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Ying-Lan: @64,64 !It's Ying-Lan
Maggi: Hi Ying
Maggi: I have a question for you...
Ying-Lan: What's it?
Maggi: my student...her name is Bettina
Ying-Lan: HI. Vance
Maggi: tried to email you but it cme bqck.
Maggi: back...yes she is going to Tqiwn.
Ying-Lan: ^My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Maggi: no0t sure
Vance: HI YL. Sorry, I was talking with PopEye, trying to help him get in the Palace.
Ying-Lan: She is coming?
Ying-Lan: ^That's o.k. Never mind.
Ying-Lan: ^But maggi, she is in airplane now, isn't she?
Maggi: anyway...we have a question about how do you know when someone says yes...and it means yes?
Ying-Lan: ^It depends on intonation...
Maggi: SHE IS COMING ON 1 sEPT.
Maggi: oops...sorry...using my laptop
Ying-Lan: ^The 1st of September...
Ying-Lan: Got it.
Maggi: ok...what is the intonation that meaqns yes?
Maggi: this is important for her to know.
Maggi: why sorry?
Ying-Lan: ^I was thirsity... to have a drink.
Maggi: oh..what happened?
Maggi: Oh...you don't mean down as in depressed?
Ying-Lan: ^But up is doubt.
Ying-Lan: Not really???
Maggi: think positive...:-)
Vance: still chatting with PopEye
Ying-Lan: ^It is hard to understand when someone say yes but it means "no"...
Maggi: So, please tll me the best you can what intonation mens yes...
Ying-Lan: ^Sometimes, we figure it out from the context...
Ying-Lan: I think "down" means "no"..
Maggi: this is like teaching Germans tobe poliin English...itisverysubtle.
Maggi: ahhhh...I hate this keyboard
Ying-Lan: ^Or I don't think it is right,,, but I have to say "yes"... because another guy is stronger than me.
Maggi: you mean the word down woill be used?
Ying-Lan: ^I say "yes" with the down intonation.
Maggi: THE TONES
Maggi: OK....I taught her those
Vance: tones are a little different from intonation aren't they?
Maggi: the tones determine the meaning of a word.
Ying-Lan: ^There are 4 persons in this classroom, why I only see 3..
Maggi: you are righ...where is the other one?
Ying-Lan: I don't know
Vance: PopEye is on ICQ trying to get into the Palace. We're working though all the possibilities.
Maggi: Let Vance look...:-)
Vance: Do you know how to get here via http, YL?
Ying-Lan: ^NO... To be honest, I just tried it thirty minutes ago.
Ying-Lan: ^But I don't how to get here via Java instant...
Vance: How do you see how many people are here?
Ying-Lan: ^But I don't how to get here via Java instant...
Maggi: It saysa it
Ying-Lan: ^My nephew just used my computer to play game.. I tried to use my notebook.. but I failed...
Maggi: The rooms show only us...someone is hidden...
Ying-Lan: ^I was in the web site of the palalce but it is hard to know how to go here via Java instant chat room.
Maggi: I used to know
Vance: Where is the command to see how many are here?
Ying-Lan: ^I remembered that I had used to go here via java..
Ying-Lan: But they seem to change the gate.
Vance: I've got 3 people in find user.
Maggi: It shows under the screen for the schoolhouse
Ying-Lan: I knew it... I just checked it before.. so I wonder why?
Ying-Lan: ^So, maggi, Today you came here via Java instant chatting room. didn't you?
Vance: oh, yeah. Maybe Popeye is here. But he's not listed in find users.
Ying-Lan: That's strange...
Maggi: it says people 3/4...and when I check the rooms there are only 3 of us...so whoever it is is hidden.
Vance: Can you hide yourself?
Ying-Lan: I don't know how to do...
Maggi: good question...I was hidden but didn't know how I did it.
Maggi: typical rqzy lady right?
Vance: Maybe popeye has managed to hide himself.
Ying-Lan: ^How do you say "That's my fault." or "I am guilty" in Frebch or Spanish... like "May I co pa"?..
Vance: C'est ma faut
Vance: Je suis coupable
Maggi: sorry...my son ddn't leqrn thwqt in French..
Maggi: thqt looks right
Ying-Lan: ^Can I find it in English-dictionary?
Maggi: depends n the dictionary
Vance: Can you find French words in an English dictionary?
Vance: Is that your question?
Ying-Lan: ^"Je suis coupable" ? I can find "cafteria" in my English dictionary .
