Thursday, October 05, 2006

Save The Wales

Hiroshi is a 66 year-old ex-advertising director. He is probably a millionaire. His English is pretty poor but nevertheless he insists on “free conversation”, ie no text book, just chat. Difficult when he can’t understand a word you’re saying.

Today, in a bid to spice up the lesson, I decided to give him a bit of a UK geography lesson. He seemed unaware of the concept of Britain, and so I crudely drew a map of the British Isles on the whiteboard, dotting in all the borders.

“Where’s this?” I asked him, pointing at England

“England?” he replied

“Good. Where’s this?” I asked, pointing at Scotland


“Good. Where’s this?” I asked, pointing at Wales

“er......” he struggled

“Begins with W” I prompted

“Ah” he said in moment of realisation “West Scotland”

Close enough.


Dave Roberts said...

Easy Rowley. A little less dissing the mother country please. Dave

Phil said...

Leicester, Esher or Wales?

Where do your real allegiances lie, I wonder Mr Roberts?