January 2, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR !


 HAPPY  BRITISH New Year …  with LOTS OF GOOD RESOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE IN ENGLISH !!

Here are a few dates  for "theme evenings".. please contact me  ( asap ) as soon as possible at p.abcbooks@gmail.com  if you wish to sign up for any “ theme nights “  or events :
1) Thursday  12TH JANUARY  7.30 pm to 9.30pm another GAMES NIGHT !  2 hours of Fun  English to start the year !.. all levels welcome  invite your friends  and meet new people  (12 euros).

2)Thursday 19th Jan  en fran├žais ?!!.  6.15/30 to 8.30pm «  il ya gentleman et gentleman»Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin in conjunction with LIBRAIRIE POLIS : LIEU  rue Perciere. Patrick Gree will be talking  en fran├žais and
I will be  reading of extracts of Sherlock Holmes in English  after :   Free entrance  with a glass of wine of course (PLEASE NOTE  No class that evening.)     http://www.librairie-polis.com/
3) Tuesday 24th January Burns Night 8pm  Celebrate Scotland ( very few places left ( 18 euros)

 Is it TRUE that the Scots are  MEAN ?? 
 No of Course not :  and to Prove it : there   TWO  full hampers of Scottish Products to be won with raffle Tickets !. NO MORE EXPENSIVE THAN BEFORE .. so TRY YOUR LUCK !!  3 euros a ticket /  2 for 5 euros or  5 tickets  for 10 EUROS ... A bargain !!




4) Friday 17th February  “Crystal Tears” Soprano Kate Lepage and lutist  :  Elizabethan English songs
 ( 15 euros)

And soon after .. mid March   I would like to plan an English dinner .. possibly   at  “La Petite Bouffe” restaurant just near ABC . Order your meal in English and speak English while eating .. and drinking  !.. price and date to be confirmed; please tell me if you are interested. I will tell you date and price asap! Probably 20/25 euros

And  I will welcome back… The  One Two Two  barber shop singers and
Magician guilhem Julia  dates to be fixed !

  5 ) A Whole Intensive Sunday    7 Full  HOURS  to learn and speak MORE  English , discover texts , music  and Taste British products .. Marmite ? marmelade ,  Baked beans ? Twiglets ?  crumpets ? scones ? hot cross buns ?  Cheddar ? ale ?  10.30 am to  5.30pm SUNDAY 22nd or (  29 april ) . Brunch included .  8 participants max. ( 60 euros)  ( 45 euros if part of  10 classes booked)

Other dates and theme nights will be announced too.. AND  I MAYBE PLANNING A 2 NIGHT WEEKEND TO CANTERBURY by car  for 15 people  in 3 cars… Drivers needed !


SO .. if you have told me you wish to continue classes or come to theme nights  but have not registered officially .. please do so very soon
 Classes and nights will be organised on a  “first paid  first served”  basis and remember  numbers are limited …
Looking forward to welcoming you back and introducing you to the newcomers …

You  and  your friends can come to theme nights without coming to classes .. !! Please note that for classes and theme nights,  payment needs to be made in advance.  Many thanks !

For  Your  teenage Children and  nephews and nieces  ; there is an English course  “ Hop over the channel “ 15 hours ( 150 euros)  from 9am to 12pm from  5th to 9th March at the  Abc Cellar … please spread the word !

SO ….


HAPPY NEW ENGLISH YEAR !! and see you with great pleasure very soon …


December 20, 2011

still Christmas ...

 Well  the Abc Christmas  evening  came and went all too quickly and was, I feel,  a great success .... so now I am preparing the new year, already:

 We begin with another GAMES NIGHT ! Test your vocab, general knowledge, culture and numbers and lots meet new recruits to the cellar ... Sign up as usual at : p.abcbooks@gmail.com. Please find a moment between now and Thursday 22nd , then from the 28th dec to 4th jan to drop in if possible to register and pay. Knowing numbers in advance is important !
 so it's the  Thursday 12th january 7.30 to 9.30pm . "  Glass of wine and Nibbles" served while playing ... then  why not go and have a meal and continue in English after with new found friends ...

