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Group Four

The English saying “no pain, no gain” is our motto : we’re confident, cheerful , eager Over-Sixties.  Alison  teaches us weekly : vocabulary, discussion, tenses and reading/writing stories. It’s easier said than done remembering it all. But, chin up, take your time. You’ll be motivated and learn stresslessly and regularly.

Christa-Maria and Reinhard Rieck. (50 words – a kind of minisaga)

The men and women in this group all, of course, want to improve their English,

some of them even have adult children living in England!  They are all highly

motivated – and their eagerness is infectious!

Sometimes we are to be seen in unusual places!

We have finished  talking about Wangari Maathai’s autobiography in the Penguin reader edition: Unbowed

and have also read Penguin Reader The Wind in the WIllows.

We have now also finished reading:  Penguin Reader: Billy Elliot.

and  ‘Evening Class’ by Maeve Binchy:

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We have finished  reading Penguin Reader: About a Boy (Nick Hornby)   and also ‘The Brontes’.   Image result for the brontes oxford bookworm

2017    Happy New Year!

We’ll be looking at the history of Scotlandf but also Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Here is a film about him: Exclusive Charles Rennie MacIntosh tour Glasgow ScotlandThen we’ll be talking about this and that Scottish – starting with  Charles Rennie Mackintosh Image result for Charles Rennie Mackintosh pitkin guide

Image result for Charles Rennie Mackintosh pitkin guide CMR himself                     Image result for Charles Rennie Mackintosh pitkin guide his kind of designImage result for Charles Rennie Mackintosh pitkin guideThe Tea Rooms in Glasgow

After our trip to Scotland we’ll be finishing reading and talking about: The Water Horse

We’ll be moving onto Gulliver’s Travels,  Image result for Gulliver and the king

and ‘Our Souls at Night’, but I don’t know yet in which order.

On September 28th we meet to talk about what you have been doing and reading during our break.

In fact we are putting the emphasis on listening and practising from the book: Stories of Courage (Penguin Active).

However, we are also doing a bit of grammar that came up – verbs in the progressive form – and also talking about what autumn entails.

We are listening to some recordings and working from the book – and from the worksheets that I make :-)

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