Vance: You'd find culpable there. It's similar to coupable.
Maggi: I have one from Random House and it has 4 languages in the bck.
Ying-Lan: ^no.. only "coup de grace".
Maggi: not the same thing
Vance: try culpable
Ying-Lan: ^Got "culpable".
Vance: There are also good web sites for translations. Altavista is a good one. Have you tried it?
Ying-Lan: ^These days, I listened to "word power" when I was driving on my way to work.
Maggi: being culpable is like being guilty.
Vance: You've been listening to word power? What are some interesting words you've come across?
Ying-Lan: ^It was talking about some words in English but roots or words came from French or another language...
Maggi: I only have to deal with buzzwords for business...tht keeps me busy.
Ying-Lan: ^To be honest,, I do not understand the whole scripts.
Ying-Lan: ^It is a tape without book.
Maggi: we steal from mqany languages Ying.
Ying-Lan: ^I knew it... but It is hard to pronounce.
Maggi: is there a tpe?
Ying-Lan: ^The title is word power published by KAPLAN
Maggi: I know it
Zoli: @64,64 !It's Zoli
Ying-Lan: ^So... I only listen to it to familiar with Entlish intonation... and try to repeat these words.
Zoli: I'm here!!!!
Vance: You do a lot of interesting things to improve your English. Hey, you made it!!!
Zoli: Yeah, the problem was the MEMORY!!!
Ying-Lan: ^Not exactly...
Vance: I thought so. Good work!
Ying-Lan: ^Yes... the problem is memory...
Zoli: Yeah, thanks to you, Vance.
Ying-Lan: ^Hi. Zoli.. Nice to meet you...
Maggi: Hey ... Zoli made it!!
Ying-Lan: ^Were you hidden?
Vance: Zoli was getting "endless loops". It's either a firewall or memory, and he isn't behind a firewall.
Zoli: How many people there are in the class now?
Vance: Look, we're 4 / 4 now.
Vance: Yeah, Zoli, I think you were actually here earlier but weren't able to download the graphics.
Zoli: Hello Ying. Nice to meet you too.
Ying-Lan: ^maggi. do you know where I can get the script of "Word Power"?
Maggi: I can try to find out Ying...
Zoli: Do you all also get the messages so slowly?
Maggi: I hav a game called Word Power.
Vance: Not really. Messages are coming at normal speed, but with a little lag.
Ying-Lan: ^I tried to find it at amazon.com or kaplan.com , but I failed it.. and bought the wrong book.
Zoli: Yeah, it seems so.
Maggi: on this machine yes Zoli...not onmynewer one.
MichaelC: @64,64 !It's MichaelC
Ying-Lan: hi, Michaelc.
Zoli: Hi Michael!
Maggi: Hi Michael!
MichaelC: Evening'hello folks.
Vance: Hi there MC
MichaelC: New avatars i see.
Zoli: Here it's 14:30.
Ying-Lan: ^How big is the game of "Word Power"?
MichaelC: Where are you Zoli?
Maggi: Not much choicemc
Maggi: He is in Hungary
MichaelC: Thanks Maggi.
Zoli: So now there are 5 people here. How many people usually come here?
MichaelC: About 5!
Vance: This is a crowd.
Maggi: I have three piles of cards Ying...from asy to advnced.
Zoli: Yeah, I'm from Hungary.
MichaelC: Why doesn't Felix come anymore?
Maggi: He is busy mc
MichaelC: Busy with what?
Maggi: lost his job and is trying to stqrt a school.
Ying-Lan: ^I just thought the earthquake of Turkey...
Zoli: Maggi, did you get my authorization request on ICQ?
MichaelC: So he's really doing that.
Maggi: No Zoli I didn't...:-(
Ying-Lan: ^I hope Felx will be sucessful.
Zoli: Yeah, that's a very sad thing. (Turkey)
Maggi: yes...and mc I think it was meant to be.
Zoli: I've already sent it to you twice, Maggi. (ICQ)
Maggi: Felix willmake it.
MichaelC: That's good. That is what he wanted after all wasn't it.
Maggi: which number?
Zoli: It's Felix who sends the jokes, right?
MichaelC: That's the man!
MichaelC: That's a great avatat Maggi.
Zoli: How can I make avatars like that?
Ying-Lan: ^Are you a member?
Zoli: I think, yes.
Vance: Zoli, to meet the guy we're talking about, visit http://members.tripod.com/vstevens/efi/efwbahia.htm
Maggi: I haven't much choice...this is where my son Stefn parked for time.
