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Jane Austin – the pride of England

Jane Austin – the pride of England

Dear friends, we decided in a series of articles to introduce you to various elements of English cultural heritage, important historical events and figures concerning England, curious facts about this country, and topics in general to help you in your socialization and your general affairs and culture. Once informed, you will be able to easily reference different events or books, as well as ask your teacher at the Training centre Raya for a variety of terms and titles.

Today’s topic will be the famous British writer published in the early 19th century by Jane Austin (1775-1817). Her life and posthumously published seven novels are so influential in English literature that they are not only reissued a dozen times to the present day , but also create whole cultural currents, undergo memorable renditions, leaving us resilient, living and breathing images. Are you talking about Mr. Darcy, for example? Now we will remind you.

Jane Austin’s life is little known, though she often writes with her sister Cassandra, touching various facts about her being. After her death Cassandra burned most of her correspondence and censored the rest, leaving too little material for her biographers. Still, we know that the author of “Pride and Prejudice” was born in Stephenton, Hampshire (Stephenton, Hampshire), in the family of parishioner George Austin. The forefathers of the pastor are reputable and wealthy merchants, but by the time Jane’s birth has risen. However, the pastor’s wife is a prolific lady who grew up in jail, so Jane Austin is familiar and later describes and somewhat seduces the relationship of this English social class.

At that time, the laws of England were not too fair for the second and subsequent children, as well as for the girls born in the family. Inheritance most often happened on a man’s line, so if a landed estate was owned by a man with only daughters, the property went into the hands of the first cousin or the nearest male relative. This feature is also featured in the novel “Pride and Prejudice” and becomes a motive for many decisions and actions of his heroines.

Jane Austen is a clever woman with a talkative language and insight, so her first novels have as main characters heroes who are trying to secure a life that is not burdened by strange wishes, relatively self-sufficient (as long as the age permits) and – the romantic motive in her subjects – to marry not by obligation but by love.

First comes the novel Sense and Sensibility (1811), beautifully filmed in 1995, starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. The action encompasses the youth and the fate of two sisters, opposing in nature: one restrained and reasonable and the other spontaneous, emotional, and luscious. The sisters lose their roof over their heads (again by passing their inheritance to a man of the kind) and are forced to live by small means, thus losing the opportunity to marry well. The English tradition was very important in the marriage of the noble nobility was the woman’s dowry, which allowed the young family to have a certain amount of money. A woman without a dowry or a small one has a hard time finding her equal partner. It seems as if the money prevailed over love. This is exactly what Jane Austin is discussing through the fate of her heroines, Eleanor and Marian.

 

Written by Iveta Radeva

Specimens in the Use of Present Simple Tense in English

Specimens in the Use of Present Simple Tense in English

Friends, we will dedicate today’s article to some specific uses of the Present simple tense. Let the additional information does not scare you, and it does not seem to you that the simple tense  becomes too complicated. All knowledge penetrates in our country gradually, but we must start by informing. You will see that in time, the specific use of each grammar unit will start to impress you and ask your English teachers for questions yourself.

We know that Present Simple Tense  is used to express commonly repetitive actions, proven facts, scientific truths … Let us meet one by one with some of its uses that may initially puzzle us but in time we will join his stock of newly acquired knowledge.

Use Present Simple Tense to describe planned actions

Through the present simple moment we can express actions that will take place at a near future and are planned in advance. For example:

My cousin arrives tomorrow at 5PM. – My cousin arrives tomorrow (scheduled).

or

The movie begins in two hours. – The movie starts in two hours (program).

As you can see, no future time is used here, as we would suppose it is necessary.

Use Present Simple Tense to Show Events From Someone’s Life Path – Most Historical Personality

The following example will help make this use clear:

16 December 1775 – Jane Austen is born in Hampshire, England on December 16, 1775. in Hampshire, England, Jane Austin is born (as you can see, in Bulgarian it also sounds good).

1783 – Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra are sent to Oxford to be educated – 1783. Jane Austin and her sister Cassandra are sent to Oxford to educate

1811 – Sense and Sensibility novel is anonymously published. – 1811г. The novel “Reason and Feelings” is published on behalf of an anonymous author.

