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Виталя vs Владимир (Topic - Weekend)

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Проведите беседу в форме чата на тему Weekend. По 10 реплик-высказываний с каждой стороны, приветствия и прощания не считаются. Необходимо использовать тематическую лексику. Оценивается идиоматичность речи и степень андерстейтмента (чем меньше, тем лучше). Главный критерий качества - коммуникативно-лингвистическая релевантность речи. Накопительная система баллов/очков.

Discussion

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/03/19 09:18, 2017/03/19 09:26

Hello, Vladimir!

How are you? How is your weekend going? What are your plans for the next one?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/03/19 17:26, 2017/03/19 17:35

It's good to hear from you, Vitali.
The things are so far so good with me.
My weekend is going fine - I'm doing my English.
My plans for the next weekend are to prepare for the forthcoming trial.
How are you finishing your weekend?
What are your plans for the next weekend?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/03/21 14:02, 2017/05/03 22:53

My weekend finished well. I visited old friends of mine and spent a good time having a cup of tea with them. Next weekend I'm going to visit my parents. They live in a countryside (?) one hundred kilometres away from Ekb and the travel (?) will take all weekend. Of course, it's not a strict plan and it might be changed. (e.g. if they will be not in the mood to see me there :) Do you travel somewhere at weekends? What is the “forthcoming trial”? Sounds very dramatically… Are you going to pass any English exam soon?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/03/21 19:07, 2017/05/03 22:55

The “forthcoming trial” is the first instance court.
I spend my weekend at home, because I have a very busy week - boxing, running, work, courts, my site construction.
Why does it take so long to reach your parents if they live a hundred kilometers away from Yekaterinburg?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/03/22 12:02, 2017/05/03 22:57

Thank you. I see what you mean.

Obviously, you are quite a busy person and have a lot of work and cares during the weekdays. What kind of relaxation do you prefer at your weekends (e.g. reading, cooking, watching TV or internet surfing)?

Probably, I said the phrase in a wrong way. It doesn't take all weekend to get their house and came back, but I usually try to help them with their housekeeping (?) during the visit (?) and so on.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/03/22 13:09, 2017/05/03 23:03

You are right, I am busy up to the limit on weekdays, so my weekends are busy up to the limit too but with other activities - sports, English, speech training.
As far as watching TV is concerned, I do not watch TV - I even have no TV-set at home.
Have your parents large housekeeping?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/03/29 13:22, 2017/05/03 23:07

Yes, they have, and Spring is the start of the time when the housekeeping makes them work without weekends at all :) up to next fall. The farm works are quite monotonous and hard. I never liked them (the works) but my parents count that such kind of life approaches them and they find it as peaceful and harmony.

Do you change your daily routine at weekends? For example, do you sleep more than at weekdays or not? As for me, I have been liking to sleep till noon for many years but now I can't make myself do it because I got used getting out of the bed at 7 on weekdays.

It's interesting how do your speech training lessons look? What is the main activity of the lessons?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/01 23:00, 2017/04/01 23:01

Are your parents bees by any chance?:) Do your parents have weekends in winter?
My daily routine doesn't change no matter if they are weekdays or weekends.
The main activities of the lessons are stylistics and emotions management.

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/04/04 12:23, 2017/05/03 23:10

No, they aren't. At least, I personally never saw them droning and flying around. ) But they are amateur beekeepers and probably the hobby inherits their personality traits in some way.

Concerning their winter weekends, yes, they have a lot of time for their rest in winter. My father is mad of hockey and my mother likes TV-shows and ski (?).

So, I see that for you there are no differences between weekends and weekdays from the side of your daily routine. But where are the differences? (?) Probably the differences shouldn't exist at all? What do you think of the issue? )

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/04 22:03, 2017/04/04 22:04

Well, I see your parents are not bees:)
But, do your hobbies influence your weekends?
In order to answer your question what I think of the differeces between weekends and weekdays, I should know what you mean by weekends/weekdays?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/04/11 14:04, 2017/05/03 23:12

Yes, my hobbies usually form my daily routine at weekends. I always know how to spend a free time.

The weekday is the day when I should spend about 10 hours of my time making money ;) That's the only difference from the weekend. (?)

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/13 16:12, 2017/04/13 16:12

10 hours of your time making money! Don't you think it is too much for making money?
Where is your question to me?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/04/17 13:39, 2017/05/03 23:13

It's a common thing for the most of the employed men to spend a lot of time in their office even if the job is done.

The question was a little earlier. I should admit I'm not much of a speedy reply person and it's probably the reason why the question was forgotten )

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/21 20:38, 2017/05/03 23:14

Could still repeat your question?
Are you much of a weekend for the whole week shopping person? (?)

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/04/24 09:21, 2017/05/03 23:16

Yes, of course. I asked you what is your opinion concerning the difference between weekends and weekdays. Where is the border between them for you and is it necessary to have such kind of border?

I'm little of a whole week weekend-shopping person. ) I buy five bottles of still water every weekend to being had got rid of the issue during the next weekdays.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/24 22:05, 2017/04/24 22:05

There is no border.
If you had a day off in the middle of the week, would you spend it exactly in the same way as you spend your weekends?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/04/25 07:14, 2017/05/03 23:17

Yes, I would. But probably I'd try to visit the places where are many people at weekends and enjoy myself of being there alone.

So.. The long May weekends is ahead. A lot of people say the weekends are not good for us and give us too much relax. What do you think of the assertion?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/26 19:14, 2017/04/26 19:15

I think that “the” lot of people show a false face, because too much relaxation would not bring harm.
Have you another opinion?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/05/02 11:42, 2017/05/03 23:19

As for me, I like when there are many days off.

Yesterday, I had a conversation with a pal of mine who is not much of a holiday admirer. I asked him about the reasons and he answered that according to his opinion long weekends act like the process of erosion making huge holes in the process of learning of the students whose teacher he is.

So. Vladimir, thank you for the conversation.

See you later!

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/05/03 19:47

Vitali, thank you for the conversation, too.

See you later!

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