October 2019 Update 

2019年10月更新

“Is your birthday in November? Not only do you get to share your birthday month with Thanksgiving, but being born in November has a lot of perks. You may have some qualities that not many other people share with you.

Here are some fun facts about November babies. Do you have a November baby in your life?” read more at https://doyouremember.com/87736/facts-about-people-born-in-november

Marie was born on November 14th! If you know her, do you agree with the following?

1. They are great friends to others. 

2. They are more likely to be left-handed (Marie is!)

3. They have a magnetic personality.

4. They are likely athletic.

5. Their zodiac sign is a Scorpio or Sagittarius.

 

“你的生日在十一月吗?你不仅可以和感恩节分享你的生日,而且在十一月出生还有很多额外的福利。你可能有一些其他人无法与你分享的品质。

下面是一些关于十一月婴儿的有趣的事实。你人生中有11月出生的孩子吗?”更多信息,请访问
https://doyouremember.com/87736/facts-about-people-born-in-november

玛丽11月14日出生!如果你认识她,你同意以下观点吗?
一。他们是别人的好朋友。
2.他们更可能是左撇子(玛丽是!)
三。他们有磁性的个性。
四。他们很可能是运动健将。
5个。他们的星座是天蝎座或射手座。

 

 

News from our teachers

我们老师的新闻

I know most people dread the fact that Christmas music, decorations and gifts are already making an appearance in stores again- but I couldn’t be happier! Christmas is fast approaching and it is by far my favorite part of the year. Fun fact: Here in South Africa we don’t have the traditional ‘White Christmas’ with snow and hot chocolate, we spend Christmas at the beach! In the Southern hemisphere it’s almost summer time and I can hardly wait! My whole family will come from far and wide to celebrate Christmas time together and that is why I am so excited.

In other news, Fluentella will soon be adding another wonderful teacher to the team. This time, it is the lovely Julie from France. You are welcome to book a free French lesson with her- she is ready to meet the rest of the Fluentella Family! Bienvenue (welcome), Julie!

我知道大多数人都害怕的圣诞音乐、装饰品和礼物已经在商店里再次出现了,但我再高兴不过了!圣诞节快到了,到目前为止,它是我一年中最喜欢的部分。有趣的事实:在南非,我们没有传统的“白色圣诞节”,雪和热巧克力,我们在海滩度过圣诞节!在南半球,快到夏天了,我等不及了!我们全家将从四面八方赶来一起庆祝圣诞节,这就是为什么我如此激动。

另一则消息是,Fluentella很快将增添另一位出色的老师。这次,是来自法国的可爱的Julie。欢迎您与她一起预订免费法语课程-她已准备好与Fluentella的其他成员见面!欢迎,Julie!

Marie

Head English Teacher, Fluentella

It is the tail end of the rainy season here in India. I’m looking forward to going outside and not getting drenched with the random rain showers throughout the day. Especially now that I am moving soon, a nice dry day is essential for getting all most stuff from point A to point B. Although I am only moving to a new neighborhood, it can be a difficult process to pack everything up and plan accordingly for a smooth transition. I’ve been living in the same apartment for almost a year now and while I’ll miss the ease of familiarity, I am excited about the change.

现在是印度雨季的尾声。我期待着走出去,不要整天被阵雨淋湿。尤其是现在我马上就要搬家了,一个好的干燥的日子对于从A点到B点的所有东西都是必不可少的。虽然我只是搬到一个新的社区,但要打包所有东西并相应地计划一个平稳的过渡可能是一个困难的过程。我已经在同一个公寓住了将近一年了,虽然我会怀念熟悉的感觉,但我对这种变化感到兴奋。

Kelsey

English Teacher, Fluentella

 Wow, this year has flown by! Having started in the cold in England and moved to Bali there have been a lot of changes.
One of the biggest changes is that the festivities in England are completely different to here in Indonesia. At home people are already preparing gift lists, planning Christmas Day, putting the fires on and wrapping up warm ready for winter! Here in Bali, people are relaxing at the beach and drinking coconuts! Quite the opposite.
It will not be my first time in the sun for Christmas as I lived away in New Zealand for some years. However, it is always at this time of the year I get a little homesick as I love to be part of the Christmas spirit and seeing all the family.
I have been busy teaching this month and always have new prospects on the horizon living in Bali as it is a fast-changing place!

哇,今年已经过去了!在英国寒冷的天气里开始,搬到巴厘岛,那里发生了很多变化。其中一个最大的变化是,英国的庆祝活动与印尼完全不同。在家里,人们已经准备好了礼物清单,计划好了圣诞节,燃起了篝火,准备好了迎接冬天的暖意!在巴厘,人们在海滩上放松,喝椰子!恰恰相反。

这不是我第一次在阳光下过圣诞节,因为我在新西兰住了几年。然而,每年的这个时候,我总是有点想家,因为我喜欢成为圣诞精神的一部分,看到所有的家人。我这个月一直忙着教书,一直有新的前景,因为巴厘岛是一个瞬息万变的地方!