Pay attention to the time of the verbs with the seals! It is Present Simple tense, although it is about events of the past.

Usage of Present Simple Tense in Instruction

When we instruct someone how to act, we also use Present simple tense. Read the examples:

Do not open the box!

or

Put the cake in the fridge!

or

Open your textbooks at page 45!

The use of Present Simple Tense in English, the specifics of English grammar are a vast subject that seems never explored enough. We could talk about the specifics of this particular time longer. Let this fact does not despair, you have a good chance to learn a language in its natural environment – take the  advantage of the everyday examples you  meet! Visit our language courses, get back to the basic knowledge that Raya London Training Center gives you! Knowledge of a language is built on a lifetime, and that is, it speaks of its wealth.

 

Written by Iveta Radeva

Negotiations on the rights of European citizens in the UK continue

Negotiations on the rights of European citizens in the UK continue

Friends, we are following for you the negotiations between the European Union and the UK, and we find that their end is not visible. Currently, the general framework of the arrangements is set and the main interests of both parties. The end of the divorce between the island state and United Europe is March 2019. and until then we expect a long discussion on various legal and economic issues. We draw your attention to the fact that none of the draft rules outlined below is yet valid, and that the most recent agreements are likely to have much time and change.

Teresa Mae’s team strives to achieve a number of benefits for British citizens going abroad as well as a visa-free regime that is good for us – the Europeans – because it will have to make concessions related to our residence and civilians our rights.

The recent information concerning the children of European workers in the UK was that they would not automatically obtain British passports, but we already have reason to believe that this inconvenience will be corrected for us.

In early December last year, Reuters distributed a draft of a European Parliament resolution saying that future children of couples from Europe would have all the rights negotiated during the current negotiations, whether they were born in the UK or not. However, we still do not have this solution in black and white and we are excited by the final deal.

Also according to this draft, UK workers will have the right to take with them family members as well as partners with whom they have a preliminary link. However, there is no guarantee of future relationships and partnerships that have arisen since they arrived on British soil. In particular, the leaked information reads: “Family members in close kinship, as well as permanent residents residing outside the state will receive protection of the Agreement, and the same applies to children born in the future or outside the UK.”

Moreover, the same document assumes that European citizens will be able to “export all goods to be exported” by the state. This is a step forward for us following the condition that David Cameron had won and which prevented the sending of child allowances to a European country.

As progress, we can also evaluate and plan the families of European citizens to apply for settlement, spending less money on them and submitting a reduced number of documents.

We at Training Center Raya London will continue to be interested in informing you of the progress of the negotiations. We realize that they concern the fate of all of us and we hope for the best possible conditions in which to live and work in the state we have chosen.

Meanwhile, visit our English courses, study English grammar, build up your vocabulary with our help! Knowing English will give you the opportunity to be independent in the provision of information and save you money to use services that, because of poor knowledge of the language, you are prevented from doing yourself.

Allow us at the last moment to add that Training Center Raya London has only training functions and through our blog, only informs you about events and draft laws reflected in the press and official state site.

We declare that we do not have other functions and do not provide citizens registration services, real estate hiring or other non-training activities. But thank you for your confidence!

 

Written by Iveta Radeva

How do I enroll in ucraya.co.uk’s English lessons?

How do I enroll in ucraya.co.uk’s English lessons?

Learn English lessons at ucraya.co.uk in 6 easy steps!

Training Center “RAYA” London offers you the opportunity to choose and order English lessons on our ucraya.co.uk web site.

Our English lessons are held at St. Pancreas Community Center, 67 Plender Street, London NW1 0LB. By subscribing to them on our website, you are guaranteed your place in the next startup group for the selected English lessons.

How to secure your place?

Follow the next 6 steps!

On-line enrollment takes approximately 10-15 minutes on average if you want to enroll in English language lessons by phone or e-mail – contact us at [email protected] or tel .: 074-5970-2621.

