Comments and answers are the taste of heaven
Hello Amy, BBC LE team and friends
This is a beautiful scintilating sunny morning here and million other adjectives for this morning! Oh! The sleep is still in my eyes!
Today it’s the beggining of the Spring. I cannot send flowers to you but I can send my answers to your comments what makes me feel like in a beautiful garden, a real paradise. Am I being poetic today?
I’ve decided to stay home while my family is out of the city in order to organize my ideas and writings. I’m sure you’ve noticed that I was losing the control over my time last week. It’s not so easy but it has been a pleasure posting every day, reading your comments and also learning Amy’s lessons. I’ve loved phrasal verbs! And you? I’ll have the rest of my life to travel and spend the time with my family. Luckily they understand and in October I'll compensate that. On the contrary, I only have 7 days now to be with you all. But I think it was not a good idea stay alone at home after reading one of Ana Paula’s comment reminding me about that horrible dog. ;-)
Maybe I can send more blogs to make up for losing some days at the beggining of the month and at the holidays. This month I have been feeling as I was in London ( or in India?) with many friendly students from different parts of the world. The fact is that I’m in a bad mood because my virtual intensive English course is ending...snif :’-( But don't worry, the sun is strongly brighting outside to change my feeling.
Anyway, after looking carefully since the very first blog if there is any other belated comment, I think I must start answering right now the comments I have not answered before.
Christ: Hello Christ, I’m glad you liked it. You are welcome here.
Siamak from tehran: Hello Siamak, I’m happy with your presence. You will like this space very much.
Jacky from sydney-austalia: It’s just the way you’ve already done writing comments. Thank you for that.
IRFAN from INDIA: I’m sure your country’s history is interesting. I’m looking forward to see a student blogger from India. Maybe you. :-)
Marcos Sarmento Barcelos from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Hello Marcos, I’m happy you have the same thought as me. Thank you for your comment.
Jarek from Poland: Thanks. I’m glad you liked my son and me.
Ana Paula from Brazil: Thanks Ana Paula, your are welcome to the virtual meal. Guess what, Ana Paula, I’m alone at home this weekend and I couldn’t sleep well yesterday thinking of that dog of the book. Luckily I don’t have any fortune! :-) I used to read for Iago but now he wants to read alone. :-(
If you were here, we would invite you to be part of our team, Ana Paula. I was sure you would like Marfil’s website.No problem Ana Paula. I also always see my own errors, many of them, typo, when I ‘m rereading my posts. Don’t worry, your English is noticeably good, Aninha. I’m reading all your nice comments and please don’t sleep waiting for my blogs, Ana Paula. Sometimes, I have to wait my son sleep and I start writing very late. Thanks for the drink toast! :-)
Ana from Poland: It’s a great fun indeed, Ana. A serious thing like learning English in a pleasant way. I have never thought about that. I mean the annoyance of the BBC LE team checking all the comments as you’ve mentioned. And it’s really Spring here now, Ana so...love is really in the air! The Bruno’s project was really successful and yes, they compared the writings and the improvement over the children’s behaviour. Referring to your idea of changing the roles, I think it depends on the optimistic way of looking at things. If you don’t have this skill no other project will be successfull. Thanks Ana, for reminding me about this name ”Santa Claus”. I was trying to remember this name. In Portuguese it is “Papai Noel”. Thank you for that. I remember that suggestion about the virtual party. I just don’t remember the rules. Could you please remind me about that?
Myen from Vietnam: All the best for you too and thank you.
Naheed from Pakistan: My sister is the one with black shirt and white pants on the telephone. Naheed, I’m astonished with the coincidence of our lives even in different places.Thanks Naheed, I gave my son the hug you’ve sent and said he is sweet. He said you are very nice. I’m happy ‘cause you like the photographs on the blog. I can’t avoid showing some colours on my blogs... I’ve appreciated the way you’ve descibed urucum: “ I googled for urucum and came to know that it's a Brazilian herb and bears a copper coloured spiny fruit,inside it are red coloured seeds which are used to give colour to the food. What a natural way to give colour to food”. Thanks and sorry ‘cause I didn’t find this word in my dictionary. Yes, it’s me at the picture fishing before cutting my hair and changing the colour. I like fishing.
Marianna from Slovakia: I don’t blame your sister. I always take care of my sister’s teeth at the weekends. We have a doctor in our team too. She is also a precious person there as you were in your team. I know you like painting, Marianna. I remember some of your comments when Stephen was the teacher. I hope to see you as a student blogger some day to see some of your work.
Pilar from Spain: Hi Pilar, my ex- assistant is a woman. She always asked me to say what you all comment here because she doesn’t know English.
Mauricio from Brazil: Yes Maurício, there is a big festival in Alegre every year. Many locals rent their houses(sometimes only the land for camping) because the hotels aren’t enough to receive the large number of people that goes to Alegre. We used to go in a group and stay at my sister’s house. My sister and her husband are protestants and they don’t like going to the festival just because once when they were there with us, the singer Rita Lee took off all her clothes when she was singing. I explained that Rita Lee is a bit crazy and it won’t happen again but they don’t like the festival anymore. So, we used to go with some friends but once my brother’s friends weren’t behaving themselves in a proper way due to the alcohol so that they don’t like to receive his friends anymore there, only us. But as my sister and her husband don’t like going to the festival, I just stay at home with them. So...you are from the North of Rio? It must be not so far from Alegre. The beaches you’ve mentioned are really good. Unfortunately, there’s no time to talk about each one. I’ve even forgotten the Praia da Costa! Maybe I’ll show a picture of it. I’m sure you are a good teacher because you seem to be very patient and calm. I’m happy because you are “pó de arroz” too, unfortunatelly, I don’t know about the history of Flamengo and why its rooters are called “urubus”.
