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Reisverslag Everything is GRAND
18 april 2016
Everything is GRAND
- How are you? Grand.
- I don't mind. Grand.
You can just say grand all the time! After a comment or when someone asks you a question.
But everyone is very nice. I went to work at a compost and biogas plant. People gave me a tour around the place and explained what they do and how things work. All the waste was very smelly. I talked to almost all employees and they said that my English was really good. One person said that my English was better than his. This made me less insecure.
The family I'm staying at asked me to play a card game with them called 'Switch'. When they tried to explain it to me, I said that we have the same game in the Netherlands but then it is called 'Pesten' which means 'to bully'. Only all the rules are the other way around. The rules for 7 count for 8 and 8 for 7.
The children in Ireland learn Irish and English. But when I asked how often they speak Irish, they said that they never spoke it. Just like Latin I think. But the signs on the road, you can read the names in English and in Irish.
I thought that Ireland would be the same as the Netherlands, but it is not. Only the weather. I'm very lucky: it will be dry all week. The weird thing is: it is 10°C and it's okay to go out without a jacket!
In the evening, I went to a hurling match, which is their national sport. It is a cool sport but they wear helmets. It looks funny.
I have come to a point that I am thinking in English. Is that weird?
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18 april 2016 18:47 | Door: Karin
Wow, that is a nice impression of your first day. I love the picture of you with the two others of your hosting family (is that the correct word??). I think you are getting along with each other, aren't you? I saw that your report has been read 57 times already. You are gonna be famous Tess!
18 april 2016 21:08 | Door: Koen (and your f9)
Did anyone kill Kenny yet? Haha, joking. Glad to hear that you are enjoying Ireland and that you are receiving compliments for your English! I hope you learn a lot!
Koen & your f9
18 april 2016 21:41 | Door: Tessa van Beers
Yeah, I can get along with them really well. And no, no one killed Kenny YET.