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Embassy English 12 September 2016 - by Lidia Milovankina, Student, Embassy English

My Embassy Life: Lidia from Russia at Embassy English


One of the greatest parts of being a student at Embassy English are the experiences. Students come to Embassy not only to improve their English language skills, but also to explore new parts of the world, to take part in diverse cultural activities, and to meet people from all over the globe. This week Russian student Lidia Milovankina tells us more about her experience at  Embassy English as part of our series, My Embassy Life.

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Tell us about yourself!

I’m from Russia (Moscow). For 15 years I was doing rhythmic gymnastics. And now I’m the master of the sport (there are different levels you can achieve and it is one of the highest levels). Right now I am a student of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economic and Public Administration. My hobbies are snowboarding, traveling, circus arts, fitness, drawing, and reading books.

What course are you taking at Embassy?

TOEFL.

What was your level of English before you started Embassy?

As far as I know, it was upper intermediate, but my speaking was advanced. I really feel like I am improving.

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 Why did you want to learn English abroad?

Because when you learn English abroad, you meet native speakers, and it is the best way to learn English.

What made you choose Embassy English?

I really liked your website and the comments about your school. And when I came here and Ben introduced me to the school, I became interested to go here.

What’s the best thing about learning English with us?

Right now I know how to write an essay in English.

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 How has your English improved?

I feel more confident.

What has helped you to improve your English the most?

Because of my teacher Anna and the way she teaches us. And the atmosphere in our class.

What’s your favourite memory so far?

My favourite memory is that I meet people from different countries and different cultures and it’s very cool that you can meet people in one place from all around the world.

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How do you think speaking English will help you in the future?

I think that it is the key for the whole world because it’s an international language.

Would you recommend Embassy English to other students?

Of course.

What do you plan to do after your English course?

I’m going to pass the TOEFL exam.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like doing gymnastics, drawing, watching movies, riding bicycles, and spending time with my friends.

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What has surprised you most about this experience?

I really was surprised about the atmosphere here, especially compared to another school in Boston. The classrooms are open so everyone can see, and here all of the students are open to communicate, and the age of the students are similar to mine. There is a range of ages, which is very cool.

Who would you most like to say thank you to and why?

I want to say thank you to Anna because her lessons are really cool and it’s never boring. And because of that it’s easier to learn English and now I feel more confident and I speak more fluently in English.

What’s your favourite word or phrase in English?

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” (Christopher Columbus)

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What are your top 3 favourite places in this city?

Trinity Church, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Harbor

What do you think of the local food?

It is very different and you can find what you like wherever you go.

Were there any teachers at your centre that helped you to succeed?

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