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« on: November 08, 2009, 10:23 PM »
I appreciate the idea to have small talks in English here on the forum, but I fear that there are not enough visitors here yet to contribute to fruitful discussions.

Anyway, you are free to switch languages at any time at your convenience as long as each participant is Ok with it =)

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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 07:44 PM »
ОК, I am sorry. Let`s consider that it was practice for the future newcomer. ;)
But I am glad that I can understand my interlocutors :)

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 08:44 PM »
Why sorry ? No problem at all !
Just don't use such words as "interlocutors", or people here in Canada simply won't understand you. Be plain and simple, like everyone else. Urban English is very simple and functional, not elegant.

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 11:07 PM »
I guess it's definitely good idea to practice our written skills in this forum. why don't create a special topic providing this opportunity?

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Re: Written English scrapbook
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 12:21 PM »
Ok, just moved the topic here for anyone to join.

Feel free to contribute to the discussion and to talk on any topic you can think of =)

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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009, 09:06 PM »
This sounds good especially if to take in account that all of potential immigrants have to pass an IELTS exam and have at least 6.0-6.5 for the writing module. I suppose nobody can avoid some mistakes in our scripts but that should not scare us. We just make our first steps.

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Re: Written English scrapbook
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 10:47 PM »
This sounds good especially taking into account that all of potential immigrants have to take an IELTS exam and need at least 6.0-6.5 for the writing module. I suppose nobody can avoid some mistakes in our scripts but that should not scare us. We just make our first steps.
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Re: Written English scrapbook
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009, 11:32 PM »
Sure, I always appreciate written practice as well. My only concern here is that usually topics like "Discussion in English" are blind alleys on every more or less active immigration forum. This is amazing, taking into account that on the same forum they readily discuss various matters re: their immigration process, and they all agree that English is an essential, if not the most important thing to have.

That's the reason why I did not create such topic here initially - just because people ob the forums are inclined towards their native language anyway, even if they spend hours every day preparing for IELTS.

I'd appreciate if nice guys will keep this topic alive, but I am prepared to see it fading out as well...

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Re: Written English scrapbook
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2009, 09:27 PM »
Помогите,пожалуйста! Как правильно написать по-английски должность: главный специалист ???

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Re: Written English scrapbook
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2009, 11:44 PM »
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Re: Written English scrapbook
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2009, 01:45 AM »
Senior Specialist
 
просто у нас на работе спор,некоторые в визитках заказывали перевод этой должности как chief specialist ???
Не знаю как написать в IMM 0008 GENERIC...

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Re: Written English scrapbook
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2009, 11:50 AM »
slavasz is right. There is such wording as "senior specialist", and positions of this skill level are usually referred to as "senior positions".

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Re: Written English scrapbook
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2009, 03:22 PM »
Agreed with Maus and Slavasz.
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некоторые в визитках заказывали перевод этой должности как chief specialist
Key word is "некоторые" (plural) - chief may be only one

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Re: Written English scrapbook
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2009, 02:24 AM »
Thanks a lot :)

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Re: Written English scrapbook
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2010, 12:09 PM »
So, ladies and gentlemen... why so quiet here ? =)
Nobody wants to speak up and practice some Canadian English a bit ?

Ok then; just to let you know: we're now testing a callback feature on our web-site for those who may wish to call us but cannot do it due to some reasons.

You may open a callback web page in your browser and use a Flash applet there to place a free call directly to our business phone, which is +1.416.273.6646. All you need is your browser (with Flash enabled - I'm sure it is) and some sort of audio equipment - speakers and mic or a headset. Just click the "Call me" button there, enter the code to prove that you can read and write "think therefore you are", and allow Flash to use your mic.

Note, however, that this feature is in it's testing stage. It may work, but it may not. After some testing we'll decide if we want to keep it and show it to the general public or not. The bad thing is that the applet is provided by a third-party, and any serious troubleshooting (and, moreover, debugging) is really difficult.

Current run shows that calls can be successfully (and free of charge :) placed using the callback feature, though sometimes silence is all we have. We'll continue testing the feature and we apologize if it won't work for you (depending on your connection, software compatibility etc.)

And, yes, calling is available during our work hours only.

The link is: http://www.lawpoint.ca/call
(and this is the first time we publish it)

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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2010, 09:26 PM »
Is it kind of "only for English talks" phone number? why did you hide this announcement in such specific topic? I guess one day I should give you a call

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Re: Written English scrapbook
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2010, 10:04 PM »
Nope, nothing like that.

It's because the feature is experimental. We don't share the link with lots of people since sometimes it fails to connect and we don't want to cause trouble for everyone.

I wrote about it here mainly to revive the topic a little bit, and it was the first to come to my mind =)
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