope to hear more from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 26 April 2010

behnam April 26th 2010 Hi Mohsen, How are you? I hope all is well with you. Thanks a million for trying to keep this thread active. Thank you once again for paying some nice compliments. I got surprised and fascinated by love from different people's points of view. It was really fantastic. However, you didn't say how physicists define love! :):):):):) I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 26 April 2010

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behnam April 26th 2010 Hi Sahand, How are things? I hope you are happy and healthy. Thank you for friendly reply. Thank you once more for producing such great topics. I love them very much. I promise to write about it as soon as I can take time to do. I personally write neither formally nor informally. I am not familiar with them. That is why I write in my own way! :):):):) Would you mind telling me more about formal and informal language? I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best, Behnam, 26 April 2010

behnam April 26th 2010 Hi Kamelia, How are you keeping? I hope you are fine. Thanks for your nice posts. I really love your posts. They are instructive. I learn a lot through reading your posts. I am writing this short message to greet you. I will write a report on my IELTS speaking class soon. I will also write about cheating at exams & cheats as soon as I can. (Shame on all cheats!) Hope to hear from you. All the best, Behnam, 26 April 2010

Darioush April 26th 2010 Dear Friends, Casey Jones retold by S. E. Schlosser Casey Jones, that heroic railroad engineer of the Cannonball, was known as the man who always brought the train in on time. He would blow the whistle so it started off soft but would increase to a wail louder than a banshee before dying off. Got so as people would recognize that whistle and know when Casey was driving past. April 29, 1900, Casey brought the Cannonball into Memphis dead on time. As he was leaving, he found out one of the other engineers was sick and unable to make his run. So Casey volunteered to help out his friend. He pulled the train out of the station about eleven p.m., an hour and thirty-five minutes late. Casey was determined to make up the time. As soon as he could, he highballed out of Memphis (highballing means to go very fast and take a lot of risks to get where your headed) and started making up for lost time. About four a.m., when he had nearly made up all the time on the run, Casey rounded a corner near Vaughin, Mississippi and saw a stalled freight train on the track. He shouted for his fireman to jump. The fireman made it out alive, but Casey Jones died in the wreck, one hand on the brake and one on the whistle chord. The Ballad of Casey Jones is still sung today.

Sincerely, Darioush

behnam April 26th 2010 Hi Kamelia, I have got some free time right now, so let me write something about cheats and cheating. I really hate cheating and cheats! Cheats make me sick. I believe cheats are some people with low level of self-esteem. There is no different between cheating at exam, at a game, at a competition, at with cheating on somebody. All are the same! There is no difference between cheating to get a good mark, to get one billion Dollars, or to win an election, or even to get only one Dollar! All are the same! Do you know why they are all the same? They are the same, because the action (cheating) comes from the same mind (source). A cheat will cheat, it doesn't matter what and when. Cheating at an exam shows that they are capable of cheating! They have got talent for cheating! This is important. A thief is a thief whether they steal a pen or they rob a bank! Why? Because tendency is the same. There is a tendency for them to steal! Therefore, in Islam, it is the same if someone steals a pen or robs a bank. I personally believe this rule can be followed(can be applied)when it comes to judging about cheat and cheating! Dear Kamelia, cheats can't be successful, and cheating doesn't work at all. This is one of the main laws of the entire universe! I prefer dying to cheating! If a student of mine cheated, I would give him Zero without any hesitation. If a student of mine found a problem difficult and asked me for help, I would help them to solve. In many cases, I gave them the answer, BUT God forbid if I understood, realised, got in any ways that someone wanted to cheat or cheated. In this case, a big Zero was waiting for them, and I don't care about what was going to happen to me after that! Some students even threatened me, BUT 'BEHNAM badi nist ke az in bida belarzad'!:):):):) There are a lot of negative signals in cheating. A cheat assumes, considers, thinks, supposes that people can be easily fooled. There are nothing, but their philosophies are dangerous! Therefore, cheats should be removed from all places, particularly from universities! :):):):) I have to leave right now. I have no time to check, forgive me for making many mistakes.

I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 26 April 2010

Bluegreen April 26th 2010 Dear Behnam,

Hellooo there. How are you doing? How's everything with you at work? Oh I read that you're so busy, take some time for yourself dear, I really wish you luck. Thank you so much for reading my post and replying to that in such a nice way, I really appreciate it. As you may know, writing here to our friends and especially to you makes me feel better, I was talking to Shanar after class, just some houres before this and she told me that she had suffered from the yesterday's happenings too, and she told me that she'd gone out walking alone by herself just for making her mind calm! Well I told her that I did something better yesterday, I just came here and wrote to Dear Behnam about it so I felt really better after that because I had ACTUALLY talked about my problem to a friend! Well, your answer to my questions is quite fair, thanks for stating your opinion, we're actually on the same track but you know what? When you just see people around cheating and then getting the best grades and then they're happy about it!(under ILLUSION) then you just can't help getting furious! Isn't that true?! Well, I've never cheated, never ever, I had this agreement with myself that even if I was going to fail a test I don't do that! That was my moto and it still is! But you know, yesterday I shouted outloud that if that's the case I'M GONNA DO THE SAME!! LOOOOL Haha, I know that I won't! But it was just my feeling! Here's another opinion, I think professors are acting like statues there! Just walking with high heels and glamorous suits, doing nothing! So what are they there for? I could really see some students even talking out loud and then the professor was just looking for something in his pocket !!!!! Oh god, what am I saying? Maybe I'm complaining much and that's the way it is! Thank you so much for making time and writing to me, although you've got a lot to do. Waiting impatiently to read from you,

Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen April 26th 2010 Dear Marina and Dear Rosa,

Hi there. How are you two? How is everything going on aorund you these days? I really wish you greaking advantage from at days. This post is just to let you know that I've terribly missed you and your nice posts, and I really regret not taking advantage from the days we used to write to each other LOOOL But seriously, please girls, make some time to catch here too, your posts were wonderful and inspiring and I think your existance is needed here urgently!! :) Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

sahand April 26th 2010 Hi Behnam What's up ? Formal and Informal writing has a long long story. I suggest you to ask for help from a literature teacher cuz' I don't know much about them. I'll give you some easy tasks to study first, so to break you in gradually to the new kind of works. It will help you to find out the differences of formal versus informal texts. Leave me your e-mail address to attach the file. Sincerely' Sahand

behnam April 26th 2010

Kamelia,....Behnam bidi nist ka ba in bada belarzad!!! Chi neveshtam man!!!! Oh my God...:):):):):) Lots of big mistakes! Ashi ke sari pokhte beshe bi maze mishe! Mesle ghormesabzi ke ja nayoftade bashe. LOOOOL Sorry for mistakes. All the best, Behnam, 26 April 2010

behnam April 26th 2010 Hi Sahand, Thanks for response. It will make me happy if I see your emails at behrampednam@yahoo.com Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 26 April 2010

January April 26th 2010 Dear Kamelia, How are you? How is everything going on? I knew that you had two exams recently, I hope that you will get satisfied results. I just wanted to say; forget about them and concentrate on the coming tasks. No one can change what already happened! I am sure you studied hard and did all what you were able to do, so you did your job and the rest leave it for God. Dear that was OK I have no problem at all. It was just a misunderstanding and that usually happens. About movies, you are absolutely right it can improve our English a lot. For me, watching movies depends to a great extent on my mood : ) , but I like to watch some shows like Opera and Doctors. Honey, I'm not upset at all and I understand your both situation. I noticed that you were trying to make sure that I'm not as I said by different questions till Behnam say it frankly. I do not see it as a big deal, it doesn't matter at all for me but I have a strong feeling that you have other strong reasons made you think like that ; ) if there is, is it possible to know? That is up to you, you don't have to answer. My friend you really surprised me; your talk is much bigger than you. I read your recommendations regarding the decision of choosing the life partner. You have quit good experience in life for your age. What is the average age in Iran for marriage I mean for ladies?

I hope you successful life Have great times Wish to read from you ASAP (as soon as possible ) Regards; Maya 26 April 2010

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January April 26th 2010 Dear Behnam, How are you? I hope everything is going OK with you I forgot that all, you don't have to be sorry that's OK. Actually I didn't get upset but I was just practicing my English in case of becoming angry ;)) : )) Thank you so much for your post and nice words. If that is your opinion on me, I do appreciate that a lot. Correction: I meant Oman Gulf in my talking about my town not Arabian Gulf I always mix between them, sorry for my poor geographical information. Have great times Hope to read from you soon

January April 26th 2010 Dear, Ghazal How are you? Hope that you are doing well in your studies and having nice times Thank you very much dear for your post. So you are classmates!! Very nice Great! we have three students in English literature, we are lucky! We'll benefit a lot ; ) Dear, I'm fresh graduate in chemical & process engineering. I know that seems strange somehow because usually chemical engineering and process engineering are studied as different specialism. Anyway that is the case in our university (Sultan Qaboos University) in Muscat (Oman). I got my job and I'm having some training currently.

I liked your words about friendship so much, I hope we'll become good friends : ) Have nice times Hope to read from you soon Regards, Maya April 26, 2010

behnam April 27th 2010 Hi Maya, How are you doing? I hope you are in a very good mood. Thanks a million for your wonderful posts. They have made this thread as a beautiful garden. Your English is excellent - I'm not exaggerating. Would you please let me how did you learn the English language? How long have you been learning it? Another question and a dangerous one, since I'm sure Iranian ladies will kill me if they get me - but anyway, I have to ask: What is the main reason of the kindness of Arab ladies? Dear Maya, I'm not a politician and I dislike speaking about politics, but if you insist on writing Persian Golf as Arab Golf I will write that when Iran was an an empire there was no Iraq, no Oman, no Bahrain, no ...(put almost all Arab countries after this no). Thanks to Islam and of course thanks to the holy Koran there is something about Arab people in the history of human beings. However, I respect all people in the world. I would like to repeat my sentence again: If you insist on calling Persian Golf as Arab Golf, I will call your country as a small city of Iran. I can prove what I'm claiming, but you have nothing to rely on! We are brothers and sisters as God has said in the Holy Koran, but if people in the world speak with another language, we Iranian have to say that: Hey people, the world completely is for Iran! Yes, it is. However, we are some polite people with a great civilization. When people in other lands were living on trees, naked and hairy, Iranian people had cities, governments, law, rule, civilization. Were have they own gone then? That is another story. Just go and visit western museums and you will see how many ancient things from Iran were stolen and are kept there!!! I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best, Behnam, 27 April 2010

nsl87 April 27th 2010 hi behnam, I knew this site and you yesterday.I very happy that I could find this site.I always like to speak english to some body.I hope that I can improve my english with speaking with you and other frends. I want to say something about Persian gulf. I think maya calls it Arabic gulf because she heard it alot in theire tv and news.this gulf is Persian gulf for a long time.It is not for these days. she can understand it whth a few searchs.Calling it Arabic has just political reason. If I have some mistake I will be happy, you say to me. I am looking forward to hearing from you as soon as possible. your sincerely, star

behnam April 27th 2010 Hi Star, Thank you for coming in. Thank you for putting message in this thread. Thank you once again for joining us. Your English is very good, but there is still room for improvement. About the Golf, I should say I am not a politician and I dislike politics. However, it doesn't mean that I know nothing about the world, the history of human beings, people, races, and some information about humanities. I respect all people in the world, IF and only if there is a mutual respect. I personally believe the Earth belongs to all creatures and human beings as well. The borders between counties are just because of selfishness and some destructive emotions of human. God has created all creatures and the closest people to God are who care about his rules and rights. Once I wrote something about Rainbow. I wrote name of some Iranian scientists who have studied on Rainbow hundreds years ago. In particular, I wrote that 'Aboo Ali Sina is one of the first Iranian scientist who has studied on Rainbow..'. A close friend of mine who I respect a lot said that he was Arab not Iranian!!! The reason was that they had read in their history books that Aboo Ali Sina was Arab!

To be honest, I don't care about Aboo Ali Sina and other people. I personally believe what we have got at the moment counts not what we had got in the past! "Daram daram hesab ast, dashtam dashtam na!" However, some people like speaking about some famous heroes, athletes, scientists, etc. as if speaking about some important people make them important. I hate it. Some people worry about their culture, civilization, history, etc. they start stealing other cultures and changing the name of things. That's OK. But reason with me! "Hatoo borhanakom in kontom sadeghun". It is crystal clear for me what is going on in the world of politics. There were a very good, successful family in a village. The member of family used to share duties with each other. They used to respect each other, and people used to respect them. They were successful in terms of all factors of success. Everything was OK. There were health, wealth, happiness, prosperity, and success. Some people felt jealous of this family. They tried their best to destroy this family. Jealousy is the biggest enemy of human beings, anyway, they finally spoke to brides: You are so miserable. You work a lot and gain nothing. You aren't free,etc. In the evening when grooms came home, brides started nagging: What the hell is this life? We are such miserable couples. Other couples are happy, but we are sad, etc. Boys couldn't convince them, they went to the father: We must get separated. We aren't as successful as others. The man couldn't convince the boys and brides. Finally the family broke up. There were several families, made up them. To make it short, all became some miserable people in the village. All the best, Behnam, 27 April 2010

behnam April 27th 2010 Dear Star, sorry. I couldn't finish the story in a proper way, just because of some problems. YES your guess is true. ISLAM is the family in this village. Think of humanity. Forget borders. All the best, Behnam, 27 April 2010

Bluegreen April 27th 2010 Dear Maya,

Hi there. How are you? How's your work going on? I wish you successful days. Dear Friend, it is so nice of you to read my posts and then answer them as soon as you can actually that shows your attention toward me and our other friends. Well yes, I had two exams, had I mentiones them in my posts? Oh god i can't remember, there must be something wrong with my short-term memory :)) well, they were not bad, actually so-so! Thanks for praying for me, well I did my best in studying actually I did all I could do the rest is upon god !(we say) Oh so like Opera Winfery's shows right? That is wonderful girl, I like them too, you get to know alot of things from them,I like her, I really like the way she retorts and that means that she's such a smart and knowledgable lady! And ofcourse she's got a good sense of humor which is really rare among women in her class ! Had you seen the one that she went to a really underdeveloped community in Texas? I mean the one that all the memberes were supposed to marry to each other! That was such a shocking matter, wasn't it? Unfortunatly I dont get to watch it right here in dormitory but I try to check it out from other friend's point of views LOOOL Dear Maya, you asked me about the marriage age in Iran for girls and I should say that I dn't know much about it but I think the rate's getting higher and nowadays it's 25, 26 ! I think so, I think you'd better ask Dear Behnam he's more aware than me, well he is a young but sophisticated man and he's information is up to date! Dear Maya thanks for your compliment, but seriously I'm not the way you described me, I'm more playful, tomboy, and a little bit studious just this LOOOOL :)):)) Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, kamelia

nsl87 April 27th 2010 Hi behnam Thank you for your comment.I think you are a knowledgeable and open minded person. I have two questions, I you would like answer them. What is your field? Did you go to english class or learn it individully?

I wish I can learn many think from all freinds. Sincerely star

nsl87 April 27th 2010 sorry, there is a mistake I wrote: If you would like, answer the question.

behnam April 27th 2010 Hi Star, I am afraid today was a bad day for me, so I could not focus on my tasks properly. I did not reply to your post as I used to did. I hope you will forgive me. Welcome to this thread. I hope we will help each other to improve our language skills. My Field is Physics, and I love my career. It is an interesting subject. It concerns the forces in the universe and laws among them. In other words, physics is the language of the universe. If you would like to make a conversation with the universe you should learn this language. :):):) I love the English language very much. I have been practising it for yours. However, I am dissatisfied with my English. I am taking part in an English course. I hope to improve my language skills. Dear Star, you have not written anything about yourself. Would you mind introducing yourself to us? Could you possibly give us a little bit more information about yourself? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 27 April 2010

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January April 27th 2010 Hello Behnam, How is everything? Hope that everything is going well

Thanks for everything. I wasn't concentrating on English learning that much, I don't know actually I think some basics from school and in the university for one semester (foundation). That semester was very intensive we learnt a lot. There were 6 levels, you do a test firstly to know your level. I started from level 4 where each level takes 2 months to be passed. Then from my study, we were reading and writing a lot for some small projects especially in the final year since we were preparing for the final year project. Now at work as well I have to read so many things related to work till I get boring! I think reading and listening are the most effective ways. About the kindness of Arab ladies, are you sure about that? Are they really well-known as kind ladies or it is just your own opinion? ; ) Well, that's a gift from God and it's only one among many gifts that make Arab ladies different!! ; )) I hope that you'll get out of that safely : )) : ))

About the Gulf, Oh my God I never thought that's gonna hurt your feelings. Actually I didn't insist on anything, that what we have learnt since school days. Honestly, I knew recently that some call it Persian Gulf as well. I should admit that my knowledge in this area is not that good and I don't want to talk in something I'm not sure about. What I know that territorial waters for every country is already specified, so the name will not change anything it is just a name!!

You were talking about the empire, dear nobody can deny that at all. It was one of the strongest if not the strongest empire on the earth by all standards. That is well known to all and we as Arab and Muslims feel proud that such a country is an Islamic country. You said lot of dangerous sentences but I prefer not to comment on them. Anyway, we'll agree on that we are brothers and sisters and remember that one day we were all in one country; the Islamic country. Remember also that there were lot of great civilizations that had gone!! Nothing remained but memories and some archaeological features. I have to end this talking right now, have nice times Hope to read from you Regards, Maya 27 April 2010

metzean April 28th 2010 Dear Behnam, How is the IESL class , I think this class in more than an amusment for you. as your

English is more deeper than IESL class. Dear Behnam ,I don't know what the relation of physic and love is , physic is solid and love is spiritual ,so you can't get the love through physic , physic speak about cause and affect ,but love has not any reason . I want to say that cause and affect is a law ,but love does not observed with any law and is not logic, we have an idiom that say , goat should be satisfied with his own grass . look at a boy who is crazy fallen in love with a girl , what is that girl who is killing that boy , no reason you get when you meet that girl. So there is not any comment or law for love. So If you want to follow the love ,you should avoid physic ?! B.W Mohsen

metzean April 28th 2010 Dear kamelia, Hope you are fine and thanks for every things What I said about your characters is a true, I am serious, If you find a mate who fly with you, your dreams come true and a successful happy life is waiting for you. Thank for your help and your comments were really useful. my niece is working on it as a biggest project, they had 2 meetings till now ,and discussed many things to find the common point , in first step , I mean the appearance is confirmed with both sides . But for some terms the boys offered to my niece , I asked her to reply a negative answer to his proposal. I should cut it here , the shadow of my boos is on my shoulder . hope to hear from you. B.W Mohsen

Bluegreen April 28th 2010 Dear Mohsen,

Hello there.How are you? How's everything with you? I hope you didn't get into any trouble while writing here, did you? Dear Friend, thank you so much for whatever nice thing you told me, well sometimes this big manner(if we can call it) makes some troubles for me LOOOOL as these days one of them happened and however I try to make that friend convinced that I really didn't mean

to advise you or to act like a teacher for you the one doesn't believe me! Poor me:(:(:( Dear Mohsen, I really don't know about the situation but I'm sure that your niece is so lucky to have you as an uncle because you are a great help to her, I really wish her luck, Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

nsl87 April 28th 2010 Hi Behnam Thank you for replying. Iam university student. I finish my education 2 month later. I want to continue education in business managment. I have been going to english class for two years. Regards STAR

January April 28th 2010 Dear Kamelia, How are you friend? How is the dormitory? I hope everything is going perfectly with you Thanks a lot for your posts. Yes actually I like her way ( I mean Opera) of conversation so much. It is really interesting and informative at the same time. No actually I didn't see that one, I have to. Oh my God it is really a shocking matter!! Thank God for Islam. You reminded me about dormitories, I lived in a dormitory and there were lot of stupid rules. How is it going with you? Dear, I think being playful or tomboy doesn't conflict at all with being studious, informative and having good experience in life. That is even much better of being so serious! Enjoy your life ; ) Have a nice day

Looking forward reading from you ASAP Regards, Maya 28 April 2010

nsl87 April 29th 2010 hi Behnam How are you? I have quetions again:) Are you satisfied with your IELTS class. Is it useful for you? I want to go to this class.I like to know more things about it. I hope you are not tired with my questions. looking forward to hearing from you very soon.

Bluegreen April 29th 2010 Dear Maya,

Hi. How are you? I hope that everything's alright with you. I was writing to you then suddenly the browser closed all the pages and I totally forgot what I was saying so I have to begin from the first. Dear, I think I'm getting along with the university and ofcourse the stupid rules here, well it is DIFFICULT but I'm just trying! Thanks for offering sympathy :) Here, I'm living with 5 other girls from different cities of Khorasan province in a room, thank god that the roommates are really nice and humorous,well sometimes conflicts happen! what can we do?! And it is just four years(I'm trying to soothe the pain) LOOOOL Let's stop talking about difficulties, Dear Maya, I just checked The Sultan qabous university on the internet and it was really nice I tired to have access to the E-Library but it wasn't availible I don't know why! But all in all, it was really nice to check out the university with different faculties and of course facilities, but tell you what, most of the universities design their website based on

the ideals, so I wanted to ask you something, is everything in your universty as ideal as it seemed there on the website? Dear Maya, here's another question I want you to write about, what kind of dorm's rules you call stupid? Would you mind writing about them to me? Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, kamelia

Bluegreen April 29th 2010 Dear Behnam,

Hiii. How are you? Seems like you're having busy days right? I wish you success by all means :) Honey, it's been a while since you haven't written to me and I really wonder if you've forgotten me! Poor Kamelia! Dear friend, this post is just to let you know what I've missed your nice posts to me and I really wish to hear from you so soon, Oh and something else, I heard about the book fair in Tehran, is the beginning day on 15th or Ordibehesht? And where is the location? Next week, most of my classmates are planning to check there out and even some professors advised this! Now another questions about your classes, how are they going on? How are your homeworks? Are you managing to do them all?(khoda behet sabr bede manam in doreha ro gozarundam) LOOOOL Waiting to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

behnam April 30th 2010

Hi Sahand, So many thanks for email. It was useful. Thank you very much. Sahand, you should know I am practising English in order to get IELTS certificate. Therefore, I have to practise writing formally. However, you are absolutely right, it is better to learn informal words like slang word and expression to communicate with people in streets, supermarkets, chat rooms, etc. This is another goal, but I don't think it is good idea to mix this goal with the other one. Even in texting by using my mobile phone, I usually try to try formally, although it is more expensive and more difficult than informal way of texting. I am doing it to make myself avoid confusing and mixing two ways of writing. Thank you for producing some interesting topics. I am writing my own opinion about your interesting topics.

1. Single-sex education or co-education I believe in primary schools and at universities coeducational system achieve better results. However, in secondary schools and high schools the result is disappointing. There are several reasons, but one of the main reasons is different emotional and physical growth rate between boys and girls. 2. Women working out side. I have already written about this topic. I personally agree with some jobs and work places. However, there are some jobs and some work places I strongly disagree with! 3. Which one effects more on our behaviors ? Nature or nurture ? In the first place, we should know that both of them are important, but if I had to choose one of them I would say nature is more significant than nurture. It is impossible to make a knife made of iron cut things like a knife made of steal, since there are some carbons in the structure of steal which make it capable of being sharp and hard. 4. Love marriage or arrange marriage ? I believe love marriage is much more successful than arrange marriage provided that people understand what love is! Every transitory feeling, which is common among young people, cannot be considered love, although there is a strong feeling of liking someone! Some people are used to romanticizing their feelings, but they are in danger of disappointing, because they often see what happened is not as good as they expected. Therefore, when it comes to marriage, wisdom, tolerance, self-awareness & awareness of the opposite sex desires, peace in mind and contentment are vitally important.

Thank you for reading. I hope to hear more from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 30 April 2010

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behnam April 30th 2010 Hi Star, How are you? I hope you are in a good mood. Thank you very much for the reply. Star, to be honest with you, you came in this thread while I was arguing with Maya from Oman, so I could ask you some questions I used to did. You are expected to answer these questions: 1) What is your name? 2) Where are you from? 3) What do you do? 4) How old are you? 5) Your marital status? 6) Gender? Those questions may make you laugh, but they help people to imagine you and your personality. I was wondering if you would like to answer them. My IELTS class is fantastic. The teacher is perfect. He is an inspiring teacher. The students are highly motivated. I am totally satisfied with the class. You should know, there are four skills classes; writing, reading, listening, and speaking. This month, I am taking part in speaking class. It is great! I can safely say that is what I have always wanted! I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 30 April 2010

January April 30th 2010 Hi Kamelia, How are you dear? How is everything? I Hope that you are full of pleasure and happiness

Thank you so much for you nice posts. It is really nice from you to visit SQU website and try to get more information about the university. Dear, the dormitory in SQU wasn't that bad. It was really very nice, I miss it sometimes. There were lot of facilities for students, we were lucky; every student has its own room except first year students, like you : )). The rules I meant were related to permissions for going out and when we have to sign every night at 9 pm (that we are in the dormitory) and such things. All what you have read in the website is right. It is very huge university with all modern facilities and you'll be even more surprised if you visit it one day. Dear, nothing is perfect; ideality is impossible but we always try to reach it. About the E-Library, I think most of the services there is available for SQU's staff and students only. Sorry for that. Looking forward reading from you so soon Regards, Maya April 30 2010

behnam April 30th 2010 Ah,...I could not ask you some questions I used to did. Sorry for making some mistakes. All the best, Behnam, 30 April 2010

metzean April 30th 2010 Dear Gazal, Are you living in dormitory ,how many friends do you have ? do you have problems with other girls from different states? What do you thing about marriage ,have you made any decision in this case ? My idea is that after going to the university it is time of marriage. Yes I am not single ,I popped the question and I got married after I finished military service proid , now she is my wife and I think she is better than me when I compare her with myself in all ways. Thanks God. B.W, Mohsen

shanar April 30th 2010 Dear darioush hiiiiii.how are you man ? what's up? I hope you are fine and healthy. thanks for your nice storys that you share with us. I realy love storys. actually the storys that you write here. A few day's ago i read a short story that was written by gabriel garcia marquez.The name was a very old man with enormouse wings. (do you read it before?? ). but i coudn't get the main lesson of that. I wanna ask you may i put it in your thread then you explain about it and all the things that you get from ?plz because i know that you can help me. forgive me but i have another request.you know dear i wanna go to tehran(book's exposition) in order to buy some necessary books and beside them some story books.please help me and introduce some good and useful books that you read and know about them.no matter english or persian(or fingilish :)) )but for me english is better.it could be in different cases and subjects : short storys,novels,poems,etc. I'm so sorry if i bother you with too much request looooool. I'm waiting to read from you soon respectfully shanar ;)

shanar April 30th 2010 Dear behnam

Hi man.How are you?I hope you are fine and healthy and I wish for you that god gives you every good things in the world :) by this post i wanna to say that after a long time i come here to write. Last month, was a hard , doleful... month for me.because of many things.These days, I exactly miss my family and i miss my mom very very much. I need to talk with my mOm because she is the only person that could calm me. Actualy i'm a strong person and nothing can make me tired and sad but some time ,some

people with their actions and theri treats made me angry and sad. But at first i have my god and then my family and some good friends like you that help me forget bad things.(ohhhhhhhhh what i say!!! come on shanar what do you do with these negative waves???!!!!). Thanks because of this place that you make it .You and your writing ,all friends are here,give me assurance and recall me that i must be happy and enjoyed my life and recall me to FORGET BAD THINGS AND THINK ABOUT GOOD THINGS IN THE WOELD AND REMEMBER THIS SENTENCE THAT NICE GUYS( BECAUSE OF THEIR NICE PERSONALITY) JUST RECALL NICE THINGS AND NICE WORK THAT PEOPLE DO FOR THEM).(che nice to nice shodaa !!!!!!!)come on shanar what a good sentence you say!! do you ever say such a things in your life ??woooooooooowwwwwwwwww it's clear girl neverrrrrrrrr:)). Oh it was near i forget to say it.come oonnn man !!!!!!!! introduce a new subject to challenge and discuss about it . Excuse me if my post is not well and full of mistake because i write it fast I am waiting to read from you soon *HAVE A NICE TIME* respectfully shanar ;)

mahla April 30th 2010 hi my name is mahla. i am 19 . i am studing civil engineering .

Bluegreen April 30th 2010 Dear Shanar,

Hello there dear strong friend :)):)). How are you? How's everything going on? How about your anger? Have you overcome that?:)):))

Oh my goodness, believe it or not but I had NEVER EVER senn you like that! I think the professor and students might have done such a disasterous action that made this big mountain of calmness like that :)):))=)) Dear Shanar, please be patient and thank god that we weren't decreased till 16 or sth! Because some of the girls like Laleh, although the paper was corrected by F-word got nearly 16 ! And that's terrible! Honey, how was the swimming pool in Azadshar? I couldn't come I was busy, and that's a real misfortune, I think you'd gone with Fateme and Elham, right? Didn't the first one try to kill you in that two meters depth?:)):)) Dear shanar, I see that you're busy writing to our other friends like Dear Behnam or Dear Dariush but unfortunatly not to me! so how come? I should try to firgure out this friendship foundation one more time :)):)):))

waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

shanar April 30th 2010 Dear friends hello Last night i read an article that was about "how to forget the past and bad things". Because it was useful i wanna share it with you. There are seven steps.now i write them for you. 1.Accept that it happened. It's not the easiest thing to do, but it will help you get on your way. The past is a part of your life now, but it is not the most important part. Accept the fact that it can no longer be changed in anyway. 2.Change your cognition to not feel as bad about what happened, and decrease anxiety that triggers going back to the past; for example, if you were embarrassed, tell yourself don't worry, everyone gets embarrassed; various relaxation methods will decrease anxiety which can trigger bad memories.

3.Live in the present. This one is kind of hard, as well, since the present is easy to take for granted. Know that by constantly using your present time wisely, you are constantly making a better past for yourself. 4.Learn from it. Something good always comes out of anything, even if it is a very bad experience. Find the lesson involved and try not to make the same mistake twice. 5.Forgive yourself or the ones that have hurt you. Cut some slack to others and yourself. Nobody asks to be given a bad memory. People are not perfect. Everyone is prone to make mistakes. That's how people are. And the only way to really move on from a bad experience is to forgive the people involved. 6.If all of the above don't help, then maybe try some journaling in a diary, or journal. But be specific about what's bothering you. and the last one: Just forgive them for what ever they have done and dont ever be sad they are too human and thus make mistakes just look for hopes because ""fear can hold you as a prisoner and hope can set you free""" dear behnam is it okay that i share useful article with you and other and put them here? All the best shanar;)

behnam April 30th 2010 Hi Shanar, How are things? I hope all is well with you. Thank you for writing to me. your posts are great. Dear Shanar, thank you for sharing those tips with us. I personally can easily forgive people who hurt me. I forget the matter and take it easy. Here is a question for you; I cannot forget sweet memories, and people's kindness towards me. I feel nostalgic about times in the past. On the one hand, I don't want to forget these sweet memories. On the other hand, those make me have mixed feelings. What should I do? What should I do with some happy memories? Oh my God, this is the

first time that Behnam doesn't know how to describe his feeling! We cannot forget the past. We get used to living! Human beings cannot forget the past, because the past is a part of their lives! Anyway, I don't know what to write. I just wanted to thank you for your useful file. It was interesting. Being human being means facing with a lot of difficulties! Only God can give us peace in mind. Nothing else can help us with forgetting the past, either there are some happy memories or some sad events. We never can forget happy memories, or people who have affected our lives, the only thing we can do is getting used to living with these facts. I dislike to be a human being. It isn't my choice. I dislike understanding the world. I prefer knowing nothing. Oh, it is difficult. Oh God, how difficult it is! I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 30 April 2010

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Marina1 April 30th 2010 Dearest friend Behnam, How are you dear friend??? how is it going???? I've missed all of you so much. Don't think, even for a moment that Marina doesn't follow this place. Marina always here with her eyes, mind and heart. No body can forget sweet memories. They affect on our life , positively so why should we forget them??? Let's keep them in both minds and hearts, because they will light our ways forever. I'm here again...... :) Marina.

May 2010

Bluegreen May 1st 2010 Dear Marina,

Oh my goooood! You're back again!!! I can't believe this! You can't even imagine how much happy I got when just seeing your post! Thank god, I though some big troubles might have happened for you and the idea of losing you just came to my mind :( Honey, to control my exploding emotions I shall say that I warmly want to welcome you on my behalf and that is really heartwarming to have you again here, Oh my god, I think I messed up the whole post I was so surprised I'm sorry :)):)) Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

shanar May 1st 2010 Dear kamelia

Hi my friend . How are you ? What are you doing these days? I hope you are fine and full of energy as much as before. Oh honey because i see you every day ,so i didn't write here for you but it doesn't mean that i forget you or the things like that. You are my best friend in this strange city . You and other friends like hedye, malihe give me assurance, because in this city with this people , beside you, I feel confortable . Maybe the reason is we are from a same city and our attitude, our thinking and acting and many things that related to our city is same .So we can savvy each other. Dear kamelia , about swimming: samira and i went to azadshahr and after many investigating we found it . We went inside and guss what happened?? I didn't say it today when we was together , because i wanted to write it here , then you know about our swimming.

Oh baby it was very very exciting . we plunged to water and swimming and it was very funny ;) but the things that i told was in MY MIND AND MY DREAM :( . You know why? Because when we went inside. There was a women .She said (with a rude tune :( ) this place is for worker of water and electricity organisation (karmandan va kargarane mohtarame ab o bargh) . and again poor shanar :(( But, be happy . We found another place that we can go and swimming here.It's for university students. It was all the things that i wanted to write for you loooool *HAVE NICE TIME* respectfully shanar ;)

shanar May 1st 2010 The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean-the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face. Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away. I don't know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day. Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is is you plan to do With your one wild and precious life?

Mary Oliver

shanar May 1st 2010 Dear ghazal Hi honey. How are you? How are you going? I hope you are fine and healthy. Actualy by this post i just wanted to say that i realy miss you and absolutly i miss your poems that you put here and share it with us. Come ooonnnnnnnnnnn !!!!!! . Do you remember that when a new member coming here you put for h/she a nice and beautiful poem, but you didn't do this fot me, and didn't put any poem for me :( . Come on girl!!!!!!! I'm waiting for your poems . *HAVE A NICE TIME* All the best shanar ;)

Marina1 May 1st 2010 Hi my dear & great friend Kami, How are you great friend with golden heart? Let's shake hands then hug each other. Let me kiss you two kisses on your cheeks. I've really missed all of you a lot! I'm ashamed because of my absence recently, but there are many hard reasons which God only know my patience in treating with them. I even tried to be far from lots of friends, dear Behnam is one of them. I needed to be alone. All in all, please forgive me & don't take what I did to your heart :-). Thanks too much for your kindness & affection in welcoming me, it shows your love in one hand, & how rich I am in the other one! God keep us for each other & keep our friendship. I'll be active & write about lots of topics soon. In my writing now I wanted you to know your value in my heart & how much I'm thankful that you are a friend of mine. THANK YOU :-) I hope to read from you soon :-)

Marina.

behnam May 1st 2010 Welcome Marina the great! Oh my God. I can't believe it. Do my eyes deceive me? I don't know how to describe my feeling right now. You made me extremely happy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Will you write regularly? Really? Oh, this is a great happiness. Thank God! There are two main elements which make a garden look beautiful and alive; flower and nightingale! Their lives are tied together secretly. They may don't know themselves, but as soon as one of them leave the garden the other one will die! Thank you again for coming back. It was a great gift. I hope to hear more from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 1 May 2010

behnam May 1st 2010 Hi kamelia, How are things? I hope you are fine. Thank you for posting some interesting posts. I really love your posts. I was actually snowed under a lot of duties. So sorry I kept you waiting for the reply. I was pressed for time. That is very humble of you to praise me for my posts. You are my teacher, so I am taking exam actually! You are going to come Tehran! Fantastic! Wonderful. I am surprised. I am waiting here to welcome you. I am counting down to meet you in Tehran International Book Exhibition. It will start from 5th May (15 Ordibehesht) and will last 1o days. It will take place in Mosalla which is a well-known place in Tehran. I hope to meet you in Tehran. I hope so. All the best, Behnam, 1 May 2010

behnam May 1st 2010 Hi Mohsen, How are you? I hope you are happy and healthy. Thank you for your great friendship. My English is not that good. That is very kind of you to give me hope. Poor Physicists! They know nothing about love! However, I believe love is only understandable by people who know physics! :):):):):) I am only joking. Sorry I am late, but I was really busy, and was in no mood for writing. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 1 May 2010

behnam May 1st 2010 Hi Mahla, Thank you for putting message and welcome to this thread. We are some English learners and we are practising English trough writing to each other and reading posts. Thank you for joining us. Would you possibly tell us a little bit more about yourself? I am looking forwards to hearing from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 1 May 2010

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sahand May 1st 2010 Hi Behnam I can see some misprints in you comment :D You've made a mistake twice. (Practice*_system achieves or systems achieve*) And my idea about questions:

1. Co-educational school makes competition between students. We can enclose results of these two systems for comparison. It's crystal clear. Students in Iran doesn't fall through anything, but what about students abroad ? 2. I strongly disagree with "women working outdoors" (I don't know the reason :D) 3. Yeah ... both of them are important. Nurture is more ! 4. Love itself in Not enough. On the other hand, arrange marriages can't guarantee anything so ... Somewhere between. Hope to read from you soon Sincerely; Sahand

behnam May 2nd 2010 Hi Sahand, Thank you for both correcting and your post. An 's' is left actually. :):):):), so it must be '...coeducational system achieve better results.' I frequently make this mistake, because it is quite difficult for me to notice to the adaptation between subject and verb. I am not sure about using 'adaptation' for this purpose. I know there is a special phrase which is very common in grammar, but unfortunately my memory doesn't serve me now. I hope you will get it. As a man, I understand why you disagree with women working outdoors. However, you know the reasons, but you maybe prefer not to speak about them. Come on zealous man! Are you originally from Azerbaijan? :):):):) LOL About number 3, I respect your view, but do you think it is possible to make a crow white by washing? I don't think so! :):):) Today is Teacher's Day in Iran. I'd like to take this opportunity to say 'Happy Teacher's Day' to all teachers in the world, in particular to all Iranian teachers, students, experts, lectures, professors, and all people who respect knowledge and wisdom! I hope to hear more from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 2 April 2010

behnam May 2nd 2010 Oh sorry, as a habit, I wrote '2 April 2010'. It must be '2 May 2010'! :):):) Well, it takes me a long time to get used to using 'May'! :):):):) So sorry, anyway. All the best, Behnam, 2 May 2010

shanar May 2nd 2010 dear behnam hi . how are you going? i hope ypu are fine and healthy. thanks for your post. actualy i'm agree tht we couldn't forget our past events either bad or good.actualy these events make our life and our memorabilia and after while when we came back and think about them , make us happy and it's mot important that there is some lesson in each event(bad our good) ,absolutly these experiences which we get .must be useful for us . however, by this post i wanna say you just one think and it is :

shanar May 2nd 2010 dear behnam hi . how are you going? i hope ypu are fine and healthy. thanks for your post. actualy i'm agree tht we couldn't forget our past events either bad or good.actualy these events make our life and our memorabilia and after while when we came back and think about them , make us happy and it's mot important that there is some lesson in each event(bad our good) ,absolutly these experiences which we get .must be useful for us . however, by this post i wanna say you just one think and it is :

shanar May 2nd 2010 dear behnam hi . how are you going? i hope ypu are fine and healthy.

thanks for your post. actualy i'm agree tht we couldn't forget our past events either bad or good.actualy these events make our life and our memorabilia and after while when we came back and think about them , make us happy and it's mot important that there is some lesson in each event(bad our good) ,absolutly these experiences which we get .must be useful for us . however, by this post i wanna say you just one think and it is :

metzean May 2nd 2010 Dear Kamelia, Do you believe in dream, I had a dream last night, I was with a gangs ,they had a plan ,a conspiracy and finally they killed a young person . I was accused of murderer , but I was acquitted . I feel guilty today , I feel I deprived the man who wanted to marry my niece . I made a sin , to encouraged my niece to reject this proposal. Dear Kamelia, do you have dream at night? Are they any kind of effect on future? B.W Mohsen

shanar May 2nd 2010 *HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY * RESPECTFULLY shanar ;)

nsl87 May 2nd 2010 hi behnam How are you? I hope you have a good day. Do I have to answer all question????????????? I am from Iran.I am a 22 years old girl.As I said before I am university student. regards star

shanar May 2nd 2010 Dear friends Hi to all.I wanna put another article.It was realy interesting for me.I hope you enjoy it too. What does your sleep position reveal about your personality? Here are the six common sleeping positions and correlated personality traits and health implications, according to this study. Fetus position - A whopping 41% of participants sleep in this curled-up manner. Women are twice as likely to rest like this and it is listed as the most common position. These sleepers are said to have a tough exterior but are still sensitive and may appear to be shy but warm up quickly. Log position - If you sleep on your side with both arms down, you are a social, easygoing person who is trusting, sometimes to the point of being gullible. The study showed 15% of people sleep like a log. Yearner position - A close third is the side-lying position with both arms out in front of the body, with 13% of partipants sleeping like this. Yearners are noted to be open-minded and still cynical, suspicious, and stubborn about sticking to decisions once they are made. Soldier position - These sleepers lie on their backs with arms down and kept close to the body. This 8% study is said to be reserved, quiet, without fuss, and hold themselves and others to a high standard. Soldier sleepers have a higher likelihood for snoring due to the flat-back position, which may not cause them to wake up often but may result in a less restful night's sleep. Freefall position - Those people who lie on their bellies with arms under or wrapped around a pillow with head turned to the side, make up 7% of the population studied. Freefallers are brash, outgoing, and are very uncomfortable with criticism. Starfish position - Sleepers who lie on their backs with arms up near their head or the pillow account for 5% of participants. These people are good listeners, helpful, and are uncomfortable being the center of attention. People who sleep in starfish position are more likely to snore and to suffer from a poor night's sleep more often. If you think you are one of those people who move through all of these positions, that's not likely to really be the case. the research reveals most people stay in the same position all night and only 5% lay differently night by night. Also interesting is that the study

showed only one in ten people cover their bodies entirely with a blanket, with most people exposing an arm, leg, or both feet. " HAVE A NICE TIME* shanar ;)

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setayesh May 2nd 2010 Hello to everybody, As all of you know today is teacher's day. I'm here after a long time to congratulate this day to my friends here who are working as a part of educational system somehow like; Dears Behnam,Mortaza, Rosa&... . Happy Teacher's day To All Teachers Setayesh, 2 May 2010

sami May 2nd 2010 Hello Setayesh! How are you? I hope you are fine. Thank you for wishing a happy day for teachers, but to tell the truth I didnt know it was teachers day today. In fact, today is Mum's day in Spain, and yesterday it was Workers' day. Anyway, thank you so much! Have a nice day, Rosa, 2 May, 2010

nsl87 May 2nd 2010 hi shanar Thank you a lot for your article.It is intersting and enjoyable. I like this kind of article. I hope that you continue writing this kind of article. I wish we can be good freinds

Regards star

nsl87 May 2nd 2010 Hi Sami I wish a good day for you.Today is teachersday in Iran and mothers day in Spain and other country. many yers ago one of iarnian famous teacher and highbrows was kiled so Iranian call this day, teachers day. I wish we can be good friends. Regards star

shanar May 2nd 2010 Dear star Hi. How every things is going on with you? It's very exciting for me that you love this kind of articls and i'm so glad , because the article was useful and enjoyable for you . I promis you, to put these kind of interesting things as soon as i can lo0o0o0ol :) AND other things is that you are one of my friend right now .I wish we could have a good time ,and help to each other in every cases in order to boost in many cases, like good friends honey. I'm waitting to read from you soon * HAVE A NICE TIME * shanar ;)

ghazal May 2nd 2010 Dear Behnam how are you my friend? HAPPY TEACHER DAY

There is one hour interview on CNBC with Warren Buffet, the second richest man who has donated $31 billion to charity. Here are some very interesting aspects of his life: 1. He bought his first share of stock at age 11 and he now regrets that he started too late! 2. He bought a small farm at age 14 with savings from delivering newspapers. 3. He still lives in the same, small 3-bedroom house in midtown Omaha , that he bought after he got married 50 years ago. He says that he has everything he needs in that house. His house does not have a wall or a fence . 4. He drives his own car everywhere and does not have a driver or security people around him. 5. He never travels by private jet, although he owns the world's largest private jet company. 6. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 63 companies.He writes only one letter each year to the CEOs of these ompanies, giving them goals for the year. He never holds meetings or calls them on a regular basis. He has given his CEO's only two rules. Rule number 2: Do not forget rule number 1. . 7. He does not socialize with the high society crowd. His pastimeafter he gets home is to make himself some popcorn and watch television. 8. Bill Gates, the world's richest man, met him for the first time only 5 years ago. Bill Gates did not think he had anything in common with Warren Buffet. So, he had scheduled his meeting only for half hour. But when Gates met him, the meeting lasted for ten hours and Bill Gates became a devotee of Warren Buffet. 9. Warren Buffet does not carry a cell phone, nor has a omputer on his desk. His advice to young people: 'Stay away from credit cards and invest in yourself and remember: A. Money doesn't create man, but it is the man who created money. B. Live your life as simple as you are. C. Don't do what others say. Just listen to them, but do what makes you feel good. D. Don't go on brand name. Wear those things in which you feel comfortable. E. Don't waste your money on unnecessary things. Spend on those who really are in need.

F. After all, it's your life. Why give others the chance to rule your life?'

You are successfull person too so you tell me your rules in your life!!!!! SINCERELLY GHAZAL

Bluegreen May 2nd 2010 Dear Loveliest Marina on the whole planet,

How are you doing?How's everything with you?I really wish that difficulties faded away and you're doing all fine. You can't even imagine how much I've missed you, you can ask Dear Behnam if you can't believe me LOOOL but I can really feel some kind of inner love threads between me and this friendship with you because you really mean alot to me! Seriously, I mean there is no need to compliment! Sweet Marina, listen, I'm not mad at you and I think I haven't got the right to do that and I havne't taken it to my heart as you said, well hard things might happen to people and that's obviou, well because it is a natural rule of life,isn't it? if there are no difficlties then there are no missings, no love, no friendship,no adventure and simply no life! Right? I'm really glad that you're back, actually as you saw I couldn't control my feelings when I saw your post here, it was really amazing for me and this is forming like a habit in me whenever I see your post I just scream ! :)):)) (people in the computer's room simply know me LOOOOL) I was kidding! Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

ghazal May 2nd 2010 Hi Satar How are you ?welcome

I'm 18 years old and studing english lierature inferdowsi university. I hope you find good freinds here I wrote post for behnam,in that one exist interesting text please read and say me you idea about rules that the man have in his life. I hope see your post soon my new friend SINCERELLY GHAZAL

Bluegreen May 2nd 2010 Dear Shanar, Helloooo there. How are you? well from the point that I'm sitting I can straightly check you out :)):)) you are on the central row on the chairs writing something! Am I right?LOOOL Well, till the point you hadn't written to me this post I thought that you're becoming an evil bad-tempered gal, but as I read it... Come on girl! Everyone knows that you're one of the coolest girls I've ever met( mind Ghazal) but hey, I can really understand you because these days have been the most difficult the high pressured days of our living here,and I can really understand it! Oh about that swimming pool, you went with Samir? Oh come on! How could you tolerate this little sweet chatter box? She just talks all the time,anyways I was just joking she's sweet,isn't she? But sometimes she just acts like an apple polisher! Well you haven't perhaps been in any of their reading classes but I have, so in that way you could see how she keeps talking like that over and over again! well maybe it's uncounsciously! By the way, Malihe and Hedye are my confidants too! They are really supportive and helpful in all the times! ofcourse not to mention that you're one of them too! Honey I read your post about sleeping styles but I really don't know which am I ! I'm just rying to figure out that one! Keep in touch,

Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely,

Kamelia

Bluegreen May 2nd 2010 Dear star, Hello there. How are you doing? I really wish that you're enjoying your time. This is Kamelia. 19 years old studying English Literture and simply one of Shanar's classmates, I just wanted to welcome you,I wish you happy moments in this thread. Please stay in touch and do not hesitate to write to me. wish we become good friends, Sincerely, Kamelia

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ghazal May 2nd 2010 Dear mohsen thanks for your reply I?m living in dormitory ,in this place I have many friend Oh at first living in dormitory was hard for me because in my house I have private room and when I studied my mother gave me all things that I need but in dormitory I must have room with 6girls!!!!!And I must do all works!!!! But now I don?t have problem because I adopt myself and this was new experience for me and now I have new friends from different city. About marriage No I'm so young!!!! I hope you and your wife enjoy your life and have good time Best whishes for you GHAZAL

Bluegreen May 2nd 2010 Dear Mahla,

Hello there. How are you? How's everything going on with you? As I wrote to our new friend star, this is Kamelia and 19 years old just as you are! Maybe we're both in our first year of university,is it right? So, you're studying civil engineering, I like that and i wish you the best in your field of studying. Would you mind telling me where you study? And telling more about your university? I really wish that you be active like everyone here, and hope that we can become good friends. Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

ghazal May 2nd 2010 Dear Shanar I'm fine and hope you enjoy your life (in university with me!!!!) Oh sorry my friend Now I write for you poem,this poem is "love story" because I really love you(LOOOL)

Love Story Where do i begin To tell the story Of how great ful love can be The sweet love story That is older than the sea That sings the truth about the love she brings to me Where do i start With the first hello

She gave the meaning To this empty world of mine That never did Another love another time She came into my life And made a living fine She fills my heart With very special things With angel songs With wild imaginings She fills my soul With so much love That anywhere i go Im never lonely With her along who could be lonely I reach for her hand Its always there How long does it last Can love be measured by the hours in a day I have no answers no But this much i can say I know ill need her till this love song burn away And she;ll be there How long does it last Can love be measured by the hours in a day I have no answers no But this much i can say I know ill need her till this love song burn away And she'll be there SINCERELLY GHAZAL

Bluegreen May 2nd 2010 Dear Mohsen,

Hi there. How are you? How's the family doing? I really wish you lots of joy and

happiness. Dear Friend, that is so nice of you to write about your dream to me, well to be honest with you I have dreams all the nights of my life! Or I can say that I've dreamt in all nights! But this year I'm having much of them because I have such busy days and actually none of them but a handful of them have proved to be right and affective on my daily life! But tell you what, you are a rational young man( I don't know your age I just guess so but you musn't be odl) and if you've done something maybe you had reasons for them! Actually all of us at a certain time have something in mind and then decide upon them but then when time goes by we just say: nah! I shoudln;t have done that! But the BLAME in nonsense! well, if there are STILL choices and you can make the situation better why not change it(if it's logical) BUT! if NOT! Then do not blame yourself for what has happened! This is some sort of a motto in my life and I really believe in it! Hope to read from you so soon, sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen May 2nd 2010 Dear Behnam,

Hiiii. How are you doing? How's the weather in Tehran? I really wish nice days for you. Yeah I know, I can understand,people get busy some days and they can't keep in touch and that's totally ok with me! But sometimes I miss them! And that is nt ok with me this time:)) As I missed Sweet Marina and you these days alot! Dear Behnam, that is so nice of you to welcome me like that! Actually I got surprised by this warm welcome :)) :)) Sorry I was just kidding. So, I see! It is being held in Mosalla! Well I've never ever been there I shall tell my uncle about it! LOOOL Thanks for mentioning the exact dates and place that is again so kind of you. Oh honey, how are you doing with your classes? Have you had a quiz recently?

I really wish you the best in them, Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

shanar May 2nd 2010 Dear kamelia Hi.How are you ? I see you are busy and there are too many girls around you and one of them is safura!!! (that lovely girl)what are you doing girl? :) Oh come ooon !!!!!!! I forget it . I could ACCEPT THE HARD SITUATION because this hard and some time bad situation made us being strong and increase our tolerance. Forget my anger and sad .I'm okay now honey be relax ;) Actualy you are right as usual looool. samira is a good girl but yea she is very talkative and you know that her child inside is dominated , she is very active. talk like babys ,she change her voice like babys but she is lovely . But so noisy if she reduce this poin it would be better I guss. ;) And about your sleeping. one night i will come to your room in order to see how you sleep all the night :)) and then i will say you about your personality. what do you think ? is it good loooooool :) :) :) . thanks for your post honey. I love you and your posts. all the best respectfully shanar ;)

shanar May 2nd 2010 Dear ghazal Woooooooow . It's fantastic girl. Thank you so ,so, so ... much . Oh sorry i forget to say hello. So hi honey .How are you ? I hope you are fine and healthy

and fulL of energy and fresh like your poems that you put here and share them with us. I'm so happy ,because of your post and the poem in it. thanks again honey it was realy nice and senseful loooool Thank you ,thank you ,thank you :) :) :) *have a nice time* respectfully shanar ;)

shanar May 2nd 2010 Dear darioush Hello man. Where are you? :( Are you okay? Why there is no post from you here? :( . I hope you are fine dear. why you didn't answer to my post.I realy miss you and your stories. come on man !!!!!!!!!! please I need your help and your information about books and stories . I'm waitting for your posts. Behnam, behnam, behnam ............ do you know where are darioush? do you have any news about him man.????????!!!!!!!!!!! All the best shanar ;)

sahand May 2nd 2010 Hi Behnam How is it hanging ? Yes somehow your'e right ... I don't wanna talk about the reason why ! and I'm not from Azerbaijan, are you ?! :D

Another point about number 3: Nature or Nurture ? Both for sure but I personally believe it's the nurturing part that takes the biggest toll and we're all taking the most effects from our environment. There have been a few documentaries about this and it always seems it's more nurture. Hope to read from you soon Sincerely; Sahand

Bluegreen May 3rd 2010 Dear All Teacher Friends,

A big hello and congratulation to you. Last night I was going to congratulate this teacher's week to you but unfortunatly one of my friend's dragged me in to something and It just slipped my mind. Teachers are the most important and biggest parts of our lives and if we appreciate them it's like we appreciate the living method! And that's to learn something. Again a big congratualtion to you all,

Sincerely, Kamelia

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ghazal May 3rd 2010 Dear setayesh Hi,how are you? Where were you? perhaps you had many works and didn?t have time for writing here for your friends!!! I ?m so happy because now you are here . I hope see your post soon

SINCERELLY GHAZAL

ghazal May 3rd 2010 Dear Marina Hi,I Hope you enjoy your life. I and kamelia are classmate and she said me you are very good friend for her so I?m so sorry because until now don?t write for you. Now I want to be one of your friends and tender you this poem that I really love it: Friendship is priceless, And can never be forgotten, Friendship is timeless, And never rotten, It takes more than hugs and kisses To be a real friend, the nature of friendship, Requires a blend. The road to a happy life, May sometimes make us stumble. But to have a friend to give us a hand, Teaches us to be humble. Good friends are hard to find, Hard to lose, And impossible to forget, But when they fly away, Your anger turns to regret Sometimes in life, we need a special person To listen while we talk. A special person who will not discourage or judge, But encourage us as we walk. Friends are there To help you along, The journey through friendship, Is always long. In life,

There are big ships, And there are small ships, But the best ship of all, Is friendship.

I hope you enjoy I hope see your post soon SINCERELLY GHAZAL

behnam May 3rd 2010 Hi Kamelia and other friends, How are you? I hope everything is going well with you and you are filled with pleasure, joy, and happiness. Expect for some phone calls and nice short messages that I gave and received; yesterday I had a terrible day. It was the last session of my speaking class, so we had speaking exam. The teacher came to the class, after greeting he said, "I am going to give an exam, actually to interview you for IELTS speaking skill. I will follow IELTS format, so you are supposed to be very careful. Who is the first person? Is there and volunteer?" Nobody said anything for a while; finally, I broke the silence and said, "I am going to sacrifice myself for my friends." I sat on the chair, which was in the center of classroom to have a face-to-face interview. First, the teacher asked me some questions concerning holiday and neighborhood. Then he gave me a card. The topic, which was written on card, was: Describe a memory from your childhood that you like. You should say when it was, where it was, what it was, why you like it, and how it has affected you and your life. I spoke about the topic perfectly, but in somewhere I said, "?I clearly remember it was winter and our front garden was covered with heavy snow. My sister, who is 5 years BIGGER than me, made a snowman. She was perfect at making snowman..." The last questions were serious discussion about child labor and the effect of memories on people's lives. I gave my opinion, reasoned, set several good examples, and finally made conclusion in an excellent way.

