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What's your country's nearest neighbour? Have you ever been there?

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Clecs 12 May, 2013 - 17:57

I'm from Poland and my country's nearest neighbour are Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Lithuania and Russia....uffffff :) I've been to Germany, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Russia. But I want to visit Ukraine again - I was there when I was very young, and I don't remember anything :'(

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Oliii98 8 December, 2013 - 18:32

I'm from Poland too :)
But I wasn't in as many countries as you were. I have been only to Czech Republic xD
Have a nice day :D

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ellen 3 May, 2013 - 18:30

Hello my friend.
How are you?
I am collect are singers photo.
Everywhere,For example, By the Internet, by the Magazine journals and s.on.
yes,
My favourite thing is a accesories and clothes. Also my smartfon and Tablet.
I first thing do when you wake up I doing sport and I wipe my teeth.
i last thing do before go to sleep again I wipe my teeth.
I eweryone with getting the best advice every day, I'm getting bad advice.
natural that I am not listen to them. I'm going straight path.
What is important for you in life, love or money? What is your earliest memory?
My childhood was happy and I really miss it sometimes. I was very happy.
It was the time of my life, everything was so easy than. I was loved by my whole family, and since I'm the youngest in the family,
My brothers it was 1 age
I wanted attention at every moment. I even used do wake my parents at night when I was 2 years old, in order to get their affection.
But when I think about it now, I find it crazy.
But later I changed and became less naughty, but still stubborn.
My first memory was my baptism.
I was only 1 years old, but I remember some parts, although some people think it's impossible, since it passed so many years.
I'll disappoint the romantic people, but I'm very realistic about everything, so I think that money is really important. In today's society like there's a rule that money is superior to all other things and I think it's the shame we live in that kind of society, but it's the truth and we have to face it. Without money, you can't do anything, just to be an observer, but not a participant. But I still believe in true love and think that nothing can replace it
How is it?
What the names likes you of any boy or girl likes you?
List a boy and girl name.
and
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
What's the worst advice you ever received?
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
What is the last thing you do before you go to sleep?
I witing your comment my dear friend ♥♥♥♥♥♥

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Demy 29 April, 2013 - 18:52

Hey, ellen =)
We have the time of examinations too and I already tired from it =(
Teen period isn't hard for me. I'm used to it. But sometimes i have mood swings. It's very bad ... I am not fan of Miley Cruse. So I know noyhing about her =) I collect photos of historic places all around the world. The bigest part of my collection I made by myself. But sometimes I can ask my friends to make some photos special for me =) And what about you? Do you collect something?
My opinion that the most useful job in the world is a doctor and I think that it's not only my opinion. I think that it's impossible to find more noble profession in the world, like doctor. Some years before I would like to have this occupation and I continue think about it. Maybe in future...
My favourite thing is a accesories and clothes. Also my smartfon (I think I can't live without it).
What did you want to be when you were a kid? What's the worst advice you ever received? What is the first thing you do when you wake up? What is the last thing you do before you go to sleep?
With love ♥ Demy <3

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cuty cat 27 April, 2013 - 10:41

well, i like to travel over the world..
even i have been in Ukraine three times .. i spent there my childhood years!
and i have been in Qatar, Bahrain, Morocco, Spain, and France!!!

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ellen 24 April, 2013 - 18:03

Hello my friend.
I am sorry. Because we have the time of examinations. So, I have very little enter this site.
but try tell you.How?
Demy ♥.
you hair style like Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift very nice girl. I am sure that you like her.
Demy ♥.
My hair style like Selena gomez and Carly Rae Jepsen.
you can see Selena Gomez photo. My hair style like her. How?
Demy ♥.
I dont like Psy. but ,he music very entertain.Especially, <Gangman Style>
<Gentelman> is nice singer. But ,<Gangman Style> it is veeeeeeerryy nice. It is not true?
Yes,teen period it is very nice period. I like very much period. And you?
We are identical age. It ends with understand.
How you are passing through teen period? Is it hard period for you?
Demy ♥.
Do you like Miley Cruse?
What about you know her?
Do you collect something?
What is occupations that you concider the best and useful for world?
Do you like more winter or summer or another season?
What is your favourite thing?
I witing your comment my dear friend ♥♥♥♥♥♥