 

Breck

English Teacher, Fluentella

At the beginning of this month, my husband and I went to Dongying City, Shandong Province by train to attend my sister’s wedding. The wedding was fun. In order to take away the bride, the groom and the best man must pass many tests. First of all, the men play several games, such as drinking water mixed with various spices, applying lipstick, and breaking plastic wrap with their faces. Finally, the groom has to answer questions to get the bride’s shoes and take the bride away.
Then we came to the wedding hall, which is very bright and can accommodate 200 guests at the same time. The wedding begins. The beautiful bride is wearing a white wedding dress and walking to the groom holding her father’s hand. The groom expresses his love for the bride with a beautiful song. Next, the host told their love story. They met and fell in love at university. At that moment, my sister was so radiant, with a happy smile on her face. After the ceremony, the wedding banquet officially begins. We eat, drink and enjoy the delicious food. The bride and groom proposed a toast to us, and we raised our glasses together to wish them a long and happy life.

本月初,我和丈夫坐火车去山东省东营市参加妹妹的婚礼。婚礼很有趣。为了带走新娘,新郎和伴郎必须通过许多测试。首先,男人玩几个游戏,比如喝水和各种调料混合,涂口红,用他们的脸打破塑料包装。最后,新郎必须回答问题才能得到新娘的鞋子并带走新娘。

然后我们来到了婚礼大厅,那里非常明亮,可以同时容纳200名宾客。婚礼开始了。美丽的新娘身穿白色婚纱,牵着父亲的手走向新郎。新郎用一首优美的歌表达他对新娘的爱。接下来,主持人讲述了他们的爱情故事。他们在大学相遇并坠入爱河。就在那一刻,我妹妹容光焕发,脸上洋溢着幸福的笑容。仪式结束后,婚宴正式开始。我们吃,喝,享受美味的食物。新郎新娘向我们敬酒,我们举杯祝他们白头偕老。

Sophie

Head Mandarin Teacher, Fluentella

 October has been a month filled with good news! We finally found a new apartment and we feel extremely happy! Despite the fact that it has meant hard work because of the move, it makes us feel delighted to be able to move into a new apartment. Some things take time but they’re worth it!

十月是一个充满好消息的月份!我们终于找到了新公寓,我们感到非常高兴!尽管搬家意味着很辛苦,但能搬进新公寓还是让我们感到很高兴。有些事情需要时间,但它们是值得的!

Monica

Head Spanish Teacher, Fluentella

This month has shown to be such a roller coaster of emotions. As we near the end of another year, it would be normal to take the foot off the gas, but many plans and ideas are starting to arise and turn into shape, it is difficult to just relax. Especially because summer is approaching in Brazil and it is getting hotter and hotter. I can already picture myself: instead of white Christmas with sweaters and hot cocoa, we are going to the beach, while sipping coconut water and wearing flip flops.

这个月表现出情绪的过山车。再过一年快结束的时候,把脚从油门上挪开是正常的,但是很多计划和想法都开始出现,并逐渐成形,很难放松下来。尤其是因为巴西的夏天快到了,天气越来越热。我已经可以想象我自己了:我们不是穿着毛衣和热可可的白色圣诞节,而是去海滩,一边喝着椰子水,穿着人字拖。

Daniel

Head Portuguese Teacher, Fluentella

Hello! My name is Julie. I am originally from Volmerange-les-mines, a little village in the North East of France. I live on the border of Luxembourg, Belgium, and Germany so I have always been in contact with different languages. I have a Master’s degree in Education so I know what kind of lessons you need to achieve your goals. I have been teaching children as well as adults, from beginners to advanced levels. Both online and face to face. What I love about teaching French is meeting a variety of students I can help and communicate with. Thanks to my Bachelor’s degree in Drama and my creativity, my French classes are interactive and fun!

你好!我叫Julie。我来自法国东北部的一个小村庄Volmerange Les Mines。我住在卢森堡、比利时和德国的边界,所以我一直接触不同的语言。我有教育硕士学位,所以我知道你需要什么样的课程来达到你的目标。我一直在教孩子和成人,从初学者到高级水平。无论是在线还是面对面。我喜欢教法语是因为是认识各种各样的学生,为他们提供帮助和与他们交流。感谢我的戏剧学士学位和我的创造力,我的法语课是互动和有趣的!

Julie

French Teacher, Fluentella

 

成为Fluentella的好友#FLUENTELLAFRIEND

Get rewarded with 2 free lessons for yourself or for your kids whenever a friend of yours buys their first Fluentella package.