In the end the teacher said, "Well done to you Behnam. Your fluency was perfect. Your structures were excellent. I really loved your structures. Your eye contact and body languages were great. Your accuracy and pronunciation were awesome, but you made a terrible mistake, which was not your type. I cannot believe it. Anyway, thank you. 7.5, but if you shouldn't made that mistake I'd given 8." I hung my head in shame! I do not know why I made that silly mistake; whereas I have said thousand times that, my sister is 5 years older then me. Such-and -such friend is 4 years older than me. So-and-so person is 10 years younger than me. However, I really do not know what the reason of such a silly mistake was! I am disappointed.:(:(:(:( After my interview, there was nobody ready for sitting on the chair to have interview. The students said, "When Behnam spoke perfectly and got 7.5, we have no hope to get even 5. Now, we are stressed and nervous!" The teacher interviewed all the students in turn. They got 6, 6.5, and 7. A boy who has been learning English since his childhood (for 20 years) got seven. His topic was about music. Once he said 'music instrumental' rather than ' musical instrument'! I left the class at about 8pm. It was raining cats and dogs. I got in my car and drove to home. The traffic was heavy and driving was terrible, because the wide white lines of the motorway and around my car were not in sight. All mirrors and windows were covered by water vapour! In somewhere, I guessed there is a car next to me, so closer than ordinary distance between two cars, which are moving side by side. I had to pull a little bit out, because we were in danger of having a car crash. I started doing it; suddenly I heard a police officer said, "The driver of such-and?such car! What are you doing? Are you driving a car or riding a donkey?" I stopped the car and came out. He stopped his car too. Then I went to him and greet him with 'hello' and 'well done'! Then I gave some reasons, for examples the white lines are difficult to be recognized, and people drive carelessly. They do not care about other cars, which are moving next to them. I had to pull out, otherwise I had a car crash, and you know my car is made of layers of onions. It is not a strong car. However, here is my car and all staff which belong to me take them with yourself, I do not care, but please speak politely. Here is the capital of Iran, the north of Tehran, and you are a police officer. If we do not know how to speak, how to signal, how to warn people, who are going to care about morality and humanity? He apologized (so strange!) and wanted me to drive carefully. I smiled at him and said, "Chashm=OK.":):):):) I was driving on the motorway. Suddenly I saw there are cars stopping in the road. I put my foot on the brake to stop the car. The road was wet and slippery. The car slipped, but I managed to control it. I got home at about 9pm. Then I drank a cup of tea (a mug of tea actually!) and ate

something. I often go for a one-hour walk in the park, which is near my house. First, I could not go, because it was pouring. I turned my computer on, checked the thread, mailbox, and chatted with a friend. It was about 11pm I found out that it has stopped raining! I went to the park for jogging. I really enjoyed it. The weather was nice. Finally, I have got a question for you? Why do we make some unbelieveable mistakes? Today I have got writing class. Please pray for me. Thank you for reading. All the best, Behnam, 3 May 2010

shanar May 3rd 2010 Dear marina Hello dear . How are you? I hope you are fine and healthy. I'm shanar,19, from iran. my majore is english literatur and i study in ferdowsi university of mashhad. actualy kamelia, ghazal and i are classmate. Kamelia said that you are very good and kind friend for her. she realy loves you.so because she praise you with full of emotion , it made me to come and write for you and want to be friend with you .I always reading your posts. your writting is great loooool I wish we could be a good friends if you accept me. *HAVE A NICE TIME* shanar ;)

nsl87 May 3rd 2010 Hi Shanar Iam glad that I have a good freind like you. I will be happy to read your article.I try to give my idea about them.(if is it useful for you) I hope you have good days I wish you do not hesitateto write to me. sincerely star

behnam May 3rd 2010 Dear friends, It makes me wonder, have you noticed that the vast majority of ladies have put babies' pictures there! Are there any psychological or biological reasons? ):):):) I have put a picture of lovely rose, since I really love roses. It is about blooming, so there are some hidden points. :):):):) I also love children and babies, because they are like some angels. Anyway, I love all pictures. Keep on putting them. :):):) However, we should understand why girls play with dolls and boys play with guns and cars in their childhood! It seems like a mystery to me! Can you help me to solve this mystery? :):):):):) I also like to discuss this topic: Who are mentally fragile; men are women? Contrary to popular belief, I believe men are much more fragile than women, although women are considered as delicate and soft creatures! We also should discuss why women have got higher life expectancy when their average is compared with men's average! We should speak about our choice if we had to choose one between job satisfaction and money. Which one do you prefer; job satisfaction or money when it comes speaking about a job? We should also speak about the reason of increasing age of marriage. There are lots of topics we should write and discuss. I dislike advising people and sounding like a teacher (although I am a strict teacher :):):)), but surely if someone has decided to work in this area (the English language), to be successful in it, or to take IELTS exam, s/he MUST write about different topics, otherwise nobody and nothing can guarantee them success! Apart from hard working and studious being, I strongly believe writing in this thread has made me a relatively successful person in English. I am not boasting-but I feel I am a successful person, at least when it comes to English skills. :):):):) We spoke about the wide range of the benefits of this thread, and consequently this site, but it is unfair and ungrateful to ignore great efforts and attempts of the runner of this powerful site; Clare the great. I would like to take this ideal opportunity and to say a big thank you to this great teacher and runner. I am going to be proud of myself, and to be rude at the same time, and to say that I hope Clare the great and I, will stay shoulder-toshoulder to help Behnam and other people with their English. Oh my God, to stay should-

to-shoulder with a lady! Come on Behnam! Mind the gap. :):):):):):):):) looool We do not need to do anything, just being here is enough! LOOOOL Hahahahahehehehehehe :):):):):):)):)):)):)):)):))=))=))=)) jejejejejeje Thank you for reading. I have no time to check the post. Forgive me for making msitakes. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 3 May 2010

nsl87 May 3rd 2010 Hi Ghazal How are you?I wish you have a fantastice day. I read your post for Behnam.I enjoyed alot.I found a lot of new and remarkable things.It attract me very much. I don not think a rich man can have such those idea and lifestyle. He gave very benefical advices. I wish you continue and write some interesting things Best wishes star

behnam May 3rd 2010 Who are mentally fragile; men are women? :):):) Come on Behnam! Do you mean 'emotionally' fragile and 'men or women'? Yes! Yes! Yes! That was what I meant. Sorryyyyyyyyyyyyyy. Who are more emotionally fragile; men or women? :):):):) There are a lot of mistakes, but this one was funnier somehow. LOOOL All the best, Behnam, 3 May 2010

Darioush May 3rd 2010

Dear Shanar, Forgive me about my delay.I'm involved in studying for my mid-term exanations,in these ays. Freeway Chase Ends at Newsstand A 24-year-old Los Angeles man was taken to a hospital and then to county jail after leading police on a one-hour freeway chase in a stolen SUV. The chase ended in downtown Los Angeles in front of the Spring Hotel. Most of the chase was uneventful, except for an empty bottle of whiskey that the driver threw at one police vehicle. When the driver got into downtown, things started to happen. He ran over a fire hydrant. The water spewed out of the hydrant, causing a geyser that ruined all the books in several carts that a vendor had put outside to attract customers into his bookstore. The driver hurriedly turned west onto Grand Avenue and managed to bang into three parked cars on one side of that street and two cars on the other side. The driver also tried to run over a police officer, who was standing in the crosswalk ordering him to halt. Turning north, the driver caused a bus to slam on its brakes to avoid a collision. The bus was empty, and the bus driver was uninjured. However, two police cars that were pursuing the SUV from different directions were not so lucky. One of them ran into the front of the bus, and the other into the back. Because the drivers had braked early enough, the damage to their cars was minor. Both officers resumed the chase. They only went two blocks north to find that the SUV had come to a full stop because it had plowed into a newspaper stand. The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was slumped behind the steering wheel. The proprietor of the newsstand was yelling at the driver and shaking a magazine at him. The police called for the ambulance. They charged the driver with failure to yield to a police officer and driving under the influence.

nsl87 May 3rd 2010 Hi Behnam How are you? how is every things. At first I want to congratulate you ofr passing sreaking exam with a great mark.It makes me very happy:)) I wish you always will be successful. There are a lot of subjects and I do not know I should start with what? personaly I love baby very much. I think women like baby and dall beacause their nature.God put it in their nature,because they might be mother.On other hand women are more emotional than men. The part of men's brain that is related to logical things is more active than another part.most of men think about every thing in logical way. I completely agree with you that men are more fragil also scientist assert it.men die more and sooner than women because of heart attack.men

About job satisfaction,I think every body like to do a work that they like but it is impossible for all people.many people work just for money because they need it .They have to acheave money to live. maybe tyey can their favorite job but with low wage. some people choose some job only for their possition. Dear Behnam, I believe that one of reasons for increasing age marriage is economical problem and another is high-expectation. But these reasons are not all.I think some people afraid of future events.They not sure about their choice.I think a person who want to marry should know many things about life .Also they learn many things after marrige and they can not understanding every thing before marriage. Most of young people like live with any problems, it is impossible and no body live without any problems especially at begining of a new life. look forward to hearing from you. sincerely star

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setayesh May 3rd 2010 Dear Ghazal, Thank you for writing to me. Your writing the same as others' starts with a stereotyped question : " How are you?" it is not bad at all since it is considered as a greeting. In this case as English people do, we are supposed to answer with something routine and almost positive like: " I'm fine","I'm Ok", " It couldna been better" or less energetic like " not bad". But today I'd like to break this rule and answer to this question a little bit negatively although I hate of writing in this way. Dear Ghazal I'm not Ok at alllllllllll. It doesn't refer to my studies or outdoor activities. I used to be busy but these days everything has changed. I wish I was busy up to my ears rather than been in this mood. It's better to say I am terribly bad since I got sick. I have got chicken pox:(:(:( You can not imagine how annoying it is . Perhaps you got it as a child and know how irritating it is. But it becomes more irritating when someone at my age catches. 2 day ago I mean on Saturday morning I felt I was getting a very bad dose of the flu, when I looked myself into the mirror I saw something looked like mosquito bite above my eyebrow so I did not pay it much attention and started my life as I did before. But when I used a mirror at university to arrange my scarf.... I got shocked... Immediately I found

what's going on so I left my class at mid day. Now it's 3 days that I'm suffering from this terrible sickness. I hope you can give this right to me not to answer to your greeting positively. Please pray for me. Yours, Setayesh,?3 May 2010? P.S: Please forgive me if I wouldn't be able to reply to your and other friends' posts in this period.

January May 3rd 2010 Hello Behnam Hello Friends I am surprising of your reaction!! I do not know what the big mistake I did?! I illustrated my opinion frankly and I think everyone is free to say his/her opinion. You can say your opinion either, we were discussing. So what I should think of when you did not respond: you are angry because of what I said or you agree with me and have nothing to say or what?! I did not want it to go like that. I was expecting more of this thread and unfortunately we fall in intellectual and civilized conflict instead. I was thinking to prepare something new to share since I got some free time this week but that was your choice and I respect it; I will not interrupt you. I would like to thank you all for everything. I wish all success for you. If I caused any hurt to anyone, believe me I did not mean it maybe it is my way of talking. So excuse me for any mistake and goodbye

metzean May 3rd 2010 Dear Behnam, I have anticipated your IELTS mark to be the best as I told ,your ability in English is higher than IELTS class , thank,s for sharing a part of your daily works also your writing about man and women , I want to say my idea in a short notice that woman are fragile,as they show a reflection very soon to the people talks and environment . this is a nature , man are born for power and authority and women for delicacy and details in jobs . Men are thick skinned and women are delicate and tender heart. Happy teacher's day you, teachers are like candles devote themselves to light others.

They burning the candle at both side with teaching and guiding of students. B. W Mohsen

behnam May 4th 2010 Hi Maya, How are you my kind friend? I hope you are fine and all is well with you. Who has said that Behnam is angry with you or isn't on speaking term?! Behnam is supposed to be open-minded and patient. I am neither angry with you nor sad, since nothing has happened. Why do you think that Behnam is angry with you? Have you done anything? :):):):) Don't you think that this kind of speaking makes me suspicious? :):):):) So fishy! :):):):)I am joking. Oh dear, where are you going? You cannot go out of this thread, since this thread is so sticky like honey, and on top of that, it is like a river with a lot of water, if you come in, there is no way to go out, because you have to follow the current of water! :):):):):) LOOOL Joking aside, your presence in this thread associates me with lots of excellent memories. It also gives me opportunity to be connected to the world of Arab, that I admire it very much. It was so sad to hear that you are going to leave here. Please don't leave us alone, we all need you to stay here. If you feel sad because I haven't written to you, the main cause is lack of time, but your last post was closed somehow. I mean there were no excuses for writing I hope you will get what I am saying. By the way, as you can see, recently I rarely address directly to an individual person, because I am very busy these days. Don't be sad and don't leave us! If there is something in my posts hurts you and you cannot say it directly, I apologize, I didn't mean to upset you! I am here in the hope that make people happy not sad or disappointed. Please pray for me while you are saying your prayers. I need it. I hope to hear from you soon. I am waiting for your reply. All the best, Behnam, 4 May 2010

Darioush May 4th 2010 Dear friends, I put this story for my friends:Behnam,Setayesh,Ghazal,Shanar and all of members of this thread.

A Wicked Woman by Jack London It was because she had broken with Billy that Loretta had come visiting to Santa Clara. Billy could not understand. His sister had reported that he had walked the floor and cried all night. Loretta had not slept all night either, while she had wept most of the night. Daisy knew this, because it was in her arms that the weeping had been done. And Daisy's husband, Captain Kitt, knew, too. The tears of Loretta, and the comforting by Daisy, had lost him some sleep. Now Captain Kitt did not like to lose sleep. Neither did he want Loretta to marry Billy-nor anybody else. It was Captain Kitt's belief that Daisy needed the help of her younger sister in the household. But he did not say this aloud. Instead, he always insisted that Loretta was too young to think of marriage. So it was Captain Kitt's idea that Loretta should be packed off on a visit to Mrs. Hemingway. There wouldn't be any Billy there. Before Loretta had been at Santa Clara a week, she was convinced that Captain Kitt's idea was a good one. In the first place, though Billy wouldn't believe it, she did not want to marry Billy. And in the second place, though Captain Kitt wouldn't believe it, she did not want to leave Daisy. By the time Loretta had been at Santa Clara two weeks, she was absolutely certain that she did not want to marry Billy. But she was not so sure about not wanting to leave Daisy. Not that she loved Daisy less, but that she--had doubts. The day of Loretta's arrival, a nebulous plan began shaping itself in Mrs. Hemingway's brain. The second day she remarked to Jack Hemingway, her husband, that Loretta was so innocent a young thing that were it not for her sweet guilelessness she would be positively stupid. In proof of which, Mrs. Hemingway told her husband several things that made him chuckle. By the third day Mrs. Hemingway's plan had taken recognizable form. Then it was that she composed a letter. On the envelope she wrote: "Mr. Edward Bashford, Athenian Club, San Francisco." "Dear Ned," the letter began. She had once been violently loved by him for three weeks in her pre-marital days. But she had covenanted herself to Jack Hemingway, who had prior claims, and her heart as well; and Ned Bashford had philosophically not broken his heart over it. He merely added the experience to a large fund of similarly collected data out of which he manufactured philosophy. Artistically and temperamentally he was a Greek-- a tired Greek. He was fond of quoting from Nietzsche, in token that he, too, had passed through the long sickness that follows upon the ardent search for truth; that he too had emerged, too experienced, too shrewd, too profound, ever again to be afflicted by the madness of youths in their love of truth. "'To worship appearance,'" he often quoted; "'to believe in forms, in tones, in words, in the whole Olympus of appearance!'" This

particular excerpt he always concluded with, "'Those Greeks were superficial--OUT OF PROFUNDITY!'" He was a fairly young Greek, jaded and worn. Women were faithless and unveracious, he held--at such times that he had relapses and descended to pessimism from his wonted high philosophical calm. He did not believe in the truth of women; but, faithful to his German master, he did not strip from them the airy gauzes that veiled their untruth. He was content to accept them as appearances and to make the best of it. He was superficial-OUT OF PROFUNDITY. "Jack says to be sure to say to you, 'good swimming,'" Mrs. Hemingway wrote in her letter; "and also 'to bring your fishing duds along.'" Mrs. Hemingway wrote other things in the letter. She told him that at last she was prepared to exhibit to him an absolutely true, unsullied, and innocent woman. "A more guileless, immaculate bud of womanhood never blushed on the planet," was one of the several ways in which she phrased the inducement. And to her husband she said triumphantly, "If I don't marry Ned off this time--" leaving unstated the terrible alternative that she lacked either vocabulary to express or imagination to conceive. Contrary to all her forebodings, Loretta found that she was not unhappy at Santa Clara. Truly, Billy wrote to her every day, but his letters were less distressing than his presence. Also, the ordeal of being away from Daisy was not so severe as she had expected. For the first time in her life she was not lost in eclipse in the blaze of Daisy's brilliant and mature personality. Under such favourable circumstances Loretta came rapidly to the front, while Mrs. Hemingway modestly and shamelessly retreated into the background. Loretta began to discover that she was not a pale orb shining by reflection. Quite unconsciously she became a small centre of things. When she was at the piano, there was some one to turn the pages for her and to express preferences for certain songs. When she dropped her handkerchief, there was some one to pick it up. And there was some one to accompany her in ramblings and flower gatherings. Also, she learned to cast flies in still pools and below savage riffles, and how not to entangle silk lines and gut-leaders with the shrubbery. Jack Hemingway did not care to teach beginners, and fished much by himself, or not at all, thus giving Ned Bashford ample time in which to consider Loretta as an appearance. As such, she was all that his philosophy demanded. Her blue eyes had the direct gaze of a boy, and out of his profundity he delighted in them and forbore to shudder at the duplicity his philosophy bade him to believe lurked in their depths. She had the grace of a slender flower, the fragility of colour and line of fine china, in all of which he pleasured greatly, without thought of the Life Force palpitating beneath and in spite of Bernard Shaw--in whom he believed. Loretta burgeoned. She swiftly developed personality. She discovered a will of her own and wishes of her own that were not everlastingly entwined with the will and the wishes of Daisy. She was petted by Jack Hemingway, spoiled by Alice Hemingway, and devotedly attended by Ned Bashford. They encouraged her whims and laughed at her follies, while she developed the pretty little tyrannies that are latent in all pretty and delicate women. Her environment acted as a soporific upon her ancient desire always to live with Daisy. This desire no longer prodded her as in the days of her companionship with Billy. The more she saw of Billy, the more certain she had been that she could not live away from Daisy. The more she saw of Ned Bashford, the more she forgot her

pressing need of Daisy. Ned Bashford likewise did some forgetting. He confused superficiality with profundity, and entangled appearance with reality until he accounted them one. Loretta was different from other women. There was no masquerade about her. She was real. He said as much to Mrs. Hemingway, and more, who agreed with him and at the same time caught her husband's eyelid drooping down for the moment in an unmistakable wink. It was at this time that Loretta received a letter from Billy that was somewhat different from his others. In the main, like all his letters, it was pathological. It was a long recital of symptoms and sufferings, his nervousness, his sleeplessness, and the state of his heart. Then followed reproaches, such as he had never made before. They were sharp enough to make her weep, and true enough to put tragedy into her face. This tragedy she carried down to the breakfast table. It made Jack and Mrs. Hemingway speculative, and it worried Ned. They glanced to him for explanation, but he shook his head. "I'll find out to-night," Mrs. Hemingway said to her husband. But Ned caught Loretta in the afternoon in the big living-room. She tried to turn away. He caught her hands, and she faced him with wet lashes and trembling lips. He looked at her, silently and kindly. The lashes grew wetter. "There, there, don't cry, little one," he said soothingly. He put his arm protectingly around her shoulder. And to his shoulder, like a tired child, she turned her face. He thrilled in ways unusual for a Greek who has recovered from the long sickness. "Oh, Ned," she sobbed on his shoulder, "if you only knew how wicked I am!" He smiled indulgently, and breathed in a great breath freighted with the fragrance of her hair. He thought of his world-experience of women, and drew another long breath. There seemed to emanate from her the perfect sweetness of a child--"the aura of a white soul," was the way he phrased it to himself. Then he noticed that her sobs were increasing. "What's the matter, little one?" he asked pettingly and almost paternally. "Has Jack been bullying you? Or has your dearly beloved sister failed to write?" She did not answer, and he felt that he really must kiss her hair, that he could not be responsible if the situation continued much longer. "Tell me," he said gently, "and we'll see what I can do." "I can't. You will despise me.--Oh, Ned, I am so ashamed!" He laughed incredulously, and lightly touched her hair with his lips--so lightly that she did not know. "Dear little one, let us forget all about it, whatever it is. I want to tell you how I love--" She uttered a sharp cry that was all delight, and then moaned-"Too late!" "Too late?" he echoed in surprise. "Oh, why did I? Why did I?" she was moaning. He was aware of a swift chill at his heart. "What?" he asked. "Oh, I . . . he . . . Billy. "I am such a wicked woman, Ned. I know you will never speak to me again." "This--er--this Billy," he began haltingly. "He is your brother?" "No . . . he . . . I didn't know. I was so young. I could not help it. Oh, I shall go mad! I

shall go mad!" It was then that Loretta felt his shoulder and the encircling arm become limp. He drew away from her gently, and gently he deposited her in a big chair, where she buried her face and sobbed afresh. He twisted his moustache fiercely, then drew up another chair and sat down. "I--I do not understand," he said. "I am so unhappy," she wailed. "Why unhappy?" "Because . . . he . . . he wants me to marry him." His face cleared on the instant, and he placed a hand soothingly on hers. "That should not make any girl unhappy," he remarked sagely. "Because you don't love him is no reason--of course, you don't love him?" Loretta shook her head and shoulders in a vigorous negative. "What?" Bashford wanted to make sure. "No," she asserted explosively. "I don't love Billy! I don't want to love Billy!" "Because you don't love him," Bashford resumed with confidence, "is no reason that you should be unhappy just because he has proposed to you." She sobbed again, and from the midst of her sobs she cried-"That's the trouble. I wish I did love him. Oh, I wish I were dead!" "Now, my dear child, you are worrying yourself over trifles." His other hand crossed over after its mate and rested on hers. "Women do it every day. Because you have changed your mind or did not know your mind, because you have--to use an unnecessarily harsh word--jilted a man--" "Jilted!" She had raised her head and was looking at him with tear-dimmed eyes. "Oh, Ned, if that were all!" "All?" he asked in a hollow voice, while his hands slowly retreated from hers. He was about to speak further, then remained silent. "But I don't want to marry him," Loretta broke forth protestingly. "Then I shouldn't," he counselled. "But I ought to marry him." "OUGHT to marry him?" She nodded. "That is a strong word." "I know it is," she acquiesced, while she strove to control her trembling lips. Then she spoke more calmly. "I am a wicked woman, a terribly wicked woman. No one knows how wicked I am--except Billy." There was a pause. Ned Bashford's face was grave, and he looked queerly at Loretta. "He--Billy knows?" he asked finally. A reluctant nod and flaming cheeks was the reply. He debated with himself for a while, seeming, like a diver, to be preparing himself for the plunge. "Tell me about it." He spoke very firmly. "You must tell me all of it." "And will you--ever--forgive me?" she asked in a faint, small voice. He hesitated, drew a long breath, and made the plunge. "Yes," he said desperately. "I'll forgive you. Go ahead."

"There was no one to tell me," she began. "We were with each other so much. I did not know anything of the world--then." She paused to meditate. Bashford was biting his lip impatiently. "If I had only known--" She paused again. "Yes, go on," he urged. "We were together almost every evening." "Billy?" he demanded, with a savageness that startled her. "Yes, of course, Billy. We were with each other so much . . . If I had only known . . . There was no one to tell me . . . I was so young--" Her lips parted as though to speak further, and she regarded him anxiously. "The scoundrel!" With the explosion Ned Bashford was on his feet, no longer a tired Greek, but a violently angry young man. "Billy is not a scoundrel; he is a good man," Loretta defended, with a firmness that surprised Bashford. "I suppose you'll be telling me next that it was all your fault," he said sarcastically. She nodded. "What?" he shouted. "It was all my fault," she said steadily. "I should never have let him. I was to blame." Bashford ceased from his pacing up and down, and when he spoke, his voice was resigned. "All right," he said. "I don't blame you in the least, Loretta. And you have been very honest. But Billy is right, and you are wrong. You must get married." "To Billy?" she asked, in a dim, far-away voice. "Yes, to Billy. I'll see to it. Where does he live? I'll make him." "But I don't want to marry Billy!" she cried out in alarm. "Oh, Ned, you won't do that?" "I shall," he answered sternly. "You must. And Billy must. Do you understand?" Loretta buried her face in the cushioned chair back, and broke into a passionate storm of sobs. All that Bashford could make out at first, as he listened, was: "But I don't want to leave Daisy! I don't want to leave Daisy!" He paced grimly back and forth, then stopped curiously to listen. "How was I to know?--Boo--hoo," Loretta was crying. "He didn't tell me. Nobody else ever kissed me. I never dreamed a kiss could be so terrible . . . until, boo-hoo . . . until he wrote to me. I only got the letter this morning." His face brightened. It seemed as though light was dawning on him. "Is that what you're crying about?" "N--no." His heart sank. "Then what are you crying about?" he asked in a hopeless voice. "Because you said I had to marry Billy. And I don't want to marry Billy. I don't want to leave Daisy. I don't know what I want. I wish I were dead." He nerved himself for another effort. "Now look here, Loretta, be sensible. What is this about kisses. You haven't told me everything?"

"I--I don't want to tell you everything." She looked at him beseechingly in the silence that fell. "Must I?" she quavered finally. "You must," he said imperatively. "You must tell me everything." "Well, then . . . must I?" "You must." "He . . . I . . . we . . ." she began flounderingly. Then blurted out, "I let him, and he kissed me." "Go on," Bashford commanded desperately. "That's all," she answered. "All?" There was a vast incredulity in his voice. "All?" In her voice was an interrogation no less vast. "I mean--er--nothing worse?" He was overwhelmingly aware of his own awkwardness. "Worse?" She was frankly puzzled. "As though there could be! Billy said- -" "When did he say it?" Bashford demanded abruptly. "In his letter I got this morning. Billy said that my . . . our . . . our kisses were terrible if we didn't get married." Bashford's head was swimming. "What else did Billy say?" he asked. "He said that when a woman allowed a man to kiss her, she always married him--that it was terrible if she didn't. It was the custom, he said; and I say it is a bad, wicked custom, and I don't like it. I know I'm terrible," she added defiantly, "but I can't help it." Bashford absent-mindedly brought out a cigarette. "Do you mind if I smoke?" he asked, as he struck a match. Then he came to himself. "I beg your pardon," he cried, flinging away match and cigarette. "I don't want to smoke. I didn't mean that at all. What I mean is--" He bent over Loretta, caught her hands in his, then sat on the arm of the chair and softly put one arm around her. "Loretta, I am a fool. I mean it. And I mean something more. I want you to be my wife." He waited anxiously in the pause that followed. "You might answer me," he urged. "I will . . . if--" "Yes, go on. If what?" "If I don't have to marry Billy." "You can't marry both of us," he almost shouted. "And it isn't the custom . . . what. . . what Billy said?" "No, it isn't the custom. Now, Loretta, will you marry me?" "Don't be angry with me," she pouted demurely. He gathered her into his arms and kissed her. "I wish it were the custom," she said in a faint voice, from the midst of the embrace, "because then I'd have to marry you, Ned dear . . . wouldn't I?"

Sincerely,

Darioush

metzean May 4th 2010 Dear Setayesh, Reading your post about your sickness ,chicken pox, I felt sad and I pray to heal your deseas very soon and pain take away from your body. May the following natural medication help you remove the pox sooner Step 1Relieve the itch with oatmeal, the most common natural medicine for the treatment of chicken pox. Cook two cups of oatmeal in 64 oz. of water for about 15 minutes. Pour the entire mixture into a cloth bag, such as an old pillowcase, and tie the top. Allow the bag to float in the water as you soak in a warm bath. Step 2Apply a thin layer of all natural honey to the affected areas to help relieve itch and heal chicken pox blisters. Honey has been used for centuries as a natural medicine for a variety of ailments. It has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which will help speed healing and prevent infection of chicken pox blisters. Step 3Rub vitamin E oil into the skin after bathing and before bed to help soothe and heal blistered skin. Vitamin E will not only help to heal chicken pox blisters, this natural medicine will also help to reduce scarring, so continue use even after the virus has run its course. Step 4Eat soup made from carrot and coriander to help shorten a bout of chicken pox. Cut 1 cup of carrots and 1 tsp. of fresh coriander into small pieces and boil until the carrot is fully cooked. Eat this healing soup at least once a day until symptoms subside. Step 5Drink chamomile tea throughout the day as needed to help calm the mind and body. Chamomile is a very gentle and natural sedative that can help soothe the nerves. Add lemon and honey to your tea if desired B.W mohsen

behnam May 4th 2010 Hi Mohsen, How are you? I hope you are in a very good.

Your city is an exemplary in terms of beauty, particularly in springs its beautiful scenes take people's breath away. Last year I was in your city in May. I found it extremely beautiful and clean. I had a long walk along Zayande Rud (a river), but there weren't any pieces of paper or other rubbish on the ground. It was amazing. I asked people for the reasons, they gave me many reasons. An elderly couple were walking. They said the mayor of the city was a lady. The only negative side was unpleasant smell of the substances which were used to feed plants. It was a pity! :( Thank you so much for praising me for my English skills. To be honest, my English is not that good. However, that is very kind of you. That's a traditional belief that men are strong, but women are emotional and delicate. That is a fact that men are physically strong, but it doesn't necessarily mean that they are emotionally strong as well. Women often reveal their feelings, but men usually hide them. Men are ashamed of showing themselves damaged, whereas they are so fragile and vulnerable. However, women are some easily-cried creatures. They remove their sadness easily.:):):):):) I believe, women are made of plastic, but men are made of glass. Both are fragile, but it is quite easy to repair some pieces of broken plastic by heating or using some glue. However, some pieces of broken glass cannot be repaired easily. You maybe use some glue or even try recycling, but it won't work! Being silent, or ashamed and pretending strength does not mean that someone is emotionally strong! This topic should be dug more. I hope to hear more from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 4 May 2010

ketuke May 4th 2010 How does this forum work in here? I would really like to practice my english due to the fact that I have an exam on Friday :)

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Hi Behnam How are you? what do you do these days? you said you are very buzy but I have a request. I wrote to you 2 days ago and answered your questions. If you will have time please write your ideas about it. look forward to hearing from you. Regards star

behnam May 5th 2010 Dear friends, How are things? I hope all is well with you. As I guess you know, I am taking part in an English course. The teacher gave us a topic and wanted us to write an essay about it. Here is the topic: "some people believe that children should be allowed to stay at home and play until they are six or seven old. Others believe that it is important for young children to go to school as soon as possible. What do you think about the advantages of attending school from a young age? " I wrote an essay and gave it to the teacher, since I had to do it as an assignment. After correction, the teacher will give it back on Saturday. Now, I am going to paste the essay here. I want you to judge and make comment on it. Please kindly read this essay and correct it. You are my teachers. I am really honoured. ***** Have you ever thought at what age should children start schooling? According to some experts, children have capability to attend to school when there are five years old. I partly agree with it. Nowadays children have potential to start school early rather than stay at homes while their parents are at work. Starting school younger gives them chance to finish school at a younger age. Socializing with people at schools also makes them improve their basic skills. In the past, the main source of information for children was their families, but now TV bombards children them a lot of information. They learn a lot through watching TV. In particular, they learn a great deal about general knowledge. Because of this fact, children have enough abilities and talents for schooling early. Many parents have to work. Some of them employ someone to look after their children at home. Others send their children to private nurseries. They pay a lot of money for the

nurseries, but the result are not satisfactory. In many cases, the children become spoiled. However, there are some experienced and well trained teachers at schools. They take more responsibility for children's future lives. There is major development in science and technology. It means that students have to study more than before. They have to spend many years at schools and universities to become a specialist in their fields. Therefore, starting school younger means finishing school at a younger age, and as a result, it means having more time to work and earn money. In addition, beginning school early means socializing with people early, and then improving communication and social skills. In conclusion, I personally parly agree with starting school early. It has some positive effects, although there are also some potential disadvantages. If we take all factors into consideration, we will find out that it is beneficial to the society. ***************** I am waiting for your suggestion and correction. Please correct my essay without any hesitation. I hope Clare will express her idea on it. She is a native English speaker, so her opinion about this essay will be beneficial to my improvement in writing. I am looking forwards to hearing from you as soon as possible. All the best, Behnam, 5 May 2010

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ketuke May 5th 2010 You brought up very positive ideas why attending school from young age is good. I also went to school at age of 5, and now I am seventeen and finishing my secondary school with those who are already 19. Even if i don't go to university this year, I wouldn't lose anything because I'm so young. What I really wanted to say, is that it was very nice essay and you have a wide vocabulary, so it was very interesting to read it. Thank you!

behnam May 5th 2010 Hi Ketuke, Thank you for joining us. Welcome to this thread. Thank you once again for putting message and making comment on my essay. Thanks for your email. Would you mind telling us a little bit more about yourself?

I hope to here from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 5 May 2010

behnam May 5th 2010 Hi star, How are you? I hope you are in a extremely good mood. Thank you so much for giving your opinion about those topics. Would you please write more about them? Please write about them one by one. Please develop your post and support your ideas by giving some experience examples and examples. So sorry to be late, but I am really pressed for time. I have to take part in classes and do homework. Nowadays, I am not in a good mood as well. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 5 April 2010

ketuke May 5th 2010 To start with I will tell you about that where I come from. I live in Estonia, If you don't know, then it is in the northern of Europe, near the Russia. Estonia is a very small country with about 1,5 million people. We are small, but we are respected members of European Union and NATO. I really like where I live. There is a bit of everything. Cold and snowy winters, beautiful springs and autumns and warm, sunny summers. Right now I am finishing my secondary school. I have already made two exams, which were Native Speech exam and Society. Now I need to do English on Saturday and History on 28 may. I hope that I gain good results and I can be pleased with myself. Then I have to decide what to do next year. Go to university or to work, but I strongly feel that I'm going to University. I think that's all, if you have any further questions I would be very glad to answer. It is really nice to talk here, I look forward to hearing from you :)

metzean May 8th 2010 Dear Clare, now I can breathe , page through 670 pages , what is it Clare , what kind of front page is this , please set the thread on the last page when we open it. B.R Mohsen

Caimin May 8th 2010 Hi Everyone, I'm the technical side of english-at-home.com - I've been working to fix a few problems we've had with the forums. I think we're back to normal now. Sorry for the problems over the last couple of days.

behnam May 9th 2010 Hi friends, How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. I've missed you. I firmly believe every event has two sides; plus and minus. There was a serious problem with the thread. This had two sides too. I don't want to write its disadvantages, since you all know it. However, for me, one of its advantages was that it made me understand I am nothing without this thread. You can't imagine how difficult it was for me to live without this thread. I was lost! I would like to express my special thanks to Clare and Caimin for attempts and efforts they have taken to fix this thread. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. Dear Clare, it seems the length of the thread causes some problems. I am sorry about it. Have you got any suggestion? For example, do you think it is time to stop writing in this thread? Do you suggest establishing a new thread? I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best, Behnam, 9 May 2010

behnam May 9th 2010 Hi Ketuke. Thank you very much for giving some information about your country and your school. Would you mind telling us how old are you? What about your gender? By the way, thank you very much for putting comment on my essay. You should know that the teacher gave me 6 out of 9. She loved my essay. According to the teacher, there were some spelling mistakes and some incorrect structures in terms of English grammar. However, she said, "Your essay was awesome!" Yesterday, I gave her another essay. The topic was 'Happiness and factors contribute in achieving it'. The teacher will give it back tomorrow. I will write it in this thread, and will ask you to give your opinion on it. Tomorrow, I have to give the teacher another essay. The topic is about universities and their courses. I have to write about the function of universities. Do they have to consider the need of workplace, or are they free to have any kinds of courses? I am not sure, but the topic is something like that. At the moment, the book isn't with me to look at and write the exact title of the topic. I will write it soon. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 9 May 2010

behnam May 9th 2010 Dear friends, How are you? I hope you are fine. I have to write an essay as homework. I have to give the essay to my teacher tomorrow. The topic is this: "Some people think that universities should provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace. Others think that the true function of a university should be to give access to knowledge for its own sake, regardless of whether the course is useful to employer. What, in your opinion, should be the main function of a university?"

I have to spend 40 minutes and write more than 250 words about it. Would you help me? Any suggestions? Any ideas? Any help? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 9 May 2010

setayesh May 9th 2010 Hi Mohsen, How are you my old friend? I hope you are fine. Thank you very much for writing those useful tips about my disease.Actually they were so effective, especially using vitamin E oil was so great. It helped the spots heal soon. Now I am almost recovered. Yesterday I went out after a week being prisoned at home.:):) All the best Setayesh, 9 May 2010

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setayesh May 9th 2010 Hi Behnam, How's it going? I hope all is well with you. I read your last post about your writing class and your present topic. It's a good and a tough one at a same time to write about. I've already thought and discussted about it alot. I have spoken about this issue with some of my masters even. To tell the truth, there are several different ideas about it. Some people think that universities should provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace. they do believe the main reason for those who come to university is gaining some useful knowledge to fined a job or to be successful at their workplace so it can be time wasting to be involved with lots of irrelevant subjects. On the other hands, there are some other people who do believe students don't go to universities for those mentioned reasons only. University is not a place to provide only some technical courses. It should also provide some courses which are useful for students' live although they can not be useful for their employment. In their point of view, spending some years(at least4) at university just by focusing on technical courses is

losing your time, your youth and energy to be someone who can be only successful at work. But it should be also considered that, nowadays there are lots of universities that are not free of charge. They do whatever they can to gain profit. If they were free to provide courses they would force a great deal of students to join some useless classes which are only a source of making money for university. It was all I knew about your topic. I hope it helps you in your writing. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best Setayesh,9 may 2010

Darioush May 9th 2010 Dear Setayesh, How's it going? I saw your post and learned that you got flu.I'm sorry to hear that.My old friend,I missed your meaningful stories.I was happy to see you cooperate with me in my thread,but after a while,I depressed because of losing one of members of my thread.As I said before,pay attention to poor Darioush.( kidding). I hope you feel better soon. Sincerely, Darioush

metzean May 9th 2010 Dear Behnam, Very happy to see the thread was established , the thread was threaten with extinction.!!? , I don?t think so ,I think the establisher never thought a thread kept on writing for long pages like this. My suggestion is the threat sets on the last page when we open it and there is an icon for each previous 100 pages, so we have six icons 100, 200, 300,400, 500,600..and numbers start from 601 to 651. Where do you stand with my suggestion? Regarding to universities and workplace ,I think the priority of industrial courses should be matched with workplace ,and also the courses which have not workplace should be limited . for example many graduates in management ,industrial or official . what is is

their job in society / do they want to be manger in one company or sectors . There is no possibility for such person to find a job . because all jobs vacancy ask for experienced managers and managers which are not graduated in managing. So what is the use of 1000 people which are graduated annually in managing? B.W Mohsen

metzean May 9th 2010 Dear Setayesh, I am very happy to find you in good health, I hope your absent from university did not cause you a loss, sometime we have everything ,the most important is health ,but we are ungrateful ,so when we loss it we come to know it value. The advantage of disease is that we feel the value of health and after disease removes from our body we appreciate our life. What do you think about human being the ingratitude? B.W. Mohsen

Bluegreen May 9th 2010 Dear Friends, Hello there. How are you all doing? I'm really sorry that I have to address all the nice friends just in one post, but I'll promise to write soon(although nobody misses me here LOOOL) Anyways, in the absense days of Shanar, Ghazal and Kamelia lots of nice events happened that I'm going to explain about them but now, I've got to go and study for my exams because there are two hard tests coming on this week: 1.The vocabulary test which consists of 3 individual books and notebooks 2.The essential skills test which is really ridiculous because you're never going to know that which part of the book is neccassary to learn for your exam,because all the book is about some suggestion on how to take a test, or to learn something new! Dear friends, I've really really missed you, it is so hard to keep away from this wonderful thread even for some days, but I have to. Please forgive me, Hope to read from you so soon,

Sincerely, Kamelia

ketuke May 9th 2010 Dear Behnam I am 18 years old, 11th May I will be 19. I think I'm organising a small party with my closest friends, because I think that 19 is not so important age. By the way, I'm female

Marina1 May 9th 2010 Hi Behnam , my great friend, Thanks a million for your great and warm welcoming to your friend, Marina. Dear, you know me more than I know myself. You know that this place is in my heart I can't live without it. Sometimes, some circumstances make me be away , but believe me I always follow all your writings here. Let me give you an example. You spoke about a friend of you told you that Ibn Sina is an Arab scientist..... who is your friend??? ;) :). In fact , I was happy that you mentioned me indirectly. :) Dear friend, in our lives, sometimes it's impossible to make what we want. When we face such difficulties , we just try our best to choose the best from all the choices in front of us. Sometimes what we want is impossible to get. What we should do then?? Friendship is one of the most important things that we can keep. I'm here because of your priceless friendship, you and all our friends. :) If you ( You, Maya and all Iranian friends) don't mind, I'd like to suggest to say " The Gulf " , just this. Neither Arabian nor Persian :). Can you do it??? Dear friend, I've got a question for you. How can we know the good guy frm the bad one???? I hope to read from you soon. Marina.

Marina1 May 9th 2010 Dear Kami, Shanar and Ghazal, lots of nice Iranian friends! How lucky I'm! :) :) Of course I was worried about you Kami but It was a bit difficult to write here because of some events which make me busy. All what I can say that I always follow this thread. It was impossible to open it because of Technical reasons. Anyway, Thanks for all powerful people who are trying to make this place a nice and advanced place to be in. Thank you all for being so kind with me. I know that all of you are friends who are studying at the same section at the same university. What can I do when a great girl like Kami is talking about me in such a positive way???? All what I can say that I hope to be a good friend for her in the first place and for Shanar and Ghazal in the second one. Please feel free in writing to me. Kami knows that I'm open minded enough to accept all thoughts. Please be kind enough and answer my question to Behnam about how can we know that this guy is a good one or not??? and how can we choose the right guy to be a good husband???? I hope to read from you soon. Marina.

Marina1 May 9th 2010 Dear Clare, Please look at the Syria flag carefully! What has happened??? why does it look like Zoro??? :)) Please do something with it. It was prettierrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. (LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL). It was just a way to say Hi for a great and powerful runner for this site. I've missed you and your way of ignoring me ;). I love you.................. Marina.

behnam May 10th 2010 Hi Ketuke, Tomorrow is your birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I wish you all the best in the world. I wish I could buy a present for your birthday. What a pity! Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 10 May 2010

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behnam May 10th 2010 Dear Friends, I am snowed under a lot of duties. Above all of them, writing an essay as homework, every second day is really difficult. It takes me a lot of time. I am sorry, but I have to do my homework. Setayesh, thank you for your help. It was great. You was sick? Oh dear, getting flu is really bad. Thank God you are well now. Kamelia, thank you for your post. You were in Tehran last week. Well, how was it? Don't forget Thursday! :):):):):) Good luck with your exams. Mohsen, thanks a lot for email and for the post. Have you seen my last post to you? Marina, many thanks for posting and giving some news about yourself. First of all, you should let us know who the guy is that you are going to evaluate him. :):):):) By the way, we cannot give our Golf to other people. What they have stolen in the past is enough. :):):):):):) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 10 May 2010

behnam May 10th 2010 "Some people think that universities should provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace. Others think that the true function of a university should be to give access to knowledge for its own sake, regardless of whether the course is useful to employer. What, in your opinion, should be the main function of a university?" Hi friends, How are things? I hope all is well with you. Here is my essay. Today, I will give it to the teacher. Please make comment on it. ******************************** Have you ever though what should be the important purposes of a university? The main mission of a university has always been a topic that has sparked off considerable debate. Some people think universities should support industry by professional training. Others think that a university should focus on developing science. In my view, a university should play an important role in developing science, economy, and culture. Development in science and technology is considered as a sign of big success. Therefore, a university should support research by smoothing the way for students and lecturers, who do research. It should grant scholarships to talented students, and advance research laboratories. A university should play a crucial role in solving industrial problems. It should strengthen ties between industry and business. In addition, a university should educate the skilful labour, in order to satisfy the labour needs of the society. This function will make the university promote the production of wealth. Societal function, or social role of a university is a matter of utmost importance. If you want to build character in the society, you must pay a special attention to morality and ethics. A university should provide values-based education, and contribute to developing culture. In fact, education without values may be very dangerous. An educated thief may steal from the freight car, but an educated one may steal the entire railroad. Hence, a university should provide graduates with traits such as honesty and responsibility. To sum it up, universities bear crucial responsibilities in the society. Therefore, they should play their important role in developing science, technology, and humanities. They should also prepare people capable of taking responsibility in the society. ******************************** Dear friends, this essay is Persian-based. The structures seem strange. I found this topic really difficult to write about. Even in Farsi, I cannot write a good essay on it. Would you please do me a favour and correct this essay? I have some time to change the structures. I am waiting for your help.

All the best, Behnam, 10 May 2010

behnam May 10th 2010 Dear Friends, I read my essay again and again. Some sentences seemed odd, so I changed them. Here is the second version of the essay. I will give this essay to the teacher (in 1 hour from now). :):):) *************************************************** "Some people think that universities should provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace. Others think that the true function of a university should be to give access to knowledge for its own sake, regardless of whether the course is useful to employer. What, in your opinion, should be the main function of a university?" Have you ever though what should be the important purposes of a university? The main mission of a university has always been a topic that has sparked off considerable debate. Some people think universities should support industry by professional training. Others think that a university should focus on developing science. In my view, a university should play an important role in developing science, economy, and culture. Science can give reliable knowledge which we need in the society, so it is extremely important for a university to orient towards developing science. For this purpose, a university should support research by smoothing the way for students who do research. For example, it should grant scholarships to talented students, and advance research laboratories. A university should play a crucial role in solving problems in the work place, and creating wealth in the society. This can be achieved by strengthening ties between university, industry, and business. In addition, a university should educate skilled labour, in order to satisfy the labour needs of the society. Societal function, or social role of a university is of utmost significance. A university should provide value-based education, and contribute to developing culture. If you want to build character in the society, you need to give more attention to morality and ethics. Education without values may be very dangerous. An educated thief may steal from the freight car, but an educated one may steal the entire railroad. Hence, a university should provide graduates with traits such as honesty and responsibility. To sum up, universities bear crucial responsibilities in a society. Therefore, they should play their role in developing science, technology, and humanities. They should also prepare people capable of taking responsibilities in the society.

******************************************************* Please make comment on this essay and correct it. All the best, Behnam, 10 May 2010

setayesh May 10th 2010 Hi Behnam, How are you keeping? I hope your fine, happy and healthy and everything going well with you. Yes Behnam, I was sick. But the disease was not flu, it was more difficut, irritating, frustrating and annoying that flu. I got Chicken Pox. :( It was terrible. I can not find any expression to define the difficulty of it. I read your essay about curriculums of universities. To tell the truth it was great. Don't bother yourself, sometimes topics are difficult to write about. It was one of them. Surly, the topic is difficult for others too. I'm so sorry I can not continue writing. Today I took part in my classes after a week being at home. Now I am exhausted, I think sickness has made me so weak because I feel tired more than usual. Hope to see you successful all the time, All the best, Setayesh,10 may2010

Clare May 10th 2010 Hi Marina How's your flag? Is it restored to its pre-Zorro form? We've had a couple of hiccups on the forums, but if there's still a problem, please let me know. Sorry if you think I've been ignoring you - it's certainly not intentional! Clare -Clare, english-at-home.com

behnam May 11th 2010 Dear Friends, Mother's Day is celebrated on 13th May in many western countries. Here is my tribute (extracted from a magazine) to mothers all around the world. *** Before I was a MOM *** Before I was a mom, I slept as late as I wanted, and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth every day. Before I was a mom, I cleaned my house each day. I never fell over toys or forget words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never worried about immunizations. Before I was a mom, I had never been chewed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night. Before I was a mom, I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests, or give injections. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got overjoyed over a simple grin. I never sat up late long hours at night watching a baby sleep. Before I was a mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never heard my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I could love being a mom. Before I was a mom, I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could be to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know about the trust between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy. Before I was a mom, I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every ten minutes to make sure all was Okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the headache, the surprise, or the satisfaction of being a mom. I didn't know I was able to feel so much before I was a mom. *********************************************** Happy Mother's Day to all mothers around the world. All the best, Behnam, 11 May 2010

behnam May 11th 2010 Dear Friends, How are you keeping? I hope you are in a good mood. Tomorrow I have to give another essay to the teacher. The topic is this: "In many counties schools have severe problems with student behaviour. What do you think are the causes of this?" I hope you will help me. All the best, Behnam, 11 May 2010

Bluegreen May 11th 2010 Dear Behnam and other nice friends, Hiiii there. How are you doing? I really wish you nice easy days not busy ones just like mine! You really can't believe how much I've missed this warm place to write in and express my feelings between the lines and with the help of words. Dear Friends, actually after today's hard exam I have some days to take a rest and then there's going to be another hard one on the coming Saturday so I was thinking if you could pray for me. Why did I mention that fact on the line above, well because I wanted to state that in these free days I'm going to have more cooperation and more posts in here and that's really joyful news for me. I was supposed to talk about the days which I had been absent and bring up good excuses LOOOL Well last week especially from Tuesday 4th of May to Thursday 7th of May was a very special week and absolutely an awesome one, in order to describe it I'll begin with the first decision of going to this trip. There is this "International Book Exhibition" held annually in Tehran and lots of people go there to find the particular books they were looking for or they just go for browsing to see if there are any rare cases like the George Orwell ones which didn't have the permission to be published! Or at least others say like this! Then when the idea of the exhibition came up Shanar, Ghazal and I decided to go on a 4

days trip to Tehran and then check this place out for any new stuff. Shanar said that she won't be able to accompany us on the train because she was to come with her elder sister so it remained just the two of us, not to mention that none of us had gone to the exhibition before except Shanar and she was not to tag along LOOOL We started the trip at 6 A.M on a lovely Tuesday morning and again not to mention that we had to be there for the taxi at 5! But this lovely Ghazal just woke up at 5! Her cooltempered manner never ceases to amaze me LOOOOL (Sorry Ghazal :)) ) So we reached the bus station at a quarter to 6, but unfortunately as the time of our tickets weren't alike so we had to be seated at different saloons and that was a pity because then after some time I found out that I've got 3 lovely old ladies sitting beside me, gossiping all around and just advising me not to marry! LOOOL But it wasn't that bad since one of them was a gynecologist, the other one a retired widow who used to work for the Tehran's Supreme Court and the last one was a teacher, it might be rude to say that they were loquacious although they talked a lot and discussed about all the matters even my nail polish LOOOL. The interesting thing was that I really thought if I'm going to be old, trembling and wrinkled just like them that I won't even be able to open my cola's cork?! Well it really made me think deeply! Anyways, we reached Tehran in 3 P.M Ghazal's son in law came after her and I (tebghe mamule hamishe) waited for my sweet uncle to pick me up and that took about an hour LOOOL I really want to mention this fact that before we reach Tehran we had Dear Behnam's support in every aspect! Honey I really can't forget how you check our times out to see if there's anyone to come after us or if we've got any place to go to, so in this way I really want to thank you. There, we had planned that each come separately and then we're going to fix a date and find each other there, as the first day I asked my uncle to show me the way and how to go because Tehran?s much bigger than you can imagine I really feel lost when I go there LOOOL Here's another fact I remember that at the first minute I set my feet out the train I smsed Dear Behnam that when is it possible to have a meeting and we fixed a date on Thursday 3 P.M. My first searching day began at 1 P.M when I bade my uncle goodbye and made him sure that I can find the way home and in case of having any problems I'm going to give them a call (they weren't worried at all, even if I hadn't mentioned this LOOOOL now this makes me wonder that why are some friends even more protective than your first degree relatives!! My day began with wandering around in some tiny tents who were selling some cards and elementary school books plus the advertisements for some entrance exam books and classes. Then I, in a state of soliloquy said to myself that is this really what the entire exhibition?s about?! But then I started asking some sort of questions and found out that there?s this building called ?Shabestan? that on its second floor is the part for original

English books. Ghazal reached me at 3 P.M and we started checking out the second floor book shelves, well you can?t even imagine but I felt that my soul was somehow flying between the clouds LOOOL It was a really nice feeling. As it was our first year we didn?t know how to buy those books so after undergoing the drudgery of asking lots of questions from different people, we found that we had to have special bills for buying them so we decided to do it tomorrow. That day we just quit looking for original books and we went to the first floor for buying the original Persian books LOOOL The first sweet day finished and I came home, now let alone all the difficulties I bore to get home LOOOL Because I?d lost the way and.... Next day the plan was like this, I started the way at 11 A.M and Ghazal was to come at noon and at about 2! I started with asking for the bills so I went to the bank which was responsible for these kinds of works and then I understood that I had to register for a kind of ATM card used for this kind of buying and it seemed like I had started everything on the other way around LOOOL Now here comes the best part LOOOL my date with this Dear Professor Behnam was on this day (Thursday) and at 3 P.M, so I called him for some kind of arrangements and he told me that he?s going to be there but it might be a little bit late because of the far destination from his workplace to exhibitions. So I had my lunch (this lunch has another story but it really gets too long) I was going through each part and bought some sort of books which I really liked for example: 1984 by George Orwell, some works of Paulo Coelho like the Devil And Miss Prym, Eleven Minutes, Valkyrs, and two books from the Chicken soup series and etc. Then I just checked my cell phone to see if anyone had come and I saw two calls and an sms from Dear Behnam well the first reaction was I really knew that I was going to meet this friend which I had never ever found the chance to face with and on the other hand I was a little bit stressed out I don?t know why! Then I gave him a call and told him that I?m going to meet him at the metro way on the Shahid Beheshty station so I started walking toward the door and in 15 minutes I was there but Behnam wasn?t but the problem was solved with a simple phone call. I really don?t know how to describe this situation now because my imagination was rather different from the person I saw. To be honest with you, I even told Behnam that I thought he might be a person who is really fat with a big belly and short in height with big moustache and angry face LOOOL But it wasn?t really like this, well normally I should have some sort of fear when visiting this friend for the first time because all was some chats and talking and writing posts and no meeting! But it didn?t go this way AT ALL! Because the first scene was this Behnam with a happy kind face coming toward me and saying hello and all the fear evaporated because he seemed really trustworthy and that was obvious from this countenance! Well, he was a little bit older that I had expected because from his writing style and morale it seemed that he is really young, because he had always been energetic and powerful, and like a bomb of positive energy but the man I saw looked like a nice professor with glasses whose got his PhD for and is teaching for many years :)):)) Anyways, this was the first reaction, Kamelia was surprised and she asked for some kind of proof and Dear Behnam showed her, her smses in order to believe LOOOL

We walked along and with a special kindness he asked me if he could take my bags and the books I had bought, now that was really nice of him to offer because I was too tired. Thanks Dear. We actually got in to the place and looked for the Jangal Publishers because he needed some books from there, a series of IELTS exercises. Then we had to find another Publishers because there was one book which had been left to buy but it was a little bit hard to look for that publishers place because everyone said a kind of address but it didn?t match the place, now here comes another good characteristic of Dear Behnam which I had never paid any attention to and that was his patience! My friends always call me patient but in that day, with the weather?s heat and long walks and searching I had totally lost my interest but he was so calm although he has drove his car for 3 hours and this made me feel interested and calm too! I even told him that you are more patient so how can you claim that you?re not?! We found the book and we went to put them in his car, we looked for the place which the car had been parked but it took a while since Dear Behnam had forgotten the place but it didn?t matter because I had the chance to take a long walk with him and talk in English, which was really delightful in that evening, we reached his car and put the books in, he started cracking some of my books to see what I had bought and then he showed me his homework page which he had took a copy from, he?s got a nice handwriting which the words are totally clear and you can read it easily, and he writes in nice separate paragraphs, while reading his assignment aloud I really felt comfortable near him, well although he?s a boy and in our society it really doesn?t matter if he?s young or old and you should keep yourself away from them LOOOL( as they say) but I just felt the presence of a true friend and nothing more. He talked calmly and to use a technical word I can say Verbatim (word by word) then he said that he had three books which he couldn?t make time to read and go through so he had decided to give them to three of us but unfortunately I had them all, they were the trilogies of the book called ?Select readings?. Then he brought out a long little box which I opened and got surprised but he said: Kami? Hanuz nadidish migi aaaaaa? Khob bebinesh bad begu. He was right to some extent but as we know people like to hear compliments when they give gifts to others. But here?s another thing I really didn?t expect a sort of gift because his friendship is a great gift to me. So then he explained to me that this was kind of pointer laser which professors use to point to the board or the projector screen, you know, like a long stick which you can easily point to whatever you?ve written on the board. I really liked it, actually that was the first time which I had this kind of scientific gift. Thanks again dear. We waited for Ghazal and Shanar a little bit, well Shanar had been to that place in the morning with her sister and then she had to leave in the afternoon with her so she just apologized and said that she wouldn?t come. But Ghazal said that she?s going to be there in every minute so we waited a little bit and in that time we wrote some sentences in each other notebooks so that we?re going to have this memory in the future years. Again we walked to the exhibition and as we were thirsty he bought two bottles of mineral water, thank god because I was actually dying of thirst LOOOL

We walked and then sat down under a tree shadow and started talking, I showed him my old little pocket dictionary with the only notebook that I had with myself and Ghazal suddenly called she said that she would meet us at the stairs of the second floor, we went in but unfortunately they were closing the second floor parts and we couldn?t go, but thanks to the persuasive but respectful Dear Behnam?s tongue we got the permission to go up there but we couldn?t find her there so we arranged a meeting at ?Cheshme Publishers? and we met her there. I think she?s going to explain her feelings in another post because this is getting too much LOOOOL We searched for some of her books and she said that she wanted some of mine after buying the whole stuff we went toward Dear Behnam?s car and he came up with the same question he had asked me: Miss Ghazal? Which one do you think my car will be? LOOOL He gave her a ball pen with the Parker trademark on it as a gift and then we started talking a little bit of Ghaenat and what kind of friends Ghazal and I are and so on... Finally we took her to the place where she said and two of them said farewells and wished each other good luck. I just jokingly told him that if he?s going to drive me with his car to my uncle?s house and to my surprise he accepted, well with this question I could kill two birds with one stone first that I had more time to talk to this valuable friend and then I could escape from the busy streets and all those buses LOOOL The streets and highways were filled with cars; I felt really embarrassed because I had made him do this. Dear Behnam, I really know that driving is really hard especially in those rush hours of the day so I?m so sorry. We reached home at about 8:30 we said goodbye and that?s it! The nice night was over. I don?t think that I?m going to find this awesome chance ever but I?m really happy that I got to meet such an angel which I had never recognized before. Now here?s a special thanks to Dear Behnam for his nice support and hosting, I really appreciate it. I know that I wrote a novel LOOOL but this was the first trip which I didn?t have my parents and family along with me and it was all the two of us and then that exciting Thursday which is really difficult to describe the feeling of! Waiting to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia P.S. I know that dear Clare might omit me from the thread LOOOL but please don?t honey. I really liked writing about it and besides I was away for more than 4 days and that?s a pity!