Silwal Kishor from Nepal: It’s good you like my blogs and the pictures Silwal, thanks for that. If you aren’t able to visit the website, there’s no problem. Are you reffering to the website about movies (Spoiler?) ? Or the youtube? I know people goes to men’s football match much more than women’s footbal match. I wish this fact change one day because it is another opportunity for poor women in my country, avoiding in this way that they go in the wrong way's direction. I’d also like to know more how to edit short movies.
Jeanne from CHN: Thanks. I’m glad you are enjoying my blogs. I can’t avoid making little jokes while writing. :-)
Yvonne from Germany, NRW, Ahaus: Hi Yvonne, thanks. I hope you find your Mr. Right very soon. You are right. We just need to be alive to be happy with or without Mr. Right. I try giving my contribution to help saving our environment while working and at home but I use my car a lot because how can I go to the work in a bike? People would say: “Here comes Dr Adriana in a bike!”. I’d love it but it would be a bit strange for them. However I use ethanol in my car and it’s not harmful to the environment. I know football is a great theme in Germany. I think Germany was impressive by the time of the World Cup. There’s still much to be done referring to educational system here but recently the President turned available zillions of computers for children from the public schools. What a pity! I could send a pan to you from here but once I did that sending to my friend in Pernambuco at the Northeast of Brazil and it arrived there completely broken. Read my answer to Naheed about urucum. It’s another Indigenous thing. I couldn’t find this word in my dictionary.
Irina from Russia: Hi Irina, I’ve decided to give you the recipe of another dish because Ana Paula had writen about Feijoada when she was blogger. The name of the post is Brazilian Food. You might find it in this link: Brazilian food link
I hope your colleagues become your friends too like the one who left your company.
CHANDRAKANT from INDIA: Hi CHANDRAKANT, I have the same problem you have to communicating and practicing the speaking. I understand what you are talking about.
Heinrich Stamm from Pomerode, SC, Brazil: Hi Ráini. You are like me, a milk-shake of cultures. Your name is beautiful too I have imagined how it is pronounced for many times.
Farzam from tehran: Hi Farzan. So, you are an engineer. My father wanted me to be one. I think you’ve already seen my post about football. Thanks for your comment. I can understand easily people talking in English but I’m a little shy for speaking when I talk with a native speaker. When I talk with a non-native speaker I feel more confortable.
Modasir abd alla from sudan -india-pune: It’s really good and this is the right place for communicating with others. Stay with us and you will see the results. Thanks!
HYOSHIL from LINCOLN: I laughed a lot here with your son’s experience in football. He just did the same my friend did another day. Haha. What a great idea you’ve had by killing “3” birds with one stone. Don’t worry, Hyoshil, my son will never be close to that dog again.
Stephen Keeler from London: Hello my dear beloved teacher! I feel walking on the moon reading your comment. Thank you very much for that! I’m sad because I tried to send my comments to your column twice but they aren’t there. It might be a problem on the blogging system. But I am always rereading your writings. They are my treasure in this website!
John from china: Sure! We will certainly help you, just stay here with us. You will learn a lot!
Pilar from Spain: You are right, Pilar. Football is good for health, for good relationship (learning how to work in a team at the company) and here it is more important because it can give many opportunities for poor young people (men and women) avoiding the way of drugs and prostitution.
CHANDRAKANT PATEL from INDIA DAHOD: Thanks. Maybe you can be our coach some day. Who knows? I’d like to tell about each picture from Bruno’s project but it would be a veeeery loooooooooong post! Oh sorry ‘cause I haven’t served you a vegetarian dish (next time I’ll pay more attention to this!) but at least you’ve appreciated the coconut juice. :-)
Antonio from Belgium: Oh! Have you really printed all my blogs?! I’m happy to hear that! Thank you, Antonio. I’m trying to follow your advice about the time I spend in learning English.
Márcio Filho from Brazil: I’m glad you are here. Keep on reading and writing comments, you’ll see the benefits very soon. Thanks for your visit. In which part of Brazil you are?
Judit from Hungary: Hi Judit. I have an hectic life too but I try to balance my life. I don’t want to die one day without living a good life. I try to divide my time in three parts: time for work, time for my family and time for me (sports activities and hairdresser for example). Do you think it’s good or bad?
Elena from Russia,Voskresensk: Hi Elena. I have no idea why on earth my mother gave me two names although I like them separately. The only thing I know is that my father wanted my name to be the name of a politic party :-O and luckily my mother said: “NO”!
Kirsti from France: I also always appreciate when the school wants to include us (parents) in the projects for children.
Ernesto from Chile: I agree with you, Ernesto, some dogs are like guns in wrong hands. I’ve liked the way your country has tackled the problem.
Well friends...I hope I have not forgotten any comment. If I have please somene advise me.
Have a nice Sunday.
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