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Demy 20 April, 2013 - 20:38

Hi, buddy. I didn't see you have answered so big sorry from me... I don't see plus one in my track...
You are fully right abot cirque. And I am very glad thet you like sing and dance =)
I meaned: ''Do you like to draw pictures?''. Sorry I made mistake...
So I love animals too much!!! They are so cute <3 I don't like to look after people, because it's not very intresting for me... I am calm (maybe ;) I hope so my friends think so <3
I am musical, but I can't play in musical instruments. But I have a good voice and hearing. And what about you?
My faivourite hair style is a long hair. My hair is very long and a little wavy and it's adorable for me <3 I like hair style of Taylor Swift. She has a good colour too. And what do you think?
I like PSY because he is very attractive and funny =) I like more Gangman style because it's more possitive song, but Gentleman is also good =) And what song of him do you like more?
How you are passing through teen period? Is it hard period for you?
I weiting for your answer my friend... ♥

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ellen 17 April, 2013 - 17:48

Hello my friend
★★★★★
Jo.It is not problem.
My friend i am fine today.
So do I. I don't like cirque.But I have heard that it is very entertaining circus.It is not true?
I will go to the future .It had very nice.
Yessssssssss. I like dance and singing.I feel good about myself singing and dancing.
Do you like drow? :)~I dont understand this questions, please write again.
Certanly, Azerbaijan and Ukraine are very nice country. Ukraine capital is Kiev. I think Kiev it is very nice city.I would like to be in this city in the future.
Do you like animals?
Do you like looking after people?
.Are you calm?
Are you musical?
What is your hair style or hair style look like any singer?
Do you like Psy new single?
Which is nice?
1.Gangman style
2. Gentleman
What is you think?
Please
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Demy 14 April, 2013 - 11:47

Hi, buddy ;) And thanks Jo ;)
I am fine today, thank you.
Me too I like sweets :) I can't live without it!!! I have a lot of favourite sweets, especialy chocolate ;) And me too I like tea, more than cofee.
You are my first friend too :) It's fantastic, that we found each other ;)
So I like accessories and I have too much of it. My favourite kind it's handbags, sunglasses and clocks. I were it often :)
I don't like cirque. And what about you?
About Ukraine I know all ;) Do you mean about Azerbaijan? I know, that it's beautiful country with capital is Baku. It's not very big country and people there are beautiful :) I am shure in it. Azerbaijan have wonderful and testy cuisine. I like it so much :)
How are you?
Would you like to come in future or past? Whom would you like to meet there? Do you like sing or dance? Do you like drow? :)
I am weiting for your answer, my friend :)

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Jo - Coordinator 14 April, 2013 - 10:16

Hi Ellen and Demy
I have edited your messages so that they are only in English. This is important so that everyone on the site can understand and join in if they want to.
Please read our House Rules carefully to make sure you're following them.
It's great that you're making friends on the site and thank you both for all your fantastic comments! 

Best wishes
Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens team)

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ellen 12 April, 2013 - 17:08

Hello my friend
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How are you?
I like Veryyyyyyyyyyyyyy sweets. Especially, Cake and Chocolate.And you?
I like tea.
Before I would like the milk and milk products.But, I want to now.
it is very nice tooooooooo.................
Demy do you know? you are my first site friend. it is very nice,,,,,,
I like shopping. because, i like it very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you resemble whom according to outward appearance?
Do you like wearing accessories?
And what about you? Do you like cirque?
Do you like accesories and glasses? Do you were it often? What do you know about Ukraine?
Please write back
It is true?

