Conversation Club Review-Europe!

Hey there all you English learners! Did you miss Bogota Business English’s Conversation Club last Wednesday, April 25th? Shame on you! Just kidding, no worries if you did not attend because on this blog you will be able to review the conversation topics, vocabulary and trivia that we discussed. We sincerely hope to see you there this Wednesday, May 2nd to talk about THE WEATHER with us! We are going to learn a lot of really cool things and new vocabulary. Make sure to bring your friends, family and colleagues to share knowledge, beverages and candy with  us!

Here’s what we talked about last week…

“Let’s Talk About…”

EUROPE

Vocabulary Bank

The Euro (€) Cuisine To Cross a Border
Eastern/Western Europe Treaty To Stamp a Passport
The Iron Curtain Customs Union Colonization
The European Union Rail Network Culture Shock

*Do you know what all of these words mean? Discuss with your group or ask a native speaker if you need clarification! Try to figure them out!

Conversation topics…

  1. How many European capitals can you name? Have you been to any European capitals?
  2. What is your favorite European cuisine?
  3. Do you have a passport? How many stamps do you have? Are any of them from a European country?
  4. In what ways was European colonization a good/bad thing?
  5. If you’ve been to Europe, did you experience any culture shock? What surprised you about the country you visited?

Quotes of the week…

“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” ~St. Ambrose

DID YOU KNOW? When St. Augustine arrived in Milan, he observed that the Church did not fast on Saturday as did the Church at Rome. He consulted St. Ambrose, bishop of Milan, who replied: “When I am at Rome, I fast on a Saturday; when I am at Milan, I do not. Follow the custom of the Church where you are.” The comment was changed to “When they are at Rome, they do there as they see done” by Robert Burton in his Anatomy of Melancholy. Eventually it became “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”

VIDEO BREAK!!!

Europe Trivia…

  1. What is the smallest country in Europe? The largest?
  2. What is the TOTAL population of Europe?
    1. 450,000,000   b.   950,000,000   c.  730,000,000   d.  1,050,000,000
    2. Who was the first European to travel to the Americas?
      1. Christopher Columbus   b.  Leif Erikkson   c. Magellan

Homework…

Find and interesting fact about Europe IN ENGLISH and share it with the Conversation Club next week! Make sure to bring your friends, family and colleagues to the Club!

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