We then dissected the piece and discussed strategies for making sense of the writing.
Everyone in turn then read successive paragraphs aloud, having pronunciation corrected at the end and a group discussion about the translation.
In an effort to extend our vocabulary beyond the basic, the topic of the built environment was chosen for the second session of the month. We began with housing, then different other buildings and finished with a historical piece about the construction and subsequent opening of the Mont Blanc tunnel in 1965. Mt Blanc is the highest mountain in Europe and the 11.7 km tunnel crosses the border between Italy and France.
Our next session is on Tuesday 13 April, 12.15 - 1.45 pm.