09 Oct


Are we lucky or unlucky to live in a relatively peaceful city?

Tesnjar by Lj.Ljiljak


Although Valjevo is one of bigger cities in Serbia you can still say that it’s a peaceful city.

The best thing about Valjevo is that there are not many people living in the town’s centre, and that is where the beauty of Valjevo lies. Pople like to linger there in cafes after their work.

Tešnjar is another good place to relax owing to its interesting architecture, in which old crafts and small shops are still preserved although the local government prefers to subsidise big supermarket chains. All these old houses, quiet streets and small shops make Valjevo one of most peaceful cities in our country, and we should be happy because of that.

Pople are always complaining that there are not many things to do in Valjevo but I think that in most cases they should blame themselves.

27 Sep

Are we lucky or unlucky to live in a relatively peaceful city? by Katarina

Photo by Lj. Ljiljak

As a person living in Valjevo, I am of course automatically going to say I am not a great fan of the way of life ’round here, but thinking about it for a second makes me reconsider what I have just said.

From a point of view of a person living in a big city with all the hustle and bustle, noise and hectic work, I’d say Valjevo is a real little heaven on Earth. Although it sometimes seems that there are no things to do, and no places to go out to, it is actually not quite like that. People are just too lazy to create things to amuse themselves. Comparing a small peaceful town to a big city makes you realise how much you enjoy walking through the non-crowded streets, sitting on a bench in a quiet park while watching the world slowly drift by, even if you always bump into someone you know anywhere you go, which can sometimes be really annoying.

So, depending on the kind of a person you are and the things that interest you, you are the only one who should choose where to live. I, personally find myself lucky to have spent my childhood here in Valjevo, although I now can’t wait to leave it, but I am also sure that will change and I will want to come back when I’m older.

12 Oct

Home Alone Project: Living Alone is a Better Choice – Final Essays

Living Alone is a Better Choice than Living with Flatmates

Final Essays


This is Ryan, My Flatmate, by Kyknoord


Living Alone Essay by Katarina Savic & Ivan Beljic

Living Alone Essay by Marko Lazic & Milica Cvetinovic

Living Alone Essay by Sanja Zivancevic and Jelena Stojsic

Living Alone Essay by Ana Babic & Aleksandra Pantelic

Living Alone Essay by Marija Mesterovic & Jovan Milovanovic

06 Sep

Home Alone Preliminary by Marija and Jovan

Advantage of living alone is that you can live without anyone telling you what are you supposed to do.

Also, if you are quiet and introvert it is good for you to have some space and peace.

Disadvantage of living alone is that you have to pay for everything and sometimes  you can feel very lonely.


06 Sep

Home Alone Preliminary by Jelena and Sanja

In our opinion it’s better to live with someone, because we have more opportunities. If we talk about advantages there is a lot of them. We have parents protection and safe place for living. If we talk about friends who live with us it is the same. But if you look from the other side you can see that there is a lot of disadvantages, like that you don’t have right on your opinion and you depend by parents side.

06 Sep

HOME ALONE Preliminary by Ivan Beljic and Katarina Savic

Living with someone can be a very fun and interesting experience, but is it a smart decision to make? Nowadays, more and more people in college campus dorms live together with a roommate, but some of them still prefer to live alone.

We prefer living with someone, because you always have someone to talk to and the rent is cheaper when shared. All in all – it’s more fun.

On the other  hand, people you live with can sometimes disturb you when you’re studying, especially if you have trouble concentrating.

In conclusion, it might be better to live with a friend, as long as you find a suitable person.

06 Sep

Home Alone Preliminary MARKO and MILICA

Living alone has its goodsides because you have more time for yourself. Nobody can distract yor mind from learning.

But, on the other hand, living with somebody has its good sides, too. For example, if you are busy and you can not do your shopping, pay your bills, or cook your lunch, your roommate can do it for you. Also, if you are living with someone, you will never be bored. But it doesn’t mean that you should spend all of your time socializing. You two should have an agreement about studying time, socializing time and also a list of ‘to do stuff’. Otherwise you will argue easily.

06 Sep

Home Alone Preliminary by Ana Babic and Aleksandra Pantelic

We think that it is better living alone than living with room mate, because you have more space for yourself. Also, you are more focused on your obligations and you can meet with your own friends whenever you want.

However, if you are afraid of living alone  and if it is maybe depressing for you then it is better to have room mates.

06 Sep


Friendship by Vinodbahal

1. Lead-in
a. Living alone or with someone else is a choice most of us have to make during our university studies or when we find employment. What would you prefer?
Write down some thoughts about their upsides and downsides.

b. Read what other people have written and write some comments.

2. Writing
After this fruitful exchange of thoughts you are ready to write a composition on the following topic:
Living alone is a better choice than living with roommates

Follow these guidelines:
Introduction: A general statement / rhetorical question
Advantages: Topic statement plus 2 advantage arguments.
Disadvantages: Topic statement plus 2 disadvantage arguments.
Conclusion: Summing up / weighing up arguments plus your personal opinion
Remember to explain and illustrate your arguments.

3. Finding a roommate
If you find yourself in a situation to share a flat with somebody for any possible reason, e.g. to share costs, you will have to find a person you get on with. One of the things that could help you make your decision is doing this compatibility test. Copy the results and post them on this blog.

4. Feedback
Are you happy with the results? Do you find any of them surprising? Which roommate qualities do you value the most? Write your comments on this wall.

5. Roommate quiz making

Watch Futurama: I, Roommate video and use Hot Potatoes programme to make a T/F quiz with your partner.

6. Roommate quiz solving

Swap quizzes and solve quizzes made by other pairs.