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ellen 12 June, 2013 - 18:10

hello my buddy
yes, i like Kenan Imirzalioglu, Kıvanch Tatlıtoğ , Beren Saat, Hazal Kara, Necati Şaşmaz, Meryem Uzerli and s.on
Are you watching Turkish films?
Do you like Turkish actor and actres?
Do you like Turkish singers?
I like Turkish singers are Murat Boz, Gulsen, Demet Akal;n, Serdar Ortac and s,on
Which you like turkish singers music?
I don"t like very often go to the weedings.
so do I.
I like dresses the most, so I'd always choose them, and heels, bag and some nice jewelry.
Azerbaijan has got very nice wedding traditions.
Wedding is a very high degree of Azerbaijan.
They are included under the accompaniment of the song before the wedding the bride and Mr.
After that, the wedding begins.
Come home when the break with foot plate, its beginning to break bread, and so on. refers to practices.
After the ceremonies are taking place in accordance with tradition for us.
Could you tell me something more about Serbia
wedding traditions?
have you got any habits?
please write my friend

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Natalija 17 June, 2013 - 11:34

Hi, my dear Ellen:)
I was sure I had answer you, and now I see I hadn't:). I forgot, I'm sorry:).
Yes, I like watching Turkish films and series, because Turkish actors're one of the best in the world, and their films and series're so realistic, and all that can happen in a real life too, and that's the reason why I watch them. I think that Turkish actors're as good as Hollywood actors, perhaps even better. You mentioned Beren Saat and Meryem Uzerli. I like them very much, and I watched Muhtesem yuzyil(The magnificent century), where plays Meryem. Have you watched it?
I listen to Turkish music very much, and I appreciate it. My favourite Turkish singers are Sila, Kirac, Ayten Alpman, Toygar Isikli, the group Mavi Isiklar(The blue light) etc.
Serbian weddings're celebrated in luxury and with happiness, like all the weddings, in general. Bride and groom start with preparation several months before, and they usually have the church wedding and after that, they sign papers. Serbs usually make a big party for guests, and typical Serbian wedding celebration has about 150 guests. The wedding lasts the whole night, with music, singing and dance. Music is usually traditional Serbian music, and richer people usually invite some famous singer to sing. We also invite trubaci(or the people who play trumpet). There is almost no wedding without them, but I don't like it. We always dance kolo-Serbian traditional dance, but I don't know to dance it, neither I want to know it. Perhaps because I didn't grow up in Serbia. Wedding costs're shared, and both groom and bride pay it, and I think it's fair. Brides always pay attention on their looks, so they usually spend much money for wedding, and all the costs reach to several thousands euros. During ceremony, bride carries biedermeier, the wedding bouquet, and after leaving the church, she throws it, and it's believed that the unmarried girl who gets it will be married next. It's my favourite wedding tradition.
I have many habits. Some of them: reading books-I started when I was 4 and it's my dearest habit, I could read the whole night, ceaseless, and my mother tells me not to read so much, because in her opinion, I should enjoy in life more, but reading is my biggest enjoyment.
-listening to Tose Proeski-my favourite singer:) I can't stop myself from listening to his songs at least for half an hour daily. He died a few years before, and it's my lifelong sorrow.
-dancing-my dearest habit
-watching Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly's film-they can always cheer me up, esp Breakfast at Tiffany's
-long walks-helps me every time I feel anxious and nervous
-shopping-do I have to say anything?) We girls're all shopaholic
-getting up early in the morning-The early bird catches the worm
-keeping diary-I've been doing that since I was 7
-eating chocolate etc.
Do you have any habits? What're your bad characteristics?
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ellen 19 June, 2013 - 18:21

hello Natalija
how are you Today?
i am sue you are very nice.
yes, i like turkish films.In my country very often look Turkish film and serials.
For example, ~ Bir a.k hikayesi~, ~Cennet mahallesi~(Paradise neighborhood ), ~Aşk emek ister~, ~ Aşkı-Mennu~, ~Kollama~ , ~Lale devri~ and s.on.
yes, i like `Muhteşem Yüzyıl~.
I like ~Hürrem~
yes , i like ~Toygar Isikli~
yesç İ have got many habits.
for example,
~I should pray
~I should go in for sport every day
~i should getting up early in the morning
~I should keeping diary
and s.on .I have got many habits.
no, I am not bad characteristics.
ever body :~you have got it is very nice characteristics~ say
I am sue ,I believe it is.
Do you like ~Bana herşey Yakışır~ programme?
do you like often Turkish programmes?
and Which of you/
please , you write my friend.

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Natalija 20 June, 2013 - 12:11

Hi, Ellen
I'm fine, but too exhausted, it's very hot here in Serbia, and I can't stand it. But I'll be better soon:). I hope you're feeling nice:).
I watched just two series of those you've mentioned-Aski Memnu and a bit of Lale Devri.
I pray too, I think it's very good to do that, because it releases you somehow, and helps you to get closer with God. BTW, can I ask you something? What's the main religion in Azerbaijan? Are you Muslim or Christian?
Well, I believe we all have bad characteristics, nobody's perfect, as Hannah Montana would say:). My bad side is that I'm so stubborn and a kind of dictator in my family:).
I haven't heard for Banna hersey yakisir program yet, could you tell me what is it? I guess it's some fashion program, because of its name. I watch Beyaz Show sometimes, have you heard for it? All Turkish famous people are guests there. And have you watched Hannah Montana? Can you recommend me some Azerbaijani singers, who sing your traditional music? I'd like to listen to them.
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ellen 21 June, 2013 - 09:46

hello Natalija
yes,The sun is now Azerbaijan. We go to Caspian sea.
i like swiming.
Do you like swiming?
Do you like bikini?
i watch ~Bana hersey yakisir~ every day. it is fashion program, and very nice girls competing.
yes, i watched Hannah Montana but do not.
i like Selena Gomez disney films.
Do you like Disney films?
Which you like Disney films?!
My favorite Disney films~Shake it up~,~Jessie~, ~Micky mouse~, and Selena Gomez all films.
For example,~wizards of waverly place~, ~Monte Carlo~ and s.on.
i am Muslim . I pray God.
Azerbaijan the majority of Muslims.
Azerbaijan has got many singers.
For example, ~Roya~, ~Emin~, ~Aygun Kazimova~, ~Nigar Camal~ and s. on.
Do you know Azerbaijanian singers?
yes, i watch Beyaz show Friday eveninf evey week.
yes, Turkey popular singers and actors are guests there.
Do you know ~Bugun ne Giysem~
Do you know popular Turkish models?
please write...........

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Natalija 21 June, 2013 - 19:48

Hello, Ellen:)
It's great you're going to Caspian sea, I heard it was beautiful to swim there. Yes, I like swimming, it's one of my favourite sports, so relaxing. I haven't swum yet this season, but I'm going to Spain in two weeks, so I'll swim. I can't wait! I like bikini.
Yes, I used to watch Disney films, but not anymore. My favourite were High School Musical, 101 Dalmatians, The Princess diaries, Lizzie McGuire, Hannah Montana, The Muppets, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan etc. These films are really funny and interesting.
I haven't heard for many Azerbaijani singers, just for Farid Mammadov. I'll listen to those singers you've mentioned.
I haven't heard for Bugun ne giysem, but I suppose it's also some fashion show, because of the name.
Yes, I know some Turkish models, because the majority of them stared in series too. I heard for Kenan Imirzalioglu, Cansu Dere, Azra Akin, Selma Ergec, Selen Soyder, Mehmet Akif Alakrut etc.
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ellen 25 June, 2013 - 17:36

Hello Natalija, . I prepare for my summer trip in Europe. Then I will in my town and walk there.Natalija. I can't write for you since 26 June till 15-16 July. for the time being my friend see you soon

