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

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sd.ss 28 March, 2013 - 06:49

I'm pretty good Demy. what about u? are u from? i'm from Pakistan bt lives in saudia arabia

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Demy 28 March, 2013 - 13:06

Hi, sd.ss! I am good too :) I am from Ukraine. Do you know about this country? (Because not everybody know ;))))) I know about Pakistan and Saudia arabia. I even have some friends from Pakistan. I know, that it's very beautiful country.
How old are you? What is your hobby? What languages do you speak?
Looking forward to your answer;).

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sd.ss 1 April, 2013 - 08:36

yeah I know about your country bt just a little bit thanx. I'm 16 years old and you? My hobby is playing with kids and passing time on computer and learn English bt I'm not good in english and what's ur hobby? In Pakistan we Speaks Urdu Punjabi and Sindhi and u? thanx for ur reply

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Demy 1 April, 2013 - 09:30

sd.ss, I am 15 years old. We are all most coevals ;) And I don't think, that your English is bad. Your English it's very good, really. I know, that languages you speak are very different from English. I speak Russian , Ukrainian - it's my native languages and I can speak Greek. Now I study English and I found it very intresting! My hobby it's to listen music and sing ;) Without singing I can't imagin my life. And do you like to listen music? What songs are your favourite?

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Demy 24 March, 2013 - 10:33

Hi, buddy!!!
My favourite food it's cheese!! Without it, i really can't live... So I like to test new cheese, especially from different countries. My favourite kind it's Halloumi. It's cyprus cheese. It is made from a mixture of goat and sheep milk, but sometimes contain cow's milk. Have you tried this cheese? Do you like it?
I have wathed this video, it's so great!!!! He's very cool guy. And very handsome))) I think many people from your country is beautiful, because they have espesially black hair and brown eyes. But when I have ask some of my Azerbaijan friends about it, they say, that Ukrainian people also beautiful. I hope, that they don't tell lie))) So, this song it's from Eurovision. This song it's fom Ukraine - Zlata Ognevich - Gravity.
I am not fun of sport... But I am often go in fitness club to be healthy. In winter I like ski. But I can make it even now, because in my country now it's very snowly... It's Ukrainian spring)))) In summer I like to run. I run all most every morning wih my friends.
What is your favourite kind of sport? Do you like it? Did you wathed this song? Can you tell me more names of Azerbaijan songs? I think, that soon I will be Azerbaijan music fun)) It's true)) Thank you))

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ellen 23 March, 2013 - 16:40

Hello my bestfriend Demy.
I movies not so much. Because,I do not enjoy the cinema. But, I look at most of your favorite movies, actors and actresses ~Nicole Kidman, Ancelina Colie, Bradd Pitt, Tom Cruse, Jeniffer Lopez and s.on.
I like a lot of songs. I advise to you that, in YouTube Farid Mammadov Listen ~Hold me~ song.
Liked?
My favorite food potato.And you?
Do you like sport?
What kind of sport do you go in for?
What Winter or summer sport do you like best?
Thank you..........................

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Demy 22 March, 2013 - 12:49

Hi, buddy!!!
I am very glad that you like singing!!) IT'S GREAT! My biggest dream it's to enter to University(as you) and travel all around the world... I hope that our dreams become truy as soon as possible))))
If really enter to University it's not only our dreams... In my country at the present time it's very hard to enter to University free (without paying money). Because we have'nt a lot free places and I have big competition. So is it the same in your country?
I haven't favourite actors, because I not often wath movies....
And can you say me some names of your favourite songs? I will wath it in YouTube. And did you wath the video for song,that I have written you before??? What is your favourite food?
I am weitiing foor yooour answeeer..................

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ellen 21 March, 2013 - 13:24

Hello my dear friend Demy.
Ooo...I like very singing.I keep a diary. It is very nice.I write what happens on a daily basis.The biggest dream is to enter Univercity.And you?
I would like to study in England or America.
Do you like the actors and actresses?
Thank you..........................

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AlinaKho 20 March, 2013 - 08:28

I live in Far Eastern part of Russia. It takes only 30 minutes to get to China. I've been there couple of times.

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Demy 19 March, 2013 - 13:56

Hey,ellen!! In my country now it's cold. It's a little hire than 0. Usualy Ukraine has moderate climate. In the summer it's hot (sometimes even too much like in Africa), in winter it's snowly and VERY,VERY cold, I don't like it.... But it's only my opinion.
My grandmather live in Italy. But I visit her sometimes. I like Italy!! I don't keep a diary. Favourite coloures of me it's crimson and other bright coloures. I don't know yet about my future education... Where it will be and in what country... But I would like to study in England or Singapur. It is me cherish dream)
And do you keep a diary? What is your cherished dreams? Do you like to sing?And I remember one Ukrainian song for you: Злата Огневич ''Зозуля''(cuckoo). You can try to find it in YouTube.
Your Ukrainian friend..... I am weiting for your answer........