Bluegreen May 11th 2010 Dear Marina,

Hii. How are you? How's everything going on in Lattakia? How about your family? How about the new member?LOOL Honey, you can't believe how much I've missed you, I really don't know if you're able to check your mails and answer them well if you can just tell me because I've got a lot to talk about to you. So, tell me, are we going to be invited in the ceremony or not?:D LOOOL I'm just kiddin honey I really wish you success in every aspect of your life. To be honest with you, I shall say that men are really complex creatures of the world, well maybe in their point of view we are like this. But here's another thing, although their character is written in stealthily code forms but we can decipher them easily because however they hide their personality there's always one way out! You can easily bring out the devil side! Dear Marina, I know that making decisions for life is so hard but I also know that you are a logical knowledgable person, you can think greatly and then find a solution. Well I really don't know if I guessed right or not and then I'm making up some stories :)):)):)) Waiting to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

metzean May 11th 2010 Dear Behnam, I know a little about writing styles ,but i read your essay ,It was excellent. About your new topic I write my idea ,I hope it gives you a hint and help you. Environment which include home, society and people live with us, have direct effect on our behavior and the students who are an integral part of this society are influenced by this envirnment. The structure of each society is build according to beliefs ,ideals and values which

dominate on people atitudes For instance we have read/ heard many times through news that one student in USA kills his classmate or his teacher. what is the sever problem with such students? The most important comes from the family structures, beliefs and value and culture values which have been destroyed in a society. The pattern which students choose for life ,the patterns which come from Hollywood movies . Also unconditional freedoms which are given to a society , the democracy which made by human mind and execute as rules of society .finally the absence of real religion. B.W Mohsen

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Bluegreen May 11th 2010 Dear Setayesh,

Hello there. How are you? Long time no see. How's the university going on? I wish you wonderful days ahead. Honey I heard that you've got chicken pox, I am terribly sorry to here that, to be honest with you I haven't ever been infected with this disease but I heard that it's too hard even when you grow older. But then I got really happy hearing that you got better and now you're free from the virus right? That is awesome. Waiting to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

sahand May 11th 2010 Hello Behnam How is life going on ? I'm gonna write my idea about new topic. Reasons: 1- Spend way too much time watching stupid TV shows, games or videos.

2- At school a student may follow others who like to cause problems or the teachers may not have enough exposure on how to change the attitude of children. 3- Rather than setting clear expectations with their children, parents instead spend a lot of time defending indefensible behaviours of their kids. (Mostly in Iran) 4- The quality of teachers is coming down. If the guardians and teachers don't know what the problem of the child is and don't know how to address it, they will knock up against those manners again ... the students are still going to remain the same. (I found more on other sites, you can find them by a simple search too) Hope to read from you soon Sincerely; Sahand

behnam May 12th 2010 Dear Friends, I got 'excellent writing' for my last essay. Today I gave another essay to the teacher as homework. Here is what I have written. ************************************************************** Why do students create serious problems in schools? Nowadays, schools encountering difficulties in dealing with student behaviour. There are many causes for bad behaviour of students. However, I believe some reasons such as bad upbringing, negative effects of the media, and change of values within community can be considered as the main causes for bad manner of students in schools. According to psychologists, children often copy their parents, so the role of parents in nurturing their children is extremely important. Nowadays, some parents have to work. They often bring their difficulties and stress from work to home. Therefore, they often speak about their workplaces, or argue with each other, instead of spending some quality time with their children. Undoubtedly, their behaviours have a bad effect on the children. In addition, some children have bad upbringing, because their parents do not nurture them carefully. As a result, these children are very likely to cause trouble in school. According to some experts, bad behaviour of some students in school is a reflection on their childhood. Nowadays, children watch television, and they often copy what see on it. Clearly, there is a lot of violence on television that affect children's lives. Statistics show that 53% of programmes on television have negative effects on children. Moreover, children are the most vulnerable members of society. They are influenced by people. In

particular, they are strongly influenced by their friends. Some children are not properly taught to be careful with choosing friend. In several cases, they have improper friendships that have bad influence on them. These children, who are potential students, will probably cause some problems in school. Most parents do not care about some values such as responsibility and commitment. They think that these values have become old. Therefore, they do not nurture their children towards these values. Consequently, children do not appreciate the significance of these values, and they behave irresponsibly. in school. According to the newspapers, 40 years ago, the main problems among students were throwing spitballs in class, not doing homework, and not respecting properly. Nowadays, schools are facing problems such as smoking, taking drugs, and caring knives, which are popular among students. This is a big change, and it represents a big shifting of values for some young people. To summarize, some students create severe problems in schools, because they are not well prepared for behaving properly. On the other hand, some values such as responsibility and commitment are not appreciated anymore. "try to be a man of success but rather try to be a man of value". This is what Albert Einstein has quoted, but some young people do not care about values. ******************************************************** Dear friends, would you please correct my essay? Dear Clare, if you correct only one essay of me, I will know many useful things. Would you possibly correct this essay? I hope so. All the best, Behnam, 12 May 2010

behnam May 13th 2010 Dear friends, How are you? I hope you are fine. Where are you? I've missed you. Nothing from you!!! Is it fair to leave poor Behnam alone in this thread? No need to invent any excuses, but you know that I am pressed for time. Anyway, I hope you all are in an extremely good mood. For Saturday, I am supposed to write an essay on the following topic. This is a controversial topic, but I am sure we will tackle it. Let's put our heads together (oh, a hill of big heads :):):) LOL) to discuss this hot topic. Here is the topic: "Some people believe that there should be fixed punishments for each type of crime. Others, however, argue that the circumstance of an individual crime, and the motivation for committing it, should be taken into account when deciding on the punishment. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion."

Great! A lovely topic! I really love such an important topic. I am sure that you will agree with me; the topic is worded intelligently. Anyway, I hope you will help me to give some ideas relevant to this topic. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 13 May 2010

behnam May 13th 2010 Dear Friends, Mother's Day is celebrated on 13th May in many western countries. Here is my tribute (extracted from a magazine) to mothers all around the world. *** Before I was a MOM *** Before I was a mom, I slept as late as I wanted, and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth every day. Before I was a mom, I cleaned my house each day. I never fell over toys or forget words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never worried about immunizations. Before I was a mom, I had never been chewed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night. Before I was a mom, I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests, or give injections. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got overjoyed over a simple grin. I never sat up late long hours at night watching a baby sleep. Before I was a mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never heard my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I could love being a mom. Before I was a mom, I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could be to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know about the trust between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy. Before I was a mom, I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every ten minutes to

make sure all was Okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the headache, the surprise, or the satisfaction of being a mom. I didn't know I was able to feel so much before I was a mom. *********************************************** Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, and who are potential mothers, around the world. All the best, Behnam, 13 May 2010

ghazal May 13th 2010 Dear behnam,kamelia,shanar,mohsen,darioush,marina,setayesh and,.... (Interview with god ) I dreamed I had an Interview with god So you would like to Interview me? "God asked." If you have the time "I said" God smiled My time is eternity . What questions do you have in mind for me? What surprises you most about humankind? Go answered ?. That they get bored with childhood. They rush to grow up and then long to be children again. That they lose their health to make money And then lose their money to restore their health. By thinking anxiously about the future. That They forget the present. . Such that they live in neither the present nor the future. That they live as if they will never die. And die as if they had never lived. . God's hand took mine and we were silent for a while. And then I asked ?

As the creator of people what are some of life's lessons you want them to learn? God replied with a smile. To learn they cannot make anyone love them. What they can do is let themselves be loved. good to compare themselves to others. To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most. But is one who needs the least. To learn that it takes only a few seconds to open profound wounds in persons we love. And it takes many years to heal them. To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness. To learn that there are persons who love them dearly. But simply do not know how to express or show their To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it differently. . To learn that it is not always enough that they are forgiven by others. They must forgive themselves. And to learn that I am here. Always I hope you enjoy,I really love thos text if you have idea about this text please tell me SINCERELLY GHAZAL

araghii May 13th 2010 Dear Behnam, How are you ? I hope you are in good mood and good health . This is Araghi from a big garden and greeting you and your friends in this thread . Have a nice time, Best wishes, Araghi

behnam May 13th 2010 Dear Friends, I was reading a book entitled 'Paragraph Development'. It was a powerful, down-toearth, and useful book. In particular, there was a section about 'cause-effect'. I really loved it. I would like to share some interesting points with you. I hope they help you with writing. Have a look at these two sentences: 1) Children watch too much television. 2) They lose creativity. How many sentences can we write with those two sentences? 1) Children watch too much television. As a result, they lose creativity. 2) Children watch too much television. Consequently, they lose creativity. 3) Children watch too much television. Therefore, they lose creativity. 4) Children watch too much television. Hence, they lose creativity. 5) Children watch too much television. Because of this, they lose creativity. ************************** 6) Children are so interested in television that they lose creativity. 7) Children watch so much television that they lose creativity. 8)Children watch so many TV programmes that they lose creativity. **************************** 9) Children lose creative ability, since they watch so mach TV programmes. 10) Children lose creative ability, because they watch so much TV programmes. 11) Children lose creative ability, because of the fact that they watch so much TV programmes. ************************** 12) Watching too much television is the reason for loss of creative ability. 13) Watching too much television is responsible for loss of creative ability. 14) Watching too much television leads to loss of creative ability. 15) Watching too much television contributes to loss of creative ability. 16) Watching too much television results in loss of creative ability. ****************************** 17) Loss of creativity results from watching too much television. 18) Loss of creativity follows from watching too much television. 19) Loss of creativity is due to watching too much television. 20) Loss of creativity is a result of watching too much television. 21) Loss of creativity is a consequence of watching too much television. ......

Who said English is not interesting. Do not blame me for liking it, I am crazy about it. :):):):):) I hope you will use these structure in your writings. All the best, Behnam, 13 May 2010

Bluegreen May 14th 2010 Dear Behnam, Hi there. How are you doing? I hope that everything's fine with your classes and you yourself LOOOL Well I think your classes are becoming much important for you right? Even more than yourself LOOL. Just kidding sorry Now I'm going to write about the new topic you brought up. "Some people believe that there should be fixed punishments for each type of crime. Others, however, argue that the circumstance of an individual crime, and the motivation for committing it, should be taken into account when deciding on the punishment. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion."

According to the constitutional law there must be a basic punishment for every certain crime commitment but most of the times law-men consider certain by-laws for every individual crime. In my point of view the first mentioned idea is totally wrong because in this way a kind of dictatorial judgment would be exercised on criminals. Well I think when someone's suspected of having committed a crime that doesn't necessarily mean that the one's an old thug because most of the times we can see that people just unconsciously did something that is called illegal and that would not be fair if the person's sentenced to death. But the second idea seems more fair because we are human beings therefore our wrong doing or making mistakes even illegal ones should be considered. And in case I was wondering what should a poor citizen do when s/he is being attacked by someone and s/he have got nothing to do accept hitting the offender by something and defend oneself! Sometimes it happens that in certain circumstances people are forced to do something even against the law! Rather than this I believe that our life hasn't got a firm or steady structure but it's flexible and especially in judgment upon people's lives every aspect of the criminal's motivation should come into account. Generally speaking the judge should be completely aware of the verdict that's going to be issued because not every time punishments are easy and doesn't involve one's health or

life. so I'm totally in favor of the second idea given, because everyone has a special reason for having done an anti-social action and everyone's reason should be analyzed carefully, and if not, then the whole court thing and justice would make no sense. Dear Behnam, I did try my best in order to write it in a way that the IELTS encoding system can decode it LOOOL Waiting impatiently for your comments, Sincerely, Kamelia

behnam May 14th 2010 Dear Friends, How are you? I hope you are fine. Here is my essay on the mentioned topic. It is long. It must contain 250-265 words. I have to delete 100 words, but I love my words. What should I do? Would you please help me with cutting some words and polishing this essay? Oh, dear Kamelia, thank you very much for your lovely essay. You are really an expert at English. Could you possibly correct my essay? ******************************************************** What is the philosophy of punishment and why do courts punish criminals? Throughout history, considerable debate has taken in societies about punishment. Some people believe that punishment should be fixed for each kind of crime. Others believe that penalties ought to be flexible and the intension of committing crime ought to be taken into consideration when deciding on the punishment. According to psychologists, punishment has deterrent effect against criminals. Fixed penalty is an effective deterrent, since it prevents potential criminals from committing crimes. Consequently, it leads to social stability and security. In addition, it guarantees safety of society, because it minimizes the number of crimes. However, it causes injustice against criminals who commit crimes unintentionally. Adaptable punishment has some disadvantages. Firstly, its crime prevention is not effective, since it gives criminals a chance to convince courts that they are innocent. Secondly, flexible punishment makes the process of judgment difficult and long, because it is complicated to find the motivation for committing crime. Finally, it makes crimes become a subjective issue, so different courts have different definition of crimes. Consequently, it causes injustice and inequality.

On of the main advantages of flexible punishment is considering the motivation of an individual for committing crime. Obviously, killing someone intentionally is different from killing someone in self-defense; a habitual criminal is different from someone who has done an illegal action once; and stealing some food to satisfy hunger is different from robbing a bank. Adaptable punishment offers the possibility of taking circumstanceseverything related to crime and criminal- into consideration. The second important advantage of adaptable punishment is offering court a chance to give criminals penalty that they deserve. It also represents the sense of justice among mankind. To summarize, Peace, stability, and security are essential factors in every society. However, criminals threaten these factors by committing crimes. Therefore, imposing punishment on guilty people is absolutely necessary for maintaining these factors in society. Although, fixed penalty acts as an effective deterrent, it sounds unfair. I believe, adaptable punishment with considering the intention of committing crime is a good solution for keeping a society stable, safe, and secure. ***************************************************** I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 14 May 2010

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behnam May 14th 2010 Dear Friends, This is a second version of the essay. It is still long. It contains 288 words, whereas it must contain 250-265 words. Would you please correct it and help me with cutting some words and polishing? I am waiting for your help. *************************************************************** What is the philosophy of punishment? Throughout history, considerable debate has taken in societies about punishment. Some people believe that punishment should be fixed. Others believe that penalties ought to be flexible. Both ideas have some advantages and disadvantages. According to psychologists, punishment has deterrent effect against criminals. Fixed penalty is an effective deterrent, since it prevents potential criminals from committing crimes. Consequently, it leads to social stability and security. Moreover, it guarantees safety of society, because it minimizes the number of crimes. However, it causes injustice against criminals who commit crimes unintentionally. Crime prevention of adaptable punishment is not effective, since it gives criminals a chance to convince courts that they are innocent. Furthermore, flexible punishment

makes judgment difficult, because it is complicated to find the motivation for committing crime. One of the main advantages of flexible punishment is considering the motivation of an individual for committing crime. Obviously, killing someone intentionally is different from killing someone in self-defense; a habitual criminal is different from someone who has done an illegal action once; and stealing some food to satisfy hunger is different from robbing a bank. Adaptable punishment offers the possibility of taking circumstanceseverything related to crime and criminal- into consideration. The second important advantage of adaptable punishment is offering court a chance to give criminals penalty that they deserve. To summarize, Peace, stability, and security are essential factors in every society. However, criminals threaten these factors by committing crimes. Therefore, imposing punishment on guilty people is absolutely necessary for maintaining these factors in society. Although, fixed penalty acts as an effective deterrent, it sounds unfair. I believe, adaptable punishment with considering the intention of committing crime is necessary for maintaining a society stable, safe, and secure **************************************************************** Dear Clare, help me please with correcting this essay. Please, please, please...:):):) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 14 May 2010

behnam May 14th 2010 Dear Friend, Here is the third version of the essay. Now, it contains 273 words, and sounds better :):):):):) ************************************************ What is the philosophy of punishment? Throughout history, considerable debate has taken in societies about punishment. Some people believe that punishment should be fixed. Others believe that penalties ought to be flexible. Both ideas have some advantages and disadvantages. According to psychologists, punishment has deterrent effect against criminals. Fixed penalty is an effective deterrent, since it prevents potential criminals from committing crimes. Consequently, it leads to social stability and security. Moreover, it guarantees safety of society, because it minimizes the number of crimes. However, it causes injustice against criminals who commit crimes unintentionally. Crime prevention of adaptable punishment is not effective, since it gives criminals a

chance to convince courts that they are innocent. Furthermore, flexible punishment makes judgment difficult, because it is complicated to find the motivation for committing crime. One of the main advantages of flexible punishment is considering the motivation of an individual for committing crime. Obviously, killing someone intentionally is different from killing someone in self-defense; a habitual criminal is different from someone who has done an illegal action once; and stealing some food to satisfy hunger is different from robbing a bank. Adaptable punishment offers the possibility of taking circumstanceseverything related to crime and criminal- into consideration. The second important advantage of adaptable punishment is offering court a chance to give criminals penalty that they deserve. To summarize, stability, Safety, and security are essential factors in every society. However, criminals threaten these factors with committing crimes. Although, fixed penalty acts as an effective deterrent, it sounds unfair. I believe, adaptable punishment with considering the intention of committing crime is necessary for maintaining a society stable, safe, and secure. ********************************************* Waiting for your help. All the best, Behnam, 14 May 2010

behnam May 14th 2010 Dear friends, Here is the forth version of the essay. Now, it contains 265 words. :):):):):) ****************************************************** What is the philosophy of punishment? Throughout history, considerable debate has taken in societies about punishment. Some people believe that punishment should be fixed. Others believe that penalties should be flexible. Both ideas have some advantages and disadvantages. Punishment has deterrent effect against criminals. Fixed penalty is an effective deterrent, since it prevents potential criminals from committing crimes. Consequently, it leads to social stability and security. Moreover, it guarantees safety of society, because it minimizes the number of crimes. However, it causes injustice against criminals who commit crimes unintentionally. Crime prevention of adaptable punishment is not effective, since it gives criminals a chance to convince courts that they are innocent. Furthermore, flexible punishment

makes judgment difficult, because it is complicated to find the motivation for committing crime. The main advantage of flexible punishment is considering the motivation of an individual for committing crime. Obviously, killing someone intentionally is different from killing someone in self-defense; a habitual criminal is different from someone who has done an illegal action once; and stealing some food to satisfy hunger is different from robbing a bank. Adaptable punishment offers the possibility of taking circumstances-everything related to crime and criminal- into consideration. Another advantage of adaptable punishment is offering court a chance to give criminals penalty that they deserve. To summarize, stability, Safety, and security are essential factors in every society. However, criminals threaten these factors with committing crimes. Although, fixed penalty acts as an effective deterrent, it sounds unfair. I believe, adaptable punishment with considering the intention of committing crime is necessary for maintaining a society stable, safe, and secure. ************************************************************* Thank you for your help. :):):):):) LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL All the best, Behnam, 14 May 2010

behnam May 14th 2010 Dear Friends, Fourth version of the essay sounds nice, doesn't it? :):):):) You know it is like a cute pet. I love it. Nazi enshaye man. :):):):):) All the best, Behnam, 14 May 2010

setayesh May 14th 2010 Dear Mohsen, Thanks a lot for your post to me. I can't agree with you more about being ungrateful. Human being is too ingratitude of the things which he can have without any effort. Health and Time are 2 kinds of them. We will know their value after losing them. In my mind, nothing in the world equals with health. It is the most invaluable gift of God to us. There is a quotation by William Goerge Jordan about being ingratitude:

"Ingratitude is a crime more despicable than revenge, which is only returning evil for evil, while ingratitude returns evil from good." Hope to hear from you again, All the best, Setayesh,14 May2010

setayesh May 14th 2010 Hi Behnam, How are you? I hope all is well with you. It's so great that you put your essays on this thread. They really help me in developing my english writing. Actually I read your essays more than 2 times, they are excellent. It shows that you have a great, knowledgeable teacher she has deeply affected on your way of writing:):)You are so lucky for having such a good teacher.LOOOOOL I hope to see your other writings. All the Best, Setayesh,14may 2010

setayesh May 14th 2010 Dear Kamelia, How are you my lovely friend? I hope all is well with you. As far as I know you are involving with lots of exams. I suppose they are your mid-term ones. I wish you success in all of them. Dear Kami, thanks for caring about my health. that's very kind of you. Thank God I'm ok right now. I had to stay a week resting at home. It was awful... I've heard that you had been in our city. How was it? Did you find here interesting? Which aspect of Tehran did attract you more? Unfortunately, all through the time that you were in Tehran I was sick, otherwise I could invite you to our house. :):) Hope to hear from you more.

best wishes, Setayesh,14 May2010

setayesh May 14th 2010 Hi Darioush, Thanks a lot for your post to me. That's really kind of you asking about my health. Dear friend, I have been so busy for a while so I could not write anything in this site, even in this thread. Your thread is one of the best ones in this site. I often visit it. Don't worry, you haven't still lose me as a member of your thread:):) LOOOOOOOOL Best Wishes, Setayesh

Bluegreen May 15th 2010 Dear Setayesh,

Hello there. How are you honey? How's everything going on in Tehran? I wish the best for you. Thank you so much for writing to me, it is really nice that we again have you here, well I really wish that I could have a chance to see you there but unfortuantly I wasn't lucky enough but I really appreciate your being a host with this warm welcome :) Well actually our main purpose was to browse that phenomenon called the exhibition LOOOOL I really didn't find any time to check the city out but I actually found it really busy, lots of cars driving around, heavy traffics, long-timed traffic lights, a little bit polution, because while breathing I could feel some kind of irritation or sting better to say.But not that much. I really wondered how people could manage their lives when all the time you have to be on bus, in metroways, or just sitting and driving. And another thing was that I really wondered how dormitory life could be handled while the time for shutting the doors is 9 and you can't just predict when are you going to reach the dorm with these distances! I really wish the students luck. Dear Setayesh, tell me about yourself, did you go to buy any book? How did you find the place? What sort of books attracted you?

Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Darioush May 15th 2010 Dear GHAZAL, I read interview with God.To tell the truth,I read it before.I have somthing special for you.Please wit. Sincerely, Darioush

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Bluegreen May 15th 2010 Dear Friends especially Behnam, Hi there. How are you? I really wish lovely days for you. I know that these days because of the mild delightful weather of the spring days lots people try walking outdoors as a light exercise. Now I really know that some of you actually keep doing this so I thought that this article might be useful to go through and find out some tips for a better walking workout. Here's how to get more out of your walking workouts and to vary your routine: -Try to walking briskly for at least half an hour every day, or one hour four times a week. If you weigh 150 pounds(about 68 kg), walking at 3.5 miles(about 5600 m)an hour on flat terrain burns about 300 calories per hour. So this schedule would burn about 1100 calories a week. But if you can't work that into your schedule , try more frequent, shorter walks. - Make an effort to walk as much as possible. Skip elevators and escalators and take the stairs( in case of not suffering from any swollen joints or arthritis). Leave the car at home if you can walk the mile or two to a friend's house. Walk to work at least part of the way. - If you want to get faster, instead of taking longer steps, take faster steps. Lengthening

your stride can increase strain on your legs and feet. - Swing your arms. One good option: bend them at 90 degree and pump from the shoulder, like race walkers do. Swing them naturally, as if you're reaching for your wallet in your back pocket. On the swing forward, your waist should be near the center of your chest. Move your arms in opposition to your legs-swing your right arm forward with your left leg. Keep your wrists straight, your hands unclenched, and elbows close to your sides. The vigorous arm pumping allows for a quicker pace, and provides a good workout for your upper body. And you'll burn 5 to 10% more calories. - Add some interval training. For example, speed up for a minute or two every five minutes. Or alternate one fast mile with two slower miles. - Choose varied terrains. walking on grass or gravel burns more calories than walking on a track. And walking on soft sand increases caloric expenditure by almost 50%, if you can keep up the pace. - Use hand weights, but carefully. Hand weights can boost your caloric expenditure, but they may alter your arm swing and thus lead to muscle soreness or even injury. They're generally not recommended for people with high blood pressure or heart disease. If you want to use them start with one-pound(400 g) weights and increase the weight gradually. The weights shouldn't add up to more than 10% of your body weights. Ankle weights are not recommended, as they increase the chance of injury. - Choose the right shoes. Avoid stiff-soled shoes that don't bend. "walking shoes" have flexible soles and stiff heel counters to prevent side-to-side motion. But for normal terrain, any comfortable, cushioned, lightweight, low-heeled shoes will do.

That's it. I hope you enjoy the tips, they were easy and applicable if one has got the tendency to change the way they used to walked and improve it. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

ghazal May 15th 2010 Dear Behnam Hi,how are you my friend?

Oh I?m so sorry I didn?t have time and I can?t write here and welsh!!!!!!! Wow my teacher your essay is very good and really complete, I wish prosperity for you. And I hope some punishment for some crimes change in Iran and government care about woman?s right SINCERELLY GHAZAL

ghazal May 15th 2010 Dear setayesh Hi ,how are you? I?m so sorry I write post for you so late please forgive me but really I think about you always and I wish you become better My friend two days ago I read text about health now I write that for you : Health is our most precious wealth, I hope you agree No doubt, health is the sweetest fruit of our life?s tree. Money is certainly important, and so is social prestige But it is a good health that is the source of a constant bliss. You may have the money to tour the world, but can?t if your health does not permit You can buy all the food of the world, but your bad health will not let you eat. You might have huge honor in the city, with everybody bowing before you But you will fail to enjoy it, if you regularly develop health problems new. In this way the bad health will always play a serious bar In the way of your enjoying what you have, wealth, house or car. On the other hand the good health is a source of constant happiness That will automatically turn your life into one of charm, pleasure and grace.

Take good care of your health, and develop a body that is sound and strong And ensure a life that is happy and charming, besides being long. (health is gift that God give us so take care of this gift) HAVE GOOD TIME GHAZAL

ghazal May 15th 2010 Dear darioush Hi,are you ok? I really miss you thanks million for reading my text ,I knew many people read that befor but I dicide to write because I think it is really lovely I hope see your post soooooon sincerely ghazal

ghazal May 15th 2010 Dear Kamelia Hi my friend and my outfit As you wrote in your post we had really good time in Tehran you know when you want to have tripe it is really important that you have good outfit and I had Today we have good day specially about essential study skill class!!! In holiday have good time sincerely ghazal

metzean May 16th 2010 Dear kamelia, Congratulate on your nice writing , the novel of exhibition. In fact it was one the well written novel I 'v read recently, the felicities of language you used for describing your trip, visiting exhibition was awesome. I felt the exhibition space through your writing. You had a chance to visit Behnam , tell me how was his accent , do you want to say a man from London downtown , Newcastle or Scotland !!!? I have friends who were graduated from Esfahan University ,but their writing compare to students of Ferdosi Mashad ,they have nothing to show off, so I should congratulate to Ferdosi University for training of such a students who write so well. B.W Mohsen

metzean May 16th 2010 Dear Setayesh, I hope you are well enough to make up what was left behind during your sickness. Thanks for your post, what you have written is exactly my idea. Nowadays in every lines and streets ,there are ceremonies because of Fatima,the great. Tomorrow is holiday in Iran ,because of martyrdom of Lady Fatima (AS), the daughter of our prophet Mohamad , wife of Ali (SA) the mountain of patience and resistance .the brave leaders ,the best followers of Mohammad (PBUH) and the cultural ambassador of Islamic belief If time travel exist it would a privilege to meet this two powerful paragon (Ali and Fatima)and spend sometime in their company, ask lots of questions an visiting their family closely . Ask some questions about the night which Ali slept in prophet bed , when enemies had a plan to kill prophet in his bed , how Ali destroyed a magnitude gate of Khaibar fortes in Khaibar war and how Ali delivered such a thoughtful speech ,address to people which gathered in a book called Nahjolballagheh., and for Fatima and it was only Fatima ,the unique ,as Shariaty wrote in his book. Shame on people (was called Khalifeh) who attacked to her house and wounded her and how she resisted not showed the sores place of her body even to her husband until her death ,at that midnight when Ali was washing her death body to bury her holy body in hidden ,Ali understood she was turtured B.W Mohsen

Today my life is very different in comparison to them and I wonder if I have anything in common with them!?

Darioush May 16th 2010 Dear friends, Setayesh,Ghazal,Shanar and founder of this thread Behnam. World is cruel, love is blind, lost in sadness, blur in mind, heart is broken, flame had died, time is passed, but why is he still not mine. Birth is: start of life, Beauty is: art of life, Love is: part of life, Death is: end of life, Friendship: is heart of life. The one who takes your hand, but touches your heart is a true friend. In difficult occasions, true friends demonstrate themselves.

Sincerely, Darioush

Bluegreen May 16th 2010 Dear Mohsen,

Hiii there. How are you dear friend? How's your lovely wife doing? I wish bunch of joyful spring days for you. Thank you so much for making time and reading my trip's story, that was a kind of memory writing, and because I loved the trip and the event so much so I decided to write about it, not to forget that Dear Behnam encouraged me to write about it too. :) Dear Friend, Behnam I saw there is sort of an angel, helpful, kind, considerate, happy, patient, honest and above all a real human being, the one whom you can easily trust on. Believe it or not I didn't even think that I'm walking near a stranger, he acts as he knows you for ages and if you're a family member of him.

And about his English, he is too humble not to call his accent perfect or awesome, his accent is really perfect, he knows how talk, he knows how to put sentences together, he's got nice gestures, and according to what I saw he's gonna get the 9 in IELTS! Maybe a man of London, or Wales, LOOL if we can say. All in all, I bet he's put much effort into this and he deserves having an accent of a native English man. Dear Mohsen, you should pardon me for asking such a question after these months of writing to each other but, have you studied in Isfahan university? What was your major? And did you continue it to Doctorate? If you have studied there please tell me about the university, I've got a little sister that two years from now on she's gonna have Konkur and we can'[t stop her from choosing Isfahan as her city of studying place, I can understand her, because your city is such a heavenly like place, so neat and beautiful, you feel like you've got some inner interconnections with it,you know, feeling like you're setting your foot where your ancestors did ! Do you sometimes feel like it? But my mom's worried because the distance is too much and...you know! Waiting impatiently to read from you, Thank you again for reading the memory, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen May 16th 2010 Dear Ghazal, Hi there. How are you honey? Did you read thetrip's memory which I put too much efforts in?LOOL perhaps you didn't, well did you know that god won't forgive lazy girls? LOOOOOL I didn't mean to be rude, but it's just so much fun pulling a best friend's leg, isn't it? So, how are you doing? I heard that you're going to go to Ghaenat today, right? Shanar and I are going to Gonbad too, wish us health and we'll wish the same back LOOOL Honey, we had essentianl skills, my joyful little book, but unfortunatly she wont take the test till next Monday, what a pity? How am I going to do without this course? I'm going to miss it LOOOOL Anyways, I mean joking aside, it's really hard to read the whole book by heart as you saw some of the best students of our class were going to omit this unit from their term paper, I

really wonder why! Anyways, wish you nice days at home, Don't forget to write in here, Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

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metzean May 18th 2010 Dear Kamelia, Hope you life be colorful and rosy. I have not studied in Isfahan university , my major is commercial and I am busy in a company for commercial affairs, I have no time to continue studying my major for supreme levels. You are interested in Isfahan ,ok !! have you ever come to Isfahan or you heard about this so called heavenly place. Some tourists regrets when they come back from Isfahan , There are some ancient places which they have visited many times and a river which there are in many cities and shopkeepers of handicraft which are in ambush for tourists, not anything more than that. Isfahan is half of the world if there is n't Tabriz , yes what is once Behnam said is true ,can you defy an angle idea? No..I can't either . what I feel under my foot is the ancestors of Behnam who governed in Isfahan for more than 300 years. So..so don't worry once you bring your sister to Isfahan ,she change her idea. But if she insist on it ,please tell your mom not to worry because you rarely finding a security place for living like living in Isfahan , of course compare Isfahan to the other half of the world, also the other advantages of it, is the stuff cheapness , easy accommodation and food redundancy. Isfahan are wiating for two years..? B.W Mohsen

Clare May 18th 2010 I'm so sorry Behnam - haven't been here for a couple of days, so didn't see your question to me. Here are some of the changes I'd make in your essay (if it isn't too late!) I've written the correct sentences, not the incorrect ones.

Before, though, can I just say it's a fantastic essay! Well-argued, well-written, great linking words... Top marks from me! ----------------------------------------Both ideas have advantages and disadvantages. Punishment has A deterrent effect against criminals. Moreover, it guarantees THE safety of society, because it minimizes the number of crimes. Crime prevention of adaptable punishment is not effective, (I don't understand this sentence.) a habitual criminal is different from someone who has COMMITTED an illegal action once. Adaptable punishment offers the possibility of taking circumstances into consideration. Another advantage of adaptable punishment is offering THE court a chance to give criminals THE penalty that they deserve. To summarize, stability, safety, and security are essential factors in every society. However, criminals threaten these factors BY committing crimes. I believe, adaptable punishment WHILE considering the intention BEHIND THE crime is necessary for maintaining a stable, safe, and secure SOCIETY. -Clare, english-at-home.com

kinga1234 May 19th 2010 Hi everyone. My name is Kinga. I'm from Poland :) I've just read your letter and I'm glad I'm here. I would like to improve my english :) I hope it is good way to learn english. xD

behnam May 19th 2010 Hi Clare, You cannot imagine how happy I was when a friend of mine called me and said; "Congratulations! Clare has written many good things about your essay."

Thank you very much for correcting my essay. That was also very kind of you to praise me. Your sentences are great. I learned a lot from them. Thank you very much for teaching me. I should say that the teacher has written ;"I think you write awesome" at the bottom of the essay. She although asked, "Behnam, really, how could you manage to write such a perfect essay? It is unbelievable." For the next session, I am supposed to write two essays: 1) More and more people has started to wear fashionable clothes. Is this a positive or negative development? Give your reasons. 2) Some people say that international travel should be reduced. Others believe that international travel has many advantages. Discuss both points of view and say which you agree with. Dear Clare, your correction was a shot in the arm. Thank you very much indeed. I will write two essays, and paste them here. All the best, Behnam, 19 May 2010

metzean May 19th 2010 Dear Behnam you have laden with glories as Clare confirmed your essays ,glories that gave you the self confidence and you believe that your thought are prone to more complicated writings. Thanks for your emails to me ,all of them are precious and worth to read. All the best Mohsen

metzean May 19th 2010

Dear Marina, What has happen for you in Halab , you were suppose to had week time course there , have you split up by going to Halab, finding new friends and forget us . at least say a goodbye , I have not value of two words. How do you want to explain it? I entitled you Marina the great ,it was because of my imagination , what I got through your writings ,your personality and I didn't make a mistake ,I am sure . Waiting for your writing. all the best Mohsen mohbon@gmail.com

metzean May 19th 2010 Dear Kinga, I am Mohsen from Iran , I like your country ,we call it Lahestan in our language ( Persian) ,What do you call your country in your language? I tell you a surprising event , In my country some people live which are originally from Poland . some of them have relatives who are living in Poland now , these people came to Iran in second world war. It is 24 and I am at the end of my rope regarding writing. Hope to hear from you. Mohsen

behnam May 20th 2010 Hi Kinga, Thank you so much for putting message in this thread. Welcome! Would you please give us more information about yourself? For example, I would like to know if you are a man or a woman.:):):):) Thank you for joining us. Your English is very good. hope we will help each other to develop our skills. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 20 May 2010

behnam May 20th 2010 Hi Mohsen, How are you my reliable friend? I hope all is well with you. Thank you very much for being my friend. Many thanks for saying some good things about my English. That is very kind of you. About Marina I should say that she was a beautiful bird from heaven; came and sat on the tree (in our garden) for a while; and sang us some lovely songs; finally flew to sky! Nothing is left for us; unless crying and hoping to meet her in heaven. If you ask "why did she fly?"' I will say she was a bird and it is birds' nature to fly. However, she flow from our tree to a home! :):):):):):):) LOOOL Now, she is singing in kitchen and ...:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL=)) =))=))=)) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 20 May 2010

Wendy Zhou May 20th 2010 Dear All, I have ever been here and know some of you. Now I come here again because I want to know more of you. Another reason I am here is that, I try to figure out why a few of people can do what they dont want to do to get what they want. Below is my story: My previous boss had a new assistant after he transfered to a new department. The assistant transfer to the purchasing department which is very attractive at least in China. Just when I was confused by that, my colleague told me that she has a abnormal relationship with her boss( that means she is his girlfriend). I am really shooked by this because he was a good boss and I respected him very much. I coundnt believe it but truth is the truth which is not changed by your mind. It seems I calm down a little when I write here. Dear friends, I know the suition is common in every country. What I can't accept is that he is the person I respect very much. wuuuuuuu.... Thanu you very much for reading my story in advance!

Best regards Wendy

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behnam May 20th 2010 Hi Wendy, Welcome! How are you? I hope all is well with you. Thank you for sharing it with us. Respecting someone can not prevent them from having girlfriend or boyfriend! It is like seeing your parents in a good relationship and getting confused and then saying: Oh my God. I respect my parents. Why do they love each other?! :):):):) To be frank, I think you feel jealous of them, but you are hiding this emotion behind something like respect. Take life as it comes, and forget what makes you feel sad. Enjoy your life, and don't expect anything from other people. Write your equations according to give and receive. What we give and receive should be balanced. Otherwise, disappointing is waiting for us. Thank you for putting message in this thread. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 20 May 2010

behnam May 20th 2010 It is better to say...Otherwise, disappointment is waiting for us. It means we will be disappointed sooner or later. :):):):) All the best, Behnam, 20 May 2010

Wendy Zhou May 20th 2010 Dear Behnam, You are right. But the fact is that my previous boss has been married for years and he has two kids and his wife is beautiful and capable in her job. He looks so happy about his family. Why did he want to have an affair? I cant believe it. He was perfect and did the good job and acted like a gentleman. Even such a person could betray

his wife. Why not others? I cant believe anyone any more. Anyway please dont be influenced by me. Best regards Wendy

behnam May 20th 2010 Hi Wendy, Thank you for the reply. Some points should be made. First, we cannot judge about the beauty of someone, since beauty is subjective. The guy's wife is beautiful, this is your judgment on her appearance. Secondly, that lady may not care about her husband as she used to do, since she has got two kids and maybe is always busy with them. Thirdly, It isn't wrong to have wife, and love affairs or mistresses at the same time. We are here (in the world) to enjoy our lives. Finally, we should know it is possible to be a gentleman and to have dozen love affairs. Don't you think that gentlemen have hearts like other people? :):):):):):):) I am a man, and I am free to enjoy my life. Nothing can restrict my freedom to have good relationships with ladies. When I can make some ladies feel happy, it is not fair to waste opportunity. :):):):) In addition, a man is capable of making dozens of women happy and lucky, but the reverse isn't true. :):):): Nowadays, the more mistresses someone has, the more nicer gentleman he is. I believe so! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL =))=))=)) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 20 May 2010

behnam May 20th 2010 Oh, sorry, ...the more mistresses someone has, the nicer gentleman he is. I don't know what 'more' is doing there! You know, first I wrote...the more mistresses someone has, the more perfect gentleman he is. However, I found it strange, then I deleted 'perfect' and wrote 'nicer'. I forgot to delete 'more'. I am sorry.

All the best, Behnam, 20 May 2010

Wendy Zhou May 21st 2010 Dear Behnam, Thank you for your comments. If you said that, I have nothing. We are totally different on this subject. I cant agree with you " the more mistresses you have, nicer you are". Dont you believe marriage is holy? Dont you believe the couple should be loyal to each other? When you say"yes, I 'd like to marry you", it means a lot of commitments come to you, taking care of you family, of coures including not touching other women. Even though there are lots of attractions, you should resist them. To be a man is not so easy. Sometime you feel that I cant do what I like to do freely. You have to think of how people look at me from moral view. That's life. Have a good day! Wendy

metzean May 21st 2010 Dear Wendy, I hope you are fine .you have disappeared since last year, I was in a ship at that time and I wanted to have a trip to Shanghai. why didn't you say goodbye to me , I need a good bye when a friend leave meLOL.but I want to say Nice to see you again. I agree with you about that gentleman ,for that offence he has committed . Life has both its own enjoyments and rules ,it is not only base on enjoyment , you see some people marry each other when they are in love and when they find someone better they divorce . I agree with the first step ,to be in love and marry ,but when we find a better one in future ( something that surly happen for all people) we are not allowed to leave the first one ,because of more enjoyment , we should consider the rules, because if this process repeat and repeat what has happen for family , what has happen for children? You see in some countries they have gone more than it , some people find enjoyment to marry with someone in same gender (homosexuality) and they have legalized it. What has happen if they find enjoyment when a father marry his daughter , a boy marry her mother or her sister. According to today human thought which called themselves open minded ,nothing happen ,they say we did it and nothing happen. They sign some rules for it and called it human rights. Someone who love people , someone who created people and knows about their needs ,

has informed us about enjoyment rules and if people listen to it , we create a small heaven in this world. How is going your life, are you living alone in Shanghai ? All the best, Mohsen

metzean May 21st 2010 Dear Behnam, The beautiful bird didn't understand that we love her, if she understood she never flew to the sky , the reason that people catch the birds and put them in cage is that birds don't get their love. but some one who love our bird shot her and put her in the kitchen ,tied one her legs to the kitchen pip line ,and no more let her fly.even to come by our tree for a minute and say goodbye, It is rather unfair ,no no very unfair ,extremely unfair ,absolutely unfair .. All the best, Mohsen

behnam May 21st 2010 Hi Wendy, Thank you for the response. Marriage is holy! Who has said this sentence? Marriage is like eating or drinking something. When we feel hungry we often go to a restaurant and eat something to satisfy our hunger. Marriage is the same somehow. The only difference is that when we need for the opposite sex we don't go to a restaurant! :):):):) Marriage is a magic trick of nature to keep the human race going. There is a good biological reason for us to be possessed by intense romantic desire in the first two or three years of a relationship. Being obsessed with our partner is the best way to keep us locked together long enough to make a couple of children to keep the human race going. That is why this 'in love' feeling is so intense and powerful. After the obsession of 'being in love' wears off , it is replaced by deeper, more satisfying love that includes such things as friendship, respect, understanding, commitment, care, and comfort.

It is quite unfair to judge about someone's actions and reactions without knowing some details. There is only and only one rule in the world: necessity is the mother of every movement (action and reaction). There are many married men who are still kept hungry. There are also many married women who are still hungry. What does it mean? It means that sometimes we are hungry, we go to a restaurant to eat something. For example, we eat chicken, but we are not aware of the reaction of our stomachs to the chicken, or we don't know the chicken has been poisonous. Ladies should know that men and women are different and have different worlds. A woman may feel jealous of herself to be loyal to her partner, but a man often feel jealous of himself when he makes some women feel satisfied! The more women he makes happy, the more powerful man he is. This is the philosophy of all men. This is not a thing to chose. In other words, men have not chosen this attitude, they are given by nature or their creature. However, nowadays, some men are not brave enough to show themselves. they hide this feeling, because they are afraid of being called as uncivilized, uncultured, etc. They have to pretend that they firmly believe 'a man must have one partner, or a wife without any mistresses'. Believe me, they are only pretending. You cannot open their hearts to see what is going on them. Men are good swimmers, if some of them don't swim, it is because of the lack of water, pool, or something like that. :):):):) Oh women, you cannot understand this fact at all. :):):):):) The simple fact of the matter is that equality, commitment, loyalty are some beautiful words. These words are like some beautiful snakes, but there is no doubt that they are poisonous. These words are some modern tricks to completely destroy the foundation of families in all societies. It ( destruction) will happen, sooner or later, since they are against the law of the universe. I have no doubt about this destruction. We have already written about this topic. That's all for now. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 21 May 2010

Wendy Zhou May 21st 2010 Dear Mohson, Good to see you again! The reason I leave English-at-home is that I have many difficulties in communication

with all of you. Your English lever is much higer than me. So I think the most important thing for that moment is to improve my english in order that I can express myself well. A little sorry for that. ~~~ I like you sentence of life is not only base on enjoyment but rules. Life is like a game. A good player must be a person who obeys rules. Those people who abuse their emotion can only get short-time enjoyment. for the long time, they are losers. They lose their true love from family.I say that is not because I am a women, who tries to protect women's rights,but a view from average people. back to the story I told, apart from why a gentleman want to have an affair, what I truly shocked is why a girl can sacrifice the most precious thing to get her goals,such as promotion, good position and high salary. The reason can be explained by" one man's meat is another's poison". The story is old and many people told the similar one. When it happened in my life, I am astonished. HAHAHA.... Hope to see you soon! Best regards Wendy

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behnam May 21st 2010 Hey Mohsen, The bird didn't say 'goodbye' because she still feels nostalgic about the tree. Besides, the bird knew that we loved her songs. The bird had no choice, she had to fly. And, you should know nothing is wrong with the hunter, because he needed a beautiful birds with nice songs for his home. Finally, Mohsen, come on man! You have a bird for yourself, haven't you?. :):):):):) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 21 May 2010

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Dear Friends, How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. I have promised to write an essay on the advantages and disadvantages of travel. I finished it right now. It contains 265 words. That's OK. ************************************************************* Does travel expand our horizons? Some people believe that traveling from one country to other countries should be lessened. Others, however, disagree. Everything has two sides and travel is not an exception. Travelling from one place to another, especially long distant trips cause air pollution. People often make outward journeys by airplanes, and airplanes use more fuel, therefore they contribute more pollution. Calculation shows that a flight from London to New York produces much more pollutants than the amount of pollutions that a car produces in a year. Despite this harmful effect of travel on the environment, its advantages cannot be overlooked. The travel industry is the first largest employer in the world. According to recent report released by the United Nations, travel provides jobs for more than half a billion people in the world. Besides, some countries rely on tourism. For example, tourism is an important part of Greece's economy. Therefore, the beneficial effect of traveling cannot be denied. Travel broadens the mind. It helps people to understand and accept other people's beliefs, custom, culture, etc. Moreover, trip provides opportunities for learning geography and map reading. It also gives opportunities for people to experience difficulties. Furthermore, it is good for people's health. According to some physicians, people who go on trips have greater longevity compared with others. In conclusion, journeys do expand our horizons, and help us to develop our personalities. Although, travel has some drawbacks, it is not good to close our eyes to its positive effects on economy and health. I believe, taking a trip once a year is a basic need. ************************************************************* I am waiting for your correction. Dear Clare, I learn a lot of things from your correction. If you have time, please proofread this essay. All the best, Behnam, 21 May 2010

behnam May 21st 2010 Dear Friends, A friend of mine has emailed me and asked, "Behnam, what is your reason for destroying

the foundation of families by some thoughts like commitment, loyalty, equality? What makes you be so sure?" That's a very good question. It is a tricky question as well. There are many reasons why some thoughts will destroy the foundation of families, but it is late and I am sleepy. I just give one of them now. :):):) Some thoughts like commitment to families, husband's loyalty to wives, equality between men and women have negative effects on the families, because such things don't exist in the real world. However, they (strange thoughts like equality and loyalty) make women always search for them. Women are always searching for them, but they cannot find! The more they search, the more disappointed they feel. Let me give you an example. Imagine we define a real man as a three-eyed creatures: A real man is someone who has got three eyes! What is the effect of this statement? Obviously, women will check their husbands' eyes. They will find out that their husbands have two eyes. As a result, they will feel miserable and will start searching for three-eyed men. This will cause the destruction of the families, because women will spend their time on searching three-eyed men instead of caring about their two-eyed husbands. :):):):):) It is the same in the world of men. Some philosophies say that women are kind and sorrow removers. Poor men are always searching for such creatures. The more they search, the less they find.:):):):):) What will happen? Well, it is crystal clear that nowadays both men and women are searching. They are thirsty and have mugs in their hands. Philosophers give them some salty water. They drink, but it does not quench their thirst. There is no way to stop this great destruction of families, unless we learn how to find real contentment. However, we are not searching for real contentment, so we won't find it. Consequently, destruction is waiting for our families. I am sure, in the future people will have an imaginary definition of marriage. They will look it up in dictionaries but won't understand its meaning. Why? Because, marriage will be removed from our societies. Marriage will fly to heaven. :):):):):) Oh Behnam, shut up man. OK. OK.OK. All the best, Behnam, 22 May 2010(It is 00:01 in Iran now)

Bluegreen May 22nd 2010 Dear Friends,

Hello there. How are you all? I've just come back from a short trip to my hometown, good to see that people ar emore active around here and maybe that's because of the nice topic of Dear Wendy. Thank you Wendy. I read all that was written except the two last posts ob Dear Behnam, I really wished that I could read them tonight but unfortunatly I have a grammar exam tomorrow and here goes the same story LOOOL Now, seems like the topic's so controvertial and friends here have totally different opinions, I think I'm confused, I can't state mine LOOOL But here's the first opinion that came in my mind, life's a process which druing that we might experience lots of happenings, no matter good or bad but we learn so many things from that. For instance, when I read Wendy's post and thought deeper I kind of felt her emotions and saw what she means but when I approached Behnam's post I thought that, maybe this might be nearer to what reality is! Well friends, do not confront me ok? But what I say is that, maybe we haven't experienced the real situation, we just SAY that life is beautiful, love needs loyalthy, marriage is sacrd and have some rules but maybe these are mottos for someone who's just faced it! Wendy's idea seems nice, and it really meets the rules of what an ideal life should be but! even the word ideal is made by ourselves and who knows if there are any barriers to marriage ! I know I made it too complex LOOL maybe that's because I'm in a hurry but I wanted to write something inorder to let you know that I'm still present !

Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

behnam May 22nd 2010 Dear Friends, I gave this essay to the teacher.

TOPIC: "Some people say that international travel should be reduces. Others believe that international travel has many disadvantages. Discuss both points of view and say which of them you agree with." MY ESSAY: Does travel expand our horizons? Some people believe that travelling from one country to another should be lessened. Others have a different point of view and disagree with this matter. For everything there are two sides, and travel is not an exception. Travelling from one place to another, especially a long distant trip, causes air pollution. People often make outward journeys by airplanes, and airplanes use more fuel, therefore, they lead to more pollution. Calculations show that every year an airplane produces almost as much pollution as does the entire African continent. Despite this harmful effect of travelling on the environment, its advantages cannot be overlooked. The travel industry, tourism, is the first major employer in the world. According to a recent report released by the United Nations, travel provides jobs for a half of billion people in the world. Besides, some countries, such as Egypt and Greece, rely heavily on tourism, and it is an important part of their economy. Therefore, the economic benefits of travelling cannot be denied. Travel broadens the mind. It helps people understand and accept other people's beliefs, culture, custom,etc. Moreover, trips provide opportunities for learning geography. It also gives chances for people to experience different situations and difficulties. Consequently, it makes travellers seasoned. Furthermore, travel is good for people's health. A recent survey has revealed that people who go on trips have good health and greater longevity compared with others. In conclusion, although travelling has some drawbacks, the economic and health benefits of it outweigh the disadvantages. Journeys do expand our horizons, and help us develop our personalities. I believe, taking a trip once a year is a basic need. *************************************************************** Please correct my essay. All the best, Behnam, 22 May 2010

metzean May 22nd 2010 Dear Wendy, Thanks for your post , Your English is well and you can express yourself well, I hope my

English will be better , I always consult a friend , a dictionary to write here and sometimes I don't understand what I have written after one day when I read it again.So please pardon me if I write something wrong. Regarding that man there is theory that people are wrongdoers while break the law or violate the agreement ,mostly wrongdoing take happen when the reason overwhelmed by passion and brain doesn't work well ,Wrongdoers always have something to defend and justify their sins .betray ,rubbery, murdering, kidnapping are justify by Love or love deficiency , poverty ,jealousy, dislike, parents training insanity and many other experiences which are unacceptable. So that man can justify his betray by one of the reasons and it is not acceptable, what do you think? All the best, mohsen

metzean May 23rd 2010 Dear Behnam, If the hunter shot his arrow right through the bird's heart ,the bird can't feel anything except the pain ,she was singing for years to attract a hunter and now she is happy and enjoys the pain. A voice through the wood came to me later "If you don't stop singing, I'm going to shoot your mind with my bow and arrow!" a haunter was angry as the birds decided to fly over the wood and sing on another tree?? The bird of mine sing for me ,she is busy with gathering sticks? all the best, Mohsen

Wendy Zhou May 24th 2010 Dear Behnam, Mohson and Kamelia, Thank you all for your contribution to my topic. I am here to say let's stop it here. It's other people's matter not ours. We are individuals and have the different life values and beliefs. Just lead our own lives, trust what we trust and don't care about others'. Let our lives left out of messed things.

