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English in Liverpool – Thursday

Following the great day on Wednesday, Thursday’s class was also extremely interesting! A real generic English lesson! It started by introducing us to the Hemingway “six words” bet. Whether it was false or not, the story goes that the American writer won a bet because he could write a story in just six words: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn”. After we had discussed this short story, we read an essay about a journalistic venture that asked people to write their own story in six words. The results were fascinating. People will always surprise you!

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English in Liverpool – Wednesday

The next morning, as promised on Tuesday, our teacher brought back up the story with the random suggested words. He also spent some time going through our homework with us whilst we were engaged in other useful tasks. Actually, in the stories all the verbs were only at Past Simple or, (horror!) at Present Simple!

It was so satisfying to be able to edit and check that texts and it was useful to consolidate all the Narrative Tenses knowledge as well. IMPRESSIVE WORK!

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English in Liverpool – Tuesday

This follows on from my last post: Monday in Liverpool!

The lesson of Tuesday morning was really different from the class I had the day before. I asked to change to the Upper Intermediate level and I quickly felt that this level was definitely more suitable for me. Then, in the classroom, I found the South-Korean boy I met the day before and another friend who had the same accommodation as me. We already chatted (in English of course) and.. the conversations between us flowed nicely!

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English in Liverpool – Monday

This post follows on from: English in Liverpool – Day 1.

My first day of lessons has arrived!

I knew that at 8.15am I had to reach the school. I arrived in good time and, after a fast registration, I was asked to wait in the common room.

The school is very nice! It occupies the first and the second floor of a charming building in the city centre, in the Cavern Quarter in Liverpool. There is modern furniture throughout and even a Beatles and music theme!

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English in Liverpool – Day 1

Liverpool docksAt last, my first day in Liverpool, the Sunday before my English course starts, has arrived! I woke early as I was excited for my trip and, as they say, the early bird catches the worm! I prepared my luggage and jumped onto a train for 11:30AM. The journey from Loughborough to Liverpool was longer than expected: three hours and three changes in total, but it was impossible to get bored as the views were constantly changing! During the longer routes I was able to go over the Peak District’s pictures that I’d taken the day before. Make sure you go to the peak district if you get the chance whilst in the UK!

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Booking my English course in Liverpool

Cavern Club LiverpoolRead my first post here: Go learn English in Liverpool!

My English course in Liverpool is booked and I start next week! I chose the Intensive course (20 lessons per week) and accommodation in the Student Residence, which is close to the school. The famous and oh-so-popular Cavern Club is also in close proximity of the language school. What more could you want? Read more…

Go learn English in Liverpool!

Liverpool tripI don’t know whether it is being cooped up in an office all day… or craving further challenges, self-improvement and a little more adventure… but I really wouldn’t mind a change! I have therefore decided to go to Liverpool with Apple Languages to study at their English school, attending a language course of my own. I expect to meet lots of lovely people, have a fun time and ultimately improve my English.

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Introducing Bristol

suspension_bridgeI would like to give you a small introduction to Bristol, one of my all-time favourite English cities!

To give you a little bit of background, Bristol is located alongside the River Avon in South-West England and on a good day, you can see over the Severn Estuary into Wales. With its close proximity to the coast (the English seaside is just 10 miles away), Bristol has a strong maritime heritage and the city’s industry is founded on sea trade and ship building.

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Brighton – no ordinary seaside destination

brightonWith the addition of our new English language school for Young Students in Brighton, I wanted to share my experience of this amazing English seaside resort! Historically established as a day trip location for residents of London, Brighton combines the sun and seaside with eclectic shopping, fascinating culture and unique architecture. I have personally been there on several occasions: as a tourist on holiday, a spectator for an international beach volleyball tournament, using it as a great meeting place for friends and also visiting Brighton as a student!

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Christmas in England

Nottingham XmasChristmas is my very favourite time of the year and anyone I work with will tell you that they will be driven mad throughout December with demands to play Christmas music in the office! I love talking about Christmas and today I would like to tell you about some Christmas traditions in England.

Christmas is the biggest holiday we celebrate in England and one of only 2 days in the year when all the shops close completely and you can enjoy time with your family without other distractions.

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