END OF MONTH DRINKS, THIS FRIDAY!
The Railway Tavern, Richmond
Friday 1st of March
28-29 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1DN (Richmond station)
Also, the Camden Town trip will be on 16th March. Save the date.
RES: Hello Cheila. Can I ask where you are from?
Cheila: I’m from Brazil.
RES: And how long have you been in the UK?
Cheila: I’ve been here for 7 months.
RES: And have you lived in other countries outside Brazil?
Cheila: Yes, I lived for two years in France.
RES: And which is better, England or France?
Cheila: It’s different, but for food it’s France!
RES: Fair enough! And how is London?
Cheila: It’s a big city, it’s an interesting city, there’s a lot of things to do.
RES: How long are you planning to stay here?
Cheila: I don’t know. Maybe 4 years. Maybe just one or two years. It depends.
RES: And are you enjoying studying English?
Cheila: Yes, I’ve been studying English for 5 months and it’s been great.
RES: Any plans for the summer?
Cheila: I might go to France, and in May I’m going to Portugal, to Lisbon.
RES: Final question, what advice would you give to other Brazilians thinking about coming to London?
Cheila: Don’t spend all your time with other Brazilians, or you’ll never learn English!
RES: Sounds like good advice. Looks like that’s the end of our minute, many thanks Cheila.
JOIN US AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM – THIS SATURDAY!!!
The British Museum is among the largest museums in the world and its collection of 8 million works spans 2 million years of human history. The collection includes things like the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon Marbles and the Egyptian Mummies.
We will meet by the main entrance at 2pm and explore the collection.
After we can go for a coffee and there are some pubs nearby, so anybody wishing to go for a drink later can do so.
If you have any ideas for an event or would like to help organise our events (we can pay for your travel costs if you do) come to the office and let me know! Meanwhile, British Museum Details as follows:
Date: Saturday 16 February
Meet: Inside the Main Entrance
Event Organiser: Tom
Please let us know if you’re coming so we have an idea of numbers, and see you on Saturday.
All the best,
(RES Digital and Events Manager)
One-minute interview, Richmond English School talked to Lena Krausmann, (C1) Cambridge Advanced English Student.
RES: Where are you from, Lena?
LK: I’m from Germany, from Berlin.
RES: And how long have you been living in London?
LK: For two months now.
RES: Is it any good?
LK: Yes, I really like it, I like living in London, even if it can be a bit difficult with the job.
RES: What’s the job?
LK: I’m an au pair, so I have to look after children and it can be a bit stressful sometimes.
RES: Oh dear, poor you! And how long are you going to stay here?
LK: Until July next year.
RES: What do you miss about Berlin?
LK: Umm, I think what I miss most are my friends and my family.
RES: Are they coming to visit you?
LK: Actually, my Dad’s coming to visit me this Wednesday for a couple of days, and then I’m going to return home for Christmas, and then I think next year friends of mine will come to London too, and stay at my place and we can visit (London) together.
RES: How are the English classes going?
LK: It is perfect, I love it!
RES: Correct answer, Lena – no wonder you’re top of the class!
RES: And if you could give one piece of advice to a new au pair coming to London, what would it be?
LK: I would really advise (them) to go to an English class because you meet a lot of new people.
RES: Correct answer once again Lena, but they’re just going to think I told you to say that…
LK: Maybe they can, but it’s my opinion. I would really recommend it because you meet people in the same situation as you are, so it can be nice to talk about any problems or if they have problems with their (host) families. Also, it’s fun because of the social events and the possibility to meet new friends. Finally, I would recommend doing as much as possible during the free time because London is such a cool city with so many things to see and to explore!
RES: One final and important question: did you enjoy talking about the history of cricket with RES at the pub social on Friday night?
LK: Umm, well, umm…( long pause )…
LK: I have to say I understood nothing about the cricket part, but apart from that it was a really fun night, and I enjoyed talking to everybody.
RES: ‘Apart from that?’ Oh dear! Your first incorrect answer Lena. All the same, many thanks for taking the time to talk with RES and the very best of best of luck with your year in The Big Smoke.