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ESOL Reading Group – Tuesday 10th November

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 9, 2015

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This Tuesday, our Reader Organisation ESOL group will be reading a poem by Roger McGough and another excerpt from The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

The poem is called First Day at School (you can listen to a recording of the poet reading it here or watch a video of the poem here) – something most of us have been through and will always remember. But I think it could even be the first day at College, the first day in your new job, the first day in a new country……. It’s a shared experience and also points out that the spelling of some words don’t always match their meanings like “teacher – the one who makes the tea”!

We started the Unforgotten Coat at our last session and were asked to use it again. It’s the story of two brothers from Mongolia and the affect they have on their new school, especially on their friend Julie. It’s based on a true events and we found it very funny and touching.

See you all at 1.00pm in room K16 Bodnant library on Rhos site. There will of course be biscuits 🙂

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