So, my first serious English language exam went fairly well, particularly considering that, apart from looking up the structure of the test, I didn't really prepare for it at all.
Of course, like most candidates, my beef is with the writing section (statistically, that's where most people get the lowest score) and I feel the need to get this off my chest:
The IELTS team prides itself on the accuracy of the test results it provides, however the writing task seems to reward being able to work well under stress rather than actual English proficiency. Ok, the section isn't impossible, far from it, but time shouldn't be such a huge factor in an
So i've been noticing a lot of people moaning about all the 'Nazi art' (because some kid drawing a crooked swastika in any context automatically means they fully adhere to the ideals of national-socialism) here on DeviantArt, which is fine because mass murder is monstrous, but here's what brings my piss to a boil: Why is Communism so 'OK' while Nazism is taboo?
Around 5 million people died because of Stalin's agricultural policies during the Great Famine of 1932-33 alone; five million starved to death in just one year! Nevermind the millions of others who were deported and killed in the Gulags for ideological reasons or often for no reason a