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Cath Cath | 13:14 UK time, Sunday, 10 April 2011

Hello. I'm Cath and I'm going to be the teacher blogger for the next few weeks. Let me tell you a bit about myself. Before I joined the BBC I was an English teacher and writer. I was also a performer; I worked in a theatre company that did shows for English learners.

I travelled all over the world performing in theatres, classrooms, parks - even on a commuter train. I think one of the best experiences was a tour to Brazil. We travelled all over the country from Sao Luis in the north to Porto Alegre in the south. Now I'm a radio and web materials producer and presenter. My favourite part of the job is being in a studio recording programmes; I also love the travelling that comes with the job, going to new places and meeting learners. Recently I've been to Bangladesh and Egypt.

People in front of pyramids

Here I am on a work trip to Cairo - I'm at the back in sunglasses!


  • Comment number 1.

    Hello Cath,

    I hope you're doing well. How great to see you looking, looking fantastic in front of the Pyramid in Giza, Egypt.

    In fact, I have been there for a couple of times. Egypt is my spiritual home. It's where I used to live for a while. When I would feel like like going out, the first thing that used to come to my mind was the Pyramid Road, which of course is well known for nightspots and the belly dancing!

    It's been good meeting you over this wonderful blog. My name is Abdisamad, and I am from Somalia. Currently, I live in Kampala, Uganda.

    Talk more later,


  • Comment number 2.

    Hello Cath,
    I'm glad to e-meet you and eager to learn from you.
    Cath, you mention you are also a writer, it's fabulous! Which genre do you write, fiction or nonfiction? Novels, books, short stories...?
    If you worked in a theatre I imagine that you have participated in a pantomime anytime, Tell us a bit about your character.
    With my warmest greetings,


  • Comment number 3.

    Hi Cath,

    Wonderful to see you in the picture in front of pyramids. your experience in teaching is amazing. we hope to enjoy the coming weeks.

  • Comment number 4.

    Hi cath
    Nice to meet you;and i hope we will learn a lot with you .but i want to ask you about your age? you look younger to have all this experiences.

  • Comment number 5.

    I am glad I found this blog,though I couldn't download the binomials for teachers' purposes.
    Anyway I enjoyed the samples for students.Nice to meet you Catherine.

  • Comment number 6.

    Hi Cath,

    What a lovely picture in a beautiful place. Never been to Egypt but would like to go there some day. You are lucky to have visited so many places. I am sure you had a very good time visiting and meeting people from different backgrounds. In my opinion, more can be learnt from meeting people and visiting places than reading or any other way of learning about cultures. Would love to hear more about your experiences in different countries. Which country of all the places you visited would you recommend? Also, what was the most fascinating experience you had in a particular country? It will be great if you can share your experiences with us. Looking forward to your next blog.

    Take care


  • Comment number 7.

    Helo cathe la,
    Here I used the (la) which is a respected word using by we Tibetans .
    I have just found this opportunity(BBC learning English) recently and this is what I wanted since many years ago. I appreciate you teacher's contribution towards us and it will be able to benefit our english and knoledge. Your brief life story is so amazing and creative that leads your lifestyle to over and over .
    I am gooing to be a student of you and I am tring to to become a writer. As you know a writer's life so fantastic! From my own experience what I can say is if a person can play two roles of a teacher and writer that can be done more effective activities .So we need know your creativity support for learning english from this site.
    Catherine is one of the member of teacher blog and she also shows us a great way to learning english . Some times she gives us homework and indications . Please you can also do like that if there is spare time . Thanks
    By Namdrol

  • Comment number 8.

    Hello Cath,
    New month new teacher and new topics to learn. I'm ready for the new trip hoping to improve my english.

    Marco from Italy

  • Comment number 9.

    hello cath

    how are you i hope you are fine i am happy to see you visit egypt , my name ehab and i am from egypt i hoping improve my english with you

  • Comment number 10.

    Hello Cath, nice to meet you. Is fine your job experience in theatres around the world! I live in Rome and I love working with artists, organizing events of different tipes. I'm trying to use this blog to exercise my writting english... Unforunately I'm no habit using other languages than Italian... So, I'm grateful if you'll correct me my mistakes.


  • Comment number 11.

    Hello Cath,

    Traveling is the best part of entertainment. Not only one can visit new place but also he can gain different kinds of experience. You mentioned in your writing that you had visited in Bangladesh and Egypt . As a Bangladeshi citizen I want to hear your experience about Bangladesh. I hope , soon You will share your experience in your writing about your journey in Bangladesh .

  • Comment number 12.

    Hi, welcome to Bangladesh.did u already complete ur visit in Bangladesh.Where u went in Bangladesh or have a plan to go ? we Bangladeshi are friendly-hospitiable, when u go to village u will see the green field where farmers are working there,they invite u their home,offer their good.where u find cath ? Can u also explain about ur promoting teacher blog , it means earlier u was student blogger , going to teacher blog ,whats the way to go teacher blog ? regards from Bangladesh


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