Zoli: a member of what? (ThePalace)
Ying-Lan: maggi, why did you send me the authorization by icq? I have it already.
Zoli: You should have sent it to me. :-)
Maggi: ecause I can't get on with my computer...
Maggi: I am using n old laptop with modm.
Ying-Lan: I am sorry, I just deleted.. can you send it again?
Zoli: What do you usually do here?
Maggi: and I am getting really sick of this keyboard >>>>
MichaelC: We usually just chat Zoli.
Zoli: Oh, I see.
MichaelC: Though last week we did something different. We took on the role of different chacters.
Vance: If you want to develop your English you can work on your web page. We can help you there.
Zoli: If I know well, only Ying and I are students, right?
Vance: Michael, Maggi and I are lifelong students.
Zoli: Okay, the truth is that I'm building my homepage now.
Zoli: Yeah, you never stop learning.
Vance: Can we peek, or is it up on the web yet?
Maggi: Mc was a Police investigator...a hard nut to crck...
Vance: You can read the "play" we wrote in our chat logs.
Zoli: My website is under construction now.
Zoli: I'll read it!
Maggi: no one should stop learning...:-)
Ying-Lan: ^But Zoli, you speak good English... very good.
Zoli: Thank you, Ying.
MichaelC: Once you start this online business you have to learn at a million miles an hour!
Ying-Lan: It is true.
Ying-Lan: What do you mean, Michaelc?
Maggi: He is good...but like he said...he wants to enrich his vocabulary.
Zoli: Oh, so you've read my message. Cool.
Maggi: zing...there it goes mc!
MichaelC: There's is so much to learn in the online environment.
Maggi: yes...you are good Zoli
MichaelC: There what goes maggi?
Vance: That's why I keep coming back. I keep learning.
Maggi: whatever LOL
MichaelC: Oh... just got it!
Ying-Lan: ^Mc, Maggi and I were talking about how to understand someone says "yes" but it means "no"... Can you tell me How to distinguish it?
Maggi: good thing...you didn't lose it then mc!
Zoli: The Net is a good source for learning.
MichaelC: In what context Ying?
Ying-Lan: ^Up or down?
Zoli: that's a good question... :)
Maggi: Only the Chinese who grow up knowing how to do this cn help Ying.
Maggi: how should we know if it is up or down?
MichaelC: Zoli is right - intonation can tell you the real meaning. Up or down? Good question? Vance? Any idea?
Vance: How to tell? Didn't we have this conversation with Gloria? I remember how to tell how a girl means yes when she says no.
Maggi: I can tell you about the different levels of politeness in English...and I learned the tones in Chinese.
MichaelC: maybe I should send a Pure Voice message with an example of the intonation......
Ying-Lan: ^Sometimes.. we say "yes" ... but we don't want to do but have to do...
Maggi: this intonation in Chinese is something totqlly different.
Vance: Yeah, YL, send us an example of the difference, like when someone is stronger than you so you have to say yes but you mean no.
Ying-Lan: ^I don't know what it is.
MichaelC: I know in Vietnamese people will sometimes say yes in English because they think it is impolite to say no. For example....
Maggi: yes...and my question was...knowing that...how to you know when it is a real yes...?
Ying-Lan: ^when I told maggi,, it was down.. but I don't think so now.
Ying-Lan: ^Maybe it is up.
Vance: Here, about the time someone says, "no problem," you know there IS a problem.
MichaelC: "Are you coimg to class tomorrow?" They will say yes but theyu have no intention of coming. I find that strange.
Maggi: In many cultures they will sy yes so you are not disappointed or to save face4.
Zoli: But intonation is not enough, I guess. But mimicking is also important.
MichaelC: Here 'no problem' usually means just that Vance!
MichaelC: It means no problem!
MichaelC: It's a very common phrase here.
Vance: Here, it means, they don't know what else to tell you.
Maggi: the British are worse.
Zoli: Sorry but I must go. I'm starving. I'm really sorry that I couln't come earlier.
MichaelC: No problem Zoli!
Maggi: I am strving too!
Vance: It was a pleasure just getting you here.
Zoli: When will you meet again?
MichaelC: Same time next week.
Ying-Lan: Next Sunday..
Vance: We're here at 11:30 gmt.
Maggi: What are you eating then Zoli?
Vance: till about now
Ying-Lan: you should to eat early....
Maggi: I am Germany...not so fr...:-)
Zoli: Here it's 14:55.
