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11 Random Facts, Questions, Answers and ELT Bloggers

Posted on | Aralık 27, 2013 | No Comments

Woow It is like a game J and It makes me feel great to be a point in this circle-like game J Thanks Eva for kicking it off and thank you very very much, Burcu Akyol  for adding me into this action .


I try to do my best to have fun and enrich the game.


If you would like to join, here is what you need to do:

  1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger.
  2. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
  4. List 11 bloggers.
  5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer, and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated. Don’t nominate a blogger who has nominated you.


Let the GAME begin :)


11 random facts about me ( the hardest step of it )


*Did you know that I work in a state school with large classrooms with the average population of 50+

*Did you know that Nowadays I am running ? :) Yes, I am :) I run almost more than 60 KM a month. In spring I plan to run 100 km a month

*Did you know that I have had a new hobby since summer;  It is spearfishing ?  It is an awesome adventure. I feel like flying in the sea.  I strongly suggest it. I started this hobby last summer , so I am a new spear fisher . Not now but hopefully this summer I can exhibit my photos with big fish.

*Did you know that  I can’t walk on the beach with naked feet even if it is not too hot?  I do not like that.

*Did you know that I have a brother and he is also an English Teacher?  I have cousins  who are teachers of English, too and even one of them is studying in ELT . We are coming :)


*Did you know that I (almost) never watch TV at home ?  Maybe  1 or two hours a month.  Generally I prefer listening to music and reading book and social media (of course)

*Did you know that I have worked in İstanbul, Şanlıurfa and Sakarya  as a teacher so far?

*Did you know that one of my favorite drink ( especially in winter ) is chai tea latte? I love it. I have gone to Starbucks in the late evening many time before closing.

*Did you know that I used to be a goalkeeper for many years? But my shoulder dislocated almost two years ago and I had to stop it. But I have noticed that I am not bad at playing football in the middle field.

*Did you know that I love cooking and eating. ( I am a Taurus)? My Special Dish is “ Köri soslu mantarlı Tavuk” (  Curried Chicken with mushroom)

* Did you know that my favourite cartoon was Richie Rich and my favourite tv program was Bob Ross’ Painting Program.





My answers for Burcu Akyol’s Questions

  1. What would you be if you weren’t a teacher?

The One working in the department of Human Resources or Goalkeeper

  1. Choose three adjectives that your students (or colleagues) would use to tell someone about you.




  1. What would you be if you were an animal? Why?

Dolphin . Why? Keywords are here ; Sea, freedom, helpful , smiling face, swimming

  1. If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?

Wow. Great question. I have never thought it before. It is harder to aswer than I expected :) maybe being invisible while flying :)

  1. What kind of people you find most difficult to work with?

Who says I know the best and this is the only truth.

  1. What is your biggest dream?

To be happy forever. Big enough , right :)

  1. Is there a book/a person /etc. that you think changed your life? What/Who was it?

Not now but in the past, Doğan Cüceloğlu’s Savaşçı (Warrior)

  1. How did it/she/he change your life?

The book changed the way I used to comment the life.

  1. Is there a piece of technology that you cannot live without? What is it?

Ipad and Iphone. Of course I don’t want to say I can’t live without them but I feel I need them when they are not around me.

  1. What would your advice be to a new teacher?

Have vision and dream and try to make them true

Never give up

Be patient

Be open to learn

Calm down :)

Increase your personal network

Set realistic goal

  1. What is your biggest strength as an educator?

I have a dream. I think this is the biggest one. That is big enough to keep me motivated and lifelong learner

  1. What is your favorite quote?

I have more , of course. One of them. (still on the wall of my blog)

“Concision in style, precision in thought , decision in life” Victor Hugo


My questions;

1. Would like to have another name? What would it be?

2. What does blue mean for you?

3. Can you tell us a movie that is a must for all educators?

4. How long do you spend time with social media?

5. What is your message for new year?

6. Which country do you think we must visit?

7. What are your top three applications for your smart phone?

8. what will you be doing ten years later?

9. what are three adjectives that you don’t want be called?

10. Who inspired you for blogging?

11. Could you please write an adjective for each letter of your name that describes you best?


Bloggers That I’m Tagging for This Challenge ( I think  being re-tagged is better than not tagged :)

Ana Christina’s Blog

Aysun Güneş’s Blog

Güven Çağdaş Gündoğdu’s Blog

Vicky Loras’ Blog

Zuhal Aydın’s Blog

Nihal Yıldırım’s Blog

Işıl Boy’s Blog

Chia Suan Chong’s Blog

Beyza Yılmaz’s Blog

Burcu Akyol’s Blog

Tony Gurr,’s Blog



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