first meeting with a english native, took place last thursday, in
Oval's cafetería. There, we met
Simon, who is from Bournemouth in south of England.
We spent two hours talking to him about several subjets. His village
Bournemouth, and his country England. Also, we talked about
Wales, where he has been studying for the last three years at the university of
was to know the relation between different countries from the
islands as Wales, Scotland, England... and between their
We learnt more
about their political system, their History, and the influence of it in
the present of each country.
We discovered that
English food is more than fish and chips. And, he told us his impression about
And also, that Scotland
University is free, if you are Scottish or foreigner, however you have to
pay for it if you are from England or Wales.
About Scotland we also learnt
that they have to different currencies. The first one is the English pound, you
can use it anywhere in the UK. The second is the Scottish pound, issue by some
Scottish Banks, and with the same value than the
English money. It can be used to pay anywhere in the UK, but you can find
problems to use it, cause some people refuse to accept it in England or
As Simon is a
rugby player and referee, and a football supporter, we talked about sports in
Britain, France and Spain.
To sum up, we
spent a great evening, talking in English, and we are glad to have known Simon,
who was really nice and patient with our pronunciation.
Here you have a
photo we took when we finished. Sorry for the ones who had to leave
in advance, so they are not in the photo.
Next week, we are
going to have a meeting with a french speaker, and we are sure it
will be a great chance to practise your french.
You know some the activities of 5 Villas Multilingüe
are openned to everybody, but others as this meeting are reserved for the
associated people. So don't loose time and associate us