Showing posts from December, 2006

Thanks! Gracias! Merci!

Thanks everyone for the opportunity to have a special edition of our Skypecast both for Christmas and for my Birthday.
It was very interesting to learn to say "Merry Christmas", "Happy Birthday", "Thanks" and "Peace" in different languages.
For those of you who didn't get a chance to do it during the skypecast (because you missed it, for example) you can still get do it. It's never too late.
Please click here for more information and thanks!

Happy holidays!

Christmas Edition of Skypecasts

Dear EPOTI team members and participants of our Skypecast!

This weekend many of us will be celebrating Christmas Holiday. Some of us will not doing that as not every one in the world is Christian. Here in Poland we do celebrate this Feast and we are wishing: Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia/Merry Christmas.

So we warmly invite everyone who want to join us for free talking, maybe singing carols even though you may not believe in every Christian tradition. Also we will be singing Happy Birthday to Paulino.

Our Saturday's meeting will take place this time on Friday, December 22, at 7 pm GMT.

As far as I know there will be another Skypecast on Sunday holding by David, but please check out Skype web site.

Let's Blame It To Murphy

On our Sunday’s Skypecast, we had a great lineup from EPOTI Group: Jola, Marian, Paulino, Ignacio, and I all showed up, a rare occasion for such a unity. We were ready to roll up our sleeves, or clear our throat, to have a wonderful Skypecast to talk about the movies. We were excited.

Paulino was hosting the Skypecast. Despite he repeatedly encouraged the listeners to speak up, only one or two were willing. This was unusual quiet comparing to our previous sessions. We thought something wasn’t going right.

It turned out. Something went terribly wrong. We didn’t know it until our host, Paulino, was kicked out of the Skypecast, and could not rejoin us. The reason? Skypecast was experiencing a major technical problem. And no one else could join us.

It lasted for over hour. When Paulino was finally able to get back in, it’s the tail end of our Skypecast, with only one or two listeners joining us for a brief chat.

For those listeners who tried to join us but failed, let’s blame it to Murphy…

Skypecast # 17

Hello guys,

we invite you to participate in our weekly Skypecasts:

on Saturday (November, 16) at 8 pm GMT and on Sunday (November, 17) at 2 pm GMT.

On Saturday we will have a slide show helping us expand some vocabulary, and on Sunday free talk.

Additionally, we invite all of you to check out our another web site - we will be glad to know if you like it. This Moodle page is aimed at guys of every level of English. We hope that you will have fun with it and learn some English too. :)

Skypecast # 16

The meeting for mainly intermediate level guys but others are welcome too, especially native speakers :)

Our next skypecast will take place as usual:

Saturday, December 9, at 8 pm GMT

and maybe on Sunday, December 10, at 2 pm GMT.

We have prepared some material as a presentation. You can download the slides and prepare yourself a little bit. Enjoy!

Participating is easy! Just join the Skypecast, open our ad-hoc web interface and talk!

Sunday Skypecast: December 3, 2006, at 2 pm GMT

English Practice over the Internet for Sunday (please read the description)Hosted by epotigroup December 3, 2006A Skypecast for intermediate and advanced English learners to practice their English together. This Sunday we'll work on describing pictures and if we have time we'll have a "free talk" discussion on a few topics (suggested by listeners). Please join our chat-room at

Saturday Skypecast without co-moderator

This week's Skypecast for Saturday did not have a co-moderator. I started the Skypecast and waited for one of my other members from the epoti-team. Unfortunately, they all seemed to be offline in Skype.

It was not so bad, but we did not have a specific topic for this event. So I just tried to keep the participants talking. First they could introduce themselves, then I asked each one what he/she did for living.

So we finally talked about "what is a housewife?" and I explained the difference between a washing machine and a dishwasher (don't put your good china in the washing machine ;-) ). We then talked a little bit about music styles and what music people are listening to in Germany.