Thank you again. Best regards, Wendy

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Dear Wendy, Yes ,I agree to leave that man to his own device and live our life in our own way. It is dusty today in my city ?Isfahan. I was sneezing all day ,the sensitivity to dust and some flowers may cause my illness, that is my doctor 's diagnose. The doctor in my friend and I told him "you doctor can't make diagnose the illness and always you tell it is sensitivity". He laugheed and said nothing ,showing he confirmed my idea How you come along with sensitivities if you have any ? All the best, Mohsen

Wendy Zhou May 25th 2010 Dear Mohson, Thank you for your reply. I am allergic nothing,but one of my friends is almost sensitive anything,such as dust, powder of flower and some yellow fruits. One day she was sneezing all the time like you. She thought she didn't touch anything that made her sensitive, so she went to see a doctor with me. The doctor told her she must touch animals' fur. We though carefully and remembed that there was a poor homeless cat in the street and she hugged it to the annimal shelter. That's why she was sneezing all the day. Hope you recover soon. Best regards, Wendy

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metzean May 25th 2010 Dear Wendy, So that is my block cat that caused my illness, it is right the fur of cat is very dangerous.your doctor diagnosed it well.If you remember there was a friend in this thread called Andrew ,he had a Cat ,Pusy. He has come here no more for months . God bless him , sneezing killed him, I think so. Once I was determined to kill my block cat , Andrew asked me to stop it , poor Andrew he was victim of his cat , He truly did love animals and he showed it to the world. What kind of animal do you have in house. B.Wishes, Mohsen

behnam May 25th 2010 Dear friends, How life is going? I hope all is well with you, and you are filled with happiness and joy. Yesterday, I took a writing exam. The topic was: "The housing shortage is one of the main problems of big cities. Some people believe that governments should solve this problem. To what extent do you agree with them? Discuss and give reasons." There are two ways of dealing with such topics; to agree or disagree with. Yesterday, I disagreed, but today I wrote an essay on agreement. This is a different approach to this matter. Now, I am pasting my essays about this topic. Please read them carefully and correct them as well. Your corrections do help me, so I am waiting for your help. :):):) *********************************************** Agree with those people: Why do people try to have a roof over their heads? The housing shortage in big cities is a serious problem. Some people believe that governments should provide houses for people to live. I agree with them. Governments should pursue policies to solve this problem. They should build houses, collect tax, and develop small cities.

Governments should build new flats in big cities. They should sell the flats to the homeless and take the money in monthly payments of $100. They also should lease the flats for the homeless. Concisely, governments ought to make a glut of houses on the housing market. Governments should develop small cities to reduce immigration from small cities into big ones. When people immigrate to big cities, they need to buy houses. This leads to the housing shortage in big cities. A recent survey has shown that the main reason for immigration is the low quality of life in small cities and villages. Hence, governments should pay particular attention to the minimization of the immigration. This can be done by developing small cities and villages. Governments should collect high tax from people who own empty houses. It is said in the newspapers that one-tenth of houses in big cities are empty, since the owners do not lease their houses for homeless people. They keep the houses empty to control the prices. Obviously, governments should pursue policies that prevent people from keeping their houses unused. It seems that ruling a proper tax policy can be an effective way of solving the housing shortage in big cities.

In conclusion, human beings are not strong enough to live in forests or in mountains. They need shelters for protecting themselves against dangers. Therefore, a shelter is considered as a basic need for life. In big cities, it is difficult for some people to buy house, so governments have responsibilities for resolving this problem. ******************************************************** Disagree with those people::):):):)

What is the difference between sleeping in a carton, and sleeping in a soft bed? The housing shortage is a serious problem in big cities. Some people believe that governments should provide shelters for the homeless. I disagree with them. People should take their responsibility for solving this problem. They ought to pay tax, change their attitudes and beliefs, and participate actively in controlling the population. People should stand shoulder to shoulder with governments to overcome the housing shortage in big cities. They have to pay tax. Besides, governments should collect tax and spend it on building new houses for people. People like large houses. This seems reasonable, since everyone prefers a spacious house to a cramped flat. However, people should know that there is a shortage of housing land almost in all societies. Therefore, people are supposed to change their attitudes towards house. They should convert large houses into small flats. Big cities are overpopulated, so that there are not enough houses for the population.

Undoubtedly, it is necessary to control the population of big cities. For this purpose, couples should participate actively in controlling the population of big cities. They should believe that a child is sufficient; it is either a son or a daughter. Briefly, people should believe that there is no difference between a son and a daughter. This belief leads to convince women to stop more childbearing. Consequently, the population will be reduced, and it results in overcoming the shortage of housing. In conclusion, sleeping in a carton is unsafe and difficult, but a bed is safe and comfortable. Human beings always seek for relief, so house offers much relief to them. However, in big cities, the homeless are suffering from discomfort and unease. People should take their responsibilities for solving this problem. ************************************************************** Dear friend, you should know that it was difficult for me to support my ideas, since I personally think that all people and governments have to try their best to solve this problem. However, when we are siting for IELTS writing exam, we have to either agree or disagree. Otherwise, we will lose score. We are allowed to lie, since they do not care about the accuracy of information. They also do not judge about our character or personalities. They only judge on our abilities in writing. Please correct them. I love your correction. All the best, Behnam, 25 May, 2010

Bluegreen May 25th 2010 Dear Mohsen,

Hi there. How are you? How's your bird? I hope that everything's alright with you. Thank you for reading my post and answering to that, it's so nice of you to explain Isfahan in that way for me. Well, actually I've been there twice and everytime we had fun even more than before. It is SUCH a heavenly place as you call it. They told me that the mayor is a woman, is it?! Oh so that's why it is so beautifully decorated and arranged.LOOOL Now about the bird you were talking, Dear friend please take it easy, I'm sure that Marina must have been so busy somewhere and so up to her ears that she can't reach here because either way she would absolutely do it. Thank you one more time for the describtion of Isfahan, It made me remember all those cute travellings.

Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia P.S. I am terribly sorry to answer you this late, but I was too busy with the exams and you know!

Bluegreen May 25th 2010 Dear Wendy,

Hello there. How are you? Welcome back to thread honey(as others say) Well our friends here say that you haven't been here for a year and at the time you've left there was no me ofcourse LOOOL So I didn't have the chance to meet you and write to you but now it's an honor for me to have a new friend like you. Honey, others know you but I don't, so would you mind letting me know a little bit of yourself,your age,your studyings and work, your family, and your hobbies, please :) By the way, I'm Kamelia, 19 from Iran, and one of the northern cities of Iran, I do study english literture In university and it's my freshment year here LOOL I'd be waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen May 25th 2010 Dear Behnam,

Hiii there. How are you? Oh my god, this nice friend of mine has forgotten me, what a pity ! :((:(( No posts for me :(, actually not a single thing oh my god! It's all articles, essays and essays again ! And then a little request to be corrected althought he knows that his writing is awesome ! LOOOL

I read the two last articles and I found them really nice and well structured but I haven't found any time to correct any of them yet, but I'll promise to take a carefull and vigilant look at them LOOOL I don't know whether I've told you or not but I really find it intersting to read your essays, I actually learn a lot from them because althought they are easy to understand, they teach you lots of things about writing and structures. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Andrew May 25th 2010 Don't make a Great Cat Defender from Andrew, dear Mohsen. Andrew was different in the past. E.g. he declared his similarity with a Man from "The Cat Who Walked By Himself" of Kipling. As everybody know that man used to throw a boot, a little axe and some more unpleasant things to his cat. The same about Andrew, however there was no axe in his home, as to the slippers... Of course Andrew has changed a lot since that. He feeds his cat by expensive food, gives her freshest milk and respect her rights to miaow at nights. Sometimes they even sniff each other [Wikipedia]

Andrew May 25th 2010 However, the biggest disadvantage of my cat is that she can't speak...

Wendy Zhou May 26th 2010 Dear Mohsen, There are no pets in my house. I am thinking about to have one, but my husband don't agree with me. Having a pet both has advantage and disadvantage. The reason I don't have one is that I don't know how to deal with its hygiene. For example, how to handle its shit and pee and how to bath for it. If these things cannot be sloved, the house must have terrible smell, which I can't bear. On the other hand, if I have a pet, it will bring me a lot of happiness, just like my kids will. Animals have the same emotion as humanbeings. They know what you think. They can confort you when you are sad and be happy when you are happy like a friend indeed. From this side I do like to have one.

Dear Mohsen, when I make a dicision, I will let you know. Best regard, Wendy

Andrew May 26th 2010 Dear Wendy, As far as you're in habbit to keep your house clean and tidy there would be no problem with a cat (dog or, say, sheep may cause more problems but I think it has a salvation too). Well trained pet makes it's unpeasant deliverings in the same place (e.g.tray), you need just utilize it in time. There are some fillers for a cat's toilet, it prevents smell spreading. Remember that animal produce exceedingly bad smell while being in fever (I mean period). Salvations are: 1) sterilization, 2) giving some contra-sex preparations to your pet in time (or, exactly, before a time), 3) giving your pet opportunity to have sex when it's in need. The last way is obviously preferrable (from the point of view of a pet:) I'd like to be useful. Best wishes, Andrew

behnam May 27th 2010 Hi Andrew, Welcome back! How are you? I hope you are fine. Dear Andrew, how do you know cats' opinion about s...? :):):):):) Come on man, don't you think that writing about such things is a little bit rude and considered impolite? A pet needs many things. For example, it needs a lot of care and attention. Don't you think that giving some general advice is sufficient, and discussing the details of keeping pets may offend some people? Anyway, thank you very much for your lovely posts. I personally love them, but I am not sure about other friends. :):):):):):)

Hope to hear from you soon. All the bets, Behnam, 27 May 2010

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metzean May 27th 2010 Dear Kamelia, Thanks for your attending here on your busy days ,that is you which generate a positive energy ,thanks you concern about my bird ,she flys like a butterfly over me ,keep me immunize from the harms and I try to be a candle give her enough light and energy. You and other friends welcome to Isfahan ,you are all particular ,but my policy is anti propaganda ,I never write any positive point about Isfahan , I don't know where is city you have travelled 2 times ,the heavenly city with a femal mayor!!!!!!. Of course I have seen many female engineers who were working in green area under Mayer's administration. But I got used to speak the engineers whenever I went to the parks , I spoke to this engineers , the point was that they had a good taste to decorate the flowers and garden ,but they always took my advise and use my offered design in decorating of parks. All the best Mohsen

Wendy Zhou May 27th 2010 Dear Kamelia, It's my honor to have you as a friend. I'm pleased to intruduce myself to you here. I, from China , work as a assistant. Please excause me that I don't remember how old I am. when I was 30, I stopped counting my age.( Hehe...). I like dancing, especially pole dancing. It makes me keep fit, full of energy and passion. It also make me have a good body curve. Sometimes I like to play table tennis with my family. Now I am doing my best to study English. To be honest, I miss the time when I was in school. So please cherish it and enjoy it fully. Best regards, Wendy

metzean May 27th 2010 Dear Andrew, Welcome back Andrew , very happy to see that you tolerated the heavy snow of S. peter also you touched the fur cat many times ,but you are still safe and sound. Good lucky one is your cat to eat expensive food ,but she has no attention of disclosing that sometimes she had to lick the wall of empty small yogurt bucket to fill a part of her empty gut ,that is why she can't speak now ,she is loyal to her owner and never has been blackmailed by him For me you are seemingly an animal defender as I know you since the time your mind had been colored about animals .the reason is when I decided to abandon my black cat, you changed my mind and this little plague is living with me . All the best, Mohsen

metzean May 27th 2010 Dear Wendy, Having Andrew, the expert, here we are able to correct the pet behavior and have a trained animal ,also he is a veterinarian he know what animal needs in time ,so don't worry and but a little one .but I suggest you start with having a couple of finch for begin, it is not bad ,latter have small cat in a way that your husband not argue and also if you are not allergic to fur ,but if you live in a flat ,it is very difficult to instruct a cat go to stool in a define place, let Andrew give you the approach manual and then buy a cat . all the best Mohsen

Wendy Zhou May 27th 2010 Dear Adrew and Mohson, Thank you for your advice! It?s really useful. I feel guilty if I say that I prefer to having a dog. But I think A Cat is too independent comparing to a dog. A dog is more loyal to its owner. I have been tried to feed three pieces of goldfish. They were dead very soon. I asked the experts why they have so short life-span. They studied my daily work to fish and found

that I feed too much food to them every time. It?s not because goldfish has short life itself but I murdered them. That's all for now. Best regards, Wendy

Andrew May 27th 2010 Ohh Behnam, thank you for your remark. One more piece of misbehavior on my account. Okay, I shall keep this cat tray out of here. By the way, could I get acquainted to the full list of themes forbidden to discuss on this thread? As to my cat`s opinion about s..., she has told me a lot about that matter, believe me.

Andrew May 27th 2010 Dear Wendy, How I understand you! Once I've incidentally ruined a life of my beloved white mouse by giving him a piece of bacon. Poor soul! People generally divide to cat lovers and dog lovers. Well, so you seem to be a dog lover. I think you shouldn't hesitate to bring a pet to your home. Animals have ecpesial ability to make people love them, care of them, to reconcile with some disadvantages bound to joint residence. The question is to take a right character. And it is a question of luck! So good luck in persuading your husband and in chosing your future pet. Andrew

Andrew May 27th 2010 Hello Mohsen, Thank you, I am safe and sound indeed and I wish you to be the same. Sure, your little plague black cat came to be a respectable matron and has eated none more parrot.

Andrew P.S. Look at Mrs. Darcy thread:))

metzean May 27th 2010 Hi Andrew, Yes she became a real matron laying on edge of wall under the fig tree shadow, where is Kathy, is she going school and have to read her lessons? How is the circus ,do you have performance these days. Concerning the high cast of living do people pay fro circus? Have a great days Mohsen I had a glance at Mrs Darcy thread

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Dear Wendy , The goldfishes were greedy for food , and greed killed them , that is what human beings do ,they have greedy guts ,eat and eat ,end in obesity and they die ,so the cook are not murderer. People are use to eat French fry every day and snacks ,fat foods, fried food ,they know enough to do ,but when they stop it, they have a pain ,it is late. They believe that we are living one time ,so let us eat ,smoke and drink alcohol. What do you think? All the best, Mohsen

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behnam May 28th 2010 Hi Kamelia, How are you? How life is going in Gonbad, or in Mashad? I guess it is final exams time, and you are stressed. But, I know you are a studious student, so you have already studied your books. You aren't a 'last-night-reader' (this is a new word, invented by professor Behnam, an expert on making new words in the English language, in the academy of 'let's

learn together!'). Therefore, don't panic! A nice friend of mine asked me why I didn't post any new posts. The friend also wanted me to write regularly. There are several reasons why I didn't post to my friends individually. First of all, I was pressed for time during last three weeks. I was snowed under a lot of duties; lecturing, working in the office, taking part in the writing class, doing homework, etc. It was very difficult to write an essay every second day. I spent almost all the spare time on writing essays, and reading some books about writing. Believe it or not, during last three weeks, I read more than twenty books about writing. This is why Behnam was pressed for time. Secondly, I was in no mood for writing in the thread. There isn't any hot topic to discuss, and my friends aren't as active as they used to. This makes the thread boring, and obviously affects mood. Finally, I didn't write because I was preparing for a turning point in the thread. I have decided to change the policy of the thread from writing some repetitive sentences to fiveparagraph essays. I want to make this thread the center of different essays in the world. As you know, we need some tools to achieve our goals, so I was providing, and I am still preparing, some tools. In conclusion, during last three weeks, I was very busy, so I couldn't write to you. However, it doesn't mean that Behnam has forgotten you. NO, how can I forget my friends? Do you think that my mind is like a cassette or a CD; easily filled and removed? Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 28 May 2010

ghazal May 28th 2010 Hi wendy How are you? Welcome my new friend I hope you have good time here and find many friends I?m 18 years old and I?m studying English literature I don?t know that you love poem or not? But I write for every person who comes here a good poem so write for you very lovely sentensrs about friend:

Friendship is the bread of life. It is essential to our well being. We could not survive without it. Ever since the beginning of time we have been extending the hand of friendship to each other. In very primitive communities, having the help of others in a crisis is a matter of survival. However, even in today's world where it seems as if we could survive without ever talking to another human being, friendship is important. Friendship is a prerequisite to sanity. We are social human beings and we need friends to survive sincerely ghazal

behnam May 28th 2010 Hi Andrew, How are you funny man? I hope all is well with you. In answer to your question I should say nothing is forbidden and nobody can restrict we. However, it dosn't mean that we can say and write whatever we like! Everybody, with the exception of deaf and dumb people, has ability to speak. Speaking is easy, but what confine us? Surely, in every culture there is something which confines us to speaking or writing only acceptable things. For example, people often concern for conventional morality, so conventional morality is one of the limits on what we should say or write. I personally believe that we should write something which other people may not know. There are five senses which are common among human beings. There are also some basic needs, and people instinctively are aware of them. For example, everyone needs something to eat. Surely, people, who live in the farthest parts of the world, eat something to survive. Everyone instinctively knows what s...is. Therefore, there is no need to speak about such well-known matters. At least, we don't need to speak about them. However, politicians, manufacturers, producers, etc. often speak about our feelings to cheat us, but we are not hear to cheat people. In this thread, we should forget everything unless wisdom! The only criterion is wisdom. I have written many time that I am one of the naughtiest men in the world. people who have chatted to me are familiar with this fact. However, I am naughty in my private life. It is not OK to do everything in every place! :):):):):) I really love your posts. I am not exaggerating, I love your posts very much. Nevertheless, there are some people who get offended when they read something about a cat which is in

need of having s...They may think: How does Andrew know that the cat is in need of having s...? What does he do then? there are a lot of offensive and creative imaginations. It is alright to write about cats, and give some tips on keeping them as pets, but we should stay silent about their needs to have s... I have written this post clearly in order to let you know that there are several reasons why people visit this thread regularly. One of the chief reasons is our concern for conventional morality. If we lack this concern, the thread will lose popularity. You are one of my close friends. I have great respect for you and your views. I hope this post won't upset you. I have no doubt that you are an understanding person. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 28 May 2010

Andrew May 28th 2010 Hi Behnam, But they do want sex! Our beloved white, black, red and fluffy pets need it as much as men and women. And sorry, but I see nothing offensive (exactly from the point of view of coventional morale) in mentioning this fact in public.. By the way, is not love (and sex too!) one of the main topic of all the arts at all times? Why should one avoid speaking about it when classics of world literature did it freely? No, you haven't made me upset. And you haven't persuaded me as well. Try harder next time:) Best wishes, Andrew

behnam May 28th 2010 Hi Andrew, That's OK! Go on! You know, I've got a strong male cat. Can he help yours? If the answer is yes, my cat will be one of the luckiest cats in the world, since I am going to put him in a box and post the box to you. By doing so, two birds will be killed by one stone. First, I will get rid of this messy pet. Second, your cat won't suffer from....anymore.:):):):)

Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 28 May 2010

behnam May 28th 2010 Dear friends, How are things with you? I hope everything is going well. As I guess you know, I have decided to write at least three five-paragraph essays a week. I am sure, this will help me improve my writing skills. I hope you will help me with this decision. Now, I am introducing the first topic. Please think about it and write express your opinions. I will post my own essay tomorrow. *In disasters like sinking of the Titanic, who should be saved first? Some people say, in emergencies women and children should be saved first? Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons.* I am looking to hearing from you. All the best, Behnam, 28 May 2010

Andrew May 28th 2010 No male cats, Behnam, thank you, let's Busya satisfy with contra-s...

dentistebru May 29th 2010 Hello Behnam. How are you? I decided to learn english. I know it is not too hard while writing or reading with a dictionary. But I can t speak fluently in english and I can t understand while somebody speaking me.Because words pronounciation are similar each other. I dont know what I must. On another note, I think you meaned G�nel who sings "kimlara ghaldi donya".I remembered G�nel had famed in ibrahim tatl?ses' tv programme. And she is from Azerbaijan

best wishes Ebru

lady May 29th 2010 Hello everybody! First of all, I'd like to thank Benham for contacting me and become my first friend or penpal here. I'm from Argentina, and I love languages. The one I speak best is English, I love meeting people from all over the world or just becoming penpals or chat friends. I had the pleasure of meeting people from England, US, Italy, Ireland, Indonesia, Germany or Turkey and I was very lucky that they all taught me a little bit of their languages. Imagine Indonesian or Tagalog! So I'm very happy of being here and I hope we will become friends so we can share language knowledge and some culture from our own countries. Cheers :) Lady PS: my msn is thepuppiesbox@hotmail.com

behnam May 29th 2010 Hi Ebru, How are you? I hope all is well with you. Thank you for putting massage in this thread, and thank you once again for joining us. Welcome to this thread! Writing helps us with speaking as well. According to the English language experts, all four skills- listening, speaking, reading, and writing are related to each other. In many cases, we know nothing about something, so we cannot speak about it. Writing about a topic makes our minds ready to speak about it, whenever we are asked, or we need to. I'd like not to discuss the advantages of writing, since I'm sure you know them better than me. Please write an essay about the topic which I've mentioned above-in my last post to dear friends. That is an interesting and challenging topic.

My friends may got confused, because they didn't know that you are a friend of mine on WWW.english-at-home.com/members. Therefore, I'd like to take this opportunity and tell them that Ebru is from Turkey, and I got to know his or her since last Wednesday or Thursday. Dear Ebru, would you please give us some information about yourself? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 29 May 2010

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behnam May 29th 2010 Hi Lady, Welcome to this thread. Thank you for putting message, and for joining us. Would you please tell us a little bit more about yourself? I seems you are familiar with a lot of languages. Good for you. Do you know anything about Farsi or Azerbaijani? I'm looking forwards to hearing from you. All the best, Behnam, 29 May 2010

dentistebru May 29th 2010 Hello friends I m Ebru , female , from Turkey. I m 19 years old. I m a student at dentistry. I know to be a good dentist I must learn english. Because I want to get across with people easily.Also I want to watch scientific developments without interpreters. So I have to develop my skills especially listening and speaking. Also making new friends, learn new cultures make me happy I hope we will develop our skills ,make good dialogues and make good friendships best wishes Ebru

hayley May 29th 2010 Hello Behnam! And evreyone else too! Thank you for inviting me to this thread, it is wonderful to read all these creative and funny posts. I had no idea that so many people from all around the world loved language as much as I do! It really is a pleasure to meet you all. I am a 33 year old female and my native language is english born and raised right here in the good old USA. I myself am trying to learn Russian on my own and know how difficult it is to try to learn another language. I am amazed at how well you all communicate in english, very well done! I guess if anyone would like any specific help with certain phrases or nuances I would be more than happy to help. For my own part on here, I was wondering if anyone would like to share their favorite recipies? Besides language I love culture, and food is a big part of family life and social gatherings. I love to cook to make my friends and family feel welcome in my home and letting them experience true, (not internet watered down) cuisine from around the world would be a pleasure for me. It also might be a way to get newer learners to communicate because of the more limited vocabulary associated with cooking. Please friend request me so you can send them right to me, so we don't ruin Benham's beautiful tread! Thank you very much for letting me speak with you, hope to hear from you all! Hayley May 29th, 2010

lady May 29th 2010 Dear Benham and everyone! I love languages because they are a means of getting to know people from all over the world and their everyday life without travelling. I have studied to become an English teacher, unfortunately I could not finish my studies. My love for languages goes beyond a language as a means of communication, I love linguistics too! So I think that if you learn, say English for instance as a second language you will understand your own language more deeply and you will be able to compare any language that you try to learn. It is comparing them that you understand the way they "work" so it becomes easier for you to learn any language.Any time I have the chance of getting in contact with someone from another country I try to learn their language, and I feel I treasure it, and it gives me the opportunity of learning about the country itself. That's how by reading a book, maybe you heard about it, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, I started getting interested in Ireland and then I started teaching Irish Gaelic myself. Just a little bit, but believe me, it's another treasure I have. I haven't had the chance of learning languages whose writing is different from the Latin alphabet, I tried Hindi some time ago, with a friend of mine from India, but it was kind of difficult. But maybe you can teach me some words from Iran. And what about you? Do you speak any other languages apart from English? Cheers

metzean May 29th 2010

Hi dentist Ebru

Welcome to this thread,Hope you are doing well,My problem is that when I eat cold things I feel a pain in my teeth ,so in summer, the season of icecreams my problem exceeded the normal pain ,a sharp pain, so I eat my ice cream slowly ,very slowly ,a couple of time I need to eat my ice cream compare to my friend. So I feel I lose my confidence.What can I do to recover my teeth pain All the best Mohsen

metzean May 29th 2010 Hi Lady,

It is my pleasure to meet and welcome here. How is the weather in Argentina, Is it winter in your country? here in Esfahan the weather in increasingly hot ,If I melt till the next month don't surprise. Why you don't choose a name? Lady is your name? I don't think so, the name I know about is Maradona? Which city do you live in? All the best, Mohsen

metzean May 29th 2010 Hi Hayley,

Thanks for your post, very happy to have a native language friend here in this thread ,and I surly have a lot of question to ask you on time. From your writing I fond that you are a great cook at home, How often do you cook at home? , I like cooking and culturally It is a bad in my city that a man help his wife in cooking or washing dishes,it is called henpecked ,do you have such a culture ? I have a the following questions and thanks for reply what is different between wall street and main street in economic What is the time of Great depression in American history , economically What is golden parachute? All the best, Mohsen

behnam May 30th 2010 Dear Friends, How are you? I hope you are having a nice time. Here is my long essay about 'who should be saved first, in emergencies, women or men?' The essay contains about 370 words. It is long, so it must be shortened. I have to delet2e at least 110 words. Next time I will do it. I am pasting the essay here, to ask you proofread and correct it.

*************************************************************** Some people believe that men and women are equal, and none of them has especial privilege. Therefore, in emergencies, they should be treated equally. Those people, however, are wrong. As far as I am concerned, in unexpected and dangerous situations, women should be saved first, because they make men lose their concentration, they can take care of children, and they are capable of keeping the human race going. In emergencies, women should be saved first, because they scream, and make men lose their concentration. Consequently, men cannot focus on handling the situation very well. For example, once there was a mouse in the kitchen. My mother screamed very loudly and asked for help. I tried to catch the mouse, but my mother's shriek hindered rather than help. I asked her to leave the kitchen. Finally, I could manage to catch the mouse successfully. No wonder, when women are saved first, men have a good chance to concentrate on dealing with dangerous situations and finding the solution. In dangerous situations, women should be saved first, because they can take care of children, who are the younger generation. According to experts, women have especial talents for upbringing and nurturing children; and children are emotionally dependent on their mothers rather than their fathers. Therefore, rescuing women first gives a chance for children to survive. My chief reason why women should be saved first, in emergencies, is that they are capable of childbearing and keeping the human race going. Women who survive have chances to remarry and give birth to babies. According to Islam's law, it is possible for a single woman to marry a married man, but the reverse is not possible at all. In addition, men instinctively like sacrificing themselves to their wives. It seems that the main philosophy of life is keeping the race of human survival. Therefore, rescuing women first, in dangerous situations, leads to give a chance of survival to the race of human. In conclusion, women should be saved first, in emergencies, and 'women first' is a meaningful motto. People should know that women play a crucial role in keeping the race of human going. Women are not equal with men, since their roles in life are much

more important than men's roles. ******************************************************************** I am sure that there are a lot of mistakes in this essay. Please help me correct them and shorten it as well. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 30 May 2010

behnam May 30th 2010 Hi Hayley, Thank you so much for putting message in this thread. Welcome! As my friend Mohsen has mentioned, we need a native English speaker to correct us. Undoubtedly, we make many mistakes, since English isn't our mother tongue. That is OK to make mistakes, but it is important to learn from mistakes. However, we don't learn from our mistakes, because we don't know when and where we make them. Therefore, we should appreciate it if you would correct us. I know correcting people is a boring thing, but you should know that we, in particular Behnam, need to be corrected. I know how to cook, because most of the time I am alone at home. Both my parents are teacher. Therefore, I have to buy fast food or cook something, since it is difficult to stay hungry for hours until mummy comes and feeds me! :):):):) I have self-confidence about my cooking, but I have no self-confidence about its taste. :):):):) Would you please correct my posted essay? Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 30 May 2010

behnam May 30th 2010 Hi Lady, So many thanks for the reply. It seems that you are an expert in the different languages. How lucky we are! Thank you for being our friend. I am sure, you will help us improve our language skills. I speak Azerbaijani very well, since it is my mother tongue. I also speak Farsi perfectly, because it is the official language of Iran. I know a few words in English and Arabic. I

also know a few words in Turkish (Istanbul). Learning a new language is a long process. It needs a lot of efforts and attempts. It also needs talent, but I am not a talented person. Would you please correct my essay? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 30 May 2010

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behnam May 30th 2010 Hi Ebru, How are you? I hope all is well with you. Thank you for joining us. We need someone to help us with the medicine science. There is no doubt that health is at least 50% of the life, so good for you, since you are studying on 50% of the life. :):):) Some people have beautiful teeth, but others don't care about their teeth. I do care about my teeth. I never smoke, and I brush them regularly. Oh Ebru, be careful when working on people's teeth. Some dentists forget mouth when they work on teeth, then they tear it. After damaging the mouth and tearing the lips they often say: Oh, you have got a small mouth! :)):):):) What a great cheat! Damage the mouth, and make excuses! How naughty they are! :):):):) I am sure, you are a careful dentists, and you won't hurt people's mouth, since you have small hands. :):):) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 30 May 2010

dentistebru May 30th 2010 Hi Mohsen how are you? I hope you are fine You can call me only Ebru. You dont have to say dentist. May you recover soon, I have this problem, too:) I guess so you have tooth sensitivity. A lot of things may cause tooth sensitivity. For example: Hard (corrosive) brushing, Fragile teeth, Grind tooth , Accruing plaque,etc. Decayed or filled teeth are more sensitive than others. In which case you must be carreful about your mouth hygiene , you must not brush your theeth

corrosively. You must decrease acidic foods. Also you can use special tooth paste for this.(I think special tooth paste really prove useful sometimes) In profession, dentists can make restorations with filling materials to weak chapter of your tooth.But I think you must not pass over go a dentist.Dentist can solve your problem definitely.Because I m just a student for now and s/he give you more useful knowledges about this. If I could help you a bit, I will be happy healthy days :) Ebru

dentistebru May 30th 2010 Hi Behnam I m fine but I m in a big stress. Anatomy final exam is wating for me on tuesday.It is too hard to memorize a lot of names of bones, ligaments and muscles and formations on these. You are absolutely right health is very important so we must keep healthy our body, our social life and our psychology. You say you dont smoking. Congratulation! This is very nice for your theeth and your whole body.Smoking is really very hurtful for health.It damage everything your lungs, your theeth, your brain and even economy As your says some dentist forget that they are studying a human mouth. I had an experience like that when I was at high school.I had a decayed tooth and while my doctor was opening a cavity on it she damaged my cheek. She had make excuses but finally I had pain.I could not get angry her because she was inexpert and she was sad for this. I m learning theoretical now But I promise you I m going to be carreful too much.:):):) Unfourtunately my hands are not small but they are not incapable:) I think psychologic health as important as body health. What do you think about this? I m looking for hearing from you Best wishes Ebru

Bluegreen May 30th 2010 Dear Andrew, Hello there. Look whom we?ve got here, how?ve you been? I missed this only element of

hilarious sentence making terribly. And now, right at the spot of coming you?re being asked with a bunch of questionnaires of how to treat cats and dogs and lots of comments on that made by our other friends. I just wanted to warmly welcome you and say that I?m glad you?re back, hope that you?re going to be as active as before and even more than that. Dear Mr. Vet. I have a question, how many cats and dogs have you got all in all? Have you got any experience in taking care of Hamsters? Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen May 30th 2010 Dear Ebru,

Hi there. How are dear new friend? So now I found a new friend who?s at my age, it?s a great pleasure for me since I invited two of my best friends who were in my age here and they barely write in here and that makes me feel alone ! Because ideas of different generations are totally different, you know! I wanted to warmly welcome you on my behalf, it?s nice that we have a dentist here and as you can see, just at the spot of coming here a lot of questions have been asked and I wonder how could we go on without having you LOOOL I was just kidding. Now I?ve got a question, here in Iran, you have to undergo a drudgery to get in to medical sciences major especially dentistry, I wanted to know that how is it in your country? How do you get in to University? Are there any special entrance exams? How many years would it take to finish? My questions might seem a little odd to you, well If they are, then I?m sorry! But I always want to find out about how the colleges go on in other countries around? Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely,

Bluegreen May 30th 2010 Dear Lady,

Hi there. How are you? It?s really nice to have an Argentinean friend in here. I got familiar with your country through a movie I?d seen but still I don?t know much about it but I think that people there do speak Spanish and that makes me like it even more. So, you almost know a bit of all the languages, how about Farsi language? Well, here?s another warm welcome for you, hope that you?re going to make a lot of new friends here and have fun. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen May 30th 2010 Dear Hayley, Hi there. How are you? Like the other two friends I?d really like to say that here in this thread we really need a native speaker but I?m afraid that we?re going to make you mad with asking too many questions LOOOL I was just kidding but seriously I?d really like to warmly welcome you to here and hope that you?re going to have a nice time here. Dear Hayley, so you like cooking, well you know what, as you keep watching American movies you really come to think that their housewives never do cook at all, and it was really amazing to me that you said you love cooking. I like it too, it really sounds fun and it really helps you out whenever no one?s at home to even cook a little meal for you. Like Dear Behnam mentioned my mom works out and during this time I had to cook for daddy, my sister and myself LOOOOL Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen May 30th 2010 Dear Behnam,

Hi there. Long time no see. Good to see that you?re writing here again and much gladder that you wrote no me and your memory hasn?t removed me LOOOOL. Dear Behnam, I actually read all your posts and essays here and I really like them because you think really innovative. Believe me your ideas are really unique. For

example I never saw that anyone would look at the Titanic or saving matter in this way, I mean if you give the topic to a person even at your level of English they would absolutely say that we have to save women and elderly first because they are vulnerable and just this idea matters for them but your outlook is totally different you say that we have to save women first because they might scream and disturb the men from saving others. This is really interesting. Dear Behnam, I?m going to give you a big WOW mark on it because it was really awesome not just because of the ideas but because of the nice words you used and the correct grammatical structure. But here?s the thing, I?m not an expert and since we?ve got a new native friend I think we have to wait for her point of view too. Now a bit about myself, as you know it?s my exams? time and I?m busy with studying and all that stuff so I don?t get much time to write in here, but I really desire for it. I really wish if you could cross your fingers for me because as the number of the semesters go up my stress increases LOOOL Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia P.S. Oh I forgot to add that you?ve got a really creative mind, ideas explode out of it like a volcano LOOL

behnam May 30th 2010 Hi Ebru, How are you doing? I hope you are happy and healthy. Thank you for your response. Don't worry about the exam, you will pass it successfully. Yes, it is very difficult to memorize a lot of names which are often irrelevant. I am terrible at memorizing, so I have studied physics. My English learning progress is painfully slow because learning a new language needs talents and a good memory. Unfortunately, I forget what I learn rapidly. There are two words which are well-known in all cultures; wealth and health. When we say health, we mean both physical and mental health. According to experts, there is a subtle connection between physical body and mental part. They affect each other, because they are not separate. Some people believe that mental health is even much more important than physical health. I agree with them. :):):) Do you agree? Why? Hope to hear from you soon.

All the best, Behnam, 30 May 2010

behnam May 30th 2010 Hi Kami, How are you? I hope you are fine. Thank you very much for lovely posts. Many thanks for support, encouragement, motivation, praising, and making comment. You are a great teacher. I am in a hurry, I have to leave. Sorry to write a short message. Quality counts not quantity. What we say is much more important than how much we say. :):):):):)

Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 30 May 2010

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metzean May 30th 2010 Hi Ebru, Thanks for your help, I care what paste use for my tooth ,also use tooth thread at night ,that is tooth sensitivity you are right ,but I don't know what is the cause , if I have dare I 'll go to dentist. These days we can find green sour plum in many shops and when I eat green sour plum ,I feel a pain in my teeth, I like the plum .how about you? When it is very sour I salt it .it reduce the sour taste as well as pain tooth ? I remember when I was child ,I always had a bag of green plum at school , but nowadays children have chip and snacks at schools , How is the food system at your city?. B. wishes, Mohsen

behnam May 30th 2010

Dear Friends, How are you doing? I hope you are in a good mood. My next essay will be on: "Fatherhood ought to be emphasised as much as motherhood. The idea that women are solely responsible for deciding whether or not to have babies leads on to the idea that they are also responsible for bringing the children up." To what extent do you agree or disagree? You should write at least 250 words. You should use your own ideas, knowledge and experience an support your arguments with example and relevant evidence. This has been the topic of IELTS- writing exam- two years ago. Have you got any ideas about this topic? I hope you will help me. I will post my essay as soon as I finish it off. All the best, Behnam, 30 May 2010

lady May 30th 2010 Hello Ebru, Hayley, Metzean, Benham and all the good friends that come to this thread with interesting posts. To Metzean, we are in autumn now, and today it is cold but sunny. So you are about to melt and I'm freezing! As for my nickname, Lady, well it's not my name...heehee, my real name is Nilda. I chose that nickname because I used to work as a tech support agent and when people were mad at me they used to say "hold on hold on lady!" that was funny, I mean the way they said that, the intonation when they were mad...you know I could say by there intonation and the way they pronounced vowels and some words where they were from inside the US. So although they were mad at me I enjoyed listening to them and picturing their faces and guessing where they were from. I live in Buenos Aires. I don't fully understand your question about Maradona (now he is in Pretoria with our football team). Benham, a question for you, if a man is a widower can't he marry a single woman? He stays alone? why did you write it? Is it an assignment or something? I hope everybody is well Bye for now Nilda :)

behnam May 30th 2010 Hi Nilda, Thank you for the questions. A widower can marry to a single woman. However, I think you didn't get the point. Imagine all the population of the earth, except a couple, are travelling by a ship. Therefore, there are only two people ( a couple=a man and a woman) on the earth, others are travelling. In emergencies, we should save women first, because women can marry to the only man (how lucky he is!:):):)) left on the earth and give birth to babies. If we rescue men, they cannot marry to the only woman left on the earth because there is only one woman who is married and her husband is alive (her husband is the only man who is left on the earth). One man can have s... with billions single women and make them mothers, but one woman is allowed to marry and have s...with one man and make him father. Of course, the woman can have s... with billions of men, but it doesn't mean marriage! I hope you get it. I have intended to take IELTS exam. I am practising writing. I often post my essays and ask my friends correct them. I also hope you will help me improve my writing skills. I should appreciate it if you would give me some tips on five-paragragh essay writing.

All the best, Behnam, 30 May 2010

Andrew May 30th 2010 Dear Kamelia, No more hamsters. There was couple of them in possession of malicious little devil Andrew....about forty years ago. They could hardly survive in his tenacious hands and once they just made a hole in the cage and escaped. Since that Andrew had no any pets for a long. During the last decade Andrew has banished a cat from his home unit, let out a parrot to fly outside (and the parrot has never been back) and poisoned his little white mouse. Now he terrorize that red beast Busya, (cat # two) making her to say "miaow" in English. And Andrew has never had deal with dogs (good for them). Best wishes from Andrew. He says as far as he's still welcome he promise to visit this friendly place from time to time.

dentistebru May 31st 2010 Hi Kamelia , I m fine thanks , I hope you are fine,too.I m very glad to meet you,too.Taht is good we are at the same age.Ideas of different generations are different you are absolutely right but I think this differences make us rich about ideas. Each different idea(if is is not harmful) a new colour in our world according to me. In my country graduating university is very hard.This question is a bit difficult to me because exam's system has changed a few times in last a few years.I will try to give yu information.Yes we have a difficult entrance exam to university In this exam there is 4 test : Tukish(grammar and literatur) , social sciences (history, geography and philosophy) , maths , science (physic,chemist and biology) Before 2005 each test had 45 question.After 2005 system had changed and in new system has 2 part. First part must be done by every student.in this part there are 4 test again but each test has 30 question.In second part of exam there are 4 test again but student choose 2 test according to their area.first part's tests: turkish, social , maths and science. Second part:Literatur, social-2, maths-2 and science-2. Second part more difficult and need more knowledge than part 1.for example maths-1 include common maths questions, maths2 include integral calculus,analytic geometry etc.Despite of two part exam was in a session.It take 3 hour and 15 minute. Generally medical, dentistry and pharmacy need high points. Also some enginnerings need high points.To be medical doctor you need 6 year, dentistry 5 yaer , pharmacy 5 year. I guess these the same in other countries. By the way, system has changed in 2010 one more time. I dont know details but now there are two exams. If you pass first, you can qualify to other exam As you can see a little complex.I hope I could introduce. As you can see our life is an exam:)And what about your country, are exams similar? best wishes Ebru

Andrew May 31st 2010 Hello Behnam, According to your request let me to correct (or maybe to object) your idea about: If a man can marry to billion women, a woman can marry to billion men as well. It's just a question of dominant views on the subject. Another matter that from the point of view of birthrate there is no difference has that hypothetical woman one billion or just one hypothetical husband.

Best wishes, Andrew P.S. Best wishes to your cat from my cat. What's a pity that we can't arrange a session of s..by phone for them!

behnam May 31st 2010 Hi Andrew, How are you doing? I hope you are having a happy day. About your last post and suggestion, I cannot say anything, unless a big 'OH MY GOD!'. I am really ashamed! There is no limitation, if a man can marry to billions women, a woman can marry to billions men. However, you have not gotten the point. The point is this: If a man can marry to billions women (at the same time), a woman cannot marry more than one man (at the same time)! This is what ISLAM says and I am a real Muslim, I think. I do not know what is going on other societies, religions, and countries, but I do know what ISLAM says and why. I never judge on other societies, since it is not fair to make assumption about others, and then judge about them based on those assumptions. I think, the forth paragraph in my last essay is a little bit complicated. I am terribly sorry, but I didn't mean to make my friends get confused. In order to make the forth paragraph clear I should say I have supposed that all people (who are not in danger) are married. Therefore, if we add some single women (widows) to such a society, the women can marry to married men, because ISLAM (Under some circumstances) allows men to have more than one wife (at the same time), but it NEVER allows women to have more than one husband (at the same time). Therefore, if we add some single men (widowers) to such a society-a society in which all people are married, these men cannot marry, because all women are married. This law seems unfair, but I am not responsible for it. This is what ISLAM says. I personally believe that this law is great, and GOD has given a careful consideration to make it. I have noticed that this rule is obeying among almost all animals-I am not sure about pigs. :):):):) A male instinctively never lets other males threaten his domain. Sometimes, human beings like fighting with God-like children who often like arguing their parents. Some people hate some words like instinctively, instinctive, subconsciously,

etc. Therefore, they start changing the nature of men by injecting some hormones into them! In this case, a man may share his wife with other men- Sobhan Allah. We shouldn't rely on such artificial games. Caring about wives and protecting them from dangers is men's duty. This is in men's blood, or men are given this characteristic by God. This is why women often like strong men with broad shoulders to rely on them! :):):):):) However, if someone lacks this characteristic, he shouldn't change the whole idea. :):):):):):):):):) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 31 May 2010

lady May 31st 2010 Hi Behnam, thanks for your explanation. I did get your point about saving women first but I wanted to ask you about a widower and the marrying, just curiosity. Then as regards your essay, I think that you can avoid repeating the main idea at the beginning of mostly all your paragraphs, just for the sake of style. Think about how to rephrase the idea of "saving women first" try to use other words to convey the same point. Everybody, have a nice day! Nilda :)

behnam May 31st 2010 Hi Nilda, Thank you so much for advising. Yes, I agree. I should try other phrases. I should rephrase the thesis statement. I know, but it is difficult to do. Well, there is a world difference between knowing something, and being able to do that.:):):) You know, there are five paragraphs. The thesis statement is in the first paragraph. Regardless of the introduction, I have to write four paragraphs; three paragraphs as body of essay, and conclusion. I have to mention and address the thesis statement in all paragraphs. It is quite difficult for me. How many times a beginner like Behnam can rephrases a sentence? :):):):):) Have you got any suggestions? I hope you will help me. All the best, Behnam, 31 May 2010

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metzean May 31st 2010 Dear Nilda,

Hold on lady !! you mean that people around you say hold on lady and their intonation is like people of US and they are mad at you and why?? They are mad at you when you support them , I didn't understand it !!!? ,elaborate it please. I like freezing rather than melting , my skin became red ,it is very sensitive to hot weather and I always ask somebody to scratch my back.I wish I was freezing.. Thank you for writing your name, Nilda ,what is the meaning of your name ?In Farsi ,my language, we have a name ,Neda, which close to your name's pronunciation and it means a voice which comes to somebody from invisible world. Neda is a female name. we have different name for girls and boys , but some rare names are common between girls and boys for example Ezzat use for girls and boys , what about the names in your country? , Mohsen All the best

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Andrew May 31st 2010 Why Behnam, dear? Why do you explain me things which are obvious? Don't I know that you are Muslim?

Did I never hear that Islam allow polygamy for a man and forbid it for a woman? You offered a speculative question, I gave a speculative answer. So your question (as I understood it) was not about morale, ethics, religion. It was about logic and common sense. Your argumentation was simple and clear and I agreed with it completely (including the point that it is resonable to evacuate women first because they shriek:))))) But when you wrote (in your previous letter to Nilda) "If we rescue men, they cannot marry to the only woman left on the earth because there is only one woman who is married and her husband is alive" you did logical mistake (and, maybe, commit an element of tautology as well). JUST a logical mistake. I meant that. Survived woman CAN warry to many survived men in offered SPECULATIVE situation. Another matter that: 1) she's NOT ALLOWED to do so being a Muslim 2) it is very hardly that any real woman in such situation WANTED to become a wife to all those man (of course if she's not a slut) 3) there is no any reason for a woman to have many husbands in the most of societies NOWADAYS ( maybe, ages ago, in the time of matriarchy people considered poligamy for a woman more reasonable). By the way, for me (as not Muslim) poligamy to either a man or a woman is equally absurd thing. It seems that most of our disputes is a consequence of mutual misunderstanding. Hence, we both still have stimulation to polish our writing skills else and else more. So we do:)) Best wishes, Andrew

Marina1 May 31st 2010 Dear Andrew, How are you? I hope you are ok & in a good mood. With an eagle eye I read your answers to Behnam. I'm a bit shocked because of them. I really appreciate meeting an old Russian man with this free thoughts, but on the other hand I'm very surprised because of some ideas u give, speaking about sex in this way is one of them. Behnam, Rosa.... Mohsen & me wrote about it before but we never mentioned it in this way.. Anyway, it's your own choice to consedirate your thoughts with your own mind.

To speak in general, without thinking of religions, i think you as a man should refuse the idea that a woman can have s... With lots of men at the same time especially that Behnam's idea that a man can do it in order to keep life going by producing children. I'm sure a real man is interested to be sure that those children are his children, isn't he? Please think positively about the new generations, we don't want to make children confused and stand in lines in front of labs' doors in order to make tests for DNA in order to know who are fathers! We need a healthy society, don't we? Thanks for reading & so many thanks for Behnam who writes great essays by using new expressios & words, but above of then his great thoughts. Thanks! :-) Don't get upset old man, write whatever you like ;-) Marina.

Marina1 May 31st 2010 Dear Andrew, How are you? I hope you are ok & in a good mood. With an eagle eye I read your answers to Behnam. I'm a bit shocked because of them. I really appreciate meeting an old Russian man with this free thoughts, but on the other hand I'm very surprised because of some ideas u give, speaking about sex in this way is one of them. Behnam, Rosa.... Mohsen & me wrote about it before but we never mentioned it in this way.. Anyway, it's your own choice to consedirate your thoughts with your own mind. To speak in general, without thinking of religions, i think you as a man should refuse the idea that a woman can have s... With lots of men at the same time especially that Behnam's idea that a man can do it in order to keep life going by producing children. I'm sure a real man is interested to be sure that those children are his children, isn't he? Please think positively about the new generations, we don't want to make children confused and stand in lines in front of labs' doors in order to make tests for DNA in order to know who are fathers! We need a healthy society, don't we? Thanks for reading & so many thanks for Behnam who writes great essays by using new expressios & words, but above of then his great thoughts. Thanks! :-) Don't get upset old man, write whatever you like ;-) Marina.

Marina1 May 31st 2010 Dear Andrew, How are you? I hope you are ok & in a good mood. With an eagle eye I read your answers to Behnam. I'm a bit shocked because of them. I really appreciate meeting an old Russian man with this free thoughts, but on the other hand I'm very surprised because of some ideas u give, speaking about sex in this way is one of them. Behnam, Rosa.... Mohsen & me wrote about it before but we never mentioned it in this way.. Anyway, it's your own choice to consedirate your thoughts with your own mind. To speak in general, without thinking of religions, i think you as a man should refuse the idea that a woman can have s... With lots of men at the same time especially that Behnam's idea that a man can do it in order to keep life going by producing children. I'm sure a real man is interested to be sure that those children are his children, isn't he? Please think positively about the new generations, we don't want to make children confused and stand in lines in front of labs' doors in order to make tests for DNA in order to know who are fathers! We need a healthy society, don't we? Thanks for reading & so many thanks for Behnam who writes great essays by using new expressios & words, but above of then his great thoughts. Thanks! :-) Don't get upset old man, write whatever you like ;-) Marina.

Marina1 May 31st 2010 Dear Andrew, How are you? I hope you are ok & in a good mood. With an eagle eye I read your answers to Behnam. I'm a bit shocked because of them. I really appreciate meeting an old Russian man with this free thoughts, but on the other hand I'm very surprised because of some ideas u give, speaking about sex in this way is one of them. Behnam, Rosa.... Mohsen & me wrote about it before but we never mentioned it in this way.. Anyway, it's your own choice to consedirate your thoughts with your own mind. To speak in general, without thinking of religions, i think you as a man should refuse the

idea that a woman can have s... With lots of men at the same time especially that Behnam's idea that a man can do it in order to keep life going by producing children. I'm sure a real man is interested to be sure that those children are his children, isn't he? Please think positively about the new generations, we don't want to make children confused and stand in lines in front of labs' doors in order to make tests for DNA in order to know who are fathers! We need a healthy society, don't we? Thanks for reading & so many thanks for Behnam who writes great essays by using new expressios & words, but above of then his great thoughts. Thanks! :-) Don't get upset old man, write whatever you like ;-) Marina.

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metzean May 31st 2010 Dear Marina, Welcome back to your garden, You came with a lot of energy ,you click the botten firmly and your post printede 4 time . Congratulation on your new life , I am sincerelly happy to hear that....I looking forward to hearing from your mouth. Good luck, Mohsen

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Marina1 May 31st 2010 Dear Mohsen, Thanks for your asking about me before & welcoming me now:-). It's not strange because you are Iranian:-). Yes, I have a lot of energy but with little time.. All what i know that i can't leave this place:-) Thanks for your wishes. I'll be happy as long as my friends beside me. Read from U soon.

Marina.

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Marina1 June 1st 2010 Good morning Behnam, I don't know how to explain my feeling , I'm really very proud of you. Your English was great but now it's perfect. You write in academic way, you know how to explain your thoughts by using new words & supporting it by using new expressions. You know how to write a complete essay. Well done dear! :-) As I told Mohsen , I can't leave this place because of all of you. I always follow your writings and smile while i'm reading them. Some people do something because they have to, but when we love what we do the results would be greater, and Behnam loves writing in English so I'm watching what an arty man can do :-). Write to me soon, and keep going dear no body can be like you!:-) Marina.

Marina1 June 1st 2010 Good morning Behnam, I don't know how to explain my feeling , I'm really very proud of you. Your English was great but now it's perfect. You write in academic way, you know how to explain your thoughts by using new words & supporting it by using new expressions. You know how to write a complete essay. Well done dear! :-) As I told Mohsen , I can't leave this place because of all of you. I always follow your writings and smile while i'm reading them. Some people do something because they have to, but when we love what we do the results would be greater, and Behnam loves writing in English so I'm watching what an arty man can do :-). Write to me soon, and keep going dear no body can be like you!:-) Marina.

