On Friday 9th May at 20h in the circulo de Bellas Artes there is a FREE concert by Celtiberia – a group that fuses Celtic and Spanish music. The concert if free and they close the doors when the place is full. This is a great oportunity to do something together.
9th MAY – NO ENGLISH SESSION BUT A CONCVERT INSTED (for all who want to come)
Meet inside the concert hall.
Last night we had a lovely session with Rafa, Teresa, Lalles and Ignacio. We talked about surfing the shark, Shakespeare, life after death, retirement plans and comic —ahem…’books’. I talked too much of course but that gets categorised as listening practice, ok?
Only two people came last night to the open air class so we waited 15 minutes and then went to a terraza and had a beer while we spoke in English. We talked about the UNIR Campus Solidario, the nature of film, Stanislavsky and poetry. It was a lovely time and maybe I should change the methodology to include cañas in the balmy Madrid evenings.
We decided to just talk and talk and talk in the last session. Here are a few observations..
IRON is prnouced EYE-ON. (Silent R)
CLOTHES is one syllable.
Identico is IDENTICAL.
In English we do not use double negatives
Estar de acuerdo ¡¡OJO!!
In England we have POLICE STATIONS (not offices)
Remind = make someone remember
I remember the house where I lived as a child
The smell of grass reminds me of the house where I lived as a child
Last night we had a reduced group of 6 people and so we played a modified version of HOT SEAT. Usually the game is played in teams but you need at leats 8 people really. I’m not sure if I’ll repeat the game next week. I will have a think.