01 August, 2017

Summer Reading

The "Window on America" Center Dnipropetrovsk presented to the patrons a new book display "Summer Reading".
Tamara Gavrilyuk likes to read detective stories. Marina Repan got interested  in science fiction, Dmytro Kravchenko got interested in Harry Potter books. Serhii Myrgorodsky decided to take literature for children to read.


29 July, 2017

World Population Day

This afternoon the Gabfest English-speaking Club (Window on America center in Dnipro, Ukraine) has offered a complicated topic about the World Population Day (observed annually on July, 11).
The group watched several educational videos which introduced the term “Millennium Development Goals”. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the world's time-bound and quantified targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions: income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter, and exclusion  while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability. They are also basic human rights - the rights of each person on the planet to health, education, shelter, and security.
The highlight of the session was the   video (sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation) about the overpopulation myth.
The group enriched the vocabulary with modern economics terms and learned about the global efforts to provide a better life for the population of this planet.
Participants number – 21 persons.
Moderator: T. Gavryliyuk.
Pictures: S.Usenko.

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Chocolate in our diet and social life


The topic “Chocolate” was offered for conversations to the Gabfest Club members DniproWOA. The participants talked about the role of chocolate in our diet and social life.
Participants number – 18 persons.

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27 July, 2017

Graduation in Summer Heat

The Basic English group - 6 of the Express-English course at DOUNB Library completed their curriculum.
The learners (in Window on America center in Dnipro, Ukraine) were offered several units of educational information: English alphabet and sounds pronunciation; reading rules and reading practices; basic vocabulary; basic speaking practices (greetings in English, introducing oneself, talking about one’s family).
Particular attention was given to the phonetical differences in American English and British English.
At the final session the group was able to listen, read, comprehend rather big texts, and they could make speeches in English.
The course became a good impulse for the participants – they will continue to study English Grammar on-line and some of them will join higher level groups offered at DOUNB Library’s Express-English.
The Basic English group impressed the instructor Tamara Gavryliyuk with their enthusiasm. The students showed good progress.
Instructor: T. Gavryliyuk.
Pictures: S. Usenko.
Number of participants – 12 persons.
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26 July, 2017

42

This Wednesday the Window on America Dnipro's Movie club has big-screened a 42.
42 is a 2013 American biographical sports film written and directed by Brian Helgeland about the racial integration of American professional baseball by player Jackie Robinson, who wore jersey number 42 through his Major League career. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as Robinson, and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, with Alan Tudyk, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Andre Holland, Lucas Black, Hamish Linklater and Ryan Merriman appearing in supporting roles.
WOA’s patrons enjoyed the film and the discussion that followed.
Participants number – 5 persons.

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22 July, 2017

What do you know about CHINA?

The Gabfest Club members #DniproWOA was offered a set of questions about their attitude to China, its culture and politics.
Participants number – 22 persons.

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World Cocoa and Chocolate Day

This afternoon the Gabfest Club members DniproWOA were offered to talk about chocolate. This year the group was offered to focus on chocolate production. We have watched and discussed a video about the US iconic chocolate company – HERSHY’s. Hershey's, is one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in North America. Its headquarters are in Hershey, Pennsylvania, which is also home to Hershey's Chocolate World. It was founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 as the Hershey Chocolate Company.
The conversation   drifted from Hershey’s kisses chocolates to other famous chocolates with recognizable shape – Swiss triangle “Toblerone ” and Belgian  sea horses and sea shells.
We discussed the modern trends in chocolate industry and shared information about good places to buy hand-made chocolate.
Participants number – 23 persons
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