1. Sign up at ucraya.co.uk

The first step to enrol for our English lessons is registration. Enter ucraya.co.uk and find the Register” button at the top right corner as shown in the picture:

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In the registration form you need to fill in the following fields:

  • Username
  • E-mail address
  • Password
  • Confirm your password
  • Nickname (used in the forum)
  • Phone number

English lessons2. Select a course in English

You can find our courses and lessons in English on the homepage of ucraya.co.uk or just click here >>.

They are:

Choose a course in English by clicking on the desired course.

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3. Order the chosen English language course

Learn about the chosen course by reading its description. If it meets your needs – you can order it.

Click on „Buy this course“button as shown in the picture:

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4. Confirm the order

– Once you click on the “Buy this course” button, you’ll see the order confirmation page.

Choose a form of payment. The options are payment through „PayPal“ or „“Payment on the spot”“ in our training centre.

– To order, you must indicate that you agree to our Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy of your data.

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5. Pay with PayPal

If you have chosen to pay by “Pay on the spot””skip this step and go to last step № 6

If you selected “PayPal”, the following window will open in front of you:

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Fill in the details of the places marked in the photo:

  • E-mail address
  • Password

6. Confirmation of accepted order

Once you place your order, you will see a confirmation that it was sent to us:

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As soon as we receive the order, we will contact you.

We encourage you to contact us after you have made the order – to make the confirmation at your convenience!

This is a “How do I enrol in English language lessons at ucraya.co.uk?” Manual in case you want to enroll in a course or English lessons by phone or e-mail – contact us at [email protected] or at tel.: 074-5970-2621. We are always available for you!

We are expecting you!

English Language Courses in London?

English Language Courses in London?

A lot of clients and compatriots in general often ask me where they can go to English language courses in London. They are keen to improve their English. I am on the principle that when a person needs service, it is best to turn to a professional rather than trying to be a master of everything. So I can concentrate and develop in directions that I am attracted to and in which I can achieve good results.

Regarding English courses – it was very important to find  language schools and teachers that I should recommend. I wanted to make sure that people would be happy and would not do a bearish service.

Looking for English lessons, many compatriots immediately think of free or online (and if both) English courses. But there is no such  a thing as” free lunch”. From time to time, there are advertisements and places that are supposed to offer “freaks” (it is deliberately written freaks to not index the “free” English language courses in London, but people, who have visited them, have told me that no one does pay attention to them and learn nothing.

You have to remember that time in the UK is money and nothing is free – so that a teacher can teach his students free of charge, someone else will have to pay for the time, the hall, the electricity and the school materials. This country has no problems with the distribution of  English language and does not give extra money for immigrants to learn a language.

Maybe some church or college might offer open courses in English, but again, we rely on the quality of teaching and whether you will learn something or you will waste your time (and money because time is money here, even when something is free).

I spoke to friends and acquaintances, and two of them mentioned Raya London training center as they shared that they were happy. I contacted the company, presented myself and told them what I was looking for – they were very polite and kind. During my conversation with George (the person for contact I was speaking with) we came to the conclusion that it would be best for me to judge personally how they teach, what their course is and whether it is for me. So we agreed to go and attend a two-hour lesson.

It was not easy to find free time, but in a few days I went to their office in East London one night and spent 2 hours listening and even participating in one of their English lessons. There were 10 compatriots in the classroom, most of them came straight after work. Everyone had written their homework, they had textbooks, and on a massive table they took part in the English lesson led by Sofia Aneva. I was also fascinated by the students’ diligence – some of them were not easy, but they did not give up. Usually when a person pays for something, he feels more engaged in it, he gives his money for lessons, and it is in his interest to get the most out of this training.

To admit honestly I was very pleasantly enthused both by the classroom and the teaching materials, but mostly by the teacher. I really enjoyed the English language course and I think it’s worth a person to enroll on it, especially when you need English every day.With a good advice, I can recommend Sofia Aneva and Raya London training center to anyone who asks me where in London I can study English in a friendly atomosphere without feeling shame or inconvenience.

 

Written by Mr.Atanas Chikov