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

The Birthday 


Good for the Past Tense.  A narrated story book. 

This is a simple description of a traditional English Birthday and Birthday Party for a young child. 

Birthdays are very similar wherever you live. There are , however, usually a few traditions which are not common. 

In this video the children play traditional English musical games.

They also pull ‘CRACKERS.’ 

I apologise for this video being very ‘girly ‘!  I originally drew the pictures and made the book for a little girl’s birthday! 

A walk in the Country 

A narrated video with transcript. 


For understanding. For pronunciation 


         Click here for link to A WALK IN THE COUNTRY




Here is the transcript from the video: 

Yesterday I went for a walk in th country.

It was a lovely Autumn day.

The sky was blue and the sun glinted through the trees.

I walked down a road lined with autumnal trees their leaves turning from green to gold.

I passed a woodcutter’s yard with logs of wood piled high.

Then I turned into a lane

I saw two cows walking across a field.  One was white and the other brown.

The floor beneath the giant fir trees was littered with fir cones. 

The lane led me into an oak wood..

The floor was littered with acorns which crunched beneath my feet.

I picked some acorns up and put them into my bag. 

Further along the lane I saw a farmhouse and round the corner were two dogs.

The dogs were barking.

Nestled in the hills was a farm. 

It was a beautiful clear day and I could see for miles and miles.

For a while I sat and enjoyed the view .

On the way back I saw lots of toadstools and a  butterfly.

As I rounded the corner the village of Castel Rigone and it’s beautiful church came into view.

In the distance I could see  Lake Trasimeno. 

Then I found myself on the main road again. 

I walked past  a round church with a beautiful bell tower. 

Past the car park and the football ground. 

Past the church and the supermarket.

Then I was back home.