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Natalija 11 June, 2013 - 20:15

Hi, Ellen:)
I'll listen Hurricane. Oh, I've watched every film by Audrey Hepburn, she's my favourite actress and I could watch her films again and again. My favourite is Charade, but when I'm sad, I watch Breakfast at Tiffany's, and I'm happy again:). I like her clothing style, too. She's a real fashion icon.
Besides Audrey, I like Grace Kelly, Natalie Portman, Natalie Wood, Woody Allen, Ann Hathaway, Leonardo di Caprio, Kenan Imirzalioglu(Turkish actor), Fahriye Evcen(Turkish actress) etc.
Yes, I like going to weddings, but I haven't been to one recently. I'd like to go soon. Well, according to my opinion, the best clothes for wedding is some nice dress. I like dresses the most, so I'd always choose them, and heels, purse and some nice jewelry. But it depends on your clothing style. What did you wear? How was the wedding like? Could you tell me something more about Azerbaijan wedding traditions?
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ellen 10 June, 2013 - 16:59

Hello Natalija
Thank you my friend.
I am sue, you been in love.
Yes, I like Bridgit Mendler .
I like she new single ~Hurricane~
You can watching You Tube.
It is very nice single.
This my style music.
yes, i like Audrey Hepburn.
she is very nice actress.
I don"t like watch films.(But sometimez like, Especially, ~Titanic~)
And you?
Have you watched any of her films?
Which is you like actress and actor?
Do you like go Wedding?
I shall go the Wedding tomorrow.
The wedding of my relatives.
According to you, what is wearing clothes going to the wedding?
Truly you friend Ellen

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Natalija 9 June, 2013 - 12:01

Hi, Ellen:)
Congratulations on your exam, well done:). I haven't been in love yet. I liked some boys, but nothing seriously. I've never had a boyfriend, and I think it's better to wait your prince on white horse than to be in a relationship at 15, 16.
I'm glad we like the same colours. I haven't heard for Bridgit Mendler yet. Do you like her?
What do you think about Audrey Hepburn? Have you watched any of her films? She's my favourite actress.
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ellen 8 June, 2013 - 16:56

Hello Natalija
I dont like shorts.
I like very much trousers.
I like wear coloures trousers.
I wear them very often at summer,

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ellen 8 June, 2013 - 16:54

Hello ,again my friend.
How are you?
I am fine Today, because I to pass the exam!!!
No, haven"t ever been love. And you?
Have you ever been in love?
My favorite colours are Black, red and White.
Do you like Bridgit Mendler?
Truly your friend Ellen

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Natalija 6 June, 2013 - 12:24

Hi, Ellen:)
Well, I'm not the best today:(. I"m feeling bored and exhausted, but it'll pass. I hope you're OK. I wear eyeglasses too, and I hate that, but I have to wear them:(.
I like shorts very much, and I wear them very often at summer, but I prefer dresses.
I like matching black and blue colour, because you can never look bad when you wear these colours, but I like red, pink and dark blue clothes too. Those're my favourite colours, but I don't like wearing anything yellow or green. I hate these colours. I don't like pigtail, it doesn't look nice on me, but Pippi Longstocked looked amazing with pigtail:).
I usually wear horsetail, because it's easy to maintain, and it's always good choice, whether you play sports, go to school or for some special event.
Have you ever been in love? :)
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ellen 3 June, 2013 - 18:13

Hello Natalija
Hello my friend
How are you?
Yes, I think you it is very nice girl.
Yes, my style is sport and nice , I like wearing dresses, sports T -shirt , heels(but not the highest, of course:), eye glasses,because, My eyes are a little weak
Of course, jewelry etc.
My style icons are Carly rae Jepsen ,Kate Middleton, Selena Gomez etc.
Do you like shorts?
Which are you clothing colors give an advantage?
Do you like Pigtail?
Pigtail is this year it is very fassion.
I like pigtail
What is you style haircut you collect on a daily basis?
I waiting your comment my friend.

