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The attitude towards money, expressed in folk wisdom

The attitude towards money, expressed in folk wisdom

Today, we will focus on a topic that educated people do not even mention – the money! But we are besides being educated and curious, and we would like to know how much the English language in its development is similar to the Bulgarian one, and whether the two nations have similar proverbs and wisdom about this “great evil.”

The English are people who respect the finances and are not ashamed to have them. Of course, it is not a good sign to boast of them, but they still take into account the need for good funds management. That is why we have already mentioned the saying we have already mentioned in another article, “A fool and his money are soon parted.” Money management does not go through borrowing, it’s clear, because getting rich is not just a matter of luck, but also of work and right decisions. Out of debt, out of danger (Out of debt, out of danger). Or else, better not to afford anything than to be indebted and to be in trouble when paying with the creditor. Here is another proverb: Forgetting a debt does not pay it. In order to remain in the people’s memory, many people apparently did not pay their debts. And they probably got stuck on it because of the forebearring about the dangers of indebtedness. The English speakers are convinced of something Bulgarians know and say – If you do not work you will not eat. As a source of funds, they prefer honest work because otherwise you can get into trouble. But not so! There is always a group that does not respect morality, with what society considers to be fair. To them is the following wisdom: A rich man is either a scoundrel or the heir of a scoundrel (the rich is either a crook or heir of a crook). Such proverbs speak of a bitter life experience. Just like in Bulgaria! Along with the topic of wealth, the theme of poverty is going on. Not all are equally successful in life. A moneyless man goes fast through the market. And it is still known that Beggars can not be choosers (Beggars can not choose). The lack of money makes you take what people throw you. Which does not prevent some people from being poor or wanting things that are not done to them. Or, perhaps, dream. If wishes were horses, beggars would ride (if the wishes were horses, the beggars would ride) eg. it is known that desires do not in themselves give money, labor and foresight. Another proverb we have and we are telling us that the poor man takes what he is given and does not seduce – Never look a gift horse in the mouth. Dear friends, note that in the English language, when translating proverbs and wisdom, and in case we have a proverb with the same meaning in Bulgarian, we do not literally translate, but use the most prominent proverb. The literal translation comes when foreign wisdom does not have a Bulgarian equivalent.

To understand the intricacies of one language, it is a good idea to go through training. Training centre Raya London offers a variety of English language courses tailored to your needs and designed to help you find work and a fair pay. Studying English is your investment in the future, and we will mention a proverb that perhaps summarizes the methods of success of people who enjoy good finances – Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

 

Written by : Iveta Radeva

How to express politely in English – 2nd part

How to express politely in English – 2nd part

Training centre Raya London would be delighted if it could help its students and friends better fit into English reality and culture. At first glance, manners seem to lose their meaning. But do not be fooled – upbringing will always be a currency of high value, and the polite person can communicate freely, without looking stiff or hypocritical. Especially English manners have very deep roots in the past and it is good to stick to this system of expression. This will always pay us back and be appreciated by our interlocutors.

So, let’s start with the simple saying “Please give me …”. It’s simpler to say “Give me the salt!”, But even if we add “please,” another effect will be achieved with “Can you pass me the salt, please?”. More traditional is better! More polite – double better!

The word “Mr.” (Mister) has not yet expired. It is, however, used when we know the family of the person to whom we turn. This may be, for example, someone older than us or our friend’s father. In this case, we refer to “Mr. Brown, “for example. But if our name is unknown, it is enough to say “Sir”.

Little different things are with Mrs. (Missis, or as you can see in the literature – Missus). This is an address to a married woman. We are not always sure whether we are talking to one. At the same time, many women today do not marry and do not change their siblings with a partner. It seems as if the “Ms.” (Miss) is more appropriate today.

Speaking by phone also has its own specificity. If we are called and are looking for another person from our environment or if we cannot speak right away, we can easily say “Wait!”. But we’d better say “Can you hold, please?” Or “Can you keep it, please?”). Thus the ordained address passes into a polite prayer for patience. In any case, it will be better understood.

We are in a situation where we want something that we cannot or do not want to do. We should not just cut off “No!”. Too categorical to the English way of respectful expression! It’s much better to say “I’m Afraid I Can’t.” (I’m afraid I could not).

Business is also good to know some rules. For example, do not put negative expressions in your speech. To say directly “This is a bad idea!” Is unacceptable. Much better would be the phrase “I do not think that’s such a good idea!”. Yes, it is definitely grammatically more complicated, but it shows positivity that goes hand in hand with the upbringing and good attitude towards the interlocutor, which is a must.

