Practice English over Breakfast

You want to help your kids with their English? Start talking! It’s a proven fact that kids learn faster in a family setting.

So start by watching this video together and then chat in English over Breakfast.

Just ten minutes a day talking English will help your children (and you) to be confident speaking in English.

Link to the programme.

Yesterday. Talking about the past. Passato Prossimo

This post links with the narrated video (in English) on my channel:

Yesterday was a beautiful day.

In the morning I visited Preggio.

Preggio is fifteen minutes from Castel Rigone by car.

I parked (left) my car in the centre and walked around the town. The streets were narrow and shaded.

It was cold so I left the town and walked into the countryside.

A very large dog ran towards me.

He became my friend for the morning.

The countryside was very beautiful.

The view was incredible.

It was possible to see for miles and miles.

The roads were covered (carpeted) with leaves and fir-cones.

I collected some fir cones for my garden.

I walked for many kilometres and then returned to the town.

The walk was very good for my heart and legs because there were many hills to climb.

I said goodbye to my friend, the dog and got into my car.

I like Preggio very much and will return in a few weeks for the Chestnut Festival.

Here is the Italian translation for Italian learners.

Ieri il tempo era molto bello. Stamattina sono andato visitare a Preggio. Preggio è quindici minute da Castel Rigone in auto.

Ho lasciato la mia macchina al centro e ho passeggiato un po’ per la città.

Le strade erano strette e ombrose.

Erano freddi sono uscita dalla città a piedi e nella campagna dove il sole splendeva.

Una cane grande verso di me. Era il mio amico per la mattina.

La campagna era bellissima. La vista era incredibile .

Si poteva vedere per chilometri.

Gli alberi erano molto colorato.

La strada era coperta di foglie e pigne.

Ho raccolto alcune pigne per il mio giardino.

Ho camminato per molti chilometri e poi tornata in città.

La passeggiata era buona per il mio,cuore e le gambe perché c’erano molte colline da salire.

Ho detto arrivederci la mia amica, al cane, e sono entrato a nella mia macchina.

Mi piace Preggio molto e ritornerò in poche settimane per la Sagra delle Castagne

Fun with Nursery Rhymesj

Language is musical.

Every language has a unique pattern and rhythm.

Reciting Nursery Rhymes helps you learn that pattern. It also helps pronounciation. This Spring I have mounted a special Nursery Rhyme Display outside my house (Jumble House) in Castel Rigone, Umbria to encourage local children to enjoy having fun learning and using English.

Look at this one :

Hickory Dickory Dock.

The mouse ran up the clock.

The clock struck one.

Dong!

The mouse ran down.

Hickory Dickory Dock.

Tick. Tock.

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO