You can find here some research works and creative projects of my students.

The leaflet contains creative writing of the students of different age groups. In 2009-2010 it won the third place in the competition of research works run by the Russian Embassy School in Ethiopia under the auspices of the School Department of the Russian Foreign Office.

The leaflet was made in 2009-2010 by the students of the 11th form, who wanted to express their ideas on the topic of the film and describe the process of shooting it.

The film was entirely made by students of the 11th form. They were the actors, the directors, the cameramen and the editors. The purpose of the video was both educational and entertaining. Apart from practicing our English we also had to practice our dramatic skills and the ability to improvise.  And of course we managed to have a lot of fun in between shooting.

First we made a trial version of the video, which was shot during a lesson of English. We had to shoot it in the school hall, which offered neither much space nor any appropriate decorations.  However, it was a success when shown in an open lesson. Students were laughing their heads off while watching it. But we weren’t entirely pleased with the results and decided to reshoot.


Why do people love to read? Some read for pleasure, others read to learn new things. People read to experience new emotions: how is it to put himself in harm’s way and save someone’s life or fell in love with a king. There is one more category of readers, those who would like to escape. People pick up an exciting book to escape their own life, forget their own problems or get rid of routines and add some excitement to their dull lives.

Another question is Why are people driven to write? As far as our students are concerned, they write to communicate their ideas and feelings which appeared as a result of their reading experience. That’s why we have decided to name our site Dialogue with the Book.

The WebQuest is the joint venture of students of the Russian Embassy school and their English teachers Sokolova L.L., Zharov O.V and Shergina N.N. It will help you to take an adventure through Lewis Carroll’s world. It will help you to do some puzzles and solve some riddles skillfully woven by the author into the fabric of the narrative. When travelling through this puzzle-land of Lewis Carroll, you will create your own Wonderland. So let's take on the tasks, and travel through the World of Wander.

The site is created by Liudmila Sokolova and Oleg Zharov, the English language teachers, with the students of the Russian Embassy School. 

Toponymy is the scientific study of place names, their origins and meanings. The word "toponymy" is derived from the two Greek words tópos (place), and ónoma (name). Toponymy itself is a branch of onomastics (the study of names of all kinds). The word toponymy first appeared in English in 1876.

     Each ridge, valley or ravine, forest or glade has its own name.

     So imagine if all geographical names vanished one day from the maps and from our lives. What would happen then? It would be an exaggeration to say that life would practically stop. Trains would not be running, and planes would not be flying. People would not be able to say where the place they urgently need to go is located, or to where they need to send a letter. It would not be possible for the post or the telegraph to function, the fire brigades or the ambulance would not know where to go. If there were no names, there would be no addresses.

While doing the project, we understood that phrasal verb is a unique phenomenon which requires special attention of the language learners, because

- they are very frequent in oral English. Moreover, they are being pushed forward into formal and written speech;

- their meaning can't be easily deciphered, even if one knows the meaning of each component of the phrasal verb;

- though there are several approaches to the classification of phrasal verbs, it would be easier for the language learners if they, while memorizing phrasal verbs, pay attention to whether the verb is transitive or intransitive, separable or inseparable.

Researcher's Diary


Lucy is a Chihuahua dog. Lucy is one year old.
The research is about Lucy and her health.

You can read the Researcher's Diary to know more about



Roald Dahl was one of the greatest story-tellers of all time. His writing career began with articles for magazines such as The New Yorker. He wrote successful novellas and short stories for adults, such as Tales of the Unexpected, before concentrating on his marvelous children's stories. The first story was James and the Giant Peach. Written in 1960 it was followed by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Roald Dahl's characters, plot of the books and language are unique. Though the language of his books is rather difficult, because Roald Dahl invented a lot of new words we tried our best to follow his steps and play with English words. You can find the results of our word play on the site




Компьютерные игры



Some steps towards better research 

Алгоритм исследовательской деятельности

The structure of the research


Useful internet resources 


Основы исследовательской деятельности

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