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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 ourselves politely in English – 1st part

How to express ourselves politely in English – 1st part

Courtesy is important. Even when we are invited to say something unpleasant, if we do it in a polite and polite way, it will be perceived easier. In Bulgaria we have been taught to say ‘please’, ‘thank you’, to talk to you. Let’s see which expressions in the English language will contribute to our polite and respectful expression to the interlocutor.

Current advice will do us good, especially if we are doing business in the UK. Read them and enter them in your dictionary!

As we have already mentioned, polite expression mitigates the effect of an unpleasant message. For example, you have to delay with an order. You know your client will not be charmed. But the English are a nurtured nation, they will not react as sharply as we, the temperate Bulgarians. This, however, does not mean that we do not owe them some mitigating words and expressions in the message. For example, if we want to say:

-I’ll be late at the end of the project. – There will be a delay in the completion of the project.

it is good to bring it more delicately:

-I think there might be a little delay in completing the project. – I’m afraid there may be a slight delay in the completion of the project.

The mild, bit, a bit bit, slightly, etc., mitigating effect of the messages are the words. All of them cover the Bulgarian “light”, “little”, “weak”. For example, the too straightforward sentence “We will go out of the budget.”  may be expressed as “We might run slightly over budget.”

The questioning negation is also mitigating. Here is an example:

-You must refuse the order! – We should cancel the order!

this may be replaced by:

Do not we have to cancel the order? – Should not we cancel the order?

In English it is not good to express a direct accusation, especially when we are not sure someone is guilty. That’s why Passive Voice is used. Here, again, an example:

-You broke your pen! – You have broken my pen!

And we could speak not as direct observers, so we do not sound like accusers:

– My pen was broken. – My pen has been broken.

These and other ways of expression contribute to our good relationships with people. But in order for us to be aware of them, we should learn the English language and especially the polite phrases in it. At the Raya London Training Center, we are ready to give you a variety of tips and help you with your daily or business communications.

English language teaching should not be an end in itself but must meet the needs of our real public and private engagements. That’s why we’re trying to offer working examples with our short articles. If you have difficulty communicating in English, or if you have any questions, tell us the topics of our next material, which we hope will be useful to you.

 

Author 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!

Three distinct phrases in English: origin and meaning

Three distinct phrases in English: origin and meaning

Dear friends, inevitably the longer we live in the UK and fit into their lifestyle, in their culture, we will meet English-language phrases whose meaning can not be found without prior knowledge. Today we will explain three of them, which we hope will facilitate communication and understanding of what is happening around. We also choose the phrases according to their interesting, sometimes unexpected origins.

Rag-and-bone man” – what is this? We can compare it to our bumps. Once in England, such a man, usually with a horse and a cart, has collected old clothes (rags) or bones, as well as any unusual objects. He sold them to retailers of second-hand goods, and the bones went to make glue. For the first time, reports of such wreckages are found in the early 19th century. They could be both men and women. For two London such rag-and-bone men tells the popular sixties and seventies in the UK series Steptoe and Son. With their images, the image of the Witchfork produces a far more romantic halo.

“We are not amused,” means something like “It was not funny,” and is an expression attributed to Queen Victoria by court maid Carolyn Holland in “The Notebook of a Noble Old Maiden,” written in 1919. According to her, the stables officer tried to tell a queer, sensational story on the table in front of the queen, and that was Victoria’s cool response. It is clear that the lady did not personally attend this reaction, so the credibility of the origin of the expression is questionable. But for all, it is known that in the second part of her life – after the death of her husband – Queen Victoria became far more closed, more formal and restrained. She begins to show affection for moral values ​​and to mock the attempts to be entertained. The phrase is used ironically for unsuccessful jokes even today.

Have you heard about card-sharp? This is a person who has skills in playing cards or in cheating cards. It is also an expression for a person who makes a living by playing cards, but lying and manipulating the outcome of the game. The UK spelling requires a dash between words, while outside the kingdom can also be seen as cardsharp. Whether it was originally misunderstood, but the expression is also a card-shark (shark). Where and when did it come from?

It first appeared in 19th century publications in the United States and touches a picture of Michelangelo Merizi (known more as Caravaggio), painted in 1594. It features card players. Today the picture is known as The Cardsharps. Of course, the original was not baptized in English, but two expressions of 17c – sharping and sharking mean almost the same – stealing, twisting, embezzling. The phrase goes into the American press and is probably spreading to other English-speaking countries.

Dear Friends, Training centre Raya has the ambition not only to be the place where you will begin your English and English grammar. We would also like to invite your interest in English culture and tradition through articles in our blog. In our opinion, learning a language is not just a set of rules and spelling. Every language has its deeply encoded historical and semantic information, and through it we would like to be intrigued by you for further development of knowledge.

Keep track of our English articles and its peculiarities! We look forward to your ratings and wishes for new topics!

 

Author Iveta Radeva

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

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!

The love phrases and idioms

The love phrases and idioms

This article is dedicated not only to our friends who seek the help of a language school to learn English, to all those who are blessed with love and harmonious cohabitation. Or they just want to invite these goods into their lives.

The holiday of lovers is approaching, which, for us Bulgarians, is also a perfect holiday for wine. Or, as our, unfortunately unrecognized in the past, poet Kiril Hristov has exclaimed in one of his lines: “Women and wine! Wine and Women! “. It is a great occasion to learn a few idioms and phrases in English that are relevant to the case.
Let’s start with a catastrophic event: “Have a crush on someone” – with this expression we rinse out in front of the world that we have fatally fallen on someone, we are just crushed by the blow. The association of love with disaster does not need an explanation, does it?