Bluegreen June 1st 2010 Dear Marina,

Hiiiiiii there. How are you honey? So glad that you're back, I thought we'd never meet you here again dear. So how's everything going on with you? I know that you're a little bit busy Ms.Bird LOOOL Well, it hasn't been such a long time since everyone keeps calling you a heavenly bird and I like the term very much because your presence and absence here is a sweet BIRDLY action (talking with Behnam the dictionary made me create some new words like him LOOOOL). Dear Marina, I really wish to see you here often, because I really miss your beautiful posts and I really regret having argued about the tough questions you used to ask LOOOL, now I really wish for one of those days to come back again! Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen June 1st 2010 Dear Andrew, Hello to dear Dr. Jykil. How are you? Oh I read your post and thanks for reading mine and answering to it this accurately! So, Dear Andrew, you really made her say Miaow in English? Oh god LOOOL. How cruel of you? You suddenly reminded me of those doctors who test on poor animals and force them to do horrible things, but I really don?t think that you?re one of them. You had lots of experiences with animals, good for you, and I think none of them survived, based on what you said, but I?m sure you didn?t mean anything, did you? LOOOL It really shocked me when I read your post and I really wondered if they were really true. Now have you seen Nemo? The cartoon I mean, I remembered the dentist?s girl in it LOOOL she used to shake the pocket of fish till they die! Please be more careful with animals because you?re never going to know! One of them might eat a chemical substance and turn into a huge monster then you?re the one who runs! LOOOL Well, I didn?t mean to hurt your feelings, I was just kidding :)

Hope to read from you so soon,

Bluegreen June 1st 2010 Dear Ebru, Hello dear Ms. Dentist. How is everything with you? I heard that you?re going to have an exam and I really wish that you pass it successfully because I?m going to have one next week on Monday! Thank you for reading my post and answering my questions, it was so nice of you. I read your whole explanation of the entrance exam and I?m going to explain ours. Well, here in Iran, as soon as you get in second grade of high school you?ve got to choose a major for yourself among three basic majors which are: Mathematics, applicable sciences and humanity sciences( I?m not sure about the term in English but I?m going to explain about each of them a bit) Well, in mathematics, as the term reveals, you deal with Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Analytic Geometry and Linear Algebra, physics, chemistry, statistics, geography, history, social sciences and other courses like Farsi literature, English language, a kind of religious book called Religion and life and you learn these through 3 years. In applicable Sciences, people deal with biology books mostly, and chemistry, physics, statistics, geometry, English and Farsi literature, religious book, history, geography and social sciences as well. And in the third major, they mostly deal with Farsi literature, geography, history, philosophy, and statistics. Well, enough of the three majors, then in the entrance exam which is called Konkoor! Each major is testes based on what they learned through these 4 years of studying. So based on what I wrote we have three different entrance exams which are held in three different days, but in addition to these three important tests we have two other entrance exams which are called language, and the next one?s art and everyone has got the right to choose one, it?s optional. Oh dear, I wrote too much of the exams, it increased my stress and heart beat rate LOOOL because I remembered the good old days. I really wish you success in your tests again, oh come to think of it; you?d written about the old generation and the new one, I just want to say that I couldn?t agree with the idea more :) Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely,

Kamelia

Cathy Li June 1st 2010 Dear Behnam (dear brother), How is everything going? I read several pages above and got the idea that you are a immortal bird, unceasingly singing the best song to all friends. Well, nothing changed here, but everything changed for me. Hehe...It's a long long way for me to go here, the page 688. Each page, I can feel your words and emotion, but Cathy has missed so many beautiful things around here. Yet, it's a great pity that I didn't walk on each side of this beautiful garden. Ir's so warm and ease staying here and hear some words from you. Each word could be a bell for me. Well, brother, I'm just home, will you make a cup of tea for me and make some cake? I'm thirsty and hungry. Cathy Back home on Children's Day. June 1, 2010

Andrew June 1st 2010 Hello Marina, Thank you for your letter. Yes, you make me if not upset then sad. I, like any other people, want to be understood. I want to be understood completely and adequately. And you deprive me a satisfaction of being understood. Why? I do my best to speak clear and simple. I never mean to shock anybody. What I usually say are (most likely) just common truths and absolutely innocent jokes. Andrew is actually modest and polite man having rather moderate and conservative views. Why on earth don't you see that? Because there is some differences in mentality of muslim and non muslim? But unless we came to this place to communicate, to mix, not to separate, we should make some efforts to understand people having different views (or, maybe, just another manner of speaking). Please read my words carefully and I'm sure

you'll see another side of coin. Best wishes, Andrew

dentistebru June 1st 2010 Hello Behnam How are you?I hope you re fine.I want to say that you have excellent english really. Some people believe there is a connection between mental and body health. I absolutely agree with them because our psychological state affect our whole life especially body health. There is a perfect balance in everything such as microworld ( I dont know is there this word in english, I meaned atoms molekules...) and macroworld (I meaned total field under survey, cosmos). And I think human body is like a revelation of this balance. I admire...What do you think about I am sure you know these better than me because I think in physic there are a lot of wonderful happenings that can makes us amazed. I got out anatomy for this year today. I like it but I hate this exam. Thanks for your good wishes Best wishes

dentistebru June 1st 2010 Hi Kamelia, How are you today my friend? Thanks for your reply.It seems there is an exam everywhere in world.I want to ask a question to you what are themes of history, what are you learning? Are you learning anything about Ottoman Empire?This may be a bit odd looking but I am corius about it I hope and believe you will get success in your exam. Please be calm and trust you. I want to one more last thing. Can you introduce yourself to me because unfourtunately I know nothing about you except your name Hope to hearing from you soon Best wishes Ebru

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dentistebru June 1st 2010 Hello Mohsen how are you?I hope you are fine and healty. You like plum but you cant eat because of your theeth.Oh what a pitty to you:( I am not fond of plums but I liked sometimes You are right dear friend nowadays children nourished with deleterious foods.When I was a child, before going school, my mother was preparing to me a nutrition bag.It was healty.Unfourtunately my sister is eating from canteen.This generation is unlucky for this. In my city people like eating meat.Especially in Ramadan month there is meat on dinner table.I dont know why:) I like eating meat, too:))We have some traditional foods.they are more healtier and more delicious than fast foods.But some of these are cause putting on weight.What about your city? Hope to hearing from you soon Best wishes Ebru

dentistebru June 1st 2010 Hello Mohsen how are you?I hope you are fine and healty. You like plum but you cant eat because of your theeth.Oh what a pitty to you:( I am not fond of plums but I liked sometimes You are right dear friend nowadays children nourished with deleterious foods.When I was a child, before going school, my mother was preparing to me a nutrition bag.It was healty.Unfourtunately my sister is eating from canteen.This generation is unlucky for this. In my city people like eating meat.Especially in Ramadan month there is meat on dinner table.I dont know why:) I like eating meat, too:))We have some traditional foods.they are more healtier and more delicious than fast foods.But some of these are cause putting on weight.What about your city? Hope to hearing from you soon Best wishes Ebru

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Hello Nilda How are you I hope you are fine. I am pleased to meet a friend who is interested in different languages,as you. You said it is winter and very cold in Argentina.What a pity to you because ? dont like cold weather and unfourtunately in my city winters are really freezing cold. If you interested in learning different languages,I can help you about Turkish gladly Best wishes Ebru

lady June 1st 2010 Hi Ebru! (merhaba!) haha! Yes today it is very cold here, but I think not as cold as it could be in Turkey ( I think you have snow, don't you?). Here in Buenos Aires we don't have snow but today it is as cold as 9�C! We have snow in the south of my country, what we call Patagonia, close to the mountains (Andes). Where do you live? What city? Cheers Nilda :)

Andrew June 1st 2010 Hello Kamelia, Of course I'm not Dr. Jakil:)) The cat #1 was just banished frome my home. We've given him back to my mother-in-law because we couldn't more bear the smell of him. The fate of a parrot is unknown. It was a nice guy and I missed him a lot. As to the mouse, well, it was my fault - I've fed him by bacon, what was wrong. The life of a cat#2 Busya, was not rosy for all the time. She dropped out from the window four times and we had to arrange a search using help of boys and yard keepers. Now she seems to become wiser and refuse from the flights, though the birds outside the window still stay to be a temptation:)))) All the best, Andrew

Marina1 June 1st 2010 Dear Kami :-),

How are you dear lovely energetic girl? How is it going? How is your exam? How is the weather in your city? Here it's too hot, God bless us in judgement day:-). I've missed you so much, believe me. And if I were a bird from heaven, Kami would be a red and big flower from heaven that all people love it. I personally appreciate your patience with me. Let me tell all friends here that KAMI IS THE MOST SWEET GIRL THAT I'VE EVER MET. God keep our friendship going forever :-). I'll try to be here as much as i can. In fact I don't know how I let lots of hot topics passes without writing about them ;-). Andrew gave me a good one, I'll write and ask about it soon, God willing. Thank you dear, write to me soon. Marina.

Marina1 June 1st 2010 Dear Kami :-), How are you dear lovely energetic girl? How is it going? How is your exam? How is the weather in your city? Here it's too hot, God bless us in judgement day:-). I've missed you so much, believe me. And if I were a bird from heaven, Kami would be a red and big flower from heaven that all people love it. I personally appreciate your patience with me. Let me tell all friends here that KAMI IS THE MOST SWEET GIRL THAT I'VE EVER MET. God keep our friendship going forever :-). I'll try to be here as much as i can. In fact I don't know how I let lots of hot topics passes without writing about them ;-). Andrew gave me a good one, I'll write and ask about it soon, God willing. Thank you dear, write to me soon. Marina.

behnam June 1st 2010 Hi Marina the great, How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. Many people called me, sent short messages, emailed me, and put off message to congratulate me for your presence in the thread. One of them has texted; "Behnam, feel

proud of yourself, because you have got such a supportive friend." Another friend has written "Behnam, come on! Have you asked Marina to support your idea?" One of them has written; "Good for you Behnam." Another friend called me and asked; "Have you seen Marina's new post?" Today, I was very busy, so that I couldn't reply to their emails and short messages. I am terribly sorry. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank them for what they have done to make me happy. I should say-without any exaggerating- that Marina wasn't absent from this thread, because I really feel her presence, as if the thread is filled by her smell. Certainly reading her great posts and hearing from her makes me happier, but my heart is saturated with her kindness, affection, and friendship. Some people blame me for showing great respect for a girl. They should know, I have great respect for her views actually. Her views are mine; my views are hers, and our views are extracted from the holy Koran. We have got many things in common, but the Holy Koran is what connects our hearts with each other. Believe me or not, if you ask me a question, I know what Marina's answer is to that question. The reverses is true too. My friend should know that Marina is engaged now. Therefore, I am not writing to attract her attention. I am not flattering at all, since I hate to flatter people. I mean what I said. Another point should be made that Marina is a heavenly bird, and what she write is a beautiful song from her to people who respect facts and realities. Dear Marina, I don't know what to write. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. Thank you for being Behnam's friend. You are always in my mind and heart. I won't forget you and your great friendship. I am satisfied with my English, since it leaded me to meet a human being like marina. Stay happy and healthy. May God bless you. All the best, Behnam, 1 June 2010

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Dear friends (Ebru, Cathy, Lady, Andrew), How are you doing? I hope all is well with you. Thank you for your posts. Today I am really tired. I am going to have a walk in the park near my house. I will try to complete my essay on fatherhood. I will try, but i don't promise. Believe it or not, my mind doesn't help me write! I hope get better soon. Please pray for me. All the best, Behnam, 1 June 2010

behnam June 1st 2010 What a terrible mistake! ...I am satisfied with my English, because it LED me to meet a human being like Marina. Or better to write...an angel like Marina. All the best, Behnam, 1 June 2010

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behnam June 1st 2010 Hi Friends, How are you? I hope you are happy and healthy. I am pasting my easy here in the hope that you will proofread and correct it. To be honest, i am not satisfied with this easy. I found the topic very hard, since I am not a father yet. :):):):):) However, I tried to write some sentences. I am a beginner. I am sure, you will help me improve my writing skills. Behnam awaits your help. All the bets, Behnam, 1 June 2010 *********************************************************** Throughout history, considerable debate has taken place in societies about the role of parents in families. Some people stress the importance of mothers' roles and ignore fathers' roles. However, those people are wrong. I believe both men and women play crucial roles in families, and fatherhood should be emphasized as much as motherhood. Ignoring fathers' roles in family results in irresponsible men, vulnerable children, and miserable women. Obviously, lowering fathers' roles in families leads to make men become irresponsible. As a result, they undervalue marriage, and do not take responsibilities of fatherhood very

seriously. A recent survey has shown that 47% of married men, who are not obliged to manage their families, do not show commitments to them. They also do not support their families emotionally and financially. The survey has also suggested that women should let men participate in deciding to have children, because this makes men have a sense of duty to their wives and children. Ignoring fathers' roles in families also causes children problems. According to experts, children require care and attention from their parents. When their fathers do not take responsibilities of fatherhood, they grow up with complexes, and dangerous obsession. Consequently, they become the most vulnerable members of society, and suffer from different abuse. Finally, undervaluing fatherhood duties gives rise to miserable women. When the father of a family does not play his role properly, the mother of the family has to play two roles, fatherhood and motherhood, to compensate. Sometimes, the mother has to bring the children up alone. According to the newspapers, the number of single parent families has risen from 11% in 2000 to 26% percent in 2009. This threatens the health of the whole society. In conclusion, both the states of being a mother and a father ought to be emphasized. Otherwise, fathers will not fulfill their crucial roles. Consequently, children will become more vulnerable, and women will suffer from loneliness in upbringing their children. Fathers and mothers have vital roles in families, and these roles cannot be replaced with each other. **************************************************************

enokenosh June 1st 2010 Dear Behnam and all other friends, This is Rajesh. I am new to this forum. I am very happy to see all of you in this forum who belongs to different places assembled here for one common goal under one roof. It is so fantastic to see many people holding the same interest sharing experiences via the medium of internet. I thank the founder of this website wholeheartedly for providing many valuable tips and information. I would like to improve my accent and grammar. I hope you people would help me with that. It would be highly greatful if we could have a voice conversation. If somebody is interested or already formed some group, please let me know and give me an opportunity to be a part of your group. My Id is jeet515@yahoo.com Regards, Rajesh

behnam June 2nd 2010 Hi Rajesh, Welcome to this thread, and thank you very much for putting message. Thank you once again for joining us. We are some English learners, gathered here to improve our English skills. Our main goal is learning English. Your English is very well, since you communicate effectively. Would you please give us a little bit more information about yourself? I am looking forwards to hearing from you. All the best, Behnam, 2 June 2010

behnam June 2nd 2010 Dear friends, How are you today? I hope you are doing well. Thank you so much for reading my boring essays. The next essay will be about capital punishment. here is the topic: "Without capital punishment (the death penalty) our lives are less secure and crimes of violence increase. Capital punishment is essential to control vilolence in society." To What extent do you agree with this opinion? This topic has been asked candidates to write about in an ELTS exam. I will try to post my essay in two days from now. Please help me with writing. Behnam always awaits your help. All the best, Behnam, 2 June 2010

metzean June 2nd 2010

Dear Ebru , For me the best food is Dairies ,but generaly there is a gap generation regarding the youngest and the olds for food taste ,the olds prefer to eat traditional foods and the youngest prefer to eat fast foods , but some foods are common interest between 2 generation, for example pizza is the interesting food for both generation. I had a grandmother who was interested in crispy puffs ,she was an exceptional and she died at the age of 95. The main Iranian dish is meat and rice, we can say every day they cook meat and rice and in all homes,canteens ,universities ,factories, organization . they cook meat in different type ,meat with vegetable ( called Ghorme sabzi which is very famous) , meat with Lentil -Vetch -pea -beans - green beans? , meat like steak and Kabab and also different birds and beast meats, which the most used meat are ship and hen. what is the popular food in your city? all the best, Mohsen

Andrew June 2nd 2010 Hello Behnam, Being a member of society of this thread (and also this forum and the site) I think it's not right for me to avoid a discussion of subjects you offer. On the other hand I can't manage this task because of some simple reasons. So I feel obliged to give some explanations. Please forgive me in advance so far as reading them may occur a waste of time for you. I consider your essays as very useful material for discussion. It gives an opportunity for advanced learners to cerebrate and, as result, to advance further away. But, you know, to cerebrate is exactly the action I have never could manage with. I felt seek everytime I had to write "A composition on the required subject" during my school days. In addition your last topics as "Fatherhood" and "Capital Punishment" are so complicated itself that I just don't know what is my own opinion about that! Or maybe my opinion about that changed so many times that I just have got finally confused. Okay, it was about the essense of problem. Another part of your request (as I understand) is to talk about how you have done your job, to analize your text itself. And again, I can't do it. I can't judge about the essense of your essays because my own thoughts are too vague and I can't judge about your English because I am not native so I will mistake almost for sure if I ever risk to give advices.

In my opinion your speech is very good, almost immaculate but, I repeat, I can not judge about it. And I repeat one more thing that I already said before: even speaking (and especially writing!) native language people do a lot of mistakes so I'm sure that 1) people should be very discreet in making corrections as far as they have some doubts about their own correctness 2) people should be very cautious in accepting advices about Grammar, sentence structure and style as far as they are not aware that an advice is given by professional (saying "professional" I mean an experianced translator or well-educated native) Uffff! Looks like I finished:)))) All the best, Andrew

dentistebru June 2nd 2010 Dear Marina I m Ebru from neighbour country, Turkey How are you, I hope you are fine.I have no friend from Syria and it will be big pleasure get a friend from there like you. Looking forward to hearing from you soon Best wishes Ebru

Andrew June 2nd 2010 P.S. Andrew is good as always in saying right things, but in real life he does awful mistakes: My wife has brought me to the banquet that was arranged for the partcipants of scientific conference. Though the society was international and everybody spoke English a part of quorum spoke Russian as well (and some of people were just Russians). At the table next to me sat Russian lady who has lived in Europe for a long (about 12 years if I don't mistake) and had a lot of experiance in speaking English at international meetings. And I had a sillyness to correct her while she said some thing (the talk was going in both Russian and English and the current turn was about berries). She said: "I don't remember what is this berry in English" - "It's cranberry", I said. - "No, no, cranberry is not that but THAT" she disagreed. And I said "No, you are wrong. It's cranberry. I KNOW IT FOR SURE".

Later, at home I opened a dictionary and discovered that she was right, not me. What a shame:(((

dentistebru June 2nd 2010 Hello Mohsen how are you?I hope you are in best mood. In my city there are a few popular food.Firstly most popular one is a kebap called "Cag kebap".It cooked on wood fire and it serving with sticks.In soups there is a soup preparing with yoghurt called "Ayran �orbas?".I really like it. In desserts Kaday?f and baklava are very popular.But I think you would like "tavukg�gs�" and "kazandibi" if you like diaries. I want to ask a question to you why do you want to learn english, I meaned what is your reason : travelling or do you have an exam etc.. looking for hearing from you Best wishes

behnam June 2nd 2010 Hi my old friend Andrew, How are things? I hope you are enjoying these last days of heavenly spring. Thank you very, very, very much for your lovely and sincere post. Dear Andrew, you always help me a lot, but you don't know how! I found 'fatherhood' very difficult to write about. When you say that it was difficult for you too, it rises my selfconfidence. It increases my self-confidence, because I feel I am not alone. I justify my disability in writing. I tell myself like this: Behnam, don't feel disappointed in yourself. When someone like Andrew, who is close to the center of the English language, who has met many native speakers, whose mother tongue has got many similarities with English, finds such-and-such topic difficult, that is OK if you find it difficult too. This way of thinking motivates me to go on learning. :):):):):):) Dear Andrew, you are one of the main columns of this thread. You aren't an ordinary member of this community. You are a decision maker in this thread. You are the boss. :):):) However, I intend to take IELTS exam. I need to practise five-paragraph essay writing. Many people read my essays and advise me. They often email me, call me, or chat with

me and give their suggestions. I do believe that posting essays in this thread are beneficial to me and to the humanity as well. :):):):):):):):) Dear Andrew, if you read my essays and give your idea, you will make me extremely happy. If you haven't got enough time and--or for any reasons which are logical for you-think that reading Behnam's essays is a total waste of time, I respect your belief. Please do not waste your time, since nobody is forced to read my essays. :):):):):) I won't stop writing and posting essays in this thread, unless the founder of the site asks me to stop. You should know, if she asks me to stop, I will stop posting, but I will never stop writing essays and trying other sites. Behnam often finishes what he starts to do! This is my policy, although it is so rough and unbearable.:):):):):) AND, you should know, my main goal of posting essays is helping people rather than getting benefits. However, I do benefit from posting essays, since it is the result of good deeds. 'What goes around, comes around. We reap what we sow.' Therefore, I don't care about the benefit, it will come sooner or later. :):):):):):) My funny and happy friend, Andrew, I love you and your posts. I always read all your posts. I believe everybody has got something to say. This is my strategy in learning, and that is why Behnam welcomes any kinds of topics and challenges. The process of learning--regardless of its kinds--is very time-consuming and backbreaking. It is like digging a deep hole with a needle. Some people love to learn, but they never try to learn. They aren't patient as well. Learning is a matter of taking efforts and attempts. Knowledge cannot be injected into someone's head by syringe or something like that. Thank you for giving me a chance to advise a friend of mine who pays me some nice compliments, saying over and over again; "How can I be a knowledgeable person?" She sometimes asks; "How can I be like Behnam?" I often answer her humorously and say; "come on! You cannot become like Behnam, since Behnam has a moustache and bread, but your face is hairless!".:):):):):):) She often adds; "Well, that is easy to have hair on face, isn't it?" :):):):) ..... I often end with this famous statement; "I am nothing, so don't try to be nothing.":):):):) Joking aside, I'd like to say that people, who have done big things and make a difference in the world, take a lot of efforts and attempts. Trying hard is the key factor of all success. My father once said; "Behnam, when a bird sings, listen to it carefully. When a shepherd sings, listen to him carefully and don't ignore him saying 'ah, he is a shepherd!', because there is maybe a point!" This advice is like earrings on my ears. They are always with me.

Anyway, thank you very much for your lovely comment. I apologize to you for causing any trouble. I have no time to check this post. Sorry for many mistakes. I am waiting for your posts. All the best, Behnam, 2 June 2010

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behnam June 2nd 2010 I saw the number of thread was 6699. It is funny, isn't it?

Andrew June 2nd 2010 Hello Behnam, one of the main columns, a decision maker, the boss - isn't it little bit too much? No, of course I'm purring like a cat who was stroked behind the ears...despite of strong feeling that my old friend (and sly fox:) Behnam just was kidding me. Ok, jokes aside....by the way, a joke: Friends meet. One says: "Hi! How are you? I heard you're just back from the tour trip. So how was it?". "Ok" - his mate answers. "Well, can you extend your story little bit?" "O`kay" So, about your ideas regarding to man's role in familty, well, it hardly can be disputed. Your ideal man is just real man, good father and careful husband. I would be happy if the majority of men (including myself) meet these expectations. In reality too many of us try to shift responsibility about family and upbringing children to women's shoulders. So you, possessing such right views and having your fatherhood ahead of you get very high chance to become a good husband and father. Trick is that most of people have good intentions about everything, but not many of them can embody all that good in real life. Human's weakness is a very strong thing:))))) Bye for now, Andrew

behnam June 2nd 2010 Mother's Day is celebrated on 3rd June in Iran. Here is my tribute (extracted from a magazine) to mothers in my country. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! *** Before I was a MOM *** Before I was a mom, I slept as late as I wanted, and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth every day. Before I was a mom, I cleaned my house each day. I never fell over toys or forget words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never worried about immunizations. Before I was a mom, I had never been chewed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night. Before I was a mom, I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests, or give injections. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got overjoyed over a simple grin. I never sat up late long hours at night watching a baby sleep. Before I was a mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never heard my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I could love being a mom. Before I was a mom, I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could be to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know about the trust between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy. Before I was a mom, I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every ten minutes to make sure all was Okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the headache, the surprise, or the satisfaction of being a mom. I didn't know I was able to feel so much before I was a mom. *********************************************** Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, and who are potential mothers--girls(=mothers of the future).

All the best, Behnam, 2 June 2010

Andrew June 2nd 2010 Before I was a dad....

Veronicaho June 2nd 2010 Hi everybody! I'm a bit afraid to come back...maybe you will kill me :) I'm sorry for not being here for a long time but I don't have enough time! I have work a lot and studying in the same time. I know there is no reason to be absence...but here I am again! I hope all of you are fine and I have missed all of you and I have thought about you many days. Please can you give me a summary of what has happened last weeks? Im fine but (too busy as always). The summer has arrived and I'm happy for that. We have been a lot at our summerhouse where we also are buiding a new small house, a guesthouse, so you are welcome if you want! Thursday next week me, my youngest daughter, a friend of mine and her son going to London five days and I really waiting. Hope to hear from all of you soon, Veronica

Bluegreen June 2nd 2010 Dear Veronica,

Oh my god. Hello there. How are you? Long time no see. How've you been? How about your family? Oh yes, at least I understand, long busy days of spring, but I kind of like them, how about you?

Dear friend, as I've always told others I think friends here can understand you :) so don't worry, at least I wont kill you LOOOL So, you're going to London? What a nice travel it's going to be! I haven't ever been there, but there are a lot of documentary movies, movies, and pictures being taken by others which really worth watching and I did took a look at them, I really wish that you have a lotf of fun with family and friends there :) But when you came back, don't forget to write about your whole trip to us, we'd be really glad to have your memory post here :) Hope to read from you so soon, SIncerely, Kamelia

behnam June 3rd 2010 Hi friends, How are you today? I hope you are enjoying every minute of your life. I wrote an essay on capital punishment. Before posting the essay I should say that in EILTS writing and speaking exams, the examiners do not give you points because of being a good person. They do not say; "WOW! What a good person! Here is a 9!" :):):):) They just focus on candidates' abilities in speaking and writings. They also do not care about the accuracy of data and information. Therefore, candidates are allowed to lie in speaking and writing. In short, honesty is not counted, but the ability in writing and speaking does count. Sometimes, you notice that it is difficult to agree with something, because it is difficult to support your idea. In such cases, forget to agree--change you idea and disagree-although it is against your personality and character. However, unfortunately, I have enough reasons to support my idea. Therefore, I often prefer to give my sincere opinions, since I have no difficulties in supporting them. I treated capital punishment with this strategy. I mean, I wrote what I believe. I believe, capital punishment is like cutting the dry branches of a tree. If we consider a society as a tree, dangerous criminals are its dry and ill branches. We should cut and remove them, if we want to keep the tree alive. Anyway, here is my five-paragraph essay on capital punishment. I hope it helps people who intend to take IELTS exam. ***************************************************************

Some people cannot understand the mentality of the death penalty. They believe that it is uncivilized and it dehumanizes the world. They are, however, wrong. I believe death sentence should be given to criminals who are guilty of serious crimes, because it consoles victims' families, deters criminals from committing capital offenses, and benefits the society. Capital punishment, in one way, makes victims' families feel better. Five years ago, in my neighborhood, a boy was killed in a fight by someone. The police arrested the killer and charged him with murder. The murderer was put in prison for two years, but it was not satisfying, because the family of the murder victim, especially his mother, was usually weeping bitterly. Finally, the court gave death sentence to the murder, and comfort to the family. The death penalty has also deterrent effect on offenders. According to some psychologists, capital punishment prevents criminals from committing serious crimes. As a result, it deters crimes. In addition, death sentence provides security for people, because it minimizes the capital offenses in the society. Finally, capital punishment has beneficial effect on the economy. It is a total waste of money to put some killers in prisons, and look after them until the day they die. According to the newspapers, about $150,000 is spent yearly on looking after a murderer in prison. Therefore, Prison is an expensive and inefficient way to deal with serious crimes. In conclusion, the death penalty is, sometimes, necessary, because it gives comfort to the victims' families. It is also an effective and inexpensive crime prevention. Those people who disagree should know that the main philosophy of capital punishment is providing security for them. ******************************************************************* I am keeping my arms open to welcome your help, suggestions, corrections, and constructive criticism. All the best, Behnam, 3 June 2010

behnam June 3rd 2010 Hi Veronica, Welcome back my dear friend. How are you? I hope all is well with you. This thread was waiting for you. Thank you for joining us again.

Nothing has happened. There are some new members, and some friends have left the thread. Give my best regards to your family. I hope to hear more from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 3 June 2010

behnam June 3rd 2010 dear friends, Thank you for reading my boring essays, and making comments. My next essay will be on: "The position of women in society has changed markedly in the last twenty years. Many of the problems young people now experience, such as juvenile delinquency, arise from the fact that many married women now work and are not at home to care for their children. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?" Please do not hesitate to write about this topic. I will post my own essay when I finish it off. Hope to hear from you. Behnam, 3 June 2010

Bluegreen June 3rd 2010 Dear Behnam, Hi there. How are you doing? How?s everything going on with your English IELTS test? Are you attending any new classes? Listening or reading one? I wish you success anyway. Dar Friend, as you know I always read your posts and try to pay attention to the ones which have a purpose inside for example the new ones that you me keep writing, the 5 paragraph ones ! But here?s the thing, today I was reading Andrew?s post and I felt the same problem, sometimes this really is the major problem in me, I wonder if you?ve experienced it or not but it really happens that there are some sort of hard topics to write about and when it comes to think of them you really don?t know when, where and how to start them because there are some reasons as Andrew mentioned, and those were really true because I remember in our conversation class, last semester, it happened that folks were

talking about the topic which was ?whether lying is right or not? everyone stated her /his idea and when it came to me( I decided to be the last person who talks in general) as a result of having heard too many opinions I said ? I?m sorry, but I?m confused now, I don?t know what to say? and some agreed with me. Our professor said that sometimes, because there are too many opinions and you?ve heard much, you really can?t decide which is yours and which one you?re going to talk of! Enough of digressions LOOOL I actually wanted to say that your topics are getting too difficult and I really fall short in writing about them because there is shortage of information and sometimes ideas in me LOOL But as I?m an English student, seems like I have to have some opinions because these topics are going to come up for me right after you. About your first topic, as a beginner I have something to say LOOL, I liked how you first came up with discussing it and then bringing reasons but I think you didn?t mention how WOMEN will be miserable if husbands? role in life is not considered important ! I think you didn?t provide enough reasons, now I wonder if you agree with me or not! Because based on the reasons you wrote women who degrade their husbands and have to play two rules will be more powerful so what kind of misery you see in them?! And finally about your new essay on Capital Punishment, I bet it is such a wonderful essay, very well organized, nice words but again a little bit repetition of the words in paragraphs, nice statistics which strongly embellishes your essay. I quite liked your essay this time. I mean sometimes when I went through them I really thought that for example there may be some problems with this part, or that part should be stronger, or in this section you didn?t provide good examples but here in this last one I see less mistakes( In my opinion). So here?s again a WOW mark! Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

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Bluegreen June 3rd 2010 Dear Ebru,

Hi there. How are you honey? How was your exam? Hope you passed it really well. Honey, you are right I should have introduced myself before all these LOOOL

Well, here I am, this is Kamelia, 19 years old from Iran. I?m in the freshmen stance yet, second semester of English literature. I live in dormitory right now because my university is so far from my hometown. I really don?t know how to introduce myself more LOOOL but if there were any other questions I?d be really glad to answer , no matter how many because I?m quite patient with questions LOOL Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

behnam June 3rd 2010 Hi kamelia, How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. Thank you very much for making comment. It was very kind of you. The topics are difficult. I do agree with you, but what is my fault? :):):):):) What is wrong with poor Behnam? :):):):) These topics are extracted from 'Cambridge IELTS 2'. If they are difficult for you--as an English student--they are difficult for poor candidates like Behnam too.:):):):):):) About 'miserable women' you are right, although I haven't written that women who play two rules are powerful! Women who have to play two rules are not happy, since it is very difficult to take two responsibilities. However, I should admit that 'miserable' is not a proper world. I think 'unhappy' is better than 'miserable'. About the repetition, I should say that the lack of vocabulary and structure makes me repeat some words. However, you should know that it is the rule of five-paragraph essay to write a thesis statement with blueprints in introduction, and to write a paragraph about each blueprint, and to mention blueprints in conclusion again. I have tried to do it. It is a rule. Thank you very much for putting message. You made me extremely happy. I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best, Behnam, 3 June 2010

sun490503054 June 3rd 2010 Hi, Behnam. I'm sunney,very glad to meet you.English is very important to everyone.Esepcially in this all-world times.I like english,and I have learned it for 4 years.,but I have little practice.So my english is not very well.Now I am insure learn english at least one hour every day.However, the progress of my english is not obvious. It let me feel dispirited.I don't know why is this.But I still insist on read english article everyday. I'm very happy I can learn english with you.Glad to you can give me some advice to my english.I hopefully you will point to my english article. Thank you! Please reply to me! Yours sunney.

metzean June 3rd 2010 Dear Andrew, I stopped sleeping ,I am afraid of going on sleeping ,the dreams kill me at the end. The mortuary door was too small, so they couldn't take my casket into mortuary,tipped my casket on the side, my casket was a bespoke and it was made in sheer size, people were waiting for funeral , and saw my casket was a jumbo ,they knew it is not possible to carry the casket by hearse, then a fork lift closed to my casket ,lifted it,put it on a van, My father took issue with the idea to cremate my body, I got up in middle of ceremony in the cemetery ,opened my casket door , yelled " enough is enough"` what was your dream and do you think the the dreams come ture Have a great night, Mohsen

Andrew June 3rd 2010 My dear friends Behnam and Kamelia, **************************************************** In my opinion there are no easy and difficult topics as far as a TASK of discussion is just demonstration of skills in writing (or in speaking). This task is not easy in itself and it might be a serious problem to someone who is not advanced in speaking a language and

not good in speaking at all. When I (and I think it's the same about Kamelia) call those topics difficult I mean that it is really so unless we aim to say out OUR OWN ideas.That to do it we must either to have ideas or to generate them. To generate ideas, in turn, is a serious task in any case. And in case of IELTS examinatios there is no difference do we say out our own ideas or just common truths, isn't it? It's not important to a teacher are we good and clever or not, are we frank or not in our answers (I re-phrase your own words Behnam). It's important that we were able to dispute any subject following the definite form and demonstrating good literacy. And hence from the point of view of IELTS course attendee his (or her) task turn to be little bit easier and there is no any difference what a topic to discuss. Someone is just to exploit definit skill and spend definite time to get success. However I can see one little complication in doing such a job. Someone can't be lazy because all that stuff demands to make real efforts and sometimes your brains just refuse to serve you at the moment when you are to fill in the last line of the fifth paragraph. In addition you have no more option to fill in that bloody line with a good portion of smilics, which is especially annoing:((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( *********************************************************** Best wishes, Andrew

Andrew June 3rd 2010 My dear friend Mohsen, Dreams don't come true all the times. To say in general, dreams usually play tricks to our own subconsciousness. Hmm..or maybe our subconsciousness plays dirty tricks to our dreams. So relax and try to tune your subconsciousness to some more pleasant frequence, e.g. the next trip:) All the best, Andrew P.S. Why a hell don't you call me on Skype?

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Hi Andrew, How are you doing? I hope all is well with you, and you are filled with joy and pleasure. Thank you very much my old friend. I completely agree with you. You are absolutely right. Thank you so much for reading the essays. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 4 June 2010

behnam June 4th 2010 Hi Cathy(Hi my sister), How are things? I hope everything is going well with you, and you are enjoying every minute of your life. Welcome back! I was waiting for you. Don't you think that your brother may die because of your long absence? Again the wind blows from the east, and brings the message of love and happiness. Sweet and pleasant smells in the air caress my nose. Thank you very much for coming back. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 4 June 2010

Veronicaho June 4th 2010 Hi Kamelia, Thanks a lot for your replay. I really hope that all is well with you. I have got some cold, I'v been home from work for two days and I feel better now. I do my best to improve my english and I styding an english course right now. Today I have to do some homework. But I'm not sure I learn so much :( I feel I am at same stage .... Of course I will tell you about my London trip ...me too...I'm really excited, and I love to go there with my daughter, to show her this city.

How do you spend your summer? Do you have some plans? Hope to hear from you soon, Veronica

behnam June 4th 2010 Hi Sunney, Thank you so much for putting message. Welcome to this thread. Thank you once again for joining us. Your English is very good, because you are an effective communicator. The main reason of gathering here is learning English and enjoying our time together! I hope we will help each other improve our language skills. Would you please write a little bit more about yourself? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 4 June 2010

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Cathy Li June 4th 2010 Dear Brother (Behnam), After an absence of monthes, it seems enough to be far from a close relationship. Nothing changed, it was a liar. How could time so unkind? Well, I perfer your tone of special welcoming. It once again tells me that life is unexpected gift to someone and sometimes life might be cruel without close friends to be with. It's so vague to say how I missed you during this period, I was so tired from long journey. I'd never doubt your strong capacity. You are just like a magnet to attract people and things. Nothing can eclipse your shining power. If the brotherhood relationship easily faded away gradually, I would rather it died.

Brother, how do you think of my point? Cathy June 4, 2010

behnam June 4th 2010 Hi my sister (Cathy), How are you doing? I hope you are happy and healthy. Many thanks for the lovely post. However, some sentences are too complicated to understand. For example "Nothing changed, it was a liar." What does it mean? Please make it clear, if you don't mind. If brotherhood could fade away easily, I would prefer to die! Or, if brotherhood could fade away easily, it shouldn't start! Anyway, my dear sister Cathy, just focus on the attraction and affection which are flowing through human beings hearts. Who has put such feelings there? What makes us connect with each other? This is mysterious. It shows that the universe has got a powerful owner, and this attraction is a great sign of his power. Nobody and nothing can put love, kindness, and affection in our hearts, unless our creator! Thank you for being my sister. I really feel proud of you. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 4 June 2010

alukard June 4th 2010 Hello to everybody. This is my second post in this forum, the other was simply for giving my skype id. I only want to greet all of you and to introduce myself. My name is Andr�s and I'll try to write some days to your posts, in order to know new

people and like you to practise english. I am from Spain and I work as a developer so if you have any question about something I can help you, don't heasitate and ask me ok? Best wishes and enjoy the weekend!

sahand June 4th 2010 Dear friends Miss You All : ) Just letting you know that I am still around, check on here from time to time but never getting around saying anything. I just thought I'd drop by and let you guys know that I was too busy to think about my life. I was supposed to study for exams which were happening in 6 days in a row. I?m still tired from my busy month. It was terrible to lose contact with you all on the thread. I feel that my friends have forgotten me or something ? still, No Posts For Me ! Waiting to read from you all ! Sincerely; Sahand

sxzyn June 5th 2010 Dear Behnam? Wish you a happy weekend!

After riciving your letter, I decided to read every massages to you carefully. Although it is some difficult to me, I will try my best to do it.From the massage I learned something new and know that lots of people are trying hard to learn English, I can learn from everybody.Thank you!

Wish everyone have a best weekend. Anna

metzean June 5th 2010 Dear Ebru,

Hope you are fine and doing your lessens well , you asked me about the purpose of studying English, yes when I want to run an international business ,I need it ?when I want write something against us policy ,I need it ,when I want to study knowledge ,I need it, when I want to go abroad ,I need it and when I want to have friends from other countries ,I need it . but generally I dislike to spend my time for studying English , but there is not another mean , I inevitably accept it. B.Wished Mohsen

metzean June 5th 2010 Dear Andrew ,

I like to speak through skyp ,but nowadays the speed of common internet speed is very low and I will disconnected whenever I connect to skyp . I am going to apply an ADSL line as soon as my busy days fade away. For subject of dreaming I think it comes ture because when I dream about mortuary, the day after it my cousin 's wife passed away and I went to cemetery and after the corpse was washed in mortuary ,people did a special prayer and took him in block where she was supposed to buried .but she was very thin vis a vis the jumbo coffin that I had in my dreams. Is it legal to kill an old person who is ill and doctors lose their hope to recover him. Have anice day Mohsen

metzean June 5th 2010 Dear Veronica, Nice to visit you again,We missed you a lot ,but you are right, you had busy days after long trip to Malaysia, you were behind in many of works and you are being prepared to

take a trip to London as well, you have the best luck ,I hope you have time to write here time to time.I always remind you with pleasure. Have a nice day, Mohsen

metzean June 5th 2010 Dear Rosa,

Hey Where are !!!!!!!? , you have left your garden without any notice , We suffer your absence bravely but slowly We frown if you don't put a massage . I hope you have happy time and start your summer as you wish it.

Waiting for you Mohsen

metzean June 5th 2010 Dear Behnam,

I am writing you to say thank you, Thank you for you s, they are written very good as your paragraph supporting the main idea very well, I copy them when I need unless you limit them by copy rights law. You have a long way to go , I mean when you want to support main idea with 50 paragraphs which is a book not an essay , I am here to read that book whenever you publish it. Have a geart days Mohsen

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metzean June 5th 2010 Dear Cathy, I hope you are fine and have happy days, I really miss you ,you always whistle a lively tune and make the thread difference .where did you go during your absent days , I hope you gratified by your wishes. Waiting for you, Mohsen

metzean June 5th 2010 Dear Sahand,

Many friends are absent ,because they are busy with their final exams , I read all the posts which appear in thread and yours were always excellent ,your mastery in English writing is obvious. How much time do you put for learning English and how you organize it. B.Wishes, Mohsen

sahand June 5th 2010 Dear Mohsen I'm glad to see that you are being so nice during this so far. I don't think that I'm matured enough in English, that's why I need you and everyone here to help me learn more. As I mentioned before, I moved to London at the time I was born so I learned English from my friends there ! :D Hope to read from you soon Sincerely; Sahand

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Dear friends, How are you? I hope you are happy and healthy. As I guess you know, the last topic was: "The position of women in society has changed markedly in the last twenty years. Many of the problems young people now experience, such as juvenile delinquency, arise from the fact that many married women now work and are not at home to care for their children. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?" I have been writing an essay on this topic since the beginning of the day. I found it very hard to write about. I have written something, but I dislike what I've done. I am not satisfied with this essay. However, I do not know what to do! My mind does not work anymore. I hope you help me. ******************************************************************** Some people believe that, nowadays, it is necessary for a woman to work and bring money to home, because the cost of living, in comparison with the last twenty years, has increased. However, those people are wrong, because they only consider the plus sides of the situation. I believe some of the problems young people experience now, result from absence of mothers from home. Mothers, whose works involve absence from home, do not nurture their children properly. As a result, their children may experience problems because they have emotional disturbances, personal shortcomings, and a bad upbringing.

In one way, babies, whose mothers work, have some emotional disturbances. According to some psychologists, children require a lot of attention and care. They need to be cuddled and caressed regularly by their mothers. These actions build up their personalities. However, mothers often get tired at work, and bring stress from workplaces to homes. Therefore, they cannot spend quality time with their children. As a result, those children are emotionally fragile. This fact may cause them some problems in the future. In addition, young people, whose mothers work, have more personal weaknesses than others. They are suffering from different personal shortcomings; such as lack of selfconfidence and self-esteem. In many cases, they commit crimes to make people admire their abilities. Furthermore, those children are more vulnerable than others. They are easy targets for dangerous criminals, because dangerous criminals abuse them easily. Finally, Children, whose mothers work outside, have a bad upbringing. When mothers are at work, their children often are taken care in private nurseries, or are kept by baby sisters. In both cases, children are not brought up properly, because nurseries and baby sisters do not take responsibilities for nurturing them. Those children do not learn what they need; therefore, they may become some juvenile offenders. To sum up, when mothers work outside, they do not take responsibilities for nurturing

children. As a result, those children are not brought up carefully. They have some emotional and personal problems. Consequently, they may experience problems and commit some crimes. People should know that although, mothers who work and earn money, financially support the families, they do not fulfill their duties to the children. ******************************************************************* Please help me with this topic. Please give me some blueprints. Give me blueprints, I will give you a nice essay! :):):):) Looking forwards to hearing from you. All the best, Behnam, 5 June 2010

behnam June 5th 2010 Hi Andr?s, Thank you so much for putting message. Welcome to this thread. I copied and pasted your name from the post. I am sorry, but I couldn't recognize what that letter is after 'r', before 's'. You are a developer; that's great; but what do you develop? :):):):) Would you please give us a little bit more information about yourself? You should know that we have a very good friend from Spain. Although she has been absent for a quite long time, we still feel her smell. We have great respect for you, because you live in her country. :):):):) I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 5 June 2010

behnam June 5th 2010 Hi Sahand, How are things? I hope all is well with you. Who has forgotten you? If you forget your friends, they will forget you too. If you don't forget them, they won't forget too. It is a mutual feeling. :):):):)):)):))

Where are you? Long time now see! Please write regularly and make thread active. Hope to hear from you soon. All the bets, Behnam, 5 June 2010

behnam June 5th 2010 Hi Anna, Thank you very much for joining us and putting message in this thread. Your English is excellent. However, there is room for improvement. I hope we will help each other improve our English skills. I am terribly sorry, I am pressed for time, so that I couldn't reply emails. I have to practise writing five-paragraph essays. It takes me a lot of time. However, I often reply to all people who put comment in this thread. Please try to write regularly. Writing does help us with learning a new language. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 5 June 2010

behnam June 5th 2010 Hi Mohsen, Nobody can deny your full support of this thread. Thank you so much for being supportive. How life is going in Esfahan? What about the Zayande Rood? Is it full of water? I hope so. Mohsen, what do you think about Najaf abad? What is the distance from Esfahan to Najaf abad? Describe Najaf abad and its people in some sentences. Thank you once again for reading my essays. They are not worth coping. I am a beginner, and it is difficult for a beginner to write good essays. I make a lot of mistakes. The main problem is that nobody corrects my mistakes. Therefore, I never learn from my mistakes.

You are a loyal friend, and I respect you for loyalty. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 5 June 2010

sahand June 5th 2010 Dear Behnam Overall your article has a lot of good points. I think this is common sense and you are correct somehow. There is nothing worse for a child than going home to an empty house or having to go to a daycare after school. It makes a very long hard day for them. (I experienced it myself!) Women can bring money home by working but NOTHING is more valuable than a "Stay At Home Mum" ! cause their money can't buy the lost nurture of children. BUT ... Seriously, you should reconsider some other points. One of the most important women dreams are to use their expert knowledge as a job and nobody can stop them working ! they can have part time jobs so they have a lot of time to spend on taking care of household duties ... she can do all the chores, huh ?! Hope to read from you soon Sincerely; Sahand

sun490503054 June 5th 2010 Dear Behnam. Thank you for your apply.I'm from china.I just work for half of a year.I would like to learn english well when I was at the school.It's regretful that I didn't do it well.I feel I live on the dream ,because I have many dreams,But many of them don't come true.Sometimes I even feel it's unrealistic.Lear english well is one of my dreams.Now I was hard towards my every dream. I don't know whether you have come to china.But I was very expect you can come to china one day.I am very happy to be your guide. May you have a nice day!

yours sunney!

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behnam June 5th 2010 Hi friends, How are you doing? I wish you a happy life, full of enjoyment and happiness. Thank you very much for reading my essays. The next topic is chosen from Cambridge IELTS 3. The topic is this: "Popular events like the football World Cup and other international sports occasions are essential in easing international tensions and releasing patriotic emotions in a safe way. To what extent do you age or disagree with this opinion?" I will post my essay about this topic as soon as I finish it off. Hope to hear from you soon. All the bets, Behnam, 5 June 2010

metzean June 7th 2010 Dear Behnam, Zayandehrood in going to be a lagoon, because the river has been directed to the rice farms ,and only a little stream runs to the city, I think a new tunnel in Kohrang mountain will be opened soon to solve the problem. I hope.. You asked me about NajafAbad, It takes 20 minutes to go there from Isfahan, the town is rich and green ,there are a lot of fruit gardens and farming lands surrounded the town. The largest Azad university of Iran located in the town ,so it is now a cosmopolitan city.Food ,home ,transportation easily available and cheaper. These are the news I got from a friend , but Elham who live in Najafabad can credibly explain it .Do you want to teach in Najafabad !!? I don't know if people with special accent of Najafabadi understand the accent of Turkish one!!? Have a nice day, Mohsen

behnam June 7th 2010 Hi friends, How are you doing? I hope everything is going well with you. Here is my essay on the mentioned topic: *************************************************************** "Popular events like the football World Cup and other international sports occasions are essential in easing international tensions and releasing patriotic emotions in a safe way. To what extent do you age or disagree with this opinion?" Some people say it is ridiculous that twenty-two men follow a round thing--a ball--at a football ground. They believe the football World Cup is a total waste of time and money. They are, however, wrong. In my opinion, the football World Cup and other international sports occasions, result in strengthening friendship, in establishing diplomatic relations, in reducing political tensions between countries. International games provide opportunities for making friendship between countries stronger. Obviously, at a large organized sports event, players are representative of their nations. At a game, when players shake hands with each other and give flowers--while photographers take pictures of them-- it is, as thought, the whole population of two countries is meeting with each other. Consequently, it creates the impression that ordinary people of two countries are friends. International matches also give a chance to countries to establish diplomatic relations with each other. When there is an organized game between two teams, from two different countries, before the game, people and governments often study on the history and culture of two countries. Sometimes, they show an interest in establishing relations. In addition, some parliamentarians and famous people of both countries often go to the stadium to watch the match. They have an opportunity to visit each other in a friendly atmosphere. This fact may lead to start a relation. International competitions also decrease diplomatic tensions between nations. Most people are patriotic and have great love of their countries. They often search for an occasion to express their patriotic emotions. Sometimes, those people encourage the governments to compete in weaponry and armaments. In many cases, this fact causes political tension between countries. However, an international occasion is an ideal opportunity for people to express their patriotic emotions in a safe way. As a result, it reduces political tensions between nations. In conclusion, an international sports event leads to a closer friendship between people, and is a perfect opportunity for nations to establish diplomatic relations. It is also a great chance for patriotic people to express their emotions in a peaceful way. I wish those people were optimistic enough to consider the plus sides of the football World Cup.

************************************************************* This essay is not powerful. I personally dislike it. However, I don't know what to write. Thank you for reading. I am looking forwards to hearing from you. All the best, Behnam, 7 June 2010

behnam June 7th 2010 Hi Mohsen, How are you today? I hope you are having a good day. Thank you for the useful information. So sorry to hear that the Zayanderood river is going to get dry. I hope the government takes responsibility for solving this serious problem. Dear Mohsen, although my mother tongue is Azerbaijani and I love it, I speak Farsi very well. My accent is not Azerbaijani at all. It will be difficult for you to realize if I am an Azerbaijani or someone from Tehran! :):):):) You should notice carefully to realize. :):):) When I get angry it will be easy for people to recognize my real nationality. :):):):) Elham is from Najaf Abad, I know, but I prefer to ask my questions from men. :):):):)LOOOL Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 7 June 2010

behnam June 7th 2010 Hi Anna, How are you? I hope all is well with you. Thank you for the reply. It is essential to have some dreams in childhoods, because dreams show us the directions we should follow. They are like guidelines. They energize us, because we always try to achieve them. However, sometimes, we try our bets, but we don't achieve them. In other words, our dreams don't come true. Maybe, the dreams are not realistic. In such cases, we should not feel disappointed in ourselves. It happens to everybody.

The important matter is trying hard to achieve our goals. It doesn't matter if a goal is too big to achieve. Goals and dreams give us a sense of direction. This is very important. Unfortunately, I have not been to the country of inventions yet. I hope to visit China in the future. This is one of my biggest dreams. Surely, it will be an honour to meet you and other Chinese friends like Cathy. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 7 June 2010

Wendy Zhou June 7th 2010 Dear Veronica, Wellcome back!!!!!. So nice to see you again, my tutor. Thank you for your invitation. I have accepted it to be a friend of yours. How was your life during your absence? Were there any interseting things happened? Would you please tell us if you have any time? How jealous I am when I know you will have a long holiday in London! I dream to go to european countries to experience different life and culture, but there is no opportunity for me. A little luck for me, we will have a trip in Inner Mongolia for six days. I am so excited and can't wait for it. I have dreamt that I rode a horse, runing on the large grassland. I looked powerful and heroic. :)))) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best wishes to you Wendy

Wendy Zhou June 7th 2010 Dear Andrew, How are you? I hope everything is well with you. As I have told Verinoca, I will go to Inner Mongolia for a pleasant trip. A part of this trip is to have a look at ???????????, (a Russian town very near to China) from a long distance. (Please forgive me if I write wrong name of the town in Russian). So I think it

will be the moment we are in very short distance. I would like to know which city you live in. :))) Have a good day. Best regards Wendy

Wendy Zhou June 7th 2010 Dear Andrew, I an sorry it cannot show Russian words on this website. I try to write it in English. It looks like 3ABAHKAJIbCK. Please don't care about it if it brings you a little bit of trouble. Sorry for that again. Wendy

Andrew June 7th 2010 Hello Behnam, In my opinion the Grammar and sentence structure part of your text is good as always. I repeat that I can't judge about it because I am sure that editor job is a field of professionals. To understand why you are not satsfied by your essay ask yourself, do you really believe in what you have written. Sometimes people can't be frank because they just have an obligation do speak on the subject which is not actually related to them. And let me ask you are you a football fan yourself? I am not, and I have never been at a single match. However, I watch them by chance on TV and sometimes I see some headlines like "Ten Were Hospitalized After Mass Fight Between Football Fans Yesterday". Thanks God I don't live near the stadium. But we don't chose what to write about when we study. We are just given a subject and have to do our job as good as possible. Come on, you do it all right! Just let me give you an advice: nobody can make you to write things that MUST be written. Don't afraid to revolt against a routine. All the best, Andrew

Andrew June 7th 2010 Dear Wendy, I see your post, just must be off. I'll be back soon and promise to respond at once:) Andrew

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behnam June 7th 2010 Hi my old friend Andrew, Thank you very much for reading my essay. You are absolutely right. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 7 June 2010

Andrew June 7th 2010 Hello Wendy, You are very inventive:) It wasn't easy to guess how to write that name (3ABAHKAJIbCK) that it almost looked like been written in Cyrillic. Especially good is 'JIb' which is very similar (by the form) with Russian 'soft L'. I wonder if such carefulness doesn't go back to a peculiarity of Chinese writing!:)) I would personally put I in spite of H in order to avoid confusion because English letter H is Russian N and " I " would be good because it is in use in Ukranian. And of course there is no way to chose right image for Russian B - there is no equivalent for it in Latin. From the point of view of a distance, for you it would be no much difference either to go to my place (which is Saint-Petersburg) from Zabaikalsk or, say, from Beijin - in both cases it is about 5200 kilometers:)) I must say that I have no idea is there, in Zabaikalsk something interesting to look at. All that I know that it is a small town or rather urban settlement and railway junction. So maybe it will be you who tell me about that place some time?:) Best wishes, Andrew

dentistebru June 7th 2010 Hello Behnam how are you? I hope you are fine. I read your essay you are really good at writing.I liked it.But unfourtunately sometimes international games raise political tension instead of reducing it. And sometimes matches cause fights as Andrew says But finally I think it was successful Hope to hearing from you soon Ebru

dentistebru June 7th 2010 Hi Kamelia, how are you lovely girl? I hope you are fine I had an exam today again and I have 7 more but these 7 exams are not difficult as olds. I hope I could pass it they have not declared yet.Thanks for your good wishes. Thanks for your introducing yourself. To know you made me happy;):) Hope to hearing from you soon. Best wishes.. Ebru

behnam June 8th 2010 Hi Ebru, How are you? I hope you are enjoying every minute of your life. Thank you so much for reading my essays. What you have said about the last essay is absolutely right. However, as a rule, when it comes to writing an essay, an individual should not agree and disagree with something. She or he should only agree or disagree. If she or he agrees, she or he has to give reasons and support her or his ideas. The same is true for the case if she or he disagrees. In the last essay, I have agreed with international sport events. Therefore, I had to give reasons and support my idea. It is not acceptable to agree with something and to write something negative about it. Every body knows that international games sometimes create violence and tension rather than peace and friendship, but these are on the minus

side of the subject. In writing a good essay, you are free to agree or to disagree. The examiners won't say; "What a bad candidate! What a negative person! What an unfair person! What a stupid candidate!" They are trained to judge on our abilities in writing. They do not judge about our personalities. They mark our essays in terms of technical factors. However, as dear Andrew has pointed out, it is very important to have a strong belief and a deep faith in our judgment, because it helps us write powerfully. Thank you once again for reading my essays and putting comments. I hope to here from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 8 June 2010

behnam June 8th 2010 Dear Friends, I am writing to inform you that I am taking part in a 'reading course'. It has started since Monday (yesterday), and It will continued for 3 weeks. I have to do some homework, so unfortunately I won't take time to write essays as regularly as I did in the last week. I love writing, and I will write again. I have promised to make this thread the center of fiveparagraph-essays in the world. I will keep my promise. However, this month I will be busy with the reading course and its homework. Next month I will take part in a 'listening course'. It seems that I will be involved in the courses. However, it doesn't mean that Behnam will stop writing essays. Never! I will write, but the rate of posts will be lower than before. Thank you for reading, encouraging, and motivating. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 8 June 2010

Andrew June 8th 2010 Hello Behnam, Just before you dive into your reading course, may I ask you to describe in short how it

will be going? What will it be you are to read, papers, books, texts? How much pages will you have to read, say, a day? And of course, how you'll be examed? Thanks in advance, Andrew

sahand June 8th 2010 Dear Behnam You've got a busy life man ... seems like we are all taking turns for having a messy month. May I ask you a question ? Are you going to migrate or something ?! Sincerely; Sahand

behnam June 8th 2010 Dear friends, How life is going? I hope you are happy and healthy. *************************************************************** "Many young people nowadays graduate from schools with negative attitude. Why do you think this happens? What can be done to solve or reduce this problem?" ******************************************************************** This topic has been asked candidates to write an essay about in IELTS tests in Australia, Malaysia and Brunei ? May 2010 (Academic Module). I will write about it very soon. Would you please help me with it? The majority of people in this thread are students. Therefore, they can you give me a clue? Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 8 June 2010

behnam June 8th 2010 Hi Andrew, How are you? I hope you are fine. Thank you for the question. Picture this: Andrew is jogging in a park. He gets tired and decides to get some rest. There is a bench in the park. A beautiful lady is sitting on the bench and reading newspaper. Andrew sits beside her. He is curious about the news in the newspaper. In particular, he peeps and sees something about the price of oil. He requests the lady to give the newspaper to have a quick look at it. After looking at the newspaper for a few seconds, he gives it back to her! The lady surprisingly asks;" Did you read the newspaper?" Andrew answers;" No. There is no need to read the newspapers word for word. A quick look was enough for me to get what you need!" What is it? It is a reading skill. Reading is an art, it requires some skills . I am taking part in this course to learn those skills. I hope that helps. All the best, Behnam, 8 June 2010

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behnam June 8th 2010 Dear Andrew, What a nice expression! 'To dive into something'. Thank you! It must be:...A quick look was enough for me to get what I need. Sorry. All the best, Behnam, 8 June 2010

metzean June 8th 2010 Shove up Andrew, let me sit here for a minute ,I was joggling , what are reading ? what !!!!Why cats never brush their teeth ,but have no decayed tooth?

behnam June 8th 2010 Hi Sahand, How are things? I hope all is well with you. Thank you for the question. Your question is exactly what the teacher asked me

yesterday! I answered; "I love the English language. I am learning it for fun!" This answer didn't satisfy his curiosity, so I had to add; "I haven't got any plans to immigrate. I'd rather not speak about it." I said this sentence and smiled while my eye contact was complete. It is a good policy to answer people seriously with a smile, since a smile has good impression. It disarms people! :):):):):):):):) LOOOL Joking aside, the main reason is love for the English language. It is like sowing wheat. We often sow wheat in order to obtain food(bread) for ourselves, but chaff, which is animals' food, will be obtained automatically. Don't worry. Nothing will happen. This thread will be shining as always. Hope to hear from you. All the best, Behnam, 8 June 2010

Bluegreen June 8th 2010 Dear Behnam, Ebru and all the other lovely friends here,

Hello there. How are you all doing? I really wish that you're not having busy days as I do! I've really missed you all but unfortunatly there's no time for me to catch here up! I really cannot keep in touch these days because I've been snowed under a whole bunch of tests. Most of them are hard. Actually the content is not hard but the book is as thick as a tree bough! For example there is this vocabulary test which I to study about three books for passing it! Dear Behnam, I really wish to make some time to read your beautiful essays but all in all I know that they are as organized and well-structured as before. Dear Ebru,thank you for reading my post, wish me luck in my tests and expect me to wish it back for you LOOOL Dear Friends, I'll be finishing my exams non 29th of Khordad. I haven't got any calender to turn the date to the foreign one. I wish that Dear Behnam could do it for me. Hope to see you all soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

sahand June 8th 2010 Dear Behnam How is it hanging out there ? I wonder why I'm always making questions that were asked before ! Ooh ... you don't wanna talk about it, sorry for asking ! :D I wish you success in your courses. (yekam az in chizaii ke yad migirio be man ham yad bede :D) Sincerely; Sahand

Veronicaho June 8th 2010 Hi Wendy, I saying the same as you....so nice to see you again!!! Long time ago. I really hope you are fine. I have been busy with work and study, thats why I'm not being here for a long time but I have missed all of you. Whole february me and my family spend in Thailand and Malaysia and it was really nice. In that time it was Chines New Year and many chines was there and we celebrate it with them. Was nice and not as we are used with. In mars, april and may I had a lot of new work. I have been a teacher at University here and teaching students who are going to be nurses. It was very nice and I liked it a lot,...but, Oh my God how much work it was before. Here we have summer now and it is around 15 - 20 degrese. I like it much. It is so beautiful and light outside. We have no nights at all :) Sun going up at 04 in the morning and down 22 in the evening. I really feel how much energy I get every day...and I need it! Today my youngest daughter Hanna got summer holiday from shool and she start again in the middle of august. I'm jealous on you! You have to visit Mongolia.......that is a dream for me. I should really

want to visit that country. I hope you will tell me about it. When are you going there? What more have happened in your life? Hope to hear from you soon, Veronica

Wendy Zhou June 9th 2010 Dear Veronica, Thank you for your reply! I have to say that Inner Mongolia is one part of China. It's different from Mongolia, but anyway they are beside each other and must have the same scenery. :))) My trip will begin from 24th to 29th of July. It will be a nice season there because it won't be very hot in the summer. I will let you know everything about the trip as soon as I can. Here I am waiting for summer coming earlier. You know, all the french people working in Shanghai will take their holidays, so we can relax in the office. How joyful it is! Now life is as usual, to and from work, catching a metro in a hurry, hoping to match with boss more and more closly, boring but sometimes exciting. For example, last month, my grandmother came to visit me and stay at my home now, so she can help me to do some cleaning and cook for me. I am happy with that. I am impatient for your writing. Best regards, Wendy

Andrew June 9th 2010 Thank you Behnam, for your so metaphoric explanation:) So the second part of your course is fast reading? It is exactly the thing I'm not good at (though the speed of my typing is even worse). Well, it comes to be interesting. I believe we can hope you to share all the secrets about that subject in the future? All the best, Andrew

Andrew June 9th 2010 Nice glasses Mohsen! Cats never brush their teeth because the structure of their fore limbs makes that option unavailable for them. Unfortunately, the uniqueness of human hand has played bad trick to it's owner - A Man must do a lot of things like brushing teeth, having a work, driving a car, buying monstrous amount of various unnecessary devices that is a TV, a PC, a blowtorch and a saxophone (and therefore, to waste his life time to obtain that stuff, to learn playing it and eventually to throw it out as a garbage. No, cats are much more happy than we are. Maybe they secretely suffer from inability to use toothbrush but they definitely have never said me about it. I'm not sure do they care or not but I personally think that they like milk so much because it helps to keep their teeth white and clean. It's a kind of compensatory facility. I'd like to be a cat...having a good SLAVE (we mistakingly call ourselves masters of our pets and it is wrong! Have hands? So work for your cat!) Andrew P.S. as to GPS, a cab driver has told me recently that he use car navigator while gathering mushrooms at the forest and even marks some points on the map in order to get more mushrooms next time:))))))))

behnam June 10th 2010 Hi Kamelia, How are you? I hope all is well with you. Thank you for the post. It seems you are busy with the final exams. I wish you success. Good luck with exams. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 9 June 2010

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behnam June 10th 2010 Hi Sahand, Many thanks for the reply. How are things? I hope you are in a good mood. Come on humble man! Your English is excellent. I have nothing to teach you. In fact, I am learning from you. Please be generous to teach me. My English is not good. I am trying hard, but the results are disappointing. I have forgotten my spoken English completely, because I didn't speak to anybody for a long time. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 10 June 2010

behnam June 10th 2010 Hi Andrew, Thanks a million for the posts. How life is going? What about the weather in your city? How about the daytime? How long is it in spring and summer? OK. I will write whatever I learn from the class. Hope to read your love;y posts soon. All the best, Behnam, 10 June 2010

metzean June 10th 2010 you welcome Andrew, I have lack of very stuff like my black cat playing a saxophone when she is sitting on the wall, or when she is going to eat a piece of meat ,she come to kitchen ,curve the meat into small pieces ,coated them in flour and season them with spices ,and put in hot olive oiled pan, thanks God for giving her the disability of using her mind and hands to do this. But Mashghazanfar ,a person from a village ,I know him well, has an old dog who has lost all of its teeth ,so he decided to kill the poor dog, because the dog couldn't care about his farm animal.but the old dog has been lucked out till now ,as Mashghazanfar 's wife deter him from his decision?.. she told him "I like the old dog ,it is a safe non teeth -lived toy that our child play with " ,so Mashghazanfar surrendered to his master!!

