I would like to dedicate this post to Anna (the girl in the photo), a big friend of mine who’s just finished her University course and will be graduated next Thursday. I’m very proud of her and I’m really happy for her success. The photo on the right was taken last summer at ‘Principessa Costanza’ (Princess Costanza), a medieval manifestation in which I take part every year. The character I always play is Giacomo Carrano, who was a local lawyer of that historical period. I really enjoy wearing this fascinating costumes although it’s quite tiring because of the hot summer weather. The event’s location is Teggano, a very beautiful medieval village in the South of Italy…
I’m very happy, Rachel, that England is in the quarter-finals. I hope Italy will be able to do the same today! ‘Italy vs England’ is only possible as final match and so, until then, I’m going to support England as my second favourite team. Next matches will be very hard for both England and Italy!
I haven’t been reading novels in English for so long, in fact ‘The Broker’ is just my third one. However I recommend this activity because, as you said, it’s really enjoyable and at the same time it’s a very good way to learn new words and phrases. As soon as I finish my exams I’ll spend more time in this wonderful activity.
I always dislike censorship because I think that freedom of expression is one of the most important things in a democratic country. However every democracy has a lot of rules which all the citizens have to respect to be able to live together in peace. BBC Learning English has also established some house rules which we have to respect when we write a post. So although I agree with your daughter (I adore talking about people who I don’t like :) ) maybe you have done the right thing! I’m interested in what your daughter thinks about your requests… eheh!!! Is she angry for them or does she happily accept your ‘censorial’ tips?
I look forward to hearing from you this evening
See you tomorrow
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