Viola English
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Educational channel devoted to learning English language. Channel in Russian: @violaschool VK: https://vk.com/violaschool Our chat: @violachat Feedback: @tonyprots
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Viola English
2018-04-19 

For instance, «reporters came storming out of the blocks with their questions as the disgraced senator exited the courtroom after the verdict».

Viola English
2018-04-06 

dispense with: 1. To manage without; forgo: Let's dispense with the formalities. 2.

To get rid of; do away with: a country that has dispensed with tariff barriers.
Viola English
2018-04-03 

Today we want to share a pretty captivating educational video with you.

Here is a description:
In this lesson, you will learn how to comprehend English text and articles easier. You will also learn several useful English patterns, and then learn how to summarize the article. This lesson will improve your English fluency and comprehension ability. https://youtu.be/Ar6T7e0gTOY
Viola English
2018-02-05 

«I hear that the only reason Johnny got into college was because his dad pulled some strings with the president of the university.»

«I actually know a few people who work at the restaurant, so I'll see if I can pull a few strings and get you a table».
«You wait and see, he's going to start pulling strings to get this police investigation quashed».
Viola English
2018-02-01 

It's a new video time! In fact, not so many American idiomatic expressions are used in formal English — but these 15 idioms are a real treasure!

https://youtu.be/-YYJCk76nTM
Viola English
2018-01-29 

to bury = to put something into a hole in the ground and cover it:

The dog ran in excitement to bury its bone.
Viola English
2018-01-11 

Even though it's more popular in Australia than in other countries, the idiom is still pretty interesting:

— adjective (sometimes hyphenated): very busy; preoccupied with many different things at once.
«Sorry I couldn't make it to lunch today, I've been flat chat with the kids all day.»
— adverb (sometimes hyphenated): at the greatest possible speed, efficiency, or power.
«The whole team is working flat-chat to get this project finished and perfect.»
Viola English
2018-01-09 

We really like idioms and fun videos, руку is a combination of both.

A blogger explains English idioms he's never heard before. How many of them are familiar to you? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4kkMG4Zh4I
Viola English
2018-01-08 

«I love chatting up tourists visiting our city, it gives you such diverse and interesting perspectives!»

However, you should be careful as there is also another meaning:
To engage in flirtatious conversation with someone, usually in pursuit of romantic or sexual purposes.
«I was chatting up this cute guy at the bar last night and managed to get his phone number! I hate when people chat me up in bars. I just want to have a nice time out with my friends!»
Viola English
2018-01-08 

Hey, guys! Our channel remained silent for a while.

The reason for this nonsense is that we were preparing some major changes here. The announcement is coming, yet here is the beginning.
Let's begin with our chat — @violachat . Yep, we do have a chat with somewhat 600 thousand messages sent that is featured by Combot as one of the most active Telegram chats in English.
We are proud of the chat but we need to advance. We need topics for conversations, we need moderators and mentors. If you ever wanted to become an admin in our chat — don't hesitate to write @tonyprots with a #ViolaAdmin tag.
We expect a brief story from each of the candidates: who are you, what is your experience of studying English, why on Earth you started learning it and still carry on, what exams have you passed and finally, why on Earth you wish to become an admin.
We expect you to be a patient, outgoing and responsible person. We expect it to be a lot of fun.
Join @violachat and stay hungry, updates are coming.