Human being use the device for his purpose, now if Mashghazanfar marked the point on the map when he buried a treasure many years ago and used GPS ,he would not have to dig 100 holes in his area and being a frustrated treasure haunter .. have a good day Mohsen

behnam June 10th 2010 Dear friends, How are you doing? I hope you are fine. Here is my essay. Please read it and make comments. Thanks. ******************************************************************** "Many young people nowadays graduate from schools with negative attitude. Why do you think this happens? What can be done to solve or reduce this problem?" Today is the first day of school, and Gorge is standing in the first queue in the schoolyard. There are many parallel lines of students in the schoolyard. Gorge counts the lines, and thinks about years that he has to come to the school. He asks himself; 'when will I graduate and what will I do after graduating?' He does not know the answers. The uncertain future makes him worried and disappointed. Many school graduates have negative feelings and opinions about education. People give different reasons for this fact. It seems some major reasons are unemployment in the society, long duration of education, and indolence of new generation. For one thing, the rising unemployment rate makes young people have negative attitude towards education. Statistics show that, in 1994, the unemployment rate for high school graduates not enrolled in college was 36 percent, but in 2004, it was 43 percent. This fact results in an uncertain future, and it makes students disappointed. They give up hope of finding a job in the future. They often blame education system, and think it has been a waste of time to study at school. Secondly, because of rapid developments in science and technology, the length of time it takes for a student to graduate is too long. It is very laborious and time-consuming, studying to get a degree--which is a sheet of paper. For example, it, nowadays, takes about 25 years to study and become a lecturer, or a specialist. It means that an individual has to spend one-third of his or her life on studying at schools and universities to get a doctorate. Therefore, many young people believe that it is not worth wasting their time on studying. Finally, new generations are lazy. In the past people were hard working, but, nowadays, people are indolent. Besides, they are impatient as well. They have no patience with studying and trying hard. Nowadays, people want an instant success, without making

enough efforts and attempts. For example, they want to have a Mercedes immediately. These unrealistic expectations make them have negative attitude. In conclusion, because of less success in finding a job, spending too much time at schools and universities to get a degree, and being indolent, young people have negative attitudes towards education. This problem can be resolved by providing different job opportunities for graduates, by giving great recognition and respect to people who have spend their lives on developing science and technology. However, the boy of the story, Gorge, should learn to be patient, because everything comes to those who wait. ******************************************************************** Thank you for reading. I am waiting for your comments. All the best, Behnam, 10 June 2010

reena June 10th 2010 Hello Behnam This is reena from India. You might have forgotten me. But some time back I was a member of your awesome thread. It's great to read the posts of your thread. All the friends write here are really very good in English and I find myself weaker to write something in English. But to be honest, I never miss a single day to read all the post from your thread. Infect I think I am addicted to your thread .I learn a lot from all the post that are being posted here everyday. Of late, your five paragraph essays are rocking. They are simple to understand even for a weak and new learner like me. Congratulations. Though most of the friends don't know me here but I know all of you as I read all your post . I enjoy all your post and would be happy to be the part of your circle. Thanks for reading Reena 10 June 2010

sahand June 10th 2010 Dear Behnam Ooooh No ! Don't say that ...

You know Behanm, in my very own opinion; you struggle with a problem everyday. It takes you a long time to finish your posts, essays or whatever ... . (chon vaghti esmet too recent visits dide mishe, taghriban 3,4 saat bad matneto post mikoni, maybe it's not a good reson) Honestly, you have the ability to write down a super sophisticated essay in half an hour. But why don't you try to make it, for example 10 minutes ?! It may be hard for the first time but once you find your voice, it's as easy as chewing gum. Just move your fingers while you think. And another point, you work on different parts one after the other. That's the only reason you've forgotten how to speak ! Try them all at once. Trust Me and do it ! :D Hope to read from you soon Sincerely; Sahand

Bluegreen June 10th 2010 Dear Behnam,

Hi there. How are you? Thank you for understanding me. That is really nice of you. Before this busy houres happen to me I really didn't know what it literally means to be busy ! Or being snowed under some sort of things LOOOL But now I somehow understand it by all means! Today (Thursday) I had an absolutely hard exam called " Essentian Skill". Oh dear, this little joyful book just irks me. I'm really happy that it passed, but here's my feeling; Just before the exam I thought of passing the test and then feeling relieved but NOW I am just thinking of my grade LOOOL Because the professor hadn't told us how the exam will be. I mean she didn't mention that whther it would be objective or subjective and I had spent 3 days and nights to just memorize some contents and then the test was objective and OH GOD! You know, the book is a sort which you're never gonna kno which parts are of any value or are more important than others because it is a kind of hand book to help you around the university. But they take tests out of it and it's miserable in my point of view! Oh I just paseted some of your essays to my word pad document here so I'm going to read them tonight. Actually tonight is a kind of resting night for me because my next exam is on Monday and I still I have three days a head.By the way it's grammar exam! And I'm sure you're quite familiar with the book called Modern english! Parts of speech!

Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

alukard June 10th 2010 Hello to everybody and specially to behnam who is the person who write more often here. I find very interesting the topics which you write about. Is a good way to promote us to comment your post and continue writting continuously. I am new here and I would like to answer your post more often and I'll try to improve it. But thats for sure that I can't follow the same rhythm than you. Other problem I found is that like there are some many people writting at the same time, if someone can't enter in 2 o 3 days it's difficult to can answer all of them. But on the other hand is good a high participation. Some days ago behnam asked me what I develop. I think that just saying that I work as a developer It would be clear but maybe it is a too general word, so I would try to make it clear. I work as a computer ingenier developing applications, so If you need some help with this field ask me ;) Behnam also asked my about my name, it is Andres, but in Spain we write it with an accent on the e but you can callme Andres or maybe better for my nick alukard in order distinghish with Andrew. Have a nice day!!!!

behnam June 10th 2010 Hi friends, How are you? I hope all is well with you. Thank you for reading my essays. The next topic is this: "Some people think that modern inventions have brought more problems that benefits. Do you agree or disagree? Explain." This topic has been asked candidates to write about in IELTS test in Latvia and AlbaniaJune 2010 (General Training).

I hope to hear from you soon. All the bets, Behnam, 10 June 2010

behnam June 11th 2010 Hi Reena, How are you? Long time no see! I hope you are happy and healthy. Thank you very much for reading the posts in this thread. I know you very well, and I am sure other friends know you well too. I have heard that Indian people can speak English very well. Is it true? Can you speak English fluently? How did you learn it? Please take time to write regularly. I really love reading your posts. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 11 June 2010

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behnam June 11th 2010 Hi Sahand, How are you doing? I hope you are in a good mood. Thank you so much for putting comment. You are right and wrong. You are right, because I often struggle to write an essay. It is very hard for me to write it. Sometimes, I have no ideas. Sometimes, I have no words and sentence. Writing is very difficult. You are wrong, because I often write essays in Microsoft word, then copy and paste them to the thread. I often don't stay in the thread, for a long time. You are also wrong, because it takes me two days to finish writing an essay, not four hours, or something like that.:):):):):):):):):) In a real IELTS exam, candidates are given 40 minutes to write an essay. I am improving on essay writing, because in the past, it took me one week to write an essay. These days,

it takes two days, and I hope in the future, it will take 40 minutes. :):):):):) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 11 June 2010

behnam June 11th 2010 Hi Kamelia, How are you? I hope all is well with you. Many thanks for the post. It made me happy. I am familiar with exams, worries about the results, and its happiness and sadness. I wish you success. I hope you will post at least 10 posts a day, after finishing the final exams. :):):) In Tehran, the capital of Iran, the weather is very hot now. It was really boiling yesterday. Today, I have to fix the air conditioner. Good luck with the Grammar exam. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 11 June 2010

behnam June 11th 2010 Hi Andres, How are things? I hope everything is going well with you. Thanks a million for the post and the information. Andres, your English is excellent. How did you learn it? Have you ever been to England? What does 'computer developer' mean? Could you make it clearer? Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 11 June 2010

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Dear Behnam, I suspect that some commas in your texts don't take the right position. Maybe there are too much of them. You know, English is very cautious about commas:) Of course I can't say that for sure. Did somebody else say you about it? Best wishes, Andrew

behnam June 11th 2010 Hi Andrew, How are you my old friend? I hope all is well with you. Thank you very much for the question. No! Nobody has objected. However, I am quite familiar with the usage of comma in the English language. There are some rules, and I often try to observe them. If there is something wrong, or even confusing, please address the places completely and clearly (the places that using comma has made the sentences complicated). Using comma, generally, gives a chance to the reader to stop and take a rest. Wherever and whenever you doubt if you should use comma or not, use it! :):):):) Dear Andrew, please answer the questions which I have asked in my previous post to you. All the best, Behnam, 11 June 2010

alukard June 11th 2010 Hi to everybody! No, i have never live in a country different from mine. But it would be a dream for me, but I think it is a dream that never would come true. But who knows maybe for work I will have to travel to other countries. No no my english is not good, I can comunicate with others about whatever topic, but I still make many mistakes. I have learn in academy and with material from internet. specially from the webpage of the bbc, from the web of two american brothers (china232), from vaughan systems...and some more resources. If someone is interested I can send him the info. I don't want to become an spammer XD About the topic of the comas, I usually put the comas in the same way that I use it in

spanish. But maybe I am also wrong putting them in the correct place. But behnam don't worry to much about it. Your essays are quite clear. Take care!

Andrew June 11th 2010 Hello Behnam, To answer your questions: My life is messy. The weather is fine in S-Petersburg. The daylight duration is 18h39min for today. It was 16h48m at May,11, 14h11m at April,11 and 11h23 at March,11. So, your goal is to torture me to death asking about the daylight time and making me to do a research on the subject once and once again?? Ok, I believe you know what you do while putting so many commas in your posts. Nevertheles, I'd write "For example, NOWADAYS IT takes about 25 years to study and become a lecturer, or a specialist." (two commas less- economy of signs promotes fluence of speech:)) All the best, Andrew

reena June 11th 2010 Hi Behnam, I am fine, thanks. And thanks too for recognizing me. Yes, you are right that Indian people are good in English but I am not one of them. I am still learning and I suppose, it's a continuous process. When you are not a native speaker you try to learn without a single mistake and that's what happening with me too. I always think if I am learning something I should try my level best to learn with for most perfection, though it is not possible. Some or other time you make a mistake. Anyways I can speak English but I can't say that I am fluent in it. I am still learning and everyday I find something new to learn. And how I learn it? To be frank I did all my schooling in our national language but when I was in 10 th standard , someone asked me something in English, at that time I

understood what he asked me but I couldn't answer. That day onwards I decided to learn this beautiful language. And I try to learn it with whatever sources available to me like English institutions, newspaper, television and now computer. But honestly you are great in your writings. I think it's a god gift to you and I am not exaggerating. I can say that because I have read some of your older post when you started writing here, they are as good as your today's post. Have you taken some kind of classes for writing or do you write professionally? How do you find yourself in spoken English? I know that I am asking a stupid question if you write well so you must be good in spoken English but I want to hear from you. At least it made you write something for me and I would be pleased to hear from you. Thanking you for reading my post and made you a little bore. Reena 11June, 2010 p.s. please ignore my commas and other punctuation as I am too weak in that.

metzean June 11th 2010 Hi alukard, Your picture is Subasa, a famous football player ,do you like playing football , it is 15 past 7 and it is half time between South Africa and Mexico ,do you follow world football soccer championship, how is the Spain national team ,what do you think about Spain ranking position in this rally ? Have a good day, mohsen

behnam June 11th 2010 Hi Andrew, How are you? I hope you are fine. Thanks for the answers. Your life is messy! What exactly do you mean by saying that? Why did you describe your life with this word, messy? About 19 hours the daytime duration! That's really terrible. I prefer equality--12 hours nighttime, and 12 hours daytime. That's better and fair.

I rarely speak English, so I don't care about fluency in speaking. :):):):) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 11 June 2010

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behnam June 11th 2010 Hi Andres, How are you? I hope you are fine. Thanks for the post. That's easy for you to take travel to other countries, because they are close to Spain, and your country is a member of the European Union. Therefore, by spending some money you can easily make your dreams come true. Why don't you try to make a journey to other counties? Your English is excellent. It doesn't mean that you are in the end of learning process. There is always room for improvement. You communicate effectively. There is a Spanish lady in this thread. Her name is Rosa. She is an English teacher. You can ask her to help you with English. Thank you for giving some information about the websites. I often visit www.bbclearningenglish.com. That's a powerful site. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 11 June 2010

behnam June 11th 2010 Hi Reena, How are you? I hope you are fine. Thanks for the lovely post. Thank you very much for praising me. That is very kind of you. To tell you the truth, I love the English language. I have always been one of the top

students in all classes. I clearly remember when I was in high school, my friends used to give me chocolates or postcards to translate their letters from Farsi into English. At that time, it was common for young people to have some pen friends from other countries. They used to write to each other in English. I was a student in the first grade of high school that I wrote the first letter to the Football federation of Germany, and asked for the photos of German Football players. I still have those photos in my photo album. Some famous football players, such as Shomakher, Mattias, Fuler, etc. have signed at the back of the photos. At that time, I also wrote a letter to NASA and asked for the pictures of the solar system. They sent some good pictures of the solar system. I have written many letters to different universities, companies, etc. and asked for information and catalog. Nowadays, we often use email, but in the past, we used to put pen to paper! :):):):) I hate boasting, but I am good at writing letters in Farsi too. People often ask me for some advice on writing different letters. I was a self-learner, but last month I took part in a writing course. It was great. Last month, I also studied at least 20 books about writing. My ultimate goal is getting a good mark in IELTS exam. After taking the exam, I will continue writing, but in a different way with different policy. My spoken English is not satisfying. At least, I am not satisfied with it. My friends often tell me that my spoken English is very good, but I don't believe them, because I don't have belief in myself. I often speak without hesitation, and can understand people. I also can easily make myself understood . However, I am dissatisfied with it. I took part in a speaking course two months ago. I was the best student in the class. Once, I was complaining about my spoken English. The teacher said, "Your English is very good, but you are looking for perfection. Being a perfectionism is not good." The teacher was wrong. I know what I am doing. :):):):):):) Thank you very much for reading. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 11 June 2010

behnam June 12th 2010 Hi friends, How are you today? I hope you are having a good day. Here is my essay on modern inventions:

******************************************************************* "Some people think that modern inventions have brought more problems than benefits. Do you agree or disagree? Explain."

Some people are pessimistic about modern inventions. They believe the disadvantages of modern inventions outweigh their advantages. However, they are wrong. As far as I am concerned, modern inventions have brought some great benefits. They have revolutionised communications, lengthened the life expectancy, and improved the quality of life. For one thing, what has happened in communications is extremely exciting. Modern inventions have changed the ways of sending and receiving information. For example, nowadays, people use computers and the Internet to send emails, to chat with friends, and to work from home. They have also enabled people to use railways and airplanes to travel safely and carry goods easily. Obviously, these facilities have brought people some comfort. Modern inventions have also made life expectancy longer. A recent study has shown that the length of time that a person is expected to live is 80 years. However, fifty years ago, it was 70 years. The study has said that a 14% increase in the life expectancy is because of healthy and comfortable lifestyle that modern inventions have brought people. Finally, modern inventions have improved the quality of life. Last year, I had terrible toothache. My wisdom tooth was decayed; therefore, I went to visit a dentist. The dentist said I had to have that tooth extracted. The tooth was destroyed, so I wanted the dentist to extract it. He injected some drug into the tooth. After a few minutes, he wanted me to open my mouth widely and keep it open. A few seconds later, he told me to leave the surgery. I could not believe, because I did not feel any pain. I came home and told the story to my parents. They said in the past, while the dentist was extracting a tooth, someone had to keep the patient steady, because it was very painful to have a tooth extracted, without using any painkillers! To sum up, modern inventions have significantly affected our lives. Revolution in communications, increase in life expectancy, and improvement in the quality of life are only a few simple examples. People should know that modern inventions have brought more benefits than problems. ******************************************************************** Thank you for reading. You should know, your criticism, praise, and comment do help me with improvement in writing. Therefore, never stop criticising, praising, and making comment. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 12 June 2010

reena June 12th 2010 Hi Behnam, How are you doing? I am in my best mood, thanks. And if I am praising you, so you definitely deserve that. I don't praise people easily. So you were the best student of your class. And even at that time you were good in English means you got a good atmosphere at home and at school that I suppose to be a reason of your excellent grip and command over English. Did you also have pen friends at that time? And if you had, are you still in their contacts? If I am not mistaken, you are a football fan right. So you are going to watch all football matches. By the way, which is your favorite team or whom do you want to win? . My goodness, you go through 20 books on English writing in a month. That's great; I can't complete even a single book in 20 days. I know that you are going to get good marks in IELTS exam and I can say that without a second thought. All the luck for that. My best wishes for you. It's good that you are not satisfied with your spoken English because once you are satisfied you prevent or stop yourself from progressing. I do believe in the same policy. And I always say to me, Reena Don't say that you are perfect in this or that because once you said that the other moment you'll find someone better than you. Thanks for reading Reena 12 June 2010

behnam June 12th 2010 Hi friends, How are you doing? I hope all is well with you. The next topic will be: "When a country develops its technology, the traditional skills and ways of life die out. It is pointless to try and keep them alive. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?"

I will write and post my essay about this topic very soon. I hope to hear some clues from you. All the best, Behnam, 12 June 2010

behnam June 12th 2010 Hi Reena, How are things? I hope everything is going well with you. Many thanks for the friendly post. I feel honoured to be praised by you. That's very kind of you. To be honest, I had three pen friends from three different countries. At the moment, I'm not in contact with them. I am not interested in football anymore. I don't watch football games. I believe football is a total waste of time and money. I'm a bookworm. I love reading books. I often read books which are related to the subject I am working on. What you have written about being satisfied is absolutely right. To be satisfied with something means to give up doing it. Your point was nice. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 12 June 2010

frankstern June 13th 2010 Hi Behman: I'm interested in your subject about the sides effects of technology. You say that: "When a country develops its technology, the traditional skills and ways of life die out" Is it really true? Could you give explain a little more your point? Regards

behnam June 13th 2010 Dear friends, How life is going? I hope you are happy and healthy. Here is my essay about the mentioned topic: ***************************************************************** "When a country develops its technology, the traditional skills and ways of life die out. It is pointless to try and keep them alive. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?" Some people believe that modern technology has a bad effect on culture and traditional skills. They are against new technology, and they often say that it spoils conventional ways of life. Those people strongly believe that traditional skills and ways of life should be kept alive. They are, however, wrong. As far as I am concerned, it is worthless to keep conventional ways of life and conservative skills alive, because they are not useful, efficient, and dynamic. For one thing, conventional skills and ways of life are not useful. They do not fulfill our needs. For instance, In the Neolithic, human beings used to live in caves and hunt animals with stones. They were very skillful at making tools and weapons from stones. Although those skills and ways of life are traditional, they are not suitable for modern life; because we are not living in caves. Briefly, those old skills do not match modernity. Therefore, we should not keep them alive. For another, people who rely on conventional skills have low levels of efficiency and productivity. They are not productive, because those skills are not economical and efficient. Once, I wanted a famous and skillful shoemaker to make a pair of shoes for me. After measuring my feet, he said the shoes would be ready in two weeks! After two weeks, I went to the shoe shop to pay money and take the shoes. I worn the shoes to check if they fitted me or not. The shoes were not the right size for my feet. In fact, one shoe-- the right one--was smaller than my foot. I complained about it, but the shoemaker said my foot would loosen the shoe! He charged me a big amount of money. However, I could not wear the shoes, because they were too tight. It seems that making shoes by relying on old skills results in tightness or looseness! Finally, conventional skills and methods of life are static. According to science, the change and evolution of nature is inevitable. However, traditional skills and methods of life are not in harmony with the universe. They are not dynamic; therefore, they do not lead to any developments. In conclusion, it is pointless to keep old methods and skills alive, because they are useless, inefficient, and static. They do not result in progression and improvement. Those pessimistic people should know that by sticking to some traditional skills, it is quite impossible to fulfil basic needs for community. *********************************************************************

Thank you for the time you spent on reading this essay. I would welcome your corrections, comments, suggestions, and criticisms with open arms. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 13 June 2010

behnam June 13th 2010 Hi Frankstern, Thank you so much for joining us. Welcome to this thread. I am terribly sorry, but it wasn't my topic. In an IELTS exam, that topic has been give candidates to write about. However, it was easy for me to disagree, and to support my idea. I did it. Please read the essay and make a comment. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 13 June 2010

behnam June 13th 2010 Hi friends, The next topic is this: "In many countries children are engaged in some kind of paid work. Some people regard this as completely wrong, while others consider it as valuable work experience, important for learning and taking responsibility. What are your opinions on this?" I will write an essay on this topic very soon. Looking forwards to your clues. All the best, Behnam, 13 June 2010

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Andrew June 13th 2010 Dear Behnam, so you believe that any civilization with all it's efficiency and ugly gadgets hit the row to Paradise, not opposite side?:)

rahaa110 June 13th 2010 Hi Behnam I'm rahaa.30 years old and new member of this site. I graduated in english translation. my reading and writing is good , my listening isn't bad but my speaking .... . I'm here for it. I read all of your new post. your english is excellent.

behnam June 13th 2010 Hi Andrew, How are things? I hope all is well with you. Thanks for the post, but unfortunately I didn't get your point. Would you mind writing it in a simple way? Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 13 June 2010

behnam June 13th 2010 Hi Rahaa, How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. Thank you very much for joining us. Welcome to this thread. Thank you once again for praising me. My spoken English is not good. I have to practise speaking, because I need it. However, it is not easy to find someone who is interested in speaking English. I hope we will help each other improve our language skills. In fact, I hope you will help me with the English language. :):):):) Would you please give us a little bit more information about yourself? I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best, Behnam, 13 June 2010

Andrew June 13th 2010 Dear Behnam, Do you believe that any civilization develop and never degrade? I can hardly say it even more simple :):):):):):):):)

metzean June 13th 2010 Dear Behnam,

In the past when there were no phone or internet ,people met each other face to face, at that time families met each other at their houses ,so there was more compassionate and intimacy between people ,but nowadays families are become like stranger to each other. There was also less engines working and less air pollution in past, but nowadays we are living in the sea of pollution. We are also surrendered by dangerous waves and rays. Our foods are being produced by hormonal systems,and many many other reasons that the modren technologys are being manipulated in a wrong way. These are some idea for negative pionts of modern technology. B.Wishes, Mohsen

metzean June 13th 2010 Dear Behnam,

In the past when there were no phone or internet ,people met each other face to face, at that time families met each other at their houses ,so there was more compassionate and intimacy between people ,but nowadays families are become like stranger to each other. There was also less engines working and less air pollution in past, but nowadays we are living in the sea of pollution. We are also surrendered by dangerous waves and rays. Our foods are being produced by hormonal systems,and many many other reasons that the modren technologys are being manipulated in a wrong way.

These are some idea for negative pionts of modern technology. B.Wishes, Mohsen

Andrew June 13th 2010 Yes, I meant something like that, cap:) And after all, imagine how that "Homo Technological" will survive after some global enegety failure. My guess is that THAT 'homo' will not survive.

thell June 13th 2010 Hi everyone? Here I am again finally. I?m stella an old member of this thread, hoping that you still remember me my dear friend Behnam. I was unable to send messages in this thread in a long time due to low internet connection to the place I used to live before. I really missed everyone in here, all your writings guys are really fantastic and the topics are very interesting. I?d like to congratulate you Behnam for the successful thread that you?ve founded in this site?you are absolutely amazing and brilliant man. By the way I?m not staying in Dubai anymore. I moved here in UK last February to study and at the same time to work as well. Honestly its hard to stay in here coz the cost of living is high, apart from that I?ve got lots of difficulties in speaking with the locals here, I find their accent more difficult to understand. They are talking too fast that I get lost most of the time. I?m really trying to get used to it and wishing that someday I could speak with them fluently and confidently. Would you please help me to sort this out, give me some tips, links, name of a books that can help me to improve my English language. I would be so grateful for all the help that you can provide me. Thanks a lot. All the best, Stella

wylivan June 14th 2010 Hi, I'm Ivan, a 23-years -old boy, coming from China. I'm a college student, majoring in english. I come here in hopes of making friends with you and improving my english. I hope we can make progress together and have fun together. Looking forward to being your friend. My e-mail: ivan0524@yahoo.cn

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metzean June 14th 2010 Dear Andrew, I was working with me spade under the sun, ploughing the small garden in the yard , the garden always is a tinderbox area ,my wife and I have different ideas over it ,after a discussion we reached to uneasy truce for hour . She insisted that I have to plant a new series of flowers ,but I am going to plant tomato. Finally I pretended that I was ailing and my condition was worsening, "Look at my frail body and have a mercy on me" I told her .. she said nothing.. maybe she would recoil from her idea..!! Mohsen

behnam June 14th 2010 Dear Andrew, How are you today? I hope you are extremely happy. I hope your happiness is greater than yesterday, and everyday it increases.:):):):) How much happy will you be after one year? Nobody knows! It's mind-blowing. :):):):) Thank you very much for the tricky question. Yes, exactly! I believe human beings are improving their skills. It is obvious if we notice the history carefully. Hope to hear from you more. All the best, Behnam, 14 June 2010

behnam June 14th 2010 Hi Mohsen, How are you? I hope you are having a good day. Many thanks for the comment. You are absolutely right. However, I preferred to agree with skills development. I tried to look at the issue from this angle, although this angle is narrow. If we look at it from a wider angle, we will observe many facts. As I have mentioned before, in writing exam, we are allowed to lie! :):):):) It is better to be on the safe side, and a safe side is the side that you can support it. :):):):):)

Hope to hear from you more. All the best, Behnam, 14 June 2010

behnam June 14th 2010 Hi Stella, Welcome back! You have got a special place in my heart and mind. I will never forget you. How life is going? I hope you are happy and healthy. Congratulations on living in the UK. Where exactly are you living? I mean which city in the UK. In answer to your request, I should say that there is a nice proverb in Azerbaijani language and culture. When a famous person ask for respect, or when a rich person ask for help, etc. they say 'Rains come down from sky to the Earth.' Now, you are living in the center of the English language. Therefore, you are supposed to help us. :):):):):) I am in a hurry, so I have to dash quickly. I think making friends with different people, being involved in their culture, and taking part in social activities will help you with the English language. Don't be shy! Don't be shy! Don't be shy! Try to be exposed to different situations. We will write again, won't we?:):):):) All the best, Behnam, 14 June 2010

Clare June 14th 2010 Hi Stella Welcome back! I agree - it's sometimes difficult to understand English people because they can have strong accents. You can say something like "Sorry, can you say that again, please" to ask the person to repeat what they just said, but don't worry about it too much. The longer you stay there, the easier it will become to understand the local accent. Whereabouts are you in the UK? Clare --

Clare, english-at-home.com

behnam June 14th 2010 Hi Ivan, Thank you so much for joining us. Welcome to this thread. We are all here to improve our language skills. Please do not hesitate to write in this thread. I am sure, you will make the atmosphere of the thread lovelier. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 14 June 2010

Bluegreen June 14th 2010 Dear Behnam,

Hi there. How are you doing? I wish you the best in everything you do. How's Tehran these days? Quite busy huh? How about the weather? Is it hot there too? Dear Friend, today we had a grammar exam and that was some sort of hard. I really don't know if it was like this for other people or no but I really felt like I was depressed after this exam. After this one we have a reading exam on saturday which is going to be taken by a professor who has been studying for 10 years in Edinburg college and ...Oh god, I can predict what sort of exam this last one's gonna be! Please pray for me. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen June 14th 2010

Dear All Newcomers,

Hello to all the newcomers. How are you? I really wish lovely days for you in this upcoming summer. I wanted to warmly welcome you. I've been writing in here for a while but these days I'm in my examination period and it's really hard to write in here and to you all. This is Kamelia. 19 years old. I'm in the freshment year of English Literture. Please do not hesitate to write to me. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

thell June 14th 2010 Good day Behnam and Clare, Im doing good...thank you. how are you there? Thanks for a very nice piece of advise, however I can?t stop the feelings of shyness while speaking. I?m afraid to commit any mistakes or saying improper terms during the conversation. I?m really trying to overcome this but still it comes up when I started talking(poor stella). And the fact that some English language here are different from what I?ve known even some of the spellings are changed. What shall I do to know everything about it. Another thing which really kills my brain is their expressions, coz I find them hard to understand. In this case, everytime the conversation ends, I used to asked my friend over the phone about the meaning of those expressions they have mentioned. Then I would found out that it has just a simple meaning. In this moment I?m trying to look any kinds of books that will help me understand English easily and speak automatically with no hesitation at all. Hoping that I can successfully achieve this goal. By the way I?m staying here in London near to the place of our school and work. Cheers, Stella

behnam June 15th 2010

Hi Stella, How are you today? I hope you are fine. Thanks for the post. Could you please give me an example of expressions? If you give me an example, I will tell you what you can do. There are many books, just let me know what exactly you mean. Hope to hear from you. All the best, Behnam, 15 June 2010

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rahaa110 June 15th 2010 Hi freinds and Behnam I work at a office in Tehran. usually we invite foreign guests twice in a year . I know this is a best chance for speaking but my problem is this that I can't communicate with them. I understand them but I can't continue speaking. I really want to learn speaking. in fact I'm afraid speaking. every night I see a film just for improve my language But I can't overpower my fear of speaking. what can I do?

behnam June 15th 2010 Dear friends, How are things? I hope everything is going well with you. Here is my essay: ********************************************************************* "In many countries children are engaged in some kind of paid work. Some people regard this as completely wrong, while others consider it as valuable work experience, important for learning and taking responsibility. What are your opinions on this?" Some people say children should work to gain some experience of the world of work. They believe work experience is important for learning and taking responsibility. However, they are too optimistic about the positive effects of work on kids' lives. In my opinion, it is wrong to make children become involved in paid work, because it contributes to privation, leads to cruelty, and results in child abuse. Involvement in work, in a way, prevents kids from developing personality, because they spend less time playing. According to some biologists, playing with peers evolves into build big brains; therefore, it makes children intelligent. In addition, it makes kids develop the skills they will need in the future. However, becoming involved in paid work ends to privation for children.

Engagement in work also makes children suffer from inequality of opportunity. Children, who work, often lose the chance of receiving high education. They may become skilled workers, but there is little chance of them becoming specialist in a particular subject. There were two boys in our neighbourhood. For some reasons, one of them was working. Therefore, he had to go to evening classes. He could not go to university, because it was hard for him to deal with problems. The other one spent his time in studying. Finally, he could go to university, and became a lawyer. Obviously, one of the biggest cruelties is giving unequal opportunity to children. Finally, participation in work makes kids suffer from verbal and physical abuse. Children, who work, encounter serious problems in workplaces. According to a recent reports released by Children Rights Agency (CRA), about 85% of children suffer from child abuse in workplaces. The report also says that more than 40% of children are sexually abused in workplaces. Those children should be called 'victims of work'. To sum up, work is considered a sacred activity, which benefits the whole community. However, engagement in work causes some problems for children. It stops children from developing their personalities. It is also cruel to them, and leads to child abuse. People should know that children need to gain some skills and knowledge from educating rather than work. ******************************************************************* Thank you for reading. I dislike this essay! I tried to make it better, but I couldn't. As always, your suggestions, comments, and criticisms will shed light on the path. Please do not hesitate to make comments. Looking frowards to hearing from you. All the best, Behnam, 15 June 2010

behnam June 15th 2010 Dear Rahaa, How are you? I hope you are fine. There is only one solution for your problem: Try to speak to Behnam! :):):):):):):):) LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL Hahahahaha heheheheheheheeh jejejejejejeje You haven't got enough self-confidence, so you should try your best to gain some selfconfidence. Unfortunately, self-confidence cannot be bought from the market. You need someone to encourage and motivate you, in a way, to make you have belief and faith in

your ability and capability. Do not speak to women, because they often feel jealous of each other. They will discourage you from practising speaking. Try to speak to the opposite sex. According to my experience, there is always a hidden attraction between opposite sexes. This attraction results in encouragement and positive effects. It is like a powerful motor. Don't you believe it? Well, have a go! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Hope to hear from you. All the best, Behnam, 15 June 2010

behnam June 15th 2010 Hi Stella, Come on! I didn't notice carefully, because it was early morning! Even Winston Churchill, the greatest lover of the English language, had some difficulties in making himself understood, or in understanding people on phone. :):):):):) Try to use facial expressions and body language. It means you should expose yourself to different situations in the real life. One of the best ways is making friends with native speakers. In particular, making friends with the opposite sex does help! :):):):):) Today, the solution of any problems is the opposite sex! :):):):):) I am, maybe, in my naughty mood. Please forgive me.:):):):) Have fun! All the best, Behnam, 15 June 2010

behnam June 15th 2010 Dear friends, Here is the next topic: "Not many young people living in rural areas have access to university education. Universities should make it easier for people from rural areas. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?" This topic has been asked candidates to write about in IELTS test in Singapore and

Thailand -- July 2010 (Academic Module). Hope to hear some clues from you. All the best, Behnam, 15 June 2010

rahaa110 June 15th 2010 Hi Behnam thanks alot. you solved my problem completely.:)))) yes I need must speak with Behnam. of course if he accept me as a friend. "Do not speak to women, because they often feel jealous of each other". it was very interesting. unfortunately you're right. and about your topic. Is it for discussion?

behnam June 15th 2010 Hi Rahaa, Because of being very famous for his sense of humour, you should stand in a long line to speak to Behnam! :):):):):):) Yes, mysteriously the opposite sex helps his or her partner to improve, but the same sex causes problems! It is a tricky way of creating the universe! How intelligent God is! The topic is for discussion. I often write a five-paragraph essay about every topic. I will post the essay on this topic very soon. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 15 June 2010 P.S. Do not hesitate to speak to me at: you.believeme@yahoo.com P.P.S. I was joking. Ladies often give me the cold shoulder.(Yani, kasi Behnam ra tahvil nemigirad! :):):):):))

metzean June 15th 2010

Dear Behnam,

I have been told to go out on a limb to have a job when I was a child ,so I was a shop boy all my summer times and work in different shops, the owner of the shops were different ,some of them rendered me the self confidence but the others were libertine and their behavior and words could kill my life terribly stone dead.It was my fortune that I left them very soon before I was saturate by abusive words and was not abused as well. I generally confirm your idea about paid work children. All the best, Mohsen

behnam June 16th 2010 Hi Mohsen, How are you today? I hope you are in a good mood. Many thanks for the post. You have judged about my idea. That's OK. How about my English? Mohsen, please correct my essays, and judge about them in terms of the English language. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 16 June 2010

rahaa110 June 16th 2010 Hi Your topic about children work was very good. Why you don't like it? I read it. Your writing is very well and you do all rule of writing. well done. My brothers always work in summer. It was good for their future. Now they are very successful in their job, social communication and every aspects of their life. I think it directly depended on one's family. I will back again to talk about your next topic. Now I must back to my work. Actually I am at office now.:))) have a good time.

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behnam June 16th 2010

Dear friends, How are you keeping? I hope you are fine. Here is my essay: ******************************************************************** "Not many young people living in rural areas have access to university education. Universities should make it easier for people from rural areas. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?" Some people believe that universities are not responsible for difficult access to university education. Those people, however, are wrong. Many young people, who live in the countryside and villages, have not easy access to university education. As far as I am concerned, universities should make it easier for people from the country, by online training through the Internet, teaching through television, and opening new branches. Universities should use the Internet to teach students. Nowadays, almost all people have easy access to the Net. Therefore, universities can upload lessons and programs, and students can download them from the Internet. The students can email in case they have questions. By doing so, people who have difficulty in access to high education centers, have the chance of studying without attending colleges. Universities should also use television for teaching students. In this case, a professor lectures; television broadcasts the program, and students watch television when their lessons are broadcasting. The students can use telephone in case they have questions. By using television, they do not have to attend classes and obey their rules. Finally, universities should open new branches in different places. Old and famous universities are often in the centre of big cities. Because of heavy traffic and long distance, students often have difficulty in attending their classes. Universities ought to establish new centers in rural areas. This will bring students some comfort. In conclusion, it is difficult for young people, who are living in the country, to go to colleges and receive higher education. Besides opining new branches in small cities, universities should make use of television and the Internet to facilitate education. When it is difficult for students to access to university education, universities should pursue new policies to overcome the difficulty. ******************************************************************** Thank you for reading. Looking forwards to correction and comment. All the best, Behnam, 16 June 2010

behnam June 16th 2010

Hi friends, The next topic is; "Improvements in health, education, and trade are essential for the development of poorer nations. However, the governments of richer nations should take more responsibility for helping the poorer nations in such areas. To what extant do you agree or disagree with this opinion?" I think this is a good topic. I will post my essay soon. Hope to receive some clues from you. All the best, Behnam, 16 June 2010

behnam June 16th 2010 Hi Rahaa, How are you? I hope you have fun. Thanks a million for the post. You are absolutely right. My last two essays are not satisfying. I am not satisfied with them. In particular, the last one (University education) is boring. First, I decided to disagree with that opinion. I found it difficult to give reasons. Finally, I agreed. I gave three reasons, but both reasons and my supports are not powerful. However, communication has been done. I think people have understood what I have been saying in the essay. That's important. Although the reasons were 'abdugh khiyari'(very simple and weak), communication was not broken down. It is crucially important to keep communication going. Thankfully, I have done it. :):):):):):) Awaiting your posts. All the best, Behnam, 16 June 2010

gongyeboa June 16th 2010 hi ,behnam I am boa ,from China .I don't agree with you .I think that things will not happen in my country ,I am very young .but I have many work experience ,and I also learn english .I

love english .I feel your essay's point are not very important ,not very useful in my views .sorry .my english are not good as well.so I want to improve ,I am the beginner in the forum .here nice yo meet you !

behnam June 16th 2010 Hi Boa, Thank you very much for criticising. Welcome to this thread. You are absolutely right. My ideas were not useful. They are not important at all. Take it easy. Your English is very good. I hope we will help each other to improve our language skills. Would you please let us know a little bit more about you? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 16 June 2010

thell June 16th 2010 Dear Behnam, How are you doing? I Hope you?re always in good health and in a happy mood. Regarding to your question, some British expressions I?ve recalled are ?going for a ball of chalk down the frog and toad.{going for a walk down the road}the bees knees( the best), when I get back I'll make a nice cup of Rosie lee {tea}. Isn?t it hard to understand those terms in conversation, is it. They are very conditioned to use those terms in talking with somebody even it could bring some confusions to their receipients. Anyway I know that it?s me who needs to make an adjustment. I have to discover many unfamiliar terminologies from the native speakers through involving myself with them. That's what my friend Behnam told me making friends particularly with my opposite sex coz they?re giving more solutions to the problems. Well lucky me coz the first opposite sex of mine I?ve been approached so far about my problem was Behnam so I?m expecting to receiving loads of solutions from him till I sort these out :) And I?ll try to mingled with the locals here to continuously improve my speaking ability. Thank you. Stella

behnam June 17th 2010 Hi Stella, How are things? I hope all is well with you. Thanks for the post. I don't know why those people say 'toad' instead of 'road', 'chalk' instead of 'walk', 'lee' instead of 'tea', etc. It seems that they aren't neither slang, nor idioms! I have nothing to say just 'God bless'!:):):):):) Sometimes, I think the British are playing chess, and all people in the world are its pieces (the elements). It seems there is no book about such unusual things. Listen to radio and watch television! Don't be sad, because what you don't know isn't because of your shortcomings or something like that. It is because of lack of rule. 'There is always an exception for every rule', but when it comes to the English language exceptions are much more than rules! There is a lot of freedom, when there is no rules! Change the spelling and the pronunciation of words in a way that you like. If people don't understand you, laugh at them and confidently say, "Excuse me. Why aren't you familiar with your own language?" :):):):):) Enjoy speaking! Have fun. Take it easy. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 17 June 2010

gongyeboa June 17th 2010 HI ,behnam I am still a student ,I have an english exam on June 20,but I ever worked before ,I know a lot of things ,I like Japanese ,because my sister 's major is Japanese ,and my best friend .so somethimes I will learn the Japanese too.I know a couple of words ,if my english is completely good ,I will learn Japanese after.The finally exam will begin July ,oh ,I think I have a lot of things to do .I need to improve my english ,then pass the PEST.little by little .I must succeed.but really hard ,you know learn english is hard ?

gongyeboa June 17th 2010

hi ,behnam It's me agian ,yes ,I read some your essay in your past just now,to be honestly ,I want to tell that I feel your english is right not very good ,and you also said your english are not good ,i agree with you .why I say that.because I used to read the english novel ,I find that there are something different in your essay.I mean the structure, just a first feeling ,Andrew was right ,yeah ,there are some comma in your essays.I tell you that my english also not good ,I'm honest.I can imagine if it is a good article there must a lot of understanding you don't know .and maybe a lot of people don't know where they should stop ,then comma.because they don't know the structure of a sentence .you know native speakers don't learn the grammar .they don't know why everyone say that .and they use slang .just take easy ,don't very serious.write what you want to say .Even there are the mistakes .as long as we can understand .It's okay .I just to tell you that there are really something mistake in your essays.I remember there are about two essays I can't understand clearly.but I forget where two essay are now .I suggest you could read some english novels .That very useful.I read the word with all the sentence .if I don't know that word ,you can guess first .It is very helpful .thank you for read my post .

behnam June 17th 2010 Hi Boa, How are you? I hope you are fine. Thank you for giving your opinion about my essays. Only a real friend will tell you that your face is dirty! You are my real friend. My English is not good. I cannot deny it. Thank you for informing me. However, your English is rather good. How did you learn it? It seems you have been learning English for many years. I am terribly sorry, but I didn't mean to write in a confusing way. Actually, I have tried my best to write as simple and easy as possible. Sorry for making many mistakes. You have exams in July. Good luck with the exams. Thank you once again for telling me the truth.I will try to follow your advice. I really love your frankness. Hope to hear from you. All the best, Behnam, 17 June 2010

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dentistebru June 17th 2010 Hi Kamelia How are you my sweet friend ? I hope you are fine. Have your exams finished? I hope you will passed them successfully. I think it is very hard to study lesson in this hot weathers, isnt it?What is the weather like in Iran? hope to hearing from you soon Ebru

dentistebru June 17th 2010 Hello Behnam How are you? I hope you are fine You were studying IELTS , werent you? When is it? Good luck in your exam I believe you will pass easily and successfully because I see you are studying hard for this. Best wishes Ebru

Natiq June 17th 2010 Salam..hello..my name is Natiq..I'm from Azerbaijan and i want to learn english.i'm going to give exam in august from IELTS ,but i'm not sure from my knowledge.i hope this site will help me

Bluegreen June 17th 2010 Dear Behnam,

Hi there. How are you doing? How's everything with you? I hope all is well. These days the pressure's decreasing a bit and I'm feeling more comfortable now so I can get to read these pages more often. As a habit of mine, I usually go through every piece of post and try to catch them all because all of them are unique in style and innovation. It has always been a favorite hobby of mine to read all the comments posted for a certain weblog or site. I wonder if you know the reason. Well In my opinion every single person is life log of a whole lot of experiences and I think these creatures when start to talk, they pour out their minds on the paper; therefore, there are always new and interesting things you witness. Now I wonderful if you agree with me or not! Today I was reading your posts and I came across amazingly funny suggestions LOOOOL. Like the one you had given to Dear Friend, Raha, I'd never ever seen you

offering these suggestions. Now I'm not saying whether it was true or false but i suddenly got shocked while I was laughing my heart out. It was really interesting because I suddenly recalled those young boys who ironically say something and... This was just my opinion and nothing more than that. Dear Behnam, we actually passed 4 exams and there's still one left. I'm really not so sure about the results but I really wish to have higher grades because I've tried my best this semester; however, there were some times which I really felt tired and wanted to do nothing except sit back and relax! All in all I really wish that you pray for me because I need it. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Clare June 17th 2010 Stella and Behnam The strange ways of saying things (frog and toad = road; Rosie Lee = tea) are examples of Cockney rhyming slang. Pretty soon you get the hang of it as there aren't too many of them. The idea is to work out what rhymes with the last word. The problem is that the phrase is often abbreviated to the first (non-rhyming) word, so you have no idea what the person means - i.e. the person says "a nice cup of Rosie". Just ask - the person will probably be delighted to tell you what the expression is! Behnam: I love your image of English being like the game of chess! -Clare, english-at-home.com

Bluegreen June 17th 2010 Dear Ebru,

Hello there. How are you my nice dentist friend? Long time no see. Where you busy with exams like me? I missed you so much.I wish to see you more often. Honey, about your last question, I shall say that I have still one more exam waiting for me and that's the Reading and Comprehension exam! I really wonder if you could pray

for me. The reading exam doesn't seem that much hard because you always think of some readings and then the multiple choice questions and then over! But that's not it ! As long as you have the comprehension questions you won't survive. LOOOL Well, let's hope that I will pass this one better then before. Oh by the way, how about you? have you finished exams? How were they? Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Veronicaho June 17th 2010 Hi All of you, Back from London! We had a lovely travel 5 days and we saw a lot. We saw Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Trefalgar, Picadilly Circus. We walk through Hyde Park which was full of plants and flowers...so beautiful. Nobody can understand that you are in a big city when you walking here. You think you are on the country. It's guite and people sitting in the grass with coffe, children play and birds singing... One day we visited Harrod's whitch is a very nice and expensive department store. We bought just different tea there but it's nice to see it. An other day we visited London Dungeon which is a scary, historical, educational attraction about London. From 1600 when London burned, diseases like plaque came...Our children really liked it! We have eaten a lot of delicious food from Lebanon, Italian, Thai and England and drank wine in the English pubs. What feeling it was at the pub when England and USA play football..Everybody look at the match, spoke to each other, drank bear and the whole athmosphere was wonderful! Our children was going with the big London Eye, 130 meters high...but me and my friend was waiting down. In the evening we was shopping. Oh my God to go with my daughter Hanna for shopping in London..:))) She found a lot for her and I find just a dress and shoes...But we had fun! I have an old friend in London and he was picked up us the day we was going home to the

airport. Before we went to airport we visited Windsor and the old castle there. What nice city. Old and small city with real English houses and Themsen floating through the city. Here I caming next. It's just 30 minutes from London by train. Clare, I'm sure you have been here and know exactly what I meaning.. Today I'm free from my work and I just sitting on my stairs and a little sunbathing, with a cup of coffee in my hand...dreaming me back to London... I really hope all of you are fine and enjoying your time! All the best Veronica

Veronicaho June 17th 2010 Oh I forgot, we was at the musical of Mamma Mia too...I have never seen something like this. It was so good and the music wonderful! Veronica

behnam June 18th 2010 Hi Ebru, How are you doing? I hope you are healthy and happy. I intend to take exam in December, but I am not sure. I have to study more, because I need to score more than 7 out of 9. How about you? Did you finish exams? Have you made any plans for summer? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 18 June 2010

behnam June 18th 2010 Hi Natiq, Khoshgalmisiz! Welcome to this thread. Thank you very much for putting message. Your English is very good. I am sure you will pass the exam successfully, and will score highly. Would you please give us a little bit more information about yourself?

Please do not hesitate to write in this thread, because it will help you to improve writing skills. I hope to hear from you soon. All the bets, Behnam, 18 June 2010

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behnam June 18th 2010 Hi Kamelia, Long time no see! How are you keeping? I hope all is well with you. Thank you so much for the lovely post. I really enjoyed reading it. The weather is scorching. The sky is not blue. The air is not clean. The traffic is heavy. I'm not pessimistic, but they are some facts in Tehran. Dear Kamelia, you are young girl, therefore, you don't know that men are like children, no matter how old they are. They never grow up emotionally. Do not blame me! :):):):) I do agree with you. There is a canal from our minds to paper. What we write flow through this canal.:):):) You have passed four exams successfully. I am sure you will pass the last one too. You are gradually becoming a specialist in the English language. It means we have to change our way of speaking to you! :):):):):) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 18 June 2010

behnam June 18th 2010 Hi Clare, How are things? I hope all is well with you. Thanks for explanation. I love your love for my analogies!:):):):):)

Hope to hear from you more. All the best, Behnam, 18 June 2010

behnam June 18th 2010 Hi Veronica, Long time no see! How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. How about your family? Give my best regards to them. The report about your trip to London was fantastic. I really enjoyed reading it. You have made significant progress in writing. You have improved your skills. Good for you. It seems that being five days in London is much more important and effective than studying continuously for five years! Please take time to write regularly in the thread. I really love your posts. Apart from learning, they make me happy. I hope to hear more from you. All the best, Behnam, 18 June 2010

behnam June 18th 2010 Dear friends, I clearly remember the first time I saw two people were playing chess. Thinking what were those silly men doing, I stared at them and at the chessboard for a long time. I started searching for the reasons of those silly men's actions. I realised there were some rules, and those men had been following them. After a while, I found it fascinating, therefore, I became interested in playing chess. Without knowing the rules of a game, we will not enjoy watching or playing it. Writing is not an exception. In the first place, we should learn the rules of writing. Otherwise, we will not enjoy reading or writing. Last month, I read at least twenty books about writing. Each book was focused on particular things, because the interests of the writers were different. I would like to write chapter 26, extracted from 'The Practical Writer With Readings' by Edward P. Bailey and Philip A. Powell.