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Natalija 1 June, 2013 - 20:08

I visited some of them, sailor moon, and all those places're really amazing, and I liked Rome the best. And really, all roads lead to Rome:).

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sailor moon 1 June, 2013 - 16:28

italy has very historic places like:
- colosseu
- the tower of pisa
- firenze
- venezia
- milano ecc

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ellen 31 May, 2013 - 18:01

Hello Natalija
yes, i know "sarma", but I dont eat.
yes, i like school uniforms.
Every schoolmates wearing school uniforms.
It is very nice.
Yes,My school is prom, but, sometimez.
It is very nice. I like prom very much.
Do you have a prom at school? What's it like?
Yes, i like very much vegetables and I thing in summer I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.
How it is?
How it is you style?
How it is you hair style?
My hair style like Selena Gomez.And you?
I waiting your comment my friend.

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Natalija 1 June, 2013 - 20:05

Hi Ellen,
Yes, I had a prom at school two years ago, when I graduated from the primary school. It was an amazing celebration, and very cheerful too. We danced and sang all the night, ceaseless, and I'm so looking forward to repeat that experience in two years, when I'll be graduated from the high school.
Well, my style is quite romantic and preppy, I like wearing dresses, pearls, heels(but not the highest, of course:), sunglasses, jewelry etc. My style icons are Kate Middleton, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn etc. My hair is long, blonde and wavy, I like it so much and I'm taking care of it every day. I think that hair is the girl's biggest beauty. And I'd like to say that Selena Gomez has a nice hairstyle:). I think you have a beautiful hair too.
And what's your clothing style like? What do you usually wear? Is there any kind of clothes you don't like?
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Natalija 30 May, 2013 - 10:07

Hi, Ellen:)
Yes, all these Serbian words you wrote're correct, well done:). I don't have to wear a school uniform, and I think it has both advantages and disadvantages. For example, it allows you to stay unique and to maintain your own clothing style, and to match colours and clothes in the way you want to, but on the other hand, uniforms represents a school and its students, and it also makes all the students equal. There're always some poor children, whose parents can't provide them with expensive and nice clothes, so by wearing uniform, they won't feel neither bad neither inferior, and in my opinion, that's the point of wearing uniforms. Do you like wearing uniforms?
I tried dolma, and we have a kind of it in Serbia, it's called "sarma", and it's made from meat, rice and cabbage leaves. I used to eat it earlier, but not anymore, because I've been vegetarian since last year.
I tried sherbet too, but it was too dulcetly for my taste. I tried it when I lived in Turkey, and people there drink it very often. Azerbaijan and Turkish culture seem to be very similar.
My favourite food is Mediterranean food-sea fruits, vegetables and fruits. I like grapes, nuts, apples, cheese and milk products in general. My favourite dish're champignons filled with rice and vegetables.
Do you have a prom at school? What's it like?
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ellen 29 May, 2013 - 18:02

Hello Natalija
Thank you my friend
Yes. İ know Turkish language very well.
Maybe, Turkish language it is very easy. Because, Turkish language like Azerbaijan language.
I know Serbia language some words.
For example,<здраво>,<мој пријатељ>,<још>, <хвала> and I know some words.
It is true?
Yes, I have got school uniform .
and consists of a blouse and shirt our school uniforms.
and you?
Do you have to wear uniform at school?
Azerbaijan has got very nice foods.
Dolma I like very much, Do you know Dolma food?
Sherbet is one of the most popular drinks in Azerbaijan.
What's your favourite food?
What is you like?
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Jonathan - Coor... 30 May, 2013 - 06:01

Hi ellen. I deleted some parts of your comment because they were copied from another website and I think this has happened before too. Please remember - you MUSTN'T copy. It's MUCH better to write it yourself and use your own words. Please let me know if you understand this message. Thanks,
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Linh 28 May, 2013 - 13:34

