Blog for everyone who enjoys speaking and learning English on the Plaine de Nay, with Alison Armstrong-Millar. Classes start again on the 22nd of September 2014. Alison has been living in france for 9 years and teaches a wide selection of students aged 4 to 64 both individually and in groups and she has a lot of fun doing it.



SPEAK ENGLISH :
Tous les jeudis soir au Bar le Chanzy à Nay de 19 à 21 heures
. 
Prix : 5 € par séance à régler à l’arrivée (boisson non incluse).
L’horaire est adaptable, vous pouvez arriver quand cela vous convient pour vous joindre au groupe et partir quand vous le souhaitez.
Ce rendez-vous est avant tout un moment de détente, qui vous permet de pratiquer la langue anglaise en toute convivialité et en prenant un verre.
Ouvert à tous ceux qui aiment parler anglais, peu importe leur niveau.
En espérant vous y retrouver,
Alison


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Cours particuliers 20 euros par heures.
fix 0559 71 26 79
portable 0601 861 676
email ali@armstrong-millar.com

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzFdlLzhVhM

Eva Cassidy singing “Autumn leaves”

"Autumn Leaves"

The falling leaves
Drift by my window.
The falling leaves of red and gold.

I see your lips,
the summer kisses,
the sunburned hands I used to hold.

Since you went away 
the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter song
But i miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

Since you went away
the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter song
But i miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

Themes for the conversation group at the Chanzy

Hi Everyone!

Here are the themes you suggested for discussion at our conversation group on thursday evenings. We had some great ideas and if you think of any more please tell us! We will choose a new theme every week from the list.

Films

act out a play or TV show 

Whats in the News

What projects do you have for autumn

Natural disasters and the environment/ global warming

Visiting the capitals of Europe

Discuss favorite recipes

cooking

TV programmes

Your dream life

How to survive in another country

English classical music

Fashion/clothes/ make-up

Travel

Hobbies

Music

Art

English Customs

Pets and animals

Books/ tell us about a book you have read

Play Taboo in English

Your worst memory/fears/nightmare

fer1972:

The Abstract Paintings of 5-year-old autistic girl Iris Grace 

Never say “I can’t do it”!

(Source: facebook.com)

Next weeks theme at the Chanzy is favorite recipes……. this is a photo of my favorite smoothie with avocado,spinach,celery, lime juice and parsley.

Next weeks theme at the Chanzy is favorite recipes……. this is a photo of my favorite smoothie with avocado,spinach,celery, lime juice and parsley.

Vocabulary from the Chanzy conversation group on the 24th September 2014

Trailer =  Une bande-annonce

poker chip/ token = un jeton

sheep = un mouton

speak up = parlor plus fort

6th form = premier

grandmother = mami/grand-mère

abroad/overseas = à l’étranger

 retired = à la retraite

a draught beer = une pression

Sparkling water = perrier

cheers = santé!

ramble= randonner

drought = secheresse

recipe= une recette

global warming= réchauffement climatique

Whale = une baleine

landscape = le paysage

grapes = les raisins

vineyard= un vignoble

entertainment = animation

a double= un sosie

rewarding = enrichissant

All in all = dans l’ensemble

varied = varié

godmother = une marraine

slums= les bidonvilles

infection (finger)= panary

capsules= les gelules

swallow= avaler

soak= tremper

burst:pierce = percer

the rent= le loyer

menace= threat

Normally I would be going to marrakech but I cancelled the trip.

I should be going to Marrakesh on monday but I cancelled the trip.

nytimes:

The Woman Who Walked 10,000 Miles (No Exaggeration) in Three Years 
Sep 25, 2014
Photo: A self-portrait that Sarah Marquis took (her camera was on a cart filled with gear) north of Mongolia, during the first month of her trek across Asia and Australia.

nytimes:

The Woman Who Walked 10,000 Miles (No Exaggeration) in Three Years 

Sep 25, 2014

Photo: A self-portrait that Sarah Marquis took (her camera was on a cart filled with gear) north of Mongolia, during the first month of her trek across Asia and Australia.

Thought of the Day

newstfionline:

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”—Robert Louis Stevenson

ESL Conversation Questions - After a Vacation (I-TESL-J)

We are going to talk about the holidays this week. Here are some related questions…..have a look

speakenglish
Classes start again this week, the 22nd september…….don’t be shy come along and speak english with us….

speakenglish

Classes start again this week, the 22nd september…….don’t be shy come along and speak english with us….