It should be mentioned that this chapter is telling us where 'commas' should be used.It is a text book. This chapter is very weak, If we consider the rules of five--paragraph--essay writing. However, it is not an essay. It is only a chapter of a text book. Anyway, here is chapter 26, Comma: ******************************************************** Chapter 26 Comma This chapter presents the nine most important uses of the comma (,). 1- Use comma after every item in a series except the last one. Example: The ethics of contemporary surgery are often a problem for the patient, the doctor, and the patient's family. You probably already knew to put comma after the first item (patient in this case), but why do you need one after the next--to--last item (doctor)? Consider this example: Example: The ethics of contemporary surgery are often a problem for the patient, the doctor and the hospital board, and the patient's family. Commas tell your readers that you are moving to the next item in a series. When you omit a comma, you are telling them you are still in that same item--a compound item--so they will not have to reread your sentence. 2- Use comma before a coordinating conjunction that joins two independent clauses. Examples: I never liked parsnips, but my mother made me eat them. She thought they were great, and she thought they would make me grow taller. Note: Do not confuse a coordinating conjunction that joins two verbs with a coordinating conjunction that joins two independent clauses: The parsnips tasted awful and looked like paste. The coordinating conjunction above is not preceded by a comma because it connects only the two verbs (tasted and looked). 3- Use a comma after a dependent clause that begins a sentence. Examples: Although Harriet tried as hard as she could, she could not win even a fun-run. Because she could not run fast enough, she could not have the free T--shirt we awarded to the first 200 runners to cross the finish line. 4- Use a comma after a long phrase that begins a sentence. The word 'long' is rather vague, of course, but usually you will wish to place a comma after an introductory phrase of three or more words. Examples: Even after a grueling night of writing, I did not get the paper entirely finished. Running to my next class, I tried to think of an excuse to give my professor.

5- Use a comma to set off any word, phrase, or clause that interrupts the flow of the sentence. In other words, if you could set off a word or group of words with parentheses but do not wish to, then set off that word or group of words with commas. Examples: My excuse, wild as it was, did not sound convincing. The class, together with the professor, turned their heads as I plowed into the classroom. John, who has the seat next to mine, laughed at me as I sat. The professor ignored me as he finished the course, "Freshman English for Nonconformists." Notice that interrupters in the middle of sentences have commas on both sides. 6- Use commas to set off nonrestrictive clauses. This rule is actually an expansion of rule 5, because all nonrestrictive clauses are interrupters. You may wonder, though, just what restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses are. A restrictive clause is essential to defining whatever it modifies. In the following example, let's assume you have several brothers: My brother who is wearing a red motorcycle helmet is meaner than I am. The restrictive clause (who is wearing a red motorcycle helmet) is essential because it tells us which of your several brothers is meaner than you are. It restricts the word 'brother' from any one of your brothers to the one wearing the helmet. If you left out the restrictive clause, we would not know which brother you meant. You probably noticed that these restrictive clauses are not interrupters and, therefore, are not set off with commas. A nonrestrictive clause is not essential in defining whatever it modifies. Since it is not essential, you could omit it and everybody would still know who (or what) you are talking about. Now let's assume that you have only one brother: My brother, who is wearing a red motorcycle helmet, is meaner than I am. Because you have only one brother, you could omit the nonrestrictive clause and still make sense. The word modified--brother--is not limited in any way by the clause; it is only described in more detail. In other words, without the clause we still know which brother you are talking about. Set off these nonrestrictive clauses with commas. 7- Use a comma after a conjunctive adverb unless it is the last word in the sentence. This rule applies no matter where the conjunctive adverb appears within the sentence. Examples: The beautiful young princess kissed the frog. However, his lily pad started sinking when she stepped on it. The beautiful young princess kissed the frog; however, his lily pad started sinking when she stepped on it. The beautiful young princess kissed the frog; his lily pad, however, started sinking when she stepped on it.

Note: If, as in the last example, the conjunctive adverb is in the middle of the independent clause, it will have commas on both sides of it. 8- Use comma between coordinate adjectives unless they are joined by 'and'. Coordinate adjectives are sets of adjectives that independently modify a noun. Example: The bulldog is noted for its wrinkled, flattened face. Both 'wrinkled' and 'flattened' modify face independently. That is not the case with cumulative adjectives. When an adjective's modification is cumulative, it modifies not only the noun but also the whole adjective--noun phrase it precedes. Example: Alicia wore a red felt hat. Here 'red' modifies not just 'hat' but the phrase 'felt hat'. Notice that no comma is used with cumulative adjectives. Distinguishing between coordinate and cumulative adjectives is not always simple. However, because of the independence of coordinate adjectives, you can check for two characteristics that help identify them. a) Coordinate adjectives are reversible, whereas cumulative adjectives are not. That is, 'flattened, wrinkled face' works as well as 'wrinkled, flattened face'. On the other hand, 'felt red hat' just sounds foolish. b) 'And' fits naturally between coordinate adjectives, but not between cumulative adjectives. Thus, you could write 'wrinkled and flattened face' but not 'red and felt hat'. Of course, modifier chains can include both coordinate and cumulative adjectives. Example: The stands were full for the homecoming game even though it was a cold, rainy autumn day. 'Cold' and 'rainy' are coordinate and are separated by a comma. However, both modify 'autumn day' rather than just 'day', so there is no comma after 'rainy'. 9- Use a comma to set off words in direct address. Words in direct address normally are names but can be phrases used in place of names. Examples: Kristina, have you washed the dishes? Where are you going now, little sister? You look charming, Alicia, wearing that red felt hat. Notice that the word in direct address in the last example has commas on both sides because it occurs in the middle of the sentence. ***************************************************************** I hope that helps.

All the best, Behnam, 18 June 2010

Natiq June 18th 2010 i'm 18 year old. i live in Baku. Although we were studying english from 5th class, it is about 6 month that i started to work hardly on my English. In Azerbaijan i study in Tourism Institute which demands excellent knowledge of different languages. It makes this language important in my life as well. I also eager to visit different countries and meet various cultures.I see here are a lot of people from all over the world. It is rather interesting to read their messages an to see how does they feelling about different things. i want point out that i am not sure on my english. that's wy if i have mistakes pleace tell me (*.*)

metzean June 18th 2010 Dear Behnam,

The greatest disaster was happened in the Mexico Gulf and since one month ago the amount of 40000 barrels of oil are pouring into the sea perday ,the biggest water contamination in the history of discoveries , where are the UN and the organizations who are responsible for protection of environment eco .they should held a meeting and clear it that who is responsible of this criminal, although the damages are not irreparable .but we should thanks God that these criminal or carelessness has not happen in one their atomic sites. It is obvious that when they are not able to control a well ,what they do with their reactors or atomic site if something happen there !!!!? What do you think if he( the owner of BP) finally said " excuse me ,sorry!! the operator was drunk and forget to put off the drill machine " B.Wishes, Mohsen

Veronicaho June 18th 2010 Hi Mohsen, Long time since I heard from you :) How are you? I hope you are fine. As you know I have been in London but what has you done? Would you please tell me about it? No sailings with the ship :)))

Hope to hear from you soon... Veronica

Veronicaho June 18th 2010 Hi Behnam, Thanks a lot for what you wrote about my language skills. It gave me energy to continue to learn! Have I told you before that I would like to go to England for work? Yes... Yesterday I was spoken to a women in England who hires nurses and she could give me job when I wanted! I have to post my "paper" for registration and English Nurse licens s soon as possible. Then it will take 3-6 months to get it and then . Yippie!!! :))) She wanted me to go to one of Londons biggest hospital, St Thomas Hospital or Guy's Hospital. I really like it. The shortest contract to stay was 3 months and thats great for me. So now I have a real reason to learn english really good. I will try to find people to speak with at skype and maybe I ad in a newspaper that I search for a english friend to meet and speak with. I have also found online courses at University of Oregon that I will take. What about you? I have seen that you too study english, tell me...what are your plans? I hope you are fine and healty. Let me hear from you soon, Veronica

metzean June 19th 2010 Hi Veronica,

Thank you that you share us your travel log , I read it and enjoy it, you had an experience in London before with cap and cook and every thing was easy for you. LOL We have almost began our summer holiday , as all students are finishing their jobs and many people start traveling to north of Iran ,the seaside and many beautiful mountainous ,jangle areas that we immerse in nature. I am ready to take my trip next week to the seaside and then to the holy city of Mashad. These days I am sick of watching football world cup, it is 11 pm that the last match starts

every day .( I think it starts at morning in Finland.) "watching the football match till the late at night effects to your efficiency at work the next day" This is my boss's statement ,very day he told me. I don't know maybe I have some reduction in my next month salary as I have a fix salary and some extra payment according to the efficiency which add to our salary , this extra payment is paid exactly upon to my direct manager idea. Do you have such a system in your payment? B.W, Mohsen

Clare June 19th 2010 Hi Veronica - great to see you back! I know Windsor (it's not too far from my home town) but I prefer London! It sounds like you had a great time there. I was also in London for the England-USA match. I couldn't get over all the England flags on the houses and taxis. Unfortunately, England aren't playing their best... But there's no better place than the pub for when you want to watch a football match. Good luck with your plans to work in London. I was staying with a friend who lives close to Guy's Hospital - it's a wonderful area of London, though it can be a bit dangerous at night. Clare -Clare, english-at-home.com

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behnam June 19th 2010 Hi Mohsen, Many thanks for sharing your concern with me. I don't know what to say, because I rarely think about such issues. There are many imaginary events in the world with disastrous effects on the whole lives on the earth. However, what can we do? We are not decision makers in many cases. Human beings will destroy the earth, and will make the life of mankind and other creatures end. There is no doubt about it.

Once, someone asked Albert Einstein for the kind of weapons people will use to fight in the Third World War. He answered, "I am not sure about the Third World War, but I am sure the Forth World War will be fought with stone and arrow." Dear Mohsen, do not worry, the entire universe has got a very powerful owner. He is staring at people's actions carefully. He is very patient, and patience does not mean absence. He will give us a good lesson by punishment. If he decides to punish, as he has done according to what he has said in the holy Koran, nobody can get rid of his punishment. "Sonnata man ghad arsalna men ghableka ala rosolena, va la tajedo lesonnatena tahvila." Hope to hear from you more. All the best, Behnam, 19 June 2010

behnam June 20th 2010 Dear friends, How are you doing? I hope you are in good health and in a good mood. Here is my essay on responsibility of rich countries: ******************************************************************** "Improvements in health, education, and trade are essential for the development of poorer nations. However, the governments of richer nations should take more responsibility for helping the poorer nations in such areas. To what extant do you agree or disagree with this opinion?" Some people ignore the fact that one creator has created all human beings. They do not consider the human race together as a group, and often say richer countries have no responsibility for development of poorer countries. Those people, however, are wrong. In my opinion, richer nations should help the poorer nations to increase international trade, provide education for children and adults, and improve health care. Rich nations should not be mean. They ought to trade goods fairly with poor nations. For example, they should buy row materials from poor countries at high price and sell them machinery at cheaper price. In addition, they should invest money in poor countries' economy, and appreciate the mutual exchange of benefits. Wealthy countries should also contribute towards the provision of children and adults education in needy countries. A recent report released by an agency has shown that about 37% of children in poor nations cannot receive education. The report has said that the lack of school in some villages is one of the main reasons for this high percentage. It

seems that school building in villages is a good strategy to reduce the level of illiteracy. Finally, wealthy nations should help poor nations improve health care. Reliable statistics show that 64% of people in needy countries are in poor health. According to some experts, poor sanitation is a common problem in those nations. This problem is not only a danger to those needy nations, but also threatens the life of all people in the world. It is a global problem which needs a global response. Rich countries should play their roles in improving standard of hygiene in poor countries. To sum up, richer countries should contribute to development of life quality and standard in poorer countries. They should try to narrow the gap between themselves and poor nations. Those selfish people should know that all sons of Adam are created of one essence. ********************************************************************** Thank you for reading. I'd welcome your suggestions, criticisms, and corrections with open arms. All the best, Behnam, 20 June 2010

rahaa110 June 20th 2010 Hi Behnam the subject was interesting. you wrote about it very well. I think your opinion was effective. I think if rich countries don't help the poorer nations, it makes more emigration and it will not be good for themselves. in fact their economy will be damaged.

juanca June 20th 2010 Great essay Behnam, I think you are right, the ideal situation should be this. But, sadly the richest countries aren't very interested in help the poorest ones. I think it's simple: in this way, they ensure their own wealth... In the other hand, a percentage of the poorest countrie's governments are corrupt. I think this situation is a reality in a large number of countries, but it is more harmful in the

poorest countries. With this kind of government is very difficult increase all the social indicators in the country: health, education... Finally, I must say that I agree with you Behnam, rich countries have the key to improve the level of the poorest ones. Interesnting topic. See you.

behnam June 20th 2010 Dear friends, How life is going? Are you enjoying it? I hope so. I hope you are happy, wherever and with whoever you are. I wish you inner peace and great happiness. Thank you very much for reading my essays and making comments on them. Your attention to my essays does motivate me to continue to write essays about different topics. It really helps me improve my English. You are helping me directly and indirectly. Thank you very much for all help and support. The next topic is: "Some people believe that children's leisure activities must be educational, otherwise they are a complete waste of time. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your experience." Please, as always, help me with posting some clues. I am looking forwards to receiving your clues. All the best, Behnam, 20 June 2010

behnam June 20th 2010 Hi Raha, Thank you very much for the point. It was very nice. It is another aspect of ignoring the fact and widening the gap. When you are rich and your neighbour is poor, you can't sleep well, because there are a lot of direct and indirect threats against your security and safety. Indirect threat is like what you feel. If you are a human being, you will have empathy and sympathy for a poor neighbour, otherwise, you don't belong to the human race.

One direct threat can be considered jumping over the gate of your house and stealing things. When your neighbour is hungry, he or she does not care about any rules. He or she even does not care about the result of his or her action! The world should be balanced, otherwise, it can't be a safe place to live! Some people believe when there is gap, there is motivation, trying, movement, etc. In other words, they say when there is gap, there is life. That is partly true, but we should always think of narrowing the gap. Narrowing something does not necessarily mean omitting it. If you want to enjoy speaking to your partner, try to make your partner as skillful (a skillful speaker) as yourself, otherwise, you will widen the gap, and this will result in bitterness. Do you know why? Well, let me tell you a story. Many years ago, I used to play chess with a cousin of mine. We both used to enjoy playing it. Some time I won, and other time I lost. Our abilities were balanced (=with a little difference). Once, I decided to improve it. I read some books about playing chess, and I became a professional chess player. One day, my cousin came to my home. As always, we took the chessboard and flattened it on the floor. We also took two cushions and put them under our chests and lay on the floor. We played chess, and I won, and won, and won. Finally, my cousin didn't play chess with me anymore! I lost him and my enjoyment! Why? The reason is clear. :):):):):) Dear Raha, you should know, YOU is an imaginary person. I am speaking generally. :):):):) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 20 June 2010

hyj20042003 June 20th 2010 Dear behnam : :) I am from China. To be honest , I'd never heard this website before. Acutally , I just enrolled my new account several hours ago. I am glad to be your new friend. I have to say it's amazing that you have responded tremendous number of letters since 2007 to now. How can you do that ? Excellent work !! I am preparing for my IELTS exam now. Bad word spelling, grammar and especially speaking are all my weakness. Anyway I am working hard on it. But you may give some advices, your helps are highly appreciated .

Best wishes Sincerely yours

behnam June 20th 2010 Hi Juanca, How is it going? I hope you are fine. thank you for the post. Thank you for the agreement. :):):) Spanish people are very kind. One of my best friends is Spanish. There is a saying, or a proverb in the English language, 'One swallow does not make a summer.' In Azerbaijani and Farsi languages, there are proverbs which mean the same. Human beings are the same. They have got the same feelings.

Thank you for making comment. All the best, Behnam, 20 June 2010

behnam June 20th 2010 Hi Hyj, Thank you very much for joining us. Welcome to this thread. I have intended to take IELTS exam too. Have strong belief and deep faith in your ability. Practise regularly. I am practising. Try to write in this thread. Writing will help you improve your skills. Your English is excellent. I'm sure you will get a good mark, maybe 7 out of 9. For a higher band, you should practise more. If you have got any specific question, please specify it more. I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 20 June 2010

metzean June 20th 2010

Dear Behnam,

Today morning I had a mission as my boss ordered me to go to a company to do some affair, and on the way I took opportunity to read your essay on responsibility of rich countries. It was excellent ,I read it two times and I couldn't find a mistake ,you get 9 from 9. But the text itself was funny ,how can you imagine that rich country help poor country ,what an implausible expectation, you know the sentence that say when you see the rich, there should be the poor beside it , it means that the rich was became rich by exploitation of the poor. It is a clear example " what some rich countries are doing in our neighbor poor countries". even if we look back to our history about 60 years ago A British company which is called now PB ,loading per dayabout thousand of oil barrels from oil wells in the south of Iran without giving us a penny in return. You also mentioned in your post to me that God is patient ,but one day God will give a lesson to the cruel people by punishment ,but I want add something that God will punish the oppressed people as well if they don't fight against tyranny and oppression.Do you believe it? all the best, Mohsen

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behnam June 23rd 2010 Fear Aphuong, Welcome! Thank you for putting message in this thread. We all are learning English; thank you once again for joining us. Your English is very good; however, there is still room for improvement. Unfortunately, I cannot take time to reply emails. I often receive about 20 emails a day from different people. I have no time to answer them. However, I promise to answer your posts on this site, in this thread. Would you mind introducing yourself as completely as possible/ Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 23 June 2010

behnam June 23rd 2010 Hi Aseman, Welcome! Thank you for the message. Dear Aseman, who is 25 from Iran, and who is happy to join us; thank you for being happy to join us. Thank you so much for joining us. It seems that you are learning English for PhD exam. Before taking PhD exam, you are supposed to have TOFEL or IELTS certificate! Have you ever tried them? Would you please let us know if you are a male or a female. I guess Aseman is a girl name, although I haven't seen such a name yet. :):):):):) However, it is a nice name. Besides, whereabouts in Iran? Your English is rather good. I hope you pass the exam successfully. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 23 June 2010

behnam June 23rd 2010 Hi Reena, How are things? I hope you are in a good mood, and good health. Thanks a million for the post about families. It was fantastic. I love it. I love your reasons. You are right. Your post helped me a lot. Thank you very much indeed. I will write my essay on the topic very soon. Hope to hear more about you. All the best, Behnam, 23 June 2010

behnam June 23rd 2010 Dear Veronica & Clare, How are you doing? I hope everything is going well with you.

Dear Veronica, thank you for the question concerning propositions. I couldn't help you, because I saw your post too late. I am terribly sorry. Dear Clare, thank you for the answer. It was very helpful. Hope to hear more from you. All the best, Behnam, 23 June 2010

behnam June 23rd 2010 Dear Elham, As far as I know, the summer came and the exam time finished. The thread is like a garden and some people are like flowers in the garden, others are gardeners. People who come and stay for a short time are like flowers; people who keep this thread alive are gardeners. Dear Elham, you are one of the biggest gardeners of this garden. You know how to grow flowers. Apart from this fact, you have promised to write regularly in the thread, after exam time. Don't you want to keep your promise? I really have missed your thoughtful posts. I really loved your posts. Would you mind spending some of your free time in this garden? Is it possible for you to write something about the last topic 'family..."? I am waiting for your post. All the best, Behnam, 23 June 2010

behnam June 23rd 2010 Dear Setayesh, What I have written to Elham is correct about you too. :):):) I don't like to copy that post and paste here. I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best, Behnam, 23 June 2010

behnam June 23rd 2010 Dear Kamelia, Ghazal & Shanar, A little bird flying in the grey sky of Tehran; out of breath, told me the exam time has finished in Ferdowsi university. The bird also said students have gone to their hometowns, so that the dormitory is empty! I love birds, and I trust them. I know that what the bird has said is absolutely right.:):):):) What are you doing on these long days? Would you mind spending some time with us? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 23 June 2010

rahaa110 June 23rd 2010 Hi Behnam and friends Our long weekend will be start tommarrow :))) about Behnam's topic: I think technology is major reason in this problem. Computer, internet, kinds of computer games? . these make a virtual world. At home,We prefer sit behind the computer desk and enter the virtual world instead of speaking our family. Over time we take away from eachother. Another reason is "women working". I think a housewife can manage a family. If a woman is happy her family is happy too. But a tiered woman has not enough energy to be happy. at the morning my husband , my son and I leave home. During the day we don't see each other. when I come back home after 8 hour, I haven't enough energy for my family. Usully my son have dinner very soon (and alone) because he must wake up early in the morning then he must go to bed before 9 o'clock. Really I want to be closer together. I try to play and read some book every night for my son but do you think it is enough? IT IS REALITY OF OUR CENTURY WE HAVE NOT ENOUGH TIME. Ali, my little boy, mam is sorry about it. forgive me please. Rahaa

shokoufeh June 23rd 2010 hi i'm shokoufeh.I recently met with this site. and.......nothings..... see you later .... bye

gongyeboa June 23rd 2010 dear behnam, Thank you I 'll be fine.About the weather here are not very hot in these days .because it always cloudy.I know if the weather hot ,I think that will make you unhappy .so I hate go out if it is hot .Thank god here is cool now .because he must move for me asking him don't hot everyday .you can sign up in the effortless english club .Then you will receive the email ,he send the video from email.

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Veronicaho June 23rd 2010 Hi Clare, Thank you very much! You can not imagine what your help was worth :) Hope you will have a nice day Veronica

behnam June 23rd 2010 Hi Rahaa, It was nice reading your post. Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about families. You are married, and you've got a son; Ali. Am I right? Nice name. What you have written about modern life is right. Your long weekend will start tomorrow. I understand what makes it long. Don't you want to make it clear for people who are from other countries? :):):):) Could you tell us what you are going to give your man (husband) as a 'Fathers' Day' present? :)

Hope to hear more from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 23 June 2010

behnam June 23rd 2010 Hi Shokufeh, Welcome to this thread. Thank you for putting message. Your name means 'bud', when are you going to bloom? :):):) I'm only joking. Would you give us a little bit more information about yourself? Would you please write something instead of '....nothings....'? :):):) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 23 June 2010

behnam June 23rd 2010 Dear Boa, Thanks for the reply. Would you let me know what the address of the site is? All the best, Behnam, 23 June 2010

gongyeboa June 23rd 2010 dear behnam. www.effortlessenglishclub.com

shokoufeh June 23rd 2010 hi i'm shokoufeh pourmohammad!!!!

Clare June 23rd 2010 Hi Behnam Hmmm, don't be fooled! If you go to that site, and scroll down through all the promises that you can learn to speak English without any effort, you get "when you buy my effortless English program"... i.e. you need to spend money on it. I think it's insulting to people's intelligence to say that all these years they've been learning it wrong. Learning to use a language (whether you speak, write, read or listen to it) takes time, effort, and practice. There's no magic bullet, and people who tell you otherwise so that you buy something from them are what we call "snake oil salesmen". -Clare, english-at-home.com

aseman7 June 23rd 2010 hi behnam I thank you message Your guess is correct.aseman is female name. I read Masters. I have not tried for IELTS or TOFEL. Because each university has own English exam for Phd. the best wishes

dentistebru June 23rd 2010 Hello Behnam how are you? I hope you are fine I read your essay.I completely agree with you. Children s leisure activities provide their mental, physical, social and physicological progress.If we want to bring up a healty child, we must give him/her in a balance.A child who had only educational activities, will have a lot of problems such as making healty dialogues, working together with other people etc... Also children feels happy in leisure activity.I think this is the most important point because if we want to bring up successful and healty person, firstly we must make him /her happy. Happiness bring success together your essay is really good. sorry for mistakes in my post and making repetitions and being late

hope to hearing from you soon Ebru

dentistebru June 23rd 2010 Hi Kamelia my lovely friend. How are you I hope you are in your best mood. Thank you for your friendship Kamelia you are really energetic, sweet girl. When I came across a post from you to me here, I really happy. I think this is really your special energy. I was in trouble with my exams along last 1-2 weeks.Thank God this friday I will have my last exam from genetic. I passed my hard exams.I feel relax:)) After working, having good results makes happy. What about you? I hope you have passed your exams easily. I hope we will have enough time to chating. hope to hearing from you soon All the best..... Ebru

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Andrew June 23rd 2010 Dear Clare, I just can't refrain from making comment-to-comment about 'learning English without effort'. Yes, studying languages demands doing great efforts. No adult would ever succeed with the task being idle and unconcerned. (Babies occupy an exceptional position concerning studying anything. They really improve much faster that we and with no so big input of work). Yes, I agree that it is not fair when someone cheat you, promising some magic speed-up of your study, which 'inevitably occur' just after the taking some 'great method' (e.g. buying a product) in possession. On the other hand it doesn't mean that we must shut our doors down before any salesmen. Some of them have ideas. So why shouldn't we get acquainted to those ideas so far as we can do it just for free?

I know the mentioned site. It was just after visiting it about a year ago that I started watching movies, bought an MP3 player and became 'a headphone guy' (who, however, listened not pop-music but sound tracks from those very movies). And I, in my turn, could recommend this way of studying, and these movies to anyone. I have shifted the accent of my efforts from reading books and writing 'on my own' to listening for casual speech of natives. 'An educational process' turned to be more interesting and as a result, accelerated. And I think that I'm obliged that advance to the fact that I try to listen people, even if they are salesmen:))) Just wanted to share. Andrew

setayesh June 23rd 2010 Hi Behnam, Thanks for writing to me. It's very kind of you considering me as a gardener of this thread beside other friends whose English are much much better than me. To be honest, I'm still taking exam. There is just one left then I can take a deep breath. this semester was so tiring for me,shortest and hardest one at a same time. My extra activities beside studying obliged lessons made it more and more difficult. The most terrible fact is that I'm not satisfied with my performance at exams although the results haven't been declared yet.I hope they don't be as awful as I feel. Dear Behnam, despite of my interest in writing about family... I'd like to take this opportunity to write about another matter which is closely tied to family either. You and our new friend Rahaa mentioned indirectly about the special coming holiday;Father's day. I would really like to state some words about it. If you're a father, you will appreciate the joys of being of both a son and a father.If you are a son, I'm sure you already know how special fathers are. they play the most important role in families,in better words they are the main pillar of every families. A father is one of the two most important people in child's life. He is looked up and respected, but sometimes he doesn't receive the recognition they deserve. this make father's day the perfect opportunity to say thank you. Fathers are the ones who are there all the times. When you are sick or not you are loved. you might not even be this but a true father is there to take care of you whether your is there or not! you should be very grateful for the father have taking care of you because he does not have to but wants to do.

When I think back to my childhood, I remember the special moments I spent with my father. He spent quality time with me, showed me the loving image of what a dad should be.I don't know how I can appreciate him because what he has done for me. Dearest dad I'm not sure that you will read this post of mine of not but I wanna thank you for everything. I won't be where I am today without you. Thanks for all you have done for me. You have been a great hero in my life, because of you I've been bless in so many ways. you are the greatest dad in the whole world. I always see a friend in you and consider myself to be the luckiest daughter. I love you alot. You are only inspiration in my life. I appreciate everything you did for me. Wishing you and other men a very great Father's day. All the best, Yous Setayesh

ribon100 June 23rd 2010 Hi~Behnam, I'm ribon100(My real name is Na yeon, and English name is Laura...)Choose 1and call me friendly~~ Bye~~

behnam June 24th 2010 Hi Shokufeh, How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. Thank you so much for the short answer! Dear Shokufeh, your name, and also your family name reminds me my lovely cousin who lives in Marand! She is a very beautiful girl with sweet smiles. I really have missed her smiles. I have great respect for her and her family. Would you mind writing a little bit more about yourself? Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 24 June 2010

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Hi Boa, How life is going in the most populated country in the world? I hope all is going well. Have you ever had a walk on the world's longest wall? Once, I have done! Could you guess how? Thanks a million for the address. It was very kind of you. Hope to hear more from you. Behnam, 24 June 2010

behnam June 24th 2010 Hi Clare, How are things? I hope all is well with you. Many thanks for the advice. I do agree with you. If learning process is that easy, why haven't I learned English, whereas I have been learning it for more than 20 years? Believe it or not, since 2006, I have been practising English (all four skills), at least four hours a day! Why Haven't I made a big progress? Why am I dissatisfied with my English? People really joke when they say there is an easy way to learn a new language. Some advertisements, attached on billboards in the streets (in Tehran) say 'learn English in 10 sessions'! They are really funny. :):):) I believe, The love of money is the root of all evil. What do you think? I hope you will answer my question next year! :):):):):):):):):):):) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 24 June 2010

behnam June 24th 2010 Hi Aseman, Thanks for the reply. Would you mind telling us what and where are you studying? Hope to hear from you soon.

All the best, Behnam, 24 June 2010

behnam June 24th 2010 Hi Ebru, Thank you so much for the lovely post. It was great. I really enjoyed reading it. Your English is excellent, and you write excellently. Would you please write something about the last topic 'family'? I hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 24 June 2010

behnam June 24th 2010 Hi Setayesh, Welcome back! How are you? I hope you are fine. Many thanks for your lovely post about Father's Day. Fathers aren't that important, are they?:):):):):):):):) Don't worry you will pass the exams successfully. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 24 June 2010

behnam June 24th 2010 Hi Na, Welcome to this thread. Thank you very much for putting message in this thread. I'd rather call you 'Na', is it OK? I hope so. Would you please introduce yourself as completely as possible? I hope to hear more from you soon.

All the best, Behnam, 24 June 2010

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gongyeboa June 24th 2010 Hi behnam. longest wall ?no ,I haven't go there before .could you help me ,I have a question .I have a friend from Bangladesh.he will go to China for business soon.then I helped him to connect the company which he want .but the problem is that he want me help him to the business .but I think I don't know him much ,we never meet before ,I think I can't trust .and the company also invite me to come to his company for business.he really want me go with him ,because I can help him.but ??should I go ?should trust him.no .could you help me what can I do ?

Clare June 24th 2010 Hi Andrew Don't get me wrong - watching films and TV / listening to music are fantastic ways to learn a language. They're fun, entertaining etc, but on their own, they aren't the "be all and end all" of learning a language. Listening is a very good way to improve speaking, but you also need some grammatical base to ensure that what you say is accurate enough to be understood, for example. What irritates me the most about this other site is the way in which it is written promising all but actually delivering nothing (unless you pay). It's a good idea (as you say) to be open to suggestions. But in my years of teaching, I can say from my observation, nobody learns a language effortlessly in such a short period of time! Some people learn quickly - others slowly; and some learn better engaging different "learning intelligences".But overall, it takes patience, effort - and a fair amount of motivation to keep going and to get over the slower periods. Actually, I could write pages on the subject, so I think I'll stop here for now! Behnam - I'm answering you this week! How about that!! Interesting question: is it money that's the root of all evil, or ambition... or power... -Clare, english-at-home.com

ghazal June 24th 2010 Dear Behnam how are you my teacher,my friend ? I hope you enjoy your life oh I have missed you ,I didn?t have time to write here but some times I came and saw my friend?s post and I searched for your post for me but after many days I could?t find your post !!???!!!! your essay was really interesting and now my idea about your topic: you said that families are not as close as they used to be. it?s true but not about all families,I think it happens in those families that can not understand the meaning of families. I think family means some one live with gether and part of her/his life is another person?s life so they can share their happiness and their problem with gether we have another reasons for not being closer in families like work ,I think some people can not understand that their work is part of their life not whole!!!! they spend their time from 6 o?clock in morning until 9 at night!!!!and when they come back to their house ,they are so tired and don?t have patience for spending time for family. exist many reasons therefor we must just understand that our life is not so long so we must spend our time in best way and with those person whom we love them thanks for reading my post sincerely ghazal

dentistebru June 24th 2010 Hi friends, I wrote an essay but I guess so it has a lot of mistake because ? write it in a hurry but I want to share you. it is short and I couldnt write wide raching. Families are not as close as they used to be.Unfourtunately that is right. I think this is a result of changing world. Today world is not the same as 50-60 years ago.Today we have a lot of advantages and

disavantages in a lot of thing with developing technology.Nevermore our interesteds are changing rapidly. Today people prefer freedom in their activities.Surely I dont mean being together makes us dependent.For example people have more time on net or TV instread of came together their friends and families.This new life style makes us a bit self sufficent.And this pass through to our relations between families. With new life style we have more responsibilities, we are working than before.Our wokrs are more stressed more crowded and harder. So when we finished our works, performed our tasks, we spared time ourselves.I guess so we need rest and be alone. Also telephone, net, TV etc. communicate people too fast and easily. But tey makes us more alone.Perhaps, people receieve from each other easily and they dont need visit other families this was my first trying to writing essay.I know there are a lot of mistakes, but if you help me we can correct them. Thank you for reading.Thanks Behnam to encouraging me. EBRU

shokoufeh June 24th 2010 hi behnam mmmm.....thank you very much we have very nice remembrance with you and family's too..... I read for biology olympiad most of the time.... my pattern is Mr Madjid Samii. I love Mr Madjid Samii very much. because I like become similar Mr Madjid Samii. Best thoughts shokoufeh

Andrew June 24th 2010 Clare, Don't get ME wrong! Have I ever said that watching movies and listening audio are only effective ways of learning languages, in spite of studying Grammar rules, reading, writing and passing tests? Nooo. I meant that that part of studying, i.e. watching and listening, seemed to be very valuable to me. I just was in lack of that from the very beginning. I had no option to hear speech of natives in the past.

I still have no TV channels transmiting programs in English, do you believe me? To sum up, I don't think that you and me have some significant divergences on the subject. I, for example, could sign up under your every word. Well, if you ever say something I'll can't agree......:))))))) All the best, Andrew By the way, what do you thing about livemocha.com?

behnam June 24th 2010 Hi Clare, Thanks, but it is unusual of you to answer me that fast. :):):):):):):):):) How can I believe it? Let's wait and see! By the way, there is nothing wrong with money. The love of money is the root of all evil, not the money itself! :):):) Money is like ladies. When you are not in love with them, you are secure and safe. As soon as you fall in love with one of them, problems bombard you! :):):):) Hope to hear from you next week. :) All the best, Behnam, 24 June 2010

behnam June 24th 2010 Hi Clare, Thanks, but it is unusual of you to answer me that fast. :):):):):):):):):) How can I believe it? Let's wait and see! By the way, there is nothing wrong with money. The love of money is the root of all evil, not the money itself! :):):) Money is like ladies. When you are not in love with them, you are secure and safe. As soon as you fall in love with one of them, problems bombard you! :):):):) Hope to hear from you next week. :) All the best, Behnam, 24 June 2010

behnam June 24th 2010 Hi Boa, Thanks for the reply. I am terribly sorry, I'd rather not speak about decision making or something like that. It is your choice. However, I personally do not trust such people. Hope to hear from you. All the best, Behnam, 24 June 2010

behnam June 24th 2010 Hi Ghazal, Welcome back. I had missed you. Thank you for writing about the topic. It was very useful. I really enjoyed reading it. How were exams? Are you satisfied with marks and the average? These days, people speak too much about the weather. I don't know why we are always nagging about the weather; the winters are freezing, the summers are boiling. :):):):):) How weak human beings are! How about your city and its weather? Have you made any plans for your holidays? Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 24 June 2010

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behnam June 24th 2010 Hi Ebru, Well down to you! It is a great essay. Thank you very much for sharing it with us. I really enjoyed reading it. That's fantastic, excellent, fascinating, fabulous, and all positive adjective in the world. :):):):):)

Please try to write about other topics too. You write very well. Did you finished the exams? Are you satisfied with the marks? I hope so. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 24 June 2010

setayesh June 24th 2010 Hi Behnam, So many thanks for welcoming. I'm fine thank you. I hope you are fine too. Dear Behnam, I guarantee that fathers are much more important than what I described. What I wrote was just a little part of their importance.Happy men's day to you too. I should leave my pc to study the rest of my lesson. Hope to here from you again. All the best Setayesh, 24 June 2010

aseman7 June 24th 2010 hi I'm studying Biotechnology Tarbiat Modarres University. Biotechnology (Talk about gene transfer) ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ my opinion Father's Day the best reason is that all family members can be together. the best wishes

Clare June 24th 2010

Hi Andrew I haven't seen much of that site. If I remember well, it's a place where you can find others to chat with - right? I think it's also free, which is great!! (Glad we agree, btw...) Hi Behnam Have you recovered from the shock yet? Two replies in ONE DAY - not even next week! You have to forgive me for not always replying on time, but it's not because I don't want to. I'm very happy to see you continue the thread though, and keeping posting, encouraging new visitors... you're fabulous! Not sure about the comparison between women and money. What I can tell you, though, that married men live longer, healthier lives than single men. By contrast, married women are less likely to live long, happy lives compared to unmarried women... See the sacrifices we women make for you men... -Clare, english-at-home.com

behnam June 24th 2010 Hi Shokufeh, How are you doing? I hope everything is going well with you. I am so happy to hear that you are trying to participate in the National Biology Olympiad. That's a golden opportunity for you to show your talents, ability, and capability. I wish you success. The weather is hot and dusty in Tehran. How about your city? Your English is very good. Please try your best to write regularly. Writing does help us with improvement in English. I hope to hear more from you. All the best, Behnam, 24 June 2010

Andrew June 24th 2010 Well, Clare, that 'coffe' is not quite for free. However, you can sign up, chose a language to study, take some course, make homework and send it to other members (natives) for checking. But as soon as you wish to obtain more essential help you have to pay for it. A

cunning trap for a Heffalump. I get dissapointed with that site. As they say, all janres are good except for the boring. And I find the offered lessons and, especially, an endless correction mistakes procedure somewhot boring. Nevertheless, I will probably stay there for a while. Al the best, Andrew P.S. Busya sends her greets to Micia

gongyeboa June 25th 2010 Hi behnam, Thank you all the same !how are things going ?I hope you well.Today I am very happy .because I can blow out a flute.maybe you don't know the flute can't blow out for a beginner .about half year ago ,a friend sent me this gift .I like flute when I was a child .I learned it by myself .now I can blow it .maybe I can find one expert ,then i can learn it fast.I love nature beauty.Today it is still rain .

behnam June 25th 2010 Dear Friends, How are you? I hope all is well with you. Here is my essay on families: ****************************************************************** "It is generally accepted that families are not as close as they used to be. Give some reasons why this change has happened and suggest how families could be brought closer together. Include any relevant examples from your experience." What makes relationship between members of families weak? Compared to the past, nowadays, families are not close. There are several reasons why families are not as close as they used to be. It seems busy schedules, stressful lifestyles, and radical values change result in coldness between the members of a family. Nowadays parents are often pressed for time. They do not spend quality time with their children, because they do not have enough time to carry out their duties. They have very busy schedules. They often leave home in the early morning, and come back tired late at night. Most of the time, their children are asleep when they leave home and come back. Another reason for unfriendly relationship between members of families is stressful lifestyle. Nowadays both fathers and mothers have to work, because the cost of living is high. Undoubtedly, they are under many stresses. For example, they worry about the future and their jobs. They often bring stress from workplace to home. When they are at home, they often argue with each other instead of spending enough quality time with their

children. Finally, in comparison with the past, values have changed considerably. For example, in the past families used to sit around for hours, chatting. These days, time is money. Therefore, people believe they waste money when spending time with each other. In addition, in the past the members of a family often had the same hobbies. However, nowadays, the members of a family have different hobbies. For example, the boy takes part in an English course; the girl goes swimming; the mother does exercises to keep fit; and the father goes hiking. To sum up, due to busy schedules, stressful lifestyles, and remarkable change in values, the relationship between families are not as close as before. There is no easy solution to this problem. However, lowering the speed of life and returning to traditional values may help. Spending quality time with each other strengthens friendship and closeness. People should try to take time to be with each other. ********************************************************************** This is not a good essay. I am sorry. I had no ideas about the topic. Thank you for reading, anyway. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 25 June 2010

Clare June 25th 2010 Thanks for the info, Andrew. How is Busya? Still causing you sleepless nights? Because it's summer, Micia spends most of her time outside - including at night. She only comes in to eat, sit on our laps as we watch the World Cup matches, and occasionally beat up the "babies" (our three younger cats) if they're in at the same time. Other than that, Micia's main occupation at the moment is cleaning off the motor oil that she covered herself in a week or so ago. She must have sat in it - all four legs, and her stomach were completely black. She's now a shade of dirty grey - some way to go yet. -Clare, english-at-home.com

behnam June 25th 2010

Hi Clare, Have you ever been as a guest in somewhere when there was no host? :):):):):):) LOL Frankly speaking, this is what I feel on this site. Do you know why? Well, the reason is rather obvious. I am always here to welcome people, but nobody welcomes me! :):):):):):):) Poor Behnam, nobody offers hospitality to him. :):):):):) LOL Thank you for answering an irrelevant question.:):):)=))=))=)) The question was about 'money or the love of money...', but you have written something about women's sacrifices for men!!! Reliable statistics show that women have longer longevity than men. This is a proven fact. However, if married men live longer, and have healthier lives, compared to unmarried men, it can show men's positive attitudes towards marriage and women. It is not a matter of sacrificing. Let's assume that married men live longer, and married women live shorter, compared to unmarried people. It means something like this: A woman will live 90 years if she is single, but she will live 80 years if she gets married. Let's accept this assumption. My question is this: How does she transfer 10 years of her longevity to the man's--her husband--longevity? :):):):):):) If a man's life is tied to his wife, it shows the man's highness and his positive thoughts about the importance of the wife. It makes me wonder, how a widow can live for a very long time after her husband's death, but a widower dies soon from loneliness and sorrow.:):):):) If we look at the issue from a different angle, we will find out that the reason for what you have mentioned is men's greatness and positive attitudes towards women. It shows their strengths not weaknesses. That is a great sign of humility to tie your life to another human being's life! On the other hand, it is a sign of selfishness and being carefree to live longer--spending time with dogs and cats--as a single woman or a widow. :):):) LOL I don't know when you will recover from the shock of Behnam's answer! I even don't know if there is a quick recovery from this shock or not! :):):) LOOOOL Bad Behnam! Be kind to women, in particular to the runner of this powerful site. Behnam, stop giving them shock, they are fragile! OK. I am terribly sorry. =))=))=)) Hope to hear more from you. All the best, Behnam, 25 June 2010

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behnam June 25th 2010 Hi Aseman,

You are studying Biotechnology at Tarbiat Modarres University. That's great. Biotechnology talks about genes. Dear Aseman, I believe if people get into habit of doing an action--for example they lie-the action will become a gene, and then next generations will have this gene. Is it true? In your opinion, 'Father's Day' is one of the best opportunities for families to spend some quality time with each other. That sounds like a good opinion. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 25 June 2010

dentistebru June 25th 2010 Hello Behnam, how are you? I hope yu are fine. I read your essay. It is really good.I hope you will write your best essay in exam and you will fascinate people I think you are kidding me about my essay. I really wrote bad. I hope, one day, I will write good essays as yours. Oh Thanks God, I get rid of my exams today.my last exam was genetic. It was not hard as others. I was afraid of my anatomy score but Thanks God again I get high point. Now a happy holiday is waiting to me. I like reading books and I planned some books to read this summer. Can you suggest some book names to me? what kind of books do you like? hope to hearing from you soon Ebru

Clare June 25th 2010

Hi Behnam I think you can argue it another way. Women give up ten years of their life (when they are married) so that their husbands get an extra ten years. That's the sacrifice. And I don't think women are particularly fragile. Unmarried men are more likely to commit suicide, get a serious illness than married men. My advice to women: marry if you want, but make sure you have a "single" attitude to life to live an extra ten years! -Clare, english-at-home.com

zizoo10 June 25th 2010 nice to meet you behnam. im JK shim from korea and 24years old. just call me JK. thanks for add me. you are so popular in this website. my major is international trade. actually, i think persian will be my third brother in law. that's why im interest in IRAN and persian culture. teach for me persian culture please. ^.^

Andrew June 25th 2010 Dear Clare, Poor Micia! I can imagine how such a lovely cat gets upset because of an incident with a motor-oil. Did she try Fairy? No, Busya behave pretty good now. However, she loves to walk and make noise at nights (I mean - at home. We never let her out, except for the cases when she does it on her own). But at least we have not heard that horrible miaowing of hers for a long. As to the sacrifice. I think you mistake: a man gives back his own ten years to a woman each time he gets married. That is why men live less. I hope we continue the discussion soon, don't we?

Andrew

behnam June 25th 2010 Dear Friends, I was reading a magazine. There was a nice poem. I'd like to write the poem in the thread. Here it is: I believe in a second chance I believe that the Sun shines after the rain I believe if you don't get hurt you'll never gain I believe in not doing things the easy way I believe that being selfish doesn't pay I believe in a second chance I believe in a life long romance I believe there is life after death And standing up to a life of mess I believe that dreams do come true I believe there's destiny for me and you I believe that good things come to those who wait I believe love never arrives too late I believe something good comes from something bad I believe that for tears of happiness there are tears of sad I believe everyone has a guardian angel And the good you do will be rewarded well I believe sometimes there is no explanation I believe money can't buy people's affection I believe YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'VE GOT UNTIL IT'S GONE I believe a new day arrives with every dawn ******************************************************************** I really enjoyed reading this poem. I hope you enjoy it too. All the best, Behnam, 25 June 2010

Clare June 25th 2010 Hi Andrew Nothing as cheap as Fairy Liquid, but my expensive scented shower gel to clean Micia. She complained all the way through her "bath" then wouldn't talk to me for hours... About the sacrifice Men live longer when they're married than single men. Married women live less long than single women- Married women sacrifice the difference between being single and being married to allow their husbands to live longer... See how generous we are? -Clare, english-at-home.com

aseman7 June 25th 2010 hi behnam how are you? You asked Very interesting question!!!!!!!! Genes in the human body influenced by internal factors and environmental factors are. By these agents are active on or off. Some of these factors can cause genes to be modified. A result of gene activity will change (mutation)

But in a lie: 1) May lying gene in the human body but could be influenced by the environment (active or inactive) 2) the lying is not a genetic feature but that it is a learned behavior while growing up. So the person may have observed lying as acceptable as a child or may have had the need to hide things and lie to get through childhood.

What is the correct theory in your opinion???????????????????????? the best wishes:):):)

Andrew June 25th 2010 Dear Clare, Significance of a marriage for a man's health can hardly be overestimated. That's for

sure. The problem is that women too much like to point out their own sacrifice and selfishness of their husbonds. You see, married men would live actually twenty years longer than single men. They lose those very twenty years of life time because of feeling guilt, and just some of them recover about ten years due to the sense of humour. Andrew So, Micia doesn't like bathing? Really?

behnam June 26th 2010 Hi Ebru, Congratulations! You have passed the exams successfully. Well down! Your English is excellent, and I am not kidding at all. Although I have been writing different texts, articles, papers in English for many years, It was last month that I realized how to write a five-paragraph essay. Last month, I took part in a writing course. I learned rules. You may not know the rules. If you knew the rules and obeyed them, you could write much more better than me. I am a bookworm, and I love reading books. I often choose books related to subjects that I am involved in. For example, when I am involved in essay writing, I try to read some books about it. When I am involved in a scientific issue, I study books about it. Sometimes, the world of hormones catches my attention, so I study Gayton's Physiology. Therefore, it depends on my involvement. Sometimes, there is a complicated issue about Islam, I try to study about it. In short, what I read depends on my need and involvement. If you need more help with essay writing, please let me know.

I hope to hear from you soon. All the bets, Behnam, 26 June 2010

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behnam June 26th 2010 Hi Clare, Thanks for following the discussion.

First of all, you must prove your claim to us. What you have said is a dubious claim. You should know your claim cannot be proven, because it is not possible to take a sample--a lady who is married and single at the same time--and to test for longevity. Did you get it? Let me explain it further: A lady is either single or married. It is not possible to judge about her longevity in both situations, because she can only experience one of them--single or married. Your claim is maybe a general assumption. Some people may study the negative effects of pregnancy on women's longevity. They may assume that pregnancy shortens women's longevity. In this case, I should say everything has got a price and becoming a mother is not an exception. Women should pay for it. :):):):):) In a nutshell, what people say about longevity is an assumption. Nobody can say to a lady something like this: If you want to live longer, be single! This lady may follow this advice and die after one month, so her family will put that person in prison. :):):):) Why do some people say such beautiful sentences about women? Some politicians say those sugar coated sentences to show themselves feminist in order to win an election! Some young scientists say those beautiful sentences to become famous! Some dissenters say those sentences to fight with religions and with sacred subjects like marriage! What about the result? In the future, people will refer to dictionaries to look the meaning of marriage up, because people won't be interested in getting marriage. It will happen, and there is no doubt about it. Who will lose? Women will lose, because marriage is a serious limitation to men. Men will fulfill their desires easily. Girlfriends will make men get rid of taking responsibility for marriage! Some people may say it is beneficial to both sexes. They are absolutely wrong, because a boy will be able to have a new girlfriend once a month, but this chance is rather low for girls. Finally, women do not benefit from those kinds of claims and advice. Those pieces of advice give men the freedom of fulfilling their desires without taking any responsibilities. This is what men wish! :):):):):):) Dear Clare, please do a research on the number of depressed women and men, the number of women and men who commit suicide. After getting some information, put them in four groups: single men, single women, married men, and married women. Finally, compared the data. I am sure you will find interesting result. :):):):):):):):) My advice to men: Women are like butterfly, if you decide to catch them, they will fly. Be silent and ignore them. They will come and sit on your

shoulders.:):):):):):):)=))=))=))=)) LOL LOL It is better for you to surrender yourself to Behnam, because he is an uncompromising man. :):):):):):) Hope to hear from you more. All the best, Behnam, 26 June 2010

behnam June 26th 2010 Hi JK, Welcome to this thread. Thank you for putting message. I am glad to hear that you are interested in Persian culture. However, cultures should be experienced rather than learned It is not a matter of teaching and learning. You should expose yourself to different situations in the real life. I hope you will come here--Iran--to experience our old culture. I hope to hear more from you. All the best, Behnam, 26 June 2010

behnam June 26th 2010 Hi Aseman, Thanks for the reply. I believe in the first theory, although it sounds odd. :):):):) At least, this theory works when it comes to considering some two-faced nations. :):):):) Some nations are perfect at buttering up, because they have had kingdom and many kings in the past. As a rule, the more someone butters up, the closer s/he becomes to the king, and then the more benefits s/he gains! After a while, this action becomes a gene, then it transfers from one generation to another. As a result nowadays, children are instinctively good at flattering! :):):):) Hope to hear from you soon.

All the best, Behnam, 26 June 2010

behnam June 26th 2010 Hi Aseman, Thanks for the reply. I believe in the first theory, although it sounds odd. :):):):) At least, this theory works when it comes to considering some two-faced nations. :):):):) Some nations are perfect at buttering up, because they have had kingdom and many kings in the past. As a rule, the more someone butters up, the closer s/he becomes to the king, and then the more benefits s/he gains! After a while, this action becomes a gene, then it transfers from one generation to another. As a result nowadays, children are instinctively good at flattering! :):):):) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 26 June 2010

Clare June 26th 2010 Hi Behnam The "evidence" is in research into longevity, where married / single men and women are compared for life expectancy. Here's a very interesting article about marriage: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jun/20/the-myth-of-wedded-bliss Best wishes Clare

-Clare, english-at-home.com

Bluegreen June 26th 2010

Dear Behnam, Hiiiiii there. Such a long time no see. How are you doing? How've you been? I really wish that you're having fun with these boiling days of summer. This is a nice day to write because it's father and men's day in Iran. So at first I really would like to start this post with a huge congratulation. Happy men's day to you. After all this, I have to say that it's been a long time since I wrote in here and I've really missed it. It was my examination time and then after that I had to empty the dorm's room because we couldn't stay any longer LOOOOL Sometimes not being present here is a treasure because after a long time you come and face so many new and interesting topics. Like the ones Dear Clare, Dear Andrew and you brought up or the one you were discussing with our dear friend Aseman. They were wonderful to involve. Unfortunately I wasn't there at the right time LOOOL But I'll keep on reading them because I love such discussions. Sometimes I think why topics just at the brink of coming up in here get so hot and debatable. In my opinion friends here are so devoted. I mean they do not answer just to get rid of the problems and they never say: Nah, it's not my dog so let me skip it with some dangling words and solutions. The other answer's that I think we have powerful and also thoughtful quick-witted friends here. You are all able to discuss in the smartest way and that really amazes me. I also read some of your essays, they were nice like always but I didn't find any time to comment on them. I really wish to do it in near future. Thank you for asking about me of that little bird flying in the dusty sky. She was right, all exams had finished but i had to stay in Mashad for some more days. Hope to hear from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen June 26th 2010 Dear Ebru, Helloooo there. How's this dear doctor friend? I really wish you are having fun in this summer. I can really understand what this summer means after a long period of examinations. LOOOOL So glad to hear that you've passed your exams nicely. Mine weren't bad but I don't think they were as nice as yours. Doctors always have cute grades, I have some friends in the medical college of our university who always say: 20 ! 20! nothing less than that LOOOOL

I am mostly satisfied with the exams except one of them and I bet all friends here have understood which course it is! It is that little joyful book called : Essential skills ! I have always nagged about this horrible course because there is no special rule for taking the test or reading the book. All depends on you. At last the grade was some sort of terrible I had never ever had a grade like that LOOOOL Anyways, I have this sweet summer before me and I'm going to study books on all 4 skills of English learning ; moreover, there are these novels and short stories which i bought from the national book exhibition in Tehran and I can't wait starting them. By the way, I was thinking of aerobic classes, swimming ones, and all these. What about you honey? What are your planes for the summer? Hope to read from you so soon, sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen June 26th 2010 Dear Ghazal, Hey there. How are youuu? It's been so long since you haven't written here. You really don't know how much I've missed your writings.please be more active.( There's no one to tell ME this LOOL) Dear Ghazal, it's summer and all of my room mates talked about their plans but I really don't know yours. would you mind telling me abit of what you're going to do and how are you going to spend your holidays? I really wish to read from you so soon, because I was used to see you everyday and it was like a habit of mine but now, it's hard to get far from friends but there's this optimistic view that we're going to room mates in this coming semester.( Poor me LOOOL) Honey, how about your grades? Have you checked them? Are you satisfied? I really wish that you are. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

elham_z June 26th 2010 Dear lovely the * Let's Learn Together * , Before anyone else Hello to you my dear thread. Yes, it is me , Elham , your big fan and yes your right, the voice your hearing is my heart?s , beating so strongly having come back to write in you again. Wow, you don't believe how excited Elham is, pressing these keys in order to write for you. Well let me have a heart to heart talk to you, ok? Can you remember the day when I last wrote in you? It was exactly 85 days ago. When I said Im going to be absent for a while and Im due to doing something hard .Well dear thread unfortunately I have to say ,except for about tow weeks, nothing went that way it was supposed to . This semester I messed it up, it was a complete failure. It was a huge disappointment to me. I had a lot of challenging, difficult, bitter days. But any way this term is finished and I am still alive and I want you to know I didn't write here during this time but I never missed reading you even one day. You tell me yourself, is it possible that some one comes across you , get involved with you , write in you, live with you , and be able to leave you? No , never ever ever. Maybe they don't write in you but they can never stop reading you. You are the place where I really feel at home, and experience myself truly as I am. So say to your lovely beginner, Behnam, that it is no need to ask me for writing here. It is my own home here. How can I expect to being asked for spending time with you honey? During those bitter absence days how ever, I experienced a lot of sweet times as well .the fact is that the only reason why I could tolerate those hard days was having such lovely moments in a day. Emmm , but it's a secret why and how they have been so pleasant and precious !!! So dear Thread , know that I love you and I experience one of the most enjoyable times of my life with you. I am so happy having found you not only for I can evaluate my English and my personality here but also cause you have brought me about to meet a lot of nice people and make friends with them. Love you, Elham

elham_z June 26th 2010

Hi all my dear friends, Hi my popular, really talented owner of my favorite thread, friend : Behnam Hi my nice, active, powerful runner of this wonderful site, friend : Clare Hi my good natured , interesting friend : Mohsen Hi my energetic, friendly, having a special place in my heart friend : Kamelia Hi my engaged, having a heart of gold, famous Behnam supporter friend : Marina Hi my nice , positive friend : Setayesh Hi my funny, easy-going friend : Andrew Hi my lovely, kind hearted friend : Rosa Hi my lively, full of life friend : Veronica Hi my likable, owning a really beautiful musical name friend : Ghazal How are you my nice friends? I hope you are all healthy, happy and enjoying your lives. I have read all your posts during my absence, enjoying them a lot. You are my very friends. I have learned a lot through your writings and I appreciate your precious friendship with me. Hope to spend a happy, nice, fruitful summer all together, Warmest wishes, Elham

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elham_z June 26th 2010 And finally a special Hello to dear Behnam, I was thinking where to start my post to you with. Well Behnam Let me just start typing whatever comes to my mind without thinking too much about it. Boy , you may not believe it , but during this time , I have followed all your posts and really awesome writings carefully not to miss even one, and the important point is how they makes me admire conceptions of hardworking, determination , knowledge, putting hard efforts to doing something, and having a good schedule for achieving our objectives.