MichaelC: What Maggi?
Ying-Lan: ^When do you have your lunch?
Maggi: same here
Zoli: That's why I'm starving. I usually eat at 13:00.
Maggi: I"m hungry mc
MichaelC: here - 10.25 pm
Maggi: at night...not good time to et...
Ying-Lan: See you Next week. Zoli.
Zoli: See y'all, guys.
Maggi: eat...at least at you age...:-)
Vance: OK, Zoli, nice meeting you. See you in the eclass meantime.
MichaelC: Bye Zoli.
Maggi: I am really hungry now
MichaelC: Is Zoli in your class Vance?
Ying-Lan: ^I don't remember it.
Maggi: so, Ying...does the tone go up or down when they means yes/
Vance: He just joined the group. Didn't you get his email?
Ying-Lan: ^I am not sure...
Ying-Lan: ^Sometimes, it is up
MichaelC: Oh...haven't read my mail yet.
Maggi: THINK AABOUT WHEN SOMEONE SAID SOMETHING TO YOU IN
Ying-Lan: ^but sometimes, it is down.
Vance: Look for mail from Zoltan Zmeskal
Maggi: wrong kyagin
MichaelC: Just checking now....
Ying-Lan: ^"May I co pa....", I did not say that..
Maggi: in Chinese Ying...how do you know?
Ying-Lan: ^I forget it when I said "yes", it meant "NO".
Vance: mea culpa?
MichaelC: Zoli is obviously very advanced.
Maggi: how do you let the person know that you mean no?
Vance: Obviously. He does ask questions, like I said, see you in a bit, and he asked what that meant.
Ying-Lan: ^I am honest... My officemate says Ying-Lan's face changed very fast.
Maggi: so you use body language then too...?
MichaelC: Which of course means he is a confident learner.
MichaelC: Like Ying actually.
Maggi: What sort of body language should Bettina look for?
Ying-Lan: ^may be
MichaelC: Sorry - who's Bettina?
Maggi: she knows not to look someone straqight in the eye.
Ying-Lan: ^maggi's office mate.
Maggi: a client who is going to Tqiwn for Merck.
MichaelC: How come you're not going Maggi?
Ying-Lan: ^what did you mean "she knows not to look someone straqight in the eye."?
Vance: Bettina seems very concerned about knowing what people actually mean in Taiwan
Maggi: I would love to but I am not a qualified financiaql controller..;
gloria: @64,64 !It's gloria
gloria: Hello everybody
MichaelC: Will she meet Ying Lan?
Ying-Lan: ^Sometimes,,, people do not say no to friends .. but they realy do not want to do something..
MichaelC: Hello Gloria.
gloria: I know I`m late
Maggi: she is learning lots from me
Vance: Hi Gloria. I found Gloria out 'wandering the halls.'
Maggi: Hi gloriaq
Ying-Lan: ^Sometimes,,, people do not say no to friends .. but they really do not want to do something..
MichaelC: Took her by the hand did you Vance?!
Vance: Maggi is inventing language on her laptop today.
Maggi: yes...she will meet Ying mc
Maggi: this is the pits
gloria: well Vance is very kind
Maggi: I feel like fool
Ying-Lan: ^It is hard.... there is a new book in Chinese buy the writer is a American.
Vance: Let's see, Maggi has a student Bettina who will trave to Taiwan and meet Ying Lan.
Ying-Lan: ^He is a DJ of icrt.com ( http://www.icrt.com.tw)
Vance: That must be Kay. I Ky.
Maggi: she has gotten a lot off the nET.
gloria: Hi Ying lan
Vance: Gloria just arrived too, Kay.
9998: wow nice to meet all of you :)
gloria: you know here is early in the morning just 9:00 am
MichaelC: Hello Kay. Michael from Australia here.
Vance: Is everyone off today except me?
9998: Hi michael I heard about your project.. that's good ideal.. I try to write about my country too\
Maggi: The other question Ying is about the numbr 4, because swhe will have to set up cost centers...do you avoid the use of 4 in ccounting/
Vance: I mean, is anyone else at work?
Vance: Do you work on Sunday?
MichaelC: If you mean off as in not working then I am off!
9998: what time do you guys gonna meet until coz I got to have dinner with my family ?
Ying-Lan: ^hi, KAY AND GLORIA
Maggi: I work aqt home4 Vaqnce.
9998: hi ying lan :)
Vance: Yeah, MC. Wouldn't you say that in Oz?
gloria: sometimes I work on sundays
MichaelC: Great Kay. I look forward to your writing.
