The Thames Path Day 1

Von Helen

For all you fans of the English language I’d like to give you a little insight into the first two days of our trip.So watch out for those tenses and here we go. As we were approaching Heathrow we were lucky to be able to catch our first glimpse of the Thames. We waved goodbye…

Churchill

Von Helen

For me, Churchill is one of those few places I could definitely see myself living in, even against the odds. This mainly being the deserted location. So far away from everything in the north of Manitoba, it took me 45 hours (!) to get there by train from the south. A long journey I can…

Celebrating one year

Von Helen

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who helped celebrate the first year anniversary of the English Coaching Lounge. Thank you for coming and thank you so much for your flowers and gifts.I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me during this year. I…

Positive gossip

Von Helen

Gossip (Tratsch) is everywhere, both at work and at home and both men and women do it.But gossip doesn’t have a good name (steht in schlechtem Ruf) and many people think it is a waste of time , often damaging relationships and making teamwork difficult. All that talking behind your back ( hinter deinem Rücken…

Love the Present Perfect

Von Helen

As you may have already guessed, I certainly do love the Present Perfect. It is the tense which makes English sound English and I strongly recommend that you grow to love it too.Don’t forget, we use the Present Perfect when we talk about:1. Experience. For example I’ve never been to Japan or I’ve tried lots…

Utah rocks!

Von Helen

I`ve lived in Bavaria for 28 years and I`ve seen a lot of the Alps but when it comes to rocks (Felsen,Gestein) Utah is in a totally different league. The name Utah comes from the Navajo Indians who were referred to by the Apache as “Yuttahih” meaning “one that is higher up.”. Utah has 5…

Las Vegas

Von Helen

What an amazing experience when you see Vegas for the first time. A place full of superlatives, known as the entertainment capital of the world. Nothing can prepare you for that first experience of the casinos, packed with gamblers in broad daylight (am helllichten Tag). Walking theStrip for the first time leaves you completely in…

Death Valley

Von Helen

Truly awesome or in British English absolutely stunning !I could not believe just how much variety there is in the landscape of Death Valley. We spent a night and a day here and even though the temperature was very challenging (the highest being 46 degrees) I loved every minute of it. I know the pictures…

Der längste Tag

Von Helen

Travelling West sure gets you a lot of time in a day. Munich to London to San Francisco with the first Diner experience and still be in bed for 10 pm. That`s what I call a busy day. We had some fantastic views of the North East coast of Canada from the plane. Quite awe-inspiring…