Various examples we might still be applicable in favor of the thesis that the polite and mannered speech is profitable. The English language, by its very nature, gives many opportunities for such expression. And it comes not only from the relationship of the aristocracy and of behavior characteristic of the lower classes of society in the past. For us, the Bulgarians, such manners may sound exaggerated. But, we assure you, in English this is quite right.

We will be happy if you contact Training Center “Raya” London with any questions you care about the English language and English grammar. Suggest us the next topics on our blog!

 

Written by : Iveta Radeva

English lessons for adults over 40 in London

English lessons for adults over 40 in London

Learn English with English lessons for adults over 40 in London

Everything in life requires practice and perseverance as we get used to it. Languages are no exception. To get used to the given language, whether English, German, French or otherwise, we have to go through training and then start using it in practice.

Many people have to start with the practice first, and then with the training itself. There is an opportunity for work abroad and they do not hesitate but act. Most often this happens for London and there are few who refuse the opportunity. Even if they do not know English, they are risking of gaining more resources and income. If you are young or still students, you can easily find English lessons.

But what do older people do?

Everyone deserves the opportunity to learn English in one way or another. The solution for them is English language lessons designed for adults. We offer training for adults over 40 years in London. Yes, do not dream! You have just discovered the solution to your problems.

Our English lessons enable everyone to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge. Learn only things that will be usable in practice. We know that each school keeps learning from start to finish. In most cases, this is meaningless, because not everything we learn can be used in practice. That is why our English language lessons for adults have provided for the study of words, grammar and spheres that will be used in everyday life.

Another important stage of the training is the proper communication with the teachers. Do not be afraid to ask any questions. The purpose of our English lessons is to learn the language and acquire skills to use in work and life.

Although many older people have never had access to learning English, there is a tendency to learn more and more. Language is a necessity not only for young people, but also for the big ones, because it opens doors to many new positions and even other countries. So if you have even the slightest doubt that you will not be able to do the study, our English lessons will change your mind.

After going through the training in our English language lessons, you will also have to make a test that will give you a certificate. So officially you will be people who know and communicate fluently with English. You will feel much more confident and sure of your own knowledge and skills.

Do not hesitate and do not worry more about your colleagues or prospective employers, or whoever you are. It is not good for anyone to be an unlucky person in another country and not to know the language. The faster you enroll lessons in English, the faster you will deal with the language barrier that limits you and stops your development.

What about being older? This is irrelevant to our English lessons. If you are in London and want to learn the language, we are the school for you.

Choose the best place for your training that offers the appropriate English lessons and ensure a pleasant atmosphere and success!

English Lessons for Beginners in London

English Lessons for Beginners in London

Why to choose English lessons for beginners at Training Center Raya, London?

Job opportunities go up every corner. Whether it is in Bulgaria or abroad, if the pay is good, we are ready to embark on a new adventure without thinking. Most of the Bulgarians prefer to leave for the United Kingdom, and in particular London, where they find the easiest job. Regardless of the type of activity performed, they agree and subsequently choose to settle there permanently.

The problem comes when you have to confront the language barrier. Many people who go to work in England leave without knowing the language. Of course, they learn something more about how to handle basic activities, but it is not enough at a later stage. If you want to establish and lead a normal life, you will need to learn English. And how will this happen in the easiest way possible? Through lessons in English.

Instead of trying to learn a word yourself, with lessons in English you will learn the language much faster. You will acquire communication skills that are extremely important when you are in another country. This way you will join a circle of people and get new friends.

Do not be worried and do not wonder how you will learn the language because we are here to help. No matter what level you have achieved in your English language education or if you are just starting out, we offer courses and lessons in English that are accessible and suitable for everyone in London.

Start your first level training by acquiring the most important foundations for a proper and successful development on the upside. Continuing your training through the appropriate English lessons, you will reach a level that allows you to do much more work and find a better paid job. As an end and the perfect end of the training you can also get a certificate proving your literacy and English competence.

All the training in our English lessons from the first to the last step will go through our careful observation. The best lecturers will try to ensure pleasant but also disciplined conditions that will guarantee your success.

Wondering if our English lessons would be suitable for you too? Are you worried about age? We also offer courses for people over 40 years of age. We think everyone has the right to learn the language and to acquire the skills to handle it. No matter the age you are in.

We offer English lessons for both students and students, as well as for older people. The only necessary condition to start your English language training with us is to have a desire. You must make efforts and ensure that you achieve amazing results.

Do not think that English is not for you and it’s too hard to learn. Nothing is impossible. Join English lessons with us and get the best training in London. The courses are suitable for people of different ages and different advancements. And if you want extra upgrading and special attention, you can also rely on our individual English lessons.

Well, what are you waiting for? Sign up for English lessons now.

With us you are welcome!

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