MichaelC: say what vance?
Vance: Where do you work? (I think I forget)
Vance: MC, I mean, say you're "off" meaning 'not at work'
MichaelC: Oh .... yes we would say that. I'm off also = I'm going now.
Maggi: party pooper...:-)
gloria: where are you from, Kay?
Maggi: didn't tell Vance where you work mc..
MichaelC: I didn't mean I was going now....I was just explaining another meaning of 'I'm off"!
Vance: True, MC. Gloria, I just looked at your web page and don't see where you work, so I'm wondering where you work on Sunday.
Maggi: nosey bugger isn't h? :-)
gloria: I work for a telecommunications company
Vance: Sorry, conversing with many people is confusing, isn't it?
Maggi: not for me..
MichaelC: But you're so smart Maggi!
Vance: Maggi practices conversing with many people when she's alone.
Maggi: you need to come here Gloria and help Telekom!
gloria: I was a little lazy those days that's why I didnīt write
Maggi: not wso wmaqrt mc
Ying-Lan: Are you all right?
Vance: So do you have to work on Sunday, or do you go there because you have responsibilities?
gloria: I have to
MichaelC: Obviously Maggie. (great spelling)
Maggi: not so smrt mc...can just jump trqcks fqst...:-0
Maggi: I hate this keyboard!!!!!!!!!!
gloria: not doing big things, just staying here
Vance: What kind of job is it?
MichaelC: So you're at work now Gloria?
Maggi: so you can phone peopl for free?
gloria: yes, Iīm at work
Vance: Obvioulsy a job where you can hang out on the Internet !!!
gloria: I can call people for free right
Ying-Lan: hang out?
MichaelC: What if the company knew this is what you were doing?!
Vance: Hang out means to just be somewhere, maybe waiting for something to happen.
Maggi: hang out means hanging around.
gloria: I have internet for free too
Maggi: she is leaqrning English mc...
gloria: I donīt do many phone calls
Maggi: :-( I wish I did...
gloria: Iīm not very talkative :)
Ying-Lan: ^free for internet.. that's great!
Maggi: maybe bettr I don't...
Ying-Lan: Chotima... nice to meet you.
Vance: That's really neat. My Dad used to work nights (at a phone company) because it was quiet then.
chotima: hi again ka
MichaelC: Hi Chotima.
chotima: hi maggi
Vance: Hi again. Did you eat already?
chotima: yes, I do .. I a bit hurry coz I wanna chat with you guys :)
MichaelC: That's nice Chotima!
Maggi: Ying...what about the number 4 in accounting?
Ying-Lan: ^What time is it in Thailand?
chotima: vance ... I read from the mail that there are some person wanna have people look around their student page right
Ying-Lan: ^4... it is six now
chotima: The time is 8.15 pm ka. ying -lan..
chotima: are you chinese ka yinglan
chotima: I'm too..
Vance: What do you mean people want to look around their student page?
Ying-Lan: ^ARe you a Chinese? Chotima..
gloria: Vance, this is a kind of costumer's service and a telex exchange central. I act like an operator
Maggi: I thought you should a oid the use of 4 because it is the word for deth.
Ying-Lan: ^maggi,,, it is
chotima: jNo I mean some teacher send the mail forwarding that she has some project that similar to us and want people to join so I kind of interesting so ... I wanna ask you ka
Ying-Lan: ^Peole do not the number 4... there is no 4 floor in hospital.
Maggi: so...do they not use the number 4 in accounting then?
Ying-Lan: ^Peole do not like the number 4... there is no 4 floor in hospital.
Vance: Yeah, I sent that out. Felix is interested too. OK, I'll have a look at the web site and see what we have to do.
MichaelC: Wow. that's amazing YL!!
chotima: Oh... I hope it 's not bother you too much vance
Vance: No, Chotima, no problem. I'll look now.
Ying-Lan: ^but we use 4 on accounting..
Maggi: a company made the mistake of pkging golf balls in 4's nd they didn't sell.
chotima: and YL what's about number 13 ?
Ying-Lan: ^we say " 1, 2, 3,4, 5... " like you.
Maggi: ok...she needed to know about numbering the cost centers.
Ying-Lan: ^But some people do not lik to live in the no 4 .xxx road ..
Maggi: avoid odd numbers...even is better...8 is lucky
MichaelC: How about Fourth St Ying?
Ying-Lan: ^maggi, it is normal when we use math... like you.
gloria: what if you were born the fourth day of the month YL?
