Using Music to work on grammar

Using Music to work on grammar

23, May, 2024

Episode 215: Using Music to work on grammar

One way of working on grammar in English, and a great way to memorise some grammar patterns and rules is to use popular songs.

Welcome to our latest episode of the English podcasts! In this captivating installment, we’ll be exploring a unique approach to language learning: using music to work on grammar.

Notes

Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of music and its powerful impact on grammar acquisition. From catchy tunes to rhythmic patterns, music has long been recognized as a valuable tool for enhancing language skills.

In this episode, we’ll uncover the science behind why music is such an effective teaching aid for grammar. We’ll explore how musical elements such as melody, rhythm, and repetition can help learners internalize grammatical structures and concepts in a fun and engaging way.

Recap & Takeaways

Whether you’re a teacher looking to spice up your grammar lessons or a learner seeking new strategies to master language skills, this podcast is for you. Tune in as we harmonize grammar and music to create an unforgettable learning experience.

So, grab your headphones, turn up the volume, and join us on this melodic journey through the world of language learning. Don’t forget to subscribe and share your thoughts in the comments below. Let’s explore the power of music to transform grammar learning together!

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Veronique travelling in Australia

Veronique travelling in Australia

23, May, 2024

Episode 214: Mega Europe Trivia Quiz

Think you know about Europe? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. Test your general knowledge with some off the wall questions about culture, history and knowledge of countries, customs and cities in Europe.

If you love quizing and increasing your knowledge of fun facts and trivia about Europe – this quiz will really stretch your knowledge and help get those neurons bouncing.

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Welcome to the Mega Europe Trivia Quiz, where we embark on a journey through the diverse and fascinating continent of Europe!

From the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps, Europe is a treasure trove of history, culture, and innovation.

Recap & Takeaways

In this quiz, we’ll test your knowledge on everything from famous landmarks and historical events to culinary delights and pop culture phenomena. So, gather your wits, sharpen your pencils, and get ready to uncover the secrets and surprises of Europe in this ultimate trivia challenge!

Are you ready to prove your expertise and discover new tidbits about this remarkable continent? Let’s dive in and see how well you know Europe!

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Could you pass the French Citizenship Test ?

Could you pass the French Citizenship Test ?

More than 100,000 people are granted French nationality every year.  This represents around 2.5% of foreigners living in the country and is well above the number in Germany (1,5 %) and Italy (2 %), but way under the UK (4,2 %) and Spain (5,2 %).

Since the Brexit referendum in 2016 many Brits living in France have applied for French nationality.

Before 2015, 386 British residents in France applied for French nationality. The year after the number rose to 1,363 and in 2018 it was 3173.

Why would they do this ? What are the benefits compared to permanent resident status ?

Well, having voting rights is a very important difference, as is the freedom to travel freely in the European Union. Other people have also mentioned being able to avoid long queues at airports and a greater sense of stability.

But it’s a long road to achieving nationality:

Firstly, getting a slot for the interview is difficult as the interviews are limited. Then you have to wait at least a year for the actual interview. In the meantime you have to gather together many financial and personal  documents getting copies and translations.

During the actual interview the documents will be scruperously checked, you’ll be asked questions about your motivation and some questions about France…. some easy, some not so easy.  

So how much do you know about France ? Enough to pass the citizenship test ? Try this quiz to find out !

Could you pass the test to gain French nationality?

These 40 questions cover just some of the possible questions in the Gaining French Nationality booklet. 

This quiz starts with the most frequently asked questions which most people could answer, and then it gets progressively more difficult with questions which people who have read the citizenship booklet should be able to answer,  and  then it finishes up with some really tricky questions that will really stump you ..... Bonne chance !!

For extra great questions, try these other fun quizzes too.

https://english-podcasts.com/where-should-you-live-in-france/

https://english-podcasts.com/25-off-the-wall-facts-about-france/

French  Fun Facts

French Fun Facts

Have you ever been to France and even spent a few days in Paris? It’s a beautiful country, with stunning countryside and intriguing cities. In this quiz we go beyond the traditional tourists visits to seek out some “off the wall” fun facts.`

Quiz: French Fun Facts

Sip and Share: Tales from The Seven Sisters Pub in Toulouse

Sip and Share: Tales from The Seven Sisters Pub in Toulouse

23, May, 2024

Episode 212: Sip and Share: Tales from The Seven Sisters Pub in Toulouse

Welcome to another episode of English Podcasts the podcast where we unravel the secrets to understanding natural English conversation.

Your hosts Chris and Sue today talk to Paul, the co-owner of The Seven Sisters Pub in Toulouse France.

Today, we’re diving into the world of business and hospitality with the story of Paul, who came to France and ended up in the beautiful sity of Toulouse, running a pub – was it a good idea?

Listen in and find out.

Sounds good – then listen or watch the Youtube video to find out more… and please subscribe to our channel on Youtube ????????

Notes

Listen to some of the language used as paul talks to Chris and Sue about starting a business in France with all of the ups and downs.

How much of a challenge is it?

What are the highlights and what really works in an English pub in Toulouse, France?

Recap & Takeaways

This may be a challenge as the podcast was recorded in the Seven Sisters Pub in Toulouse, France on a normal day, with custoemrs in the pub and background music playing.

Find out how Paul ended up running hiw own pub along with his associates and what do they have planned in the future.

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Paris Olympic Games; Then and Now

Paris Olympic Games; Then and Now

The 2024 Paris Olympic Games are fast approaching.

Paris has hosted the Games on several occasions so now’s the time to find out more about it.

This quiz of 25 amazing questions will help you learn vocabulary, check grammar and above all amaze you with fun facts.

So, get on your marks….. ready, steady, GO !!

Paris Olympic Games; Then and Now

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