Hello everyone ! My name is Linh! I am from Vietnam . Do you know my country? It also have many historic places :
1. Kings Hung Temple:- Located on Nghia Linh Mountain, 175 meters by sea level, Viet Tri City, Phu Tho Province. Kings Hung Temple is a complex of majestic architectures that consist of Ha Temple and Thien Quang Pagoda, Gieng Temple, Trung and Thuong temples, and King Hung Tomb.
2.HANOI Capital:-it is capital of Vietnam. Therefore, the historic places here are ancient .
The very first stop-over of any foreign tourist in Hanoi is always Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (translated as Temple of Literature), which reveals the Hanoians’ spirit of study in the past!
3. HUE ( where i am living and studying )
- Because Hue is the Acient Capital of my country , It is also a ancient city with many the long-standing historical such as: Hue Citadel, Nguyễn Dynasty, and so.on
I am expecting to hear from you soon =^^=

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Natalija 27 May, 2013 - 20:45

Hi, dja yeu thuong,
Nice to meet you too:).
Would you like to describe me some of Vietnamese historical places? I'm not very knowledgeable about it. Thanks:).

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Đá yêu thương 27 May, 2013 - 16:35

hello everybody :D, i'm from Vietnam, it's beautiful. my country is a historycal place.nice to meet everyone.

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Natalija 27 May, 2013 - 14:49

Hello, Ellen;)
I'm fine, thanks. I'm feeling very happy today:).
My sister's Taurus(Bull) as you:). Taurus're my good friends in general, I like hanging out with them. They're very stubborn:). Are you a stubborn person? I speak Turkish fluently, and I've just realized how Azerbaijani and Turkish actually have so many words in common, so I can say I know some Azerbaijani words:), like colours, days in the week, prepositions, some adjectives, numbers, family members, phrases etc. You said you spoke Turkish, right? Do you know any Serbian word?
Do you have to wear uniform at school? What's your favourite food?
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ellen 25 May, 2013 - 18:32

Hello Natalija
How are you?
I am happy because, I have got like nice friend
I am ,Bull constellation.
ooooooooo you are Gemini.
i like Gemini is people.
so you too.
Do you know Azerbaijanian any word?
I like Tatlor Swift very much.
Especially, her single is ~I knew you were trouble~
I have got computer.
I free time , I use it very often, for studying and for writing to my friends and you write.
Thanks.
Your Azerbaijanian friend Ellen

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Natalija 21 May, 2013 - 14:05

Hi, my friend Ellen:)
Yes, I like the song Only teardrops, as well as Emmelie de Forest, she's so talented, elegant and very beautiful.
Yes, I also think I'll have great time in Istanbul, I like that city so much, I even lived there for a short time, and I have some friends there, so I'm looking forward to visiting them this summer.
I like Shakespeare too, especially Hamlet.
I like almost all Taylor's songs, but these're the best-Mean, Red, 22, You belong with me, I knew you were trouble and Back to December.
Yes, I have a lab top. I use it very often, for studying and for writing to my friends on this site:).
I'm Gemini. What's your zodiac sign?
Your friend Natalija:)

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ellen 19 May, 2013 - 16:20

Hi, Buddy.
Serbia performance it is very nice.
Three girls it was very nice.
my top 5 were Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Denmark, Ruminia and Norway, although almost all songs were amazing, and I'm still singing these songs:).
Denmark won.
Yes, it is very nice her music.
Emmelie De Forest won with her song "Only Teardrops".
Do you like her music?
ooo You will go Istanbul.
I know about Istanbul.
It is very nice city. Maybe, you very encoying is there.
yes, I like book read.
Especially, William Shakespeare books.
What is your Constellation?
Which do you like Taylor Swift Music?
1.I knew you were trouble
2. 22(twenty-two)
Has your computer or Notebook?
Thanks.
Your Azerbaijanian friend Ellen

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ellen 19 May, 2013 - 16:05

Hello Emitis
Thanks
İ am very fine.
yes, I know Iran has got many nice palaces.

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