martes, 20 de junio de 2017


Tammy is from New Jersey, near New York, but now she lives in A Coruña. She has lived in Spain for five years. She works for the editorial Burlington Books and she travels far and wide to give cultural talks to the students. 
On Tuesday, June 6th she came to our school to check if the students still remembered what they had learned about USA, but did they?
Well, someone thought that Donald Trump was the first president of US! No way! He's the 45th! George Washington would turn in his grave if he knew. Also, many students confused sons to mean children and they said that Barack Obama has got two sons. It is true that he has got two children, but they are daughters.
It is said that USA and Britain are two countries divided by the same language. Tammy gave examples of words that are used in American English that are different in British English, such as underpants / pants, elevator / lift, French fries / chips, trunk / boot, cookies / biscuits.
Tammy also told us about an incredible woman from Nebraska, Molly Schuyler, who holds the record for eating around 6 kilos of steak, three baked potatoes, three side salads, three rolls and three shrimp cocktails in just twenty minutes and she only weighs 55 kilos. Her competitors were green with envy. How does she do it?
Tammy reminded us about the pilgrims that came to the New World on the Mayflower and that they celebrated the first Thanksgiving dinner with the Native Americans that helped them survive the first winter. She ended up with the the quiz "Who wants to be a millionaire?"
The smart ones received the unique, limited edition, state-of-the-art writing machines. I hope they will use them to write top mark tests. Let's hope for the best...!
Thank you Tammy for your entertaining talk.

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