Maggi: oh der
Ying-Lan: ^we do not avoid to use "4" in math or accounting.
gloria: that means you will be unlucky?
Maggi: then in the year of the drgon.
Maggi: is 13 unlucky for the rest of you?
Ying-Lan: ^Because 4 pronounce "death" in Chinese, some people do not like the number "4". it does not mean we do use "4" in accounting.
Ying-Lan: ^Because 4 pronounce "death" in Chinese, some people do not like the number "4". it does not mean we do not use "4" in accounting.
gloria: I donīt believe on unlucky numbers
Ying-Lan: ^I speak it too much?
Maggi: ok Ying...that will help
Vance: For Chotima, this is the url: http://www.homestead.com/esl_efl/files/links.htm
MichaelC: Well it was nice to chat with you all. Nice to meet you here Chotima. It's time for me to go......
Ying-Lan: ^13 is unlucky in Western Culture.. but we are infulenced it now...
Vance: You're off, MC?
MichaelC: So I'm off! ( = I'm going)
Maggi: Last Friday was the 13th...it was a great day for me...:)
MichaelC: Have a good week. Bye.
Ying-Lan: ^ONLY Young generation complained something not so good.. they would say it was probably 13.
Vance: Bye MC
Maggi: sweet dreams mc!
gloria: the number 13 looks pretty good
Maggi: Hey Vance...you are surrounded by women!
Maggi: they do not have a 13th floor in the US.
gloria: He is not listening
Maggi: he fell out of his chaqir :-)
Vance: I'm listening!
Ying-Lan: ^OH... chotima,, are you a lady?
Vance: I just put Chotima's web page up. Here's the url. Her picture is there ...
Maggi: smart man
Ying-Lan: ^Chotima,, she is gone.
Maggi: maybe got kicked..
Maggi: I should get some work done too...
Vance: I was about to write webheads with the news.
Ying-Lan: got it.
Ying-Lan: ^she is pretty and lovely.
Vance: Yeah, nice to have pics up at the web pages.
Vance: Would anyone else like to participate in that collaboration project with the class in Mexico?
Vance: It looks like Felix and Chotima are interested.
gloria: Can you explain it further?
Maggi: good for them...
Vance: You can have a look at http://www.homestead.com/esl_efl/index.html
Ying-Lan: I am interested in it but I have no time to do it.
Maggi: me either
Vance: The students are putting up web pages with an autobiography to start and finishing with persuasive writing.
Ying-Lan: ^Because of the new job and the professional test. .. I have to read a lot of materials in Chinese about law and accounting.
Vance: But we already have web pages, so if you wanted to join, you could expand your autobiography.
Vance: I'll email the teacher and see what she says and send a message to the class about it.
Maggi: My father told me when I was about 13 or so thaqt I could talk the communists out of communism.
gloria: I was thinking about increase information on my web page
Vance: I think that's how people can learn in this class. Write, and we will correct it.
Ying-Lan: Now, I am 35..how?
gloria: so Vance you will get news from me soon
Maggi: just write Ying...
Ying-Lan: ^My email is corrected by you.. how I can correct another one?
Vance: Great. I look forward to it.
Vance: YL, 35 is a great age.
gloria: Maybe I should go now
Vance: Got some phone calls to make? Just kidding ...
Maggi: time yourself every day...write for 5 min about anything...don't worry about grammar or spelling...
Vance: Nice that you could join us.
gloria: I need to read something
Ying-Lan: nice to talk to you.
Vance: Hi, it's Kay again.
gloria: I got some books to read :)
Vance: That sounds like a great job. Books for work, or for pleasure?
gloria: Very kind of you all, you are good people :)
Maggi: reading is good too.
Ying-Lan: nice... I bought a lot books but i did not read it at all...
Ying-Lan: I am bad...
gloria: for work to increase knowledge
Maggi: thank you Gloria...:-)
Vance: I've got 4 or 5 books around my bed, all open at different places.
Ying-Lan: good one
gloria: I donīt think so YL
Maggi: I read like thqt too Vance,
Ying-Lan: me , too.
gloria: Bye, Bye
Vance: Yeah, our minds are totally scattered.
Vance: What a nice class!
Ying-Lan: I left mess in my bed room.. there are a lot books surrendeing my bed.
Vance: Kay's stuck in the auditorium
Ying-Lan: ^I did not buy clothes every month.. but I bought books every week.
Vance: YL, you are a consumate learning. You impress me.
