Beach or Mountains: Preparing for Your Summer Holiday

Where are you going for summer holiday? What activities are you going to do? What things should you bring? Today’s blog post dives into the essentials when traveling this summer to 2 of the most sought-after destinations in summer travel: the beach and the mountains.

First, let’s consider the two options.

  • Which option do you prefer?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of each destination?
  • What do you need to take with you?

Feel free to leave your answers in the comments section.

Now, let’s have a look at the various activities regarding the two destinations. Which words do you know? Which words are new?

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Now try our activity to match the proper activities and things for each destination!

Beach or Mountains?

Match the following activities and things with the most relevant destination.

English Homework: Cultural Tips for Visiting Milan

The following piece is by one of our talented students, Sofia, who is also a photographer by profession. After learning about British Etiquette in one of our English lessons, her homework was the following:

Write an email to a friend who is coming to Milan. She wants to do all the touristy activities. Give her some advice on how to act around the locals, like your “rules of etiquette”!

Hi Giulia!

I’m so glad to hear that you’ve decided to visit Milan. I’m sure you know where to go and what to see.
Milano Duomo, Corsi Inglese Milano
Remember! You can’t miss the Duomo and the Castello Sforzesco, but let me give you some advice on how to act around the locals!
Italians are really in love with food, and there are some rules of etiquette you need to respect! First of all, please, don’t have a cappuccino while eating lunch or dinner, it’s something really really inappropriate.
Cappuccino, pranzo, inglese, Milano
No cappuccino with food!
Another thing you must not do is putting parmesan on fish, I can’t tell you why. We are used to drinking wine while heaving lunch or dinner, it’s for pleasure not a way to get drunk, so don’t overdo it!
Scuola di inglese Milano
Easy on the wine.
Milanese people are really in love with fashion, so please, when you visit the city try to dress properly. Do not dress like you have to do a mountain expedition or a walk at the beach. Please remember that if you want to visit a church you need to have your shoulders and legs covered.
That’s all! And if someone calls you “Bella” in the street, it’s just a compliment!

E voi invece?


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