 The next " theme " evening is  FREE  and open to all .. and is in fact in  FRENCH .. so as you can  imagine it will not be held in the walls of Abc ( HEAVEN FORBID) !! .. The title is " Il ya gentleman et gentleman" and is  in fact in conjunction with the  Bookshop  POLIS, rue Perciere ; Patrick Gree a specialist in Crime fiction will be giving a  short conference  on Sherlock Holmes and Arsene Lupin at 6.30pm ...  The famous French and English detectives confronting each other ?
 I,  Pascale Greene (  you don't have to be  adetective to notice the similarity in the names !!) will simply be  giving a reading IN ENGLISH of extracts and Commenting the French translations.. and encouraging you  to read in THE ORIGINAL VERSION, in Bilingual editions, the 56 short stories which are better of course  or  simplified texts. Which are a good way to start.

 The evening will end of course end with  a glass of FRENCH wine .. ok you do SOME things better than us  !..

December 13, 2011

and to finish the song and the year...

 ON THE 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me ..
 12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING !! . it  must have been very loud ..

 So come and listen to sweeter music when you sign up for the Christmas evening on Thursday .. very few places left .. !
 and ..
Buy Tickets for the Christmas RAFFLE !! ..
 raffle ? what's that . ?.. " a box of goodies" ..  choose your favourite number (s) between 1 and a 1000 and buy tickets to win the traditional English  "christmas hamper "..
 I ticket 4 euros .. 3  for 10 euros  .. includes a " FREE" Conversation class  for you or a friend ..


December 8, 2011

What's in a name .. ?

  A big Thank you to the ONE TWO TWO who enchanted us with their , funny, serious, romantic songs on Tuesday ..  For those of you who missed them .. they will be back !!!

 have a good Normandy weekend ! .. I'm off to England to get pudding and crackers for the Christmas   Evening on Thusday ... Praps  I'll buy the wine from here after all ....)

 Meanwhile the song  continues  with  :On the sixth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Six Geese-a-Laying,
Five Golden Rings,
Four Calling Birds,
Three French Hens,
Two Turtle Doves,
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the seventh day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Seven Swans-a-Swimming,
Six Geese-a-Laying,
Five Golden Rings,
Four Calling Birds,
Three French Hens,
Two Turtle Doves,
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eighth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Eight Maids-a-Milking,
Seven Swans-a-Swimming,
Six Geese-a-Laying,
Five Golden Rings,
Four Calling Birds,
Three French Hens,
Two Turtle Doves,
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the ninth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Nine Ladies Dancing,
Eight Maids-a-Milking,
Seven Swans-a-Swimming,
Six Geese-a-Laying,
FIVE GOLD RINGs
Four Calling Birds,
Three French Hens,
Two Turtle Doves,
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree


On the tenth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Ten Lords-a-Leaping,
Nine Ladies Dancing,
Eight Maids-a-Milking,
Seven Swans-a-Swimming,
Six Geese-a-Laying,

Four  ?
Three French  ?
Two  ....
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Eleven Pipers Piping,
Ten Lords-a-Leaping,
Nine Ladies Dancing,
Eight Maids-a-Milking,
Seven Swans-a-Swimming,
Six Geese-a-Laying,
Five Golden Rings,
Four Calling Birds,
Three French Hens,
Two Turtle Doves,
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

December 1, 2011

On the First day of Christmas , my true love gave to me ...


 Better than socks ..
                
           Why not buy  an early Christmas gift or Birthday present ..


Offer an English lesson ( gp or individual class)  or  a "Theme night" to a friend for Christmas  or birthday!


 You can buy a gift card from 12 to 45 euros to initiate others to the joys of the Cellar !!


An original  way  for them to learn and have fun in style and in English of course !
             You can buy the cards at the Abc Cellar at any time .... 
for more info contact me at p.abcbooks@gmail.com

and dont forget to sign up yourselves for the Christmas Carol evening on the 15th december .. discover what Christmas  is like across  the channel !

On the 6th day...

On the sixth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Six Geese-a-Laying,
Five Golden Rings,
Four Calling Birds,
Three French Hens,
Two Turtle Doves,
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the 5th day ..


On the fifth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Five Golden Rings,
Four Calling Birds,
Three French Hens,
Two Turtle Doves,
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree





On the fourth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Four Calling Birds,
Three French Hens,
Two Turtle Doves,
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree


On the 3rd day...

On the first day of christmas 
my true love gave to me
a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the second day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Two Turtle Doves,
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the third day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me,
Three French Hens,
Two Turtle Doves,
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the Second day ..

of Christmas, my true love sent to me ...
 Two Turtle doves ;...


and a partridge in a pear tree ...



 the twelve days of Christmas is a cumulative song , ; each verse is added to previous ones. There are 12 verses each describing a gift  on one of the  12 days of Christmas...





 Look tomorrow to see what the 3rd gift was ..