Morning from rainy Bristol
I'm delighted to be the teacher blogger for this month and really looking forward to reading Asha’s blog and your comments. As well as teaching, I write graded readers and edit websites for English language learners.
I live in Bristol and teach in Bath. Bristol is far bigger but Bath is more internationally famous. That's not really fair as Bristol has been home to some very influential people like the great engineer, Brunel, the cricketer, W.G Grace and the film star Cary Grant.
Okay, so maybe you haven't heard of any of these people but what about Wallace and Gromit? The triple Oscar-winning film studio Aardman Animations is in Bristol. Bristol is the 'plasticine Hollywood'! Who needs Roman Baths when you've got 'The Wrong Trousers'?
Another important Bristolian links sport shoes and the sea. Can you guess who it is? I’ll tell you tomorrow.
And I’ll end with a joke. How do you keep a fool in suspense?
I’ll tell you tomorrow!
Triple – three times
Plasticine – modelling clay, often used by children
Who needs … when you’ve got …? – rhetorical question often used ironically
Bristolian – person from Bristol/Bristol dialect/accent
Suspense – when you want to know what’s going to happen.
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