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MissF 19 March, 2013 - 07:43

I'm from central Asia and I had thought that UK and France had many in common. Is there here who had been in UK?

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ellen 18 March, 2013 - 13:16

Hello, my dear friend.Thanks for answering the question.I also like the high heel shoes put on. In fact, the sport shoes like manner.Temperature is hot in Azerbaijan mostly especially. In winter, the weather is rainy. İt sometimes snow.I also like the climate.I have relatives in other countries. For example, the Russia and other places.
I was the last question:Who are you like external appearance?
Do you have relatives from another countries?
What is the temperature in your country now?
Do you keep a diary?
What color clothes do you prefer?
What would you like to country education?
Your Azerbaijanian friend~~~

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Demy 17 March, 2013 - 13:17

Hi ellen! Yes,I am good)
I have heard about this holiday before. Thanks for explaining now I know even more. Maybe I will come and celebrate it in Azerbaijan)))))) I can't say about the biggest native Ukrainian holiday... Because I don't celebrate some of them. But mostly our holidays it's Christian holidays, that celebrate not only in our country... For example Easter or New Year or Christmas or Internetional woman's Day. You can ask why I don't celebrate some of them? Because in Ukraine people in West have some different holidays from people in East. Half of our country speak Ukrainian and half Russian. I speak russian. But I speak ukrainian as well as my muther language. So different parts of Ukraine have different holidays)
The Ukrainian flag consists of two horizontal stripes of equal width. One blue(it's sky) and one yellow(it's wheat).The National Emblem is a trident.
Ooo,yes I like high heel shoes!! I am tall, so I don't need to were it everyday. But sometimes I like to were, especialy for evening. And what about you? Do you like it?
I am sorry I don't understand last question... Can you explain me what do you mean?
What is the temperature in your country now? Do you like your country climat? Or would you like to change your permanent place of resident? Do you have relatives from another countries?
Your Ukrainian friend)))))))

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ellen 15 March, 2013 - 16:01

I am SORRY.....I have written too much.....I don't think,that it will be so.......
Thank you..........................

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ellen 15 March, 2013 - 15:59

Hello my dear friend. How are you?I believe that good.
Demy my style is very changeble.I put on day in the life style of the sport. I also called the stylish girl.
Everybody approves put on. I prefer the winter, the black-colored clothing.But I like prefer to more open colours in summer. My best style is Europeinian style and American style!!!
My favourite coloures is crimson, grey and black(It is for winter). Mostly it's bright coloures.
There are a lot of holidays in Azerbaijan. The holidays Ramazan holiday, Kurban holiday(feast of all Moslem world)
Republic Day holiday, and so on.
You have heard about Novruz holiday probably . Novruz holiday is the national holiday of Azerbaijan.

Novruz in Azerbaijan is referred to as Novruz Holiday. Novruz is a traditional [[Azeri] holiday, which celebrates the New Year, and the coming of Spring. When Azerbaijan was part of the Soviet Union, celebration of Novruz was generally unofficial, and at times even prohibited.[1] Currently in Azerbaijan, Novruz is treated as an official public holiday.
Usually preparation for Novruz begins a month prior to the festival. Each of forthcoming 4 weeks is devoted to one of the four elements and called accordingly in Azerbaijan. Each Tuesday people celebrate the day of one of the four elements - water, fire, earth and wind.[3] People do house cleaning, plant trees, make new dresses, paint eggs, make national pastries such as shakarbura, pakhlava and a great variety of "national cuisine".[4] Wheat is fried with kishmish (raisins) and nuts (govurga). As a tribute to fire-worshiping every Tuesday during four weeks before the holiday kids jump over small bonfires and candles are lit. On the holiday eve the graves of relatives are visited and tended.[5]
Novruz is a family holiday. In the evening before the holiday the whole family gathers around the holiday table laid with various dishes to make the New Year rich. The holiday goes on for several days and ends with festive public dancing and other entertainment of folk bands, contests of national sports. In rural areas crop holidays are marked.[6]
The decoration of the festive table is khoncha, a big silver or copper tray with Samani placed in the centre and candles and dyed eggs by the number of family members around it. The table should be set, at least, with seven dishes. Childrens likes this holiday.So I do.We will celebrate this holiday in 1-2 day, 19 of the March that is.
And What is the biggest national holiday in Ukranie?
What is the national emblem of Ukranie?
Do you like high heel shoes?
You like the most whoms you according to outward appearance?
Please answer.....

