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Задания Webilang

Администратор блога: Константин Шестаков
Webilang Activities (7)
Task 1 for Sasha
Послушай разговор в самолете. Подготовь ответы на эти вопросы уже о себе.
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What is your name?

My name is Konstantin.

Where do you live?

I live in Omsk, Russia.

How old are you?

I am 43 (forty three).

What do you do?

I teach English and Russian. I have my online language school.

Do you have a family?

Yes, I am married and I have 2 daughters.

How old are they?

9 and 11.

What do you do in your free time?

I play chess, I play squash and I watch films.
Writing Test
Write an essay of no more than 300 words about the topic:
Do you think technology is making us more or less social?
American and Americans Today, Fall 2013, course feedback survey
America and Americans Today at Webilang.com, Fall 2013

Course Feedback Survey

As a participant in the course, your opinion is highly valued. smile Please answer the following questions in as much detail as you can provide. If you don't feel like publishing your answer, please send your feedback to Konstantin Shestakov as a private message via Webilang

1. What topics did you enjoy most in the course?

2. What were the most useful assignments for you and why? What were the least useful and why?

3. What were the most effective uses of technology in the course, in your opinion, and why? What were the least effective and why?

4. How did you feel about interactions with your overseas instructors during virtual group meetings –
a) at the beginning of the course
b) and now, at the end of the course?

5. Did you feel that you had more or less opportunity to practice your language skills in this course, compared to other language courses you’ve taken?

6. Do you have any comments on how the course was structured and organized? What would you change, add, or do differently in the course?

7. Have you found this program to be beneficial in terms of exposure to American culture and if so, in what way? What struck you most in terms of comparisons of Russian and American culture?

8. What was the most challenging aspect of the course and how did you cope with it?

9. Would you say that taking this course will help you to be a better language and culture learner? If so, in what way? Please elaborate.

10. Would you recommend this course to others?

11. Would you say that taking this course will help you improve your professional skills? If so, in what way? Please elaborate.

12. Rate the following questions on a scale of 1-10.
On a scale of 1 - 10 (1 - least likely) how likely are you to take a similar language course in the future? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 very likely) would you recommend this course to others? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

On a scale of 1 (least) - 10 (most) please rate the improvement of the following aspects of your English as a result of taking this course: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
strategic competence (ability to deal with communication difficulties due to limited language skills)
A new Grammar exercise: Past Simple or Present Perfect?
Practice the use of Present Simple or Past Simple:

A new vocabulary exercise: Appearance Idioms
Practice the use of appearance idioms:
New exercises on Webilang: Why do Russians seem impolite?
A humorous article about difference of manners in Russian and Britain will help you learn vocabulary related to time and politeness
Start writing your blog
Hi everyone! I just wanted to make sure that I am understood correctly: I asked you, Webilang users, to start your own blog on Webilang (not elsewhere). One of the main ideas of the site is to let Russian students who study English and American (or other non Russian) students who study Russian get connected with each other, both asynchronously (via blogs) and syncronously (via video conferences). But it's hard to get in touch with someone you barely know. So make yourself known to the other Webilang users. Start writing your blog and your posts will be read by your counterparts from Russia or USA. You will get comments and you will write comments yourself. That will be a great practice in writing and reading at least. When later you set up a meeting in a video conference - you already will know each other and the conversation will be much easier.

Here are a couple of examples of American and Russian students' blogs on Webilang: