Young Learners, Level 6: London itinerary

26th November 2020

What could you do in London in two full days, a morning and an evening ?

Choose what to do and how much it will cost ?

How will you get there ?

Plan an itinerary

You are at your hotel and ready for sightseeing on Tuesday at 12.30pm

What will you do in the afternoon ?

You have Wednesday and Thursday free.

You have free time on Friday morning.

What will you do, how much will you spend ?

Heart at London Zoo: We go behind the scenes to see the animals and their  keepers... - Heart

LONDON ZOO

Open: 10.00am – 4.00 pm daily

Price:  £ 26 [800 000 VND]

Tube Station (subway):  £2.40 [74 000 VND] 

London Eye - Wikipedia

LONDON EYE

Open: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm (winter) daily

Price: £27.00 [838 000 VND]

Ferry stop £36.50 with river tour [1 130 000 VND]

Dippy the Dinosaur Leaves the Natural History Museum | artnet News

NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Open: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm daily

Price: free

Catch a taxi £15.00 [465 000 VND]

The 8 job vacancies at Hampton Court Palace - how to get them and how much  they pay - MyLondon

HAMPTON COURT PALACE

Open: 10.00 am – 4.30 pm

Price: £24.50 [760 000 VND]

Take a train £7.60 [235 000 VND]

Hamleys opens its second store in KolkataIBG News | IBG News

HAMLEYS TOY SHOP

Open 11.00 am – 8.00 pm

Most expensive toy is a dollhouse Price £250 [7 756 000 VND]

Ride the bus £1.50 [46 500 VND]

And, for food in London ?

Fish and chips – Wikipedia tiếng Việt
fish and chips
McDonald's launches FOUR new menu items today including naan burgers and  salted caramel Galaxy McFlurries
McDonalds
Món Ngon Việt Hackney - Home - London, United Kingdom - Menu, Prices,  Restaurant Reviews | Facebook
Vietnamese food
Is afternoon tea at The Ritz just for tourists? We find out - Time Out  London
tea and cakes at the Ritz Hotel
We all love a 99 flake but where do they get their name from? - MyLondon

Adult Speaking Class, Level 3: Food

19th April 2020

To whet your appetite, have a look at these traditional British dishes. Do you know what they are ?

Top left: Sunday roast – roast meat, potatoes, vegetables and yorkshire pudding.

Top Right: cornish pasty – baked pastry filled with meat, potatoes and carrots.

Bottom Left: traditional English breakfast – fried bacon, sausage, egg, tomato and mushrooms, with baked beans and toast.

Bottom right: fish and chips, with mushy peas (the green paste in the small bowl).

Idioms and collocations 

Food Idioms Bulletin Board Kit by Apples to Zippers | TpT

tea / cherries / nutshell / cucumber / carrot

Growing up is hard, life isn’t always a bowl of _________ . 

He walked in, as cool as a _________ , and told the boss he wanted a pay rise.

We’re going to try using a _________ and stick approach 

I’m not a fan of karaoke, it’s not my cup of _________ at all. 

To put it in a _________ , philosophy is very difficult.

Answers at end of the blog

Language

Prefer and rather

Which do you prefer ? Which would you rather eat ?

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I prefer Indian food to English food. I’d rather have a good spicy curry than boring old meat and potatoes. 

Now you try: Which do you prefer … which would you rather have ?

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Greek salad
Korean Spicy Beef Ramen Recipe & Video - Seonkyoung Longest
Instant Korean noodles

Traditional British Christmas. What do you think of this food ?

Christmas menu: Classic dinner - BBC Good Food

Roast turkey with stuffing, roast vegetables (sprouts, carrots, potatoes, parsnips), baked ham

Traditional British Christmas Pudding (a Make Ahead, Fruit and ...
The 8 Best British Christmas Desserts
All Professional English: Traditional British Christmas Foods

Christmas pudding with brandy cream, mince pies, gingerbread men

What traditional food do you eat in your country ?

Sentence building

What is the most unusual food you have tried ?

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As a Brit abroad I have often had comments and questions, such as, ‘So what do you actually eat ?’, ‘I hear British food isn’t so great …’ or ‘Do you even have a traditional meal ?’ At first I thought this was just a stereotype that existed in Europe, but I have recently begun to ask myself, is our food really that bad?

In comparison to our neighbours, British food has never been seen as a delicacy like French cuisine. Perhaps when people think of British food they think of sandwiches, or the simple and unhealthy fish and chips. Although perhaps simple and unhealthy, fish and chips is delicious, as is a cornish pasty(meat and vegetables in pastry).

We have a meal for breakfast: the incredible combination of eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, mushrooms and bread (the cooked Breakfast), we have a meal for Sundays (roast lunch) with meat, vegetables and gravy (sauce), and we even have a tradition for between lunch and dinner (afternoon tea) with the two best things: cake and tea.

So it may be because I’ve eaten British food all my life, but I personally think that it is much better than its reputation!

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Vocabulary to learn: look these up if you don’t know the meaning.

in comparison to …

stereotype

delicacy

cuisine

combination

reputation

Idioms:

bowl of cherries / cool as a cucumber / carrot and stick / not my cup of tea / in a nutshell.