Saturday, March 29, 2008

Back from IELTS

I've just returned from IELTS exam. I'm so tired. Yesterday I went to bed about 1am and slept about 5 hours only. The exam has begun with late at 10.10 am instead of 9.30, maybe because there were too many people. Listening was awful. I habited to do this test in headset, but in class with about 100 persons this is impossible, so the loud speakers have been used. I've missed several questions (up to 5), and in 5 other I'm not pretty sure.
Reading was the easiest one for me. I've spent about 40 minutes (instead of 1 hour) and I hope will score more than 33 right answers.
Writing was not really difficult, but I really can't predict any results.
Speaking is tomorrow inshaAllah.

Friday, March 28, 2008

IELTS Progress

Tomorrow I'm going to IELTS exam. Writting is my weakest side, I couldn't prepare well for it, but I did some Listening and Reading tests, and it seems that I'll get 7+ on them inshaAllah. I'm not prety sure about speaking too. Will see.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Funny behaviour of WL

Yesterday my co-worker (senoir technical writer) sent me this screenshot and proposed to send it to Steve Jobs, to make him smile :)

Friday, March 21, 2008

Books

Currently I’m finishing to read the book named “Sixth book of destiny” written by Ole Kurylev. Very promising author. Books like this are really rare nowadays, especially in Russia. First of all it seems that he knows about what he is writing I mean historical facts and details, names and dates. He should have spent a lot of time browsing historical sources. The subject of all his three books related to the first half of 20th century, moreover the action takes place in the Germany (imperial in the “Kill the Fuerer” and Nazi in the last two). The style is – alternative history, about people from the future who come to Germany of last century and have knowledge about future events. For all who knows Russian and love science-fiction – must read books. All three are really interesting.