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ellen 8 April, 2013 - 17:02

Hello Demy.
What is the weather like?
What is the favorite sport?
Do you like milk?
Do you like Shopping?
And s.on~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Demy 9 April, 2013 - 12:36

Hi, ellen. I am very glad, that you answer me... I am OK. And what about you?
I prefer sunny and warm wether to rainy and cold. So my favourite season is summer ;) And what about you?
My favourite sport is run and I like swim, but I am not serios fun of sport. I don't like it at all....
I really like milk and I can't imagin my life without it. The same with cheese. I like it!!!
Shopping is an important part of my life, but I am not shopoholic ;) I like this timespending, because you can go with your friends and have a lot of fun! I try to be fashion girl, so shopping it's cool for me. So do you like Shopping?
I can see you have a new picture. It's very nice!!! But how is your cat? I hope, that good ;)
Do you like tea? Or you prefer coffee? Do you like milk and milk products? Do you like sweets?
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ellen 7 April, 2013 - 16:29

How you do you Demy.
I am sorry. I am late answering.
Demy I have visited many historical buildings and castles. The most beautiful of it, it's Maidan Tower!
it is very nice ancient places.

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Natalija 5 April, 2013 - 19:32

Fatmira, I didn't know that Albania's neighbour is Italy, it must be nice to have so lovely country nearby. Have you visited some of Albania's neighbours? Looking forward to your answer;).

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ziofraaank 5 April, 2013 - 18:57

This video deals about a veru rough document, actually. Here in my homecountry (Italy) there are still huge argues about being in Europe and its conseguences.
I really love how they made this video educational, politically correct and useful to master listening. Thank you BC!

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fatmira n 4 April, 2013 - 16:24

I live in albania and its' neighbours are GREECE, ITALY ,KOSOVO,MACEDONIA
My favorite countris is KOSOVO

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Natalija 2 April, 2013 - 17:56

I live in Serbia and its' neighbours are Macedonia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Hungary, Croatia and Romania. I've been in almost all of them, except Macedonia and Bosnia. I've been in Montenegro several times, and I like Bulgaria the most. That's where my father comes from. I have some relatives in Bulgaria, in Sofia, and I spend my winter holiday there. Croatia has a beautiful sea, and I like Dubrovnik and Split the most. I've been there two years ago and I'm enchanted. I've been in Temisvar(Romania), and it's a really lively city. My friend's sister studies there and it's a peaceful, but still modern city, with so many monuments to see and a splendid nature.

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Demy 31 March, 2013 - 19:59

Hi, my beautiful friend ;)
Thank you very much for this test!!! I like it ;) Every test, that I pass shows that I am a journalist... Maybe is it destiny? ;) Thanks one nore time.
I have visited many historical buildings and castles. The most beautiful of it, it's Coliseum! I am really astonished by the fact, that it's was made all by hands, without mashine... There is very special ancient atmosphere, and I still have great memories about visiting this unpredicteble and unique place!
Also I have visited Sanctuary of Demeter in Greece. It's very big and ancient historic place famous by it's beauty in every country of this world. It's take it name from Greek Godess - Δήμητρα. She is one of the most admired Olympic deities. Ancient origin of Demeter witnessed by its name (literally, "earth-mother"). This place were wonderful and unforgetable for me ;)
If I will say you every place it's will be too long ;)))
So what about you? Which historical buildings, castles have you visited? Do you like it ?
I am weiting for your answer...

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ellen 31 March, 2013 - 17:18

Hi, my beautiful friend :)
I say the answers points.
1) 10
2) 10
3) 10
4) 2
5) 20
6) 1
7) 5
8) 4
9) 5
10) 2
11) 5
12) 2
13) 2
14) 2
15) 2
16) 4
17) 4
18) 7
19) 4
20) 5
You poinys are 96.
İt is very nice performance.
I congratulate!
Result: İf your score is between 90 and 135: You like to be very busy. You like to be with people and you like organizing things for them. One of the following careers will suit you: travel agent, journalist, hotel manager, flight attendant, bus conductor, salesperson and fireman\ woman.
Do you like this game?
Which historical buildings, castles visible? It is enjoying?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please answer..........................................................................