Dear Behnam , now if someone wants me to describe you, I would say he is the one who can write and give opinion on any subject matter under the sun. You have strong opinions on most of subjects. How can some one be like this? Emmmmm, so I want to ask you a favor, would you accept to company me to every English class or test, so the idea is yours, making nice English sentences with me. Is it a deal? Ok, don't worry; I will pay you well for it. and we say to the teacher that we are twins, pasted to each other twins actually. And if he asks how, we reply it's a totally new kind of being twins, in this kind the common part is actually the brains. :):):):) Any way, Behnam you are doing a great job. Congratulation. And don't forget about our sweet after being accepted in IELTS.:):):) What a nice description of garden, flowers and gardeners you had made. So Behnam if we are flowers and gardeners what is your own role? Ummmmm, in my idea the relation between Behnam and his gardeners is the same as relation between a chef and their cooks. However there is a fine line between being a usual chef and cooks and a famous one as there is a fine line between usual threads and Lets Learn Together. We go to different restaurants during our lifetime but there are a few ones which we never forget because of the joy we experience tasting their delicious food or unforgettable time we spend with our beloved one there. The same goes with our thread; we visit different threads on the net but here is a complete difference. Here becomes home of hope for all those involved. As I see , we have a lot of guests this summer, various wonderful flowers have covered all over the garden. So ( Khoda ghovat our sargardener). I hope we, the gardeners, can do our best to help you welcoming them. Hope to hear from you so soon, All the best, Elham

Clare June 26th 2010 Hi Elham Great to see you back, and sorry your semester didn't go as planned. What are your next steps? Clare -Clare, english-at-home.com

setayesh June 26th 2010 Dear Elham,

Long Time No See! How are you knowdgable girl??? I hope all is well with you. Dear Eli, you can't imagine how much I missed you and your posts. Where were you honey? Over your books? I am so happy to see you here again energetic and ready to write as before. I understand what you said about your absence since it was the same for me. I preferred not to write in this powerful nice and friendly threat which has a special place in all hearts of ours-- to devote more time to my lessons more. But what happened at last??? Uncertain results. It was the hardest semester I've ever had.I have never been busy as much as I was during last semester. Involving with different projects and being obliged to be in different classes at different universities which are located in far distances even sometimes in near by cities :( At last my exams finished. I took the last exam today although it was holiday today. You can see even calendar doesn't want to get on well with me:( Dear Elham, did I tell you that 2 of my best friends' name are Elham. They are very amazing nice and lovely girls. one of them is my classmate who I normally call her Eli, if it doesn't bother you I'd like to call you the same of course with your permition.And about the other Elham, she was my high school friend and now is living in Germany. It would be interesting to say that she is going come back Tehran in 10 days from now. I'm impatiently waiting to see her after 4 years.All in all your name is so nice to me. Honey don't be worry or unhappy because of your exams, it is the same for all of us. Be happy and wirte again especially to Setayesh:):):) All the Best, Setayesh, 26 June 2010

sahand June 26th 2010 Dear Clare I hope everything is going well with you.

In my opinion, our friends here are struggling with some problems now and again. 1. Forum should be set to last page. 2. Profile pictures? resolution is low. 3. Usernames are shown in the posts, don't you think it's better to replace it with Names ? I suggest you these amendments. Sincerely; Sahand

rahaa110 June 27th 2010 Hi Behnam Yes I'm married and I have a son (4 years old ). Didn't I say it before? :) Yesterday was "Father's Day" in Iran. Happy Men's day to you :) I was given my husband a "Laptop Cooling Base " as a gift. I think it's better than socks' isn't it? :) I read your essay. Did I speak my (???? ??? ?? ???? ?? ?? ????) It was really good. All the best Rahaa

rahaa110 June 27th 2010 Jana sokhan az zabane maa migoiee!!! instead of questions' mark :)))

Bluegreen June 27th 2010 Dear Elham,

Wow my god. Hii there. How's everything with you? It's really nice that we have you here again. Our discussions really needed you, your nice explanations, words and certain kind of solving matters that is just your type. I am really sorry to hear that you had a bad semester. Mine was kind of yours but not totally. But I understand your feelings. Honey, you are a smart girl, I?m sure you know

when and how to start again. And as you know it?s never late for a new start. Honey, I really wish to read more posts from you. I had terribly missed you. Sometimes I thought that she started with energetic posts so she can?t be leaving us this easy. So please write more often. Oh and I was reading your post carefully I just didn?t get some parts relating to twins, IELTS, same brains. Would you mind explaining a bit more? I?d really appreciate it. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

behnam June 27th 2010 Hi Clare, I read that article, done by some ladies, who are seeking for fame. Their idea will change next year, I bet! :):):):):) I have studied many books about men and women. I have heard many beautiful sentences about women's rights. I have thought about the finish point of this philosophy--material based philosophy--for thousands hours. Nothing has made me calm and nothing has given me peace of mind, unless a sentence from the holy Koran where says, "Men are women's clothes, and women are men's clothes". If someones wants to understand this sentence, s/he should just know why people wear clothes and what clothes do with human beings' bodies. It is easy, isn't it? This is what God--our creator-- has said about us. What God has said is valid and reliable forever, but what those people has said in that article will change soon. Do you know why? Because they have only focused on one angle and have looked through it, wearing tinted-glasses, or maybe even blind. I don't believe in those ideas at all, because Jesus (PBUH) has said in the holy Bible 'If you want to judge about a tree, pay attention to its fruit. If its fruit is good, so the tree is good. Otherwise, the tree is bad."(I am not sure about the exact words, but the meaning is something like that.) The fruit of that kind of thinking has bitter taste, and it is harmful to humanity, therefore, the tree (idea) is bad. Bad is bad; decorating with beautiful things never makes it good. Sugar coated sentences do not make an idea look nice. The result of an idea counts. Hope to hear from you soon.

All the best, Behnam, 27 June 2010

behnam June 27th 2010 Hi Kamelia, People often call you a kind, energetic, friendly, and easy-going girl. I agree with them up to a point. :):):):):) There is no doubt about your kindness, but I don't believe in your energy.:):):):) It seems you are energetic, but you don't use it. In other words, your energy is potential. I wish we could change your potential energy into kinetic one! :):):):):):):):):):) Today, I have decided to be cruel to ladies (Although I have always been cruel to them somehow :):):):):)) My mood maybe changes in the afternoon, so I will answer to Elham in the afternoon. You know, I don't want to make Elham sad. :):):):):):) Thank you for reading my essays (vaghean honar kardi ostad) That is very kind of you to post some posts once a month. :):):):):):) Last month, you had a good excuse, but I don't know what your excuse is in summer. :):):):) Why don't you write regularly? I am only joking (vali adama mamulan ba shukhi harfashono mizanand:):):):)). Thank you for everything. You are a very good friend. I really take pride in being your friend. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 27 June 2010

behnam June 27th 2010 Dear Friends, How are you? I hope all is well with you. The next topic is this: "Some people feel that entertainers (e.g. film stars, pop musicians or sports stars) are paid too much money. Do you agree or disagree? Which other types of jobs should be highly paid?" I am looking forwards to reading your clues.

All the best, Behnam, 27 June 2010

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behnam June 27th 2010 Hi Mohsen, This is just to let you know that Behnam has missed you terribly. I hope to hear from you very soon. All the best, Behnam, 27 June 2010

elham_z June 27th 2010 Dear nice Clare, Thank you so much for your welcome. Have you ever known what a valuable thing you have done by having such a nice site? Thank you so much dear Clare, I need to repeat how much I enjoy spending time here, having a lot of nice friends. Well, the next step is actually enjoying my summer as much as I can and to be happy and active. And the certain program is working on my English with the purpose of improving my skills in a way that I could be able to get my massage across , make myself understood easily , getting ready little by little for international English tests , and above all enjoying myself knowing English. Best of luck, Elham

elham_z June 27th 2010 Hi dear Setayesh, Thank you so much for your kind reply to me. How are you doing today, first day after your last exam? Oh, it should be such a relaxing, in peace day, is'nt it? I liked it calling me Eli. This is what my close friends usually do too. Some people do shorten some special names or the other way around, they might add a letter to the end of a name in a rude disturbing way which I do hate and always disapprove of them, however sweet use of changing names for sure is a nice sign of strong intimacy between tow friends. So, dear Setayesh be convenient to call me Eli and make our friendship grow

this way. Emmm, Setayesh I'm interested in knowing about your major and university and city where you study. Would you please let me know of this information? And which semester are you at? Dear gardener, Setayesh, I am back to help each other protecting our nice garden more than any time else. So let's try our best to write as much as we can, with the help of other gardeners as well. Hope to hear from you so soon, Elham

elham_z June 27th 2010 Dear cruel to ladies, Behnam, I just want to write a little part of a poem by my favorite poet, Saadi ( The Poet of Life, Love and Compassion), to you and I do believe in what he has nicely and wisely said: *** Sadi as akhlaghe dust, harche bar ayad nekust *** Go hame doshnam gu , kaz labe shirin doast So considering this fact, feel free to write to me when ever you feel like and never forget this word of wisdom by dear Shekhe Ajal Sadi. Hope to hear from you sooo soon, Elham

Clare June 27th 2010 Hi Sahand Many thanks for your suggestions. We don't have plans to increase the size of the photos (is that what you mean by resolution?) as that would make downloads much heavier and slower. The username / name question is to respect people's choice. If you make your "username" your "name" (i.e both your real name and your username is Sahand) then there's no problem. Most websites offer their visitors the option to choose a username to respect privacy.

Best wishes Clare

-Clare, english-at-home.com

Clare June 27th 2010 Hi Elham Sounds like a good plan to me! What sort of things do you do in summer to relax and have fun? Best wishes Clare -Clare, english-at-home.com

Clare June 27th 2010 Hi Behnam In my view, it's too convenient to just fall back on prejudice and stereotypes. "We can't believe the research because it was carried out by women, and we all (who, men?) know that women change their minds." Really? You only have to look at most (male) politicians who change their mind every month to appeal to the voters! I don't think you can argue with the cold, hard figures of the research. Stressful marriages make people ill. What's to argue with that? Successful marriages are successful because of the commitment people bring to the relationship - not the fact that they are married. Surely nothing too difficult to imagine either. Perhaps what's difficult is that the research doesn't support your religious or social beliefs. Suppose, rather than denying the research because it doesn't support your beliefs, you looked at it from another angle, and for a moment, you put your beliefs under the microscope? The world would look very different - scary, but full of different possibilities.

Best wishes Clare -Clare, english-at-home.com

aseman7 June 27th 2010 hi behnam how are you tatilat khosh gozasht??????????????

I have a suggestion we should have any penpal is a particular subject. All is not considered a penpal Each has a clear penpal. Any personal interest in any matter to be referred there. For example, examinations and discussions * Marriage * Family * Social Behavior * Poetry * holidays * etc. will be discussed separately. Because this method can be better participate in discussions. Comments? the best wishes

setayesh June 27th 2010 Dear Clare and Behnam, I read all your discussions about men and women constant rights' struggle. To be honest I ?should say I couldn't control myself not to write anything about it since it's a very ?challenging matter.? What Clare has claimed and written about are based on new researches and what you, Behnam are talking about has special religious and philosophical background. What I ?meant to say was; when we consider scientists and experts' opinion about a matter their ?ideas can be either true or false since they prove their claim by humanity sciences. But it ?is not true that their points of view are totally wrong . On the other hand when we look at ?something from religious angle, considering whatever God has said is true we should be ?able to prove some aspects of it by logic. I think it is what Behnam is trying to do.?

About single and married women longevity there has been lots of studies. Surely These ?studies have had an distinctive base. It doesn't matter for me what base it had. What I'd ?like to mention is that there is no need to put an especial person in both situation then ?compare the result because everybody knows it is impossible. But what should we do ?with such objects? Put them aside and not study them? Or find a new way with less ?coefficient of slip to study them? I'm not sure but I guess in these kinds of researches, people with nearly equal position, I ?mean in terms of age, life condition and other points are experienced in two groups. ?Examining group and controlling one. It is the way that they can examine what they ?guess. When we read an article about the result of studying such issues, we can not generalize it ?since the study may has been take place in limited area or on limited people. I do believe ?the attitude of people toward the life will also affect the result of these experiences.? Let me give you an example; my mother has got 2 sisters. One is 2 years younger than ?her and single and the other 7 years younger than my mum and married. They all are ?from a same family and genetically the same. Although they both are younger than my ?mother, she(mum) looks very younger than them and even happier and healthier. What ?differentiate among them? Many things... ? When you get married you will receive something and give another thing. It is the same ?for both sexes. Pregnancy may affect on women's life but they will receive another things ?instead. Loving your child, bringing them up, seeing their growth and success are just 2 ?or 3 joyful things that unmarried ladies can not experience. I agree with behnam in ?this case. All through the life we are paying and receiving. It's a rule. ? I believe these types of researches are only to inform society about the average changes ?not to attract my attention as a woman. They are for letting us know how life's new ?changes affected our life. I should say that I'm not disagree with the idea of shortening ?life after marriage since it is reasonable by considering new life changes. Nowadays ?women work outside the house to earn money. They have to do chores and are also ?responsible for their children's nurturing. When a lady is single she is just responsible for ?herself but when she gets married everything will change. With a same strategy men get ?more benefit when ladies work more and bear the burden of cost of living. What is better ?than this! Their longevity increase day after day:):):) Dear Clare and Behnam I know what I've written is full of mistakes, please ignore them. Hope to hear from you soon. All the Best, Setaresh, 27 June 2010

setayesh June 27th 2010 Oh my God! what a shame! I still have the question mark problem. :(:(:( Maybe "let's learn together" wants me give up writing by showing me such sings:(:(:(

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Clare June 27th 2010 Hi Setayash Many thanks for your comments! I'm not sure why you get question marks showing up. Are you using another key instead (i.e. a comma) which then shows up as a question mark? It may be a problem of your keyboard settings, but I'm not sure how to fix that. Best wishes Clare -Clare, english-at-home.com

shokoufeh June 27th 2010 hi thank you behnam the weather in M at night is mild and the weather at daytime is hot.....and the air is very very claen.....

Bluegreen June 27th 2010 Dear Behnam,

Hi there. what's up buddy? How are your days going on? I really wish you happiness. Oh yeah, happy, energetic, kind, etc ! That's what they call me and you have perhaps seen none of them in me LOOOOL. Well I don't like to change your views toward me because that's what you think of me. But here's the thing, you told me my energy's potential and it should be changed in to a kinetic one and what's better for me than asking a Physics professor to give me some ways for this WHOLE-NEW process? I'm not kidding, I really think I need it ! So please tell me what you really mean by energy? What are the ways to flow it out? Do

you really think that not having time for writing in here is just a potential way of keeping my energy? And preserving it? LOOOOL Anyways, yeah, you might be right about excuses, but believe me, in summer lots of new things happen for me. I have been too far from the family and it's really hard to avoid them while they really demand. I know, thread's like a second new family for me but for god's sake, would you give me some time before bombarding me with these words?! I really hope that you be more merciful honey. well I mean, none of us here have the guts to say that we don't like writing in here. I mean it's absolutely out of our minds, and who am I? One the members here and there's no difference between them and me. You see what I mean? Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

setayesh June 27th 2010 Hi dear Eli, How are you dear? I hope everything going well with you. At first let me thank you for your great favor letting me call you in the way that I like. Honey I'm at 6th semester, studying accounting in one of the state universities in Tehran. I'm so sorry that I can not mention my university name here since I got into trouble my mentioning it last year. Dear Eli, it is sad that the majority of people in Iran think that accounting is boring, whereas it is so flexible. Unfortunately there is another wrong though that if you like to find a certain job it's better to study accounting(LOoOoOoOoL) What a ridicules guidance! :) Dear Eli, from this semester on, I should start studying seriously for M.A entrance exam. My main target is Tehran university. I guess we are at same semester, aren't we? if so, could you please let me know what's your plans for your education? Are you going to countinue it?If so, where? I'm waiting to hearing from you soon All the best Setayesh,27 June

setayesh June 27th 2010 Dear kind Clare, Thanks a million for your quick reply! I read your comment while I was fallowing the match between England and Germany. I am terribly sorry about the result. I really wished England to be the winner. It was the first world cup match that I fallowed. Anyway, this is football! everything is possible in it. Dear Clare, I don't use any other keys instead of what you mentioned in my posts. Question marks appears in my posts whenever I transfer my writing from Microsoft Word to the reply box of thread. It's so funny that those ugly (?) apear in places that I haven't used any punctuations. Yes you are right, the problem arise from my poor computer. sorry my nice computer whenever there is any solution you are responsible:) Hope to hear from you more. All the best, Setayesh,27 June

ghazal June 27th 2010 Hi Raaha How are you?welcome to this theard I want to write for you as your new friend here I read your post about behnam?s topic that was good but you wrote one of the reason is (woman working)!!!! I agree with you but not just for woman, for man too. As I said in my post people must learn how to manage their time,I maen both man and weman. I can?t accept to stay in house ? Can I ask you about your picture in your profile? that?s you? sincerely

Ghazal

setayesh June 27th 2010 Dear Kamelia and Ghazal, How are you ??? I can see that you are online right now. this is just to say a big hello to you. any say that Setayesh missd you aloooooooot. Hope to here from you soon. All the best Setayesh,27 June

ghazal June 27th 2010 Dear aseman Hi,my new friend ASEMAN at first I must tell you that you have really nice name. Oh you are studing Biotechnology!!!wonderful I love this field. I really hope see your post for me sooooon. ghazal

ghazal June 27th 2010 Dear Marina How are you keeping? I had exams so I couldn?t write here ans I think I lost very enteresting topics like polygamy and heijab. I read your post for mr motaza,I?m was happy because I think we have same idea. About heijab,I love it but I?m not severe and when I see person with out heijab ,I don?t like to judge about that person and don?t reproach her. And widows and divorced ladies have right for life and they have spicial situation in their life and we can?t understand that so it?s very good to learn that we must not judge about others.

And about koran,that is best way to speak with God and learn ways for living. I hope see your post soon Sincerely GHAZAL

ghazal June 27th 2010 Dear Behnam thanks million for reding my essay. Wow exams!!!please don't ask about mark ( he he he be ghole 90'/.daneshjoha az terme bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and about weather,it's too hat come on, we can just nag about the weather. about my plan in summer,I have trip in 15 Tir that is very im portant for me and I try to ready my self for this trip.I will write post soon and will explan my trip. and I have many book that I want to read them. and I want to learn spanish too. also I try to plan time for different classes like pottery and writing and calligraphy Oh God help me! sincerely GHAZAL

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behnam June 27th 2010 Hi Elham, Welcome back! I was waiting for you. I have missed your presence and posts. You cannot imagine how happy I became when I saw your posts. It was unbelievable. At first, I thought my eyes were deceiving me. Therefore, I rubbed them and looked at the posts closely. Oh my God! Elham has come back to the garden! I became really happy. Thank you very much for coming back.

I agree, whenever you need ideas for essays writing just let me know.:):):) However, you write much more better than me. Don't be so humble about your talents and abilities. :):):) It was very sad to hear that you have had an unsatisfying semester. I wish I could help you. :(:(:( You are a great gardener, and you know how to grow up beautiful flowers. Actually, you are perfect at growing up flowers. Your presence ensures the beauty of this garden. You are famous for writing thoughtful posts. I really feel honoured to be a friend of you. I am so sorry for being late, but today I was in no mood for writing. My mind is still busy with some unknown things. I don't know what to write. Please forgive me. You made me very happy and your presence added credibility to this thread. Thank you very much indeed. I am looking forwards to hearing from you. All the best, Behnam, 27 June 2010

Bluegreen June 27th 2010 Dear Setayesh,

Helloooo there. How are you honey? Hope you're having wonderful days in this summer. Honey, to let you know of my true feelings I had missed you terribly too. But as you were busy writing to Dear Behnam, Dear Clare and Dear Elham so I just let you express your opinions freely without any concern for writing to me. LOOOL Because when I talk to girls it lasts for houres, expressing myself and asking them about everything. I like to make new friends here and there. And of course to know if they do think like me or the other way around. In both cases I'd be really happy to listen to them. And especially girls here are of a great value to me because they know how to write and how to state their opinions in right ways. In my opinion nothing's better than a place like here to flow your thinking on the net papers and let everyone know who you are without any fear of embarressment or sth. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely,

Kamelia

ghazal June 27th 2010 Dear kamelia how are you my room mate!!!(albate bad az in!!) I really miss you. please please please don't say any things about marks. about my plan I wrote for behnam please read that post. Wow you are poor,no I'm poor because of you and safa and being in same room!!!! God please help me,HELP! have good time GHAZAL

Bluegreen June 27th 2010 Dear Ghazal,

Oh please come !!! poor little Safa and me who have to...LOOL I was just kidding. I really wish you a hppy summer. Honey I read your programs for the summer, they were nice. And about the Spanish language, are you going to learn it based on the cd's you had bought? I mean the ones which Homad had too? How about your trip, where to ?(koja nagholaa taze umade budi ke) LOOOL

Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

ghazal June 27th 2010

Dear Elham how are you? I just write this post to say: I'm really happy ,after this time we have you and your lovely post. I hope see your post soon sincerely GHAZAL

behnam June 27th 2010 Hi Raha, Thanks for the reply. No, you haven't said anything about your marital status. You have bought an expensive present for your husband. That is very generous of you. Would you please frankly tell me if you have given your own money for buying it, or you have spent your husband's money? :):):):) If you have given your own money, you are a generous lady, if you have spent your husband's money, you are a clever lady! In both cases, good for your husband. :):):):) Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 27 June 2010

ghazal June 27th 2010 Dear Behnam OH MY GOD YOU WRITE POEM,NO IT'S NOT POSSIBLE(LOOL) that was really good thanks the most. Dear setayesh Hi you are here now my friend have good time ,best wishes for you,all the stars in sky is my gift for you Dear sahand how are you?what are you doing now in this hot weather?

long time that I don't see your post for me!!! oh thanks for thinking about problem in this theard!!!!!(harchi bashe mohandesin dige onam narmi!!!!!) Dear kamelia yes whith that cd and books and you plesae tell me about your plan in summer? SINCERELY GHAZAL

ghazal June 27th 2010 Dear shokofeh and clare Hi there,I hope you enjoy your life,I want to be your friend so I write for you nice poem: True Friend Friend gives you smile But true friend gives you happiness Friend will lie about you But true friend won?t tell your weakness Friend knives your back But true friend will slog your face Thousands friends come when you?re happy But only one true friend comes when you cry Friend comes when he needs you But true friend comes when you need him Friend leaves when everybody does But true friend comes when everybody leaves Friend comes and leaves But true friend is yours forever please write me somthings about yourself SINCERELY

GHAZAL

shokoufeh June 27th 2010 thank you very much dear ghazal....

rahaa110 June 28th 2010 Hi dear ghazal You're right about my reason on "family topic". In fact it was true only in my life. Unlike other women, I like to stay at home. I'm really tired for all of these stresses in my work. women, in contrast with men, have a sensitive spirit. Don't you accept it? I graduated in english translation. I love my education field but my job don't relate to my educatin directly . My dear friend, it's not my picture :))) It's an Iranian girl but not me. :)) best Rahaa

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rahaa110 June 28th 2010 Hi Behnam My present for my husband was very inexpensive. I swear that I have given my own money for buying it :))))) I didn't buy a laptop for him I bought a Laptop Cooling Base :)))) http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=A2852138&cs=04&c=us&l= en&dgc=SS&cid=27722&lid=628335 have a nice day today Behnam Rahaa

Clare June 28th 2010

Hi Ghazal Many thanks for your poem! I completely agree with the ideas in the poem too. What would you like to know about me? Best wishes Clare -Clare, english-at-home.com

Clare June 28th 2010 Hi Setayesh The football match was a disaster! I didn't see it live, but I followed the updates online. The comments were funny - it appears that the English defence were all off on holiday! This World Cup has seen a lot of surprises, and I'm sure we'll see more. Who do you want to win? About the question marks, the problem may be that you're transferring from Microsoft Word. Can you try either writing directly into the box, or transferring from something else, like Notepad? Let me know how you get on, and we'll also have a look from here and see if there's anything we can do. Best wishes Clare -Clare, english-at-home.com

behnam June 28th 2010 Dear Clare, Thank you very much for criticising. Calm down! Don't draw your sword! Hold your horses! :):):) Use some signs like :), :)), =)), etc. to reveal your feelings. I often use them to show that I am teasing. :):):):) In the article, there are some clear statements like "Whenever marriage is talked about, it is always in sentiments of gravity, happiness, certainty and long-term commitment. Research also suggests it makes you richer, healthier and your children more

successful." These sentences are clear. Even people with the lowest intelligence have no difficulty in understanding them. However, there are also some confusing statements like "Elizabeth Gilbert tries to answer why we make such a hash of it. She uncovers sobering facts about what sociologists call the "marriage benefit imbalance", showing that marriage is an institution that greatly benefits men, not women. A partial list: married men live longer than single men; married men accumulate more wealth than single men; married men are far less likely to die a violent death than single men; married men report themselves to be much happier than single men, and married men suffer less alcoholism, drug addiction and depression than single men. So David Cameron is doing well for a reason. But married women versus single? There's more depression, less career success and less good health in married women and, until recently, a greater chance of dying a violent death ? usually at the hands of the men they love." What is the result of this statement? I disagree with Elizabeth Gilbert and those psychologists! Do you know why? Because this statement encourages women to be single. Well, what is wrong with being single? It is opposed to the philosophy of life. Women and men are made of the same elements, but there is a strong attraction between them. Who has put the attraction between them? Why the attraction is there? What is the ultimate aim of the attraction? If we focus on it and look at it closely, we will find out that the main purpose of the mysterious attraction is keeping the human race going. We should know sex, love, and the mysterious attraction between women and men all are some tools rather than aims. They are tools for encouraging women and men to follow the main philosophy of life; to keep the human race going. If we notice, when we are in our teens, we have got intense romance desires. Why? It is the trick of nature; to make us more obsessed with our partners; to make us locked together to make a couple of children to keep the human race going. I strongly believe in the philosophy of life. Consequently, I agree with what supports it, and disagree with what opposes it. I have learned from physics neither to be prejudiced, nor to believe easily what I hear and read. What you have written (copied and pasted actually) does not support my mind. It is not a matter of social belief or religion. It is a matter of wisdom. I am not scared of putting my beliefs under the microscope. I have done it many times. Actually, I put my beliefs under the microscope every day. However, you should know, parents often tell their children not to drink poisonous liquid; or not to touch the electricity, etc. In order to show their bravery, the children may decide to experience those actions (to put them under the microscope). Guess what will happen! Will they see different possibilities? No, they will hurt themselves.

Marriage is sacred in all societies and religions. Putting this belief under the microscope is like drinking poison. After drinking it, there is no chance to see any possibilities. It seems that some people have drunk the poisonous liquid. Now, they are suffering from the disastrous consequences. What the psychologists and other researchers say is ineffective treatment for the serious injuries, which the poison has caused. According to Werner Heisenberg, one of the greatest physicists, the creator of uncertainly principal, when you doubt if your action is right or wrong, just think of the result. Imagine, at one moment all people in the world do the same action. Think about the consequence. If it is right, your action is right too. Otherwise, your action is wrong. In a nutshell, encouraging women to be single, in the hope of living longer and healthier results in some distortions effects on morality and ethics. Women's life is tied to men's life, and vice versa. They are inseparable. It is not possible to live on the Earth without considering their connection to each other. There is no need to put this belief under the microscope, because there is no need to experience everything. Wise people often learn from other people's experience. Thank you for reading. All the best, Behnam, 28 June 2010

behnam June 28th 2010 Hi Aseman, How are you? I hope you are fine. I stayed at home at the weekend. I chatted with my friends, read and wrote posts. It was not bad. I enjoyed it. How about you? How did you spend your holidays--last weekend I mean? About your suggestion, I agree. Go on! Write about whatever you like. You should know there is only one professor Behnam in the world. He is ready to discuss all sorts of topics. :):):):):) I am not boasting, you can check it! :):):):):):) Only kidding. Hope to hear from you soon.

All the best, Behnam, 28 June 2010

behnam June 28th 2010 Hi Setayesh, Thank you very much for mediating between me and Clare. I agree with you. Your post was great. I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you once again for following our discussion. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 28 June 2010

aseman7 June 28th 2010 hi behnam how are you???? We got to celebrate Father's Day. It was also Father's Day and the day my father was born. I bought a perfume for my father. Right say: there is only one professor Behnam in the world Because you have to prove yourself the best wishes

aseman7 June 28th 2010 hi

for my friend:):):)

In my cottage I don't say to you to be my butterfly Be the light of my house like a candle If there is no briskness in my cottage, There is serenity instead Be the briskness of my cottage and house Oh idol, now I pray your memory Get up and be the idol of my pagoda Oh friend you know, I am really fond of you

Now flourish my ruin Oh friend, do me a favor Soothe my mad heart in my sad privacy In drinking wine with your cup that in my sad privacy In drinking wine with your cup that is like a rose leaf Oh your mouth like a bud, be my cup and goblet When I got drunk, my canary, Harmonious musical instrument Be the deep and bass voice of my drunken groan I brush your tress and by that Be the makeup of my hug and my comb It will be nice if you say some day Oh wish! Come with me and be my butterfly

the best wishes

aseman7 June 28th 2010 hi ghazal thank you for your message. I hope you like come from a poem that I put Because, I know :you love poetry:):):) the best wishes

Clare June 28th 2010 Hi Behnam Thanks for replying! I'm sorry if you thought I wasn't calm - and you're right, I rarely use emoticons to show how I feel. But I still don't agree with your conclusions. Firstly, the point is that marriage can have negative effects on women. (As you highlighted from the article.) And secondly, some marriages have bad effects on both partners - especially if the marriage is stressful. In the UK, marriage as an institution is falling out of favour, and cohabitation is much more common. Secondly, many women have children without being married (there's no stigma attached to this in the UK, by the way.) Thirdly, many marriages end in divorce, and there are increasing numbers of single-parent families (usually where the mother has

charge of the children). So I disagree that marriage is sacred - it certainly isn't in the UK. Both men and women are free to decide whether they want to live together, get married, or just be boyfriend/girlfriend. You don't need to be married to have children and nobody cares if you have children without being married, or whether or not you even have children! What I think is important is to recognise that not every marriage starts happily and stays that way. The vast majority of people marry for love (or rather, cohabit because they are in love). But if a relationship starts to go wrong, neither party (the man or the woman) is locked into it. I would imagine it's rarely an easy decision to leave someone (especially if you have a house together, kids etc) but it's much worse to be forced to stay together if you can no longer stand the sight of someone! Perhaps I should also add that women have the same legal rights as men in the UK. A woman will retain her property, and generally custody of children in the case of separation or divorce. Courts often decide how often a father can see the children and who should pay what for "maintenance". I know that customs and beliefs are very different in other countries. For a start, our laws and customs tend not to be based on religion, but rather on the rights and responsibilities of the individual. The Bible (or any other religious work) is not used in law-making. And maybe because of this, it's our civic life which is more important. Women are expected to play a full part in society, to work, to vote, to decide their own destiny. There are no particular expectations that women will want to get married or to have children, for example. Of course, many do, but you're not seen as strange if you decide that motherhood isn't for you! This risks getting very long, so I'm going to finish writing here. Many thanks for your patience iin getting to the end! Best wishes Clare

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Andrew June 28th 2010 Dear Clare and Behnam,

I think that people's attitude to a marriage as an institution in Russia is more or less the same as in UK. Young couples feel free to live together without of stamps in passport if they don't like to marry. Nobody denounce a woman for having a child with no having a husbond. The difference is that we Russians are still not in habit to solve our problems with a marriage in a court. Well, maybe it's a question of time. Best wishes, Andrew

behnam June 29th 2010 Hi Shokufeh, Thanks a million for replying. How are you? I hope you are happy and healthy, enjoying your holidays. Would you please do me a favour and write longer posts? Don't tell me you have got no topics! For example, you can write about your plans in the summer; you can write about your favourite season, etc. You are free to write about whatever you like, but please write longer posts. Your English is very good. I am sure, it is easy for you to write long posts. If you have got any difficulties in writing, please let me know. Thank you for showing interest in this thread. Have you read all posts? Do you read posts regularly? How and when did you find this site? Looking forwards to your response. All the best, Behnam, 29 June 2010

behnam June 29th 2010 Hi Kamelia, How are things? I hope everything is going well with you. So many thanks for the interesting posts. As a habit, we often nag about time! It is a common phrases for people to say, 'Bekhoda saram shologhe, forsate sar kharundan nadaram!' (Swear to God, I'm very busy, I have got lots of things to do, I haven't got a minute to call my own!). I think, it is a matter of

time managing rather than the lack of time itself! :):):) It might be better to sleep one hour later, and then to make time to share something with your friends, who are looking forwards to hearing from you. :):):) How to convert potential energy into kinetic one? It is quite difficult! For some people, it is even impossible. :):):):):) You should know, you are not an ordinary member of this thread. You are a skillful gardener, and people count on you. You should also know, your credibility is much higher than mine, since you are potential professor in the English language. You have ability in teaching, and capability of being a leader in this thread. :):):):) Your answer, in particular your last paragraph was rather cold. This is my feeling. I hope I am wrong with my feeling. Don't take my words into your hearts. I am trying to make you react! :):):)(excite). Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 29 June 2010 P.S. It seems this is the 7000th post, or this post will make the number become 7000. You see, how lucky you are! :):):):):):):)

Bluegreen June 29th 2010 Dear Behnam, Hi there.How are you doing? Thanks a million for reading my post and answering to that. It is so nice of you to tell me how to get this energy work. LOOOL I'm just kidding. Look I know it sounded a bit cold but I really can't be cold with you. I mean as it is impossible for some people to change this potential in to kinetic energy, it's hard for me to be cold to you! Whether you believe it or not but you're my only friend who I learn a lot from! You are exactly a real professor as you mentioned. Oh and here's the thing I'm really sorry if I sounded rude. My bad! Honey, about that energy, and about the thread (if by energy you mean writing in the thread more often)I really agree. Sometimes I'm in no mood for writing due to some reasons, and again if I want to explain the reasons you're going to call them EXCUSES! LOOL But anyways, I'll try the best I can. Oh and about those flattering. Look ostad, I am just (JUST) a freshman student and nothing in English! I just can try my best, and most of the times my failure teaches me how to go on. And now these days I really am nothing comparing to you. You've gained a

lot of knowledge and I'm really proud of you in this way. I really wish that you go on further more and do better than this. And about the excitement, LOOOL, yeah I figured out the trick after I read your post. Thanks: D Waiting impatiently to read from you, Sincerely, Kamelia

elham_z June 29th 2010 My dearest Grandpa, It is the second day after your death and I don't know if I can write to you here, trying to calm myself down. Dear Grandpa, I had no time to say Goodbye to you last day, when you were suffering so terribly from pain that you didn't even hear me saying hello to you. I was happily writing to my friend Kamelia at home that my aunt called and asked me to want my dad going there( your home), cause you had wanted my dad to come to you thinking of a solution for your pain. I entered your room hearing you saying to my dad: Haj Hoseyain Im dying in a moment from pain. After a while I sat beside you I touched your head and said: Helloooooo dear grandpa, it is me Elham; but you didn't hear and I never forget that Aghajunam even at that terrible moment of having pain your lips were moving repeating Allah's name. Dear Grandpa, it is my first experience of loss of a beloved one. You are the first grandparent I've ever lost. It may seem cruel but believe me if one of the other three grandparents passed away, I would just say my grandpa or my grandma passed away, I got so sad but I would thought with myself that he/she was old and sick. But my dear Grandpa you were something. ( I can't believe myself using past tense for you).Although you had cancer and you were hardly sick but we never thought of you as you are in your passing away process , we couldn't even hardly think about your death. Do you remember our last meeting before your surgery when you told me: ( Man mikham zende bemunam saro samun greftane shoma dokhtara ro bebinam) I want to live enough so that I can see your marriages ? Can you remember what I told you in response: ( malume, aghajun miyay sare sofre aghde khodam, khodet bayad ejaze bedi bale begam) you have to be present at my engagement ceremony to allow me to say Yes. Then we laughed a lot. From that moment on I was sure that you stay alive hopefully. But , Emmmm, Ok , when you are not still alive , it means Im never going to get married ;if I was supposed to , you should have stayed alive.

Dear Grandpa, do you know how I spent last night before sleeping? I tell you. After seeing all those screams and cries by your children, after meeting you for last time with your eyes closed for ever, after seeing how they put you in the grave and purred soil on you, after sitting by your grave side kissing soils on your grave, after having the dinner of your death, after coming back home in tears when I was laying in my bed looking at complete moon in the sky, I thought of my own death. Let me tell you what I thought about exactly. I told myself: ( good for my Grandfather. He spent all his life hardworking, praying God, always keeping his lips moving saying God's name. at that last meeting of us ,he told me dear Elham I have harshly lived, I at times ask God why I should have had such a difficult life, why so much hardships, why all that hard workings for all my family members . After having heard such claim by you and after seeing all those terrible pain before your death, I remembered this: ( Harke dar in bazm mogharab tar ast , jame bala bishtarash midehand ) the more dear you are, the more pain you have to suffer from. My grandfather never sat aside like me thinking where I am , what I am doing, where I go after life in this world, who is God, who I am , what I should do . HE LIVED HIS LIFE. He did what ever he could. He was a right man. And he died in a way that I am sure he is going to be relaxed and in peace. But how about me? I was so scared last night, thinking Im going to die someday. I hated this world. It is a really ugly (puch) place. And I felt this sentence from Koran with all my heart and soul: Ya ayyohanase, antomol fogharaa elallah . (All people in the world, you are poor to God). Some times we feel what we have heard differently. Last night I was so scared truely feeling my need and being nothing. And what calmed me was another sentence. This one is in my idea king of sentences of Koran , it makes me shaking repeating it: Ya ayatohannafsol motmaena , erjeiee ela rabbeka razziyatan marzziya .( The relieved soul , come back to your God while he is satisfied with you and you are satisfied too.). This is what makes me hopeful to life when I see there is a probability of getting satisfied and being accepted satisfyingly. My loving Grandpa, I never believe that you are dead; you are alive always in all our minds and hearts. Aghajunam never forget to pray for us, sometimes I just came to you to ask you pray for me. I am not exaggerating, I am not either flattering, all we had was because of your presence and prayers. It's a pity that while all family members came to hospital to visit you, I stayed at home to write for thread and I missed hearing your talking and good bye once more, But dear lovely Grandpa, I never ever ever forget what you advised me at that last meeting of us when you called me near you and seriously told me: Elham baba, take everything you want in your life from your mother's prayers for you. You repeated firmly: Mother, Mother, Mother. You advised me to respect her and serve her more than anything else in the world. So dear Grandpa pray for me having this chance to take your advice. Loveliest Grandpa, I know time will hill and pain will fade, but the memories never will. We will always keep your name alive , we will say to our children to know you and keep your name alive and we will firmly order them to say to their children to know you and keep your name alive. * Kojast anke be anduhe raftanash nagah, hezar ghafele eshgh ra parishan kard

* Kojast anke payam avare shekoftan bud, che kas bahare ma ra zire khak penhan kard Love you dearly; elham

Bluegreen June 29th 2010 Dear Aseman, Hi there. How are you? I really hope that everything?s going on totally fine with you. I wanted to welcome you sooner but I couldn?t and am sorry for that. But your poem brought me an awesome excuse. I really liked it. It was inspiring. Thanks for that. Oh and I was reading your posts and I found out that you?re studying Biotechnology. I?d heard about your major and found out that it must be really interesting. But you know what? I thought it might be about using microbes in order to produce new things. There was this professor called Nasrin e Moazzemi and she had an article in the newspaper about how to use microbes in new works and products. I can?t remember the details but there was an interesting fact there. She said that she owned a big collection of microbes! And that was really amazing to me. So we have another big scientist here. Good for us :) Anyways, I really wish to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

setayesh June 29th 2010 Hi Clare, Many thanks for pursuing my problem. You're a kind and supportive lady.I'm writing this post into notepad then I'm going to past it on thread's box. I really don't know what will happen when I push the send botton. To be honest I don't face any problem whenever I write directly on thread. As you can see most of my posts have no problem since I write the directly on reply box. But sometimes while I'm writing, some emergency happens that make me leave my PC so I have to save my writing somewhere in order to complete it later. Rewriting all I have written already is a laborious work. So I must find a solution for this matter.

And about World Cup matches, I like Brazilian football more than others, but I haven't watched its games during this period. I've heard that Argentina plays much better than Brazil. There are lots of people who think Argentina will be the winner. What about you? Who do you predict to be winner? And who do you like most to wine? To tell the truth, I'm not a football fan but there are some football teams which I like to fallow their games, one of them was England which has some great footballer who I do admire. Hope to hear from you soon, All the Best, Setayesh,29 June 2010 P.S: Dear Clare, don't put yourself in trouble alot to solve the problem, since this problem just happens in my posts it's probably related to the soft ware that I use.

setayesh June 29th 2010 Wow! No question mark! That's it! Finally it worked. Thank you dear Clare,

setayesh June 29th 2010 Dear Elham, I've just read your post. It was with a great sense of loss when I heard of your grandpa's death. I wanted to let you know that you have our greatest sympathy, and our hearts are truly saddened. It seems that your grandpa was more than just a nice grandpa to you.May God give you strength. If there is anything that we can do to help you, please do not hesitate to write us at anytime, even if it is only to talk. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. With my deepest sympathy,

Setayesh,29 June 2010

setayesh June 29th 2010 Dear Kamelia, Thank a lot for your post to me. It's very nice when you start speaking with girls it lasts for hours, feel free honey! Setayesh is a good listener :):);) I do agree with you about the environment of this nice thread. Dear kamelia, it is about 2 weeks that my new english course has stared, there are just 9 of us in a class. Our teacher is a very nice lady, she is Indian. Although everything is ok there but I do not feel relax. There is a problem.:(:( To be honest, I have done my best to get on well with one of my classmates who is a very good student, but it doesn't work. She is a very talented girl, I was so happy to find finally someone like her in my class as she is so active and knowledgeable. But unfortunately it seems that she thinks I am her opponent.:( :( I have nothing! I was away from English class for 3 months, you can see its awful affects on my writings as well. I even have forgotten some simple rules. I don't know why she treats in this way. At first I thought it is just a wrong feeling of mine so I tried to ignore and pretend as if I don't understand. But these days I've found it annoying. She is really on my nerve.:(:( I did all I could do to make this friendship a bit friendly. But it seems the more I try the less I gain. I really don't know how to mange this situation, if you have any tips that can help me I would be so glad to know them. Hope to hear from you as soon as possible. All the best, Setayesh,29 June 2010

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Andrew June 29th 2010 Dear Setayesh, People generally have enough troubles inside of their restricted circle of contacts: it is not easy to be always good for your children, parents, spouse or a friend.

Don't waste your time that to gain confidence with a person who just doesn't like you or, maybe, who is scared of a fair competition. Trust me, we should neither escape problems nor look for them. My teacher said me long ago: "Andrew, don't avoid to become a friend of some poisonous people. You can learn many things from them, things that you hardly ever learn from the sweetest and nicest people. Take it easy if they treat you as if you are nothing. And for God's sake, don't copy them!" So I re-address this advice to you. Just remember, some sort of people is really hard to tame. Sometimes it would be better just to let them alone. Yours sincerely, Andrew

Clare June 29th 2010 Hi Elham I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. You are in my thoughts. Clare -Clare, english-at-home.com

Bluegreen June 29th 2010 Dear Elham,

Oh dear lovely friend. I just read your post and you can't imagine how sad I got hearing that you've lost your dearest grandpa. Honey I know how you feel and I know that how much hard it is for you. Well it is the first time for you that you're suffering from this pain but it isn't for me. I've seen two before and now there's just one of my grandma's alive and every time I wish her longevity, health and happiness by all means. Honey I was about 8 years old when I lost my grandpa on my mother's side. You can't even imagine how much I suffered. Crying every time and wanting God to bring him back to me. I even used to trick others and wake up in the middle of the night then went to his room and sleep on his bed. I thought that one night he might come back and be right there near the window which he always used to watch me out while playing in the yard.

I really wish that you accept my honest condolences, and please do not hesitate to write to any of us if you feel calmer talking about this painful event. All my sympathy to you in this trying time. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help. May he rest in peace Sincerely, Kamelia P.S. Shayad vaghean rahat nabashe be englisi bekham begam cheghadr motassefam. Ama Elham joon midunam ke barat sakhte.Bayad bahash kenar biai azizam. Maham inja hastim komaket mikonim.

behnam June 29th 2010 Dear Elham, I was so sorry and sad to hear about the death of your grandfather; please accept my condolences. I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy for the death of him.:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:( Behnam, 29 June 2010

setayesh June 29th 2010 Dear Behnam, How are you my dear brother? I hope all is well with you. Could you please do me a favor and read my post to dear Kamelia? I really need you guidance about that matter. I'm impatiently waiting to hear from you. All the best, Setayesh, 29 June 2010

aseman7 June 29th 2010 Dear elham I was really sorry to hear about.I remember my grandfather's death. God's mercy to the your grandfather

behnam June 29th 2010 Hi Setayesh, In answer to your question, I should say in such situation I often completely ignore him or her. The best answer to proud people is ignoring them. It should be kept in mind that humility is a virtue, but sometimes being humble is considered naivety and stupidity. You have tried to show her your friendship and kindness. It seems that she cannot detect those signal. Do not try to repair her detector, ignore her. If she is a respectable person, she will get the point of the ignorance. Otherwise, she doesn't deserve to be your friend. Ignore her, it will work! Keep in mind the golden role which is about catching a butterfly. If you try to catch a butterfly, it will fly. Ignore it and be silent, it will come and sit on your shoulder. As a role, at first try to extended the hand of friendship, if s/he clenches her/his fits, you should clench your fist too. Otherwise, you will lose the battle. I am sure about it. Why are you that eager to make friends with her? Don't you think that it may sound strange? Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 29 June 2010

behnam June 29th 2010 Hi Ghazal, Thank you very much for the lovely posts. I have missed you terribly. You made me very happy by coming back. I love poems, but I just copied it from a magazine, and pasted it here.:):):) Your poems about real friends were wonderful. I do agree with you. You are going to take a trip. Would you mind telling us where? I hope you will enjoy your holidays. Have a nice trip.

Hope to hear from you soon. All the best, Behnam, 29 June 2010

ghazal June 29th 2010 Dear friends Hi,I hope you enjoy your life.there is my opinion about last topic: Some people feel that entertainers are paid too much money. perhaps some entertainers have difficult position in their life and they really work hard so pay much money is their rights but it?s not true for every persons.some footballer are paid TOO MUCH MONEY,why?their work is hard! many persons have hard work and I think this destroy equilibrium in society. police and doctor and nurse and,??must have high salary and some entertainers that work hard too. THANKS for reading sincerely ghazal

ghazal June 29th 2010 Dear Aseman hi,thanks million for your nice poem. sincerely ghazal

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ghazal June 29th 2010

Dear Elham Oh honey.I'm really sorry . I lost my grandfather and grandmother many years ago and I couldn't see them. I think about them and I can just go and visit them in cemetery. but I have another grandfather and grandmother.you know I think they are big gift that God gave us and they are really talent from God. two years ago I lost my uncle,last night for his life.I and myfather went to see him in his house.when he saw us with low voice said:welcome come and sit near me. he couldn't move and slept in bed and for long time he didn't trim so my father did and washed his face . we came back to home and next night I lost him he didn't have childeren so loved us to much and we loved him too. You know after that even when I thougth that face those eyes and those hands were under soil .................. Oh my God just God helped me and after some days I saw him in my dream when I slept.he was good and healthy with out pain . so I hope God help you too and I'm sure it happen (elham azizam hata fekr kardan be az dast dadane pedarbozorg shadidan azaram mide mitonam darket konam ama motmaen bash jaye hameye pedarbozorgha beheshte pas say kon kenar biyay ba in vagheiyate talkhe zendegi) sincerely ghazal

metzean June 30th 2010 Dear Behnam

Hoping you are doing fine and healthy . I took a 7 days trip toward Mashad through north beach beside the Caspian sea, it is said that traveling to Mashad is the pilgrimage for poor people who desire to visit Mecca, people who have lack of money .Also there is another problem for going to Mecca. It was said to me that if I enroll in Hajj Organization for going to Mecca , my turn will be the next 17 years, so it is supposed that I never meet God at his house since I can't be enough patience to wait for 17 years .

As I returned home, I opened the thread and got happy to see how much it was active ,how many pages have been covered and all friends are here again around professor Behnam . I read some parts of writings ,the subject that was discussed between you and Clare and I should cry for the people of England as I read the Clare's post that explianed what system of marriage and having children is now dominated in England. The system that strongly against Islamic belief and also Christianity and this is a disaster which has made by that people If they think what is the result of having such a system for next generation, people of next generation who don't know who is their father or mother or both of them, people who grow up without feeling of having parents-the lack of deep affection which is given by parents ,so when they grow up they will be nothing more than a robot in from of human, because their feelings was killed by their predecessors and this is the last era that they have something which is called Family, as you always say ,they should look it up ,this word, from dictionary. What you mentioned about that article about marriage and longevity of women life , I can't believe it either. I think some cognoscenti who should help their society. They conversely write to encourage people to refrain from marriage by bringing some funny reason and statistics ,but why they write in this way ,because the never think about the result of their writing but only the money ,they don't think about the affection of their writing to the future of their society ,they only think about the mony they receive and they write in away that attract more customer. We should appricaite the societies in which children still lie on their parent arms and on father's day they have father who pay homage to them even by giving them a branch of flower or a pair of socks. The most enjoyable time for child is when he/she lie beside his father ,put his head on his arm and smell him, also how we can forgot when we embraced by our mothers or sometimes that we spoil ourselves like a child and demur to eat and drink , but our mother cares us with love. Some parents care about their children even when the childern grow up to the age of 40 , and this is what Islam has advised. What do you think about new system of having childern in England? All the best Mohsen

shanar June 30th 2010 Dear behnam (naje san? Oshakhlar , ana ova yakhshide? Oh no I'm not good in this lovely language I must work on it if my father has time .i'm sorry). Hiiiiiii honey. How are you? what's up? I hope you are fine as always.

After a long time I come back again because I really miss you and other friends. I was busy so I couldn't came here cause of my exams and even after that ,when I come back home I found that my uncle and his wife with their little and lovely son was coming back from mecca and ohhhhhhhh again I must help in order to clean their house and do some work and again I couldn't come here . after that for 3 days I went to my grandfather and grandmother house and live with them because I really miss them and I love them so much. They are very kindly especially my grandfather. So after a long time I get a chance to come here and write for you .actually each day when I had a time even a little time I was coming here and reading your posts and your excellent essays. You are very great in eng. It's wonderful man!!! I have many things to do in summer and I wish I could come here as soon as possible to write here. * Have a nice time * Respectfully Shanar ;)

shanar June 30th 2010 Dear kamelia Hiiiiiiiiiiiii myyyyyyyy beeeeeeeeeeesssssssssttt frieeeend How are you honey? I miss you a lot. What are you doing these days? How are sadaf , your father and mother? Say my hello to them. Yesterday my sister and I went to pool and I wanted to say you and sadaf coming with us but because our going was without any befor-planning so I couldn't call you. But come on when you have free time? Oh and even shahrzad ,she has konkur this week yea? I wish she get a high and good

result. Come on girl!! Shahrzad,sadaf,you and me wooooow we can have a wonderful day in a pool. Talk with her and planning for pool if you agree? I really miss you looool * Have a nice time * respectfully Shanar ;)

metzean June 30th 2010 Dear Elham, I have not read your post yet ,but I know that you lost your grandpa, I want to express my deep sorrow and pray for him , I am sure God bless his soul. The elders in Iranian family are very important and they are respected till the time of death, May God gives you enough pateince to talorate your great loss Mohsen

behnam June 30th 2010 Hi Clare, Thank you for the time you spent on following the discussion. It was a great honour for me to discuss a serious social problem with you. I won't interrupt you anymore, just answer to a few questions which always are in my mind. Before asking the questions, I would like to say that there are just some questions, I am not criticising by asking them. Please kindly answer to the following questions: 1) What do women think about the relationship between families? Are they satisfied with the situations? 2) When men and women can cohabit, live together without getting married, can have children without getting married, can be boyfriends and girlfriends, can get whatever they expect from the opposite sex; what makes them get married? It is really confusing.

3) When a man can live with his girlfriend, with his love, forever, without getting married; when he can cohabit, can have children that his partner looks after them. Finally, when a man can have whatever he expects from the opposite sex without getting married, what else does he need? What makes him marry to someone? What is his responsibility? 4) Don't you think that it is against women's rights rather than for? Don't you think that women are fooled by men? Oh my God, a man can have love with his love, then she gives birth to a baby, then the man can go because the baby is for his/her mother. The man just may pay some money from time to time! Don't you think that the UK is like heaven for men? 5) I wish I could meet some of those men who think of marriage in the UK. I wish I could ask them this question: Why do you marry? For making love? You can do it. For children? You can have them. For love? You can have it. For...? Honestly tell me, what makes you be married? It is really confusing. I would appreciate it if someone could answer to those questions. Do you know what more confusing is? It is much more confusing when I notice women are satisfied with such laws. They think they have freedom. They think they have received their rights!!!!!!! Crafty men! You have made the earth like heaven for yourself. Crafty foxes, your action is like killing someone while s/he thanks you for killing. How intelligent you are! I wish I were in the UK. :):):):):):):):):):) Waiting impatiently for the answers. All the best, Behnam, 30 June 2010

sahand June 30th 2010 Dear Elham I'm writing this post to express my deep sorrow and sincere sympathy for your loss. A shock it was, to read the post about your grandpa yet we joy knowing he has gone to a better land. May the lord bless him the peace in heaven. Please, accept my condolence. Sincerely;

Sahand

Bluegreen June 30th 2010 Dear setayesh,

Hi honey. How are you? I hope everything's going on very well with you. About your problem. I know it might be hard to believe but, to tell you the truth. I've been studying in these institutes for seven years. There's nothing that I haven't seen from these girls. When you really get down to business, then you know that who are your friends and who are exactly the vice versa LOOOL You keep going and then suddenly here comes this girl who seems much higher, better, and she's kind and humble in appearance but nothing inside! She's jealous, dark, hard to get along and so on. I know, I understand. One of my friends once said that these kind of students are really attractive as sins are LOOOL. Maybe she was right. and maybe that's the answer to Dear Behnam's last question. Dear Setayesh, actually I totally believe in what Behnam said. I really couldn't agree more with that. Because that is the only way it works. You just do your best and NEVER EVER leave what you like just for the sake of not having the ability to compete or being hurt by others. Don't let her hurt your feelings or pride. Your English is really nice; however, you can try even better than this and be the first person in your class. Look even now in the university I have problems with such kind of people. But now on it doesn't hurt me much as it did before. Why? well just because I've tried my best to build the ground work for this self-confidence! Just avoid her, never think of her. It's just the way all classes are. And not only in classes but wherever you go you find these people around. Hope to read from you so soon, Sincerely, Kamelia

Bluegreen June 30th 2010 Dear shanar,

Oh my god. You're back. Hiiiiiiiiiiiii there. How's everything going on? Where've you been girl? It seems like you were even busier than me. But so glad that you were busy

with fun actions. Visiting grannies, going to parties, etc. Good for you. So I hope you're having fun these days. So you and your sister went to the swimming pool the very last day, huh? Good for you. Believe it or not but we two here were seeking partners LOOOL. I wish I had called you. I really wish I did! But hey, that sounds fun. Maybe we did it next time. Honey due to upcoming trip to Mazandaran and Guilan I don't think I'll be able to do it. At least two weeks from now on. But t