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November at LOOK OUT!

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We have had a great start to our school year and already visited lots of school across Catalunya. We have been to Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, Sabadell, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Les Presses, Sant Cugat, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Vic, Mataró, Palau-solità i Plegamans, Tordera, Badalona, Cornellà de Llobregat and Barcelona.

See below for some great feedback and our photos.

Fruity Tots

“We especially liked the vocabulary content and the audience participation during the play.”Susanna Mulet.IMG_0839

 

Round and Round the Garden
“They were completely amazed and motivated throughout the play. They loved the songs and the puppets.” Jessica Vilanova

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Pirates for Tea
“Fabulous – the children returned to the classroom singing the the songs! We loved it!” Ruth Sale.

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Stone Soup

“The background design was good and I liked the story. The characters were amazing and the interpretation was excellent.”Carme Jurado

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A Monkey’s Tale

“The students and teachers have really enjoyed the play. It was fantastic!” Carmen Casermeiro

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The Lemon Thieves

“My students and I liked everything. We had a great time. Awe inspiring staging. Excellent actors! Congratulations!!!” Xavier López

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Come and share your blog with us!

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We would love to hear from you if you have an English blog. We will put them on our brand new page: English blogs!

We’ve been surfing the web already to find out the best English blogs and of course we love the ones that mention us!

Here are some of the ones we have found so far.

English created by Angela Moreno Conde and Patricia Ortigosa

We love the following pages created from our workbooks and videos

The Birthday Pizza

The Greedy King and Queen

Passion for Fashion

 

Here is a great review in Catalan; Teatre en anglès – “The Greedy King and Queen”

 

Here is a review in English of our shows and some photos; The English blog

 

And here are some photos of; The Greedy King and Queen

 

We look forward to hearing from you, reading your blogs and seeing your photos.

Today is Pancake Day

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And we celebrated with the students at Escola Ribatallada in Sabadell.

Remember the lemons when you are making them at home.

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And don’t forget to flip your pancake!

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Five facts about Pancake Day

1. Pancake Day is traditionally known as Shrove Tuesday and is historically a religious occasion relating to the Christian Feast of Easter.

2. In the UK it has become commonly known as Pancake Day due to the tradition of making panckes using ingredients which were often given up for Lent.

3. Shrove Tuesday is also known by other names around the world, including Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras.

4. It is customary in France to touch the handle of the frying pan and make a wish while the pancake is turned, holding a coin in one hand.

5. The largest pancake ever made and successfully flipped measured 15.01 metres wide, 2.5cm deep and weighed three tonnes. It was made in Rochdale in 1994.

And the winner is …

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Today, just before our performance of Murder at Manor House in Cardedeu, we held the draw for the free performance that we offered at APAC.apac 040
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We look forward to seeing you there in May!

Postmaster Ivana Shpyokin

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Hello everyone, I’m Postmaster Ivana Shpyokin. I work at the post office.

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The other day a letter arrived for the Mayor and it said “I warn you that a government inspector has arrived incognito with instructions to inspect the whole area, and especially our town. He may appear at any moment. In fact, he may already be in town incognito.”

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It gave us such a fright and the Mayor sent the town Judge and the Charity Commissioner to put all their affairs in order.

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Then Bobchinsky and Dobchinsky came rushing over from the inn with some urgent news.

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Dobchinsky and Bobchinsky were in the inn eating salmon when a young man, who was very smart, but not in uniform, was walking around the room. Dobchinsky spoke to Vlass the landlord and Dobchinsky asked ‘Who’s that young man? and Vlass said. ‘That young man works for the government. In Petersburg. His name’s Ivan Khlestakov and he’s a strange customer. Been here two weeks, orders everything on the menu and never pays the bill.’

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That’s when they knew he was the one in the Mayor’s letter. “The Government Inspector.” Dobchinsky and Bobchinsky suggested that they go and visit him as a group.

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But the Mayor decided to go alone. Before he left he told the Police Chief to clear the roads of all the poor people and the beggars.

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The Mayor is over at the inn now. We’ve not had any news, my nerves are in shreds! I’ll report back as soon as I hear anything.

Obediently yours

Postmaster Shpyokin

 

 

 

Rosie Wright Reports

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Hi, it’s Rosie Wright here

El Masnou 22.02.2013 (110)I’m busy writing up my reports from Vilassar de Dalt, El Masnou, Cardedeu and Barcelona. We met some great people with fantastic fashion sense who also became great models for us.

This week we also went to see Giorgio at his design studio.

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He told us about the special fabric he is going to use for Nigel’s suit for Hollywood.

El Masnou 22.02.2013 (146)And here is Nigel bossing us around as usual. I’ll be glad when he goes to Hollywood!

I’m going back to writing my news reports.

We are out in Barcelona tomorrow. Hope to see you there!

Bye for now

Rosie