English course at the British Council Slovakia
Hello friends! How are things with you?
Dear Leila, thank you for your kind wishes. Please, give my best regards to your family. Katri is a nice little witch in the picture. I was lucky to be in Tunisia in 2000 and we also visited Karthago. Thanks for the photos.
Hi Ana Paula! I am so happy for you! Wow, what a good idea to study English-Portuguese and the Literature of both languages. The best of luck with your studies!
Hello Naheed! Have your mother and sister got back from England?
Hi James, Satya! Nice to meet you again! I am looking forward to your next entries.
Hello Kiran! I wish all the best to your parents. Hope that your father will be better soon.
Dear Renata! No, I have not met our teacher Stephen yet but you are almost right. Watch this space.
Hi my old friend Hyoshil! I am always glad to read your comments. I know, you also like the excitement of F1. I am sure; you were happy when Hamilton won the Championship. I was a little sad as I kept my fingers crossed for Massa. Just one point…Never mind! Next year…
Dear Ewa! Thanks for your comment. Brighton is beautiful. Brighton Pier is famous for its thrilling rides. I am sure; you also took advantage of the fantastic views of the Brighton coastline.
I took part in a competition that was organised by British Council Slovakia and related to Learn English pages printed in Sme (Slovak newspaper) and Uj Szo daily ( written in Hungarian) in April. I simply found all the answers to the Quiz questions and sent them all together to the British Council Slovakia. A couple of weeks later I received an e-mail in which I was notified that the prize winners were chosen at random and I am one of the winners. The prize includes a free English course at the Bratislava British Council Teaching Centre. I was so surprised that I cannot tell you. Am I the winner? I have never won anything except for the opportunity to be a blogger on the BBC LE website. I could hardly believe it so I made a phone call …and they told me that I really had won the course. Well, I have taken my course since September and it is almost to the end, unfortunately.
My family’s life has changed since I started my English classes. But I have a lovely husband who understands my desire to be more fluent in English so he drives me to Bratislava for my classes twice a week. Bratislava is about 55 km away from our house. We usually set off at 8:30 a.m. and are back about 1:00 p.m. Then I usually prepare the lunch and try to do everything that I would have done in the morning. The lessons are interesting. We do lots of listening practice so we can develop our ears to the language. However, our native speaker teacher, James speaks really quickly. Sometimes when he tells us a story I can only understand the context. But I think it helps me to make progress in effectively using English in the real world. My classmates are lovely and friendly. It is a really diverse class; the students come from different countries, such as Korea, France, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia.
Yesterday I took a couple of pictures of the building where the British Council is situated and of my classmates. Our teacher is the bearded man in black in the middle of the picture.
Well, I think this is getting long again. I’m looking forward to hearing what is new with you. Have a nice day! Bye, bye
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