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Demy 11 March, 2013 - 10:56

Hi ellen) You have a new picture of your cat!!! I llliiikkee it soo muchhh!!!!!
My style is very changeble. I can't were everyday only sport clothes or dresses. Every day I try to be different. I like to make new hairstyles. I like accesories and I have a lot of it) I like to were not tipical clothes as everybody. The best style is Europeinian style!! It is cool!!! So just for everyday I prefer kajual style. For going in tinager concerts or same like, it I prefer to were something bright and original. For evening it's always wonderful dresses. I ike it)) So brifly saying, people around always tell me that I am fashion girl. I hope that it's true)))
And I can't say what clothes I prefer more winter or summer. Because in winter you can were cousy sweters and in summer bright tops and sunglasses. Now I am weiting for more hot temperature. Because now it's spring but we have snow) My favourite coloures is crimson, blue and broun (It is for winter). Mostly it's bright coloures.
What is the temperature in your country? What about your style of clothes? What coloures is your favourite? Do people in your country are mostly fashioned? What is the biggest national holiday in Azerbaijan?

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ellen 8 March, 2013 - 16:41

Welcome demy. Thank you. I collect interesting information into their leisure time on the internet. Of course, I love music. I love music, especially pop. Visible so a lot of countries. I have been to the Islamic Republic of Iran. In the future, the United States, Japan and the UK want to be.
İf you prefer to wear the most style?
If you do like winter clothes and summer clothes?
What are the colors like?
Please answer.....

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glinda 7 March, 2013 - 14:26

i just want to say that we can t call beautiful a thing that is ugly, not a dirty thing. tirana is very beautiful, but we should take care of it and keep it clean.

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Demy 6 March, 2013 - 14:23

Hi sevka98. I can't find you in any site((( I even have tried to find your profile by your photo. I have not any profiles in Facebook or Odnoklasniki. So anyhow you can't find me in Internet... I have delete my profile in Vkontakte... Just because it bothered me a little bit) But if I will find you I can make again) So do you have a profile in Formspring or Vkontacte? I found this site just when read one article of Ukrainian rector. He wrote about the best sites to learn English. And did you cry when you wath ''Hatico''?))))) It will weit you.....

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JoEditor 7 March, 2013 - 08:45

Hi Demy,
Please remember that you can't share personal information on LearnEnglish Teens. It's great to see that you're making friends on our website and practising your English lots.
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Fairya 5 March, 2013 - 16:14

I live in France. My country's nearest neighbour are Belgium, Germany, Spain, Swiss and United Kingdom !!

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Demy 5 March, 2013 - 15:01

Hi ellen. We have long hair!!! I have been in somemany countries. For example,Greece,Italy,Russia,Turkey,Israel,Cyprus,Belarus and some others... I want to come in near future maybe in Spain and England. I hope my dream will come truy as soon as it possible) My leisure it is singing. And I like to go with my friends outside to walk and to go shopping. Also I like to listen music.
And how do you spent your free time? Have you been to foreign countries? Which countries would you like to be?

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sevka98 5 March, 2013 - 14:56

Hi Demy!!!!!how are you?Forigive me,my friend,you have given for the late reply.I looked to the cinema.I liked you very good movie.And you?Of course you can also ask for>...I entered the site by sir.And you?I thought people would be friendly and cordial.And you?You"II be able to odnaklasniki and facebook?You can countries about talking?Please answer...I weit for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ellen 4 March, 2013 - 17:14

Hi Demy.Thanks for answering the question.Thank you for such nice worlds about Azerbaijan .What about my appearance I have black and very long hair. I am middle height. I have brown eyes. I have one cat and I have one dog.Have you been to foreign countries?
Which countries want to be?
How do you spend their leisure time?
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ellen 4 March, 2013 - 17:04

Yes, Albania it is very nice country. dajana neziri What is the official language of Albania?
What is the educational system Albania?
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dajana-n 3 March, 2013 - 18:26

I live in ALBANIA in a small country , but very beautiful.ALBANIA'S nearest neighbour are KOSOVO a lovely country for me , GREECE,ITALY and another important country for me MACEDONIA.In the really MACEDONIA isn't important for me ,but important for me is the capital city,SKOPJE who speak our language.

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Demy 3 March, 2013 - 09:43

Hi ellen) Thanks for answer. I don't hear about this song. I find that Sarı Gəlin it is Azərbaycan xalq mahnısı))) I translate it like Azerbaijani folk song)))Thank you for such nice worlds about Ukraine. I like Azerbaijan as well.It is cool country!!!I likeee it!!!
What about my appearance i have light and very long hair. I am tall. I have gray-blue eyes. I have two cats!)
And what about you? You are dark hair or blonde hair ? You are tall, or undersized?What is your eyes colour? And do you have animals accept your NICE cat? What are your main features of your character? It is very intresting if I see you in real life)) But it is impossible((
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