Magic English – At Home 3.

One of the easiest ways of learning a language is to live with that language, to include it to your daily life, to learn grammar, words and phrases not from textbooks, but from movies, daily conversations, real life. To help English learners, I decided to find and post videos that will assist them to learn more effectively.

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Mohamed Smahi

  • I learned that we learn lessons and then face exams, but in life, we face exams then we learn lessons.
  • I learned that it’s not important where you are now, but the most important is where are leading now.
  • I learned that it’s better for anyone to be a turtle on the right way rather than being a deer on the wrong way.
  • I learned that the key of failing is trying to please everybody you know.
  • I learned that it’s better for someone to regret something rather than being sad for that something.
  • I learned that people forget how fast you’ve accomplished your task and remember the type of what you accomplished.
  • I learned that there are many people who get advices and only a few benefit from those advices.
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I asked God

I asked God to take away my pain. God said, No. It’s not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said, No. Her spirit was whole, her body was only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience. God said, No. Patience is a product of tribulations; it is not granted, it is learned.

I asked God to give me happiness. God said, No. I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you.

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Magic English – At Home 2.

One of the easiest ways of learning a language is to live with that language, to include it to your daily life, to learn grammar, words and phrases not from textbooks, but from movies, daily conversations, real life. To help English learners, I decided to find and post videos that will assist them to learn more effectively.

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Our Bloody History – January 20

What happened on 20 January 1990 was an act of terror by a totalitarian regime. The crime committed against the Azerbaijanis is, in fact, a crime against mankind, against humanity.

The people were infuriated by the territorial claims and aggressive acts of Armenia, backed by the Soviet officials, against Azerbaijan, as well as by the anti-nationalist behavior of the local authorities. Azerbaijanis were being expelled from the land where they had lived for centuries. Since 1988 the national movement for liberty grew. This was a protest against the policy of the USSR and, as a result, for the independence of Azerbaijan. Thousands of people protesting against the policy of held demonstrations all day long in the central square (Now called Azadliq or Freedom Square) and the streets of Baku.

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Azerbaijani for beginners – 2

Gender

There is no grammatical gender in Azerbaijani. The pronoun o and endings associated with it can mean he/she/it.

Articles

There are no articles, although the word bir (“one”) can be used as an indefinite article:
bir kitab “a book”.

In other cases, the definiteness or indefiniteness of an article has to be guessed from the context:
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Azerbaijani for beginners

Pronunciation

Like other Turkic languages in the former USSR, Azeri has gone through several changes of alphabet over the past century. Until the 1920s it was written in the Arabic alphabet, from 1928 to 1938 it, along with the other Turkic languages, was switched to Latin. From then on it was written in a modified Cyrillic script, and in 1992 it switched to a Latin alphabet, this time based on the one used in Turkey. In South Azerbaijan (Iran) Azeri is still written with the Arabic script.

The latin alphabet:

a b c ç d e ə f g ğ h x ı i j k q l m n o ö p r s ş t u ü v y z

and the cyrillic:

а б в г ғ д е ә ж з и ы ј к ҝ л м н о ө п р с т у ү ф х һ ч ҹ ш ‘

While the Cyrillic is being phased out and is hardly ever seen on the internet, it is still used in printing. since we’ll be using the Latin in this course these are only included for completeness’ sake.

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Magic English – At Home 1.

One of the easiest ways of learning a language is to live with that language, to include it to your daily life, to learn grammar, words and phrases not from textbooks, but from movies, daily conversations, real life. To help English learners, I decided to find and post videos that will assist them to learn more effectively.

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Omer B. Washington

  • I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
  • I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.
  • I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust and only seconds to destroy it.
  • I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.
  • I’ve learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better know something.
  • I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.
  • I’ve learned that it’s not what happens to people. It’s what they do about it.

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