Hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.
We were in Rimini and got out on the boat a few times. There was wind, which was good, and plenty of sunshine.
After an hour or so of zipping across the waves, we got the rather-rusty anchor down and the kids dived and splashed.
Later, on Saturday evening, I fired up my father-in-law’s grill and stood on the balcony with a cold beer cooking a couple of fiorentine and a kilo of good local sausages.
Doesn’t summer take forever come? And then it just rushes past!
Or is it only me?
Talking of summer, visits to the club website are down, down, down – as happens every year at this time.
June’s stats are always worse than May’s, July’s worse than June’s, and so on until things pick up again in September.
I hypothesise that a lot of club members will have headed for Italy to put what they’ve been studying all year into practice.
I imagine you all enjoying a well-deserved sun and wine-soaked holiday, perhaps by the beach, or touring art galleries and historical sites.
The real hard-core students amongst you might be taking an intensive Italian course, or combining a few weeks of course with a few weeks of holiday…
But hey, not ALL club members can have come to Italy for the summer. It is, after all, winter in the southern hemisphere.
And so, for those of you who’ve stayed home, here’s another native-speaker conversation (with transcript).
Today’s topic is ‘educazione scolastica‘.
If you don’t know what ‘laica’ and ‘numero chiuso’ are, well consider it your challenge for the day to find out – and to work out what the speaker is on about!
I’ve added this latest free listening to our ‘New’ page, so it’s easy to find.
And the questions from the interview are taken from our series of free conversation lessons.
Here’s the link to the conversation prompts on education.