Alternatively, tag us on your social media profiles and we will reward you with up to 2 free lessons per month. Become a #fluentellafriend by helping other people learn a new language!

当然,在你的社交圈里转发Fluentella,我们将会奖励你一个月内四节免费课程。

帮助其他人学习新的语言并成为Fluentella的朋友吧!#FLUENTELLAFRIEND

Tell your friends and family about Fluentella and our first FREE lesson.  Invite them to visit this website. Just remind them to type YOUR name in the ‘How did you hear about us?’ box when they sign up.

只要你推荐你的朋友购买他们第一个Fluentella的课程套餐,你或你的孩子就可以获得四堂免费课程的奖励。

把Fluentella介绍给你的朋友和家人吧,快来获取我们的第一堂免费课程。邀请他们来访问我们的网站。当他们申请加入会员时,提醒他们在“你如何得知我们?”的一栏中标记上你的名字。

The Fluentella Family

The Fluentella 家族

 

Sophia and her brother showing their awesome bunny hats to Marie Teacher! How cute!

Sophia和她哥哥向Marie老师展示了他们漂亮的兔子帽!真可爱!

Never a dull moment between TJ and his new English teacher, Breck!

TJ和他的新英语老师Breck之间从来没有过无聊的时刻!

Little Lily and Kelsey Teacher love each other very much!

小Lily和Kelsey老师非常喜欢彼此!

Jan-Louis had a great time learning about Sophie’s culture in their lesson.

Jan-Louis在他们的普通话课上很高兴地学习了Sophie的文化。

Chris from Los Angeles and Monica Teacher having a chat before their Spanish lesson. 

洛杉矶的Chris和Monica老师在上西班牙语课前聊天。

Zack from South Africa loved talking to Daniel Teacher about his home country, Brazil! Soccer is a wonderful topic to learn some Portuguese, Zach absolutely loved it!

南非的Zack喜欢和Daniel老师谈论他的祖国巴西!足球是学习葡萄牙语的好话题,Zach超级喜欢!

Featured Fluentella Feed

Fluentella特色养料

The surprising secret to speaking with confidence | Caroline Goyder | TEDxBrixton

 

说话自信的惊人秘密 | Caroline Goyder | TEDxBrixton 

“In this fun and personal talk, Caroline shares a story of moving from stage-paralysis to expressive self.”

“在这个有趣的私人谈话中,Caroline分享了一个从舞台瘫痪到表现自我的故事。”

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Get excited about the culture!

Language and culture are interconnected. If you want to improve your proficiency in a language you need to understand the culture that language comes from.
Few language courses give culture its proper due. In my opinion culture is the the most important and overlooked aspect of learning a language. If you aren’t fascinated by the culture behind that language then you’ll have a hard time maintaining your enthusiasm for learning that language.
Seek out music, books, TV shows, movies, food and blogs that connect you with the culture of the language you’re learning. Fall in love with the culture that you’re learning about and you’ll rapidly and effortlessly learn your target language.” read more at http://braziliangringo.com/tips-learn-portuguese/

Our resident Portuguese teacher, Daniel, is excited to teach you all about his culture. He teaches a 12 lesson language course about Brazil while helping you become fluent in Portuguese! Find out more about him and his lessons by visiting https://fluentella.com/shop/

 

为文化感到兴奋!语言和文化是相互联系的。如果你想提高你对一门语言的熟练程度,你需要了解语言所来自的文化。

很少有语言课程赋予文化应有的价值。在我看来,文化是学习一门语言最重要和被忽视的方面。如果你对这种语言背后的文化不感兴趣,那么你就很难保持学习这种语言的热情。

寻找音乐、书籍、电视节目、电影、食物和博客,让你与所学语言的文化联系起来。爱上你正在学习的文化,你将快速轻松地学习你的目标语言。阅读更多http://braziliangringo.com/tips-learn-portuguese/

我们的葡萄牙常驻教师Daniel,很高兴能向大家介绍他的文化。他教一门关于巴西的12课语言课程,同时帮助你精通葡萄牙语!访问https://fluentella.com/shop/了解更多关于他的信息和他的课程/

 

What’s happening in November? 

十一月发生了什么事?

November 21st is World Hello Day!

11月21日是世界你好日!

How to Celebrate this wonderful day:

Taking part in World Hello Day is extremely simple: all you have to do is say hello to everyone you see. Doing this simple act will send a message of openness and friendship to others, and that will demonstrate how communication can be useful in resolving disputes and preventing conflicts. Share those ‘Hello’s and smiles as much as possible today!

