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by flyeogh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

Update: I now have 4 volunteers. One from here. So, a big thank you to them all.

I still could do with an American, Irish and/or Scottish accent.

The course is gaining interest and I'm beginning to think we may be successful. I'll update later.
by flyeogh
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

Thanks for the input so far. Now I'm looking for several volunteers. The course has about a hundred example conversations between a waiter, and one or two customers. Being the only native English speaker in my family I could do with some help. I don’t want to bore the students to death listening to ...
by flyeogh
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

1bassleft certainly I'll post an update. As for judging what works well, depends to some extent on who is interested enough to last the course, and what they do with their learning afterwards. But we will dry run this with a couple of guinea pigs before we go for 6 to 8 students. I normally do one-t...
by flyeogh
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

OK good folks, we have the structure and are now creating the audios for the online lessons. The online pre-vocabulary pages (including a few suggestions from here) and audios are complete. Hopefully we can do a dry run with a couple of guinea pigs before the month is out. So, thank you for the inpu...
by flyeogh
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

Manchestral as much as I'd like to give them lessons in English this course is for Spaniards :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Glad to say here we get a more educated type. But one waiter did ask me why the client said "by the neck" and what a "dead soldier" was. But I think that the...
by flyeogh
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

Thank you Gasman. Excellent stuff. Your effort is very much appreciated.
by flyeogh
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

All customers in P. Santa Maria won't be British either. In the Cadiz area you're looking at 95% spanish speaking. In the very centre of Cadiz you get more but that has very limited potential. In part because the cruise ships deposit non-spanish speakers, but as food and drink onboard is often free...
by flyeogh
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

The owner i mention is running a very sucessful bar and loads of English go in, they are treated well as everyone is. The general client-tell are just regular nice Spanish people in a Spanish bar and it works. You did not say that it is a tourist area so... go for it... I know if i owned a bar and ...
by flyeogh
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

The owner i mention is running a very sucessful bar and loads of English go in, they are treated well as everyone is. The general client-tell are just regular nice Spanish people in a Spanish bar and it works. You did not say that it is a tourist area so... go for it... I know if i owned a bar and ...
by flyeogh
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

Unless at least 50% of my customers principle spoken language be English i would not introduce spoken English if i owned a bar, i have seen about 15 English speaking bars open in the last 10 years away from the coast they are all now closed. I have being to Puerto de Santa Maria, i do not know what...
by flyeogh
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

Also, on an interculturalidad theme, perhaps let them know that customers tend to shout a repeated phrase not because they're angry but because they think it's understood better louder. It's a cliche, but I really have seen it; a person wanting a bag at the till, "No, a wee one. A WEE one. A W...
by flyeogh
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

Wollie this is not about Oscar's bar. Or any bar or restaurant. It is about helping a few unemployed locals. But thanks for thinking of his well-being. He is a really nice guy.
by flyeogh
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

May I suggest that you teach them phrases like ..Are you on holiday , Have you been to Spain before?, Have you visited the museum etc.and suggest places for them to visit and of course talking about the weather and good shops and attractions to visit, and don't forget football ! ( of course if the ...
by flyeogh
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

katy wrote:Well done. No garlic'/beans etc.House wine. to add to Country boys sensible ones.


Katy thank you. I'd missed "house wine" on the pre-learn vocabulary. And visiting country boy's list again made me think of sherry. Mustn't skip the local product :thumbup:
by flyeogh
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

Words not phrases: Numerical Alphabet 1-10 Beer, Red Wine, White wine, coffee, Tea, Water. Whisky, Gin, Vodka, Soda, Lemonade, Coke. Crisps,Ice Bill, Toilets. With, And , Large, Glass, a little bit, Thankyou, Do you have, Bye Bye, Hi, Pay before you leave, Pay at the counter, no charge. Here's your...
by flyeogh
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 15910

Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

Hi. An appeal for a little help. This winter my favourite bar/restaurant owner has persuaded me to do a very focussed English course for waiters and barmen. Most likely just 5 one-hour sessions supported by online materials and quizzes. Now obviously such a course can only cover the basics. Maybe 12...
by flyeogh
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: catalan
Replies: 164
Views: 20728

Re: catalan

I not sure what you mean by Spain and the 21st century. By 21st century I could look at several aspects but perhaps the biggest is accountability. We are at last in Spain seeing people across the board being brought to justice. However, that justice results in different outcomes depending on who yo...
by flyeogh
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: catalan
Replies: 164
Views: 20728

Re: catalan

I just wonder if anyone can give an update on this topic. I do know the extradition has being lifted, however i do not know what this means... Many thanks.... Sorry Wollie didn't answer your question. It means the exiled politicians will not be returned to Spain from the countries they are currentl...
by flyeogh
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: catalan
Replies: 164
Views: 20728

Re: catalan

It means with a new PM who has shown a great deal of empathy towards his fellow Spaniards there is hope of a solution. It won't be easy but a door is opening. It also shows Spain is way out of step with other important EU countries. But that at least is now obvious to all. The Catalan politicians ex...
by flyeogh
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 49
Views: 11259

Re: Gibraltar

Just a tip. If you go and stay overnight and want to buy a ticket for all the entrances (cave, fort, etc.) and you can't get to them all in one day, just mention it, and as long as you haven't got the jobs worth, they'll extends its use over 2 days. We just invariably arrive with family or friends a...

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