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Hola! We have continued to Zoom twice monthly in our Spanish lessons and this month has seen us do a great job of translating an article from Hola magazine about Harry y Meghan. And for our next Zoom we shall share in Spanish advertising a product, without saying what it is or showing it and the rest of the group will guess (hopefully) what is being advertised.

July sees us return to some sessions on Italian for a few weeks. Meanwhile we hope everyone is keeping safe and well and in good heart. It is not easy as times goes on, but the virus is still very much around and we all need to take care despite some lockdown restrictions being lifted. One day we shall be meeting up and hugging again!

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We hope you are keeping well and happy during these challenging times and finding new ways to live with the virus as the future months unfold. Meanwhile, we do the best we can and enjoy our Zoom meetings and it is so lovely to see so many of your smiling faces when we Zoom.

We are zooming twice monthly at the moment to keep a contact and interest. Our meeting on 30th April shared our answers for the 10 Maths questions posed in Spanish. Good results all round, well done!

The meeting on 14th May saw us sharing our sentences on colour and reminding ourselves of the agreement and positioning of adjectives in a sentence. Again, a good effort. Thank you to those who are not on Zoom but phoned or emailed me with answers.

Our interim Zoom will be on 28th May and I have sent out a Magazine article in Spanish for translation for our June Zoom. Happy days amigos!

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Thanks to the amazing technology we are blessed with and the genius of Mark and others we were able to have our first Zoom meeting for our session on Spanish in April. We have also planned a Zoom coffee morning and chat for the end of the month.

I was delighted that so many managed to get online and it was great to see everyone’s smiling face and to know how all are bearing up during this sad and challenging time. We had fun checking on the Crossword puzzle I had sent out earlier, and it would be good for members to ensure they now know all the vocabulary on there. You have time!!! We also played Kim’s Game with 10 articles, relying on memory and being able to translate the items into Spanish. Well done, everyone.

Liz and I wish you all well as we soldier on. Like us you are probably missing family and friends, but we will get through this folks. There is hope.

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Our meeting in March went well and we revisited Spanish pronunciation by following a Youtube link which was fun and informative. We continued with looking at the basic vocabulary and grammar for the first two episodes in a new drama we are undertaking, based in Madrid. This proved a popular choice so we shall press on with Mi Vida Loca and see what happens next!!

Please do not attend the group if you have traveled abroad at all and the U3A directive is that groups must close if that includes anyone. If people self isolate and inform us, we may still be able to continue, depending on numbers and how things proceed with the Coronavirus. It is a daily changing scenario and we must do all we can to stay safe, well and look after each other through this difficult and challenging time.

If we can meet, we will on Thursday 9th April at 10.30 am in John Godber Centre when we shall continue with the next installment of our drama. I hope to see you all then. New members are welcome.

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January was our last (for the moment) of four sessions on French. We had a great time performing role plays on buying and comparing supermarkets and markets; and collecting ingredients for meals. Well done everyone, you worked hard on those and have made superb progress. We also completed a wordsearch on food items.

Our meal at French Living was greatly enjoyed, but marred a little for some with transport problems due to Clifton bridge repairs. However, the meal went well and many thanks to Liz for organising that.

Our next meeting is on Thursday 12th March 10.30 am until 12 noon at John Godber Centre. We begin the first of four sessions on Spanish. New members welcome.

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