Ying-Lan: ^The problem.. I did not read it from one page to the last page.
Vance: a consumate learner, I mean.
Maggi: maybe yours is scattered...but I know where the pieces are...well...usually or at least Iknow the general qarea...
Ying-Lan: ^Sometimes, I just think I waste my money.
chotima: maggi ..^^ where are you from ka :) ?
Ying-Lan: ^Vance, I only buy books, not read books.
chotima: YL .. what kind of book do you like to read ?
Vance: If you are interested in books, you will read enough eventually.
Maggi: I am Americaqn...but have lived in Europe longer.
Maggi: I read everything.
chotima: wow ... that's good place to live...so you can continue speaking English :)
Ying-Lan: ^everthing,, if I am interested in it.
Maggi: I would rather buy a book than food if given the choice.
chotima: okey ka... in the past I usually like to read novel..so I just wanna know whether you like to read novel or not?
Ying-Lan: ^maggi, you enrich yourself by books not by food.
Vance: I like to read about history, and about computers
Maggi: I teach bussiness English in companies here in Germany.
Ying-Lan: ^I like it very much...
Maggi: too many sssss
Vance: I used to read a lot of novels, but not so much anymore.
chotima: wow. I think every books are precious to read..
Maggi: I still suck up everything...:-)
chotima: now I read only email ...
Ying-Lan: ^But I do not buy novel so much... I am scare to put them in my room because I will spend all day to read it..
Maggi: that can be good too...depending on where it comes from...
Ying-Lan: ^Do you read novel in Chinese?
chotima: icic ... stay in the room all day might be disconnect from the world...
chotima: not ka.. my father like to but I couldn't read chinese even though I am chinese..
Ying-Lan: That's too bad... there are some wonderful novel in Chinese...
chotima: vance... what do you see in felix web ka ?
Maggi: Yes...Ying I did read a novel in Chinese...The Painted Lady...
chotima: I think so too ka.. so now I studying chinese at my university..
Ying-Lan: ^"The painted Lady"...
Ying-Lan: ^I am sorry.. I do know what is.
Maggi: it was a beautiful story...
Ying-Lan: ^I am sorry.. I do not know what is.
Ying-Lan: ^Maybe I only know the title in Chinese.
Vance: "I do not know what that is"
chotima: me too
Vance: "me neither" (teacher talk)
Ying-Lan: Thanks, Vance.
Maggi: probably because it was for learners...it only had about 2000 vocabulary.
Ying-Lan: ^You are watching us...
chotima: anyway,, maggi .. now I 'm working for the world wide brush company it's a international company then,I got to speak English and so how can I improve my business English ka ?
Maggi: Vance is always watching...
Maggi: ...but he is not your worst nightmare...just the opposite.
chotima: I think vance has a beautiful eye watching us ...
Ying-Lan: good question. chotima
Vance: (watch watch watch ...)
Maggi: he does have nice eyes...:-)
chotima: yes, .
Vance: (listen listen ...)
Maggi: fluff those feathers...
chotima: nice eye .. do you have any recommend of the grammar improving ?
Vance: (fluff fluff ...)
chotima: what is fluff ?
chotima: fluff fluff
Maggi: eyes...we usually have more than one :-0
Vance: Fluff is the soft part of a bird's feather
Maggi: fluff fluff
Vance: When a bird lifts its wings it is fluffing its feathers
Ying-Lan: maggi, it seems hard to answer it.
chotima: eye eye
Maggi: could be
Vance: Some birds do that to show how beautiful their feathers are.
Maggi: equtiful...;-0we know you are b
chotima: vow ... if I wanna show how beautiful I am I have to fluff too... ?
Vance: So if a person is showing off, he (or she, in the case of Maggi) is fluffing his (or her) feathers
Maggi: we know that you are beautiful...
chotima: vow.. i think you guys too :)
Maggi: and thqat is not whaqt I meant..
chotima: me too
Ying-Lan: It is time to go...
Ying-Lan: Nice to talk to you .
chotima: OH ... ying lan if you have time please visit my web site na
Vance: To answer your question about grammar, try http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4631/grammar.htm
Ying-Lan: I am there.
chotima: bye YL
Vance: Did you get my message in your guest book?
chotima: \thanks vance
Vance: Bye YL
Maggi: I meant when you say something nice to someone it fluffs thier feathers...makes them feel good.
Maggi: bye Ying
chotima: I hope you are fluff maggi and vance...
Vance: There's that connotation too, Maggi.