Love is shaking us, love even turns us upside down. “Head over heels” or “Fingers above the head” comes from the position of the body when you are jumping from happiness. The idiom speaks of a positive love sample from the lab. Do not worry, you are lost!
Well, what, we are already in love, but what do our friends say about us? Just good things, of course. They say among our acquaintances that we are “Match made in heaven” i.e. People who are made for each other, people who match perfectly. Yes, that’s right, sure, sure!

There is another expression for inward, fitting people who, in anathematized manner, appear in society always together. They are said to be “Joined at the hip” – joined / glued to the hips. For others this may be a little annoying, but what does it matter if they enjoy it?
Go what goes into love, but sometimes in Paradise they start to get angry and cruel. The couple is quarreling (both sounds fatal and terrible) and they are threatened with “Break up”. Of course, both of them are so quick to organize reconciliation or “Kiss and makeup”. Have we already mentioned that lovers are annoying to others?

Well, falling in love, quarreling, reconciliation … Everything is going on, and sometimes two people think it’s time to get together. “Get engaged” is like our “To get engaged” – no wedding yet, but you’re already “committed.” And if you like, put it in your Facebook status! Because sooner or later you will get to “Get hitched” or in pure Bulgarian, you will get married. Congratulations to us!

We will be happy if you have liked or these English expressions have helped you. Raya London Training Center takes care of building a rich vocabulary and grammatical knowledge of the English language. Our language courses are what you need to continue in any sphere of life abroad with ease. Call us! And we wish you a happy holiday!

 

Written by Iveta Radeva

Hire a home in the UK – Part 2

Hire a home in the UK – Part 2

Fees paid by the tenant to real estate agents (In English: Letting agent fees for tenants)

In November 2016, in the autumn session of the government, it is stated that the tenants are to be exempted from the fees of the real estate agents. So far, however, such a decision has not entered into force. There was no time limit for your submission, so you can now charge different fees to pay for renting a home.

What can they be?

  • the contract for drawing up a contract
  • tax for compiling an inventory of the property – an inventory of available property
  •  performing a “bad credit” check, ie whether in the past you have had no problems paying rents, bills, etc.
  •  Provide recommendations from your boss, bank, or your previous landlord
  • administrative costs such as postal services and telephone conversations.

Right to recruit as an immigrant

Taxes to real estate agents may arise if they investigate your immigrant right to rent housing in the country. This Right to Rent Immigration Check is performed instead of the landlord and establishes your immigrant status and whether or not you will be joining a person aged 18 or over. Copies of your passport or other official documents may be made and stored.

Such verification is only done if you rent the property after 1 February 2016, anywhere in England or after February 1, 2014. in Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

It is also likely that you will be asked to “keep the property” amount while signing the contract.

But as not only rent rates vary, but also the amount of fees, it’s good to explore the market in advance to find the best deal for you. Real estate agents are required to tell you the full amount and all the fees you owe. They should be honestly and transparently mentioned on their sites or advised during a meeting. If this question remains unclear – ask and emphasize your right to be informed. Ask for the amount including VAT  and what covers any services you pay for.

Of course, this article will get its sequel over time and will introduce to its readers other issues related to finding a home. Remember that knowing English saves you from paying for translators, makes the terms clearer, and saves you misunderstandings.

Training centre Raya London  is your English language training service, covering all levels of primary language learning and advanced lessons.

Call us and we will be at your service. Read the articles in our blog to keep you informed and entertained!

 

Written by : Iveta Radeva

Renting a home in the UK  –  Part 1

Renting a home in the UK – Part 1

Friends of Raya London Learning Center, for those of you who are in the beginning of their English language education and for our future students, we would like to be useful with a range of articles on home rental in the UK. The theme is long, so please keep track of it on our blog! We will try to reveal some of the specifics that will help you find your new home.

When we anticipate a share of our finances to cover our rent, we should not neglect the existing tenancy deposit required by the owner. This amount is intended to cover any property damage that occurred during our stay there. There are cases where the amount is not borne out by our finances. Then we should ask if there is no extra scheme to take advantage of.

There are organizations that can cover the deposit on our behalf under certain loan rules. These are, for example, the local council or any organization related to the interests of the tenants. They act by the so-called rent deposit scheme – the amount is given in advance and deducted from our salary or bonuses.

We can even find gratuitous help from a charitable association.

We must bear in mind that before we deposit a deposit to our landlord, we must very carefully and with him accept the property, look for existing damages for furniture or immovable property that already have a defect left over from previous use. Do not sign the rental agreement and do not give a deposit until you have carefully cleaned up your obligations and those of the tenant in remedying the damage you have not caused!

When depositing the deposit, we need to know that it can be protected against non-return via a tenancy deposit protection scheme. This protection also includes a secured lease term and rules that the landlord has to follow.

You sign with your landlord a contract with a term, usually between 6 and 12 months, and the exact amount of the rent. Your lessor is required to give you notice at least two months in advance if there are conditions for leaving. The contract must state who will bear the cost of repairs if need arises. You must know that you are obliged to pay rents until the end of your contract – as mentioned – usually 6 or 12 months.

We hope this short start to address questions about hiring you to be excited about. To be continued!For your convenience, we have sealed the font of English words and terms that concern you. Knowing your local language is important and it is good to provide a language school visit so you can read your contracts personally and be familiar with the terminology.The “Raya” London Learning Center guarantees fast entry into the English language and clarification of the new concepts tailored to your life in the UK. Call us for consultation and possible times for your visits! We are expecting you!

 

Written by Iveta Radeva