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Sunshine

My Welsh course finished a midday today, after which we had the obligatory group photos on the steps outside the main entrance. We were then presented with certificates for completing the course which mention that we have earned 40 credits for it. Unlike many of my classmates, I’m not doing any of the online courses […]

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Aberystwyth

As I have no classes this weekend, I decided to go to Aberystwyth today. The bus took about an hour and a half to get there and went through some nice scenery and some pretty villages and towns along the way. I particuarly liked Aberaeron, a small town by the sea with attractive Victorian houses […]

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Glaw

We were practising questions and answers in class today. There are no exact equivalents of yes and no in Welsh. Instead when answering a question, you repeat the verb in the appropriate form, or in some cases you¬†use other words. For example, responses to the¬†question Wyt ti’n mywnhau’r cwrs ma? (Are you enjoying this course?), […]

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Lampeter

I arrived in Lampeter yesterday evening after a long train and bus journey. After dumping my bags in my room – I’m staying in one of the university residences – I had wander around the town. There wasn’t many people about and only a few of the pubs and restaurants were open. I eventually found […]

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Where in the world?

Here is a photo of mystery city somewhere in Europe. Can you work out which one it is and which languages are spoken there?

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Where in the world?

Here’s a photo of a mystery city. Do you know where it is and which languages are spoken there?

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Where in the world?

Here’s a photo of a mystery city sent in by David W. Do you know where it is and which languages are spoken there?

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Where in the world?

Here’s a photo from another mystery city. Can you identify the city and tell us which languages are spoken there? This city is apparently one of the oldest in Central Asia.

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Where in the world?

Today’s quiz question is a bit different – can you identify the city in the photo below? Which languages would you be likely to hear spoken in this city?

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I’m back

I returned from Cuba late last night after a long, long journey. Fortunately my luggage didn’t get lost on the way back to London, as it did on the way to Havana. The airline (Iberia) somehow managed to forget to load several baggage containers onto the plane, so when we arrived in Havana, our bags […]

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