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Demy 30 March, 2013 - 20:27

Hi, my beautiful friend :)
I live inside of the city and I like it. But I often go outside to be in harmony with nature. I like to swim in the lake or river, I like to make barbeque... It's one of the best time spending for me :)
I know Russian-it's my native, Ukrainian-it's my second native. - English it's foreign and Greek (basic knowledge), but I continue study English ;) And from the next year will study new foreign language. I hope so ;) And what about you ?
I like tests... It's great idea!!!
1.Yes (of course ;)
2.Yes
3.Yes ( I really like it! )
4.Yes
5.Yes
6.Yes
7.Yes (If you mean, that I can weit)
8.Yes
9.No
10.No (I don't know ;)
11.No (maybe)
12.Yes (Math,I love you ;)
13.Yes
14.No
15.Yes (moderately)
16.Yes
17.No
18.No
19.No
20.Yes
I look forward to your reply ;)

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ellen 30 March, 2013 - 16:54

Hello my nice friend. Thank you answering questions. I can play chess.It is deligions.
Yes,Chinise it is very difficult. Which are you know language?
I live in the village. Village it is very nice natura. Fresh weather, nice forest it is amazing. I dont very often village going outside .And you?
Demy Let us play with you.
Quiz. What you would like to be? Do you know what type of job you would like to have? Answer the questions and see what career specialist says about you. You must say Yes or No. Okey
1.Do you like to travel?
2.Do you prefer to work indoors?
3.Do you like talking to people?
4.Do you prefer to work alone?
5.Are you energetic?
6.Do you like orqanizing things?
7.Are you patient?
8.Do you like animals?
9.Are you noisy?
10.Do you like to work with your hands?
11.Are you artistic?
12.Do you like working with numbers?
13.Do you like children?
14.Do you like looking after people?
15.Are you calm?
16.Are you musical?
17.Do you like sport?
18.Do you like working at night?
19.Do you mind seeing blood?
And
20. Do you like talkind on the telephone?
I say the answers points.
See you soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ellen 28 March, 2013 - 17:45

Hi, sd.ss! How are you???I am from Azerbaijanian.How old are you?
And.........................................
Have you been to Azerbaijan?
Please answer..........................................................................

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Demy 28 March, 2013 - 13:21

Hi, my beautiful friend ;)
I completely agree with you about Eurovision. My top six it's Ukrainia, Azerbaijan Cyprus,Sweden, Greece, Serbia and Serbia. I really like them. And I like too much song, that you had adviced me. Now I am singing this song all day without stop ;)))
I can play chess, but more intresying for me it's checkers. I always win in this game :)
Yes, I can ride a horse. I often make it, because I really like this animals and I like this kind of sport. And what about you? I not often wath TV, because I don't like it. I am student of school - pupil.
I don't think, that English it's very difficalt. I never seriously study this language. I start a little only two years before. But anyhow it's need attention, because without practice you can forget everything. I know, that really difficalt language it's Chinise :))) And what do you think??? Do you like going outside of the city? Do you make it often??? What things can pick up your mood? I am weeeitiing for your answer:)

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ellen 26 March, 2013 - 17:32

Hi, my buddy!!!
I am planning to do that soon will be in Azerbaijan.
ooo.you like chese. My favorite food.
İ look your Eurovision songs. İt is cool. İ like her. She is beatiful girl. My favorite Eurovision songs Azerbaijan ,Ukrainia, Sweden,Cyprus, Serbia and Greece.
I enjoying sport. Every morning I run. All day I go in for sport. I love spotr. But, I dont like football. My favorite sports are Voleyball and Basketball. I am involved in volleyball. It is amazing. I enjoying.
What is favorite sport?
Azerbaijan songs a lot of.I advise to you to listen to the song James Arthur ~ Impossible ~ You tube watching.Do you like it?
Can you play chess?
Can you ride a horse?
How often do you watch Tv?
Are you still student?
Do you think English is difficult?
Please writing my Buddy~

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