Maggi: Bettina will contact you.
Ying-Lan: ^You are beautiful. chotima.
chotima: gonnen tak
chotima: fluff fluff fluff...
Vance: Chotima learned a new word!
chotima: you are very beautiful maggi ..
Maggi: fluff is also some sticky marshmellow stuff you can get in the US.
chotima: fluff fluff fluff
Vance: Now Maggi can fluff her feathers too.
Maggi: thqank you...
Ying-Lan: ^Vance, who is the webmaster of http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4631/grammar.htm ?
Vance: I am
Maggi: then we would aqll have sticky fethers...:-)
chotima: you have sticky features ?
Ying-Lan: oh... I am sorry to ask this stipuid question.
Maggi: all have sticky featheers
chotima: nice question..
Vance: Well, you'd have to go all the way to the bottom of the page to find the answer.
chotima: what is sticky feature
Maggi: sticky feathers
Ying-Lan: ^there are so many urls... do you recomand the best one?
chotima: yes, beautiful eye...
Vance: I like Grammar Safari. The aitech ones are good too, if you like exercises.
chotima: exercise more is good.
Maggi: practice makes perfect...:-)
chotima: icic... today I got many new things.ka
Vance: for exercises: http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/
chotima: thanks fluffy girl... :)
Maggi: you are funny Chotima..:-)
chotima: you too madmusel...
Vance: Madmusel, I like that one. Does it mean anything?
chotima: I just wanna say the lady in france but Ijust forget how to pronounce it :)
Maggi: it't great just like that...ROTFL...
chotima: okey.. i got it. sir :p
Vance: Madamoiselle ??
chotima: bye... have a nice day
Ying-Lan: See you next time.
Vance: Bye YL, see you around.
Maggi: BYE yING
Ying-Lan: Have a nice dream...
Vance: nice dreams
chotima: ... so vance do you see any information of felix ?
Vance: Wait, it's morning there, isn't it?
Maggi: the last spelling looked close
chotima: close up
Vance: Close = near to being correct
chotima: am I close?
Maggi: LOL...I looked close up...maybe I need glasses...:-)
Vance: I feel a craving for beer on my balcony coming on.
chotima: icic may be you need contact lense :p
chotima: wow do you need some snacks ?
Maggi: or a beer on Vance's balcony...
Vance: I have pistachios and pringles, and hot salsa
Maggi: that's it?
Vance: For snacks, yes. What do you recommend?
chotima: not enough for three...
Maggi: pringles are junk
chotima: need some salad
chotima: with apple chip
Maggi: and some petit fours
chotima: yes yes...
chotima: such a great idea maggi...
Vance: Hmm, why don't you guys come over and bring along some snacks.
Maggi: little pumpernickle with salmon
chotima: are you fluffy...
Vance: ooh, that sounds scrumptuous ...
Maggi: I can get fluffy :-)
Vance: But I don't want to spoil my dinner.
chotima: what is pumpernickle and scrumptous...?
Maggi: what's for dinner then/
chotima: you are not .. believe me... not..
chotima: for whom ka?
Vance: Pumpernickel is a kind of hard, brown German bread. And scrumptuous is delicious.
chotima: wow look scrumptous...
chotima: I like toast bread...
Vance: I have piles of leftover spaghetti. That will be dinner all this week.
Maggi: Chotima makes a greqt salad I BET.
Vance: So, I'm going to go. I want to be there for sundown. If you hurry you can just make it.
Maggi: tHIS WILL ONLZ GET YOUR APPETITE GOING.
chotima: sure, I am... I made a fluffy salad... :)
Maggi: this will only get your appetit going.
Vance: a scrumptuous salad ..
chotima: okey,, then,..
chotima: some day I will send salad to you vance and maggi...:)
Maggi: drive carefully...
chotima: bye vance .. really nice to see you again my dear teacher...
chotima: I mean nice to see you today :)
Vance: OK, bye
Vance: (before I go, I always capture the logs)
chotima: okey... so I have to go too right ?
Maggi: I will come and visit you to taste it...
chotima: sure I might grow my salad at my webpage.. so please visit me. :)
Maggi: well...once everyon is gone it does get lonely...
chotima: yes, yes,.... ::::
chotima: or happy...
chotima: to see you again maggi
chotima: and vance
chotima: so when is the next class.?
Maggi: we will be here again next week...:-)
Vance: Next Sunday, 11:30 gmt
chotima: okey,, ka..
Vance: bye, see you then ...
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