Chris Moyles… in Germany!
When I watch a film or a TV program in English, although I don’t understand every word which I hear, I’m normally able to understand the general meaning of a dialog or a voice-over description. However when I made my first listening exercises for the FCE I learnt how much important are the images to help you in understanding. So, I thought that to improve my listening skills I had to listen to some radio programs in English… as always I went to bbc.co.uk (I’m really a big fun!). At the beginning I downloaded the BBC News Podcast and then I found out ‘The Chris Moyles Show’. Since then I’ve been downloading the ‘The best of Moyles podcast’ every Friday and I really like it… Chris and his friends are so nice that although I have some understanding problems I always laugh a lot!!! For the World Cup they are live from Germany and I really enjoy the ‘useful’ German phrases which Albert teaches to them.
The medial event in Teggiano, Rachel, consists of a series of plays and a traditional running match. The show is made in the main Teggiano’s square, around which the audience can see the show from different positions. In the evening the audience is able to eat some traditional foods in ‘Taverne’ (traditional restaurants) that, during the event, are opened and managed by local people. The characters, still wearing their costumes, have also diner in ‘Taverne’, so that you can sit close to Princess Costanza! The event in fact is called ‘Alla tavola della Principessa Costanza’, which means ‘At Princess Costanza’s table’. I don’t have lines to learn because, as lawyer, my play consists of reading an official document (I’m lucky!!!). A funny thing: the major is always played by the real Teggiano’s major. In Teggiano there are a lot of wonderful Churches built in that historical period which are opened to public during the event. In addiction there is an interesting Museum about herbs and plants used in the past for medical reasons.
Anna is very happy to be graduating on Thursday!!! She’s going to continue her studies because she really likes her subject (biotechnology) and she wants to be a researcher for the University. I’m sure she’ll be able to do that.
I’m very interested in the York’s medieval event you talked about. If I’ve finished my exams I’ll be there in November!
See you tomorrow
Thanks for all your contributions. This blog has now closed and can no longer accept new comments.