Ainur Kakimova, MSc – a doctoral student at the Doctoral School of Humanities at the University of Warsaw. She graduated in Foreign Languages from L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. She had a research stay at the Institute of Empirical Linguistics at the Goethe University of Frankfurt while working on her thesis regarding podcasting in FLT. During her internship at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, she worked on the digitalization project organizing training to promote people's digital skills. She was Under-Secretary-General for Administration of ENU International Model United Nations Conference 2018. She was awarded Rector's grant, the scholarship of the First President's Foundation of the Republic of Kazakhstan during her Bachelor's degree, and the scholarship of Konrad Adenauer Foundation during her Master's degree for her academic achievements. She received DAAD German language course scholarship at Technical University Dresden. She also received the scholarship of the European Commission on the young people's political participation symposium at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg. She is currently writing a doctoral thesis under the scientific supervision of Prof. Monika Płużyczka, head of the Laboratory for Experimental Eye Tracking Linguistics, from the Faculty of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw. The title of her PhD thesis is ‘Counterfactual conditionals comprehension in L2'. Her current interests include cognitive linguistics, glottodidactics, and eye-tracking research.