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

 

Autumn Art & Ideas

The theme for the conversation group when we get back is “All about autumn” and projects for autumn……..maybe some inspiration here???

HOLIDAYS….
Im off on holiday soon…..MY mum is coming to visit next week and then were of to SEVILLE the week after which means there is no Chanzy conversation group for 3 weeks. It starts again on the 13TH of November.

HOLIDAYS….

Im off on holiday soon…..MY mum is coming to visit next week and then were of to SEVILLE the week after which means there is no Chanzy conversation group for 3 weeks. It starts again on the 13TH of November.

Feral Food: How to Eat Slugs

well we talked a lot about slugs last night at the Chanzy so here’s how to cook them………

vocabulary for the Chanzy conversation group 16/10/14

a write-up/review/critique = une critique

booze = alcool

a cow pat = one bouse

disband = dissoudre

a slug!! = une limace

a snail = un escargot

a plot (film) = l’intrigue

upset = contrarié/fâché/affecté

ash = les cendres

surrounded by = encerclé

under siege = assiégé

to show mercy = se montrer clément

goosebumps = chair de poule

marble = le marbre

ants = les fourmis

talkative = bavard

behavioural = comprtemental

disruptive = perterbateur

uneasy = mal à l’aise

verbally abusive = injurieux

unconditional love = l’amour inconditionnel

highly charged = fort en emotion

width = largeur

inherit = hériter de

narrow = étroit

brush strokes = coups de pinceau

hood = une capuche

slag = the local bike

Lets take the cinemas and go and see this film on the 22nd october

Magic in the Moonlight : la bande-annonce du film

The Cinebus in Nay is going to see Magic in the Moonlight by Woody Allen and since our theme this week is films I think it would be great to go and see it together;

Alix’s recipe for her Winter Casserole



Serves 6 :

- 6 Toulouse sausages
- 3 slices of “ventrêche”
- 1 medium-sized cabbage
- 4 carrots
- 1 small celeriac
- 3 apples (Boscoop type)
- 1/2 litre of vegetable or meat stock
- a few grains of cumin 

Oil your cocotte and line it with 4 or 5 of the cabbage leaves that you have steamed cooked.

Slice your carrots, apples and celeriac (3 to 4mm thick!). Spread the celeriac slices on the cabbage leaves, then the apples and then the carrots. Add a few cumin grains.

Add the sausages and the ventrêche slices.

Recover wwith a layer of celeriac, apples, carrots, cumin and cabbage leaves left over. Drizzle with vegetable or meat stock.

Put on the lid of your cocotte and put into the oven or on the gas cooker for 1 to 1 1/2h.

If there are left overs, you can mix them in a blender : it will make a delicious soup you can serve with “croûtons de pain”

Next weeks theme is “films” at the Chanzy conversation group so if you can bring a film trailer to show pleases do or simply choose a film you like to present to us.

Think about what you would like to say about your film: A bit of background, the plot, the actors, when it came out, why you like it director,budget etc etc.

see you next week (and wasn’t last week good!)

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David Grey lots of memories attached to his songs for me…

"Babylon"

Friday night I’m going nowhere
All the lights are changing green to red
Turning over TV stations
Situations running through my head
Well looking back through time
You know it’s clear that I’ve been blind
I’ve been a fool
To ever open up my heart
To all that jealousy, that bitterness, that ridicule

Saturday I’m running wild
And all the lights are changing red to green
Moving through the crowd I’m pushing
Chemicals all rushing through my bloodstream
Only wish that you were here
You know I’m seeing it so clear
I’ve been afraid
To tell you how I really feel
Admit to some of those bad mistakes I’ve made

If you want it
Come and get it
Crying out loud
The love that I was
Giving you was
Never in doubt
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now

Babylon, Babylon

Sunday all the lights of London
Shining , Sky is fading red to blue
I’m kicking through the Autumn leaves
And wondering where it is you might be going to
Turning back for home
You know I’m feeling so alone
I can’t believe
Climbing on the stair
I turn around to see you smiling there
In front of me

If you want it
Come and get it
Crying out loud
The love that I was
Giving you was
Never in doubt
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now

Babylon, Babylon, Babylon

Jack Bugg.   thanks for a memorable musical conversation group at the Chanzy. Wonderful violin playing by Jean it made me cry….so beautiful

Carole King….she is very famous, Alix !!! lovely song…..