How to say ‘hello’ in the Fluentella languages-
English: Hi / Hey / Hello / Good day
Afrikaans: Goeie dag!
Mandarin: 你好 nǐ hǎo / 喂 wèi (for answering the phone) / 嗨 hāi
Spanish: hola / muy buenos / Ey
Portuguese: Oi / Olá / Alô (for answering the phone)
French: Bonjour / Salut! / Coucou

Can you teach us any other ways to say ‘Hello’? We would love to learn it! Please make a comment below and tag your friends!

如何庆祝这美好的一天:

参加“世界你好日”非常简单:你所要做的就是向你所见到的每一个人问好。这样做将向其他人传递一个开放和友好的信息,这将表明沟通在解决争端和预防冲突方面是多么有用。今天尽可能多地分享那些“你好”和微笑

如何用Fluentella语言说“你好”-

英语: Hi / Hey / Hello / Good day

南非语: Goeie dag!

普通话: 你好 nǐ hǎo / 喂 wèi (for answering the phone) / 嗨 hāi

西班牙语: hola / muy buenos / Ey

葡萄牙语: Oi / Olá / Alô 

法语: Bonjour / Salut! / Coucou

能教我们其他打招呼的方法吗?我们很想学!请在下面发表评论并标记您的朋友!

Up for setting a new world record on Guinness World Record Day?

准备在吉尼斯世界纪录日创造新的世界纪录?November 8th is Guinness World Record Day! Check out this amazing record!

“How far would you go to break a record? Well, football freestyler and multiple record holder John Farnworth journeyed to the Sahara Desert, Morocco, to attempt a record in one of the most challenging landscapes on earth. 🐪 ⁣⁣
⁣⁣”Challenge Sahara”, a 100km trek in the Sahara Desert, was created by John to fundraise for @derianhousechildrenshospice, and he decided to attempt to break a Guinness World Records title in the process.⁣⁣ The record he attempted was the farthest distance covered juggling a football in an hour. Choosing one of the harshest environments on earth, he worked with @GoPro to document his journey.⁣⁣
⁣⁣Despite having strong winds, intense heat, and tough terrain to contend with, he managed to set the record at 5.82 km (3.61 mi).”

11月8日是吉尼斯世界纪录日!

看看这张惊人的记录!

“你要打破纪录要走多远?好吧,足球自由泳运动员和多个纪录保持者John Farnworth前往撒哈拉沙漠,摩洛哥,试图在地球上最具挑战性的景观之一的记录。

“挑战撒哈拉”,一个在撒哈拉沙漠中跋涉100公里的地方,由约翰创建,为“DerianhouseChildrenshospice”筹款,他决定在这个过程中尝试打破吉尼斯世界纪录的头衔。他尝试的记录是一小时内挑战足球最远的距离。他选择了地球上最恶劣的环境之一,与@gopro合作记录了他的旅程。

尽管有强风、酷热和难以应付的地形,但他还是成功地将这一纪录创下5.82公里(3.61英里)。”

November is Novel Writing Month!

十一月是小说创作月!

All of us have a special story to tell, but very few of us are able to find the time to turn it into a novel, right? Remember, procrastination kills artistic expression! Make November the month you start your writing journey. Why not make it easier by getting one of our qualified teachers to help you? We also offer a great Writing Course for your kids! Visit our website to learn more and make that dream of publishing your own book a reality!

我们每个人都有一个特别的故事要讲,但我们很少有人能找到时间把它变成小说,对吧?记住,拖延会扼杀艺术表达!让十一月成为你开始写作旅程的月份。为什么不找一位合格的老师来帮助你呢?我们还为您的孩子提供一个很棒的写作课程!访问我们的网站,了解更多,使您自己的出版梦想成为现实!

Fluentella fun

Fluentella 娱乐

Click on the links below to practice some vocabulary and grammar related to writing, since November is Novel Writing Month. Each activity has a different level of difficulty.
We hope you enjoy it!

 

点击下面的链接练习一些与写作相关的词汇和语法,因为十一月是小说写作月。每项活动都有不同程度的难度。

我们希望你喜欢!

Beginner: Write a story with Elmo!

 

初学者:和Elmo写一个故事!

Create your very own story and add illustrations as you write it!

创建你自己的故事,并添加插图,因为你写它!

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Intermediate: Write a newspaper article

 

中级:写一篇报纸文章

Write about a real event that happened in your city or make up your own! What fun!

写一个发生在你城市里的真实事件,或者自己编一个!多有趣啊!

 

Advanced: Picture Prompt Writing Game

 

高级:图片提示书写游戏

Why not pick one and make up your own story to go with it! Then you can click on the picture to read the story that caused the drawing in the first place. Have fun!

为什么不选一个,编一个你自己的故事来配合呢!然后,你可以点击图片来阅读最初引起画作的故事。玩得高兴!

Adults: Writing Exercise

 

成人:写作练习

 

Look at the short story and do the exercises to improve your writing skills.

看短篇小说,做练习来提高你的写作能力。

 

Don`t copy text!