Since she was a child Anelia has always been in love with letters. They were her favourite toys.
Russian letters came first. She was fascinated by their beauty and what they could say to her. She was looking for a meaning behind them. She read between the lines. Metaphor, alliteration, comparison, hyperbole, simile.
She loved them all. With no exception.
Being in love with letters inspired her to start learning English.
She was the weakest student when she joined an extracurricular class at school at the age of 13 in Raduzhny. A town in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Back at that time, she could barely pronounce a few syllables.
She started to speak English by learning English phrases, sentences, paragraphs, and texts by heart and loved seeing how letters became words. Words turned into phrases. Phrases became sentences. In her case, it was the best way to learn.
Having Bonk N. A. by her side as a mentor she took second place in a town Olympiad devoted to English.
Later, she got back to the city where she was born to get her degree in Linguistics. Tyumen.
“The teachers at Tyumen State University are the best”, she wrote in her diary.
She has had an affair with the English Language for most of her life. It’s a lifelong romance filled with action, intrigue, and curiosity.